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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Redemption Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway with Susannah Sandlin


Book One Penton Legacy series
By Susannah Sandlin
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.

Should You Join a Vampire Commune?

Welcome to Penton, Alabama. It used to be a small cotton mill town, but after the textile industry went overseas, Penton kind of dried up…until a master vampire named Aidan Murphy (who’s as Irish as his name) bought up the whole city and repopulated it with his scathe, or family, of vampires. A normal vampire scathe has four or five vampires. The Penton scathe has about a hundred.
Why would this happen, you might ask? Why would a vampire join a huge commune like Penton, where no one new is allowed to move to town without Aidan’s permission? Why would you want to stay when the head of the scathe requires you to exchange blood with him—so he’ll always be able to track you down or know what you’re up to?
Well, in the world of Redemption, and the Penton Legacy series, there are some definite advantages. Because it’s a dangerous world out there for vampires these days.
So here are five reasons, if you’re a vampire, why you might want to beg Aidan Murphy to let you move to Penton.

Live-in food supply. This is a major selling point. See, there was a worldwide pandemic a year or so ago, and lots of humans died. Finally, the humans developed an effective vaccine. Well, effective for them. Unfortunately for you, the vampire, it changed human blood chemistry. Now when you find a hot little number in the bar and decide to have a sip for dinner—if she got the vaccine, you’re going to die. In a final, might-as-well-sunbathe kind of way. In Penton, there are unvaccinated humans to feed from—and they like it!

Protection. All those hungry vampires have made the world a dangerous place. If they’re not kidnapping unvaccinated humans for the black market (or their own personal menu), they’re killing the competition. Beheadings are WAY up, and Home Depot can’t keep wooden stakes in stock. I’m just sayin’…

Peace and quiet. Aidan’s a nice guy for a vampire and all, but he’s got a partner near the top of the vampire food chain. If you’ve been turned vampire for a while, you’ve probably heard of The Slayer, Mirren Kincaid, the baddest executioner badass the Vampire Tribunal ever employed. Specialized in torture. Oh, you thought he was dead? Oh no. The Slayer is very much alive and second-in-command in Penton. Nobody is gonna mess with Penton when you have the Slayer as backup. (Only, don’t call him that, okay? He’s kind of touchy. And, like, huge.)

Easy Living. You’ll have to work for a living—Aidan’s not big on slackabouts. But you don’t have to worry about money. Aidan’s got more money than God and if you don’t have your own stash, you won’t go without. For one thing, the houses are all free. Just pick what you want and live there. Gotta pay for your own Amazon deliveries, though.
Convinced yet? I’m ready to sign up! Oh, wait. I’m not a vampire. But I didn’t have that vaccine, and they’re always looking for new humans in town… 

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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 always fancied herself living in Cornwall (although she’s never actually been there). Details, details. She also is a fan of Stephen King. 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. Her novel Redemption won the paranormal romance category in the 2011 Chicago North RWA Fire and Ice contest, and is the first of three in a series that debuts this year.Website/Blog:




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Kerry said...

Sounds like a great series!! I am certainly going to check it out!

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Susannah Sandlin said...

Thanks, Kerry--I hope you'll check it out!

sienny said...

hi susannah! looking forward for a chance to read this one, and i hope i'll get it soon

Luvdaylilies said...

Looks like a great read=)

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