Oct 31, 2015

National Novel Writing Month 2015

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50 000 words in the month of November. I have been writing such a lot of technical writing in the last few years, and I want to go back to collecting personal histories and folklife. So I am challenging myself to NaNoWriMo to increase my creativity.
I have also been doing some art, colouring and other creative pursuits to broaden myself in this way. It's really helped with my mourning time.

Aug 22, 2014

cAT tHURSDAY -im redy for my close up

hai hoomans

my stoopid mum is sooo busy wiv the stoopid hooman grand kitten.
i say stoopid becos that kitten sed woof the other day.
i cant beleve it!
she cant even lern miaow lik a normel hooman kitten shuld.

eny ways i got Uncal Rob to tak my pitchers cos my hooman wont tak eny.
she just taks pitchers of the hooman grand kitten all the tim!!!

look how adorabul i am!
worshiip me.

luv Jigglypuff

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

May 28, 2014

Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Apr 17, 2014

Cat Thursday - Time for a Break

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Like a lot of people, I have been dealing with a plateful of interesting challenges. I think I just need a break to have time to breath and to look after my health. I hope everyone has a nice break if you are on school holidays.  If not, I hope you get some hugs to see you through.


Book Blast - The Necklace of Goddess Athena

Book Blurb

Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-travelling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-travelling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?

Apr 15, 2014

Mortal Enchantment Cover Reveal & Giveaway.

Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for

MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!

Check out the awesome cover and enter to win a 

$50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!!

On to the reveal!

An Element of Time & Giveaway (US only)

"A vampire and a slayer walk into a bar... Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but for Veronica and Mackenzie, it's the beginning of the rest of their lives... "

The world has seen its fair share of evil, but Veronica Chase had no idea such monsters truly existed. Werewolves, poltergeists, witches... even vampires. Ignorance was bliss. But her reality was crushed on that horrid day her family was taken away from her. Now, Veronica has devoted her entire life to hunting those very creatures, searching for the werewolf pack that murdered her parents in hopes of finding her abducted sister. Nothing will get in her way of settling the score for the hand she was unjustly dealt. That is until her newest assignment brings her to her knees. 

After one hundred and eight years on earth, Mackenzie Jones thought he had seen it all. With the exception of daylight of course, but that's what comes with the territory being a vampire and all. Perpetually damned to live his life as a bartender in the shadows of the night, nothing has sparked his interest lately. Just once he wished something exciting would happen in his mundane life. Little did he know, his wish was about to come true. Walking through the door to his bar, and into his heart, Mackenzie allows love to take the wheel for the first time. There's just one slight problem. She's there to kill him.

Apr 10, 2014

Juliet Landau's "A Place Among the Dead" (A Vampire Documentary).

One of my most priized possessions is a comic signed by Juliet Landau who played Drusilla in Buffy and Angel.
Consequently, I receive news updates about what she's up to in her career. 

Apr 8, 2014

Divergent - The Movie

My brother-in-law won tickets to see Divergent thanks to 96FM, so my sister and I got to head off to one of the first West Australian screenings. We had a bit of fun, and I mentioned to my sister that this is the kind of thing she and I used to do before we had kids. (I hear a collective sigh from the Mamas).  I haven't read the books, but I've heard they are the next big thing in YA fiction, and are already being compared to The Hunger Games. I have them sitting in my study as a present to our daughter (shh, don't tell her!).

Apr 4, 2014

Magelica's Voyage - Book Tour & Giveaway

About the Book

Title: Magelica's Voyage
Author: Louise Courey Nadeau
Publication Date: August 24, 2013
Publisher: Kite Readers
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 5 to 10
Summary: Who ever heard of a girl being hatched from an egg the colour of sapphires? Magelica doesn't know where she came from or who she really is. But when she's transported to the Isle of Dreams in a flying bathtub, she launches into an adventure of discovery, and learns that wonderful things can happen when she uses her imagination, believes, opens her heart and trusts in love. Come fly with her and discover for yourself the power of imagination,gratitude,believing in yourself, and love! In this special first voyage, fantasy, adventure, magical illustrations, empowering messages, and a wonderful cast of enchanting characters come together as Magelica takes young girls and the special people in their lives on a fun, inspiring voyage about making your life magical.
  * Available in English / French / Spanish *