A Monkey Shifter, a Witch and Two Phoenix Brothers - Oh My!
Sometimes a blurb is just too short to give you the ‘meat’ of the book. Here’s the stuff that may answer the question my blurb asks. What do you get when you mix: Two phoenix shifter brothers, one powerful witch, and one…monkey shifter?
There’s a lot to this story and we get into it right away. Can you imagine putting this story into three paragraphs or less?
The scene opens on a ritual deep in the Brazilian rain forest. Two cultures, who have coexisted for a few generations, are casting an occult curse on a developer, breaking ground across the banks of the Amazon River. His plan is to build a resort with jungle adventures, and it will ruin their carefully chosen hiding place. Their curse may be ruined when a monkey drops into their circle and steals the poppet (voodoo doll.)
Mallory Summers is discovered talking to herself at a bus stop. She was a popular and pretty girl in high school, and when Dante Fierro happens upon her he can't help wondering what went wrong. Even though she suspects something odd, she refuses to believe she’s crazy. He finally talks her into going to the ER for an evaluation.
Dante and Noah go to the hospital together to visit Mallory and see how she’s doing. Before they even get in the door Mallory bolts out of the hospital and smack into Dante’s hard chest. She babbles her reasons. Her parents are in South America, working on a big Real Estate deal. They can’t know about her “little problem.” It would force them to drop everything and come home. She’s an artist, supporting herself by taking children’s portraits at a mall and is living in one of Dad’s townhouse developments at a reduced cost. She fears he’ll force her to come back home where she’ll live under his thumb again. His controlling ways are enough to drive her crazy for real.
When the guys discover she hadn’t even been seen by a doctor and was left sitting on a chair in the hallway, Noah is incensed and storms into the ER to have a word with the doctor on duty. There he meets Dr. Kizzy Samuels, and the two of them have a hushed but heated argument. Even as angry as they are, some of the sparks flying are pure sexual chemistry. Dante comes in to tell his brother that Mallory took off. Noah gets in his parting shot and leaves.
Noah doesn't like the idea of his older brother becoming involved with a ‘nut-case,’ so he asks for his help as a wingman, hoping to turn the tables and get Dante interested in someone else. Dante quickly calls his brother on his insulting language and how people with mental health problems need compassion as much as people with cancer. The guys have their first disagreement in years.
Noah storms off to clear his head. He winds up at a rare books shop. He finds an old book written in Latin and realizes this is some kind of ‘recipe book’ for turning lead into gold. A science geek who believes in the supernatural (after all, he is a phoenix,) he decides to try his hand at alchemy. Dante is better with Latin, so Noah shows him the book. They make peace and Dante agrees to be Noah’s wingman.
When they go bar-hopping, Noah figures he’ll go after the less attractive girl in a pair—but he never expects to fall for her—much less fall on her. In the crowded bar a big guy bumps him hard, and Noah falls into the lap of a beautiful young women. Kizzy, of all people! Off duty she was nice…and forgiving.
But there’s something he doesn’t know about Kizzy. She’s a witch, and her family has an ancient spell book passed down from generation to generation. It’s one of three, but the other two are lost. She and her sister think they know who has one of them—the family’s nemesis, a scary group calling themselves ‘the entity.’ They’re a group descended from Nazi war criminals who escaped to South America, bringing their knowledge of the occult and one of the ancient books with them.
Together these three books would make the users all-powerful. Kizzy has a hard enough time ‘playing God.’ Her supernatural power is healing and she can save one hopeless case per day…someone who wouldn’t have made it otherwise. But who she should save causes her inner turmoil. Her labor and delivery nurse sister is a powerful psychic. She senses the entity coming closer to discovering ‘the book.’
Now, hoping I’ve intrigued you more, here is the universal buy link to 10 online stores: http://www.books2read.com/MorethanaPhoenix
Of course, if you’re near a Barnes and Noble or Books a Million, or Walmart, you can find it on the shelves right where you shop!
More than a Phoenix - Phoenix Brothers, #2
What do you get when you take
Two phoenix shifter brothers
Throw in one powerful witch
And one...monkey shifter?
Mallory Summers is losing it. She's discovered she can talk to dead people—and she might be able to shift to monkey form. Firefighter Dante Fierro knows the quirky beauty isn't crazy—just supernatural. But what would she think if she knew his secret?
Hothead Noah Fierro has his own sparks flying with gorgeous ER doctor Kizzy Samuels. While the attraction is mutual, so are the supernatural secrets. With this much sizzle going on, how do you not get burned?
Fighting fires is easy... Finding love is the hard part.
What People Are Saying About Ashlyn Chase:
"This story has it all: laughter, tears, magic and sizzling heat."—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for I Dream of Dragons, 5 Stars
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Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give her readers a scrumptious, satisfying, experience.
She holds a degree in behavioral sciences, worked as a psychiatric RN for several years and spent a few more years working for the Red Cross. She credits her sense of humor to her former careers since comedy helped preserve whatever was left of her sanity. She is a multi-published, award-winning author of hot, humorous paranormal and contemporary romantic comedies.
Most writers, whether they're aware of it or not, have a 'theme,' some sort of thread that runs through all of their books, uniting the whole mishmash into an identifiable signature. Ashlyn's identified theme involves characters who reinvent themselves. It's no wonder since she has reinvented herself numerous times. Finally content with her life, she lives in beautiful New Hampshire with her true-life hero husband, who looks like Hugh Jackman with salt and pepper dye job, and they're owned by a spoiled brat cat.