Sunday, August 5, 2012

BCM Author Spotlight: Brenda Pandos

Welcome to our first installment of BCM Author Spotlight! Every month we'll select an author to feature for our BCM Spotlight, so be sure to stop by each Sunday to learn more about the authors we've chosen. With book bloggers constantly creating wonderful and exciting new memes, we'd like to thank the lovely ladies at Page Turners Blog and Portrait of a Book for the inspiration behind our BCM Author Spotlight.

 So, for the month of August, I chose to spotlight Brenda Pandos- author of the Talisman series and the Mer Tales!  For this first week, the books Brenda has written:

The Talisman Series-

The Emerald Talisman
Published: May 2010
The Story:
To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second.  Life has been difficult since her mother’s mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can’t remember.  Julia’s situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker.  As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience - past and present.  Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.

The Sapphire Talisman
Published: December 2010
The Story:
With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together.  Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia’s world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn’t allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt.  When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for.

The Onyx Talisman
Published: January 2012
The Story:
Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley.  Filled with uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return.  Phil, hurt and unsure of his place as a sober vampire, holds the pieces of Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever.  Scarlett bides her time, plotting for the perfect moment to prove herself and earn redemption.  But somewhere in LA, Alora conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of everything she holds dear.

Little do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the Prince of vampires overthrown.  As more and more vampires show up from nowhere, addicted to her scent, Julia must pick her allies carefully before it’s too late.  Can Julia bargain with fate? When the time comes, will she even have a choice?  Find out how it all ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy.

Mer Tales-

Published: July 2011
The Story:
Best friends share everything with each other.  Or do they?  Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life.  Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana’s twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her old sanctuary.  The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college.  But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine.  Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn’s life forever.

Published: June 2012
The Story:
 A Kingdom on the brink of war.

A King on the fringes of insanity.

A family running for their lives.

Ash and Fin’s only desire is to be together and dive into their happily ever after, though their conflicting worlds worked to pull them apart.  Neither is ready to convert to the other’s life: become a human or a mer.  Little do they know that somewhere in Natatoria a secret holds the fine fabric of everyone’s lives together.  If the truth is discovered, Ash and Fin will no longer have the luxury of waiting.  They’ll be forced to choose.  But will it be for loyalty or love?  Or will someone else make the choice for them if they can’t decide?
Enter the watery world of treachery, greed, and the binding mer kiss as the story continues with Evergreen, book two of Mer Tales.


This will run until August 31.  And thanks to Brenda, it’s going to be even bigger than I had planned!
First off, I have some bookmarks signed by Brenda, which will be opened for International followers!

Second, there will be 4 grand prizes!!  Physical copies of The Mer Tales and The Talisman Series with corresponding book inspired necklace, and then eBooks of both series!  So it’s opened to international as well!  (International will be able to win eBooks only).

Now, the rules, you will need to fill out the form, and for extra entries – provide your mailing address, and links to comments from each post (there will be a total of 4)! 
Good Luck!


  1. Yay! So glad to see Brenda featured! She's an awesome writer and an even better friend. Thank you for choosing her.

  2. Congrats Branda!!! When's the next book ready? ;-)

  3. Amazing books! I'm really excited to read Everlost when it comes out!

  4. The books sound good.

  5. Her books sound amazing, can't wait to dive in!!!

  6. I love Brenda's books, this is a great feature!

  7. These look and sound great. Would love to win these and read them.



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