All Hallow’s Read Blog Hop, The Descent Read Along, and My Little Pony Mitsuko

What’s up, everyone!

The uber talented, Cat Scully, is putting together an All Hallow’s Read book swap and blog hop. Everything you ever wanted to know, including how to participate, can be found by following this link:

I have a only-been-read-once, paperback edition of Jeff Long’s THE DESCENT to swap. Why would I give away my favorite book? Easy, I also have a hardcover copy! That means I get to share my favorite book with someone else!

Descent NovelWhat is THE DESCENT about? I’ll let the publisher explain.

From the publisher:

We are not alone…In a cave in the Himalayas, a guide discovers a self-mutilated body with the warning—Satan exists. In the Kalahari Desert, a nun unearths evidence of a proto-human species and a deity called Older-than-Old. In Bosnia, something has been feeding upon the dead in a mass grave. So begins mankind’s most shocking realization: that the underworld is a vast geological labyrinth populated by another race of beings. Some call them devils or demons. But they are real. They are down there. And they are waiting for us to find them…

Additionally, I’d be willing to do a read along with whoever ends up with this book. Anyone else is welcome to participate in the read along if they wish. Just let me know in the comments if you’re interested and we’ll come up with a start date. THE DESCENT is a great Halloween read too.

And now for something completely unrelated! Since Cat is organizing this shindig, and participating in #PonyFest 2013, I figured I’d give this pony creator a try too. There are rules and official things, but I’m not “officially” participating so screw all that noise. The premise was to create a My Little Pony using this handy dandy Pony Generator, basing your creation on the main character of your WIP.

Without further adieu, here’s Mitsuko, from BETWEEN SHADOWS AND DARKNESS. Drum roll, please…

Mitsuko...My Little Pony style!

Mitsuko…My Little Pony style!

I chose sharp angles to represent Mitsuko’s logic and unwavering spirit. The horn represents her love of swordplay. Notice the determined look on her face–the tight mouth and focused eyes. She knows what she wants and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. The pony version of Mitsuko is purple because in my book she wears a purple vest and carries a purple handled Kodachi. In the sequel, Mitsuko incorporates purple into her hair and clothing. Plus, her scent is lavender, which is also purple. Purple, purple, purple…EVERYWHERE!


Every family has secrets. Mitsuko Nakamura’s may be the death of her. She has no idea angel blood courses through her veins. But when an unholy alliance of fallen angels and vampires kick down her door, murder her best friend, and infect her mother with tainted vampire blood, their dark intentions are clear: They want back into heaven and believe she holds the key.

Thrust into an age old war, Mitsuko forges her own alliance with the head of the vampire nation and the remnants of the angelic race. Their goal is simple: suppress the vampire rebellion and keep the fallen angels from taking back heaven. But nothing is as it seems and all factions have ulterior motives, even Mitsuko, who seeks the forbidden fruit of knowledge to cure her mother’s vampirism. Outnumbered, surrounded, and betrayed, Mitsuko must find a way to embrace her heritage and discover who, or what, she really is before heaven and earth fall, and humanity is harvested for its most precious resource—blood.

There you have it! Feel free to play along and create your very own MLP version of your main character from your WIP. It’s definitely fun…even if you’re a horror writer. I’ll throw up a link to Cat’s MLP post so you can get all the details in case you want to officially participate. Cat’s MLP post can be found by following this link:

Have fun morphing your characters into ponies!



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