So the snippet: A woman has come to Nik Wolffe in hopes he can find her missing husband. And werewolves always find their quarry.
“Have you heard from Mr. Hemmings since the end of the trip?”
“Yes. My sister-in-law said he returned home as scheduled.”
“Did he say anything about your husband’s whereabouts?”
“No. They had different flights.”
Nik wondered if Mr. Johnson had a gambling habit and went off the grid to hide it from his wife. “Did your husband gamble?”
“Oh no, never.” She shook her head emphatically. “He was never interested in that. He never visited any of the casinos here or at home.”
“How often did he come here?”
“Twice a year. This was his first of this year. It’s their annual convention and they always come here.” She grimaced and glanced down at her hands. “He comes a second time to meet face to face with his Nevada clients. He’s very hands-on.”
Might have mistress or gambling problem. Check contacts in the casinos, Nik wrote.
“What about a mistress?” When Mrs. Johnson drew back like he’d slapped her, he added, “I’m just trying to be thorough, ma’am. Is there a possibility he had another woman?”
“No.” Her lips compressed so tightly the skin around them turned white. “Richard was happy and we never had any…sexual problems.”
Nik nodded, but her scent conveyed her doubt. Poor woman. The bastard probably was playing on the side if he kept coming back twice a year.
Not everything is as it appears. :) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Veronica Scott, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb for SECOND CHANCE SUCCUBUS.
Everyone deserves a second chance...
As an ancient succubus, Lady Aislynn is cursed to survive off sexual energy for eternity. To live without killing, Aislynn runs the Underground, a pleasure club in Las Vegas where she safely feeds on the ample eroticism of her patrons. A murder inside her club threatens the haven she’s built, even as it brings unwanted attention—and possible salvation—in the form of two handsome brothers, both in search of the truth.
Werewolves Chayse and Nik Wolffe haven’t seen each other in five years, and the last place they expect to cross paths is a strip club. The detective and PI find their cases intertwining around the enticing Aislynn and her club. Nik may believe in Aislynn’s innocence, but Chayse knows all too well the destructive power of a succubus. He’s determined to keep himself and Nik free of her spell.
Nik’s missed sharing lovers with his brother, but Chayse seems dead-set against reconciling the past or building a future. Luckily fate, and the Goddess, may have plans for the two embattled werewolves and the succubus with love enough for them both.
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