Showing posts from February, 2016

Meme Blog Hop and Monday MIshMash

Today is day one of the five day long Meme Blog Hop. Hosted by Christine Rains, Tara Tyler and C. Lee McKenzie, it is a hop meant to bring on positivity and entertainment. Who does not want to be entertained? 
Meme Details: The meme I'm submitting was initially made when Grace Randolph a Youtuber who delivers fresh movie news on week days (along with movie reviews and updates) asked viewers to create a meme based on a picture from the Wonder Woman set. I shared it with her on Twitter and I still enjoy it to this day. All I can say is that the woman holding the shield is Wonder Woman and I think the guy is a potential love interest. Today I will share this piece of hilarity with you and let you judge how good or funny it is.

Caption: When your sword face needs some serious work
Huh? They say a joke is lost if you have to explain it so I'll leave you with this. Thanks for popping by and be sure to check out others participating by clicking here.
Monday Mishmash

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Do You Have a Goal Bloghop: February 2016

Do you have a Goal Bloghop is a hop where you sign up with the goal you have in mind. It can be a small or big goal. Either way after joining you share your progress the last Friday of each month. 
1. I have decided to release The Missing Girls series in it's entirety on one day. Kind of like Netflix. They will each be a separate novella detailing the disappearance of a teenage girl. She can be a runaway, abducted etc. All each novella will have in common is the MC being teens and it is written in verse.

2. Since I am doing them all together. It is more feasible to release late Summer or Fall. Which means another project might end up being in 2017 which has multiple releases planned. But I want my first book's release to not be within a cramped space.

3. I love the covers and next month will be setting up for a cover reveal for the first four in May. The fifth cover will not be shown until the book releases. A little bit of suspense won't kill.

4. While I don't plan t…

Fan Fiction Overload

For starters here is what I have to say to the flu and and fatigue trying to get me down.

Hey everyone today I want to discuss a form of writing I love a lot but rarely chat about. Fan fiction are stories written based off someone else's work intended as part of a fandom and not original fiction. So a retelling is not fan fiction which has given us wonderful novels like Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Over the years I have written all kinds of fan fiction and want to share a few with you lovely folks. If you are not a fan of this writing form then prepare to...continue not being a fan. I'm a writer not a miracle worker. Plus Thursday Feb 25 is election day in Jamaica so I have enough to think about.

Right off the bat let's start with...poetry. *Gasp* You had no idea that fan fiction included the poetic art. Well here are links to a few. Note that all work is by yours truly.
To Serenity - Show: Yu-Gi-Oh
Me: Wrote this late 2003 not too long after graduating high school. Yup, around…

Stephanie Faris Guest Post, Illustrator Shout out and Cover Reveal

Today we have Stephanie Faris as our lovely guest. Author of multiple books (of which I own a few) and a lovely blogger as well it's great to not only reveal the cover of her latest book but also have her as my guest below. 

The words are 100% her own and she will be sharing how to manage multiple projects as an author. Take it away Steph!

Too Many Projects at Once - Stephanie Faris

On a typical day, I’ll write about cloud computing, credit card processing, eight-year-old fictional shenanigans, and a 12-year-old sleepover. I usually don’t take a break between working on projects, moving from one to the next to make sure I meet whatever deadlines I have that day.

It wasn’t always that way. At one time, I was sure I couldn’t work on more than one writing project at a time. Then I got an agent…and launched a freelance career. The latter means writing 2,000 words or more on whatever my clients happen to need that day. The former means dealing with edits on your 2016 book while you’re st…

Under the Weather BUT still seeing Sunshine

Sorry for being out of the blogging arena for most of this week. Sadly I got a bad case of the flu and combined with my fatigue issues I took bit of a health hit. Hopefully I'll be on the back to blogging form by Monday while I recover. Will say that my spirit are still high and nothing will rain on my parade enough to take away my happiness. Hope all of you feel the same. Plan to see Deadpool either weekend or early next week (planned for this past Tuesday but I got too sick then. Even my brother stayed home on Wednesday from his job to rest. At least my Dad a.k.a. Mr. Superman didn't get sick. Heaven help us if he ever did, that bug would wipe us out right now).

However like I said nothing is going to mess up my happiness. So enjoy some handsome kittens below and don't anything take your happiness or sunshine. Love you guys and see you Monday.

Mish Mash Week Five and Getting Personal: Out of the Writing Closet #LGBT

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme sharing your thoughts and happenings. You just grab a button and create your post. Sure I guess I write it differently from most but moving on....

1. I have all sorts of stuff going on:

A) More in Getting Personal

B) Freelance work is ongoing. Thank God.

2. Anticipating the arrival of Glass Sword. It was mailed in advance of the release date so hopefully it will reach me this week. Fingers Crossed.

3. Still have to get the smell out of books that got wet after the grand bathroom flood. Plumber #2 finally fixed what was really going on. Bit me Plumber #1. From me and my books. Plus it was just luck both times I stayed up late writing. Of course the cracks that make the water seep into my room sucks ass but still...

4. Lots and lots of writing. YAY!!!? Get out of here question mark!

5. Tuesday is Deadpool. Boom.

Getting Personal: Out of the Writing Closet

You guessed it! I'm closing my Roe pseudonym in favor of writing all my YA under my real name wit…

Book Review: City of Fallen Angels

Book: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments Book Four)

Author:  Cassandra Clare

Source: Purchased from The Book Depository (TBD)

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/Supernatural

Summary: Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked ("Entertainment Weekly") now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! "City of Fallen Angels "is a Shadowhunters novel. The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And most importantly of all she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions b…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Glittering Court

Waiting on Wednesday is held weekly by Breaking the Spine. This event spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are excited about. So without further ado here is my pick.

Book: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Summary: A dazzling, romantic new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds from Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of "Vampire Academy." Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, "The Glittering Court" tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court. Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies who appear destined for powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World.Adelaide naturally excels in h…

Mish Mash: Week Four

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme sharing your thoughts and happenings. You just grab a button and create your post. Sure I guess I write it differently from most but moving on....

1. Freelance Work is a go and I'm working with one regular customer and two new ones. I'm excited since one of the new ones wants to do a major project. We'll see but if they decide to continue I'll be getting some good bank. Never bad for a freelancer.

2. I am very excited after getting thirteen new books for my kindle. I helped an author last week and in return was given an Amazon Gift Card. The books I got include: The Undead Road by David Power King (yup paid full price but isn't our lovely David worth it), Dissilution by J.L. Campbell, Midwife to Destiny (Destiny African Romance #1) (Destiny African Romance Series) by Nana Prah and Dracul (Dragon Eye Book 5) by Finley Aaron.

3. Doing a book promo this week for a blog tour. Keep an eye out this week to find out which book.

4. Right now I …

IWSG: Putting Yourself Out There

Today is the monthly IWSG hosted by Alex and his interchangeable minion squad of online ninjas. Every first Wednesday participants gather to share their insecurities and other thoughts out in the open. It is is an amazing catharsis and fun gathering to be a part of. So here I go with my post.

One of my insecurities has been getting more involved online. When I started this blog I had already tried others with varying degrees of success and failure. Yet I was willing to try again and as you can see a couple years down the road it has paid off.

Then there was Facebook which at first was this crazy fun playground but soon became an overcrowded junkyard I could barely get a word in. I left it for awhile a while for Twitter last year. While I have returned it is still a struggle and not one I'm currently really struggling with as I have found my social media soulmate.

Now that takes me to Twitter. When I first started I have to admit I misjudged twitter. All those short quips and peop…

Mish Mash: Week Three and Stealing Snow Cover Reveal

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme sharing your thoughts and happenings. You just grab a button and create your post. Sure I guess I write it differently from most but moving on....

1. Catching up on some reading with Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins and Triangles by Ellen Hopkins.

2. Made a private list on the priority manuscripts I need to finish this year.

3. Set things up so I can publish my first book by June. No more delays.

4. Getting posts ready for April's A-Z. I'm participating with two blogs. More on that in the week.

5. Watch the sinking of Shadowhunters series on Free Form. Did not enjoy this from the start and now even the most dedicated fans are starting to turn on it. The numbers have been steadily declining from a start of nearly two million viewers to under a million by episode 3. Netflix was where I slowly watched the first two and then risked the third one live. Will watch the next one just to be part of the group able to say "Should have kept the movie."…