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Psst. Wanna buy a book?

Looking for something a little spooky, a lot fun, and a little different?

Say, something…

Flying fur, the Return of the Off Ramp of Doom, something fishy in the ceiling, a haunted stone, and the usual mages and mayhem that surround Lelia, Tay, Morgana, Smiley and all your old friends.

This is darker than the two previous books, but is still suitable for teen and older readers.

  1. OK.

    August 6, 2018
  2. OldNFO #

    What??? Am I supposed to pay attention or something… 😀

    August 6, 2018
  3. 23 skidoo

    August 6, 2018
  4. Christopher M. Chupik #

    Different? I dunno, it seems a bit, familiar . . .

    August 6, 2018
  5. I’m getting a feeling of deja vu.

    August 6, 2018
  6. Good book. Feels more like closely connected short stories than a novel, but that is okay. A lot of genuine feeling and sticktoitiveness from Lelia. Also some darned funny stuff and good worldbuilding.

    The main thing which makes it feel like shorts, I think, is the emotional throughline, or whatever you want to call it. A novel usually goes up and down in intensity, but overall builds toward the climax. Lelia had a bunch of her most important events happen in the middle of the book, and ditto the other viewpoint characters.

    (Trying to avoid spoilers.)

    That said, there are plenty of non-standard and non-Western novel structures, and obviously creative freedom is good! You often do this sort of serial event structure. So obviously it works for you.

    But like building a set list of songs for a concert, it is good to shape that throughline, and to leave a showstopper or two for the last song and the encore.

    (And the ending was big, which was good. It just might have come to too sudden of a stop. Although I highly approve of good guys being proactive and shrewd. But however realistic the situation, the presentation made for a little less immediacy for the reader. Still, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. I just want you to get even better.)

    August 7, 2018
    • And it was really good. Did I mention I read the whole thing in a gulp, despite having had an exhausting week at work?? Great sanity helper.

      August 7, 2018
      • *blushes* Thank you! The flow fought me a little. I agree that the intensity and pacing are odd. I think it might be in part because of when I wrote it. May is, ah, frenetic at Day Job, and I suspect that appears in the story.

        As I said in a different post, the ending went strange, again in terms of pacing and compression. *shrug* Cleaning out the 65 instances of “really” was the big problem. (See this space, first Sunday of September for details!)

        August 7, 2018
  7. Yay! Congrats!

    August 7, 2018

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