LOVE: Caveman Style

20 Oct

Welcome to the last day of my October Blog Tour. Today I’m talking history with one of my favorite authors, P.L. Parker. What I love about her books is the types of historical romances she writes. I’m not talking boring ole’ predictable romance. I’m talking “breath of fresh air” romances set way the hell back in time. Imagine, a heroine gettin’ her groove on with her leading man when Neanderthals invade!  Now, that’s the kind of historical romance I’m talking about!

I had the pleasure of reading FIONA, set in ancient China as well as RILEY’S JOURNEY, set 40,000 years ago. I devoured those books, and I’m ready for more. Thank Goodness, P.L. is up to the challenge.

Tell us about yourself. Who is P.L. Parker?

I’m a wife, a mother to  three grown sons and a grandmother to one darling 5 year old girl. In my daily life, I’m a legal assistant in a downtown Boise, Idaho, law firm. I began seriously writing six years ago with my debut novel, Fiona. Before that time, I taught belly dance,  choreographed, performed and managed the dance troupe Marrakesh Express. After 27 years of dancing, I was ready for a change.

For several years in between the dancing and beginning my part-time  career as a writer, I tried my hand at crafting. I hand-stitched some really nice Christmas  hangings and I also made and sold quite a few fairy gardens. I’ve always been a storyteller and my husband  encouraged me to start putting my ideas to paper.

What kind of heroes can we expect in a P.L. Parker book?

I love the alpha male but my males have to be sensitive. I don’t write contemporary, mostly paranormal (time travel and some sci-fi) so I like my males to have a wild side. In my latest release, The Chalice, my hero, Tegan, is a warrior but is also gentle. I like my males to be dominant, fierce and protective—and have longish hair.

If you could travel back in time to any era, where would you go and why?

This might sound a little strange because I’m not an outwardly religious person, but I would go back to the time of Christ and seek him out.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

My best advice is to just get something on paper and add to it. I like to write a little bit every day. It keeps the story fresh in my mind.

Finish this sentence: If I couldn’t be a writer, I would…

If I couldn’t be a writer, I would be an actress. I loved being in the plays in high school and I often think it would be fun to join one of the community playhouses and do a little acting on the side.

Since it is almost Halloween, I’m offering an e-copy of my novel, Absolution, to one lucky commenter.

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU0EHWSz054&feature=plcp

Buy Link: http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615723164

http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615723164

Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

My website: www.plparker.com

My blog: www.plparker.blogspot.com

Blurb:

For years, travelers in the FrenchVosges Mountains heard the wailing of a woman echo in the hollows. Her cries went unbidden. No one was brave enough to seek out the source. Over time, the screams lessened, then stopped. Eventually, even the memories slipped away, forgotten.

Six centuries later, two over-eager research assistants find and release the young half vampire, Chloe—unaware of events they unwittingly unleash with her.

Far away, other forces are aware of her awakening. Zaccarius, greatest of all the Slayers, is sent by the Council of Nine to seek out Chloe, determine her worth and render justice. Enticed by her purity and innocence, he becomes her protector. However, Jochad, the Dark Master and his army of evil vampires are eager to claim Chloe.

In the battle that ensues, Zaccarius falls beneath Jochad’s army. To save her lover, Chloe must make a choice. Ancient and dying, Jochad needs her blood to reanimate. His ultimatum—her blood for Zaccarius’ life.

Excerpt:

“I canst not move,” she objected. “Ye hast made movement impossible.”

Chloe reached up, moving the gauze just enough to allow breathing.

“Now you messed it up.” Earl re-adjusted the layer, leaving it slightly looser.

“I be barely able to see,” Chloe complained. “Doest ye believe such will work?”

“I think it will, but what about these?” Benny fingered her long tresses. “Won’t they get suspicious if her hair’s not burned off?”

“’Tis very thin,” Chloe murmured, “and p’raps they will think the fire be the cause.”

“Good point!Maybe if we pull it up and wrap it around her head, they won’t even notice it. Her face’s enough to scare ‘em away anyway.”

“For gawd’s sake, Benny!  Is your mouth attached to your brain?”

Chloe’s lips twisted in a wry smile. “’Tis well Benny reminds me often, else I might fall into the sin of vanity.”

“Well, I’ve been paying attention, and believe me, you’re getting better. There are actually places where skin’s starting to form. That has to be good!” Earl reached for a jug of blood. “While I’m thinking about it, you better drink some more of this before you go to sleep.”

Benny’s stomach gurgled loudly. “How about us? When do we eat?”

“I be pleased to share.” Chloe’s voice rang with amusement, much to Benny’s chagrin.

Shuddering exaggeratedly, he poked a finger down his throat and gagged. “Forget it! Yuck!”

With Earl’s assistance, Chloe managed to mince her way to the SUV, but getting in was another matter. Between the two of them, Earl and Benny loaded her into the back, taking care to tuck the tent around her once again. Their voices came muffled through the layers and Chloe felt as if she were in another world. Truth be known, she was in another world, unlike any she’d ever imagined. How was she going to fit into this strange place?

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28 Responses to “LOVE: Caveman Style”

  1. Patsy October 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Good Morning Chanta! I love your blog spot! Looking forward to visiting and thanks for hosting me!

    • chantarandblog October 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Thanks for graciously being my guest today. It’s a fine day for reading about vampires!

  2. Julie Ramsey October 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    sounds good! Julie Ramsey djjramsey@hotmail.com my blog is juliesbookreview.blogspot.com

    • chantarandblog October 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Julie. LUV your book review blog.

    • Patsy October 20, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Julie, thanks for stopping by!

    • Patsy October 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Had to run over and check out your book review blog! Very nice!

  3. LINDA B October 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    OOOOOOOOOOHH PL I LOVE VAMP

    • chantarandblog October 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      Linda, who doesn’t love vamp? ABSOLUTION sounds like a juicy one – and just in time for Halloween!

    • Patsy October 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

      So do I – vamps over werewolves any day! Thanks for stopping by Linda.

  4. Krystal Shannan (@KrystalShannan) October 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Sounds like another great story! PL Parker. You should submit it to http://www.satinsheetsromance.blogspot.com! It’s my new review site! Hugs, Krystal Shannan

    • Patsy October 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      Thanks Krystal, I will!

  5. Rob Shelsky October 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I want to read this! Heck, I guess I’ll have to buy it, because I’m that intrigued!

    • Patsy October 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      LOL – I tell you, it was a fun story to write! Thanks for stopping by Rob.

      • chantarandblog October 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

        P.L., you and Rob have something in common; You both write historical romance. If Rob says he’s intrigued, that’s definitely a compliment!

  6. Patsy October 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Thanks again Rob – and Chanta for letting me know.

  7. hywelalyn October 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi Patasy and Chantra

    What an interesting post – alway s love to learn new things about my sister hostess and fellow SF fan. You’re an amazing writer Patsy and I wish you even more success!

    • chantarandblog October 21, 2012 at 12:09 am #

      Thanks for stopping by the tour. Patsy has so many diverse books, there’s something for everyone.

    • Patsy October 21, 2012 at 12:16 am #

      Thanks Lyn for stopping by!

  8. Mary Ricksen October 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    I did a search for caveman type romances and there is very little there. Patsy’s historicals grab me every one. I loved Fiona’s story! This one is on my list next!

    • chantarandblog October 21, 2012 at 12:06 am #

      Me too, Mary. I started with Fiona. Then, I read Riley’s Journey. I’m going to read Into the Savage Dawn and Absolution next. I love this stuff!

    • Patsy October 21, 2012 at 12:16 am #

      Thanks Mary!

  9. DebraG October 21, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Great blog post. I love things with a bit of a legend attached.

    • Patsy October 21, 2012 at 12:57 am #

      Thanks Debra for stopping by. Me too. I do love history, the further back the better.

  10. Patsy October 21, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    Thanks again,Chanta, for hosting me at your site. I enjoyed visiting and meeting new people. I look forward to reading future posts at your site and hope you’ll visit me from time to time.

    • chantarandblog October 21, 2012 at 2:54 am #

      Thanks for taking the time to tell us all about your new book, ABSOLUTION. I will definitely be dropping in to check on you.

  11. maccrowne October 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Late comer to the party, as usual. I love your off the beaten track writings, Patsy and Absolution sounds like another winner!

    • chantarandblog October 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      Better late than never! Thanks for stopping by and showing Patsy some support.

      By the way, the winner of a free copy of ABSOLUTION is Rob Shelsky. Congratulations, Rob! Happy Reading!

  12. HOTCHA1 October 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    YEAH PL! I CAN DIG IT!

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