Please join me in welcoming Helen Ellis here today to Dark Faerie Tales to talk a bit about What Curiosity Kills. The first book in her Turning series, The Turning: What Curiosity Kills, was released on May 1, 2010.
One lucky commenter will have a chance to win a copy of The Turning: What Curiosity Kills. Details are listed at the end of the post.
by Helen Ellis
Nope, it’s not your period. In What Curiosity Kills, the curse in question is “the turning.” When Mary falls asleep in school, then licks spilled milk off the kitchen floor, and then lets a stray cat into her apartment window at 3:00 a.m., she suspects that she’s going through a change. But what? With help from others like her, she finds out that the turning is not something that can be managed with a big ol’ box decorated with flowers or a girl riding a bike on the side. The question is: if she could rid herself of the curse, would she?
Two days a month, I personally turn into raging lunatic. The first day, I can do anything. I’m high as a kite caught on the wing of a 747. Re-grout the bathtub tiles, host a dinner party for eight, and contort myself into the hanging monkey in Pilates? No problem! Want the cats’ nails clipped, just add it to the list. You can see me in video blog action at www.helenelliswrites.com.
But be warned: the next day, if you say “hello,” I will take your tone as sarcastic, confrontational, or as a personal slight. I’ll probably cry. Being a lady is not always pretty. Nor am I forever ladylike. But I’ll never take meds to numb the down day because the high day is worth it.
In THE TURNING: What Curiosity Kills, when Mary turns, she dares. She becomes a more alluring version of her day-to-day high school self. Awkward phase, what awkward phase? She seduces boys, makes enemies, and isn’t afraid to fight. She grows claws and fangs—and I am not speaking metaphorically.
Sure, this is a side of Mary that she may not want to bring out on Non-Competitive Cardio Friday in gym class for fear of ridicule from the ultimate mean girl, Ling Ling Lebowitz. But the turning sets her apart from other girls at Purser-Lilley Academy. It transforms her a sudden object of worship of her long-time crush, Nick Martin, and older bad boy, Yoon. So what’s a girl to do?
Turn, and suffer the bad so she can relish the good? Or are the good days not worth being different? I know my answer. What’s yours? To discover Mary’s, you’ll have to read THE TURNING: What Curiosity Kills.
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