Thank you, Eva, for having me on your site today. I’ve brought Hunter from my m/m Beyond Fairytales story Hunter’s Mark for an interview.
VS: Hunter’s Mark is based on the Grimm tale “The Skillful Huntsman.” Can you tell the readers how you differ from the original huntsman?
Hunter: Well, first of all I don’t think those Grimm brothers ever envisioned a big, black gay wolf shifter.
VS: (Chuckles) I bet you’re right about that.
Hunter: The original huntsman possessed a special rifle. He always hit his target with it. I don’t need a fancy rifle. I use my enhanced shifter abilities and my assassin training to get the job done.
VS: How does one become an assassin?
Hunter: I was a Marine sniper before I was recruited into the private sector.
VS: So how does it work? You kill anyone you were hired to?
Hunter: (Glowers) My organization is very particular about the targets. We kill only the worst scumbags this world has to offer. We don’t kill shifters either.
VS: Why not shifters? I’m sure there are bad ones too.
Hunter: Yeah, best for the shifters councils to deal with them. Our organization operates outside of the shifter world and its laws.
VS: Sounds like a lonely life.
Hunter: (Shrugs) I’ve got my friends and the job’s enough.
VS: What about family?
Hunter: (Purses lips) Too dangerous to be around them.
VS: So you don’t see them at all?
Hunter: (Gives slight shake of head) No, I send money home through my boss though.
VS: What do you like to do for fun?
Hunter: Me and my bud Rex work out together, fix up old cars, and I like to run.
VS: Sounds…exciting. What do you look for in a man?
Hunter: Sex was always a way blow off steam, but I met this guy recently – little dude who shines with happiness. Makes me think…
VS: Think what?
Hunter: There’s more to life than killing dirtbags.
VS: Sounds like someone’s got it bad. Tell us more.
Hunter: (Frowns) How about they read Hunter’s Mark instead? I got things that need doing.
VS: Well, alrighty then. Thank you again, Eva for having us.
Hunter: Yeah, thanks, Eva.
Artist Casey Smith lives a quiet life, under the radar of his enemies, until one fateful night he loses control and the astonishing image of a wolf racing down a suburban street splashes all over social media.
Hunter’s bullet never misses its target. The assassin seeks out and kills his prey with a clear conscience by following two simple rules: 1) Don’t kill innocents 2) Don’t kill shifters.
Realizing his latest assignment violates those rules, the hunter activates Princess Protocol and the assassin becomes the protector. Red hot attraction flares between the hit man and his former target. Can Hunter resist the sweet shifter in his care?
He stepped closer to Casey’s stall but stumbled over something small and furry. The toe of one Birkenstock caught on a clump of grass as he attempted not to trample the little beast, and he ass-planted with said beast jumping onto his chest to give him a broad doggie smile.
His buddy laughed piss-your-pants-hard in his ear. F**k a duck.
The target he’d worked so hard to observe remotely sank to the ground between his sprawled-out legs, peeling the tiny hairball off his chest and setting it on the ground.
“I’m so sorry! Are you okay?”
Big blue eyes fringed with long, pale lashes scanned his body while strong yet gentle hands moved over his ankles and legs, searching for an injury. Oh, a toucher. His wolf basked in the tactile attention. His breath hitched as those hands glided past his knees and skimmed his thighs.
Damn, he needed to get laid after this assignment.
“Oh, my, what a li’l sweetie. Look at those freckles! I wonder if he’s got them everywhere. I’d like to lick them,” Rex crowed in his ear.
The other man chortled. “Possessive, much?”
He inhaled deeply, only to be slammed with the force of a Mack truck. Strawberries on a warm summer’s day and fresh-cut grass—shit, his target smelled delicious. He took another breath, and his brain reeled. He’s a wolf shifter, too? F**k.
Casey’s brows furrowed. “Where are you hurt?”
He forced a smile. “I’m fine. No worries.”
Casey returned the smile, his wide and high beam combined with sparkling eyes. Hunter stared as warmth wrapped around him like a blanket. He had no ammo against such a happy, open expression. The guy freaking glowed.
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About the Author:
V.S. Morgan has lived all over the US but calls Minnesota her home now. Her family includes her hubby, son, and a menagerie of pets.
She’s been writing stories since she could hold a pencil and dreams of happily ever afters – even for two hot men – because love knows no boundaries. V.S. writes MC/IR contemporary, paranormal, and suspense m/m and m/f with heart. She plans to branch into fantasy and sci fi romance, as well.
V.S. is a GLBT ally and a lifetime contributor of The Trevor Project.
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