“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
I keep telling myself this, and I believe it. I don't remember when I read book one, Dead Witch Walking. I think only three books were out at that time. I devoured them and waited every year for my next fix. Then one year I found out she was doing a signing near by and I haven't missed one since. Got the shirts, charms and freebies to prove it. So, yeah, I'm a fangirl. Thank you for that.
The Hollows was my first urban fantasy series and it sent me down the path to become one half of I Smell Sheep and starting my Devil in the Details Editing Services. And opening up so many different worlds I have had the pleasure of visiting through other authors. Thank you for that.
I experienced my first truly devastating character death with The Hollows. (As and adult, because I think every one my age or older dealt with the death of Old Yeller as a kid <G>). Only book lovers understand this feeling. And yes, thank you for that too.
It was a good time for the series to end. We know what happens when authors continue when their heart is no longer in it. I never felt cheated out of Kim's passion for her characters when I picked up the next Hollows book. Thank you for that.
Everyone who deserved it, got their happy ever after. Rachel ended up with my favorite character since book one and it was a squee worthy moment for me.
Thank you Kim Harrison and Rachel Morgan.
* In Oct there will be a 16 page-ish short story coming out from Al's POV. She gave the title, and of course I couldn't remember it for the 10 seconds I waited to write it down.
*Jinx was created so Rachel wouldn't have to talk to herself to pass information to the reader.
*Ceri was created to introduce Rachel to the bad side of the elves.
*Ceri and Pierce left the series because their part was done and needed to go.
*The demon curses in the book were created using a Latin source book. The Elven curses were completely made up by Kim.
* The CW TV deal fell through, but they had plans to change too much about the story so this was for the best. Kim is still fielding offers for TV possibilities.
*Kim says she is a heavy plotter, except for the last chapters. A Witch With No Name was suppose to end on a beach.
*Kim's new series starts out with a woman who is at the top of her game with a great life and a sexy man. Then bad decisions from her past come back to wreck havoc. As opposed to Rachel's life where her current (multiple, bless her heart) bad decisions wreck havoc. There is accelerated science that looks like magic in the new series. The main characters are Perry (I have no idea if I'm spelling this right) and Jack.