Infected Series Book One
Genre: Gay mystery/urban fantasy
Publisher: DSP Publications
Number of pages: 376
Word Count: 152,000
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds.
The murder of a former cop draws Roan into an odd case where an unidentifiable species of cat appears to be showing an unusual level of intelligence. He juggles that with trying to find a missing teenage boy, who, unbeknownst to his parents, was “cat” obsessed. And when someone is brutally murdering infecteds, Eli Winters, leader of the Church of the Divine Transformation, hires Roan to find the killer before he closes in on Eli.
Working the crimes will lead Roan through a maze of hate, personal grudges, and mortal danger. With help from his tiger-strain infected partner, Paris Lehane, he does his best to survive in a world that hates and fears their kind… and occasionally worships them.
Andrea Speed was born looking for trouble in some hot month without an R in it. While succeeding in finding Trouble, she has also been found by its twin brother, Clean Up, and is now on the run, wanted for the murder of a mop and a really cute, innocent bucket that was only one day away from retirement. (I was framed, I tell you - framed!)
In her spare time, she arms lemurs in preparation for the upcoming war against the Mole Men. Viva la revolution!
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Lehane. Besides Sexy? Some
people call me Par. Paris: Paris
Please welcome Roan and Paris from Andrea Speed's Infected: Prey to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
Roan: Roan McKichan. Well, some guys call me slurs of various varieties, which I really don’t appreciate. Some people who aren’t asshats call me Ro.
What is your hair color?
Roan: Weird dark red color. Like half-dried old blood.
Paris: Black as night, and twice as pretty.
Roan: Green as a lawn.
Paris: A rich, toilet water blue.
Where were you born?
. Vancouver, British Columbia
Where have you lived since then?
Roan: A lot of places around
and Washington State British Columbia
Where do you currently call home?
. I really need to travel more. Seattle
What is in your refrigerator right now?
On your bedroom floor?
Roan: Probably dirty clothes and a towel.
On your nightstand?
Roan: Paperback, alarm clock, lamp, phone, pen and paper. In your garbage can? Lots of take out containers.
What is your biggest fear?
Roan: Turning into a lion, and never turning back.
Paris: That I’ll transform and get loose and kill someone.
What is your most treasured possession?
Roan: I love my books. Oh, and my Buell motorcycle.
Paris: Posessions are just things. I don’t treasure any above anything else. People matter, things don’t.
Who are the people you are closest to?
Paris: My boyfriend, Roan, beyond a doubt. And Randi, who I like to think of as my best friend.
Which living person do you most despise?
Roan: It’s really hard to top Elijah Winters, the leader of the Church of the Divine Transformation. He is preying on vulnerable people, making them think infection is a good thing, and he is a full time tool.
Who is your funniest friend?
Paris: Oh, Roan. He’s hysterical. Sometimes he even means to be.
What is your greatest regret?
Roan: Connor. I’m not going to explain, I’m just going to leave it at that.
Paris: That I didn’t meet Roan sooner.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Roan: I always wished I could be a drummer. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s because I like to hit things.
Paris: I kind of regret not being an artist. I always wished I could draw better than I do. It looks like it would be very relaxing.
What is the quality you most like in a man/woman?
Roan: Being able to put up with me. Oh, and understand my jokes. I’m not looking for complete comprehension, I’m not crazy, but at least fifty percent is good.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Paris: Chocolate. No, seriously, you can’t guess by now? Roan. Always Roan. He’s my knight in lightly tarnished armor.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Roan: I really like Wolverine. It doesn’t hurt that he’s naked a lot, and kind of hot. (In the case of the movies, really hot.)
In real life?
Roan: Doctor Rosenberg is pretty heroic, in my opinion. She’s studied this stupid virus all her life, at great personal expense, but she hasn’t stopped yet. And she’s put her neck out on the line for me, even though she’d benefit greatly if she didn’t.
What is your motto?
Roan: Life is absurd. Might as well punch it in the face if it makes you feel better.
Paris: I’m too sexy for this shit.