Bitten Shame Book Excerpt

When Langston poured the entire substance into a large bowl a light bulb went on inside her brain and Jill laughed out loud, “Is that what I think it is?”

The huge man smiled as he drew back his head in feigned surprise, “What do you think that this is?”

Her laugh became a guffaw and she slapped her hand on her knee, “I thought you were like a connoisseur of fine food, Andre! Shit on shingles is not what most people’d call a delicacy.”

“It all is a matter of which people you ask. And SOS is a particular favorite of mine.”

Jill narrowed her eyes at him, sensing an emotion that she’d never felt from him before. “And why is that?”

A soft expression smoothed his face, even rounding the squareness of his jaw as a twinkle of memory sparked in his eyes, “I learned the recipe from a very special friend. Kristin was a most lovely woman and she meant a great deal to me. She took care of me when I was in some trouble and I have never forgotten her.”

Without even realizing, Jill reached out a hand and touched her fingers to his arm as she spoke. “Why aren’t you with her? I can see that you love her.”

He nodded, a firm and sharp movement, “Indeed. She belonged to another. And I take such things very seriously. It is better that she remain in my heart and that she should never know of what is in mine. And that was a very long time ago as well.”


   Bitten Shame (Book 2 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey.

On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape…

Every gift has both a reward and a price, because All of it fits…

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About the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.

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Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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