Title: Beauty is a Beast
Series: Dealing with the Dead Book Two
Author: Tina Holland
Genre: SFFP, Post-Apocalyptic, Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 6, 2020
Publisher: Book Boutiques
Cover Design: Valerie Tibbs
Welcome to the future! The year is 3025, and humans are fast becoming extinct. Nizhoni of Mojave Earth Clan knows her spirit guide will protect by giving her the power of the wolf. When she unwittingly bites another human, she flees.
Michael of the Air Clan has searched for the woman he calls Beauty; the one who turned him into a creature of the moon. When he finds her living among the Mojave, he believes he can finally claim her. There’s only one problem. She’s already married.
Together Nizhoni and Michael must battle her former lover, the Yee Naaldlooshi, or feared skin-walker. The fate of their love and humankind hang in the balance. If Beauty can’t have her mate and save the world, she’s going to be a real Beast.
“Who are you, and what do you want with me?”
“My name is Michael. I want to help you. Are you wondering how you got here?”
“Flesh eaters surrounded you. I fear you were in no shape to fend them off. You had a terrible fever. Your temperature remained high for two full days and only just broke last night.”
“So it’s over.” Nizhoni wondered how suddenly the changes in her body would appear. Days? Weeks? Hours? She wasn’t sure.
“Were any animals nearby?” Perhaps if she knew what kind of animal had chosen her would give a clue as to how much time she had left.
“Other than the zombies? No.”
Nizhoni wondered what creature guided this man to her. Had he followed her spirit guide? What would she become now that her change was over? Nizhoni held so many questions and had no one to answer them. She leaned back against the down pillows and released a sigh.
“May I ask your name?”
Nizhoni paused a moment.
“Do you remember it?” He leaned forward.
Nizhoni did not care to share too much information with Michael—the stranger. “What have you called me?”
He looked down, but not before the blood crept up his neck.
“What?” She was unable to keep the curious tone out of her voice.
“I’ve been calling you Beauty.”