Welcome to the Bitten Shame book tour. Olivia Hardin has given us the second book of love and intrigue in the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy. Here is an excerpt from the book:
Running her hands up and down the girl’s legs, Jill searched for any sign of fracture, but found none. She wasn’t an expert or a doctor, but she’d broken plenty of bones and knew what they felt like. The child’s bones felt to be intact. Bringing her face close, she spoke softly, “I don’t feel any breaks. Hey cutie, what’s your name?”
“B…Belle…” came the whispered response.
“Wow, now that’s a name. A perfect name for a perfect girl!” Jill gushed, squeezing the child.
Doc said not a word as he swabbed the burns and then smeared some salve onto them, all the while keeping a close eye on Jill’s ministrations. After quick examination, he agreed with her original assessment that Belle didn’t have any broken bones.
“Belle,” he said, pulling her away from the sanctuary in Jill’s arms. “I need you to look at me and tell me what you can see.”
When her eyes fluttered open they took a moment to focus, then she smiled like a little angel. “Your eyes are pretty.”
Jill leaned in. “I couldn’t agree more. How many fingers, though?”
The girl looked at the hand Doc held up as if only just realizing it was there, “Three.”
“Bravo, Belle. Bravo. I think you can go home now.”
The lovely little girl seemed reluctant to release her hold on Jill. Turning toward her she smiled when she saw the Looney Tunes characters on Jill’s jammies and she stuck out a pudgy finger.
“Like ‘em?” Jill asked, taking the fabric in hand at her shoulders and holding it up, “I’m all about the right pajamas. Bed time is the time when a girl can truly show all of her colors. You remember that, Belle. The rest of the time we have to live up to other’s expectations, but nighttime we can be us. Got it?”
Bitten Shame by Olivia Hardin is available in e-book and paperback. Definitely start with the first book in the series, Witch Way Bends (Book 1 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy).
You have to check out this series!