Tomb of the God King: A Guest Post by Julia Talbot (@juliatalbot)

Hey y’all!

I’m Julia Talbot, and I’m here to talk about Egyptology and Tomb of the God King, which is a book I wrote a while back and that Dreamspinner is being kind enough to re-release for me.

I love adventure tales. I love monster movies from Dracula to the Wolfman to the Mummy. I love swashbuckling like King Solomon’s Mines. I love Journey to the Center of the Earth. I’ll even watch comic book hero movies on occasion, though the wife hates them, so I watch them late at night.

When I was in my twenties (which was longer ago than I like to see on the calendars) I played a lot of tabletop roleplaying games. While I found D&D too high fantasy, and too damn complicated with the dice rolls, I adored games like Vampire, and like Call of Cthulhu. Now, I know Lovecraft can be controversial, but the idea of everyday, regular people meeting up with an elder god really appealing. Combining that with my love of campy movies (later on in life, mind you) I wrote Tomb.

Now, I have to tell you an embarrassing moment when I was writing the story. I was plugging along, nearing the end, and in a crucial scene, Christian, my British archaeologist is protesting he’ll never tell where something is under the threat of torture. But I realized too late he needed to tell for the plot to move forward. So he blurts it out.

During the beta read, my wife, fellow author BA Tortuga, looks at me, raises an eyebrow, and says, “Honey, there’s no tension. You need to at least put his eye out or something.”

That tells you all you need to know about the wife as a beta reader, but while I didn’t put out an eye, it made the book better, and it turned out to be one the ones people remember best. I’m so glad it’s getting back out there in the world!

I hope you’ll give Christian and Eric a chance!

XXOO

Julia Talbot

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About the Author

Stories that leave a mark. Julia Talbot loves romance across all the genders and genres, and loves to write about people working to see past the skin they're in to love what lies beneath. Julia Talbot lives in the great mountain and high desert Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Dreamspinner, All Romance Ebooks, and Changeling Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. She also writes BDSM and erotic romance as Minerva Howe. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at www.juliatalbot.com "The mountains are calling, and I must go"

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About the Book

Tomb of the God King
by Julia Talbot

Englishman Christian Hewler travels to 1920s Egypt as the man Friday to an eccentric American millionaire, hoping to make history and establish his name in archaeology. What he doesn’t count on is meeting brash hired gun Eric Lawless, an American cowboy working for a rival team, or the paranormal mystery that draws them in and has them facing down crazy archaeologists, dark entities, and even ancient gods.

From dark tombs to the burning-hot desert of the Egyptian landscape, Christian has to prove his mettle. During this dangerous game of cat and mouse, the reluctant partnership between Christian and Eric blossoms into more—maybe even a love that can last beyond the deception and terror hidden deep in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings.

Second Edition, 142 pages
Published May 11th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press (first published August 27th 2006)

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