I am in the middle of freaking out because I'm getting love and hate early reviews for Dark Companion. Now, I'm rather used to people hating me, but I'm distressed that they hate my book because they think the "heroine" makes a huge shift in personality. I think the "main character" acts in a way consistent with the deep damage she's suffered. I thought I was writing a feminist story about a traumatized girl who is targeted for exploitation by selfish elites, and others think I've written a bad "role model for young women." I thought I was deconstructing paranormal mythology, and others think I'm writing "kink."
A teenage pal said I had to ignore early reviews and then raided the fridge. An adult pal suggested I smoke some weed and chill out. My crafty lawyer brother suggested that I try to get the book banned in either Alabama or Mississippi. He offered to write a scathing review demanding that it be banned. Yes, he is my favorite brother.
I'm so grateful to have caring people around me who give me such diverse and intriguing advice. So I've got my fingers crossed for the book banning. If you live in a place where book banning is popular, please consider insisting that Dark Companion be banned. Thanks!
Color trends come and go. Here are some upcoming books featuring red.
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The theme today is red, blood, crimson. Have a great weekend!
And because it's Friday, it's Richard Armitage day.