When I get really busy, I set aside emails with info that I want to share. Right now, I'm trying to clean up all the backlogged emails and I'm finding delicious little tidbits, like a link for Silence by Michelle Sagara, the first book in her the Dead series, which came out in May.
It began in the graveyard. Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that's all it was. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there--Eric, who had just started at her school, and an ancient woman who looked as though she were made of rags. And when they saw Emma there, the old woman reached out to her with a grip as chilling as death....
Regular reader TisReina is also author Reina M. Williams and a terrific video maker. She made this lively video to celebrate the release of A Gentleman's Daughter: Her Choice. Here's her book description:
Regency England: rakes and radicals, poets and patriots, the hardy and the hedonistic. What is a gentleman’s daughter to do in these changing and challenging times? She will skirmish for love, ever polite, though sometimes her white kid gloves must come off. Cecilia Wilcox’s frustrating and unsettling encounter with a handsome stranger is soon pushed from her thoughts by the appearance of her first love, the rakish, elegant best friend of her older brother. Disapproving of her daughter’s choice, her domineering mother takes her to London to find a husband. She introduces Cecilia to a charming rogue and the stranger, whose commanding and inscrutable presence both disturbs and captivates her. Amidst London balls and country house parties, Cecilia must wade through false assumptions, betrayals, and revenge to reclaim the man she loves.You can find out more about Reina and her writing at her website.
Here's TisReina's video and I just realized that my character Jack Radcliffe looks quite a bit like Rufus Sewell! Well, I have the straight-haired person's fascination with curls.
Like so many authors nowadays, Reina chose to self-publish. I'm delighted to be meeting one of the great self-pubbing success stories, Amanda Hocking, who will be joining the Tor Teen Girls Night(mare) Out Book Tour. Amanda made millions with her My Blood Approves paranormal books. Let me repeat that: millions. But she worked like a maniac to do it. You can enter Amanda's contest for Top Lady Villians movies.
Blood Ties fan Margaret Daly checked in to tell me that Kyle Schmid, who starred as wry, dangerous vampire Henry Fitzroy, has joined the Twitterverse and will also be featured in the US version of Being Human. He'll show up in the second season, according to Digital Spy. My brain is still caught up in the BBC's Being Human, seasons 1-2 because I don't transition well to new things.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Today's theme is the first non-heinous videos I find. And, yes, I am posting a video set to a country song. The world is all inside out!
This is quite a beautiful video.