We're delighted to welcome Young Adult author, Allie Burton back to the Romance Dish. Allie didn’t realize having so many jobs would become great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a fitting room attendant to a bike police officer to a professional mascot escort. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, marine biology, and advertising.
When her kids asked, “when are you going to write a story we can read?” she switched from adult novels to Young Adult and Middle Grade and hasn’t looked back.
Allie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Romance Writers of America including the Young Adult, Dallas Area Romance Writers and Heart of the Rockies chapters. She is also a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Currently, she lives in
Colorado with her husband and two children.
Why Take A Risk On A New Author?
Picture yourself on your last birthday. Balloons, a big cake, and lots of shiny wrapped presents. You were curious and excited about what was inside the gifts.
Think of a new author or a new book the same way.
The book cover is shiny and new, like a present waiting to be opened. And inside thousands of words are strung together like ribbons tied around your gift. The words promise to entertain and delight. Or to scare and terrify. Or to romance you off of your feet. It is a surprise present to yourself.
Not that you would pick any book off the shelf and start reading. There are things to consider like
You also should look at the subject of the book. Do you find it interesting? SOUL SLAM combines Egyptian history and mythology, secret societies, mysterious powers, and love.
Let’s not forget about the promise of the book. Whether it’s a who-done-it or an edge-of-the-seat suspense, do you want what the author is promising? The ride of your life? A mystery you must puzzle out? A happy ending?
If you like all of those about the book and are curious, go ahead and read a few pages. You may be surprised. So, take a risk and give a new author a shot.
Thanks so much for hosting me!
Thanks so much for hosting me!
Have you picked up any books by new-to-you authors and been happily surprised?
Allie is giving away one e-copy of Soul Slam to a randomly chosen person who leaves a comment on today's blog.
Allie is also running a contest on her website for people who sign up for her newsletter. If she reaches 100 subscribers, one person will be chosen to win a Kindle.
Soul Force Book 1
A sixteen-year-old on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut…and the deadly curse that comes with it.
And Olivia is not alone at the museum.
A member of a secret society, Xander believes it is his place to inherit King Tut’s soul and justly rule. He knows nothing about the society’s evil plan to control the world or the curse. Now, he must deal with the female imposter who stole the amulet.
Xander convinces Olivia they must form a temporary partnership. The two teens develop a connection, and together they must figure out how to end the curse before it turns deadly. On the run, unable to touch because of the curse, and managing the male soul inside her female body, Olivia must learn to trust Xander.
As the mystery surrounding the amulet unfolds, Olivia and Xander start to fall for each other. But is love enough to save them and the world from destruction?