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Monday, June 10, 2019

Demon’s Grotto by Kate Hill πŸ’• Exclusive Excerpt, Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway πŸ’• (Paranormal Romance)

Ben wants Laura to reconsider staying overnight at Demon’s Grotto, and he has information about the club’s history that should convince her. He tells her three creepy love stories, hoping she will change her mind.

Rise of the Creature: When a mad doctor brings a dead man back to life, only his beautiful assistant can make that life worth living.

The Demon Within: A man on the run stops to rest at a rooming house, not knowing that it’s the hunting ground of a gorgeous succubus bent on devouring handsome guests.

Don’t Cry, Wolf: An ad for a maintenance man at a bed and breakfast is answered by a former soldier who’s harboring a hairy secret. The business’s lovely co-owner becomes involved with this sullen hunk who’s more than she imagined possible.

After hearing these stories of love and murder, will Laura decide to spend the night at Demon’s Grotto?

Laura was about to step inside when a man of average height wearing a wrinkled gray suit approached. He had thick black hair, a square jaw, and rich brown eyes that had an almost haunted expression.

“Hey,” he said. “You’re Laura, right?”

“Yeah. Do I know you?”

“You called the owner about coming here to write a story about the place.”

“Yes. Do you work here?”

“Sure. Yeah. When I heard you wanted to spend the night here to write your story, I knew I had to talk to you first.”

“Why? Do you mind if I take notes?”

“No. Go ahead.”

“What’s your name, by the way?”


“And what do you do here, Ben?”

“I’m the maintenance guy.”

“Oh. So you must know all about the building.”

“More than I ever wanted to.”

“So why did you want to talk to me, Ben?”

“See that coffee shop across the street? Can we go there?”

“Why don’t we just go in the club?”

Ben’s dark eyes shifted toward the door. He shook his head. “No, Laura. I don’t feel like I can speak freely in there. If I’m going to tell you everything I know, it can’t be within those walls.” For the first time he truly nabbed her interest.

“Okay. Sure. We can go to the coffee shop,” she said, adjusting the strap of her laptop case more comfortably on her shoulder.

He headed to the coffee shop, and Laura followed. It had started raining harder, and when they stepped inside, they were both soaked. After ordering, they took their drinks to a table near the window.

From there, they had a clear view of Demon’s Grotto. A couple of people went in, and a few others came out. It seemed like a normal club. “That place has been bad news since the time it was built,” Ben said, breaking her thoughts.

“What do you mean?”

“It was built in the early 1800s by the Damp family. Frederick Damp brought his wife and four kids over from England. Within two years of moving into the house, three kids and his wife died. One son, Raymond, survived. He married and had twin girls. When they were sixteen, one twin went crazy and killed the other. She was committed to an asylum and died there a couple of years later.”

Laura curled her lip. “That’s terrible.”

“It doesn’t get any better. Before they were killed in a carriage accident, Raymond and his wife had another child, a son, Martin. He married, but poisoned his wife, and then he drank the same poison himself. They had one child, Cyril, and this is where the story really gets strange.”

Laura chuckled. “Stranger than that?”

Ben didn’t return her smile, but stared at her with those dark, haunted eyes. “Much stranger than that.”


Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.


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  1. Nice post.Keep sharing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for having me as a guest at Romance Novel Giveaways. I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt from Demon's Grotto. The story was inspired by classic horror characters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Wolf Man. I'd love to know what everyone's favorite horror character or movie is? Also I'd like to mention that until June 21st, Demon's Grotto will be available at the reduced price of $2.99 at Amazon. Thank you again for having me as a guest!

  3. This sounds really intriguing!

  4. Love your books! Can't wait to read Thanks so much for the chance!! Congrats

  5. thanks this sounds really intersting

  6. Sounds good can't wait to read this book.

  7. It sounds really good, thanks for sharing it.

  8. Thanks for sharing your book and I enjoyed getting to hear about it.

  9. Ooh these reminds me of the old tales of the crypt keeper stories! I'd rather be safe and boring than spooked and who knows what!

    1. They're not traditional romances for sure, Emmaline. They have some horror elements mixed in. Thank you for stopping by!

  10. I am a huge fan of this cover! The story sounds really great too.

  11. I have no questions for the author.

  12. How long ago did you come up with the idea for this book?

    1. I worked on the individual stories over several years.

  13. Wow.. This excerpt is seriously awesome!!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  15. Interesting cover! Excerpt reminds me of the old scary black and white horror movies.

  16. sounds like a fun one


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