Hey everyone! *waving* I’m back! Pardon my absence. I’ve missed you all and even spent many Sundays reading snippets.
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*Ahem* I have news. I’ve been engaged in series melding. I always knew I wanted to link my Old West historical paranormal/fantasy series with my contemporary paranormal/urban fantasy series. I just didn’t know how.
In May, during final edits (or what I thought were final edits) on the third Bitter Creek Holler story, Ursus Horribilis, it suddenly dawned on me how to connect to the Jinx stories set in the Old West. It was a lovely epiphany but it wreaked havoc on my release schedule.
After spending June and most of this month introducing the new threads to both Blood Stoned (Jinx 2) and Ursus Horribilis, I’m satisfied with what I came up with. 😀 Today, I’m sharing a snippet from the next book out, Jinx 2—Blood Stoned.
From Blood Stoned, Jinx 2~
Hunter cuddled Maggie, trying to warm her body with his. He’d brought her back to camp because something was very wrong and he needed help to make her better.
His jaguar snarled at him, frantically trying to get out, but what could the cat do? For the first time in memory, he was glad for human hands that could hold and stroke, rather than paws with claws that would tear and rend.
Hawk and Lynx stared across the fire at Hunter; but Wolf, in human form, paced, emitting growls and half-shifting more than once, as if a war waged inside of him.
For the moment anyway, the other beastman’s human part prevailed. Abruptly, the old wolf came to a halt in front of Hunter.
“I am Jake Lonestar,” he announced. “Your woman makes me remember.”
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Well, I’m definitely curious. What does she make him remember? Great snippet.
Very nice. Glad to have you back, and I’m excited to read about those new connections!
Congratulations on making those connections and so glad to see you back, Gem. 🙂
Good to have you back. Enjoyed today’s snippet … and I like the cover.
I wonder what she makes him remember. And I also wonder why Hawk and Lynx aren’t agitated the way Wolf and Hunter are.
Hmmm…It sounds like trouble ahead… And that makes for a great story!
That is outstanding–your epiphany of how to bring them together. Don’t you love it when that happens?
We’re glad to see you back, Gem! We’ve missed you, too! 🙂
Welcome back and congrats on the epiphany! Those come in handy at the least expected times. Lol.
Makes him remember what?! Now I’m curious! It sounds interesting. I’m with P.T. though, why do some seem agitated and not the others? Hmmm…
I’m wondering if it’s a really safe place fore her to be even if he wants to make her better.
Your detail make it seem so real.
Hi, Gem! I’ve missed you! 🙂
I love the image of the pacing, ever shifting wolf. That’s agitation at its finest!
Gem, I’ve missed you! Well this is a most interesting snippet you’ve described to perfection.
Ya left us with that last line. Oh, you’re just mean. lol Loved the first book. When is book II going to be released?
Glad to have you back and so cool re the epiphany on melding the series! Loved the excerpt…
And now of course we want to know what he remembers.
Really interesting melding of the series. Love how he appreciates the hands that can stroke. Now what is being remembered? Great snippet.
That’s some very vivid imagery you’ve got here. And the last line is killer.
I really love what you did here, Gem. The disconnect and yet clear awareness of each inner-beast you portray in this snippet. Strong clashes of characters…