Kris where I got notified there was some brouhaha going on in the m/m publishing world. And I thought we just had our share! Via Chris’ linkity blogpost I got directed to a few blogpost covering the Dreamspinner Press debacle on TJ Klune’s plagiarism in ‘Bear Otter And The Kid’. I also found a fairly new m/m blog The LL Word where I found two (1 & 2) well written blogposts on the matter. In a few blogposts fanfictions were also mentioned and it made me think of my own fanfiction experience. Cause a few weeks back I also did some link hopping and found a book titled; Fifty Shades Of Grey. The blurb grabbed my attention and I went for the book. I was about to start in it when my notification of Goodreads hit Twitter. I got a few comments on how good the book was but also that it was based on a fanfic. That stopped me dead in my tracks. “Huh?! Fanfic??” That was not stated in the blurb! What fanfic was my question. Well it was based on Twillight. Oh, ladies, that brought out hyves!! I immediately envisioned a lovesick girl, the sparkly chicken-breast chest of Edward and the cute, but way too young for even my inner cougar, Jacob. My mind was pushing me to let it go, that the author would not sell the book if it was very much the same as Twilight. I wanted to be a “big girl” who put on her "big girl panties" and just read the story and see where it would take me. Not to let my feelings for Twilight affect what would perhaps be a good read. It just wouldn’t do, it made no rhyme nor reason but if I could toss an e-book out the window, I would’ve. All my mind was chanting; Twilight, Twilight, and whatever interest I had immediately turned in to a repulsiveness I couldn’t control. Perhaps one day I will find my inner ‘zen space' to read it but for now Fifty Shades Of Grey is banished to the darkest corners of my e-book folder.
On the other hand, I received a newsletter from one of my favorite authors who made me sigh in joy. Nalini Singh received a cover of the cover gods. Uber love this one and the blurb; “Oh Jason, how I heart thee!”
With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.
Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.
With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.
It promises to be another thrill ride and I’m more than ready for it. I must have a heart to heart with Nalini Singh when I meet her at The Love Letter Convention. There aren’t many conventions in Europe who focusses on our genre but so far I’m very excited to go. Meeting Anna Campbell, Nalini Singh, Shannon McKenna, Larissa Ione, Lara Adrian, names that make me go faint at the thought of meeting them!! I know many gals who are going and hope to have a ball with them. This morning my sister, Marissa and I found this uber cute apartment not far away from the Kulturhaus Spandau in Germany. We chant road trip, fangirl moments and party time!! This is the apartment we’re staying in; Hotel Maison – Apartments Am Kolk. June can’t get here fast enough!!!
As for now, I’m beat and want to watch some movies and read a bit. Of course I’ve got Angel’s Flight to devour and Joey W Hill’s Something About Witches.
Have a great Sunday, y’all! ;)