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FROST LIKE NIGHT Excerpt!

WINTERIANS!

Ready for another chance to win an ARC of FROST LIKE NIGHT? Want to read an excerpt in the process??

Below you will find an excerpt from Meira in Chapter 5 of FROST LIKE NIGHT!! 

Reblog and/or retweet this post and at 9PM EST TODAY I will randomly choose TWO winners to receive signed ARCs of FROST LIKE NIGHT! One winner will be chosen from Tumblr reblogs, one from Twitter retweets. Open internationally.

***SPOILER WARNING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ICE LIKE FIRE! (cuz duh obvs how can I have an excerpt from Book 3 without spoiling Book 2, how, HOW I ASK YOU). Excerpt under the cut to protect against evil evil spoilers!***

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Man Booker Prize 2016: The longlist

Author (nationality) - Title (imprint)

  • Paul Beatty (US) - The Sellout (Oneworld)
  • J.M. Coetzee (South African-Australian) - The Schooldays of Jesus (Harvill Secker)
  • A.L. Kennedy (UK) - Serious Sweet (Jonathan Cape)
  • Deborah Levy (UK) - Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) - His Bloody Project (Contraband)
  • Ian McGuire (UK) - The North Water (Scribner UK)
  • David Means (US) - Hystopia (Faber & Faber)
  • Wyl Menmuir (UK) -The Many (Salt)
  • Ottessa Moshfegh (US) - Eileen (Jonathan Cape)
  • Virginia Reeves (US) - Work Like Any Other (Scribner UK)
  • Elizabeth Strout (US) - My Name Is Lucy Barton (Viking)
  • David Szalay (Canada-UK) - All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape)
  • Madeleine Thien (Canada) - Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books)

SOUTH VIETNAM. Saigon. 1968. South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police fires his pistol, shooting and killing suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop), early in the Tet Offensive. 

This picture won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969.

Photograph: Eddie Adams

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okay but “Run To You” by Pentatonix is the perfect Arya x Gendry song

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“I’ve been settling scores
I’ve been fighting so long
But I’ve lost your war
And our kingdom is gone
How shall I win back
Your heart which was mine
I have broken bones and tattered clothes
I’ve run out of time
I’ll run, I’ll run, I’ll run, run to you”

Oh no. I just realised that if Hux’ mother was some kind of kitchen servant then all my headcanons about Hux dreaming of foods from his distant past that he only vaguely remembers are even more painfully likely, since it wasn’t just a lack of ingredients but also the lack of a parent that means he’s missing that link to his past.

And now I just want to lay on the floor and sob for a million years over Emperor Hux trying to convince his son to eat all the foods that Kylo and the Knights lovingly recreated for him. But Carolus just isn’t that bothered because he’s never known hardship or suffering. He’s never gone hungry a day in his life and if Bren has his way he never will, so why does it matter?

Which is of course the perfect opportunity for JakJak to show up since 1. he will literally eat anything or anyone in any universe and 2. he’s seen some shit and can point out to the little lording how many of their multi-universal siblings aren’t lucky enough to have both parents, or to live in luxury Or in peacetime, or have a papa with both eyes and both arms, or a father who is sane and at liberty. So damn well eat your food and appreciate it.

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I’m home and my new computer’s set up and I am SO READY TO DRAW! Time for my fifth raffle!

What you get:
A portrait! Any character from any world or universe. OCs/RP characters, fanart of a character you love, anything you’d like. I’m still a student - above are examples of my work so you know my skill level and limitations but I will give anything a go!

What you need to do:

Like and/or reblog this post to enter (they each count as a separate entry, as do multiple reblogs within reason)
Be following this blog!
A winner will be picked on the 8th August 2016 and has a day to reply or I’ll re-raffle the prize!

As always, thanks so much to everyone who’s entered in the past and to those who have supported me over the year(s)! Good luck! <3