Tomb of the God King by Julia Talbot
Cover Art: Catt Ford
Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Julia Talbot here today talking about her latest story, Tomb of the God King. Welcome, Julia.
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 has been kind enough to re-release for me. It’s out now, and I think I might be a little late with this post, but Scattered Thoughts is AWESOME and are letting me babble.
So I wrote Tomb (mumble) years ago, and it’s one of those books all my longtime readers remember fondly. I wrote it in a paroxysm of Mummy movie love and a spate of penny dreadful books from the Victorian era to the 1930s, from H. Rider Haggard to Lovecraft and beyond. Mummies? Curses? Elder gods? You bet.
When the publisher Tomb was out with melted down, Dreamspinner Press asked me to rework it. Could I make it longer? Maybe make it a series.
Y’all, when I went in, after agreeing to do it, I cried. I raged. I scoured it for new places to add words. What I found was, while far from perfect, there was a reason my readers loved it, and why I did. So we agreed to a new edit, and that was that. I just couldn’t try to make it anything but what it was. A pulp novel, in first person no less, which is odd for me. Sometimes you just look at your older works and think, It was me, as I was, at the time.
So, another amusing (to me at least) thing is, since Tomb was re-releasing during Romantic Times, I bought this awesome brooch to wear to the book signing to promote it.
Pretty, right? I forgot to wear it.
Maybe I’ll go live on Facebook to read a few paragraphs and wear it…
This is an author’s life, y’all.
Thanks for letting me ramble, and I hope you’ll check out Tomb of the God King.
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.