Para-RT13: Interview and Giveaway with Pamela Palmer!

Posted April 9, 2013 by Carmel in Giveaways, Para-#RT13 / 9 Comments


Amber I. from Awesomesauce Book Club and I have been stalking paranormal authors that will be attending the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City on May 1-5. We’ll both be there in all of our book nerd glory so we decided to do a bloggy event to get psyched up even more for the convention! Today, the lovely Pamela Palmer answers a couple of questions and shares an excerpt of her latest Feral Warriors book, A Love Untamed.

Introduce Yourself to our readers:

[box]I’m the New York Times and international bestselling author of the Feral Warriors and Vamp City series. I’m also a former engineer with IBM who lives and writes full time in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When I’m not writing (which isn’t often), I enjoy books, movies, and traveling. [/box]

Tell us a little about your books?

[box]I’m currently writing two series simultaneously. The Feral Warriors series is about a band of shape-shifters—the last nine left in the world, each of whom shifts into a different animal. While each book is a complete romance, the over-arching plot of the eight-book series continues from book to book. Seven books are out, now. The eighth, and last (Wulfe Untamed) comes out next January.[/box]
[box]My second series, Vamp City, is a bit different. This one is more of an urban fantasy, or perhaps a multi-book romance. All four or five books are about one hero and heroine—Quinn Lennox, who discovers she’s a sorceress, and Arturo Mazza, a dark and dangerous vampire. Book 1, A Blood Seduction, came out last summer. Book 2, A Kiss of Blood, will be out the end of June. [/box]

Is this your first RT convention?

[box]No, this will be my sixth RT convention.[/box]

What are you most looking forward to at RT?

[box]Meeting readers, catching up with old friends, chatting with my editor. For me, the RT convention is all about socializing.[/box]

If you’ve been to one before any tips for us newbies?

[box]Don’t hesitate to approach an author and tell her you’re enjoying her books. Nothing makes me happier than to meet my readers![/box]

Where can we find you at RT? Are you on any panels, going to any parties, etc.

[box]I have a lot going on this year! Here’s where I’ll be:[/box]
[box]Wed. 12-1pm. PANEL: Beyond Giggles and Screams (Dark vs. Light Paranormal Fiction) with Kerrelyn Sparks, Alyssa Day, Angie Fox, and Karina Cooper [/box]
[box]Fri. 10-11am. PANEL: Long Kiss Goodnight with Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Molly Harper, and Rachel Vincent[/box]
[box]Fri. 3:45-4:45pm. SOCIAL: Vampire Social – Come and meet some of your favorite vampire book authors, have a Bloody (or Virgin) Mary, play games, win prizes, and take home some books! (With Yasmine Galenorn, Angela Knight, Kerrelyn Sparks and others)[/box]
[box]Fri. 6:15-7:15pm. SOCIAL: Avon’s Red Slipper Lounge – lots of free books, food, and wine![/box]
[box]Sat. 11-2 – Giant Book Fair (open to the public) [/box]

Since this event is for paranormal authors, can you tell us more about the paranormal in your book(s)?

[box]Sure! My Vamp City series, as you can imagine, is about vampires and sorcerers, or at least one very untrained sorceress, perhaps the last one in existence. In 1870, a powerful sorcerer created a vampire otherworld, a vampire utopia, on the exact site of Washington, D.C. Both cities exist in the same plane, though only the vampires can come and go as they wish. In Vamp City (Washington, V.C.), the sun never shines and humans are brought in as slaves, food, and prey. But the magic is dying, the vampires are trapped, and the only one who can save them is another sorcerer or sorceress who can renew the magic. Enter Quinn Lennox who stumbles into V.C. by accident, not realizing she has magic. The vampires demand she save their world. Not only doesn’t she know how, but she isn’t sure it should even be saved. [/box]
[box]In my Feral Warriors series, the shape-shifters (who can shift at will, but only into their own unique animal) are fighting to keep the Mage (the magic ones) from freeing the Daemons from the magical prison in which they’ve been incarcerated for five thousand years. [/box]

What’s your favorite paranormal and why?

[box]Since I write both vampires and shape-shifters, I can’t really choose a favorite. It would be like choosing a favorite child. But I can tell you the reasons I love both of them. My shifters are uber alpha, very sexy, and wholly untamed. Yet they’re also incredibly honorable and protective of their mates. They’re uninhibited, comfortable with nudity (since many can’t keep their clothes on through a shift), and comfortable with sex (since it’s part of many of their rituals). These books generally aren’t considered erotica (there’s far too much action and plot), but they’re pretty hot.[/box]
[box]My vampires, on the other hand, are bad boys. Arturo Mazza, in particular, starts out quite the anti-hero. He’s protective of the heroine, but only to a point. I’ve always enjoyed writing about heroes who have a lot to learn and a lot of baggage they need to overcome (think Damon in Vampire Diaries or Eric in True Blood), and Arturo is the epitome of this. [/box]

Tell us a little about your newest book?

[box]My latest Feral Warriors book, A LOVE UNTAMED, is about the fox shape-shifter. My second Vamp City book, A KISS OF BLOOD, comes out in June.[/box]

What inspired you to write in the paranormal genre?

[box]I’ve always been drawn to the strange and fantastical. My favorite book when I was four was The Golden Book of Dinosaurs. And while dinosaurs actually existed, there’s no denying they’re larger than life and, in many ways, out of this world. My favorite television show as a kid: Star Trek. My current television and movie choices are primarily paranormal in some way (True Blood, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Lord of the Rings, all the Marvel Comic movies, all the Underworld movies, etc.)[/box]

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Author Bio

Pamela Palmer is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen paranormal romance novels including the Vamp City and Feral Warriors series. When Pamela’s initial career goal of captaining starships failed to pan out, she turned to engineering, satisfying her desire for adventure with books and daydreams until finally succumbing to the need to create worlds of her own. Pamela lives and writes in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

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Excerpt – A Love Untamed

                Jag slugged Fox lightly in the arm. “Let’s get going, Goldilocks. Kara needs us.” In the blink of an eye, Jag was once more a jaguar.
                Fox eyed the other Feral with obvious envy, shifted into his too-large fox, and stayed that way.
                I’m glad you decided to join us, pet. Fox’s voice caressed her mind as he took off after Jag.
                I’m not your pet.
                He chuckled in her mind. Aye. Are you anyone’s pet?
                No. Go away.
                That chuckle again. You intrigue me, little Ilina. So much spit and fire in such a pretty little package.
                Quit calling me little. I’m tall for an Ilina.
                Ah. This time the laughter was in his voice. That explains your not even reaching my shoulder.
                It’s not my fault you’re a hulking brute.
                The fox looked back at her, mouth closed, eyes intense. Inside her head, his voice turned soft, surprisingly serious. I’ll concede the hulking. Therian males tend to grow large. But I’m not a brute, pet. Never a brute. Except to my enemies.
                She wasn’t sure what to say to that. She’d held shifters in such contempt for so very long, unable to see them except through the lens of cruelty visited on her by Castin and his clan all those centuries ago. They weren’t all like that, she knew that. Especially not the Ferals. But that didn’t mean she would ever fully trust them.
                Come walk beside me, Melisande. The flirtatious quality was back in his tone.
                Why would I want to do that? she snapped.
                Because then you could touch me, stroke my fur. I’ve never had a female’s hands in my fur before. I’m curious to know how it feels.
                Ask Phylicia. She’ll put her hands on you any way you like and we both know it.
                He didn’t reply right away and she hoped he’d finally given up talking to her. She studied the landscape, reveling in the beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, the wildflowers dotting the ground beneath the spruce and hardwoods. The leaves were still the light green of spring against a bright blue sky. Below, running parallel to the road, a creek glittered crystal clear between a border of large, dramatic rock formations. The place was stunning.
                So how long have you been an Ilina, pet?
                She rolled her eyes. The male was relentless. All my life. I’d appreciate it if you’d disconnect me from your inane, rambling thoughts, Feral.
                If I’m inane and rambling it’s because your beauty is stealing all deeper thought from my head, Melisande.
                She snorted. Do women really fall for that drivel?
                Truth be told, women usually appreciate my attention. You’re something of a rarity.
                A challenge, you mean?
                Aye. But more than that. There’s something between us, you can’t deny it. Something happened when you blasted me with that pleasure. Or perhaps your blasting me with pleasure instead of pain was simply a factor of whatever was meant to happen all along.
                Melisande growled low with frustration. I don’t want you, Feral. I don’t know how to make that any clearer. I don’t want your voice in my head, I don’t want you smiling at me, I don’t want anything to do with you. Nothing. And that isn’t ever going to change.
                For a moment he was silent. Then the fox paused and swung his head back, watching her once more with those probing, serious eyes. Is your antipathy toward me specifically, Melisande, or toward all Ferals?
                Does it matter?
                Perhaps not, though it would be a salve to my battered ego if you said it was all shifters and not just me.
                There’s not enough salve in the world to cover your massive ego, she replied tartly.
                Now you seek to wound me. But the laughter was back in his voice.
                You’re still in my head.
                Aye. I’m thinking it may be the only way I’ll ever get inside of you.
                You’ve got that right. Now go. Away.
                You’ll push me into Phylicia’s arms, he warned.
                Good. She wants you. I don’t.
                Very well. He sighed dramatically. You wound me, pet. My heart may never heal. Once again, the fox paused to look back at her, laughing. Then his mouth snapped closed and he eyed her with an intensity that told her he hadn’t given up. Not at all.
                And she groaned.
                He wouldn’t succeed. Certainly not in any way he was hoping to. But he scared her all the same. Because he stirred things inside her that had lain dormant for so long she’d thought them gone forever.
                Things that could, if she wasn’t careful, destroy her.

Feral Warriors & Vamp City Series’

[tabs slidertype=”left tabs”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]Desire Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]Obsession Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]Passion Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]Rapture Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]Hunger Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]Ecstasy Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext]A Love Untamed[/tabtext] [tabtext][/tabtext][tabtext]A Blood Seduction[/tabtext] [tabtext]A Kiss of Blood[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]Desire Untamed

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

Kara MacAllister’s quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one—the key to his survival.

Spiriting her away into the rain-soaked night, Lyon reveals a truth Kara can barely credit. She’s immortal, and the only one who can save his race. And deep within her, he arouses a fierce, primal hunger beyond anything she’s ever imagined.

But only when their lives are threatened by an ancient evil will Kara and Lyon realize they have found a love they would risk their immortal souls to claim . . . and a powerful desire that could never, ever be tamed.[/tab] [tab]Obsession Untamed

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

Every time she closes her eyes, Delaney Randall suffers another nightmare. A brutal serial killer has found his way inside the tough, take-no-prisoners FBI agent’s head. Now she lives the murders through his eyes, from his deadly approach to his victims’ screams—until the night he breaks into her apartment and she fears she’s going to be the next to die.

But the man who snatches Delaney from her home isn’t the murderer. He’s Tighe, a dangerous Feral Warrior who needs her and her visions to stop the rampages of a creature as inhuman as he is evil. Tighe has little use for humans, but as he and Delaney join forces to track the dark fiend, he falls for the intense beauty and becomes wild with an obsession as untamed as his heart.[/tab] [tab]Passion Untamed

Though the Mage witch, Skye, has a gentle heart, demonic forces have enslaved her, forcing her to kidnap Paenther, a powerful and dangerous Feral Warrior. Even chained and naked, Paenther is a cunning prisoner who seduces her, body and soul, turning captive into captor.

Paenther’s pride demands revenge against the enchantress who emerged from the deep woods like a sensual vision and enthralled him, even as she makes his body burn with passion. Despite his fury over her treachery, Skye’s gentle beauty calls to his soul, calming the wild chaos within him, and stealing his heart. But when evil threatens, Paenther and Skye’s only chance at survival is to trust in one another…and the power of love.[/tab] [tab]Rapture Untamed

The most combative—and tormented—of all the Ferals, Jag is a predator who hunts alone – until daemons terrorize the human population. To stop them, he partners with Olivia, a flame-haired Therian temptress as strong as she is beautiful. But Olivia is no ordinary immortal. The survivor of a vicious supernatural attack, she possesses a deadly and forbidden skill— one that must remain hidden, especially from the powerful Feral Warriors.

As Jag and Olivia’s sensual dance of dominance and seduction gets wilder and hotter, a dark force sets its sights on Olivia, threatening to destroy everything she has vowed to protect. And the only one who can save her soul is the arrogant jaguar shifter she lusts for but dares not love.[/tab] [tab]Hunger Untamed

They are called Feral Warriors–an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

For a thousand years she has haunted him–Ariana, Queen of the linas, a beauty of mist and light. His love, his life mate . . . Kougar believed her lost to him forever, until the truth of her stunning betrayal left him bitter and hungry for revenge. Now she alone holds the power to save two trapped and desperate Feral Warriors.

Ariana, caught in a deadly battle of her own, is neither the soulless creature Kougar believes her to be nor the savior he seeks.

And when darkness threatens to annihilate both races, the greatest danger of all becomes the glorious love Kougar and Ariana once shared. A love that must never rise again. A love that has never died.[/tab] [tab]Ecstasy Untamed

They are called Feral Warriors–an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

Shattered by recent nightmarish events, Hawke feels his bond with his animal spirit weakening–and once it breaks, he’s finished. The arrival of Faith sends his life spinning even further out of control, for although she delights him and enflames his deepest primal passions, she’s promised to Maxim, the newest Feral Warrior.

Faith is drawn to Hawke from the start, but Maxim holds her in his thrall and has secretly bent her to his malevolent will. Though gravely damaged, Hawke is the only one who can end Faith’s slavery and protect the Feral Warriors from Maxim’s evil designs. But first they both must embrace the wild . . . and surrender body and soul to a forbidden, all-consuming ecstasy.[/tab] [tab]A Love Untamed

The newest member of the elite Feral Warriors brotherhood, Fox is eager to prove himself on the frontlines of battle against the Daemons. When paired with the legendary Ilina warrior, Melisande, he expects the fierce beauty to quickly fall under the spell of his quite considerable charm. Instead, he finds himself spellbound by a woman who’s his match in every way.

Beneath Melisande’s brittle exterior lies centuries of pain and a violent hatred of all shape-shifters—a hatred that slowly crumbles after they’re caught in a deadly and cunning Mage trap and she glimpses a surprising depth in her far-too-seductive partner. Their survival demands unconditional trust—and their salvation surrender to a wild, untamed love.[/tab] [tab][/tab] [tab]A Blood Seduction

Take me down to Vampire City…

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world…one who knows nothing of the power she wields.

Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can’t do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red.

Welcome to Vamp City…[/tab] [tab]A Kiss of Blood

Only one woman can save vamp city . . .

One of the few humans who managed to escape the deadly twilight world of Vamp City, Quinn Lennox vows never to return. But the vampires want her back, for only she has the power to renew the magic of their crumbling world and free the vampires trapped within.

When the dangerous and all-too-seductive Arturo Mazza comes for her, Quinn knows she can never trust him after the betrayal she suffered at his hands. But with her beloved brother’s fate hanging in the balance, and her own power beginning to emerge, she chooses to risk all on yet another perilous journey back to Vamp City. And though she tries to deny it, her heart begins to hold hope that even a ruthless vampire can learn the meaning of true love . . .[/tab][/tabcontent] [/tabs]

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9 responses to “Para-RT13: Interview and Giveaway with Pamela Palmer!

  1. arf i have her books on my wishlist but i don’t have twitter or facebook so i can’t participate arg!! and it was international ç_ç

    thank you a lot for the interview, i loved to learn so much and i wish oen day i could attend such a convention

  2. I don’t have FB or Twitter to enter for the book but I just want to tell Pamela that I love all her books. Her Feral Warriors and Vamp books are on my keeper shelf. Thanks for all the hours of reading enjoyment.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com