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This week I’m snipping from Weekend at Bigfoot’s (see blurb, below the snippet), a 28,489-word novella. It’s scheduled for release on Saturday, October 19 at JMS Books both as an individual standalone and as part of a “Legendary Loves Trio” together with by In My Arms Again by Nell Iris and The Murky Depths by Kassandra Lea.
I think of Weekend at Bigfoot’s as a comedic paranormal romance with a flavor of mystery added. It’s technically paranormal, but doesn’t follow the usual formula of shifter story rules. There’s no fated love (although the MCs do experience a bit of insta-attraction), no MPREG, and no “packs” with alphas/betas/omegas/whatever. It’s got a contemporary feel with a paranormal surprise (Well, Wilson’s surprised. I don’t suppose the reader will be 😉).
This is the opening scene, so no context needed if you start this thread from the beginning. It’s told from Wilson’s 3rd-person POV. In fact, the whole story is from Wilson’s POV because it would trash the “mystery” otherwise:
The story is unedited at this point, so please squint as needed. Open the spoiler tags for a quick refresher of earlier snippets in this thread.
Blurb & Links
It wasn’t supposed to be REAL! Bigfoot doesn’t actually exist. Yetis, shifters, creatures of the night…none of those exist. Right? Right?
There’s nothing about perky—some might even say twinkie—Oliver Hughes that would make a skeptic like Sensational News’ (Never Fake! We Swear!) reporter Wilson Banks think otherwise. But while pursuing soundbites for a tabloid story about Bigfoot, Wilson witnesses something he wasn’t meant to see.
In Wilson’s new reality, is there room for love with someone whose dreams are as big as his…er…feet?
This fun novella has a paranormal twist, a hint of mystery, and a flavorful dollop of romantic comedy. Mix it all together for a satisfying HEA!
Coming to JMS Books on Saturday, October 19, 2019!
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