Sunday, December 21, 2014

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: LIFE AD 2: M.I.A.: Missing in Atman By Michelle E. Reed!

Title: M.I.A.: Missing in Atman
Series: Atman City, #2
Author: Michelle E. Reed
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Release Date: December 16, 2014

About the Book
Dez is finally hitting her afterlife stride. She hasn’t missed a meeting or session in forty-two days, and she’s put the adventures and danger of her first days at Atman behind her. Life after death is becoming tolerable, yet nothing is quite what she’d hoped. Confusion over her feelings for Charlie, residual resentment over losing Hannah, and a continuous stream of unwanted assignments leave Dez restless and argumentative.

In a missed encounter with Crosby, her prying gaze lands upon a single entry in the datebook on his unoccupied desk. These few, hastily scribbled words reveal an enormous secret he’s keeping from her. Possessed by a painful sense of betrayal, she once again sneaks off to Atman City, determined to find answers to an unresolved piece of her life.

It begins as all their adventures do, but as light falls into darkness, a stop in an unfamiliar neighborhood sets forth a chaotic series of events. Dez will have to fight for her very existence, and will face painful, irreparable loss in an afterlife teeming with demons wielding ancient powers.

In M.I.A.: Missing in Atman, the second book in the Atman City series, Michelle E. Reed continues the story of Dez Donnelly, pushing her to her limits and surprising readers at every twist and turn of the vast world that is Atman.

Death was only the beginning.

Author Guest Post:

What I Love the Most About My Main Character

Thank you for hosting me during the M.I.A.: Missing in Atman blog tour!

There are so many things I love about Dez, which made me all the more grateful for the opportunity to continue her story in M.I.A.

If I have to pick her one trait I love the most, I would go with her refusal to accept anything at its face value. From the moment she stepped off the train in Life, A.D.—book one of the Atman City series—Dez has questioned everyone and everything about this new world.

Well, that’s not exactly true.

The questions actually began the moment she found herself on the train, and she hasn’t let up since.

While this is a trait that often creates more trouble for her than she knows what to do with, it also shows strength and individuality. Dez never accepts “That’s just the way it is” as an answer. She seeks more; she wants better. I love the way this frustrates and those around her, while at the same time endearing her to them.

The afterlife can be a dangerous place, but it hasn’t stopped her, yet. Everything here is new, and warnings from experienced staff as well as her peers are like water off a duck’s back. Dez isn’t content to be a mere spectator in her afterlife. She wants to be in control, and pushes the staff for explanations, even when they feel none is needed.

I think the reader can find in Dez someone who they can root for, even when her behavior drives them a little crazy. She doesn’t always make the best decisions (because what fun would that be, right?), but she always stays true to who she is. Dez questions all authority figures, from train conductors to World War I veterans, and never stops asking why things are the way they are.

Her curiosity and constant need to push the boundaries land her in a whole new world of trouble in M.I.A.: Missing in Atman, and I can’t wait to share it with readers!

Thanks again for having me on your blog!

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About the Author:

Michelle was born in a small Midwestern town, to which she has returned to raise her own family. Her imagination and love of literature were fueled by a childhood of late nights, hidden under the covers and reading by flashlight. She is a passionate adoption advocate who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their yellow lab, Sully.
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~Winner will be drawn January 16, 2015
~Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Life AD 2: M.I.A.: Missing in Atman by Michelle E. Reed (INT)

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  1. This looks amazing, I love books about characters in the afterlife, and I definitely need to read more. Starting with this one mayhaps?