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Playlist Week: Shade Me

Yesterday: Snow Playlist

Back Story: Shade me is a young adult novel that takes the horror creature call wraiths and go in a new direction. In this novel they're called Shades and are actually dark but kind creatures that keep to the shadows and feed off tiny bits of life force regularly to survive. As long as they feed only a tiny amount no one is harmed. But some broke this promise and fed off the souls of humans, the ultimate sin. These are where the legend of wraiths come from and all shades participating in this act were punished by having their cloaks taken and destroyed. An act that causes death for any Shade. But they're exceptions. Some Shades  can shape-shift into human form. So the rare few who could survive the punishment were forced to stay in that human form forever. But their lust for souls became a lust for blood and these shades became the first vampires. An order was sent to destroy them but not before they turned some humans into vampires as well. While all …

Playlist Week: Snow

Yesterday: Circa Playlist

Snow turns the Snow White fairytale it was inspired from on it's head with a modern Jamaican setting and a different 'villain' altogether. Samantha a.k.a. Snow is a child born white from two black parents, Terrence and Annabelle. After years of accusations of infidelity and one very unfortunate incident between mother and daughter, Annabelle leaves. When a D.N.A. test proves Snow is their daughter, all hell breaks lose. Annabelle leaves refusing to have anything to do with either husband or daughter. After the divorce she leaves the country and Samantha who realizes her mother wasn't bad after all turns on her father. It only gets worse as he moves on and remarries and when the novel starts sixteen year old Snow is overjoyed and declares her no care attitude about her father. Terrence wants to stop her wanton ways but has no idea how and has to try not to neglect his two other kids and new wife. Also Snow hides her bad side well from her fathe…

Playlist Week: Circa

Yesterday: Nevermore Playlist

Circa Playlist

Link: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Circa+Playlist/76795215



 Youtube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2E2473FC188D5A81&feature=mh_lolz  

How these songs relate to Circa

1. Born to die - Lana Delrey : Circa realizes what her new purpose in life is and who she really cares for.

  2. Wide Awake - Katy Perry : Circa living her new life. It's like a dream, a crazy fantasy come true. She is human again.

3. Words I never said - Lupe Fiasco : Circa dealing with having no memory of her past and her search for the truth. Her meeting Lux and starting socializing as a person all over again.

4. Sad Sad Robot - : Callie Winters has had a sad life and such a life can lead someone to do bad things when given unlimited power.

5. So Sick - Fly Leaf : Callie is sick of a world where nothing is equal or fair.

  6. Other Side - Red Hot Chilli Peppers : Callie's suicide and what happens after.

7. Imagine - John Lennon (ha…

Playlist Week: Nevermore

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Nevermore is set in Detroit two years after zombies showed up. Peter Pan leads his group of Lost Boys as they fight to survive in a world where one mistake can kill you. Unless you're immune.



Summary: In a world full of zombies, survivors have to do whatever it takes to survive. Peter Pan and his crew of Lost Boys scavenge the ruins of Detroit for food, ammunition and anything else they can find. Their leader being immune gives them a great advantage. Then a new girl comes along, Tinker Bell. Her affliction divides them and when an accident gets Sebastian Hook on their trail things turn even deadlier than they already are. How do you defeat an enemy who can control the very thing that scares you most?


Nevermore Playlist
Please note: The widget doesn't seem to be working on my blog post. So if the playlist doesn't show up below either click the link or use the playlist at the top of the sidebar. Thank you.

Link: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Nevermore/76456074

1. Who Dat …

Timeless Cover Reveal and News

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Timeless by Michelle Madow will be out November 20, 2012. This is the last installment in the Transcend Time Saga. The other two novels Remembrance and Vengeance are already out. Not familiar with the series? You can buy an e-book copy of Rembrance for just $2.99 at book stores like Amazon. Also there is the Timeless Cover Reveal Giveaway which offers several great prizes to one lucky winner. Prizes include signed copies of Remembrance, Vengeance and Timeless, signed bookmarks, a mask and more. For more on Michelle Madow you can check out her blog.
Queendsheena News
This week from Tuesday to Friday will be Playlist Week here at Queendsheena. I will be posting the playlist of my WIPS and upcoming novel Snow (November 2012 - My Jamaican version of Snow White). Also I will talk about why I picked these songs and give you special tidbits for each book. Here's the schedule:
Tuesday- Nevermore Wednesday- Circa Thursday- Snow Friday- Shade Me

Take a look at Me and a Surprise

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So you have seen my old profile pic forever. Me, Sheena-kay Graham in the red top at my sister's graduation. Now you can take a gander at a few other new pictures. By the end of the week I plan on uploading a new profile pic for my blog. But for today you get to just stare upon my beauty. Enjoy.


Jealous?

Oh yes, I have to show off Insurgent. Remember Kelley Lynn, you and I said we'd try to become extras in the Divergent movie.


Now without further ado. Guess what? I finally have my own e-reader!


My kindle was purchased Saturday August 11, 2012. I'm having so much fun reading ebooks at my own convenience.

And a shout-out to Kyra Lennon. I bet you can whose book this is.


I only have the sample right now. But I love what I read (Leah rocks!) and as soon as I get some cash in my paypal account I'm buying it. Or if I win an Amazon gift card. Whichever comes first. I'll also get Elizabeth Seckman's novel as well. Read that sample too.

Have a nice day everyone.






WIP Meme

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I was on Carrie Butler's Personal Blog when I found this meme. Pretty much as a participant in WIP Meme I have to post a paragraph from my lastest WIP with the word 'look.' So I have decided to use my Camp Nanowrimo project for this. It's titled Shade Me and about a Shade who decides to live life as a human but falls into a vampire conspiracy to take over humans and in love with her ex-best friends' boyfriend. With more complications in between. I first mentioned this novel idea in June. A more detailed idea of this novel can be found here.

The break out of a Demi Lavato song told her she had a call. The screen said Lizzie and Cassie smiled.  Elizabeth Bailey a.k.a. Lizzie had been her best friend for nine months during her two years of being human.

"Lizzie hi," Cassie said, "I was just looking at the stars."

Lizzie scoffed. "Your ceiling again? You know normal teens watch television or listen to their ipods. And yeah, use their computers to g…

Fan Fiction: Love it or Hate It

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I for one love fan fiction. I have several accounts on fanfiction.net alone. My currently active one Queen Datsuh was left in active for nearly a year since I was lost in buckling down to write my own fictional stories. But I'm back as of this month. I posted two new stories: Save Me - Teen Wolf and Love and Gang Violence - Avatar: Last Airbender. My stories often leap outside the shows original focus and takes these characters on very different journeys. I am also slowly updating my back log two stories at a time. My current two are I Hope for Freedom - Avatar: Last Airbender and A Living Nightmare - Naruto. The reason why I enjoy writing fan fiction is because it gives me the chance to write with characters I didn't create, put them in new situations and have others judge how well I've done as well as what they think of the character being plunged in a new environment. I just find it exhilerating.

So what do you think of fan fiction?

Winner of The Hands of Time Giveaway

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Winner of The Hands of Time ebook is DMS. Congratulations and you should be contacted over the weekend as to how your book will be sent to you.
For those wondering what this book is about here is the summary.
When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain.
Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.

What If? Fairytale Madness Blogfest

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Today I'm partcipating the What If? Fairytale Madness Blogfest. Special thanks to judges: Cassie MaeMorgan ShamyMark Koopmans, and Leigh Covington. My entry is for Team Plot Twists. Best of luck to everyone entering stories in this blogfest.


Peter Pan No More
Peter Pan sat in the mess hall shackled. It had been a month since he and The Lost Boys were captured. He was locked in a cell, they were taken down below. Anytime he saw them, he ached.

He refused to eat as Captain Hook walked in. "Son!" he lit up upon seeing Peter.

The pirates burst out laughing when Peter recoiled. "Stop calling me that."

Captain Hook walked up to him. "Please understand that everything I've done was for you Edgar Hook."

Peter refused to acknowledge him. Every time he recalled the truth he felt sick. Both once lived in another world. They were Amelia, Carter and Edgar Hook. They were very close, even after Amelia died of pneumonia. But everything changed during an Easte…

The Hands of Time Promo and Giveaway

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When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain.
Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.


Today I'm taking part in the Hands of Time Tour and promoting the novel The Hands of Time by Irinia Shapiro. If you're into time traveling romance novels this might be one to check out.

Reviews:

Lovey Dovey Books - {Blog Tour} Review: The Hands of Time by Irina Shapiro

Bet…

What Was Your Childhood Monster? Blogfest

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Please Note: Sorry for the lack of post but I jut got my internet back last night. Lost it on Sunday and a technician from the phone company had to come yesterday because on Monday we lost complete use of the landline. Well I'm back so on with the posting.


Christine Rains is hosting this blofest in honour of her novel Fearless which was released August 7.

My childhood monster was ghosts. I know many people don't believe in ghosts but I do. I remember as a child/teen strange and creepy experiences that couldn't be easily explained. Like hearing the sound of an oldman moaning/groaning behind the iron board. Or hearing a voice outside calling me in the early hours of the morning claiming to be a family member who safely in the house fast asleep. Then there was a really freaky experience in my teens that I won't talk even talk about here. I will only say it left me freaked out for a long time and even terrified the family member I told.



I'm not declaring myself some …

Sacrifice Her Delay Explained

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I left a short notice on Tuesday about Sacrifice Her being delayed. Now I'd like to explain further. This was a tough decision that took a lot of thinking, mulling and serious consideration. Earlier this year I shelved Rachel Becoming Red. I did that because I knew the novel was not only not ready but completely wrong for the direction of the series. So I shelved it and set a new release date of December 2014. Thankfully this isn't the issue with Sacrifice Her.

The delay is a result of several circumstances. First I have limited computer and internet access making typing extremely time cinsuming. I write on paper first but it still takes  lot of time typing up this novella when I get the chance. Also there's editing that needs to be done, contacting individuals who I agreed to send drafts to critique, arranging the book cover, promoting the novel and a host of other things.

Secondly I had some financial issues this year as a result of a sudden cancellation. I had agreed t…

Congrats Kelley!!

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Today I have another author to congratulate. Kelley Lynn will be published by Star Sapphire Publishing in 2013. Click here to read more. I am so happy for her and I'm sure you all are too.

Camp Nanowrimo: Anticipation and Dread

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Camp Nanowrimo starts August 1st and I'm super Nervous to participate. Why? Well I also 'participated' in Bunowrimo (June) and that was a complete bust with less than a 1000 words. So now I'm back for August with a different novel. I plan this time to be a success and complete my novel within the month. Wish me luck and believe me when I say my new project takes a new direction for what we've come to know as wraiths in horror and fantasy fiction (those not in the know, think dementors from Harry Potter to get a basic idea).



Shade Me is a Paranormal YA using a supernatural creature rarely mentioned outside horror stories. Wraithes. However in Shade Me they're called Shades and a select few have the ability to shape shift into humans. One of them decides to go out into the world and settles into life as sixteen year old Cassie Blake. But life's never so simple and her desire to be human and keep her Shade's roots will become a lot more complicated very qu…

Waiting on Wednesday: Requiem

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



Release Date: March 5, 2013

Goodreads Summary: Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. Of Pandemonium, ALA Booklist noted that “like all successful second volumes, this expands the world and ups the stakes, setting us up for the big finale.”

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as …