QSFer Elizabeth Noble has a new mystery/suspense/paranormal book out:
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.
Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soulmate.
Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soulmate to Lucas Coate.
Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living amongst vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.
Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon that may very well mean death for one of them.
Vampire Guard Book One
IN A high-security, very secretive facility in a remote region of northern Maine…
“Thank you for taking time for this meeting, and on such short notice.” The speaker, a man, addressed two other men and a woman.
They were seated around a conference table. A holographic image consisting of dark red letters floated just above the table’s surface.
“As you know,” he began and pointed a remote at the projector. The dark red, rotating letters were replaced by photographs of two men. “We’ve been watching these two vampires—Declan, also known as Henri de Fleur, and Jonas Forge—for more than a century and have always felt they’d be excellent additions to our organization, once they met the criteria.”
He glanced around, smiling when he was met with nods of agreement.
“Since shortly after World War II, they’ve lived in a house known to the locals as Boggs’s Castle. It’s located in an American Midwestern town on Lake Erie.” He motioned to the images. “Candidates one and two are an art thief/con man and a police detective, respectively.”
“A cop and a thief—I like it,” one of the men said in a Middle Eastern accent.
“Both useful skill sets,” the woman added. “Have they become soul mates and bonded?”
“Bonded they have,” the presenter said.
“How very Yoda of you,” the other man quipped. His speech had a distinctive Germanic inflection.
The presenter arched an eyebrow and shook his head, continuing, “However, their bond is one of friendship. They are soul mated to others.” He clicked his remote, and another image appeared. “The thief’s soul mate is a werewolf, Lucas Coate, who is employed by the same police force as the detective. He’s a medical examiner and has lived in Boggs’s Castle for about a decade with the detective and this third vampire.”
A shot of a distinguished-looking man now hovered over the table.
“Has he also come under our scrutiny?” the Middle Eastern man asked. He leaned forward and rubbed his chin dramatically.
“Only because of his relationship with the others,” the presenter explained. “He’s a university professor named Simon Hawthorne, and he is bonded to a human, Ben Leyton. Hawthorne is not a candidate, obviously, but because of his long friendship with the others and the proximity of their living arrangements, I think it best he and his human soul mate be approved to be read in as well. They, all of them as a group, have done considerable work thwarting supernatural attacks in that part of the world.” Again he was met with a round of nods.
“How connected is the werewolf to his pack after bonding with a vampire?” The woman asked.
“He is the oldest son of the pack alpha, but he refuses to bow to tradition and has been vocal in his refusal to follow his father’s path. Available intel indicates he’s cut most of his ties with his pack.” The presenter picked up a glass of water and took a drink so the others could digest this bit of information.
The Germanic man spoke up. “And the fourth man, the police officer’s soul mate? What about him?”
“And how well trained is the werewolf? Working for a police department isn’t the same as having investigative training,” the woman added.
“I’ll go over the fourth man; then we’ll discuss training.” The presenter switched the image to that of a young man. “This is our wild card. Also a vampire and recently bonded to the detective, Blair Turner spent some years previous to that as a recluse. That coincided with his being changed. It seems he acquired much of his knowledge of vampires from pop culture.”
The presenter paused for a few minutes to let the chuckles and groans subside. “That is a sad situation,” the woman said and shook her head.
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Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and one tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Three of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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