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Please welcome Sophie Bonaste to my blog today! She's here to tell us some of her feelings about different types of reads and tease us about her new book Death Gets a Boyfriend...and how freaking cool is that title? :)
So Sophie...here is the metaphorical mic, please take us away...
Hello! My name is Sophie Bonaste and I am the author of Death Gets a Boyfriend, a brand-new Dreamspinner Press novella. But before we get to that, I have a question for you.
What kind of stories do you like to read?
Do you like stories that are easy to read and make you feel good? Do you want to laugh as you read a light-hearted tale? Or do you prefer stories that make you think?
Personally, I like all of those stories and which type I read depends on what mood I’m in. During the more stressful times in my life, I often feel the need to read a light-hearted tale that makes me happier in the midst of all of the stress and chaos. When I have a lot going on, I like to read things that make me laugh. And when I don’t need a pick-me-up, I prefer something with a little more substance.
I think all these books have a place in the world. Just like there are different types of movies, there needs to be different types of books. I think we would all get bored with reading the same thing over and over again. We all need that light-hearted book every once in a while to make us feel good and a book that makes us think about the world. Reading can be a great way to expand our horizons, while helping us to deal with the everyday stressors of life And to do that we need a variety of works that help us to achieve those things.
I think another thing to keep in mind is that some books serve multiple purposes. Just because a story is easy to read doesn’t mean that it won’t expand your mind if you give it a chance. We have learned from the time we were young that books can help expand your mind and take you to new worlds. This is true, but too often we, as adults, get stuck in a rut. We can get stuck reading the same type of books, never allowing ourselves to grow as individuals. But by looking for the hidden messages in the pages of our books, we can see whole new worlds within our own reality.
So what type of story is Death Gets a Boyfriend? Well, primarily, I would call it a story that will make you laugh. Despite the title and the fact that my main character is, in fact, the embodiment of Death, the story is actually a comedy. Death is a quirky guy who has a big heart and a bigger mouth. But, at the same time, this story is meant to challenge the way that we see Death. So often we look at Death as a scary being and the unknown as something to be feared. But why does it have to be that way? This is just one of the things I want you to think about as you are laughing along to the antics of Death.
So that’s my take. But what about you? What’s your favorite type of story? Let me know in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out all of the information on Death Gets a Boyfriend and find out how you can get your own copy today. Before I go I want to thank Havan Fellows for letting me guest post today. Happy Reading everyone!
About Sophie Bonaste: Sophie Bonaste is a novelist who never set out to be a novelist. As a child, she wanted to a Broadway actress and spent her childhood in numerous productions. But when adulthood set in and reality took over, Sophie chose to give up the theatre for a steady paycheck and instead turned to writing as a creative outlet. She stumbled into the M/M genre through fanfiction and never looked back. Sophie is quite happy with her change in artistic expression and doesn’t plan to stop writing for a long time.
A self-proclaimed nerd, Sophie is an avid fan of all things Star Wars and Harry Potter. (Sophie is a member of the Slytherin house, for those who were wondering.) Sophie also spends many hours watching and re-watching nerdy television shows. When she is not obsessing over the latest and greatest in nerdy entertainment, Sophie can be found screaming at her television during American football games. (Go Pack Go!) Sophie currently lives in Pennsylvania, about twenty minutes from her childhood town of The Middle of Nowhere.
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Sophie loves to hear from readers! You can reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SophieBonaste or on Facebook as Sophie Bonaste. You can also check out updates on Sophie’s writing and other musings on her website at sophiebonaste.blogspot.com.
Death Gets a Boyfriend
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Christy Caughie
We've got blurbage:
Death is in a lonely business. Since the beginning of time he’s been reaping souls then returning home to his little condo in the sky. It’s not a bad job. There are perks. But Death would kill to meet his soul mate, no pun intended.
Tommy Neilson is the next human slated for death. But when he can see Death, Tommy turns his whole world upside down. Curious, Death seeks Tommy out. The chemistry between the two is immediate and soon an unlikely romance starts to form. While Death may not be lonely anymore, he isn’t allowed to interact with humans. Consequently, he must make a choice: billions of souls or the one that makes being immortal worth it.
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Death wants to tease you with a little excerpt...
I am Death.
Well, that’s one of my names anyway. I’m also known as the Grim Reaper, the Angel of Death, Azreal, and the list goes on. Some people have even called me Satan, but I would like to say right now, that’s a lie. I am not Satan. I know Satan. He’s not as bad of a guy as you would think. Sure he can get a little violent if you get out of hand, but as long as you stay on his good side, you’ll be fine.
And there I go getting off track again. You’ll have to forgive me. I’m not very good at staying focused. I guess that comes from the fact that I can jump around the world at an alarmingly fast rate. Thankfully that’s not very hard. Well, at least not for me. I guess, in the human population, that’s a skill many people want for some reason. I don’t know why, though, considering how scattered it makes your brain. It really does. That’s why I try to avoid using that skill. Causes headaches.
Anyway, this is a story about me. Don’t worry, though. It’s not too gruesome or anything like that. This is a story about how I fell in love. Yes, I know that’s kind of hard to believe. Death falling in love. Believe me, it shocked the hell out of me too. (No pun intended.) But it’s true. After thousands of years in existence, I finally found someone whom I wanted to spend my time with.
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