April 24, 2013

'Til Death Do Us Part (Lily Drake #2) Tour

Hey Everyone!! Today we have a stop on the 'Til Death Do Us Part tour. I have an interview with the author T. Michelle Nelson and info on the book for you all.
'Til Death Do Us Part (Lily Drake #2)
With a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military, Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect, until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.

The hard-working super mom / vampire slayer, Lily Drake, has just learned problems still exist even after you become immortal. 

As everyone knows, even if you find your soul mate, you don't always get a happily-ever-after. Lily may have found temporary happiness being a newlywed, but the honeymoon is over. When she finds her husband going out for late night bites with another woman, Lily has to fight to try and regain what she wants most, love and a happy family.

If Lily thought being a single mom was hard, she’ll find being married can be a bloody mess.

Can you give us a background on this series?
Lily Drake is a paranormal romance in which the main character is a little older, in her mid-thirties, has a son, a job, a mortgage and responsibilities. It was written with the idea in mind that there are women out there who want to read about a character that isn’t nineteen years old and perky all the time. 

Which of your characters is most like you?
Definitely Lily. Although none of the events that happened to Lily (at least not the far-fetched vampire-related ones) have happened in my life, each decision she makes are choices I would make in the same situation.

Do you reread your first book to keep it fresh for writing the second one? I probably should, but no. I do have it on my iPad, and if I can’t seem to remember certain things, for example, how old Burchard is, I search it and double check!

What is the hardest part of writing for you? 
 I don’t really think the actual writing process is difficult. I do it because I love it. It’s the other parts of publishing that seem to be most difficult. The worst part is definitely the query letter. You write this tome of a book, totally throw yourself into it and want to get it published, but to do so you have to condense everything you’ve done into a paragraph or two and send that to publishers or agents. I suck at condensing. I’m a long-winded gal! 

Is there anything you wish you had done different?
I think of tons of things that I wish I had added after the fact, little scenes that I think would have been funny or interesting, but overall, I like the direction the series in going, so in general, nothing major.

Which one of your characters would you want by your side in a battle? Without a doubt, Burchard. He’s loyal, he’s tough and he’s experienced.

What is your favorite paranormal being? 
Vampires, of course!

What is your first book you remember reading?
I remember in my elementary school library, I was probably in fourth or fifth grade, I checked out an unabridged volume of Edgar Allan Poe and I couldn’t put it down. Masque of the Red Death was my favorite story for years and years. I bet I’ve read it two dozen times.

What is your favorite part of writing?
So much. I love completing a manuscript, talking to fantastic bloggers like you, and meeting all the wonderful people who come to book signings, but I have to admit… Holding my book in my hand for the first time is a surreal experience that is completely unforgettable.

Anything you wish to say to your readers? 
Thank you doesn’t even cover it. I am blessed to have such an outpouring of support and I absolutely love getting emails and messages online from readers. I can’t say how much I appreciate the fact that out of all the books out there, people have taken the time to read mine. I am honored beyond belief every time someone says they read it.

Be sure to check out the first book as well.
The Life and Death of Lily Drake (Lily Drake #1)
For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy...Dating them is the hard part.

Lily Drake is your everyday hard-working single mom…until a gorgeous vampire shows up on her front door who she mistakenly assumes is her blind date for the evening. As one crazy scenario after another unfolds, Lily finds herself falling in love with two vampires, slaying the evil ones, and being prophesied as the savior of the entire undead race. 
Deciding between pizza and Chinese take-out will no longer be one of the hard decisions facing Lily Drake once she is emerged into vampire society. Humanity or immortality? That doesn't hold a candle against this question - which of the two handsome vampire cousins?

The Life and Death of Lily Drake is not your typical vampire love story. It’s a tale about the humorous mistakes a woman makes simply trying to survive not only life, but the dating scene. How will Lily manage working full-time, taking care of her young son and fighting the undead at every turn?
Lily will have to figure it out, but who better to save the world than a mom?


T. Michelle Nelson is also having a running a photo contest for a great swag pack on her website till April 30th.

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