Monday, February 29, 2016

No Words

Normally, I would have been hyping up the release of The Clockwork Siren Series Boxed Set today.  But an event has more than overshadowed that.

Today is the funeral for a boy in my youngest daughter's class. He had just turned 10. He was too young. Way too young.  This kid was so dynamic, so full of life, that it is difficult to imagine he is no longer here.  Cancer took him on the 25th. 

Last night the neighborhood gathered around the sandbox in the park to light candles and give our love to his family.  I cannot even begin to imagine the horror his mother is going through, but that woman was so gracious and when she handed out hugs it felt as if she were consoling you, not the other way around. Behind her tears, she had words of encouragement for the dozens of kids who came up to her. She was, in short, amazing, despite how painful it all must have been.  Despite how unfair it is.
My daughter and I are going to the cemetery, along with most of her class. I will hold Elodie's hand tight, so very, very tight. I am going to have a hard time letting go.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Surfaced releases today!

What if love meant exposing your darkest secret to the world?

Melusine DorĂ©, monster hunter extraordinaire, has finally figured out what she is: half lethal mermaid, half-human…and completely in love. She’s doing her best to live her happily-ever-after. It seems, for once, that nothing will destroy her fairy-tale ending. Fellow hunter Levi Cannon loves her for who (and what) she is and the two of them have been able to hide her tails from the world. But when she and Levi discover that someone is trapping and torturing monsters, they're led on a journey to a traveling freak show. A simple investigation quickly turns into a tangled mess and the hard-won happiness the couple has earned begins to crumble. Levi goes missing and Melusine must tap into all her unusual talents to find and rescue her lover. This time though, Melusine won't be the deadliest fish in the sea. It seems the demons, or, in her case—monsters—from her past, are angry and unwilling to let go.

Adventure number three in the Clockwork Siren Series, Surfaced by Katie Hayoz brings much more than clowns to the fading tents of this steampunk traveling circus. Despite the danger, Melusine and Levi prove that the show must go on.