Friday, September 26, 2014

Julie Hutchings is RUNNING AWAY Today!


You may remember back in Episode #12 of the See Brian Write podcast, I recommended a book called Running Home by the amazingly talented Julie Hutchings. Running Home was a fantastic story that combined vampires, mythology, action and romance to create a unique take on the vampire genre, one of the most satisfying I've read in a long time. By the end of Running Home, the life of main character Ellie Morgan had been forever altered, and that was just the opening act.

I'm very happy to say that the second installment of The Shinigami Series--Running Away--is out today! Here's the skinny:

Eliza Morgan is desperate to escape the horrors of her mortal life and understand why death follows her, leaving only one man, Nicholas French, in its wake. He’s the one she loves, the one she resents, and the one fated to make her legendary among the Shinigami– an ancient order of vampires with a “heroic” duty to kill. He’s also decaying before her eyes, and it’s her fault.

On the ghostlike mountaintop in Japan that the vampires consider home, Eliza will be guided by the all-powerful Master for her transition to Shinigami death god. When Eliza discovers that sacrificing her destiny will save Nicholas, she’s not afraid to defy fate and make it so—even when Nicholas’s salvation kills her slowly with torturous, puzzle-piece visions that beg her to solve them. Both Nicholas and his beloved Master fight her on veering from the path to immortality, but Eliza won’t be talked out of her plan, even if it drives the wedge between Nicholas and her deeper.

Allying with the fiery rebel, Kieran, who does what he wants and encourages her to do the same, and a mysterious deity that only she can see, Eliza must forge her own path through a maze of ancient traditions and rivalries, shameful secrets and dark betrayals to take back the choices denied her and the Shinigami who see her as their savior. To uncover the truth and save her loved ones, Eliza will stop at nothing, including war with fate itself.

Running Away is published by Books of the Dead Press, and you can get it right now on Amazon by clicking here.

If you haven't read Running Home yet, you can also get a copy of that book here.

Both Running Home and Running Away are also on Goodreads, and you can catch up with Julie herself there, as well as on Twitter or over on the awesome blog she and Kristen Strassel share, DeadlyEverAfter.com.