a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

17 Apr

TDM Pre-order T-shirts

FYI: These were all mailed yesterday!  Hopefully all of you in the U.S. will receive them by Monday.  International folks… I have no idea, but hopefully soon! If you didn’t get the size you requested, I apologize! I had to make a few substitutions :(

17 Apr marjoleinhoekendijk:

bluepueblo:

Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland
photo via wander

marjoleinhoekendijk:

bluepueblo:

Medieval, Edinburgh, Scotland

photo via wander

17 Apr 
Carmelo Blandino

Carmelo Blandino

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17 Apr

Anonymous asked: Sorry if this has been asked already, but I was wondering if you know about any special editions of book #3? Like a signed edition or something? Thanks!! :)

No special editions as far as I know…

17 Apr

Anonymous asked: Wait, is Liam's hometown Wilmington, NC? I was born there!

That’s where he grew up, but not where he and Cole were born. :)

17 Apr

Anonymous asked: did Clancy rape ruby? because it always bothered me that I never knew

I think I’ve answered this one a million times at this point. I’m going to quote what I said here (here’s the same answer in a slightly different way—remember to check the tags here on my Tumblr, too)

This scene is tricky and meant to be a little ambiguous, as Ruby passes out and the reader can’t be privy.  Here’s what we do know: Clancy gets more and more and more intoxicated by the power that he has over Ruby as the scene goes on. When he comes onto her, it’s more a matter of dominating her mind than physically assaulting her through sexual intercourse. He does make unwanted advances, and he does force her into kissing him, but I promise you that if he had taken it that far, it wouldn’t have glossed over it. Ruby would have described the aftereffects—the pain, aches, bruises—at the very least.

16 Apr

Inspired by this and this

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16 Apr
You see, I want a lot.
Maybe I want it all:
the darkness of each endless fall,
the shimmering light of each ascent.

Rainer Maria Rilke, from The Book Of Hours   (via mirroir)

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16 Apr 
Elizabeth I, The Phoenix Portrait (detail), Nicholas Hilliard, 1575

Elizabeth I, The Phoenix Portrait (detail), Nicholas Hilliard, 1575

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16 Apr

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15 Apr

Prince George Makes an Appearance After His Parents Play with Puppies!

Georgie looks 100% done with New Zealand. 

15 Apr

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15 Apr

Sigur Rós - Sæglópur (Lost at Sea)

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15 Apr

themusicalbookworm:

I wrote a song for Alexandra Bracken’s WONDERFUL book The Darkest Minds. I HOPE YA’LL DIG IT. It’s called “Paper Masks” and it’s about Liam and Ruby and Bracken’s tragic but strangely beautiful (but mostly tragic) ending that kept me up crying. 

Follow you.
Go back to the place I never knew.
It’s better this way.
Don’t look back, close your eyes. 
A beautiful face.
Hides the darkest of minds. 

Wonderful, thanks!!

15 Apr

dumbledorelovessherbetlemons asked: As a writer, do you prefer yo handwrite or type??

I mostly type, but I do handwrite a lot more than I used to. Instead of reading for 20 minutes before bed, if I’m on a hard deadline or need to turn something around quickly, I’ll keep a notebook by my bed and either write out the next scene or outline it so I can get to work faster the next day.