Full Circle by Patti Larsen – Hayle Coven Novels #8

Patti Larsen always puts the first chapter in the back of the last book and when I read Miriam had been arrested by the crooked enforcers of the High Council I’ve been on the edge of my seat for WEEKS waiting for this book!   So let me share with you my pre reading speculations: […]

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The Basement – Part One

   With one hand upon the door, Andie pushed open the entrance. Below her, the basement loomed. Cold and musty.    Echoing inside her mind the click of the light switching off echoed from five years ago. But the light was on. Why is the light on? Who’s been down here? Who’s down here now? […]

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Life begins at …

Today is a huge milestone for me. Its the day many people, especially the ladies who reach this day, (sorry girls but its true) sob into their cereal, eat a ton of chocolate and wash it down with copious amounts of wine.  Today, I turn 30.   And I don’t think I’ve been more excited […]

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Why Can’t You Write A Novel?

I wrote this post a few days after I finished the 1st draft of my 1st ever novel, Life’s A Ball? I’ve written 4 other novels in the last 28 months before my life was taken over by Valentina Secrets in at the beginning of the year. I’ve grown as both a writer and a […]

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Check Out My New Website!

As many of you know part of my university course involves web design. I’ve had this strange fascination with html coding and watching this combination of gobbledygook turn in something pretty neat for years. Especially now I have photoshop and flash skills and have been taught how to desigh for New Media.  So I’ve been […]

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Flesh And Blood By Patti Larsen (The Hayle Coven Novels #7)

Prepare for battle because the attacks are on all fronts!!! Syd’s magical world has been quiet for a while. Her boyfriend is still on his quest for revenge and her best friend is out of town. So she spending most of her life with the Sidhe Gatekeeper and new friend Liam. But her Demon-lord-stuck-in-a-human-body father […]

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Everyone’s Talking about Summer 2012

I’ve just had a scary thought;  it’s officially the 2nd half of 2012 today.  OMG! where is this year going? OMG! I get my end of year 1 results from university tomorrow… eek! June’s been a bit of a strange month for me. Call it divine intervention, fate, bad luck, or plain old ill-health but […]

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My First Short Story

I wanted to share with you the short story I wrote for university back in December. The task was to translate a quote from a famous Adorno and Horkheimer quote into a creative piece. The quote was about everything being cyclical in the entertainment industry. It only appears to change because the details are interchangeable. […]

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Are You A Character Driven or Action Driven Writer?

I found this interesting post about whether you’re character driven or action driven as a writer…  and well to be honest I can’t make my mind up!  I love my main characters to be complex They have intriguing backstories that make them who they are and why they have come to be where they are at the […]

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50 Shades of Grey Areas

The 50 Shades Trilogy has stirred a few debates in my world recently about the messages we send as writers. It’s been a hot topic because of the power struggles/control/abuse themes and I’m opinionated about them because I cover these themes in Tainted Love and Mr Know It All. I was greatly disgusted with what […]

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