Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guest Post: Jodi from Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway

Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi--a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac--will fall on her shoulders... and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn't want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast--because death is stalking her at every turn.
Jodi Marshall and the Men in Her Life
There really aren’t any words to describe the men in my life, but I’ll give it my best shot. Alex is probably the best boyfriend any girl can ask for. Does he get jealous? Of course. He’s a guy. But he puts up with a lot, which sort of comes with the territory when you date the Chosen One. We met under weird circumstances considering he stalked me and then tore me out of my life to bring me to the Ophi school, but he saved my mom’s life and I think I suspected all along that he wasn’t trying to hurt me or be creepy. He’s just not good around humans, and knowing what I know about his past, I can understand why. So even with his flaws, he’s perfect in my eyes.
Next there’s Chase. Ugh. I can’t even begin to tell you how much that guy makes me want to punch him. He’s manipulative and controlling, yet my blood is drawn to his. It’s so unfair. I can’t help thinking having him in my life is punishment for all the bad things I’ve done—even if I didn’t do them on purpose. Chase is wicked hot, too, which makes it all that much worse.
Speaking of wicked hot, let’s move on to Hades. He’s the only guy I know that’s worse than Chase. Hades hates the Ophi and wants us all dead. Let me tell you, having him for an enemy is just as good as a death sentence. Good thing I’m a necromancer. (Yes, that was a really poor attempt at a joke.) If you ask me, Hades only hates the Ophi because he feels threatened by us. We aren’t gods, yet we have so much power and can steal his souls from the underworld. You can bet that gets his boxers in a bunch.
Looking at my guy issues, it’s no wonder that I had an absentee dad growing up. But I’ve come to find out that wasn’t his fault. You can’t exactly be around for your kid when you’re dead. Well…that’s not entirely true since I’ve raised my dad’s soul more than once. But while I don’t really know my own father, I have Tony. He’s more than just a teacher at the Ophi school.  He’s a friend and the closest thing to a dad I’ve ever known. He looks out for me and always has my back.
So those are the guys in my life. They all complicate my life in some way since I’m the one in charge of the Ophi, and that means I have to find a way to live with them. And Alex’s solution of just locking the two of us in a room and ignoring everyone else forever isn’t going to work no matter how many times he tries to tell me otherwise.
About the Author:
I write for children of all ages from picture books up to young adult. I am proudly represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. My debut YA, TOUCH OF DEATH, releases January 15, 2013 through Spencer Hill Press. Also look for my other upcoming YA novels: STALKED BY DEATH (Spencer Hill Press, July 23, 2013), THE MONSTER WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, April 2014), THE DARKNESS WITHIN (Spencer Hill Press, TBA), and INTO THE FIRE (Month9Books, spring 2014). My debut MG series CURSE OF THE GRANVILLE FORTUNE releases fall 2014 through Month9Books.

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