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Secret Goal: Being an Extra in Divergent or Insurgent Movie

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Yes I'd like a part in the book to movie adaptation of either book (or both). I bought a copy of Divergent Christmas eve of 2011 and couldn't put it down. Tris is a great character and the world Veronica Roth created is both engaging and frighting at the same time. In a year where book stores were clogged with dystopian YA, this stood out. A Divergent Movie Blog even did an interview with Veronica Roth to ask about her feelings on the movie deal and adaptation. Insurgent's release is fast approaching and I think my goal is doable. Tough but doable.

What do you think?



A Picture Paints 1000 Words Blogfest

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A Picture Paints 1000 Words Blogfest
Thank you for visiting my blog during this blogfest. Click here for more info on 1000 words blogfest. Here's my story.

P.S. : Watched Hunger Games Movie yesterday and loved it. Dystopia Rules.

The Spider King's Mistress



I stared out the horizon. I was dead. Just Fifteen, and my life would end in a few horrid months. Pulling at the spiderwebs tying my hand and feet had no effect. Webs of steel would be an understatement. The guard spider behind me was hanging off a tree. It hissed when I tried to topple the stool my feet were cobwebed to. My arms burned from being stretched behind me and cobwebed. I ran to avoid the fate of the Spider King's misstresses. I wasn't the first but I lasted the longest. Seven months.

Other escapees had varying fates. Some executed, most went back to the spider king and the last option was torture and disemblowment. I Diana Tanner decided to risk it all and run. Now that I was caught, I still didn't reg…

Rachael Becoming Red: The Backstory

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Rachael Becoming Red is book 1 in the Red Series. In this ebook Rachael is an eleven year girl living with the loss of her family in Kare, a religious forest village. She finds out their real cause of death when she meets Terry. A man who leads T.O. (The Organization), an agency that fights paranormal and supernatural elements deemed dangerous. Even humans who allied with them could be arrested. Rachael turns down an offer to join because she didn't want to leave Kare. Her guardian Amanda has a negative confrontation with Terry and from then on they're openly bitter enemies. How can Rachael choose between staying where she's always been or moving to the unknown to avenge her family and save others from the same fate? Also, what of Kare's secrets and is her own giardian Amanda what she seems. The truth will both open her eyes and strengthen or break a little girl's heart.

Rachael Wood: An eleven year old redhead whose life is turned upside down when she finds out he…

Trayvon Martin: A Sad Case

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Please note: The following is my thoughts about the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is the shooter but I believe a court of law should decide his fate. This blog post is not in anyway to bash any party and is only to display my feelings, put the word out and find out the thoughts of others. Thank you.

If you're unfamiliar with this case click here.

Trayvon Martin was only seventeen years old when he was shot dead by George Zimmerman, a community crime-watch volunteer. Zimmerman claims self defense and Florida has a 'stand your ground' law. This tragedy has even caused political divides with President Obama getting slammed by Newt Gingrich in this article. The fact is, a young man is dead. People want to know why. The outcry for a more thorough investigation and justice comes from all races in America, not just African Americans.


Trayvon wearing his hoodie
Was it self-defense? In my personal opinion, no. The 911 calls and witness testimony makes me suspicious that this wa…

Hunger Games Movie Out Today

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Yes it is here. Hunger Games has gone from novel trilogy to movie release in theatres. Today March 23, 2012 marks the release of movie one with two more to come. I myself will be watching it over the weekend. Jamaica isn't the grand hub of paranormal movies but I'm sure it will do well here. Whether or not you've read the books -like me- the buzz from the movie has a lot of people checking up on what The Hunger Games is really about. Katniss journey starts with taking her sister's place in the games but we all know...well not all of us so I won't say. So Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be in favour that this never happens in real life.








You can also check out Hunger Games anticipation at The League of Extraordinary Writers, Coco's Tea Party, The Bookshelf.

Picking the Perfect Cover

I was up all late hours looking at images for my upcoming/future ebook covers. It's not easy to pick that one image for a book (for my novel Rachel Becoming Red I found free images and had some one crop them together for $5US). You always want the 'perfect one' and it gets all hair pulling/ Lord of the Rings esque (*wheezes* : Have to find my precious-image) crazy. But you do find something eventually. I hope. However I did find an image for a novella I had the sudden urge to undertake this year. It was a combination of novellette talk, history channel, greek mythology and me, crazy crazy me. Yeah.

I have plans for a novella in June called Sacrifice. This is a project more of fun for me but I still plan to approach it as seriously as my other works. In this novella my M.C. is among a group of girls to be sacrificed to 'Gore' God of Maiming and Mayhem but she escapes. The god threatens the ruler with destruction if he doesn't get his sacrifice and so starts the …

Made My Red Series Page

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So for all you followers and Red Series lovers. I have finally made the Red Series Page. It's under the blog header and has all you need to know about the series. Especially the anticipated first ebook Rachael Becoming Red which after much hobob has a final release date. April 25, 2012. This is to ensure all kinks, computer isssues and promotion delays will be out of the way before RBR is released.



So in other news I read an interesting post by Amanda Hocking tonight. It's on the lost art of blogging. I think she's just getting used to life as a traditional author after being a successful self-published one. The pressure must be tremendous. But don't think I'm a party pooper. I'm sure it's worth it and plan to be there someday. I never plan to stop self-publishing though. I just think that some of my stories are best kept in my hands. *Grins.*
P.S. - Check out A Picture Paints A 1000 Words Blogfest. I will be participating March 26-28.

Review: Slippery Souls

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Slippery Souls by Rachael H. Dixon

Genre: Paranormal
Published: January 18, 2012
Pages: 242 (Paperback)
Source: Received free copy after winning Goodreads Giveaway
First heard of: Through Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon USFeed A Read, Kindle, Nook.
Summary: Libby has hit a bad patch in life, and just when she thinks things can’t get any worse she's killed in a car accident alongside her dog Rufus. During their transition to the afterlife’s Sunray Bay, Rufus somehow manages to absorb her soul – which, in turn, gives him human-like qualities and renders her soulless.

Accompanied by her now talking dog, Libby tries to unravel the mystery of her slippery soul, encountering many setbacks and dilemmas along the way. She has no idea why a group of monster slayers, headed by an ex-convict, are hunting her down, and when she teams up with rogue Peace & Order Maintenance Officer, Grim, she’s shocked to discover that there’s a mob of disgruntled vampires and a very angry mayor hot on their…

Book Review: Guardian by Rachel Morgan

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Guardian by Rachel Morgan
Creepy Hollow Book One

Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: March 5, 2012
Pages: 55
Source: Bought at Smashwords
First heard of: Through promotion by Joshua on his blog.
Purchase: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords
Summary: 1. Receive assignment.
2. Save a life.
3. Sleep.
4. Repeat.

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until one of her assignments—a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her—follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? But Nate and Vi are about t…

Circa Special

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Many enjoyed the blogpost on Circa: The Movie last week. I had made my w.i.p. into my dream movie based off a blogfest. It was so populart I've decided to give you a little back story.

Before she became Circa she was just....

A typical 90's teenager going to school.






She get an offer to be made smarter, better. She decide to take it, what's the worst that can happen?


At first things seem ok, she thinks everything will be fine.




But she's wrong.






After a while things change.




She has to stay out longer and longer.
















And one day....she never leaves.




When she comes to....she doesn't come to exactly. She's data, has no memory of her name, her family, her life and it takes time for her to figure out she was once human. A teenager.




So she floats as data. Trying to find out who she is and who was responsible. Until one day...she gets a second chance. In the 21st century. Thanks to a girl committing suicide with a laptop. Now in a new body and in a different world with no m…

Circa: The Movie

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Ok so I decided to do Circa as my WIP: The Movie Blogfest post. Circa is about a teenager from the 90's who getting turned into a computer program.  Then she gets a second chance at life in the 21st century after another female teenager attempts suicide causing her accidentally take over the girl's body. For prologue click here.

The actress below is Ellen Marlow.



Circa
To get to know Circa better here's an excerpt of questions she's asked from a previous blog hop. To view full bloghop interview click here.
1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?

It's a secret right now. No one knows that I used to be a teenager in the early 1990's until an experiment destroyed my body and turned me into a computer programme. Now in the twenty-first century I get another chance at human life thanks to a teengae girl attempting suicide using a tub and a 'stolen' laptop. I only know her name was Claire and now I have to navigate a new…

Rachael Becoming Red

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Rachael Becoming Red ebook will be released on Smashwords by March 25, 2012. The main character Rachael has to decide whether to stay in a place she's always known or go into the unknown to achieve both justice and revenge for the murder of her family. I'm very proud of this novel and hope those who read it will enjoy it too.

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Rachael Wood was only seven when her family was murdered in a vicious animal attack. Now eleven, she lives with her guardian Amanda and lives a happy life in the forest village of Kare. Then she meets Terry, leader of T.O. (The Organization) and learns her family was murdered by werewolves. But to get justice she's have to leave Kare, so she turns it down. Worse Amanda and Terry clash on meeting and both fight to make Rachael see their side. As this goes on Rachael slowly learns the truth about Kare and that things don't just lurk in the dark. They also bite. What is a girl who's to be betrothed to an elder&…

Teenage Heartthrob Blogfest

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Please Note: Remember to read guest blogpost by author Rachael H. Dixon. Click here to show her your support and read more about her clever paranormal novel Slippery Souls.

I saw Cassie Mae's post for this blogfest and decided to take part in the Teenage Heartthrob Blogfest. Our teen years is a big part of our lives an now I'll show you the males who made me swoon. Wait...most of mine were adults even then like Johnny Depp and George Clooney...help. Ok deep breaths, they're coming to me now.

Jason Bradford Priestly

I was a huge Beverly Hills, 90210 fan. Jason played Brandon Walsh on the show and years later his photo fills me with nostalgia.


Backstreet Boys


When this boy band burst on the scene girls went crazy. Not only were they handsome, they could sing. I had posters of them as a teenager and still love their songs years later.

Adam Lamberg

Remember 'Gordo' from Lizzie McGuire? I do and his character might have a bigger personality than swooning good looks but I …

Guest Post: Rachael Dixion - Author of Slippery Souls

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Hi, today I am excited to say I have my first author guest post on my Queendsheena Blog. She is the talented Rachael Dixon and I'm sure you'll lover as much as I do after reading her post. Remember to check out the links to her novel. Now without further ado...


Guest Post

Hey everyone, I’m Rachael H Dixon, the author of Slippery Souls, and I’m honoured to be writing this guest post. To give you a quick overview, I’ve been writing ‘seriously’ for three years now, and Slippery Souls is my first novel. I came to writing urban/paranormal fantasy primarily because I’ve always had a fascination with vampires, werewolves and most other things that go bump in the night. 

Slippery Souls is urban fantasy…by the seaside. The two main characters, Libby and Grim, actually came to me in a dream I once had - and they pretty much demanded that I tell their story. The book also contains a variety of other quirky characters, including a talking dog, a vampire with obsessive compulsive disorder, a …

Crazy Things in News Today

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News is meant to keep us informed but crazy things happen. And when they do, the news shows tell us about it.

1. Rush Limbaugh Calls Students 'Slut' over Contraception Controversy.



2. 41 year old male teacher leaves job for 18 yr. old student.






Rush Limbaugh's an ass for saying those things to a young lady just expressing her views.

This teacher....well it says a lot about how parents have to look out for predators everywhere.

Please comment and let me know what you think followers. Thank you for stopping by.

Rachael Becoming Red Soundtrack: Title Song

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I am now wholeheartedly convinced that the title song for my Rachael Becoming Red soundtrack is the right choice. My novel starts with a girl who lives in a village in the woods and in this music video a man is both being chased in the woods and the musicans are playing music there too. Too weird, but awesome! I actually looked at the video tonight after reading the WIP: The Movie Blogfest on Kyra Lennon's Blog. My title song is It happens all the time by Paul Lisak and After the Ice. The video is below.



P.S. : Rachael Dixion (author of Slippery Souls) has agreed to do a guest post on my blog! Keep your eyes pealed for her post on my blog soon.