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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Devil To Pay

Umm…I have a new book out.

I slaved over the cover.
I agonized over every edit.
And I read the manuscript so often I can recite it in my sleep.

But I love this story. And I hope you do too.

You’ll never look at Heaven and Hell in the same light again.


May I introduce, THE DEVIL TO PAY.

It's the first novella in a series called Second Chances, where I crack the preternatural world wide open and show you a realm you've not seen before.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and bad tequila. Shannon McKee finds herself at the end of her rope, and she offers her soul to whoever can save her first.

Unfortunately, she sends that request to both agencies. Shannon’s plea is answered immediately by two men who couldn’t be more different from one another. Yet they share a bond and an affection for the stubborn Miss McKee that even they don’t understand.

When Heaven and Hell demand their payment, Shannon has no choice but to submit. No matter who gets her soul, she’s not getting out of this alive.

It’s on Smashwords and Kindle. Coming soon to other shops.

Next week, I’ll talk about why I went indie and what I learned along the way.

If you read the book, will you leave a review somewhere in the usual places? I'd love you forever. Thanks!

Warning: It's a bit on the sexy side.

29 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

Oh my, you've got a new book out! Did you keep very quiet about it or have I missed it?

The cover is amazing. Love the font, the colours - everything. Congrats! I shall check it out.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Congratulations on the new book!

I see more and more authors going indie these days; I think I'm going to do so myself, actually. Looking forward to reading about your experiences with it.

Angela Henry said...

Gorgeous cover, Maria! Congrats!

Maria Zannini said...

Shirley: Government secrets should be so well guarded. Until yesterday, probably only three people knew of its existence.

Sandra: It's been a great learning experience. But the real test is yet to come.

Angela: Thank you! I worked closely with another artist to morph the model into what she is now.

J.K. Coi said...

Congratulations! I'm excited to read it and also excited to hear your "indie" story! :)

Darke Conteur said...

A bit sexy, eh? Interesting!

Margo Benson said...

Wow! Congratulations on your new book! Wishing you great success with it and looking forward to reading your Indie experiences.

Maria Zannini said...

Darke: LOL. Okay, more than a bit.

Margo: I'm nervous about what to expect, but I took every precaution to make this as perfect as I could.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

a warning for the sexy bits? there should be a warning when there's NO sexy bits!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the release, great cover. Love the story and can't wait to see what happens next.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

Angelina Rain said...

Ooh, la la! I can't wait to read this one. Congrats on the new book.

Madeleine said...

Oh wow that's impressive. :O)

Cate Masters said...

Wow, the cover's fantastic! Love the premise too. (Except I was going to title one of my Goddess Connection series almost the same thing, lol)
Congrats! Going on my TBR list.

Maria Zannini said...

Sarah: You might be right. At least for me.

Mason: Thank you so much for your support!

Angelina: Hope you like it. I hope you REALLY like it.

Madeleine: I've found it's a lot more work than it looks.

Cate: The cover was very important to me on a professional level since my first career was in graphic design.

Ref: title
You know I Googled the title and found nothing. When I finally got to publishing it, Amazon had two more titles with that name. For some reason they just didn't make the Google hit list.

jackie b central texas said...

Maria let me just put it this way WOOOHOOO and congratulations on the new "pretty"! BTW the book is a bit more than just a little on the sexy side, it burns the eyes in a good way when you read it and I am now in love with the "boys"! Shannon never had it so good!

Maria Zannini said...

Jackie: Shh... Don't scare everybody with how spicy it is. LOL.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Dru said...

You have a new book. Why didn't you tell us before? Congrats on your book release.

Charlie said...

Congrats, Maria. Shiney!

Maria Zannini said...

Dru: I had to keep mum. I wanted to make sure everything was perfect before I released it. My middle name is 'worrywart'. :)


Charlie: Thank you!

James Garcia Jr said...

Congratulations, Maria! I feel like such a slacker now!
Just kidding.
I'm sorry that I haven't been around much these days. I'm still trying to figure it all out, you know?
Much success to you. Hope you and yours are well.

-Jimmy

Kaz Augustin said...

Fantastic that you're letting your book out into the wild, M! May it garner much success! :)

Shelley Munro said...

Congratulations, Maria. Here's wishing you many sales.

Liz Fichera said...

LOVE the cover! LOVE the blurb. Congrats, Maria! I will definitely check it out. If it's on Goodreads, am definitely adding to my TBR.

Raelyn Barclay said...

Great cover and blurb! Definitely adding to my list (which would probably collapse on me and kill me if it wasn't mostly digital these days).

Congrats Maria!

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Congrats, Maria! I hope it does incredibly well!

Maria Zannini said...

Jimmy: You get up at some ungodly hour every day. Even my chickens don't do that. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

Kaz: Thanks, hon.

Shelley: From your lips to God's ear.

Liz: Thanks, Liz. That means a lot coming from you.

Raelyn: Thank you, sweetie.

Barbara: Me too. It's very intimidating knowing your success or failure is squarely on your shoulders.

Ellie Garratt said...

Yes. Yes. Yes. Did you mean that kind of sexy side? Sorry. I couldn't resist! Love the cover and the excerpt. Congratulations.

Ellie Garratt

Angela Felsted said...

Are you kidding me? With a cover like that, I'd be seriously disappointed if it weren't steamy.

Maria Zannini said...

Ellie: LOL. This time with a little more feeling.

Angela: I guess I did my job then. It was important that she look sexy without taking off her clothes.