Happy Valentine’s Day! I would like to offer you a gift from the werewolves, just to shake it up a little. We return to the first novel in the Redcliffe series, Love Hurts. I wrote this many years ago when I felt the pain of young, romantic love. For me that love turned dark when my vampires and werewolves appeared on the scene.
With that in mind, here is an excerpt where our heroine Jessica Stone witnesses a mysterious exchange between the werewolf alpha Danny Mason, and his lieutenant Sally Frost. At this point Jessica is not aware of vampires and werewolves, and she has no idea of what she has gotten herself involved in.
Excerpt Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel) Book 1
“There is no need for such behaviour, Holly,” he admonished, “I understand it is a shock to see me after so long, but I will be here to speak with you and the staff after your shift. Remember to show respect for your superiors.”
The woman, Holly, looked surprised and stepped back. She answered quietly but there was defiance in her voice.
“I cannot show respect for someone who would abandon us,” she retorted, “Simon is my Master, not you.”
She turned to walk away but Danny gripped her wrist, forcing her to face him. He didn’t speak but something in his expression affected her. She mumbled an apology, broke away and hurried back towards the kitchen.
I stared at Danny in surprise. What was all that about? He glanced at Jack, whose face was serious, and then he smiled at me apologetically.
Mysterious happenings, aren’t they? Ha, ha! If you haven’t read Love Hurts yet (and why haven’t you?!), click here to get the book.
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