Art of Cunning

Crookshollow Gothic Romance

Book 1
Bacchanalia House
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NEW EXPANDED EDITION – 7 new chapters, 15,000 more words, brand new sizzling scenes.

He’s an arrogant, reclusive artist, and a complete and utter prick. Why can’t I get him out of my head?

Ryan Raynard is driving me insane. First, he doesn’t deliver his paintings to my art gallery on time. Then, when I show up at his crumbling gothic mansion to collect them, he has the nerve to treat me like a piece of furniture.

If he wasn't so hot ... That messy hair, those come-to-bed eyes, the body of a Michelangelo statue … if only he saw me as something other than the mousy art curator trying to cramp his style. 

As if wrangling the temperamental artiste wasn’t enough, now I’m being chased by shapeshifting foxes, and a malevolent werewolf has put a price on my head. If I want to keep my job – and my life – I’m going to have to accept Ryan’s help. 

Ryan Raynard may be my only hope. If only I can keep my hands off him …

Art of Cunning is the first book in the Crookshollow Gothic Romance series by USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes. This book contains scorching sex, adult language, and a cliffhanger ending. If you like hot shifters, dark mysteries, and one clever, spontaneous heroine, then this book will have you howling for more.

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About the author

 Steffanie Holmes is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy historical and paranormal romance. Her books feature clever, witty heroines, wild shifters, cunning witches and alpha males who get what they want.

Before becoming a writer, Steffanie worked as an archaeologist and museum curator. She loves to explore historical settings and ancient conceptions of love and possession. From Dark Age Europe to crumbling gothic estates, Steffanie is fascinated with how love can blossom between the most unlikely characters.

Steffanie lives in New Zealand with her husband and a horde of cantankerous cats. Learn more about Steffanie at her website: www.steffanieholmes.com. She also writes dark science fiction under the name S C Green.

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Publisher
Bacchanalia House
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Published on
Jan 26, 2017
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Pages
150
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ISBN
9780473322205
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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Anna
It’s been five months since my boyfriend was tragically killed in a climbing accident. I didn’t think I was over him … until Luke walked on to the archaeological site. 
Tall, dark, sexy, tattooed, funny, dangerous. Everything I want in a man.
But he’s hiding something. He acts strangely in the moonlight. He won’t tell me anything about his life. And I caught him trying to destroy an important find. 
My body aches for him, but my heart tells me I’m not ready to make myself vulnerable again, especially not for a guy who isn’t being straight with me.
If only ...

Luke
Anna Sinclair – archaeologist, geek girl, totally and utterly delectable.
I knew from the moment her intoxicating scent wafted across my wolf senses, she's meant to be mine.
And that knowledge is terrifying.
The last thing I expected was to find my fated mate on an archaeological site. Whenever I’m near her, all I want to do is claim her.
But she’s broken. The last thing she needs in her life is a werewolf out for revenge. I’m here to destroy the site, to keep my family’s past buried forever. 

If Anna finds out the truth, she’d never speak to me again.
But I can’t deny the bond between us. I’ll do anything to make her mine.

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