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Guest blogger: Berengaria Brown

2 January 2011

Chatting with characters

So there I was, sitting at my laptop, minding my own business, typing away happily, when this minor character from two of my previous books bursts into my head and says, ‘Isn’t it about time you gave me my happily forever after? And by the way, I’m a vampire.’

After I wiped the spilled coffee off my keyboard, and stopped spluttering and gasping, I suggested he:

1. Knock before interrupting me
2. Issue a beverage alert before making announcements like that
3. Remember that I am in the middle of writing a book for a different publisher right now.

We talked.

I stopped writing the other book and began his story.

I mean, really. Who wants to argue with a determined vampire!

And he did have a point. I’d given him a Hungarian name and everyone knows about Transylvania and vampires. He didn’t even believe me when I told him the name just fitted him. How was I supposed to know it was Hungarian until he told me. He just looked at me and said, ‘Wikipedia’.


Then he told me I’d even written his partner into the end of the previous book, I just hadn’t named him. Turns out his partner is rather proficient with computers and solving problems. Again, how was I supposed to know?

Fortunately the perfect woman for them both appeared in my head before the vampires could get too nasty with me. And she’s a feisty one, more than able to deal with two alpha vampires even though she’s human.

Thank goodness for that!

I have deadlines for other publishers to meet. And a day job, where they expect me to not only turn up, but also to work.

And that is how ‘Eternity’ came into being. A bossy, interrupting, disturbing, vampire insisting on his ménage happily ever after.

But I am seriously considering putting some garlic in my laptop bag. Just in case some other minor character starts getting ideas.

Yolanda is a bodyguard and used to dealing with men. But falling in love with two vampires is a different kind of challenge. How will she deal with her job AND them?

Yolanda is very attracted to night security guard Atal and his partner Zadok. She agrees to a morning of acrobatic sex with the two yummy men, only to find herself falling in love with them, and wondering if they are vampires—if vampires truly exist.

While working as a bodyguard with one of the building’s clients, Yolanda spends her free time with the vampires engaging in a lot of excellent sex and getting to know them and their stories. But one evening there is a kidnapping attempt on her client. Now they all have another problem to solve and Yolanda is frustrated by the vampires’ determination to protect her at all costs.

Here’s an excerpt:

 “Won’t you please come up to our apartment when I finish this shift, Yolanda? You know how much Tsadowq and I want to make love to you. We won’t do anything you don’t want, but we can promise you, anything we do, you will enjoy very, very much.”

 Atal’s chocolate-brown eyes burned into her hazel ones, the lust in them scorching her to her soul.

 Yolanda gulped in a deep, but shaky, breath. Her libido was screaming, “Hell, yes,” but her brain was saying, “Wait.” She hesitated.

 Atal stepped out from behind the security desk on the concourse level of the Smith Tower building, and drew her gently into his arms. When she made no attempt to resist him, he pulled her tightly against his body, grinding his cock into her belly. He bent his head and possessed her mouth in a torrid, carnal kiss that took the last of her breath away and left her knees wobbling so badly, it was lucky he was holding her tightly, or she may just have melted into a puddle on the floor.

 Yolanda dropped her gym bag to the carpet, wrapped her arms around his shoulders, and rubbed her aching nipples over the hard wall of his chest. Their mouths parted for the merest moment as they both dragged air into their lungs, then Atal’s head bent once more, as he dived in for another kiss. This time, his tongue explored her mouth, running along the insides of her cheeks and behind her teeth before tangling with her tongue.

 “Fuck, woman, you’re hot. Feel how much I need you.” Atal’s cock burned hot even through his uniform pants and her jeans. And hard. And huge. God, she wanted to feel that inside her. It had been so damn long since she’d had a real live cock in her. Not to mention how scrumptious Atal looked. Over six feet tall to her five-four, olive skin compared to her pasty whiteness, short black curls she wanted to run her fingers through, and a long, lean, muscled runner’s body she wanted to grab on to. And Zadok was just as yummy. He was almost as tall as Atal but stockier and heavily muscled, with black hair and eyes and tanned skin.

 “Okay, you’ve convinced me. Another kiss like that and you’ll be calling the cleaning crew to scrape me off the carpet because I’ll have melted!”

You can buy Eternity from here:

‘Eternity’ is set in the same world as ‘Intensity’ and ‘Complexity’ with some recurring characters, but it is a stand-alone story.

Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (ghosts, vampires and werewolves) and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men … Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

Berengaria had twenty books published by the end of 2010, with eight more contracted for 2011 including two January releases.

Berengaria Brown

  1. 3 January 2011 6:27 am

    Thank you, Helene,
    Nice to meet you

  2. 2 January 2011 10:14 pm

    You have to love those pesky secondary characters that demand their own story!

    Eternity sounds like a very hot read:)

  3. 2 January 2011 7:28 pm

    Thank you, Barbara
    Sydney will be awesome!

  4. Barbara permalink
    2 January 2011 4:11 pm

    Hi Berengaria

    Liked the blog and looking forward to meeting you in Sydney


  5. 2 January 2011 4:04 pm

    Hi Amarinda
    Good to see you here

  6. 2 January 2011 3:52 pm

    Hey BB,

    ‘Awesome’ blog mate


  7. 2 January 2011 3:26 pm

    Exactly, Carrie
    Arguing with them is purely a waste of time

  8. 2 January 2011 2:19 pm

    Sounds like a fun book Berengaria! I too have secondary characters that take over my computer (and life) wanting their story told. What’s a girl to do but listen? =)

  9. 2 January 2011 8:36 am

    Happy New Year everyone
    I’m eagerly awaiting March and meeting y’all in Sydney.

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