They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .
The most combative—and tormented—of all the Ferals, Jag is a predator who hunts alone—until daemons terrorize the human population. To stop them, he partners with Olivia, a flame-haired Therian temptress as strong as she is beautiful. But Olivia is no ordinary immortal. The survivor of a vicious supernatural attack, she possesses a deadly and forbidden skill—one that must remain hidden, especially from the powerful Feral Warriors.
As Jag and Olivia’s sensual dance of dominance and seduction gets wilder and hotter, a dark force sets its sights on Olivia, threatening to destroy everything she has vowed to protect. And the only one who can save her soul is the arrogant jaguar shifter she lusts for but dares not love.
Make sure you stick around, we’re giving away three copies of the first Feral Warriors novel, Desire Untamed, to three lucky winners.
Mixing It Up in the Genre Scape
Once upon a time, if you wanted a good fantasy read (or a good romance, or a good thriller), there was probably only one place to find it. The Sci-fi/Fantasy aisle of your local bookstore or library (or the Romance aisle, or the Mystery/Suspense aisle). Times have changed. Individual books are getting harder and harder to categorize as once disparate genres are blending in new ways, more and more every day. And nowhere is this more obvious than in the realm of speculative fiction.
My Feral Warriors series is a prime example. Published by the Avon romance imprint of Harper Collins and shelved in the romance section, they’re far more than simple love stories. The series is about a group of nine shape shifting immortal warriors—the last shifters in the world. The premise: Eons ago, before the rise of human civilization, two immortal races battled the Daemons for control of the earth—the Mage, or magic ones, and the Therians, the mighty shape-shifters. Though traditional enemies, the Mage and Therians banded together to overcome the High Daemon, Satanan, ending his reign of terror and destroying his armies. The cost of victory was high. To win that ultimate battle, both races were forced to mortgage nearly all their power. Only one Therian among each of the ancient lines of shape-shifters was left with the power of his animal. Nine remain. They’re called the Feral Warriors.
While the protagonists of each book are a different hero and heroine who’ll ultimately fall in love, each book is also a high action thriller and another chapter in the overall tale. Ultimately, the series will be one story with a beginning, a middle, and a rip-roaring ending.
Book four in the series, Rapture Untamed, just hit shelves last month and one review, in particular, absolutely delighted me. Terri Ann Armstrong, Executive Editor of Suspense Magazine, and the author of Morning Menace, said, “This book was brilliant! I thoroughly enjoyed this and coming from a devout fantasy novel hater, that says a lot about this book. I love it when someone proves me wrong—especially about myself. Palmer took me through a gamut of emotions at every turn. I found myself smiling and my heart thumping uncontrollably in all the right places, making it impossible to put this book down. Bravo!” Naturally, I’m delighted that she called the book brilliant, but what I especially loved was that she found the thriller elements she enjoys in a place she’d never expected. And it opened her to a new genre.
More and more, the lines between the genres are blurring. And not just in books. Take “True Blood” for example. It’s a little bit horror, a little bit romance with healthy doses of erotica, southern drama, and even touches of humor. More and more we ‘re finding good shows and reads outside our usual genres. And with the blurring of the traditional lines comes the potential for a wealth of fabulous new tales.
Three commenters will receive a copy of the first book in my Feral Warriors series, Desire Untamed.
Want to purchase Pamela’s novels?
- Desire Untamed at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Obsession Untamed at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Passion Untamed at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Rapture Untamed at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Hunger Untamed (2011)
Contest Time! Pamela has graciously offered to give away three copies of the first Feral Warriors novel, Desire Untamed, to three lucky winners. All you have to do is answer this one question: What book have you read and enjoyed recently that‘s outside your usual genre preference? Or simply ask Pamela a question. Please indicate which prize you would like to be entered for.
As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat (remember, these aren’t mandatory to enter, just extra entries):
- +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
- +1 to any review you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
- +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and/or Twitter
- +10 Purchase any of Pamela’s novels (listed above) or any novel through LE’s Amazon store or the Book Depository sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries.
There is one thing I am adding to my contests now…the winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.