TITLE: Love & Lies
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
Dara has just learned someone she doesn’t like is her contact for reaching the vampire council and has retreated to an old representative (Gretzki) to reach the council instead. It goes against the rules and he’s just suggested that she contact the other representative (Caldwell) instead of him.
Her braid was going to be torn off one of these days, Dara just knew it as she gave her hair a sharp pull. “I don’t want to send word through him.”
“I saw the picture of you, hon. Just because you’re having a spat…”
She rapped the mouthpiece against her desk. Anyone with a vampire’s keen hearing would have an aching ear after that. People needed to stop making assumptions about her, they really did! “There is no spat. The picture was taken out of context.”
“Uh huh.” Dara pictured the sandy-haired vampire’s crooked grin and refrained from a second rap on her desk. “Sure it was.”
“Don’t make me play dirty, Gretzki. Just tell your councilor I need to speak with him and I’ll take it from there.”
“What you gonna do if I don’t?” he demanded.
“I remember a certain set of wolf-shifter twins you were playing with when you were here. They’d love to know where to find you, after you left them in the lurch the way you did.”
“Is that all you got, D?” He scoffed, “That isn’t worth crossing a kitten, let alone Caldwell.”
“How about the little magelings who you were also playing with…and all four of them learning about each other?”
That got his attention. “Ehh, better. Fine. We’ll be clear after this though, right?”
“Naturally. Just let me know what you hear. It’s not crucial it be today, but I do have a timeline to consider.”
“Right, I’ll email you in a while.”