I admit to being a little unsure this book would happen after the delay earlier this year. I’m told it sometimes happens, that author’s lose their way with a story, and that definitely happened to me. But I was able to rethink who these characters are and what their story needed to be to fit into the brand of sweet and steamy paranormal romances that I’m becoming known for. That process took a few months, but I believe the book is better for the delay. I hope you’ll agree!
Edgar Van Helsing is a monster hunter. Well, okay, technically he’s a twenty-something tree farmer with a monster fetish. His family thinks he’s in Cleveland in January on vacation, but he’s really here to see if he can find the location of a club he’s seen in online videos. Videos showing monsters having wild sex with humans. Edgar wants to be one of those lucky guys.
When he finds The Menagerie, Edgar is thrilled to see all kinds of costumed people drinking and dancing. Werewolves, vampires, demons, and…a dragon? The last one is way too aggressive when propositioning Edgar, but he’s saved by a small yet fierce guy with wings. Escorted into a private room, Edgar then finds himself getting the sexual fantasy he’s been longing for with the demonic-looking Sai Patel.
Edgar goes home with Sai during a snowstorm for even more fun, only to discover the city’s been locked down by a snow emergency in the morning. Not that being trapped with Sai is a hardship, even if his cupboards are bare and they have to trade doing manual labor for food from Sai’s neighbors. They’re getting to know each other, growing closer, and Edgar starts to hope the snow never stops falling.
But when Edgar suddenly discovers that Sai wasn’t wearing a costume and learns that no one else at the club was either, he has to come to terms with the fact that monsters are real. The sweetest man he’s ever known is a supernatural being, but does that really matter? Now Edgar has to decide if he wants to go back to his simple life on the family farm or let himself fall in love with an incubus.