Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mysterious alpha male with a secret

By Cate Masters

Don’t you love them? Those alpha males who can make you swoon with practically a single look?

Even better when they’re a bit mysterious. He doesn’t share much, plays things a bit close to the vest. Or, in the case of Cursed, close to the costume. Because Cursed is set during Carnevale, ten days of wild fun in Venice. But sometimes the masquerade costumes make it impossible to tell who – or what – is hidden within.

The perfect place for a mysterious alpha male. Luckily my hero Bruno diCesare meets the perfect woman to solve the mystery – Melina Weaver, an intelligent, feisty heroine who has no idea of the complex and dangerous world Bruno lives in but will do anything to help him. Once she enters his world, there’s no going back.

Ten days of freedom. That’s all Fate had allotted me each year. In the streets of Venice, I could walk among them. Mingle. Belong.
During Carnevale, they had no idea who I was. What I was.
For ten days, it didn’t matter.
Until I met her.
Bruno diCesare lives alone by necessity, not choice. An experiment performed by Leonardo da Vinci, who believed having a dual DNA would grant a person immortality, used magic to render Bruno a chimera – the head of a lion, body of a dragon. The only time he can mingle with people is during Carnevale, ten glorious days of masked anonymity, frivolity and intimacy.
Melina Weaver learned fire dancing to enliven her dull existence. A scientist, her long hours at the lab leave no time for a social life. For ten days at Carnevale, she can pretend to be someone else. Someone sexy and daring, who lives on the edge.
Once she meets Bruno, her wish comes true, but everything goes terribly wrong. Beneath Bruno’s costume lurks an alpha male, but is he dangerous? Worse, can she return to an employer who sells her research to the military to make an army of efficient killers? Her only hope may lie with the man she’s just met and never seen.

As you can guess, Cursed mixes a bit of paranormal with science, and a slight twist on history.

I am super excited that Cursed is the first release in Decadent Publishing’s new Tease line! Find more about this exciting new line here:  http://www.decadenttease.com and news at its blog: http://decadenttease.blogspot.com/

Or on my blog, where I do some fun extras like Casting Call, where I show you who I imagined as these characters: http://catemasters.blogspot.com/2013/04/cursed-vitruvian-man-book-1-paranormal.html and you can read an excerpt, reviews and more!

Oh, and I’d love to connect with you, if we haven’t already! Find me here:
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Cate Masters  - Magic, mayhem and a little romance


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The first in their new line? Very impressive, Cate!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Alex! Yes, finishing up the third novella now. :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

Congrats, Cate!