My latest obsession is Thor. I can’t help it. Aside from my weakness for tall, blue-eyed, blond, “all muscly and everything” guys (in books and on the screen), I find his smile so sweet and innocent it’s just ridiculous, given he’s good at killing people and beasts. I blame my own creation, by the way: Vlad. He just has to have that smile and that deep, rumbling voice. Oh, well… let it be my inspiration. And maybe yours, too.
Enjoy the sneak peek into the next chapter. The working title is “Ashes and Dust”. I’m not telling you whose POV this is ;)
…His argument is strong enough to convince the twins, the most stubborn among the rest, that instead of assembling a panel of emissaries for negotiations with Prince Brigant, an urgent and full convergence is imperative. A short exchange through their unique blood web results in a unanimous decision on when, where, and how. A few of them immediately begin pulling strings and activating assets to set the plan in motion. The rest leave their remote posts all over the globe. Soon, they will break their most valued principle to never openly meddle into the worldly affairs of the human realm. Continue reading →
Nominations will start on May 1st and you will have one week to nominate your favorites in the following categories:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot
The Human Award – Best AH
The Hybrid – Best Crossover
The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo
Mr. January – Best Lemon
The Greatest Love Story – Best Romance
Tissue / Kleenex – Best Angst
Rollercoaster Award – Best Drama
The Alan Ball – Best Rewrite of TB
The Charlaine Harris – Best Rewrite of SVM
Best of the Best – All Time Favorite Story
EIM – Favorite Author
Van Gogh – Best Artist
Eagle Eye – Best Beta
NKOTB – Best Newcomer
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on
We will be taking the TOP 10 nominees with the most votes from each category for you to then vote for…
The despicable happens – Sookie dies. The focal point of this post is not her death, however. It is why she has to die.
Struggle for power is never easy, fair, or simple. There are sacrifices to be made, and how big or painful those are ought to be is dictated by how significant and large the goals are. Sookie dies for Eric to become king (hence, “Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow”). It’s the price they both must pay to save all those in service to Eric and, by extension, those who will not bow to Madden should the latter prevail.
The question is, is Sookie that selfless? Is she truly capable of sacrificing herself for the greater good? Perhaps, she is. I personally find her too practical, though, to put herself on the altar to be slaughtered. I don’t think she is capable of that merely because it’s not in her nature to give up and give in. She must fight back, not lay down. It’s this mentality that has allowed her to survive however long in the supernatural community. When it comes to open conflict, a war, Sookie, as human and weak Continue reading →
I noticed some of the audio files are not working properly due to a format that is no longer supported by WP. I replaced those with mp3 files and inserted them into the text to be played straight from the page you’re on. Seems like it works much better now than a couple of years ago when I started using soundtracks for my stories.
Also, I couldn’t resist and added a two-minute track toward the end of DTRT Ch 21.
I thought I’d start with acknowledging all’ya cool people – my awesome readers! Thanks a bunch for showing up for the much delayed Ch 21. Special thanks goes to RedJane12; this great lady’s consistent feedback actually made me want to go back and re-read Put Me First, and guess what – in doing so I found and fixed an oopsie inconsistency in Ch 21 of DTRT. It has to do with the tear of a dragon and Sookie’s special spell that keeps her blood live inside the crystal, so feel free to hop over to the end of the chapter to check it out.
This chapter has been lots of trouble. After l’d lost the first draft, I had to recreate all the fight scenes, and when I thought I was ready to wrap things up, the story took an unexpected turn and basically ran away from me. Yes, yes, my Muse showed me the third finger and told me to shut it and be grateful she is helping me out. On another positive note (but mostly to get on your good side, my dear readers), I am not ending Ch 21 with a cliffhanger. So…
Previously in DTRT…
…As I enter the house, annealed tension greets me. Men and women of mature essence, experienced in battles, stealth, and deceit, they are seated and standing in groups of three, representing Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky, and four from Mississippi. My crew has taken strategic positions at all exit points. I look round the room, meeting eyes and probing dark magic. Beneath it all, there is a layer of subversion – concealed inner structures with backward flow – in the fields of the outsiders.Continue reading →
Wonderful idea, I’m all for it! Yeah, we need a new place where we’ll have more control over the content, ability to post pics and other stuff, as well as not be worried about callous censoring of our works.
Attention WP writers, betas (and readers/enthusiasts). After much discussion on the state of our beloved TB/SVM fandom and some hints from readers here or there we feel there could be a better way to direct traffic away from ff. net, which with its creeps on PM, hateful guest reviews and random bigotry has left us all disenchanted and on occasion has stalled the motivation to write. We feel there should be one site that allows an easy overview of what the different WP writers have to offer as a better alternative to the dreaded ff. net and hopefully invigorate our slightly waning fandom. At the moment a lot of writers have a blog roll on their own page that will direct you to the different blogs, initiate spotlights or make recommendations but despite that for most readers transitioning from ff. net to WP it’s a difficult place to navigate and…
Those of you who follow me on twitter probably know some time ago I lost the only copy of the new chapter and according to Murphy’s law there was no back up. Anyhow, I re-fired Chapter 21, perhaps even better than the first version. Since I don’t want to share important spoilers, this sneak peek will not give you much (or any, hahaha) answers to the most burning questions. This is just a teaser, a thank-you to my devoted readers, and to let you know the story goes on.
neues Leben by gestandene
Unaware of the time’s run, I am standing paralyzed, futilely trying to detect a slightest sign of life in the dear face so white as if chiseled out of marble, but beautiful, strangely calm, and unnervingly different from every single memory I have of her.Continue reading →