Guest Post and Giveaway: Big Bad Bite by Jessie Lane

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Big Bad Bite – Release date set for January 28, 2013



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Book Blurb:

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.


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Our Top 6 Favorite Paranormal Movies That Inspire Jessie Lane


Hi everyone! We’re grateful that _ let us stop by today to chat with you all! In case you hadn’t heard, we’re releasing a new book at the end of January! Big Bad Bite is a paranormal romance that features a kick ass heroine who’s not quite what she seems, and the dangerous Alpha wolf who wants her. As writer’s, we draw inspiration from everyday facets of life. Books, music, and movies provide some of the biggest sources of ideas for us to draw from. Here is a short list of our favorite paranormal movies that have inspired us (and perhaps made our hearts pitter patter a tad faster in our chests).

Crystal’s Picks:

Underworld – Someone had to guess this one was going to show up! There are so many reasons to love this movie. Kick ass heroine with an equally awesome name of Selene? Check. Super-hot hero in Michael? Check. Equally super-hot villain in Lucian? Double Check. Action, romance, and superb special effects. This series is by far one of my favorite series of movies of all time. The husband has learned he’ll just have to deal.


Interview With The Vampire – I think of this movie and all I want to say is, “Oh my God it’s a harem of smokin’ hot, dangerous men”! They’d be quicker to kill me than keep me, but a girl can dream, right? Add in the fact that it’s a movie based off of one of the greatest paranormal reads of our time and you just can’t lose.

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992 version) – le sigh. A depraved story of a vampire and the beautiful human woman he longs to possess. He’ll do anything to obtain her too. Creepy or unbelievably romantic?

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Melissa’s Picks:

(Crystal always takes the good ones…*sigh*) LOL. We are too alike for our own good.

Queen of the Damned – Which is my FAVORITE Anne Rice novel and one of the female leads in the story is Jesse. This character is where we get part of our writing name from, we just happen to spell it a bit differently. The movie is actually remarkably different from the book, but I still love to watch Stuart Townsend parade around without a shirt on. Normally I don’t like the skinny guys but at least he’s cute. Jesse is a strong woman who won’t let anything stop her from following her heart.


Blade Trinity – A half-naked Ryan Reynolds playing Hannibal King. Need I say more? Plus, as Crystal so pointed out to me today “Hey aren’t you naming your kid Blade anyways?” “No goob, it was Deacon like Deacon Frost from the first Blade movie.” To which she said “whatever dork, same thing.” God I love my sister-in-law.

Underworld Evolution – Love it that Selene kicks ass in this one more so than the first movie. Plus, Michael is a hot hybrid that kicks some series booty too when he comes “back from the dead” so to speak. I’m a graphics and animation nerd, so I tend to pay more attention to the mechanics of a scene the first time I watch something. So then, the next time I watch it, I can actually pay attention to the storyline. Or whoever is currently gracing the screen at said time.


We hoped you enjoyed our little list of favorite paranormal movies! If it’s got vampires or werewolves in it, (played by drop dead gorgeous guys of course) then we generally glue ourselves to the television to watch it, sometimes to our husbands’ dismay. They just want to watch the blood and gore and could care less for the good stuff, like the romance, but we love them anyways. So now we’d love to hear from you! What’s your favorite paranormal movie? Please feel free to share in the comments section below!

Humorous Excerpt:

Sometime later, Amy’s cold nose nudged Jenna awake. Slightly groggy from her nap, she blindly shoved herself bodily to four paws and went to follow the gray colored wolf as she lead the way back towards the cabin. The trees started to become familiar shortly before they trotted back to where they had left their clothes piled on the ground. The only problem was, their clothes were no longer there. Amy shifted back to her human form, while Jenna circled the area looking for her things.

In a frustrated huff, Amy yelled, “Clay! Damn you, bring us back our clothes! This is not funny!”

Booming laughter came from somewhere in the house as Amy started muttering curses. Pushing her hair out of her face in clear frustration, she turned to look back at Jenna’s pitch black wolf form, “Come on, Jenna. You can shift back in the house once we get to my room. I’ll find what Clay did with your clothes and bring them to you. He’s a damn annoying prankster. You’d think after pulling off the same joke since we were teenagers he’d be over it already.”

Amy stomped across the yard to the back of the house giving small frustrated whines as Jenna padded along behind her aggravated companion up the stairs and through the back door. Once inside the open and airy home, they found their clothes dumped unceremoniously in the middle of the living room floor. She picked hers up with her mouth as Amy pointed out the small bathroom that she could change in, off of the living room and near the front door. Amy was already halfway dressed and told Jenna that she would grab some fresh bandages by the time she reached the door.

Entering the small half bathroom that held only a sink and a toilet, Jenna nudged the door closed with her nose. Shifting back, she used the hand towel hanging next to the sink to quickly clean herself off so that she was at least a little presentable to the rest of the world. Feeling a fresher, she bent over to pull her clothes on only to stop short when she realized her shirt was missing. Shit. It must still be in the living room. Cracking the door, she called out Amy’s name. After waiting a minute and getting no response, she stuck her head out the door and looked around.

There, still in the middle of the floor, was her charcoal grey tank top. She looked down at her half-dressed self in a black lace bra and jeans, then back to the tank top in the middle of the floor. Taking another quick peek around, she made the decision to scoot out quickly and grab the top. What were the chances of anyone seeing her anyhow?

She really should have recalculated those chances

Author Bio:

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Jessie Lane is the writing team of Melissa Pahl and Crystal Leo. The two sister-in-laws share a passionate love of naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They’re kind of megalomaniacs – but don’t tell them that we said that.)
     Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
    Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

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  1. Cindy Barton says:

    I love just about any shifter, no specific one. The shifter town shifters and panthers and wolves, bears and just about all of them I love reading about. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Bonnie Hilligoss says:

    My favorite werewolf would be Alcide, but I love to read about anything that shifts! I will have to look up the shiftertown shifters you are talking about – they sound great!

  3. Diane Sallans says:

    I’ve only read about a few werewolves so I can’t really name a favorite – I need to meet more shifters.

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