Book Promo and Giveaway: Absolution by Susannah Sandlin


The Penton Legacy, Book 2

By Susannah Sandlin

Release date: October 9, 2012

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Book Description:

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal.

A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side—or dead.

To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?

It’s a town under siege, a powerful warrior in a battle with his past, and one woman who can make the earth move—literally—as the Penton Legacy continues.

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Giveaway: 1 Kindle Paper White (or $100 US gift card to Amazon, B&N, or Book Depository winner’s choice)


Book One Penton Legacy series

By Susannah Sandlin

Following a worldwide pandemic whose vaccine left human blood deadly to vampires, the vampire community is on the verge of starvation and panic. Some have fanned into rural areas, where the vaccine was less prevalent, and are taking unsuspecting humans as blood slaves. Others are simply starving, which for a vampire is worse than death—a raging hunger in a creature too weak to feed.

Immune to these struggles—at first—is Penton, a tiny community in rural Chambers County, Alabama, an abandoned cotton mill town that has been repopulated by charismatic vampire Aidan Murphy, his scathe of 50 vampires, and their willingly bonded humans. Aidan has recruited his people carefully, believing in a peaceful community where the humans are respected and the vampires retain a bit of their humanity.

But an unresolved family feud and the paranoia of the Vampire Tribunal descend on Penton in the form of Aidan’s brother, Owen Murphy. Owen has been issued a death warrant that can only be commuted if he destroys Penton—and Aidan, against whom he’s held a grudge since both were turned vampire in 17th-century Ireland.  Owen begins a systematic attack on the town, first killing its doctor, then attacking one of Aidan’s own human familiars

To protect his people, Aidan is forced to go against his principles and kidnap 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 up to her own abusive past to learn if the feelings she’s developing for her kidnapper are real—or just a warped, supernatural kind of Stockholm Syndrome in which she’s allowing herself to become a victim yet again.

Susannah Sandlin’s REDEMPTION is the first in the Penton Legacy series. Book two, ABSOLUTION, will be out September 18, and book three, OMEGA, on December 18.

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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.





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14 thoughts on “Book Promo and Giveaway: Absolution by Susannah Sandlin

  1. This story line sounds really good! It’s definitely added to my to-read list!

  2. susan platt says:

    This series looks so good that both books will be going on my wishlist!! I love this type of story and the premise sounds so good, I can’t wait to start reading them!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  3. Thanks, Elizabeth and Susan! And thanks to SmartMouthTexan for featuring Absolution today!

  4. miki says:

    it’s really a wonderful series!! one must read for fan of paranormal romance

  5. Have read Redemption and have preordered Absolution, will be in my mailbox soon. I liked Redemption a lot. Hear Absolution is even Better!

  6. I have put both books on my to read list. Happy reading and writing* Teresa

  7. Melanie Rovak says:

    I can’t wait to read this series! It sounds soooo good. 🙂

  8. Penny C says:

    Love this series!

  9. Ann Q says:

    Always seems to be someone in families to mess things up.. At least in a book, we hope for a positive ending.

  10. corky says:

    cky15: I sure do love to read excerpts because that gives me a chance to read and get hooked. Love the cover too! I always looking for sure new authors to read from Thanks again.

  11. Lona Stringer says:

    Sounds like a great series, love the cover, very sexy. Thx for the giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  12. Looks like a great series! On my to get, to be read list!

  13. Joy F says:

    Both books sound great, will add to my tbr list.

  14. pc says:

    great excerpt…thanks for sharing! Will definitely take a look at this!

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