Thursday, October 4, 2012

Like? Would you read it? Righteous Wishes: Wishbooks of Distoria: Book One

In Distoria, people live under a power hungry ruler named Distane; whose reign is like an unstoppable plague over the land.
Emma finds distaste in their Emperor’s infectious rule, and notices all of his unjustly deeds. Her mother is an Emissary to Distane, which means Emma oftentimes witnesses the unjust in person. Distorians despises Emma because of her mother’s government authority. On her home Emeril Isle, Emma used to enduring daily ordeal of hatred, judgment, and torment. That is until she’s inspired by her new friendship with a mysterious, alluring gypsy boy named Ace.
Life changes when Emma stumbles upon a Wishbook. A Wishbook can grant any wish written in it. But having one's wish doesn't mean joy and happiness. It can also mean misfortune; although, anyone would still kill for this book.
Thus, the existence of this Wishbook wreaks havoc on Distoria and Emma. Emma does not want the responsibility; all she wants is her freedom. Before she can attain freedom from an unwanted life and this Wishbook, she has to find the Paladin. The Paladin is a person who can change Distoria with the Wishbooks.
However, along the way, Emma discovers danger searches for her all the more.
Comment, please! :) <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Let me tell you a little about this girl here, Lindsey Sablowski. I have known her since the old Inkpop days! Gosh, that seems so long ago now. However, in the past months I have been strongly supporting and being entirely excited for her. Her lovely, amazing book CURSED WITH POWER will be making it to book shelves and reading devices! Thanks to Old Line Publishing. She has had one heck of a journey with CwP, and now she is accomplishing the publishing world on September 7th! YES! Just a few days from now!

So in honor of the upcoming release. Lindsey has done ME the HONOR of stopping by on my little blog here. She’s going to answer a few questions and give us a excerpt from her book CwP.


1. I heard that it was a long journey in getting CwP published. On the scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the hardest and 1 for the lowest), how hard was it on you, and how much emotional turmoil did you suffer? Can you elaborate on the times?

Lindsey: Definitely a 10. It took me two years to find a publisher for CWP, and even now though it’s published, I know the difficulties won’t end. I’m not sure how many people know this, but before CWP I had tried publishing my first book, “The Magic of Light.” I spent four years trying to publish that before eventually I came to terms with the rejection letters were piling up and I needed to try something new. During the two years I worked getting Cursed with Power published it was extremely difficult. Many publishers look down on new authors because they view us as “inexperienced,” and I was especially worried about the fact that I’m a teenager. There were times when I would stop writing –one time I stopped for several months—but I always returned to my work no matter the rejections because I felt closer to this story than anything I’ve ever written before. I wanted to share Celestria’s world, and in the end I’m so grateful that it worked out.  
2. What is your favorite writing tip for beginner writers? Something that you perhaps wish that someone advised you for when you were a beginner?  
Lindsey: I wish someone would have stressed the importance of editing to me. I think it’s something that is often times forgotten or misleading… I mean you know you’re supposed to edit your book, but no one really ever stresses just how important it is. It honestly makes all the difference; the more polished of a story you have, the better chances you have of making it. And I know that seems like a rule of thumb that everybody should already know, but it’s hard to know how much to edit when you’re bias toward your own work.
 3. What is your all time moment of this whole journey of getting published?
 Lindsey: Hmm… that’s a tricky question. I’d have to say my favorite moment was actually writing the book. Now two years ago I might not have admitted that, but now when I look back on it I’m so glad I did everything that I did. When I’d finishing writing a chapter I’d upload it on inkpop (when it used to be around), and I remember smiling at people’s comments when they would read something shocking. The fanbase has been amazing through all of this.  
4. Okay, now a story based question: who is your favorite supporting character in your book?
 Lindsey: Without a doubt, it’s Alaire. (Don’t tell Leal that!) He originally wasn’t in the first version of the book, so his presence is extremely significant to the characters as well as me. Whenever I had my doubts, I felt like Alaire’s voice in my head could keep me going. Plus… He’s a handsome guy and has a way with his words, so what’s not to love?
 5. Can you tell us which chapter you look forward for people to read? You don’t have to elaborate on what goes on. Just the chapter number and such.
 Lindsey: So I actually have two that I’m tied between: chapters nineteen and twenty two. I won’t give away what happens, but I’ll just say they’re very shocking chapters. Something that happens in there wasn’t originally planned out to happen, so it was even a bit surprising for me. I’m hoping readers will really enjoy it!
 6. What chapter do you think that will hook your readers? And if you want to add in a non-spoiler like manner, how will it be so?  
Lindsey: I suppose it depends on the reader, but personally I think chapter fourteen is definitely something that will be enjoyable and keep the readers interested. (That’s not to say the chapters before then are boring) There’s more depth about both Celestria and Alaire, and it really starts to reflect on the people they are and the ones they want to become. I found it very interesting to write, and I kept my reader’s interests at heart.
 7. That is your advice to the future writers out there, that are struggling and suffering confidence issues about their work? Can you tell us what really drove and inspired you to approach the publishing industry? What gave you that right push to keep on and succeed?  
Lindsey: My first advice is always to read –read everything and anything you can get your hands on. Honestly reading books about fantasy and historical fiction gave me the passion I needed to do the work that I do now. I suppose that’s what really drove me; I loved reading stories about magic and so forth, and I wanted to create my own that I could share with the world. As for what kept me going through the tough years… I think that I really owe to the fanbase. I know a lot of authors don’t like sharing their work online, but I’m glad that I did. There are amazing writers and readers out there who read other people’s work and seriously care for it, and its people like that who kept me going when times got rough. Every time I’d get a rejection letter I’d go back to the comments page online (whether it was wattpad or inkpop) and read something positive. It was readers -ordinary people like you and me- that kept me going.
She’s such a sweetie and inspiration isn’t she?! 

Now, for the excerpt that Lindsey has so kindly handed over to me to share!  I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!

Doesn’t this sound INTERESTING!?

Here’s is information on CURSED WITH POWER.

Book Description:

Celestria Hale learns that she is one of the last living Dark magicians. Upon leaving her hometown, she searches for others like herself to find out what has happened to her kind. She meets Alaire, another Dark magician with a dangerously sinister past. Through their travels, Celestria and Alaire come face to face with their enemies. The White magicians plot against them, developing a conspiracy that will overtake the last of them. While struggling for survival, Celestria must also come to terms with her sister's death. But is her sister dead? There's no way out. The battle's already begun, and only the most powerful force will prevail. Everyone shows a longing hunger in their eyes, but their greed for power is only the beginning of a war raging between darkness and light. With the war approaching to determine the fate of magicians, Celestria fears for her and Alaire's existence. Destiny may find them, but will it be enough?

I don’t know about you guys, but I know I AM buying this book! I know that it’s going to be amazing and wonderful! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Pre-Order/Buy here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Day of Second Year in College!

I just attended my first day in my English class, and I liked it. My Professor is actually a published author of fifty books. His name is Robert Walker. I like the sound of the class and have a feeling that I’ll have a good time.

My other classes…not so much. MAT065 (ew, math), CIT, and CHEM…yeah…I’m not liking these just yet.

In other news, I got DEADLY DECEIVED in print, from NaNoWriMo, and sent two to my online besties Hannah and Mariella. I’m hard at work in working up a rewrite as we speak.

Also, I have another project named “SYSTEM TAKEOVER”. It’s a Terminator meet Tron type deal plot. Where a software and mechanic teenaged genies Sisaleen (I love the name) aka Sissy is taken captive in this futuristic world, where computer intelligent android bots have taken over, and human kind is on the brink of extinction. Sissy is rescued by a android bot named Ghost, who weirdly has a conscious. 0_o She ends up falling for him, more as she discovers he acts more human than humans do anymore. These two don’t just have their feelings in common, they have a goal in mind too. To take down SYSTEM CORE the root of all evil. But when Sissy does, Ghost goes along with the evil Systems. Sad smile *cries* It’s going to be an emotional ride with this one.

Oh, and Wishbooks is coming along nicely too! But I’m gonna keep a extra tight lip on it, because it’s my baby.


Well, gotta go!


With lot and God Bless

Kristia S.

Monday, July 2, 2012

prayer request for West Virginia. poweroutages Everywhere!!

Need prayers for my state. Over half of our state is out of power because of a storm that went through. I think it was a tornado!! Need prayers!! We're out of power AND WATER!!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


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The reason behind my changing my URL, for one, well xokristeeauhox is pretty hard to remember and no one understands what it means. (it's the pronouncation of Kristia BTW), and for two, I want to display the bible scripture that I base all my work on, which is "Everyone should use whatever gift he has received to serve other, faithfully adminstering God's grace in various forms."- 1 Peter 4:10. I feel that I have cheated that verse, ever since I have professed it being my writing center. So I am re-centering myself on it again! I'm faithfully adminstering my imagination for God! Thus, Faithful Imagination is born! And for three, is just sounds snazzy doesn't it? :)

Changes are coming soon! For those who actually read my blog. :)

Don't worry, for those who aren't Christians like me, I'm not going to blast my religion in your face more. But be prepared to see 1 Peter 4:10 and more God Blesses though. It's my faith and I am staying faithful to it and dedicating my success and my imagination to God, Who I pray to for these things.

Well, I am off!

With lots of love, Kristia S.
God Bless
1 Peter 4:10 <3

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I FINALLY HAVE 50 FOLLOWERS! YES!!! :D *happy dance* It has taken me FOREVER to get that many! This makes me happy!

I'll oppose a deal with, ya'll. You follow me and I will follow back.


I make do with my promises!

Deadly Excerpt (My NaNo)-Is There Ever a Character of Mine That's Not Snarky?

Amy's the snarky one, but she has reasons to be. ^_^
With lots of love, Kristia S.
God Bless<3
1 Peter 4:10

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Random Writing Prompt

Okay, guys, I'm going to start doing random writing prompts to get the creativitiness started up in here!
I'm addressing to help me for the first time, I'll start doing my own after a few.

Here we go!

Close your eyes briefly. Think of
one object that’s in the room
and focus on it. Without opening
your eyes, recall as much detail
as you can about it. After 3
minutes or so, open your eyes
and write about that object
without looking at it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When Souls Turn Into Demons...DEADLY Prompt

I have been blog prompt by Mariella. So she requested me to talk about the roots of my NaNoWriMo DEADLY DECEIVED. I'm not good at prompts, so this is a attempt at one.

The subject that is in my book I can prompt on the roots are: Souls vs. Demons.

In my NaNo, there's this ghost Denise Johnson, is faced with demons. So goes for my other character Amy, who is attacked at one point, by a fear demon. (I'm currently rewriting this scene right now.) The fear demon that attacks Amy can inhabit the soul and feed on the fear, only if, the person acknowledges their exsistence and comes in contact with them. Amy did touch one in her room, thus, causing an opening in her soul for it to enter and feed on her fear. It will slowly kill her, because fear is energy, and that energy comes from her soul.
Anyways, how demons came to be, in my books's world.
For one, they were lost souls.
For two, they attached themselves to a sensitive alive person who can help them gain peace.
For three, that sensitive doesn't want to help, so they start to ignore them, thus, causing the soul to fade away into Limbo. (the in between life and death)
For four, then they become lonely and enraged for a long time and is consumed by darkness.

That is how a demon comes to be in my book.

Well, I'm off to edit and squeal about the Mortal Instruments movie news!

With lots of love, Kristia S.

God Bless!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

I'm better/ So much better now/ Look to the light touch the light/ We're together now/

I love this song so much. I'm soundtracking it to my Wishbooks series and even my 2012 NaNoWriMo "Marrying Miss Addison". I just LOVE how music can inspire the written works, and itself is even a written work, but put into music work after it's been written. That concept is just so amazing to me.

Wanna see my puppy that I thought was going to die a few months back? The one I asked prayers for? The one that I thought he'd lose his eye? he is! My MoMo (Moses LOL) LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL HE IS!

With love, Kristia S.
God Bless! <3

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Published Friend's Q&A Tonight! CHECK IT! You Know You Want To!

Come and join in on a Q&A with Lindsey R. Sablowski! Go here FACEBOOK and Tweet questions at her  @LindseyReneeS. She'll be published this coming September. Her book Cursed with Power is the first in her five part series. I haven't had the honor to read any yet, unfortunately. :/ And she's been up on Wattpad! *pouts* Should have jumped in when I had the chance!

Check her out PLEASE! She's a doll and she'll answer your questions! :D

With love, Kristia S.

God Bless!!! <3

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Long time no blog. Oi' the funs of not blogging.

Okay, ya'll, I haven't blogged in God knows how long. For that I am deeply sorry, for those who actually read my blog and find out about my random escapades. :P

Okay, first things first, I finally wrote the rest of my NaNoWriMo DEADLY DECEIVED and I am now editing it so I can get my proofs by the end of next month. I have a very satisfying ending that I never knew that it was going to have. I seriously, didn't know how I was going to end it until it actually came. o_0 It's pretty good! If I say so myself!

Secondly, I have been UBER busy with my first year of college. I got all As in my first semester, and for this past one three As and one B. >_< I SO didn't want a B, I rather have all As why thank you very much. I thought I was doing JUST FINE in Humanities, a As worth of FINE, but I guess I didn't. *shrugs* So I have a 3.8 GPA! And I AM PROUD TO SAY IT LOUD!

Thirdly, I have been stepping up in my church's youth group, in doing some chaperoning (the one time anyways) and some lessons. :) I've done one and absolutely LOVED IT! I used Psychology on their butts and they fell for it! :P Just look up the Ache Experiment and imagine using Bible trivial instead of the stimulus lines. :) My lesson is in two parts. The first one was on Conformity and how it plays out in society and in teen's lives. The second part I will be doing next Wednesday will be on the Consequences of Conformity, Dirtying God's Temple, and Obedience. It involves some games to keep them engaged. :) Can't wait!

Fourthly, I turned TWENTY last week. 0_o I'm not happy about being OLD! LOL

Fifthly, I have been working on MANY NEW writing projects. :) One is my potential NaNoWriMo for this year. :) It'll either be called "A Careful Decision" or "Marrying Miss Addison". It's about a girl who's a high school senior and she has money troubles and becomes a Nanny for a rich man named James Leyland's kids Mary and Brennan. He eventually asks her to marry him so he can speed up the adoption process for her in adopting his kids. Because he's dying soon. </3 And in the process of it all, she ends up falling for his eldest son, who she used to go to school with named Wesley. He thinks he HATES her and thinks she's a gold digger though. >_< He's a tad bit of a jerk.

My other project, which are turning into my pride and joy! Is the Wishbooks of Distoria trilogy. It's a three part series about this girl named Emma Carsons and Ace Brinks. They have these books that grants wishes and the whole world of Distoria is after them. Emma and Ace's souls are pretty much pure enough to hold them and only them to make correct selfless wishes. Selfish wishes ends up being a curse and catastrophes happen afterwards. But do evil people listen? NOPE. Especially, emperor Distane doesn't listen. :) Of course, Emma ends up falling for Ace, who has questionable actions in certain situations. Also, she has to learn how to forgive and to trust all over again because of Ace. 0_o I mean LITERALLY learn how to forgive and trust, like it doesn't exist anymore after a certain thing. (nothing too bad) I blogged about this book a bit back. :) I'm so proud of it. It's a potential series I'll query in the next year or so. Time with Seleste is still my pride and joys though. But their plots still need to be worked on and written. I want them JUST RIGHT and figured out so well.
Sixthly, ahhh, I don't know. LOL But I'm getting back into blogging! :D I have A LOT of books top review that I have read lately. 0_o They're piling up! Especially, when I just got a Nook and I am FLYING though the books like CRAZY!

Well, I'm off!

With love, Kristia S.

Monday, April 16, 2012

NEW BOOK IDEA: Wishbooks of Distoria

I've done it again! I had a dream/nightmare and got another book idea! I don't know where it's all going to go, espeically, when I'm outlining it right now. I like, I really, really like it. It's something childlike, which makes me excited to be able to read it to my little nephews, but also it's already got really LOUD characters. By my meaning LOUD is that they are blasting their words and personality in my head before I even write. They wanted written and their story told! Ace--GOOD LORD MAN, he's the loudest, smart mouthed, taunting, and well kind of annoying, but he has a sweet side that barely anyone sees. You would have to be pretty special or loud, smart mouthed, and taunting like he, before he's impressed and likes you. Emma meets all of those standards with him. It's pretty funny BTW. Emma is quiet but her thoughts are loud enough for me to form a personality for her. Ace and Emma are pretty complex in their ways. And the'ssss different. Something I'm fidgety over, because it's out of my comfort zone just a bit. It's a borderline of children's fiction and YA, which is surprising.
Oh, by the way it sounds, it sounds like a dystopian, but it isn't. I have a out of this world twist to it that makes it even more unique.

I'm so proud of this book cover!
Makes me wonder what I could really do with
Photoshop if I had it.
The Islands of Distoria, a kingdom of a hundred islands, the remaining lands of the old world, before the great polar flood. Lives a girl, Ethel Carson or Emma as she desires to be addressed as, who does not have much to say, but she has a lot to dream.
   She has a love for books. When she discovers a new read titled “The Wishbook of Distoria”, one of the six volumes. Then her life is thrown into disarray.
   Upon an invite to the circus, she gets into some trouble and is in need of a friend. That’s when Ace Brinks and his nurse sister Alice come in.
  Soldiers come to retrieve an artifact, this inflicts fear amongst citizens. Even the circus is leaving early. Amidst chaos Emma flees from the soldiers herself, because the desired artifact is the Wishbook. Emma knows that the book grants wishes, because it granted one, for the absence of poverty.
  Emma chooses to run away with the Brinks family and their friends.
  She goes on a voyage to find the other volumes before Emperor Distane.
  This is a story of love, betrayal, secrets, truth, and souls of Distoria, especially the soul of Emma.

Here's a song I am in love with, that I am soundtracking WOD with. :D

With love, God Bless, and I love you! <3

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here are the rules:

  • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript
  • Go to line 7
  • Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences AS THEY ARE. No cheating!
  • Tag 7 other authors (make sure to let them know they've been tagged!)

I've been tagged by Riv Re!

Okay, I'm going to qoute from my nanowrimo "Deadly Deceived" page 77.

"Denise?" a very weak, husky sounding voice asks. "Denise, baby, is that you?" Amy can distinctly hear his voice cracking and his heart monitor beeping faster. "Oh God, if you have sent my daughter to escort me to the edge of hell, let it be. I want to see her face one more time."

Marlie gasps a sob in her throat. "Go." She whispers. "He thinks you're Denise. Let him think it, give him a somewhat peace before he goes."
Amy nods, but for some reason she doesn't think Harold thinks Amy's Denise.

I tag
Riv Re
Hannah Hunt
Mariella Hunt
ehhh, I don't know that many people on blogger. lol
So anyone that reads this.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I've been TAGGED!

First, I must post the rules:

1. Post these rules.

2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.

3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.

4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.

5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.

Here I go.

Me and my baby boy chihuahua MoMo, who I thought would
go blind, lose his eye, or have to be put down,
because of an eye infection caused by his litter mates or him, I'm not for sure which.
But now he's healthy and beautiful!

Now for the eleven random things.

1.      I’m socially awkward, I constantly find myself in an awkward spot when I come to talking to a person. I may seem dumb, but it’s my social awkwardness blocking my smartness (well, average smarts lol) I guess you can say it’s shyness in a sort of way. It’s a nightmare/impossible when it comes to talking to guys. Gr. >_<

2.      I really have no desire to date right now. I don’t like being tied down by a relationship with a guy when I’m in school and growing in my relationship with God. Some people think I’m lesbian where I don’t date much. Well, guess what? I’m totally, unconditionally NOT a lesbian. Honestly, if I was I would have already told, like for real. I hate keeping secrets because it feels like a burden on my shoulders, and I don’t like being weighed down by something, I like being free!  

3.      I LOVE videography.

4.      I LOVE walking and talking with my walking partner. My best conversations have happened when I was walking.

5.      I have a confliction with wanting to dye my hair back to my natural hair color which is dark brown. But then again I love my blonde locks. Gr. >_<

6.      I LOVE College and all of its work. I like how it keeps me busy. And I LOVE learning new things.

7.      I’m a total romance fanatic, a book or movie always has to have a romance touch to it before I absolutely love it!

 8. I haven’t read the Hunger Games, but I already love it by what I have heard of it.

 9. I’m a TOTAL Skillet FAN! LIKE CRAZY FAN!

 10. I go around all day dreaming up music videos and books.

 11. My newest obsession is “Howl’s Moving Castle” Disney anime movie, because I love the relationship between Howl and Sophie. It’s just TOO CUTE!

And here are the eleven questions.

1.      You go back in time. Where do you go?

I wouldn’t really want to change anything of my past, because my past is what defines me today. But if I would go anywhere back in time it would be… to meet Billy the Kid, because I think he wasn’t the bad guy everyone thought he was, and I would like to find some way to prove it. I think the guy that killed him Sheriff Garrett was the crook, he shot him in the dark for crying out loud!

2.      Would you change your name? To what?

Not really, I love my name. But I may rename myself my middle name first, and that is Danielle.

3.      Have you ever wanted to change how someone else’s life was headed?

Yes, there’s plenty I can think of right now.

4.      Favorite store to shop at?

Wally-World (Wal-Mart)

5.      Favorite memory as a teenager?

Being saved by Jesus <3

6.      Describe me in three words :)

Sweet, kind, and a beautiful soul, Mariella.

7.      You close your eyes and imagine your future. What do you see in 5 years?

In a classroom filled with preschoolers, playing and learning, and I am laughing and falling in love with the kids more and more every day. J

8.      Name 5 songs I have to listen to.

“Hero” by Skillet. “For Those Who Wait” by Fireflight. “Cross the Line” by Superchick. “Please Don’t Let Me Go” by Group 1 Crew. “Outcast” by Kerrie Roberts.

9.      Name 5 places I have to visit.

West Virginia. Mount Vernon Ohio. Carter Caves Kentucky. New York City. Anywhere we can go to hang out and be crazy. J

10.  Name 5 foods we should bring on a pilgrimage to Poland. (Pickles, Nutella, MNMs and bacon aside.) A pilgrimage is where we go to a given place on foot to visit, for example, a cathedral.

Junk food? LOL I don’t know.

 11. Name 5 crazy things to do on the pilgrimage.

Plank in a very awkward and unpredictable spot. LOL The rest I have no idea.

My eleven questions, which are very unoriginal and very not creative whatsoever.

1.      Favorite song?

2.      Favorite computer program?

3.      Favorite blog?

4.      Favorite website?

5.      Your favored hobby?

6.      Fond memory?

7.      Your favorite character of all time that’s either yours or someone else’s, that you would like to be for a day, and explain what you would do for that day. J

8.      A celebrity you would marry in a heartbeat. J

9.      Favorite flower?

10.  Favorite thing to do?

11.  Favorite restaurant?

Okay. Help us plan the epicness. I tag Mariella and Hannah. <3

Go. :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Baby Worshipping God. So Cute and Heart Warming!

Why can't we all be like this child? Worship God with so much emotion and passion and innocence?
Our faith needs to be childlike! I never understood that until I watched this video. It brought tears to my eyes when I first watched it!

With love, GOD BLESS!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST. About a puppy of mine.

Please pray for a chihuahua puppy of mine. His eye is infected and possibly has an ulcer in it. It looks absolutely AWFUL. Its been having eye trouble. I’m used to this sort of thing and its pretty common and treatable with chihuahuas. It’s not the first time of this happening with my dogs, and I’ve cured them before by using antiboitics. But it’s different this time. I think it has progressed too much for me to treat it anymore. It may lose his eye. I hate that…

We’re taking him to the vet tomorrow. :/


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New book idea. ^_^ They keep coming. "Vanity Kills"

I keep coming up with new book ideas! It's usually around this time each month that I get a new idea. It's like clockwork for me. :) To my notice girls do practically kill themselves over their looks--I, for one, sometimes, but not too intensly though. I'm pretty much meaning the ones who become anorexic to stay skinny or get plastic surgery constantly.
Well anyways, this book plot will relate to those issues in a magical way. This plot just came to me like a flash. Here's the pitch and book cover.
Vanity Kills

“What you may see, might be killing you…”

I, Deidre Hark, never cared for my appearance, like the social lions at my school. They are the cheerleaders, the preps, and just the very cliché high school dimwitted girls, whose very existence is their appearances. Yeah, those types, they trample me in the hallways on any day of my high school life.
Anyways, I throw on my natural face, brush my hair once through, and dress in whatever cloths I can grab.
Okay, well, I do smell my pits to make sure I don’t stink, I’m not a total boy, you know.
One day it all started to change, when I walked into an antique shop to avoid the socialites.
I ran into this mirror and it shattered. An old woman came out screaming at me.
When I started to gather the mirror pieces, I cut myself on one.
Then my mirrored image alters, changing me into this cute,
pretty, and possibly sexy girl.
Vanity is one of the deadly sins. Well, it isn’t exactly stated as one,
but pride is one.
Vanity is an inflated pride in oneself or one's appearance.
I didn’t understand the concept of pride until I was plummeted into a black abyss, literally.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Amy Daniels
I have one week left of break, I go back to school next Tuesday. I'm challenging myself to get the rest of my NaNo done this week. I don't have much to go, but my ending keeps changing on me! I can't decide! Well, anyways, this is a tense scene I just wrote, and it's told in Amy's perspective.

  Just as she rounds the corner, the almost impossible happens, he’s up and tackles her to the floor. His full weight slamming down on her back, his hand in her hair, bashing her face onto the floor. Amy slams her head back, colliding with her target. Reaching back, she grabs the knife in his leg and twists it, It makes it yell out in pain and roll over onto his side. Soon as he’s off her she runs down the hall, towards the basement door.
She grabs the door and throws her self onto the stairs, her feet faster than her heart beats. Even through the darkness, she finds her way to the cracked window. She climbs the crates to the window and takes her elbow and smashes the glass. Amy feels the glass cutting into her flesh, but she doesn’t care. She lifts her torso up into the small window.

Her hips almost through the window, she feels hands grabbing onto her ankles. Amy kicks and kicks, hitting the assailant in the face twice, before he gives her ankles a one big jerk, bringing her back into the basement.

“Somebody, help me!” Amy screams as loud as she can, before she’s pulled back into the darkness, where her death lies waiting for sure.

Amy’s back is slammed onto the stairs, the steps biting into her back and skull. Her vision dazing and breath knocked from her lungs. She never seizes her thrashing, kicks, and fighting, she was not going down without a fight. He moving in on her faster now, punching Amy in the face, and slamming her onto the steps.

In one quick glance, the moonlight from the window at the top of the stairs and across from the basement door. She sees his face once more, but his face is different, because he’s a different man. Someone she is even more shocked to see, could never even believe it could be him.

With lots of love, God Bless

1 Peter 4:10


What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

Two days before the start of her junior year, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed—as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she’s opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn’t possible, Janelle knows—with every fiber of her being—that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her reincarnation, and Ben’s possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI-agent father’s files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something—but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her: Everything that’s happened—the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben’s sudden appearance in her life—points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she’s going to need to uncover Ben’s secrets—and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl’s fight to save herself, her world, and the one boy she never saw coming.

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

I'll probably add more! LOL! I need to have a focused list to read this year! I BARELY got to read ten books last year. I used to read three times that! Gotta get my motivation and be inspired to read more!

Friday, January 6, 2012

"Matched" by Allie Condie REVIEW


In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.
Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.

My Matched by Allie Condie Review
First thing first, this book has become one of my utmost favorites.  I’ve been dying for a long time to read it. Probably because of the cover, who wouldn’t like that beautiful cover? I don’t know which I love the most, the green dress or the glass ball concept! Did you guys catch onto the glass ball concept? Well, I’ll explain it after my review.

The World:

Let me begin with the whole world of Matched. It’s just plain out scary, but so intriguing. The how everything is so controlled, that makes me think about today’s society, wondering if that is where we are heading. It does seem probable. Just think on it. That’s probably why this book is so alluring in its way, maybe for us to find a way to survive this type of “future”.

Anyways, the whole matching thing doesn’t seem so much as a bad idea, you know? Then you get to thinking on how you have no choice in ANYTHING when it came to being Matched. It’s nothing like that whole eHarmony or whatever, that you can control, but with this, you’re absolutely STUCK with this person for the rest of your life.

Then it goes on how Cassia’s grandfather is close to his death, and he’s not even near to dying. The government controls when they die, for crying out loud. I cried when they had him to die.

However, Cassia’s grandfather gave Cassia a compact, which she took to her Matched banquet. Inside that compact, there’s a hidden poem, that is not part of the Hundred Poems that the Society allowed to pass into this “new” controlled world. It goes like this Hundred Songs, Hundred Books, Hundred Poems, and Hundred etc. from our NOW world. If ANYONE had anything outside of those Hundred, that probably means death for whoever. If you ask me, this is probably where Cassia starts her rebellion, because of that beautiful poem, that spoke rebellion and freedom.

So the world of Matched had me by my wits end and didn’t let me go at all.

The Characters

Cassia Reyes is no weakling of this story. She’s probably the strongest, in my opinion. Her personality is original and addictive. She’s probably a girl that would be in our time, sitting in class, looking out the window, and would be plotting a way to break out of school and onto an adventure. Her mind always works, calculating, and investigating. Something that her and I have in common. When she starts to doubt the Society, she starts to DOUBT them. The Society’s supposedly faultless government, in Cassia’s eyes, all she sees is faults and error. When I got to know Cassia through this book, I fell in love with her personality. She’s strong, but don’t appear like it. She’s smart, and she lets people know it. Then when she loves someone, she loves them with her whole heart and soul. A character that is so endearing and loveable.

Ky Markham is a yummy specimen. He’s kind of an addictive boy character, that I would love to lay a smooch on. His entire existence speaks rebellion, free will, kind, caring, love, and a person who has morals. Who wouldn’t love someone like that, in this type of world? He attracted me soon as he appeared, probably because of his name as well. Ky? Come on, that’s a sexy name! Anyways, Ky is who this story needed, someone to heighten the plot and give Cassia reason to find the Society wrong. Didn’t get much on his character backstory, other than how he was raised in the Outlands and had a hard life. Then when a rebellion broke out and the Society had to step in, he was taken away from his parents and gave to his aunt and uncle, who had just lost a son. Ky explains this story as a massacre, the Society murdered in cold blood. He tells his story to Cassia through sneaked drawings of his past, telling her almost everything about himself. Making them fall for each other deeper.

Xander Carrow I like his character, may even love. But he doesn’t have my heart like Ky  does. If Xander was in my town, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on him. He’s a sweet guy, perfect best friend for Cassia. However, I do not think he’s a good Match for Cassia. Yes, he’s Cassia’s Match, she’s “supposed” to marry him. Anyways, he’s a good element to this story, but I really don’t see much of a love connection between him and Cassia. Probably because of Ky I don’t see it. I do indeed like Xander, he’s an exceptional character, very helpful, and caring.

All other supporting characters, like Cassia’s mom, dad, Bram (her brother), grandfather, the Markhams, and the friends of these people, are all-realistic and compliment to this story. They are true and good characters, every one of them. I feel like I could wrap my arms around them and give them a big hug.

The love triangle between Cassia, Ky, and Xander. Cassia is Matched to Xander, but she falls in love with Ky. I think this triangle isn’t much of a triangle, pretty much a forced one. It’s an interesting twists on the triangle concept. However, I really don’t consider it a triangle. Which makes me happy, TEAM KY!


From the Matched banquet, where Cassia learns that she’s Matched with her best friend Xander, everything is a giant roller-coaster ride. It goes onto how her grandfather is at the end of his life, Society planned for his death to be a few days after her Matched banquet. Which is his eighth birthday. As I said, I cried when he died. I think it pretty much catapulted Cassia into the act of rebellion, because she didn’t see the right in it at all. He gives her a compact with the poem in it, and it makes her realize things. Cassia’s father was in charge of her grandfather’s DNA, so that he may be cloned in the future, but he loses it at his father’s request to lose it.

Then one night, Cassia decides to look at her disk she got at the banquet, that contained all information on Xander, which she didn’t really need, she already knew her best friend. But when she puts the card in, someone else’s face pops up. Ky Markham. This makes her intrigued in Ky, even if it was a glitch.

This whole plot is so good and well paced. You get to know the characters and world in great timing. There isn’t any instant love—which I have no problem with, actually, you get to fall in love with Cassia and Ky along with how they fall in love. It’s a sweet, innocent romance between them. And the tension between the Society and their forbidden romance, you’re on the edge of your seat through the entire book! No matter how calm and non-eventful, you’re ready for the plunge!

Anyways, before I give the whole story away. GO READ IT! This story is amazing! The writing is lovely, the characters are loveable, and the plot is to die for! If you loved Twilight and the Hunger Game, aside from the vampire stuff, you’ll love MATCHED! Even if you didn’t love Twilight and the Hunger Games, you will love this! Because it’s so different and unpredictable!
Oh, and for the glass ball concept. I LOVE reading into the meaning of a book cover. The glass ball in the confined walls of the Society and Cassia is stuck within it's walls alongside being forced to be Matched with someone else other than the person she really loves.

What are you waiting for? GO BUY AND READ THIS BOOK!

With lots of love, GOD BLESS