PUBLISHER: Amber Quill Press
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2015
GENRE: M/M Romance
TAGS: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Vampire / Paranormal / Mystery / Detective / Suspense / Thriller / Action / Adventure
LENGTH: Approximately 140 pages
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Although they've been labeled as a group of misfits, Minneapolis' 77th police precinct has plenty of talent. The problem is, it's paranormal talent and no one's supposed to know about it.
Nick keeps his officers busy chasing after all the creepy crawly things that tend to go "bump" in the night, thus insuring the twin cities are safe and totally unaware that other realms even exist. Nick is the Door Keeper and his job as the precinct’s captain is to maintain order in what would otherwise be chaos.
When said chaos rears its ugly head in the form of a ferocious and brutal vampire, the last thing Nick needs is to deal with a new partner, even if that new partner is as sexy as Arrain.
Hurri Cosmo lives in Minnesota where she holds tight to the idea that there, where it’s cold a good part of the year, she won’t age as fast. Yep, she avoids the truth as much as she avoids mirrors. But one of the reasons she loves writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, she doesn’t mind “real life” and she does try to at least keep it in mind when she writes her stories, but she truly loves creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason she loves reading this genre, too. Give her a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and her computer, whether she is reading or writing, and she will entertain herself for hours. The fact she actually gets paid to do it is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
You can find Hurri here:
Other books by Hurri Cosmo:
How West Was Won
The Superior Jewel
Ice Dragon Tales (contains the first two books in the series, The Servant Prince and The Servant King)
Talasar’s Elixir (Book one in the Dragon for Hire series)
Amber Moon (Part of the Intoxicating Fantasies series)
Chase and Capture
Baby, Think it Over
The Astral Mage (Book one of The Captains of the Wolf)
I Believe Now (Until You, #2) – Available June 26th
Riven Creek Ranch
A Place to Belong
Hello, Nick. Thanks for taking the time to let me talk with you today.
No problem. Not sure why you think I am interesting enough to interview, though.
Well, let’s talk about that. You’re the captain of this unit, right? The 77th precinct?
I did notice that no one calls you captain. They all call you ‘boss’.
Yeah. Bunch of disrespectful jack… (Clears throat) people. (Chuckles) Nah. Just kidding. They respect me. If they didn’t I would kick their as… butts.
I’m sure you’re aware that your precinct has a reputation?
(Laughs) Yeah. We’re known as the misfits. Can’t find our way out of a paper bag
Do you agree with that interpretation?
That we’re misfits? No. I don’t. We actually do a lot for the Twin Cities but we just don’t shout it from the top of the IDS Tower.
Oh really? Like what do you do?
Like making sure monsters, including vampires, stay in their own realms.
(Shocked) Monsters and vampires?
(Laughs) Just kidding! (Sobers) Unless I’m not.
Come on now, Nick. You don’t expect me to believe you fight off monsters and vampires!
Because there is no such thing! I have never seen a monster or a vampire.
See how good we are?
Now knock that off, Nick. Let’s talk about real issues, like crime.
Oh yeah. Crime. I let Barden handle all of that nonsense. He seems to think he’s good at it. At least the mayor does.
Oh yes, the mayor. You have been quite vocal about being against the mayor’s policies on reducing the crime rate in downtown Minneapolis.
I’m not against his policies. I’m just against his mind set they’re everyone’s, or anyone’s, for that matter, reality. He’s not out here in the street and that’s just fine. He shouldn’t be. But then he should be listening when officers, like my squad, talk. He doesn’t get that his idea of crime fighting is a utopian approach that sounds good when you spout it off in public because you’re up for re-election. But fancy words and ideals don’t make it happen on the dirty streets. But that’s politics and I don’t want to get involved with any of that.
But the mayor has taken away some very high profile cases from you. You sound angry about that.
Nope. Not in the least. I’m busy enough.
I told you. Keeping the monsters and vampires from being under your kids beds or in your kids closets.
Oh Nick! You can be so funny!
Yep, that’s me. Mr. Comedian. *wink*
So let’s talk about some personal things, shall we? How does your family feel about you being a cop?
Family? Well, don’t really remember a father and my mother is a lunatic. So, no real family. Don’t look so surprised. She was a lunatic. For Real.
That’s so sad!
Truth is sometimes a bit harsh.
So how about this question, then? What do you want from life?
For it to slow down and quit making me so damn old
(Laughs) If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
Oh fuck, really? What kind of questions are these… oh, fine. Okay, let’s see. Already have the hot guy. (Laughs, then sighs) Would love the ability to read a Stalen vampire’s mind. Would use all three wishes on just that.
There you go with that vampire business again.
Well, hopefully not for a while. We all need a little break.
(Shakes her head) Moving on. What three things would you take to a Desert Island?
Ha! Arrain, lots of lube and sunblock. We’ll be naked a lot. Okay, always naked.
Oh yes, Arrain. You’re in love. How did you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period?
Nah. With me, with us, it was a bit different.
Yeah. We were paired. No real choice involved there.
That doesn’t sound romantic. You sound like you love the man.
Oh I do. A lot. The man of my dreams. Literally. We just didn’t come by love in the conventional way humans do.
You sound like you don’t think you’re human.
What are you?
Can’t tell you.
(Laughs) I just don’t know about you, Nick. So tell me, what parts of loving come easy for you?
Sex. That’s way easy. We probably do it too often though.
How about hard?
Talk (slowly shaking head) I don’t like the sharing crap.
So being a cop, you have to use your senses. Is one sense more highly developed than another? Not really. But, observation, I guess. So visual. Yep. I notice things.
What do you consider are your strengths?
Arrain. My friends. My trust in them.
What do you consider are your weaknesses?
(Laughs) Arrain, my friends, my trust in them
What is one physical attribute you are proud of?
(Leans forward and says softly) Seems my… um, libido is that of a young man these days. Has me kind of amazed. And dog tired.
What one physical attribute would you change?
(Sits back) My age. That would take care of everything else. (Smiles)
What do you consider your special talent?
(Laughs) I can’t talk about that.
What do you wish your special talent was?
(Laughs harder) Won’t talk about that.
What's the worst thing you've ever done?
Ah shit. Really? That’s another thing I don’t want to talk about it.
Describe your ideal mate.
What's the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
Again, Arrain and my friends. Always and ever.
How do you feel about your life right now?
Feel good. Things are going well. Doing the traveling thing and getting to see some things I never would have thought I wanted to see. And I’m doing it with Arrain. That’s the best.