Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane
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.
*Big Bad Bite was originally published January 2013. However, a NEW professionally edited version was recently released on March 10, 2013! It’s the same great story line, now clear of all grammatical errors, inconsistencies, info dumps and a NEW small scene added.*
The trip to Wilmington International Airport the following morning is surprisingly annoying. Of course, that might have something to do with Uncle Owen acting like an impatient dictator and Adam his trusty General. It’s a whole new insight into the dominating side of Alphas demanding the kind of unquestioning behavior they expect from those under their command. All before Jenna has the chance to have her two cups of coffee that morning; it’s a terrible time to subject her to this kind of display.
When her uncle yells at her through the bathroom door to hurry up while she’s taking a shower, she ignores him. When Adam comes down the stairs from the second floor, carrying her duffel bag from the guest room she slept in, and tells her that she better drink that cup of coffee PDQ—pretty damn quick—exactly fifteen minutes since she’s been yelled at from her uncle, she ignores him, too. When her brother strolls into the kitchen not even five minutes later, she’s barely halfway into her beloved cup of life affirming elixir. He states that she has to hurry the hell up because everyone is waiting on her. Jenna decides now is a great time to display how much she loathes being bothered in the morning.
She whips her handgun from its holster where it sits secured on her waistband at the small of her back, points it to a spot on the floor exactly six inches from the tip of Logan’s boots, and fires a warning shot. Running footsteps thunder all over the house, heading in their direction. In less than thirty seconds, every wolf in the immediate vicinity and one tiger with freaky blue eyes is standing behind Logan at the kitchen’s entrance staring at Jenna as if she’s lost her flippin’ marbles.
Now that Jenna is entirely sure she has everyone’s attention, she pulls her coffee cup away from her mouth and calmly says, “The next person who tells me to hurry up before I finish my cup of coffee gets a bullet in the ass.”
It takes less than fifteen seconds before she’s left alone in the kitchen with not one single being within hearing distance of her. A few minutes after she finishes savoring the other half of her coffee, she strolls out of the house and has to bite her lip at all of the wary eyes following her as they hide behind their SUV’s, watching her as if she might do a psychotic impression of Annie Oakley at any given moment. Even her uncle is sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, playing the ever-impatient man waiting on a woman.
The only brave soul that dares to stand in the open is Adam who leans against the Pack Master’s SUV, arms crossed over his chest, an amused grin on his face, and his eyes shamelessly eating her up. He pulls open a door to the back seat for her. Closing the distance between the two of them, she can’t help but smile at the man that she is quickly finding is crazy enough to like her just the way she is. Stopping in front of him, Jenna shyly lifts up on her tiptoes to place a chaste kiss on his lips.
She should have known a chaste kiss wouldn’t be enough for him. His free arm wraps around her back, crushing her body against his, and he takes possession of her mouth like he is a marauding Viking with her as his spoils from war. The moment quickly builds to something Jenna is sure she will later be adding to her ‘Best Moments in Her Life’ list, but the sound of her brother gagging kind of ruins it for her. So in tune with her every move now, Adam slides his hand down the length of her back to grab her hand that has been reaching for the gun holstered there, stopping her from pulling it out and shooting to maim her own flesh and blood. Apparently, he’s going to make it extremely hard for her to get away with things if this relationship continues to develop between them.
Q: Tell our readers why you think they’ll enjoy Big Bad Bite
A: Big Bad Bite is set up in a very different world than other paranormal books. We tried to create a unique experience with our shifters, demons and vampires, as opposed to using the traditional myth backgrounds. Jenna, Adam and the other characters have backbone, humor and big hearts that will have readers racing through pages to see what they will do or say next. We hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!
Q: You may have noticed we like to include our favorite quote in our reviews of the books we read. What is your favorite quote from Big Bad Bite?
A: My favorite quote from Big Bad Bite is:
It’s his sharp, assessing glare that gets to her. It says, ‘Beware. My teeth are bigger than yours and I bite harder.’ It makes her want to chop off his cracker jacks, hang them around his neck like a sadistic necklace and say back, ‘Big boy, you’re the prey’.
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Our girl Jenna is tough, but funny. Who’s your favorite snarky heroine? Some of our favorites are from the Shelly Laurenston Pride Series: Sissy Mae, Ronnie Lee and DeeAnn!
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