ONE: I realized that though I talked about “How I Met Your Mother” in terms of story telling, I forgot to mention the movie DEFINITELY, MAYBE, starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin, which boils the whole premise down to a feature length production.
Will: Fine, I’m gonna tell you the story, but I’m not telling you who your mom is.
Will: You’re just gonna have to figure it out for yourself.
Will: And I’m changing all of the names, and some of the facts. I just decided that right now. Then we’ll see how smart you are.
Maya: It like it, it’s like a love story mystery.
He tells it more or less in order, but the “made up” aspect is similar.
BUT REALLY I HAVE OTHER THINGS TO TALK ABOUT TODAY, because,
TWO: The cover of Tessa Gratton’s THE BLOOD KEEPER has been released and, lo, IT IS MARVELOUS.
BUT WAIT, I hear you say, IT DOESN’T MATCH BLOOD MAGIC! Well…it kind of does! Because Blood Magic was re-covered, and, yes, I am totally going to buy it again because it is JUST THAT AWESOME.
(I think it’s the purple. I mean, it’s awesome, and then there’s purple and it’s AWESOME.)
Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It’s all she’s ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she’s connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab’s magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power. ~Amazon.com
There are few sweeter phrases in the world of books than “stand alone companion novel”. I AM SO EXCITED.
The Blood Keeper will be available for purchase August 28, 2012. In the meantime, you can read about Tessa’s stuff at her website: http://tessagratton.com/novels/