A Dark and Spicy Monster Romance! New Series too!
“To all of you who turned the VHS off when the Beast was about to turn into a prince.”
This dedication alone should be enough of a clue as to what is in store for readers of Mortal Desires by Scarlett Reyes. In this dark and spicy monster romance, we meet Pilar Morales. She’s the youngest of the Morales coven and one of six powerful brujas that has risen to power after the banishment of their evil father to the depths of hell.
Pilar has a gift, but one that she considers a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead. This is in direct conflict to the God of the Underworld himself. One of her sisters, Marnie, has her own gift in the form of being able to see soulmates. With this gift, Marnie informs her sisters that she’s believes they each have a soulmate. And on that exact evening, Pilar follows a ghost from her childhood, Penny, to the Underworld.
“Want to know what I think?” I shook my head slowly. “I think you’ve always been a wicked, little witch. I think that’s the real you.”
Once there, Pilar quickly meets Vicious, the God of the Underworld. The Devil. The amalgamation of every iteration and thought of the devil in one being. He’s the dark power to her humanity, and Vicious (Vic) is determined to keep Pilar in the Underworld by any means necessary. For Pilar, that means marriage.
The longer Pilar stays in Hell, the longer she and Vic realizes that their resentment of the other walks a fine line with desire. The only issue is that the more they interact, the more they want each other. But with their desires and pleasure-filled marriage ceremonies comes complications. Pilar’s father isn’t as banished as they all thought, and he’s got an accomplice.
“How did you go from the only thing I’d ever hated to the most sacred thing in this existence?”
Mortal Desires is equal parts dark and spicy, and a great introduction for what is sure to be a truly unique paranormal series. I hope we get to see what each of the sisters is up to and who they end up with. Getting to know how their powers works with their chosen soulmates is sure to be a big draw, at least for me. Pilar and Vic have an amorous enemies to lovers romance, full of banter and tons of heat.
Monster romance lovers should not miss out on this brand new release from Scarlett Reyes! Mortal Desires is available now and you definitely need to get a copy of your own!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.