“I love these characters. I enjoy everything about it, from the creation of the stories to the fan reactions to the momentary panic when I can’t get my laptop to turn on.”
May 21 | Happy Birthday to Abigail Roux! Evil Overlord, Red Queen, Purveyor of Fine Black Market Orchids
This is very cool! Thank you!
Happy Birthday, precious lady!!
I love it when authors interact with their readers. I’m very active on Rhys Ford’s blog. I stalk Dani Alexander’s website for news about Cai’s book (I don’t feel very optimistic, just hopeful at this point). I tweet and harass (very lovingly) Alexandr Voinov, Cat Grant, and some others. But hands down, Abigail Roux has this.
I spent the past two days looking through her Tumblr blog, and the woman is a machine. She engages her readers, not only through her writing, but through her interactions with them. She’s funny, witty, and her take-no-prisoners-or-their-bullshit attitude is very refreshing. She has literally created a Cut & Run universe filled with all her characters. It’s very easy to get sucked into that world and I’ll admit, I resisted. I’m still resisting but I can see my efforts are futile.
Reason #8 why my favorite author is better than yours: she doesn’t only write books about characters, she IS the characters.
I just finished re-reading Touch and Geaux and found the ONE gif that sums up the whole experience of reading this book. So, there you go:
Thanks Abi, for the wonderful thrill. Best book of the series, no doubt!
Yes Abi, I’m looking at you.
During the zombie apocalypse, Nick and Kelly pick up Ty and Zane at the gulf and make their way to The Grand Canyon.
oh lordy - that’s awesome!!!!
Who’s up for a dream sequence type zombie novella?
1- Do you even have to ask?
2- what’s gonna cost us?
I realized last night that the Nick & Kelly thing couldn’t have come at a better time, really. And Abi is awesome for letting it happen and encouraging it.
Because can you imagine what things would be like if all we had was the end of T&G to talk about for the next year?
It’s like Nick & Kelly are helping to soften the blow and ease the wait for the next book by being sweet and awesome and fun and hot. They’re our own personal therapy.
True story. We’d be fucking miserable mourning the end of T&G, but now we have Nick and Kelly and we can obsess about them too. And it’s all kinds of excitement, cause it’s new and unexpected.
And I love Abi for having the patience to answer all those questions on TIR, cause honestly, that page is like therapy and comedy and cuteness all wrapped up in one. It’s like you can actually talk to them and it makes the whole C&R experience more real. Reason #5 why my favorite author is better than yours: she loves to torture us but somehow she loves to give us nice things even better. :)
C&R Minions: Time to Get Your Vote On
Stars & Stripes is up today in the DABWAHA book tournament! This round will only last until 11:59 PM (CST)! So go spread the word, VOTE!!!!, and let’s show again how us minions are a force to be reckoned with!
Here’s the link directly to where you can go vote! http://dabwaha.com/2013/03/22/
Done. Come on, minions. Let’s vote!!!
I have a confession to make.
I started out with nefarious purposes and it bit me in the ass.
1st: make us more attached to Nick?! Is that even possible?! I already love Nick to biblical proportions. So that ship (ha-ha-ha) has sailed.
2nd: does that mean we get to see Nick calling people “babe” in the next books?! Cause I’m totes on board with this game. It’s sort of like Danno in H5O. It’s cute and adorbs.
3rd: I love you, Abi. In a total I-m-your-fan-not-a-creep-kinda way. But still, love you. That is all.
Bonus Scene (because i´m sick and I don´t have anything better to do ;):
I don’t think I’ve ever been gayer than I am right now.
― Abigail Roux, Armed & Dangerous
Aww Sonja, you dazzle me with your talent. Perfect scene. Perfect cast. Perfection.
You make me the kind of person I’ve always wished I was
Ty Grady, Armed & Dangerous (via for-anonymous-romantics) —
Sticks & Stones
“I know what I’m about to say probably isn’t what you want to hear, and I’m sorry. But I need to say it, regardless,” he said apologetically.
Sighing softly, Zane sat heavily beside his partner. It didn’t sound good, what Ty was hinting at……
Finally, Ty cleared his throat. “I don’t know how else to say it, Zane, so I’ll just come out with it,” he said quickly as he raised his head and looked at Zane with a stubborn set to his jaw. “Despite the desk work and the near-death experiences and the bullshit in the mountains….” He took a deep breath and blew it out heavily. “The last couple of months have been some good ones, and it’s solely because of you,” he told Zane slowly.
Zane raised one brow, surprised. But before he could think of anything to say, Ty shook his head.
“I like being able to wake up to you. I like knowing you’ll be there if I need you.” he continued, obviously uncomfortable with what he was saying but refusing to be deterred now that he’d begun. “I like being with you, Zane. And I’d like to keep that up now that you’re here,” he admitted shakily. He met Zane’s eyes determinedly. “I want you.”
The art of breathing in and out while reading gut wrenching books: I master it.
Can I just take a moment to say that I love how his hair is beginning to get gray and this is so freaking sexy.