Thursday, October 4, 2012
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.
Doesn’t this sound INTERESTING!?
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!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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. *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
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I'll oppose a deal with, ya'll. You follow me and I will follow back.
I make do with my promises!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I'm addressing creativewritingprompts.com to help me for the first time, I'll start doing my own after a few.
Here we go!
Close your eyes briefly. Think ofone object that’s in the roomand focus on it. Without openingyour eyes, recall as much detailas you can about it. After 3minutes or so, open your eyesand write about that objectwithout looking at it.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
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
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.
AND GOD BLESS!
Monday, April 16, 2012
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.
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.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
- 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.
ehhh, I don't know that many people on blogger. lol
So anyone that reads this.
Monday, March 5, 2012
|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!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
We’re taking him to the vet tomorrow. :/
PLEASE PRAY FOR MY PUPPY!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 6, 2012
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.