April 5th, 2010

family

a completely inappropriate post-Easter posting

I spared the flist this comment yesterday based on it actually being Easter, but today I have no shame.

After Easter dinner yesterday, we were sitting around discussing the on-going sex scandals within the Catholic church, not because it’s Easter or because we’re Catholic, but because hey, we live in Ireland, and it’s a pretty constant topic of discussion around here right now. Not just the abuse scandals themselves, but the absolutely disastrous manner in which the Church is responding, and so on and so forth.

“You know what the whole thing is,” sez my father, “this whole thing, it’s a cloister-fuck.”

(x-posted from the essential kit)
worldwalker

TRUTHSEEKER revealed!

Finally the TRUTHSEEKER cover has been presented to booksellers, which means I can finally post it myself! Hooray!

ACROSS TWO EXTRAORDINARY WORLDS, TRUTH IS THE DEADLIEST MAGIC

Though gifted with an uncanny intuition that allows her to discern when someone is lying, Lara Jansen is sure there’s nothing particularly special about her. All that changes when a handsome but mysterious man enters her quiet Boston tailor shop and reveals himself to be a prince of Faerie. What’s more, Dafydd ap Caerwynn claims that Lara is a truthseeker, a person with the rare talent of being able to tell truth from falsehood. Dafydd begs Lara to help clear his name by solving his brother’s murder, of which Dafydd himself is the only suspect.

Acting against her practical nature, Lara agrees to step through a window into another world. Now caught between bitterly opposed Seelie forces and Dafydd’s secrets, which are as perilous as he is irresistible, Lara finds that her abilities are increasing in unexpected and uncontrollable ways. With the fate of two worlds at stake and a malevolent entity wielding the darkest of magic, Lara and Dafydd will risk everything on a love that may be their salvation—or the most treacherous illusion of all.

I’m terribly pleased with this cover. I think it’s lovely. And look, look! She has a head! No semi-decapitated heroine for this book! Yay! :)

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*does the happy dance* :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)