“Waking the Dead by D.B. Sieders is the story of Vivian Bedford, starting with the strangest day of her life, a day when she miraculously survives a car crash, but only to witness the death of a man. Vivian’s life isn’t an easy one. Her parents died six months ago, leaving her as the only one to care for her disabled sister. When the dead man, Zeke, appears in her house, she thinks she’s going insane until she realizes he’s a guardian, there to watch over and protect her. Now she and her sister are in the middle of a longtime feud between sides, with Reaper Lazarus Darkmore vying for her’s and her sister’s souls. Her new found ability to channel energy from the living may be her only chance to save herself and her sister.
D.B. Sieders has a charming way with language, bordering on zany, sarcastic, and gritty. Vivian is in a dark place, stressed and alone, but this isn’t a story about that. Waking the Dead is Vivian’s journey to hope, redemption, and light. The pop culture references ground the otherworldly characters and show them in a more human fashion. Waking the Dead is realistic, unique, honest, humorous, bittersweet, a little flirty, and a dark journey of hope. Vivian is a headstrong, opinionated, stubborn, and a very flawed person, but she’s real. Sieders has a lot of wonderful and catchy lines throughout, but one of the lines that I related to so much that I had to write down was: “A southern girl was, at heart, a born hostess, and she couldn’t abide having an uncomfortable guest.” Waking the Dead is an addictive must-read!”
AMAZING NEWS! Lorelei’s Lyric won a RONE award from InD’Tale Magazine, Paranormal Category! Thank you so much to this wonderful magazine, to the staff, and to the reviewers, for being such
advocates for Independent and Small Published authors. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2016 InD’Scribe conference. From the workshops to the social events (e.g. I got to dress up like a mermaid at the costume ball and dance, dance, dance) to the RONE Awards gala, it was a wonderful Con that I plan to attend in the future!
And at the Enchanted Ball with a hot, hunky pirate!
Not to mention a supercool (and maybe a little scary) dragon!
Of course, he’s a little more friendly with the lights on (see below).
Take home message from the Con? Write the next book! I’ve taken that message to heart, dear readers, and will be writing more, more, MORE!
Three exciting things to share!
First off, Lorelei’s Lyric (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1) is a finalist in the InD’Tale Magazine’s 2016 RONE Awards for Indie and Small Published Books, Paranormal Romance Category!
Here’s hoping the finalist judges like it!
Second, I’m looking for reviewers for Books 1 and 2 in the Southern Elemental Guardians series. Free eBooks in exchange for honest reviews – no pressure from me for specific star ratings or review content. Just agree to read and share your honest opinion on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
Reviews are gold for authors, especially new ones. They increase the visibility of our work and get our books featured on recommendations lists. Interested? Contact me!
Lastly, I have a new novella coming out soon – Making Waves: Southern Elemental Guardians Novella 0.5! As part of a May promotion for the series, it will be available first and exclusively to newsletter subscribers for FREE before it goes on sale. Want to sign up? Click here.
Until babysitting duties get in the way.
MacLir is charged with ferrying a pair of troublesome Rhinemaidens to the Americas, giving the mermaids their first taste of freedom. All he has to do is deliver them safely to their chaperone in the New World. Easy, right?
Unfortunately, Lorelei and Ilsa have a lust for adventure and a knack for causing problems. From full fins moonlight swims to bacchanal parties crashed by nymphs and satyrs, Captain MacLir has his hands full. But when the mermaids conspire to reunite MacLir with his long lost love, the sea goddess Calypso, they set off a storm fueled by old wounds and passionate desires.
Will love calm the waves, or will all on board perish in a fearsome maelstrom?