2015 has been a banner year for me creatively, professionally, and personally. So in the spirit of the winter holidays, I thought it a good time to “give back” and share my success with others. And, more importantly, highlight some of the best books that I read this year. The Twelve Days of Indie-Mas will feature twelve independently published books/series that spoke to me this year, and ones that I think should be added to your holiday gift list. These are listed in no particular order of greatness, because I loved them all.
On the seventh day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me…
A necronite named Jesse
Y’all know I love me some sassy broads. More than I love writing them, I love reading them. Jesse captured me quick when she was more concerned with the fact that she kept losing her shoes every time she died, versus the whole, “I’ve died 67 times” problem.
Why I loved it
Obviously, sassy broads. But these books have so much more–a twisty plot, a realistic bisexual protagonist, and thought-provoking questions that are raised from a religious standpoint when someone can pay you to die in the place of their loved one. It has parallels to our health care system and is just a fascinating world.
Who would I gift this to?
Urban fantasy fans, bisexual teens looking to find themselves in a book, those who love a little more snark in their main character.
About the Book
On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who
can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.
But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself–or die trying.
Buy it. Buy it now.
And join me on Twitter for a giveaway at 6pm EST!