Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues…
Welcome to The Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
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Vampires make the best spies. Throw a smart-mouthed werewolf in with three vampires, mix well, and The Vampire Guard's newest team is bound to become one of their greatest assets. Super spies with a full range of skills. Warrior, hacker, thief, and scientist. They get in, do the job and get out before the bad guys ever know what hit them.
Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas are thrust into the world of high-tech spies and top-secret espionage conspiracies. Recruited into the world’s most elite and secret organization with one singular mission. Protect those who can’t defend themselves from ruin.
Life becomes complicated when an impending Presidential visit to their town, Boggslake, throws them headlong into the world of the vampires and werewolves of the Vampire Guard. Very quickly they uncover and confront a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart an assassination attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiguan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.
Publisher: Howling Corgi Press
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Tag Line: Where Legend and Myth Meet Science and Technology
Genre: Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Thriller
Struggling to his knees, Forge looked around. Blair, Declan, and Lucas were sprawled around him. Declan was the closest to him. He sat and used his toe to poke at Declan’s arm.
“Declan. Wake up. Declan!” Forge was careful not to shout. He was going to presume he could be heard even though he couldn’t see anyone else.
Declan was on his back. He slowly lifted his hands to his forehead. He mumbled, opened his eyes, and focused on his wrists. “What the hell?”
“No, don’t.” Forge’s warning came a split second too late. Declan tried yanking his wrists apart, winced, and swore spectacularly in multiple languages. “Sorry about that,” Forge said. “They won’t break.”
Declan mumbled what Forge thought translated as “horse’s cunt” and looked at him.
“There must be silver under this fabric.” His gaze swept the area. “Where are we?”
“I don’t know, but it’s either very windy outside or we’re moving at a high rate of speed. I think it’s the second.” Easing to his feet, Forge stumbled a few steps to Blair and dropped beside him. He used both hands to jostle Blair’s shoulder. “Wake up, buddy.”
“Where’s Lucas?” Declan asked.
Forge jerked his chin to the spot behind Declan. “He’s right there.”
Declan twisted around, got his feet under him, and staggered to Lucas, who was on his hands and knees, shaking his head.
“Those asshats clubbed me and knocked you guys out with some kind of sound.” He shimmied close enough to lean his shoulder against Declan’s. “They kidnapped us.”
Blair groaned. He shivered, then relaxed when Forge got his hands under his shoulders, helping him sit up. Blair asked, “Handcuffs?”
Blair started to pull his hands apart, but stopped when Forge and Declan both warned, “Don’t.”
“Where are we?” Lucas got to his feet. He must’ve heard Forge’s warnings about the handcuffs because he didn’t try breaking free of his. Instead he went to a door several feet away. He reached out and gripped the handle with two fingers. “Shit, crap!” He wrenched his hand away and stuck his fingers in his mouth. “It’s got fucking silver in it!” Vampires and werewolves could be killed by silver if enough of it got into their bloodstream. Combined with other metals, it created an impervious barrier they were unable to break. Touching such a metal would cause a serious burn. It was the only substance that could leave a scar on a vampire.
Declan stood up slowly and rolled his shoulders. “I suppose that one does too.” He tipped his head at a second door at the end of the long compartment they were in.
“And that one,” Blair pointed to a door near the opposite end. They all turned in that direction.
“Gentlemen, I apologize. This was not my intention or how I planned our meeting to go,” Porter Samuels said from behind them.
“How the hell…?” Blair braced against Forge and stood up, but he was staring at the ceiling.
“That is so cool,” Lucas walked a slow circle around Samuels, who partially turned to watch him.
“The handcuffs, as I’m sure you’ve figured out, are coated with silver and are werewolf proof, as is this room.” He put his hands in his pockets and shrugged. “So, vampire proof too.”
Declan glared at him. “You left my feet loose. That’s all I need.” He rushed Samuels.
“No!” Blair and Lucas shouted, each running at Declan.
Neither was fast enough. Declan leaped up and kicked out, aiming for Samuels’s chest. Forge silently cheered Declan on. Samuels was so toast.
But Samuels flickered, disappearing for a second before he reappeared, turning to watch as Declan went straight through him, hit the floor on one shoulder, and slid. He shouted, “Son of a bitch!”
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Mystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE lives by the adage "I can't not write." She doesn't remember a time when she didn’t make up stories and eventually she learned how to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M fiction. A part of every day is spent living in worlds she created that are filled with intrigue and espionage. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural.
When she's not chronicling the adventures of her many characters, Elizabeth is a veterinary nurse living in her native Cleveland, Ohio. She has three grown children and now happily shares her little, brick house with a spunky Cardigan Welsh Corgi and his sidekick, tabby cat. Elizabeth is a fan of baseball, basketball (go Cavs and Cleveland Baseball) and gardening. She can often be found working in her 'outside office' listening to classic rock and plotter her next novel waiting for it to be dark enough to gaze at the stars.
Elizabeth has received a number of amateur writing awards. Since being published, several of her novels have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Jewel Cave was a runner-up in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Ringed Love was a winner in the Gay Fantasy Romance category of the 2016 Rainbow Awards.
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