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Sale: Sea Foam and Silence AND Feather By Feather (Also! More books with mermaids!)

Posted May 14, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Quick (and very belated) announcement: The ebook editions of both Sea Foam and Silence and Feather by Feather and Other Stories are discounted throughout the rest of May!

Sea Foam and Silence is discounted to $0.99 (or what its equivalent is in your currency when I submitted the price change) and Feather by Feather has been discounted to $1.99 (or its equivalent in your currency).

But, hey, it is late and I should get some sleep after staying up way too late watching Eurovision, so let’s talk about May and books a bit more! May is also #mermay, you see! Which, basically, means that my Twitter TL is filled with the most gorgeous of mermaid art. Hence the discount of Sea Foam and Silence. It is a perfect #mermay treat! (Feather by Feather and Other Stories also has a little mermaid retelling, but the vast majority of that book is not mermaid-related. There’s a kelpie and some swan maidens. They’re as close as the other stories get to having mermaids.)

Anyway, it took me a ridiculous long time to connect the dots regarding #mermay, mermaids and, you know, my little mermaid retelling. WTH, brain? That is some seriously terrible connect-the-dots work there. But rather than complain about my terrible and awful brain. Let’s look at some other books and stories that you could read for mermay! 😀

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember was released in May and it, too, is a queer little mermaid retelling! Bisexual in this case. So… If you want more queer mermaid retellings for mermay… That said, there is criticism of the way the book portrays enbies and trans people, so do be warned of that.

Who Is Willing by M.C.A. Hogarth features the Naysha, a mermaid-like alien race. They’re secondary characters, but they’re very prominent, so… If you happen to have a hankering for mermaids in space… This novella may well be worth looking at/for.

If you’re looking for an m/m erotica novella, Ariel Tachna’s Why Nileas Loved the Sea might be of interest to you.

Want something more YA? Maybe Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore is more your style. It’s been ages since I read it, but I remember it as a sweet, fast read.

And… Somehow I was under the impression that I had more mermaid-related books in my life. Anyway! Hope there’s something you enjoy in that list!

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Heads-up regarding the serials of Sea Foam and Silence and A Promise Broken

Posted May 7, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Hi, all! This is a quick heads-up to let you know that, come June, I’ll be taking down the online serialisations of A Promise Broken and Sea Foam and Silence on Wattpad and this website.

This is part of a general restructuring and upheaval of my online presence in general. Right now, I’m coping particularly badly and am not in a good place in any way. I’m really sorry about that and I hope to have a more detailed and explanatory post available later this month. I just wanted to give you all a heads-up that the stories were going to come down, so you could still read them online if you were waiting on doing so!

The sampler pieces from Feather by Feather and Other Stories will be moved to Patreon and start reappearing as early as tonight! As of now, I’m undecided about whether to repost the serials to Patreon in some format.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support as I work on figuring myself out!

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SeraMyu Livetweets Scheduling

Posted April 18, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous, News / 0 Comments

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Saturday is going to be SeraMyu livetweet day! :O Why? Well, simply put because I think Saturday is going to have the greatest chance of letting people join in or follow along with the livetweet if they want to. 😀

So… Let’s first start off with the basic details, such as the time. I’m going to start at around 20.00 CEST. I’m really, really sorry to everyone for whom that happens to be the middle of the night! (It’s about 14.00 EDT and 04.00 AEST, so… Yeah.)

This should hopefully give me enough time to do everything I need to that day, so I can focus solely on the livetweets, chat with people a while afterwards if anyone wants to and still go to sleep at a vaguely reasonable hour. The musicals are about 1.5 to 2 hours, but since I’m livetweeting, tend to pause in between to screencap or ramble or the like, you can safely assume it’ll take me about twice that long to watch the whole musical.

I’m really excited about this and I look forward to seeing you all for the livetweets starting this Saturday! <3<3<3<3<3<3

What’s the schedule like?

I’ve already watched the first three, so I’ll leave those out. That leaves the schedule looking like this:

First Stage

  • 22-04 Sailor Moon SuperS – (Kaiteiban) Yume Senshi – Ai – Eien ni… Saturn Fukkatsu Hen (1996 Spring Special)
  • 29-04 Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996 Summer Special)
  • 06-05 Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (Kaiteiban) (1997 Winter Special)
  • 13-05 Eien Densetsu (1997 Summer Special)
  • 20-05 Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) – The Final First Stage (1998 Winter Special)

Second Stage

  • 27-05 Shin Densetsu Kourin (1998 Summer Special)
  • 03-06 Kaguya Shima Densetsu (1999 Spring Special)
  • 10-06 Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) Natsuyasumi! Houseki Tankentai (1999 Summer Special)
  • 17-06 Shin / Henshin – Super Senshi e no Michi – Last Dracul Jokyoku (2000 Winter Special)
  • 24-06 Kessen / Transylvania no Mori – Shin Toujou! Chibi Moon wo Mamoru Senshi-tachi (2000 Summer Special)
  • 01-07 Kessen / Transylvania no Mori (Kaiteiban) – Saikyou no Kataki Dark Cain no Nazo (2001 Winter Special)
  • 08-07 Last Dracul Saishuu Shou – Chou Wakusei Death Vulcan no Fuuin (2001 Spring Special)
  • 15-07 Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (2001 Summer Special)
  • 22-07 Tanjou! Ankoku no Princess Black Lady (Kaiteiban) – Wakusei Nemesis no Nazo (2002 Winter Special)
  • 29-07 10th Anniversary Festival – Ai no Sanctuary (2002 Spring Special)
  • 05-08 Mugen Gakuen – Mistress Labyrinth (2002 Summer Special)
  • 12-08 Mugen Gakuen – Mistress Labyrinth (Kaiteiban) (2003 Winter Special)
  • 19-08 Starlights – Ryuusei Densetsu (2003 Summer Special)
  • 26-08Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin – The Second Stage Final (2004 Winter Special)

Third Stage

  • 02-09 Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (2004 Summer Special)
  • 09-09 Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Kaiteiban) – Marinamoon Final (2005 Winter Special)

Will you be collecting these livetweets into Lynn Reacts ebooks for easier reading like you’ve been doing for the tv shows?

Honestly? Not unless a lot of people want me to and then I’ll probably add it as a smaller scale Patreon goal. These ebooks do take time to create, after all. I’ve learnt my lessons from three seasons of Crystal and the live action version. I would love to make everything available as (everfree) ebooks for fellow fans to enjoy easily wherever they choose, but it’s just not something I’m able to invest time in for no return right now. 🙁

Will you be adding screenshots and gifs?

Most likely only a handful of the former. I’m terrible at remembering to make screenshots and adding gifs would (feel like it) just take ages even now I know what I’m doing. Again, though, if there’s interest in me doing livetweets of tv shows and films, I’d be happy to add it as a specific Patreon goal. 😀

You said fansubs? Where’d you get them?

I did say fansubs, yes. And my deep, deep gratitude to all the fansubbers who made these musicals accessible to those of us who don’t understand Japanese or don’t understand it well enough to know what’s going on.

The fansubs come from SeaofSerenity.net. With many thanks to the people at SeaofSerenity for their hard work and dedication!

I have a question or a comment you didn’t answer!

Ask or comment away! It’s what the comment section is for, after all. 😀

Just to Recap the Details:

Topic: Sera Myu musicals livetweets
Date: Every Saturday, starting April 22th, 2017 until September 9th, 2017
Time: 20.00 CEST / 14.00 EDT / 04.00 AEST
Location: My Twitter account!

I hope to see you all Saturday! <3

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Book Release: Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Posted January 18, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Cover for Rapunzel, Rapunzel. A young woman with very long hair and a tower-shaped hat, reaching out to blossoms on a tree branch.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Available as Ebook and Print editions

Read the teasers on Wattpad

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

Content Note! View Spoiler » If this is sensitive material for you, please tread with caution.

Whoo! It is finally here! And apparently I was a terrible promotional person and completely failed to write up a release announcement for yesterday. :O Then again given the kind of day yesterday was, perhaps that’s a good thing?

Anyway! Rapunzel, Rapunzel is OUT and AVAILABLE! The print edition’s already been available a little longer (like, two days or so) and I’ve noticed that it’s already linked to the ebook on Amazon. WHOOT! That was speedy! Yay! That means that, short of promoting it more, I should be all good to go on the release! Since I don’t have time to promote it right now… Release wrap-up party? There’s chocolate!

Also, let’s be honest, even if I had the time to promote it, I’d be rubbish at it because I suck at telling people about my own work. That’s assuming I know how to talk about Rapunzel, Rapunzel at all because I have no idea. O_O Even less than usual, yes! So. Yes. What is there to say? It’s a verse collection/novel, divided into five distinct parts. Don’t go about expecting to find a straight-forward retelling of Rapunzel, though! It’s quite different from the fairy tale you’re used to, whichever version of it you compare it to. It’s got references to a few other fairy tales as well – and I really need to stick to one spelling for that word, but brains – and, well. You’ll have to read it and see for yourself, I think.

Sorry. I’m a little frazzled right now. Life is a whirlwind flurry, my anxiety has been all over the place for the past… week or so, I hate packing, I’m deeply in the throes of “Why the hell did I think this was a good idea? Universe, please kill me already” (see: anxiety), I have no idea what my sleep rhythm is doing anymore, I’ve been hiding from life and packing by reading more of HEX which is… possibly not the best idea, and, basically, I am not made for big life changes even if they’re ultimately good things. So. GO ME on writing this post up!

And my thanks to @quartzen on Twitter for tweeting about Rapunzel, Rapunzel yesterday and thus reminding me to check for a release post, because I would absolutely have forgotten all about it. I am that out of it, yes. My thanks also to the people who retweeted that tweet. You all are the best and I love you loads. <3

Now I’d better get back to packing. I still need to iron, uh, lots of things because I’ve been putting it off on account of how the thought makes me nauseous because anxiety is absolutely ridiculous and nonsensical.

Um. Oh, yeah. I should probably end with this: Buy Rapunzel, Rapunzel! It’s an awesome fairy tale retelling (sort of) where the princess does not need a relationship to be happy. (Wants one, yes. Needs one, no.) So… If fairy tale princesses rescuing themselves and discovering it’s perfectly possible to be happy and content as a single person are your jam, give this a look and see if you’ll like it. It’s also really short, so you’ll breeze through it!

Fair warning: The book’s working title was Person In Progress, so there’s still learning to be done by the end of it, but I like to think it ends on a hopeful and determined note and that you can see where Phoebe is going to go in future. (Who knows. Maybe I’ll return to her and do a sequel thing. One more fairy tale verse novel retelling and I’ll have to make a thematic series out of them.)

But. Yeah. Moving is… slowly happening, so expect to see nothing but scheduled posts for the foreseeable future and you will be pleasantly surprised if there are non-scheduled ones. And Rapunzel, Rapunzel is out! WHOO! Recommended if you enjoy verse collections, verse novels or fairy tale retellings of any kind.

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Interview at The Dabbler and Other People Being Absolutely Awesome

Posted January 13, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Today I’ve been interviewed at The Dabbler by Dianna L. Gunn about Sea Foam and Silence and #ownvoices in (indie) publishing. Yep, Sea Foam and Silence, rather than Rapunzel, Rapunzel. But isn’t the latter coming out soon? Yes! Yes, it is! Next Tuesday, in fact! But Sea Foam and Silence is my precious little #ownvoices romance verse novel, so I am always happy to talk about it! Also, I usually find talking about my work really hard and Sea Foam and Silence is surprisingly easy to talk about in comparison.

Anyway! Moving on to sharing news about awesome other people!

Dianna will have a YA novella out with The Book Smugglers this spring, so watch out for that too! Here’s the blurb (which I helpfully nicked from The Book Smugglers’ own page).

Good Bye by Dianna Gunn

All Lai has ever wanted is to become a priestess. When she fails the trials she runs away to the northern kingdom of Alanum, becoming the bodyguard of a wealthy merchant.

One night she hears stories about a mountain city where they worship the same goddesses she does. She abandons the merchant and heads north, determined to join the mountain city’s sacred order, the Sunrise Guardians, and serve her goddesses.

Sounds terrific, doesn’t it? I can’t wait! There are three more novellas coming too and you can read all about them here. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read of The Book Smugglers Press, so I can’t wait for this year’s novella line-up!

Also be sure to follow Dianna’s blog for more #ownvoices interviews and spotlights! And, because I’m me, I just can’t let this opportunity to spread some more praise for fellow indie writers pass.

Be sure to check out Claudie Arseneault’s Viral Airwaves. I’m in the middle of reading that right now and it’s so great. <3 I adore Henry far too much. Claudie’s also recently rereleased The White Renegade, a prequel novella (novelette?) featuring Seraphin, one of the main characters in Viral Airwaves, for free pretty much everywhere. (Amazon is, as always, the exception to the rule because it takes a fair bit of digging and waiting forever to get them to pricematch free books.)

Shira Glassman’s Mangoverse, of course! They’re just so lovely. But I’m going to cheat copiously and link you to Claudie’s fantastic #Indiemanche thread because she expresses its marvellousness so much better than I ever could.

RoAnna Sylver’s Chameleon Moon as well. It’s the current #AceBookClub read, so now is a great time to jump into it if you’re a fellow ace spec reader and want to join with others reading books about ace spec characters (among others) by ace spec authors.

And, because I haven’t yet mentioned it I don’t think, do check out Claudie’s in-progress but already absolutely awesome database of ace spec and aro spec characters in SFF.

There’s also Nikki’s Game of Books which turns reading into a self-challenge game in which you set a points goal and gather points for reading. It’s a very laid-back “Do what works for you” vibe to it as well. So far all of us participating have sheets tailored to our own preferences and needs.

Lastly, the very lovely Elizabeth Fitzgerald is hosting Read My Valentine again this year. It’s a low-pressure, set-your-own-goal romance reading challenge.

think that covers about everything and I think I have successfully deflected from talking about myself? Well, I may have just ruined it. So, um… To ruin it further, remember that Rapunzel, Rapunzel comes out next Tuesday, so if it’s sounds like your cup of tea and you can, please consider preordering to help with the initial sales visibility boost! <3

Okay, sales pitch done, so go check out everyone’s awesome as well! And please do share more of people’s awesome in the comments! I’d love to hear about it! ^_^

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 6 (Final One!)

Posted January 10, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #6. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Phoebe’s shy and she’s frightened,
But she tries her best.

She comes from her tower,
Moon-gentle dark.

Sun-fierce bright
She shines from her tower.

Phoebe, Phoebe
Such a long way to go.

Phoebe, Phoebe,
On her way home.

Shine, Phoebe,
Shine brightly.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! Next week! Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 5

Posted January 3, 2017 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #5. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

But if you shine brightly,
And if you feel safe.

The monsters won’t come near
The lighthouse in the forest
Where Rapunzel dwells.

And if you look upward
And if you look down.

You might see the secrets,
Of the lighthouse in the forest
Where Rapunzel once dwelt.

You might meet Rapunzel
In the lighthouse in the forest
When she’s let down her hair.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 4

Posted December 27, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #4. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Once upon a time there was a tower.

It was a tall tower with a single window,
High in the air.
Much higher than most people
Care to look.

The tower is magic.

(There’s no such thing.)

The tower is magic.
Slowly shrinking,
Inch by inch.

You can’t be Rapunzel forever.

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 3

Posted December 20, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #3. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

 

Sooner or later,
The world catches up with you.

You didn’t see the pieces.
You didn’t see the dust.
You didn’t see the darkness.
You didn’t see the grime.

All you saw was brightness,
Long forgotten.

(Didn’t you?)

You showed me where to start
Putting the pieces back together.

(I found the piece for love.
Too small, too late.)

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser 2

Posted December 13, 2016 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in My Work, News / 0 Comments

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel Teaser #2. A girl with long hair and a tower-shaped hat sleeping against a tree in bloom.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Coming January 17, 2017

Ebook available for preorder NOW: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Kobo

Picture her.

The platinum blonde of white childhood
Tied up in a high ponytail swaying as she moves.
Pink frills everywhere. Pink bow.
Pink sweater. Pink shirt.
Pink skin. Pink as far as your eye can see.

So much pink.

Bright pink. Notice-me-pink.
She loves pink.

(She also loves blue,
But blue does not say ‘girl’.)

This is a teaser post for my upcoming short verse novel, Rapunzel, Rapunzel. These teaser posts are made up of poems (or sections of poems) from the full verse novel. They were selected based on a couple of criteria:

  1. They showcase the kind of free verse poetry you can expect from Rapunzel, Rapunzel.
  2. They come together to tell a complete, if slightly different, short story all on their own.
  3. They fit into the image without looking terribly out of place.

I hope you’ll enjoy these teasers for Rapunzel, Rapunzel! I’ll be releasing one every week until January 10th. And then the week after that, Rapunzel, Rapunzel gets released as a whole!

Here’s the synopsis!

You can’t be Rapuzel forever.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel is a collection of poems, a fairy tale of modern life, growing up and falling in love. Or not.

Divided into five different parts, Rapunzel, Rapunzel explores the impact of anxiety and bullying, and the strength of love, for others and for ourselves. It muses on the difficulty of discovering who we are and how the masks we wear affect our lives and relationships.

Most of all, Rapunzel, Rapunzel is about embracing all aspects of yourself, even the ones you’re scared to show, and finding strength in who you are as a person.

If you like what you see, please consider spreading the word and/or preordering the ebook. Word-of-mouth and first-day sales visibility are incredibly important to authors to get their books to gain any kind of momentum and an audience, the more so to those of us who are indie authors. (Hi!) If you’re a paperback kind of person, I’ll be releasing the paperback around the same time as the ebook and if you’re an eligible Amazon customer you’ll be able to get the ebook for free along with it. So be forewarned of that happening!

Oh, and if you want to be sort-of spoiled for how the story in Rapunzel, Rapunzel is different from the teaser? I’ll give you a hint: this is all about masks and personas.

I hope your day is going well and that I just added a little bit of brightness to it with this teaser!

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