This was the seemingly harmless question that started the ‘Sex with Strings’ series. At the time I was writing an urban fantasy (that I love, even though it languishes at the back of a cupboard), and there was one small nightclub scene. It was a Vampire nightclub and for some reason a DJ wasn’t working, it just didn’t feel real for me.
I was thinking a string quartet with a dash of rock, a lashing of grunge and a whole lot of sex appeal. Thus the band Lucinda’s Lover was born. Of course one I’d created them I couldn’t let them walk off stage and disappear because I wanted to know more about them.
Who were they once they washed off the eyeliner and stripped of their leather pants? How did the four of them get together and what were their personalities? And most importantly, who would be their perfect match?
Absinthe let the energy of the crowd wash over him. In a small venue like this it didn’t take long to build; a mix of excitement and sex. Humans thought it was the atmosphere of a live event. In part that was true. The rest was magic created from the amped up emotions. Magic he used to serve his own interest. The club was full, with a good representation of everything— Were, Vampires, humans…the group of Shamen to the side of the stage. No doubt they were pulling something out the air and getting a magical boost the same as him. His lip didn’t curl in distaste. Couldn’t when so many watched him. They loved Absinthe…he knew they wouldn’t feel the same way about William if they knew what he was.
Never before had anyone called to him like that.
Blurb: Claire Winters is two days away from taking her place in the Shamanic Council’s Genetic Protection Program. To keep the fragile bloodline strong, every Shaman female must have one pure Shaman child. Tonight she wants one last fling and she has the lead violinist of Lucinda’s Lover in her sights–even though lustful liaisons with Vampires are strictly forbidden.
Absinthe has shunned long term relationships for so long he’s not sure he knows how to do anything but one-night stands. A forbidden hybrid of Shaman and Vampire, he has the ability to draw up power during shows and enchant people–usually women–out of their panties. But when he chooses Claire and a quickie backstage turns into a passionate night he can’t forget, he isn’t sure who was enchanting who.
Enchanting Absinthe is coming out July 13th
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With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she is published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Carina Press and Sourcebooks.