I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.
Charlotte Brontë, “Jane Eyre”
With two weeks to go until my LGBTQ superpower fantasy novel The God Key (13.10.2022 baby!) comes out, I decided to be self-indulgent and share my The God Key playlist for the vibes!
(AKA. The music I wrote the book to.)
This is Gospel - Panic! At The Disco
Someone Like You - Adele
Electrified - Beth Crowley
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Poison - Rita Ora
Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert
Saviour - Beth Crowley
Meet Me On The Battlefield - SVRCINA
Dreams - The Cranberries
War of Hearts - Ruelle
Can't Help Falling in Love - Boyce Avenue
Liability - Lorde
Gravity - Sara Bareilles
Liability - Tape Machines
Carry You - Ruelle
Level Up - Vienna Teng
And my personal ultimate The God Key song...
17. Into My Arms - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
I don’t believe in an interventionist God // But I know, darling, that you do // But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him // Not to intervene when it came to you // Not to touch a hair on your head // To leave you as you are // And if He felt He had to direct you // Then direct you into my arms
(There will be a whole bunch more links of different places where you can buy the ebook or the paperback come the 13.10.2022 - but this is the Amazon ebook pre-order and the Kobo ebook pre-order)
You have the power to make everyone in the world a good person. All it costs is the love of your life. Which do you choose?
At university they were best friends and boyfriends - Gabriel, a charming telepath obsessed with saving the world; Isaac, a lonely magnifier who quadruples the superpowers of anyone he touches.
It's happily ever after until Isaac fakes his death.
Five years later, a villain is bringing everyone's worst nightmares to life and Gabriel learns that Isaac is still alive. Isaac, who he never stopped loving. Isaac, with his secrets and strange connection with their dreamweaver enemy. Isaac, who might yet be the key to everything that Gabriel ever wanted...
Whether he wants to be or not.
THE GOD KEY is a standalone LGBTQ fantasy novel - perfect for anyone who wants their superpowers with a dash of darkness and a side-serving of mutual pining.
“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?”
He is half of my soul, as the poets say.
IN THE DARKNESS,two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.
-Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
Coming in THREE DAYS: Negatives - a supernatural horror romance, released serially two chapters per month. Subscribe for FREE at ambermarshallwrites.substack.com to get chapters right to your inbox. Sign up by October 31st for one free month of special features!
Think Cruel Intentions with vampires and soul-stealing photography.
Marguerite Duras, from The Lover
Text ID: Perhaps you’ll escape. Day and night, this obsession. It’s not that you have to achieve anything, it’s that you have to get away from where you are.
me, writing: this sentence is way too long. I need to condense it in a way that makes it grammatically correct while still preserving the original meaning I’m trying to convey
the devil on my shoulder: or, you can add five more commas, a semi colon, three em dashes, fifty more words, and it’ll all come together in a way that’s technically grammatically correct but completely incomprehensible to anyone who reads it, even yourself!
me, writing faster: you’re a genius
I read a book called Love Cactus and it was so moving and deep and a beautiful love story that left me with tears in my eyes. I went to Google it and couldn't find anything about it. Turns out, I dreamt I read the book. The book doesn't exist. There's no beautiful romance novel called Love Cactus. I don't even remember what it was about but I spent an hour going through all the books I own and another hour browsing the internet only to confirm my brain made all of this up.