Best Reads of 2014...

(Links to my reviews)
Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) by: R.L. Mathewson
Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by: Kylie Scott

Link to 2013 favorite Reads

Book Review Rating

Book Reviews
One of my greatest joys is the time I spend reading. And I could go into all the reasons I love to read but in the end the only thing you need to know is I LOVE to read.
And with that in mind I love to let people know about what I am reading and if it is worth their time or not.
Please take a look at my reviews and know that reviews are subject to the reviewer. So take them or leave them here they are.
Great book, loved it. Would highly recommend it.
Good book.
This was a good book. I didn't have anything glaringly bad with it, nor did I see anything that really stood out. I liked it.
I didn't really enjoy it.
Bad, wouldn't recommend this book.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How I new I wanted to be a Writer

When I knew I wanted to be a writer…

  After writing for so long you would think it would be hard to pin-point exactly when I knew I wanted to be a writer. I didn't always want to be writer, in fact I had a reading disability when I was young. Going back and asking a young Christie if being a writer is something I would have wanted to be it wouldn’t have been on my radar until—I was in my teens and I read a certain trilogy. A trilogy I didn't like -- I loved, and twenty years later I still love this trilogy. 

  But here is the thing I might have loved the trilogy, but I detested the ending.
  How can you love a set of three books but detest the finally? Ohh, it’s so easy look at the books on the market today. Twenty years ago it was a very rare, but today not so much.
  Anyway back to my story, hated the ending. So at fourteen I sat down and put pencil to paper (no really, pencil and paper no computer, no pen) and I wrote a new story. About how the hero and the heroin found each other and had a happy ever after. Because dammit that is how it’s supposed to end up!!!
  And that is how it started. That was how the seed was planted, my imagination door in my mind sprung open and I haven’t ever been able to close it. And frankly I never wanted to close it.
  Every once in a while I will pull that story out and read it, I do have several collector versions of that trilogy and it will always be one of my favorites. For starting something inside of me, and for just being a damn good story.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Why the Alpha Hero?!?!

That's why I'm attracted to him...

  Why the alpha hero?
  First let’s define the alpha, in the dictionary it is defined as: having the most power in a group of animals or people.
  Hero is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.
  So the male alpha hero is a male in the group who is admired for his power and great brave acts and fine qualities.
  Now that we have defined the alpha hero, we need to take a little trip back in time to when we were cave men. And women were looking for a mate, we would look for the strongest more powerful male. The one who would be able to protect us from predators and other males. According to the definition above we were looking for an ‘alpha’ male.
  Fast forward…
  Now do you understand…? HOLY CRAP its genetics! We are drawn to these men because of genetics, we are looking for the men that will protect us from predators and give us the best course of survival. I knew it wasn’t just because they were hot.
  So read up ladies and don’t feel bad when you are attracted to that alpha hero, you are genetically programed to be attracted to him.

  Genetics are awesome even when reading a book!!!!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

HERE IT IS: Reaper Mine cover release

I can't believe it's finally time to show this baby off.... its so beautiful and I have feel like I've waited for so long to show it to everyone. Let me know what you think....

Friday, August 29, 2014

Let me introduce you to a new kind of Banshee

Some Banshees you just can't leave unattended without horrible horrible things happening. Check out Sophie in Shadow Play and see what she's up too.

Shadow Play only $.99

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Meet Ryder

(Stay tuned tomorrow for another character from Shadow Play now on sale for $.99)



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meet Kyra

The only female Elemental Enforcer, Air Element, she is tough as they come. Sworn to protect the innocent. Her only weakness: Ryder and a shadow living in a airless mountain.

(Stay tuned tomorrow for another character from Shadow Play now on sale for $.99)



Turning Failure around.

Picking Yourself Up after Failure

  When I decided to become an author, when I wrote my first book (still sitting unpublished BTW). I never imagined how impossibly hard the as-fault of failure would feel when you hit it face first. Especially after climbing atop that self important pedestal you climb on when writing. 

 Now don't get me wrong, and please comment below if I am wrong. But lets all be real who hasn't self righteously climbed atop the pedestal of 'I am the god of novel writing all must kneel before me'???? At one point in their writing career? I know I have, and I know I have fallen from that pedestal. I have been pushed from said pedestal, and I have tripped off, slipped off, and generally been kicked off by my ignorance. 

 They are not pretty stories my falls from grace, and they are not happy stories. But they are learning opportunities. And after so many failures I know one thing... I am NOT the god of novel writing. At

best I am mire minion hoping in vain some little recognition from the greats that have come before me and those on their to greatness as they pass me by. 

 Again don't get me wrong, I am not trying for sympathy when I tell you this. What I am saying is failure, although it is said is not an option, it is however, inevitable. It is what you do with that failure, do you lay face first on the cement breathing in the stench of the failure. Or do you get up and look around at what brought you to this point in your life. 

 I bet you would be surprised by how many people are there with you. Not because they are failures too, but because they are learning something from their situations. 

 Because guess what? Failure doesn't have to be a failure unless you lay there face first eyes downcast refusing to look anywhere but at the fact you have failed. And trust me I have lain in that spot before, for years at a time. My weight is a great example, and publishing my books is another. I sat on the fence about self publishing for eight months before finally going 'Indie' and that was one of the best decisions I ever made. But I waited those eight months because of a failure in a writing contest, where I put way to much stock into what judge said. 

 And lately I have suffered from writers block because of a bad review, one bad review. But with my head down staring at the as-fault of failure the heights of success completely un-attainable. Why? Because I am starring at the FREAKING ground! 

 So having said all that, picking yourself after failure isn't easy. It isn't pretty, and it sure the hell isn't something people like to to admit they do. It is humiliating, but as mentioned earlier a necessary evil to move forward. 

 Do you think the great's in the world didn't fail? Because they did, they even had EPIC fails. Nothing 
that comes to mind right now ;). But they did, and so will you and I. And its okay, so kiss the cement of failure promise to be back. Then stand up and look around because your not alone. Don't look up, that height of success is way to far up at the moment. Right now you need to enjoy the smaller things, and take a couple of deep breaths and know that it's okay to fail. 

 The most important part of failure is to learn what you did wrong, learn what needs to be done right. Take away something from the failure that makes it not a failure but a learning experience. 

 Let me know below how you have turned failure around... and made it into a learning experience. Have you kissed the cement?? 

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