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 Darkness Bound (Night Prowler #5) by J.T. Geissinger
 Drowned (Drowned #1) by Nichola Reilly
 In the End (In the After #2) by Demitria Lunetta
 Rain (Paper Gods #2) by Amanda Sun
 Summoned (Redemption's Heir #1) by Anne M. Pillsworth
 Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing #1) by Katherine Harbour 

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Guest Blog & Giveaway : Allegiance by Susannah Sandling

UFI welcomes Susannah Sandlin Author of The Penton Legacy Series. Thanks for Joining us!!

Life Lessons from a Vampire
By Cage Reynolds
(transcribed by Susannah Sandlin)
Do I really have to do this? (Gives what he hopes is intimidating stare to author, who ignores him.) Right. A bit about me, since I’m the newest of Penton’s senior lieutenants. My passport says I’m thirty-three and a citizen of the UK; in reality, I was turned vampire during an unfortunate period during World War II.

(Author: Tell them what happened.)

I think not. At any rate, I readily admit that I’m fourth in command here in Penton behind Aidan, Mirren, and Will.

(Author: I think Robin trumps you.)

I think she does not. At any rate, I was a psychiatrist in my human life, and still consider it a bit of a hobby to analyze some of my fellow citizens. Here is a quick summary:

If Penton were a family, and we are in some ways, Aidan is the father. He makes wise decisions, thinks things through, and tries to treat everyone fairly. Some don’t deserve it. His mate, Krys, is much like him in that sense. Lovely people, those two.

If Penton were a family, Mirren Kincaid would be the crochety uncle who came and kicked everyone’s arses until he had them brow-beaten into submission. His only weakness is his mate, Glory, who, fortunately for the rest of us, is quite lovely and even-tempered and can shut him up with a single look.

Will Ludlam’s had a bit of a hard go of it lately. Been through some rough things, has Will. He’s very hard to get to know since he hides everything behind a well-placed wall, but he’s quite brilliant and dead loyal if you take time to scratch beneath the surface. The same can be said of his mate, Randa.

Melissa and Mark Calvert are…well, this is awkward, right? I’ll leave them alone.

Max Jeffries and Rob Thomas are the human Army Rangers sent to help Penton rebuild. Rob is, like his sister Randa, very competent and quite tough. Max is a bloody idiot. Apologies, mate, but he can’t accept that vampires are stronger than humans. I shall continue to beat him until he believes it.

There are new faces in Penton now, not the least of which is Fen Patrick, who I knew in his human life before he was turned. It was quite a surprise to see this Irishman turn up in Penton. Did I mention I never quite liked him?

There’s Nikolas, another Army Ranger who has psychic abilities. I think Nik will be a great addition to the Penton crew.

And then there’s the eagle shape-shifter named Robin. The woman is incorrigible. I find her oddly fascinating—purely from a professional standpoint, of course. I suspect she has a few secrets hidden away beneath that prickly, foul-tempered exterior.

Someone else will have to discover them, however. I don’t have time for another woman in my life.

Susannah Sandlin writes paranormal romance and romantic thrillers from Auburn, Alabama, on top of a career in educational publishing that has thus far spanned five states and six universities—including both Alabama and Auburn, which makes her bilingual. She grew up in Winfield, Alabama, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick.

She’s the author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series, a spinoff novel, Storm Force, a standalone novelette, Chenoire, and a new romantic thriller series, The Collectors, beginning with Lovely, Dark, and Deep. Writing as Suzanne Johnson, she also is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series. Her Penton novel, Omega, was nominated for a 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award in Paranormal Romance from RT Book Reviews magazine. Absolution was the winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion in Paranormal Romance.

Find Susannah and her books

Penton Legacy #4
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From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes the fourth book in the smart and steamy Penton Legacy series.

British vampire psychiatrist and former mercenary Cage Reynolds returns to Penton, Alabama, looking for a permanent home. The town has been ravaged by the ongoing vampire war and the shortage of untainted human blood, and now the vampires and humans that make up the Omega Force are trying to rebuild. Cage hopes to help the cause, put down roots in Penton, and resolve his relationship with Melissa Calvert. The last thing he expects is an attraction to Robin Ashton, a trash-talking eagle shape-shifter and new Omega recruit.

Meanwhile, as a dangerous saboteur wreaks havoc in Penton, the ruthless Vampire Tribunal leader Matthias Ludlam has been freed on the eve of his scheduled execution. But by whom? And to what end? As war and chaos rage on, love is the last thing Cage is looking for, but will his attraction to Robin distract him from the danger living among them?

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