Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hump Day Hook #HDH - Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel)

Hello and welcome to this week's Hump Day Hook! Last week I shared a little excerpt from my upcoming novel Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel). Today I will share one last excerpt, before moving on to new projects. So far we have seen snippets of the relationship between our heroine Jessica Stone and her human best friend Liz, her werewolf friends Danny and Simon, and their mixed up emotional circumstances. Today I will share something of the lovers' relationship between Jessica and her vampire, Jack Mason. I feel he has faded into the shadows recently, so here is a little teaser.


Jack arrived promptly at closing time.  He startled me, appearing at the door just as I turned the sign to say ‘closed.’  I jumped and squealed, then laughed at my own stupidity as I unlocked the door to let him in.  Jack did not smile.  His expression was serious and he was clearly showing his vampire tonight as he stepped into my shop and across the room to my internal door, moving at lightening fast speed.  My skin prickled with tension and anxiety, but I forced myself to remain calm and not acknowledge his obvious bad mood.  Suri stood at the edge of her forest, watching the vampire, her large dark eyes sparkling with intelligence and power.  She opened her mouth and growled, but this time I was able to control myself and not allow it to escape through my body.  Instead I harnessed the power, drawing it into me in a tingling, electric mass.  It would help keep me strong and protect me from my boyfriend and his brother, should either of them try and exert their dominance over us.  


What do you make of that? Love is never easy, and more so if you happen to live in this crazy Cornish town! If you would like to see more novel excerpts, why not check out our Facebook group, or even our brand new blog site, Hump Day Hook? There are all sorts of stories featured, from straight romance, pure fantasy, paranormal, LGBT, Gothic and even a little sci-fi. You are sure to find something you will enjoy! Have a lovely week as always my friends.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, a vampire in a bad mood? It's better to avoid this particular combination :) I'm intrigued to learn what happened next, Catherine.

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    1. You got that right, and Jack's bad mood is usually ignited by his fierce need to protect those he loves most...

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  2. Oh, I want to know why Jack is there. Nice hook! :)

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    1. Thanks! All will be revealed in time ; )

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  3. Wonderful job! I so wanna know what happens next!

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    1. Thanks, it is pretty intense throughout the story!

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  5. Definitely a complicated affair. Great hook!

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  6. Great hook. and what happens next??

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  7. Nice hook because I definitely want to know more! Like is Suri her animal self??

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    1. Thank you! Suri first appears in the second novel Love Kills (A Redcliffe Novel). She is a power animal of sorts I suppose...

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