I am so excited to welcome back Denise Golinowski . A few weeks back Denise visited and brought KT along with her. I had so much fun that I begged her to come back and bring Peyton with her the next time. Well, here they are!
(Denise) Hi Anne! Thank you for having me and Peyton on your blog. After seeing KT’s interview with you, he demanded, um, asked that I try to give him equal time. So, let me introduce you. Anne, this is Peyton Allers, Alpha of the Allers Clan, and the co-protagonist in my new novella, COLLECTOR’S ITEM. Peyton, this is Anne Lange, author of a hot new novella, WORTH THE RISK and our hostess du jour.
(Anne) It’s a pleasure to meet you Peyton.
So, let’s get started, shall we? Again, let me set the stage. In COLLECTOR’S ITEM:
To find her missing aunt, a headstrong shapeshifter joins forces with a cynical Alpha to investigate an illegal hunt club, but when their plan backfires can she escape a trap of her own making?
(Denise) Peyton, could you give us a little about how you came to be involved in Collector’s Item?
(Peyton) Bad luck? No, honestly, it was sheer luck. I was investigating the Collectors’ involvement in the death of a dear friend, Lance Thompson. The Feds and the Alliance had given up but I wasn’t about to let it go. Lance’s death was brutal and I wasn’t about to let the people responsible get away scot-free. So, I took a leave of absence from the Alliance and went undercover to infiltrate the Collectors organization. They recruit the occasional disenfranchised shapeshifter to help with collecting. Shapeshifters are strong, even with tranks. By a strange stroke of chance, my Collectors team was assigned to collect KT.
(Denise) Talk about luck.
(Peyton) Yeah, though at the time, I was pissed. I knew that I couldn’t let the Collectors get a hold of Anton Marant’s daughter, so my usual “chip and tip” routine wouldn’t work.
(Denise) “Chip and tip?”
(Peyton shrugs) Sub-dermal tracking chip. I’d inject it into the collected shapeshifter before delivery and then the Alliance followed it to take down the Collector involved.
(Denise) And you expected to have to blow your cover to get KT to safety. However, she turned the tables on you, didn’t she?
(Peyton shakes his head) Who would have thought a high-blood princess would put her own life on the line like that? Sure, Alphas are trained to care for their clan, but to actually risk being collected was nuts. But crazy enough that it might work. Besides she wasn’t taking no for an answer.
(Denise nods) Yep, that’s KT. So, it wasn’t love at first sight?
(Peyton bursts into laughter) No. Definitely not love at first sight. (he calms down and looks at Denise & Anne) KT Marant is the most pig-headed, impulsive, argumentative, beautiful, and sexy woman I know.
(Anne) Hmm… I thought I had a chance there myself for a moment. *sigh*
(Denise chuckles) And speaking of sex…did you have a rebuttal to KT’s description of your relationship?
(One corner of Peyton’s mouth twists in a smile) A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell, but we all know I’m no gentleman.
(Anne *swoons* )
However, discretion, and KT’s threatened reaction, dictates that I keep it clean. (he leans forward and so does Anne) She’ll kill me for telling you, but the first time she faced off with me, she reminded me of an enraged kitten, all rain-tangled curls and big eyes. (he laughs again) And claws. When she ambushed me in the hospital, I was shocked, but, whoa. That girl tastes as good as she looks and she fits in my arms as if she were built to be there. We connect in all the right places, if you know what I mean.
(Denise snaps open her fan, waves it in front of her face.)
(Anne) Can I borrow that?
Okay, now you’ve done it! I should have known you’d try to top KT. Well, I think that’s all I can take for today, Peyton. Must leave something for the readers to discover on their own. Thank you again, Anne, for giving Peyton equal time here on your blog. It’s been fun, and we wish you the best of luck with WORTH THE RISK.
(Anne) Thank you so much, Denise for stopping buy. I love having you and your friends visit. You are welcome any time. Truly, I mean that. And, Peyton, I so enjoyed meeting you. (Anne leans in close to Peyton) Psst…And, you know … if you ever get tired of KT…
About Denise Golinowski:
Denise Golinowski has always been a writer. A hopeful romantic, she gravitated to fantasy and romance. COLLECTOR’S ITEM, published January, 2013, is her second enovella with The Wild Rose Press. Her first enovella, THE FESTIVAL OF THE FLOWERS: THE COURTESAN AND THE SCHOLAR was published by The Wild Rose Press in September, 2010. Denise lives with her uber-supportive husband and one devoted lap-kitty. She is currently working on more contemporary paranormal and fantasy stories. You can find her on facebook at Denise Golinowski/Author.
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