'Til Death Do Us Part, the 2nd book in the Lily Drake series is set to release in just 3 days! We have author T. Michelle Nelson here as a guest posting about her series inspiration and setting.
From Mount Vernon, Ohio to New Orleans?
I love that I made the setting for the Lily Drake series my hometown. Mount Vernon is a great place with tons of history, but I wanted to mix things up a bit in the newest book. Few places are as historical, over-the-top and exciting as New Orleans.
I take a vacation there every year. From the first moment I set foot in the French Quarter I was in love. Someday I will call New Orleans home. So naturally, it got thrown in the book and really – what better place to have vampires? It’s been done time and time again, but that’s because New Orleans is the type of place you can really imagine anything happening.
My vampires, Rose, Mathias and Valentine are all quite old. Needing a place where they could have had some history centuries ago, yet still be an exciting place for my main character Lily to visit, New Orleans was the perfect locale. The architecture, the people, the food… no place else on earth is quite like NOLA.
Author T. Michelle Nelson is also hosting a photo contest giveaway!
* Take a photo of yourself with a copy of Life and Death of Lily Drake or
'Til Death Do Us Part (can be paperback or with your Kindle or Nook or whatever e-Reader you use).
* Send the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Photo Contest." (By submitting your photo, you are agreeing to allow www.TMichelleNelson.com the right to post it to the website. Please only send photos of yourself and no nudity or otherwise totally profane pics.)
* Photo contest begins April 12, 2013 and deadline for all submissions will be April 30, 2013 at midnight EST.
* Submissions will be posted to www.TMichelleNelson.com on May 6th and winners will be chosen by votes.
* Contestants will have until May 13th at Midnight EST to vote, and winners will be posted May 14th.
* Prize packs will be sent out within one week from that date.
The two most popular photos will win a Lily Drake Swag Pack including....
Custom Signed Bookplates
Lily Drake T-Shirt
Contest open to residents of the US and Canada only.
'Til Death Do Us Part (Lily Drake Book #2) releases April 24th!