I'm excited to be part of Lucan Blog Tour! Please welcome Susan Kearney. A veteran romance writer, Susan Kearney has worked with the industry giants to publish over fifty novels within the romance genre. Her works spans historical romance, contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal and science fiction. Lucan is the first in the Pendragon Series. Without further ado, let us welcome Susan Kearney!
Susan Kearney Guest Post on September 2009
I've always been a little strange, always had a vivid imagination. Getting into the future is easy for me. I just think about all the things I want. A starship would top my list. I've always wanted to travel in space - but not the way our astronauts do it. You see I want my creature comforts and I want to get there fast.
That’s why I invented a hyperspaceship for LUCAN. Once Lucan found a star map on Earth that would direct him across the galaxy to the Holy Grail, I didn’t want him to waste years in traveling. I wanted him to get there quickly so I could delve into the new world of Pendragon.
Creating a new planet is so much fun—especially one based on Arthurian legend. I got to think about religion, architecture, politics, economics, dragons, and love. The world-building in LUCAN was a first for me because this planet had to be both familiar and yet not too familiar. So I drew some parallels to Earth, but only a few. Mostly I let my imagination roam free.
The name Pendragon means master of dragons. So I knew I needed at least one very powerful, shapeshifting dragon. I decided that honor should go to a female, Cael-- who is a special lady—The High Priestess of Avalon. I wanted her to yearn for love—but although her people revere her, she’s denied having a mate. According to tradition, she’s not allowed to touch or be touched.
But of course our sexy, hero doesn’t know the rules of her world.
To make things interesting, they’re both after the same treasure. And oh, what a treasure. The Holy Grail.
The really fun part is pushing my characters’ buttons in ways I could never do in the present. Because in the near future, Lucan comes from an Earth where humanity is dying. And in the end he has to choose between saving Earth or the woman he loves.
And yes, this is a romance so we have a happy ending even in space.
Sometimes I write far-out stories, but the people still have to cope just the way we do. They may have a spaceship, but the engines break. They may have dragon shapers, but being so strong creates powerful appetites. And falling in love when you are far from home holds its own consequences.
So I hope you’re in the mood to be swept away by romance, adventure, and danger and that you’ll give LUCAN a try. You can see a cool video and read excerpts at www.susankearney.com
Kearney a native of New Jersey, writes full time and has sold books to the industry's top publishing houses. As an award winning author, Kearney earned a business degree at University of Michicgan. Kearney's knowledge and experiences spans throughout the romance genre, her fifty plus books include contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, futuristic, science fiction and paranormal novels. She resides in a suburb of Tampa with her husband, kids, and a Boston terrier. She is currently plotting through her 54th work of fiction. You can reach her through her website at http://www.susankearney.com/contact.html
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To enter, please comment on Susan's guest post below.
Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at 6 pm on September 30, 2009.
I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to reading it!ReplyDelete
chey127 at hotmail dot com
This sound excting and interesting with a new twist.ReplyDelete
I saw your video trailer for Lucan and liked it. Do you create it? Who did you work with? How long did it take to finish?
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This sounds like a very interesting book,please enter me in the giveawayReplyDelete
Please count me in...thanks.ReplyDelete
If you'd like to read the beginning of LUCAN, I have an excerpt posted at www.susankearney.comReplyDelete
This sounds like an amazing book. I'd love to read it.ReplyDelete
Hello, Ladies! Hail to Cael--Lady Dragonmaster!ReplyDelete
Please enter my name in your drawing : )
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Where have I been? I haven't read Suzanne Kearney! Please count me in.ReplyDelete
Oh Gaby, What a wonderful post!!!ReplyDelete
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And yes, please toss my name in the hat!
Thanks for the super contest!!
Hope you all have a great night!
What a wonderful excerpt you have there!! Thanks for the tip!
This sounds like a wonderful read. Please accept my entry. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I have heard good thing about this book and would love a chance to read itReplyDelete
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Thanks so much, Cecile!! I loved Lucan, it was such a fun read.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a neat idea. I'd love a spaceship, too. I'd also like to travel through time. I'd love to be entered for this draw, Thanks.ReplyDelete
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Trailer looks great. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.ReplyDelete
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This book sounds like one I really would like to read=)ReplyDelete
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"I've always wanted to travel in space - but not the way our astronauts do it. You see I want my creature comforts and I want to get there fast. " Gotta love that - yeah I love the creature comforts to.ReplyDelete
Really curious about how you will meld the Arthurian into this book.
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I would love to time travel too!ReplyDelete
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I've seen this book mentioned quite a bit lately. Curiousity has got the best of me. Would love to be included in the drawing...ReplyDelete
Oh I have heard nothing but great things about this books and it has been on my wishlist for weeks :).ReplyDelete
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I would love to be entered, thanks. And she is currently working on her 54th work of fiction...54!!! Crazy.ReplyDelete
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Went and read the excerpt...this sounds great! Would love to read the rest of the book. Count me in, please! :0)ReplyDelete
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That is an interesting idea, that the author got to create a whole new planet with, "religion, architecture, politics, economics, dragons, and love". I love that it is based on Arthurian legend. I admit, I am a nerd and I love all things based on Arthurian. Please include me in the giveaway.ReplyDelete
What an interesting post. I love it. Please count me in.ReplyDelete
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