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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I awoke with the most painful, throbbing headache I’d ever had in my entire life. I opened my eyes slowly as they adjusted to the light shining in them. I sat up slowly while looking at my surroundings. I looked down, I was still on the pavement. I must have blacked out I thought to myself. I couldn’t remember past me waking up on the cold, hard, concrete. I slowly rose to my feet and brushed of my clothes. I had a powdery residue all over me that was like cement that had been pounded on with a jack hammer.I turned my gaze to a large crowd of people that was standing in front of me. People were shouting, panicked, and seemed to be causing quite a commotion. Instantly, my lawyer instincts kicked in and I had to get to the bottom of what was going on. I made my way through the crowd, pushing this person, and bumping that person. I wondered what could have attracted such a large crowd of people. After pushing a few more people out of the way, I was stuck somewhere in the middle of it all. I glanced beside me to see a young woman weeping softly. “ Excuse me ma’am, what happened here?” I asked curiously. Only the woman didn’t answer me. She just buried her head into her hands and continued crying. Surely, there was someone around here I could talk to. I tapped a man in front of me on the shoulder, he didn’t respond either. What do I have to do around here to get some answers? I found myself screaming out at the top of my lungs and still, no one even flinched.

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah...

Beautiful Creatures = Beautiful Madness

Monday, August 30, 2010
This book was recommended to me by my friends on twitter. In the past, they've always suggested books that I had eventually loved. So when they told me to read Beautiful Creatures, I bought it. Now, I'm never the type to base my opinion on the opinions of others so, I decided I would form my own opinion of this book. And here it is. This book captivated my attention from page one. The story unfolds in Gatlin South Carolina and all in all is a tale of young love. A young love that seems to be doomed from the beginning. Underneath the southern decadence of Gatlin South Carolina, is a world of secrets, familiarity, and a world of the unknown. Ethan Wate, has never met anyone like Lena Duchannes and is instantly drawn to her. This book literally threw me for a loop. When I read the inside of the jacket, I was under the impression that the book would be told through Lena's point of view. But much to my surprise, it was told through Ethan's. I found that refreshing. In all the books I've read, you seldom read that a love story told through the male character's perspective. It was beautiful to read about a young man who shows his emotional side the way the way Ethan did. Buy this book! I found it intriguing, mysterious and at the same time, hauntingly beautiful.

Stellar Review!

Friday, August 27, 2010
If you guys missed the Love Sucks books review by Savannah at Books with Bite Check it out here! Also check out Love Sucks on Goodreads!


So that's it readers, we've reached my favorite day of the week, yep, you've guessed it, Friday. Why Friday, you ask? Because not only can we look forward to the weekend the following day but we can also reflect on what we did during the week. Also, the weekends give you some time to be spontaneous, they give you time to do something fun. Not everything everyday should be all work an no play right? So with that in closing, I'll leave you with a lil quote. Enjoy the weekend! I know I will!

~ If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do anything. ~ Win Borden~

You Couldn't Hurt A Fly..

Thursday, August 26, 2010
“ You should listen to your mother, she knows what’s best for
you.” When it had to do with my mother, mother knows best didn’t necessarily apply. “Don’t even start that again. I thought we went over this.” “ We did, but she’s right.” Now I was really getting angry. After what had just happened, the last thing I wanted to do was fight with Delilah too. But, I had to get my point across. I wanted this to go so perfectly, so right. It ended up so disastrously it had my blood boiling. “ She’s not right, she has no clue what she’s saying.” “ Grayson you have no idea how right on she actually is.” “ What do you mean?” “ I mean that I really am evil and you’re mother is right.” It was like she was speaking some foreign tongue. I had no I idea where our conversation was going so out of utter oblivion I began laughing. “ What is so funny?” Delilah asked with a hint of coldness to her tone. “ That you think you’re evil. You couldn’t hurt a fly.”

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah.

I'd Die For You.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
We reached my apartment building and I held the door open for her. But just as I did so, the ground beneath us began to quake. Earthquakes in New York, really, what was going on? Delilah clutched on to me and looked up at me puzzled. “ What’s going on?”
She asked fearfully. I had no idea. I let go of the door and stumbled back ward still holding onto her tightly. Right in front of us the ground began to split open. The shaking had intensified and Delilah fell out of my arms. I scrambled quickly and jumped to my feet. People were running down the crowded sidewalk screaming out in terror. I looked for her frantically. I spotted her a few feet away and ran toward her. Just as I reached her the ground behind her split open. “ No damn it, no!” I shouted at the top of my lungs. The concrete where she was standing gave way underneath her. She was falling, falling downward into the fiery pits of hell. I was prepared to jump. “ I saw the fear in her eyes as she called out my name. “ Grayson help me!” She shrieked. I gave myself a running start and ran toward the open crack at full speed. I jumped, closed my eyes, and landed.

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah.

No! Don't Let Me Die!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Her words were muffled. I couldn’t understand what she was saying. “Watch the road!” She screamed out! I turned my head for a brief second and saw the semi coming for us. I had no time to jerk out of the way. That’s it I thought. We’re dead. Our life is over. And just as the semi was about to crack the bumper of my car, Delilah closed her eyes. Everything around us went black. I was in a panic. I screamed out so loudly that I was certain I would lose my voice. The darkness surrounded us, it engulfed us. I felt my stomach bottoming out and I could of sworn that I felt the car shattering into a million pieces. Yet, my body still felt in tact, I still felt like I was in one piece. I felt no pain and I didn’t feel like I was being ripped apart. Surely an accident this bad would cause some damage to my body.
My eyes flew open and I was astonished at what I saw. There was no accident. What happened previously seemed to be some horrifying dream. Then it became a reality. When I glanced over at Delilah I saw it again. This time, I knew she couldn’t be lying. I saw the flames in her eyes.

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah.

Hush Hush, I Thought I Heard You Call My Name..

Monday, August 23, 2010
I truly believe that any writer always loves to read. I love a great book more than anything. So when, my marvelous friends on twitter mentioned the book Hush Hush, I was greatly intrigued. Now, I had read a slew of mixed reviews for this novel but I'm never the type to base my opinions on others opinions. So I went out to my local borders, determined to read this novel and form my own opinion. I tore through this book in one day. Then went back and read it a second time. I absolutely loved it! The best kinds of novels, put you on the borderline of fantasy and reality. You become so absorbed in the world the author has created, you almost feel like you never want to leave. That's how I felt when reading this novel about a teen named Nora Grey, and the fallen Angel named Patch who's in love with her. If you like an angsty love story full of twists, turns, and mind bending tricks, pick up this book! I assure you, it doesn't disappoint!

Love Or Something Like it....

Friday, August 20, 2010
I have been so blessed and fortuate to have love in my life. At times I hear it's quite hard to find so if you already have it, be thankful that you do. Don't take it for granted and be full of it everyday for the rest of your life. Love is at times, two sided. It can be harmonious, beautiful, and sometimes make you feel like you are walking on air. But it also has a wicked side. A side that makes you blind to the bad in it, a side that makes you numb. But that's why we love. It's not just about the happy times because, the bad times make us learn from our mistakes. So as we go into the weekend appreciate the love in your life, if you have it.

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. Judy Garland

The Flower Of The Dead.

Thursday, August 19, 2010
I did quite a bit of research when It came to writing my third novel, Asphodel. The Asphodel, in Greek Mythology is known as the flower of the dead. And the only place it could be found is in the underworld. How does this tie in with the story? In some accounts, to the myth of Hades and Persephone, Hades planted the Asphodel in the field at Enna on a day he knew Persephone would be there. He knew her love for things living and he knew she would pick the flower. I wanted to touch on that. I've also heard some stories where he held her captive. I chose not to write about that. I still to this day believe that Persephone loved the God of the Dead and that's what I wanted to bring forth in this novel. I wanted to show that angsty, forlorn, forbidden, love that many have speculated about for generations.

I Miss Everything About You.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
She didn't even hesitate to pick the flower. She snatched it from the earth so hastily, that she pulled up some of the root.And when the earth didn't crumble beneath her, thats when it all sank in. Hades wasn't there, he wasn't going to be there, and the fact that she might never see him again swirled around in her head. That simple thought made her feel dizzy. She sat down on the ground while trying to regain her composure and as she did so, a mental image of Hades flashed through her mind. He was smiling at her. It was the same beautiful smile she had known and grown to love.

Excerpt from Asphodel..

HEY! Watch Where You're Going!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I walked slowly toward the door while casually glancing down at my watch. I suddenly felt someone or something bump into me. I didn't get the chance to see if it was a man or a woman at first because all I felt was a bump, then I heard the thud. I looked own at the ground and at my feet was the most stunningly beautiful woman I had ever seen. I almost didn't know how to act. I just stood there, staring. When our eyes finally locked, she gave me the most displeasing glance. "Well, aren't you going to help me up?" She asked with a hint of annoyance in her voice.I extended my hand to her. "I'm terribly sorry. I didn't see you." She took my hand and rose to her feet. The whole coffee shop grew quiet while watching our little spat. " You should be." She stated coldly. "Excuse me?" I asked. "Should be what?" "You should be sorry. You heard me. You're not deaf are you?"

Excerpt from The Truth About Delilah.

The Wrath Of Hades...

Monday, August 16, 2010
Persephone began pushing on the mighty God of the Dead. And in one swift motion, Hades lifted her up and kissed her. She found herself fighting him at first, but after a moment, she couldn't anymore. She kissed Hades back with such an intensity that it felt like her whold body was on fire. Every muscle and every organ was eternally burning. The longer the kiss lasted, the more deep, and passionate it became. Persephone felt like she was free falling into the abyss of the unknown. And if Hades's kisses made her feel this way, she'd happily fall into the unknown for the rest of eternity...

Excerpt from The Queen Of The Dead.

Life. What Will You Make Of Yours?

Friday, August 13, 2010
Life. To Live. There are so many things we take for granted in our everyday lives. So as we go into the weekend, let's all take a moment to be thankful for what we have. The ability to live our lives to the fullest extent. After all, you only get once chance to live your life. So what will you do with it?

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean~

You're So Vain..You Probably Think This Book Is About You..

Thursday, August 12, 2010
To be Vain. Conceited. Egotistical. Those are words I could never really understand. To be confident, that's one thing, but to think that you don't eat, sleep, and use the bathroom like everybody else, that's another. I had a dream the other night. The words for this new literary piece came to me immeadiately. I have never tried to develop a character who over steps the boundries of the word bitch. A character who is so evil that maybe even her parents question her. The definition of Pride is a feeling of self-respect and personal worth. And that's what this new piece is called Pride. I have always considered myself to be confident but, pretty much the same down-to-earth person I have always been at the same time. So here is a sample from the new literary piece I'm working on called Pride.

Vain. Conceited. Vapid. All three of those words were used when talking about me on a day to day basis. I never thought my beauty was a curse. I welcomed it, basked in it, and bragged about it whenever I could. I never fully understood the meaning of the phrase beauty is only skin deep. I just thought that was something ugly people told themselves to make themselves feel better. I mean, I could never really relate to the ugly people in the world. I had never been a member of club ugly. Until now, that is.

Meet John.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
In Love Sucks, John is a minor character that makes a decent amount of impact. He and Elizabeth are the leaders of the group Cara call her extended family. John is also Elizabeth's mate. He's normally focused on keeping everything running smoothly between the group, solving problems, and being at Elizabeth's beck and call. Cara often envy's the affection that John and Elizabeth have, hoping that one day she will be able to find her own mate.

What Now?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I stared up at the lid of my coffin while trying to doze off. I was still too startled to resume sleep. I kept wondering how I knew to get up during the fire. I normally slept so soundly. I reassured myself that everything would be alright. That no matter what the future held, I would welcome it with open arms. I wouldn't make the same mistakes that cost most of my friends and family their lives. I would change the way humans interpreted the word "vampire" forever. And with that promise to myself, I drifted off to sleep, into the darkness, not knowing when or if I would ever wake up.

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What Sparks Your Creativity?

Monday, August 9, 2010
Alot of people ask me, what gets your creativity going? I think for everybody it's different but, for me, it can be a great many things. Sometimes zoning out to music, puts me in a creative state of mind. Most times, it's when I'm driving alone in my car. Sometimes it's when i'm in the mall watching the people that are walking through it. There has been more than a few times when I have adapted a character from someone I see in my everyday life. So what does it for you? What sparks your creativity?

A Quote For The Weekend...

Friday, August 6, 2010
Another week has ended. As we go into the weekend, pull a book off of your bookshelf and dive into it. You never know what kind of journey it will take you on.

A book is the only immortality. ~Rufus Choate~

A Book Like No Other..

Thursday, August 5, 2010
So I'm beginning to think that twitter is a marvelous little world where you can meet all kinds of fabulous people. Lately, I haven't had much time for reading but when a few of my friends were tweeting about this novel by an author named Lauren Oliver and I was greatly intrigued. Being a writer, I enjoy a good book more than anything else so I trotted over to my local Target and scooped up a copy of Before I Fall. Now, I truly believe, that IF you are reading a great novel, it will pull you in from page one. Trust me, I have read plenty of books that have been published and I have to torture myself to make it through the whole thing. From the moment I read the first page of Before I Fall, I was already in love with it! This book is fantastic and I'm telling all of you to go out and buy it if you haven't read it. I can't wait for Delirium, the next book by Lauren Oliver!

Forever and Ever...

When writing Love Sucks, the whole immortality aspect of it fascinated me. Living forever is something we never see. Sure we've seen a great many people live to the ripe old age of a hundred but, to live for all eternity, that's something that's non existent. So it got me to wondering, what would any of us do if we could live forever? Is there anything in your life that you would change, or do differently? I myself, was given a second chance at life. There a lot of things I took for granted until I saw my life flash before my eyes. I once heard a quote from a movie where they said being mortal is beautiful becaused we are doomed and any day could be our last. So tell me, if you could walk the lengths of earth for all of eternity, what would you do?

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For all Eternity....

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I motioned to the blinds. "Close them." He nodded. "Oh yeah." He clapped his hands together. The blinds came down and locked in their places. He then gently switched our positions pulling me on top of him. "Now," he said so softly I could barely hear him, "where were we?" I ran my finger up his chest."Focusing on eternity." I reminded him. With that my kisses overtook him. As they would for the rest of our unnatural lives.

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New Book Review!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

Thank you all for being so supportive of Love Sucks! I honestly mean that from the bottom of my heart! Love Sucks is now available at and many other book retailers. I strongly suggest you get your copy now if you haven't already! You never know when I'm going to be stopping through your town! And if you haven't already been sucked in, get sucked in now!


Monday, August 2, 2010
With Love Sucks being released in hours, I'm seriously so excited I can't contain myself! So that leaves me with a question for you, my readers. I want your comments. Thats the whole reason I write, not just for myself but, for you as well. I want to know what you would do if you were in Cara Jones's shoes. What would you do if you woke up buried in the ground, not knowing who or what you've become? I can't wait to read your comments!!!

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