Today I’m excited to be a part of the blog tour for Life and Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson! Below you can learn more about the book, read an excerpt, and enter a giveaway to win a paperback or e-book copy of the book.
“Fans of Charlaine Harris and TRUE BLOOD will find much to enjoy in Michelle Nelson’s cracking, sanguine debut. Dark, funny, audacious and written with a confidence that belies this as her first effort, LIFE AND DEATH OF LILY DRAKE dispenses with the idea that vampires are pasty, maudlin, emo-types and restores them to all their brutal bloodthirsty glory. And in terms of heroines to root for, I daresay Lily Drake gives poor ‘ol Sookie a run for her money.”
– Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.
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 immersed 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?
Lily quickly slipped on the peep-toe stilettos, grabbed her coat and her little beaded bag, and made her way to the front door. Peering out through the small window, she realized she hadn’t even turned on the porch light. She probably would have remembered to do it had he shown up at the appropriate time. As she flicked the switch and opened the door, Lily was more than pleased to see the man standing on the stoop.
He was dressed like a businessman, a very successful one at that. His suit must have cost hundreds, maybe thousands. The man in front of her exemplified masculine beauty. He looked like one of the chisel-faced models out of a magazine, with short well-styled dark hair, dark eyes, thick eyebrows, and a jaw so strong that a person could use it to crack nuts. It was the kind of face only actors had.
Dropping her gaze, she couldn’t resist taking in the entire package. His jaw wasn’t the only thing she could use to crack nuts. He had the body of a professional athlete or bodybuilder, hell, maybe a gladiator. Whatever he did for exercise worked well. Even if he did turn out to be an ass, she’d thank Angie later. What had she told her he did for a living? He owned a body shop, or something to do with fixing cars, in Mansfield? Lily couldn’t remember exactly, but as he held out his hand, she took notice of his perfectly manicured fingertips. He must not actually work on the cars himself.
His voice sounded like velvet, and whatever his flaws were, she thought she could probably look past them.
“Hi. You must be Terry.” The quizzical look on his face probably should have sent up a big red warning flag, but Lily was too enamored of the Adonis standing in front of her to question it.
If you live in the US, UK or Canada, you can enter for a chance to win a paperback or e-book copy of Life and Death of Lily Drake! Please go HERE to enter! Good luck!
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