Episode 16 of dragons and starships - It’s all Greek to us!
Here it is! Here's the link for the podcast interview I did this past weekend for "...of dragons and starships." I had a great time, even though I was extremely nervous in the beginning, with hosts CJ & Angus. We discussed my "Warriors of the Atlantean Empire" series, as well as the YA & children's books that I write as Ireland Taylor. If you have limited time and want to jump to my interview before going back to hear the entire podcast, my portion starts at the 19:00 mark.
Episode 16 of dragons and starships - It’s all Greek to us!
Zoonimals by Ireland Taylor is now available on Amazon!
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Thanks so much CL for letting me be on your blog today. It’s great to be back writing after a year’s absence. The latest release I have out is the 4th installment in my series, The Vampire from Hell.
About The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)
Blood of the gods has brought a new dimension to Rayea's life as the vampire from Hell. In the fourth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea juggles her new responsibilities and starting a relationship with her best friend, Blick. Soon Rayea realizes her sordid past with her family may be catching up with her, and she's going to have to deal with it once and for all. When two of her friends go missing, she knows she must begin a search to find them. And the first place she has to look? Hell.
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Excerpt from The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)
"Smoothies." I smiled and secretly prayed the green smoothie was not for me because I instantly thought of the color of my father's demon eyes when I saw it. Green was not a favorite color of mine.
"Yes." He shoved the glass at me.
I stepped back for a moment as the liquid nearly sloshed out of the glass.
"That was a waste of fucking time. Typhean is being such a prick! J wants us to take a break to cool down.”
When I heard Blick's curse word, I almost choked on my smoothie. Blick did not swear...ever. From that comment, I knew the situation was bad. I swallowed the liquid quickly and thought, ‘Of course it's bad. I'm on my way home to Hell, and I bet I have to go alone.’ I remained quiet, watching him inhale the large glass of green whatever. I paused for a moment, still staring up at him because he was so much taller than me.
His gold eyes flashed as he returned my gaze. I wanted to reach out and grab his hand in mine, but I hesitated. "You'll have to change into something more battle-worthy if you have to go. Can I talk to you while you do, back up at the house?"
"Sure," I brightened, finishing off my red smoothie. Not being able to taste any blood was wonderful. That was Blick’s secret. I loved how he made them where I couldn't taste the metallic-ness. My efforts didn’t produce the same results, so I stuck with blood tea. For a brief second, I thought to ask whose blood I had drunk, but seeing how preoccupied Blick was, I let the question drop. Instead, I went for the comedy relief angle. "Always trying to get me out of my clothes, hmmm?" I purred.
As I reached out for his hand, he immediately pulled it away. He clenched his jaw and a vein in his neck spasmed. "This is work, Rayea. We don't have time for that." He yanked his fingers through his black hair with both hands.
Feeling defeated, I assumed the same professional manner with him. "You bet. My apologies. What was I thinking? I was making a joke to lighten the mood, Blick. That's all. But hey, fuck me, okay. I'm an idiot. I get that."
I stomped past him, feeling one of the laces on my sneakers loosen. I made a big production about walking by him. "Why don't you stay here on the beach? I can dress myself."
Before I knew it, he pulled me into his arms. His large height of seven-feet enveloped me and I came face to face with his muscular chest. His white t-shirt glared in the sunlight. Thank god, I can't burn up to a crisp in this sunshine, I thought. But if I did, Blick's beautiful chest was the last thing I'd want to see. Well almost the last thing, I laughed to myself.
I closed my eyes and let Blick hold me. My mind and body instantly calmed. I sank into his embrace. No questions asked. He didn't say a word as he held me. He simply rocked me slightly back and forth as he stroked my black hair. I wanted to collapse into a pile of jelly on the beach before him.
I eased back from him some to give us a little bit of distance as his hands slowly traveled to rest on my waist. I felt his touch tickle the small of my back as he laced his fingers in a couple of the belt loops on my blue jeans. Must this end? I wondered.
"I'm sorry, Blick. I know this is no laughing matter. I've got to go. I've got to save Lynn and Ashton if it's not too late. What did J tell you that I'm not supposed to know?"
"It's your first mission. It's a test. J said if you save your friends, the council will look favorably on that. But he wants to explore more options. He’s making some calls now."
My eyes grew wide as I listened to him. “We’re running out of time!”
He nodded. "I know. I know. It's such bullshit. I'm so tired of the politics. It’s J’s call. How am I supposed to deny J’s wishes?"
I swallowed hard and let my head fall on his chest. He was right. After the near brain-melting exercise I had been in with J, I knew better than to disagree with him unless I had an extremely good reason for doing so. I’d have to see this through on my own. It would be too dangerous otherwise and I didn’t want any more of my friends getting hurt.
Blick continued to rub his hands through my hair, lazily, aimlessly. It felt like it was an eternity before he spoke again and shattered our tense silence.
"I can't go with you. I've been instructed to stand down on this one."
My body tightened and I broke our embrace, immediately sobering as reality reared its ugly head again. I heard a light vibration sound and realized it was Blick’s phone.
About the Author
***The Vampire from Hell series***
The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) - The Beginning (Free)
The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) - A Vampire among Angels (Free)
The Vampire from Hell (Part 3) - A Vampire on Vacation
The Vampire from Hell (Part 4) - The Vampire from Hell Returns (Now Available)
The Vampire from Hell (Part 5) - Blood of the Gods (In Progress)
Have you met the alluring Darlings of Paranormal Romance yet? We're coming for you this month---> So why not get to know us!
**Now on Goodreads** If you'd like to add Darlings of Paranormal Romance (Coming October 2013) to your -Want to Read- list here is the link----->
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be part of a 2 Volume Anthology (YA & Adult) with a few other of my incredible author friends Ally Thomas, Chrissy Peebles, CM Doporto, Alexandra Anthony, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Wolffe, Kerrianne Coombes Author & Isobelle Cate just to name a few. We are the Darlings of Paranormal Romance. The books will be released in the next couple of weeks.
For those of you who were not able to take advantage of yesterday's freebie of Love in Her Dreams by my friend Isobelle Cate, you will be able to download it for free this coming Saturday and Sunday (September 28th-29th).
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The release of my book is just around the corner and there are 20 other authors that have joined the fun! There will be tons of giveaways not only from my 'SURPRISE' release but from the other authors as well! Please come join the fun and invite your friends too.
HEY EVERYONE! GREAT NEWS! There's a Goodreads giveaway of SOUTH OF SURRENDER by my friend Laura Kaye! 3 copies are up for grabs and it runs all month!
Hi Guys, my dear friend Deborah Gafford's romantic comedy, You're in Good
Hands with Al Tate, is now in the second phase of voting for the prestigious
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The voting starts tomorrow, Friday, April 19, and will be open for votes for only ONE WEEK. The link to vote is at the bottom of this message.
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Here is my new choice for the characters of Airis & Finn. Cora made them look fabulous as always. I truly love this couple. They will be perfect to finish out this series.
The winner of my Nov. 3, 2012 Interview Giveaway is.........
First of all I’d like to thank Ally for the opportunity to come on her blog and talk about how I got into writing and about my upcoming book, Talin’s Echo.
Then I’d like to thank everyone that stopped over to read my interview and Chapter One. The response for more than I’d ever dreamed it would be. I was completely shocked and humbled that are so many of you out there showing your support for me. It means more than I can ever put into words.
I’d like to congratulate Hai-Yen, the winner of the giveaway, which included 2 signed bookmarks and a mermaid trinket box.
~ C. L. Pardington
I want to finally share some BIG NEWS with you all. I had to finalize a few details and copyrights, so now that it's done I can share. As you know my series the Warriors of the Atlantean Empire is an 8 book series. Well I have in the works another fantasy romance series, actually a trilogy. After I'm finished writing Talin's Echo, but before I write Atlas's Rogue, I'll write the first book to the trilogy. It'll be called the 'Liquid' Trilogy. Book One will be Liquid Descent, Book Two will be Liquid Ascent, and finally Book Three will be Liquid Conversion. All three books will revolve around the same couple. Although there will be a VERY DISTANT connection to the Atlantean series, it will be very different. This will not revolve around Atlantis and it'll be in present day.
I am proud to present the next poster in the series created by Cora Graphics. Another stunning creation.
I am ecstatic to announce that Gayle Latreille has graciously accepted the task of being my assistant. I am so thrilled to have her. She is also an Admin for the book group, the FB page and the website as well. She has her own page on the website if you'd like to contact her.