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Carrie Lofty | Starlight Haikus
Author Guest / June 25, 2012

I love haikus because they can be amusing. Well, yeah, mostly just for that reason. Oh! And they’re made even more amusing for being short. They’re the Hershey’s Miniatures of poetry. Today I thought I’d communicate aspects of STARLIGHT, the second of my Christies series of Victorian romances from Pocket, through the medium of haiku. Maybe I had more fun writing them than you’ll have when reading them, but I can’t help it—I like counting on my fingers. Glaswegian redhead Who lives to bicker and tease. Union? What union? Sitting in a place Where the faithful come to pray. A refuge from rain. Easily flustered When flirting with an angel. He loves to watch stars. Venerable school In Massachusetts where the Hero played polo. The heroine leads Weavers toward days of justice Because he is ill. Use the excerpt on my website to tell me who or what these haikus describe. See below for giveaways if you do! What’s next for me: After RT BookReviews 4½ Star Top Pick  STARLIGHT hits the shelves, I’ll be looking forward to the release of HIS VERY OWN GIRL, a historical romance set in World War II. It’s not women’s fiction. It’s not literary…

Fresh Pick | BUSTED FLUSH by George R.R. Martin
Fresh Pick / June 25, 2012

Wild Cards  December 2008 On Sale: December 9, 2008 400 pages ISBN: 0765317826 EAN: 9780765317827 Hardcover $24.95 Science Fiction Buy at Beyond the Song of Fire and Ice Busted Flush by George R.R. Martin In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin (“The American Tolkien” –Time magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent.Now a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world–including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town. Previous Picks