Hi Corinne and thank you so much for having me as a guest today to talk about my new paranormal ménage romance, Eternal Bonds. Well, actually, I was going to talk with one of my characters, but things didn’t quite go as planned.
I fired off an email to my heroine, Tabi Blacke, asking if she wanted to meet me for coffee and talk a bit about what happened in her story. Instead of one of her usual, chipper responses I just got back a place and a time. I should have known then that something was up.
When I walk into the coffee shop just after sundown, Tabi’s nowhere to be seen, but her two men are grinning at me from a booth in the back corner, both of them looking absolutely sinful.
“I could have sworn I invited Tabi out for coffee, not you two trouble magnets,” I say as I take a seat across from them.
“I think you’ve got that all backwards, ma’am. Tabi’s the trouble magnet.” Jared drawls and then shoots me a wink and a grin. “We’re her knights in shining armor.”
“Mmhmm, that’s not quite how I remember things, I seem to recall you got yourself into a fair bit of trouble in your book, cowboy.” Jared is now blushing clear up to his freckles, and when he shrugs his broad shoulders I have a brief flash of envy. Tabi is one very lucky woman. “So where is she, and why are you two here in her place?”
“She’s working tonight, her last shift in fact.”
“Does she even know you’re here?” I ask as a waitress brings me a latte done just the way I like it. The moment she was gone I glare at
“Busted, boss.” Jared snickers as he takes a sip from his own mug, which looks to be filled with more whipped cream than any actual liquid.
“You didn’t answer my question. Does Tabi even know you’re here?” I press and both men shake their heads.
“Do you really think we were going to let our girl talk about us without being here to defend ourselves?” Jared asks. “I know a thing or two about women, and if the two of you had gotten to talking…well…that just wasn’t going to happen.”
“So you two are afraid of a little girl talk?” I ask, poking the proverbial bear.
“Well for starters you could explain why it took you so long to make a move on Tabi. It was what, a year?”
“A very long year, with him moping around and talking about her every single night,” Jared chimes in. “I took one look at her and knew she was the one.” He snaps his fingers. “And that was that. Vampires though, the older they get, the more they brood. It’s sort of sad, really.”
“I was not brooding! I simply didn’t want to drag a lovely, gentle soul like Tabi into her dark world. I thought I was doing the right thing.”
“Uh huh. Gentle soul, right. That’s our Tabi, all sweetness and light.” Jared runs a hand through his red-gold hair and laughs. “The night she got attacked she was anything but gentle. She cursed us out, told
“I may have misjudged her slightly,”
“She’s always magnificent.” Jared glanced at his watch. “You know, if we left now, we could be there in time for her break…”
“Good thinking. We really should go visit her, it being her last night and all,”
And just like that, I’m alone at the table as both men take off with supernatural speed, vanishing between one heartbeat and the next. I’ll have to email her tomorrow and find out what happened when they got to the hospital. I’d bet good money she’s going to be signing out early on her last shift. That is, If they let her stop long enough to sign out at all.
Thanks for reading!
Duncan Masterson lives apart from his vampire brethren and has vowed to never bring another mortal into his dark world. Only his fiercely loyal human guardian, Jared Evans, knows the truth about who and what he is.
For nearly a century
When both Duncan and Jared find themselves falling for their lovely houseguest, they decide to claim her together, forging bonds that will change all of their lives forever.
As trouble drawls near, their bond will be tested and sacrifices will be demanded of them all. The two men know they'll do whatever it takes to keep their beloved Tabi safe, but will their love be enough to see them through?
Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/eternal-bonds
Siren Author Page: http://www.bookstrand.com/susan-hayes