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The Seventh Bride

By ursulav
I wrote another novel. It is dark and weird and has hedgehogs. This is the cover. (It's a fairy tale retelling, so needed to fit thematically with "Toad Words," which was my book prior to this, but they're separate stories, so don't need to be read in any particular order.)

You can find buying options for the e-book at should you be so inclined--Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, all that good stuff.

That is about as much marketing as I can manage in a day, so I'm going to go lay down now.
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YourHumbleHost's avatar
Pocosin is a very interesting story
Sanhanian's avatar
I just finished this a few days ago. I really enjoyed it. The idea of the clock was really interesting. And your sense of humor is fantastic. Even in the dark parts you managed to make me smile.
ViciousBits's avatar
Excellent Bluebeardian creepiness. I envisioned the golem-wife in the vein of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" illustrations.  Also full of useful reflections on crying when everything really is awful.
magpie-poet's avatar
YES! It's in nook now. *happy dance* In college I'd run back to check digger when I'd had a bad day, now I'm spacing out your stories for bad days at work. I need less bad days. But thank you for making them a little better!
PaulEberhardt's avatar
Dark and there's a hedgehog in it? Gotta read this! :)
hoppytoad79's avatar
Dark?  You don't say.  Never would have gotten that idea from the cover. ;)  The summary on the website is quite intriguing.
Kantama's avatar
Are foxes involved, perchance? If so then I read this story none too long ago. It was a mite confusing, I must admit.
magpie-poet's avatar
There was a neil gaiman short story like that I think. The White Road. Where you aren't sure if he's really guilty or framed.
Kantama's avatar
It is called "A Necklace of Rubies," in point of fact, by one Cindy Lynn Speer. I checked my Kindle and it most kindly obliged in telling me this. You'd think I'd've checked it sooner, but no. I did not.
magpie-poet's avatar
Awesome, I'll have to check it out!
ursulav's avatar
No foxes, no...must be a different one.
Kantama's avatar
Well that's just odd. The tagline of that story (and it's about Bluebeard, famous for having many brides that he subsequently killed) is "Be bold... but not too bold."
ursulav's avatar
Oh! That's 'cos that bit is part of one of the most famous versions of the original fairy tale, the Robber Bridegroom version (which also shows up in "Mr. Fox.")
KSilvershade's avatar
It's sitting on my Kindle, waiting impatiently. I have a (redacted) amount of library materials I really need to finish first :P
yuffieHeart's avatar
ooh hedgehogs caught me!~ I'm curious! :3
DarkstripeShadowpaw's avatar
I imagine that a hedgehog WILL turn out to be enough.
icenectar's avatar
Are the hedgehogs good or evil?
ursulav's avatar
Good hedgehogs. I am sure somewhere there are evil hedgehogs, but not in this book.
icenectar's avatar
I wasn't completely sure, given your proneness to a warped sense of humor :)
Blaquepsmith's avatar
This is gorgeous.

skiesofchaos's avatar
Such delightful creations of the mind and heart. Weird you may be, but loveable genius too. :D
pearwood's avatar
A most excellent read.  Added it to my feature at ->…
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