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Questions, Questions: Sheena-kay answers questions from Jolene's Questions Post

Today I'm answering questions from Jolene Perry's post Questions...Questions...

Do you ever close your eyes when you're writing?

Yes but for varying reasons. Best reasons: to envision my characters, to concentrate better and to relax. Worst reasons: Migrains, Mirgains, and frustration.

Do you listen to music while you write? Before you write? Or neither?

I don't listen to music because it interferes with my concentration and writing speed.

Do you work on one project at a time? Or many projects at a time?

I'm never working on just one thing. Probably got that from writing poetry. Habits die hard.

Do you know when you've started writing something special? Or do they all feel special?

You know. That's all I'm going to say.

Are there projects that you couldn't imagine changing anything in the story? And on the opposite of that, are there projects where you could shrug about change and jump in and do it?

(Posted this answer originally in Jolene's comment…

The Next Big Thing: Nevermore

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Hi I'm stealing "The Next Big Thing." So today I'm showing off my WIP Nevermore. Enjoy the ride. Tomorrow I'll be posting answerings to Jolene Perry's Questions...Questions... post.



What is your working title of your book?

Nevermore. Yes I know James Patterson has a book with the same name but no one has exclusivity over a title. Excep maybe J.K. Rowling with the Harry Potter books. I mean

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was on the Entangled publishing website in July 2012 and read about a call for fairytale retelling with a zombie twist. The deadline was less than three weeks away but I was so intrigued I decided to write something anyway and submit elsewhere to try and get it published. Yes, Nevermore was born through a call I never planned to answer. Ironic, no?

What genre does your book fall under?

YA Dystopia. It is also contemporary with horror and romantic elements.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I…

Holiday Fling Cover Reveal

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Note: If you want to read my post for The Perfect Clone Tour click The Perfect Clone: A Promo.

Hi everyone today another Victoria Smith upcoming novel is revealed. You've probably heard about The Crimson Hunt but today I am going to introduce you to another one of her soon to be released novels, well novelette in this case. Holiday Fling is a contemporary romance of the New Adult variety. The M.C. Tarrah Reid has to decide which is worth more? A Christmas fling or a risk for something more permanent.


Book information:
Holiday Fling by: Victoria H. Smith

Release Date: November 26, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Novelette)

Book Description:
Tarrah Reid is aware that she holds the name of a famous Hollywood actress… Not that she cares, since the association helps with her "Christmas floozy” persona. She has one goal every Christmas Eve: sleep with her roommate’s cousin while the rest of the family is distracted by fruitcake. However, her annual conquest comes to a screech…

The Perfect Clone: A Promo

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The Perfect Clone by M. L. Stephens Mature Situations

Sticking to codes of moral conduct is no longer an option. Laura’s tried that before and failed miserably. With a second chance at life, she’s determined to make society play by her rules for a change.

Richard has secretly cultivated Laura’s talents for years, waiting for the perfect moment to pull her into his tangled web. It’s difficult enough to clone a child using DNA from an ancient shroud, but convincing Laura to help him might prove to be the bigger challenge.

With her own agenda in mind, Laura takes on the cloning project and is plunged into a world filled with secret societies, deception, murder and…apparitions? As her perception on reality shifts, Laura begins to question everything. What if Richard’s quest to create a clone to save humanity, is instead, The Perfect Clone for destruction?

Author's note: The Community I’ve created offers surprises, splashes of humor, action, suspense, and unexpected plot twists. I hope …

Spooktoberfest

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Hi unfortunately due to tropical storm Sandy I couldn't post yesterday and my scheduled blogoversary post never showed. It is up now and so is my entry in Spooktoberfest. Still have no electricity or internet at home since Tuesday, posting this from a bookstore. Good day guys.



Blogoversary Celebration and Bloghop

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One year ago today I started this blog. Queendsheena was created to get me closer to aspiring writers like myself as well make friends with fellow book lovers and bloggers. One year later I can I've achieved these things and have several novels and novellas in the work including four to be self-published in 2013 and others that I'm working on to send to agents/publishers in later 2013 and early 2014. All this was done through hard work and enouragement from many new friends I've found through the blogosphere. Sadly my closet family have never taken a real interest in my writing but I have friends and relatives who have commended me on taking such an endeavour. Yet before creating this blog I never truly met people really dedicated to their writing who I could keep true contact with. Also none whose books have been thoroughly promoted outside a website and a blog that is just really a book sound bite. But after creating this blog I met several of you. I'm still meeting…

Waiting on Wednesday: Tidal by Amanda Hocking and Blogoversay Bloghop Reminder

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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.


Publlication Date: Early 2013

Summary: "It felt like a tidal wave rushing over her and crushing her, destroying everything in her life. And Gemma was powerless to stop it." 

I can't wait for Tidal. It's the third book in The Watersong series and book two is coming in November. EEEK!

Blogoversary Reminder!



Blogoversary: Sacrifice Book 4 Bloghop is almost here. Tomorrow will be the official celebration of my one-year blogoverary. But starting today and until Ocotober 26, followers of my blog, both fans and sporadic readers can post their entries in the bloghop. To enter click here. Linky closes at noon on Thursday October 25. So be sure to sign up in time so you can post by friday (26th) the latest.

If I Let You Go "Letting Go" Bloghop

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Today I'm participating if Kyra Lennon's If I Let You Go "Letting Go" Bloghop. Also remember you can her novella If I Let You Go for free today on Amazon.

Bloghop Info:
On October 22nd, I invite you to share some stories about letting go. Was there a time when you had to let go of someone or something? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it? Or if that's too personal - which I completely understand - how about writing a piece of flash fiction? 
The only rules are - obviously - it has to be related to letting go, and please keep it to a maximum of 500 words.
When the day arrives, I will hop around to all the entries, along with my independent judge (otherwise known as "Mum" LOL), and the story that touches us the most will win a $10 Amazon gift card!
I will be going back in time with my flash fiction and posting an oldie. In 2005 I posted a short little fic called Suicide on Fiction Press. No one should be left to the point of suicide. If you …

Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest

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I'm participating in the Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest hosted by Ciara Kight and Ninja Captain Alex.




Blurb: Seventeen year old Lisa Brown’s life is falling apart. First, her mother and father divorce, then their house forecloses and now, her mother has decided to commit herself to a psychiatric hospital.

If that weren’t enough, she must leave sunny south Florida to attend a boarding school full of geniuses in cold, Lynn, Massachusetts. The city where the locals chant “Lynn, Lynn, city of sin; you never come out the way you went in.”

And, they aren’t kidding. Lisa must live in a tiny shack with two strange teenagers, a dog named Pig who growls when you look at him and a cat named Rat. “Mind the cat,” everyone says. What the heck is wrong with this place?

Lisa thinks she’s landed in her own house of horrors with the anti-social Alex and his facetious sister Ally. But, the real drama begins the day she is struck by lightning.


How I Noticed This Book?

Completely by accident. I was loo…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Farm by Emily McKay

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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.


Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Summary:Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to …

Express Yourself Meme, Blindsided Cover Reveal

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A new week playing part in the Express Yourself Weekly Meme. Today each participant tells what language they'd like to speak and why.

For me it's Japanese. Why? Because I'm a big fan of Japanese culture and it would only make sense to learn the language so can dig even deeper. Go Japan!

Blindsided Cover Reveal

Blindsided (Book 2 to Game On)
Release Date: November 19, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Summary: After a successful first soccer season in L.A, Jesse Shaw heads to London with his best buddy, Hunter, but his world is turned upside down when a dangerous prank threatens his career and his blossoming relationship with Hunter’s cousin, Isabelle. 

Isabelle Mills lives in Notting Hill with her parents and her twin sister, Georgia. When she finds out her cousin is coming to stay, along with his famous soccer player friend, her first instinct is to hibernate until they’ve gone. However, once she meets Jesse, everything changes. He’s everything she ever wanted, …

The Crimson Hunt Cover Reveal

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Please Note: I forgot about The Nineties Blogfest. So no post here. Sorry.

Today I'm taking part in The Crimson Hunt Cover Reveal. Victoria took quite a leap when she decided to leave her publisher and publish her book independently. Best of luck to Victoria and hope you enjoy reading  about her book.


The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1) by: Victoria H. Smith

Release Date: November 12, 2012

Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Summary:College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but t…

Express Yourself Meme: Week 2 (Yes I'm Late)

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This week we're to name five books/movies that cause the hair to stand on the back of our neck.




1. The Horror Show: This movie scared the hell out of me as a child. And I still get the chills just thinking about it. 'Meat Cleaver' Max is one of the most underated horror characters of all times. I'd rather kust die by Freddy Krueger than meet him, seriously.





2. Misery by Steven King: I read the book when I was younger and finally watched the movie around 2010. Both are freaky as hell.



3. Rock from the anime Metropolis. The extent he goes to protect his 'father' gets downright freaky sometimes.




4. The Guardian (1990) is a horror movie that would give anybody nightmare. A human eating tree? Seriously. And it wants babies! Babies!






5. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews: The things that happened in this book. Gothic horror at it's finest.



 So that's it everyone.

Waiting on Wednesday: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

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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.


Publication Date: January 3, 2013

Summary: This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other. Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana. As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner...

I have been aching to read Cinder and Scarlet has me pining no less. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Blogoversary Bloghop Sign up is Here

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The day has arrived. You can go to the Blogoversary: Sacrifice Book 4 Bloghop Page (Tab) above or just sign up here. Thank you all who choose to participate and please read the instructions carefully.



Blogoversary: Sacrifice Book 4 Bloghop

Thursday October 25, 2012 will be one year since I started Queendsheena. This blog has been a great inspiration and avenue to meet fellow writers and people who love reading, blogging and life. To thank all of you I have decided to make my one-year anniversary a competitive bloghop. I have four books scheduled for self-published release in 2013. Three are to be ebooks from The Sacrifice Series. I have decided for my blogoversary to have you my followers pick what will be written for book 4 of The Sacrifice Series.

Recquirements:

1. Be a follower of Queendsheena.

2. Choose a title no more than three words.

3. A quick summary of your idea for book 4.

4. Write 500-1000 words of your idea in story form.

5. The main character has to be a teenager. Also h…

Cover Reveal: The Faerie Guardian and Book Review Thursday

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Click here for Book Review Thursday.

Today I'm taking part in the cover reveal for The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan. The Faerie Guardian is a paperback compilation of the four ebooks in the Creepy Hollow series. With an eye catching cover I think this cover is an attention grabber. Available next month, all I can say is excellent work Rachel. I'm a fan who loves the books and you can see my review for the first two below.

Book Review for Guardian

Book Review for Labyrinth





Title: The Faerie Guardian
Author: Rachel Morgan
Release Date: 5 Nov 2012
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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 a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsio…

IWSG: About Writing, Blogoversary Contest, and Express Yourself Meme

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Click here for Wating on Wednesday Post.

So another IWSG day is upon us. Today I'll be discussing my upcoming blogoversary and news on my writing. When I created my blog Queendsheena, I was determined to get my writing off the ground, get published and make friends and contacts with other aspiring and successful writers. While I've not yet published a novel, I have achieved the other two. But while I'm not yet published, I don't regret my decision. While I plan to go both the self-published and traditional route. Neither will be done with half-polished or okay work. Until I'm satisfied that my novels are ready, none will be published. I've had various issues. A chapter doesn't work, the voice of a character sounds too old (happened in Sacrifice Her with Kale, I'm correcting that) and etc. I nearly decided to change one to New Adult but decided against it because it's part of a YA series of single books. Instead I worked getting everyone down to the …

Waiting on Wednesday: Lullaby by Amanda Hocking

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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.


Publish Date: November 27, 2012

I am excited about this book coming out. It's the second book in the Watersong series. I love Amanda Hocking's books and expect the best from her upcoming book. It's great that both book one; Wake, and it's sequel are out in 2012.

Summary: Harper only wanted a safe, normal life. But when her younger sister Gemma runs off with a dangerous clique of beautiful girls, Penn, Thea, and Lexi, everything changes. Vowing to get her sister back no matter what the cost, Harper must face dangers unlike any she's ever experienced. Fortunately, she has Daniel by her side, a gorgeous guy who's devoted to helping her find her sister—and who's immune to the girls' dark powers.

While Harper searches for her sister, Gemma struggles to adjust to her new life. Gemma's powers are …

October 25 is my Blogoversary!

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Yes readers my Blogoversary is 23 days away. To believe it's practically a year since I started this blog is unbelievable. To celebrate this momentous occasion I will be having a bloghop contest on my Blogoversary. It will be for the chance to title and summarize the fourth book in the Sacrifice Series. I will post more tomorrow and make an official sign up page on friday.


Cover Reveal: Jenny Plague Bringer

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Today I'm doing the cover reveal for Jenny Plague Bringer by J.L. Bryan. This is the fourth book in the series and book one Jenny Pox is currently free in the e-book edition. Also my blog Queendsheena was started October 25, 2011. Tomorrow I will discuss how I'll be celebrating my upcoming blogoversary.



Jenny Plague-Bringer by J.L. Bryan Expected Pub: October 23, 2012
Summary: Jenny has enjoyed a year of quiet seclusion, but her peace is about to be shattered by two new paranormals who are searching for her. Their intentions are unknown. The timing couldn’t be worse, because Jenny can’t use her pox without risking the life of the baby growing inside her…
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