"I am a 32 year old, married, working mom who loves to read and can't get enough.
No matter how busy my day is there is always room for a good book and a cup of
tea!" Tara Caputo
Tara has already read 87 books towards her goal of 100. I am honored to say that The Undeparted Series
was part of her reading library.
I've had Tara in the house before on my old blog for Flip Flop Friday Interviews and found her so delightful, I asked her back!
Here's the interview from first time around: DEBORAH: When did you realize you
loved to read? From what I can remember it was probably around 1st
grade when we did "Book It". I read the most books in my class and won a bike!
What better incentive at that age?! DEBORAH: That was a great
incentive! Do you remember the first book you really loved? It's a toss
up between Tiger Eyes or Are You There God? It's me, Margaret. (both by Judy
many books a week do you read? I read at least 3 but more like 5 a
DEBORAH You are a voracious reader; an author'a dream! Tell us what
your favorite genre is? I'm a sucker for romance!
don't blame you; think we all are! How do you feel about Indie authors? I love Indie Authors!! I would be missing out on some great books if it weren't
for them! DEBORAH: Do you prefer to read ebooks or paperback? E books
are convenient but there is something about holding an actual book that I just
DEBORAH: Just for the record, my books are available in ebook and paperback! Back to Indie authors; have you discovered any good authors? TARA: Yes! Other
than you, Deborah Palumbo, I am loving Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Jamie
McGuire, Abbi Glines, K.A. Linde, Olivia Cunning, Tara Sivec and J.R.
THE BANISHED ONE BOOK THREE IN THE UNDEPARTED SERIES
HERE'S AN EXCERPT:
Even then in his dream he felt the feel of those breasts in his hands, and in the twilight that he now slept, he smelled that lilac perfume. He remembered the feel of her skin, the softness, the silk of it. He almost felt as if he had connected with the past, calling it out of yesterday into being today. He remembered many of his conquests as he lay in gentle slumber, none of whom he loved. But there was one, a special one. He didn't love her, but he possessed her and loved possessing that one. She was tall and dark haired with an elegant stride. Oh yes he remembered that one. She had vowed revenge when he banished her from his home and clan; so foolish of her to think she could exact revenge on the father of all vampires. But she was a woman scorned.
That dream faded and suddenly the lilac enticed him and as if he was fondling her breasts, Gossamer's memory continued.
READ MORE OF THE BANISHED ONE JUST AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE. IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE, THE BANISHED ONE WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!
FOR NOW THOUGH,
IM DOING A HALLOWEEN COVER REVEAL HERE ON MY BLOG AND THEN HOPPING OVER ON A REVEAL TOUR ON SOME AWESOME BLOGS JUST IN TIME TO SHARE HALLOWEEN
I THOUGHT SINCE THE NOVEL IS ABOUT VAMPIRES, HALLOWEEN SEEMED THE PERFECT TIME TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASED OF THE BANISHED ONE AND REVEAL THE COVER.
I HOPE YOU'LL LOVE THE COVER, HOPE YOU'RE ANTICIPATING THE NEW NOVEL RELEASE OF THE BANISHED ONE.
M. E. Franco lives in California with her husband and children. She works as a
Behavior Analyst Consultant during the day and writes in her fantasy world at
night. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, playing outside, music, and
chocolate. I met M E on Goodreads and we
immediately connected. You can befriend many people, and connect with only a
few; M E is one of the people that I connected with. I wanted to interview her
because when I read a sample chapter of her book Where Will You Run, I
immediately put her book on my TBR!
HI EVERYONE. TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 10/24 IS A BUSY DAY FOR ME. I am conducting an interview of author M E Franco and then I am being interviewed on author Dariel Raye's blog. So when you stop by here and visit with me when I interview author M E Franco, I hope you'll to stop by my interview afterwards @ http://www.pendarielraye.blogspot.com/
ONCE SANGUIST, TWICE BI A young Broadway vampire is confronted by an unsuspected
vampire and opts to protect her mortal lover by making her as a vampire. This
does not placate him so the two lovers go on the run. Trials and tribulations
keep them moving around the globe in order to elude him though his pockets run
deep. The two women often not only enjoy themselves in their sexual escapades
but also by feeding from each other when they cannot sustain themselves
otherwise. Learn about different places and follow this dynamic bi-sexual
vampire lovers as they travel in contemporary times.
This is my first Tom Gabbay novel and certainly not my last!
Short n simple:
This novel is about 3 Iraqui comrades who return home from the horrors of
combat, only to struggle in their personal lives. But the way Tom Gabbay weaves
the story and their lives is masterful and utterly entertaining! Tom Gabbay
is a wonderful story teller who writes in intricate detail, bringing his
magnificent story to life with captivating characters that draw you into their
lives as if they're old friends. From word one to the last word, I was
completely entertained. I would highly recommend this book and Tom Gabbay. Look
forward to reading more books he's written. 5 out of 5 stars!
Hey everybody, since I am soon to release my 3rd book in The Undeparted vampire series called The Banished One, and it's so close to Halloween, I'd talk about, now ready for this?? Vampires! I dedicated a page on my website, www.deborahpalumbo.com entitled Very Vampire since so many people have the vampire bug and truly are fascinated with these fanged immortals. Here's a tidbit of what's on my website. We all know that Bram Stoker was the wizard behind Dracula, the most famous horror story ever written. He created the story in 1897 and because of him and his awesome tale, we've got vampires on our brains; our culture is thoroughly hooked. But did you know that vampires are folkloric creatures that go back to the ancient times in Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, and even prehistoric times? Can you believe that? Yep, belief in vampires has existed for a millennia. Of course, it wasn't until the early 18th century in southeastern Europe that the word vampire became popularized; so popular in fact, mass hysteria regarding the belief in blood sucking immortals caused people to accuse others of vampirism and those accused were actually executed! During this time and thereafter there was a wide range of thoughts regarding their appearance from nearly human to rotting corpses, but it was actually the Christian church and the 1819 novella Vampyre by John Polidon that helped formed the vampire concept as we know it. But as I said earlier, Bram Stoker's Dracula is the novel that provides the basis of modern vampire fiction. The original folklore and I'm sure the hysteria and crossover from horror tales to more than superstition had sparked Bram's imagination and viola! Dracula was born. Dracula created our universal obsession, if you will, and became a big part of our culture. So big in fact, Wall Street says vampires are worth $10 billion to our economy. Now that's a lot of bread...or should I say, a lot of blood! So you can see vampire literature has been around for a long time; even longer than Dracula. In fact, the first vampire appeared in literature in a seventeen hundred's poem which by the way already had erotic undertones; this was the predecessor to gothic vampire literature. Novels from the 1800's have run the spectrum from Sheridan Le Fanu's tale of a lesbian vampire, Carmilla, to the best in the genre, Dracula. But in our day vampire stories are thoroughly diverse, expanding into crime, sci-fi, fantasy, and Chick-Lit. And besides our typical fanged vampires, new portrayals include aliens and plants with vampiric abilities; some do not consume blood believe it or not; they live on energy. All of this totally makes my point that we are hooked on anything vampire, and we are completely willing to embrace new versions, gain new insights into their behaviors, welcome any vampire into our obsession. Obsession huh? Well, what if we're not obsessed, only intuitive? Now we've all been taught that vampires are nothing more than fictitious creatures and nothing else, spawned from Stoker's imagination. But don't you think it's pretty interesting that vampires have been around since prehistoric times and then on the minds of the ancient cultures? I'm of the belief where there's smoke, there's fire. Yeah, I'm trying to tell you that maybe Bram didn't have as good of an imagination as we thought. Maybe he knew something that we refuse to believe. Maybe when people executed the vampires during the mass hysteria of the eighteenth century they didn't do a very good job and they're still around. It's just a thought. But while we digest this new idea of the existence of vampires, I will say that Bram's imagination strayed when it came to crosses and coffins and sun. His vampires are completely contrary to the ones in my novels....Quentin, Christian, Lucius and Cassandra. You didn't think I'd write this page without mention of my paranormal romance/mystery series, did you? So aren't you just a tad bit curious, don't you just have to find out for yourself about Quentin, Christian, Lucius and Cassandra and THE UNDEPARTED? I will tell you this one thing: Vampires CAN come out during the day; day or night, it doesn't matter. They're just like us in that regard, so no one is safe because the sun has risen. No one!
I'm happy to introduce Cara Crabtree to everyone. She's absolutley great; one of my favorite bloggers. We met when she reviewed my paranormal series, The Undeparted. She gave me 5 star reviews, for which I am tickled pink AND appreciative. You can find Cara at her blog: http://readingpassion03.blogspot.com/ Let's get started and ask Cara a few questions; I really want you all to get to know her!
Jodie Pierce weaves a story that is so imaginative and well crafted, and her
characters are so real, you think you know them, are part of their lives. You
turn the pages one after the other, unable to put the book down, whether dinner
is calling, or sleep is needed, or you've got a task to do, you keep on reading!
You just have to find out what is going to happen next!
5.0 out of 5 starsI had read a few reviews on this book; which peaked my interest. I bought it and
read it in one day. My husband made dinner, while chuckling and saying, "that
must be a good one." Well, it was. It started out with a young woman being
attacked and bitten in her kitchen, at least she thought she was... There were
no signs of an attack or a bite and her husband was not accepting her story and
it hurt and confused her. Was she hallucinating? She tried to keep up with work,
but it kept gnawing at her.
This book will draw you in from page one and
if you are like me, you won't be able to put it down. Before I finished this
book, I bought the Ascent of the Undeparted.
Be smart, just buy them
both. Deborah Palumbo, Congrats.
pens a winner with her book The Doctors. This book about has it all. Suspense,
evil, mystery, romance, crime, the mob and medical mayhem.
Dr. Lanny Loch
and Dr. Richard Pathroff are 2 men that I wouldn't wish even my worst enemy to
have as their doctor. Loch is all charm with the blackest heart imaginable and
Pathroff thinks he is God's gift to woman with the morals of a slithering snake.
Both are cardiologists who may know how the heart functions from a strictly
biological viewpoint, but have no clue how it acts/reacts/feels from a human
standpoint lacking that ability themselves. They work for the mob and are all
about the money and the finer things in life.
I was thinking about the supernatural today when I was
writing a chapter in my new book in The Undeparted series where a
skeptic becomes a believer in vampires. Then I remembered how in the first
book of the series Cassandra just couldn't believe that what she was seeing was
real; she thought the vampire Quentin was using some kind of parlor trick to
vanish in and out, some Houdini magic. That got me thinking of my great great
grandfather Carl Brema. He was not only a master performing magician, but he was
the inventor of magic, including the magical apparatus for Houdini and
Blackstone. There's a book written about my GG grandpa called, The Brema
Well anyway, Carl mystified his audience with feats of magic.
Maybe we are too quick to dismiss the supernatural and label it "magic"
like Cassandra in The Undeparted or Lieutenant Hamilton Welby in The Banished
One who quickly dismissed the supernatural as magical exploits.
Maybe the hand isn't quicker than the eye after all, and Carl
really was more mystifying than previously thought! Great great grandfather,
thank you for leaving me, for leaving the world of magic, your legacy! You've
given us something to ponder: Is it magic or is it the
Hi Everyone! This is a spin off from my "other" blog where I interview bloggers instead of the other way around; hence the silly name, Flip Flop Friday interviews. Look for future Flip Flop Interviews here every Friday for the next 5 weeks.
Today we have Carin Walker from http://4myreadingobsession.blogspot.com/
Carin and I met on Book Blogs and although she and I haven't gotten to know one
another well, I thought this would be a great opportunity to find out a few
things about her. Ready? Let's rock:
I've been asked by friends and fans when will I be releasing the 3rd book in The Undeparted series, when, when, when and my answer is...... SOON!!!! I'm just as anxious as everyone to release The Banished One
Here's an excerpt: The moon was shining through diamond paned windows, past the
silk curtains, lying gently on the pale naked bodies entwined on the canopy bed.
A golden chalice with red rubies sat on a nearby bed table and a bottle of 1945
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild that had cost Quentin almost $50,000 was uncorked
next to it.The taste was scintillating
yes, but not as scintillating as the red juice that flowed from veins.
Hello everyone, I've got Mae Clair here today;
you know, the author of WEATHERING ROCK we've been hearing so much about. Well,
she's going to discuss her debut novel and tell us a few things about
herself.Mae and I met on Nings Book Blogs and
we've been friends ever since. She's not only a talented writer, but is a nice
person who always lends a hand no matter how busy she is! Let's get rocking, shall
I'm excited to
introduce Detective Humphrey McAllister in my 1948 vintage crime noir. You do
like vintage detectives and crime noirs, don't you? I hope, I hope. This is my
newest novel, became available for purchase on 9/5, so rush, rush, rush those
fingers n mouse to the Kindle store and download it for only $2.99. The
paperback will be available in October.
Well, before I take
you for a spin in his 1941 black Ford Sedan right up to the crime scene of Sam
Santino's murder, I want to explain some things to you about Humphrey.
THIS POST IS ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA, not a human attacker....Get the facts, get your compassion flowing, and reach out to someone who has this debilitating illness! There she laid flat on
her back; her assailant put her there. The attack ended her life as it once was.
She had been a vibrant young woman, full of youth and enthusiasm and energy, and
now she could barely raise her head off the pillow. Yes, she
had limbs that could move, unlike a paraplegic, but she was too weak to move.
She lived life through her window.
Many friends ceased to visit; they hated to see her in that
condition or they couldn't understand. Several closest friends hung in with her,
her only connections were via the telephone.
At least there was no blood or gore to
offend anyone if she were able to receive visitors; her assailant was insidious
that way, leaving no outward blemishes, but inwardly she was struggling to
regain her position in life.