I’m pleased to announce that the third title in The Immortals series, The Broken Angel, is out. Slightly later than my planned release date, but finally available wherever books are sold. I worked on this story throughout the summer and I had to rewrite the whole ending because I felt there was something missing. But the comments from my ARC’s reviewers so far are overwhelmingly positive, so I guess that waiting to release was the right call.
Just a few snippets from the reviews left so far on Goodreads for Samuel’s story:
“Monica La Porta you deserve a standing ovation for The Broken Angel. Your writing is brilliant and soul consuming…” S.I.
“Amazing! I really admire Monica La Porta for creating books such as this one. It is a Paranormal but she managed to include sensitive topics that were very common in our society such as marital abuse, rape and abuse of power.” R.
“I recommend it for everyone especially those of you that love paranormal. As for my rating of this outstanding book, I give it a rating of 25 out of 5 stars.” D.S.
“In my review of The Immortal Greek, I asked myself if Monica La Porta could pull the rabbit out of the hat again. I was convinced she would….She has not let me down…” L.C.
“Utterly fantastic story! I absolutely loved Samuel’s and Martina’s story. I couldn’t put this book down. It held me captivated from page one.” A.M.
And this is one of the promo images I created for The Broken Angel’s release.
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.
You can reach the lovely Kory here:
Don’t forget to enter her giveaway for a chance to win autographed paperbacks of her Dying for a Living, and Dying by the Hour!
Also, stay tuned because at the end of the tour, Kory will host a Facebook after party.
I have left people vote on my Facebook author page for a few days, and the majority seems to like the cover with the couple. Having taken in consideration several suggestions, here is another trio to vote for.
I am almost ready to release The Immortal Greek, second title in The Immortals series, and I am testing two covers. So far, the consensus on my Facebook author page is almost unanimous. I am curious to see if the blogverse thinks differently. I threw a third cover in the midst just to gauge reactions about two similar concepts.
Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank: #3,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)