Today young adult author Suzy Turner is taking over the blog to talk a little bit about tattoos and how they relate to her newest release, The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw. Welcome to Supernatural Snark Suzy!
STAMUS CONTRA MALUM
I'm not much of a tattoo person. Don't get me wrong, I love the way they look on other people's bodies, well... depending on the body of course! But secretly, deep down, I've always had a bit of a thing for them, you know? A yearning, perhaps. For my own little tattoo that is. My husband really dislikes them. He's always made it clear that he would really prefer it if I didn't permanently brand myself with some strange image.
However, after I'd written The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw, I told him of my latest plan and he kind of agreed with me (weirdly). The plan is to get a tattoo of my own. But there are stipulations...
Only if (and it's a big IF) The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw is a massive hit, a bestseller, will I get the tattoo done! And the tattoo itself? Well, that's an easy one... it'll be the same tattoo that features in the book. An eye with wings with the latin words written beneath it, Stamus Contra Malum (we stand against evil).
So if the book does take off, I'll be taking off too... to the USA where I plan to head to LA and have one of the artists from that well known show LA Ink, brand me for life!
Thanks so much for stopping by today Suzy! I'm one of those people that thoroughly enjoys tattoos on other people as well (hello sexy tattooed bad boys!), and as much as I would like to get one myself, I know I'd chicken out instantaneously upon seeing the needle gun. I am a wimp. I admit it. Needles send me into a panic, so the thought of willingly submitting to constant needle-poking for an extended period of time is enough to have me breaking out in a cold sweat. *Pats self on back for bravery in the face of fear*
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Suzy is generously offering up two eCopies of The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw to a couple of lucky winners today! To enter, please just leave a comment on this post with a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Because these are eCopies, the giveaway is international and will run through midnight EST on Friday, December 14th after which time a winner will be chosen and emailed. Good luck everyone!
THE GHOST OF JOSIAH GRIMSHAW
Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange 'tattoo' suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realise there's more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of 'work experience', the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural.
At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won't leave them alone.