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Here’s What I’m Reading – This Week.

 Past Shadows CoverThe Revenge Masquerade Cover  October 26 14Whilst I wait for my final round of edits for The Revenge Masquerade, due later this week. I am pleased to report that I am writing my new story Past Shadows. After last week’s hiatus I have  rediscovered my muse. (who was  probably trapped under my new fridge with me) 🙂  Now I only wish I could type faster.

 When I’m not writing, I’m reading and here’s what I’m reading this week.

 

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Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their bloodline, as well as the fate of the world. And only one can win.

  I’ve read the sample of this book and decided I wanted to read all of it and I’m not disappointed so far.

Click here for my review of the sample of The Endgame – The Calling by James Frey.

23487063The house has soft, purple wisteria twining around the door. You step inside.

The hall is cool after the hot summer’s day. The welcome is kind, and always warm.

Yet something makes you suspect life here can’t be as perfect as it seems.

After all, the brightest smile can hide the darkest secret.

But wouldn’t you pay any price to have a glorious place like this?

Welcome to Winterfold.

Martha Winter’s family is finally coming home.

 This series has really grown on me. It’s not the happiest of stories but  the characters are excellent and the plot intriguing, can’t wait to see how it ends.

Click here if you want to read my reviews of A Place for Us Parts 1-3  by Harriet Evans.

23245066Guilt can eat away at you, but love can cut like a knife…

Lusting after his best friend’s girlfriend is a cliché Billy knows well – it’s the tightrope he’s walked for years.
But now Jason and Lindy have broken up and Billy can’t help but be there for the girl he’s loved from afar for so long. She’s hurting.

Fighting to find a road to the future, Lindy’s heart hurts. She’s trying to escape the truth, but Billy keeps making her face it – and it’s ugly. How can she keep living when everything is made of glass and it keeps shattering?

Her one constant is Billy. Only, rebound isn’t his style and when Lindy starts to see him in a different light, he just can’t trust her. He’s no one’s second best

 I haven’t read any of this one yet but I hope to start it tonight. Jane Lark is such a talented author, I am a major fan of her historical romance and fast becoming one of her young adult novels. I have read the first two in this series and I have high hopes for this one.

 Click here if you want to check out my reviews of Jane Lark’s other books.

 Back to writing for me now. 🙂

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What This Writer Does When She Should Be Writing. Postscript…

 So we all know writers are often solitary creatures who spend long periods of time with their laptops typing furiously, if their muse is with them, or looking into space, if it isn’t. I’d hoped to do lots of writing this week but after spending the entire day, Sunday and mine started at 5 am, on my edits for The Revenge Masquerade , I seem to have burnt myself out  which makes my NaNo task an uphill battle.  So I thought I would share what I have been doing this week in the hope my writer friends will empathise and tell me next week will be better. 🙂

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So when I’m not writing, I drink coffee out of pretty mugs and pretend I’m getting in the mood for  writing my historical novel.

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One of my favourite ways to relax and think is walking my dogs, especially on a crisp autumn morning.

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Then Jazz and Oby chill.

 

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And I bake…Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cup cakes.

 

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Or if I really feel like a challenge… I decide to unpack my new fridge-freezer, which stands over 6ft and is 7 inches taller than me.   Thankfully I lived to bore you with tell the tale but it was  a near thing.  🙂 Worth it though it’s so pretty.

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 It’s definitely safer if I write and that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow. 🙂

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 P.S – 7th November

 I received my second round of edits at 5.03am, and I am happy to write that I have just returned them completed, 14 hours later, yay! #amwriting  #amediting. 🙂

 

Posted in Writing Journey

What This Writer Does When She Should Be Writing.

 So we all know writers are often solitary creatures who spend long periods of time with their laptops typing furiously, if their muse is with them, or looking into space, if it isn’t. I’d hoped to do lots of writing this week but after spending the entire day, Sunday and mine started at 5 am, on my edits for The Revenge Masquerade , I seem to have burnt myself out  which makes my NaNo task an uphill battle.  So I thought I would share what I have been doing this week in the hope my writer friends will empathise and tell me next week will be better. 🙂

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So when I’m not writing, I drink coffee out of pretty mugs and pretend I’m getting in the mood for  writing my historical novel.

DSCN9158

DSCN9162DSCN9163DSCN9167 Or I relax in lovely bath, with one of my birthday bath bombs from Lush – this one’s called Sex Bomb. 🙂

 

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One of my favourite ways to relax and think is walking my dogs, especially on a crisp autumn morning.

DSCN9151 DSCN9152 DSCN9193 DSCN9192

Then Jazz and Oby chill.

 

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And I bake…Red Velvet and Lemon Meringue cup cakes.

 

DSCN9194 (2)

Or if I really feel like a challenge… I decide to unpack my new fridge-freezer, which stands over 6ft and is 7 inches taller than me.   Thankfully I lived to bore you with tell the tale but it was  a near thing.  🙂 Worth it though it’s so pretty.

Past Shadows Cover

 

 It’s definitely safer if I write and that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow. 🙂