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Death Knows My Name

Book One | Earthbound Series

$2.99

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Buy Links:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073M92VTG/

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/death-knows-my-name

ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1254761106

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Blurb:

After the tragic drowning of her brother eighteen years ago, Aleida Fuller has lived her life communicating with the supernatural. She can see and speak to the dead, as if they were still walking the earth. Despite being welcomed in the spirit world, Aleida lives a closeted existence. Her reclusive mother refuses to accept her abilities and the local townsfolk think she’s a fraud.

When mysterious traveler Rafe Jenner arrives in town, Aleida’s dull life is irrevocably changed. He’s handsome, strange, and oddly alluring, with piercing eyes that turn red in the dark…

As Aleida and Rafe are teamed up to solve a crime for the Sheriff’s Office, a great evil lurks in the shadows. Bloodthirsty for Aleida’s soul, Hell-bound demon Albinus roams the earth, shedding blood and taking lives in search of her. He will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. Aleida must draw on her physic abilities and her newfound alliance with Rafe to battle Hell’s agents before her soul is lost forever.

Excerpt:

“Is the spirit talking to you, Aleida?”

Aleida Fuller wandered the smoldering crash site, stepping over a curved hubcap and a pool of gasoline leaking into the asphalt. The red hatchback was completely smashed into a crushed shell, shards of metal scattered over the road. A hint of burning rubber lingered in the air. She followed the ribboned grooves in the cement toward the figure covered by a white sheet. She crouched next to the body and lowered her hand on the sheer fabric, pulling her gaze from the victim’s weeping family on the curb.

Nosy bystanders, including half the sheriff’s department and EMTs had stopped to watch her. Aleida hated having an audience, the attention interfering with her readings. The heat of their gaze prickled the back of her neck, spreading goosebumps across her skin. Normally, she relied on her body’s natural responses to connect to the spirit world, but today, she felt nothing out of the ordinary. She turned to Deputy Sheriff Ted Walker, who stood nearby, his expression passive yet optimistic.

“I can’t hear anything,” she said. “The deceased’s moved into the light already or it’s energy’s too faint.”

Ted’s face flickered annoyance underneath his Stetson hat. “Dammit,” he hissed. “I was hoping to give Don’s wife some answers on what happened.”

“She won’t be getting them right away,” Aleida replied. “Her husband’s recently passed so his energy is weak. It takes a lot of effort for a spirit to form an apparition or make contact. Think of them like newborn babies. Babies don’t walk right out of the womb, do they?”

“I guess not.”

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Christmas Submissions

christmas-tree-isolated Christmas isn’t far along and its usually the time when many companies begin the ritual of shutting down for the holidays. What about book publishers?

From my personal experience, I’ve witnessed publishers shut down a week or so before Xmas and don’t open again until late January. It’s a frustrating time for an author because you’ve spent many months (or years) refining your work, you submit and then you have to wait 6-12 weeks for a response.

There is never a good or perfect time to submit. The market is fickle and publishers are looking for more niche novels. You can submit on Xmas Day or Easter but expect the waiting or rejections.

However, as I say that, I’ve noticed that times have changed. Many publishers and agents are opening for longer or keeping their submissions open during the holidays. As past experience suggests, submitting during the holidays is like throwing your work into a black hole. I’ve sent many, many submissions over Christmas and never heard anything from them. They could’ve rejected it or it could have been lost in the mass of emails. I think its the latter.

I’m ready to begin querying my WIP however this time of year has hindered my plans. If I submit now, will the agent or publisher remember my work in the new year? I’ve asked many authors the same question: when to submit?

The large majority say whats the harm in doing it now? The publisher or agent may even take your work home with them and read it over the holidays. I like to think that may be the truth, but I want my work to be fresh in their minds.

After receiving new feedback from a beta reader, I’ve decided to query agents for now, though won’t submit full manuscripts to publishers until the book is completely finished. It won’t be sold until the new year but I’ve accepted to wait until 2015.

I guess I think this way because I’ve put so much work and effort into this novel that I’m super excited to get it out there. But excitement can wait. There’s no point putting out a half finished work that will most likely get rejected.

Waiting is hard. Will you submit during the holidays or wait until people return to work? I’ll love to hear your thoughts.