Wednesday, 13 February 2013

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


Hello and welcome to Valentine’s week and today’s Hump DayHook! We have seen some interaction with vampires during recent weeks, and they seem to be a popular choice for Valentine romances. Today I would like to offer you a little something from the werewolves, just to shake it up a little. We return again to the first novel in the Redcliffe series, Love Hurts, and this one is free to view on Wattpad for a limited time only.

With that in mind, here is an excerpt where our heroine Jessica Stone witnesses a mysterious exchange between the werewolf alpha Danny Mason, and his lieutenant Sally Frost. At this point Jessica is not aware of vampires and werewolves, and she has no idea of what she has gotten herself involved in.


Danny was standing close to Sally, and he looked quite angry and intimidating.  In fact he looked different, more frightening, very like Jack had on that morning when he pinned me in the bedroom.  Sally seemed to be acting submissively to him, as though she had done something wrong, but I couldn’t imagine what.  Surely they must be a couple and they were having an argument.  But why would Danny be in the hospital when Sally was working?  He should be at work today I knew that.  Actually he was dressed in jeans and a smart shirt rather than his usual surfer clothes.  I knew enough to see that these were his work clothes.  Maybe he was on an investigation or something. 


Mysterious happenings, aren’t they? Ha ha! Now, why not pop over to our Hump Day Hook blog and check out some fabulous excerpts from brilliant authors that write everything from straight romance, gay romance and erotica, medical drama, science fiction, and a whole lot more. You can also find us on Facebook, and join in the fun. Happy Humping, and Happy Valentine’s!

30 comments:

  1. Oh, she's clueless watching their exchange. I liked the snippet a lot. Dominance and submission in a pack is fascinating.

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    1. Thank you, I thought that might shake it up a bit...

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  2. I like the mystery of how what she sees puzzles and even disturbs her. She wants to make it normal, but deep inside she knows it is something unusual. I, too, want to know more about what goes on in the dynamics between Danny and Sally. Love your world.

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    1. Thanks Flossie! Yes, Jessica knows something is amiss, but her human conditioning takes a while to weaken.

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  3. Hmm...definitely a mystery. I love that she's watching the exchange and trying to figure it out...I'd be in her shoes too...people watching even people I know.

    Great hook

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Yes, she cannot help herself with the Mason brothers...

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  4. You know it's a good hook when you want to know more and are asking questions as you read it!

    Nice!

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    1. Cheers! I love to throw in a little mystery and intrigue now and again.

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  5. Very interesting from her POV! Great hook! :)

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  6. Great hook - and I love that image, too.

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  7. Haha! She's trying to come up with reasonable explanations - boy, is SHE in for a surprise!

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    1. That's our Jessica, always trying to rationalize (at least until she discovers the truth about her friends!)

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  8. Yes, very mysterious indeed! Great hook!

    Also I see you tagged your post with #BeingHuman. I'm such a fan of that show (UK version) and so sad it's coming to an end.

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    1. Oh yes, I was very upset to hear the sad news last week! Being Human is my favourite paranormal series, and I am watching it with bittersweet delight now... Still, there's now room for a new TV show set in Cornwall I reckon! Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Werewolf pack dynamics are always interesting to see worked out. Nice snipppet.

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    1. Thanks and yes, they are great fun to write!

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  10. Definitely pulls me forward. I am as curious as she is. Great hook!

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  11. I am all crazy about the wolves at the moment. I wrote a wolf story for nano and I've just started Bitten by Kelley Armstrong to try and satisfy my wolf craving!

    It's so nice to see it from an outsiders view for a change - interesting hook :)

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    1. Ooh yes, I read Bitten and it was pretty good. I preferred the shape shifters in the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, have you read those? Her wolves are seriously hot and very passionate! Thanks for commenting and I'm glad you liked the hook.

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  12. I've only ever written werewolves from the perspective of those who know, never from the perspective of those who are clueless. So this was definitely interesting to read. Little does she know that "submissive" was the perfect word, lol. Great hook!

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    1. Indeed! I'm glad you liked it, and to be honest I never thought about that aspect when I wrote the book. It all came naturally, since Jessica tells the story. Well, it all worked out perfectly it seems!

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