Thursday, 30 October 2014

3 Year Blogging Anniversary Celebration and Goal Hop

Yes on Octob25, 2014 my dear blog became three years old. Queendsheena has been a wonderful blessing to me bringing so many writers and book lovers into my presence. Not just that, some of you have elevated yourselves from followers to my own blogging buddies and even friends. I'm so happy to share this great day with you and know that I wish you all the berst and hope to blogging for decades to come.


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1. Three years of blogging of course!

2. My birthday is November 29th! I'll be 30, people.

3. Big Hero 6 is almost here! Mockingjay Part one is coming.

4. Nano is nearly here.

5. I'm going to have a computer tablet by Mid-November! Ahhhh! Finally!

Goal Hop



Sorry but the computer I'm using right now won't let me log into AYA Forever so no posts for October. No other updates other than I'm focused on my AYA novella Save My Soul.Yet I'm glad because I made a lofty goal for myself and I'm still trying to achieve it. Hi to all my fellow Goal Hoppers.

Anyway enjoy your weekend folks and see you on Monday bright and early. Love all of you and always reach for the stars.

Photo Credit: pippalou @ morguefile

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Nanowrimo 2014: It's Complicated


I'm really jazzed up about Nano this year. I have decided on a fantasy novel starring a spoilt princess whose world gets turned upside down. Plus I'm doing a NA Nano for Roe which is horror. But for today I'll just share It's Complicated.




Princess Aura is the spoilt only child of King Remo in a glorious kingdom. With sudden attacks against those of royal blood, the same entity that killed the queen years ago seems to have returned. The King orders the advisers to find a way to destroy it once and for all especially since his daughter's Choosing Ceremony is coming up. When another tragedy strikes the choosing of a prince is delayed and Princess Aura is thrust into the position of leadership. Unhappy the advisers suggest she forfeit her throne to her cousin Freya, daughter of her father's disgraced brother. Aura refuses and one night is kidnapped and a spell put on her. She disappears and lands in the middle of a hallway filled with young people in strange clothes. It turns out to be a school and she soon realizes that she's not in her world anymore. When a girl named Chloe rescues her from being taken to the mad house both girls realize that Aura is from a fantasy world and that a book also came with her. One that's happy ending for Princess Aura starts to change. When creatures start to come after her Aura has to go beyond her spoilt upbringing and use the gifts she was taught along with her intellect and the help of new friends to defeat her enemies and find a way home.


Find me on nano website as queendsheena.


Friday, 24 October 2014

Spooktoberfest 2014 and Celebrating Three Years Blogging






The annual Spooktoberfest is back again and this month there are five new words entrants have to use to entertain the judges. Whether you go for the screams, the laughs or the heart beat of romance. Everyone has a chance to share their stories and also to win cool prizes.

Words: Chill, Cocoon, Commotion, Curse,Virus.

A Warm Meal

Once upon a time I worried about friends, shelter and not getting bitten. That old life had already become an echo but I knew it has only been a few days since the virus took hold. Humans believe we have no memories of the past, but we do. It just doesn't hold any emotional effect over us. Mikey was supposed to shot me in the heart. Instead he shot me in the gut, got freaked out and ran away. Bet he told the rest of our group that finished the job. Killed sweet young Rebecca and saved her from the curse of a life as a zombie. Except he didn't.

When my eyes reopened I was in a new world. The streets were no longer filled with danger but my brethren. Sure if you gave them the chance they might eat you but only because of the never ending hunger. I didn't realize before just how hungry zombies are. Humans cocoon themselves in emotions and have to luxury to batten down the hatches somewhere. We zombies have to remain on the move. Stopping means death. Whether by humans killing us or other zombies taking a still one as a happy meal. A commotion tells us our next meal is nearby and we move as one. The chill in the air has no effect on me. I'm just glad we're finally getting a warm meal.

Word Count: 238

Celebrating Three Years of Queendsheena Blog


On Saturday October 25 it will be officially three years since I started this blog. I plan to do an official celebration next Thursday but for today I just want to thank everyone who has read, commented, or sent me encouragement for this blog and my writing journey. I can't imagine life without you guys and this blog made that happen. So I'm celebrating three amazing years blogging and hope to have many more. Enjoy your weekend folks.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Celebrate October


This is the day that the Lord has made.....remember that song? Well today is a day that we celebrate the good that happened this week. Be glad.

1. Working on the Missing Series website.

2. Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my Meet My Character Bloghop post. I'm so happy so many of you look forward to both what I'm writing and what I post about. You are not just my readers, you are my friends.

3. Seeing Gone Girl in theatres on Tuesday. That movie is insanse with a capital I. It was great but crazy. Plan to see Dark Places next month. This movie is also an adaptation and by the same author. Gillian I have to read your books sometime.

4. I won stuff! I won a book from David Power's blog and Swag from another giveaway.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Meet My Character Bloghop and Celebrate

I was tagged by Stephanie Farris for the Meet My Character Hop. I love these kind of hops and hoped after reading hers that she would tag me and she did. Thanks Steph and I pre-ordered your featured on your own post this week. If you want the best deals people pre-order books and Stephanie writes delightful books for young people that older fans enjoy as well. Hey I'm thirty this November (29). Anyway on with the hop!

1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Sarah Shepleton and she is fictional. But based off the real issue of people going missing in today's world.

2. When and where is the story set?



Modern day America in an unnamed place in Florida.

3. What should we know about him/her?

Sarah is missing and most of the book is spent looking for her. She's a popular girl at her high school. Keeping most things under wraps but keep glued my Author Facebook Page for clues and updates.

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Starts with Sarah not coming home after a party. As it becomes clear people don't know here she is, concern mounts.
 
5. What is the personal goal of the character?

The book focuses on others trying to find her. So her goal isn't really pushed. But a quick guess would be to be found.

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

At first it was Where is Sarah Shelpeton? and was going to be a two book/novella series. Now it's Where is Sarah? and part of a five novellete verse series called Missing Girls Series.


7. When can we expect the book to be published?

I'm planning for February 2015. I have Snow coming July 2015 so plan to finish the Missing Girls Series before then. Also having a cover reveal for Where is Sarah? in early December. Sign ups coming soon.

Now it's time to tag two people. Feel free to ignore the tag if you want, but we'd love to get to know your characters!

I am going to tag three people. Those who are receiving this high honor are:

Elizabeth Seckman: Girl, I want to hear about what you have coming up.

Krista McLaughlin: Psst, maybe someone from Silent Beauty. *Wink* *Wink*

David Powers King: After all the controversy Woven faced on it's amazing journey to publication it would be great to get a peek. Or a preview of something else you're working on David. Oh David....

Celebrate Hop

1. Getting this post up. Seriously this computer on a whole makes dial up seem fast and the internet connectio s even worse. But I did it. Thank you God.

2. Taking part in a word war thingy. More next week.

3. Pre-ordering 25 Roses by Stephanie Farris this week. I was supposed to close the door on anymore book ordering til next month but couldn't resist after reading her character hop on Tuesday. Ordered it on by Thursday and I'm glad I did.

4. I completed a ghostwriting novella order that will deposit a chunk of change for me by month end. I see a laptop in sight for November! 

5. All the success my writing/blogging friends are achieving from writing their books/post to getting published, an agent, etc. No achievement is too small and I celebrate with you.

See you guys on Monday when I will finally get back to book reviews.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nobody Knows Cover Reveal

Kyra Lennon's cover revealed and I'm happy to share this beauty with all of you.

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Book Info

Title: Nobody Knows

Author: Kyra Lennon

Genre: NA Romance

Type: First in Series (Razes Hell Book 1)

Cover Design: Najila Qamber Design

Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography

Release Date: November 3rd 2014

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Synopsis
It's not easy being friends with rising rock stars - especially when you're the glue that holds them together.

Razes Hell has taken off in the charts, and Ellie can't believe her childhood friends, Drew and Jason Brooks, are on TV and drawing crowds after years spent playing in dodgy bars. From obscurity to overnight success, Ellie soon realises life in the public eye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as dark secrets become headline news and old conflicts are re-ignited. When a fake feud meant to boost the band’s popularity threatens to rip the boys apart for real, Ellie finds herself torn – a position which only gets more uncomfortable when her loyalty to Jason collides with her blossoming relationship with Drew.

Nobody knows how deep their issues run; nobody but Ellie. With friendship, a music career and a new love on the line, can Ellie keep their tangled pasts from ruining their futures?

Pre-Order Links

AmazonUS | AmazonUK

Teasers



Meet Kyra Lennon

Kyra Lennon
Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall.

Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels. Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July 2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go in November.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

IWSG and EYM: Autumn


Sadly I didn't prepare a post in time for the IWSG Anthology. Due partly to lack of computer access and what I can do on the various devices I struggle to get on. Facebook is cool but if I can't blog, use microsoft word or plug in a flash drive....well I can't really do actual work can I? At least ghostwriting is still a go. Still holding the faith while saving for a laptop as well as putting money aside for book cover expenses. So what's up with you guys? On the flip side I will be posting the date and sign up for my cover reveal soon.


 The ONE thing I love about autumn is that in Jamaica there is no winter after. Plus the cool breeze is nice in the evening. Authumn isn't really a big thing in my country.