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Desert Rose Reviews is participating in a tour today, for an awesome new novel! Seriously, the cover is basically exactly where we wish we were this Summer! Doesn't it look perfect?
Check out this paranormal romance, and let us know what you think in the comments below! Don't forget to check out the author's most surprising thing about becoming an author, and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!
~Released: June 14th, 2016
~Length: 304 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Kai met Avery only once--in the moment he died saving her life. Now when he's not using his new healing powers to help people, he watches helplessly as Avery's life is unraveled by his death. To help her, he risks everything by breaking the rules, dangerously blurring the barriers between life and death.
Sarah Beard is the author of YA novels Porcelain Keys and Beyond the Rising Tide. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing from VCFA. When she's not writing, she referees wrestling matches between her three boys and listens to audiobooks while folding self-replicating piles of laundry. She is a breast cancer survivor, a baker of sweets, a seeker of good love stories, a composer of melancholy music, and a traveler who wishes her travel budget was much bigger. She lives with her husband and children in the shadow of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
What is the most surprising thing you’ve found about becoming an author?
There are two things about becoming an author that have really surprised me. One is how much work it takes to promote a novel. For weeks leading up to the release of a novel, I spend my days sending and answering emails, writing blog posts, answering interview questions, and tracking obligations on spreadsheets. There is so much work that I barely have time to work on actual stories. I’m not complaining—I know it’s a necessary part of being an author—but it is something that surprised me.
The other thing—which was more of a pleasant surprise—was the emails and messages I received from readers who were touched in some way by my book. They made me realize that writing novels isn’t only about entertaining readers, but allowing them to see things in a new perspective that might help them in some way in their own lives.
And that knowledge has given me a lot of joy and also a greater awareness and sense of responsibility for the messages I weave into my stories.
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