Welcome to the first day of the weekend long Spring for Love blog hop and giveaway!
My guest today is author Dale Ibitz. Dale was born in Oxford, Connecticut, grew up in the state of Washington, and then re-located back to Connecticut as an adult where she studied English at Central Connecticut State University. She never left, choosing Connecticut as her permanent home. Dale’s a fan of hiking and the outdoors, and she never, ever starts the day without chocolate and coffee (preferably together).
What does Dale like most about spring?
“Green. After a long winter of nothing but stark white, love the green that blooms. There’s no other green like spring-green!”
Dale Ibitz’s latest novel Kiss Me Dead is available on Amazon
One curse …
Christian, a nineteen-year-old reaper-human hybrid enslaved to the Other World to harvest souls, earns his freedom by making a bargain with the Goddess of Death. As part of the bargain, he’s been cursed with the kiss of death.
One kiss …
The only way Christian can break his curse is for an angel to kiss him. Willingly. He finds Brooke, a nineteen-year-old descendant of a Naphil whose destiny is to hunt rogue reapers. But she’s hiding, suffocating in a semi-agoraphobic cocoon since witnessing a reaper steal her brother’s soul.
Two destinies …
Christian has found the angel who can break his curse, and the seduction begins. To break her phobia’s hold, Brooke embraces her angelic role and makes it her mission to kill rogue reapers, trying to avenge her brother’s murder.
Christian can break his curse by kissing Brooke dead. Brooke can avenge her brother’s murder by killing Christian. Neither planned to fall in love.
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Thanks for visiting! Stop by tomorrow; I will be featuring author Jo Richardson. And make sure to visit all the participating author’s websites for more chances to win and to get the info on new and upcoming titles from Soul Mate Publishing.
Love and laughter,
I will be participating in the Spring for Love Blog Hop and Giveaway Friday March 27, 2015 through Sunday March 29, 2015. This is going to be an awesome event featuring novels by Soul Mate Publishing authors, and there will be a drawing for a fabulous prize!
The authors who will be visiting my site this weekend are:
Be sure to stop by to find out about their books, what they love about spring, and enter the drawing.
Love and Laughter,
I started writing the rough draft for my Hansel and Gretel inspired young adult book back in February 2010. I’ve worked on it off and on throughout the years – although most of 2014 past without me even opening the file – but my progress keeps getting interrupted by different projects, like in 2012 when the idea for The Trouble with Snowmen (Trouble with Men series summer 2015) hit me, and it wouldn’t let me go until I finished writing it … and then, you know, I had to write book 2 (The Trouble with Scarecrows).
A few months ago, I dusted it off and read over it, and these were some of my thoughts:
- I should have taken better notes.
- My rough drafts are more like outlines. Unfinished, vague outlines …
- It doesn’t matter where I intended this story to go before, it will either come back to me or new ideas (better ones hopefully) will emerge.
- The concept is solid, I can work with this.
This has been my main project but now I have something else tapping me on the shoulder – book 3 of the Trouble with Men series – But I want to at least get finished with a solid rough draft … or at least take better notes. Well, hopefully one day this poor story will make it to second draft!
Love and Laughter,
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I just signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for a second book. I’m very excited to announce my series: The Trouble with Men.
Book 1: The Trouble with Snowmen (August 2015)
Book 2: The Trouble with Scarecrows (TBA)
I am also in the brainstorming (prewriting) stage of a third book.
Love and Laughter,