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Laini Taylor

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Hi there! I'm a writer of fantasy books for young people, but my books can be enjoyed by adults as well. My 'Dreamdark' books, Blackbringer (2007) and Silksinger (2009) are about faeries -- not dainty little flowery things, but warrior-faeries who battle devils. My first young adult book, Lips Touch, is a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award! It's creepy, sensual supernatural romance. . . about kissing. I am also an artist with a licensed gift product line called "Laini's Ladies."

New year, new decade, new thoughts and plans, it seemed a new blog was in order. Please come visit me in my new home, where things are bigger and brighter, still in the works, and with room to grow. I'm loving it there!

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“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.

It did not end well.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?”
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“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
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Erin I see you're so busy reading up the Cybils books....hope you're having a blast with it. :) I can't wait to see the shortlists you guys come up with!

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

♫ Rebecca ♫ hi! i looooooooooooooooooooove your books!!! your such a great author! i was wondering if you would read the stuff i wrote please? it would be really great to get feedback from a published author!
thanks! your goodreads friend and and fan, rebecca

Miranda Hey I'm a big fan. I got addicted with Lips Touch and just finished the second Dreamdark book. I just thought I'd pop over and BEG for another one? Soon? Please?
:) Thanks

Sangria Hi Laini! :) Thanks for your friendship!
I don't read a lot of books with short stories but I so love LIPS TOUCH, it is one of my favorite books. :) I can't wait to read your other books!

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