I’m so excited to have Alice Brown with us for this pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday Words. Alice’s latest book Up In Smoke is the second book in the Texas Vampires series. I love vampires, nothing like a good bite to get you going! LOL
I thought I was going to get to interview Alice, but since she’s all tied up with release activities and Thanksgiving prep she sent her new hero, Nathaniel Andrews!
LSJ: Nathaniel, thank you for stopping by to chat with us. I understand that your book, Up in Smoke, Texas Vampire Rangers 2 released Nov. 25. Can you tell us a little about your life and what it is like to work for such a prestigious organization as the Texas Rangers?
Nathaniel: I’ve just moved from Wyoming where I was the sheriff in a small town. Unfortunately, people were starting to notice that I hadn’t aged a day in over ten years, so I knew it was time for me to move on. My brother has been hounding me for years to move to Texas and work with his team of Rangers. So, I finally decided it was time.
LSJ: I heard you had a bit of a surprise on your first day on the job. Care to share with us?
Nathaniel: (chuckles) I walked in the front doors of the Ranger headquarters, fully prepared to report for duty, and received the shock of my life to discover my very human mate was working as a receptionist!
And as you may have already heard, I got the wind knocked out of my sails, and didn’t exactly approach her in the best possible way. And then my brother almost fired me before I’d even been officially on the job for twenty minutes. Not that I can blame him. I guess when you meet your mate you do some stupid things sometimes. It seemed like I could do nothing right that day.
LSJ: So your mate, Susan, correct? She is human, how did she take you being a vampire?
Nathaniel: Honestly, she already knew about our kind, so I was thankful I didn’t have to be something I wasn’t. My being a vampire isn’t what caused problems. I tend to be a bit stubborn and domineering sometimes, and especially after I found out my mate was in trouble.
LSJ: Can you tell us anything about that?
Nathaniel: Sorry, that is official police business and I am not allowed to give out details. I can say that the Rangers are always on the job, and they don’t give up until they catch the bad guy(s). My brother Walter, runs a tight ship. He expects everyone to pull together, and wants to see the team working as one on a case until it was cracked. It’s nice to know that you are not chasing the bad guys yourself, but you’ve got an entire team standing beside you.
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Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF
In book two of the Texas Vampire Rangers: After her husband’s murder and her kidnapping, Susan thought she was doing quite well putting her life back together. She had a job at the Texas Ranger headquarters. Who cared if her new friends were vampires? It was past time for her to be happy.
Nathaniel had been sheriff of a small town for ten years and when he started dodging questions as to why he wasn’t looking any older, he knew it was time to move on. So he called his brother and packed his bags, ready to accept his new assignment with the Texas Rangers. He had no idea that walking in the front door on his first day was going to change his life forever.
Nathaniel might claim Susan as his mate, but after being in one unhappy relationship, she isn’t too sure she is ready for another. When someone begins terrorizing her, Nathaniel doesn’t take any chances with her safety. He just hopes when her past catches up with her, he can keep her safe.
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Nathaniel Scott Andrews walked out of the scorching Texas sun and into cool air conditioning. Thank God for modern day conveniences, he thought. He had just recently, as in yesterday, relocated from Wyoming, where he’d been the town sheriff for ten years. Unfortunately, he hadn’t aged a day in those ten years and people were starting to notice. Yep, time to move on. A quick call to his brother and he was on his way to the Lone Star state. How in the hell did Walter deal with this heat?
The first scent that reached him was of a human. What the hell? Since when did Walter employ humans to work with their kind on a daily basis? He took two steps inside and came to a complete stop. The scent of pure human was still there, but with it now came the scent of the sweetest mixture of honeysuckle and lilac. It was a tantalizing fragrance, and it managed to capture every ounce of his blood and send it straight south. He quickly brought his hands forward to try to hide the massive erection that was now trying to protrude through his pants. How in the hell had this happened? How in the hell did fate match him up with a mere slip of a human? The fickle bitch must surely be laughing her ass off right about now.
As he started walking toward the counter, he heard her state, “Good morning, how can I help you?”
He walked straight up and leaned over the counter, getting as close to her as he could. “Don’t go anywhere, darlin’, I want you for lunch.”
The look on her face went from shock to outrage in less than two seconds. “What did you just say?” she inquired with her eyebrow cocked. She stood from her desk and leaned into him, coming so damn close he could have easily reached out and kissed her. She was a feisty little thing, he’d give her that much.
“Listen, buddy. I don’t know who the hell you are, and quite frankly I don’t care, but there is no way in hell you’ll get away with talking to me like that. I’m calling my boss, who just happens to be the head of the Rangers.”
“You do that, darlin’. Tell my brother, Walter, that I’m here.”
He reached over and lightly chucked her under her chin. “Never mind, baby. I know where to find him. You just be ready for me when I come back out.”
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How to Contact Alice Brown
Alice’s website: http://AuthorAliceBrown.com
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Wednesday Words as much as I did. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Up In Smoke for a “hot” read while recovering from the Thanksgiving meal and Black Friday shopping! Until next time…Happy Thanksgiving!