Blog Guest: Meet Author Susannah Sandlin

Happy Halloween Dear Readers! To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, let’s talk vampires, of course.

Please welcome my special guest and fellow RWA-FF&P chapter-mate, Susannah Sandlin. She’s here to tell us about Absolution, the latest release in her vampire series, and also share some fun facts about herself.

Enjoy. ☺

How long have you been writing, Susannah?
I’ve been a journalist and feature writer for more years than I want to count, but have only been writing fiction about four years. I write both urban fantasy and paranormal romance (and there is a difference—really!).

What’s on your bookshelf and/or in your To Be Read pile?
I’ve had crazy deadlines this year, so I’m behind with my favorite series—Black Dagger Brotherhood, Dresden Files, Mercy Thompson. I am going to catch up over the holidays…I hope.

If the Earth was about to be destroyed to make way for a Hyperspace Bypass (Hello, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and you have mere minutes to vacate, what book would you grab to take with you? In addition to your towel, of course. ?
Only one? (*panics*) Um…Would the Black Dagger Brotherhood series count as one book? Yes, I think it would. One really, really, really long book, in separate volumes. Oh, that’s cheating? Sigh. I’d take one of my own books, then, so for once in my life I’d have plenty of time to finish revisions. ☺

Favorite food: The white pizza from Marco’s. I’m a sucker for feta cheese.

Favorite color: Teal

Favorite music: Varies. Currently, French-Canadian pop and folk music.

Favorite supernatural creature?
Only one? Well, I do have a weakness for the fanged folk, although I have some awfully sexy mermen in one of my novels.

Sexy demons or sexy angels? For a relationship, angel; for a good time, demon.

Dragons or witches?
Definitely dragons, although if someone could show me a good sexy male witch I’d reconsider. Hm. Maybe I need to write one.

Tell us about your new release:
Absolution by S. Sandlin Book Cover ABSOLUTION, which was released on October 9, 2012, is the second in the Penton Legacy series, although it can stand alone.

In the series, a pandemic vaccine has resulted in the blood of vaccinated humans becoming poisonous to vampires. The vampire world is starving and on the brink of civil war.

In ABSOLUTION, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal. A Scottish gallowglass warrior turned vampire in the early 17th century, Mirren Kincaid once served the Tribunal as its most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the Tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the Tribunal wants him back on their side—or dead.

To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past—and worthy of love.

Book one in the series, REDEMPTION, came out in June 2012. Book three, OMEGA, comes out February 5, 2013.

ABSOLUTION (The Penton Legacy, Book 2) is available from these outlets: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Book Cover Design / Image Credit:
Cover copyright 2012, Montlake Romance, all rights reserved. Used here with permission of the author.

More Susannah
Susannah Sandlin is the author of paranormal romance set in the Deep South, where there are always things that go bump in the night. A journalist by day, Susannah grew up in Alabama reading the gothic novels of Susan Howatch and the horror fantasy of Stephen King. (Um…it is fantasy, right?) The combination of Howatch and King probably explains a lot. Currently a resident of Auburn, Alabama, Susannah has also lived in Illinois, Texas, California, and Louisiana.

Connect with Susannah
Web site/Blog | Twitter | Facebook | GoodReads | Email: susannahsandlin(at)


12 thoughts on “Blog Guest: Meet Author Susannah Sandlin

  1. I liked the last mercy thompson less than the prior book so perhaps it’s good for you to wait and then read it just before the publication of the following one. i’m way too far in blackdaggarhood too… i will start book 4 tomorrow ( and i only have the first 6- i really thought it was complete then) since i have the translation.
    i love dragons too. thank you for the interview.

  2. I have read Royal Street, River Road, Redemption & Absolution by Suzanne/Susannah and have enjoyed them all. The second book in each series is better than the first. Do think the third will just blow me away. So far my favorite character is D.J. in The Sentinels of New Orleans series. Followed by Glory in Absolution. Have not read any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series yet. Have just bought Dark Lover for Suzanne’s book club at Preternatura. Buy the books, you will not be sorry. Feta cheese in the white pizza?

  3. Celia,
    Thanks for introducing a new to me author! Her books look just up my alley! And, Susannah, thanks for the great interview. I’m thrilled I just found out about you, so there’s a big back list of your work for me, lol!

  4. Thanks, Miki & Roger! You guys rock!

    Miki, the Black Dagger Brotherhood has 10 books now, and I just saw a cover for #11! I still haven’t had a chance to read #9 or #10 but they’re in my stack.

    Thanks, Roger! I hope the third in both series blows you away :-)–just noticed Elysian Fields had been put up on Amazon without a cover or description (um….because it’s still in revisions!). The BDB are so well done, but I think they have a less-prominent UF plot than my books so I’ll be interested to see what you think about them.

    • i can already tell you that i prefer your book to the black daggerhood ones ( and i prefer lara Adrian midnight series to them too not sure why but i’m more at easy with those of lara adrian and you are above her in my list know ^^)

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