Friday, August 28, 2015

In the Spotlight: DEAD Awake #decadentpublishing #fantasy #eroticromance

This Friday spotlights the re-release of DEAD Awake.The pick up by the DEAD series by Decadent Publishing is a 'when one door closes, another door opens' saying. Yes, Decadent re-edited. Yes, their were suggestions to tighten the writing, but those go to making a better read. Plus, they designed a cover that is completely different, in a good way, from the original DEAD Awake cover. Now I'm excited to see what the future covers bring.

DEAD Awake  

Socialite Deb Stein lives a life of luxury until she takes the hunk dressed as a vampire to her bed. When she wakes up one of the living dead, she’s pissed-off. To complicate matters more, she has to find a new identity since everyone thinks she dead. Plus, if she’s dead, she can’t touch her trust fund, and that means she has to work! How can someone who has never held a job find one? 

And her social life is in the tank. Her new friends are a street guy called Rat and fellow strippers at the dive where she works. If she ever sees Aaron Lowell again, she’ll put a stake in his heart. 

Aaron Lowell feels guilty he took his mentor’s advice and left town after taking the sexy socialite into the undead world. Concerned, he returns to check on her and discovers she’s become a stripper—and not a very happy one when she sees him. But she’s still hot, and he can’t stay away from her, even if their meetings are explosive. 

Can two vampires move beyond anger, combined with a strong sexual attraction, to find the kind of love they both crave? 


     “Nice, he destroys my life and disappears. Considerate friend you have there.” She fought to suppress another surge of rage.
      “I ask again, changeling. What do you intend to do for your new existence?”
       Wow. Talk about taking the wind out of a girl’s sails. What do I intend to do and how do I go about doing it? A course on surviving as a vampire was never offered at the Swiss boarding school grandmother packed me off to after Dad died. But I need this dip-wad, so better play nice.
     “I thought you were here to take me under you wing and teach me all about living as a vampire.”
     “No, my dear, you misunderstand. I came to enlighten you on the details of your, ah…shall we say, passing and give you a few pointers on what your new life will entail.”
     For the first time since thoughts and reasoning had originated in her, Deb Stein had no idea how she was to exist or what she needed to do to accomplish said existence. “Okay, Mr. Know-It-All, you tell me.”
    “You have the good fortune of being created from a Caribbean line of vampires who have the ability to consume limited amounts of food and can tolerate light. This will enable you to pass for mortal and live among the general population.”
     “Yeah right, and fish fly. Hello, dummy. I’ve never lived among the general population.” If this fool thought she’d lower her standard of living, he could think again. “I’m used to a certain lifestyle and want to know how I’m going to maintain it. My family thinks I’m dead and, under the circumstances, it’s probably best if I let them continue to think I’m no longer of this world. I’m not sure they’d adjust to a vampire in their midst.”


Sharon Ledwith said...

Congrats on your re-release, Lizzie! Love the new cover! Best wishes for rocking the bestseller list, Wench!

Sam Cheever said...

I spread the word! Wishing you much success on the rebirth of this wonderful series!

Lizzie said...

Thank you, Sharon! Like the way you think!

Lizzie said...

Great, Sam. Happy to have your support! Glad you enjoy the series!!!

Unknown said...

OK...I'm a day late...but you still love me!!!
I am sooooo happy to see these back in the light!!!
Love the NEW LOOK!!!!