Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Author in the Spotlight:Excerpt from BIG BAD BITE by Jessie Lane

Hi everyone! 

This week will be devoted to excerpts from the three books we have presented during this month! We vill start of with The burning star and then we will give you excerpts from Big bad bite and secret manoeuvres on Wednesday and Friday as well. Happy reading!

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Excerpt from Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane

Looking back, she saw that the suspect was sitting in the back of the first patrol car, while the red head with unusual amber eyes held something out for Capt. Nelson to inspect. The rest of the team started clambering around in the back of the van in front of her, so she couldn’t hear what he was saying to Nelson. But as much as she was curious, Jenna was even more anxious to put some much needed distance between herself and the tasty looking stranger who’s head could be mistaken for a red headed porcupine.
Taking a second, she ran her eyes from his booted feet back to his piercing gaze. He was just over six feet tall and probably about two hundred and twenty pounds. His fitted gray t-shirt pulled tight across his chest. Well worn denim hugged his thick thighs. He was a pretty hulking guy that seemed to be stocked with more muscle than most guys carried in the arms or chest, followed by a trim waist. He cut a memorable picture with his short hair sticking up in multiple directions, as if he’d been running his hands through it while agitated. It was a shame she wasn’t the type to do a little flirting with what looked like a prime virile male.
The Captain was handing the guy’s identification back to him while explaining something. They shook hands and then Nelson walked away from him, heading back towards the van. The stranger looked directly at Jenna, and cocked an eyebrow as he crossed his arms over his chest. His stare was penetrating and demanding. It sent shivers down her spine and sent a rush of heat that spread though her entire body. The instincts she’d come to rely on all her life where running amok, telling her that instead of body burning arousal, she should have been feeling fear instead. She recognized the mannerisms of an Alpha exuding his dominance. It was a damn good thing her logic was kicking her body’s reactions in the metaphorical head, cause she was barely restraining the need to leap the difference between the two of them and cover his body with her own. Or perhaps, bare her neck to him in submission.
Jenna snorted. They’d be serving popsicles in hell before she’d bare her throat to anyone.
A memory of her only paternal family member, Uncle Owen, flashed through her mind. Sitting on a fallen log surrounded by the woods behind her Mama’s house, patiently explaining the hierarchy of shifters. The expectations of their pack mentality. Ol’ Alpha boy here wanted Jenna to drop her eyes and look away if she wouldn’t bare her vulnerable neck. That way she acknowledged who and what he was. Giving him the assurance that she understood who was in charge. Instead, Jenna continued to stare back at him coolly. Silently telling him where he could take his dominance and shove it.
But she had to admit that it took every fiber of her being not to look down and away.
He was just that damn strong. Which was kind of scary since she’d never felt the urge to show submission to anyone before.
Kent’s hand landed on her shoulder from behind. “Come on O’Conner. Get your Annie Oakley wannabe ass in here so we can go. We’ve all got paperwork to go back and fill out now.”
With no choice left, she broke eye contact and climbed in the van, closing the door behind herself to cut off any view of the stranger. If she had any good luck left, this would be the last she’d see of him. If only crossing her fingers would help those chances, she would do it. Jenna didn’t necessarily think the guy had figured out what she was. Or wasn’t for that matter. But her family had tried their best to hide her, and teach her to avoid all other shifters for so long, that she silently prayed their attempts would not have been in vain just because this guy got curious. Her Mama had raised her with all of the knowledge that if certain shifters every found who or what she was, she was as good as dead.
Here’s to hoping she hadn’t just stumbled on to the beginning of her funeral.

What would it be like to live in a world where you are considered abnormal to those who are above the norm?

Jenna O’ Conner has been taught her whole life to hide from everyone. Never to let anyone to close enough to know that she would prefer a shotgun for her birthday over of a bouquet of roses. She’s been smothered by her over protective family so that no one learns what she truly is. Which is not human. Nor, is she considered the norm for the supernatural Other community that is benevolent enough to share this world with the humans.
In a desperate attempt to live her own life away from the small town she was raised in, Jenna obtains her dream job as the newest member on the Wilmington Police Department’s SWAT Team. What she didn’t predict was that she would run into trouble her first day on the job, in the form of a deadly, mouthwatering man named Adam McPhee. Who is also not human, but more like a wolf walking around in human skin. He’s determined to figure out exactly what Jenna is, which unbeknownst to him, could very well put her life in danger. He’s also determined to have her all to himself.
As if that wasn’t enough for Jenna to deal with, bad news blows into town. A group of extremist Shifters who think humans are cattle and factions of Others worldwide should stay within their own species - never to intermingle. Chaos ensues. Jenna has to find a way to shut them down, but in the process of trying to do that, discovers things about herself that even she never thought was possible.
Who said the wolf was what you had to worry about?
Welcome to the real world.

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