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Check it out! Today on Author Override, we have Paranormal Romance writer Laura Wright! Laura is the author of the Mark of the Vampire series! Join us as she chats with the sexy Roman brothers and see what kind of mischief occurs...
I walk into the library in the Soho House to find the Roman brothers in casual states of being. As usual, Nicholas is behind his computer at the desk, while Alexander and Lucian are seated in club chairs. All three stop talking the moment I enter. They’re expecting me. I sit down in the empty chair across from Alex and smile.
Laura Wright: Evening, boys. Let’s get right to it. We’re going to do this light and easy and attempt to not cross over into the dark and oversexed, okay?
Lucian: <raises a brow at Alex> What’s she talking about?
Lucian: Hey, that isn’t me – dark and over sexed! Shit, that’d be Sir Sex for Hire behind us.
Nicholas: <a low growl rumbling in this throat looks up from his screen> Get over it already, Luca. Like the song says, I was born this way.
Alexander: Your taste in music makes my balls shrivel, Nicky. <turns to Luca> Told you he listened to that human female… what’s her name again?
Lucian: <snorts> The one who wears the meat clothing? <Shrugs, thinks> Although...I quite liked that...
Laura Wright: So Nicky digs Lady Gaga, can we move on please?
With a smooth, cool smile, Nicholas gets up from the computer and comes to stand beside me. He touches me on the shoulder, his skin warming me instantly through my clothes.
Laura Wright: So, Lucian? Are you pleased with your book, Eternal Captive?
Lucian: You know how I feel, Writer Lady. I am resigned to my book and to my fate.
He will always make me crazy. I know this and yet I continue with the questions.
Laura Wright: You know, Luca, I still have the editing process to go through on your book, I could change--
Lucian: <quickly> No. <way too quickly> Fuck, no.
Laura Wright: And your heroine...she doesn’t have to be—
Lucian pushes forward in his chair, his eyes slits now, and feral.
Lucian: <low and slow> Change her in any way and you and I are done. <He stares me down> Got that, Writer Lady?
I swallow. There’s a lump there, has been for many months now, and its name is Lucian Roman.
Laura Wright: <cautiously> I’ll never get you, Luca, but I won’t change anything, all right?
Laura Wright: What about you, Nicky? Do you feel good about Eternal Kiss?
Nicholas: <his dark eyes soften> I have Kate.
Laura Wright: <his answer makes my entire body melt and I think that veana is damn lucky> She was worth … everything, wasn’t she?
Nicholas: She is worth life and death, hunger and misery. For one moment in her presence, beneath her, feeding from her, I would die a thousands painful deaths. <he turns, feeling Luca’s gaze on him and snarls at the brother, his mood instantly changed> Say something, Duro and I rip the fangs from your head.
Lucian grins, and I can see he’s mulling it over. What to say...how to react, what he wants the outcome of this exchange to be.
I quickly move on to Alexander before it gets all fists and blood in here.
Laura Wright: Alex, you are my first. <I blush at this. I’m so silly, so girly when I’m around him. I try again> You know what I mean, right?
Alexander: <nods, smiles in that charming, casual, sexy way of his> I do. And in truth, Laura Wright, you are my first veana.
I smile back and try to pretend my heart isn’t pounding. We have been through a lot together, Alexander and me, and I love him even though he belongs to Sara now – as it should be.
Laura Wright: Alex, are you pleased with your book? Was Eternal Hunger a nightmare for you, having to see and deal with your parents, or was it the only way for you to let go of your past and --“
He cuts me off with just a look.
Alexander: I don’t dwell in the land of regrets, Laura, you know that. I faced what I was forced to face and was fortunate enough to have a warrior by my side when I did.
Alexander: <smiles, showing off the tips of his fangs> Not my brothers, female. The warrior I speak of is Sara. She is fierce and strong and every good, wise thing I am not.
Lucian: <snorts> Christ! I think you just gave me a cavity, Duro.
Unable to stop himself, Nicholas laughs.
Alexander: <snarls> Which tooth of yours harbours this cavity, brother? I’d be happy to pull it for you. <he leans in closer and hisses at the albino> No pain meds on me today but I’ll make sure to knock you unconscious first.
Oh crap. Here we go. Too much vampire testosterone--
Nicholas: <sobering only slightly> Easy Alex. <stepping between them as usual> Let’s wait for Writer Lady’s interview to conclude before we play Dentist with our albino asshole of a brother, yes?
But Alex is already out of his chair. Like a cat with a fat rat in his sights, he moves toward Lucian - who incidentally is grinning and pointing at his tooth.
I get up.
Laura Wright: All right. I’m done. I’m out of here. Have fun and don’t kill each other. <Nearly to the door now> Your veanas will never forgive me if you do any permanent damage to each....
But they hardly hear me. Nicholas has given up being the logical one and has joined the dog pile that now blankets the floor before the fire.
I leave the room quickly to the sounds of fists connecting with bone, but as I walk down the hall I also hear laughter amongst the brotherly tussle and I smile and shake my head.
Oh, my boys.
**REMINDER!! Tomorrow Laura Wright will be stopping by and chatting with us! She will be giving away a book of the winner's choice as well as some swag! Don't forget to stop by!