Saturday, November 12, 2016

DNA, #Neanderthals and #HumanGenome, oh, my! (#guestblogger @AnitaPhilmar)

Warrior in Me cover

By Anita Philmar (Guest Blogger)

Do you remember those scientist classes where they talked about the Neanderthals and other Homo Sapiens?

No?

Funny, but I do. I watch a number of special programs where scientists argued as to whether or not humans and Neanderthals existed at the same time. Each side argued for and against the possibility. Then I found research proving Neanderthals and humans did have fun together because Neanderthal genome is in human DNA.

The book Neanderthal Man – In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo is about what the scientists had to go through in their search to find answers as to whether or not Neanderthal genome was in human DNA. The book is not an easy read, but I couldn’t let that stop me. So I skipped over those long technical words and tried to get to the meat of what the author/scientist was trying to tell me.

It was a fascinating adventure, which spanned the globe. Dr. Paabo is from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. It is truly an amazing story and if you are interested in how scientist discovered Neanderthal DNA in the human genome, I recommend spending time with this book.

Now, after reading about Neanderthals, I had to work them into a book. I loved the idea that we as humans may have inherited some special skill from our Neanderthal ancestors. This is how I created my new series, the Ancient Warrior Prophecy.

The series is built on the idea that people with Neanderthal DNA have special skills such as psychic abilities and they are using those abilities to save the world. Add in a murder and a hot romance, the first book is all about the story behind the story of the announcement of the Neanderthal’s DNA being in the human genomes.

The Warrior in Me by Anita Philmar
Erotic Murder Mystery/ Romantic suspense

Blurb

Special Security Agent Sebastian Berlin is eager to track down his partner's killer. Instead, he’s assigned the job of baby-sitting a scientist. His boss thinks she's the key to an Ancient Warrior Prophecy. Science never interested Sebastian, but the know-it-all female standing at the end of his Alaskan dock could persuade him to do a little experimenting. That is, if he can keep his Neanderthal Warrior genes from taking control.

DNA specialist Lily Sinclair is in need of a vacation, or so her over-protective ex-husband tells her. Arriving in chilly Alaska instead of sunny Cancun, she's tired and cranky and so not in the mood for her bodyguard's he-man tactics. Still, there's something about the sexy eye-candy that makes her want to lick him all over even as she's demanding to go home.

Then Lily's ex is poisoned, and Sebastian is certain the two murders are connected and she could be next. She knows he's hiding something, but with the worldwide release of Neanderthal DNA project only days away, she has no choice but to trust him to protect her. But can she trust him with her heart?

Excerpt

A needy groan escaped him. “Honey, the only activity I want to do with you right now is strip off your clothes and make love to you.”

She blinked. “I don’t understand. You barely know me.”

That doesn’t mean I’m not attracted to you.” He covered her wrist, fearing her touch might drive him to rush this moment.
Slowly, he guided her away from temptation and placed her palm on his chest. “I took one look and decided I wanted you. That’s why I kissed you earlier, and why I’m losing the battle to keep my hands to myself.”

A whisper of a smile played over her lips. “Do you have protection?”

Hope sped through every cell in his body, and a tingle of anticipation sparked in his gut. “I have a whole box in the drawer next to my bed.”

So you’d like to show me your bedroom?” she teased, and he recalled their earlier conversation.

Say the word, and we’ll be on our way.”

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About Anita

Anita Philmar likes to create stories that push the limit. A writer by day and a dreamer by night she wants her readers to see the world in a new way.

Influenced by old movies, she likes to develop places where anything can happen and where special moments come to life in a great read.

Naughty or Nice?

Read her books and decide.


Email: 
anitaphilmar [at] yahoo [dot] com


2 comments:

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Anita!

This is an intriguing and different premise.

Good luck with the release!

Anita Philmar said...

Thanks Lisabet for hosting my book. I'm so excited it's getting some great reviews on good read and amazon. Have an awesome weekend. Anita

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