Monday, September 29, 2014

#1 Weekly Writing Challenge


#1 Weekly Writing Challenge: sentence

It's simple when...



-Draft-


It's simple when its not you. It's simple when you the one looking in, but when it's you. When you become the only people are looking at. It changes, everything.
I could hear the footsteps outside my bedroom door. My heart pounded; not filling understanding why. I could hear the door unlock and the bed slump as someone's body weight sits on to the end.
I hand landed on to my leg. I knew from the heat and size that it was my mother's.
"Darling?" My mothers voice filled the air.
I could easily tell something was wrong.
Regretting it, I pulled the cover off my head. Her eyes shined with tears. Tears daring to fall.
"No." I said.
All she did was nod her head. The tears no dancing down her cheeks.

Edited Version-

It's simple when its not you. It's simple when you are the one looking in, but when it's you. When you become the one people are looking at. It changes; everything. I woke up hours ago from no reason, other than the fact my body told me to. It was 6:45 AM.
My alarm was about to go off at 7:30 AM. I could hear the footsteps outside my bedroom door. My heart pounded; not fully understanding why. I could hear the door click open and the bed slump as someone's body weight sit on to the end.
A hand landed on my leg. I knew from the heat and size that it was my mother's.
"Darling?" My mothers voice filled the air.
I could easily tell something was wrong. The sounds of her voice said it all.
Regretting it, I pulled the cover off my head. Her light brown eyes shined with tears. Tears daring to fall.
"No." I said.
All she did was nod her head. The tears now dancing down her cheeks.
"6:45 this morning." She tried keeping her voice strong. But it quivered with each word.
The only plant in the room was the  item I choose to keep my eyes on. I wouldn't let them travel. Not risking meeting someone's eyes. Unsure who long I was staring at the plant, not taking my eyes off of it.
My name entered my thoughts. I turned everyone was looking at me and everything was different.




Interview with Cynthia Pinga

~Interview with Cynthia Pinga~

Today, I'm posting an interview that I had with the amazing Cynthia Pinga. Her debut single will be coming soon and I got the lovely chance to work with her on this interview. And hoping to work with her again. Hope you enjoy these questions. Please don't forget to like and follow her on all her sites to keep up with her latest news.
Stay connected to her:
~Website~
(Click the links above!) 



Questions!

What kind of music do you sing and why?
Pop and ballad. Probably because I grew up in the 90s with those kinds of songs – boybands and all. Not that I’m outdated but I’m pretty sure there’s still a demand for pop music.

Who inspires you? Musical and non-musical?

Musically, I have to give Westlife the credit. Following them for their entire 14-year career, went to their concerts, it just inspires me so much to see them as one of the strongest lasting boybands for the past decade. Inspired by their songs and success, I’ve always dreamed of being as successful as them.

Do you write lyrics or music?
I don’t really write music but I do write lyrics, and then just compose music from it.

Do you play instruments?
Yes, I do. The organ and pretty much those major chords on the guitar since I actually picked it up myself.

When did you know you wanted to sing?
Back in 2010, when I was in my university years, out of nowhere I wrote my very first lyric. And since I’ve been singing for various occasions, I said, “Why not write and sing my own songs?”

What do you hope will come from your music?
When I listen to music that connects with me, I feel happy or perhaps when there’s no one that I could talk to, music understands. So, with every lyric that I write, my aim is to connect with people through my music. Some of my lyrics might not be something which I’ve experienced, but if I can feel it when I write it, I know someone out there could connect to it. Someone out there is waiting for a song to connect to.


Single questions!

Your single is coming out soon. Did you help create the song?
Yes. It’s a song I wrote and composed few months back and recently had a chance to record it with Pulse Soundworks. The track will be produced by Madan Psytrus, vocalist and guitarist of the band Hard Candy.

With your single coming out soon, do you have any plans of making a music video, playing venues?
As of now, there’s no plans of making a music video but will definitely be playing live at some places. For a start, I’d probably be playing in Merdekarya, Petaling Jaya soon.



Time for some non-music question!

If you could see yourself in ten years, would you or would you keep it a surprise?

At some point, I think almost everyone would want to see their future (laughs)! But then again, I’d rather keep it a surprise, things would be more exciting then. Basically, your current decisions would determine the future. Whether it’s a good or bad decision, it would be an experience as well as a learning curve. So, I’d keep it a surprise and see where my decisions lead me to.




Let’s do a quick round of 'My Favorite'
(Done by Cynthia Pinga)

Food: This is one of those difficult “My Favorite” to answer. Fish ‘N’ Chips is one of my favorites though

Color: Pink & Black

Movie: Too many to choose from. But mainly those love stories and anything classic like “Zorro” and “Shakespeare in Love”

Book: Chicken Soup for the Soul series? =)

Album: Unbreakable: The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Westlife – 2002)

Season: Since there’s only “liquid snow” and sunshine here in Malaysia, I only have festive seasons to choose from and that would be CHRISTMAS!!! =)


Cynthia Pinga’s debut will be coming soon! So stay tuned!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Movella Weekly Review


So, this week I'm picking two that was entered into this competition that I have enjoyed.





 15 is one that has only one chapter and I hoping the author will be writing more. 15 is a good story that I think many teens girls will like, because it's simply a sweet book that needs reads. As there is only one chapter I can't really review it. But it's good so far.

Blurb: Today was going to be the best day of her life. Maddie couldn't believe she was already turning 15. This was going to be perfect, nothing could ruin it. Or so she thought.

Clicked Here to Read!





FASHION by A Chemical Reaction

  

A Chemical Reaction has just began, there's only two chapters but they're really good. I enjoy the start of the characters Ellie and Chloe. They are the first two characters you'll meet in this story. The story follows them, and the model world; so far. This story is well written and I hope the Author will finish this book. 

Blurb: Not all supermodels look the same.


Click Here to Read!




If you are a Movella Author and want me to review your story comment below with the link.


Rebecca R. Cohen @RebeccaRCohen1 promo photos #10



Links to fine Rebecca R. Cohen on the internet! 



THE FALLEN SHADOWS: INTO THE LIGHT (Book One):Katharine Macklemore had her life entirely mapped out. She was going to go to Harvard Law School and become a world-class lawyer but one frightful night in the town quarry derailed her plans. After being viciously attacked by a grotesque creature, Katharine meets the mysteriously attractive Ash who teaches her about her true destiny. With her best friend Molli at her side, she is thrust into a world she'd only heard about in Sunday school. Now Katharine must join a war she never knew existed, a war that has been going on for centuries between The Guides and the Descended.
As Katharine gets used to her new reality she learns devastating news about her best friend and finds out that Ash is far more mysterious than she could have ever imagined.



You can now order the first book of author, Rebecca R Cohen's new series, "The Fallen Shadows: Into The Light (Book One)!
Visit website www.rebeccarcohen.net and click the "Buy Now" button to pre-order your copy today!



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rebecca R. Cohen @RebeccaRCohen1 promo photos #9



Follow the links below to fine Rebecca R. Cohen throughout the internet! 
Rebecca R Cohen Website


THE FALLEN SHADOWS: INTO THE LIGHT (Book One):
Katharine Macklemore had her life entirely mapped out. She was going to go to Harvard Law School and become a world-class lawyer but one frightful night in the town quarry derailed her plans. After being viciously attacked by a grotesque creature, Katharine meets the mysteriously attractive Ash who teaches her about her true destiny. With her best friend Molli at her side, she is thrust into a world she'd only heard about in Sunday school. Now Katharine must join a war she never knew existed, a war that has been going on for centuries between The Guides and the Descended.
As Katharine gets used to her new reality she learns devastating news about her best friend and finds out that Ash is far more mysterious than she could have ever imagined.

 Thrilled to announce that you can now pre-order the first book of author, Rebecca R Cohen's new series, "The Fallen Shadows: Into The Light (Book One)!" Visit website www.rebeccarcohen.net and click the "Buy Now" button to pre-order your copy today!


Blogoversary 1 Year!

 Thank... You to All!

    Well, the day has came. It's hard to believe that its been one year. One year of blogging. (not every well or as much as I would like) But it's a start. A start of sharing and if you've been reading my blog you'll know that's my goal this year. 
    So, I was talking with a writer friend of mine (the amazing S.M. Bjarnson) and she said I should start a weekly writing challenge thing. I did some thinking and made the choice to start one. I'll be posting the first one on Monday. But now back to all the thank yous I want to say to the few people who have been reading my blog but it means everything. With this new year of blogging, I'm hoping to blog more, share more, and just all around write more. With that said I want to leave you with one of my favorite thank you quotes in a photo I edited.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Author Ednah Walters Needs Your Help!



"COMING September 29th 2014
This book may be considered NA  (new adult) because it contains some swearing, violence and sex scenes: Suitable for ages 17 and up. A Clean Version will also be available on Amazon.

Eighteen-year-old Cora Jemison knows what it’s like to date a soul  reaper. There are no Friday night movies, no school dances, and no  stolen kisses between classes. It totally sucks! What makes it even  worse, souls pop up when she least expects it. The last one is not her  fault, but it all adds up to zero quality time with her super hot, scythe-carrying boyfriend, Echo.

Since Cora was etched with special runes by an evil Immortal, she  understands why souls are drawn to her. She makes the best of it by  helping souls find closure while Echo escorts them to the realm of the  dead. Perfect partners, until a dark soul visits Cora in the dead of the night and Echo decides her soul-helping days are over.

 Cora can either listen to Echo or follow her instincts. To make
matters  worse, other reapers start stalking her, demanding she hand over the
  soul. Even her Valkyrie friends think she’s gone too far. But something
  sinister is coming their way, and the soul is the key to saving her  town, her
friends, and her relationship with Echo. Can she convince Echo to see things her
way before it’s too late?"
- From the authors blog - http://ednahwalters.com/index.html 

Help author Ednah Walters with her release of her newest book! Join up with Thunderclap to help spread the word! Follow the likes to learn more.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Double Decker Books: 1,000 Followers Event!

Double Decker Books: 1,000 Followers Event!:

We will be holding an event on September 20, 2014 to celebrate our 1,000
Followers on Twitter Party. We will be holding giveaways for services
through the Double Decker Books Blog and also several authors have
donated print and E-books for our giveaways as well. Please join us and
help us celebrate the great talent we call writing and all of its
authors.


There will be games, trivia and much
more! We hope you'll come, have fun and win prizes! This event is not
just for book loves but authors too. We will be giving away some of our
services for authors to win!


  • We have 30+ books we're giving a way...


Here are some of the Authors who have donated to our event!


Lily Paradis
Erin Hayes
Jessica Gollub
Jami Brumfield
Elle Klass
Kat Green
Bryce Evans
Krysten Hager
C. J. Anaya
 And more...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Baby Girl 3 Tour + Giveaway




Elle Klass Bio:
Elle was born into this world in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood growing in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in education. For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her favorite friends, and family. She is a night-owl known to be a hermit during rainy days, as she has a love for sun, and is mostly found poolside over the hot, humid summer months.


Book Blurb - Baby Girl Book 3: City By The Bay
Follow Cleo, who has once again changed her identity, this time to Shanna Nu, an orange moppy-headed homely girl, or so she tries to portray, as she travels to San Francisco seeking employment with the La Tige Detective Agency to search for answers. La Tige, a hard, sloppy man, lacking in social graces manages to worm a way right into her heart. Finally entering adulthood, Cleo realizes who she is inside, and through La Tige and a few other friends, she finds that true affection is forcing her to desperately pursue the answers to the mystery surrounding her birth and biological family. She manages to tie up a few loose ends while unraveling a few more.













Excerpts:
Excerpt 1
Moving through Paris undetected as Justine proved incredibly difficult. My hair was rolled into a bun and I placed a floppy dark green hat with a short brim over it. I considered wearing heavy makeup, using bold chunks of color, but feared it would bring too much attention. I wanted to blend, not stand out, so I settled for absolutely no makeup. I had managed to arrive at the airport and board the plane without one paparazzi chasing after me and snapping pictures. Getting through security had been another ordeal when I had to show the security agent my ID, he asked for an autograph. I leaned over quietly and asked him to keep it quiet, then I signed my John Hancock, or rather Justine’s, and moved on. On the second flight into the U.S. a fellow passenger of male persuasion said rather loudly, “Hey, you’re Justine Holmes.” Thank my goodies most passengers were sleeping.
I looked him square in the eye and said, “Nope, but thank you for the comparison.” Obviously baffled he scrunched his brows and pinched his lips. I happily ignored him and he went away. The next forty-eight hours I attempted to stay hidden, with a book in front of my face, in areas of the airports that seemed most vacated.

Excerpt 2
Upon arrival in Dublin, Georgia Allentown was just outside the city limits the sun was setting as dusk settled in. I checked into a motel for the night, and stiff from the bus ride perused the small city. My stomach was giving me words and not very nice ones, so I stopped at a bar and grill and had dinner. As I ate, I reflected on how good it was to be back in the States. During my years in Paris I hadn’t realized how much I loved the U.S. and how vast its borders are, which brought up the perception that I was looking for a needle in a haystack. At that thought, a young man sat down in my booth across from me and introduced himself, “Hi, I’m Bub Richards.” He extended his hand in greeting. I didn’t extend mine back. I was floored that he just plopped down like he was invited. He wasn’t a bad looking man, with soft blue eyes, chestnut wavy hair and baby face, but he had an awful lot of gall.
“I’m leaving, nice to meet you, Bub,” I said as I stood up.
“I’m sorry. I’m a bit forward when I see a dazzling beautiful woman like yourself,” he said, attempting to remediate his failed attempt.
I reiterated, “Like I said, I’m leaving.” I slipped money to the server and walked out the door.


Excerpt 3
No sooner had I walked out the door than I heard footsteps from behind. Fear surfaced inside me as the terrors of my past came rushing back. I slipped around the corner and waited. Soon enough, a form drew closer as I watched its shadow through the street lights glide across the pavement. I positioned myself and brought my leg out in front of me as the shadow person walked past. This caused him to trip and fall flat on his face. Familiar tufts of chestnut hair crashed forward, “Bub? Oh, I’m so sorry. I thought maybe…nevermind. Why are you following me?” I asked as I offered my hand to help him up. His nose was bloody. It seemed my self defense skills had that effect on people, I thought, remembering when I threw Halette over my shoulder in Paris, twice.
He took my hand and sheepishly said, “I just think you’re beautiful and wanted to know you better.” Ay yi yi, what was it with men?
“Alright, look, I feel bad and your nose is bleeding. I’ll buy you a drink,” I offered.
His face lit up and a huge smile creased his lips as blood slowly trickled down his chin. “That’d be nice.”
I bought him a drink while the bartender readied a rag and ice for his nose. “It might be broken,” I said, feeling pangs of guilt.
The bartender, a young dark haired woman with surreal emerald eyes, chuckled as she said, “He’ll be okay. At least once a week he incurs the wrath of one young lady or another.”
“So you’re a lady chaser and I was the menu for tonight?” I asked Bub.


Cleo Unplugged - Interview
Q- What is your name?
A-        My name is Cleo, that was Einstein’s name for me. Currently, I go by the name Shanna. In the past, I have also used the name Justine. I hope to go back to Cleo legally. As far as my birth name I have yet to find that out.
Q-  What are your hobbies?
A-        I enjoy cooking. My mom never did and we lived off hot dogs, grilled cheese and anything out of a can or box, yuck! Then I spent some years on the streets and ate anything that was edible. It was that or starve. Once my life settled down with Einstein I decided to start meddling in our kitchenette and learned to create art out of food.
Q-  Out of the various places you’ve lived do you have a favorite?
A-        It seems I’ve spent my life running from everything and some unseen but known danger that surrounds me. I enjoyed living in Paris and learning about a new culture. I love San Francisco. It’s a beautiful city. At night, everything sparkles and the hills seem to call my name. Most of all I have met the best people In S.F. that I could ever hope to meet. They say the home is where the heart and my heart belongs to Kacy and La Tige. Fetch is another story.
Q- A question I’m curious about and I know others are as well. It’s personal so I hope you don’t mind giving us some insight. You keep meeting dream men and yet you always leave them, why?
A-        That is personal but I’ll answer it. I don’t really know. I’m still heartbroken over Einstein he’s always on my mind but I have accepted our fate so that’s not it. The men I meet just aren’t right or the timing is all wrong. I need to understand my roots first before I go plunging into a relationship that may end up with children. So maybe one day when I’m ready the right man will come along.
Q- You spent your youth homeless; what advice do you have for other kids with similar circumstances?
A-        Always observe your surroundings and don’t trust everyone. There are too many people out there who want to use children on the streets. I survived because I learned them quickly. I stuck to myself and my senses were always on alert. I wasn’t afraid to stand up for myself or too ashamed to run when I needed. In fact, I ran a lot, most of the time. I wouldn’t suggest breaking and entering. I feel bad for many of my crimes, even though it was survival.
Q- You encountered a huge change in lifestyle when you went to Paris yet you didn’t let it go to your head. How did you manage that?
A-        I spent most my time hiding out. When I had to face the crowds, I was paparazzi shy. I hated their cameras always blinding me. The wealth was great but never was it mine; Didier is a kind and generous man. I never saw any of it as permanent. My life has always been one of transition.
Q- What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?
A-        The fact that I’m still here and thriving.
Q- You are on a quest to find answers to your past and a family you never knew you had. What would you say to them if they were here now?
A-        A few very unchoice words.. I’m curious about them but have no plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I want to know what went through their knuckle heads to bring such a life as mine onto an innocent baby. They will get a piece of my mind when I’m sure who they are. They might as well save face and not use any excuses.
Q-  Describe yourself in three words?
A-        Determined, scared, persistant



Book soundtrack
1. Dancing Queen by Abba - song she dances to in the bar
2. Happy Trails by Van Halen - the song that gave Happy Trails Bar its name
3. Hold the Line by Toto- song Fetch sings to her in Karoke bar after game

4. She Wolf by Megadeath- Song Slug's brother was listening to when he rolled up
Music they listened to during their trip to Santa Cruz
5. Stay the Night by Hayley Williams

6. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
7. Let's Talk About Sex by Salt-N-Pepa
8. Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
9. Maps by Maroon 5


10. All of Me by John Legend




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