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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Author Interview- L.A. Kelley

Happy Saturday Readers. 
Please join with me in welcoming back TWRP author, LA Kelley. 
She's bringing us the most absolutely perfect book for a lazy Saturday afternoon, 
Second Chance City.
Get yours today.

Comic books can be the death of you.

Police Officer Nate Hammond had no regrets staying in his hometown of Coldwater Bay. He had a good life and a promising future, although the perfect romance remained elusive. Was it because that girl with the wild tangle of curls stole his heart at thirteen and never gave it back? Why did the memory of his first kiss still linger? Too bad the chance of running into Libby Parish again was nil. She had made it clear the day they said goodbye, her life headed in another direction.

Elizabeth Parish never imagined a future in Coldwater Bay. Small town life held nothing but bittersweet memories of an unhappy home, yet why was she possessed by the strange obsession to return? Did it have something to do with that mysterious comic book or its equally secretive author? Or could the real reason be the boy she left many years ago?

Sucked into a deadly comic book universe Nate and Libby find themselves in Second Chance City, home of Refractor and a league of murderous adversaries. Can a knowledge of comic books, a half-hearted super-hero, misunderstood villains, and a magical flashlight help them find a way home or will their second chance at happily-ever-after only end in in death?


The building was silent with the exception of a faint hum now emanating from the glow in the corner. Nate moved cautiously forward, shining the flashlight. “Debolt?” No one answered. “We’ll check the rest of the store…Libby?”
Libby had stepped from his side, her attention drawn elsewhere. She stood in front of the display stand filled with comic books. Her respiration sharply increased. “What is that?” she said. The eerie glow came directly from one of the books.
            Nate’s gaze widened. “I’ve no idea.” The glow began to fluctuate, pulsing with a bright green neon light.
            Libby squinted at the glare. She leaned in as if striving to discern the cover. “It’s the latest Refractor issue. Why is it doing that?” On and off, on and off, the hypnotic beat flashed.
            The light was oddly attractive. “It’s not some marketing gimmick?” Nate said.
“No way,” insisted Libby. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The tempo of the pulses increased, so did the hum. A little voice in Nate’s head bleated a warning. This isn’t normal. You should do something…do something…do something. His thoughts muddled with the incessant flash. The hand which had been resting on the gun, dropped to his side.
 Libby clutched the pencil light to her chest. As if drawn by an irresistible impulse, the other hand reached for the Refractor comic.
            Nate’s confusion vanished, shoved aside by a powerful protective urge. “Libby, don’t! It might be dangerous.” He grabbed her arm at the same time she touched the comic. For an instant, the world turned to green light.
Then total blackness enveloped them.

 Buy Links:

Wild Rose Press  The sale price of 2.50 is only available at Wild Rose Press on August 7, 8, 9

Amazon (regular price 4.99)

Author Bio

L. A. Kelley lives in Florida where the heat and humidity have driven everyone slightly mad. In her spare time she enjoys calling in Bigfoot sightings to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. They are heartily sick of hearing from her. 
Lurking spots:
Twitter: @AuthorLAKelley
email: l.a.kelley.author@gmail.com

Love that she's on the look out for Bigfoot! Search on!!!


  1. I'm so glad to have you LA. Second Chance City sounds like a fun, exciting read. What inspired you to combine a romance with a comic?

    1. I thought it would be a fun topic to explore, especially some of the tropes; women superheroines are always beautiful and big-busted, but are generally relegated to side-kick status no matter how powerful. Comics are also dripping with melodrama. They're practically soap operas. It gave me a chance to add humor.

  2. What an intriguing concept. The excerpt was so fun! I'm looking forward to reading. Best of luck LA!

  3. Sounds very intriguing! Good luck!

  4. Great idea to incorporate the comic book aspect. Wishing you much success with this book.

  5. Sounds very interesting. Good luck!