Troy’s Fox on First Sight Saturday
I spent last Saturday with the lively Jane Wakely at a local Celebrate The Book event, and today she is visiting on First Sight Saturday with her new release, Troy’s Fox, a paranormal/shifter romance. We’ve all had one of those awkward first meetings but I’m glad I’ve never had anything quite this embarrassing happen to me in front of a guy.
Even though she’s a waitress, quiet and shy Autumn tries her best to stay out of everyone’s way. After an embarrassing incident at one of her tables, she runs in the kitchen to hide. When she returns to the dining room, she sees Troy for the first time!
Determined to stop hiding like a baby, Autumn dried her eyes and walked back into the dining room. Though it seemed like she’d been gone forever, only a few minutes passed and a quick glance at her tables let her know everyone was fine.
There was a man seated at the counter reading a newspaper and she walked over to see if he needed help.
“Hi, what can I get you?”
Brown eyes she’d never seen before met hers and he smiled wide. The man sat up straight from his slouched position over the paper and Autumn noticed his size almost matched the mammoth, but not quite. His wide chest and shoulders were muscular without being too bulky and she could see the definition in his arms through his snug t-shirt.
His hair was the same distinct red as hers, but it was cut short on the sides and the longer top looked windblown. For some reason, he didn’t make her nervous like other men did, and she didn’t look away or hide from his intense stare.
His voice met her ears and seemed to race straight to her core. Goosebumps covered her arms and her cheeks heated at the thoughts racing through her mind. She’d been on her own for four years and she stopped thinking about boys long before that.
Love wasn’t real and lust wasn’t worth it.
Her thoughts made her anxious and Autumn backed away from the counter and collided with the new girl holding a bucket of dirty dishes. The fall to the floor didn’t hurt, but she was covered in leftover food waste and drinks along with dirty napkins and silverware from the bused tables. She could feel the redhead’s eyes on her, but she didn’t dare look at him. The thought of seeing him laugh at her like everyone else made her queasy.
Autumn kept her gaze on the floor and carefully got to her knees and stood.
Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.
Jane’s stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!
Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!
Jane and I welcome any comments or questions, and I hope you will stop by every Saturday for a fresh new first meeting excerpt!