Today, I’d like to welcome author Susannah Sandlin to the blog! She’s here as part of the Bewitching Book Tour celebrating the release of the third book in her Penton Legacy series, OMEGA. Please welcome Susannah as she introduces us to the Penton crew while they discuss vampires and interior design!
House Beautiful, Vampire Style
Author Susannah Sandlin sneaked down into the underground facility known as Omega with some of the vampires of the Penton Legacy series this week to talk about home décor, since if they survive the current siege, they’ll all be building new houses. Unfortunately, all their homes in the vampire enclave of Penton, Alabama, were either bombed or burned recently. Aidan, the scathe leader featured in Redemption, was turned vampire in 1601 Ireland. Mirren, whose story is told in Absolution, is a former Scottish mercenary turned about the same time, also in Ireland. Will, featured in Omega (coming out Feb. 5), was turned as a 22-year-old in 1969 New York.
Thanks for meeting with me guys. You’ve been looking over building plans, I see. What style of houses are you thinking about building?
Mirren: I keep telling them it’s too (bleeping) early to be looking at those. We survive the next couple weeks, then we can look at (bleeping) house plans.
Aidan: Think positive. I’m going to rebuild on the same piece of land as my old house since it’s near the medical clinic where my mate works. And my greenhouse was still standing, as far as I know. Although maybe something smaller. All those “Gone with the Wind” columns were kind of over the top.
Will: I want a place with a heated pool. Lots of blond wood and glass. Speaker system wired into every room. A room for my new pool table. Man, I can’t believe my pool table got torched.
What about you, Mirren?
Mirren: Roof. Walls. Floor. It’s too (bleeping) soon to be talking about this.
Will: No kitchen in my house. What a waste of space. I kept computer software in the cabinets of my old house. Maybe a walk-in wine cooler instead.
What about you, Mirren? (Is there an echo in here?)
Mirren: Glory wants a kitchen. I hate (bleeping) appliances.
Will: Yeah, but you like smelling what Glory can cook in them—you’re just mad because you forget they’re hot and keep burning yourself. Plus, she made you store your motorcycle parts somewhere else.
Mirren: I need a (bleeping) workshop.
Will: I just want a real shower. One of those huge walk-ins with river rock walls and glass.
Aidan: That’s a lot of glass you’re asking for.
Mirren: He’s a bloody exhibitionist.
Will: Hey, if someone wants to look, who am I to deprive them?
Mirren: You are such a (bleep)tard.
Will: I can believe they all caved in. I worked hard designing those suites. My father and his damned bombs.
So, what’s your ideal bedroom look like?
Will (stretches): Honestly? Right now anything that didn’t have a freaking twin bed in it would be a novelty.
Aidan: You’re the one who picked out the furniture for the Omega shelter.
Will: How was I supposed to know I’d get lucky while I was living underground? I haven’t seen either of you offering to give up those spacious double beds I gave you.
Mirren: Spacious, my ass. Do I look like I’d fit in a (bleeping) double bed? I curse you every single daysleep.
Will: Why do you even need a bed? Don’t you need a rack, or a bed of nails, or a slab of concrete, or—hey! That hurt.
Mirren: Shut it, junior, or the sword’s coming out.
Aidan (folding up blueprints and heading for the door): And, with that, I think it’s time to stop before we have a brawl and Will gets his other leg broken.
Wait—come back! How do I get out of this hole? How do you pull down the drop ladder? Guys? Wait?
OMEGA by Susannah Sandlin
You can find OMEGA at:
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.
Read my review of OMEGA here!
The Penton Legacy Giveaway
One print, ebook, or audio book of the winner’s choice from the Penton Legacy Series
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.
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