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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Susanna Carr 'A Deal Benefits' Blog Tour


A Deal with Benefits is a wonderful love story when you look deeper into the book.  It’s a well written story about love, but what I feel most important, the struggles that come with relationships.  Both characters have their own problems and their own pasts that keep them from committing.  From start to finish we are taken through the journey and minds of both characters.  I really loved that the author wrote the book in Ashley’s and Sebastian’s POV.  It gives the reader the chance to understand what’s going through both characters heads and what I liked best: knowing what both characters are ACTUALLY feeling for each other though they may not say it. 

Now I need to blow out some steam.  All guys out there, who are reading this, pay close attention.  We girls may tell you that we know EVERYTHING, we girls will make you think we know EXACTLY what everyone is thinking, we will act like we know what everyone thinks, because that’s just how we are.  But I’m going to let you in on a secret.  WE REALLY DON’T!  And if only you knew how hard it truly is for me to say that!  I’m very stubborn, I like to believe I’m right and I know all.  But the truth is girls only know about 95% of everything.  The 5% we don’t know is how you guys think of us.  So I BEG you!  Tell the girl how you feel!  What you think of her!  If you love her, you NEED to tell her!  If you don’t love her, still tell her.  Just make sure there aren’t any weapons or anything that can be used as a weapon around.  I am telling you this, because it will save y’all from a lot.  Also, it’s really hard as a crazy romantic to know what a boy is thinking, hurt the girl, make me go through a whole bunch of crap and pain, and then tell her what you think.  After you’ve almost lost her.  So please, I’m begging you.  Just let us know what’s going through your head.  Sincerely, A Deal with Benefits almost killed me. 

The book was great!  I could definitely see it being one of those romance movies like The Notebook. 

 

I rate it:  3/5 Coffee Cups. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas book lovers!  Hope you get lots of books for Christmas! 

Cheers,
Bex

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

E.M. Havens Dark Night of the Soul BLOG TOUR


Interview with Author:
 
1.  What inspired you to write Dark Night of the Soul?

“That’s a hard question. I’m really not sure. I think most writers are thinkers, and one day I was just thinking and the story started forming. Once I figured out the basics of the plot I got really excited and wanted to share this encouraging story with everyone!”

 

2.  Are there any events or characters in the novel that you took from your own life?

“The first chapter was derived from experiences I had as a teen. I never attempted to commit suicide, but I did struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. A few of the other circumstances in the book have happened to people I know. But no, I have not died and spent any time in Purgatory.”

3.  How did you go about creating the characters?

“Like all of my characters, I give them an entire life. I write sort of a time line or outline for my own reference. I think this is important to how they start out in the novel and how they grow throughout. I also know what kind of person I want them to become and create the story around them to push them there. Several of the characters in DNOTS required a lot of research too. I had to look into several centuries, countries, and societies so that I could make sure they stayed true to their pasts as well.”

4.  What part of Dark Night of the Soul was your favorite to write?

“The ending, by far, was the best part of the book to write. My family thought I was crazy when I ran around the house screaming “Yes” when I wrote the final line. It was one of those perfect moments when it all comes together.”

5.  When did you first start writing?

“I’ve always been a writer, but I mainly focused on poetry and lyrics. I started seriously writing novels a little over a year and a half ago and Dark Night of the Soul is my second published worked.”

6.  What is your favorite past time?

“Sleep. No really though, I’m a pretty low key person. I love spending time with family, friends and my animals just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company.”

7.  If you could give any advice to your fans, what would it be?

“Simplify. Stuff and activity will never make you happy. Whittle it all down to what is really important then focus on that, even if it means doing with less.”

I rate Dark Night of the Soul 5/5 cups of coffee

Friday, December 6, 2013

Flawless Blog Tour. Amazing author: Jennifer Sadera

Interview with Jennifer:
1.What inspired you to write Flawless?
“When I sit down to write, I have only one motive: to be as truthful to myself, my feelings and my message as possible.  To know that my work helped someone else live a more fulfilling life is the greatest of honors and an awesome responsibility.”
2. How long did it take you to write the whole book?
“It took me two years to write FLAWLESS and another year to edit it.  I was so obsessed with it being EXACTLY what I'd envisioned that the process took far longer than I'd anticipated and I actually had to cut out large portions of the book.  The book is so long as it is, I needed to make it more concise.  And I think the editing really did make it better.”
3. Was/is there anything in particular in your life that inspired an event or character in the novel? 
“As for inspiration, there were many sources.  The group of friends was based on my own tightly-knit group of high-school pals; they are friends I have to this day and I feel that the connections I made then helped mold me into the person I became.  I never underestimate the power of friendship.  I feel one person in your corner, having your back, encouraging you--even fighting with you at times, can help change your destiny.  There was also the feeling of being an outsider looking in:  what if a person who appeared to have it ALL actually had so little?  It's intriguing, don't you think?  How we dismiss a person who appears to be so fortunate but really is so needy?  And in the beginning Lia dismissed herself too!  It took her years to address her problems and understand how vital the relationships in her life were to her HAVING a full life.  Fortunately I never had to deal with the horrible things in life that Lia had.  But I have had plenty of difficulties, as I suspect we all have, and I think it is the tough things in life--and the suffering--that create the compassion within the person.  I am lucky enough to be able to express my compassion through writing.”
4. Was there anything that helped you get into the writing groove/process when you were creating Flawless? 
“I never really understood much about "writer's block" or having to get into a writing groove.  I thank my lucky stars that I have always written.  I wrote my first book at age 8.  I spent my early twenties on the staffs of "Redbook" and "Woman's World" magazines writing and then wrote articles on a freelance basis for many years before attempting FLAWLESS.  It's not that I like to write.  I need to write.  I don't know how to live my life any other way.”
 
5.  How did you go about creating the characters?
“When I am plotting, creating characters and scenes, I feel more like a medium than a writer because the characters just come to me.  I know it sounds strange, but I start thinking about a character and the next thing I know, she's sitting on my shoulder whispering her lines into my ear.  I honestly feel like it's a group effort!  Weird, huh?”

6. If you were Lia how do you think you would have coped with her troubling past and promising future? 
“If I were Lia, things may not have turned out so well for me.  I tend to shout out my feeling first and really think about them later (I know I endowed her with that trait in the beginning too, lol).  I've never been great at keeping my emotions in check.  I think that's what makes me such an emotional writer but perhaps harder to deal with on an interpersonal level, ha, ha.” 
7. Who is your favorite character and/or was your favorite character to write? 
“My favorite character in the book is--who else?  WILSON.  He is so perfect and so wonderful.  He is based on a good friend in my own life and it comes right back to what I said before--good friends can change our destiny.  Just look what "Wilson" did for me...inspired me to write a book!”

8. Do you have any idea if the rabbit facts in your book are true?  Do rabbits actually act like that (just curious because I kind of want one now)?  ;)

“Now, to answer my favorite question about the rabbit facts: yes, I researched and found nearly everything I wrote about Mr. Peppers to be true.  I also know it to be true on a more intimate level because I have a Holland Lop-eared named Jiggy.  She is absolutely darling and I am completely in love with her.  She acts very much like a cat.  I was shocked to learn how cuddly she was.  It never occurred to me that rabbits were so affectionate.  Her favorite thing to do is sit with me at night getting petted and watching TV!  But a word of warning: if you get one, don't place her outside in a cage.  She has to live with you or her social skills will be stunted.  Jiggy has her own room and we kiddingly call her the "Princess Bunny."  One fact I did have to stretch: life span.  Hollands generally only live 5-7 years, not 10 like Mr. Peppers.”

9. What’s the moral of the story?

“The moral of the story is simple: give of your talents, skills and feelings and use your suffering to alleviate others.  When you offer it all up to the universe it comes back to you amplified by thousands.  It's only when we can place the most vulnerable facets of our lives into the hands of others--and risk potential rejection--that we gain inner power.  And the most powerful force we have is within us: the power to choose.  Choose to be happy.”
10. Do you believe if a person finds their right meditative state they may find answers or be enlightened of a burden they carry?  Whether it’s a loved one who’s past away, or something from their past that needs to be reopened?

“I COMPLETELY believe in the power of meditation. I also believe in tapping into the good within ourselves to find the answers we seek.  Perhaps my favorite book of all time is "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind," by Joseph Murphy.  It sounds as though you would really like this book.  I relied on a lot of internet sources as well when I was researching the ways to deal with PTSD.  In addition, I had written a freelance article on PTSD a number of years ago which always stayed with me and I was glad to lend Ruth the information from my own article in her dealings with the treatment of the disorder.”
11. Finally, what do you hope people will take away from after reading Flawless? 
“What I'd most like people to take away after reading FLAWLESS is a feeling of hope.  I think that despite all the tragedy, it is a very hopeful book!”
 
I have to say that I completely LOVED Flawless!  After reading it I felt like I had really lived all those years and those memories were all mine.  The author brought tears to my eyes with her writing and story.  Yet, I have never in my life read a book and taken away so much from it!  I feel like I have a whole new percpective on life.  Flawless was kind of eye opening for me.  Being a huge reader, I’ve always loved escaping reality and into a new world.  But never have I read a book that felt like I was living reality in a new world.  I applaud Jennifer on her talent and amazing novel!

I rate Flawless: 5/5 cups of coffee!  It was Flawless ;)


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shout out!


I would like to take a moment and THANK all the amazing authors that have inspired me through their stories and emails.  Since I started my blog in July I have talked to so many authors and they have reached out to me.  It’s been such a blessing over the many months to email and meet all the wonderful, inspiring, joyful, authors that I have.  I can’t thank you ENOUGH for the time you have spent on me: your HUGE fan and blogger!  I wish in many ways that I could repay you, but know that I could never fully do so.  As you have all taken part in making me the person I am today with your books and your words that speak to me in so many ways.  You have no idea how much you all truly mean to me! 

 

In particular I would like to thank these specific authors:

Victoria Scott

Polly Holyoke

Natalie Richards

Jennifer Sadera

Bridget Ladd

Mary Gray

Hafsah Laziaf

All of these talented authors have taken a huge role in my blogging.   Giving me awesome advice and taking the time to answer all my MANY questions to make great posts!  These authors have devoted lots of their time to their fans and it means so much to me!  They have all inspired me in different ways.  Some of them even help me reach my goals today, and they don’t even realize it!  I hope that they see this post and it will put a smile on their faces! 

I was having a pretty bad day today at school.  First, I got told that a few of my friends were leaving school and not coming back.  My back has been giving me LOTS of trouble and I could barely dance today in class!  Then, we had to leave school early because of the ice storm!  …..Well I’m still trying to decide if I was happy about that or not.  Lastly, I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’ve been tremendously tired!  

Now, you may be wondering why I’m mentioning this.  I am saying this because when I got home from school….. I saw on my phone that I had some emails.  So proceeding to check them like my usual routine after getting home from a long day at school, I opened the app and saw that I had emails from a few of the authors!  Jennifer Sadera, Victoria Scott, Natalie Richards, and Bridget Ladd  had all emailed me.  I can’t tell you enough how much these emails lifted my spirits!  I was almost in tears with happiness at what was written for me in those emails!  I’m now having a great end to my day thanks to them!  I love them all so much and can’t thank you enough!   

Thank you to all!

Cheers,

~Bex

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Powered Blog Tour



Interview with Cheyanne
What inspired you to write a book about super heroes and villains?
This story is kind of boring…I was at home sick one day and ended up catching a marathon of all 3 Spiderman movies. By the end of it, I had decided I would write a story about a girl super hero. It took me a couple of years to write it though; I had always considered myself a contemporary author so I was a little scared of fantasy.
How did you come up with your version of heroes and villains?
I wanted a race of super humans instead of the usual human-who-gets-powers story. I really liked the idea of villains having a genetic disposition to turn evil, and thought it would be even better if my main character had this problem.
How did you go about writing the main character?
I had to have a lot of mental chats with Maci before I could write her.  Maci can be a bit stubborn (which anyone who’s read the book will know, haha) and when I wanted to write her story in a way she didn’t like, she’d get pissed and refuse to tell me what really happened. Eventually we got on the same page, and I had a lot of fun writing her.
Do any of the characters resemble you, or people you’ve had in your life?
I’m proud of myself with this book because I didn’t use any inspiration from people in real life with these characters. But I will say that Crimson is the sort of person I’d love to be. ;-)
Who are your favorite hero and villain (not from your book)?
My favorite villain is The Governor from The Walking Dead. He’s terrifying and insane and that’s a perfect combination for a bad guy. My favorite heroes are a tie between Batman, Harry Potter and Katness Everdeen.
If you were a super hero or villain what would your power be?
If I’m a Hero I’d want the ability to fly. If I’m a villain, I’d want super strength and the ability to manipulate people (either physically or mentally) into doing what I want them to.
What is your favorite past time?
The busier my life gets, the more I appreciate a good nap. I also love Zumba dance fitness classes. Don’t let this trick you into thinking I’m a good dancer. I’m not.
If you could give any advice to your fans what would it be? 
Do what you like to do because you like to do it, not because you think you have to. Don’t compare yourself to others because their journey is not yours. And always: be nice to everyone. It just makes your life a whole lot better.
Have you ever considered the name Bex for a book?…....Cause you totally should ;)
Consider it done! (Look for it in Powered book 2) :-D
Powered was AWESOME!  Going into it I started off a bit slow.  But once all the real action started I couldn't put it down!  I definitely fell in love with the main character Maci.  Probably because of all the similarities there are between me and her.  We are both stubborn, we both are control freaks, if something doesn't go our way we get angry and maybe a little bit violent, and we don't open up to people very good....oh and neither of us particularly like to cry and be seen as weak.  So some people may not like Maci very much.  I could see why.  The supers world is one that I've never been to before!  It was definitely fresh from all the genres that are getting thrown around today.  It brilliantly thought up and executed.  It was funny (like dude seriously I totally LOLed for sure)!  ;)  Even is a hotty.  Kind of how I imagine my BF.  Doesn't put up with my attitude (because Even didn't put up with Maci).  And he fought back.  But he was also much more mature.  Powered was a fun read and I'm SUPER (Hahaha get it?) excited for the next one!  It's been on my mind since I finished the first.  I can't wait to see what Cheyanne brings!  ;) 
I RATE THIS BOOK:  4/5 cups of coffee!  Now go get a copy. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review of The Liberator by Victoria Scott


The Liberator

By: Victoria Scott

 

 

Overview

 

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn’t like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard.

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

 

Review:  I wasn’t a big fan of Dante Walker himself when reading The Collector.  I thought he was rude and way to stuck up.  In The Collector my favorite characters were Charlie, and Red.  Both characters are funny, and bring their own quirk to the story!  Not, The Liberator.  This is something SO much different!  Dante had me wanting more and more of him!  His character matured a lot more in the second novel and he was more vulnerable and sensitive.  But he ALSO NEVER lost his swag.  I was so jealous of Charlie.  Haha!  We are introduced to the Aspen in The Liberator.  I LOVE HER!  I especially loved the relationship Dante and Aspen formed.  First going into it, I was kind of worried he might fall for her.  Instead, Victoria surprised me by giving them more of a brother + sister feel.  It was something special; I think Dante really needed to make his character.  Aspen is strong mentally and physically!  She totally KICKS BUTT!  Though, she sometimes acts like she doesn’t care, her past always keeps her tight and ready to fight for her loved ones. 

The story took me up and down so much, I felt like I was on a rollercoaster.  This, personally I think is a good thing!  I NEVER knew what to expect!  That is saying something; I have the annoying ability to see things through!  The only thing I saw coming was who Kraven crushed on.  But enough said there ;) the plot was written perfectly.  The way Victoria designed Hell, well let’s just say it scared the fuck out of me!  But also made me want Dante more!  Victoria’s description of Hell really puts into perspective the tragedy and horror Dante has gone through, and you a horrible gut feeling throughout the chapters that involve the journey in Hell.  I don’t think I have ever thought about what I imagine Hell to be like.  Or even Heaven.  So reading Victoria’s portrayal really opened my eyes to the terror it brings, and how scared of it we should all be.  Creating those feelings, Victoria then leads us through Hell, and with that feeling I had, it made the story more real. 

The book really took me up and down and is filled with EVERYTHING!  From excitement, to dread, to hope, to laughter, to crying, to bliss, to sorrow.  There was action, witticism, tragedy, terror, and love, all packed into this one novel!  I loved it!  Tori did a WONDERFUL job!  I literally have gone back to read my favorite parts six times!  I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WARRIOR TO COME OUT!  I must try to talk Tori into giving me an early copy because I feel like there is an empty hole in me!  The ending of The Liberator was just TOO MUCH!  Total cliffhanger!  Tori loves to torture me!  I NEED the last one!  NOW!  Haha!  I definitely recommend everyone to read these books!  Tori herself is awesome and I LOVE chatting with her! 

I rate this book:  5/5 cups of coffee!  :D Love you Tori! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Irving Launch Party with Mary Gray


Irving Book Launch for Dollhouse Asylum

By:  Mary Gray

Last Friday I attended the launch party for Mary Gray’s first novel, Dollhouse Asylum.  It was SUPER fun and Mary just happens to be the sweetest person EVER!

Mary: Well… I’m not sure about THAT but thank you!! You are pretty dang awesome yourself.

There was cake and cupcakes with the cover of her book on them!  A table was set up to purchase a copy of the book (or look at it if you already bought one).  Beverages were next to the cake for you to wash down that SUGARY frosting.  The cake and cupcakes were very cool, though!

Mary: About the cakes: I called around EVERWHERE to find someone who would A) do an edible image and B) actually listen to what I wanted done. These two requirements proved to be quite difficult! In the end, though, my friend suggested I try Albertsons and I’m so glad I listened, because the baker there was the sweetest, most capable thing. Need a cake decorator? Try Albertsons in Lake Worth. (I sound like a commercial, don’t I?) Also, that punch was so good! I was nervous about it! It was a compilation of cinnamon, sugar, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, and Seven-Up. I actually came home straight away and made another batch because, frankly, I’m in love with it.

Once everyone took their seats, Mary began her presentation with the book’s trailer.  Link to trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7l_Fm486gM

 

Mary: If anyone ever wants to make a trailer like this, be warned that it took EONS to make, but was so fun, and rewarding. I was blessed to find actors who were willing to try anything.

After the trailer Mary explained what inspired the love behind the story, by presenting animated GIF’s to demonstrate the different kinds of love.  She used movie clips from: Cleopatra & Mark Antony, Rumple & Belle, Heathcliff and Catherine, Casablanca, Pride and Prejudice, Lars and the Real Girl, V for Vendetta, Peeta and Katniss

It was all very cool, and made you come to a realization of what love can be.  Perfectly executed Mary Gray! 

Mary: I’m glad it worked for you, Bex, because it is what I want people to walk away from my book knowing: that selfish, unhealthy love MUST be escaped.

Then, Mary read us a summary of her writing and editing process with Danielle.  Oh my… it is a LONG process!  Not excited for that part when I become a writer!  But in the end you get a book you wrote published, so I guess it’s worth it!  ;)

Mary: Yes, the process was painful, but it makes the finished product all that more precious.

Next, Mary invited everyone to look under their chairs for a “pick me” piece of paper.  The people with the best costumes (favorite tragic literary character or couple) come up and introduce who they are and why they picked that person.  There were some AWESOME costumes!  My personal favorite was Princess Buttercup and Wesley from Princess Bride.  Mary herself was dressed as Cleopatra and her husband and kids came up dressed as Cleopatra’s family.  It was ADORABLE!   Prizes were handed out (by Alex and me) for best costume, how far you came, and how many friends you brought! 

Mary: We had vampires, a girl in a steel corset, Lois Lane and Clark Kent, Pocahontas and John Smith, Aphrodite, Persephone, Daisy Buchannan, plus others. It was so fun seeing what everyone dressed up as.

Mary took questions from the audience, then she wrapped up and we all chatted for a bit!  She signed everyone’s book and gave everyone a chance to talk to her! 

Mary: Not to mention the fact that my wig wouldn’t stay on my head by the end of the presentation or during my signing. As part of my Cleopatra costume, I wore fake eyelashes. (Note to self: this is a dangerous combination.)

 
It was tons of fun, and I’m so glad I went!  Had a blast!  Mary is so awesome!  Everyone who hasn’t read her book definitely needs to 

I left a bit earlier than I wanted to (not being a legal driver and all that happens often).  But it was ok because I got to see her Monday at the Grand Prairie public library!  This was totally fun!  :D  So glad I got to meet her and talk to her! 

Mary: I’m so glad you could make it, Bex! And thanks for writing up your synopsis!

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Interview with Natalie D. Richards, author of Six Months Later


1.  How did you come up with the plot for Six Months Later?

The story was inspired after a creepy dream about falling asleep and waking up months later.  That kind of a dream brings up a lot of really eerie questions for a writer.  I couldn’t shake all of the sinister possibilities and slowly the pieces just fell together.

 

2.  Do you plan on writing more about Chloe’s life?

Alas, Six Months Later is a one-shot, so there aren’t any present plans for a sequel.  That said, I *DO* have very definite plans for some shorter companion pieces, likely told from Adam’s POV.  If you’re interested, check me out on Wattpad (I’m @NatDRichards there and on Twitter!) where I’ll post news on that as soon as I have it. J

 

3.  Do you plan on writing more books?

Absolutely!  I’ve already written my next YA Thriller for Sourcebooks, One Name a Week.  It’s a thriller and a contemporary and a vigilante book all rolled into one.  I’m beyond excited about it!

 

4.  What were some of your favorite books to read as a teenager/YA?

Weirdly, as a teenager, I read mostly adult fiction and I read all over the board.  I enjoyed everything from Dean Koontz,  to Jane Austen, to Kurt Vonnegut (how’s THAT for a mix?!).   I was already fond of books that scared me.  LOL!  Anything Dean Koontz penned found its way onto my pile (Lightning and Phantoms were my favorites) and Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and The Stand were fantastic.  I also loved high fantasy (Lord of the Rings) and was absolutely over the moon about Leaves of Grass. (Walt Whitman)


 

 

5.  How did you go about creating the characters (and though I already know where the idea for Adam’s character came from, would you care to share again)?  ;)

John Bender from The Breakfast Club definitely served as character inspiration for Adam.  Not that he’s a carbon copy or I was trying to reinvent Bender (heaven forbid, he is perfect and mustn’t be touched!) but there was something so raw and tragic about that character.  He has so little hope of being good.  I guess Adam is a kid in a very similar situation, but what he does with his situation makes him very different.

Chloe came together in pieces.  I knew she was a daredevil and I knew she had wavy hair.  That was about it.  I got to know her with every page.  Which meant I had to go back and change things that definitely didn’t feel right once I knew who she was!

 

6.  Do you know if you will be doing any signings or events around the Texas DFW area?

I can’t tell you how much I’d love to come to Texas.  I mean, for reals.  I totally would.  Alas, right now my touring is fairly limited to the local area.  Texas is definitely an area I’m hoping to visit soon.  I happen to know several (wink, wink,  nudge, nudge) COMPLETELY awesome bloggers from that state.

 

7.  When did you first start writing?

SO young.  Maybe five?  Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t writing novels or even full stories most of the time.  But I was always writing.  Writing about my day or the thunderstorm outside or the wolf I was sure lived in the clump of trees behind my house.  ;-)

 

8.  What inspired you to write Six Months Later?

The idea of losing six months of your memory with no accident or illness to explain it was completely creepy.  I felt so unsettled every time I imagined it.  I knew it was just the kind of story I wanted to write.


 

 

9.  If you could give one piece of advice to your fans, what would it be?

Be true to yourself and as kind as possible to everyone else. 

Also, if I get to talk to my fans here, I have to say thank you.  I’m so honored and privileged to write for you guys.  I mean that.

10.  If you could give any advice to writers and/or future authors what would it be?

Read.  And read some more.  Oh, and hey, maybe read something else.  You just finished a book?  Great! Get a snack.  Then read another one. LOL!

Seriously, though, I think there are four very simple keys to being a writer.

1.      Read a lot.

2.      Write a lot.

3.      Accept that rejection will happen. (usually a lot)

4.      Believe that rejection will not ALWAYS happen. (even if it happens for a long while)

Bex thank you SO much for having me on the blog today.  It’s been amazing getting to know you and I am so touched at the way you embraced Six Months Later.  Thank you a zillion times over!!  So so happy to be here!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Unbreathable Dream Cast


Hey Everyone!  Here is my Dream Cast for Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf:

 

Lissa: I chose Emma Roberts for the part of Lissa.  I LOVE Emma Roberts as an actress and think she could play the part WONDERFULLY!  She never fails to amaze when she is on screen!  She also had the look for Lissa.  When I was reading Unbreathable, from the very beginning I could just see what Lissa looked like, and when I was picking out my cast I KNEW immediately that Emma Roberts was EXACTLY what I thought Lissa looked like!

 

 

Rowan and Julian: I chose the GORGEOUS Colin O’Donoghue.  He definitely fits the part looks wise.  But does Captain Hook ever fail looking incredibly sexy!?  ;)  I think he could pull off the softer version of himself for Julian and pull that dark, handsome, beautiful, daring , gorgeous, amazing, Oscar award winning (you get the point), part for Rowan! 

 

Queen Rhea: I chose Keira Knightley for the part of Queen Rhea.  Again, she is another actress that I just LOVE and think could do an AMAZING job at the role given.  Keira Knightley is beautiful, but she can also pull the side of her that uses her beauty against others.  She can play the evil queen and still be beautiful.  Which I think is an important part in Queen Rhea’s character. 

 

Slate: I chose Tom Hiddleston for the role of Slate.  It was weired how I picked him actually.  I was randomly searching for actors and actresses on IMDB and I just fell upon him and knew immediately that HE was Slate.  It was crazy!  I just saw it!  So yeah….haha. 

 

Dena: I didn’t have trouble at all picking the actress I want to play Dena.  I feel like I picked the PERFECT actress.  She reminds me of the way I pictured Dena and she is an AMAZING actress!  She plays every role PERFECTLY and has played such a variety of characters!  She doesn’t have any limits.  I chose…..Hayden Panettiere!

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