Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Women In Fiction: My Favorite Heroine

Isn't he purrrty?


Before I start, I want to say thank you to Hope Roberson and all the gorgeous gals over at Falling for Fiction for selecting me as one of their winners for their Hookers and Hangers Blogfest. You have no idea how much this means to me, so lots of love to you. <3

I've read a few YA this year: Legend by Marie Lu, Divergent, Paranormalcy, Crescendo, First Step 2 Forever by Justin Bieber...ya know, real "hard" stuff. (LOL) And one thing all these novels have in common are strong female characters, and that includes Justin Bieber. Ack, I'm kidding, I'm kidding--he's a boy not a lady, right? Okay, I'll stop now. ^_^

Anyway, my favorite female heroine is Her--bet you thought I was going to say Hermoine, huh? Well, I kinda was but I'm a lot more read than you think I am.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This brings back memories. I read this when I was fifteen and it was completely by choice. One of my best friends was doing a play about her and got me interested in the character and the book. I admired Jane because she overcame her horrible childhood (orphaned as a baby) to become a prominent figure in society--the governess of Thornfield. She maintained conviction throughout the novel, and always remained positive despite all her misfortunes. At a time when women's options were limited, Jane Eyre managed to independently establish a comfortable living for herself. She also rejected Mr. Rochester despite loving him when she believed that he had committed a misdeed, proving her courage and strength.

This is my pick for best female heroine in a novel. There are so many other magnificent women to choose from in the grand multiverse of literature. Who's your favorite?

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Hookers And Hangers Blogfest Part 2



On Monday I shared the first four sentences from my YA Fantasy Portrayer. Today I'd like to show you guys the final sentences of those chapters. Once again, I'd like to thank the gals over at Falling for Fiction for this amazing blogfest.

Without further ado, the four Hangers of my first four chapters:

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Chapter 1

The lifeless body gushing blood isn't a homeless person...it's Marc. 

Chapter 2

"Oh and Nora, dear," says Voltima as she curls her hair. "Do carry just a smudge of shoe polish. You'll need it."

Chapter 3

If I don't destroy the plane my brother and sisters will die, but if do I'll end hundreds of lives.

Chapter 4

I have one minute to reach the Hospital. Or else...

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Thanks for allowing me to share. 


Monday, 16 July 2012

Hookers And Hangers Blogfest



Today I'm writing this with a broken thumb. Bummer, right? Well, it's my own fault: Saturday I had an accident while closing my door. I absentmindedly pushed it with my left thumb and I did so with too much force.  *Snap* is all I heard. Next thing you know I'm screaming in pain.

But the show must go on.

I'll be sharing four first lines from my YA Fantasy/Paranormal/ Romance novel, PORTRAYER.

Here are the rules:

We all know how important the first and last lines are in every chapter. This blogfest will hopefully get your HOOKERS and HANGERS polished making it impossible for readers to put down your book and leaving them begging for more!

On July 16th, post the first sentence from each chapter.

On July 18th, post the last sentence from each chapter.

Post as many as you like!
 
This amazing Blogfest is hosted by the gals at Falling for Fiction. Much love to them. <3

Now, without further ado, the first sentences of my novel.

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Chapter 1: 

It's been five years since my mom took my life.

Chapter 2: 

Marc's blood spurts across my face but I won't dare let go. 

Chapter 3: 

Maximillion Draconst lives in a hot pink high heeled shoe.

Chapter 4: 

I raise my palm toward the sky and issue a bolt of lightning at the plane. 

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I hope you liked what I shared. Now I'm off to see what you have for me today.

Here I come!


Monday, 9 July 2012

Excuse me? Can You Get This Published For Me?



"I'm sorry but I'm not a published author."

"Oh, well, I'm sorry to hear that."

0_0

Seriously?

One of the most frequent comments I get, apart from "That's nice", is people feeling sorry for me when I tell them I'm not published yet. AFTER they ask me to publish their book. They often hear I'm a writer from somebody, god knows who, and then comes and rains all up on me with their pity party. Homie, I don't need your tears. It takes a lot of work to be a writer and I couldn't get your stuff published even if I was.

The general public's sensitization of the publisheng industry is frightningly minimum. Heck, they know more about the Kardashians than they do an industry that's been around for centuries! I'm seriously considering doing funny Youtube videos ranting about these things, while educating people about publishing. I'm not into being all exposed like that, but if it'll stop these silly questions then, hey, bring on the trolls.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Happy Independance Day!



Today is all about lighting up the BBQ, popping back a few beers and laughing with your family and friends.

So from my family to yours, HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
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