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Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog tour: Poppy Dennison

I’ve been a huge fan of paranormal romance for years. It all started back in the late 90’s with a little blond gal named Buffy. I’m sure one or two of you have heard of her! Buffy the Vampire Slayer became my favorite television show pretty quickly—to the point where my family and friends knew better than to try to call me on Buffy night!

A tradition romance reader for years, once I was introduced to Buffy, I craved paranormal. Vampires, werewolves, and witches became my new obsession (at least where my books were concerned). I’ve read everything from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters to Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake…and a ton in between.

Suddenly, I found myself inspired to write stories of my own. Worlds and characters began forming in my head faster than I could write them down. Nothing gelled, though. No one story called to me and said “this is the one” or “write me”.

A couple years later, I was having a conversation with a friend about paranormal romance. He was an avid reader as well, and said he wished there was a gay paranormal romance that had a little more plot and a little less romance. He also wanted a story with kids, something that dealt with the issues he and his partner face as they raise a child together. Suddenly, the story ideas started flowing. Instead of a scene or character coming to mind, I found myself with an entire world coming to life in my head. This was it.

I started writing what became the Triad series a few days later, and this week, the final book in the trilogy is being released from Dreamspinner Press. Less than two years from that initial conversation, and I’m a published author and the world of Simon, Gray, and their pack has come to fruition. I’ve thanked my friend often for his inspiration, but he just tells me to keep writing.

So why read Mind Magic, Body Magic, or Soul Magic? Well, are you looking for the same thing my friend was? If so, I hope these books are for you. Simon Osborne is an apprentice mage, who has a lot of doubts, fears, and insecurities. Sound familiar? It did to me too. Sometimes, characters in romance novels are so perfect you can’t believe they’re real. Simon isn’t perfect, but he tries to do the right thing. I liked that about him, and tried to nurture that characteristic throughout the series.

The series is analogous of the struggles facing many of us today. We’re all judged by race, sex, color, or sexual orientation, just to start the list. In the world of the Triad, those judgments come in the form of forced separation of magical species. Simon rescues a pack of werewolf cubs and throws those rules out the window. Some rules are made to be broken. Times are changing, and the magical world needs to change their thinking. As do we!

Soul Magic
Triad: Book Three
ISBN-13: 978-1-62380-580-7
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Genre: Paranormal M/M
Price: $6.99 eBook $14.99 Print
Pages:  220
Release Date: May 6, 2013

Blood runs soul-deep. Cormac hasn’t been the same since the night the High Moon Pack was attacked. With his magic weakened, he’s consumed by a blood lust he hasn’t felt since he first became a vampire. His need to replenish his power makes him a danger to his last remaining family member, and his hunger makes him careless. And that’s just the beginning of his troubles. Feeding from pack beta Liam Benson was supposed to slake his appetite, not leave him craving more.

 Simon Osborne and Gray Townsend are trying to fight a being history says shouldn’t exist—one with all three types of magic. The pack must use all of their resources to combat the mysterious triad, even turning to the shady Council of Mages for help. While Cormac struggles to reconcile his past failures with his current desires, Simon must attempt the impossible: an alliance between mind, body, and soul.

About the author
A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.
You can find out more about Poppy’s books on her WEBSITE

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