A huge welcome to Elizabeth Noble as part of her release of Code Name Jack Rabbit, the first book in her spin off The Sleepless City series The Vampire Guard.
Code Name Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble
Series: The Vampire Guard
Book Number: 1
Publisher: Howling Corgi Press
Release Date: January 12, 2021
Tag Line: Where Legend and Myth Meet Science and Technology
Genre: Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Thriller
Vampires and werewolves live long lives. The Sleepless City saga might have ended but the story continues…
Welcome to The Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Vampires make the best spies. Throw a smart-mouthed werewolf in with three vampires, mix well, and The Vampire Guard’s newest team is bound to become one of their greatest assets. Super spies with a full range of skills. Warrior, hacker, thief, and scientist. They get in, do the job and get out before the bad guys ever know what hit them.
Forge, Blair, Declan, and Lucas are thrust into the world of high-tech spies and top-secret espionage conspiracies. Recruited into the world’s most elite and secret organization with one singular mission. Protect those who can’t defend themselves from ruin.
Life becomes complicated when an impending Presidential visit to their town, Boggslake, throws them headlong into the world of the vampires and werewolves of the Vampire Guard. Very quickly they uncover and confront a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart an assassination attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiguan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.
“Let me see if I have this straight.” Simon paced back and forth in the living room. “The Secret Service wasn’t the Secret Service, but some intelligence-gathering clandestine society, populated mostly by vampires, a few humans, and one or two werewolves, none of us have ever heard of before?”
Declan nodded. “Yes.” He shrugged. “Except we all in a way have since they sometimes work under the auspices of known organizations such as the Secret Service, Mossad, and MI-6 to name a few examples.”
“And apparently sometimes the Boggslake, Ohio, PD,” Forge added.
“Said organization, the….” Simon stopped and put his hands on his hips.
“Akhkharu Nasaru,” Blair said. “They said considering how all of us”—he made a circle with one hand indicating the lot of them—“work together, you and Ben could be trusted with some information about them. Besides, we need you two to help us cover the fact we more or less vanished for two days.”
“Vampire Guard.” Lucas held up the travel mug Ori had given him. “See, it’s on my mug. I have to admit these guys have branding down to an art.”
“As I was saying, this Vampire Guard is the reason the four of you were gone for nearly two days? They used a recording of a completely shifted vampire scream to knock Declan, Forge, and Blair out and you, Lucas, were hit in the back of the head. You came to on an airplane and saw a hologram of the Secret Service agent who isn’t really a Secret Service agent, but an operative in this Akh—” Simon threw his hands in the air. “Vampire Guard?”
Forge nodded. “That about sums it up.”
“How does a person who can’t be seen on film or in a mirror appear in a hologram?” Ben asked.
“Oh, it’s pretty cool,” Lucas said and looked around at the others. “Apparently they discovered it’s possible using certain equipment after someone’s cat kept hissing at a mirror that didn’t have a reflection, though a woman, who was a vampire, was in the room and in front of the mirror.” He stopped and pulled in a deep breath.
“They want us to go work for them,” Blair added. “It was intense at first, but after we were there for a bit and saw more of the facility, even these two”—he jerked his thumb in the general direction of Forge and Declan—“chilled out.”
“Do you get paid?” Ben asked.
“Oh, yeah. We not only get paid, but they have a network of safe houses around the globe. Each team is assigned one to live in, and they rotate to a new safe house every ten years,” Forge said.
“Some of the safe houses have accommodations for werewolves,” Declan added. “As it was explained, they are a combination of an intelligence gathering and global peacekeeping enforcement agency, with divisions for diplomacy, PR, and research.”
Blair suddenly snapped his fingers and turned to Forge. “Mickey from the auto shop! The man you say is the only person who knows your car well enough to get under the hood?”
“Huh?” Ben asked.
“He’s worked on my car,” Declan sputtered.
Forge sighed heavily. “Will you two drop it? You”—he pointed to Declan—“were gallivanting around Europe chasing some painting. And you….” He looked at Blair. “Were you even old enough to be legal eight years ago?”
“That man is human,” Declan grumbled.
Lucas nodded. “Yes, he is. Shortly after he discovered the handsome detective and the stunning medical examiner who proved his brother innocent of mugging joggers in the park were other than human, it became obvious he was—oh, I don’t know—curious,” Lucas said.
“You made a bet, didn’t you?” Blair asked.
Forge scratched his nose. Lucas chuckled and said, “I was young and wild. What can I say?” He nodded at Forge. “He can’t stand turning down a competition.”
Mystery, action, chills, and thrills spiced with romance and desire. ELIZABETH NOBLE lives by the adage “I can’t not write.” She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t make up stories and eventually she learned how to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M fiction. A part of every day is spent living in worlds she created that are filled with intrigue and espionage. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural.
When she’s not chronicling the adventures of her many characters, Elizabeth is a veterinary nurse living in her native Cleveland, Ohio. She has three grown children and now happily shares her little, brick house with a spunky Cardigan Welsh Corgi and his sidekick, tabby cat. Elizabeth is a fan of baseball, basketball (go Cavs and Cleveland Baseball) and gardening. She can often be found working in her ‘outside office’ listening to classic rock and plotter her next novel waiting for it to be dark enough to gaze at the stars.
Elizabeth has received a number of amateur writing awards. Since being published, several of her novels have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Jewel Cave was a runner-up in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Ringed Love was a winner in the Gay Fantasy Romance category of the 2016 Rainbow Awards.
Website | Email | Newsletter Signup | Circles Website | Vampire Guard Website | JMS Page | Amazon | Facebook | Faceook Author Page | Twiiter | Pinterest | Goodreads | QueeRomance Ink | Liminal Fiction | Gay Romance Readers Club | Bookbub | Facebook group | The Sleepless City Facebook Group