Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Tour: Omega ~ #Giveaway, Review and Excerpt

Penton Vampire Legacy, Book 3
Susannah Sandlin

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Date of Publication: February 5, 2013

ISBN: 978-1612183596
ASIN: B0073XV3L2

Number of pages: 328
Word Count: approx. 88,000

Book Description:

The bloody war between the Vampire Tribunal and the defiant scathe of Penton, Alabama, rages on, forcing its residents and their bonded humans to retreat into the underground fortress of last resort: Omega. There, Will Ludlam is charged with the care of Penton's humans, though he longs to fight alongside his vampire brethren. He knows the risks: as the renegade son of the Tribunal's vicious leader, Will's capture could doom the resistance.
 Yet he is determined to prove his worth to his adopted scathe, to his vengeful father and to former US Army officer Randa Thomas, his beautiful, reluctant partner. Randa has little faith that a former member of the vampire elite has what it takes to fight a war. But as their enemies descend upon Omega, Will's polished charm and Randa's guarded heart finally give way to the warrior within.
 Fans of Susannah Sandlin's Penton Legacy are sure to devour this long-awaited third installment of the steamy paranormal series.  

The Penton Legacy, Book 2
By Susannah Sandlin

Release date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Book Description:

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal.
 A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side—or dead.
 To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves? It’s a town under siege, a powerful warrior in a battle with his past, and one woman who can make the earth move—literally—as the Penton Legacy continues. 

Book One Penton Legacy series
By Susannah Sandlin

Book Description:

Following a worldwide pandemic whose vaccine left human blood deadly to vampires, the vampire community is on the verge of starvation and panic. Some have fanned into rural areas, where the vaccine was less prevalent, and are taking unsuspecting humans as blood slaves. Others are simply starving, which for a vampire is worse than death—a raging hunger in a creature too weak to feed. Immune to these struggles—at first—is Penton, a tiny community in rural Chambers County, Alabama, an abandoned cotton mill town that has been repopulated by charismatic vampire Aidan Murphy, his scathe of 50 vampires, and their willingly bonded humans. Aidan has recruited his people carefully, believing in a peaceful community where the humans are respected and the vampires retain a bit of their humanity.
But an unresolved family feud and the paranoia of the Vampire Tribunal descend on Penton in the form of Aidan’s brother, Owen Murphy. Owen has been issued a death warrant that can only be commuted if he destroys Penton—and Aidan, against whom he’s held a grudge since both were turned vampire in 17th-century Ireland.  Owen begins a systematic attack on the town, first killing its doctor, then attacking one of Aidan’s own human familiars
To protect his people, Aidan is forced to go against his principles and kidnap an unvaccinated human doctor—and finds himself falling in love for the first time since the death of his wife in Ireland centuries ago.  Dr. Krystal Harris, forced into a world she never knew existed, must face up to her own abusive past to learn if the feelings she’s developing for her kidnapper are real—or just a warped, supernatural kind of Stockholm Syndrome in which she’s allowing herself to become a victim yet again.

Susannah Sandlin’s REDEMPTION is the first in the Penton Legacy series. Book two, ABSOLUTION, will be out September 18, and book three, OMEGA, on December 18. (ALL out now)

About the Author:

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.

 My Omega Review:

I just absolutely Love this series, I loved the first 2 books, Redemption, then Absolution, but really enjoyed this one. It’s just builds up and gets better with each book. This one focused more on the brilliant, and gorgeous Will, I liked him in the previous book a lot, and loved his banter with Randa, and even then thought something may come of it. Well, in this book, finally Will finds his equal, and I loved that. We also learn some more of his horrendous past with his father, and it will have you in tears, it did me.
There is so much going on in this book. The Penton community is threatened again, by Wills ruthless father. He is determined to kill Aidan and “The Slayer” – Mirren, forcing the town to escape to Omega, which is a huge underground bunker, well, its pretty big, so bunker really isn’t the word. Its brilliant how Will came up with these plans, and has everything covered.

I don’t want to give too much away, but will say this is filled with lots of action, and loses, and non-stop excitement. I really, really enjoyed it. It had me on the edge of my seat, and kept me up late into the night to finish it, as I had to know what was going to happen. I can’t wait for the next book, as it’s an ongoing situation they are in, and need to know how it will end.

I also will say, I really liked the British vamp, Cade, and I have this feeling the next book will have more of his story in it, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, seeing as who he had gotten some feelings for, which I can’t tell you, as it would be a huge spoiler.

Here is a touching part, of Randa observing the beauty that is Will:

Vampires kept whatever skin they’d had as humans, and Will might be a sixty-plusyear-old vampire, but at his turning he’d been a beautiful, athletic twenty-two-year-old human, with tanned skin that took its definition from layers of muscle and bone. His forever sunstreaked blond hair spilled onto the pillow with just a hint of curl, his cheek bones a perfect slant to set off full lips. The man was a work of art. And now she knew there was a real guy inside all that muscle and bad attitude. A decent guy. A brave guy. And despite what Matthias had brought him up to  believe, a smart guy.

Yeah, Will is super hot, I would not mind being in Randa’s shoes, though I am a chicken, so would not be as tough as she is, lol.

Here is another funny part when Will and Randa have to be helped out of a situation, Will is hurt:

We can get Mirren to take you back to your room with Cage.”Will could think of no scenario where Mirren taking him anywhere was a pleasant option. “Define take.”Krys grinned. “How do you think you got from the cave-in to this hospital bed, macho man?”It had never occurred to him to ask. He’d envisioned a scenario where three or four scathe members wheeled him down the hallway on…a golf cart or something. “Please don’t tell me Mirren picked me up and carried me.”“Clasped in his arms like a baby.”He would never live this down. Never in his immortal life.

Love Will’s whit and banter. It’s got it funny parts like this too. Love it.

I highly recommend this book and the series to anyone who likes the paranormal, or vamps, but even if you’re not usually a vampire book kind of reader, this one is pretty different, and has a great story and plenty of steam too.

5 out of 5 stars, A Must read in my opinion.

I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.

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Excerpt: OMEGA (Penton Legacy, Book 3) by Susannah Sandlin

Will stopped and scented the air again. There were two vampires nearby; one belonged to the Penton scathe, and one didn’t.
          He ignored both vampires and skirted to the back of the street where the burned shell of his house still smelled of smoke and ash after three days. Aligning his position with the oak tree twenty feet behind what was left of his chimney, he paced forty steps into the woods.
          A thorny bramble that had been draped over a small, scrubby bush pricked his fingers when he pulled it back. Grasping the trunk of the bush, he eased it from its loose grasp in the soil, exposing the top of a metal box.
          The loud click of a cocked pistol preceded the cold press of steel against the back of his head by less than a second.
          He inhaled, annoyed. A rookie mistake. He’d gotten so engrossed in his task he’d let someone slip up on him.
          Penton scathe.
          Freaking Randa.
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Randa grinned, enjoying the disgusted look on Will’s face. “If I were your father, I’d already have the silver spoon back in your mouth, Willy. He’d have you trussed up like a rodeo calf by now, hauling you back to wherever it is he lives when he’s not terrorizing innocent people.”
          Will Ludlam was the kind of guy Randa Thomas had hated as a human, and she didn’t like him a bit more as a vampire. Less, in fact. Not only was he a spoiled rich boy, he was now a virtually immortal spoiled rich boy. He had probably been a blue-chip jock in school with a 4.0 GPA and a string of girls trailing his every step.
          Plus, he annoyed the hell out of her. The consummate smartass.
          “No, if you were my father, you’d have slit my throat—not enough to kill me, but enough to make sure I couldn’t fight back.” His voice was soft, calm. “Then you’d hand me over to your sadistic, freakshow of a second-in-command Shelton, who would play with me until I couldn’t take it anymore. Only when I was good and broken would you return the silver spoon to my mouth.”
          Good God, would any father really do that? Will didn’t sound as if he were joking. Randa relaxed her stance for only a split second before the world tilted and she hit the ground, landing on her back with Will stretched out on top of her in a full body press. And he had her gun.
          “Damn it.” She pushed against him but it was like pressing on bedrock.
          He propped on his elbows and grinned down at her. His hat had fallen off in the scuffle and the moonlight glinted off his hair, making it look silver instead of a naturally streaked blond. And he had dimples, as if God hadn’t already rewarded him with enough in the looks department.
          “And if I were my father, you would be dead. Or worse. Believe me, with Matthias, there’s always much worse. Give up?”
          She squirmed again, but froze when she realized he was getting turned on by her movements. There was definitely more of him pressing on her than there had been a few seconds earlier.
          He laughed, a white glint of teeth in the moonlight. “Oh, don’t stop moving, sweetheart. This is getting more and more interesting.”
          Yeah, she could feel exactly how interested he was getting. She felt a very un-vampirelike flush of heat as he wedged a knee between her legs. Damn it. She clenched her teeth at her body’s betrayal—which he’d be able to sense. She hated being a vampire; there was no sense of privacy. “Get. Off. Me. Now.”
          Will lowered his head and, damn him, inhaled deeply, with his face pressed against the side of her neck. Her carotid artery also thumped in a very unvampire-like cadence. She waited for the smartass comments to start.
          Instead, he lifted his head and looked her in the eye. She could swear his heartbeat sped up, although it was hard to tell over the pounding of her own. Well, this was awkward.
          He blinked and opened his mouth to speak, then closed it again.
          Well, that was one good thing. Will had been stricken dumb, at least for a moment. It wouldn’t last.

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  1. Wow, this series sounds great! I haven't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It really is a great series. Glad you liked the post :) Thanks for stopping by

  3. I love this series too!! And it's true that Cage is really interesting character^^
    it's a series i recommend without a doubts!

    thank you for this great review

  4. These books look awesome! AND thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I am a big fan of the Penten Legacy series. I recommend these books whenever I can. Omega, Will and Randa's story; is a great read. Thanks for your review. It's nice to see comments from people who haven't heard of the series. I hope they go right to the bookstore and buy the books.

  6. Well I am still waiting on my copy of "Omega" Book a million is taking there time getting it here. And I am really excited to get it!!

    I recommend to all to pick this series up!! This series is a great read!

    Happy reading and writing*


  7. Thanks for that, and for stopping by. I had a bit of a book hangover, I just didn't want to come out of that world, lol, but I have to make myself, lol. :)

  8. Your welcome, Susannah is very generous with her giveaway. Thanks for stopping by

  9. I agree, its a great series, and hope the word spreads :) Thanks for stopping by

  10. I hope your copy gets to you soon, your going to love it. :) Just gets better and better. :) Thanks for stopping by

  11. LOL what is funny is that I left my comment and then I went down stairs to find that my copy came today lol.....So I now have mine!!!

    Happy reading and writing*


  12. Fun excerpt.

  13. Great review. Can't wait to read this.