Today I’m interviewing Victoria Sue author of The Promise
Hi, tell us a little about your current book.
The Promise is the fourth in the Sirius Wolves series. This starts a new group of guys, and is the first to feature a human as one of the main characters.
The legend of Sirius goes that when mankind is at its most desperate, the goddess Sirius creates four werewolves to battle evil and bring peace to the planet both species call home – Earth.
They have already battled humans wanting to put them in internment camps, and have successfully integrated werewolves into the military. This is about a fight with a group of terrorists that want to undo all that.
Can you pick two characters and tell us a little more about them?
Kellan is one of the original characters in the first book. He grew up in a very closeted pack that didn’t allow any human interaction. He was taught from an early age that being gay was a sin, and the root of all things evil.
The first few books deal with Kellan fighting his own feelings and realizing he is gay himself. He makes an awful lot of mistakes and is wrongly blamed and ostracized by the pack.
He is desperately unhappy, and is in love with someone he feels could never love him back.
Marcus is a war veteran. He lost both his legs when his Humvee rolled over an IED. He becomes involved in helping werewolves to become integrated into the US military and afterwards stays to help the pack. The werewolves can out run and out fight anything on two legs. He doesn’t think for one minute any of them could be interested in him, especially after his human boyfriend couldn’t stand being with “a cripple.”
Marcus has to learn to trust, and maybe learn to love.
Marcus inhaled appreciatively as he eventually made it to the top of the steps. He loved Aden’s pack house. The upstairs floor was Aden’s and his mates’ living quarters. He was incredibly lucky to be here, and one of the only humans who had been trusted to live with werewolves. Not just any werewolves, thought Marcus with a grin at his own joke. Blaze, Conner, and Darric were the Supreme Alpha triad who had been blessed by the goddess Sirius when they were born over seven hundred years ago. Marcus grinned to himself — didn’t that just roll off the tongue! It was one of those things that even when he’d seen it with his own eyes — first with his buddy in the army, and then here — it was still a truly fucking incredible thing. Werewolves. Thinking of every film in the movies, none of them came even close to how amazing it was, and how goddam lucky he was to be here.
It had only been because of his dad’s friend, Bud Mason, that he’d gotten this gig in the first place. Marcus was a newly washed up Marine with two bum legs. Career finished. Then Bud — Senator Mason — had called him. He knew Marcus was aware of werewolves. Marcus and his unit had been out on patrol, eyes on a swivel as always, but it had been quiet for days. Craig was scouting up front where he liked to be and a sniper had taken him out first.
Marcus had thought he was done for, until the most incredible thing Marcus had ever seen happened in front of his eyes. Craig shifted into a wolf as he lay on the ground.
Marcus had kept his cool, and even though the firefight grew up in earnest, and had pulled Craig to safety. Craig had later explained everything — how werewolves were known about by the government, but not in the main by the general public; that he had shifted because when injured it’s a natural thing for wolf shifters to heal themselves. Marcus had been enthralled. Unfortunately, Craig had been sent home by panicked generals who didn’t realize it wasn’t Craig’s training so much as his incredibly strong shifter sense of smell that was locating the landmines and keeping their asses safe.
The next day after Craig had gone, their Humvee rolled straight over one. Three Marines lost their lives and Marcus lost his legs. The left one above the knee and the right below.
A few of the wolves glanced up smiling as Marcus limped into the café area at the front of the pack house. Friendly guys, and girls. Lilly greeted him. “Morning, Alpha.”
Marcus had wanted to die of embarrassment when she’d first called him that. Apart from the obvious fact he was a human, he was pretty sure it was against some wolf protocol or something. In fact, Ricoh was standing with Aden one of the first times last year when Lilly had called him that, and he’d seen the shock on Ricoh’s face.
Aden though had explained Lilly meant it as a mark of respect as Marcus had ended up being one of their biggest supporters, and Blaze certainly didn’t mind. Marcus supposed if it didn’t offend their Supreme Alpha, he didn’t need to get all bent out of shape about it.
Meet Victoria Sue
Victoria Sue has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids' adventure stories, she would go raid her mom's. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She especially loves writing gay romance because as far as she’s concerned the only thing better than one hot guy, is two of them.
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