Heart Animal Senses Book 1 by Jacqueline Paige Genre: Paranormal Romance
She crept back out of the room being careful to not make a sound, debating for half a second whether she should close the door or just leave it.
She left it. Every instinct was telling her to get out of there, fast.
Rayne left Chicago that morning, with a random poke a map sending her, wholly unprepared, into the wilderness. Needing a place to regroup and find a new direction, she could never have imagined what she’d find in a remote Ontario town.
Reclusive lone wolf Devin guards his isolation and solitude while he avoids taking his rightful place in the pack. Painting and avoiding his mother’s phone calls occupy his waking hours until Rayne appears, smelling of flowers, hiding secrets, and awakening his wolf.
Changes are coming for Rayne, and her ignorance of the world she knows nothing about save fiction stories soon come clear as danger approaches and choices must be made.
Stopping in mid-stride, every muscle in her body tensed, she knew that voice. What she didn’t recognize was the tone.
“I don’t care if you have to slice pieces off a little at a time. He will tell you who did that to me—to us. My father hasn’t been in the ground six months. No one will disrespect his memory like that—no one!” The voice hissed.
Rayne’s heart was now resting in her throat, each violent pump threatening to choke her. She crept back out of the room being careful to not make a sound, debating for half a second whether she should close the door or just leave it.
She left it. Every instinct was telling her to get out of there, fast.
Clutching her purse against her chest like a lifeline, she forced her body to move back toward the elevator. If her legs weren’t shaking, she would have run to it.
By the time Rayne reached the elevator door, her hands were shaking and it took all of her concentration to make her hand push the button. Banging it repeatedly wishing the doors would open allowing her escape.
She was barely able to breathe by the time the door opened, her heart was racing so fast every vein throbbed, she had to move. She looked back in the direction of the office one last time, then stumbled through the elevator doors, throwing most of her weight on the button to close them.
Scent Animal Senses Book 2
Sometimes the answers you get aren’t what you asked.
The world can tilt a bit and throw you off balance, just enough that you have to stop and make some adjustments.
When Kelsey comes home, she finds out her entire life and everything she thought she knew is a lie.
When her world spins out of control and flips in more directions then she could ever count, she struggles to right it again.
The cup slipped from her hands when the shape of his eyes changed. Gage sat there looking at her with the most gorgeous cat eyes she’d ever seen. She had never felt her heart beat so fast. As her thoughts registered, she jumped up from the chair and backed away from him until her back hit the door. Turning, she opened it and quickly went inside the house.
She couldn’t focus on any one thought as she stumbled toward the stairs. She made it up three steps before a strong arm wrapped around her waist and lifted her up setting her at the bottom again. Struggling against Gage’s grip, she tried to take his arm off her.
“Kelsey, honey, it’s okay.” His tone was a whisper. He held her tight against his chest, so tight she could feel the vibrations as his spoke. “I’m sorry I had to do it that way. I didn’t know…”
She stopped fighting his hold. “Let me go.” Taking a shaky breath she relaxed as much as she could. “Now, Gage.” He slowly released her.
Turning around, she looked up at his face and was relieved to see Gage’s normal dark eyes looking down at her.
“I’m sorry, honey.”
Kelsey swallowed the lump in her throat. “Your eyes…”
He nodded. “Yes.”
“So,” she sidestepped feeling trapped where she was standing, “So, what are you?” Glancing over her shoulder, she was thankful her hadn’t followed her across the room.
“A shifter. I take the form of a cat. A tiger.”
She nodded not even knowing why she was. “Tiger.”
“And … and you’re saying there are more like you?” She froze. “Your parents? Gage, do they know?”
His eyes widened slightly. “I hope so, I got it from them.”
Passion Animal Senses Book 3
The truth doesn’t always set you free.
Trained as a healer since childhood, Shaelan never realized why no one ever moved from her village or visited. Something wasn’t quite right, but it wasn’t until she saw the truth with her own eyes that she realized.
She couldn’t live with how things were. But does she have the strength to make the changes necessary for her people to live in peace?
Sometimes discovering the truth also means facing all that is wrong, even in your own life.
Groggy was an understatement was the first thought as he climbed through the fog that was his mind, and tried to wake up. He vaguely remembered coming to earlier, and thinking the most ridiculous things, ever. He paused for a second, not even breathing, as he assessed his condition. His head was still pounding, but slightly less this time. He exhaled in relief. Maybe he was going to live after all. Whoever had found him, he owed them a big…
He froze as he tried to touch his head and see how bad the injury was. He heard chains and his hand could not move any further. Chains. He clenched his hand and felt cold metal on his wrist. Eyes wide open, he jerked his head up, almost screaming with the pain to look at his hand. Following the chain attached to the cuff on his wrist he saw it was very securely attached to a cement post. He was shackled. Shackled! What the holy fuck is going on? Head snapping in the other direction, he found that arm in the same state. Someone is going to get their ass beat! Leaning forward he went to stand up and found out he could only lean about six inches forward before the chain ran out…
On. The. Collar. Around. His. Neck.
Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that's part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn't stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as "all things paranormal", which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn't lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there's enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She's a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.
I sat for hours trying to come up with something interesting to write as a guest today. What I ended up with was the idea that I would take you on part of Rayne’s long drive when she fled Chicago and ended up (17 hours later) in Northern Canada. I haven’t done the entire drive she did (all at once), but I have experienced long enough drives up North over the years.
I have pictures from some of these trips. These were taken on one of my first trips up North, so getting inside Rayne’s head wasn’t all that hard to do. I remember sitting in the car with camera poised waiting for that perfect shot … only hours later to realize that there was so much undisturbed nature on the trip that I could take hundreds of pictures and never quite get enough. I didn’t have to imagine the scenery that Rayne passed, or the miles and miles of trees, rocks and lakes…
These pictures were taken probably about twelve to fifteen hours into Rayne’s journey — right around when she is having a hard time believing there could be so many trees, lakes and rocks.
I at least had someone to talk to during this drive. It’s no wonder Rayne spent a lot of time having conversations with herself.
Part that fascinated me was the roads that had been craved right through the rocks along the way.
And some things are beautiful enough you will stop to take pictures. I imagine Rayne stopped for scenes like this one.
I’m sure Rayne was more than pleased she didn’t see this up close though, from a distance is more than enough.
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