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Fragrant Memories (first draft)

Wisps of fragrant memories,
comfortable homesickness,
wrapped in the embrace of the chill.
Shiver, sweet child, for the desired recalls you smell
What will come of this
heartbroken happiness?
Lie, if you must.
Lie with your mind, adultery in hand and awaken the spirit of a child.
Your blissful ignorance
will comfort you into
a consuming meditation.
Beware, the blood calls.
Unwrap you mind and hand
your thoughts over to the vulnerability of your destiny.
It is you they choose.
Child of mine, be lulled by the serenade
that surrounds
The knowledge can kill but hope
will awaken with a cry
Be not forgotten or begotten to the mystery.
Thrive within yourself in order to burst forth
from slumber.
Be brave, my phoenix, and rise to your role;
Let not that which you fear neither consume nor destroy you.
Heed the greatness you carry and
remember all of whom carry this power that follows
ever-watching
ever-growing
ever-enveloping
like a forest covering her saplings from the wind.

Go forth, my lovely, begin your steps of prophecy.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2014 in Poetry

 

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Crazy in the World of Me

So I know I have mostly been MIA these past few months and I apologize immensely, but I can see the finish line of my Masters thesis, so once I pass that hurdle in life, I will re-appear in your lives.

In saying that, you can assume that my characters will be re-appearing in your lives as well. They have been pestering me in these last few weeks of my studies and demanding my time, which I cannot spare. O_o Oh, goodness, the life of a writer. Why do they stare so? One character in particular, which you have not met yet, just sits next to me while I’m writing and finds something to do (sometimes it’s eating, or playing with a yo-yo, or twirling fire…oops! Spoiler!). Anyway, I don’t want them to go away, just to give me enough of my brain back to finish my thesis. Is that too much to ask for? Perhaps I will send them here:

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Post Thesis (PT): I will continue with my vampire short story (found here), starting a new short story, giving more interviews with my characters, and finishing the second installment of the Pure Blood series. Lots of exciting things will be happening later this year and I hope you are anticipating some great stuff!

Pure Blood has been downloaded over 187 times as an e-book, which is beyond my expectation this soon. I hope everyone who has downloaded it has found it enjoyable and entertaining. The second book will follow shortly and be more ‘mature’, but still YA, I believe. Anyway, enjoy your time and remember that I am still alive somewhere, hanging on to whatever lifeline I can reach, until I crawl across that graduation ribbon.

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A Place to Be

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Today I would like to share with you a place where I enjoy going, mainly for a coffee or homemade muffin, but also just to ‘be’. What I mean by that is sometimes I feel I need to get out of the house and a walk simply doesn’t do it. Sometimes I just want to be somewhere. I don’t have to be doing anything (even though I end up doing something). I enjoy not having a plan or time restraints. So I thought I would share with you one of my favorite cafes, where I go to read, write, think, or work.

The name isn’t very creative (Bean Counter Cafe), but the atmosphere is pleasant, with a covered courtyard, indoor seating for rainy days, and outdoor seating for warm days. The coffee is good and the muffins are amazing. Even the background music is desirable, unlike some places that are too loud. I visit this cafe more than others in my neighborhood, which made me think of the reasons why.

Why does that cafe appeal to me more than others? So I made a list of the reasons why I love this cafe most and I encourage you to do the same for the place you go to the most.

Why I Love Bean Counter

  1. Coffee
  2. Close proximity to my house
  3. Homemade Muffins!
  4. Scenic
  5. Variation of seating
  6. Good lighting (necessary for writing)

So what are some reasons that you visit a place over and over? I realized while doing this list that the biggest reason for me is that I can walk there from my place. That appeals to me the most, because even if I find a cafe with better coffee, would I drive there everyday just to getaway? Probably not.

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Food, Unknown to this World, Writing

 

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Pure Blood on iTunes

Pure Blood on iTunes

Holy crap on a cracker! You can now officially buy Pure Blood as an e-book on iTunes!!! Only $0.99! Just search ‘Pure Blood’ in the iTunes store under the ‘books’ section.

Feel free to write a review when you finish reading it!

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Pure Blood, Writing

 

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Reflection

As I reflect on the past month, I realize so much has happened and, yet, sometimes it seems nothing at all. I have been busy with my research, I joined a business, and have re-released my first book, Pure Blood, with a brand new cover. All of this I am proud of, but I will let you know as soon as it happens, when Pure Blood will be approved and released for iTunes and Amazon Kindle. It will be available on all platforms of e-book downloads. It is just a matter of time. As with my previous post, I love my new cover and cannot thank Hugo and Fabian enough. Also, as a way of thanking my fans, 15% of my book can be downloaded for free as a sample AND I have included a long preview of the second book at the end of Pure Blood. I hope to have my second book published by next year. Happy Reading!

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Pure Blood, Writing

 

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New Cover for Pure Blood

New Cover for Pure Blood

Behold! The unveiling of my new cover!!!! Thank you, Fabian Parra and Hugo Rojas for designing this beautiful cover that depicts Pure Blood perfectly!

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Pure Blood, Writing

 

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My Stranded-On-A-Deserted-Island Reading List

I found this on Barnes & Nobles’ website/blog and thought it would be fun to have my own top five books I would have with me if I got stranded on an island. I rarely agree with B&N’s blogs, because sometimes they seem too cliché, so here is my list

1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – It has action, it has romance, it has revenge and fighting… it is everything a good book should be!

2. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – who wouldn’t want to read about dinosaurs eating people trapped on an island?

3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – because finding an amazing book in today’s world is sometimes difficult and this one captivated me from the first page.

4. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling – this one was a tough decision, because I was between this one or a dictionary. I love this book due to the complexities of human nature and I think it was be a good thing to have when I am missing society on that small island, but I would also benefit from a dictionary because I love looking up and learning new words. Either would suit me.

5. The Bible

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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Unknown to this World, Writing

 

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