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Friday, August 29, 2014

After the Bridge (Jem/Tessa) Part 1

Dorks by accioskittles 

Cassie posted this an hour ago, and for those of us who adore Jem + Tessa, well, hold on to your hats:
A story for those who might have wondered what Tessa and Jem did after they met on Blackfriars Bridge in the epilogue of Clockwork Princess. Those who do not like Tessa and Jem together or Jessa sexytimes probably should skip this one. Those who like that sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

After the Bridge alternates POV between Jem and Tessa. It will be posted in installments. This is Part One.
I will post the beginning here and have a link to the rest on Cassie's tumblr page:

Now is the time of our comfort and plenty
These are the days we’ve been working for
Nothing can touch us and nothing can harm us
And nothing goes wrong anymore
Keane - "Love Is The End"

As it turned out, Tessa had a flat she owned in London. It was the second floor of a pale white townhouse in Kensington, and as she let them both inside — her hand only shaking very slightly as she turned the keys — she explained to Jem that Magnus had taught her how warlocks could finagle their way into owning homes over many centuries by willing the properties to themselves.

“After a while I just started picking silly names for myself,” she said, shutting the door behind them. “I think I own this place under the pseudonym Bedelia Codfish.”

Jem laughed, though his mind was only partly on her words. He was gazing around the flat — the walls were painted in bright colors: a lilac living room, scattered with white couches, an avocado-green kitchen. When had Tessa bought the flat, he wondered, and why? She had traveled so much, why make a home base in London?

The question dried up in his throat when he turned and realized that through a partly open door, he could glimpse the blue walls of what was likely a bedroom.

He swallowed at that, his mouth gone suddenly dry. Tessa’s bed. That she slept in.

She narrowed her eyes at him. “Are you all right?”

There's more after the cut, MMs! Happy Labor Day weekend!

Brazil's Warm Welcome for Cassie, Video and Q&A

WOWIE. What a wonderful welcome for Cassie at her Sao Paulo book fair:

Here's what Cassie said about the experience:
I just finished my signing tour in Brazil on Monday. Here is my video of the signing stage in Sao Paulo…a little intimidating as you can see!
Q. Cassie, I just wanna say thank you for everything here in Brazil. We’re over moon and… I just don’t know, you made us very very happy and pround of being your fans. You’re the kindest person ever. Thank you again, love. Virna — isabelle-lightwood
Cassie: Thank you! I had such a great time in Brazil meeting readers. You guys were so sweet. I hope to come back. 

Q. Hi Cassie! My name is Alessandra, I’m brazilian fan and I knew you on last monday in Rio de Janeiro. I wrote a letter for you, remember? Do you read? Please, tell me your answer!! — sweet-angels-and-demons
Cassie: Hi Alessandra! I got so many letters and packages that we had them shipped from Brazil to my house. There was no suitcase big enough to hold them! I can’t wait to read them all when I get home. Letters are the best. Speaking of which right now my inbox is full of messages from people I met at the fair or people I didn’t get a chance to meet. I’m technically on vacation with family right now, but I hope to get through all the messages, just don’t feel bad if it takes a while, it’s not you — it’s me! xoxox Cassie

Cassandra Jean's Tarot Cards Will Be Published Soon

Cassie posted this yesterday and it answers a question we've all been thinking about -- will Cassandra Jean's tarot card artwork be published any time soon?

Gabriel Lightwood by Cassandra Jean

Q. Hi Cassandra! First, I love your books … But my question is related tarot cards of shadowhunters. I wonder: if you want to sell them? If yes, when? Thank you! — giuliaherondaleangel

Cassie: We’re putting them out through Topataco, they do merchandise for Homestuck and Welcome to Night Vale. Things this complicated take a while to print, but we’ve approved finishes, etc. and we’re hoping to have the cards up for sale before Christmas. In the meantime, have a Cassandra Jean Gabriel Lightwood flower card, because he looks foxy!

Fan Art Friday

Tessa by miinza

What a selection of fan art on this long weekend Friday. I can't even begin to decide on a favorite:

Clary Fray by meabhd

Callum Hunt by kaidarkknight