Spoilers ahead! I'm not recapping these chapters in Bloodlines and The Golden Lily, but I do refer to some things that happen in them. These posts are to give some commentary and behind-the-scenes info for people who want to read along (or re-read) with me or walk down memory lane. If you haven't read the books, you might have some surprises ruined. So maybe go grab a copy and read along as we count down to The Indigo Spell! :)
THESE POSTS ARE NOT ABOUT THE INDIGO SPELL! You're safe if you've read the first two books in the series.
Bloodlines, Chapter 19
Have you ever seen one of those Project Runway episodes where their challenge is to design for “real women” instead of their usual models? And there’s always some designer who does a crap job and starts whining, “I’m not used to designing for women who aren’t size double zero...blah, blah...she has breasts and hips...wah, it's not fair...” That sort of fashion industry mentality was what inspired the idea of having Jill scouted for modeling. Really, it’s a wonder more Moroi aren’t recruited. They've got those tall, crazily slim builds that most humans don't have but that designers love.
In other news, Sydney’s unwittingly about to embark on the slippery slope of magic! This idea came from two places. One was just to find more ways to challenge Sydney and break her from the strict rules she’d been raised in. The other purpose was that I felt it was just time to start expanding on this magical world. If vampires exist in my fiction, it seems inevitable that other types of the supernatural would be running around too. We don’t look much past the Moroi inner circle in the Vampire Academy series, but this series gives us the chance to step back and see what other paranormal shenanigans are afoot.