Thank you so much for joining us on After Dark Susan! We want your release party to be one of monumental events and memories to last a lifetime!
If everyone will please grab a glass of wine and have a seat, let’s get this thing started!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog to talk about my new book. Every book I write has its own personality, and Eternal Bonds was definitely one of the fun ones. The relationship between Duncan and his cocky guardian, Jared and the way they both connect with Tabi had me smiling and occasionally snickering so loudly I disturbed my cat.
I’ve written about vampires in other books, but this was the first time I actually wrote one as the hero instead of the villain. It was very different, and having done it once, I will definitely be doing it again!
I know you had a few questions for my characters, and I have attached a transcript of the interview for everyone to read and enjoy.
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Me: All right guys, the hosts for this blog wanted to hear a little from each of you, and they sent me some questions.
Duncan: Interviews? We’re doing interviews now? [flashes fangs and frowns]
Me: You are not actually sulking, are you? I know you don’t exactly love the spotlight, but I promise this will be painless.
Jared: Come on, boss. Lighten up. It’s not like they’re going to ask if you prefer boxers or briefs or something. [Looks at me] Tell me that’s not one of the questions, right?
Tabi: You guys are worried about that? At my request, they both go commando most of the time. There, next question!
Me: Okay, Tabi, here’s one for you. What’s it like to date someone who doesn’t eat food?
Tabi: Duncan can have some foods. It just doesn’t do anything for him nutritionally anymore. He swears he doesn’t eat at all, but I’ve caught him snacking on Jared’s cheese cakes more than once, and he is an absolute grouch until he’s had his evening coffee.
Jared: Busted. And you were trying to tell me it was Tabi who ate it!
Tabi: How do you think I caught him? I was sneaking down for a midnight snack!
Duncan: Lass, you’re going to pay for that one later. You’re giving up all my secrets.
Tabi: Not all of them, fangs.
Me: Duncan, here’s one for you. Why did you decide to become a doctor, and for that matter, how?
Duncan: The how is easy. Enough money in the right hands can ensure all sorts of documents appear verifying identity, education or anything else one requires. And I am a real doctor, from Cambridge in fact.
Jared: Yeah, his degree is so old his diploma is actually a rock with his name carved into it.
Duncan: (sighs) Why do I put up with you again, Jared? Never mind, I know why. Now, back to that question. Ah yes, why am I a doctor. I like helping people, and this is a way I can do so without anyone guessing who or what I am. I’m just a man with an unfortunate condition that makes him highly sensitive to sunlight and so I only work nights. My medical studies also allow me to learn more about what I am, and how it all works. The science is fascinating.
Tabi: Did he just go Spock on us again?
Jared: Yeah, he did. Not bad for a guy who claims to know nothing about popular culture.
(I decide I better get this back on track again)
Me: Jared, here’s one for you. You’ve been Duncan’s guardian for more than seventy years. What exactly does it mean to be a vampire’s guardian?
Jared: It means I should be nominated for sainthood. No? Okay, serious answer. Vampires are weaker during the day. A lot weaker. So it’s common for them to find a human, someone they can trust, and imbue them with a measure of their blood. Not enough to make them vampires, but enough to give them enhanced strength and speed so they can guard their vampire employers during daylight hours. The sharing of blood also creates a bond between the two, which helps keep both sides loyal. In my case, I’ve got the added benefit of having just enough psychic talent that I’m resistant to their ability to charm humans. Tabi has it too.”
Duncan: He’s been with me long enough that Jared’s more powerful than some vampires. And believe me. It’s not easy living with two people who are resistant to my charms. Life would be so much simpler if they weren’t.
Tabi: You mean boring. And you would be miserable without us, admit it.
Me: Tabi, last question
Duncan: Thank heavens.
Me: What’s it like dating two men who are so much older than you?
Tabi: It’s actually stranger with Jared. He was a young man during the Great Depression, which means he’s about the same age as my great-grandparents. It’s really weird to think of it that way. Duncan’s so much older that I don’t really have a frame of reference for him. One nice thing is that they are both old fashioned gentlemen. They open doors and pull out chairs and things like that. Of course, the downside is they tend to lose their minds if I put on a miniskirt and heels and try to leave the house. [Laughter] Not that they mind if I wear that sort of thing indoors!
Duncan: Inside, we’d be happy if you wore nothing at all.
Tabi: You see? Very old fashioned. But I love them anyway.
Me: Well, those were the questions from Shae and Beverly. Now, I have one of my own.
Jared: I think she’s cheating.
Duncan: She’s definitely cheating.
Me: [Grinning] This question is for all three of you. How’s sex life?
Duncan: I am not answering that!
Jared: Then I will. It’s incredible. Did you know that a vampire can inject their victims with an aphrodisiac when they feed? It’s the most sinful, amazing sex I’ve ever had in my life. Of course, that’s because it’s with Tabi, but the love bite thing really doesn’t hurt.
Tabi: [Gestures to both men present] How do you think the sex is? It’s mind blowing! I have two gorgeous men who love me, not to mention they have supernatural strength and endurance. I am one very lucky woman.
Duncan: Right, interview over. Jared, I think our lover needs to pay for that commando remark, don’t you?
Jared: Oh, absolutely, boss.
Duncan: [To me] You may want to leave now, unless you want a demonstration of just how good our sex life is.
Me: And I’m out of here. Have fun you three.
But… we want to stay and find out! A demonstration is definitely required!
Whew, Susan. You had your hands full with this bunch! They sound like so much fun…in more ways than one! Thank you so much for talking them into the interview. It was beyond great! Hang on a second, I need to go order my copy before they are sold out…..
Eternal Bonds now available!
Launch Day is July 2nd, so grab yours today!
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 Duncan has held fast to his vow, until the day he finds the beautiful Tabitha Blacke lying dazed and bleeding after a rogue vampire attack. Duncan realizes he must break his vows in order to protect her from the evil that is prowling his territory.
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?
Jared’s arms snaked around her and he half walked, half lifted her into shower. Her back was to his chest and the hot water hit her from all sorts of interesting angles as Jared’s lips found her ear and he nibbled his way along the curve and down to her lobe.
“You’re ours now, little mouse. That means we’re both going to take care of you, in every way a man can.”
“I’m going to have to quit my job just to have enough energy to keep up.”
Duncan leaned in and kissed her, his mouth warm and wet. “If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it anymore. I’d say life is too short, but the truth is life is too long for people like us. You have lifetimes to look forward to.”
“Lifetimes with the two of you.” The idea made Tabi’s head swim with the possibilities and her heart overflow with happiness. “I think I can handle that.”
“Good. Glad to hear it.” Jared nipped her earlobe lightly. “Now, shut up and kiss me too. We can talk later.”
“Pushy!” Tabi yelped as his teeth closed on her ear again and then he was turning her around to kiss her, his mouth plundering hers as his big body sheltered her from most of the pounding water. Dizzy from the heat and blood loss, Tabi swayed a little and Duncan’s arm curved around her waist and drew her up against him. “I have you, lover.”
“Hold onto her will you? I have a plan,” Jared grinned and began kissing his way down her body. His mouth suckled and nibbled at her breasts, feasting on them for a while before he moved lower, finally dropping to his knees so that he could kiss a ring around her navel before making his way down to her pussy.
Her pulse was racing again and need was bubbling up inside her as she experienced the still new sensation of being with two men. Two sets of hands touching her, two beings devoted to her pleasure. The feeling was better than she could have imagined. The stubble on Jared’s jaw rasped over her inner thighs as he nuzzled between them, his hands gently but firmly parting her legs until she was completely exposed.
“This is a sight to welcome a man home,” he proclaimed before swiping his tongue over the length of her pussy, making her moan as sparks sizzled over her flesh at his touch.
He used his thumbs to part her labia and groaned with lust. “I may not be able to make you come just with a love bite, but I bet I can make you scream using just my mouth.”
Jared’s only answer was a wicked chuckle as he pressed his face between her thighs and began to devour her pussy. Duncan’s arms stayed secure around her, holding her up as her knees gave way.
It only took a few flicks of Jared’s talented tongue for Tabi to know that the effects of Duncan’s bite hadn’t completely left her system. Her libido roared back to life with a vengeance, soaking her cunt and setting fire to her blood yet again.
“Jared!” The wail broke from her lips before she could stop it and she felt more than heard his satisfied growl of response. The world spun and Tabi closed her eyes and fought against the urge to get carried off by the storm he’d ignited. As he drew the delicate pearl out of its protective hood and captured it between his teeth a bolt of raw lust shot through her and she screamed again, her entire body shuddering as she came. She’d never been a screamer before, but with these two, she couldn’t seem to stop.
Starbursts were still dancing in her vision when Jared’s hands landed on her hips, both men turning her around so that she was bent over with her hands braced against cool marble and her feet splayed far apart.
“Stay just like that.” Jared’s drawl was as thick as molasses, a sure sign he was not quite in control. She’d already learned that the stronger her men’s accents got, the hornier they were. Tabi smiled to herself as she braced herself and then glanced over her shoulder at Jared. His chest had a mottled bruise rising over one pectoral.
“You’re hurt.” She started to move and Jared shook his head, his big hands clamping around her waist. “It’s already healing. Let me love you, Tabi. That’s the only thing I need right now. I need to be inside you.”
“Sexual healing is a song, it doesn’t work like that in real life,” she muttered as Jared draped himself over her to drop a path of butterfly kisses along her spine.
“It can work, when it’s the right people,” Duncan’s hands stroked up the underside of her body to cup her breast as Jared’s mouth continued to blaze a trail down her back. “When fate takes a hand, anything can happen.”
Duncan found her nipples, tugging and rolling them between his fingertips. Desire simmered and then flared and she leaned backward, pressing her ass against the steel shaft of Jared’s cock.
“Don’t tempt me,” Jared warned her as he smoothed a hand over the curve of her bottom, working his finger into the crack to press against her anus for a brief moment. “Tonight’s not the right time, but soon this pretty ass is going to belong to me.”
“Duncan’s right, you talk too much.” Tabi deliberately wriggled against him and grinned when she caught the sound of his breath hissing over his teeth.
“You inspire me.” Jared placed his hands between her thighs and spread her wide, rocking his hips so that the tip of his cock brushed over her slick entrance.
Susan lives out on the Canadian west coast surrounded by open water, dear family and good friends. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and had lunch next to royalty by accident. She’s worked for local law enforcement, been a freelance wordsmith and bakes what she claims are the world’s best double-chocolate & caramel brownies. She’s passionately in love with the written word (and a few of her more hunky creations.) Writing is her joy, her escape from reality and the only way she knows of to quiet the nagging harridan of a muse she claims the universe assigned to her.
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Thank you so much again Susan. We think you are just the sweetest and most talented author ever! Hugs! ❤