Welcome, Hunters, to the On the Hunt Author Hop. I hope you enjoy the bounties awaiting you at each stop. For my contribution, I’m introducing you to Teaghan — the hero of CREAM and a bounty hunter who enjoys his job to the utmost, even if he is a little… unconventional.
I wanted to stray away from the typical vampire who is all proper and old school/country when I wrote Teaghan. That vampire has been done to death, right? So why not write a vampire who likes to keep with the times? He’s definitely not what Jeliyah, the heroine of CREAM was expecting. That’s for sure.
Teaghan was a top enforcer with hundreds of kills under his belt, a fifth of those after the human-vampire cooperative started.
He’d retired seven partners in the last three years, which was high by anyone’s standards. Most partnerships lasted a minimum of one year before a necromancer was close to retirement. With Teaghan’s kill rate, a necromancer only needed to stay by his side for a few months.
Someone with a record like that should be the stoic, no-nonsense type. Jeliyah had been prepared for the militant type with a chip on his shoulder because he had to babysit a human, even if that human was giving him the edge he needed to keep his kill count so high.
She got flaming-red hair in neat cornrows that ended past his shoulders, a tight black tank top with thick gold chains draped over it, baggy jeans that were two sizes too big and tan work boots with the laces untied. His only saving grace was that he knew how to use a belt, though that didn’t change the fact that a vampire born in the seventeen hundreds was dressed gangsta.
Cute, huh? Suffice to say, I had a lot of fun writing Teaghan. All I had to do was think of what a typical vampire would do in a situation and then run the other way with it. But then, that’s my usual M.O. with most of my writing.
But being gangsta is just what Teaghan does to add spice to his life. His true passion is killing. He’s good at it and loves any job that lets him do more of it — hence the reason he’s an Enforcer — the PC term for a government paid bounty hunter.
“I like killing people. I became a vampire on the battlefield. After I got out from under my sire, I kept at it. Some legal killings. Some not. Got on the bad side of some vampire hunters before I became a bounty hunter.” He shrugged. “Pretending to be human costs and I got paid to kill people. It was a win-win. The cost of living has gone up since the outing, but then so have the bounties.”
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She’s entered a world where blood, sex, and cash rules everything around her.
What do a four hundred-year-old vampire and a mid-level necromancer have in common? Money. Jeliyah needs it to pay off the people who trained her and Teaghan enjoys killing to get it. Together they hunt rogue vampires—assuming Teaghan can focus on something other than getting her in bed and Jeliyah doesn’t put a bullet in him first.
The uneasy partnership promises to be lucrative until Teaghan and Jeliyah get on the wrong side of a feud. Jeliyah is forced to use forbidden magic and finds herself bound to a man she should hate—but whom she can’t stop fantasizing about.
Every second they stay alive fuels a growing desire Jeliyah is unwilling to deny. Is it the magic? The danger? The only way to get the answers she craves is to outrun the enemy or kill them. She knows Teaghan’s preference but it’s Jeliyah who must put their mind-blowing sex aside and make the choice that will decide both their fates.
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