OH YEAH!!! My stalkee’s new book it out in just a few days!!!!! 🙂 I am oh so happy to be able to share some goodies with you until then. And even though Mirren is still my totally favorite vamper…. ROBIN is in here, from Storm Force and she has become my favorite LADY!!! Woop woop!! It’s made for an extremely AWESOME book, having Robin and Mirren go at each other, but I’ll save that for the review. 🙂 Ok, let me show you goodies!
Penton Vampire Legacy
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Thriller
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Date of Publication: June 10, 2014
Number of pages: 344
Word Count: 93,000
From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the fourth book in the smart and steamy Penton Legacy series.
British vampire psychiatrist and former mercenary Cage Reynolds returns to Penton, Alabama, looking for a permanent home. The town has been ravaged by the ongoing vampire war and the shortage of untainted human blood, and now the vampires and humans that make up the Omega Force are trying to rebuild. Cage hopes to help the cause, put down roots in Penton, and resolve his relationship with Melissa Calvert. The last thing he expects is an attraction to Robin Ashton, a trash-talking eagle shape-shifter and new Omega recruit.
Meanwhile, as a dangerous saboteur wreaks havoc in Penton, the ruthless Vampire Tribunal leader Matthias Ludlam has been freed on the eve of his scheduled execution. But by whom? And to what end? As war and chaos rage on, love is the last thing Cage is looking for, but will his attraction to Robin distract him from the danger living among them?
MAGHON SAYS READ THIS EXCEPT!!! IT’S AWESOME! 🙂
Mirren Kincaid was six feet, eight inches of muscle and bad attitude, and Cage would wager few had ever spoken to him the way the girl had. At least not and lived to tell about it.
Cage glanced at Nik, who was biting his lower lip and not doing a very good job of hiding his own amusement. “Is she always like this?”
Nik gave a slow shake of the head. “Negative. Not at all.” He paused. “Sometimes she’s worse.”
This time, Cage couldn’t stop the smile that spread across his face. “This is going to be fun, as long as we stay out of the way.”
“I can f**king hear you, Reynolds.” Mirren growled at Cage over his shoulder, but kept his eyes pinned on the girl. Woman, Cage should say, although she was so diminutive next to the Scottish behemoth it was hard not to see her as a waif. Probably accounted for her Mirren-like attitude. Short-man syndrome, so to speak.
Mirren’s hands balled into fists, and if the man had still been human, his face would have turned about six ugly shades of pissed off. Cage couldn’t see the big guy’s expression, but he’d bet those gray eyes had gone from thunderstorm to snowstorm.
“The colonel has lost his mind.” Mirren’s voice dropped about an octave. “What could you possibly do to help us here?”
She propped her hands on her hips, gave Mirren a slow, sultry once-over with more than a little come-hither in her expression, and lowered her voice—but not so low that Cage couldn’t hear.
“I can do things to you that are beyond your wildest dreams, vampire.”
“Uh-oh,” Nik muttered under his breath. “She’s gonna blow.”
If Cage hadn’t been afraid Mirren would turn his wrath on the nearest safe target—him, in other words—he would’ve explained to Nik that Mirren was showing uncharacteristic restraint, and if anyone was going to violently break the stalemate it would be the big guy.
“Little girl, I suggest you walk back into whatever hole in the woods you crawled out of.” Mirren’s voice dropped even lower and softer. Funny how, on some people, a soft voice was more menacing than a shout. “In the morning, the colonel can reassign you to a more fitting place. I don’t care what you turn into—squirrel, otter . . .” He gave her a head-to-toe once-over and waved his hand in a dismissive gesture. “Chipmunk.”
Nik groaned and looked at the ground. “Oh, man.”
Ashton took a step toward Mirren, craning her neck again. “And where might that more fitting place be, Mirren Kincaid? Oh, don’t look surprised. I did my homework. Where is it you think I belong in this man’s army? On my back?”
Mirren shrugged. “Probably, but don’t spread your legs on my account, honey.”
The air around them crackled with tension, and even Cage thought Mirren had gone a step too far. He opened his mouth to suggest that Nik take Ashton far, far away for the evening and start fresh at dusk tomorrow, maybe with a referee. He froze at her expression, though. She was grinning, dark eyes alight with mirth and a look Cage recognized all too well. The undeniable, addictive power of the adrenaline rush. Ashton was having fun.
Clearly, the woman was insane. She was suicidal. She was . . . superb.
With a screech that would do a banshee proud, she ran at Mirren headfirst. If Cage hadn’t heard the man’s oof and been knocked off-balance himself when Mirren fell ass over teakettle, he’d have sworn he’d hallucinated the whole thing.
“Told ya,” mumbled Nik, who’d stepped out of the way with nimble speed.
A burst of pain erupted on Cage’s cheek, followed by the trickle of blood streaming toward his neck. Damn, but that little woman could throw a punch. Unfortunately, she was throwing them so hard and fast, she’d clocked him as well as Mirren.
Cage rolled out of the line of fire and took the outstretched hand Nik offered. “That woman is barking mad.” Cage rubbed his jaw, amazed that Mirren was fending off blows but not striking back.
Nik nodded. “As a hatter.”
Finally, breathing hard from either fists or fury, or both, the woman stopped her assault. She sat astride Mirren, looking down at him with a frown. “Why the fuck won’t you fight back? Afraid of being beat by a sorority girl?It’s no fun if you don’t fight back.”
Cage waited for it. The name-calling. Maybe a backhand to show Ashton what the Slayer was made of—which, even from his prone position, would send her flying. The lesson-teaching that was sure to follow.
Instead, the choked noise Mirren uttered was one it took a moment for Cage to recognize because he’d never heard it from the man. Didn’t think it was possible. Mirren Kincaid was laughing.
His voice even sounded different—lighter, amused. “What the hell are you, Ashton?”
She climbed off him and rose to her full height, which wasn’t much. “Eagle shifter. And a damn good tracker. And stronger than you fang-faces can imagine. Plus, I can fly. So don’t fuckin’ mess with me.”
Mirren rolled to his feet with surprising grace for a man his size and rubbed his face. The fingers he drew from his mouth were covered in blood from multiple scratches, and there appeared to be tooth marks along his jawline. “You got a first name?”
Ashton squinted up at Mirren a few heartbeats. “It’s Robin.”
An eagle named Robin. Bloody brilliant. Cage opened his mouth to comment but caught an elbow in the ribs from Nik, who gave a slight shake of his head.
Right. Don’t tease the eagle about her name.
Mirren seemed to have reached the same conclusion, since he bypassed any comment about ironic names. “Guess you’ll work out after all, Ashton. Gonna have to find a new place for you to crash, though. Since the colonel didn’t say you were a girl”—Cage saw Robin’s eyebrow take a dangerous spike at that, but Mirren was oblivious—“I’d planned to put you and Zorba in a room together.”
“That’s fine.” Robin ran her fingers through her short, spiky hair, and Cage tracked the movement. Such delicate fingers in hands that held such power. “We sleep together half the time anyway.”
“Aw, shit,” Nik huffed out under his breath. “I swear that woman has no filter.” Interesting. “And where do you sleep the other half of the time, little bird?”
The words came out before Cage could stop them, which he instantly regretted. Talk about no filters; his were usually a mile high but they seemed to have suddenly vaporized.
He’d been off Robin Ashton’s radar during her preoccupation with Mirren. Now, however, she stepped away from Mirren and looked at him. Really looked. Cage felt naked, as if she could see way more than he’d ever intended to share. When had he developed such a big mouth?
“You asking me to sleep with you the rest of the time, vampire?”
Oh yeah, this one may be the best one yet! First, seriously, Robin and Mirren together, it’s some kind of awesome that those two lived even half the book. I really did think they would kill each other. 🙂 Second, Cage is Brittish, and says Brittish things, in a Brittish accent… can we all swoon and say HAWT! Third, dammit all to hell but more people die, which I said bad words because of this. BUT something totally awesome happened, in the last sentences of the book. EPIC ENDING… YES!!!!!!!!!!! No I won’t tell you, because I never thought I’d see the day that it would, but oh boy did I cheer like a maniac because of it!
Ok, So this one is going to be about Cage. he’s returning to Penton after going back to London, and he wants to settle down there. He likes everything that has been created in Penton, even if everyone is still struggling after the epic destruction Mathias has caused. People have died, and people have fled, and other people aren’t the same. It’s a rough time for them, and they just can’t seem to catch a break because more things are happening. Cage is the strong silent type. In his human life he was a shrink, like psychiatrist, so he analyzes, a lot. And now, there’s this tiny little lady who is uprooting all his normalness and throwing everything into the wind, literally. 🙂 I liked Cage before, but now I see things from his point of view and I like him even more. Sometimes the back story of the character will make or break them, and wow, it’s amazing that Cage isn’t broken more, but he makes it for me 🙂 And he better hold on cuz Robin is gunna take him for a ride!
Ok, so Robin is a shifter, who is part of the military that is being sent into Penton to help control… things. And with that said, it’s like the best story ever. She is hilarious, and strong, and still soft hearted, and she really doesn’t have a filter, or worry about nudity, or care, and she is the best thing ever to come to Penton, except for Mirren of course. Dude, seriously, her and Mirren have the best conversations 🙂 I think this may be the saddest but also funniest book of the series yet. I loved Robin, and I mean loved her, in Storm Force, and bringing Nico along, makes me wonder if more of those cool other Storm Force kids might not come over to visit too. I really hope so. AND, maybe DJ can go clear out a few of those damn vampers… UGH! That would be totally cool though. But back to Robin. Well, she has some bad memories from her past as well, and Cage is not in the memo about her future. It definitely took both of them by surprise, but sometimes, these things just can’t be helped. 🙂
Now, let’s talk bad guy vampers… I KNEW when I met that stupid council dude, I don’t like him so I call him that, but his name is Frank, that he was bad news. AND Mathias was supposed to DIE DIE DIE and of course things always go off the track. Like the train has left the station and didn’t just veer off, but massively took out 5 other trains in its way LOL Things are happening that will blow your mind in this one, like my jaw just kept dropping, and I swear I almost cried twice, and holy hell if this one isn’t the most emotional one yet. I really thought that all that happened with Will in the last book would have been the worse, but no, Ms S has out done herself with this one. Everyone is back, and everyone is fighting the good fight, and dammit if some don’t get to see the end. Be prepared to have your heart knocked out of you chest, and then have the smile of the Cheshire cat plastered to your face. It’s a rollercoaster of magnificent, that’s what this one is. Ms S, stop giving me heart attacks, and please please, make sure Robin and Mirren stay close in the next book, I just can’t help it, I totally addictively love their encounters 🙂 6 PAWS, seriously, just because Robin beat up Mirren, oh and the last sentence, yeah that earned the rare 6th PAW! LOL but it was the whole thing, it earned that extra PAW 🙂
About the Author:
Susannah Sandlin writes paranormal romance and romantic thrillers from Auburn, Alabama, on top of a career in educational publishing that has thus far spanned five states and six universities—including both Alabama and Auburn, which makes her bilingual. She grew up in Winfield, Alabama, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick.
She’s the author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series, a spinoff novel, Storm Force, a standalone novelette, Chenoire, and a new romantic thriller series, The Collectors, beginning with Lovely, Dark, and Deep. Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she also is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series. Her Penton novel, Omega, was nominated for a 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award in Paranormal Romance from RT Book Reviews magazine. Absolution was the winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion in Paranormal Romance.
1 $50 Amazon gift card
2 $10 Amazon gift cards
2 Author swag packs (books, swag)
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I needa say thank you to Ms S… Who not only lets me read all her books, but sends them to me early, so I can read them way before the tour, and then I can drool over them, and I can think about how damn good of a writer she is 🙂 Ms S, I still need me some Jake in my life, but Robin and Mirren together will hold me over for a while HAHAHAHAHA THANK YOU for always being the best! For you guys, I wish you extra good luck on the giveaway. I will also tell you to sign up to her blog, seriously, she gives stuff away over there like every day! OH OH And Ms S… I am so using Antoine’s cook book… It’s totally awesome and makes one of the BEST EVER bisques I’ve ever had! Seriously, I’ll have to freeze some for you and ship it over! Happy reading and later gators!