Hello and welcome to our tour stop for NOBODY’S LADY by Amy McNulty, the second book in the Never Veil series! As part of the tour, Jamie will be reviewing NOBODY’S LADY on April 21st, but today we have a wonderful Guest Post for you about what power the author would want and why it wouldn’t be a good idea for her to have it. Amy’s answer is great, and we hope you love it! At the bottom of this post you will be able to enter to win ** so make sure you keep scrolling! But first, let’s learn more about the books in this series…
Also by this author: Nobody's Goddess
Published by Month9Books on April 12th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD
For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again. What many women think will be a simple matter becomes a source of village-wide tension as most men decide to leave their families and responsibilities behind.
Rejected by the lord and ashamed of her part in the village’s history, Noll withdraws from her family and lives life as an independent woodcarver. This changes when her sister accuses her of hiding her former husband Jurij from her—and when Jurij eventually does ask to move in. Determined not to make the same mistakes, Noll decides to support her male friends through their new emotional experiences, but she’s soon caught up in a darker plot than she ever dared imagine possible from the men she thought she knew so well. And the lord for whom she still has feelings may be hiding the most frightening truth of them all.
I’ve always wanted telekinesis. Maybe it was my love of X-Men and Jean Grey. Perhaps I started thinking about it more when I saw how Jedi use the Force to get things to move. It appeals to the lazy side of me. I only exercise because I’m supposed to—if it had no positive effect on bodies, I would never do more than sit and walk and lie down. There are times when I’m extremely cozy beneath blankets, a cat, and a computer desk and I have no desire to disrupt all of that and get cold to go grab something I’ve forgotten. Wouldn’t life be so much easier if I could just stick a hand in the general direction of what I need and think it to me? For that matter, I wouldn’t need to worry about heavy lifting or standing on ladders to reach something. I could even lift myself and my friends and fly. (Sort of.)
However, I bet if I had that power, I’d wish I didn’t. First off, our bodies do need exercise and knowing I could just think something to me would make me even more reluctant to move around. It’d probably shorten my life. Plus, it looks like it strains the brain from the way fictional characters squint and grunt and furrow their brows. (Although that could be for lack of any other way to emote this power. Maybe I’d master it and it wouldn’t cause me any discomfort.) Then there’s that whole government-experiment aspect if you’re one of the few (or only) people to have powers or people hating/fearing me because I could lift them and dangle them in the air by their ankles without getting up from my chair. I wouldn’t do the world any good if I was telekinetic. I’d just use it to make my own life more convenient. And maybe life isn’t supposed to always be convenient.