Book Name: When Will I Be Loved
Release Date: June 7, 2015
Publisher: Amber Quill
Cover Artist: Trace Zaber
Pages or Words: Approximately 115,000 words
Categories: M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal
Blurb: Miller Fenwick wants the kind of happy ending his best friend got, with the hunky werewolf of his dreams. Trouble is, there doesn’t seem to be a Prince Charming on the horizon, and casual encounters don’t cut it anymore. Now that Alexx and Raoul are engaged, Miller is becoming resigned to being the bridesmaid, never the bride. But a chance encounter with a sexy stranger at Charisma has his hopes soaring, and his heart is wide open to possibilities.
Holt Wynne is the head of Helios, the largest vampire organization in the country. He’s a very influential and wealthy man, with a deep-seated hatred of werewolves. His running into Miller at Charisma isn’t entirely accidental. He’d meant to wait, but his emotions got the better of him, and he couldn’t stay away. And now see what he’s done…
Wait until Miller finds out he’s sortof just gotten married to the sexy vampire who hates the people who are Miller’s best friends. Sparks are gonna fly—and not just in the bedroom. One thing for sure—life in Crescent Bay is never dull!
Miller forced himself to take a breath, unaware until he did that he’d stopped breathing.
Quit being ridiculous. Wine going to your head already?
But he’d only had the one glass. And he hadn’t even finished that. He wasn’t such a lightweight, when it came to holding his alcohol, and he knew it.
He told himself it was just his imagination. But just to be safe, he began a slow cautious turn, looking around him, without appearing to be searching for anything—or anyone.
And there he was.
Standing a heartbeat away from Miller was one of the sexiest men he’d ever seen in his life. A man every bit as sexy as Raoul Marchand, although not in the same feral way as the werewolf.
This man was light where Raoul was dark. His hair was a honey blonde which stood out by virtue of being obviously natural, in a place where most blondes were either created by the sun or came from a bottle. He stood a little taller than Miller, exuding a presence that went beyond the merely physical, possessed of the bearing and mien of a veritable god.
But it was his eyes that drew Miller in and held him spellbound. Blue and green, like staring into tropical waves, flecked with bits of pure molten gold. And the way he was staring at Miller was sending the most delicious shivers traveling up and down his spine.
The man took a step toward Miller, his hand outstretched. Before Miller quite realized what had happened, he’d placed his own hand inside of the other man’s, and he found himself being drawn onto the dance floor.
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Guest Postby Julie Lynn Hayes
Thanks for having me here today!
The question you asked is how are my werewolves and vampires different from others. Good question.
When I started writing When Will I See You Again, I wanted to build a world of my own, with my own rules and history. I admit, vampires don’t come into play in the first book to speak of, but they are mentioned. It’s only in the second book that you learn much about them, other than before the creation of the artificial blood, Blut, their existence was hidden from the world. After that, it was safe for humans to learn about them and not to fear them. The idea for Blut was undoubtedly inspired by True Blood. It was a good idea, and a logical one, so I went with it, and gave the artificial blood the name Blut, which means blood in German.
The vampires I write about belong to one family, which is also a corporation, called Helios. Helios derives from the Greek word for sun. While my vampires do not walk in the sun, Holt Wynne, who is the CEO, hopes that one day they will be able to. Other than their need for blood, and their inability to endure sunlight, my vampires are like other people, with the same desires, wants, and needs. Well, for the most part.
You see, there are some vampires that don’t go along with the agenda, but isn’t that true of people too? These vamps prefer the old ways, the days when they drew nourishment directly from humans, which is now not allowed. In defiance of the law, some vampires operate what are known as V Clubs. These are places where vampires and humans can hook up to satisfy mutual itches, let us say. There are some people who get off on having their blood drawn, and some who just get off on being around vampires, finding a certain glamour in their company. These clubs are very illegal, and, much like the speakeasies of Prohibition times, you need to know someone to find them, and you need a password to get in. Holt hates the clubs with a passion, and wishes to destroy every one.
Now, to the werewolves. Werewolves have come a long way since Lon Chaney spouted extra hair up on the big screen. Some people use the term werewolf interchangeably with shifter, and others have begun to affix the prefix were- onto any other type of animal they can think of. By tradition, werewolves change only with the full moon, while shifters can shift when they choose to. The lines are fast becoming blurred, though.
My werewolves are rather traditional in that they only change once a month. Like the vampires, they were able to come out of the closet, so to speak, with the discover of SL57, commonly known as Wolf Trank, which tames the beast within and makes the werewolves harmless in their feral state.
Charisma is the most famous nightclub in Crescent Bay, owned by Philippe Marchand and run by his son Raoul, both werewolves. People flock to Charisma to see the supes, as they refer to the wolves and the vamps, especially during the full moon. Some wolves prefer to spend that night by themselves, while others revel in the notoriety. To each his own. Other than that, the wolves are like other people, have lives and businesses, and love.
I tried to set up a world similar to our own, but one where werewolves and vampires aren’t dirty little secrets but respected members of the community. I hope you like them!
Thanks for having me here today!
About the author:
Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.
She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, Wayward Ink Press, and Amber Quill Press.
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