Lisa: We’re so pleased to welcome author Annabelle Jacobs to TNA today to celebrate the release of Bitten by Her, a brand new addition to her fantastic Regent’s Park Pack series, and the first F/F romantic couple to be featured in this alternate contemporary -verse. Thanks for being here with us today, Annabelle! Let’s begin by having you tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.
Annabelle: I’m frightened of heights. I don’t even like walking next to the glass railings upstairs in shopping centres. Once when visiting Paris, I’d been persuaded to go up the Notre Dame and was gingerly peering over the balcony bit (from about 2 feet away, lol) when a guy behind me thought it would be funny to grab my arm and scare me. He’s lucky he still has all his teeth.
Lisa: What’s your favorite scene in Bitten By Her, and what makes it a fave?
Annabelle: Hmm, I had a lot of fun writing this one, and have lots of fav scenes but if I had to choose, it’d be an action scene near the end of the book. But I can’t say any more than that because it’d be super spoilery! Sorry.
Lisa: I’m pretty sure I know exactly which scene you mean, and I agree! That was an awesomely suspenseful and ultimately so satisfying moment in the story.
Have you ever created a character so despicable that even you hated them and can’t believe you made them up? If so, who was it and what made them so awful?
Annabelle: Sara’s father in Bitten By Her is a pretty nasty piece of work. I did a lot of scowling at my laptop while writing his dialogue.
Lisa: Yes, I had a few choice words for him while I was reading, so well done!
Let’s take off your author cap and put on your reader cap for a moment: what do you look for in a book, what sort of protagonists do you love, and do you have a favorite genre/sub-genre?
Annabelle: I love a good mystery/thriller or paranormal/fantasy to go with my romance, and I like feisty, snarky protagonists paired with laid back ones.
Lisa: Describe your ideal fantasy writing environment—the beach in Monaco, a sidewalk café in Paris, a thatched cottage in the English countryside—wherever you can dream of.
Annabelle: I would love to be tucked up in a cabin with a hot chocolate, roaring fire and snow outside. And obv no kids or animals to interrupt me every five seconds! And a fully stocked fridge with someone to cook for me, too. There, perfect!
Lisa: That sounds positively divine.
If you could choose one of book you’ve read and loved to be adapted for film or television, which would you choose? Why do you think it would translate well to film?
Annabelle: One book? Lol
I would choose either the Whyborne & Griffin books, or the Psycops series. They’re both fabulous and I would love to see all that magic and fantasy come to life.
Lisa: Excellent choices, both of them!
Thanks again for dropping in to chat with us, Annabelle, it’s been a pleasure.
About the Book
Title: Bitten by Her
Series: Regent’s Park Pack: Book Five
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 187 Pages
Category: F/F Romance, Urban Fantasy
Blurb: Brought together by fate, torn apart by family.
Rachel Tregarrak, Penwith pack beta and daughter of the alpha, has always called the rugged Cornish coast her home. With its beautiful landscapes, bracing sea air, and vast spaces to run, she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
After years of living with her mother in her grandfather’s pack, Sara Gallen returns to Penzance to be with her alpha father and her brothers. She wants to build their relationships, get to know the rest of her family better than occasional visits allow.
When their paths cross on the full moon, the attraction is immediate and instinctive. But Sara’s father refuses to allow such a union and forbids any further contact. Sara finds solace with her grandmother in her alpha council residence, and Rachel is sent to a London pack to keep her out of trouble. Both women feel the desperate ache of an uncompleted bond, but unless they find a way to be together, it’ll fade to nothing and their connection will be lost.
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About the Author
Annabelle Jacobs lives in the South West of England with three rowdy children, and two cats. An avid reader of fantasy herself for many years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They’re usually either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they always find love in the end.