Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com. The Confectioner's Truth by Claire Luana, The Confectioner Chronicles.

After reading (and enjoying) the first book in this series, I’m sad to report that the second book was thoroughly disappointing. I’m hoping the third book will recapture some of the magic of Book 1, but I’m trying not to get my hopes too high.

What are you reading these days? Do you have a good series to recommend? Share in the comments…

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Aspasía S. Bissas

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Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com, claire luana, the confectioner's guild, urban fantasy, fantasy, magic

My reading is back on track, thanks to my last book. Sometimes you just need something tried and true to help reignite your enthusiasm. Now it’s on to the sequel, and hopefully it’ll be just as good as the first one.

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Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com, The Confectioner's Guild by Claire Luana

I finally finished Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett! To be fair, I read another book in between, but still, it took an embarrassingly long time. I’m going to take a bit of a break from Pratchett now (he’s a good writer, but I just can’t get into his books). My new read is actually a re-read, and now that I got my hands on the sequels, I thought I’d tackle the entire series. The Confectioner’s Guild was a fun one, so I’m looking forward to the other books.

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Cover Story

Cover Story: Love Lies Bleeding, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com (dark fantasy, photography, Paris, France, art)
Photo by Aspasia S. Bissas

Some of you might recognize the above image from the cover of Love Lies Bleeding:

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The picture is of the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) in Paris. The fountain was built in 1630, eventually falling into disrepair before being restored in 1811. The figures are the mythical lovers Acis, a mortal, and the nereid Galatia. Above them is the giant Polyphemus:

Cover Story: Love Lies Bleeding, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com (dark fantasy, vampires, Paris, France, mythology, art, photography)
Photo by Aspasia S. Bissas

He’s on the back cover of Love Lies Bleeding. I thought the statues suited the book’s characters, particularly how Acis is staring at Galatia’s neck (echoing vampire Mara and mortal Lee), while a menacing figure looms over them. What do you think– were these photos a good choice? Let me know in the comments.

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