Some readers will ask: Is Zee you?
We both talk when we’re nervous (my grade school teacher told my mother that I suffered from “verbal diarrhea”)…But in a lot of ways, we are very different. I’m a lot more sarcastic and pessimistic. The coins in my swear jar could buy a car.
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Thank you to the lovely people at A Book and a Record for this great review of What Kills Me:
“Axelia, Axelia, Zee. Ahh, this girl, oh man, she sounded like every girl that I know wrapped up in one! What an amazing character and voice, her reaction to becoming a vampire are at times both heart wrenching and hilarious, and her first impressions of Lucas made me laugh out loud. I loved watching her fight for survival as well acclimating to becoming a vampire.”
Check out the rest of the review here.
Thanks to A. A. Omer for this amazing review on her blog. (And as long as she didn’t hurt herself, I’m happy she could get a few punches in… though I’m totally picturing her beheading stuffed animals and drop-kicking pillows. Maybe I need a disclaimer: “The stunts in this book were performed by 600-year-old vampires. Please do not attempt…”)
Omer: “The fight scenes were so vivid in my mind that I proceeded to act them out in my room (…you know…to make sure they were accurate). The setting was so beautifully described, both Italy and later Taiwan, that these places were literally painted beneath my eye lids as though I was there as well.”
“Axelia (or Zee in the novel) is not your ordinary vampire newbie. Her reactions to this new world that she’s been thrust through are real and at times hilarious. She stumbles and messes up despite how powerful she’s supposed to be and that made me like her more.”
Read the full review on her blog.
“So my dad looked at the cover of What Kills Me and asked why are there butterflies exploding from her chest and not blood? I laughed. My dad likes hard-core action movies; naturally, he wants more blood.”
Alishia at Treasured Tales for Young Adults was kind enough to host me as a guest on her blog and I wrote about my mom and dad.
“When I wrote the novel, I didn’t try to make my vampires extremely different — I didn’t give them tails or blue skin (ooh, there’s an idea: Vampire Smurfs!) — I wanted to create realistic characters and a fast-paced, thrilling plot.”
Click here read the rest of my interview with the wonderful people at Vampires.com.
“You humans crawl around the earth like insects, destroying the land. Do you think it matters if one of you gets crushed? You are food. I like to say you are nothing but ‘meat on feet.’” — Bad vampire to Zee
What Kills Me (ASIN: B0089H01VO) is available on Amazon.
It is also available at Smashwords (ISBN: 978-0-9881054-0-9) for Kobo and Nook.
Early reader reviews are in!
“It’s a refreshing take on the vampire lore that will have you laughing your socks off and emotionally invested in the heroine. The writing is splendid, the pacing is right on and the chemistry between the characters bring a tinge of realism to this fantastical world. A definite must-read and addition to your e-shelves.” – Review on Amazon.com
“I have never written a review before even though I have read and enjoyed loads of books. I liked this one so much I felt I had to tell people about it. I downloaded What Kills Me yesterday and I could not put it down. It was so easy to read and a definite page turner.
The way in which Wynne Channing wrote it made it very atmospheric resulting in the story being easy to visualize in my head… The characters are believable and well rounded and the motivation and behaviour makes sense unlike a lot of authors. The plot unfolded at a smooth and good pace.” – Review on Amazon.co.uk
Get your copy now and let me know what you think!