A member of my critique group, the talented Kory Shrum has just released Dying by the Hour (A Jesse Sullivan Novel Book 2), and the story sounds so good, I’ll have to read Dying for a Living, the first book in the series ASAP. But judge for yourself:
“After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she’s being hunted.
For Ally Gallagher, death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized and threatening messages are turning up in the safest of places.
Then Jesse is taken and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price.”
Kory ha graciously accepted to answer my 8 questions:
When you were a kid you wanted to be…?
A marine biologist until about age 13. Then I wanted to be a vampire.
The first book you read was…?
I vaguely remember reading a picture book about animals—something about octopi and squids—but the first book I remember reading with relish was Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.
You discovered you were quite good at writing when…?
I’m sorry what? I haven’t discovered no such thing—yet.
As a reader, your favorite genre is…?
Science Fiction and Fantasy
No, really, what’s that title you’re hiding in your kindle…?
Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement or maybe Elizabeth Warren’s A Fighting Chance
Science fiction/fantasy mostly. Also, poetry.
The praise about your writing you like the most is…?
Character development. When someone says that the character is “real” to them.
A YA novel about a witch being haunted by her dead sister.
Also, stay tuned because at the end of the tour, Kory will host a Facebook after party.