Welcome back to the Weird, the Wild, and the Wicked. Today I have the honor of hosting paranormal erotic romance author Susan Hayes with a new release through Siren Publishing, Eternal Bonds. Susan has jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and it’s that kind of adventure loving personality that has made her such a joy to connect with. Plus she’s from the Canadian west coast, which has a special place in my heart, so it makes her even more wonderful. Susan is graciously offering a giveaway and an excerpt of Eternal Bonds. This new story is a M/F/M ménage and if that’s not your cup of tea, please exit stage left now. ;)
Welcome, Susan. Thank you for being with me today.
Hi Siobhan, and thank you so much for having me as a guest!
I love to have you on my blog, Susan. So what started you on the path to becoming an erotic romance author?
The blame for that falls firmly at the feet of my best friend. She and I were online D&D players. (Yes, I’m one of those…I even have pink dice.) The games were heavy on diplomacy and story telling, and our little portion of the map always seemed to fill up with lovers and their stories. Eventually I got brave enough to try writing solo, and with a lot of encouragement from my best friend, I started submitting to publishers. That was seven books ago.
Wow! Seven books. Nicely done. Congratulations on your latest release on Eternal Bonds with Siren Publishing. Introduce us to the main characters and premise of your story.
Thank you! Eternal Bonds is the story of Duncan, Jared and Tabitha.
wants Tabitha but after a brutal betrayal, he’s
sworn to never bring another person into the dark life of a vampire.
Jared is Duncan Duncan’s guardian and companion of
more than seventy-five years, a human enhanced by years of feeding off of Duncan’s blood. Tabitha is human, struggling to make ends
meet while fantasizing over the sexy doctor who only works the night shift.
When an old enemy reappears, Tabitha becomes a pawn in a vicious game of
revenge, forcing Duncan to break his vow in
order to protect her.
Did anything in particular inspire this story?
I love vampire tales, and I’ve written several, but until now I’ve always cast the vamp as the villain. This time a fellow writer challenged me to make them the hero, and I swear
Duncan was in my head whispering the
next minute, telling me his story.
Vampires are well loved in the paranormal romance realm. What’s special about your vampires?
Unlike some vampires,
Duncan isn’t removed from the
world of humans, he’s actually taking part in it. He works as a doctor at a
busy Chicago hospital helping people every
day, as well as acting as their guardian, keeping other vampires and paranormal
threats out of his territory.
What other projects are on the horizon for you that we’re likely to see?
I have a science fiction based ménage submitted to Siren Publishing right now, and if they accept then I hope to see that coming out late summer or early autumn. Right now I’m working on the next book in my Kismet Cove series, which is a ménage series about a colony of selkies living out on the Canadian west coast.
Oooh, Selkies. That sounds great. Thank you for joining me today, Susan, and we look forward to all your upcoming releases!
If you’d like a copy of Evernal Bonds, you can find it at:
And be sure to check out Susan’s other books.
You can find Susan at:
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Susan is offering an ecopy of Eternal Bonds to one lucky commenter who answers: Who is your favorite vampire hero and what makes him get your blood pumping? Please leave your email address or Twitter handle in your comment. You must be over 18 years of age to win and please void where prohibited.
The giveaway is open internationally and goes until 8 pm Thursday, July 4 2013 and the winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday.
“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.
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)