I hope you all had a happy and safe New Year. I wish you all the best in 2022. I wanted to get this year started by putting out my plans and goals. I’ve heard before that if you tell people about your goals, this can be a sure fire method to hold yourself accountable.
In terms of goals, I’ve divided mine into several different areas.
The first area concerns this website/ blog. I want to put more time and effort into it. This involves writing more blog posts, and I also want to do author interviews here, As an indie author myself, I know how hard it is to wear the many hats of being a writer, editor, marketer, and promoter. Whatever I can do to help out fellow authors, I’m all in.
When it comes to my writing, I want to work on my series for morally grey, villain/ antihero character, Twenty. He was supposed to get one book, but he’s always been a rebel. His story is too small to condense into one single book. If you’d like to learn more about Twenty and check out my other work, you can read my first published novel, Tortured Innocence.
Another project I have is called Soren and Cyn.
I’m quite proud of being a horror author, but I also want to write something with lots of steam.
Here is what I have so far for a blurb:
Hyacinth is in love with pain, but it’s the kind of pain she can’t give herself. Her desires lead her deep into darkness, and when she thinks she’s lost, she finds a glimmer of light. She finds him. Soren Serverinson is an intellectual professor who researches sadism, but it’s not all academic for him. He desires to cause the pain she craves.
She wants him to hurt her, but for the first time in a long time she desires intimacy. She questions whether pleasure and pain can intermingle, or will one always burn stronger.
It’s already too late because when they meet, the fire is lit and neither party knows if they’ll escape unharmed.
Are they ready to burn together?
Sadist meet masochist.
Pleasure meet pain.
I’m also planning a novel collaboration with Harriet Everend. I’m excited about this because Harriet is brilliant and I cannot wait to work with her.
There’s going to be a lot to come with writing. Outside of writing, I also want to improve my acrylic painting skills, I want to sew more, I want to work on photography. Overall I want to make my life as artistic as possible.
Here’s to making 2022 a great year.
What goals do you have this year?
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I can’t get enough of the spooky atmosphere. I love to enhance this by reading lots of creepy horror books. If you are looking for a great read, I highly reccomend checking out Cursed Legacy by Harriet Everend. Grab your copy here
Also check out her amazing Instagram
Book blurb for Cursed Legacy-
Learning the truth of a mysterious home their families have shared for years, four bloodlines come face to face with a frightening reality that soon leaves them haunted—and hunted. A sinister force brews in the spaces between these walls, and hell will rise if ever He’s allowed to have His way.
Darkness climbing. No escape in sight. The HELM, an ancient relic imbued with power might just be their ticket to salvation until its eldritch forces backfire, digging them deeper into the grasp of the enemy.
Treachery looms as evil weaves its way into the minds of the vulnerable. And while the menace seeks to divide and conquer, families are forced to sever old bonds and sacrifice whatever – or whoever – they must, to survive.
Now, plunged into the heart of evil and strapped for time, embattled bloodlines seek and gather every magical defense they can acquire to stall the advance of their infernal adversary into the realms of man.
But like them, their enemy is not alone, and his underlings are just as bloodthirsty as HIM.
Here is my review of the book-
This book started off on a strong scary note and right from the first chapter I knew this book would be a horrific treat!
After several chapters I found myself wondering if any character was safe?
Dark events are followed by more darkness and more death. There are many haunting visual descriptions and if the words aren’t enough (which I think they are) there are also amazing illustrations.
I’d say this book is plot driven and builds the horror as the plot progresses. My only complaint is I thought some of the characters might have been overshadowed by the plot, and I felt like it was challenging to picture some of them, or just to keep track of characters as the plot progressed. There are a lot of characters.
Having said that the book is still descriptive, it’s got a lot of gory/sinister details,and has all kinds of scenes which will stick in your mind
Many creepy dolls
The realms of hell
And other dark beasts.
This is not a book you want to be reading before bedtime because it gets under your skin, creeps you out and you’re just not going to sleep after.
Highly recommend for any lovers of horror and anyone who’s looking for a dark, action packed, exciting read.
Fantastic debut book and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Tortured Innocence is my debut novel, which I plan to launch in August. Maybe I should say I plan to relaunch this book. I initially published the book in 2017, but I was still learning all the ins and outs of self publishing. All I could think was that I wanted my book published. I published it, but I did not know how to market it and get it into the hands of readers who would love my book.
This is why I’m relaunching the book. This time I know I am going to do so much better.
Here is a synopsis of my book:
Nicole faced a horrific tragedy at a young age. Ten years later, everything seems to be okay. She is happy with her life and she feels content. This quickly begins to change when she receives disturbing letters that appear from nowhere and voices haunt her waking thoughts. The voices say the most disturbing things. Her nightmares feel more and more real. She has no idea why this is happening to her.
What is lurking in the shadows? Maybe the better question is who?