Penton Scene-Snippet Sunday and Weekly Winners

Happy Sunday! Especially happy this week since the day job is shut down tomorrow so I can do things like write. And sleep. And paint. Important things.

Because it’s Sunday, time for a Scene Snippet. Today, it’s not actually a snippet per se but the back cover copy–the blurb–for ILLUMINATION, which will be the final book in the Penton Legacy series. The cover is in progress, and I’m still hard at work, but hope it will be out in February. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

Why has it taken so long? Well, the publisher of the series stopped publishing paranormals, and I had several contracts for other books that needed to be finished first. It’s common sense, I guess–finish the books you’re getting paid for before finishing the one you’ll have to pay for yourself.

Anyway, we’re getting close, and here’s what you can expect:

He came to Penton seeking peace. Nik Dimitrou joined the Army to escape his family legacy, only to have his psychic abilities exploited as a weapon. Now, as a civilian, he turns to the bottle to veil the images that haunt his mind whenever he touches anyone—except vampires. With them, he has finally found a place. But as Penton moves into open warfare with the Vampire Tribunal, Nik finds himself a linchpin in the deepening conflict, not to mention a transformation in his own body more frightening than anything he’s faced.

She wanted to change the world. Shay Underwood watched her Peace Corps parents move from one third world country to another—until both died following an outbreak of Dengue fever. Driven to her own career in tropical medicine, Shay works to cure the disease that killed her parents—until a careless weekend outing draws her into a world far more dangerous than the diseases she studies: a vampire society engaged in human trafficking.

Two cities, two strangers, one world. With Penton rebellion leader Aidan Murphy making risky choices and chief vampire lieutenant Mirren Kincaid forced to take a leadership role for which he is unsuited, it will fall to two outsiders, Nik and Shay, to find a way for Penton—and themselves—to survive in this much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning Penton Legacy series.

Hmmm….sounds like LOTS of trouble in store!

Did you win this week? If so, email me at If you won a book, let me know if you prefer print or digital or a different book than the one you initially chose.

SANDYG won a $5 Amazon gift card.

SUSAN won this week’s Reader’s Choice and selected Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s TRACKERS, which I’ll be reviewing on Tuesday!

Congrats, ladies!

See everyone tomorrow for a new Reader’s Choice.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

4 thoughts on “Penton Scene-Snippet Sunday and Weekly Winners

  1. February, real soon, great. Thanks for the back cover copy. Illumination, intriguing.