Tuesday, January 24, 2012

P. L. Parker has a New Release!

If you've not read P.L.'s work, you should. You'll love it, especially if you like paranormal with fantasy and loads of history added. My favorites are Fiona and Riley's Journey, but with Will o' the Wisps she's stepping into the sci-fi genre.I look forward to reading it. Leave her a comment to be entered in a drawing for an ecopy of Will o' the Wisp. Please join me in welcoming P. L. Parker.

I’ve always loved science fiction! The SciFi channel is my favorite channel on TV. My novel Riley’s Journey and the sequel, Into the Savage Dawn, are time travel but in many ways also science fiction. A time portal created by a scientist was the mode of transportation into the past. I am currently working on a third in that series. Recently, I contracted with New Concepts Publishing for my latest novel, The Chalice, another science fiction romance.


My short story, Will o’ the Wisp, was my first conscious step into the realm of science fiction.

Will o’ the Wisp by P. L. Parker

Blurb:

Stalked across the vast reaches of the universe, Tannis, the last fecund female of the clan Light Bringers, takes refuge on Earth, veiling herself within the dying form of a human female. Her energy forces are flagging and to rejuvenate, she must seek the healing properties of the sun’s rays, but by doing so, she risks discovery by the hunter. Time is short and Kadin—the most feared assassin of all—draws near!

Excerpt:

The hunt had led him to this place. A primitive planet on the outskirts of a distant galaxy. He’d arrived ahead of the pack, confident his subtle pointers would lead the others in the wrong direction. Convinced he’d caught up with Tannis at last, he’d come upon her at the moment she’d entered the host body, seeking to mask her presence. Such was the act of desperation, born of her inexperience and misguided information. Her energies pulsed bright and compelling, far too tangible to hide in the husk of the former occupant.

His lips curved in a self-deprecating smile. He could heal the female body with a simple touch. The shell’s hold on life was tenuous but if Tannis flew, the hunt would commence again. He grew tired of the hunt, tired of the unending frustrations. Now he wanted closure, craved an ending. But until he caught her, it was not to be.

He glanced down. A single human male also watched the vehicle’s progress. When the transport disappeared from his line of sight, the human turned, starting up an overgrown pathway into a wooded area. Kadin touched on the human’s mind, taking in information at light speed.

Excerpt 2

“Hold her down while I sedate her.”
“No!” Tannis screamed out. “If I sleep, he’ll find me!”
“No one is going to hurt you,” the woman soothed. “We just want you to calm down.”
“You don’t understand! I can’t sleep,” she cried. “If I do, he’ll destroy me.”
“No one’s going to destroy you,” Laura said as she reattached the tubes. “We won’t let them,” she glanced at the other two. “Will we?”
They shook their heads. “Not on our watch,” one replied.
“But…but you won’t even know he’s here until it’s too late.”
A hand squeezed her shoulder. “You’re in ICU. No one gets in here without us knowing about it.”
“You can’t know…,” she moaned as more drugs entered the body’s system. “He won’t rest until I’m eliminated.”

Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Will-o-the-Wisp-ebook/dp/B0060M0QU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326557858&sr=8-1

About me:

Offbeat is a perfect word when describing me. For many years, I taught, performed, as well as choreographed, dance. I am a dreamer and an avid reader of fiction, a sometimes gardener and an inept crafter. I love to travel, always returning to my beautiful Idaho where I reside with my husband, Jack, my children and extended family, Jared, Travis, Zachary and Tannis, two huge cats and a toy poodle. I am a member of Romance Writers of America and the local chapter, Coeur d’Bois.

Website: http://www.plparker.com/

Blog site: http://www.plparker.blogspot.com/

Thanks for being my guest today, P. L. Readers, leave P. L. a comment to be entered in her drawing.

Happy Reading and Writing!

Linda
http://www.lindalaroque.com/

22 comments:

  1. Good Morning and thank you Linda for hosting me. I look forward to visiting!

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  2. Here is a short excerpt:
    “Hold her down while I sedate her.”
    “No!” Tannis screamed out. “If I sleep, he’ll find me!”
    “No one is going to hurt you,” the woman soothed. “We just want you to calm down.”
    “You don’t understand! I can’t sleep,” she cried. “If I do, he’ll destroy me.”
    “No one’s going to destroy you,” Laura said as she reattached the tubes. “We won’t let them,” she glanced at the other two. “Will we?”
    They shook their heads. “Not on our watch,” one replied.
    “But…but you won’t even know he’s here until it’s too late.”
    A hand squeezed her shoulder. “You’re in ICU. No one gets in here without us knowing about it.”
    “You can’t know…,” she moaned as more drugs entered the body’s system. “He won’t rest until I’m eliminated.”

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    1. Excellent excerpt. Poor thing. I can feel her fear. If you want, I can add this to the body of your post.

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    2. You can if you would like! Thanks

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  3. Congrats on your book. I love the cover....really draws you in. And your blurb and excerpt seal the deal. I wish you much luck and although I've only read a handful of sci-fi, this one is going to be added to my list. My nook likes a bit of variety :)

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  4. Thanks Christine for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. Congrats on your success, P.L., and I look forward to reading more of your stories....your heroines are wonderful! I especially loved Fiona and Chloe.

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  6. What a gorgeous cover! Yes, I love paranormal fantasy history and sci fi. This sounds great.

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  7. I luuu-hove your cover...it's gorgeous. Care to share the artists name?
    Just need to ask you - will there be another book following Savage Dawn? I really loved the first two.
    xo Mimi

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  8. I love your books and stories. This wasn't a genre I read until I learned about your novels. Keep them coming. Congrats on the new book. I can't wait for it to be published and I can hold it in my hot little hands!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hopefully not long until The Chalice will be out!

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  9. Thanks Anonymous :) and Beth for stopping by and commenting. And hopefully yes, Mimi, I am currently working on the third in the series. Tentative title - Flight of the Hawk. Just have to see if when finished, it gets contracted for. My husband loves it so far so we shall see. As to the cover artist for Will o' - I really don't know, but someone who does covers for Willow Moon Publishing. I'll have to check.

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  10. Patsy, what a gorgeous cover. I love your books. This one looks like another winner. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks Cara! Appreciate you stopping by.

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  11. I love time travel and I can honestly say that PL Parker was the first TWRP novelist I read. I have now read all her books and she never let me down! Great stories!

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    1. Thanks Mary! Nice to have my friends be so supportive :)

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  12. Hi Patsy,

    Congratulations on your release. As you know, I love SF and can't wait to read Will o' the Wisp!

    Loved the excerpt, and what a beautiful cover!

    Wishing you many, many sales.

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    1. Thank you Lyn! This one is actually one of my favorites of mine. Appreciate you stopping by.

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  13. Beautiful cover. Congrats on the new book. Great title as well. Do you pick your own titles?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Debby. Yes, I pick my own titles. I've been lucky so far. Haven't run into a problem with my editors. I also found the picture for the cover art on istock photo. Just seemed perfect for the story. Tannis is sort of an ethereal being of light and mist.

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  14. Sci Fi must be fantastic for letting your imagination run wild - it's a genre I'm not very familiar with but I can see the attraction to readers. And your cover, Patsy, is very eye-catching. Well done.
    I invite you to visit me on Mimi's blog: http://mimibarbour.blogspot.com

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