Goblin Moon Available on Kindle -- now

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  1. Perpetual Man

    Perpetual Man Tim James

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    As strange as it seems, when characters in stories start to get to me like that, I always enjoy the books more - characters being able to annoy me is a sign they are more real. Helps them step out of the pages.
     
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    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    I thought she was suffering Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy!
     
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    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    That was my thought while writing her. Just the sort of mother everyone wants ...

    The cures, however, are all based on 18th century medical theories. Alas, I've always regretted that I didn't know about mouse sandwiches at the time.
     
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    Makes a change from cucumber, I suppose. And I sincerely hope the crusts were cut off.

    Seriously, what on earth did they think would be cured by eating mice?!
     
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    Drinking wine made out of them, apparently, is good for "driving out wind, clearing up meridians, and improving blood circulation"...

    Field-mouse wine

    And "roasted mice were prescribed to cure measles, colds, and fevers"...

    Medieval Medicine And The Human Body
     
  6. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Fried mice figured as a cure for whooping cough and ague, but the idea of mouse sandwiches somehow appeals to me more. Like the plain roasted mouse, they were a sovereign cure for colds and fevers.

    (I have a cold now, but I think I'll resist the urge to experiment ...)
     
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    Eep! ....
     
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    The one in your avatar seems to be sprinkling itself with icing sugar from a star-shaped shaker**. I assume that's how sugar mice originated, perhaps as an alternative to cough sweets (though it was very clever to train the mice to do the preparation themselves).


    ** surely even the Judge could not fail to find that alliteration pleasing.
     
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    And then there's the one in Mouse's avatar: chocolate coated with a light dusting of icing on the face and underside.
     
  10. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Mouse, there are mice, and then there are mouses. You are clearly one of the mouses, and need have no fear that you will end up between two slices of bread.

    However, I have it on good authority than the animal in my avatar is a rat.
     
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    This is making me hungry.
     
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    Congrats T!
     
  13. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks, Dusty. It's good to "see" you again.


    I've just finished the second teaser book trailer for Goblin Moon, and posted it at Amazon's Author Central. It's not on YouTube, so I can't embed it here, but you can see it (and my author page) here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Teresa-Edgerton/e/B001H6UM6S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

    (By the time I finish these things, I've changed them a dozen times, and I can't bear the sight of them ... but already have ideas for a new improved version. This time is no exception.)
     
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    I like it a lot. I didn't realise that was one of my pics until I saw my name at the end there!
     
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    Very impressive, I liked it very much. It certainly would have made me want to read the book.

    Which picture was yours Mouse?
     
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    The swan. :)
     
  17. Perpetual Man

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    The Swan eh? (Uhhh think I must be looking at the wrong video, being incredibly thick I can find only one on the linked page)
     
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    Oh... I saw a different video on there earlier.
     
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    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Thanks, Mouse and Perp.

    Mouse, I loved many of your pictures and tried to include them, but they didn't work with the story I was trying to tell in this trailer.

    But the trailer can only do so much. Word-of-mouth is the great thing. So I would be greatly obliged if everyone who has read and genuinely liked the book were to recommend it to as many of their friends and family members as they think will enjoy the book, too.

    Because it's an immensely clever book, if I do say so myself. (Did I sound confident there? I do completely believe in the book, but sounding confident is always hard for me.)
     
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    No worries, Teresa, you didn't have to use them! :)

    (Perp, the trailer's different on Amazon.com and .co.uk)

    I've already mentioned the book to a few people. Not read it myself yet. Still have The Queen's Necklace to finish.
     
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