Monday, 15 December 2014

Where is Sarah? Cover Reveal

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The cover to end all other covers. The book will be coming out next March and be my first book written in verse. Eat your heart out.

Summary: Sarah Shepleton is beautiful, popular and missing. After a party Sarah does not return home. From her mother to the police to both people who knew her to complete strangers, follow this book in verse as the search is on to find Sarah. Book one in a five book series about teenage girls gone missing. Will they be found in time or at all?

 Publication: March 2015 (ebook only)

Cover Designer: Cover Lust Designs

Links: Author Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Blog

So there you have it everyone. Isn't this cover lovely? The designer even did the photograph herself so there is no other like it. Check out Cover Lust Designs for a variety of really good premades and custom covers.Now tell me how pretty my cover is in the comments. Just teasing, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

EYM and Getting Personal: Hi


My favorite beverage is orange juice. I don't do coffee and tea is for an upset stomach nothing else seems to cure. So yeah, orange juice all the way. But yes, I do drink soda.

Getting Personal: Hi

I have been busy with freelance work so I haven't been blogging much. Also since November I have been having some hand pains and other issues. So I have to be careful with what I choose to write. But I want to keep you guys updated. Right now I'm working on the covers for upcoming books and I'm happy with how things are going so far. Monday will be my cover reveal for 'Where is Sarah' coming in March 2015.

Yesterday I saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the movies and it blew my mind. Anyone who loves the franchise should definitely go see it. I swear someone in it looked similar to how Christian Bale did in The Machinist. Divergent movie series can go take some tips for Insurgent coming next March. Plus I also did some writing for a novel which is a fairytale retelling. Not planning to release it anytime soon so I'll keep it under wraps for now. Nano was a dud but I think my other novel for Roe titled Huntress (NA Horror) has some real potential. Got around ten thousand words done on it. The hand pains and uptake in freelance made me have to change my priorities. Yet I am so excited for what is in store. The future holds a wonderful mystery and the present is just that. So I'm grabbing my gift and owning it.

I will be taking a break on Dec. 19 and coming back January 1, 2015. So glad to be blogging again and see you on Friday.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

IWSG: Where am I? and Express Yourself Meme December Edition

My insecurity this month is about my position in my writing career. Right now my freelance work is taking off and I'm glad about what I have accomplished. But in my own writing life I am having a lot of stalling. The Sacrifice Series has been delayed. I plan to move Where is Sarah? from a February 2015 release to March and Snow will be out 2016 instead of Summer 2015 to accommodate The Sacrifice Series starting August/Sept. 2015. It seems that every step forward I take ten steps back. No matter what I will only release my best work but sometimes I wonder when.

Anyway I'm excited to say that I finally got Where is Sarah? cover done last month. Will be sharing it December 15. This time around I don't feel like doing a big cover reveal, I will do that for the other four. But I will offer to send a preview of the cover to the first ten persons to comment. No you are not obligated to post but if you do don't do it before December 15. I just feel like taking a simple approach right now. Oh and I finally have a tablet. Fave thing to do? Play games and watch Netflix. The Android makes it so easy to do that. The microsoft word and blog business, not so much but I'm still excited. Have a great IWSG and see you on Friday.

P.S.: Sorry for the absence but during November all the writing for my freelance work and Nano gave me some version of carpal tunnel. Had to stop for a while and couldn't complete Nano and a few of my assignments went in late. Pain is pretty much gone now with rare tiny bursts. So taking it easy. Also Saturday was my birthday! I'm 30!

EYM in December

I'm looking forward to Into the Woods as my Christmas movie in theaters December 25, 2014. First movie I have seen in the cinemas in December? Penguins of Madagascar yesterday. What a hoot! I had fun.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Express Yourself Meme: Fictional Characters come to Life

The five fictional characters I would like in my life are:

1. Snape from the Harry Potter series.

2. Madge from The Hunger Games Books.

3. A visit from Batman. Yes he is from the comics but I'm sure there are books about him somewhere. Also I just want a visit since Gotham needs him and he would have to go back.

4. Diego and Fred from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

5. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield from The Sweet Valley books.

These characters have all intrigued and/or touched me in some way. It would be quite an adventure to meet any one of them in real life.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Black Queen has arrived to joust!

I am excited today because I am jousting over at M. Pax's blog for the annual Realm Faire. It would be great if you over and lend your support. Whether you pick me or my opponent it is all in good fun. Go here to be part of the fun.

Oh and take a peek at my cool badge.

The Black Queen soldiers on!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Celebrating a New Month and EYM November

November has arrived and I have all sorts of reasons to celebrate.

1. My tablet is on it's way and I can't wait. It has already arrived at the U.S. address and should be on it's way to Jamaica.

2. Birthday on November 29th. Can't wait.

3. Big Hero 6, Dumb and Dumber To, Birdman and Mockingjay should be coming this month. Also on the look out for Night Crawler and Penguins movie (if I can cough up the dough).

4. Four more movies and I can get a free movie pass. Also hoping to enter a contest that might win me a free movie pass.

5. Nanowrimo is here!

6. Having a surge in ghostwriting and freelance work. More money to put away and Black Friday is coming.

So much to celebrate! Be happy and smile today.

Photo Credit: Denna @ Morguefile

EYM November

My warning label would be:

Don't mess with my books. Seriously, I will hurt you.

Fine Print: Or be super pissed at you for a really long time.

November is going to be awesome. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

IWSG: Nano to Nano

Today we share our insecurities and etc. etc. on the monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group. Well I say screw insecurities! All that matters to me right now are two things Nanowrimo and my birthday on Nov. 29. Now I will roar and share my projects and tell insecurity to go sit in the corner. I AM BUSY.

Project One: It's Complicated

Nano name: queendsheena

Genre: YA Fantasy

Quick Summary: Princess Aura goes from spoilt princess with a kingdom in peril and reeling from her father's death to being transported to our world. A book also goes with her and the longer she stays the more her happy ending and kingdom changes, for the worse.

Project Two: Huntress: The Flesh Business Book One

Nano name: Roe 2

Note: Written under a pseudonym

Genre: NA Horror

Quick Summary: Humans are the toughest prey and predators got to eat. Huntress is from the city of Shiiv, a secret city of flesh eaters who see outsiders (humans not from their city) as meat. Nothing is wasted. Huntress is a hunter and very good at her job. But when the status of hunters gets threatened she is ready to bend the rule book to protect her role and Shiiv from a shift that might be to their detriment.


Status: I am happy to say that I am working on finishing on time with Nano for the first time ever. Pretty on point with Roe 2 except for yesterday when I had to focus on freelance work. Today I plan to catch up. By Friday I will focus on queendsheena and get my word count up on It's Complicated. It's so exciting writing on a schedule with a community to chat with both here and on nanowrimo.

So here it is everyone, Nano to Nano and I'm confident it is frigging amazing. Yeah, I said it. So how are you guys this IWSG? And a special shout out to Alex C. and his helpful co-hosts.

P.S.: I got my prize from David Powers this morning. Stray by Elissa Sussman. I love hardcover books, they hold a special place is my bookish heart. Thank you David and so awesome of you send it first class.