Ever wonder how long it takes to get from agent to publisher to release? Well… that’s incredibly dependent on your circumstance now isn’t it?
For one writer, Kelly Hashway, it took her from February 2011 to January 2013. But that isn’t the full story. For her new release Touch of Death she only really waited a year for publication. Her agent had actually sighed her for another book in another genre entirely. Because of the overwhelming want for Touch of Death, the book she was actually signed for was listed for a later release date in order to get out the new series.
It’s a fun fact to know that even though she was signed for one book, the book she pitched to her agent afterwards is her first release! Yes that’s right. She actually pitched it to her agent who went out to publishing houses before it was even completed. Once you have an agent miracles do happen 🙂
Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.
After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.
Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.