UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM BRAN!
From VBC: Today we’re swooning over a werewolf from not one, but two urban fantasy series. Mandi just can’t shake her attraction to Bran, and the fact his wife hates him only makes her want him more. Read on to find out why the shifter from Patricia Briggs’ series tops Mandi’s list.
I am choosing to write a love letter to you not only because I am a hussy for all fictional men, but there is something special about you. First of all, you are powerful to say the least. Being the Marrok, or the head alpha werewolf of all of North America is a big deal. I’m impressed Bran, really. But see, what really intrigues me is that you look so unassuming. In wolf form you are kind of small and you can contain your power so well. And the first time we meet you in human form in Moon Called, again, nothing stands out:
A sandy-haired young man with a nondescript face held a plastic tray loaded with two plastic-wrapped sub sandwiches, a pair of styrofoam cups of hot chocolate, and a dark blue winter jacket. Maybe it was the food, but it occurred to me that if Bran looked that much like the cliche of a delivery boy, it was probably on purpose. He liked to be unobtrusive.
But then we learn you have some tricks up your sleeve:
Bran is scary. He’s a little psychic – at least that’s what he says if you ask. What that means is that he can talk to any werewolf he knows, mind to mind. That’s why Charles was able to be his spokesperson out in the woods. Bran uses that ability, among others, to control the North American packs. He claims it is all one way, that he can make people hear him but not the other way around.
You are at least 1,000 years old and have one of the calmest demeanor of any werewolf I’ve met. Except when you get angry, everyone and I mean EVERYONE bows down to you. I’d like to bow down to you myself. I’d roll on my back and show you my neck. You can have your wicked way with me Bran! Screw your evil wife, Leah! (yes, another reason why I’m obsessed with you – your wife hates you!) You married Leah because you wanted someone so selfish and stupid to be sure you never really fell in love with her because the pain of losing someone you truly love was almost too much for you to take. But you needed a mate to keep the Beast at bay. Oh Bran. You deserve true love. I have no idea if Leah will ever be redeemed, but Smexy will always be here for you, neck bared in my submissive position.
Love your stalker,
Mandi’s blog: Smexy Books
Haven’t met Bran?
Bran appears in two series — Mercy Thompson and the Alpha & Omega series (both written by Patricia Briggs). He plays a prominent role in both and should be read in order. The first Mercy Thompson book is Moon Called.
Bran caught wind of Smexy’s public confession, and had to respond. (Big thanks to Patricia Briggs for this.) Read on for the response from the sexy Bran.
I am honored to be the object of your affections…not so much that you posted an open love letter, though. I’m a very private person and the less everyone knows about me, the better. For them, that is. I don’t want to have to kill them.
And heaven help you if Leah gets wind of this…you don’t want to be in her sights if she gets a mad on, trust me! It’s not that she loves me, but she does love the power and prestige that my position brings to her, and she won’t tolerate competition. The last time she thought someone was challenging her, we had to replace the carpet because the bloodstains just would not come out. The Clorox commercials lie.
All the best,