Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Welcome to Denise Carbo

When choosing the setting for Scent of BetrayalI had a few parameters I needed to stick with because it’s the second in a series and some of the foundation had already been established in Bloodlines, the first in the Shifters of Rishardseries. It needed to be set in Europe and it had to be a place accessible by water since the European clan’s primary business is ship building. After researching I settled on Glasgow, Scotland because of its historical significance to the shipping industry. Bethany, my main character has a home in the Highlands of Scotland. It is one of the most sparsely populated areas of Europe making it a perfect place for shifters to maintain their secrets. When you add in The Kelpies, two colossal statues of horse heads which represent horse shape shifters, my choice was clear.

Blurb:Wolf shifter, Davis Campbell is on a mission. His job is to babysit a woman from a rival clan. He believes all he has to do is get her back to Scotland. What he doesn't figure on is her possibly being his mate.

Bethany Leitner, an owl shifter, has been betrayed, attacked, framed, and left for dead. Trust in herself and others is hard to find. So when her self-appointed guardian begins to bark orders, she is ready to show her talons.

Excerpt:  Davis snorted. “Yeah, well, the little peacemaker tried to get rid of me when I didn’t kowtow to Aaron and the advisor. I don’t think she fully realizes the precarious position she and her clan are in right now.”
“On the contrary, I am quite aware, which is why I don’t see the need to make the matter worse by
antagonizing everyone around me.”
Davis slowly swiveled his head to meet Bethany’s glare. She stood in the open doorway to the bathroom with her arms wrapped tightly around her waist. Her dark gaze pinned on him. She’d changed into a blue dress. It accentuated her tiny waist, skimming just below her knees, allowing him an appreciative view ofher trim legs. Her pursed lips only accentuated the pink little bow of her mouth. He couldn’t help but imaginewhat it might be like to grab a taste.
An amused chuckle sounded in his ear. “She doesn’t sound very happy with you, Davis. Are you sure you want to stay?”
“Yeah, I’m sure.”

Bio:   Denise Carbo writes Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary Romance. She is a voracious reader, loves to travel, is fascinated by the supernatural, and enjoys figuring out the culprit of books and movies before the ending is revealed.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing and lives in a small, picturesque New England town with her high school sweetheart and their three amazing sons.

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  1. Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands are great locations for your story! I loved visiting the Highlands when I lived in Scotland; so beautiful. Best of luck with the book!

  2. Love your setting! This sounds like a compelling read. Best of luck with it!

  3. Enjoyed reading about the inspiration for your story, Denise. You can definitely get lost in the Highlands of Scotland. I know I did! Wishing you all the best with "Scent of Betrayal."

  4. Scotland offers up some amazing locations for story settings. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the imagination and energy you have. All readers like to be taken to a far away land. I agree with you, Scotland wounds like a good choice for this book.

  6. The book sounds delightful--anything with Scotland especially the Highlands is extra good ;) And I love your title! Best of luck.