January 2015

Anne Marvin Blog Posts

Apathetic Passion

Apathetic Passion

So, I just finished the Fever bundle, by Karen Marie Moning, and I’m beginning to work my way through Iced in anticipation of reading Burned. I’m fairly certain it’s going to be a quasi-religious experience for me. In the interim, I can’t stop thinking about Mac and Barrons and the Unseelie King. I’m thinking about passion, joy, lust for life and an infinite amount of desire. I’m thinking about the objects of those desires, and what happens when desire is destructive rather than generative.  And I’m thinking about what it means when those feelings are missing. For me, the world seems divided—into those who know what their passion is and those who don’t have one. And I’m really only talking about passions that are contributory.  I’d much rather see passionate people like Mac who care about the world and the fate of humanity rather than the kind of lust for life… READ MORE

About Last Night

About Last Night

Among the many blessings in my life, I have amazing friends. In fact, I could write an entire post about the joys of friendship, and I probably will, but for today, I want to mention a friend of mine who hosts salons. Not the kind where you get your hair cut and your nails painted, but the kind where intellectually-minded folks gather (the original meaning of salon) in someone’s living room to discuss the issues of the day or other erudite topics for the sheer joy of exercising their brains. How cool is that? I’ve long admired her commitment to furthering the cerebral pursuits of her friends and acquaintances. Anyway, before I go too far afield, the reason I’m telling you about this is because the speaker at yesterday’s salon was none other than yours truly!  And the reason I want to tell you about my experience speaking to a… READ MORE

Hope and Fear

Hope and Fear

Hope strengthens, fear kills. This is the mantra and philosophy of MacKayla Lane, the heroine of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I can’t tell you how often I’ve thought these words to myself. They are so true. And it took a paranormal fantasy series to explain it to me. I probably always understood this concept, but I couldn’t have articulated it so articulately. Hope strengthens. Fear kills. Without hope, there is despair. Despair, is the absence of hope. It is the thought that nothing will get better and that whatever hell we are experiencing will go on without end. I’ve been there. I know. It is the most awful place to be. What’s the point?  It doesn’t matter.  Whatever. I don’t care.  Lack of hope is the ultimate apathy, and, as my favorite guru, Danielle LaPorte, tells us, lack of passion is fatal. But the opposite is true as well.… READ MORE

With Great Power

With Great Power

Life is good.  I’m still reading the Fever series bundle in anticipation of the release of Burned on January 20 (tomorrow!!).  I’ve determined that Karen Marie Moning is a genius and I want to be her when I grow up.  Oops, I am grown up and I haven’t been able to come up with anything like what she’s created.  I’m burning with envy that the Muse hasn’t visited me the way it’s inhabited Karen Moning.  There is so much in these books to think about it’s a bit overwhelming. It’s a whole philosophical system/unique worldview rolled up into a compelling story with characters who literally invade my dreams.  I almost don’t know where to start. So, I’m just going to jump in with a thought train that left the station as I read Mac’s story. One of the coolest things about these books is that they raise a number of… READ MORE

A Day Like Any Other

A Day Like Any Other

It’s that time. I’m returning to the scene of the crime, the place where it all began. The latest installment of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series will be released on January 20, and I’ve started to reread the whole series in anticipation. These books, particularly Shadowfever, the last in the Mac and Barrons story thus far, fundamentally changed the way I read paranormal fantasy and how I think of these books and how they affect my life. And while I didn’t know it at the time, these extraordinary books held the seeds of my blog and, hopefully, my soon-to-be-written book between their magical pages. It was with the Fever series that I began to see the truth and wisdom that is offered by paranormal and urban fantasy. And just like that, I realized that these works were inspiring deep and meaningful thoughts about life, love and how to do it… READ MORE

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