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Thu
Dec 4 2014 3:00pm

This Time Around: Second-Chance Romances from Banks, Leigh, and More!

Today, author Jessie Lane joins H&H to talk about second chance romances. Jessie's latest release, Stripping Her Defenses, is the second book in her Ex-Ops series, and has an ex-couple who meet up again in the course of an undercover (in more than one way!) investigation. She loves the trope, and wants to share why with all of us. Thanks for joining us, Jessie!

I love second chance romances like my kids love cake: with such a passion that I consume it in five seconds flat. Okay, maybe I can’t read a book in five seconds flat, but let’s just say that I don’t put that sucker down until I’m done … or the husband pries my tablet from me.

What’s not to love? The heartbreak. The angst. The turmoil of swirling emotions as the characters play a Russian roulette game of ”he loves me, she loves me not.” Oh, the feels! These are all reasons for why I started my Ex Ops Series. The overall theme of the series is about second chance romance in one form or another.

[So they'll get it right this time around?]

Thu
Mar 13 2014 12:15pm

Bite Me, Baby: Why Are There Love Bites in Paranormal Romance?

Walk on the Striped Side by Jessie LaneToday we welcome author Jessie Lane to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jessie's new release, Walk on the Wild Side, is the latest in her Big Bad Bite series, so of course she's here to talk about her favorite bad-boy heroes—shifters! And whenever there's a shifter, she says, there's bound to be a love bite. Thanks for being here, Jessie!

Any which way you read it, there’s always a strong alpha male in paranormal romance. Perhaps he’s a werewolf, perhaps he’s a tiger shifter such as Gage Ivanov from my book Walk on the Striped Side. No matter what type of were-creature he is, you know he’s dominant, virile, protective and oh-so-sexy. You want him to sweep you off your feet, rip your clothes off, claim you as his and then sink those humongous fangs of his in the area between your neck and shoulder.

Hold up. You want him to pierce your flesh and not in the carnal oh-yeah-baby-that’s-the-spot sense? Say what? If you’re a reader who likes your book boyfriends to turn furry and four legged, well yeah, you want that bite. It’s possessive. It’s erotic. It’s the “mate bite.” In paranormal romance stories that revolve around shape shifters, that bite is the physical equivalent of “She’s MINE—hands off!” That bite tells every person who sees it and knows it for what it is that she’s loved, protected, and thoroughly off the singles market.

[Mmm, gotta love a little possessiveness...]