November 9, 2015
Hello readers, and welcome to our Tour Stop for
Death Becomes Me (Call Me Grim #2)
by Elizabeth Holloway!
We are so excited to have Elizabeth on the blog today for a quick Q&A.
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Libbi and Aaron are Grim Reapers on the run. They may have escaped their hometown of Carroll Falls unscathed, and are together and alive (well, more or less), but they’ll soon find there’s a price to pay. A deadly one.
By escaping Carroll Falls, Libbi and Aaron have broken the Reaper’s covenant with Abaddon, aka Death himself – and now they’re right at the top of Abaddon’s Most Wanted list. There’s nowhere to hide, and not a single person, alive or dead, they can turn to for help.
But just as it's looking like the end of the line, Libbi hears word of a Reaper in hiding – a Reaper who once escaped Abaddon's wrath. Finding this mysterious Reaper might be the perfect solution… if Death doesn’t find them first.
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
It’s my pleasure! Thanks for having me!
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
Libbi and Aaron may have escaped their Reaper’s covenant, but escaping Death himself might just be impossible.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
It was a random thought that popped into my weird brain. I remember thinking to myself that being the Grim Reaper would be the suckiest job ever. Then I thought… What if he wanted to quit? What if he wanted to give it to someone else? And the story was born.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Libbi is a sixteen-year-old talented artist. She’s a bit snarky, not the greatest in school, and was completely normal until she was offered the chance to become a Grim Reaper instead of die her scheduled death.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
Well, I love a good kissing scene. So how about a little teaser? Here’s the lead-up to the first kiss in the book.
“Wait a sec.” Aaron’s voice is low as he touches a palm to my chest. His fingers rest in the tender hollow at the base of my neck. My breath catches. “Not yet,” he says.
“What’s wrong?” My eyes snap open and find his.
“Nothing.” His smile is easy as he takes a step closer. So close I can feel the heat of his body against my skin. “I thought, before everyone in Millersville can see us, maybe we could…” His hands drop to my hips and he pulls me in. The feel of his body touching mine causes a ball of heat to curl low in my abdomen and a chill to spread over my skin.
“We could … what?” I tease.
“Well, there’s something I’ve been dying to do for the last week or so, but haven’t had time.” His head turns slightly, like he’s remembered something amusing. “Well, haven’t had time to do it properly, I mean.”
Aaron’s eyes dance over my face. They linger on my mouth and the ball of heat explodes into fireworks. Sure, Aaron and I have flirted and kissed over the last few days while he trained Kyle, but it was always quick and chaste. A peck on the cheek here, a kiss on the mouth there. Nothing long or lingering. But now his eyes burn with something I’ve never seen in them before and my nerves sizzle with anticipation.
“Oh?” I tip my chin up and lick my bottom lip, trying to hide my nervous excitement. My hands slip around his waist. My thumbs skim under the hem of his shirt as I move closer. “What might that be?”
Goosebumps erupt on his skin and he shivers. I smile. It’s nice to know I have the same effect on him as he does on me.
“This.” He leans down and our lips finally touch with a sudden burst of electricity.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
Yes. There is a scene near the end of the book that was especially hard to write. Though, if I tell you why, it will be a spoiler.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
I’m about to start working on the third and final book in the Call Me Grim series, which is untitled at the moment. I also have a YA thriller in the works called Drive. It’s about a teen petty thief who finds a girl tied up in the back of a van and decides to follow the van. I hope to have that one finished next year.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
Thank you so much for having me. It was lots of fun!
FOLLOW UP TO:
The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
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