Sweet and bittersweet, wondrous and frightening, this book grabbed me so thoroughly that I listened to it straight through. It’s not a long book, but there’s a lot packed in here. One of those books that you’ll be thinking about for a while after you finish it.
A fast-paced and complex thriller with interesting characters and a convoluted plot. I enjoyed it quite a bit, although I found the ultimate motivation for the whole intrigue a bit of a let-down. Still, I’m looking forward to reading more about these characters and will be checking out the next book about them.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next one. I’m a sucker for stories involving the Greek gods, especially in a contemporary setting, so I was hooked on this from the very beginning. The characters are wonderful and the plot is complex and fast-moving. If you like urban fantasy I’d recommend this one very highly.
This has been a lovely week of getting things done but NOT chasing a deadline for any of them. I’ve been busy but not frantic, both at my desk and away from it, and it feels almost as good as relaxing with my feet up every day. Okay, not quite that good, but yes, almost. And spring is finally arriving, and all the bulbs I planted in the fall are poking their heads up to have a look around. This gorgeous tulip is one of them; I have several clusters of them around the yard and I’m just loving them. Along with them I have new daffodils, other tulips in various shapes and sizes, and hyacinths for the first time ever. I even managed to spend a couple of hours outside pulling out old dead stems and leaves from last year, so the new blooms are actually noticeable.
Bundle news! My Nearspace novella, “Waiting to Fly,” is in another bundle over at BundleRabbit. So if you missed it last time or were not drawn in by the other stories in that bundle, here’s another chance. This time it’s a bundle brimming with stories featuring teen characters, from superheroes to space station buskers, apocalypse survivors to magic-users. There’s over $60 worth of stories in the bundle, and they can all be yours for just $10.The other authors you’ll find in this bundle include Eric Kent Edstrom, Carl S. Plumer, Mario Milosevic, Shantu Tiwari, Stefon Mears, Nick Tatano, Sabrina Chase, Deg Logan, Rob Collins, Michael Jasper, and J.D. Brink. It’s only around for another ten days, so you should pick up your copy soon! What a great way to load up your ereader with some summer reading possibilities!
For fun this week I wrote a chapter for a round robin story being circulated around my Second Life writing group, The Quillians. We’ve done one of these before and they’re always fun; everyone brings their own ideas to a chapter, but builds on what’s gone before. I think it’s important sometimes to write something with no pressure, no strings, and no expectations other than having fun. I haven’t done that in a while and so I really had a blast with this chapter. Now as long as the others like it…wait, I said no pressure!
I actually did not write on the novel draft this week–I decided that I needed some thinking time on it, and I think that was a good idea. I’m ready to start back on it on Monday with a better idea of some things that have to happen next. It’s an interesting facet of the writing life, how much work actually goes on when you’re nowhere near the keyboard. I also did some more thinking and preliminary research about the new idea that’s taunting me. I think it’s going to happen. Not sure when, but it’s taking on a life of its own already…
Oh, and I signed up to receive Notes from the Universe this week. So far I love them. :)
*pulls out earbuds* *leans back with a happy sigh* *wipes a tear* So amazed by this writer and this series. I listened to all the audiobooks, which were flawlessly read by Will Patton, but I think I have to go back and read the print versions at some point so I have the full effect.