It’s not often I talk about a book that isn’t one of mine here on this blog. In fact, I think I’ve only done it a couple of times. Once with The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay and another with all of Tammara Webber’s books.
There are a lot of reasons I don’t promote books through my blog and the main one is that I don’t want this blog to become a commercial or an advertisement. I want it to be a place people come to learn about my books and find answers to their questions. Therefore, I save my Facebook author page for the promotion of books I love by other authors.
But sometimes there are books that make me hate the people who wrote them on a tiny, tiny level. Jealousy is human nature and the last I checked…I am a human. I don’t get jealous often, but the one thing that makes me jealous is when I read books that are written so incredibly different than anything else I’ve ever read. When I can’t put the book down because my gut hurts and my heart hurts and in my head I’m screaming, “Damn you ‘author name here’! Why couldn’t I have thought of this?”
I don’t think I’ve ever experienced this jealousy to the extent I experienced it while reading Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher. A lot of you have seen my posts. The evil queen Tarryn sent me this book chapter by chapter as it was being written. It was so painful to know I was only going to read a chapter, yet I still devoured those chapters as if they were laced in Diet Pepsi.
This book is unlike anything else I’ve read. Is it a romance? A drama? A suspense novel? I have no clue. I feel like there isn’t a single category or genre this book would fit in, because it encompasses everything. I feel like Tarryn poured so much heart and soul into this book, that it would only fit in the category called, “Mud Vein.”
Seriously. They should just display this book all by itself in the front of book stores with a sign that says, “Here’s your Mud Vein.”
Or maybe they should just build new book stores that only sell Mud Vein.
A note to Tarryn Fisher:
I love you as a person. But I am IN LOVE with you as a writer.
Okay, I think I’ve made my point. I wish I could talk about this book and discuss it in detail. In fact, I think Tarryn needs to start a Mud Vein discussion group on Facebook, because it’s time to talk about it.
Because it’s LIVE, people!