Tuesday, February 21, 2023

3T Something Different

 Today is where I normally have a 3T Writing Tidbit, but I again felt like something different... xkcd!


Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

2T Repeat Performance -- Not the End of the World

I've done a number of blog tours over the years, posting on different sites. Now I'm bringing them to you!

Originally published August 11, 2012 for Taking Time for Mommy

Note: Remember the big fuss about the Mayan calendar ending in December of 2012?

Thank you for having me here today!

As I was sampling your blog, Taking Time for Mommy, I found this in the humor section (http://takingtimeformommy.com/not-the-end-of-the-world-funny/). And I thought, the Mayan Doom plus Marty McFly? Golden :) 

Black Diamond Jinn is a lot like the comic. Like Marty, heroine Amaia Jones is young, funny, and dealing with a world gone slightly nuts. In both comic and book, the Mayan Doom isn’t real. Well it shouldn’t be, because honestly, the end of a Mayan Long Count is just a time of bad luck, not cosmic meltdown—a chance for the Mayans to buy a new calendar, maybe something with kittens and puppies.

But in Jinn, a bad guy is whipping up the world’s Y12 feeding frenzy, making the Doom real. Four hours before the end of everything, Amaia discovers this. As a government witch it’s her duty to stop it, but her magic isn’t enough. So she gets help from her own Doc Brown—a powerful, sexy jinni named Rafe. 

Of course, Jinn isn’t PG like Back to the Future, because Amaia and Rafe first try to save the world with some red-hot X-rated Venus magic. But there’s action and humor and emotions, and like both comic and movie, it can take readers someplace else for a little time off.