Thursday, 17 August 2017

Updates and Workshops

Hello there lovelies!

I've pretty much taken the last week or so off. Sometimes you need to take a little time off social media and everything, in order to recharge yourself. And well I tanked the #LetteringPotterLines challenge on Instagram. I just didn't want to do anything. I did take two pictures but I still haven't posted them.

I found that doing something new just for myself really helps. With no expectations, and no need to take pictures to post on the social media, it made me relax and just wind down basically. Trying on something new doesn't necessarily mean that you need to break your bank for it. There are plenty of things that you can try that won't cost as much. The two things that I'm trying this month are watercolours and an online webinar/workshop. Then next month I'm trying on basics of Calligraphy!

(Lemme know in the comments below if you would like to see which workshops and events I'm participating in.)

I participated in a super fun Show Me Your Florals Workshop that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED! Thank you Stephanie and Becca for organising this. This was my first ever time using water colours. And it was so fun! I didn't take a single picture during the whole challenge week, but did take pictures after to thank Stephanie for hosting the workshop. 


Even though the challenge is officially over, you can still access the FREE workshop materials and learn basics of watercolour by signing up for a free one week challenge HERE.

I also signed up for a FREE live online seminar or "webinar" -
"FIGHT PROCRASTINATION WITH POSITIVE THINKING" by Shelby from Little Coffee Fox and Kara from Boho Berry
This workshop is today (17th August 2017) at 11 Central (9:30PM here in India), so there is still time to sign up for it.

By now you know I struggle with procrastination and positive thinking, so this workshop is PERFECT. And I want to do it with all of you lovelies. Join me and let's prepare to kick some procrastination ass!
Read more about it HERE and Sign up for it HERE or right from Shelby's Blog. 

Another thing that I'm looking forward to is the Show Me Your Drills Challenge by Becca at The Happy Ever Crafter. I absolutely loved the Show Me Your Florals Challenge and I'm really looking forward to the Show Me Your Drills Challenge. This challenge will focus on the basic drills for calligraphy. I think this will be the perfect way to start with calligraphy and lettering, which is something that I've wanted to do for a long time. The registration closes on September 3rd 2017 and the challenge starts the very next day. 
You can sign up for the challenge HERE.

PS: This post is in no way sponsored, I just wanted to put this out there and share the love. ♥
PPS: Comment below and let me know if you want me to post more about workshops and challenges and such. ♥♥♥

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to keep in touch and see snippets of what I'm up to.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Cover Reveal for Fragile by Diana Nixon

Fragile by Diana Nixon

Blurb:
She was off the limits for many reasons: too young, too naïve, and too beautiful to resist. But most of all – because she was my best friend’s little sister. She was like a taboo that should have never been broken.
But we crossed the line together… We gave in to the temptation and made a mistake that changed us forever.
Years passed, but for some unknown reason, the memories of her never stopped haunting my dreams.
I was even more obsessed with her than I was years ago, while she hated me to the bone. And she had a very good reason to feel that way…
“I owe you a lifetime of us, and I will not let you down, not again…”

Author Bio:

Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world. 


LINKS:

Official page: www.diana-nixon.com
Twitter: @DianaNixon9 https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixonhttps://www.instagram.com/authordiananixon/

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Review for TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer


TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer

Blurb:

Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?

Wrong.

Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.

Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.

Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.

TS901:Anomaly - Rise of the Rebels

Review:

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TS901: Anomaly is a gritty dystopian novel by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer. I've loved books by Stacey Rourke and when I read the blurb for this book, I knew I just HAD to read this one too. I thought the book would be a bit chaotic because two different authors were writing it, but when I read this book, I have to say that the writing style blended together beautifully. 

TS901: Anomaly does not have the same feel as I've come to expect and love by Stacey Rourke, its grittier and a little bit more serious I guess? Nevertheless, it was a great read. It did have its sassy moments and was pretty entertaining. 

The Malies were my favourites, obviously. I loved how all the characters were so different and had a distinct voice. I feel I enjoyed this book more because it was pretty fast paced and the descriptions of the characters and their powers were pretty great. It was like watching a mini movie in my head.

The scene with the lab is still giving me nightmares. 


I just wish that this book was a little more polished. I was waiting for a wow moment in the book and maybe because I guessed one of the major reveals in the plots, I didn't really get that impact? I dunno.

Overall, I think that TS901: Anomaly was a pretty good start to a series. This series has a lot of scope to grow and become a fan favourite. I can't wait to see where the authors take it!

Dystopian and Sci-Fi lovers will enjoy this book. 


Friday, 4 August 2017

Cover Reveal for ISAN by Mary Ting



ISAN
Mary Ting
Publication date: May 1st 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Blurb:
The world has changed.
Scientists warned it would happen.
Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.
Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.
While on a training mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.


Author Bio:
International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke and Tish Thawer + Giveaway


TS901: ANOMALY by Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer
Genre: NA Dystopian

Blurb: Tainted water for the good of the people. Fluoride and vitamins to sustain the health of the human race. Added ingredients to extend and elevate the quality of life. All good things, right?

Wrong.

Thia Kelly has been changed by the TS901 chemical in the world’s water supply. Now, forced into hiding with the other inflicted outcasts, she struggles to survive as her powers emerge.

Evan Daniels hunted for others like himself, and finding Thia suddenly brought meaning back into his life. Love blossomed between the strange couple while they searched for a way to reverse the effects. Unfortunately, the Government had something else in mind.

Super-soldier creation on a mass scale was their end goal, and thanks to an unfortunate family tie, Evan became Patient #1.

Good-guy? Bad-guy? The world isn’t sure, but Thia is left with only one choice––save the ass of the world’s first Anomaly who just happens to be her boyfriend.













RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.



Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook at www.facebook.com/staceyrourkeauthor
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.




Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for multiple RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.tishthawer.com/
Blog: http://tishthawer.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTishThawer/(Fan page)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TishThawer/ | @TishThawer





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