About T.L. Martin

Author of romance and paranormal, T.L. Martin published her debut novel SINGING FIRE at the end of 2016. Since then, she’s completed one more novel (TOUCHED BY DEATH, coming soon) and presently has two more in the works.

A stay-at-home mother to three children, she spends her days tripping over Legos, pretending she can cook, and collecting food stains on her clothes. As glamorous a life it is, it’s the wee hours of the night that she dedicates to her writing.

Random facts you may not know about T.L.:

1) She’s been a vegetarian for 10 years (though her husband is a full on southern carnivore)
2) She and her kids have daily dance parties.
3) She wishes she could adopt all the homeless children and animals in the world.
4) Some may say she’s a dreamer, but she’s not the only one . . . 😉

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Synopsis for TOUCHED BY DEATH

SYNOPSIS
Touched by Death
New Adult Paranormal Romance
Coming this fall
Content Warning: contains profanity, some sex, and some child abuse.

What if Death was more tempting than you had ever imagined?

With Grams’ recent passing and a boyfriend who cares more about his next drink than her, Lou Adaire only wants to run. To start over somewhere new — maybe in a town where her family has history.

But when a storm sends Lou’s truck plunging into Tuttle Creek Lake, she discovers exactly what it’s like to fight for your life. To gasp for air only to have your lungs fill with icy water. To die.

What comes next changes everything.

Dark eyes. Consuming presence.

Death. As vague as a dream yet as intense as the lightning flashing above her still heart.
Everything about him calls out to her, tugging at her with the warm vibration of his pull. He’s supposed to take her; they both know it. She wants him to.

When she wakes in the hospital in a new town, she can’t forget what she saw… That impossible sensation of him breathing life back into her, a strong beat playing in her chest and a flutter running down her spine.

Trying to move on with her life in a foreign place is hard enough, but when he comes back for more — his burning touch against her skin, his consuming presence weaving in and out of her life, and his own scars running far deeper than hers — Lou begins to realize there’s more to Death, and to the sleepy Kansas town, than she ever expected to find.

Lou lived. But what if she’s not the only one in need of saving?

Touched by Death Soundtrack

Sometimes there’s just nothing like a good playlist to go along with your read. In fact, music is one of my biggest inspirations for writing. Much like books, songs bring out all kinds of beautiful (and at times unexpected) emotions in the stories they tell.

Since ARC’s of Touched by Death aren’t quite ready yet, I figured you might enjoy getting a taste of Lou & Death’s story through their playlist in the meantime.

While many of these songs are the perfect soundtrack to their journey, some are included on this playlist because I listened to them for inspiration while writing, or because they’re featured during actual scenes within the book. Which songs are which? Well, I’ll leave that up to you to determine 😉

As of right now, this playlist is only being released to my subscribers. Over the next month or so it will be linked here in this blog post as well as on my social media platforms, but if you don’t want to wait, you can subscribe to my mailing list here.

Hope you enjoy getting a feel for Lou & Death’s world <3

Singing Fire FAN ART!

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I feel honored and blessed to have received Singing Fire’s FIRST FAN ART pieces from someone so talented. Not only is she an avid book lover like myself, but she’s also become a wonderful friend.

S.C., I sincerely hope we can meet in person one day!

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Do you have fan art for Singing Fire you’d like to share? I would LOVE to see your creations! Please send me your pieces, and I’ll be happy to showcase them!

Singing Fire BOOK REVIEWS

Curious about what others think of Singing Fire? Scroll on to see a few reviews. *Side note: Yes, those are my daughters featured in the above image. My biggest critics 😉

Carrie {The Butterfly Reader} rated it: 5 STARS
it was amazing
bookshelves: january-2017

I can’t even…. I don’t even know where to start or what to say. The character development in here is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Charlie is SO real. I also relate to her well because of her anxiety and I think the use of it in this book does it justice. It’s real, gritty and sometimes it’s hard to deal with.

I also love the plot, I love paranormal romance and this was seriously the best book for me. It had everything I love and even things I didn’t know I loved. It’s seriously great. I do not want to spoil this book as I think it’s best to go in knowing nothing. It’s so enjoyable. It blew my mind with how good it was, I was not expecting it to be as wonderful as it was.

If you’ve not read this, change that. Get this book and get ready for an amazing read with top notch characters, world building, and a realness that lots of books are missing these days.

I’m just nervous to see if the squeal can live up to my hopes after reading this one.

Thank you to the author for giving me a copy of this book for review. I can’t thank you enough for letting me read your amazing work.

(Click here to see the original review as listed on Goodreads.)

Danielle rated it: 5 STARS
Shelves: young-adult, urban-fantasy, romance

“Perhaps the wildest facet of all: she didn’t even know. The girl was entirely oblivious to just how much her life was about to change.”

This was a fabulous YA debut by T.L. Martin.

Charlotte is an ordinary girl, or so she thinks. Having to exercise often to keep herself from being sick has become her normal routine and one she hasn’t even tied with the paranormal.

When she applies at a whimsical tea shop, she is thrown into a paranormal world of witches, vampires, and demons. Turns out her little town has a big secret.

Her entire life has been run by her chronic panic attacks, and friends were never something she had. I loved how she made friends with a few other characters, and how well developed her character was.

The love interest: a sexy, but enigmatic vampire. It was definitely a forbidden love, which is one of my favorites tropes ever. It was very slow-building and well done.

I really enjoyed Charlotte’s maturity. She didn’t appear as young as she was, and I found her a very relatable heroine.

Overall, an original take on paranormal, and I’m looking forward to the second!
(Click here to see the original review as listed on Goodreads.)

Sarah rated it: 5 STARS

This is the story of reincarnated rock who brings out the deepest part of those around it and shows that sometimes villains are not always what they seem and stereotypes cannot always be trusted.

This debut novel is filled with all the twists and turns of any seasoned author. The characters are unique, and the world, while staying true to our universe, is plunged magnificently into magic (along with the main lead). Following Charlie on her adventure is a delight as she breaks out of her hermit cocoon and finally starts to live, gaining friends and love along the way. The romance sprinkled into this novel is tasteful and beautiful despite its clear ‘subplot’ feel. The male lead is fantastically written and seems to embody mystery and gentleness all while being a ruthless vampire capable of murder. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I would have liked more scenes with the amazing male lead, but even without a gushing romance, I still fell for him after the first few chapters.
I have high hopes for the next book as this novel does end with a huge cliffhanger that leaves me anticipating the happily ever after that is sure to come. I can’t wait for more information about the pasts of these characters as well as more information about the true villain lurking in the shadows.

5/5 for the male lead alone. A very enjoyable and unpredictable read!
(Click here to see the original review as listed on Goodreads.)

Chloe rated it: 4 STARS
Shelves: arc

Amazing book! Book Talk up soon!
(Click here to see the original review as listed on Goodreads.)

Amazon Customer rated it: 5 STARS
the dark feeling gave me all the right shivers.
By Amazon Customer on November 30, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition

T.L. Martin’s adventure into witchcraft and vampires starts with plopping you in this small town where nothing ever happens and with a protagonist who is so relate-able its scary, i had the pleasure of getting a copy of this book, and I can honestly say that i could not put it down, (mind you im not a fan of supernatural things) however the more and more i read this deeply engaging story the more i was drawn into it.

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the characters were likable and realistic, they felt like people i knew 5/5

plot is great, and had me making guesses about it the whole way through 5/5

theme is nice and dark, and makes me feel the same sense of dread in all the right places. 5/5

all in all, i highly recommend this book, if you are a fan of twilight but feel that you want a little more dark atmosphere. Cant wait to read the second book.
(Click here to see the original review as listed on Amazon.)

Amazon Customer Rated it: 5 STARS
Enchanting, kept me wanting to know more each page I read.
ByChele Medinaon
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This is a great fantasy story, it has the charm of Harry Potter with the romance of Twilight. Very well written and now I’m excited for part two. I love all the characters, the good, the bad and the wicked.

(Click here to see the original review as listed on Amazon.)

Synopsis to Singing Fire

Constant chills, panic attacks, and now paranoia – there’s a reason seventeen-year-old Charlie keeps to herself.

Life is looking up when she gets a job at a whimsical tea shop and gains a few new friends, but little does Charlie know there are secrets lurking beyond its door.

It only takes one night for her perspective on her small town to change forever. As if witches, vampires, and demons weren’t enough, she soon realizes she’s being hunted for a power she didn’t know she possessed.

Singing Fire takes Charlie through an unexpected journey of self-discovery, betrayal, and forbidden love all while the clock is ticking for her to defeat the dark souls pursuing her – before anyone else dear to her has to die.