Guest Author & Giveaway: Susan Kearney featuring Lucan, 1st in the new Pendragon Legacy series

Thursday, September 10

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THEIR LOVE IS FORBIDDEN

Healer and high priestess of her people, Lady Cael is fated to life without a mate. But a mysterious explorer named Lucan Rourke doesn’t know her secrets, and his touch makes her crave a future that her extraordinary birthright has forbidden her...

BUT DANGER IS NO MATCH FOR DESIRE

Lucan has just one mission on Pendragon: to find the mythical Holy Grail, Earth’s only hope for survival. His powerful attraction to Cael is a distraction he can’t afford, unless he convinces her to join forces with him. Yet working so closely together only heightens their passion...even when the terrifying truth of Cael’s heritage threatens to shatter Lucan’s every belief—and the galaxy itself.




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Welcome to Seductive Musings Susan! I am so glad to have you as my guest today. For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story, and who are some of your favorite authors to read? What's on your keeper shelf?

First, thanks so much for having me as your guest.

As for what makes a great love story, I believe that it’s a combination of conflict, great characters and a dynamite plot! Without these elements the love story doesn’t have the chance to grow and arc and zip along to a satisfying conclusion.

Oh, dear. Someone has finally outted me. I don’t have a keeper shelf. There are just so many books to read, that I don’t reread, hence no keeper shelf.



I agree that there are too many good books and not enough time, but I can’t help but keep the ones I love…even if I never reread them:) Tell us about your new Pendragon Legacy series of which Lucan is the first, and the connection with the legend of King Arthur.

LUCAN is a sexy archeologist who is on a dig in England on a site believed to have once been King Arthur’s castle. When he finds an ancient star map, he believes he can find the Holy Grail. (According to Legend Arthur left the Grail in Avalon before he died. But no one on earth has ever found Avalon) When Lucan flies across the galaxy to the planet Pendragon (Arthur’s last name) and finds an edifice called Avalon, he believes the Holy Grail is inside. So does Cael, the High Priestess of Avalon, who wants the Grail for her own people. So although the couple is attracted to one another they are both after the same prize. Only they aren’t the only ones after the Grail. Forced to combine their resources to stay alive, the couple slowly begins to care for one another. But the stakes couldn’t be higher. Lucan needs the Grail to save Earth and when Cael is captured, he has to make a terrible decision, save her . . . or the Grail.


Ohh a sexy archeologist, I love that! Describe Lucan for us, and the characteristics or traits you think make him such a great hero.

He’s adventuresome, caring, bold and determined. And oh, yeah, he’s hot and a wonderful lover . . .


I can see why he's such a great hero with all of those attributes...especially the last one:) What’s one of your favorite scenes from Lucan? Can you describe it for us, and why is it your fav?


My favorite scene is when Lucan and Cael meet. As the High Priestess she’s not allowed to touch or be touched. Lucan doesn’t know that. And since she’s caught in an air conditioning duct, he must crawl all over her to free her. It’s sexy, funny, and the scene sizzles.


I love that scene too, it’s everything that you said and more (part of this scene is in the excerpt on Susan’s website, you should definitely check it out). What are some of your other upcoming releases we can look forward to?

RION is up next.

It’s the story of Rion and Marisa (Lucan’s sister). Rion’s world has been enslaved and only Marisa can help save it. He can’t take the chance she won’t volunteer to help—so he kidnaps her.

Book three in the Pendragon Legacy series is JORDAN. And in this one the Arthur story comes full circle. This alpha hero, Jordan, has lived over 2,000 years but he’s never had time for a relationship . . . until billionairess Vivianne Blackstone, enters his life. She’s not just his co-captain on a mission to save the galaxy from the Tribes. She’s the person he craves . . . the person’s whose memories he shares, the person he finds irresistible . . . and he doesn’t know why.



Thanks so much Susan, I'm drooling over Rion and Jordan already! If you want to learn more about Susan and Lucan here are five fun facts:
  • She was a three-time All American diver for the University of Michigan. After college she performed in diving shows where she set herself on fire four times a day. While she no longer performs her signature fire dive, now she does something really hot, she writes hot romances, with sexy hunks and alpha females set in the future.
  • Susan has written over fifty books but the Pendragon Legacy trilogy is her first series based upon ancient Arthurian legends. During research, Kearney discovered that before Arthur died he left the Holy Grail in Avalon for safe keeping. But Avalon has never been found--not in England or anywhere else on Earth. Legend says Avalon receded into the mists. Bit of course Avalon didn't disappear, it remains where it's aways been, half way across the galaxy. But it take one sexy and determined hero to set off on a quest . . . a quest that leads him straight into the arms of the High Priestess of Avalon--a woman with secrets of her own.
  • While She was walking through the mall, she spied a stuffed owl in the toy store. The owl's eyes blink. His head turns and his arms flap. The only way she could justify buying him was to put him in her book. So voila! Merlin was created and while he's in Lucan and Rion, he takes a starring role in Jordan.
  • Susan grew up reading science fiction and later turned to romance. She loves combining her two favorite genres. Why? Because worldbuilding allows her to place human characters in situations that she can't create on Earth. Her heroes and heroines take all their hopes and dreams, their courage and flaws, with them into the future. Kearney wants readers to know her books are about men and women who fall in love. Book covers are really important to her and she's delighted with the sexy men on the covers for her new series.
  • She loves to figure skate and belly dance. And travel. She just returned from a trip to Asia. Pictures from her trip (as well as excerpts from her latest book) are posted on her web site.



Would you like the chance to win a copy of Lucan? Courtesy of Forever Romance and Hachette Books I have 5 copies of this fantastic futuristic romance to give away! Here's how:

Ways to earn entries:

  • Tell us if you've read any of Susan's books before, and what interests you about Lucan. (good for 1 entry)
  • Become a follower of Seductive Musings, and/or mention that you are already a follower in your comment (good for 3 entries)
  • Blog about this contest on your blog and leave a link with your comment (good for 5 entries)
  • If you don't have a blog, don't worry you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they leave a comment on this post and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries (good for 2 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend)
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 20 entries, or 30 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)

How to enter:

  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment
  • Your comment MUST include your email address in order for you to be eligible

    Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to residents of the U.S. or Canada only, and NO PO Boxes are allowed
  • The contest will end Saturday September 19th at 11:59 pm EST and winners will be contacted via email
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org
  • All winners will have THREE days from the date they are contacted to provide your mailing address. If you do not respond within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice
  • Good Luck!!!

    29 Comments:

    Amy M September 10, 2009 at 7:40 AM  

    I have not read any of her books, but I am so going to now!! Thanks for the great contest.

    +3 Oh, I am a follower too!

    Thanks
    Amy M
    atc218 at aol dot com

    Lea September 10, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

    Good Morning;

    I haven't read any of Ms. Kearney's books, however I do have "Lucan" on my list, I like the fantasy/mythological theme of the story.

    I'm a follower of your blog and would love to be entered.

    Great giveaway!

    i_love_my_kiera@yahoo.ca

    L

    Book Junkie September 10, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

    I am with Lea, this is a new to me author but I have heard quite a few ramblings about this books and am totally excited about reading it! Please count me in. I am a follower already and I posted the contest!
    http://bookminded.blogspot.com/2009/09/guest-author-giveaway-susan-kearney.html

    Brande
    bjwaldron@gmail.com

    tetewa September 10, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

    I'm always looking for new authors and series to read, these sound good! tWarner419@aol.com

    Wanda September 10, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

    Lucan interests me because of the "forbidden love" aspect. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

    Wanda September 10, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

    I am already a follower of you blog.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

    elaing8 September 10, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

    please enter me in the giveaway

    +1 I haven't read any of Susan's books. I've read a couple of reviews of Lucan and it seems really interesting and something I would like to read.

    +3 I'm already a follower

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

    joder September 10, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

    +1 I've read Island Heat and Solar Heat and very much enjoyed the science fiction quality of the books. Very much looking forward to the new series and the intricate worldbuilding you've created. I'm also looking forward to all the action in it as well.

    +3 Already a follower

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

    Bella September 10, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

    New to me, but I just saw the cover yesterday and thought hmmm, I should check that out!

    I'm a follower and I added the contest to my FB page (no blog of my own :-( )

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    ~bella
    b42bella(at)gmail(dot)com

    Jane September 10, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

    I haven't read any of Susan's books and Lucan looks like an interesting read.

    I'm a follower of this blog.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

    alba September 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

    Susan's books are new to me but I love the whole Pendragon & Arthur story have ever since I was a young girl King Arthur & the Round table was & Is my favorite story .I am so excited to read lucan's story.
    I am a follower email is
    alba47@gmail.com.
    It was a great Interview good getting to know Susan k more.

    Marie September 10, 2009 at 3:51 PM  

    I have not read any of Susan's books yet but I must say that this one looks fascinating!

    I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

    Jenny N. September 10, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

    +1 No I have not read any of Susann's books before. What interests me about reading Lucan is the forbidden romance aspect of the book.

    +3 Already a follower


    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

    RachieG September 10, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

    I have read one of Susan's books before. It was fun and it had such a neat way of presenting the story.

    The King Arthur point of the story fascinates me, I'm super excited to check it out!

    +3 I'm a follower!! :)

    rachie2004 AT yahoo (d0t) com

    ddurance September 10, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

    I haven't read any of Susan's books before, but hello! you did say sexy archaeologist.

    I'm a follower.

    Deidre
    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

    Lyoness2009,  September 10, 2009 at 8:16 PM  

    LOVE the Round Table point of view. Count me in!

    lyoness2009 @ hot mail **dot** CoM

    I'm a follower!

    Patricia Barraclough,  September 10, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

    Have not yet read any of Susan's books Lucan would be the first sci-fi romance I'd ever read. Really enjoyed the excerpt. Sci-fi romance opens all sorts of doors for plot possibilities. The Holy Grail idea thrown into a space time mix is intriguing.
    I believe I am a follower of Seductive musing.
    Sorry, no blogs.
    librarypat@comcast.net

    pixie13 September 10, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

    I don't think i've read any of her books, but I'd like to. Thanks for the great giveaway
    Follower
    Listed this contest
    http://pixie13-justconteststuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/lucan-by-susan-karney-blog-tour.html

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

    chey September 10, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

    I haven't yet read any of her books.

    I like that Lucan flies across the galaxy.

    throuthehaze September 11, 2009 at 12:53 AM  

    +1 I have not read her books but I definitely want to start!

    +3 follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

    heatherzilla September 11, 2009 at 4:07 AM  
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    Barbara September 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

    I have not read any of Susan's books! But I must say, Lucan sounds great! Please count me in!

    CherylS22 September 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

    +1 I've never read any of Susan's books. This series interests me because it is about King Arthur & Pendragon.

    +3 I follow

    Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

    booklover0226 September 11, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

    I have not read any of Susan's books but have read many great reviews about them. I look forward in starting this series.

    I am a follower.

    Thanks,
    Tracey
    booklover AT gmail DOT com

    Pamk September 12, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

    love the books of hers I've read and this one is my favorite genre.I am looking forward to this series.
    I follow your blog via google reader.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

    kalynnick September 12, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

    I haven't read any Susan book..sorry but I would like to in the future. Lucan sounds good.

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

    Valorie September 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

    I have never read any of Susan's books, but I would love to and Lucian would be my first.

    I follow.

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

    heatherzilla September 15, 2009 at 4:36 AM  

    Sounds like a good book. Please include me in the giveaway.

    Susan Kearney will be a new author for me.


    heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

    alicia0605 September 18, 2009 at 5:52 PM  

    Her books sound so great. I have to get a copy. All the blogs I read have been talking about this book.

    Please enter me

    aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    Thanks

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