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Friday 31 July 2009

What the *BLEEP* is a Pooka?

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Yesterday I was at a chat room talking with some fellow bloggers, and some Tenners -authors that come out in 2010. And Karen, a Tenner, author of OTHER, starting talking about Pookas., and everybody was like, what the *BLEEP* is a Pooka?

Well a Pooka is, in a nutshell, a shapeshifting spirit of the faerie family from Wales or Ireland. Most commonly, they appear in the form of a shaggy black horse with sulfurous yellow eyes.

So this is an addition to your guys dictionary, and hopefully, to your TBR pile.

As I said Karen is the author of the upcoming YA novel OTHER. So Here is a summary...

I can’t last much longer. It’s been one week, three days, and I forget how many hours.

My belly cramps, and I curl on my bed, staring out at the stars. A delicious breeze glides through my window and cools my sweaty forehead. The air smells of summer–mowed grass, recent rain, lingering barbecue–and tempts me more than I want to admit. Shards of moonlight and shadow shift on the wall. I clench my teeth and toes and try to ride out the pain. My bedroom drifts counterclockwise, and I shut my eyes.

It can’t be good for me, not shapeshifting.

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

There is no cover to speak of, but whenever one appears I shall post it ^^

For more information of OTHER or Karen Kincy click here.


  1. I had no idea. Thanks for teaching me something new.

  2. Haha, that awesome! You actually made this! Did you email Karen? :P

  3. Haha. Me and Karen talked about that sometime a while ago.
    I thought the same thing. XD

  4. YES! I applaud you for doing the "What the BLEEP is a pooka?" feature. Bravo. XD


  5. I never knew. I learned something new today yay!

  6. My screenname for years was pookasluagh - half pooka, half sluagh, two very different fairies that make up a very bipolar person. :)

  7. You won the Harry Potter Giveaway at my blog! If you could please email me your address, that'd be great! :)

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  9. What a ridiculous name for such a fierce-looking spirit/animal... Pooka... ha!

  10. Pooka is such an awesome word. XD

    And this book, Other, sounds like it'll be a great read. Definetly adding it to my list. Thanks for the tip!

  11. I've never heard of Pookas. Definitely a book to look out for!

  12. I just like saying it pooka pooka pooka

  13. Ooh, this looks really good. I'll definitely be reading it! Thanks for sharing.


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  15. Haha! I had this convo with Karen as well! x) Aww... I'm sad I missed this chat! I need to pay more attention.

  16. I love pookas. They're one of my favorite fey folk. Will definately be picking up Other when it comes out. (Now you need to answer: what the bleep is a kitsune?)


  17. Weird! I haven't read anything about pookas before so I will definitely have to read this. Thanks for the info

  18. Hehe I like that word! Pooooooooka. :) Fun to say.

    And that summary is spiffy.

  19. I knew what a pooka was. :D

    Buuuuuut, I'll admit I'm weird. :)

  20. WTF. I thought a Pooka was some character in Super Mario.

    Video game education gone wrong.


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