In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.
Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.
So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds.
Captain of the Firefly-class transport ship Serenity.
|There's a lot of fine ways to die. I ain't waiting for the Alliance to choose mine.|
|Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. And then I get paid.|
|So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave.|
|Half of writing history is hiding the truth.|
|Okay, um, I'm lost. Uh, I'm angry and I'm armed...|
|Listen, you don’t know me, son, so I’m gonna say this once: if I ever kill you, you’ll be awake, you’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed.|
|You want to meet the real me now?|
And in case its slipped your brain pan, I prefer him angry and armed.
NOTE: I know the quotes do not match up with the pictures.
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That's about it for me today.
I did finish draft one edits for MC2 and I'm leaving it sit for a day or so while I get some other work done. YEAH ME!
Oh, and I was invited to my first book discussion group this past Saturday. A group of women, in the town where I live, all read Maguire's Corner and wanted to talk about it. With me!
What a surreal experience that was. Wonderful, but so strange.
They were a great bunch of ladies and had some really interesting questions ... and cake!
Now that I have one under my belt, I realize that it's not so bad. :)
I just hope I don't have to do it again ... for a little while.