Friday, July 26, 2013

A Visit from Kerri Cuevas

Deadly Kisses, Book 1 (WiDo Publishing, 2013) Summary:

Aiden Grant has a killer kiss. Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.

Then things get messy.

Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.

Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?

A Secret about Deadly Kisses

Kerri here, and I’m revealing a secret from the original Deadly Kisses story—you know, the one that I just unburied from the backyard. *grins*

So way back, when I was finding my way into the publishing world each chapter of the story had a quote, and also their own page. Imagine the publishers eyes pop when they received my very large stack of papers in the mail. LOL! Well, the quotes got nixed because I realized how unnecessary they really were. But darn it, I love quotes! Here is my chance to share some of them with you. Enjoy!

Chapter One (This was the only one that stayed)

“Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.”

-Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”


Chapter Three

“Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me.

The Carriage held but just ourselves

And Immortality.”

-Emily Dickinson


Chapter Eight

“I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.”

-Zelda Fitzgerald


Chapter Nine

“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.”



Chapter Eleven

“Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.”

-Homer, “Iliad”


Chapter Twelve

“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

-James Dean


Chapter Nineteen

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

-Benjamin Spock

Here is the link to the book trailer



About the Author:

Kerri Cuevas was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire with her husband, three kids, cats and a rabbit named Hercules in 2005. When she's not writing, she's chasing chickens on her small farm or searching for the ultimate mac-a-cheese recipe.

Kerri went to college for Early Childhood Education but now writes books for young adults full-time. Her storytelling stems from watching too many horror flicks as a teen, but she no longer needs to sleep with the lights on.


You can find Deadly Kisses

Free on AMAZON for the Blogger Book Fair!

Barnes & Noble

Celery Tree

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Book Trailer

Twitter @ KerriCuev