Thank you to Anne Marie Andrus and Xpresso Book Tours for our advance ARC review copy. Received in exchange for an honest review.
Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.
Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.
Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.
Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire…
Guest blog post by a co-author ofThe Box Under The Bed,Anne Marie Andrus.
author Anne Marie Andrus
Hi, I’m Anne Marie and I want to thank Dan for helping me become a published writer!
During this past year, two of my stories have won second place in Dan’s Word Weaver Writing Contest. The October 11th release of my own novel has been planned for a while, and Chapter 2 of that novel is The Crescent from the April Word Weaver Contest.
Talk about a confidence boost when I really needed one!
Word Weaver was the first writing contest I’ve entered, so winning a prize was a “pinch-me” moment!
Even better than winning (or almost), was Dan’s great critique style.
He caught things that nobody had ever commented on before.
For example, “Why are your characters always squinting? Is there something wrong with their eyes?” Oh my…
So, Wednesday October 11th is the official launch day for Monsters & Angels. Those of you who have been following my blog know the project is more about heart and spirit than selling books. When I started writing this story, I never imagined I would be publishing it.
From the bottom of my heart, I’d like all my readers to know how much I appreciate the team that made my dreams come true!
Monsters & Angels Acknowledgments
Writing these acknowledgments is scary because I’m sure I’ll miss an essential contributor…but here we go!
First, I want to thank my husband Scott for being my grandest cheerleader and sharing in every bit of blessed craziness it took to finish this project.
Thank you to all the friends, family and fellow writers who made my dream of publishing Monsters & Angels come true:
Jordan Rosenfeld, my first editor without whom this novel would still be an unfinished, messy manuscript; Katie Bartholomew Anderson for your analysis, editing and encouragement; Racquel Kechagias, my critique partner, for your precious insight and love of Raimond; Kat Mancos, for your messages and support; Magali Frechette, my cover designer who saw my vision and hit it out of the park; Ray Laskowitz, for your New Orleanian wisdom; Lynn Cozza, the genuine Dragon Lady; Christina Mercer, Suzanne, Crystal, Brooke, and Marissa, my earliest readers who loved the story enough to carry me past my doubts; Karen Andrus for her French Quarter insider tips: John Andrus, for driving me to Commander’s Palace; Diane Bartholomew, for her legendary quotes; Bruce and Ryan Bartholomew, for asking me questions that made me think; New Orleans, the city, the people, and your collective spirit.
And finally, the cast of Monsters & Angels. You inspired me, grabbed my hand, led me on an extravagant journey, and brought me home richer than when I left.
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