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Blaize Clement | The Journey From There To Here
Uncategorized / February 10, 2010

With my fifth mystery, RAINING CAT SITTERS AND DOGS (St. Martins Minotaur), having just hit the bookstores, and my fourth mystery, CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF, a nominee for the 2009 Mary Higgins Clark Award, I sometimes catch myself looking back in some wonder at how I got to this point. I’ve been a writer almost as long as I’ve been a reader. I wrote because I had to write, the same way I had to breathe. But I also had to make a living, so while I wrote short stories, essays, plays, non-fiction, and books “ghosted” under other people’s names, I never considered writing as a serious career. My career was being a psychologist, which allowed me the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write. If an essay or a story found a publishing home, that was fine. If it didn’t, that was fine too. Not having to rely on writing to pay the rent, I could explore ideas, try out different voices, spread my wings as widely as I wanted. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was putting in an apprenticeship that would one day be vital to a new career. To…

Fresh Pick | ARCHANGEL’S KISS by Nalini Singh
Fresh Pick / February 10, 2010

Guild Hunter #2 February 2010On Sale: February 2, 2010Featuring: Elena Deveraux; Raphael352 pages ISBN: 0425233367EAN: 9780425233368Paperback$7.99 Romance Paranormal Buy at Archangel’s Kissby Nalini Singh New York Times bestselling author of Angels’ Blood Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find that she has become an angel-and that her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel Raphael, likes having her under his control. But almost immediately, Raphael must ready Elena for a flight to Beijing, to attend a ball thrown by the archangel Lijuan. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan’s power lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena… The Guild series continues with a completely unique and perfectly detailed story and characters. Excerpt Elena gripped the balcony railing and stared down at the gorge that fell away with jagged promise beneath. From here, the rocks looked like sharp teeth, ready to bite and tear and rip. She tightened her hold as the icy wind threatened to tumble her into their unforgiving jaws. “A year ago,” she murmured, “I didn’t know the Refuge existed, and today, here I stand.” A sprawling city of marble and glass spread out in every…