Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's PROMO Time! Read this baby!

Silence

by shiftermover0308
Book: Adventure, General Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Romance
Art speaks volumes.
Life is all fun and games until your drawings start talking. And for Sage, that's exactly what happened after her father, a self proclaimed artist, vanished into thin air when she was twelve. The voices hit, bringing pain and torture with them. What people assumed was schizophrenia, was the conversations she had with real people. Granted, they were dead, but on paper they had new life.

Too bad Sage couldn't stand the stories, the screaming, the incessant pounding the souls brought to her head. All she wanted was silence. All she needed was Aden.

When she meets the mysterious Aden at the local art store, Sage’s wish is granted. The souls stay quiet, and she’s amazed at the peace Aden’s presences brings. But, when an offer appears to help her, to make the voices disappear permanently, there’s no way she could refuse.

The only catch: it will cost her her soul.

Will Sage be willing to pay the price for silence, or will she drown in her own terrifying insanity?

Here are some screenshots that I LOVE doing, and find every excuse to make them. ^_^



Here's my review, considering all of my review isn't seen in the above screen shot.

"With first noticing something about this story, was that it has a different perspective of people talking to the dead. Not like the clich├ęd “Ghost Whisperer” way. You give it a different and more interesting way to it. With Sage drawing souls and talking to them to help them to cross over to a peaceful place. What an awesome idea. Something I think a publisher would grab up in no time. Considering that it’s never been used to my knowledge.
What drew me in even further was how you explained the drawings in a artists perspective. With the ebony pencils, mentioning of shading in the picture, and complete the drawing with just a sketch of a strand of hair. Making the picture come to life with the completion.
My heart feels for Sage with her being different and not accepted in Talon’s society. Deeming her as a crazy, where she talks to her drawings. My heart breaks as people point and judge her through and through this story. Especially when Juda, does God awful things to her— more appointed in the end.
But you have written out the bully—Juda very well and believable. Making the reader hate his guts and wish him dead sometimes. That area right there earns more points with me. Making me hate a character with a passion.
You reveal the background of Sage’s life splendidly through these chapters. Concerning her ability to draw and talk to the dead, and along the other lines about her mother, father, and ex friends of hers. With every chapter you are learning something new about her, like we readers are learning about a person in reality. So with this it makes it very realistic.
Her friendship with Larz and Kat, is very well written and easy going. Something I love to read about. But you have given an interesting twist to Larz’s side of the friendship. With him caring more for Sage than just a friend. But she doesn’t return it. That makes that side of Sage’s life more interesting. With wondering if it’ll grow to more as readers read on.
Kat is a loveable and funny character. With her constant ramblings over Ronnie, and her little tiffs with her brother. “I’ll shank you with my colored pencils” is my favorite quote from her. And she has a nice taste in hair dye and clothing as well. Even if it’s different and kind of funky. She certainly doesn’t let “Project Runway” rub off on her, unless she lets the crazy folk on that show inspire her–which is probably the case—. But Kat is one supporting character that is very interesting to read.
Aden caught my attention with how when he’s around, the voices go quiet. Soon as he appeared, I think I already felt a spark of love. Especially, when he can relieve Sage’s pain, and also considering the black hair with a little white stripe and those sapphire eyes. Any girl would go gaga over that guy. I just knew there’s going to be a little bit more between her and him, when she’ll be wanting to be around him a lot where he makes the voices go away. I could just sense it then, as the time would pass they would grow fond of each other.
You have the gift of detail, that’s for sure. And that’s what I love to read. You give the feel of her drawings, atmosphere, and her surroundings out really well in this written word. That right there is an addiction in the making!
The relationship you form between Sage and Aden is really something, kind of intoxicating, as Sage gets her dose of quietness and yet gets to be around a sexy, sweet guy like Aden. I can find myself relating when Sage needs Aden for the quiet. And as I get the vibe, Aden probably needs her to feel cared for where he’s alone all the time and has no friends or family. You can see that with they way he talks and acts. Sage and Aden can relate to each other, both complimenting each other in areas about themselves. Aden can probably relate to Sage through her loneliness and isolation. And Sage can find comfort with Aden because he isn’t a judgmental person like others are. True she does have Larz and Kat, but they aren’t the same when it comes down to it really. Sage and Aden seem like the ideal pair, and they are in making of a great love.
The story’s premise is addictive and mouth watering, as you want to read more. I know I thirst to have my Silence taste every time I finished a chapter. This is definitely a gripping read, full of mystery, paranormal, drama, anguish, sadness, romance, and death. It’s a beautiful story, filled with different ideas that no one has ever even dreamed up! Publishers should be crowding around to yank this baby up and publish it world wide! If they don’t, they are pretty darn stupid! This HAS to be on book shelves one day!
I really enjoyed reading this, and I want more soon, to see where Sage and Aden’s story goes!
With lots of love, your friend and biggest fan, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3"
If you guys haven't already read and picked this baby. Do it NOW! You won't regret it! And by the way, she has it all posted! So no waiting on updates, because it's all there. :)
You guys should help to get "Silence," to the top five before the next three months is up. Because Hannah is going to europe for the summer, and she won't be able to swap or do anything for when she's there. So that would be AWESOME if you guys can help with that, and make my hard working, genius, and good friend Hannah! :)

Read it now--"Silence,"--pssshhh, click here. :-)

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10<3<3<3

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Pitch Agent Contest entry! Come jump on in before they close it a 150 entires!

Well I am entering this contest over on Yatopia blog. It concerns getting a short pitch and a first sentence of your book getting read by an agent!

So this is what I'll be entering of "Time With Seleste-Destiny"

Name: Kristia S.
Email: xokristeeauhox@aim.com
Story Name: Book One--"Time With Seleste-Destiny"
Genre: YA Fantasy/Adventure/Mystery/Romance
Blog/Twitter/Facebook link: (soon to be this blog post link)
2 Sentence Pitch: “If you had an ability to time travel, could you take a life-threatening chance to stop something from happening? Even for a –loved one?”
Opening sentence: It was a night in the past… It was her present and also her past.

If you guys are interested in getting your stuff read by an agent. Go on over before the contest entries are over limited or before the actual contest is over! Agent-Pitch-Contest

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10<3<3<3

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lily Collins just TWEET messaged me!!! Join the movement Alex Pettyfer fans!

I just visited the @lilyasclaryfray We want #AlexPettyferAsJace Group group! check it out  http://t.co/5NkeY1l



She got my name wrong
 (haha Lucada ^_^ I'm not in Aly and Malakai's land. lol.).
But I am NOT complaining!
 I got a message from her! EEEEKKKK!!! I <3 her SO MUCH right now!
 
Join the movement alongside Lily Collins (aka Clary Fray), to encourage Alex Pettyfer (THE PERFECT Jace Wayland) to take the role as Jace Wayland in the "City of Bones" movie. He is currently stuck between a three way decision -City of Bones-The Hunger Games-The Seventh Son-and we NEED to realize HOW MUCH we want him as Jace! Join twitter and skygrid! RT and make it TREND!!!!

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Welcome to the S.E.C. (Official tab, title, pitch, tagline, and BOOK COVER! "Soul Purpose")

 Welcome to the S.E.C.
A place where perfection is programmed and kept. Order is of utmost importance in our world, the society will be maintained and controled. Any imperfections in our systems will be dealt with, as apromise to the Originals that made our perfect world.






I'm absolutely proud of this book cover!

 Tagline: “Do clones have souls like the successful Originals?—Do I have a soul? What if I don’t? Does that make me a monster?”
 
Book: Science fiction/Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
SEC-517—Willa Genway is one of the first to be granted her freedom after sixteen years of controlled captivity. But freedom isn’t what she thought it would be, especially when she’s forced to become someone she doesn’t want to be, or even know. And if she disobeys, her memory will either be wiped, or most likely…terminated.
Willa, among others, is an easy replaced clone, whose sole purpose is to someday take over the dominate corporation after their original counterpart. The replacement system, is important, because of the previous generation’s success in society is considered far too valuable to lose due to human death.
Faced with new information, which concerns Willa’s true self, her mind reeling with confusion and worry, the question haunting her wake—“Do clones have souls?”
She finds herself running away and on a search for the truth and possibly to live her own life. Through her journey, she befriends Gage, a mute boy, who she feels that she can be herself around, and actually care for.
Then war breaks out…
Originals against Originals, clones verse clones, and the Originals against clones, an impossible battle on all sides.
Willa and Gage are stuck in the middle…
 
I'm excited for this book you guys! It's something different, and I have been wanting to do a future dystopia type deal novel, for a long time now. And I just haven't had a good idea, until now. :) I LOVE it, it makes me super excited to start writing it!
I have a good preface thought to start out with.
"We have been taught to never question, ever,"
"Why is it, that I'm--finding myself questioning everything?"
XD
EKKK! I'm so excited!!!
 
Well off to do something else!
 
With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SHEESH, no wonder I know almost NOTHING about English Lit! This sucks MONKEY BALLS!

I have discovered...WV public school's SUCK monkey balls! Like Captial High School, George Washington High School, and Stonewall Jackson Middle school. (The schools I actually attended within the two years I went.)
Well in the week and a half, I have been attending a GED center, so I can move forward and get my GED around May. And I've been taking English classes down there for fun, I don't really need them because my GED-OPT (Official Practice Test) score was pretty high. I'm supposed to only take Math classes, because my score in that was very low.
BUT anyways, as I said, I'm taking some extra English classes down there. Come to find out, I can BARELY understand the words the teacher is saying! Spitting out these proper English grammar terms, I have never heard before! Repetitive, paraellel sentences, and ect... I'm like "Whaa?" I have NEVER heard my English teachers in school ever utter these terms.
So I have been discussing with the teacher Pati, and she and me came to the conclusion that WV public school cirriculum has cut out proper grammar teachings. It may not be the teacher's fault, but it's the lessons that they are to teach. When I was in school, we mainly stayed to reading, Shakesphere, and Edgar Allan Poe. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE reading that stuff. But really? It's not going to help me with writing wise, EVER in my life.
No WONDER I know NOTHING of English.

So my teacher has let me barrow this 1981 book of grammar and usage. "English 2600 A Programmed Course & Usage-College Edition." So hopefully once I get through this book I'll have somewhat knowledge of what I am doing!

I know, I know, high school grammar, really doesn't comply to writing books and stuff. But it does derive from it, and maybe I'll be better and on my way to writing my books the right way.

However, it just makes me sick at how nowaday schools barely skim education. NEVER explain anything to the students, even when we actually LISTEN! ERGH!

Anyways, off to study, study, and study!

Byes!

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A possible Dystopian-novel! Can we say clones?

I'm babysitting my newphews right now, and I got amused with watching them play this game they call "DNA". Which they were beating the living crap out of each other, and laughing about it. But anyways, I got struck with this idea what if that was put into a novel? What if there was a world-earth actually-that half the population was clones? And what if there was a clone-girl who worried and pondered about if she had a soul?
Well WHAM! I got hit face first with a novel idea!
GAH! I get a book idea once a month! Last month it was a angel novel called "Bounded" now it's this one! I'm running over with ideas! haha.



I've only got a tagline so far.


 "Do clones have souls like the successful originals?—Do I have a soul? What if I didn't, would that make me a monster?"

I'm visualizing the main character looking like Taylor Swift-NEVER MIND! I think I can see Lily Collins. ;) Taylor is too country for this girl. lol :) haha. I think I'm going to name her Willa-not Willow-I'm planning on a HUGE controversity between her and her love interest about him keep calling her Willow and not Willa, it'll be funny. :) And I think I'll name him Gage! Oh yeah he can't speak. ;)
And I think the theme song as of now will be "Within Me" by Lacuna Coil.

Well anyways, I'm off to brainstorm!
EKK! I FINALLY got a dystopian idea! I've been wanting one for a while now, ever since I started "The Hunger Games"!

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Falling for History-Egypt" is now in book format on inkpop! And in desperate need of PICKS!

Yup, ya heard me. I'm well over enough 10k for me to post FFH-E in book format on inkpop! I got eight picks right off the back, and now they're dwindling down. :/ NEED PICKS! lol.
I at least want to break the thousands. Because that's where I was with the short story format.
Could you guys give me some help?
I can't do any swaps right now, considering I'm pretty busy writing, and I have essay homework this weekend. (WOW homework, I never thought I would use that term again. haha)


Falling for History-Egypt-- On Inpop.com

I would really appreciate it! And I will pay you guys back however, when I can! :)

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What ya guys think? "Time With Seleste-Fate" book cover!



Hott off from Stoik Imagic. :D I have been prowling for MONTHS for pics on DA for a cover! And now I've finally found something I'm pretty happy with. :D I love how this girl actually looks like Lucy Hale a little. :)
I'm not even close to start this book YET, I may wait until I have the second draft of "Destiny" (the first TWS book), written. But I may work a little on it here and there. So I wanted to have a book cover ready, even though I may or may not post it ANYWHERE on the internet. However, I may post an excerpt on inkpop, come to think of it. :)
Anyways, I'm pretty proud of this work, so far. :)
What do you guys think?

I also revamped the first TWS-D book cover too. So that the styles can relate.
I'm still REALLY proud of this one! I think it's one of my best works YET!

Well I'm off for tonight...maybe. I have some math classes to do in the morning, Geometry. Eck.

With lots of love, Kristia S.<3<3<3
God Bless<3<3<3
1 Peter 4:10