Please welcome Moira Rogers!
Hello there! I’m Bree, one half of the paranormal romance writing duo of Moira Rogers, and I’m on a wild and crazy blog tour talking about dangerous men and the women who love them. And I’m not just talking about their heroines—I mean all the women who love them, including those of us who read & write about them! That’s why I’m here with an excerpt from Keeping Company With Bloodhounds, a book that gives all the dirty details about those dangerous warriors. (Even if it only exists in the fictional world of the Bloodhounds.)
Keeping Company With Bloodhounds is a fictional book of fictional gossip, and in the Bloodhounds universe, I imagine it would only be the first of its kind. When you have a lot of independent minded genetically modified super soldiers with base instincts and unnatural lusts, you're bound to get a good story or two out of it. Or ten. Or a hundred.
Of course, some will be noble tales of bloodhounds saving the day, and those are good and important. But the salacious ones about scandal and intrigue? Well, I imagine those would be the ones selling books. ;)
Chapter 17 - Anecdotes: Best Gossip of the Past
No event regarding the bloodhounds’ history is more often discussed or celebrated than the heroic rescue of former President Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on the night of April fourteenth, 1865. While the President’s bodyguard, John Parker, retired to the Star Saloon next door for drinks, a bloodhound named Carter Ward stayed behind. He thwarted an attack by the would-be assassin, and our country rejoiced.
Insatiable curiosity about Carter Ward exploded, but many found him to be taciturn and irascible. This only fueled people’s fascination, lending him a greater patina of mystery. Who was he? This question was never answered.
Unsurprisingly, a great deal of gossip regarding hounds revolves around their carnal proclivities. Among these tales:
A United States marshal once boarded a train that had bypassed several stops and found a partially intoxicated and fully nude bloodhound in place of the engineer. Try as he might, the marshal could not ascertain what had happened to the train’s crew. They were eventually found in a brothel in Topeka.
One of the first bloodhounds was quite infamous for making himself available to the unsatisfied younger wives of rich men. This led to one of the most scandalous attempted duels in New York's history, where a jealous husband chased a naked bloodhound from his wife's bed at gunpoint, only to discover bloodhounds heal rather quickly from bullet wounds--and have very little patience with those who shoot them. The man in question--a budding politician, as it happened--was found bound naked to lamppost with a giant red ribbon...somewhere very embarrassing. His political aspirations died a swift death at the humiliation.
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Read more about Moira Rogers & the Bloodhounds series at http://www.moirarogers.com/bloodhounds Book #3 in the series, Archer’s Lady, is available on July 3rd, 2012.
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