After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cherie Priest Announces A New Book!

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You guys! YOU GUYS!! Cherie Priest announced a new book coming in September! (I totally stole this right off the Barnes & Noble Book Blog) ((& I really adore Cherie Priest - that's she and I in the pic up there when she was doing a signing at Schuler Books in 2012 - so I'm SUPER excited about this!!))

With the major story arc of Clockwork Century concluded and no new Clockwork novels in the foreseeable future, what’s your current project?

The thing I’m most excited about—and I do mean ridiculously excited—is a novel coming in September through Roc entitled Maplecroft. I’ve been fiddling with the project for several years; in fact, I think I starting drawing up the notes back before Boneshaker was published in 2009. It’s a return to my horror roots, I suppose you could say. There’s a high and a low pitch for it, so I’ll just give you both:

High pitch: Maplecroft is a 19th-century gothic epistolary novel, a love letter to Dracula as filtered through Lovecraft.

Low pitch: It’s Lizzie Borden fighting Cthulhu with an ax.

One day I found myself down a research rabbit hole on the internet, and stumbled across the [Borden] murder trial transcripts…and they made for fascinating reading. The case was much stranger than a nursery rhyme would lead you to believe, and some of the more peculiar details gave me the idea for Maplecroft. I finally sat down and wrote it last year, and Roc took a chance on it. So here it comes! And just to be clear, this is not an alternate history of the trial, or anything so specific as that; this is what happens afterwards. With fish people.

It’s Lizzie Borden fighting Cthulhu with an ax. Have I mentioned that I adore Cherie Priest?!

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