I’m back with another six sentences from one of my Works in Progress, Golden Savannah!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m back with Why I Love Wednesdays, hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic. Today’s topic is Book Family!
If you’ve ever read this blog, you know I love a lot of books. After much deliberation, I settled on the Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff family from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Now, even if you haven’t read Wuthering Heights (which you should–it’s awesome), you probably know a little bit about the story of Cathy and Heathcliff. They grow up together, fall in love…but Cathy says something that makes Heathcliff take off and when he comes back years later, she’s married. The whole story is really sad (and that’s a serious understatement).
The whole Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff family is pretty messed up. Maybe that’s why they seem so real–or disturbing. (WARNING: major spoiler alert if you haven’t read this.) Heathcliff (he only has the one name) and Catherine (Cathy) Earnshaw are in love with each other. Edgar Linton is also in love with Cathy and when Heathcliff disappears, Cathy marries Edgar. When Heathcliff returns and finds Cathy married to a man he hates, he takes up with Edgar’s sister Isabella, whom he later marries. Cathy falls ill and dies shortly after giving birth to a daughter, who is also named Cathy. Isabella takes off on Heathcliff and he finds out years later that he has a son. He sends for the boy when Isabella dies, and later tries to marry his son off to Cathy’s daughter so he can have all of Edgar’s wealth. (He already has everything Cathy’s family had owned–her brother gambled it off to Heathcliff before he died.) Cathy (the daughter) and Linton, Heathcliff’s son (named for his mother’s maiden name), do marry and Cathy’s father Edgar dies shortly after. Cathy is forced to move in with Heathcliff, Linton, and Hareton, her cousin through her uncle Hindley Earnshaw. Her husband Linton soon dies and she’s left with just her father-in-law and her cousin, understandably miserable. Heathcliff eventually wanders off, thinking he sees Cathy’s (the mother) ghost, and he dies. Cathy (daughter) and Hareton decide to marry.
Crazy, messed up family, right? This is the ultimate love web, and really takes the phrase “keep in it the family” to a whole new level. Reading this story reminds me that no matter how crazy some of my family may get sometimes, they’re no where near as crazy as the Earnshaw/Linton/Heathcliff family. Their drama is extreme–and that’s why I love them.
I’m back with Six Sentence Sunday!
I was going to share something from FORESHADOW, since it will be out soon…but it’s still in editing. Once I’m done editing, I’ll share more. Instead, I’m going to share something from one of my works in progress (WIPs), tentatively titled GOLDEN SAVANNAH.
I’m finally back with Why I Love Wednesdays… hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic. This week’s topic is “Favorite Villain”.
Since I recently read Destined, book nine of the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast, I thought I would talk about Neferet.
First of all, Neferet is seriously twisted. I wouldn’t want to meet that woman/vampyre in a dark alley, that’s for sure. She is manipulative and dangerous. If you haven’t read the series, I don’t want to ruin anything, but the woman is straight up EVIL. I really don’t understand why everyone doesn’t see all the crazy stuff she gets away with, or why most of the other vampyres/fledglings still follow her. Only Zoey, the protagonist, and her friends see what’s really going on. Of course, if everyone saw what the woman was really doing, there wouldn’t be much of a story, would there? It’s rare for me to want even a villain to die as much as I want Neferet to die. That’s how awful she is. The Cast duo would have to do some extremely fancy footwork to make Neferet redeemable.
Now, I know this is supposed to be all about a villain, but I have one more thing to say about the House of Night series. Stark=major yum. Even if you have no interest in vampire books, or crazy evil Neferet, read the series for him. I love me some Stark. He doesn’t show up until book four, Untamed, so stick with it. I guarantee he’s worth it (especially when he starts talking in a Scottish accent).
Sorry I’ve been AWOL lately, everyone! Things have been CRAZY for me! My husband and I moved–twice. Why twice? We moved because he got a new job two hours away from where we were living. The commute was not fun. So we stayed with family until we were able to move into our new house.
I’ve also been really sick lately. For those of you who don’t know, I have a nervous system disorder that keeps me from doing…well, much of anything most days.
Now, the news you’ve all been waiting for–FORESHADOW update! It’s still in the editing process, but should be out soon. I approved the cover proof the other day, so I should have it soon to share with everyone. As soon as I have a release date, I will let everyone know. I’ll tell you one thing, though: there will be a giveaway to celebrate its release!
In other writing news, I’m about 2/3rds of the way done with OVERSHADOW, the sequel to FORESHADOW. I have other projects I’m also attempting to work on, that are in various stages of completion.
That’s all the news for now! I’m planning to be back next week with Why I Love Wednesdays and Six Sentence Sunday, so stay tuned!