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Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Birth of a Brand New (Vampire) World


Creating a new world, especially a dark paranormal world filled with magic and fantasy, mortals and immortals, is a daunting task. You have to ask yourself a lot of questions. How closely do you want it aligned with our world? Where will you set it, what will the rules of magic be? Who will inhabit this world you’re creating? And once you’ve created it, what kinds of stories do you want to tell there?

I love creating new worlds, but I like them firmly based in our own. Urban fantasy types of worlds rather than high fantasy. Worlds and creatures that could exist here, all around us, without us ever knowing. I’ve created three such worlds, now, each set in and around Washington, D.C. which, no surprise, is where I live. But each, while using modern-day D.C. as the backdrop, is very different. In my Esri series, our world is being invaded by the man-sized, malevolent creatures at the heart of the legends of the fairies and elves. Creatures locked out of our world for fifteen centuries that have found their way back in. In my Feral Warriors shape shifter series, the last nine shape shifters left in the world (each of whom shifts into a different animal) are fighting the evil Mage to keep the Daemons from once more rising to destroy the world. The immortals live and battle among us, though we are, for the most part, unaware.

In my latest world, a vampire utopia, created a century and a half ago by a powerful sorcerer, sits atop modern day D.C. (though the humans don’t see it or know it’s there). It’s a city where the sun never shines, where vampires live openly, freely hunting the humans brought in for food and sport. A place that, unfortunately for the vamps, will become a death trap if they don’t soon find another sorcerer to renew the magic. Welcome to Washington, V.C., Vamp City.

From the back cover of book 1, A Blood Seduction (A Vamp City novel), which hits store shelves Tuesday, May 29th:

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city's magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world...one who knows nothing of the power she wields.

Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see--and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can't do is forget about her--any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission--his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood red. Welcome to Vamp City...

To read an excerpt or watch the book trailer, go to www.pamelapalmer.net. And for a chance to win a signed copy of Desire Untamed, book 1 in my Feral Warriors shape shifter series, tell me which vampire series are your favorites at the moment. And if you have any questions for me, ask away! 


***Pamela's winner is Cindy McCune!  Please email totebag@authorsoundrelations.com with your mailing details!***

28 comments:

Mary said...

I'm a huge fan of your feral Warriors series and since I already have all of them, no need to enter me in the contest. I just wanted to comment and say I love your books so much and am looking forward to reading anything new you write.

Pamela Palmer said...

Thank you so much, Mary! : )

Jo-Anna Walker said...

I love your Feral Warriors books!! They are fantastic!! My favourite Vampire series is The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward!!! I simply love her!!! I so can not wait to get your new vampire novel!!! I'm super excited!!!!!

maxine jefferson said...

i love the Feral Warrior's series and i've already read Blood Seduction and loved it and can't wait til the next in the series comes out and i'm looking forward to the next book in the Feral Warrior's series to...

SdyLion said...

My favorite vampire series is probably the Midnight Breed series from Lara Adrian with a close second being the Blood Curse vampire series from Tessa Dawn. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

sin said...

Love the Feral Warriors. Favorite vampire series is the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter books by Lynsay Sands. Looking forward to A Blood Seduction and the follow ups on it & the Feral's. :)

Cindy McCune said...

I LOVE J.R Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood vampires and their tortured past. I LOOK for Alpha males in the books I read. I adore the Feral Warriors and thier tales. You Rock!!!

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I live under a rock and haven't had a chance to read any of your books :( But I really want to!

One of my fav vampire series would have to be The Hollows series by Kim Harrison

host said...

Congrats on your newest release, it sounds great ! I enjoy reading The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Pamela Palmer said...

Thanks, Jo-Anna! : )

Pamela Palmer said...

Love that you loved A BLOOD SEDUCTION, Maxine!

Pamela Palmer said...

Lara Adrian is one of my favorites, too. I haven't read Tessa Dawn. I'll have to give her a try!

Pamela Palmer said...

Hey Sin! Thank you. And, yeah, Lynsay's awesome. : )

Pamela Palmer said...

Thanks, Cindy! The BDB books are pretty amazing. Another of my favorites.

Pamela Palmer said...

Ha! What's the saying, 'So many books, so little time?' That's me with Kim Harrison. One of these days... They look so good!

Pamela Palmer said...

Thank you!

Cherry said...

I have a few vampire serieses which are favourites, but if squeezed, then I would say Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer series just because it got master vampire Mircea in it :)

Cherry Mischievous

Amy said...

Lynsay Sands series is one of my favorites!!

Amy said...

I have to many books that I love to read!!

Chrisbails said...

Pamela is a new author for me. I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win.
Love paranormal romance especially vampires and wolf stories.
christinebails@yahoo.com

marybelle said...

One of my favorites is J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

I would love to read DESIRE UNTAMED thank you. It looks amazing.

Amy said...

i forgot to put my email address.. oh lordy..
amy.bachtel0812@gmail.com

sin said...

email: sin39ct(at)gmail(dot)com forgot to put it earlier

aretha zhen said...

zsadist from jr ward black

Eli Yanti said...

i love jeaniene forst's book :)

alainala said...

i love your books!! cant wait to get my hands on this new series..
fav vampires, i would have to go with the super sexy guys from nalini singhs angels world... or kerrelyn sparks..

perla333 said...

My favourite vampire series are The Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian and The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward.

perla333@abv.bg

Chrisbails said...

Forgot to put favorite series. A tie between anita blake by laurell k hamilton or jeaniene frosts night huntress series.