This week’s #teasertuesday is from Family and Reflection, book 3 of The Sleepless City series I wrote with Elizabeth Noble.
One of the men smiled at him. Or at least Declan guessed it was supposed to be a smile. It looked more like a sneer. “You’re the vampire known as Declan?” he asked.
“I am,” Declan confirmed. After all, it wasn’t as though they’d have a photograph to check his likeness against, or access to those pain-in-the-ass forms the council insisted he fill out every couple of decades.
“The council has issued an invitation for you to meet with them,” the other man said. He was taller than his companion but still shorter than Declan. Both were heavily built. So this was the new generation of council enforcers? The council was definitely slipping compared to what they’d sent out in the old days. At least these two pretended to be polite.
“I’m busy. I’ll come by later,” Declan said, more to see their reaction than anything.
“Councilor Coate wants to speak with you now,” the first man said. Although his voice was firm, his complexion had paled somewhat.
Declan bit back a grin. “Jacob or Jasper Coate?” He knew damn well it would be Jacob but asked the question anyway.
One of them turned a lovely shade of red, and the other studied the ground. It was nice to see his reputation still preceded him, although it had been at least a couple of decades since he, Jonas, and Simon had had that big run-in with the council. “Give me a moment, and I’ll grab my coat,” he said, as a reply didn’t seem to be forthcoming. “Wait here.”
He turned and walked back into the kitchen before they had a chance to recover their composure.
You can read more of this story here.