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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Today we are thrilled to have the author duo known as Jessie Lane with us at Addicted2Heroines. Since we're all about the heroines on this blog, Jessie Lane has been gracious enough to write a guest post about kick-ass heroines. Keep reading to find an excerpt and a giveaway (US only, please!)
Why write the kick ass chick? Because in our secret secondary lives, Melissa and I are super heroes that battle monsters, aliens or save the Earth from the zombie apocalypse. Okay. So you got us. We’re not really super heroes, but sometimes we wish we were. Since we can’t put on cat suits and look like smoking hot, super women, we tend to write out characters that reflect those ideals. The kind of woman who knows how to kick your ass six ways from Sunday, but she is also soft and feminine enough to remember that she’s still a woman with needs, wants and desires.
That doesn’t mean we’re opposed to the girly chicks. We’ve got a few of those in the works, even if they are just secondary characters in our head for the moment. The kind of woman we’ll never be. They live for the designer shoes and clothes with names we’ll never know since we adore our jeans, tank tops, and flip-flops. Or in Mel’s case, her newly purchased knee-high biker boots (They’re hot! Just saying.) . That doesn’t mean we don’t think those girly girls rock because they totally do. We celebrate women in all their forms. The tomboy, the geek girl, the fashionista, and the wild child.
You could say that we like to write the kick ass chick because that’s the character we would identify with the most. We both have strong willed mothers in our lives, and they can be an enormous influence on us. How kick ass are our mothers? Well Crystal was once told by the now former Chief of Police from her mother’s hometown that she was born with the ‘wrong plumbing’ because of how tough her mother is. Melissa’s mom is a Marines wife (that alone should state how bad ass she is), and had to raise four rambunctious and mischievous children who excelled at keeping her on her toes. (Sometimes they still do.) That should give you an idea where some of our kick ass chick tendencies come from. Such as our heroine’s inclination for firearms, tackling criminals and/or annoying partners, and threatening anyone who disturbs her cup of coffee in the morning. So we hope you enjoy Jenna, our kick ass chick from our latest book Big Bad Bite. You might question on whether she’s going to punch them or kiss them, but know without a doubt that she’ll entertain you.
The house had seemed so much bigger to her before she parked two shifters and a demon in the living room. Now with the three large-bodied men huddled in the room, she felt damn near claustrophobic. Her Uncle and brother were smashed next to each other on her small dove gray loveseat while Kent occupied her only other sitting option in the room, a vibrant suede purple tufted armchair. The look of barely suppressed disgust on his face at having to sit in what he had announced was “a girly monstrosity that no man should ever have to suffer, in the house of his newest partner who he expected to have better taste no less.” At least that was the reason he would give his therapist for the nightmares he was sure to endure.
Jenna just thought the whole damn thing was hysterical. In the chair that her Mama had gifted her sat a five foot eleven inch, two hundred pound, leanly muscled, smooth talking, lady killer with a easy confidence that landed him firmly in the egotistical category. But at the moment, a lady killer that would probably rather abstain from sex for an entire month than sit in Jenna’s girly chair. She could tell that the only thing that equaled Kent’s repulsion for her chair was his surprise that she would even own the chair. Sure, she liked being a cop and generally did mental happy dances whenever she was able to outperform her testosterone-laden coworkers who presumed she was going to be more of a hindrance than a help because of her carrying reproductive organs. She also liked to play with guns, and could shoot almost any gun she could get her hands on at an expert level, when most women would rather get a pedicure than pick up a handgun. But all of that didn’t mean that she didn’t enjoy some of the feminine ideals of life. Such as pretty furniture that was also super comfortable. You’d never catch her with anything pink in her house, but that purple chair with its lush velvet fabric was her favorite piece of furniture to curl up in after a long day at work. The fact that it made her partner uncomfortable to sit in, as if the level of girliness would rub off on him, was a bonus. He was acting like it was only a matter of time before someone would walk into the living room and demand his man card back.
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