Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pamela Palmer - Becoming Someone New

Throughout our lives, we take on new roles—student, teacher, fireman, wife, father. Some of these roles are expected (student, working adult). Some are sudden, unexpected, and definitely not wanted (widow, homeless person). Some are roles we hope for, and know there’s a chance we’ll get (wife, mother, manager). And others we only dream of and wish for (President of the United States, Olympic gold medalist, Ryan Reynold’s girlfriend).

For me, as for most writers, the dream role was New York Times Bestselling Author. I still have trouble believing that dream came true, because…I haven’t changed. And I suspect it’s that way for most people as they move through one role after another. Experiences change us, without a doubt. But roles…labels…not so much. We tend to remain the same people we’ve always been, though others’ perceptions of us certainly change.

In A Love Untamed, the hero, Kieran, has spent much of his immortal life as a Therian Guard, a fighter, and he’s damn good at what he does. But he’s not one of the nine Feral Warriors, he’s not a shape-shifter, though he’d love to be marked to be one. No one becomes a Feral Warrior until one of the nine Ferals dies. It’s the animal spirit who chooses his replacement, the best of the line. Each time a Feral dies, the race mourns, of course, but they also wait with baited breath to learn who the dead Feral’s replacement will be. Most dream of being the one chosen. Most never will be.

But Kieran is one of the lucky ones. During a fight with a surly warrior, Kieran accidentally draws fangs and claws, revealing that he’s been marked. He’s thrilled, awed. For the first time in his life, he’ll be able to shift into an animal—in his case the fox—something the entire Therian race could do long, long ago. Being marked will mean major changes in his life—he’ll have to move to Feral House in Great Falls, Virginia, quite a trip from Ireland. He’ll be given a new name, his Feral name, Fox. He’ll acquire an instant band of brothers and a desperate mission to keep the Daemons from once more rising to destroy the world. And after decades of being one of the leaders of the non-shifters, he’ll be the newbie.

He’s starting over in a new role. Inside, he’s still Kieran, the man he’s always been—an Irish charmer with a sense of humor who doesn’t take himself too seriously, and a tough, honorable male. But the world sees him differently, now. To the rest of the race, he’s become Fox, one of the most powerful and most honorable males on Earth.

From the back cover:

The newest member of the elite Feral Warriors brotherhood, Fox is eager to prove himself on the frontlines of battle against the Daemons. When paired with the legendary Ilina warrior, Melisande, he expects the fierce beauty to quickly fall under the spell of his quite considerable charm. Instead, he finds himself spellbound by a woman who's his match in every way.

Beneath Melisande's brittle exterior lies centuries of pain and a violent hatred of all shape-shifters--a hatred that slowly crumbles after they're caught in a deadly and cunning Mage trap and she glimpses a surprising depth in her far-too-seductive partner. Their survival demands unconditional trust--and their salvation surrender to a wild, untamed love.

For a chance to win a signed copy of Desire Untamed, the first book in my Feral Warriors series, tell me what you would choose to become if you suddenly discovered you weren’t human, but something else. A vampire, witch, fairy, shape-shifter? Or something else?

***Pamela's winner is HankLover!  Please email with your full name and mailing address!***


Liz Flaherty said...

It's always nice to read about a dream come truth--even nicer when you're aware that people's perceptions are going to change because of it.


sin said...

Wow that is a tough question. I have always wanted to be either a Vampire. A A vampire I could shape shift and have some kind of magic like kind control. Yup grew up with Bella as Dracula. :) Can not wait to read about Fox. Thanks you for the chance to win.


Margie subia said...

i had allways lovd vampires used to mrun home from school just to watch dark shadows lol, but then started reading about shapeshifters and since i love white tiger's that is what i would probably like to be lol,i getting ready to read fox's now love all your books. margie subia

Marshay Fung said...

Hmm i would have to say a Vampire Shifter. A vampire because i like being under the night sky. I don't care to much for the sun! But i also would like to be a shifter. I would mostly shift into a wolf. I love the strength and power they have!

Thank you for being such an AWESOME writer. And allowing us reader a chance to meet the Feral Warriors. Can't wait to read A Love Untamed! :)

Marshay, or

Stefanie said...

I would love to be a shape-shifter. I don't have a favorite animal to shift into: a bird of prey would be nice, a fast and lethal animal and able to fly, or a wolf. Yeah, I would want to shape shift. :D

Linda said...

I think i´d want to be a Good Witch or a Fairy Godmother. I want to do good and at the same time not be hunted by anyone. This way, i should be OK =D
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Holidays!

Lil said...

I have been fascinated by fairies since I was a kid. Would be fun to be one of them.

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elizabeth said...

If I could become anything supernatural, it would be to shift into a cat. I love cats.

Elizabeth Gray

Maureen said...

That is a tough thing to pick but I think I would pick a witch because they have some great powers.
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Pat Cochran said...

I'd like to be whatever would get me into the
least amount of trouble! LOL! Or maybe a fairy!

Pat C.

Anonymous said...

That's a fun question! I love stories of Warriors, Berserker! so I would love to be Berserker! never heard of Female Berserker, but in a story, anything can happen! Happy New Year. Thank your for giving away your book.

Di said...

I think a witch would be fun, but a fun one like Samantha - then I wouldn't have to clean or cook unless I wanted to!
I've been curious about this series.
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Eli Yanti said...

I want to be fairy , they are beautiful creatures :)

mona garrett said...

Everyone who knoes me, knows I woilf be a vampire in a minute. I already keep the hours now. I would love to see all the history. But the only bad thing, I would miss chocolate and cocacola. Lol...

erin said...

Thanks for a great post! I'd want to be a witch or a magic user of some kind. That way I don't have to worry about physical changes ;)


Kerry said...

Great post - I think I would have to choose vampire or shapeshifter...hmmm...LOL either one?

susan317 said...

Definitely a vampire!!!!!!

Beautiful Disaster said...

A big cat shape shifter such as a lioness or panther.
Happy Holidays,

donnas said...

Vampires are my favorite to read about but Im pretty sure I wouldnt want to be one. Maybe fairy, sounds interesting.

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Mary Preston said...

I didn't even have to think about it. I'd be a witch. I've always wanted to have magical powers.


HankLover said...

Hmm...I'd have to say fairy. Flying would be pretty awesome, lol.

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