OMG, this book was amazing. I started reading this once I was reminded by a friend's post on Instagram that she was also reading the ARC. I went crazy reading this. I unfortunately had to read it on Adobe Editions, so I was slowed down by not being used to the software and having to click every time I wanted a page turn rather than hitting the arrows or better yet scrolling on my phone.
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh, right. Amazing. The plot was fast, questions from Book 1 were answered (and like a hydra, for each answer, 3 more questions sprouted in its place). Caitlin didn't whine as much, she (and readers) get to learn more about vampires, and most awesomely: meet new vampires! And she grows closer to Julian, which I thought was nice because despite his prickly attitude in Velvet, I wanted them to become friends.
Today was the day The Matchmakers was supposed to be released into the world in all its edited glory. Unfortunately, school, work, and some good old procrastination (if I'm being 100% honest) have prevented me from finishing this book on my projected schedule.
I seem to have run into a creative writing rut, and although it's highly recommended against, I have decided to go back to the start and edit what's there to reignite my fire about this project, start fixing some major issues I already know will be changed, and will then plow ahead to the end, editing, and eventually publication.
Thank you for understanding. In the meantime, you can start reading The Matchmakers on Wattpad, and add it on Goodreads.
Let me start off by saying that I am so happy for Lindsey Summers for getting her book published. I loved The Cell Phone Swap on Wattpad, and devoured it and everything related to it (the short stories: TCPS Tales, Talon's POV shorts: iAmTalon, and the in-progress sequel that tells Zach's story: Gambling With Hearts).
Second, I received a print ARC from the MaximumPop because I (and others) won a giveaway. My opinions here are my own, and not influenced by the fact that I received a free copy of the book.
I liked how this was streamlined from the Wattpad version, but I think removing the main reason Kelley breaks up with him in the middle (of the Wattpad version) had a lot more gravitas than just the issue that was toward the start of the Wattpad story and was kept.
You may remember me making a Beautiful Books 2016 post a little while ago about The Matchmakers, and today, Cait (PaperFury) has called for an update, so here it is:
1. Overall, how is your mental state, and how is your novel going?: Truthfully, my mental state is shot to Hell (and not because I'm trying to promote The Belgrave Legacy which has Hell in it). I'm going crazy because I unexpectedly became the head costume person on a show I volunteered as an assistant for, have an exam tomorrow (which I've barely studied for), and 2 papers due next week (which I haven't started yet). NaNoWriMo hasn't even been open on my browser since it started—if I ever get on top of this work, and have time to write, I'll have a lot of catching up to do.
2. What’s your first sentence (or paragraph)?: My sister looks like a goddess as she waits for the tailor to appear. Her waist-length hair is braided in a Dutch crown and diamond jewelry hangs from her ears, wrists, and neck. The only thing missing is a smile. Instead, she frowns at the holographic display of her outfit. “You’d think that after seventy-five years, the Matchmakers would become more flexible with the color scheme.” She whispers the last part, but not quietly enough.
I can't tell you all how excited I am about being able to share this.
I've been friends with Sierra for about 5 years, and became a beta reader for her 2 years ago for another story (which I edited—and am still waiting for her to either
I also beta read this story and absolutely love the story of Bee and Levi, and know everyone else will too.
About 2 and a half weeks ago, Sierra announced her decision to self-publish The Color Project, formed a street team (known as the Glitter Bombs, thank you very much), and has been teasing us with all the things we will eventually be sharing on the internet (it's some awesome stuff, so I'd keep an eye on anything related to this book).
The first thing on that list is, of course, the book description. While it's been up on Goodreads for about the same time (and since cracked the top 100 in 6 of the 7 Goodreads lists its on—Including #1 on this list), it hasn't had an official blurb posted yet.
And that's what you're here for today! Unfortunately, I have no idea when a cover will be ready, so we all will have to wait for that exciting day. In the meantime, add The Color Project to your TBR list, and follow Sierra all over the internet (see buttons below) to keep apprised of any forthcoming news about this story.
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The Matchmakers is (slowly) BEING DRAFTED