About the Author:
Trish McCallan has been writing for as long as she can remember.
In grade school she wrote children’s stories, illustrating them with crayons and binding the sheets together with pencil-punched holes and red yarn. She used to sell these masterpieces at her lemonade stand for a nickel a book. Surprisingly, people actually bought them. Like, all of them. Every night she would have to write a new batch for her basket.
As she got older her interest changed to boys and horses. The focus of her literary masterpieces followed this shift. Her first full length novel was written in seventh grade by pencil in a notebook and featured a girl, a horse and a boy. At the end of the book the teenage heroine rode off into the sunset . . . with the horse.
These days she sticks to romantic suspense with hot alpha heroes and roller-coaster plots. Since she is a fan of all things bizarre, paranormal elements always seem to find a way into her fiction. Her current release, Forged in Fire, was the result of a Black Dagger Brotherhood reading binge, a cold, a bottle of NyQuil and a vivid dream.
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by Trish McCallan
A special thank you to Laurie for hosting this stop along my blog tour!
The immortality theme appears to be a favorite among authors.
Not just romance authors, but authors in general, and this include screen writers. What I find interesting is how often immortality is tied to some kind of curse. The immortals become close to monsters. Take the original concept of the vampire, the Wraith from Star Gate Atlantis, or your garden variety zombie. Or what about the kind of immortality that is tied to some form of torture? Like the Jinn being stuck inside a bottle, or box or whatnot and slave to someone’s wishes?
Even if the immortal isn’t portrayed as a monster, but is developed into more of a protagonist, than a villain—quite often they hate their immortality and long for their human life back. In many cases they are searching for that one ingredient that will give them back their humanity. This has become so prevalent in fiction and film it has become a cliché to me.
Yes, I get that fact that living for thousands of years could get lonely and boring. Yes, I get the fact that constantly watching family and friends age and then die while you live on would be painful. But there is a flip side to this. Think of all the things you could learn, the changes you would witness, the places you could see. Add in the fact that the human heart has a huge capacity for love. Just because you lose one loved one, doesn’t mean you wouldn’t find love again. Look at all the people who find love for a second or even third time after the death of a spouse—or even divorce?
It also seems to me that with all that time on your hands, the intelligent immortal would be busy working on the cure to his/her loneliness by figuring out a way to give his/her loved ones the gift of immortality themselves. Rather than giving up the gift, why not share it?
Although the vampires in JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series are not immortals, they do have incredibly long lifespan. One of the things I love so much about these books (besides those hot, alpha heroes!) is that the vampires don’t hate their longevity, they embrace it.
For me? I would love to be immortal. To witness life through the ages, to watch all the great strides humankind has made, or will make. Give me a hot, alpha hero to share it with, and so much the better. *bg
But what about the rest of you? If someone offered to turn you immortal, with no strings and no curses attached, would you take them up on the offer?
By Trish McCallan
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense
Genre: paranormal romantic suspense
Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.
Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.
As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.
"Forged In Fire is a smoking hot adventure with an irresistible alpha hero. Danger, action, suspense, and a steamy romance make a story that's impossible to put down!" ~Patti O'Shea, National Bestselling Author of Through a Crimson Veil
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