Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Guest Author Series: Rosanna Leo

Today, I am pleased to welcome my first guest author, the lovely Rosanna Leo, to PRaB. She's the author of UP IN FLAMES, SWEET HELL, FOR THE LOVE OF A GOD, THE SELKIE and her latest, SUNBURN. She's a doll of a person and helluva writer. 

Welcome, Rosanna, I'll turn it over to you.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Ashlynne for allowing me to join her on her blog today! Thank you.
     I’m here today to share a teaser from my newest paranormal romance Sunburn, a retelling of the Apollo legend. I love taking the old Greek myths, transforming them, and moving them into modern times. The supernatural heroes have to deal with modern women who speak their minds and my modern heroines get nice and flustered by those delicious examples of manly perfection.
     In Sunburn, Apollo is my target…ahem, hero. And he makes a great hero for so many reasons. I’d like to outline my top reasons here today. Shall we go in order from least important (to me) to most important?
5) Tall, blond, buff. No explanation necessary. Am I right, ladies? Thank you.
4) He is the god of sun, or at least in my book, he takes over from the true sun god Helios. As a result, I’ve plunked him down in sunny Mexico. Now the reason his sun god status makes him a good hero is this: think of the trips you could have together! He worships the sun! You could spend all your time frolicking with him on a beach. To me, perfect date material.
3) He is the god of healing. That could come in handy in those times when you stub your toe or those dreaded paper-cut disasters. I’d like that.
2) Apollo is the god of truth. And haven’t we all had a lying boyfriend or two? Wouldn’t Apollo be refreshing?
1) He is the god of archery. (raised eyebrow) That means he has excellent aim.
     Thanks for listening to my reasons. Tell me if you agree or disagree and I hope you get a chance to check out Sunburn!

Well, damn...I'm in!!!!!

Rosanna's Latest

Patience O’Conner is a travel blogger who lives for her work. Her dedication to her readers brings her to the famed Helios Resort in Mexico, a locale that stuns her with its beauty but at which she suffers from some very strange accidents. 

Luckily, hunky resort bartender Apollo Delos is always there in the nick of time, a malcontent guardian angel. Apollo stuns Patience again and again with his life-saving abilities, to say nothing of his smoldering looks and apparent desire to keep her alive.

Before long, Patience wonders if there is more to the sexy bartender than mixed cocktails and insane first-aid skills. Something strange is happening at Helios and Apollo doesn’t want to talk about it.

Can Patience open herself up to this enigmatic man, even though she is terrified to be vulnerable again? And can Apollo recover from an eternity of hurt and learn to trust once more? They must both decide before Death comes calling. 

Sunburn Excerpt:

She approached the booth, only to find the blond bartender manning it. Her eyes almost popped and she blurted, “You!”
He grinned, but there was still a tightness around his eyes, as if he were sizing her up. “Hello, Patience.” His strained expression said volumes about what he considered to be the unsuitability of her name.
She tried to ignore the sucker punch in her gut, the one that hit her as soon as his deep, velvety voice caressed her eardrums. “Aren’t you supposed to be at the bar?”
His smile grew wider, showing off his perfect white teeth. “I’m everywhere.”
“Clearly.” She forced herself to look away from his gorgeous face, feeling light-headed because of the suns dancing in her eyes, the suns that seemed to come from him. To distract herself, she touched a few of the painted bowls on display. Not that it snuffed out those blasted suns.
He stepped closer. “Do you see anything you like?”
She choked on her saliva and coughed like a victim of the Black Death. He rushed to calm her, putting his hand on her back, massaging. She recovered upon feeling his touch and was hit by the bizarre, fleeting notion his touch made her recover. As if he’d healed her.
Utter nonsense. Yet as much as it was nonsense, her head swam with the bizarre possibility.
“Better?” he asked quietly, his face serious now.
She stared into the man’s eyes. They were blue, so very blue. “Uh, yeah, thanks.” Curiosity got the better of her and the question poured out. “What’s your name anyway?”
He breathed in. “Apollo Delos.”
“Oh, wow,” she said, breaking into a grin. “Just like Apolo Anton Ohno! I loved him on Dancing with the Stars!”
He got a curious look and let out a strange laugh. “Yeah. Just like him.”


Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie and her newest, Sunburn. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Rosanna. So, if you like mythology, hot guys and even hotter sex, cuddle up with a Rosanna Leo book tonight. You won't be disappointed...


  1. Hello Ashlynne! Thank you so much for allowing me to be here. I'm honored! I appreciate you sharing your space with me. :)

    1. I'm thrilled to have you here, Rosanna. :)

  2. Huge congratulations on your release! I tweeted.

    1. Thanks so much for your support, Ella! I appreciate it.