Monday, November 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Sing for the dead by PJ Schnyder

Author: P.J. Schnyder
Title: Sing for the Dead
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: November 4th 2013

Kayden, a lone were-leopard allied with the London werewolf pack to keep the zombie infestation in check, is used to working solo—until he discovers a beautiful fae woman surrounded by the aftermath of battle. He’s immediately drawn to Sorcha, but quickly discovers she’s much more than a pretty face.

Half Bean Sidhe and half berserker, Sorcha trained over centuries to become the perfect warrior. She agrees to work with local weres to investigate a new type of zombie capable of coordinated attacks—and is partnered with Kayden. He’s strong, darkly handsome and completely unafraid of her. And his kiss fills her with insatiable desire instead of bloodlust.

As Kayden and Sorcha work together, their attraction grows and their deepest scars are bared to each other. But with the force behind the deadly new zombies poised to overwhelm the city, Sorcha can only pray that the next time her bloodlust strikes, Kayden isn’t among the fallen…

PJ’s Afternoon Tea in London

The London Undead series is set in a post-apocalyptic London. Just this past summer, I visited London on a research trip and had the opportunity to go to the Athenaeum Hotel for afternoon tea. (

It was wonderful.
Afternoon tea generally features a lovely selection of finger sandwiches, followed or accompanied by scones and crumpets, and finished with a selection of sweets. I’ve gone to quite a few tea places here in the US. This was my first afternoon tea in London.

The Athenaeum introduced me to a completely new level of enjoyable finger sandwiches that tantalized my taste buds and satisfied my enjoyment of savory with a touch of sweet: Smoked Scottish Salmon on Wholemeal Bread, Honey Roast Ham with Red Onion Marmalade on Onion Bread, Cucumber & Cream Cheese on Pesto Bread, Free Range Egg & Cress on Vegetable Bread. *happy sigh*

I also had the opportunity to try proper crumpets for the very first time. I don’t know what I thought they’d be like, possibly a sort of crumbly biscuit? But no, they were soft, almost pancake-like with lots of air pockets so that once split, had plenty of nooks and crannies for clotted cream and fresh preserves (like an English muffin only pancake-like.) Also, the scones? So incredibly good. Not a single dry or crumbly scone to be seen. These were heaven. Especially with clotted cream and preserves.

And finally the desserts. OMG the desserts. Lemon curd tartlets were so good, I had to have seconds. And there were strawberry and custard tartlets and chocolate dipped strawberries. There were cakes and pies, mousses and puddings. There was no way I could try them all, but oh, I enjoyed trying the desserts I did.
All of this accompanied by a lovely selection of fragrant teas. I also had a fragrant rose infused pink champagne at the beginning of tea...because, why not?
Though my mind was imagining post-apocalyptic darkness and zombies walking through the gardens, my taste buds revelled in the fun of the afternoon. So don’t be surprised if my characters do find a moment to enjoy a cup of tea. When things could end at any moment, enjoying simple things like food is so very important.

Born and raised in the North East, PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci-fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries. She scored fairly high in the verbal portion.

She was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in Seattle.

She now lives somewhere temperate watching the seasons go by with her two dogs and super stealthy ninja kitty, writing her stories and gaming.
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