Unexpected Paranormal Romance
Two models we’ve found for Marcus, sans the claws
Meet Marcus. He’s complicated. Seriously complicated.
You see, once upon a time, a mage named Asmara fought again a demon called Tiecus, who wanted to possess his very own wizard. They fought. It was endless… and exhausting… particularly for the mage. The demon just went to sleep whenever he was tired.
So, at some point, Asmara decided to create a peacemaker of sorts. A creature that could contain both he and the demon and create a wall of control between them. Thus, Marcus was born and enveloped them both… making a triad. Get it?
Marcus isn’t human. He can pass for a rugged man when he pulls his slouchy hat down over his pointed ears, lets his dark hair help hide them, and keeps his glowing eyes and fang-like teeth under control. But then, the claws are a problem. Instead of fingers, he has exceptionally large… well, claws.
He stands about six-foot-five, maybe a scosche taller. He’s large and broad. Lots of muscles. His body is covered in tattoos. Each time he makes an agreement, with anyone, it inscribes itself on his body.
In his own strange way, he is handsome.
Because he contains a demon, he must feed it. And “it” drinks blood, of course. Its preference is human nectar. So, Marcus has that vampire thing going on… sort of. Except he doesn’t go to ground during the day, and he likes regular food, as does Asmara, the mage.
At times, he lets either Asmara or Tiecus come to the forefront and appear in their own forms. He does this at appropriate times when he can manage to control them. At other times, one or the other just forces their way “out” into the world, and Marcus falls to the inside.
Marcus has a temper (often fueled by Tiecus), and he is used to getting his way, often just taking what he wants. He can be arrogant (often fueled by Asmara). The object of his affection, Platt, has intrigued him from their first encounter, and he is jealous of anyone else who would possess her.
Yes… this is a story of a beauty and a beast… but this time, we can see the beast’s perspective.
Triad – The Demon of Reginhart is an unexpected paranormal romance set in the 13th Century. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pennscripter or consider joining our Newsletter as our story unfolds.
Penn Scripter is the nom de plume for the writing team of S.N. and Carol McKibben. This mother-daughter combo writes unexpected paranormal romance. Separately, they each have a healthy list of novels.
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