Mary just wants to get away from her boss, but quitting her job would leave her and her sister homeless. Raphael is a criminal living with the never-ending guilt of the crimes he committed centuries ago. Punished brings them together in a romance filled with lore, laugher, and love. Samantha Stone is pleased to present Book 1 of her new paranormal romance series, Crescent City Creatures. Raphael Saar is an exiled werewolf, a convict on the direct path to a death sentence-for a crime he didn't commit. He doesn't care, so long as he can end the human trafficking ring kidnapping women across New Orleans. Recovering from a horrific tragedy, one particularly bad day for Mary Newman has stretched into months. A nanny for a wealthy family in New Orleans, she can't understand why she's being constantly humiliated by her boss until the night she learns that he's not human-and neither is she. Only Raphael can save her from the monster feeding from her misery, but will Mary be able to stop his execution? Punished teams up werewolves, banshees, a wompus cat and a haint in order to rid New Orleans of a group of immortals determined to hurt the city's women and kill Raphael's pack.