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Another 5 minute Rant

First of all, on this blog I try to keep all things natural or positive. Secondly, I try my promote my own and other’s writings. If you want to know more about me you can read my other blog, my personal blog http://Rebekah1213.wordpress.com (I’m trying to get more readers on it.)

I am glad my 5 minute Rant and my facebook page got so many view over the week. http;//www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire I have to give my boyfriend credit. He was the one who told me to not worry about the mess, it will still be there when I was done writing. (And it was. . . sigh)

If you also can’t write. . . just try to list ideas. . . and work from there.

I also make picture and music videos. . . where I get art or celebrity pic from the Internet and make a video. I also make music playlist for each project. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb2Yb-IeUxjHx1DcVttxDAA?view_as=subscriber  That is my you tube channel.

If you really can’t writing, then read.

Anyway, I hope you are all writing and/or reading out there. I hope to get more posted soon.

Anyone have Fantasy story that they wanted published?

Have a fantasy novelette (8,000 to 20,000 words) that would you like published?

Daniel Thomas Hall is putting a fantasy anthology together. He is seeking stories that in genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror (supernatural/suspense). Stories must be no less then 8,000 words, but no more than 20,000 words.

Anthology of Fantasy of Novelettes called Tales from the Inner Realms

This is for writer’s to simply get their names out there and to be published. He is using createspace.com for paperback copies which will published through amazon.com and barnes and noble.com. There is possible talk of making this an e-book through kindle.

Questions please email eternal_kingdoms17@yahoo.com with the subject line Anthology questions.

Entries
E-mail entries to eternal_kingdoms17@yahoo.com  with the subject line Anthology Entry.

Entries must be singled space and saved as a .doc file. (Please have the piece edited ahead of time).

No one more than three entries per author (Not all three entries may be selected depending on the number of authors we get.)

All entries must be in by 11:59pm (EST) June 15th, 2015.

In your e-mail please include
1. Story title
2. Author Name
3. Rating:
(G, general audience, PG, Parental guidance (Foul language) or PG-13 (medium violence), Using the movie rating system because I cannot find one for books.)
4. Any extra writing note (optional) What inspired the story? An extra note about the plot or character etc. It’s something extra that you want the reader to know, no more than 300 words. (Stephen King does in Everything Eventual; he does this at the beginning of the stories) We will post any story notes at the end of our stories to save the the readers on spoilers.
5. Small Author Bio Location of the author, family or friends that helped or inspired, when did yo start writing, and why? (You don’t have to add all of this, but this time to talk about you and promote your other work.) Add links and blogs here. (No more that 750 words)

Promoting a fellow author: Heidi Nicole Bird

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Through the Paper Wall, the beloved middle grade fantasy by Heidi Nicole Bird is now available as an audio book! Brought to life by the talented vocal artist Andy Mack, this fantastic story becomes even more magical. Download your copy today by visiting Audible.com or iTunes! To celebrate, the Kindle version of Through the Paper Wall is now available for only $.99, for a limited time only. To make it even better, if you own the Kindle version you can get the Audible download for only $1.99! (Please incorporate these links into the above statement!) http://andymackvoice.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/through-paper-wall-unabridged/id674652420

Audible: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall/dp/B00DYXTE98/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1379794008

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1&keywords=Through+the+Paper+Wall

Synopsis: Things haven’t been the same between Jesse and Dad since Mom died, and now Jesse’s worst fears are coming true. Not only has he been forced to move across the country, but Dad is also flirting like crazy with his new girlfriend. In an attempt to get away from the two lovebirds, Jesse starts to explore his new house and what he finds changes everything. Hidden in Jesse’s basement is a room the adults can’t see, and leading from the room is a massive tunnel. That’s not the only weird thing about Jesse’s new house, though. It’s also tagged with all sorts of rumors. Could the house actually be haunted like some people think?

With the help of his new friend Jake, Jesse soon discovers the truth, and they find themselves in a situation that is way out of their control. Ambyth, an eternal city of teenagers, is anything but a safe place for Jesse and Jake to be. Together they must overcome the evil that Jesse’s house has been hiding for decades, and they have to do it before time runs out.

5-star Reviews: “Imaginative, beautiful, brilliant, engaging. From the first page of this book, I was hooked, and was very sad to soon be finding myself on the last page. While the story is a fantastic fantasy, the reader finds themselves learning a lesson after the book is over.” – N. Wells “It took me to a magical place in my mind; one of mystery, imagination, and wonder, yet had the touching side of real-life struggles that a lot of people have to deal with. Even though the main character is quite young, I found myself identifying with his frustration, pain, love, and realization.” – Jade M. Phillips, author of MER “Even though it is geared towards YA I think a person can appreciate the message at any age. It is a reminder that life is fragile and we should be thankful for whatever we have.” – Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker “When I started reading the book I was immediately impressed by the way her words brought life to her characters. They were well crafted and believable, their interactions natural. The story captures the frustration of a young adult who’s life seems out of control and does a marvelous job of showing us how his feelings change as the book progresses.” – Daniel Wang

Want the story in another format? Through the Paper Wall can be found in various other formats by visiting the following links:

Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1

UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Audible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-Unabridged/dp/B00DYXFQ9A/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/285576

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481093811

Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/heidi-nicole-bird/through-the-paper-wall/_/R-400000000000000988139

Barnes and Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=9781481093811&itm=1&usri=9781481093811

Barnes and Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=2940044365230

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/through-the-paper-wall

Itunes ebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/through-the-paper-wall/id619423758?mt=11

Heidi Nicole Bird has been writing for as long as she can remember and it is her favorite thing in the world. Heidi is a regular NaNoWriMo participant and is mostly a young adult fantasy writer, but also likes to write juvenile fiction and other genres. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University and she looks forward to exploring the genre of historical fiction. Heidi lives in Utah with her family and four dogs, and loves working as both a writer and an Archival Digitization Specialist for Ancestry.com. To learn more visit www.heidinicolebird.com

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Seeking Beta Readers forBook1 of Vampire Series

As of June 20th, (date will change based on my editing schedule), I plan to be seeking beta readers for the first book of my vampire series called The Crimson Shadow Collection. Book 1 is called Melzela.  I will only have it in pdf format (unless you want to pay for a paperback copy from createspace).

I am seeking between 25 to 100 beta readers for this book.  I am very serious about this book, and I will not accept beta readers unless they promise to send feedback. (Please give me more feedback then just my grammar needs improvement. I understand my grammar isn’t the best. Okay, I would be lucky if I got a C for grammar on my novels. However I am looking for things like . . .
 Are the characters believable?
 Can you relate to or like any of the characters?
 Are there any pieces that just don’t make sense?
Does the story flow? Is the story interesting?
 From 1 to 5, 5 being best, how would you rate my novel? I will plan out more questions for beta readers. You can answer them, or just use them as a guide.  ) I am really hoping to continue working on the other books, but I would like to eventually get this series mainstream published.  I really need some serious beta readers. Please message me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire or e-mail me RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com with the subject Beta Reader.

New Story Review Corner

I had an idea. . . I was thinking of making a small review corner on my writing blog. I have been reading the book The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing and it says to read my genre. However I have learned I write in several genres: Paranormal; Occult; Vampire; thriller; drama; and mostly Horror. My favorite authors are Anne Rice and Stephen King.

What I was thinking was to read short stories or pieces of novels and give them reviews on my blog. I thought that if maybe I review a few others, then others would see and they could review as well. When I ask for feedback, I want to know if my characters are likable, and relatable. I want to know if my story is actually interesting. As a story-teller and writer, I basically want to know am I really bringing written art to the world or am I just wasting time? I want to know if there are others who want to read my work.

 

Fellow Writers. . . what I need for a review

  1. Title
  2. Pen name (Name you are publishing with)
  3. A link to the title, e-mail, or place where others can get your work.
  4. Webpages or other way that other people can ask questions about your work

 

  • I want no more than 50 computer pages 8×11.  No more than 25,000 words
    (If it part of a novel, then send me up 50 pages of most interesting part.)
  • You can add a picture. (No more than what wordpress allows, my blog is on word press)

 

This is how I plan to write my review.

  1. Title and author
  2. I want to write as little as one to two or as much as four to five sentences of summary.
  3. Then I will write some about the character/dialogue.
  4. Then I will write something about the storyline.
  5. Extra notes: if it made me emotional or I was able to relate. If it has adult material I would mention it here.
  6. Rating of 1to 5 pages. (5 pages is like 5 stars or a grade of an A.)
  7. Link to actual story.

 

If you are interested please message me at RebekahWolveire@yahoo.com or go to my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/RebekahWolveire

Blog Hop: Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing

 I’d like to thank author, K.D. Emerson, of Digitus 233 for tagging me in the Next Big Thing Blog tour. Her blog is (http://masterkoda.com/category/master-koda-blog-tour ) Check out the latest events with Master Koda as well.

 

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing: Rebekah Wolveire author of Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela

 

What is the working title of your book?
I am writing a seven book series I’m calling Crimson Shadow Collection. There are about 75 vampires and this is the series is about their lives. I have been working on the set-up of this series since 2008-2009. The title of the first book is Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 1 Melzela. (It can be shorted to just Melzela.)

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, it’s a really long story, but I thought of the idea when I was sick with mono and my boyfriend and I were on a temporary break. I missed him and he always had a love for vampires and it was my way of being close to him. However once I was well and we got back together, the series took on a life of it’s own. Melzela is just the main vampire from which all of the many descendant come.

What genre does your book fall under?
The entire Crimson Shadow Series is about vampires, so it is horror and occult: vampire.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Melzela would be played by an young actress that has similar features as to Angelina Jolie. (I would love to Ms. Jolie, but my characters is permanently 20 years old.)
I actually have actors inspired for each of my characters.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Melzela was abused and neglected by her family, in which she finds determination, and hope in herself to seek true love and after a blood ritual back fires, she is made a child of the blood lust.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I hope to find an agent and get this book mainstream published. (If anyone knows any agents or publishers that are interested in monstrous vampire novels, please leave a comment on post me a message on facebook.)

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took several years, because I was afraid of someone stealing my ideas. This year wanted to get a push so I made sure I finished it with NaNoWriMo 2012. I started it in 2008-2012, that is about four years. I hope to work on a vampire novel, one per year now; if I need NaNoWriMo as push, I will use it.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I will first stay, yes Melzela is looking for love, but this is nothing like Twilight.
Melzela was created at the time of Christ, which when the families would tell you who you married. She was fighting against that.
She was a woman of street; she needed to make a way to survive. This has a lot of adult themes.
The entire series is more like Anne Rice’s vampires and true blood mixed together. I also believe that my vampire would take a nightly stroll with the great Dracula himself.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?
My best friend from high school was always into vampires (she was a Rice fan.) My boyfriend also showed his passionate and love for the children of the night. How could I not want to embrace them too?

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
This is just the first book out of seven: I honestly think there is at least one vampire everyone would be interested in. Melzela was young woman who just wanted the fairy tale love to be true.

 

I am tagging the following people.

Marguerite Arotin http://www.margueritearotin.wordpress.com

Mary Jo Lovallo http://rosewithering.livejournal.com

Tameka Armstrong http://pandareadingabook.wordpress.com

Amy Stewart http://500thfloor.wordpress.com

Mike Podgor http://mikepodgor.wordpress.com

Rachel Snitzer http://anrisaryn.wordpress.com

My 2012 NaNoWriMo Projects

 It is almost that time again. . . the time where I forget most of the world and work constantly on my writing projects. This time is known a NaNoWriMo. . . National Novel Writing Month. I’m excited as I have been waiting all year to lock myself up for several hours a day doing sprint after word sprint slowly allowing my story to come together.
I love it when my characters and my muses just agree, and I just allow the story to come to life. I appreciate my boyfriend being so patient with me during all of this and now this year he has idea and wants to work too. (Now I realized I will have to share the computer, so I will have to really schedule myself and use all the time I have with the computer very wisely.)

I am nervous and excited; I have to challenge myself to keep my writing with so many hours and I gave myself two projects. I am rebelling on both as I have already started writing on both, but I know I can get 50K on each project.

Project 1: Driving Lies, a thrilling novel I started last year about a murderer who kills off a family that ruined his life. I have about five chapters in Part 2 to finish and all of Part 3. However my outline from last year is so precise that I should be able to just dive into the deep end and start writing. (It started a movie script I wrote in high school.)

Project 2: The Crimson Shadow Collection: Melzela, is book one of seven in my vampire series. I have a huge story-line about a family of about 75 vampires. I feel you need to bring the horror, seduction, and the power back into the children of the night. (I have been working on this idea from the character sketches, outlines, and family trees since before the first Twilight movie has come out. I feel that NaNoWriMo is going to be that push to get at least one of the book finished. I wanted this book from page 1 to end on my computer before Dec 31, 2012 and if I play my cards right I will get it done a month early.)