The Next Big Thing

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This is ONE of the best ideas EVER!

WHY?

Because there are so many NEXT BIG THINGS coming our way and it is so hard to keep up with all of it, hence a most excellent medium………..the bloggers world.

The Next Big Thing gives published and not yet published writers a chance to share their work and then pass the baton, as it were. This continues from week to week. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

Many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Sherri Bessi for the invitation to take part in ‘The Next Big Thing’. Please take a look at her beautifully penned and all inspiring, blog of the year 2012; The other side of Ugly http://theothersideofugly.com/  – Sheri’s blog site.

Just a girl trying to be the light that she already is…… Join Sherri on her amazing journey and her enlightened ability to see beauty in all that life throws at her.

There are a series of questions to be answered–the same for everyone who takes part in The Next Big Thing. Here they are and here are my answers:

1. What is the working title of your book?

I write this book with the intention of releasing it as a three part series.

Veiled

Part one Veiled ~ Secrets

Part Two Veiled ~ Deception

Part Three Veiled ~ Truths

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

I was reading an absolute heart breaking article/story in the paper about a beautiful, sweet baby girl that was in desperate need for a heart transplant. She was born with multiple heart defects consisting of two holes in her heart. Sadly this sweet baby never made it to her first birthday.

I was so touched by her heart breaking story. I felt entirely overwhelmed at how unfair life truly was. How cruel it was that this child, like many others, are not even given a fair chance to live a natural full life. I was moved to the point of writing a story; her story.

I molded and penned a character from her. And she became my leading female protegee  with just a little something extra, because she was such an extraordinary little girl.

This little angel suffers but she survives (in my world) She goes on to live, find love, grows old. My compassion, my empathy fed the idea and the new beginnings of the Veiled series……..

And so the seed to my story was planted and has been thriving strongly from there, ever since.

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Young Adult fantasy/paranormal Fiction

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

For the leading roles; Okay, so this is HYPOTHETICAL and I base this solely on looks of the actor and how closely they match my own vision of my characters. (I have included images to help aid the visual)

Lailah Wilson (the leading female) I envision her being played by either Alexandria DeBerry or Blake Lively, the latter being my main preference (natural blonde hair with crystal Blue eyes, girl next door sort of look)……

Lailah is the younger Sister to Michael Wilson and Cousin to Lauren Edison;

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Blake Lively

Caleb Whitlock; is slightly more difficult as I envision him in a few male actors. I would go with either Logan Lerman or Matt Lanter, again preferring the latter of the two. (Black/dark hair, blue eyes, boyish looks but firmly built, he is the leading man after all)…………

Caleb is Lailah’s love interest, he is also Cousin to Jennifer and Brett Bennett;

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Matt Lanter

Other main characters include;

Michael Wilson (played by Chace Crawford) Lailah’s older brother and Cousin to Lauren Edison he is also Jennifer Bennett’s love interest;

Lauren Edison (played by Lucy Hale) Lauren is cousin to Michael & Lailah Wilson and Is Brett Bennett’s love interest;

Jennifer Bennett (played by Deborah Woll) Jennifer is sister to Brett Bennett and Cousin to Caleb Whitlock, Jennifer is also Michael Wilson’s love interest

Brett Bennett (played by Aaron Johnson) Brett is big brother to Jennifer Bennett and cousin to Caleb Whitlock, he is also Lauren’s love interest;

Chace Crawford

Michael; Chace Crawford

Lucy Hale

Lauren; Lucy Hale

Deborah Ann Woll

Jennifer; Deborah Ann Woll

Aaron Johnson

Brett; Aaron Johnson

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Veiled is yet to be completed, a possible synopsis for part one would go;

Part One; Veiled ~ Secrets

“Not is all as it seems in Willow Falls; in amongst a tangled web of hidden secrets and lies; two find they are connected much deeper than they ever knew before, but does true love always prevail?”

6. What is the longer synopsis of your book?

Again because Veiled is yet to be completed, a possible synopsis for part one would go;

“In a quaint picture-perfect suburb, all is not as it appears to be. Willow Falls is a small gated community tucked within the charming town of Grandmont. Willow falls is renowned for its infinite wealth and its high maintained flawless beauty. And for many generations, the Falls has been home to three of Grandmont’s most influential and well respected families. To the outside world, their lives where impeccable; picture book perfect in every way. If only they all truly knew.

These three families and their ancestors have been hiding many deep rooted secrets, secrets which must never get out. Secrets which if ever revealed would not only expose who they truly are but will also bring the world to its knees.

They are all the masters in the art of deception. Which leaves the question; how close to home are the enemies really?

Destiny sits subliminally; patiently awaiting the new generation of celestial blood to come off age. It may turn out that, fate has had a play in everything all along. Each and every moment, building up and leading to this one extraordinary generation, calling each of them forward to play their own part, in a very significant combined destiny.

Willing or not their time has come.

7. Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

Veiled has not been fully completed yet. And it is still in its first draft. I am continually looking into the best avenues in which to take this series.

However, either way I’ll be overly elated that it will one day be shared with you all. Whether it is as an eBook, paper back or hard back, it will still be the same story, feed and nurtured by my passion to just write and bring something as small as an idea to life.

8. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I began writing Veiled in July of this year. And I am now, what I believe to be, over half way through, at this present moment in time. Progress is going fantastically, with new ideas building to it every day.

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

A few things inspired me. One would the above picture, a young couple embracing so lovingly.

Secondly my inspiration was drawn from my own a near death experience when I was twelve. I have experienced being on that very brink of losing your life and its scary as hell.

Lastly I was inspired by my love for a good old tangled up love story especially the paranormal kind. But rather using the over used vampire or Werewolves I wanted to use Angels. I love the build up of the classic will they? and won’t they? scenario’s .So I thought ‘why not write my own?’ and make it how I won’t it to be, end it how I want it to end. (just to add I dislike predictable and obvious endings) but I’m still none the less a sucker for a happy ending.

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

I want my readers to make a connection with the characters, bringing them to life using ‘their’ own imaginations. I want them to loose themselves in my characters and their story. So that when it ends they want to know what happens next. Leaving them intrigued enough, to enjoy imagining ways in how the story could continue on, whilst they wait for the next book to be published.

I love writing and I take great pleasure when readers enjoy my work. It inspires me to divulged deeper and take my characters further into their world.

I want my readers to read Veiled and come away on reflection. For example; there are some scenes that will touch even the most blasé of hearts. I want my readers feeling a sense of compassion and empathy themselves. I want them to really feel the emotions of what it is, to be well, just human.

The wonderful, Addison Moore author of The Celestra series and brand new debuting book ‘Someone to love’ at http://addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.co.uk/ and my good friend CJ Blue author of Global Superstar and Superstar Resurrection https://www.facebook.com/pages/CJBlue-Author/423345064383522  will be next weeks guest writers.

Please join them for next weeks (2nd of January) installment of The Next Big Thing . . .

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You see heaven every day

ImageLook for your self;

Its so beautifully true; you see  heaven everyday, but sometimes you almost never, see it at all.

Its directly hidden in plain site, especially for you all to see.

Open your eyes, and look a just little deeper for me, and there you’ll see exactly what I mean.

Yes, there it is, etched upon those beautiful palettes, of your own unique and canvased perfect eyes.

The blues, the browns, the greens, even the grays and all that lie there in between; capture just a snap shoot of heaven in their own unique and  special way.

Of some of the many vast wonders of heaven;

A pair of distinct cloudy nebula’s, or maybe a swirling galaxy pool but both always enhanced spectacularly by two superior blackening deep holes.

Still don’t believe me? well just see for yourself;

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Updates On my brand new YA fantasy series

(NOTE; NOT BOOK COVER)

(NOTE; NOT BOOK COVER)

So I have some fantastic news and new updates in regards to my up coming YA book, due for release sometime in 2013, will be down to the publisher’s hands I suppose. Ha what am i on about, truth be told, I still need to find a publisher oh and not to mention a designer to create a master piece that will grace the cover of my first book.

Anyway back to the update for my new YA series; it has now been officially branded with a name;
Book one; Veiled ~ Secrets
Book two; Veiled ~ Deception
Book three; Veiled ~ Truth
Funny how such small things really make the difference to endless woes and worries to your own work, is it good enough? probably not but hell with it, it was a blast writing it (all experience, right?)…….but hey the ball is officially rolling now. Needless to say this also means I must stop procrastinating and get my head down and complete this book so you can all meet the characters of my world.
Speaking of which that is what I am off to do now. Ever the perfectionist in me, wants it perfected to perfection, so, you the reader, will want to read them again and again.

A guiding light

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”Hidden deep and within utter darkness; I looked up and felt the sweet pulsation and harmony of your incandescent pure light.
Burning so brightly it did so; diluting the midst of such suffocating sorrow and crippling despair.
And as if I were a moth caught within captivation I’m drawn in, I found the lost strength to reach for your guiding breath and beacon of hope.
And upon merging with your essence, just like a flickering candle lit dance; I too became your pulsation of sweet blessed night light. And for the spell binding darkness, became no more than that of its own hidden illusion”

 

Addison Moore

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Hi Guys,

So I thought I would share with you a new series I have come across and in all honesty I am shocked it hasn’t had the huge public attention that it so thoroughly deserves, have you not purchased your copy yet? :o)

This series/Author needs to be an all out number one seller (in my humble opinion).

Its by the amazing Addison Moore http://addisonmoorewrites.blogspot.co.uk/ and it is called the Celestra Series and book one is currently free on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ethereal-Celestra-Book-1-ebook/dp/B004U34BZS/ref=cm_lmf_tit_17_rsrsrs1

This series has been optioned for film by 20th century fox and I personally see it being the new craze replacing the likes of Twilight/ The vampire Diaries. Which is so huge for me to say because I am a massive fan of both book series.

Book Summary as copied from Amazon;

Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.

Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.

Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

Other books in the Celestra Series include;

Tremble (Celestra Series Book 2)

Burn (Celestra Series Book 3)

Wicked (Celestra Series Book 4)

Vex (Celestra Series Book 5)

Expel (Celestra Series Book 6)

Toxic Part One (Celestra Series Book 7)

Toxic Part Two (Celestra Series Book 7.5)

Ephemeral (The Countenance)

re-awoken transcendence

Dimitri Castrique

(image courtesy of Dimitri Castrique)

With blessed ancient wings, do I now behold, awoken again, forever anew;

I wait amongst this primitive display, a celestial barrier, a merging Earth  bound aurora, right at the beginnings of outer space. My immortal spirit now eternally released and set blessedly free. Graced and restored back as a divine me, its unmasked divine face, shown in familiar true form.

Reflection is so clearly seen up overhead. With unmasked clarity; all is now visibly known and understood. As I gaze and explore beyond this extended outstretched transparent hand; I watch A dance of a cascading  flared sun, so magnificently shared.

Adorned once again, as many times before, a translucent haloed corona, in a perfectly formed golden white band.

This newly shedding  old soul is laid out so truthful and bare. Ready it is now, to be reawakened once more; set upon its own righteous true path of enlightenment.

The renounced mortality left down upon there, now so peaceful and obsolete; feeding the maternal soils of a recycling blue Earth. In letting go, its hidden immortality can now pass willingly on. Becomes truly once again a true divine essence, an eternal guiding soul’s light.

~ R. Munro