Monday, March 26, 2012

Sitting Down With Good Friends

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope the weekend was kind to you, and you had lots of time to curl up with a great book!

This week, I finished a book I’d been waiting a long time for. A year, in fact. And I know as a writer that there’s a good reason books takes so long to come out, but as a reader, I can be honest and say it’s hard to wait twelve months for the next installment in my favorite series.

Sitting down with an urban fantasy novel in a series that I’ve been following for years is like visiting with good friends for me. I absolutely adore it. The only down side is the post-reading blues I get when I reach the final page and know that it will be another year before the next one.

Although I’ve always enjoyed dabbling with writing, it was that very sadness that caused me to open my computer for the first time with the intent of writing a novel. It finally occurred to me one day that creating my own characters might be the best way of letting go of others—and boy, was I ever right. There is a wonderful freedom that comes from being able to create your own stories and control your own little mini universe.

I still miss my book friends and reread my favorite books to spend more time with the characters, but for me, creating my own stories is the perfect way to pass the time until the next big release.

I hope you enjoy my stories, like my current release, Slayer’s Kiss. Rest assured, I’m writing the next one as fast as I can! J

Just for fun, if you can guess what UF series I was reading this week and leave your answer in the comments, I’ll send you a free digital copy of Slayer’s Kiss! Good luck!

~Cassi

11 comments:

  1. I'm going to guess it was a Sookie book! :)

    I feel the same way when I sit down to a Kelley Armstrong book! I miss all those characters... And sadly this summer she's finishing the series with "Thirteen"... Can't wait, but I'm also sad at the same time! LOL

    Great post Cassi!

    Lisa :)

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    1. Great guess, Lisa! But...no. I still haven't read Kelley Armstrong, but I want to since you've always spoken so highly of her! :)

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  2. LOL! Over the last couple of weeks, I've re-read the entire Black Dagger Brotherhood in anticipation of the release of Lover Reborn.

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    1. Awesome, Dawn! Then you know what it's like to really LOVE a series. It's a wonderful feeling. :)

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  3. I won't even try to guess . . . too many stories to pick from. I do agree with you, Cassi, that a favorite series/author is like a good friend. I wish some of my favorites wrote FASTER!

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    1. Oh, come on, you gotta guess!! It came out at the end of February. It's the tenth book in the series. And the author's name rhymes with Jim Parrison. Heehee. ;)

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  4. Ummm- Kim Harrison? ;)

    Great blog Cassi- I too miss my fav characters inbetween books and they TOTALLY feel like old friends when they come back!

    Marie- at work can't long into blogger-Andreas

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    1. Yay, Marie! Now if you guess the book, you'll get a free copy of Slayer's Kiss. I won't send it to work, of course! ;)

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  5. A Perfect Blood? LOL!! I had to cheat- I got mad when she killed off Kisten and still haven't gone back (I'm sure I will eventually -LOL).

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  6. You got it!! ***ding, ding, ding*** You win a copy of Slayer's Kiss!!

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  7. WWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks! *does a happy dance at work*


    Marie

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