Book Nerd Guest Post
I was supposed to be a boy.
At least, my mother was convinced I was going to be a boy when she was pregnant with me. She claimed that I "carried" like a boy, but since I'm the youngest of eight, and I have six sisters and only one beloved brother, it is reasonable to assume that my mother was simply suffering from a massive case of wishful thinking. Whatever the reasons, my parents were so convinced I was going to be a boy they had even decided on a boy name for me—Joseph.
But I'm a girl.
My mother, always a frugal woman, figured, why throw out a perfectly good name just because the gender's wrong? She put a handy "ine" on the end of Joseph, and I'm rather glad she did. I like my name, or at least I realize it could have been much worse. They could have been planning on calling me Ralph or something. Not much you can do with Ralph.
I grew up surrounded by women.
And not just normal, average women, either. My sisters are, without exaggeration, a pack of Amazons. They are all tall. They have masses of thick hair, gigantic smiles, ringing laughs, and unfortunately for me, they all have fiery tempers. You see—I'm not only the youngest, but the smallest as well. I also happen to be a natural wiseass. Not a healthy combination.
Lucky for me, I'm fast.
What is the most significant change since Starcrossed?
I guess the most significant change since STARCROSSED was published was the amount of time I have to write. It’s gotten considerably smaller.
I know this seems counterintuitive. I’m a real-live writer now, people pay me to do it and everything. I should have plenty of time to write. Right? Heck no! I spent two hours on Pinterest this morning. I’m embarrassed to even say it, but it’s true.
But here’s my dilemma. I have to do it. As in, both my US and UK publishers gently insisted that I join and start pinning stuff, just like they lovingly demanded that I get a Facebook page and join Twitter when my first book came out. So, technically, hanging out on Pinterest is work for me.
This is BAD. I can honestly say to my husband that I’m working as I look at cupcake porn or pick out shots of cute skirts. I’m obsessed. And I’m not writing as much as I should. Eventually, I’m going to have to learn how to balance my time using social media with my time writing.
Maybe I’ll get an egg timer to help me stick to a schedule. I saw a super-cute one on Pinterest…
As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.
Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out—a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies' cry for blood is growing louder.
As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen's sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.
Josephine Angelini's compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestsellingStarcrossed delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds all expectations.
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