Saturday, October 09, 2010

Do you have a favorite Lips Touch story?

I'm curious :-) Do you have a favorite Lips Touch story? There's a little discussion going over at Readergirlz, if you would like to input your input.

I *might* say in comments which one *might* be my favorite.

I also *might* hint that I want to write more Druj stories. I was kind of stoked to have a google alert pop up a few hours after this hint that alerted me that, ahem, there are people in the world (or at least a person) excited by that prospect! Which is totally exciting to ME. Thank you Fantasy Cafe! To be clear, there is not an immediate Druj sighting on the horizon -- the horizon is all about Daughter of Smoke and Bone and sequel right now, but Druj are out there, all creepy with their pale eyes, waiting. My head has plans.

Please come over to Readergirlz and weigh in! Thank you!

16 comments:

Kristen said...

I am positive I am far from the only person excited by the prospect of more Druj stories. :) "Hatchling" was wonderful with such a fascinating setting. I'd be looking forward to anything you write after reading the Dreamdark books and Lips Touch (cannot WAIT for Daughter of Smoke and Bone!) but more Druj stories is something I'd been hoping for.

Anonymous said...

My favorite, hands down, was Spicy Little Curses Such as These. It was such a beautiful story, and your prose is so lyrical, and best of all, it took me to a place I had never experienced in anything I'd read before. I love how you combined so many different elements into it--the exotic setting, the mystical and religious ideas, the love story (my favorite bit was how he fell in love with her from finding her diary on the train.) It's an absolutely beautiful story and stands out from anything else I've ever read. You have such a unique vision of the world!

*-- D. L. K i n g --* said...

Hi Laini,

I was so glad to see LIPS TOUCH on the shelf last year. I love short stories especially the old gothic ones by Hardy, Poe, Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, etc.

However, I keep hearing that editors don't want to publish short story collections because they are a tough sell. This news has been bumming me out.

But! my hope is books like LIPS TOUCH and ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS are going to change all that.

So hats off to you on all your success! LIPS TOUCH is fab, and I'm really looking forward to Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Rachael said...

Hatchling was wonderful, and I'd love to read more about the Druj. They were such a fantastic creation. But, I think my favorite story from Lips Touch was Spicy Little Curses. It was incredibly unique and captivating!

Riley Roam said...

I enjoyed them all so far, but I'm sad to say that I haven't actually finished the book, which leads me to my own interesting LIPS TOUCH story. I took your book out of the library and was thoroughly enjoying it! So I took it with me to a library workshops I was presenting many hours away from my home and THE BOOK DISAPPEARED! (cue mysterious music). Someone must have put it in a book drop.(Darn efficient librarians) I didn't realize it was gone until I got home. I called the library, but alas, it was nowhere in sight. I figured I'd be paying for it, but when I checked my own library account several weeks later, it had magically been returned!(Yay! efficient librarians). I haven't worked up the nerve to check it out again. I suspect the library police might be watching. ;)

Alysa said...

Spicy Little Curses was my favorite too! looks like I'm in good company.

Megsie said...

I loved the whole book and wrote about it here: http://becomingmegsie.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/lips-touch-three-times/

My favorite was "Hatchling." I can't wait for your new book(s) to come out!

Natalie Whipple said...

I loved them all, but to my own surprise Goblin Fruit *stayed* with me. Kizzy and her wanting...man, I still think of her sometimes. I could so get where she was coming from, though she made me ache.

It's funny because usually I'm a sucker for the happy stuff:)

Ez said...

Goblin Fruit was my least favorite. Spicy little kisses was my favorite.
And Hatchling was the one that felt most like it should be a full length novel to me. I could have read a whole series about it actually. :-P

Commander Kip said...

Goblin fruit. Although I loved all three of them. But most especially Goblin Fruit, and most especially the part with the butterfly rape. XD

InkSkald said...

I was taken by your well crafted words after reading an excerpt of Goblin Fruit on NPR website. So I rushed to purchase your book...and read the next story; then the next. Each was a perfect jewel in its own fashion.

All three were my favorite (in context to many authors and many stories). But Hatchling and Spicey Curses hold a level of interest that I would love to explore in a novel. I love the Druj! and demons, forgotten gods and curses (as long as they are not directed at myself). So if you wrote a novel with all three, and gypsies and goblins, you would have another perfect novel.

And would you indulge my curiosity...since these 3 stories were set in the 'real world', did these 3 mythologies occupy the same world in your mind, or were they all together separate? (but of course wonderfully equal, if not, unparalleled)

Anonymous said...

I loved the whole book, but my absolute favorite was Spicy Little Curses, it was just...PERFECT.
- Tina

Mary Clare said...

My favorite was Goblin Fruit. I just read a poem for my major British writers course called Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti, and I immediately thought of Kizzy. I'm sure you've been asked this before, but is Kizzy's grandmother Lizzy from the poem?

jckandy said...

I loved all those stories, but I'd have to say my favorite was "Spicy Little Curses Such As These." I loved the setting and the beautiful language you used! It was so exotic and exciting.

On another note, the world would benefit from more Druj stories.

Myrna Foster said...

My favorite was Spicy Little Curses.

Amber said...

I could not pick. I keep thinking one was...but then I think of an other! I loved them all, I really did. I love the family history with creepy and strange things in the first-- grandma kills me. Then I LOVED the idea of meeting and going "into the fire" with the demon...Something about that really speaks to me. Loved that story! And then the last was just amazing, really. I can't believe how your brain works.

:)