Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pat McDermott, Salty Roses

Author name: Pat McDermott
Book Title:         Salty Roses, Book Three in the Band of Roses Trilogy
Publisher:         MuseItUp Publishing

Please tell us about yourself with the following favorites:
Food?          Chocolate
Drink (non-alcoholic)?  Tea
Flower?          Rose
Day of the week?     Sunday
Time of day to write?    Morning
Place to write?     Beside the fireplace
Season?       Autumn
Holiday?      Christmas
Color?         Purple
Animal?      Cats
Hobby?      Cooking
Sport?      Playing Cards, especially Whist
Song?         Too Many to Choose One
TV show?     Don’t Watch TV
Movie?        Casablanca
Book?        Again, Too Many to Choose One
Author?    Ditto
Word?     Petrichor
Quote?   A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendall Holmes

Now some easy one-word answers:
Coffee or tea?           Tea
Veggies or fruit?        Veggies
Cat or dog?               Cat
Plot or not?              Plot
Desktop or laptop?     Both
Pencil or pen?           Pen
Rain or sun?              Sun
Mountains or ocean?    Mountains near the ocean
Plane or train?         Plane
Car or motorcycle?     Car
Run or walk?              Walk
Casual or dressy?         Casual
Indoors or outdoors?         Indoors
Reading: EBook or paperback?     Paperback
Reading: Short story or novels?         Novels
Theater or rental?  Theater
Vampire or shifter? Shifter
Horror or romance? Romance

Tell us about your new/latest release:

Title: Salty Roses
Genre: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Romance


A ride aboard a luxury submarine leads to oceans of trouble for Ireland’s Crown Princess . . .
Warrior princess Talty Boru and her noble Irish clan have outwitted all sorts of scoundrels. A wife and a mother at last, the dynamic heir to the Irish throne believes her days of exotic adventure are all done and dusted. Yet her royal duties seem endless, and a day off with her handsome husband Neil is looking good. Former naval officer Talty eagerly accepts an eccentric billionaire’s invitation for a jaunt aboard his luxury submarine, but as she and Neil dive beneath the waves to view an eerie shipwreck, a sinister plot unfolds. An unknown enemy lures them to an ancient tomb and sends them to a world infested with treacherous pirates. Talty takes charge of a pirate ship and its mangy crew, while Neil matches wits with a steamy temptress who jeopardizes his wedding vows. As he and Talty fight to save their marriage, they learn that the door to parallel worlds swings both ways…

Short Excerpt:

In a fury of howling wind and rain, the storm overtook both ships. The first vessel crashed onto the reef with a thunderous impact. Bodies and cargo flew into the water. By the time Nick and I reached the trees above the beach, debris and bodies floated in the churning sea.

As lightning flashed like a strobe light, the second ship maneuvered masterfully past the reef to the shelter of the lagoon. Skiffs were lowered and rowed to the shallower water by men who jumped in and waded toward the survivors.

“Let’s help them save those people,” Nick shouted, starting for the beach.

The ship’s flag unfurled in the wind, a black flag sporting a simple white circle of human skulls. 

Horrified, I grabbed Nick’s sleeve. “Wait, Nick. They’re not saving those people at all!”
They were slaughtering them, drowning them, hacking them with knives and swords. The murderers drove the few survivors to the beach and surrounded them.

Nick slapped his hand against a tree. “Aw, man! We need that boat!”

He’d get no argument from me. I gripped the handle of my tanto for reassurance. “Do you have your knife with you?”


  1. Great to be visiting One Writer's Journey again, Penny. Thanks for the hospitality!

  2. I love your cover. And I'm a cat person too so way to go. :-)

    1. Kat, I love the cover too. It reeks of adventure. Cover artist Nika Dixon did a great job. Right now, my three kitties are in their cat bed behind me, quiet for the moment, but watch out! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. And the one woman resurrection of Irish mythology continues! Sounds wonderful.

    1. Ah, Gaileen, 'twas resurrected long before I came along. I just jumped aboard for the fun :-) Always great to see you!

  4. Wow, this novel sounds like a great adventure and moves fast. I like that in a novel.

    My kids are going to smack me upside the head. Another for the wish list for Christmas.

    Gread post.

    1. Lorrie, if your kids get you this e-book for Christmas, don't let them read it before you do. Depends how old they are, of course, but it isn't exactly G-rated. If you like adventure, I promise you'll like this story, and you don't have to have read the first two in the trilogy to know what's going on. Enough! Thank you for popping in. Hope Santa brings you everything on your wish list!

  5. Pat you're always a welcome guest, and it's nice to see so many of your friends stopping by.

  6. I just finished Fiery Roses and enjoyed it a lot. I'm looking forward to the further adventures of the Irish Royals.

    1. Glad to hear it, Marva. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. Penny, thanks again for hosting me, and a big thank you to everyone who stopped by. Happy Holidays, everyone!

  8. Pat, my pleasure. You will always be a welcome guest.