I stayed up until 1am last night finishing reading Mad Kestrel by Misty Massey -- a rousing pirate romp about a girl pirate with a touch of magic negotiating through the crooked paths of stolen ships and untrustworthy shipmates.
I don't get to read a lot of books...all my extra time is spent with the kids, writing, or sleeping...but I took out the time to read this one and really enjoyed it. The book was lots of fun. I recommend it strongly.
What amused me most about the experience; however, was that when I was done, I was able to write a whole sentence describing the heroine, the hero, and the plot that could describe either Mad Kestrel or my Prospero Books equally well. I won't reproduce the sentence here because it contains spoilers for Mad Kestrel, though I don't think I'm giving too much away to say that both our heroines have to deal with gorgeous men they don't trust whose eyes change color -- what are the chances of that.
I've noticed this phenomena, story ideas, or scientific ones, showing up simultaneously in different places. Makes me wonder if, once we finally break the barrier between ourselves and the world of Imagination -- where inspiration comes from -- if we won't find that they send ideas down by loud speaker...allowing a whole number of people to hear them at once in the hopes that at least one will pick it up.
Wonder to what purpose the muses hoped to put multiple books with color changing eyes?