New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Thea Harrison is the pen name for Teddy Harrison. Thea has traveled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. Now she resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.
She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She experienced waitressing as a teenager, has worked as an activist for a non-profit consumer rights organization, has been a receptionist, an office manager, a penniless graduate student, a director of development and research, and a single mom. Her graduate degrees are in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, but her first love has always been writing fiction.
Her paranormal Elder Races series began May 3, 2011 with Dragon Bound, which won RT Book Review’s Book of the Year Award, and the Romance Writer’s of America RITA in the paranormal romance category.
All five of her full length novels in the Elder Races series have won Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Book two in the series, Storm’s Heart, and book four, Oracle’s Moon, hit the USA Today bestseller’s list, while book three, Serpent’s Kiss, hit the New York Times extended bestseller list. Her fifth book, Lord’s Fall, hit both the USA Today and the New York Times extended lists.
She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.
Kinked, ELDER RACES Book #7
by Thea Harrison
Publication Date 11/5/13
Synopsis:Two opponents must confront the cause of their obsessive fury in the latest Novel of the Elder Races…
As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire unlike anything she’s ever known. Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal, and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit, and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.
To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.
*eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
This is the sixth book in the fast moving Elder Races series about creatures based on myths.
This is surely the most eagerly anticipated installment by those following this series. Readers who have followed the snarky and frequently dangerous Aryal, a sentinel who just happens to be a most cantankerous harpy, will surely rejoice as it's time for her to reveal her true self.
Enter the sexy Quentin, a fellow sentinel who happens to be the one man that she is determined to get her talons into. Aryal knows he's hiding something and is not to be trusted; he's a criminal, and she fully intends to expose him no matter the cost.
From the onset these two protagonists set the pages on fire! Their violent interchanges are truly jaw dropping in intensity. Realizing that Aryal won't give him a moments peace, Quentin snaps, and they have a dramatic encounter that results in them both being sent away by Dragos, Lord of the Wyr. Their mission? To remain together for the next few weeks to learn to either work in harmony or resign from their duties.
Flying to Prague they begin their reconnaissance of Numenlaur -an abandoned Elven land - but the sexual tension between them continues to escalate and these two dominant characters scorch the page as they stop tip toeing around and go for the jugular! Each step they take challenges them and they will have to work together to survive unthinkable dangers.
This was truly an amazing read right from the outset. These two people leap out off the page and into reality! It's almost impossible not to be aghast at their treatment of each other, and as their story unfolds, the reader is left stunned by the sheer animal magnetism that drives them both.
This is not a comfortable easy read, and at times almost threatened to become hard core erotica, but Ms. Harrison managed to comfortably show warmth and passion in the two leads. Vulnerability has never been so sexy! :)