just so you know, the full shopping drama cd translation is in progress. my lovely friend is doing a fantastic job to make it happen. this drama cd is a gift. A GIFT.
here’s an excerpt that is actually so sweet, you might want to lie down before reading it.
Kise: *chuckles* Momo-cchi really is adorable when she laughs. Right, Aomine-cchi? (^_−)☆ Aomine: How should I know? If you have already decided then let’s buy and leave. Kise: How cold - that kind of behaviour won’t win you any girls, you know. Aomine: You’re so noisy. Kise: Momo-cchi, shall we choose a pair of shoes to go with your dress? Momoi: Eh? Kise: How about this pair of sandals? Momoi: Ahh!! It looks good! Kise: Try it on. Momoi: Unn! *puts on shoes* Momoi: W-wahhh! *falls* *Aomine immediately catches her* Momoi: Thank you, Aomine-kun. Kise: Are you okay, Momo-cchi? Aomine: Seriously, you’re not used to wearing this kind of shoes, furthermore the heels are so high. And with that dress of course you’re going to fall. Momoi: It will be okay if I just be extra careful! Kise: Aomine-cchi, this is fashion. Fashion. You definitely have to wear high heels when it comes to a long one-piece so you won’t go wrong. Aomine: *sighs and mumbles softly to himself* There isn’t any need to choose new clothes… You already look nice in what you usually wear…
Many of you have asked me, "Maureen, what is going on with The Boy in the Smoke?" And I have puffed on my cigar and looked at you enigmatically before spinning in my chair. Because I could not tell you, even though I knew.
Now I can tell you. And I shall.
*spins in chair for a moment*
FIRST! I will explain what THE BOY IN THE SMOKE is. The Boy in the Smoke is the Shades of London PREQUEL. It comes BEFORE The Name of the Star, and it details what happens to Stephen Dene that causes him to develop his sight! Yes!
*stops randomly bolding words*
I wrote this novella for World Book Day UK, and it is on sale throughout the UK. However! I wanted to make it available to ANYONE! For FREE!
And now, I am doing so.
On August 18th, The Boy in the Smoke will go live on Wattpad. The story has four sections, and one section will go live every week!
A: It is free as the proverbial bird. I wanted it to be free and SO IT IS!
Q: Why Wattpad?
A: Because I think Wattpad is an awesome platform on which you can share and comment on stories.
Q: What’s the catch?
A: There is no catch.
Q:Do I need to read this to understand things that will be coming up in future Shades of London books?
A: No, but there are details in the story that will certainly ENHANCE that experience.
Q: What if I want a physical copy or an ebook? AND I WANT IT NOW.
A: You’ll need to order that from the UK. Try Waterstones. Click here for a physical copy or here to immediately get the ebook.
I should add on a content note that the second part of the story (it is divided into four marked sections) contains a scene of a suicide attempt (not completed). The story is about NOT committing that act. It’s about how that act is a terrible mistake. However, I wanted this to be known for anyone who, for whatever reason, might have an issue with reading such a scene.
And that’s it! Of course, THE SHADOW CABINET comes out in the United States on February 5th. ALL YOUR ANSWERS ARE COMING!
HYRK attended Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno’s Asian Premiere! We know we said we’ll try to liveblog the event (try being the operative word here) but we realized that we’ll be able to give you a better account if we enjoy the moment as it happened first. ^^x