P.L. Parker

P.L. Parker

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Frenzy - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Valentine's Day - a day for lovers and would-be lovers! The holiday aisles are packed today with the hopeful fighting their way through the milling crowds to find that one special item to fill their loved ones' hearts with glee!  Of course there are those who find Valentine's Day a worthless holiday, grumbling about the commercialization, the anxiety of choices, the cost - but for those of us who value the day, it is a day to show we care. 


And how did Valentine's Day originate?  

I quote from the "History of Valentine's Day":

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus."

See:  http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day


While Valentine's Day may have become commercialized by the masses, it does have its place in history.  And what better way to celebrate the day than a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers and a romantic evening with that someone special?
  


Or if there isn't someone special, perhaps a book or two!



Happy Valentine's Day!



Buy links (Amazon):

https://www.amazon.com/Chalice-P-L-Parker-ebook/dp/B00BUDETUI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486940374&sr=8-1&keywords=the+chalice+by+p.l.+parker

https://www.amazon.com/Breeder-Slave-P-L-Parker-ebook/dp/B01N7YXDW9/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486940430&sr=1-1&keywords=breeder+slave+by+p.l.+parker

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Snippet - He was her salvation, or her destruction. Breeder Slave

Book 2 - Sequel to The Chalice


Breeder Slave

Snippet:

The male groaned, muttering an angry spate of nonsense as he thrashed in the sandy dirt. Puffs of dust rose, adhering in another layer of grit to their already sweat-soaked bodies.
Leah blew a greasy strand of hair from her face. “We don’t know if it’s water. Could be piss or something even more disgusting.”
But it looked like a water skin. One of those bota bag things so popular in the seventies. “If we’re going to rob him of his water, the least we can do is take him with us.”
Incredulous, Moira rolled her eyes. “How’re we going tae move him? He looks tae weigh a ton.”
Leah edged around the male, careful to stay out of reach of the flailing arms. “Maybe he has something we can use to make a travois in that pack he’s wearing.”
Moira inched closer, scrubbing her toe in the dust. “We cannae get it off him if he’s lying on it.”
She heaved a sigh, shaking her head in disgust. Whatever happened, it’d be up to her to do something. Moira certainly wouldn’t. She did swallow the tracking device though. Have to give her that one!
The male gnashed his teeth, the elongated incisors flashing in a teeth-bared grimace. He sat up, muttering to himself as he struggled to stand. Soft moans replaced the crazed gibberish. That he was in agony was obvious. Purple streaks of infection spread from the brutalized hand and arm threading up to the paleness of his shoulder and chest. Like a stuffed sausage ready to burst from pressure.



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Like Contests? Enter to Win a Copy of Breeder Slave

I love contests though I never seem to win a darn thing.  I think I won a cake in a cakewalk many years ago but it was at a school carnival so that doesn't count.  Anyway, I digress.  Leave a comment to be in the running to win a .pdf copy of Breeder Slave.  Contest ends February 15, 2017



Sequel to The Chalice

Blurb:

The galactic war between the Chiagan-Se and the treacherous Deg’Nara wages on. The human females Leah and the Irish lass Moira are captured and then abandoned, forced to fend for themselves on a barren planet light years from all they know. Their only hope is Sulas, a fugitive breeder slave, who wants nothing to do with them.  Survival is chancy at best, but together, the three embark on a perilous journey to rejoin the Chiagan-Se rebels.  But can they survive?

Good Luck!

Patsy
P.L. Parker

Sunday, January 22, 2017

He was her salvation...or her destruction. Breeder Slave - SciFi Romance

Available now from New Concepts Publishing - Breeder Slave by P. L. Parker.  SciFi romance - sequel to The Chalice.

The galactic war between the Chiagan-Se and the treacherous Deg’Nara wages on. The human females Leah and the Irish lass Moira are captured and then abandoned, forced to fend for themselves on a barren planet light years from all they know. Their only hope is Sulas, a fugitive breeder slave, who wants nothing to do with them.  Survival is chancy at best, but together, the three embark on a perilous journey to rejoin the Chiagan-Se rebels.  But can they survive?


Link for purchase:  http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/products/breeder-slave

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Beginnings - and the new cover art for Will o' the Wisp

Getting all these new covers made and then on to self-publishing the three books.  This one is for Will o' the Wisp and once again my cover artist, Stevie De Taranto, has nailed it.  Beautiful!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Beginnings - Cover Art for Beyond Tomorrow

Got the cover art for Beyond Tomorrow - love this one too!  Will be self-publishing this very soon.


Friday, January 6, 2017

New Beginnings - Cover art for Into the Savage Dawn

Working on getting this self-published thing going for Into the Savage Dawn, Beyond Tomorrow and Will o' the Wisp (due to closing of Willow Moon Publishing).  Stevie De Taranto is my cover artist and this is the new cover we have come up with for Into the Savage Dawn.  I love it!  Really sets out what the story is about. 


Will send more news as the new covers are drafted.

Patsy
www.plparker.com