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Book Tour Recap

June 14, 2012 · Leave a Comment

I promised to post a recap of my recent book tour with the fabulous Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, and Elizabeth Boyle. I also promised to take pictures and didn’t…again. I’m not sure what it is about pictures, but I always forget to take them! Fortunately, others took  them, so I still have them to post.

The tour started out a little shaky, or maybe I should say a little stormy. Huge, nasty thunderstorms and tornado warnings in the DC area Friday night, and me with a 9:40 pm flight to Tulsa. I knew it was unlikely the flight would take off, but I had to go to the airport anyway, just in case.

Anderson's Bookstore Tea

 

They kept telling us the flight would be on time, then just delayed. The aircraft was there, they were simply waiting for the crew. But at 11:00 pm they cancelled the flight and told us to head to the United Service Center line to be rebooked. When I hit that line, there were easily seventy people in front of me. They’d been canceling flights all night. At 2:00 am, I finally got through the line with a seat on a 6:00 am flight out of a different DC airport. Thank goodness I hadn’t checked my luggage. I ran home, showered and changed to my Saturday book signing clothes, then left for the airport at 4:00 am.

 

Tulsa Library panel: JQ, me, Rachel Gibson, Elizabeth Boyle

No make-up. I figured I could do that later (and did, in the Houston airport restroom hours later.) That flight was on time, but by the time I reached Tulsa, via Houston, there was no time to run by the hotel and drop off my suitcase. I took a cab straight to the signing, luggage and all. At 1:00 am that morning, I’d heard people saying all the morning flights were completely booked, so I was afraid I was going to miss my first event. But I made it!

The Tulsa Library put on a fabulous event, inviting local news anchor Karen Larsen to moderate our panel. She was wonderful. More than eighty people attended as we read excerpts from our latest releases, answered questions, then signed books.

Rachel Gibson and me at Anderson's

Afterward, we had a lovely dinner with our hosts, then headed back to the hotel. I was exhausted, running on no sleep, but some days aren’t meant to be easy. When I pulled out my toiletries baggie, my shampoo bottle had come open and spilled completely. None left and it was all over everything else. Uhn. While I was cleaning up that mess, I got a call from the front desk that my business credit card hadn’t gone through. I started laughing. None of it was that big of a deal, but all I wanted was to crawl into bed, which I finally did.

Me, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel, Julia

The next morning, the four of us met in the lobby at 6:00 am for an early flight to Chicago where Sarah MacLean joined us. Fortunately, that plane was on time and we had a chance to settle into our hotel and change before our 2:00pm event at Anderson’s Bookstore in Naperville. The crowd was even bigger here, over a hundred, and a fun group!

Early the next morning, Sarah MacLean and I were picked up and taken downtown Chicago for an appearance on WCIU-TV’s You and Me This Morning. They mic’d us up and we went on the air shortly after their rescue dog segment. The pup roamed the set freely after his introduction, so you’ll see him in the clip. I’ve included the link for our short segment, below.

Anderson's panel: Rachel, me, JQ, Sarah, Elizabeth


That evening we had one more event at the Frankfort Public Library, another great crowd. All three venues hosted really nice events with refreshments for the guests and speakers. The Frankfort Library thrilled us with cake pops! We got a late dinner at what appeared from the outside to be a Scottish pub and turned out to be a Scottish Hooters sports bar. Ha! I think we were the only women in the place other than the hostesses and waitresses. The next morning, Tuesday, we headed home, though for Elizabeth and I, it was only temporary.

Kerrelyn Sparks, Diane Kelly, Vicki Pettersson, Lorraine Heath

A few days later, Saturday morning, I boarded another flight, this time for Dallas, heading to Fresh Fiction’s Boas & Tiaras Tea in Plano, Texas where I joined Elizabeth Boyle, Kerrelyn Sparks, Vicki Pettersson, Lorraine Heath, Diane Kelly, Candace Havens, and Deborah Coonts. So much fun! Yes, I brought a boa and a tiara, though I only wore the boa for a handful of minutes. Texas in June is a bit warm for feathers. I had a great table and thoroughly enjoyed chatting with them about books while we enjoyed the goodies and tea. Afterward, the other authors and I signed books. That evening, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law (who live nearby) picked me up and took me out to dinner. Then Sunday I flew home again.

My traveling might not be over for the summer, but the book tour is. Now it’s time to write!

 

 

Vamp City Book Trailer and Giveaway!

April 18, 2012 · 44 Comments

I’m thrilled to reveal the book trailer for A BLOOD SEDUCTION, the first book in my new Vamp City series, which hits stores May 29th!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a complete set of signed Feral Warrior novels, books 1-6. For a chance to win, post the trailer link (http://youtu.be/IYS8ayK5B0M) on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or any place vamp lovers hang out on-line. Let me know where you posted it (with link) in the comments section below. Each posting to a different site counts as a new entry, but only one post per site counts. (A post to Facebook counts as one. Fifteen posts to Facebook still just counts as one. Please don’t spam.) On Twitter, please use the hashtag #VampCity.

I’ll pick the winner April 25th. Welcome to Vamp City!

WINNER: Congratulations to Maira Cornelio!

 

Appearances and News

October 18, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Join me TODAY (Oct. 19th-21st) on Goodreads Bookclub ‘Ask An Author, Win A Book Corner’. http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/674554-ac-pamela-palmer-of-hunger-untamed-october-19-october-21

Below is my web appearance schedule for next week. If you’re collecting signed Ferals (the books, not the guys), I’m giving away signed books at every event, so be sure to visit and comment!

10/24 – Paranormal Haven –  http://www.paranormalhaven.com/

10/25 – My Bookish Ways –  http://www.mybookishways.com/

10/26 – Fresh Fiction –  http://freshfiction.com/pages.php?id=blog

10/27 – Romancing the Book –  http://www.romancing-the-book.com/

 

In book news, Desire Untamed is still just $1.99 for ereaders. This price won’t last and may be disappearing any day, so if you want the e-version, grab it quick.

I also discovered yesterday that Barnes and Noble has my first vampire book, A BLOOD SEDUCTION (A VAMP CITY NOVEL) up for pre-order already at a fabulous price. $4.88 for the mass market paperback! Here’s the link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-blood-seduction-pamela-palmer/1106580380?ean=9780062107497&itm=1&usri=a%2bblood%2bseduction

Less than a week until the release of Ecstasy Untamed!

Thanks! (And Winners)

October 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Thanks for making the Pajama Party at Feral House so much fun! Loved ‘seeing’ everyone.

Below is the list of winners. If you didn’t email Kim with your address, please email me at pamela@pamelapalmer.net so that I can get your book in the mail!

Gloria B. from NY

Stephanie A. from WA

Carla G. from NY

Shannon C. from NY

Susan B. from TX

Cindy C. from GA

Jennifer S. from GA

Chloe H. from IL

Reava W. from IA

Margaret W. from NY

Amy B. from NC

Kerry P. from NV

Ashley F. from NY

Elizabeth H. from KS

Angela S. from AR

Evan B. from TX

Natasha S. from FL

Khelsey J. from NV

Alaina A. from Canada

Na S. from Canada

Helen G. from CA

Arantza R. from Spain

Jenyfer H. from HI

Diane S. from NJ

Tiffany K.

Linda

Chatel C.

 

 

Welcome to the Pajama Party at Feral House!

October 11, 2011 · 845 Comments

It’s Party Time!

Come in, come in. Step through the door of the Radiant’s bedchamber, grab a plate and some snacks, then find a seat, if you’d like. There’s still a little bit of room on the bed.

The Feral wives have graciously loaned us the room for the party. They’ve even offered to pour the wine, apple cider, and hot chocolate! If you have another drink preference, I’m sure they’ll be happy to get it for you.

We’ll be awarding a ton of prizes of signed books, plus two Grand Prizes during the party. You must post during the two hours the party is ‘live’ to win. The signed books will be awarded to the first person to answer the trivia questions, but each person can only win one trivia prize. The two Grand Prizes (a $100 gift card to PajamaGram.com, graciously donated by my publisher, Avon Books, and a complete signed set of Feral Warriors books including an eARC of ECSTASY UNTAMED) will be drawn at random from everyone who posts during the two hours, including trivia winners, and will be chosen approximately 9:50 p.m. EST. All winners must send my assistant, Kim Castillo (kimscastillo@gmail.com), their snail mail address. We’ll need email addresses for the two Grand Prize winners.

Mmm…I smell freshly-baked cookies. Chocolate chip, if I’m not mistaken. Pink and Xavier have been busy all afternoon preparing snacks for us.

Did you see any of the Ferals as you entered the foyer and walked up the stairs? No? Don’t worry. They saw you.

Follow me down to the Comments section below where everything is happening tonight. (Not sure how? Do you see where it says “Posted in” just below this? At the end of that small paragraph is a number, then “Comments”. Click on “Comments” and you’re there. To reply, scroll to the end of the Comments page. You’ll have to log in the first time (just takes a second), then you’re good to go!)

 

 

8:00pm EST TONIGHT — Pajama Party at Feral House!

October 11, 2011 · 8 Comments

Join me on my blog for two hours of Feral fun tonight (8-10pm EST). We’ll have Feral trivia questions and prizes, tiny excerpts from ECSTASY UNTAMED (which comes out in just two weeks), and possibly even a visit from a Feral or two! Dig out your best animal print pajamas and meet me at Feral House.

See you tonight!

 

Welcome!

October 3, 2011 · 73 Comments


Welcome to my inaugural blog! I’ve blogged before, don’t get me wrong, but this is the first time I’ve had a blog of my own. It’s time. I have things to share and I need my own place to post them. Speaking of which, I’m throwing a pajama party at Feral House and you’re all invited! Trivia questions with tons of book prizes, tiny teasers from Ecstasy Untamed, and, perhaps, a visit from a Feral or two. Click here for the Invitation. I also have other fun things planned in celebration of the upcoming release of Ecstasy Untamed. Would you like me to send you a signed postcard of the Ecstasy Untamed book cover (anywhere in the world)? Just fill out the form on my website’s Luck page and I’ll get it in the mail.

So, what’s going on in the writing world of Pamela Palmer? A lot. As mentioned, the sixth book in the Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, Ecstasy Untamed, comes out Oct. 25th…just three weeks! This one is Hawke’s book as he battles the ravages of the spirit trap and of his heart when the woman of his dreams arrives at Feral House…the intended mate of the newest Feral. If you can’t wait for the 25th to take a look, the first chapter is on my website, now.

In addition to the Feral Warriors, I’ll be publishing the last two books in my Esri series for Harlequin Nocturne this winter/spring. I’m so glad they’re finally coming out! The series began with The Dark Gate and Dark Deceiver and is the story of the invasion of our world by the immortal, man-sized Esri (the creatures at the heart of the legends of fairies and elves), and the handful of humans immune to Esri enchantment–the only ones who can stop them. Book 3, A Warrior’s Desire, has a January 24th release date, according to Amazon (and Amazon seems to know these things before the authors or publishers). Warrior Rising will be out the end of March. I’ve posted short blurbs of each book on the Coming Next page of my website.

And if that wasn’t enough, I’m starting a brand new vampire series. Book 1 in the Vamp City series, A Blood Seduction, will be out the end of May 2012. This will be my first series with continuing characters in the hero/heroine roles, what I term a multi-book romance. I expect the series (or at least this first romantic arc) to be five books in length. I just finished writing the first book, but I’ve already seen the cover art and it’s gorgeous. As soon as I can show you (probably after the new year), I will!

Meanwhile, I’ve just started writing book 7 in the Feral Warriors series, but you’ll have to wait until December 1st for the reveal of the hero. I’m not telling, yet! My plan is to alternate the Feral Warriors and Vamp City books, so expect plenty more of both.

To kick off this blog in the right way, I think we need a giveaway. What do you think? Tell me how you found me here today (newsletter? Twitter? Facebook?) for a chance to win one of three signed copies of Hunger Untamed. (I use random.org random number generator to choose my winners.)

Thanks for stopping by!