Halloween Special SSSS + Interview with Demon

For all you authors and aspiring writers out there, here is the Sassy Sunday Story Starter, brought to you by our Author in the Spotlight, Laura Tolomei author of The Sex, which has been nominated for an EPIC 2011 award. 

“Going home early, too?”
He nodded vigorously. “After all that’s happened at the village, my father doesn’t want me to stay out late.”
“Yeah, I know.” I fumbled, whistling to my sheep to resume the path down the mountain. “It’s not like it used to be.”
“You can say that again. That…beast—or whatever you care to call it—is really making people afraid!” Angrily, my friend tossed his head back. “We’re not free to go out at nights or whenever we feel like it.”
EPIC eBook Awards Competition™ 2011 FINALIST
Fantasy Erotic Romance Category
 Virtus Book 1
By Laura Tolomei
GENRE: GLBT, Gay, Fantasy, Paranormal, Ménage, m/m, m/m/f, m/f
ISBN: 978-1-55487-516-0
LENGTH: 308 pages
HEAT LEVEL: 4 flames
RELEASE DATE: March 15th, 2010
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
COVER ARTIST: Angela White

If Sendar stood a chance perhaps it would be thanks to the arbitrary twists and turns of a blind destiny. Or maybe someone would discover the truth about the ancient ways and compromise our peaceful existence forever. Either way, people needed a hero to shed new light on the age-old mysteries. And he was just about to answer their prayers.


Interview with Demon Chris Templeton (from The Virtus Saga series) 
Conducted by Sassy Brit 

Hi Chris. I feel I need to be very careful talking to you, because I am human and do not have your special powers. Can I trust you? 

Hey, I’m such a likeable fellow or so people tell me all the time, so of course you can trust me.

Please tell me what Virt is.
It’s what makes someone special, I mean besides his appearance. I was beautiful enough not to need a Virt, but the gods have been kind of generous and endowed me with the power to heal and remove memories, especially the unwanted ones. But the most powerful among us is certainly my lover, Sendar’s new leader, Prince Duncan Caldwell who can balance energy, even unruly ones like mine, without any effort.

What exactly are you and why is your Virt so different?
If you want to know whether I’m good or evil, I won’t answer because it’s for the readers to find out for themselves. Safe to say, I can be both, depending on who I’m with. As for my Virt, it’s so different because unlike everyone else, besides Ylianor I mean, I’ve known and used it since I was little. On our world, people usually learn of it in their adult years, so they have even less time to know how to use it properly. For me, it’s quite the contrary. Having known of it for the better part of my life, I know exactly how to use it.

Why does everyone who has the Virtus power need it? 
We need it because it defines us, at least once we know we have it. When I first discovered it, I was afraid of it, didn’t quite know how to wield it. Now after years’ practice, I couldn’t live without it for it’s a part of me, a very important part.

What would Sendar be like without the power of Virt to control it? 
Just another boring human society, I suppose.

What happens to the people you use your Virt on? 
Mmmm…you should ask Ylianor that, though in all fairness, she’s the one who’s gotten the worst of it so far. Concerning the other people, I like to cut them up, slice them to bits using my knife, listen to their desperate pleas for mercy, then fuck them until they shut up and finally I heal them, making them anew again, erasing their memories in the process, so they don’t remember a thing about the entire incident. Kind of convenient, don’t you think? Sex and blood without the harassment of guilt and reproach, what more could I ask for?.

Do you like having special powers or do you not see yourself and your powers as special? 
I LOVE having my special Virt, but it’s not something I go bragging about. In fact, most people don’t know I have it, a logical consequence of the way I use it sometimes, which is best not to promo if I want to keep doing it in all safety. Not even my lover, the person I’m closest to in all the world, knew I had these special powers, at least not until Ylianor Meyer had to stick her nose where it didn’t belong and ruined it for me.

How does using your Virt affect you afterwards, and why?
It makes me feel good about myself, mostly because I can get away with things that would be unfeasible for others.

What do you really think of Ylianor? 
Do you have another question?

Oh, er, um. Yes, Chris. How about this one? If you could pick one person to use your powers on, who would it be and why?
It would definitely be my father. He’s always scorned me, never accepting me for who I am, always belittling me and considering me less than my brothers. Well, I’m just itching to show him how powerful I am, what an incredible person I can be. I mean, who else has been up to my level, lover of two Council Leaders in a row, both of which adored me beyond a rational limit? Doesn’t that say something about me? But my father never seems to listen.

Thank you, Chris for such a revealing interview. I do hope we get to meet again. At a distance of course.

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  1. Hi Sassy!

    Completed my flash a bit ago, I had fun with this one!


    Thanks Sassy, and I'll try to see if I still participate in SSSS with NaNo!

    Dottie :)

  2. Hi Dottie! Yay! You are doing Nano! Good luck with that! :) I'll be in touch!

  3. Hi Dottie, I'll understand if you cannot spare the time during Nano - since it's quite hard work to complete a whole 50,000 words in 30 days without having to do extra in between. Good luck! If you do, great! But see how it goes before you commit yourself. :)

  4. Great to have you here, too!


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