Book Tour ~ The White Devil of Dublin

 

The White Devil of Dublin
Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Book #2
By- p.m.terrell
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Published By- Drake Valley Press
Expected Publication Date- September 15th, 2014
 
When Detective Ryan O’Clery receives a call from a noted historian claiming to have uncovered information about his Irish ancestors, he is certain she is mistaken. But when he arrives for their meeting, he finds the historian murdered and her computer stolen. His investigation will lead him to 12th Century Ireland, to a time of the Viking invasion and conquest, to an albino known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a shocking secret his family kept hidden for more than eight hundred years. He will also come face-to-face with a present-day albino serial killer, intent on finishing the job he started.
 

 

   
And now, an excerpt from The White Devil of Dublin
1169, The Approach to Duiblinn
 
The mists swirled about the Viking ship, shrouding their approach in an ashen veil. It seemed as though the clouds themselves were reaching toward the waters, parting momentarily to reveal their advance, silent and evil, an apparition on the deadly sea.
 
He moved as one with the great ship, his feet spread wide and firmly planted behind the dragon’s head that graced the bow. Atop a platform, he had an unencumbered view of the gray waters; though they roiled and tumbled, the waves crashing against the sides of the vessel, he remained unyielding, secure in his position. He towered above those behind him who worked the sail or labored in the rowing stations. He could feel their eyes upon him.
 
Though he was a young man, his hair was white and reached nearly to his waist. It was wild at the moment, swirling about his body wherever the wind took it. His eyebrows and his lashes were pale against alabaster skin that stretched over taut muscles. His shoulders were broad and his arms powerful, though he now rested them idly behind his back, his fingers entwined. His thighs were strapping and fought at the fabric that dared encase them, moving effortlessly with the sway and tug of the vessel that was more a home to him than any bed and table.
 
His eyes were the color of blue ice. The pupils were not black but appeared to lack any color at all. He had been told by his men that when he stood at the bow of the ship as he did now, his eyes appeared nearly completely white and otherworldly, a characteristic that unnerved his enemies.
 
His name was Baldr but he was known simply as Hvitr Bard, The White Devil.

Top Ten Favorite Books

  1. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer – The true story of a fateful quest to the summit of Mount Everest, which left eight people dead and changed the lives of untold others. The book delves into the personalities, challenges and ambitions of those who climb the world’s highest peak.
  2. The Mummy by Anne Rice – I never dreamed I’d fall in love with an Egyptian mummy, but Anne Rice tells the story so beautifully and convincingly that you can’t help but fall for Ramses the Great. Picture Russell Crowe in his role of Master and Commander, and you’ll get a sense for what Ramses is like.
  3. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Though I haven’t read this book in years, it was transformative to me in so many ways. The movie doesn’t do the battle scenes justice. It is both tragic and inspiring to see how so many lives throughout the South were permanently changed and the future was altered.
  4. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier – A bookseller once told me this was the most frightening book she’d ever read. The terror sneaks up on you in this psychological thriller, and I’ll never be able to get the English moors out of my mind. It inspired the settings for several of my own books
  5. & 6. Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs and Linda Goodman’s Love Signs – Both of these books provide endless inspiration for the characters in my books. By discovering how people of different astrological signs react to various situations, and then how two signs are destined to be either lovers or enemies, they’ve helped shape many of my antagonists and protagonists. You’ll never read that any of my characters are of a particular sign, but all the clues are there.
  6. Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing by David Morrell – The first time I read this book was shortly after my first suspense/thriller was published, and it changed the way I look at and experience the journey of a published author. It inspired me to keep going even after the going got tough.
  7. Erin Quinn’s Haunting series (Haunting Beauty, Haunting Embrace, Haunting Warrior and Haunting Desire) – Quinn reminded me why I longed to be a writer; her words can take you to places you never imagined, making you feel the mists of Ireland, the love of soul mates, and the power of time.
  8. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote – This was the book that convinced me to write suspense. I would have loved to be a journalist or write true crime but I discovered with my two historical books just how much painstaking research and fact-checking is involved. The work that Capote and Harper Lee did to cover the crime and its aftermath is nothing short of genius, ushering in a new type of true story told like a work of fiction.
  9. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger – Taking ordinary people and placing them in extraordinary circumstances is something that has always fascinated me. Junger tells the true story of men of the sea, the challenges they face and the work they do, in a way that makes you feel as if you’re there. When one of the worst storms in maritime history strikes and each person is fighting for survival, it becomes a story that you can’t put down–and won’t forget.
  10. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger – Taking ordinary people and placing them in extraordinary circumstances is something that has always fascinated me. Junger tells the true story of men of the sea, the challenges they face and the work they do, in a way that makes you feel as if you’re there. When one of the worst storms in maritime history strikes and each person is fighting for survival, it becomes a story that you can’t put down–and won’t forget.

 

About the Author-
p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 20 books. The first book in the Ryan O’Clery Mysteries Series, The Tempest Murders, was a 2013 USA Best Book Awards Finalist and a 2014 International Book Awards Nominee. Vicki’s Key was both a 2012 USA Best Book Awards and 2012 International Book Awards Finalist. And River Passage was the winner of the 2010 Best Drama Award. The Pendulum Files is a 2014 Best Cover Design Nominee.
Prior to writing full-time, p.m.terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialties are computer crime and computer intelligence, and her clients included the CIA, Secret Service and Department of Defense. Computer technology plays a major role in many of her suspense/thrillers. She is the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation and the founder of the annual Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair. She is also the Vice President of the Robeson County Arts Council and is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.
 
Social Media Links-
Author’s website: www.pmterrell.com

 


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