The Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour wraps up today with a review by Malissa over at Reads All the Books. I love to see how she responded to the way Rosie’s mind ends up in two characters. As she puts it, “it’s so interesting to watch how this one mind reacts to these two vastly different circumstances and how they choose to move forward.” I so hoped the concept would work, and I’m glad it for Malissa. She is running a giveaway, too, so stop on by!… Continue reading
The Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour continues to Working for the Mandroid, where Leslie has posted her thoughtful review of The Rule of Mirrors. It’s cool when a blogger comments on the scope of a series, and I appreciate Leslie’s astute observation that “the author has returned with another bizarre sci-fi meets psychological thriller romp that balances on the edge of social commentary.”
The Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour has made it to Once Upon A Twilight with a playlist for The Rule of Mirrors, complete with songs I listened to while I was writing and others that go with the theme, characters, and moods of the novel. Leydy did a fabulous job finding links to play each song, so listening to the sequence is an experience in itself. I especially like the Joplin, which never sounds as good when I try to play it myself.
The Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour is zipping along. Michelle invited me to talk a bit about cliffhangers over at Book Briefs, so I had a chance to think about why I like them: they’re risky and fun. I definitely took chances with the end of The Vault of Dreamers, and it set me up for some huge challenges in the sequel. I’m glad now that I did.
It’s great when a reader asks me where to begin reading a series because it implies an openness to jumping into a world midstream, so to speak. In the case of the Vault of Dreamers series, I suspect readers would get more of a kick out of it if they start with the first book, so that’s what I recommend, but if someone first encounters Book 2 (The Rule of Mirrors), he or she could certainly enter the story with the characters at that point and understand what’s… Continue reading
Romeo: I dreamt a dream tonight.
Mercutio: And so did I.
Romeo: Well, what was yours?
Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.
Romeo: In bed asleep, while they do dream things true.
(Romeo and Juliet, 1, 4, 50-52)
I like the double-meaning of “lie” (recline/fib), and Romeo’s assertion that we can dream the truth. Fittingly, the Rule of Mirrors Blog Tour stops today at A Dream Within A Dream for an interview and a… Continue reading