Netherworld II: Blood Potion No. 9 is tentatively scheduled to come out in less than two weeks (June 8). Our lively yet dead escort Brandilynn is back to serve us some Southern-fried fun and adventure.
Q: Hi Brandilynn. How are things now that you’ve had some time to get used to being a ghost?
A: I can’t complain but I still do just to keep in practice. Do you wear those clothes out in public?
Q: Sure. Jeans, tank top, flip flops … what’s wrong with them?
A: Hmm. You’d look better in a cute little sundress with an empire waist. Just saying.
Q: Okay. I remember you like clothes a lot. I’m a mom with a very active kid, so casual and quick is what I’m stuck with.
A: A sundress is quick. Just pull it on over your head and there you go. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
Q: So how are things with your boyfriends? Or have you picked one yet?
A: Heavens no. I still can’t contemplate handing one man my heart. Okay, I’ll admit I don’t want to choose. They’re both wonderful for different reasons.
Q: How are they dealing with sharing you?
A: They aren’t thrilled, but they cope. I hate doing this to them, I really do.
Q: Have you moved past your discomfort with Tristan being a vampire then?
A: Oh boy. You’ve got all the tough questions for me today. At night, we kind of keep things at a businesslike level. Sometimes he has an errand I can run or a political rival for me to spy on. I know, the spying is totally unethical, but I get bored. If I think what I find out is none of Tristan’s business, I don’t tell him.
Q: So the ick factor is still in play when he’s a vampire.
A: Don’t tell him, but yes. He’s so cold and creepy at night! I just can’t get past that.
Q: So what’s keeping you busy these days besides the spying?
A: Haunting Sanderson Cottage, where Tristan used to live. It’s a great draw for the tourists. They love catching a glimpse of a ghost. I pretend I’m Rebecca Sanderson and get to wear the most scrumptious Victorian dresses. You should stop by! It’s a riot when the visitors scream.
Q: Sounds like fun. How is Dan these days?
A: Fine, I guess. Tristan is keeping Boyfriend 2 busy lately. Dan is spying on the local motorcycle gang, trying to catch them being up to no good.
Q: Is that dangerous?
A: No, they’re all shifters. Weres can’t see ghosts. They do a lot of criminal activity, I’m told. Since Tristan promised voters a drop in crime, he’s targeting the Beasts Motorcycle Club, and Dan is perfect for the job.
Q: You don’t think Tristan assigned Dan this job to keep you apart, do you?
A: I wouldn’t be surprised. Those two are constantly trying to find some way to dominate my time.
Q: And you.
A: Oh, I like that part. I like that a lot.
Q: How is Dan’s Dom training going?
A: Very well. He can get pretty intense once he’s in the right frame of mind. I’m enjoying being his sub!
Q: Is he becoming like Tristan?
A: Not quite, though Tristan does give him pointers. No, with Tristan, I don’t get away with anything. He’s quick to put me in my place when I misbehave. Dan is a little lenient, but he does have his limits when I start acting like a brat.
Q: I can see why you’d have a tough time choosing.
A: Exactly! They’re both perfect for completely different reasons.
Q: Tristan still has his blood groupies, doesn’t he? Is that a problem for you?
A: It shouldn’t be. I mean, he shares me with Dan, so I can’t naysay him having sex with his donors. Besides, vampires can’t help but get close and personal with those they take blood from. Blood and sex, the vampire’s one-two punch.
Q: You don’t look happy about it.
A: Well, of course not. But it is what it is. Hey, since Tristan gets to have blood groupies, maybe I can have a harem. The auditions would be a riot!
Q: So two men aren’t enough?
A: Actually, I have my hands full with Tristan and Dan, thanks very much. I might be a sex fiend, but the emotional stuff is more than I can handle sometimes. Nope, I’ll keep it to the two. Never let it be said Brandilynn Payson is greedy.