Two years ago this month, I wrote a book called Touch of Death. I pitched the idea to my agent and she told me she had three editors she knew of who would want to read it. So I spent the next 14 days drafting the book. I did virtually nothing else. Meanwhile, my agent contacted those editors to let them know the book would be going on submission soon. The result was three requests while I was still drafting. Talk about motivation.
In case you don’t know, Spencer Hill Press bought the Touch of Death series, and the first book came out in January. Now two years later, the sequel Stalked by Death is releasing. Early reviews are coming in, and quite possibly my favorite comment from readers is that my book breaks the dreaded curse of the sequel. People are enjoying the story and characters more than they did in book one, which is exactly what I want to hear. So this will be a month of celebrating for me.
And how do you celebrate the release of a book about necromancers, zombies, Medusa, and Hades? I think by strolling through some cemeteries, which is something I’ve always loved to do. Seriously, try it. It’s peaceful…unless you run into a zombie. 😉
But for those who don’t like strolling through cemeteries, here’s a giveaway for you. There’s a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card, signed bookmarks, stickers, and a Stalked by Death button up for grabs.
Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi–a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac–will fall on her shoulders… and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.
Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.
Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn’t want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.
Jodi needs to figure things out fast–because death is stalking her at every turn.