Dying for a Living
by Kory M. Shrum
Genres: Urban/Contemporary Fantasy
Word Count: 80,000
On the morning before her sixty-seventh death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare two percent who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.
But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself — or die trying.
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Kory, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
The protagonist Jesse Sullivan dies for a living, literally. So Dying for a Living fits–and has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
Who was your favorite character and why?
I started off loving Jesse the most. Her sarcasm and sass are just my style. Of course, if you’ve died 60+ times, you’d have to have a sense of humor. But Ally, Jesse’s best friend, has an admirably cool-under-pressure approach to their work and her relentless professionalism has grown on me..
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
You can’t keep a good girl down.
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
My favorites so far have been “you have a wild imagination” and “you’re so funny.” I love a good compliment.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Sexy, snarky, and supernaturally fantastic! This one has it all!”
Where can people learn more about you?