Pamela Palmer. The daughter of an Air Force pilot, Pamela's childhood was filled with adventure but, when she wasn't riding elephants or riding out earthquakes, she could usually be found in her room where, according to her website, she spent hours "reading, watching Star Trek or imagining other worlds filled with magic, strange creatures and dashing space pirates." It's no surprise that, nowadays, she's the award-winning author creating those other worlds in her books. Please help me welcome Pamela to The Romance Dish!
Good Morning, Pamela! Thank you for visiting with us today. Congratulations on the upcoming June 29th release of RAPTURE UNTAMED, the fourth book in your paranormal Feral Warriors series. Please tell us a bit about this series and Jag and Olivia’s story.
Jag, the hero of RAPTURE UNTAMED, is the bad boy of the Feral bunch. He delights in making others mad and he’s great at it. When he gets paired with Olivia, he turns to heckling her, even as he’s massively attracted to her. Sparks fly, but Jag soon realizes Olivia’s not quite what she seems and that she’s a match for him in ways neither of them could have imagined.
That sounds terrific! I can see I'll be adding four more books to my massive tbr stash. Should the books in the Feral Warriors series be read in order or do they each stand on their own?
I try very hard to set up each book so that someone jumping in mid-stream won’t get lost. But this is very much a continuing-plot series. It’s best to start at the beginning with DESIRE UNTAMED.
I have to say, the covers on these books certainly put me in the mood for a Feral Warrior of my own. Do you have any input into the cover art for your books?
Pamela, you wrote for many years before finally selling. What advice would you give to unpublished writers?
Two things: keep writing and never give up. The element of luck in this business is huge. It’s all about finding the right person at the right time with the right project. When you hear about an author who sold her first book, it all seems so easy, but for every author who does that, there are dozens who didn’t.
Speaking of selling books, we love call stories here at The Romance Dish. How did you get the news of your first sale? Did you do anything special to celebrate?
You also write Scottish time travel romances (a personal favorite of mine) under the name of Pamela Montgomerie. Would you tell us a bit about your recent time travel release, AMETHYST DESTINY?
AMETHYST DESTINY, the sequel to SAPPHIRE DREAM (which came out last summer), is set in 17th century Scotland. The blurb: Julia Brodie ignores her Scottish cousin’s orders not to touch the antique-looking necklace until she gets back to New York and finds herself yanked back to seventeenth-century Scotland. Talon thinks his own magic ring delivered the petite beauty to him to help him succeed in his latest mission. But when his mission puts her in mortal danger, he begins to realize love is the greatest magic of all.
What authors do you enjoy reading when you have time to get lost in a fictional world other than those of your making?
I have a number of favorites, depending on my mood. I’m totally engrossed in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I also love Nalini Singh, JR Ward, Anna Campbell, Larissa Ione, and Sarah MacLean.
I understand your childhood dream was to become an astronaut. What four fictional characters would you take with you on a flight to the stars?
Oh, great question! Since my dream was ‘to explore strange new worlds’ (yes, I was a Star Trek fanatic), I’d want the strongest, most powerful, as my companions. Easy on the eye wouldn’t be a hardship, either. So I’m choosing four Feral Warriors, definitely. Which four, though, would be the question.
Hmmm, I'm sensing there might be a few stowaways on that spaceship! What’s next from the creative imagination of Pamela Palmer/Pamela Montgomerie?
The fifth book in the Feral Warriors series, HUNGER UNTAMED, comes out next February. And I’m currently working on book six. I also have two more Esri books coming out from Harlequin at some point, though I’m still waiting on release dates.
Love that title! I'll be eager to see what cover Avon comes up with for that one! Pamela, thank you so much for visiting with us today. Before I head off to order the Feral Warriors books, is there a question you’d like to ask our blog visitors?
I love the flight to the stars question, so I’ll turn it back to you guys. If you could take between one and four fictional characters with you on a flight to the stars (or to be stranded with you on a desert isle), who would it be?
I’ll choose one poster to receive a signed copy of DESIRE UNTAMED, the first book in my Feral Warriors series.
Thanks for having me!
~PJ and Pamela
The Feral Warriors books, in order, are: