Monday, March 31

Quote-Tastic: Invisible Spiders

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!
Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

Everyone is welcome to join in: Readers, Bloggers & Authors.

Just grab the button and link back to Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

Walk on the Striped Side by Jessie Lane

As Elena passed her, Chloe asked, “What are you doing? You’re not supposed to hurt her.”

Elena smiled. “Oh, I’m not going to hurt her.”

Chloe walked quickly behind her to catch up. “You’re not supposed to kill her either.”

“Not planning to.”

“Then what the hell are you doing with that hammer? Decided to hang a picture of your ugly face where she could see it as a new torture technique?”

Elena ignored the insult. “Nope again. This is sooooooo much better than that.”

She could tell her sister was seriously worried now, but Elena continued to ignore her. Her plan was simple: Make Lulu Ivanov think she was one seriously unstable chick on a mission. What better way to do that than to fuck with her head, freak her out, and then scare the shit out of her? Picking up her pace until she was sprinting into the room. Pretending to act hysterical she ran in front of the table so Lulu could get a good look at her wild crazy eyes and the hammer in her hand.

“Where did it go?” Elena yelled, pretending to look around the floor around the table.

The tiger fidgeted in her chair, trying to push it backwards from Elena. “What the fuck is your problem Amazon? Did you forget to take your crazy pill today or something?”

Feigning an exaggerated fear, Elena searched the floor, then under the table before she screamed, “There’s the big bastard!” Elena smacked the hammer harshly on the table leg closest to Lulu’s leg, causing the tiger to try and jump away from her.

“Jesus you crazy bitch you almost hit me!” Lulu roared at her.

Elena was having the damndest time trying to hold her laughter in, but she had to pretend for just another minute or so before she could drop the charade. “DAMMIT! I missed the big furry monster. That’s got to be the largest spider I’ve ever seen! Where did he go? I fuckin’ hate spiders! Do you see him?” She screeched.

Elena pretended to look the table over again until she reached under the table and hit it right in front of where Lulu was sitting, almost hitting her knees in the process. The tigress roared again in anger and was practically hopping in her chair now. Desperate to try and put some space in between herself and Elena.

Elena pulled back from under the table and once again pretended to look for the make believe spider. Lulu’s hands were now on the edge of the table, trying to push herself and the heavy ass arm chair she was shackled to, away from the table, but not making much headway.

Elena thought as her eyes zeroed in on the tigress’ hands clenched on the table. Bingo. Elena swung her arm one final time, as hard she could swing the damn hammer, until in smashed into the table less than half an inch from her captive’s hands. Lulu let out a god-awful shriek, but the rest of her body froze like a statue. She was staring at the head of that hammer, embedded into the wood of the table she was clutching for dear life. Eventually, she oh-so-slowly moved her gaze up to meet Elena’s slightly crazed, but determined one.

Elena watched as the dawning of realization crossed Lulu’s face. It was now or never.

With an angry whisper, Elena said. “Now I’m going to ask you one more time, and if you don’t answer me, the next time I see my invisible spider and swing this hammer at it, it’s going to just so happen to be on you. Where were you on the night of October 28?”

I read the first book, Big Bad Bite, last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a pretty standard hidden paranormal world of shifters, vamps, demons, etc. In the first book, the protagonist was Jenna, a SWAT member and werewolf.  This time we have Elena the Marine MP and Amazon. I love stories with kick ass women who are full of snark and attitude.  So far this series has not disappointed. Book 3 will continue the story arc with Elena's sister Chloe.

Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail?

Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they’ve never met, in the family business they’ve known nothing about, Amazons Inc. If that isn’t bad enough, she runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job.

Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn't be told of his Other identity. Now, Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn’t be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate?

Claws, love bites and handcuffs - OH MY!

Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN    Kobo     ARe


  1. I'm liking the idea of Amazon, Inc. It sounds like a kick-a** business! Ran by women. :)

    Camille @ Girl meets Books

    1. Yeah, though the vamps and shifters seem to be looking down on them a bit, being "mortal" and all. But Elena doesn't let that stop her from kicking major ass.

  2. Bwaha nice! I have their books on my tbr pile. And one erg can't remember which on the tablet. WIll have to pull that up!

    1. I grabbed the first one in the series last year and enjoyed it, so I was happy to see a second book in the series. Looks like the next two will be dealing with Elena's sisters.

  3. Damn, she's a badass. I don't want even invisible spiders near me haha

    1. The whole spider thing is a running gag through out the book. Let's just say that it turns out she's NOT crazy, lol!


Thanks for taking the time to comment.

back to top