Happy Hump Day! Here is an excerpt from my debut novel Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel). This is a scene between Jessica Stone and Marcus Scott (whose story you read in The Darkness of Love), on the evening when they first meet.
Marcus reached up to stroke my hair and I was suddenly alert, sobered by this inappropriate behaviour. I tried to push him away.
“Marcus please, I’m with Jack,” I said in a shaking voice, “I don’t know what you are expecting.”
“Shush Jessica.” he replied, “Jack won’t mind. Trust me.”
He leaned his face in against me, and his body was firm and heavy. He was too strong for me to move. I tried to struggle but he pinned my arms at my sides. Now I was starting to panic. I raised my voice but was suddenly hoarse, maybe from the alcohol.
“Marcus stop!” I cried, “Please stop, you’re hurting me!”
I was suddenly in a blind panic as he lifted his head, his face pale and his eyes wild. He opened his mouth and I tried to scream. He was going to bite me!
The Redcliffe novels series follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as she meets a man and falls in love, only to discover the hidden werewolf secrets of her close friends. That includes Simon Bunce, manager of the Ship Inn, who turns out to be lieutenant to the Redcliffe werewolf pack, and lover to the wolf alpha Danny Mason. He fights to protect his master from the ethereal animal familiar who threatens to claim their pack. Who knew the Cornish coast could be so deadly?
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