Welcome to the Seven Sins and de-lurking week! It’s a seven-day contest, with a chance each day to win a copy of DEMON ANGEL. Here’s how it works: comment on any one of the seven sins, or confess your own weakness, lurker or regular or first-time-visitor — and at the end of the day on January 1st (at 11:59 pm exactly) I’ll choose seven winners by random drawing: one commenter from each post.
The sixth sin is PRIDE.
So, of course this is originally about excessive pride, and in a religious sense not giving You Know Who his due. If you believe in that kind of stuff.
I don’t think a writer can really write without some kind of pride attached — or at least, not send anything out. You have to believe in what you’re writing, be proud of it, think it’s worthy of reading. I don’t think that’s excessive pride … but then, I’m a writer, so I may have a skewed vision of it, anyway.
I don’t know if I have an excessive amount of pride in anything. I have a freaking brilliant and beautiful daughter, but I’m only partially responsible for any of that. Genes, the in-laws, family, and a good husband have contributed a lot to it.
I’m proud of Bobby, or maybe proud of myself for choosing a guy like Bobby, because he’s the one who, when I’m suffering suburbian blues, body-image blues, writing blues, any kind of blues, is the one who helps make it okay again.
I’m proud of my family because they’re awesome … but I really didn’t have anything to do with that either.
I’m proud of all of these. And the two more I’m about to add:
The complex and compelling nature of the relationship between Hugh and Lilith is what makes Demon Angel such a fabulous story. These two are so realistic in their strengths, weaknesses and motivations, even as they are transformed into something more than human. It was fascinating watching their journey of discovery through the many centuries and battles. The other creatures are just as engaging and make for an engrossing story of good and evil and all the nuances in between. Demon Angel is the beginning of an action-packed series full of creatures of dark and light. I look forward to many more tales from Ms. Brook. (Georgia, Joyfully Reviewed)
This is not a traditional love story, but it is Hugh and Lilithâ€™s story of love. Can a demon and a Guardian ever really find happiness together? Who will win in this battle between good and evil?
With plenty of action, a plot that doesnâ€™t quit, and characters who leap off the pages, DEMON ANGEL is a surefire winner. This book will captivate you and leave you yearning for more. Luckily for us, the next two stories in the Guardian series are on their way: Paradise, Book 3, is part of the WILD THING anthology (May 2007), and DEMON MOON, Book 4 (June 2007). Donâ€™t miss Meljean Brookâ€™s DEMON ANGEL; this is one book you wonâ€™t regret spending your hard earned money on. (Lori Ann, Romance Reviews Today)
And that I have completed four stories in this series that I really love, and are the kind of stories I want to read.
That I’ve made quite a few friends and met some fascinating people because of a mutual love of the stories we read, and that I’ve tricked a lot of people into thinking I’m funny.
That I went into my local B&N today, because I wanted to see if my book was out — and it was sold out. (Of course, maybe they only had one copy to sell — I didn’t ask, and either way, I was very happy. Oh, and yay!-me-proud.)