Please welcome Sydney Somers back to the virtual offices! Sydney is here to chat about her Pendragon Gargoyles series.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Sydney Somers] Romance writer, book lover, chatty introvert, margarita maker, culinary disaster, zombie enthusiast, video game addict, loves life.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your Pendragon Gargoyles series?
[Sydney Somers] As the heart of it, the series puts a new spin on Arthurian Legend with sexy gargoyle shifters hunting their mates, dangerous immortal rivalries and a lots of action, both in and outside the bedroom 😉
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for series?
[Sydney Somers] I had wanted to do something with shape-shifters but wasn’t sure what mythology I wanted to base it on. It seemed like everything had been done before. And then I was flipping channels watching television one night and came across King Arthur with Clive Owen and Keira Knightly. That’s all it took and I was off and running.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave the house without?
[Sydney Somers] My cell phone. It’s like my sixth child ?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Sydney Somers] Depends.
On a good writing day it’s “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves
On a bad writing day it’s “Walking on Broken Glass” by Annie Lenox
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Sydney Somers] Wine, chocolate and a personal masseuse. A girl can dream, right? Seriously though, I can write anywhere as long I’ve got my laptop, pen and paper (because sometimes I just have to hand write) and music. Music is a must.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name the last book you couldn’t put down.
[Sydney Somers] Kresley Cole’s Endless Knight. Love, love love her YA Arcana Chronicles series. A definite must for paranormal romance fans!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Sydney Somers] When I’m not chasing after my kids, pretending I love to do laundry (doesn’t everybody?) or fighting my current addiction to Candy Crush Saga, I’m curled up with a book or trying to prove how kick butt I am at Black Ops 2. Emphasis on trying.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Sydney Somers] They can visit my website – http://www.sydneysomers.com
Friend me on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sydneysomers
Friend me on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14719.Sydney_Somers
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[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Pendragon Gargoyles Book 1
When the sun goes down, passion is unleashed.
Kennedy Beaumont loves her bartending job, even if her spirited nature sometimes gets her in trouble. Like threatening to hose down one of Pendragon’s co-owners. When it comes to Tristan, she could use a good hosing down herself—maybe it’ll help her stop casting him as the star of her wickedest dreams. Since he goes out of his way to avoid her, it ought to be easy to put him out of her head—until he reluctantly offers her a ride home.
Gargoyle shape-shifter Tristan Callaghan hasn’t had time for anything other than recovering the mystical dagger that was used to permanently lock his brother in a prison of stone. The cat inside him should have stopped craving Kennedy’s touch long ago, but now that she’s sitting next to him in his car, his very human need for her is sharper than ever.
The distraction is costly. In a split second, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a dangerous, millennia-old hunt for Excalibur. A hunt that marks her for death—and leaves Tristan with a painful choice—sacrifice his family, his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.
Pendragon Gargoyles Book 2
He’ll stop at nothing to claim her…If she doesn’t kill him first.
A lethal huntress, Sorcha lives to track and eliminate rogue immortals—until her latest assignment turns out to be a sexy, gargoyle shape-shifter. From the start she’s shaken by the lust his touch awakens inside her. Not only that, but the cat is convinced she’s his mate, and for the first time, she’s unable to kill her target.
Still mourning the loss of his mate, Cale is stunned to find Sorcha alive. Yet the woman he aches to possess doesn’t recognize him and is after the only thing that will save his brother—a mystical weapon that will lead to Excalibur.
Determined to protect his family and reclaim his mate, Cale ruthlessly takes advantage of Sorcha’s one weakness—her desire for him. Desire that could unlock their past…or cause him to lose her all over again.
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Pendragon Gargoyles Book 3
He will have his revenge…one wicked seduction at a time.
Emma is used to getting dragged into her twin sister’s magical messes, but this time her predicament is more than a minor annoyance. She’s chained to a cat shifter that her sister encased in a curse of stone. Worse, the unfortunate gargoyle’s waking up. And her sister’s not there to take the heat.
After a century suspended in stone, Cian would do anything to get his hands on the sorceress who put him there. Strangely, his dreams of revenge turn into an animal hunger to put his hands all over her—in every delightfully wicked way imaginable.
Never as talented as her sister, Emma doesn’t trust her own magic. But for now she must let Cian believe she’s the culprit in order to strike a bargain: to permanently lift the curse in exchange for his tracking skills to find her missing sister. The longer she is near him, though, the closer she comes to surrendering much more than her body to the brutal warrior.
As their attraction catches fire, Emma dreads what could happen when he learns the truth. If he will sacrifice her to break the spell…or fight for a love that goes beyond animal instinct.
Pendragon Gargoyles, Book 4
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Condemned to darkness…tempted by passion.
Enslaved by a vengeful goddess, forced to live on blood, Lucan can barely remember life as a knight of the Round Table. Yet when one woman’s touch awakens millennium-old feelings that tame the savage darkness within him, he has no choice but to deny their all-consuming passion—for her own protection.
Cat-shifter Briana Callaghan has watched all three of her brothers find their mates, but love isn’t in her future. Especially when her mate turns out to be a lethal mercenary…and the only man ever to break her heart.
When she’s chosen to compete in the Gauntlet, an immortal death match, Briana realizes the prize—the sword Excalibur—is her only hope of severing the fierce bond that has the power to destroy her.
Stunned to find themselves pitted against each other, Briana and Lucan quickly find that the only thing they’re fighting harder than their enemies is their sizzling, heartbreaking chemistry. But even if they survive the Gauntlet, claiming the woman he loves will be as impossible as letting her go.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A born and raised Maritimer, Sydney Somers fell in love with writing when she finished her first story, Jenny and the Glowing Green Mittens. After attempting her first book in high school, she set writing aside to focus on school. While getting her degrees in psychology and education, Sydney tried her hand at journalism between part time jobs before finally returning to her love of writing.
Twenty-five novels and novellas later, Sydney is thrilled to spend her days slaying demons, running with shape-shifter packs and making the people in her head fall wildly in love. When she’s not writing or curled up with a good book, Sydney can be found chasing after her herd of kids, talking her way into a gourmet meal, exterminating rogue dust bunnies or joking about the pending zombie apocalypse. She loves hearing from readers and invites them to contact her anytime.
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PENDARGON GARGOYLES Tour Schedule:
11/11 – Close Encounters with the Night Kind (series spotlight)
11/11 – Book Monster Reviews (series spotlight)
11/11 – Charlene Blogs (series spotlight)
11/11 – For the Love of Bookends (Series Spotlight)
11/11 – Penny For Them… (series spotlight)
11/12 – Book Bliss (interview)
11/13 – Offbeat Vagabond (series spotlight)
11/14 – Romance Junkies (interview)
11/15 – Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight)
11/15 – Tome Tender (series spotlight)
11/15 – Mad Hatter Reads (guest post)
11/15 – Bookish Babbles (series spotlight)
11/16 – A_TiffyFit’s Reading Corner (series spotlight)
11/16 – fundinmental (series spotlight)
11/16 – Darkest Addictions Reviews (series spotlight)
11/16 – Queen of the Night Reviews (series spotlight)
11/16 – Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (Series spotlight/possible reviews on date)
11/17 – Toot’s Book Reviews (interview)
11/17 – Manga Maniac Café (interview)
11/17 – Snarky Mom Reads… (spotlight/review)
11/17 – JUST PARANORMAL ROMANCE (series spotlight)
11/17 – Diane’s Book Blog (interview)