About Patricia Rosemoor

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has had 99 novels, 8 publishers and more than 7 million books in print. Patricia writes dangerous love, romantic suspense or paranormal romantic thrillers. Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she taught Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing at Columbia College Chicago. Website: http://PatriciaRosemoor.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/PatriciaRosemoorAuthor Dangerous Love Newsletter sign up: https://PatriciaRosemoor.com/Newsletter

Binge on The McKenna Curse

I don’t know about you, but age and pre-existing conditions have made a virtual prisoner of me for the last nine weeks since I went in self-isolation, so I have sought virtual ways of entertaining myself. Movies, streaming television series, books. How ironic that I had scheduled a 5 book series of novels with a hundred year old curse as its center for this very new normal time. That phrase “new normal” makes me clench my teeth. I want my old normal back and realize I may never get it. I fear we’ve been cursed by this virus. Which makes me seek more new virtual entertainment.

If you’re doing the same, let me tell you about The McKenna Curse. These are McKenna second cousins to the McKennas in The McKenna Legacy. They were previously published a decade ago. My editor made them part of the Legacy because the series was so well read. Only these McKennas don’t have a loving grandmother leaving them her legacy of love and danger. These McKennas are cursed to lose their true loves permanently.

I spent months rewriting and updating and creating new covers for the series. In doing so, I fell in love with these McKennas all over again. It’s amazing how much I forgot about my stories. After all, I hadn’t read them in a decade or more. I even had to guess who the villains were.

So, if you’re looking for a new binge-read series, know that all 5 books are on pre-order now. Actually today is publishing day for Stealing Thunder, and another book will be published every two weeks through July 7.

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June 22, 1919
Donal McKenna,
Ye might have found happiness with another woman, but yer progeny will pay for this betrayal of me. I call on my faerie blood and my powers as a witch to give yers only sorrow in love, for should they act on their feelings, they will put their loved ones in mortal danger.
So be it,
Sheelin O’Keefe

Stealing Thunder (The McKenna Curse 1) 99c pre-order price
Nothing can stop Tiernan McKenna from rescuing Ella Thunder, fearful of tapping into her shaman abilities, even as evil begins to spread. But when Tiernan realizes he loves Ella, will the curse claim her?

Freeing Grace (The McKenna Curse 2) $1.99 pre-order price
Grace Broussard shut down her psychic visions and vowed never to trust another man until she meets New Orleans P.I. Declan McKenna. Every touch ignites a powerful passion between them, making Declan wonder if he can save the woman he loves.

Resisting Siobhan (The McKenna Curse 3) $2.99 pre-order price
Widow Siobhan McKenna pushed Clay Salazar away to save him and married another man. With their connection severed, she thinks his life should be safe if he works to help stop the attacks on her ranch. Or will the McKenna curse claim another victim?

Defending Hailey (The McKenna Curse 4) $3.99
Bryce McKenna needs a wife to secure a business deal–and childhood friend Hailey Wright marries him for the money to save her brother’s life. Hailey is drawn to solve an old mystery, but will her pursuing ghosts lead to the curse or salvation?

Guarding Cat (The McKenna Curse 5) $3.99
Horse trainer Aidan McKenna dreams about breeder Cat Clarke, but he knows the dangers of falling in love. When Cat’s missing stable manager turns up dead, they have more to lose than races. Can Aidan defeat the curse to save the woman of his dreams?

Please leave a comment about how you are getting through this crisis, and I will give you a free read from another series.

Happy reading,

Patricia Rosemoor

Happy Halloween (bwa-ha-ha)

How many of you have plans to see a spooky movie this weekend? I will see Malificent eventually. That’s about as close to a horror movie that I can deal with. When I was a kid, my mom picked me up from school every Friday and we went to the movies which showed a double feature. I had been having too many nightmares from House Of Wax (Vincent Price) and Tarantula. So mom decided I couldn’t see Creature From the Black Lagoon, but she still wanted to.

She left me in the lobby with familiar workers (things were different in those days, so she wasn’t endangering me) and told me not to peek and I could go in to see the second movie. Of course, tell a kid not to peak and what is she to do? Every time, the monster was on screen! Afterward, I believed the Creature hid in our basement. We lived in a Pullman apartment on the first floor, and since mom worked second shift, I was a latchkey kid and was there alone after school until dad arrived from work.

So when I came home from school, the first thing I did was make sure the hook on the basement door was latched (like that would keep away a monster, right?). And when mom insisted I go to the basement to get something for her, I would turn on the light and sit my way down the stairs, looking at the surroundings as I made the turn where I could see everything.

I never told her about my childhood fears until I was an adult and took her to see The Exorcist at her insistence. Yikes! That movie was way too scary for me.

My favorite entry into the romantic horror story is Wolf Moon (The McKenna Legacy Book 7). It combines an old fashioned scary werewolf tale with romance.  Romantic Times named it Best Intrigue of the Year and warned readers they would soon believe in werewolves… on sale for 99c through Halloween!


Aileen McKenna arrives in Wolf Creek to study wolves in the wild only to learn Rhys Lindgren has a unique connection to the local pack. Frightened townspeople fear the three men found dead and mutilated in the woods were killed by a wolf. Rhys doesn’t believe that any more than does Aileen. But can she trust this secretive man to take her into the snow-covered forest to prove the wolves are innocent… and possibly to draw out a killer.

WOLF MOON



Tell me about your favorite or funny scary time with horror movies for a chance to win a free copy of Haunted – a much milder romantic suspense ghost story set at Halloween.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

I got the idea for The McKenna Legacy series through my own family tree. My maternal grandmother was a McKenna. When I say family tree, I’m not talking one of the new DNA based digital family trees that are advertised everywhere now, though I’ve just started creating one of my own. But more than a dozen years ago, two people in my family in New York decided to take on the project at the very same time. One was Mom’s cousin in the McKenna side of her family, the other was Mom’s brother-in-law, not a McKenna relation but married to one.

Reading about members of my extended family and their relationships with one another inspired me to create a fictional McKenna family with heroes and heroines who reflected some of the qualities of the people I got to know through the two family trees. And being an Irish family, I felt giving the McKennas some form of psychic ability had to be part of their stories.  So The McKenna Legacy was born.

To my darling grandchildren,
I leave you my love and more. Within thirty-three days after your thirty-third birthday – enough time to know what you are about – you will have in your grasp a legacy of which your dreams are made. Dreams are not always tangible things, but more often are born in the heart. Act selflessly in another’s behalf, and my legacy shall be yours.
Your loving grandmother,
Moira McKenna

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve put The McKenna Trilogy–the first 3 books in the series–on sale for $2.99 (regularly $6.49). So if you want to get your Irish on this weekend, meet the McKennas…

SEE ME IN YOUR DREAMS
Keelin McKenna inherited her grandmother’s ability to dream through other’s eyes, but will she be able to convince Tyler Leighton his teenage daughter is in danger before it’s too late? Tyler thinks Keelin is trying to run a scam on him until she dreams of something known only to him and his daughter. As they work together to find the girl, they can’t fight their attraction or stop themselves from falling in love.
TELL ME NO LIES
Skelly McKenna, host of The Whole Truth, tells a story about Rosalind Van Strattan’s grandmother that makes her angry and worried that her company Temptress will suffer. Digging into the past puts them both in danger even though Skelly doesn’t believe in his grandmother’s legacy. Roz holds the key to the story of a lifetime…one that could make his career…and ruin her family.
TOUCH ME IN THE DARK
Kate (McKenna) Farrell could communicate with the wild horses on the mustang refuge, not in words, but in feelings. So after trampling her oldest friend and mentor, why were the mustangs silent? Someone started the deadly stampede, and Kate suspected Chase Brody, who ran the refuge. They’d once shared passion both for horses and for each other. Now she doesn’t even know if she can trust him.
The McKenna Legacy Trilogy – $2.99 through March 20
One last thing and so important: Please be sure to check out our Authors’ Billboard Monthly Contests for free ebooks, gift cards, and paperbacks. March is going to offer another Rafflecopter, so don’t miss out!

NEW YEAR, NEW RELEASE, NEW DEAL

I hope you all have something to celebrate at the beginning of this new year. I certainly do with the January 8th publication of ANIMAL ATTRACTION (Kindred Souls Book 2). To celebrate, I’ve arranged a 99c sale for Book 1, ANIMAL INSTINCTS, normally selling for $3.99 — a new deal for those of you who haven’t yet read the beginning of this thrilling new paranormal romance series.The Kindred are shapeshifting predators of various sorts with a very unusual origin story. The Lazares are the premiere family of black panther shifters. Cezar Lazare runs the clan and the casino boat where they work/live with its “by invitation only” cloaked lower decks. There, magic reigns. His three children – Luc, Nuala and Nik – try to embrace their heritage while trying not to be seduced by love. Their partners are not of their clan. They are all “something else,” which raises the stakes of the stories.

Readers ask how I got the idea for this series. It was a long process, which started with reading other paranormal romance series and then building my own world different from anything I’ve read. And then there are the animals. I’m a cat person. I’m a “big cat” person, as well.

I’ve volunteered at Lincoln Park Zoo for more than a decade. For years I was stationed across from the lion house. The big cats across from me were tigers, including a mother and her cubs. That started a love affair for me. I would walk to their outside area and watch mom teach her cubs to swim. Or keep them afloat. Walking around the house, I would reach the puma enclosure with its two sisters, who always seemed to be asleep. So I would whistle to them. Softly, of course, so that one of the mountain lions would get up and pace her enclosure before me. Of course those memories made me want to write about big cats, both shifters and the zoo kind.

If you haven’t read ANIMAL INSTINCTS, I invite you to do so while it’s on sale. And if you have read it, ANIMAL ATTRACTION is on pre-order and will be published in the next few days.


ANIMAL INSTINCTS

Half-human, half-Kindred, Luc Lazare doesn’t want more complications in his life. He’s focused on protecting his shapeshifting family and love is the last distraction he needs.

Skye Cross has the ability to talk to animals. Her most recent animal rescue mission–stopping an alleged dog fight–actually involved shifters in a primal battle. Her investigation leads her to Luc, a man whose powers both unsettle and intrigue her. Skye quickly finds herself caught in a dangerous world she never knew existed, while relying on a man she couldn’t possibly trust.

Coming from two different worlds, can Luc and Skye overcome the obstacles fated to keep them apart?

Available now for 99c

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ANIMAL ATTRACTION

Detective Ethan Grainger is horrified when a public official is found dead in the park, killed by an animal. Fearing it’s a shifter kill and heads for The Ark, where he seeks out Nuala Lazare, a Kindred pregnant by Ethan’s late partner Shade. He’d come to terms with Chicago’s supernatural underground, but because Nuala holds him responsible for Shade’s death—and because he is attracted to her—he’s avoided her until now.

Ethan is the last man Nuala wants to see, and she has enough to deal with being near term, realizing her fatherless child will be a half-breed like her brother Luc, who experienced tremendous prejudice and guilt while growing up. She plans to move from The Ark to live like a human for her daughter.

Ethan must keep Shade’s child from being corrupted by the criminal element of the Kindred Lazare clan. Which means he must get close to Nuala—not an easy task. As they get to know each other, their attraction becomes unbearable. Will Ethan keep his loyalty to his murdered partner or succumb to Nuala’s irresistible temptation?

Publication date January 8!

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