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.
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 draws 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?
One minute they’d all been sitting around the table and the next minute Tabi found herself the filling in a man-sandwich straight out of her wildest fantasies. She dragged a hit of air into her lungs and caught the scent of both men as they surrounded her. Her breasts instantly tightened and her pussy tingled as she felt the hard, muscled bodies of both men press into her. Two hot, handsome bodies that had moved so fast they’d been a blur. That thought snapped her back to the present with a crash.
“Let me go!”
“No, lass. Not until you’ve calmed down.”
“You’re telling me to calm down again? Didn’t you learn anything from the last time we had this conversation? You can’t just tell me to be calm every time the weird-shit-meter hits eleven!”
She felt Jared’s chest vibrate with laughter and she turned her head to glower at him. “And you! Care to explain how you did that? No one moves that fast unless they’re from the planet Krypton!’
“Boss? I think we’re going to have to explain.”
“Indeed,” Duncan sighed. “Did you have to move like that? You scared her.”
“Me? You were the one who had her ready to bolt like a scalded cat!”
“Guys? Hello? She is standing right here and she’d really like some answers!” Tabi was getting tired of being talked about like she didn’t have ears. In an attempt to get some breathing room she worked a hand between herself and each of their chests intent on pushing them away, but the act of rubbing her way up their hard bodies started another line of thinking altogether. Her thoughts derailed into a pileup of hot fantasies and lust, and instead of pushing she simply left her fingers splayed across two solid walls of male muscle.
Both men pushed in closer, until she was caught between twin pillars of sex and heat that had her blood simmering and her brain mushy. Jared covered her hand with his so that it was held firmly just over his heart while Duncan turned her until his mouth could capture hers. This time his kiss was gentle, tender and intended to comfort, and Tabi was too overwhelmed by her desires to do anything else but tangle her fingers into Duncan’s shirt and pull him in closer as she answered his kiss in kind.
Jared lifted his hand from her shoulder to sweep her hair back from her neck, dropping delicate kisses along the edge of the bandage.
“Mine,” Duncan growled in warning and tugged her harder against him, pulling her a half step away from Jared.
“No,” Jared growled back and moved in behind her, sandwiching her between them.
Duncan lifted his head and Tabi gasped as she saw his eyes. They were incandescent, glowing so brightly that it was as if there was a fire burning inside him.
This time Tabi did push away from him, straight back into Jared’s arms.
“What are you?” She managed to keep from screaming the question at Duncan, hanging onto her sanity by the barest of threads. What the hell had she just been kissing?
Jared wrapped his arms around her and stepped back from Duncan, taking Tabi with him. “Boss, you need to chill.”
Who were these two, the masters of understatement? “No, he needs to stop growling and glowing and tell me what the hell is going on! And both of you need to stop kissing me until I get some answers. My brain doesn’t work well when it’s drowning in hormones.” Oh god, she just said that out loud.
“Hormones?” Both men echoed her last word and Tabi nearly screamed with frustration. “Out of everything I said, you two focused on that word?” she snapped and tried pulling herself out of Jared’s embrace. She managed to twist slightly, but that was all. He was impossibly strong.
“This is going well,” Jared quipped in rueful tones.
“You’re not helping,” Duncan snarled, revealing a pair of long canines as he ran a hand through his hair, pulling it out of its customary tie. His eyes were only glowing a little now, but Tabi was too busy staring at his mouth and fighting Jared’s hold to really notice.
“You’ve got fangs? When did you get fangs?”
“Oh yeah, this is going fucking brilliantly.” Jared tightened his hold on Tabi and dropped his mouth to her ear. “It’s all right, honey. Neither of us is going to hurt you, but you’re going to hurt yourself if you keep struggling.”
Tabi stopped trying to get away and went still, finally accepting there was no point, not when Jared was so much stronger than she was. “Answers. I want answers right now or I’m going to start screaming.”
“Sure thing,” Jared drawled and loosened his hold on her slightly as he nuzzled her hair. “Duncan there is a three hundred year old vampire and I’ve been his guardian and companion for more than seventy-five years. You got your throat torn open by another vampire, and that’s why Duncan had to bring you back here.”
She’d heard enough, these men were insane.
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.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Q: Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
A: I’ve been trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy and several other alternative healing practices. By a quirk of fate, the few clients I have are almost all of the four-legged variety.
Q: What can we expect from you in the future?
A: I have two books coming out in September and a joint project planned with two other very talented authors that we hope to have organized up by late in 2013.
Q: What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
A: Talk about it! This is my first year as a published author and the most amazing gift anyone who enjoyed my stories can give me is to recommend my books to their friends.
Q: How long does it take you to write a book?
A: When the stars align, the characters are talking to me and the muse is well caffeinated, I can put out a book in 6-9 weeks. Book length and reality can alter those numbers, but that’s my average.
Q: What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
A: I have an amazing boss who has given me permission to work on my writing when the office is quiet. (In exchange she gets a signed copy of every book I write.) So on any given day my work is a mixture of spreadsheets, invoicing & writing from the time I hit the office until the time I pack up and head home. After dinner I’m often back at the keyboard, writing until I hit my word count for the day.
Q: What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
A: I can’t write when it’s too quiet. I have to have background noise.
Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
A: I never realized how strong the characters’ voices would be. They have their own personalities and opinions on how their stories will unfold. Some days I feel like I’m just along for the ride.