A Tip of the Sword to the Big, Foul-Mouthed Scotsman

Some fab recognition has been given to our own Mirren Kincaid, aka the Slayer, aka the big bad teddy bear of Penton, and his mate Glory Cummings. Mirren and Glory’s story is told in Absolution, written by me, er, that Susannah Sandlin woman.

I’m excited to announce that ABSOLUTION, the second book in my Penton “paranormal romantic thriller” series, is one of three “Dark Paranormal” finalists in the annual Prism Contest, hosted by the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Special Interest chapter of Romance Writers of America. This is a big chapter, big contest, amazing group of authors, so I’m very honored to be among them.

You can read the full list of finalists in all categories here. Winners will be announced during the RWA national conference in Atlanta in July. And I will be there this year, seeing as I live only a couple of hours outside Atlanta.

In honor of the Prism awards, I’m giving away two swag-and-book packs to a commenter. Choice of any of the Penton books in paper, digital, or audiobook, plus assorted bookmarks, posters, pens, totes…swaggishness, in other words. If you have all the books, you can choose one of my Sentinels books instead, or let me pick a mystery book for you.

So, to use Mirren’s favorite phrase, “Aw, f….” Oh, wait. I can’t say that here. But he says it. A lot. Which is why my mom, age 87, will never read this book 🙂

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

18 thoughts on “A Tip of the Sword to the Big, Foul-Mouthed Scotsman

    • Thanks, Roger. I had trouble getting this series published because editors hear “vampires” and run the other way these days. So I’m very grateful that Montlake took a chance on a vampire series. This feels like a bit of vindication 🙂

  1. It’s well deserved and perhaps the editor will change its mind about book 4 or want more of the spin off!!!

    Congratulations on this new nomination

  2. Thanks for the good wishes, everyone! It’s kind of a win-win because I have a lot of respect for the two authors I’m competing with, JT Geissinger (who shares both an agent and an editor with “Susannah”) and Sara Humphreys, who’s been a guest here on the blog before. So just being in the final three is a great honor. 🙂

  3. That’s awesome, congratulations! I have Redemption and really enjoyed it, but I haven’t gotten around to getting Absolution yet (which is terrible, because I loved what I saw of Mirren in Redemption so I know I’ll love this one!). Now I have to get off my butt and get it!

  4. WOW! So well deserved! This series is one of my top favorites. You have created characters that come to life and stay with me. Mirren is THE MAN! I hope to see more of Penton. I really want to know how this small town gets back together and survives. There are just so many more stories to be told. Absolution is already a winner in my opinion. A series worthy of recognition and Absolution a book worthy of top honor’s! Keep them coming!

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