I happy to have Faye Robertson on my blog today for a very special interview and a giveaway of her book "Bloodlust" which you can find the review to right underneath this post.
I called in at the head office of Howard Enterprises yesterday and managed to catch up with the CEO’s personal assistant, Mrs. Loretta Gillbanks. I thought I’d take the opportunity to get the skinny on Jasper, also known as the Vampire Vigilante.
Me: Thanks for seeing me, Mrs Gillbanks.
Mrs G: No problem, dear. Things haven’t been quite so busy since Jasper went away.
Me: Yes, where has he gone anyway?
Mrs G: Rome, I believe, although I think shortly he and Amabel are heading to Florence.
Me: He still keeps in touch with you, then?
Mrs G: Oh yes. We had a long talk before he went away. He told me he probably wouldn’t be coming back. I think he wanted to close down the company, but in the end he decided to let his second-in-command run the show and keep the company going, especially as he donates so much to charity.
Me: Ah, yes, I’d like to ask you about one charity in particular. The Save Our Children Society.
Mrs G: SOCS? You mean Ms. Woodville’s society?
Me: Is it true that when she came her to ask for a donation, she brought a group of nuns with her.
Mrs G: Yes, that was a very memorable day! Poor Jasper.
Me: What happened, exactly.
Mrs G: Let’s just say Mr. Howard has a…peculiar weakness for holy women.
Me: You mean a fetish.
Mrs G: I wasn’t going to say it. But yes. Definitely a fetish. His eyes glazed over and, well, how shall I put it? The evidence of his interest was very…obvious.
Me: Mrs. Gillbanks, you must be aware that there’s something…different about Jasper.
Mrs G: Yes dear, I’m well aware he’s a vampire.
Mrs G: You’re surprised? My dear, he only ever came to work when the sun went down. He hasn’t aged over the fifteen years I’ve known him, even though he obviously has gray put into his hair. And the most convincing evidence is that he always had half a dozen bottles of A positive in his fridge.
Me: Yeah, that’s pretty convincing. But you were never frightened, working for him?
Mrs G: Of course not. He’s a pussycat. I know he’s several hundred years older than me, but I’ve always thought of him as my son.
Me: So you must have been pretty embarrassed when he glamoured you and you tried to get his pants off?
Mrs G: Pardon?
Me: * clears throat * Never mind. Did you know he was the one they call the Vampire Vigilante?
Mrs G: No, I only found out about that after he left. That would have worried me, if I’d known when he was here.
Me: Apparently he used to hunt murderers and rapists at night to satisfy his bloodlust. Some people think what he did was a good thing.
Mrs G: It’s certainly true that the world’s a better place without those sorts of people.
Me: But allegedly all that evil blood was turning him bad. Did you see any signs of that?
Mrs G: Certainly he’d grown quieter and more thoughtful over the years. But you see, I think he was lonely. He told me that ever since he bit Amabel all those years ago, she’d haunted him. I think he was just waiting to find her again.
Me: Was it good to see them together?
Mrs G: I’ve never seen him so happy. I miss him. But I’ve very glad he found his Happy Ever After.
Me: We all are, Mrs. Gillbanks. Thank you very much for your time.
So there you have it. The formidable Mrs. Gillbanks, clearly as enamored with gorgeous Jasper as the rest of us.
Faye Robertson lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes fun, flirty, and sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and hunky but approachable heroes. She’s won several romance writing competitions and is a member of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop around if you have any allergies. You can check out all her books at www.fayerobertsonromance.com.
Faye has generously donated a ebook copy of her book "Bloodlust" for one lucky commenter. Just leave a meaningful comment and your email address so I can contact you if you win.