It is the spookiest month of the year, and today I share a scary excerpt from my debut novel, Love Hurts (A Redcliffe Novel). There is nothing gentle in my books. You have been warned!
Suddenly he was on his feet, so fast I didn’t see. He lunged at me and I screamed, jumping back as he grabbed for my neck. He fell to the floor and I backed up, finding myself pressed against the wall, staring at him in horror. He had tried to bite me! He wasn’t human. I couldn’t move; my body was frozen in fear as I watched Jack gather himself and stand up slowly. It wasn’t Jack that looked at me from those beautiful blue eyes. It was the monster from my dreams, and I screamed as he lunged at me again. I called his name, trying desperately to bring him back.
Suddenly in a blur of movement someone pushed me away from Jack and put himself between us. It was Marcus. His eyes were glowing silver, his face white, and then he turned to Jack, restraining him, whispering to him. Jack went still in his arms and Marcus turned his head to me, looking very human again.
“Are you alright, Jessica?” he asked gently.
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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