Inkwell Guest: #Paranormal #Romance Author Deborah Palumbo

Hi Michelle, I want to thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I’m really glad to be here with you and your followers. I hope to be friends, keep in touch and return the favor!! In fact, when you release your fantasy romance on December 13, you’ll have to come by my blog!!

Well, what can I say to capture the attention of your audience? Hum? We’ll let me start with the more recent news and then digress.

I’m the author of the paranormal romance series THE UNDEPARTED and seven other novels.

I’m a self-pubbed author spinning yarns in two genres available in ebook and paperback on amazon. ….historical and paranormal laced with mystery and sometime spice…. and Mystery/crime; you know, who dunnit with frustrated detectives who are hot on the trail of some killer.

I also co-wrote a screenplay with the acclaimed actor/writer Jordan Rhodes. www.jordanrhodes.com

I was honored to have caught Jordan’s attention with my mystery crime novel EDGE OF DARKNESS, hence his invitation to co write with him. He wrote a review of me and my novel I’d love to share with you if you don’t mind a little bragging:

“Edge of darkness is a taut suspenseful Detective thriller laced with humor that reminds one of the wit displayed by the character of Lenny from Law & Order. It’s an interesting read that would easily translate to film as it conveys visuals to the reader. For every Mickey Spillane fan out there – Mickey’s back – only he’s a female and her name is Deborah Palumbo”…JORDAN RHODES Actor/writer

Of course, Jordan was being kind and there could never be another Mickey Spillane!!

I wish I could say that I write these tales of love and murder and mayhem behind an antique desk, but the fact is I write in my king bed with my pillows scrunched up behind me! I began this whole writing journey when I became bedridden and homebound. Talk about fate. I had always wanted to write novels, since I was a kid, but it took a period of long confinement to bring about that dream.

I started writing hot and heavy in the 90’s and it wasn’t until 2010 that I dusted off my files, edited and self published my work. I wrote extensively in 2011 and through this year, publishing 8 novels. The 9th novel will be out SOON. It is the 3rd book in my paranormal romance/mystery series The Undeparted. It’s called The Banished One.

It’s about a serial killer vampire who is on the loose and since he’s supernatural he can’t be captured, so Lieutenant Hamilton Welby follows the old town rumors about vampires right to Quentin Castle (the father of all vampires) to enlist his aid.

Now if you’re unfamiliar with The Undeparted series I should give you some background info.Quentin is a vampire in transition; he used to be Lucifer’s sidekick, but since falling in love with Cassandra he’s mellowed quite a bit, but his powers are still the strongest in the world.

Lucius was a mortal before Quentin sank his fangs into his neck. He tried to capture Quentin’s love Cassandra, but Quentin basically kicked his butt. Lucius is out for revenge and since he can’t beat the crap out of Quentin he takes his anger out on unsuspecting women. He beds them, bites them and kills them.

I’ve been told the series is quite original, breaking new ground; the vampires aren’t your typical cape wearing, can’t come out during the day vampires, nor do crosses make them cower or stakes kill them.

I hope that pique’s people’s interest! But just in case, I love to talk about my newest mystery novel, a 1948 crime noir with a vintage detective, Humphrey McAllister entitled When the Temperature Rises. I love to promote this book cos I really believe whole heartedly in it. I love Humph, but sadly he loves blonde dames, you know. Please click this link for a description from my blog.

When I’m not writing I enjoy relaxing at home; occasionally in front of the TV watching the old black and white shows or listening to 70’s music. I’d prefer to play cards or Scrabble rather than go to a club. I’d rather take a long drive on a country road than jet off somewhere. I love to cook for friends. Sometimes I pull out the good china and other times I use my favorite Hallmark paper plates, but what really matters is the laughter and good conversation and especially a discussion about a good book!

Oh yeah, I love cheeseburgers!

I had a blast with you, Michelle! Thank you so much for having me!

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By Michelle

I love dragons, castles, fairies and elves. I drink coffee, wine and martinis. Fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance author. Proud Texan.