*Kelly walks into room with small box. Sets box on table and turns to Jace with a wicked smile*
Kelly: Hi Jace
Jace: Hey, Kelly
Kelly: Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to sit down and talk with me.
Jace: Yeah, sure. Frankie asked me to, so you know, I try to please her when I can.
Kelly *looks in box, pulls out bar of soap sets on table*
Jace: *raises an eyebrow* What the hell is that for?
Kelly: So Jace, from what I have heard & read you have a bit of a foul mouth. So let play a little game during our interview.
Jace: Yeah, I guess you could say that.
Kelly: What I have in mind is every time you cuss…
Jace: *raises an eyebrow* You’re going to wash my mouth out with a fucking bar of soap?
Kelly: As I was saying *pulls out handcuffs* Every time you cuss I get to tie something down. You game?
Jace: Shit. Whatever floats your boat, I guess.
Kelly: Oops that is already two, but I will give you one freebie. Right hand please *holds hand out*
Jace: *sticks out his right hand* I’m trying to bite my tongue here. I’m not sure I like this idea.
Kelly: *handcuffs Jace’s right hand to back of chair* Okay question number one. Tell me about the Execution Underground.
Jace: Well, I guess I’ll go ahead. Frankie said our author wants us to give full disclosure, so I’ll lay it all on you. I’m a werewolf hunter for the Execution Underground. We’re a secret organization so normal humans don’t know about us
Kelly: So how is your job going for you right now?
Jace: Real shitty. Oh, motherfu— *he clamps his mouth shut*
Kelly: That is number 3. Left hand please. Jace: *Grumbling, he sticks out his left hand*
Kelly: *Pulls out another set of cuffs and cuffs left wrist to back of chair*
Jace: This is not what I had in mind when Frankie mentioned this interview.
Kelly: Let’s talk about something happier. Tell me how you met Frankie?
Jace: Well, at the time, I wouldn’t say it was a very happy situation, even though everything is cool now. I was out on a hunt for a sadistic bast— *cuts himself off*…bad guy. Yeah, that’s it bad guy. I was on the hunt for a sadistic bad guy when I came across Frankie. She’s a werewolf, you know, and that’s the type of monster I specialize in hunting, so when she showed up at the scene of the crime in wolf form, I didn’t take to kindly to that. We got into a bit of a scuffle, and then I handcuffed her. *he frowns* It seemed like a bright idea at the time, using her to get to Rochester’s packmaster.
Kelly: *pulls out rope* What is something about Frankie that might surprise the readers?
Jace: That she’s Rochester’s packmaster. I thought Frankie Amato was a dude. I mean, can you blame me? Packmasters are usually guys. She’s the first female one Rochester has ever had. Pretty impressive really.
Kelly: How do you feel about Kait telling your story?
Jace: Kait’s a little too much like me for my own taste sometimes. Not that she drinks or smokes like I do, but she’s just hard-headed and stubborn, and doesn’t take no for an answer. She gives me a dose of my own medicine, which isn’t always fucking pleasant.
Kelly: Number 4 Jace, Right leg…. *ties right leg to chair* How are things going with you and Frankie?
Jace: Pretty good. Now that Robert, the sadistic freak we were hunting, is out of the picture, things have been pretty peachy.
Kelly: Can you tell us a little bit about how you got started with the EU?
Jace: My father was half-wolf which naturally made me aware of supernatural creatures. I decided to be an idiot and drop out of high school when I was sixteen to get my GED and join the Execution Underground. I’ve been training with them for a damn long time. Can’t say I completely regret it though.
Kelly: Dude, that was number 5, Left leg. *ties left leg to chair*
Jace: This is starting to test my patience.
Kelly: *pulls out blind fold and gag. Smiles at Jace*
Jace: Are you fucking me?
Kelly: Your choice? Blind fold or gag?
Jace: *he frowns* Blind fold.
Kelly: *walks behind Jace and puts blind fold on. Whispers* You know, you are really stubborn and I thought for sure that you would win this game.
Jace: I don’t have much when it comes to self control.
*soft click of door*
Kelly: Tell me your favorite thing Frankie
Jace: It’s hard to pick just one favorite thing, you know? She’s a great woman. Smart, good sense of humor, strong, beautiful. She’s the total package. Though I gotta admit when I first saw her in that alleyway, considering she had just shifted into human form and was naked as the day she was born, the first thing that attracted me to her physically was her awesome set of ti—
Kelly: *looks over at Frankie standing by the door and winks, cutting Jace off* —As you can see he didn’t do very well at this challenge. I think that I will leave him in your hands to teach him a lesson about cussing in an interview.
Jace: Wait a damn second, Frankie’s here?
Kelly: Bye, Jace. It was great talking to you. We should do this again.
Jace: Aw, shit. I’m fucking in for it now…
Bio: Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, bellydancer, graduate student, and soon-to-be-professor. She is the multi-published, award-winning author of the Execution Underground paranormal romance series. With a B.A in English from Stetson University, Kait is currently earning an M.F.A in Writing. Kait believes anything is possible with hard work and dedication. One day, she hopes to be a bestseller and to see her novels on the big screen. Look for the next two books in her page-turning Execution Underground series: Twilight Hunter, book one (August 2013) and Immortal Hunter, book two (April 2014), and don’t forget to check out Shadow Hunter, a prequel novella to the series featured in the After Dark anthology along NYT Bestseller Gena Showalter—now available in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats. For more information, please visit www.kaitballenger.com or follow her on Twitter @kait_ballenger. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but what happens when danger collides with desire? Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face-to-face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy. Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind-or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…