Meet the Characters: Severus (The Hunt)

MTC_ SeverusMeet Severus, an incubus escort and the hero of my upcoming paranormal romance series, The Hunt. In the grand demon hierarchy, incubi rate down toward the bottom, the way bottom, as their strength is dependent on human contact. A native Hell-born demon, Severus spent centuries enduring the cruelty of his own kind before finally making the move to the human city of Farrow’s Hollow a permanent one.

Rather than repeating the mistakes of historical incubi, Severus decided to work as an escort to get his fix. He sees clients three to five nights a week, and has for decades, taking just what he needs to survive. In his entire existence topside, he has yet to kill a client—which, for a demon, is saying something.

He lives with a demon-human hybrid named Alaric Crowley, the son of Verrier, a former prince of Hell who is spending his retirement years on Earth. Verrier dotes on his son, and Severus reaps the benefits too. While he enjoys the fancy house and high-tech gadgets and dozens of flashy cars all at his disposal courtesy of his roommate, Severus likes the security the most. No one can touch him if he’s a friend of Alaric’s, given the entire demon community fears the wrath of Verrier.

Severus genuinely likes Alaric, however, and while neither would ever admit it, the pair aren’t just roommates, but best friends. In fact, Alaric is his only friend, as the scorn from fellow demon didn’t lessen much after the move to Earth. He’s still an incubus, still a leech, and he’s reminded of it daily.

The hatred could have turned his hard and cruel, but, embarrassingly enough, Severus is a caregiver at heart. His clients have been on the receiving end of his generosity for years, whether he can acknowledge it or not. Charming, polite, and able to swallow his pride, Severus has been a model demon citizen on Earth. Adaptable and observant, he steers clear of the demon mob families and flies under the radar for the most part.

Still, like most demons, he delights in public displays of cruelty, and his somewhat benevolent attitude towards humans stems from the fact that he needs them to survive. He isn’t above using morally questionable tactics to get what he wants.

He is a fan of vintage whiskey and violent video games. He keeps his inner beast dormant most of the time, and is one of the few demons to seamlessly integrate into human society. As a lust demon who also escorts, sex is on his mind… a lot.

One drunken night, he took a Hogwarts Sorting Hat quiz; unsurprisingly, he’d make the perfect Slytherin.

Meet the Characters: Adrian (Apollo’s Priestess)

Adrian - Character IntroMeet Adrian, the wolf shifter hero of my upcoming paranormal romance Apollo’s Priestess! Born to non-shifter parents in Dacia (modern-day Romania), he was abandoned as a pup after his first accidental shift. Fortunately, he was rescued by Lada, the Slavic goddess of love and beauty, and raised as her own.

Once he became of age, Adrian was put to work by his adoptive mother’s godly house. In his wolf form, he marches between all the religious sites within his territory on a daily basis, ensuring they are well-maintained and that the priests are looking after the common people. That all changes, however, when Lada assigns him a new, special quest: rescue a former priestess of Apollo from her Roman masters, and bring her home.

Adrian is a simple, straightforward sort of fellow. He honors the gods, sees to his duties, and is especially protective of those who have been treated unjustly. A skilled tracker, hunter, and survivalist, he can adapt and thrive in just about any setting, and speaks numerous regional dialects, including Greek and some Latin. He tends to think of others before himself, though he does consider himself, a shifter, better than humans.

After years of living as a lone wolf, Adrian wears a hardened exterior until you are fortunate enough to be considered a friend. Friends, and his fated mate, will see that he is kind, outspoken, and playful.

His shifted form is an enormous black wolf; onlookers sometimes confuse him with a bear. When he isn’t serving the gods, he tends to his garden, his livestock, and his beehives.

 

Meet the Characters: Jack (Holiday Hell, Erotic Short Shorts, #2)

JackMeet Jack, the sexy divorced dad love interest in Holiday Hell! He has a young daughter named Maya, and all she wants for Christmas is a blue-haired Miss Molly doll. Little does Jack realize, that exact doll is all the rage these days, and despite working in client acquisitions for his company, this is going to be his toughest find yet.

While gorgeous, Jack can be a little socially awkward sometimes, blurting whatever comes to mind without thinking it through. He and his ex-wife get along great, but they realized that they were better as friends than husband and wife. That being said, he wishes he was more confident with women–but the women in his life, especially a certain toy department sales associate, thinks he does just fine. He enjoys quiet nights in, weathering the storm with a whiskey and a gorgeous woman, and will do anything for his daughter. He never went through the playboy phase, nor has he done much dating since the divorce, and isn’t looking forward to the day when some teenage player tries to take his daughter to prom. Protective, nurturing, and fair, he isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right.

Meet the Characters: Cole Daniels

Twenty-one days to go before my latest contemporary erotic romance goes live!

Cole DanielsMeet Cole DanielsCyber security CEO. Programming nerd. Hunky billionaire with a managed case of anxiety. Likes sushi, quiet nights in, and his sugar baby Skye Summers. Joined the sugar daddy service because the press were merciless about his non-existent love life. Isn’t a fan of change. Enjoys a good, easy status quo. The only place he’s a shark — the business world. Learned how to fake confidence in the boardroom a long time ago, but it hasn’t translated into the romance department. One of the heroes of the ALL IN trilogy, and a little bit of a mysterious, hard-to-read character until the final book in the trilogy.

Get your preorder of Skye, Cole, and Finn’s story for 99 cents, and stay tuned for more Meet the Character posts! Next week — our final man makes an appearance.