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Giveaway (US/Int): Get the “Will’s World” scoop on Penton vampire leader Aidan

by davincikittieSeptember 24, 2012

Please help me welcome Will & Aidan from Susannah Sandlin’s Redemption!

Interview with a Vampire: Will’s World

Will Ludlam here. I’m a lieutenant in the vampire scathe that’s taken over the small town of Penton, Alabama. There are about seventy-five of us who moved here to the middle of nowhere with our bonded human familiars (no coercion, I promise). Anybody will tell you I’m the best-looking guy in town, so if you’re a woman in search of a vampire to love, I’m your guy.

But I digress.

See, this vaccine was created to fight a human pandemic virus and it turned the blood of vaccinated humans poisonous to us. Poisonous as in, will kill us faster than a speeding wooden bullet or a nap in the sunlight. Humans don’t even know we exist, and they’re in danger of wiping us out anyway by starving us. I’m thinking we never gave them enough credit.

Vampires everywhere are freaking out, let me tell you. There are crazy, starving fanged people wandering all over the place (one of whom is probably my evil powermonger of a father), so we wanted to get away from the city. Believe me, Penton’s about as “away from the city” as it gets.

But I’m bored, so I decided to start a Penton newsletter. Will’s World—catchy, eh? Today, I’m interviewing our scathe leader Aidan Murphy. He’s the guy in charge. The big guy. The head—

Aidan: Will, shut up. If we’re gonna do this, ask your questions. I have work to do that doesn’t involve listening to you chatter.

Will: Yeah, yeah, fine. Okay. Tell us about yourself.

Aidan: (silence)

Will: Gonna play it like that, are you? Well, I’ll tell them that you were a farmer in Ireland back in the olden days—like four-hundred year olden days—but have been in the American Southeast for almost two centuries. Chicks love that brogue you can roll out, by the way. Think you can teach me to do that?

Aidan: William….

Will: Okay, whatever. You are too serious and stubborn for your own good, which drives your lieutenants crazy, by the way. Did you realize your own human familiar, Melissa, calls that expression you have on your face right now your “Irish pig farmer” stare? You grow flipping FLOWERS, which isn’t a very manly vampire thing to do, if I say so myself. And you have women throwing themselves at you because they like that whole broody, tortured thing you have going on, but you think women are too much trouble. Which is good for me because I like some variety in my—

Aidan: *Rolls his eyes.* Will, shut up and ask a real question.

Will: Grump. Who do you think you are, Mirren Kincaid? (Mirren’s our security chief and he is one big—really big—brute with an attitude problem.) Okay, what gave you the idea of creating this big scathe and buying a ghost town in rural Alabama to repopulate?

Aidan: It was getting too dangerous out there for our unvaccinated human familiars. So many humans got the pandemic vaccine that it’s hard for vampires to find people to feed from. I didn’t want our fams kidnapped for the black market that’s springing up for unvaccinated humans, or for the vampires who follow me to be murdered in order to steal their human familiars. Penton, Alabama, seemed like the perfect solution. It’s isolated. It was virtually a ghost town, so I was able to buy up all the property. Everyone I allow to move here just wants to be left alone to live in peace.

Will: Well, except the peace thing isn’t working too well right now. Mark—your business manager and husband of your familiar Melissa—was attacked…

Aidan: *Glares at Will* This is off the record—I don’t want to see anything about the attack in the newsletter, got me? It’s hard enough keeping people calm.

(*Will nods, but has fingers crossed behind his back.*)

Aidan: My psychopath of a brother, Owen, attacked Mark and killed our former doctor. I don’t have proof, but I know damn well Owen’s not acting alone. Some of those self-righteous peacocks on the Vampire Tribunal—like your father—are probably behind it. We’re going to have to fight them or be destroyed.

Will: Since we’re talking *coughs* off the record, what about this doctor you kidnapped—er, I mean—have visiting us in the locked rooms under the clinic? Tell us about Krystal Harris.

Aidan: You’re the one who found us an unvaccinated doctor. She’ll be perfect, you said. She’ll want to live here, you said. Well, guess what? The woman can’t be enthralled worth a damn. She’s stubborn. And she does NOT want to live here. She stabbed me with a freaking fork!

Will: Aw….you like her.

Aidan: *Narrows eyes* Interview’s over, and it’s your turn for patrol duty. Get to it.

Will: Methinks he doth protest too much….Okay, okay. I’m outta here.

Following a pandemic whose vaccine left human blood deadly to vampires, the vampire community is on the verge of starvation and panic. 

Immune to these struggles—at first—is Penton, a tiny community in rural Alabama, an abandoned cotton mill town repopulated by vampire Aidan Murphy, his scathe of 50, and their willingly bonded humans. But an unresolved family feud and the paranoia of the Vampire Tribunal descend on Penton in the form of Aidan’s brother, Owen Murphy.

To protect his people, Aidan goes against his principles and kidnaps an unvaccinated human doctor—and finds himself falling in love for the first time since the death of his wife in Ireland centuries ago. Dr. Krystal Harris, forced into a world she never knew existed, must face her own abusive past to learn if the feelings for her kidnapper are real—or just a warped, supernatural version of Stockholm Syndrome.

Susannah Sandlin’s REDEMPTION is the first in the Penton Legacy series. Book two, ABSOLUTION, will be out October 9, and book three, OMEGA, in February 2013. 

Read the GraveTells review of Redemption here!

About the author

Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana. Susannah also writes the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series under the name Suzanne Johnson.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
19 Comments
  • September 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Heeheehee..this interview made me giggle. Will is a cheeky bugger to say the least.

    So, Will, just how many ladies do you entertain, anyway? Were those comments normal guy posturing or are you really that good?

    And Aidan, what’s it like to know that there’s a gorgeous human woman in the basement with the cajones to stab you with cutlery?

    • September 24, 2012 at 6:52 am

      Oh, honey, I’m cheekier than you know, and I am really, really good. I can do things with these fangs that will make you beg (in a good way).

      Heh, Aidan…how’s that fork wound doing? Ah…yeah. I think it’s okay–didn’t prevent him from giving me a one-fingered salute.

      I’ll pop in and out today to answer questions, ladies.

  • wendy diaz
    September 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Aw, this was so cute and funny! lol …fork.
    um i think i would ask Aidan what kind of flowers do you like to grow?

    • September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      AIDAN: Well, my favorite are ruby-throated hibiscus because they remind me of Krys–they’re…

      **shoves Will away from the computer because he’s making fun of him**

      delicate but strong.

      WILL: The woman stabbed you with a fork, man.

      AIDAN: Sorry, I have to go and beat the crap out of Will, and he knows I can do it.

  • Maghon @ Happy Tails and Tales
    September 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    First- you leave my boyfriend outa that! MIRREN IS MINE!! Hahahahaha second, this interview was FANTASTIC!!! Excellent way to play these characters off each other 🙂 I loved it!!

    Hopefully in just a short time I can share my goodies for Absolution- book 2!!

    EVERYONE GO OUT AND GET THIS SERIES!! 🙂 seriously, it’s phenomenal! 🙂

  • Maghon @ Happy Tails and Tales
    September 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    If we’re asking questions, mines for Will…

    Will- when MIRREN leaves me for a better lady, will you comfort me? Oh pretty pretty please?!! I’ll cook Cajun food for you hahahahaha 🙂 you just have to be able to put up with south Louisiana Cajun attitude 😉

    • September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Maghon my love! Well, here’s the deal. I’m kinda afraid of the big guy. I mean, Mirren has a freakin SWORD, and I dont just mean his love sword, ya know? But if he says it’s okay, I’ll comfort you all you need and more. In fact, you’ll forget you ever had the hots for that big, ugly….oops, he’s after me…gotta go.

  • Cassandra Hicks
    September 25, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I absolutely loved this! I want to read this series so bad now!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • bn100
    September 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Very fun interview. What do you like to do for fun?

    • September 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

      Um…fun…Well, I do love the ladies, you know..(*turns to Aidan* Think this is a PG blog? *turns back*) Okay, I’m kind of a tech nerd, you know? I like to read everything from history to architecture, and..(*turns to Aidan* Will you shut up? I don’t play Angry Birds ALL the time *turns back*) Sheesh. Everyone’s a comedian.

  • Melanie Rovak
    September 26, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Will, other than irritating Aidan do you have any hobbies?

    Aidan, how have you not strangled Will yet? lol

    • September 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

      AIDAN: The only reason I don’t strangle him is that it wouldn’t kill him and he’d just heal and annoy me even more.

      WILL: Aw, he loves me. … One of my other hobbies is messing with my vintage ’54 cream-colored Corvette. Man, that thing is SWEET. And the ladies love it.

  • September 26, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Aidan, does Will have redeeming qualities that allow for you putting up with his certain…brand of humor?

    • September 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      He’s not listening right now, so I’ll tell you he’s really one of the smartest guys I’ve ever met. He thinks well on his feet and can figure out different ways to solve a problem if his first solution doesn’t work. He’s not nearly as big a dickface as he pretends to be. Oops. Here he comes.

      Will’s an ass. That’s all there is to it. No redeeming qualities whatsoever.

  • September 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Ok, 54 vintage cream-colored Corvette? That settles it. Will is coming home with ME! *grin* A man with a sense of humor is sexy sexy sexy.

    Thanks so much to Susannah for lending us Will and Aidan for a while! They’ve been such fun guests! I look forward to seeing what mischief Will is getting to every morning, and whether Aidan has given into the temptation to beat him up for it. 😉

  • Sandy Lion
    September 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What a fun interview. Hope you two can agree on something, like maybe a cold beer at the bar or to watch a football game..;)
    sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Olga
    September 27, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Really nice interview…Love it!

  • October 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks so much to Will and Aidan for sharing allll those secrets with us! What a fun time!

    Congratulations to Melanie R on winning the ebook copy of Redemption and thanks to everyone who came out to participate!!

    <3

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