Author's Notes:

I have rarely had such joy when writing a story.

Blood and Laughter has been in my head for over ten years, but under a different name and with a distinctly different emphasis. I conceived it as the story of Somal and Tirosina, and it was only recently that I realized it was the story of Somal and Lonaw- and knew just what the nature of their relationship was.

Many thanks to those who have read/reviewed and shared the joy with me: Werecat99, Darkwind, A. Lee, BbHtrYoink, and Gaelic Wizard. And anyone who has read the book, or reads it after, I wish you well, and wish you laughter, though not blood (unless you do enjoy it yourself).

Joy to you all!