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Next Stop: Vamp City!

June 23, 2015 · 14 Comments

OfBloodandPassion_600x900Fasten your seatbelts! It’s less than a month, now, until the July 14th release of Of Blood and Passion, the final book in the Vamp City saga and the climactic ending to the story NY Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks calls, “An amazing action-packed series”!

From the back cover:

They call her the last sorceress: Quinn Lennox, the only hope of the vampires who are trapped in Vamp City watching their dark otherworld slowly die. But an ancient curse shackles the magic Quinn needs to save not only the vampires she’s come to call friends, come to care for, come to love, but her beloved brother as well. Arturo Mazza, the ruthless vampire who once betrayed Quinn, and has since waged a steady and relentless war upon her heart, vows to help her break the curse. But when the mission requires them to face Cristoff Gonzaga—the brutal and vicious vampire to whom Arturo once pledged undying fealty—Quinn must find a trust in Arturo that will test the very foundations of her soul.

Pre-orders are now available for Kindle and iBooks!

I’ve posted the first chapter of Of Blood and Passion on my website. After you’ve read it, be sure to enter the contest (also on my website) for a chance to win a signed copy of A Kiss of Blood, the second book in my Vamp City series, and Wulfe Untamed, the final book in my Feral Warriors series.

Attention: Bloggers. If you reviewed one or both of the previous Vamp City books on your blog and are interested in reviewing Of Blood and Passion, please email me at Pamela@pamelapalmer.net, subject line: Vamp City Blogger. I’ll have a free download ready for you as soon as it releases!

And because a lot of you have been asking what I’m working on, I’ll be posting again in a day or two to tell you. (I know, don’t faint. Two blog posts from me in one week!) Stay tuned.

And enjoy the summer!

Pamela

 

Vamp City news!

March 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

At last, the third and final book in the Vamp City series, Of Blood and Passion, is done! Better yet, it’s coming out this summer! As soon as I know the exact date, I’ll let you know. Here’s a brief hint of what it will be about:

In the gripping conclusion to the Vamp City trilogy, sorceress Quinn Lennox and vampire Arturo Mazza battle the dangerously powerful vampire master, Cristoff Gonzaga, in a desperate attempt to save both of their worlds. As Vamp City crumbles around them, their only chance of survival demands an unconditional trust that will test the very foundation of Quinn’s soul, and surrender to a powerful love neither can deny.

I know what some of you are thinking. “She said the series would be four or five books.” Umm, yes. It happened again. I thought the Feral Warriors series would probably be nine or ten books and it wound up being eight. And my explanation for that miscount still holds true. I never know how long it’s going to take to tell a multi-book story until I get near the end of it. I’m great with individual books. I intuitively know how to spin a tale of the correct length for a novel or novella…thank goodness. But when it comes to a longer series, I’m in the dark. I always have so many ideas when I start that I’m certain it’s going to take books and books to tell. But stories have a natural rhythm and once you hit that point where it begins to race toward the climax, you have to let go and let it happen. And that point snuck up on me…again. But, honestly, I love it when that happens–when the characters rip the story reins out of my hands and take off with it on their own. It’s always the best ride!

So, what am I working on, now? As I’ve mentioned before, I’m switching gears, slightly. I’m currently writing a supernatural thriller series with romantic elements. I adore the concept and story and I’m in already in love with the characters. But it’s taking more time than I’d anticipated. Not only does a contemporary thriller require a lot more research than my paranormals (I can’t make it all up), but there’s a learning curve involved in switching genres. I know Romances well. Thrillers and I are still getting acquainted. But that is happening, more and more each day. We’re slowly becoming good friends. And I promise you, when this book is everything I want it to be, you’ll be the first to hear all about it.

If you happen to be in the Washington, D.C. area May 2nd, I’ll be at the Great Falls Library for a couple of events that day—a panel on how to get published in the morning and a ‘Meet the Local Authors’ and book signing in the evening. All the information is on my website here. If you can attend, feel free to bring books from home, to either session. I’ll sign whatever you bring!

 Think spring!

Cover Reveal–Wulfe Untamed

June 19, 2013 · 54 Comments

The winners of my giveaway: Nicole Kingsley and Alaina! Send your mailing info to me at pamela@pamelapalmer.net.

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of Wulfe Untamed, the eighth and final book in my best-selling and award-winning Feral Warriors series! Wulfe’s book comes out January 28, 2014 and, yes, it’s already available for pre-order. Never fear, Feral fans, although the Daemon blade story arc is coming to a close, I fully intend to write more stories in the Feral world. Vhyper and Grizz will come after me if I don’t!

wulfe untamed low resWhen my publisher and I discussed the cover for this book, I requested several things. First and foremost, that we not show his face. Wulfe is so badly scarred. I knew they’d never put that on a cover, but a pretty-faced model just wasn’t right for this book. So they photographed him from the back. Perfect, perfect, perfect. (And, oh, what a back.)

Second, I wanted a wolf on the cover. Every one of my Feral Warriors books has the animal somewhere on the front, though sometimes it’s a hunt to find it (Fox’s book!). I wanted the wolf to leap from the cover of this one, especially with a title like Wulfe Untamed.

Third, he had to have his wolf’s-head armband. Beautifully done. And fourth, I really, really hoped the cover model’s build would resemble Wulfe’s with his wide-as-a-sofa shoulders and his gorgeous, muscular back. And, oh yeah, they got it right. Wouldn’t you just love to run your hands…uh-hm.

I also love the tats! With each cover, I usually get an email from my editor saying the artist wants to add tats, am I okay with that? I always say, “Sure. Whatever he wants to do.” (Avon has its own, fabulous, art department, and still uses cover models, photographers, artists, the works.) I always have fun seeing what they come up with!

Wulfe Untamed’s cover is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks, Avon!

I’ll give away two signed copies of A Love Untamed (Feral book 7). One will go to the first person who can tell me where the fox is on the cover of A Love Untamed. The second will go to a random commenter. Not sure what to post in your comment? Tell me what you think of this cover. Or, tell me which of the Feral Warriors covers is your favorite. I’ll post the names of the winners on Monday. Be sure to check back then, or include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Go Feral!

Welcome to the Pajama Party at Feral House!

December 9, 2012 · 1,006 Comments

Welcome to Feral House and the second annual Pajama Party!

I’m meeting you on the front stoop of Feral House, today. Careful on the brick steps! It’s a bit chilly here, overcast and cool—a typical December day in Great Falls, Virginia. The Ferals are a little uneasy about so many guests arriving when things have been so crazy. They asked that we all come in at once, so we’ll gather here for a few minutes while everyone arrives. Oh, and by the way, there are still a number of new Ferals unaccounted for. If any of you have accidentally gone feral (drawn fangs and claws) recently, now’s the time to speak up. They’re looking for you!

Kim Castillo, my valiant assistant, is helping me out today. We’re giving away a ton of prizes: Ten signed books plus a Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card! If you win a book, I’ll send you a signed copy of the book of your choice (Feral, Esri, or Vamp City). Just let Kim know which one when you give her your address. (All winners must send Kim (kimscastillo@gmail.com) their snail mail addresses.) If you can’t decide, I’ll surprise you. At the end of the party, we’ll be awarding the Grand Prize which will be drawn at random from everyone who posts during the two hours, including trivia winners. The full list of winners will be posted on my blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

Shall we get started?

Follow me down to the Comments section below where everything is happening. You may have to log in the first time (just takes a second), then you’re good to go!

It’s Raining Feral Warriors!

November 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Grab the nets! I’ve got all kinds of Feral fun for you to catch.

If you love the Feral Warriors and want a never-before-seen glimpse into Lyon and Kara’s story, or if you’re new to the Ferals and want to find out more about these uber hot shape-shifters, I have news! Avon Books has just released (and only for a short while), a special version of Book 1, Desire Untamed with Bonus Material, for just 99 cents!

To celebrate, I’m doing a fab giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite over at Bitten By Books Thursday, Nov. 7th. RSVP beforehand to increase your chances of winning!

Book 7 in the Feral Warriors series, A Love Untamed, will be in bookstores December 26th and by popular demand I’ll be hosting another Pajama Party at Feral House. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 9th from 2-4pm EST for two full hours of giveaways, tiny teasers from A Love Untamed, trivia questions, and the occasional appearance by a Feral Warrior or two.

Last, did you know there’s a Feral Warriors novella? Hearts Untamed was originally published as part of the Bitten By Cupid anthology, but has been re-released as a stand-alone e-book for just $1.99. This is Zeeland and Julianne’s story, but several of the Ferals play supporting roles. And this is the story where Melisande, the heroine of A Love Untamed, is first introduced. You’ll get more out of A Love Untamed if you’ve read the novella first. Just saying…

There’s more Feral fun over at my website: excerpts of A Love Untamed, a Fox postcard giveaway, etc. If you haven’t signed up for my Newsletter, don’t forget to do that, too, while you’re over there. It’s the easiest way for me to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on with the Feral Warriors and Vamp City.

Go Feral!

 

 

 

 

Catching Up, Plus an Amazing Halloween Giveaway

October 12, 2012 · 7 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy almost Halloween!

I’ve been writing, writing, writing, finishing up the second book in the Vamp City series, A KISS OF BLOOD, which comes out next June. The romance is really starting to spark, the action is off the charts, and I’m absolutely having a blast writing Quinn and Arturo’s story.

In addition, I’ve just written a Vamp City novella about a new couple, Elizabeth and Lukas, that will be coming out February 12th in the Avon Impulse anthology VAMPIRES GONE WILD. The other fab authors in the anthology: Kerrelyn Sparks, Amanda Arista, and Kim Falconer. It’s already available for pre-order!

And not to tease too much, but be sure to look for my newsletter November 6th. (If you don’t receive them, sign up here.) I’ll be announcing a couple of fun little treats for the Feral fans leading up to the Dec. 26th release of book 7 in the series, A LOVE UNTAMED.

Now for the Amazing Halloween Giveaway. Want a chance to win 24…yes, 24!…books from Harper Collins paranormal and fantasy authors? We Supernatural Underground authors are offering up this tasty Halloween Treat.

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is on the Supernatural Underground blog, link below, not this one. Commenting on this blog will not get you entered (though I’m always happy for your comments! : )

 THE SUPERNATURAL UNDERGROUND HALLOWEEN BOOK PRIZE PACK:

(Some of these books are e-books, so the winner should have access to an e-reader.)

The Body Finder and swag by Kimberly Derting

Nightspell by Leah Cypess

 Ascension by Sable Grace

 Afterlife + Fathom (e-book) by Merrie Destefano

 A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

 Wrong Side of Hell + To Hell And Back (both e-books) by Juliana Stone

 The Heir of Night, US edition by Helen Lowe

 Dream of Asarlai trilogy (Secret Ones, Power Unbound, Rogue Gadda) in e-book by Nicole Murphy

 Night Forbidden by Joss Ware

 Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake

 A Devil Named Desire by Terri Garey

 Tatsania’s Gift (e-book) by Kim Falconer

 Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush

 Last Vamp Standing by Kristin Miller

 Diamond Eyes by AA Bell

 Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks

 One Grave at a Time + Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

 Diaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista

 Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

To enter visit: Supernatural Underground Halloween Giveaway and fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom for a chance to win. Open internationally. Contest begins October 10 and ends October 31. Winner will be announced on November 1.

Whether or not you win, may the Great Pumpkin bring you lots of fun Halloween Treats!

RWA 2012 Anaheim

August 4, 2012 · 11 Comments

Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, and I at the Literacy Signing

I’m home from Anaheim and, six days later, finally firmly back on east coast time. What a blast, though! Southern California has the most gorgeous weather. The Anaheim Marriott, where the convention took place, was practically within walking distance of Disneyland, and while I never quite got to Disneyland, I did sneak away one evening with my roommate and critique partner, Laurin Wittig, for drinks and beignets in Downtown Disney.

While days were spent in meetings and workshops, the nights were the most fun. Wednesday night was the Literacy Signing, all proceeds going to charity and over 500 authors signing. Crazy! But always fun.


Thursday night, five authors, two Avon editors, and a member of the Avon Books publicity team traveled to the incredible Cerritos Library for a panel, book signing, and a tour of the most incredible library I’ve ever seen.

Laurin Willig, Sarah MacLean, Lori Wilde, me, Alma Katsu at the Cerritos Library

Friday night was the fabulous Avon Party at Maestro’s Beach club in Newport Beach.

 I’m back home, writing like a fiend before my next trip, New Orleans for Authors After Dark this coming Wednesday. Hope to see some of you there!

 

Meet Pamela Palmer in Southern Cal!

July 22, 2012 · Leave a Comment

I’ll be at two public book signings this week, the first in Anaheim, the second in Cerritos. Hope to see you!

The details:

Wednesday, July 25th, 5–8 p.m.

“Readers for Life” Literary Signing

Anaheim Convention Center

In the Ballroom (third floor)

800 West Katella Avenue

Anaheim, California 92802

Open to the public. No outside books allowed since the purpose is to raise funds for literacy (though I’m happy to sign autograph books, Kindle covers, t-shirts, etc.). Join me and over 500 other romance authors at the RWA national conference as we sign our latest releases to promote literacy.

 

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm

Cerritos Library Panel

Event hosted by Mysterious Galaxy bookstore

18025 Bloomfield Avenue

Cerritos, California

Join me, Sarah Maclean, Lauren Willig, and Lori Wilde for a moderated author panel and book signing.

 

Hope to see you! Be sure to ask me for a Feral wristband. : )

Live Chat with me this Saturday!

July 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

This Saturday, July 7th, I’ll be chatting with readers LIVE from 2-3pm EDT (Washington, D.C. time) at Literal Addiction Paranormal Book Club. In addition to answering your questions about the Ferals, Vamp City, and the Esri, I plan to reveal a few fun teasers from my upcoming Feral Warriors novel, A Love Untamed. AND I’ll be giving away books!

I’ll also be posting a blog on Book Monster Reviews on Saturday in conjunction with the Live Chat.

So mark your calendars and I’ll see you Saturday!

Best,

Pamela