Saturday, 11 August 2012

'Little Talks' by folk indie band Of Monsters and Men

Sigh.... I've officially fallen in love with a music video:)

Now, I'll admit I'm a bit fickle when it comes to music videos, easily falling in and out of love with them as it were—but this one is a keeper! I came to 'Little Talks' a bit late in time. From what I understand, the video actually debuted on Youtube in February 2012. Yes, it's August. Yes, I've missed out on this gorgeous creature for *counting* five months now! Bloody hell, where have I been?? Well, thank goodness I finally got to see it:)

Beautiful, creative, artistic and full of rich imagery and mythological references, the video for 'Little Talks' features a fey/witch/otherworldly personage who helps five humans as they trek through a harsh landscape, coming upon fearsome creatures along the way... The video is animated for the most part, stylistically gothic I thought, and definitely fantastical throughout. The song's beat/rhythm is infectious (folk music, I think);  somehow the dark tone to the video and lyrics does not in any way reduce its infectiousness. It's a smart blend of elements that creates just the right mix of hope and tragedy in a listener/viewer. Let's just say that I was left with a feeling of completeness at the end of this poignant tale:)

Right, I'll refrain from analysing it any further, simply because I think this kind of a visual delicacy should not be theorised to death, hmmm?:) Oooh, I love this video so much. And I love the song too, of course!:D

Do check out 'Little Talks' below, and get the single/album ('My Head Is An Animal') if you haven't already! By the Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, here is *drumroll*... 'Little Talks'!

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

'Mesmer, Book 2: Favoured' is out now on Kindle and Smashwords!:)

Yay, Book 2 in the Mesmer Trilogy is finally out on Kindle and Smashwords! For those who've been waiting, my apologies for taking a bit longer than I'd expected to get 'Favoured' out there. I hope you enjoy reading the continuation to Lea's adventures in the magical realm of Verlaine!:)


(A Three Towers Fantasy)

A hidden kingdom in a forbidden forest.
A realm she can’t escape without the trust of a mage.
But trust and magic make complicated allies – when time is running out...

As Lea races to outsmart Gabriel Amarinth and escape his magical kingdom, her stubborn loyalty to her home realm begins to waver. To her dismay, she finds herself turning fascinated by her charmed sanctuary – and its magi master. But when strange accidents and deadly disasters stalk Lea through the halls of Gabriel's castle, it’s obvious that someone in Verlaine isn't happy with her change of heart.

Get Mesmer, Book 2: Favoured on Kindle US, Kindle UK, Kobo or Smashwords now!

Note: The ebook should get onto other online retailers very soon. I'll keep you guys posted. Cheers:)

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