It’s day three of our focus on paranormal erotica and today we welcome Nancy Corrigan to Romancing the Book!
Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. She enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.
She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she’s not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.
I love writing to music. One, it helps me focus on the scene I’m bringing to life. Two, it blocks out my very active household. By the end of a book, I’ve complied playlists for the overall mood of the story and others for specific scenes. I never set out to collect the songs that inspire and influence my stories. It just happens. They’re the ones I replay constantly and the ones I associate with the characters.
Hunter Betrayed, my newest release, is book one of the Wild Hunt series. It’s based off the Wild Hunt myth. In it, you’ll find wickedly sexy Hunters, faeries, demons and creatures from the Underworld. The tone of the story ranges from dark to passionate to tear-jerking and intense. I love reading books that draw me in completely, ones where I root for the characters and share their pain and ones that I can’t put down. My writing follows the same pattern and I adore epic tales of love.
Calan and Harley’s love story is one that’ll change the world of the Wild Hunt books and be the trigger for a dangerous game where the players must embrace the healing power of love or lose everything. I can’t wait to share more of the Huntsmen’s stories, but until then check out Hunter Betrayed’s playlist.
- Riders on the Storm by The Doors — I thought this was a fun song to listen to while writing about the riders of the Wild Hunt.
- Hymn for the Missing by Red — This song fits Calan’s mood as he wonders about Harley.
- Wherever I May Roam by Metallica — This song fit Harley’s journey.
- Sometimes by Black Stone Cherry — I used this song as a mood setter for the emotional scenes in the book.
- Good Man by Devour the Day — This song is one that applies to all the Huntsmen (and women). Being torn between good and evil is a fight they all live with daily.
- Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch — I love this song and it too inspired the Wild Hunt series along with Good Man. I’m fascinated by the line between good and evil. I think it’s human nature to share both.
- Closer by Nine Inch Nails — What erotic romance wouldn’t be complete without this song on a play loop? It’s naughty and perfect mood music for those sexy scenes.
- Not Strong Enough by Apocalyptica – It sums up Calan and Harley’s love story.
- Die Trying by Art of Dying — A good song for the Huntsmen.
- Out of my Head by Theory of a Deadman — Harley can relate to this is a song in the years without Calan.
- Monster by Skillet — Both Calan and Harley can relate to this song.
Wild Hunt, Book 1
Tainted from birth, Harley lives a life cloaked in darkness and temptation. She resists the lure of her evil legacy by holding the memory of her ghostly savior close. Every night without him is agony. She fantasizes about him and yearns for his body, but he’s not the protector or lover she’s envisioned. He’s a Hunter bred to eliminate her kind. He’s also her only hope of salvation.
Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court. For a millennium, he’s sacrificed to ensure the horrid creatures remain in the Underworld, but his strength wanes. He must rely on his enemy’s daughter to save him, but he doesn’t expect the intensity of their lust or love. Her touch calms his wild nature and ignites his carnal desires. He’ll risk all to save her, but doing so forces him to make the ultimate sacrifice, one that’ll damn him to suffer forever in his own living hell.
A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
“Wh-who are y-you? What…” She focused on where his chest should be. He glanced down and saw the ground, not his body or even a ghostly apparition. “What are you? A g-ghost?”
“Not a ghost. I’m alive. I’m just not here.”
He stretched an invisible hand out… and touched her cheek. The surprise in connecting with her in a tangible manner nearly pulled him away from her. With mental fingers, he tugged her closer. He wouldn’t lose her.
Not now, not ever.
The half-breed fairy in his arms would one day become his enemy. A child of Dahm, she carried the chaotic taint he’d willingly invited into his body. It should’ve begun to corrupt her, turning her into a monster too. Yet…it hadn’t. Why?
Calan tipped her head back. Her dark blue eyes captivated him. Fear shown in them. After a moment, desire to match his flared. He skimmed his fingertips over the contours of her angelic face. Possessiveness rose within him and mixed with an intense need to protect her. She was special. He sensed it, but didn’t have time to explore it.
“You need to run. You cannot allow them to steal the goodness you’ve managed to retain.” Because it belonged to him. So too did the female. He would claim both and she would be the one to free him. The rightness of his vow took hold.
A millennium had passed without him finding the one half breed who would have the courage to free a Huntsman. Nine years ago, when he’d spied her in the midst of flowers, he had. Today, he would ensure she did, no matter the cost.