- Unforgiven – (Debuting under the name Emlyn Asher!)
- A Curious Tale (the complete story)
This is probably going to be a super short post, or as super short as any of my blog posts are, so here we go. As you may have guessed from the title, my beloved copy of Beyond The Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning is faulty. What you may not have guessed is that I have read this story a couple of times now and have only just realized something was off.
Well, what’s wrong with it? you ask. There’s three chapters missing from it, I answer. No, I’m not making this up. It jumps from page 314 back to page 59 and continues to page 90 before picking back up on page 347, and what I can’t figure out is why I didn’t notice it before! It’s not like it sneaks up on you! It practically slaps you in the face! Here’s picture proof, ’cause pics or it didn’t happen, right?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not angry. In fact, I’m rather amused. Mostly at myself. Granted, it’s been a while since I’d read the story and I might have read my copy maybe once since I bought it; all my other readings of it where of my mother’s copy which has this cover:
and not this one:
Anyhoo, the original is fine. There’s no missing chapters. Luckily I remembered my mom’s copy was in her library and I snatched it up lickity-split to make sure it was only my copy with the redone cover that had issues. Needless to say, I will be buying a new copy because who wouldn’t. Has anyone else encountered this problem with this particular book?
This post is probably a jumbled mess that hardly makes any sense, but I did tweet that I would blog about it, so here it is, the oddly strange and strangely odd mistake in Beyond The Highland Mist.
Again, it has been too long. I really should look into making scheduled posts over here. Those gaps in between times I do post is nasty.
Hmm. There’s not really much to say at the moment. I am severely behind on, well, everything. I had hoped to have Zombies released by now, as well as a few other things, but apparently I am not the best at not procrastinating. It’s one of my favorite hobbies, as a matter of fact. Before you all jump in with explanations as to how it is not a good habit lemme tell ya I already know. I’m working on breaking that habit. Really. I am. But like all habits, it’ll take time.
Anyhoo. I’ve managed to get some reading done in the time I’ve been away, all YA of course. Oh! I did a complete re-read of the HP series and it was still just as good as I remember it, but this time around I actually liked the last book. Weird. The epilogue still leaves something to be desired, though. I don’t think I’ll ever be over that. As for new books I read, there’s Paper Valentine by the wonderfully, mega-awesomely talented Brenna Yovanoff. I will never not love her books. They are beautiful and tragic and broken in all the ways that I love. I can’t tell you how much I love her male characters — her female ones aren’t shabby, either, but I always, always, always will have a huge soft spot for tragic heroes no matter the genre. And so far her heroes have been quite tragic. I can’t tell you how many times my heart ached for Mackie in The Replacement, or how much I just wanted to wrap Truman in a blanket and keep him safe from everything in The Space Between. I can’t even begin to explain the overload of feels I had for Fisher in Fiendish. But, for all that I adore the guys, the girls are amazing, too. Tate is a badass who is more than capable of taking care of herself and whatever bad news comes along. Daphne, despite having only known her little realm of Hell her whole life, is strong and brave enough to take her chances on Earth to save someone she doesn’t even know. And sweet, sweet Clementine with all her peculiarities is just — oh, why am I even trying to explain my feels for these characters? They’re awesome and loveable and relatable and their stories are worth knowing.
Gushing aside, I also bought Winter, the final installment of The Lunar Chronicles by the equally wonderfully, mega-awesomely talented Marissa Meyer. I haven’t finished it yet because I know if I let myself just sit down and read it, it’ll be over before I’m ready for it to be and I will once again be without something to read. So. I’m pacing myself on it, nibbling at it here and there. There has been lots of squeeing on my part, and gasping and lip biting because Cinder and Kai are perfect and I just want to smoosh them together forever. They can be permanently attached at the lips and I would be the happiest person ever. Seriously. They are so made for each other and I am biting my nails in hopes that everything works out for them in the end. They don’t have to end up married with a brood of kids, though that would just be darling. I just want them to be happy.
That’s not to say the other characters aren’t giving me as many feels, but there’s more angst involved with them. I don’t want to say too much ’cause spoilers, but oh my God! The tensions and the secret looks and the pining! I love it all while at the same time I hate it. Conflict makes me antsy, and while I wish it could all be sunshine and roses, I also know there isn’t growth without hardship of some type. Still, I don’t like for my babies to hurt. (Yes, I totally typed that with a straight face. If you’ve read Love Pain and Uninvited you know what I’m talking about. If not, get thee a copy and find out.)
Another book I read was The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco. I don’t know what it is with YA horror, but it doesn’t spook me at all. Okay, so there was that one part in Anna Dressed in Blood that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, but anyone would have gotten freaked out if the thing they’d been hunting had been…ha! You thought I was going to tell you, didn’t you? Well, I’m not. You’ll have to read it to find out what it is. But seriously, it was one part. The entire rest of the book didn’t creep me out at all. Neither did the sequel. I was actually disappointed in the sequel, but that is neither here nor there. The Girl From the Well was good and I actually finished it in one sitting. If you like creepy ghost girls exacting revenge on murderers and who have a habit of counting things, then you should read it. There’s a sequel I haven’t read, but I wanted to make sure the first one was okay before I spent money on both of them.
Ha-ha. Look at me recommending other authors on my blog. I’m quality people. That I am.
That’s pretty much what I’ve been up to lately. Reading. I have plans, though. Big plans. Plans that involve finishing Zombies and what remains of A Curious Tale (which I’ve decided to release as a whole instead of breaking it into pieces). Then there’s Unforgiven which I’ll be debuting under the name Emlyn Asher. The blurb should be up on the site sometime tomorrow, so if you are feeling froggy, hop on over there and check it out.
I’m signing off now. See you guys next post!
My uncle did a wonderful job creating a “theme” of sorts for Love Pain. From beginning to end I think it encompasses everything the story is, and it’s amazing. Every time I listen to it I have feels. LOL Anyway, I think he did an amazing job capturing the feel of the story and it only occurred to me now to share it with my wonderful readers. It’s a little rough and the bass is kinda heavy so if you’re listening through headphones you might want to turn down the volume a bit.
Drop a comment below to let me know what you think!
Despite his convictions that he cannot suffer her to live knowing his secret as she does, Tiernan finds himself sparing Melisande’s life — for the time being. Beguiled and intrigued by her fearless nature, he realizes he wants to discover what other curiosities this strange and beautiful female will reveal to him. Melisande does not share his wants, however, and defies him at every turn.
But still something plagues him. Why had she been able to pass through the thickly woven barriers of magic placed upon the doors when none before had been able?
Determined to find the answer, Tiernan encourages her to explore the one room he’d forbidden her from entering, hoping to see for himself her strange ability but what he discovers instead may very well change his life, and the fate of his kingdom, forever.
ACT 2 is available for pre-order now. 🙂
I’m soooooo excited!! Emrys and Love Pain are now available in print! How cool is that! I now have physical copies and I have been freaking out inside ever since I opened the box. LOL It’s so great to be able to hold your creation in your hand. So great. Okay, I don’t have anything else to say so I’m going to let you all return to your regularly scheduled programming. 🙂
Have a good day!
…And here’s the next beauty! Also designed by the wonderfully talented Tina Adams, I have to admit that this one is my fave so far. It’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to have it in my hands!
Be sure to check out her blog for more designs! And hey, if you’re feeling hoppy, why don’t you order one or two for your next release, eh?
Uninvited is the sequel to Love Pain (which also got a little bit of a cover revamp) and is set to be released for kindle on June the first, so mark your calendars!
Pre-order Uninvited (Book Two of The Taliesin Chronicles) here!
Guess what…I’ve got some more pretties to show you! First off is the cover for A Curious Tale, designed by none other than the amazingly talented Tina Adams! (Psst! She does all my covers because only the best will do. 😉 ) Be sure to check out her blog/site for more designs!
Now, I’m doing this story in parts, so there will be more than one released over the course of this year. Coolness, right? Right.
Now please do be looking to your right to gaze upon the lovely that is the cover for A Curious Tale: Part One.
Buy A Curious Tale: Part One here!
I did a thing. An interview thing. Over at Bedroom Bookworms. It was pretty fun. 🙂 And apparently my interview was surprisingly surprising. 🙂
You can enter the giveaway to win a copy of either Love Pain, Unrequited Feelings, or Emrys, so if you want a chance at winning one, go enter the giveaway. 😉 Best of luck to you! Click the link for deets!
ETA: Aaaand the giveaway is over! Congrats to Krista, Jessie, and Magdalena!