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Title: Code Name Jack Rabbit
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: TL Bland
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 07/12/2016
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.
Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soulmate.
Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soulmate to Lucas Coate.
Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living amongst vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.
Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon that may very well mean death for one of them.
Where legend and myth meet science and technology
Thank you Brandi and everyone at Prism Books for hosting me today and for your continued support!
I love technology and to anyone who knows me that’s not a big secret. I’m the person at work who helps others figure out their phones and they call me when they need computer assistance.
When I was working out the particulars of The Vampire Guard, I knew I wanted to include as much of today’s technology as possible. In some instances I was able to take things one step farther and use technology is that is nothing more than concepts right now. I also wanted to interject some ‘scientific’ explanations into certain attributes of the paranormal characters.
The main characters are a werewolf and three vampires. Those paranormal beings are capable of achieving an almost superhero status. Vampires in this slightly alternate universe from our own can’t be seen on camera and have ultra-sensitive hearing. These abilities can be extremely beneficial to a spy. Those same capabilities have the potential to hinder an espionage agent as well. Werewolves have a powerful sense of smell and they have to deal with that pesky full moon every month that forces them to become unstable and change to their wolf form.
I had such great fun exploring the possibilities of adapting characters and the technology in Code Name Jack Rabbit so they meshed smoothly.
The tag line of the entire series is: Where legend and myth meet science and technology. Melding the people with paranormal qualities (legend and myth) with holographic technology and computer science (science and technology) and allowing them to use all those attributes and tools to solve crime was extremely satisfying as well as challenging.
I think it’s something that makes Code Name Jack Rabbit and all of The Vampire Guard series unique. The characters don’t simply use what nature gave them, but augment it with a number of high tech toys.
I hope you’ll join Jonas Forge, Blair Turner, Lucas Coate and Declan in a world where legend and myth meet science and technology.
The air rushing by outside the walls increased in intensity, and Forge heard the distinct sound of an engine revving. He stumbled backward when the entire room tilted, keeping Declan from crashing through the far wall. It righted a few seconds later.
“How does a vampire get a holographic projection?” Lucas asked.
“One that moves and walks and is interactive, not just a static image,” Blair added.
Samuels smiled. “Very observant. I’m impressed. Most people don’t spot the signs so quickly.” He held up one finger when Declan stood and faced off with him. “You’re on an airplane, and unless you want to test the theory to see if you’ll survive a fall from thirty thousand feet onto who knows what, I’d advise you not to do that again.”
“Why did you kidnap us?” Lucas asked.
“Don’t think of it as a kidnapping but more of a job interview.” Samuels rocked on his heels. “I, along with others, have a proposal for the four of you.”
Forge held his wrists up. “And kidnapping us, cuffing us to keep us prisoners on an airplane, is supposed to instill trust?”
“I couldn’t be more sorry. We had to see how the four of you would work together in certain circumstances and with a particular set of stressors,” Samuels said. He wore a very contrite expression. “Besides, as you so succinctly pointed out, I’ve kidnapped three vampires and a werewolf. A potentially dangerous and volatile situation. This aircraft was the safest option for everyone.”
Blair walked around Samuels in the opposite direction from Lucas, meeting him partway. “How do you do that?”
“Will you two get away from there?” Forge snapped. Blair shrugged and Lucas heaved a sigh, but they both backed away.
Lucas looked at the ceiling. “See that thing up there? The one that looks like a light? It’s a projector.”
“Vampires aren’t actually without a reflection in a mirror or the ability to be seen on camera. Our bodies refract light and color differently under certain circumstances and conditions, the level of adrenaline in our systems being only one of the ways nature provided. There are technologies to circumvent those issues,” Samuels explained. “Though most times, being invisible on camera or in a mirror is an advantage.”
Lucas stared at him. “Fuck me.”
Samuels laughed. “You, Dr. Coate, are refreshing. Interested in finding out more?”
“No,” Forge growled.
“Hell, no,” Declan chimed in.
Samuels motioned to Forge and Declan. “You, both of you, are exactly what I expected.”
“Yes!” Blair and Lucas practically shouted. When Declan’s fangs dropped and his eyes turned completely dark green, Lucas rolled his eyes and said more firmly, “Yes.”
About the Author
Elizabeth Noble lives by the adage “I can’t not write”. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t make up stories and eventually she learned how to write them down. A part of every day is spent living in worlds she created that are filled with intrigue and espionage. Using a real love of scifi and urban fantasy highlighted by twisty plots she crafts stories taking place in a slightly altered version of our world.
When she’s not chronicling the adventures of her many characters Elizabeth is a veterinary nurse living in her native Cleveland, Ohio. She shares her little brick house with an adorable canine princess and her tabby cat side-kick. Elizabeth is a fan of baseball, basketball (go Cavs and Indians!) and gardening. She can often be found working in her ‘outside office’ listening to classic rock and plotting her next novel waiting for it to be dark enough to gaze at the stars.
Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.
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