Hello and welcome!
I am so excited to introduce you to a new BBF I acquired recently.
Please welcome Quinn!
What is your full name?
What is one word that best describes you?
You’d probably suspect as a vamp I’d say bloodthirsty. I’m a Biological vampire, which means I’m half human, but the vamp is dominant. I’ve lived for a few centuries. Every new life I’ve created for myself, changes me. As the owner of Vyro Creek and living as a rancher, I’d say the best word is ‘intense’.
Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
When I’m working at Vyro Creek, I wear trousers and stovepipe boots. It’s a throw-back from the 1800’s while working on the Transcontinental Railroad. But don’t get me wrong, I like my Wranglers. Yet, if a woman prefers I wear nothing, I love to make her happy.
Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Natasza envisioned a hero cross between the Witcher and Cullen Bohannon from “Hell on Wheels”. Gritty, harsh, but has his compassionate moments.
What is your favourite drink?
That’s a loaded question for a Vrykolakas, what humans commonly call a vampire. (Grin)
What is your greatest fear?
The Second Blood rebellion is gathering steam. There have been others in the past, but this one is far more serious. Vamps don’t normally fear much, but humans, let alone my favorite human, is in serious danger.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
I don’t sleep. My mind is on other things when I’m in the bedroom, and it doesn’t require clothes.
What is the perfect romantic date?
My brothers and I choose to live among humans. In practice, our kind doesn’t date, but when I met Ariana, she ignored me. Sure, I could have swept into her bedroom at night and taken what I wanted the old-fashioned way. But times are changing, and they’ve changed for my species as well. Unwittingly, Ariana demanded my attention and respect. I had to have some ‘alone time’ with her and suggested we take the horses out for a ride on her ranch. Let’s just say things got intense when an unexpected microburst forced us to seek cover. That was the first time she learned what I was and the true meaning of erotic pleasure.
What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
For a Biological vamp as old as I am, I’ve come across many pleasing scents. But without a doubt, Ariana stopped me in my tracks. Initially, I restrained my instincts to satiate my thirst. Unless you’re immortal, it’s hard to describe what the rich, intoxicating aroma of blood smells like to us. For my species, it strikes us similar to the peak of sexual release to a human.
When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’ve learned over the centuries that beauty doesn’t mean much. The Vrykolakas dens satisfy the darkest desires for males who don’t have wives or blood slaves. And I’ll admit that I, like others of my species, have ventured inside the walls to relieve my instincts. But I’ve learned the depth and passion of a woman is a huge turn-on and only human females possess this quality.
Do you have somebody in your life now?
Ari Holland and her two friends bought the neighboring ranch to Vyro Creek, which belongs to my clan. My initial interest was to protect her against the vamp rogue attacks that increased in our backwater town of Saguaro Gulch and across Arizona. Yet, something odd happened when we met, and it changed everything.
What is one word that best describes her?
Committed. To her ranch. She’s not afraid of hard work, but she tried to accomplish the impossible task on her own. She doesn’t want my help, but I give it freely because I want her to succeed. The closer we become the more I realize, I want to spend eternity with this woman.
Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Arizona Lightning is Book One of the Vyro Creek Series. Arizona Thunder will be out shortly, followed by Arizona Squall. Readers will find the depth of the True Blood Series; the passion of the Black Dagger Brotherhood saga, and the suspense of the Dark-Hunter novels rolled into one. Natasza’s goal is to immerse readers in a new world of tension and romance.
Thank you Quinn for chatting with me and I am looking forward to read what happens next. I hope you and Ari will figure out a way to get your HEA. Knowing Natasza’s other works, I am sure she will 😉
Well, I hope you enjoyed the chat as mush as I did and you will give Quinn a chance to steal your heart as he did mine.
As he mentioned, his story is the Arizona Lightning, book 1 of the Vyro Creek Series by Natasza Waters.
Three women fed up with the hustle of Los Angeles take a leap of faith. They land in a world of rebellion and immortals. The first, they can do without, the last, they can’t resist.
Ariana, Lynn, and Tess can’t turn down the steal of a deal on a dilapidated ranch in Saguaro Gulch, Arizona. The moving boxes are barely unpacked when visitors drop by. Three immigrant brothers from Ireland own the neighboring ranch named Vyro Creek.
While Tess and Lynn are infatuated by the bachelors, Ari isn’t as overwhelmed by the rugged cowboys with cut jaws and piercing blue eyes. There’s something distinctly unsettling about the oldest brother, Quinn Connelly.
After nightfall, a ruckus in the decrepit barn sends Ariana to investigate. When the threat is gone, so are her memories of the predator.
The desert is a rough and parched landscape. But Ari and her friends learn it’s not just the wildlife that’s hot and thirsty.
My review: 5 stars
I have to say I was surprised, and excited, when I saw Ms. Waters was releasing a paranormal book. I love her style of writing and I knew this one will be good too. Reading this story is not just reading, but getting immersed in a world that is old but new at the same time, with a new twist that made it into something exciting. I could not stop, read well into the night, needing to know what happens next. Quinn is lovable despite his sometime stubborn attitude, and he met his match in Ariana LOL those two can make fireworks. I wish they would make up their minds and see that they belong together. The story has an almost cliffhanger ending, but not really. Love the world building and how the layers are revealed slowly throughout the story. I can’t wait to read the next one.
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