This week I continue on with an 8 from To Growl or to Groan. Jorge is trying to figure out what’s upsetting Chloe and help her feel better about meeting his parents.
He sighs, any hint of playfulness leaving his expression. “My family won’t bite. They will like you—love you. I promise.”
I suppose it was inevitable he’d guess at one of the real reasons. It’s a pretty obvious reaction. He actually blushed when he met my father. It was cute.
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Today another sample from the soon to be released To Growl or to Groan. Chloe can telepathically communicate with animals and shape-shifters, but her ability has been going a little haywire. This snippet is one of her first clues that she’s losing control.
I have never been to Scotland and wonder at how vivid this dream is. I no sooner think that than the feeling that I am seeing this through Jorge’s senses overwhelms me.
For a moment, I relish the familiarity with the scene–I know that a few steps to the right and we’ll be at the path to an old barn. And then we are walking, but it is as though I am inside Jorge’s body, traveling with him. I no longer see my footprints on the ground as we approach the barn, can no longer feel the warmth of Jorge’s hand holding mine.
I blink and I am once again standing next to Jorge. He looks at me with a stunned expression.
“Chloe? What are you doing in my dream?”
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Here’s a snippet from early on in my forthcoming novel, To Growl or to Groan, set to release in October. Jorge, our hero, is helping carry in the bags when Chloe returns home from Christmas shopping.
I open the front door while shaking my head and let Jorge go first since he’s carrying more bags. “I’ll hold you to your flirting later. But now, how about we put all the bags in the Bat Cave?” That’s what I’d named the den on the first floor, which Jorge outfitted with a supercomputer and wall of monitors all connected to cameras strategically placed throughout the property and the house. He takes his privacy very seriously, and as a shape-shifter, he does have things to hide, so I can’t entirely blame him. When I found out about the monitoring, I made him swear that he wasn’t keeping the recordings of our bedroom. Since then, I’ve added the kitchen and living room to the list of recordings that must be erased. No sex tapes will be leaking onto the Internet on my watch.
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