Lisa Casian’s Bloodrose

A YA writer bud is releasing an adult romance novel and I’m super stoked to help spread the word. Take a look at her upcoming release!





By Lisa Casian

Dark Fantasy

Publisher: Breathless Press

Release Date: November 29, 2013


Isabeau’s life is haunted by nightmares her brother insists are a lie. Bowen’s looking to revenge himself against his father while helping his friend. When they meet, all hell breaks loose against Isabeau. Can Bowen protect her? Is love ever the safe choice?

Newly convinced by a mentor to value human life, Bowen, a Shade Hunter, has withdrawn from aristocratic society in pursuit of the creature that made him into the evil that consumes him—his father. Bowen’s plans are thwarted when he assists a wealthy earl in finding his missing fiancé. He’s drawn to the man’s beautiful sister, Isabeau. Bowen soon realizes that their fates are intertwined and she’s aroused a passion in him he’d never thought possible.

Isabeau Harington has always lived in fear. Surviving an attack that killed her parents, she always believed the monsters would return for her. When she meets Bowen, a mysterious, charismatic stranger who drives away those fears, she learns that the very man she’s falling in love with may be in league with the monsters hunting her. As a pawn in an Immortal’s scheme, Isabeau must make the ultimate decision—love or safety?


ISBN: 978-1-77101-181-5

Heat Rating: 3

Word Count: 73165

Release Date: November 29, 2013


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Bowen saw the beasts and knew instantly who had sent them. He clung to the leading beast and bit into its flesh, feeling the erotic sensation of its warm lifeblood. He instantly felt stronger, faster, and more alive. Flinging the beast towards the tree, he charged at the others when he saw Isabeau fall between them. His heart jolted and he allowed his rage to consume him, giving him speed and strength.

He broke through them, slamming one against a nearby tree and the other scurrying in fear. The rain ended and the sky sparked the first rays of the sun’s light. Bowen looked down at her as she whispered his name and then she fell silent. He could still hear the beating of her heart, slow and rhythmic, alive.

Aware that he would not be able to protect her, he lifted her in his arms as gently as he could, and ran deeper into the thicket of trees towards the base of the mountain. The first hint of light cascaded through the canopy of trees. Isabeau tightened her grip around his neck, holding onto him as he sped deeper into the shadows, the light at his back. He was out of time. He would die in the sun and she would watch. Shadows marked his path until he reached the mountain and the cavernous terrain. He scrambled up the rocky incline and leapt into the solace of a darkened cave.

He squeezed her tighter, the words of the note in his mind. She’d known what he was, had seen the monster in him when he saved her from the white beast. And she still loved him. But she’d preferred Colin.

Settling her feet on the ground, he leaned against her, their foreheads touching, his breathing raspy. She wrapped her arms around his neck.

“You came back for me.”

“It’s what I live for. To save you.” Sliding her hair behind her ear, he cupped her face in his hand and she leaned into him. Her face bruised, bleeding.

Isabeau deserves a normal life. Peace.

Adam’s hollowed words echoed inside the chamber of his mind. “You are safe now,” he said, his voice calm.

“What are you?” she asked.

He stiffened and pulled away from her, glancing at the puncture wounds on her neck. He shuddered. “You don’t want to know,” he said coldly.


Woodkid  – Iron

LeAnne Rimes – The Rose – I prefer this version.

Sarah McLachlan – In the Arms of an Angel –

The Glitch Mob – Seven Nation Army Remix –




About the Author

Lisa Casian has always had a fascination with the darker side of characters. When not writing, she enjoys learning about tactical fighting, zombie warfare, and various weapons of mass destruction through the gamers in her household. She has five of them. Bloodrose is her debut adult novel.

You can find Lisa online at:




3 comments on “Lisa Casian’s Bloodrose

  1. lisacasian says:

    Thanks for helping spread the word. I’m super excited too! Oh, and it’s snowing in here =)

  2. salarsen says:

    Ooh, beefy cover. 🙂 Congratulations to Lisa!

  3. Leandra says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt- and those muscles!

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