Hello Hotspot bloggers… How’r ya doin’?
I’d like to invite all of you to a party today, with a treasure hunt, party favors, and a prize. If you’re up for a party – read on!
I’m Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, paranormal author of books for Kensington, Dorchester, and Harlequin Nocturne, and the proud presenter of my new vampire series for Nocturne this very month! Vampire Moons.
I’m hoping you will help me celebrate the release of my new book – “GOLDEN VAMPIRE” today – with cyber confetti and plenty of cyber champagne (unless someone has devised a way to actually send glasses of the bubbly stuff over the ether?) As well as some other kinds of reader fun. Because I am just thrilled to have another book on the shelves (right now!) and I’m counting my blessings every darn day to be able to be a writer… and wanting to share my story with YOU.
So. First – a pretty brief background bio for my paranormal romance stuff, for those of you who don’t know me yet, so you know who you’re celebrating with. K?
Well, I’ll start by saying that I’ve come full circle in writing paranormal romance this year — back to vampires after a very engrossing two-year tryst with werewolves, both dark and lighthearted. My Were tales: “Barbie and the Beast,” (American Title 3 finalist) for Dorchester, and last year’s Wolf Moons series for Nocturne – “Blackout,” “Wolf Bait,” “Red Wolf,” “Wolf Trap,” and “Moon Marked.” That’s some tryst, eh? Love those hot, sexy wolves…
My first paranormal romance was a historical vampire tale for Kensington Brava in the Immortal Bad Boys anthology, you see, with fellow author Rebecca York. Dark, hot stuff. Plenty of fang. And then, just when I thought I was going down a historical immortal path, the idea for a quirky contemporary tale jumped into my life, and it became Barbie and the Beast. What a blast writing that was! You have no idea! This fluff-ball story was the start of my love affair with werewolves that continues to this day.
But… as sometimes happens in the universe if we’re really, really lucky to have a Muse who sings at the top of her lungs, after goofy Barbie, my dark werewolf stories took wing, starting with a novella for Nocturne, a Nocturne Bite tiled “Blackout.” Which in turn birthed the rest of the Wolf moon series for Nocturne, and a whole new level of wolfdom for moi. Action-packed stories with emotion and heat.
And then my editor asked if I could write more vampires.( “Heck yes!”) And the idea I had for this international vampire series kicked off with another Noctune Bite titled Vampire Lover, out now. But the in depth heart of the series starts with this month’s Golden Vampire.
The premise – just a hint:
Maybe those hunky Knights of the Round Table were undefeated in battle and unearthly beautiful… because they were unearthly. And maybe their quests continue – still, today?
Well, if you are a fan of history, hopefully you’ll be intrigued by this hint – that will be further explored in next year’s Guardian of the Night.
Hooray for Arthurian romance!
More confetti throwing!
** Let’s start the party, shall we, now that you know a little something about my books?
I’d like to hear what you have to say about this idea of vampires in real history, and if you can see that. Think of the possibilities.
Let’s play “WHAT IF.”
What historical figure comes to YOUR mind that could have been immortal? And would make a good character in a paranormal romance or urban fantasy ??? Got an idea? I’ve got more I’ll share as we go along, too.
Plus: If you play this “WHAT IF” game, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of my backlist books. It might be one of those sexy wolves, or a vampire, who knows? You’ll also get some chocolate to nibble on while you read. Sound good?
SECOND game: Yes, there’s more. I really am celebrating.
TREASURE HUNT !! (Yay, we love treasure hunts!)
The “first” person to go to my website, and can tell us which of BARBIE’s body parts are showing beneath her hot pink silk sheets – is another winner! Shhhh though – you have to use my CONTACT ME page (NOT the “win a book” page) for this one, to send the answer, so no one else sees it.
Game on at- www.lindathomas-sundstrom.com
OF course, I’m here to answer any other questions you might have about the OTHERS I write about. Glad to oblige. Happy to participate.
Thanks for helping me celebrate. I will tell you that I am never going to be jaded about being a publisher author. I love every minute of writing time, and I get just as excited with every book. And I love meeting new people, so I hope you’re here today, with me.
Nocturne Series , #110
* ISBN-13: 9780373618576
It’s called the Dark Surrender…
The ultimate embrace of everlasting love, where entwining souls and purpose come together…
For former cop Jesse Stewart, giving herself—mind and body—to sexy vampire Lance Van Baaren meant losing her soul. Hired by a foreign government to find a senator’s missing daughter, she instead found a haunting link to her past. And now something is drawing her to the one man she should despise….
Once a knight, Lance had sworn to protect the innocent. And one of those young innocents had been a young Jesse. Now face-to-face with the alluring woman she has become, he’s determined to help Jessie solve her case and make her his own. But would finding the truth of her past, beneath a Blood Moon, push Jesse further away?