For all of you who have been patiently waiting for the release date of book 2 in the Animal in Me series
It’s here! Bear Hearts will release May 27, 2015!
I am so excited to share this book with y’all. Because let me tell you, it was a bear to write.
Many of you know I lost my mom to complications from cancer in January, and well, I kind of fell into a funk. I couldn’t face this story. Bear Hearts Is dedicated to my Mom and the heroine is suffering from cancer. I couldn’t write for several weeks and missed my deadline (a first for me). But, the book is still publishing on time, thanks to my awesome publisher!
I sat on pins and needles when I sent the rough draft to my beta readers, wondering if they would love or hate Bear Hearts. It is a much different book than Hers to Bear, darker and more emotional. I’m happy to tell you the response was awesome! They loved it! I was told a few tears fell, and I love to hear that as an author. If I can touch your heart enough to make you cry, I know I did my job.
That’s not to say Bear Hearts doesn’t have it’s funny moments too. Jenna injects her ever present sass, and I think Elizabeth has a lovely sense of humor, even if it is a bit on the black-humor side.
I wish I had a cover to share with you, but alas it is not available yet. I will however share a new snippet, to wet your appetite.
“More shifter secrets that the lowly human can’t know. I get it.” Liz looked down at her lap. The tiny seed of hope turning to dust and blowing away in the wind. She looked up at Martin and felt such loss. He was a beautiful man. Tall and broad, with dark brown hair closely cropped to his head and deep chocolate eyes she could get lost in for hours. He obviously had great sense of loyalty and honor, traits she appreciated, and she’d seen humor and warmth flash in his eyes, though briefly.
As passionately as he defended his clan, or what was it he called it? Sippe? The fire that flared in his eyes when he was angry, Liz could just imagine that intensity turned into a different kind of passion. Turned into sexual passion, lust, maybe even love. To be the recipient of that would be amazing, but it would never be. Whether his goddess had deemed they were mates or not. Martin would never trust her and they would never be together.
Martin must have seen the change in her mood, he put his dinner aside and moved to sit on the side of the bed and took her in his arms. “Please leibchen, please try to understand.” His eyes pleaded with her. “Give me time. Give us a chance.” Then he kissed her. A real kiss this time. He took her mouth like a starving man, devouring her will to resist and she let him.
If this was all she’d ever have of him, she might as well take what she could get. As his tongue dueled with hers she allowed her hands to explore his upper body, sliding up his hard chest, over his broad shoulders and down his bulging biceps. She couldn’t get enough, wanted more, needed him closer.
While you wait, If you haven’t read book one, Hers to Bear, make sure to pick up a copy so you’ll be ready for book two!
Twenty-five and never been kissed, Jenna Raynes is a beautiful woman with a rubenesque figure often overlooked by men. In the mood for a little honey, the sassy new schoolteacher is stopped in her tracks by one growled word from an alpha bear…“Mine.”
Bern Helms’ inner bear catches the scent of his destined mate. His animal’s desire is drawn to her curves, but Jenna is human, and not lured to him by instinct. Convincing her begins as a sizzling, sweet affair that is soon spoiled by danger. In their small backwater town, nerves are strung taut. Someone is abducting shifter children.
When confronted, Jenna is as protective of her students as a mamma bear. For Bern, all bets are off when the kidnapper’s take Jenna too. Nothing will keep a bear from his mate. The hunters will become the hunted…
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