Monday, March 19, 2012

Indie Author Spotlight: Out of the Ashes

by Lori Dillon

Book Blurb:

David and Sera are soul mates destined to be together, if only their bumbling guardian angels could do their job right.

First united in Pompeii A.D. 79 as a privileged merchant's daughter and a slave gladiator, their young love is cut short when Vesuvius unexpectedly erupts. After several botched attempts, their angels get one final chance to bring the couple together and personally escort them back to war-torn Italy, nearly two thousand years later.

Sera is now an archeologist excavating the ruins of Pompeii and David is an American soldier masquerading as an Italian, sent to spy on the Germans camped near the ruins. With the help of their earth-bound angels, David and Sera must overcome deception, heartbreak and the forgotten tragedy of their past lives. Working side by side in the ruins where they died centuries ago in each other's arms, David and Sera's relationship grows from a guarded friendship to explosive passion as they excavate their own bodies and, in doing so, unearth the love of a lifetime.

Those of you who are regulars here at the diner know that every other Monday I do a review of an indie book. Today, well, it’s my turn. Finally, after starting this journey back in August, my first baby has gone out into the world. Woot! This is exciting and terrifying at the same time.

I’m not going to review it myself because of course I think it’s brilliant and wonderful. *G* This is the book of my heart that landed me an agent and came thiisss close to selling to NY a few years ago, so hopefully readers will like it too. To celebrate my debut release, I’ll be giving away 3 copies (ePub or Mobi) of Out of the Ashes. Just leave a comment by 5:00 EST on Friday with your email address and I’ll have Random Picker select the winners. Good luck and thanks for following me on this incredible journey.

Out of the Ashes is available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. The trade paperback will out soon, too. *fingers crossed*