Life As An Author

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A career in writing has been a giant leap for me. Accustomed to the number-crunching field of budgeting and the hectic commodity markets, I left my first career and M.B.A. in Finance behind to pursue my dream. I do not regret my foray into literature for one moment. Fellow authors helped me make my way through the competitive field. I write every day and even tried my hand at poetry. Don’t listen if someone tells you it’s too late to try something different. It is never too late to follow your heart.

The Dead Game, the first book of The Dead Game Series, brings fantasy and surrealism to the classic murder mystery with dead bodies, suspects, and clues. It offers vampires, vampire derivatives, and a touch of romance to spice the motley mix.

The story continues in Prey for The Dead as The Dead vampires use an exclusive club in Disney World to infiltrate the rich and famous, a club based on Walt Disney’s Club 33.  As The Dead grow in power, not even the bright sunshine of Florida can weaken them. Linda and her friends join forces with human vampires—known as hybrids—to defeat the evil threatening to control their coastal town. A masquerade ball and a romp through the tunnels beneath Oasis lead to a showdown in Florida’s swamps.

The Dead At Heart, the last book in the series, is Shana’s love story.

THE DEAD AT HEART

Linda moves into Gregg’s mansion and suggests Shana bring William with her as he recuperates from his last battle. While Gregg, a vampire, has learned to live with humans, Shana doubts whether William can mend his evil ways. Shana watches the engaged couple with dismay as her arguments with William mount.

After werewolves kidnap Linda, Shana flees with Sam, who believes William has been plotting with vampires and werewolves to overthrow the upcoming vampire summit in Quebec.

While Gregg searches for Linda, Shana leaves with Sam for Florida’s swamplands. At a mansion hidden deep in the swamp, The Watchers, the vampire leaders, live in luxury. They take Shana and Sam with them to a deserted military base, where they board planes for Quebec. At a stand-off at the base, The Watchers capture William and force him to join them. The planes arrive at Chateau Frontenac in time for the summit. But the competing vampire factions have other plans for the meeting. 

As the boardwalk of Chateau Frontenac erupts in flames, the battle begins. Shana must choose the right side since any mistake can become a deadly one.

I am working on my fourth book. A seaside town in Maine provides the backdrop for murder, mystery, and romance. Elizabeth travels to Blue Harbor, Maine, with her best friend, Scarlett, to open a bed-and-breakfast. They rent an apartment near the harbor. When their landlord, Lauren, escorts them to the local ice cream shop, a man who charges through the door and dies in a pool of blood. Will this book become a series? I don’t know yet. But I’m eager to begin the journey.

Links for The Dead At Heart:

Amazon            https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DZY6LPF

Nook                 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dead-at-heart-susanne-leist/1137419755?ean=2940162640943

Kobo                 https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-dead-at-heart

Goodreads    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54801699-the-dead-at-heart

Bookbub       https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-dead-at-heart-book-three-of-the-dead-game-series-by-susanne-leist

Social Media Links:

Website  http://susbs1000.wixsite.com/susanneleist

Blog  https://susanneleist.wordpress.com

Amazon Author page  https://www.amazon.com/Susanne-Leist/e/B00F253FE6

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7336492.Susanne_Leist

Twitter     https://twitter.com/SusanneLeist

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Thank you to the Authors’ Lounge for allowing me to tell my story.

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