It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....
Have you ever thought of writing a respectful but angry letter to an
author to ask them WHY they killed off one of your favorite characters
in a novel?
Not to a 'big-name' author, no. Naturally, I'm upset when it happens, but that was the author's choice, and often, when you look at it objectively, you can see that it was necessary for the plot. So, sad as it is, what can you do? The exception would be if it was a book by one of my author friends. Then, I wouldn't write a letter, but I might mention it while chatting to them, along the lines of "I can't believe you killed off NAME." But that would only be in a friendly, conversational way, not as an angry demand for an explanation. As an author myself, I understand how the process works. Sometimes beloved characters have to die to advance the story. That's just the way it goes.
I woke up right when the teeth clamped down on my arm, which made me crank and wheel and almost ram into a guardrail before I realized I was driving.
From page 56:
Most of the creatures inside reminded me of Mom, close to human but a little bit off.
Bones and Bourbon
Half-huldra Retz Gallows
is having an awful day. First, he wakes up in the middle of driving to
who-knows-where with an angry unicorn head in his passenger seat. This
is almost normal, thanks to a lifetime of sharing a body with Nalem, a
bone-controlling spirit with a penchant for wicked schemes and
body-stealing joyrides. It’s probably a bad idea to ask what else could
Jarrod Gallows left home with plans to rescue his
little brother from possession. Instead, he got saddled with a dead-end
job as a paranormal investigator, a Faerie curse, and a daredevil
boyfriend who might be from another world. At least he’s got a new
job—except why is his brother Retz here and why does this sudden reunion
feel more like a bane than a blessing?
This day’s going to get
worse for the Gallows brothers before it gets better. To survive,
they’ll have to escape the forces controlling them, as well as the wrath
of carnivorous unicorns, otherworldly realms, and even their own
parents. Only time will tell if they’ll make it out alive…or sober.