Golden Leaf Spotlight on Novella: PJ Schnyder

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is only a month away!  And to help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists each day until the conference.

The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One.  Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference held October 18-19, 2013.

Spotlight on Novella: “Bite Me,” by PJ Schnyder (Carina Press)

Fit muscular man exercising with dumbbell

“Aren’t you cold?” She tried to sound casual about his bare upper body, but it was hard for a girl not to notice, pressed up against his chest as she was.

“Not so much when I’ve got fur. And right now, you’re blocking most of the cold air.” He paused. “I’ve a coat stashed at the edge of the park.”

In human form, he was leaner and less bulky. The only “fur” he had sprinkled the front of his chest. She still wanted to run her hands over it. “A coat. No shirt?”

“Shirts don’t last long when I’m out on patrol. They end up in shreds.”

“You’re wearing trousers just fine, though.” And she needed to quit blurting out the first thing to come to mind.

The corner of his mouth turned up in a ghost of a smile. “I’m lean enough through the bottom that my change from human to phase-form doesn’t rip up denims.”

Maisie supposed it made sense that he’d managed to keep his pants through the change. Wolves and other canines like huskies or German Shepherd Dogs tended to be very trim through the hips. Seth’s build held consistent from werewolf to human, simply taller and more muscular through the upper body in the former shape. Still, she wondered whether others had the same luck or if perhaps they lost their pants.

Best not to think about him losing his pants.

Good luck to PJ and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.

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