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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway - A Stiff Kiss by. Avery Olive

A Stiff Kiss


Who knew kissing a corpse would change everything?

Death always hits Xylia Morana too close to home, but she likes it that way. She hangs out with the terminally ill, attends random funerals, and every so often, when the weather is right, she sleeps in open graves.

But after Landon Phoenix, the high school hottie, dies in Xylia's arms, she sneaks into the morgue to say goodbye. How could she know stealing a kiss from his corpse would wake him up?

With Landon returned to the living and suddenly interested in Xylia, life has new meaning. But what Xylia doesn't realize is that by kissing Landon back to life, she's thrown Life and Death off balance. The underworld demands a body, and it might just have to be Xylia's this time.


No way should I be in the morgue. If I'm caught, I'll lose my job. My dad will probably get fired, too. He's been warned to keep me out of here.

The walls are lined with thick, square doors, clearly marked with numbers. I stop in front of the one I want. In the middle of that wall, at waist height, is number twelve. Beyond the door, lying on a sliding metal table, is the body of Landon Phoenix.

I've always had a crush on Landon, ever since freshman year when his family moved to Silver Springs. I've watched him grow into his looks, no longer a gangly boy with braces. And I've longed to hear my name roll off his tongue in that deep voice of his. To press my lips against his as he holds me in a tight embrace. To share the same air as him.

Though now, all those things are impossible. Except one. I can pull open the door, slide the table out, and at least for a moment I can share the same air, even if his lungs can no longer pull in that air.

I hesitate, my hand on the handle. Besides my mother, this will be the only other person who's died that I've really known. The others have just been people, random ones at that. The guy from the grocery store who jumped off Whibley Bridge into the icy waters below, the occasional patient of mine who'd succumbed to old age, and many, many others. But this is personal. This is someone I'd known. Or at least, someone I'd held secretly in my heart.

But I need to say goodbye.

Copyright © 2012 Avery Olive
All rights reserved — a Crescent Moon Press publication


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Avery Olive is proudly Canadian.  She is married and has one child. When she’s not helping raise her very energetic and inquisitive son, she can be found working on her latest novel--where she devilishly adds U’s into every word she can.
When she is looking for a break Avery enjoys cake decorating, losing herself in a good book, or heading out to the lake to go camping. 

The release of Avery’s first novel proves to her it won’t be the last. As long as her family continues to be supportive, she can find the time, and people want to read, Avery vows to keep on writing.

Giveaway Details

One lucky commenter will receive...

A signed bookmark and collector card
A signed A Stiff Kiss Poster
There is also a ultimate prize package for a lucky commenter. To be entered for this prize please please visit the following link.
This giveaway is international, and will close at the end of the tour.

Tour Stops:
Sunday March 18th – Dan Wright http://www.pandragondan.co.uk/apps/blog 
Tuesday March 20th – Hildie McQueen “Tea and a Book” http://www.hildiemcqueen.com/  
Wednesday March 21st – Jenn Nixon  http://jennafern.blogspot.com/  
Thursday March 22nd – Juliana Haygert http://www.julianahaygert.com/blognews/ 
Friday March 23rd – Avery’s Book Nook http://averysbooknook.blogspot.com/ 
Saturday March 24th – Clare Marshall http://www.faeryinkpress.com/  
Sunday March 25th – Read 2 Review http://read2review.com/ 
Tuesday March 27th – Zahida http://ayareader.blogspot.com/ 
Wednesday March 28th – Tawania  http://www.wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/ 
Thursday March 29th – Jaime-Kristal http://jkbooklover.wordpress.com/ 
Friday March 30th – Cindy Young-Turner http://cindyyoungturner.com/  
Saturday March 31th – Steven Whibley The Twisted Piece http://stevewhibley.blogspot.com/  


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me during the A Stiff Kiss Blog Tour!!!

  2. A Stiff Kiss sounds great and wonderful excerpt! Im intrigued by this and i cant wait to read and found out what happens! :) Thanks!


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