We’re so pleased to welcome author Annabelle Jacobs to TNA today on the Bitten By Design tour, book two in the Regent’s Park Pack series. We have an exclusive excerpt to share with you, as well as the chance for one lucky reader to win some great prizes, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
Thank you, Lisa, for having me on your blog today.
My latest release, Bitten By Design, came out today. This is the second book in the Regent’s Park Pack series—the first being Bitten By Mistake—and tells the story of Tim and Seb, two of the secondary characters introduced in book one.
When I originally started writing the first book, I intended it to be a standalone story. But as usually happens with my shifter books, I ended up loving the secondary characters so much that they needed to have their own story.
I can think of plenty more characters that deserve their happy endings, and there will be at least one more book in this series.
Finally he heard the shuffling gait and tap of a crutch that announced Seb coming to answer the door. It opened slowly, and a waft of Seb’s scent washed over Tim and took him by surprise.
Fuck, I missed that. Taking another deep breath, he tried not to appear too obvious and focused on Seb’s face, which had scrunched up adorably in confusion, a couple of pillow creases on one cheek. His dark blond hair had that tousled appearance, and honestly, Tim didn’t think he could have looked any more appealing if he’d put actual effort into it.
Seb looked warm and sleep-rumpled, and Tim would like nothing more than to march him back to his bedroom and slip in bed beside him. Fuck.
He cleared his throat and attempted to pull himself together. This would not go over well if all he could manage was to stand and leer at him. “Hey, I didn’t get you up, did I?”
“Whatever gave you that idea?” Seb fixed him with an unimpressed stare, which Tim totally deserved for such a stupid statement. “You better come in now you’re here.”
Seb stepped back and opened the door wider, and only then did Tim glance down and see what he was wearing. Or rather, what he was not wearing. Dark purple boxer briefs clung to him like a second skin, and the white T-shirt looked a couple of sizes too big and hung loosely on his frame, revealing the top of one shoulder and part of his collarbone.
Swallowing was far more difficult than it should be, as was raising his gaze to Seb’s face. When he eventually managed it, Seb’s cheeks had flushed and he had one hand in his hair.
“Um….” Seb looked down at his bare legs and shrugged. “Pyjama bottoms don’t fit over my cast, so….”
Tim cleared his throat. “Oh… um, yeah. I wasn’t—”
Wasn’t what? Staring, drooling, wishing he could run his hands over the fine blond hairs covering Seb’s thighs? Probably best if he didn’t finish that sentence.
About the Book
Series: Regents Park Pack
Length: 80k Words
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Buy Links: Amazon US || Amazon UK
Buy Bitten By Mistake: Amazon US || Amazon UK
Blurb: When the last thing you want, is everything you need.
Seb Calloway isn’t interested in shifters. After his best friend bonded with one, he avoids getting involved with them, no matter how hot they are, to prevent the same thing from happening to him. Why take the risk for a few hours of fun?
Tim Walters is the pack doctor. Considered to be mild-mannered and non-threatening by pack standards, he prides himself on being able to stay calm and maintain his control at all times. Desperate for a bond of his own, he knows his interest in Seb is an exercise in futility, but he can’t seem to help himself.
When news emerges that threatens Seb’s safety, he and Tim need to fake a relationship to keep Seb safe. Despite Seb’s refusal to be anything other than friends with benefits, what starts out as pretend, quickly becomes more, for Tim at least. If Tim doesn’t want to end up heartbroken, he needs to prove to Seb that loving a shifter doesn’t mean losing himself.
About the Author
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it, fighting enemies and adversity, but they always find love in the end.
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