I love this cover! It’s so eerie! Fun fact – it was designed by the Liliana Sanches, the same cover designer who did The Grave Winner and What Gifts She Carried!
The Devil Made Me Do It
Book Two: Speak of the Devil series
By Shawna Romkey
Coming July 1 – Go to hell!
The demons strike back!
Lily is working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together; but Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell in tact.
Book One, Speak of the Devil, is currently on sale for $2.99 for the Kindle.
Why me? I asked this question a lot, when I died, when I lived, when I’d lost my friends, when I’d hooked up with angels, when I was chased by demons, so it seemed trivial to ask it now, but why me? Why couldn’t I have a regular non-angel boyfriend to make out with and not worry about ruining, well, everything for everybody everywhere?
Snap out of it, Lily, I told myself. You have an amazing ability and super-hot— too hot— angel boyfriend, a blessed life that someone upstairs seems to think is valuable and worthy of protection. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and girl up.
“Right, girl up. I can do this,” I said aloud. My body was under control finally and I felt like I could go back to class as long as we got a new scene to work on. But I’d hurt Luc. I had to talk to him. I had to fix it and make it right. He was suffering with this as much as I was and probably more so since he had to have that pious-angel behavior and all.
I stood to go, pushing the vanity chair back as I did so.
“Lily!” someone whispered.
“What?” I turned to see if Cassie was there.
“Lily, look!” It was difficult to tell if it was a male orfemale voice since it was a whisper.
The voice was coming from behind me. I looked back around – that’s when I saw the surface of the mirror tremble, as though it were liquid. It rippled from the center. “Lilith!” The whisper came from the mirror.
Too late I remembered something Luc and Belle had said about mirrors. The surface splashed out toward me, and though I reflexively turned away and pulled back, the watery mirror grabbed me with its newly formed reflective arms and pulled me inside.
Oooooh, I like that excerpt! Now it’s time to get to know Shawna a bit better with 13 Questions!
1. The zombie apocalypse is here. You’re going to fight them off with the first thing you see on your left. What is it?
My cell phone.
2. How do you like your vampires: not at all, sparkly, wearing a cape, or drinking blood from bottles? Why?
I do like vampires. Not sparkly. Capes are cool if it’s a period piece. Blood from bottles? Hmmm, not so much. I think I just like them yummy… Ian Somerholder, Alexander Skarsgard. That type of thing. :p
3. Other than your release day, what is something you’re really looking forward to?
Cover reveals are especially fun! That’s when it becomes real. Then there’s holding the book in your hands for the first time. That’s fun, too.
4. What’s the name of the book you’re reading?
I’m reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
5. Pop or soda or soda pop or Coke?
It was soda when I was in Missouri. I got ridiculed once I moved to Nova Scotia, so I’ve converted to pop.
6. What is your favorite salty treat?
Chips and salsa
7. What makes you laugh?
Everything. I’m easily amused. My friends think I’m the best audience ever, but they also leave my house thinking all their jokes are a lot funnier than they really are.
8. What’s the one physical object you can’t live without?
My cell phone or laptop. Don’t know what I’d do without them.
9. What are you going to do right after you finish this interview?
Maybe read outside. It’s a beautiful day.
10. Would you rather have hiccups for the rest of your life or feel like you need to sneeze but not be able to for the rest of your life? Why?
The latter. I hate hiccups.
11. Do you have any strange writing quirks? If so, what are they?
I write in bed, which may seem weird. It’s comfy and I use my laptop. I probably write a lot more sleeping scenes than other people do though.
12. Would you consider yourself a pioneer or a settler? Why?
Pioneer. I’m a risk taker. I like variety and new things. I wouldn’t want to settle.
13. When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type, or do you like standard foods?
Adventurous as long as it isn’t gross. I wouldn’t survive on Fear Factor.
Good answers! You can find even more about Shawna below!
Shawna Romkey, teacher by day, writer by night (or day or whenever anyone leaves her alone long enough to get some work done). Bestselling YA / NA paranormal author of Speak of the Devil. The second in the series, The Devil Made Me Do It, will release July 1.
Shawna is from Kansas City, Missouri, but resides in Nova Scotia in a house by the sea with her husband, two sons, and currently two dogs but that’s subject to change depending on the local homeless dog population.
For more info, check out her website at www.shawnaromkey.com.
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