“One shot is all you’ll get. It takes about thirty seconds to knock him out, so make sure you’re behind a protected barrier. Anywhere on the body should work. He’s one of the stronger beasts I’ve run across. We’re lucky he fell into our trap. The son of a bitch’s been stalking me for weeks.” Stalking?
She gave the specimen another glance. He looked like he could kick major ass but he was no creature or beast. She glanced at the vial and combed through all her mental libraries of methylene blue-like solutions. Was it a new zombie tranquilizer?
The men lifted him off the gurney and flopped him onto the large bed; at least she thought it was large until he landed on it. They should have ordered a king size bed for him. The man would definitely need to be sedated if they expected to poke and prod him as she’d been for nearly a month. Cowards.
Mansfield barked. “Quick, strip him to his briefs.” His men speedily went into action. He turned to his assistant. “Stebbins, draw two cc’s of blood and check his vitals.”
Dora watched in fascination, as he was unmanacled and stripped to only his briefs and the slavelike collar around his throat.
Wow. Talk about eye candy. He was ripped. The hulky dude with blazing red hair looked like the cover of her romance novel. How ironic, when she blew out her birthday candles, she’d wished for a hot boyfriend with the looks of the cover model on her cheesy novel. Her eyes widened. I’d say better than the cover model. His broad muscular shoulders and chest were hotter than hell. Every inch of him from his six-pack abs, bunched biceps, to his thick muscular thighs and legs. She’d examined many athletes from football stars to guys on steroids but good God, no one this fit. Yes, he was a specimen, a specimen of perfect male musculature. The soft reddish hair on his powerful chest matched his beard growth. She could only imagine the color of…
“Like what you see?” Mansfield shot her a creepy grin.
She flinched. “In case you forgot, I’m a doctor.” She blushed and spoke in her best analytical tone, “I’m somewhat relieved to see he doesn’t have early signs of Z-phage. No recent bite marks.”
I write fantasy and paranormal novels with a strong romantic element. I love to create stories that combine my passion for mythology, romance and werewolf lore. I also write steampunk and Victorian era historical and alternative novels. Busy sending them out to agents and publishers.
Apocalyptic Moon is the first in my After the Bane series. Coming soon will be Lycan Gladiator in my paranormal wolfish romance historical series, The Wolf Maiden Saga.
I have a BS in Zoology and graduate studies in Biology. I have taught high school Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy/Physiology. When not in my den writing, I enjoy world travel, steampunk conventions, hiking, raptor rehabilitation and wolf sanctuaries.
I also teach online workshops on wolf lore ancient falconry and animal lore for Romance Writers of America and other writer groups. If you are interested in my workshops, please contact me.