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Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Rico Montgomery. I’m a werewolf currently living with the Truckee Pack in the book Sex and Chocolate: Toxic.
This book is part of a multi-author series called Sex and Chocolate, but we’ve been so popular that my author is planning a series all about the Truckee Wolves.
What makes you special?
Special? Well, I don’t know about special, but I’m a little different than my pack-mates. I was orphaned young and raised with humans. I had to work hard to blend in with the human world, in a way, I act as a link between the Pack and the community. Unfortunately, I’m not always that comfortable with my Pack; that’s been a bit of a problem lately. Can’t help feeling like an outsider.
Tell me about your most current adventure.
Wow, let me tell you…wolves and chocolate do NOT mix! LOL! I gotta confess, I’ve kinda got a thing for Dr. Briony Theale, the local vet. Well, I was hanging around her clinic one night cause she was working late. I was in wolf form and caught this amazing smell. Turned out that she’d thrown her chocolate into a trash can. Of course I ate it! LOL! Can’t tell you how sick I got. Then things got worse when Briony found me outside puking up my guts. Not exactly a romantic beginning for us, was it?
Here’s a little excerpt; I like this cause it’s all about me!
“Dr. Briony, you have a call on line two.” Amy gave an impish smile. “It’s Ranger Rick from the Wildlife Rescue.” She waggled a pale blonde brow.
“It’s Rico, not Rick.”
“Well, he’s a ranger and looks just fine in that uniform.”
That he did. Briony’s belly tightened at the mention of his name. Butterflies danced alongside the slight chocolate euphoria she was experiencing. “I’ll take it in my office.”
“Sure you will. Are you guys having phone sex yet?”
God, why did she keep the girl around? It wasn’t bad enough that Amy was a smart-mouthed kid, but at the age of nineteen, she was the poster child for the perfect California beach blonde. She was tall and slender with blue eyes and golden hair.
Briony was brown. She didn’t even have the satisfaction of saying she was African American or Latino. She lived as a chocolate woman in a vanilla community. Sometimes Bree felt like the ultimate outsider, an eclectic mix of races that left her with brown skin, brown eyes, and even brown hair. She certainly didn’t have a bikini body, but she didn’t let that keep her away from the water. Part of the reason she’d moved to California ’s Gold Country was the abundant outdoor life.
In the summers she spent every spare moment at the crystalline lakes and rivers, kayaking and swimming. In the winters, she explored the back country on her cross country skis. She’d grown up without money and had still managed to graduate from UC Davis Veterinary School. When Briony decided she wanted something, she gathered up her courage and went after it.
Well, all except for the man waiting for her to answer his call. She’d never found the nerve to pursue him.
Rico Montgomery. The first time she’d seen him, she’d nearly had a spontaneous orgasm. Her body wanted to have his children. She’d contemplated tripping him and beating him to the floor.
He was six feet two inches of dark-haired, gray-eyed, chiseled beefcake, and this beefcake had brains. He wore his tan uniform shirt to perfection, and his Smokey the Bear hat threw her into the most delicious fantasies of her life. But face-to-face with the man, she was a wreck.
She stared down at the blinking light on the phone. “I am woman, hear me roar.” She took a deep breath. Her fingers trembled as she lifted the handset. “This is Dr. Theale.”
“Hi Dr. Briony, it’s Rico at Rescue.”
“Unhh… hello, Rico.” Oh, that was brilliant. Just brilliant. “What can I do for you today?” Maybe a full body massage? Or hell, let’s just go for broke… a blow job?
She shivered, imagining wrapping her mouth around his cock. Just for fun, she’d dribble chocolate sauce over it first. In fact, she’d like to cast that phallus of his in chocolate. That way, she could have the best of both worlds…
Briony’s head dropped to the desk, her face hot with embarrassment. This was how she acted around the man over the phone! The idea of seeing him in person just blew her dignity out the window.
“Well, I wanted to see if you could make a house call today. I’ve got an injured falcon that’s just come in.”
She could almost hear the smile in his voice. Rico Montgomery was a walking wet dream of a man. There was no doubt in her mind he knew exactly what she was thinking. He had to be accustomed to women losing their cool around him.
“Let me see, I’m short-handed today.” Briony booted up her scheduling calendar for the day. “I’m booked pretty solid for the next couple hours, but I can come out right after my last appointment… say 5:30?”
“That’d be awesome. And since it’s on your own time, dinner’s on me tonight.”
Dinner on Rico. She imagined licking gravy from his navel and stifled a giggle. “Oh, really… that’s okay…” Her chocolate-filled stomach lurched. Briony wasn’t sure if it was nausea, nerves or arousal.
“No problem, I’m on baby birds till later tonight. Gotta grab dinner sometime.”
Briony stood and paced a bit, dragging the phone cord across her cluttered desk. A pile of books crashed to the floor. “Damn! Uh… sorry, just dropped something.”
His laugh was as rich as melted chocolate in her ear. “Is pizza okay? I usually do an all meat combo. I’m a carnivore, you know.”
Damn, even pizza talk sounded sexy coming from Rico’s mouth. “Yeah, that’s fine. I’ll see you in a couple hours then.”
They made their goodbyes and Briony put the phone back into its base on her desk.
“Hot date with the ranger?” Amy was leaning against the doorjamb.
“No, an injured falcon. He’s working late too, so we’re just…”
“Having dinner together.”
“It’s not a date.”
If you could offer advice to your author, what would it be?
If I could give Belinda some advice, I’d tell her to get a few more dogs. She has six…all Siberian Huskies. I don’t think that’s really enough…what do you think? I think Belinda needs more dogs…lots more dogs!
Are you happy with the way people perceive you?
Wow, as far as humans go, they always seem to like me enough. The ladies think I’m good-looking, the men think I’m manly. But Briony…well, I just don’t know what it is with her. Sometimes I think she likes me, other times she just ignores me. But I guess that’s a woman for you, eh?
Now the Pack, I think our alpha Chase doesn’t like me so much. His lieutenant Sage definitely doesn’t like me. They aren’t too comfortable with me so close to humans and all. I’ve stayed away for awhile, I’m getting the feeling that the time is coming when I’ve got to choose between Bree and the Pack. But you know, how do you choose between the woman you love, and your family? Especially when you don’t know your family that well.
Does your author ever try to take over the story? And how do you deal with it?
Well yeah! All the time! How do you think I ended up crammed in a dog crate? It was her. Not Briony…Belinda. I heard her running around the house laughing in hysterics as she came up with ideas to humiliate me. Don’t know what her problem is. Anyhow, when she tries to take over, I just stop cooperating. Or I leave completely. That absolutely makes her insane!
Did you do anything special after your first adventure?
Yeah. I got married. LOL!
If you could time travel, where would you go?
If I could time travel, it wouldn’t be where, but when. You see, I was really little when my mother was killed. I’m told that we were out walking by the side of the road. She was hit by a car and they left us there. I don’t remember any of this, and while I wouldn’t want to witness her death, I’d really like to meet my mother, my father too. I have no idea who he was. That’s always bothered me a bit.
How many sex partners have you had? How many at one time?
Heh. Heheheh. You think I’m sharing that? OK, here’s the thing. Werewolves are sexual by nature. I’m not a monk, but I’m not Wilt Chamberlain either. Now I’m usually pretty straight. I’ve never been much into guys, but there was this time when I was living in Arcata…well, I don’t know if I should tell you. Bree might end up reading this and I don’t want her to get the wrong idea. But there were a few girls…a few guys…and beer…and a big ole campfire on the beach…What can I say? I was in college!
What was the best sexual experience you’ve had?
That first time with Briony. Hands down. Of course, she was sort of asleep. You see, she thought I was a dog, so when she woke up, she thought it was all a dream. I still haven’t fessed up cause I know damn well she’ll be pissed!
Do you think you are a superior being?
Oh no. Nature might have created us all different, but no one species is better than another. My job is tending animals, and I learn as much from a wounded falcon as I do from a professor. And face it, were animal like us are pretty high on the food chain. If we started thinking we were better than other creatures, we’d just be freakin’ dangerous. I haven’t run across any vamps in my life, but from what I hear, they tend to have a God complex. Personally, I think the reason they’re so rare is that they’re arrogant and get themselves killed. Well, that answer was very informative. Perhaps it’s best if we move on.
Okay, let’s get a little personal. What are your opinions on your alpha, Chase Montenegro?
Well, that guy’s a piece of work. Big, powerful as hell. I tell you, when he walks into a room, the air gets electric. But he was born and raised in a lab. Can you believe that? He’s got this posse of strong betas that live in the main house with him. I don’t like to gossip, but you know, I’ve got to wonder what’s up with those three. I know he’s got to keep Sage on a short lead, that guy’s certifiable. But Ethan and Kurt? Nice guys, but scary. Those two are a couple. They’re pretty happy together, till the girls start coming into heat…then it’s pretty hilarious!
Chase has a fetish for designer clothes. Probably cause he grew up with nothing. But he’s usually fair and reasonable. Of course, when he came into the region, he didn’t really give the locals any choice about joining up with the Pack. He’s a bit of a control freak, but what alpha isn’t? The other thing about him is that he keeps taking in the misfits…people the other packs won’t touch. We’ve got a couple females that refuse to shift to their human form. They were treated pretty badly, I guess, and don’t want anything to do with humans. Now Briony has a way with animals, and one of the ladies will shift for Briony. Kind of makes me want to cry when I see that.
What are the pro’s and con’s to being a Werewolf?
Obviously, we have to stay pretty low profile. Sometimes it takes a lot of control to keep the beast inside. The pro’s are many: enhanced senses and strength, a longer, healthier life than the average human. Crossing from world to world is always a problem, some of the others tend to slip up now and then…growling at a traffic cop isn’t a good thing.
How does one become a Werewolf?
Contrary to myth, we aren’t contagious. I was born Were. I know some like Chase and his men were manipulated before birth. We’re just another species that’s lived under your nose since the beginning of time.
Describe your best kill. Why was it the best?
Okay. Gotta fess up. I’ve never killed anyone. Seriously. What do you think I am? I do hunt sometimes, deer, rabbit and that sort of thing. I do remember the first deer I took down, that was quite an experience. Damn thing nearly brained me with its hooves!
What kind of abilities do you get when you become a Werewolf?
Like I mentioned, better sense of smell and night vision. I think I’m probably more in touch with nature than the average human. Sex…well, I guess we’re a bit more virile than humans…if you know what I mean…
What makes being with a Werewolf the best sexual experience?
Short recovery time. Our equipment ain’t bad either.
Does shifting hurt?
Nah, it’s a natural state for us. If we were crippled or disoriented by our shift, even for a second, that would be a liability in a fight. It’s a change on the molecular level, so you won’t be seeing any bones or clear gunk when it happens. Some people think it’s magic. If it was magic, I wouldn’t be buck-naked every time I shifted back!
Have you ever had a flee bath?
Remember that part of the interview when you asked about the author taking over the story? When she started down that road, I just got up and left.
Is silver dangerous for you or is that a myth?
That’s a myth. I believe it’s because the Celts believed that silver was a purifying metal. As we aren’t impure, it really doesn’t have an effect. Kinda like vampires and crosses. If the vamp believes, then it’ll probably hurt.
Do you shed a lot?
No, because my entire body rejuvenates on a cellular level with every shift I’m always in prime condition. That might also explain our longevity and slow aging.
What do you think about the Quileute Pack?
Rico…well, what can I say? Your visit was quite informative, but perhaps it is best if you keep your opinions about vampires to yourself while you travel through my territories. You are welcomed to return and visit whenever you’d like.
Rico Montgomery is the hero in Belinda McBride’s new book Sex and Chocolate: Toxic. Rico is a werewolf who was orphaned at a young age. As a result, he grew up in the company of humans, and continues to feel most at ease with his adopted species. Rico is a highly educated wildlife specialist and works closely with Dr. Briony Theale who volunteers her services at the Wildlife Rescue Center that Rico manages.
Rico’s hobbies include hiking, skiing, running and spending weekends at the compound, helping renovate the old resort hotel that the Pack has purchased.
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