Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Emerald Talisman Blog Tour ~ Exclusive Excerpt from 'The Sapphire Talisman'!! (Sequel)

http://static.wix.com/media/3aabc3ee7c0a80857b239b422901ba66.wix_mpI am super excited to be participating in the blog tour for one of my favorite books... The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos!  This tour is hosted by Eleni at La Femme Readers.  Make sure to check out her blog for the complete list of the tour stops and details about the book tour.  For those of you that haven't heard of The Emerald Talisman yet~ it is an exciting, edge-of-your-seat vampire story that will leave you begging for its sequel~ which I happen to have an exclusive excerpt of!!  That's right... today I have the pleasure of posting a scene from The Sapphire Talisman!!  But before we introduce the exclusive excerpt, I want to introduce the first book, The Emerald Talisman, and the talented author behind the series.... my friend Brenda Pandos!

Brenda's bio was taken from www.theemeraldtalisman.com :

"Brenda Pandos lives in Carmichael, California with her husband and two energetic children.  Shortly after the birth of her second son, Brenda's oldest was diagnosed with an ASD that turned her world upside-down.  Her life became round the clock feedings with a newborn and a daily stream of tutors working to help her toddler.  She craved a meaningful escape.
The main concepts of The Emerald Talisman came to her in the wee hours of the morning as she reminisced the good old days when she lived with her best friend in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  As a young girl, Brenda was a hopeless romantic, constantly lost in a fantasy world in her backyard of knights on white horses, mermaids and evil villains.  As a teen, shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Interview with a Vampire intrigued her.  With the encouragement of a friend after writing one chapter, she continued on to complete her first manuscript.  The Emerald Talisman is a compilation of what the author would like to happen if she ever encountered a real vampire!"
Now take a look at the book trailer for The Emerald Talisman....

You can see my 5 Star review of The Emerald Talisman HERE and the book's Goodreads page HERE

https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjSU5p50hoxsogFcrefO1k5YxkDKNbI59LZPproshkU_Iw00oY5TNkwRW-9YXeDKhNdtWnmAMYGLXXGhyyQj7nNvoR3Z6crtxJT33T0UZpqh1mjqYBrXjgCnz5-M2KsYi377OFzTBrRJLM/s1600/mini-bookcover-2.jpgNow the moment you have been waiting for.... The EXCLUSIVE scene from the upcoming sequel to The Emerald Talisman titled The Sapphire Talisman.  This sequel is hitting the 'virtual' shelves this December and I can't wait for it!  If you haven't read The Emerald Talisman do not worry... this scene isn't spoilery - just tempting!!

From The Sapphire Talisman by Brenda Pandos:
"With a flick of Alora’s fingernail, blood gushed from the girls arm and she cried out into her gag. Alora ignored her and held her arm over Nicholas’ mouth.
I ran to the edge of my cage and grabbed the bars, forgetting I was supposed to be tied up. My bloodied sock fell to the floor.
“What are you doing?” I gasped, watching Nicholas spit red bubbles as the blood poured into his mouth. “You’ll suffocate him. He needs water!”
He fought the liquid at first, shaking his head. But Alora continued until Nicholas’ evil side took over. With a snarl his face contorted; he took the girl’s wrist and yanked it to his lips. The girl moaned in pain, then sighed, falling down next to his body.
“We must be gentle and no biting,” Alora warned, like Nicholas was her pet. “Blood slaves are to be respected.”
Unable to stop the flood of emotions, the yummy mind numbing, body tingling sensation hit me too. I fought to stay composed, but the euphoria took over and I crumpled to the floor, relishing in the delight.
“I see you’re experiencing it too, wonderful,” I heard Alora say, her ethereal voice dancing around in the sudden vastness of my head.
And at that dangerous moment, all I wanted was to become a vampire and feel the rush whenever and wherever."
Doesn't that just leave you wanting more!!?  I am really excited about The Sapphire Talisman and want to thank Brenda for providing such a juicy little tidbit for us!!  Please make sure that you grab a copy of The Emerald Talisman if you haven't read it yet!  You can buy it HERE (Amazon) or you can go the the book's website HERE to order a signed copy from Brenda.  Thanks for stopping by and check La Femme Readers for the next stop on the book tour!


  1. Awesome post and thank you so much for participating! I can't wait to read the sequel!

  2. Thanks for letting me stop by Jen and saying such sweet things.

    Hugs, Brenda

  3. I can't wait for The Sapphire Talisman! Love that excerpt! :)

  4. It sounds lovely! I'll have to check the first one out.