You will also find an excerpt from Fatal Circle after the post.
Welcome Linda !
Hello to all you SciFiGuy Fans!
I’m here, technically, as promo for my books so let’s get the perfunctory plugging out of the way, shall we? I write the Persephone Alcmedi books for Pocket. They are about a girl-next-door witch discovering she has this huge destiny that directly affects the witches, vampires, werewolves and humans. VICIOUS CIRCLE, HALLOWED CIRCLE, FATAL CIRCLE and ARCANE CIRCLE are available now, and the fifth, WICKED CIRCLE is set for release January 2012. An as yet untitled sixth installment will come after that. I’d like to do nine books in all.
The people that Persephone needs, and those she protects, those she stands up for, and those who fight with her are more than people…they become family. She could not pursue her destiny without her friends. Some reviewers have said the books are a “family of choice” story. That’s my basic sum-up, and on that note, I'll continue.
Personally, maybe it’s the whole valentine season thing making me mushy, or maybe it’s the overarching friendship theme in the Lord of the Rings trilogy that I recently re-watched start to finish, or maybe I was programmed by all the lovey-dovey pinks and reds in the aisles of the stores lately, but I’m thinking about the people I care about, the family of friends surrounding me. Like Persephone, because of them, I'm better and stronger.
Some are in other cities and send silliness in the mail, some are local and we gather to mock the product of a Hollywood from before the days when film-making was a science. I am SOOO grateful for it all. Friendships are invaluable! It would be too easy to corral myself behind the desk (because I love what I do!) and work and work and work until I've lost sight of the important things and forgotten that time off for laughter is essential. But taking that time off to experience the laughter and the friendship means I go back to the desk fresh and ready to write.
So if I may take the liberty here, I’m giving a rockin’ shout out to my friends, my real friends, true and loyal and fun. YOU ROCK!
If you’re reading this, whether I know you or not—you know who your real friends are…the people who lift you up, who accept you without expectations or conditions. I challenge you to do something that applauds and honors that friendship today! You--and they--will be stronger for it!
Also, I'd like to express my thanks to Doug for graciously hosting me here on SciFiGuy today. You rock too!
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