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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