Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter and other randomness

So it's Easter time. I really respect everyone who remembers what it is really about instead of getting distracted by chocolate. On the other hand chocolate is VERY distracting. My boyfriend Daniel and I decided to be big kids and do an Easter egg hunt on Sunday. Let's just say I don't plan on making it easy for him.

I would really like to put his chocolate in places he would NEVER think to look, but I have conflicted feelings about such an idea. On one hand it would be fun to watch him racking his brains to find my hiding places. On the other hand I am afraid they will either melt into sticky messes or the cats will find them and use them as toys. So I don't know if I should make it hard or impossible for him. *smiles fiendishly as the desire to make it impossible rises!*

Aside from Easter egg hunt my favourite thing to do is crush the bunnies or eggs while they are still in their foil. I think I'm a little bit evil.....

 Moving on from Easter, school holidays have finally come around which means I don't have a lot to do for the next two weeks. This gives me more time to write books!!! and read more!! and play more music!!! YAY!!!

I'm actually working on the third book in the Keepers series at the moment. It's fun, but I don't want to finish it because I think once I do The Keepers will be over. That's not true at all. There's still a lot more editing work to do on both the second and third book.

Speaking of books.... one of my favourite books is 'The Host.' Yes I've already seen the movie and I LOVED IT. I am a big fan of the book, but was pleasantly surprised about the movie adaption. They did a really good job translating the book into the movie. There were a few changes, but I could accept most.

As for the actors. I really liked Daine Kruger as the seeker, even though she has blond hair, and there is nothing I can hate about Saoirse Ronan. I was even ok with the fact that Jarrod had brown hair and Ian had blond hair.

Anyway that is my big rant for today. Happy Easter to everyone :)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Once upon a time Rocks my socks off!

For all of you who know and like the T.V series once upon a time are awesome!
For those of you who don't know what it is.....CHECK IT OUT!

I seriously LOVE once upon a time! It has to be one of the best T.V series to come along for a while.
It's based in a town called storybook and flashes back to the characters lives when they used to live in fairytale land. The best thing is all of the characters are from stories, but all have really cool twists and differences.

The show has many twists and turns as all of the characters lives intertwine both in story brook and in fairytale land. This flash back and drama style is to be expected because the people responsible for the show are the creators of former T.V series 'Lost'.

Once upon a time is much better then Lost, and also very different. If you weren't a fan of Lost or got bored of it after a while like I did, have no fear. Once upon a time is very different and the characters are really amazing!

Is it bad for me to say that the bad guys are my favourite? My top five faves are in this order:

1. Rumple/Gold
2. Hook
3. Regina/Evil queen
4. Emma (first non evil character)
5. August (I'm seriously upset about what they did to him this last episode, but I'm not going to say what because I don't want to spoil it)

I really love the magic element to the show. I love magic and Rumple+Regina both use it avidly. I think that's party why I love them so much, but also because they are just awesome.

I love bad guys. I've always wanted to write a book just about a bad guy because they are often really complex or traumatised in some way.  The bad guy/s (not giving it away) In The Keepers is both! Also a bit crazy. I don't think all bad people have to be crazy, but the crazy ones are always the most entertaining. An example of a completely crazy bad guy is the Joker from Batman. Perhaps he is 'over the top crazy', but you can't deny that he's entertaining.

For me (Bat Man and other comic books excluded) a bad guy still needs to be realistic. I find bad guys are often misguided rather then just plain evil. I think that both Rumple and Regina are misguided bad guys. Cora on the other hand is just plain evil and I'm beginning to think hook is too......

Anyway, back to Once upon a time. If you love Fantasy or fairy tails in general you will love this T.V series. I like how it has Fantasy, but also links in with 'real' life. I really like that mix. 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Good new..... The Keepers is finally PUBLISHED!!!!

I finally get see the result of my hard word and share my work with others.

At the moment It's only available in a few places:

Amazon in ebook form. Click here to go the the Amazon page.
If you have a different reading device preference you can get it from Smashwords in literally any ebook format.

Smashwords in ebook form. Click here to go to the Smashwords page.

It will soon be available in ebook from: apple iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Sony Kobo store and a few others.

After that I have plans to make a print version if that is your preferred reading style. I personally love print books, but find myself switching between ebooks and print books all the time. 

The price is $2.99 across the board for ebooks. That's less then a coffee!

This info is also on my facebook page

I would classify The Keepers as Contemporary Fantasy. I recommend it to anyone who likes Fantasy, especially those who like magic, spy missions and action scenes!

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Keepers Cover

I finally have the opportunity to reveal my cover for The Keepers!

I want to thank the cover artist Nadica Boskovska. With her help I am one step closer to publishing. 

You can view more of her work on her Deviant Art page by clicking: Here

You won’t be disappointed. Her work is fantastic and her professionalism is of a really high standard. I loved working with her and look forward to work with her for the other two covers! 

  Check out the image without the text on The Keepers page.

Friday, 1 March 2013

What's holding me back!

The suspense is KILLING ME!!!

I was all ready to publish. I had the cover ready and the whole book formatted and then I recieved bad news.

A friend of mine had completed to original novel cover, but could not commit to the other two. Unfortunately that meant I couldn't use it as it wouldn't make sense to have two completely different style covers as part of a series.

I was really bummed out at first, but then I started to search for other people. I found so many talented artists on Deviant art. For anyone who doesn't know it is a website where artists display their work much like a blog is somewhere a writer can talk about their books.

I have someone in mind for the cover. We are in discussion at the moment, but I'll put up a link to her page once It's finalized. Her work is really good so I can't wait to share more information about her!

Anyway, that is what is holding me back, but I will persevere! If that means I have to wait even longer to get my book out I'll do it. I think there is something to be said for anyone game enough to make their dreams come true because It's a hard road and there is no easy way around getting what you want.