This week marks the beginning of classes for me along with a lot of other life changes...some difficult, some fun. Regardless, last week I found myself pondering a magnitude of subjects and somewhere between my writing thoughts, accounting thoughts, and personal "to do list" thoughts, one person kept popping up in between.
I will get to the identity of WHO in just bit. Bare with me while I digress. :)
This past summer I devoured an amazing series, in two days...yes two days. I stayed up til 2:30 in the morning finishing up one! I was so engaged in the story that I didn't even realize how late it was! Now, that's how you know you are reading a good book, am I right?
And just like any good book, I find that the characters nestle themselves into the far recesses of my brain and from time to time they like to make an appearance. Typically, a song might remind me of them or a specific emotion or time in my life will give rise to my memories of them.
Now, I fully understand how silly this sounds, but characters and books are a part of my coping mechanism...they are my therapists. And I love them for it!
So, back to last week. My mind has been and continues to be in a constant whirlwind state because of so many changes happening in my life and for whatever reason the character who continues to poke his head into the maelstrom that is my crazy brain would just so happen to be Tristan from Chelsea Fine's Archers of Avalon Series. (Aren't these the most gorgeous book covers?! Anew's cover has even won awards!!!)
As I sat down to right this post, I attempted to analyze why I would think of him and his story. Tristan is a bit of a tortured soul so to speak and maybe I was relating to his torment. Although, lucky for me my torment does not involve keeping myself away from the ones that I love and living with a nasty curse, but those emotions of turmoil, the thought of being torn, well those are certainly emotions Tristan feels and I've been feeling them as well.
I know that I will overcome this bumpy patch...my life certainly isn't bad or difficult by any means...especially when compared to Tristan and Scarlett's!
So, all of my ramblings lead me to this week's giveaway! This week, I'm giving two lucky winners Kindle/Nook copies of both Anew, book one and Awry, book two, because we all need a little Tristan in our lives. And Scarlett and crew, well they are pretty awesome, too. And just maybe by sharing them, you might get a little book therapy for yourself, as well. ;)
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