New Release: Chasing Shadows by Annabelle Jacobs

Thank you RJ for having me on your blog today to talk about my new book.

Chasing Shadows, is based in a small town on the Cornish coast. There are many beautiful places in the United Kingdom, but Cornwall is one of my absolute favourites. I think this is partly because my parents used to take me and my sisters there nearly every year for our summer holidays and some of my best childhood memories are from those times.

I kept going back even after leaving home, and now I take my own children there. The beaches are beautiful and vary greatly in appearance depending which area of the coast you visit. I love the vast white sands of Crantock and Sennen,

Sennen Beach

 but equally the rock-pool strewn ones like Widemouth and Trebarwith.

Trebarwith Strand

 For Chasing Shadows, I wanted somewhere that was both beautiful, yet with an underlying sense of danger. For me, that's Cornwall. While the Atlantic Ocean is lovely and inviting, particularly on a sunny day with a clear blue sky, the currents can be extremely strong. I am forever telling my kids, "stay between the red and yellow flags!" so much so that they now roll their eyes and sigh. But they do stay in the safe areas.

Chasing Shadows - out March 24th
Cover design by the very lovely and talented Garrett Leigh.

 Blurb – Chasing Shadows

Jamie Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.

Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions. Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.

When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and threatens to put an end to everything.

approx 60,000 words


Jamie’s gaze swept down over Felix’s bare chest and lingered on the tattoo on his right pec before snapping up again. Felix had got it five years ago: four soldiers in silhouette. It was one of his favourites. “Um.” Jamie swallowed and started again. “Sorry it’s so early. I’ve been awake ages and didn’t realise the time until I got over here.”
Jamie’s cheeks flushed pink as his gaze dropped again, as though he couldn’t help himself. Warmth flared in Felix’s belly. It had been a while since he’d been so openly admired. He grinned and raised an eyebrow.
Instead of getting embarrassed as Felix expected, Jamie stood up straighter and shrugged. “If you answer the door like that, then what do you expect?”
Fair enough. At least that cleared up whether Jamie would be interested or not. Felix had no intention of acting on it, but it was good to know. Good for his ego, anyway. He glanced at his watch as Jamie regarded him expectantly, clearly waiting for Felix to invite him in. Which he would have done on any other day, but his mates would be here in about twenty minutes, and the last thing he wanted was for them to meet Jamie. Christ, they’d have a field day.
He didn’t want to be rude, but—
“Can I come in?” Jamie smiled then, a real smile that reached his eyes. It lit up his entire face and he looked so much younger.
It caught Felix off guard, and he found himself nodding and stepping back to let Jamie get past.
“Thanks.” Jamie ducked his head and he squeezed by. His shoulder rubbed against Felix’s bare skin and the rough material of his jacket brushed Felix’s right nipple, making him hiss. “Sorry.”
Jamie glanced up, meeting Felix’s gaze, then down to where they were still touching. The air crackled with tension. Felix felt it down to his toes.
“It’s fine.” Loose-fitting pyjamas were not the best thing to be wearing at a time like this, and Jamie stood with his hand dangerously close to Felix’s groin. If he didn’t move soon, things might get interesting.

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 Author Bio

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.

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