DJ here. Most of you know how I feel about the fang boys. However, Alexis insists on pointing out that there are those who actually enjoy stories about these guys. In fact, she informed me that SAVAGE REDEMPTION just received 5 Hearts out of a possible 5 from The Romance Studio, and the book will be part of their 5 Heart Sweetheart Vote beginning today. Here’s the link for those who want to vote for Conlan Shea’s story:
So anyway, I thought I should let this Conlan guy hang out here this week and explain to one and all what’s so special about him and his fangy friends. He graciously (**gag**) agreed to chat with me today and then stop back in during the week. And just to make a good impression on everyone, he’s offered to give a $5 Starbucks card to someone who asks him a question. So here goes:
DJ: Conlan, what’s it like to be a bloodsucker?
Alexis: Ahem, DJ, behave or I’ll get Lonzo in here and let Devlin know the light bulbs are dusty again.
DJ: Fine, Alexis. Be that way. (big sigh here) So, Mr. Shea, sir, what’s the difference between you as a chancellor and Rafferty, who is a vampire?
Conlan: Gee, thanks for the warm welcome, DJ. (smirk) Chancellor DNA is half-human and half-vampire. We can have either one human and one vampire parent or a human and a chancellor, or even two chancellors. We inherit the best of both worlds—extra strength, speed, longer lives like a vampire, but we’re not allergic to sunlight like they are. Also, we don’t feed on blood just to live.
DJ: So when do you drink blood?
Conlan (flashing his impressive fangs): You’re treading on very personal territory, Paladin. I suggest you move on to another question.
DJ: Alexis has a tendency to put us all through hell before we get our happily-ever-after. Was that your experience, too?
Conlan (giving her a quick, narrow-eyed glance before answering): If you call spending two years in prison after being betrayed and abandoned by the woman you love going through hell, then, yes, she did.
Alexis (giving both men a superior smile): If either of you is waiting for me to apologize, you’re in for a long wait, gentlemen. Having said that, you both value what you have now more because you remember what it was like before Reggie and Kat came into your lives to stay. Both of them caused you both a lot of trouble, whether they meant to or not, but neither of you hold that against them. Tell me I’m not wrong about that.
DJ and Conlan lock gazes, finally realizing they have more in common than they thought.
DJ: You’re not wrong. Reggie is everything to me.
Conlan: Kat never meant to betray me. And I would have done a whole lot more than go to prison to make her and her nieces safe.
Alexis: Okay, then. Why don’t you two go shoot some pool or something, and then come back later to answer any questions that have popped up. Personally, I’m writing a story about a regular human guy right now—no swords, no fangs–and need to get to work. Talk about a real challenge!
DJ and Conlan both grin as they stand up. DJ stops to pat Alexis on the shoulder. “Good luck with that. We’ll be back later.”
Conlan: And remember, for one person who posts a question, the Starbucks is on me. Also, don’t forget to vote if you get a chance!