Monday, 30 December 2013

BOTW - The Unusuals


The Unusuals

Teen Fiction /Adventure

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Jamie Smith was never a normal girl. All her life she was training and running from The Government. Everything changes when everyone except her and five other Unusual are left to fend for themselves. Jamie Smith must now over come not only running from the Government but also betraying best friends, prophecies and the fear of losing everyone she loves...

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BOTW - The Perfect Match


The Perfect Match

Teen Romance

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Alexandra "Alexa" Carter has had this mega huge crush on her bestfriend, Alex ever since they were eight when he scared off the bullies picking on her. He's this hotshot football player while she's this geeky highschooler who thinks that walking for five meters is a huge task. He has millions of girls swooning on his feet while she's the epitome of socially awkward and impaired. He likes to spend the weekend partying while she stays home absorbed in a thick book. Though they're so different, they just clicked.

Throw in an envious, bitchy sister, a very mysterious new guy, matchmaking parents and throw in what you call life. Would Alexa be able to find her perfect match? Or would she end up on the couch with a box of tissue in hand, crying her eyes and heart out?

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BOTW - First Kiss & Broken Promises


First Kiss & Broken Promises

Teen Romance

Wattpad Book Blurb:

First Kiss can be earth-shattering and so can ‘broken promises’, especially when both are sealed and delivered by the one who has held your heart in the palms of his hands since the day you turned a teen. 

Seventeen year old Divya Narayan is a high-spirited young girl with an adventurous streak in her, who doesn’t think twice before taking a risk. She learns very early in life that broken promises by ones you love equals a broken heart. So she makes two promises – Never to fall in love and never to break a promise. 

One fateful night four years ago, Aryan Diaz not only broke Divya's heart but also her trust and their unique bond of friendship. When the charming heart-breaker returns next door to Divya, he holds more than a key to her locked heart; he has answers that can set her free to break the promises she made. 

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BOTW - Haunted


Haunted

Paranormal / Horror

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Upcoming Releases for 2014

I haven't been excited about books for some time now, so I'm hoping the new year has a spectacular bundle of must-reads to reignite my passion.

Here are a few books that are on my radar for 2014.

January
See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne



February
Destination Unknown by Amy Clipston



May
Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
After the End by Amy Plum




July
Eleanor by Johnny Worthen



August
Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas from CBY!


Here's to a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you all in 2014!

Author Spotlight - Neerunni

First Kiss & Broken Promises

First Kiss can be earth-shattering and so can ‘broken promises’, especially when both are sealed and delivered by the one who has held your heart in the palms of his hands since the day you turned a teen. 

Seventeen year old Divya Narayan is a high-spirited young girl with an adventurous streak in her, who doesn’t think twice before taking a risk. She learns very early in life that broken promises by ones you love equals a broken heart. So she makes two promises – Never to fall in love and never to break a promise. 

One fateful night four years ago, Aryan Diaz not only broke Divya's heart but also her trust and their unique bond of friendship. When the charming heart-breaker returns next door to Divya, he holds more than a key to her locked heart; he has answers that can set her free to break the promises she made. 

Join me as I paint their love and their first kiss with vibrant colors that dull the promises they both had to break.


Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

My name is Neeraja, but friends call me Neeru. I am from India. I have seen 38 summers and would like to believe I am wiser for it. I am a hands-on mom who loves to write, dream, and write some more when am not busy driving my family crazy. 

I am one of the directors, along with my husband, in a mobile app development company that we started a year ago. Since I’ve started writing, I have hardly been able to do justice to my role there. Thankfully, my husband understands my need to focus on getting my first fiction right with as little distractions as possible. Becoming a published author is a dream destination. Meanwhile, am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

2. What types of books do you write?

I am currently writing romance but would love to branch out into murder mystery, historical, fantasy, or even horror someday. 

3. How many books have you written?

First Kiss & Broken Promises is my first fiction.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Playing catch up with Hunger Games and in Television, I’m looking forward to Arrow, Game of Thrones, Homeland, and Intelligence. 

I’m most excited about beta reading one of the most popular fantasy books on Wattpad, which the author is currently rewriting for publishing. I already have the first few chapters in my inbox. 

Secret by Rhonda Byrne and the Millennium series by Stieg Larsson are few others I am eagerly looking forward to reading. 

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I love most genres – romance, mystery, thriller, historical, and fantasy (this is a recent addition after reading ‘Paladin’ by Sally Slater on Wattpad). Werewolf stories are my guilty pleasure.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1) My sanity intact 
2) Characters from my story ‘First Kiss & Broken Promises’ to keep me company 
3) Power of teleportation *I did mention retaining my sanity: D

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Absolutely but depends on the characters. If they decide to run away to the deserted island without me, then I may have to find closure in this book itself :)

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

A burning need to express, emote, role play, dream, imagine, and create has been the main source of inspiration besides encouragement from friends and family. Simply put – I just want to tell a story the best I can.


Excerpt

“Wanna chase me, Pigtails? Come get me,” he taunted, his laughter fading with the blurring images.

I tossed restlessly, tangling the sheets around my legs. The heat was unbearable, and I struggled to sleep. Car doors slamming shut woke me up from my sorry attempt at sleep. 

Light giggles and whispered conversations wafted through the open windows. My eyes shot open and I sat up on the bed. It was a still night with curtains as motionless as the walls beside it. I threw the sheets off my legs and got off the bed. Walking to the window, I drew the curtains aside and peered into Annie’s courtyard where her mom’s car was parked.

I could make out Annie’s silhouette near the car; she was talking animatedly with someone. My brows furrowed and my head tilted as far as the window would allow in an attempt to catch sight of the person behind the car’s open trunk door. The person must have said something funny for Annie threw her head back and laughed loudly. Her arm shot out to punch the person playfully with so much familiarity; my sleep deprived mind cleared instantly.

Airport! They were back from the airport! 

As if to validate my brain’s lucidity, a hand emerged from behind the trunk door holding a haversack. My breath locked in my throat, anticipating what my eyes longed to see. Those seconds, those precious seconds he took to shut the trunk and emerge from behind, felt like hours and then the time stood still.

My eyes zoned in and stayed riveted on his appearance. Moonlight cast a silver shadow on his silhouette defining his long slender frame. This was a moment my fingers itched to hold my camera and capture, but my eyes refused to shift its gaze from the man, drinking in his every movement. He hitched his haversack onto his right shoulder, shaking his hair out of his eyes and weaving his left hand through it. He then casually threw his arm around Annie’s shoulder and pulling her close, he started walking to the front door.

A few feet from the door, Annie broke away and ran back to the car. As usual, she forgot something. My eyes refused to follow my friend and stayed on the man…the boy I had not seen for four years.

Aryan!

He lifted his head towards my window so suddenly as if I had called out to him. My eyes bulged out of their sockets and I quickly clamped my mouth shut with my hands, resisting the impulse to duck or dive back into the room away from the window.

Despite the storm raging inside me, I stood rooted to the spot as still as the moonlit night, as still as the man below. He could not see me, right? But I could feel his eyes bore into mine and my heart hastily beat a staccato. I blinked. In that instant, the moment broke and he turned his head away towards Annie.  Both of them entered their home without a backward glance.

I stood there, looking at the last spot he had been.

Pigtails! I closed my eyes on a sigh.

Monday, 23 December 2013

BOTW - Trouble


Trouble

Teen Fiction / Coming of Age / Humour

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Alexandra Carter is a trouble maker with a capital T. She's a straight D student and rides a big bad Harley. She spray painted the school locker twice, vandalized the girl's bathroom once, got into numerous catfights, almost set the girl's bathroom flaming, set the girl's bathroom on fire. And got sent to the principal's office a billion times. When she gets expelled, much to her happiness and gets transferred to a new school, much to her dismay, she has to start over.

Meet Alexander Parker. Handsome. Tall. Arrogant. Black sheep. And did I mention that he is the sole heir to the throne of Gerbaine? So when these two bad asses collide, what do you get? A crazy roller coaster ride with annoying catfights, more rule breaking, sarcastic comebacks, innuendos, prank wars and a whole lot trouble.

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BOTW - More to Life


More to Life

Romance

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Running from the past is hard, but with the right help, the freedom can taste oh so sweet. 

Start with splash of Brianna, a determined romantic who is trying to fight heartbreak and maintain her idealistic notion of true love.

Mix in equal parts of Mitch and Emma, twenty-somethings who are ready to paint the town red with their single-life escapades.

Top it off with Tom, a fellow romantic with a growing sweet spot for the new girl.

Pour them all together in Asia, add ice, and shake well for the perfect Mai Tai cocktail full of shenanigans, romance and heartbreak.

As the months progress, the secrets begin to unravel, and what started off as good fun, could very well test the limits of their fragile bonds.

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BOTW - First Kiss & Broken Promises


First Kiss & Broken Promises

Teen Romance

Wattpad Book Blurb:

First Kiss can be earth-shattering and so can ‘broken promises’, especially when both are sealed and delivered by the one who has held your heart in the palms of his hands since the day you turned a teen. 

Seventeen year old Divya Narayan is a high-spirited young girl with an adventurous streak in her, who doesn’t think twice before taking a risk. She learns very early in life that broken promises by ones you love equals a broken heart. So she makes two promises – Never to fall in love and never to break a promise. 

One fateful night four years ago, Aryan Diaz not only broke Divya's heart but also her trust and their unique bond of friendship. When the charming heart-breaker returns next door to Divya, he holds more than a key to her locked heart; he has answers that can set her free to break the promises she made. 

Join me as I paint their love and their first kiss with vibrant colors that dull the promises they both had to break.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Stone Cold


Stone Cold

Teen Fantasy

Wattpad Book Blurb:

"The stone first started to show on his father's right forearm. Pale onyx veins then spread throughout his body, shining like polished marble."

Stone has claimed most of the magical creatures of the world, forcing the rest to go into hiding. It seeps into their skin and sucks the magic out of them, drop by drop until only their hulls are left behind.     

Xander is the prince of the Tuatha Dé Danaan, also known as the fae. He is tasked to find the one who can stop the stone. But after five decades of trying to find it, he comes up empty handed. Until one fateful night, when he sees a girl breath life into stone.

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BOTW - Catered


Catered

Teen Romance

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Austin's a cater waiter working for New York City's top catering service. Aria's the cynical stepdaughter of one of the city's richest men. When her mother married Ned Rochester, they traded in a small house for a penthouse, and road trips for private jet trips. When Austin and Aria's paths converge, sparks fly. But will she be able to overcome her fear of commitment? And will be able to fit into her jet-setting, champagne-swilling world? Or will there be a catering culture clash?

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Sunday, 22 December 2013

BOTM - Taint by Lana_sky


Taint

As a suffering epileptic with uncontrolled siezures, Miriam always knew she was different.  For her, it's better to be invisible--but that all changes when He comes to town; a boy with murder in his eyes, and blood on his soul.  

He's different too.  Maybe not even human...

But there's a dark secret behind the truth of Miriam's siezures.  Her days are numbered--and she doesn't even know it.

Only one thing can save her.  

One person.

It's too bad that the curse that could end up saving her life, could be the very thing that destroys it...




Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

I’m Nikki.  I’m twenty two years old and I write stories.  :P

2. What types of books do you write?

I actually started out writing Fantasy, believe it or not, and then I branched out and found my home in Paranormal/Urban fantasy.  Basically vampires, werewolves, demons and witches are my forte.

3. How many books have you written?

A LOT.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I’m really excited for the second in the Hunger Games Trilogy, Catching Fire.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I actually only enjoy reading books with some element of fantasy or paranormal.  In other words: someone, somewhere within those pages needs to get bitten by something.  I’ve found that contemporary (normal) lit either bores or depresses me.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. Laptop
2. Juice
3. Internet

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Taint is actually part of a series.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

I am a habitual daydreamer.  I daydream about imaginary people constantly and have ever since I was very young.  Writing keeps me sane and gives me and outlet for my crazy characters.


Taint Scavenger Hunt

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Author Spotlight - beats96

Proteus Trilogy: Book One: Warrior

A teen called 1498 is raised in a place called the Research Center. He's trained to fight, and as time goes on his skills are put through tests, each one more difficult than the last. As he progresses, he begins to wonder, what is all of this for? And why can't he get out?














Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

Well, I hail from America, and I come from a good-sized family. There are ten kids in all, and I'm number five. I'm sixteen, and besides writing my books, I like to read, hang out with my various siblings, and fight vampire ninjas.

2. What types of books do you write?

As of right now, it's Teen Fiction/Action, but I'm thinking about branching off into Teen Urban Fantasy.

3. How many books have you written?

This is my first book, but I'm working on a couple others: the sequel to Warrior and the aforementioned Urban Fantasy book.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

That's a hard one! Well, for 2014, there's The LEGO Movie. I'm really pumped about that. Bookwise, I'm looking forward to the next book in the Heroes of Olympus series, the Blood of Olympus.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Mostly Fantasy, such as the Inheritance Cycle, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and others like that. Any book by Steven James. I also enjoy the Art of War by Sun Tzu. If you haven't read that, go get a copy. It's amazing. Besides those, my number one favorite is the Bible. Even if you don't agree with everything in it, it's go some amazing things in it.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. First off, Bear Grylls. The man can survive anywhere.
2. Second, a giant, plush baby cheetah.
3. Third, an Oceanic Airlines ticket. We'll have to go back, Kate. (LOST reference)

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Definitely! In fact, I'm writing it right now.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

I really love reading, and as I would read, I would get ideas for stories. Eventually, I decided I wanted to write down the ideas. From that came my first book, a rather pathetic attempt which shall never see the light of day.


Excerpt

I move away from the grille, as she pulls it open and slides into the room after me. I The library here is similar, no, identical in layout to the one on Level 10. The only difference is the books. They have several I’ve never even heard of.

The library is empty. I glance at Lee. “Have you tried going outside the room?” She nods. “Yeah, but as soon as I crossed the door, an alarm of some kind went off, and I hid in the ducts. I haven’t tried since.”

I nod, thinking. Obviously, we’ve never had that problem on our levels. As I stand there thinking, I hear the door open. My eyes meet Lee’s, and we both decide the same thing. We hide behind bookshelves. It would take too long to get back inside the grille and put it back into place. I look around the corner of the bookshelf carefully.

Then I see who walked into the room.

It’s me.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

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Monday, 16 December 2013

BOTW - Errand Runners


Errand Runners

Teen Fiction / Action

Wattpad Book Blurb:

In Nova City, sixteen-year old Nole does what he has to in order to provide for his brother and sister. But after Nole comes into contact with a mysterious teenager and is suddenly targeted for a crime he didn't commit, their stable way of life begins to crumble. With lethal gangs and brutal city Enforcers, he must navigate his way through the corrupt city system in order to keep himself and his siblings alive.

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BOTW - Stalking the Undead


Stalking the Undead

Teen Fiction / Paranormal

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Lilliana felt trapped between reality and nightmares. Suddenly the dreams and the nightmares were becoming real – and they were worse. Now she was having to fight to survive, and if she lost, the reality would cease to exist.

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BOTW - Proteus Trilogy: Book 1: Warrior


Proteus Trilogy: Book 1: Warrior

Teen Fiction / Action

Wattpad Book Blurb:

A teen called 1498 is raised in a place called the Research Center. He's trained to fight, and as time goes on his skills are put through tests, each one more difficult than the last. As he progresses, he begins to wonder, what is all of this for? And why can't he get out?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - The Set-Up


The Set-Up

Teen Fiction / Humour

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Jasmine was more than excited to enter her freshman year high school, it was the reason she passed up the chance to go away to a prestigious military school with her older brother. But a few days before her brothers departure an incident occurs, which causes her to rethink and make the decision to go with him. Now almost after three and a half years she returns to finish out her senior year and destroy the people who've gotten away with way too much. Will her revenge be exacted on her return?

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

BOTM - Meeting Ellie by Kylekay


Meeting Ellie

Ellie Coleman comes from the poor side of town. When she becomes best friends with Knox Hendrix, quarterback at Ole Miss and the pride of Stanford her life changes. Used to being ignored by the town and her parents she finds herself opening up to Knox and his family. When Knox has to leave for school he asks her to go with him. Ellie refuses after a talk with his mother that destroys her illusion of her friends acceptance of her. She leaves to make it on her own, sick of her parents and her home town.

Four years pass and she fights her way to get a job as an intern at ESPN television, while studying journalism at a local college. When Knox comes to the station for an interview he sees the girl who ran away with his heart. When she sees him she ignores the pain of his betrayal  does her job. What happens when she discovers that the thing that kept them apart for four years was a lie?



Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

I'm twenty-eight years old and married with two boys, James is two and Declan in one. They are my world, but when I need to escape just for a minute I write.

2. What types of books do you write?

I write romances. I just started a werewolf story, but it's basically a love story.

3. How many books have you written?

I have three finished works: Fighter, The Deal and Meeting Ellie and three I'm currently working on: Loving Blackmail, Wanting Jocelyn and Emery's Story.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie!!! Although, I think it comes out next year...

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy romances the most, but I love a good thriller every now and then.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. Chocolate...I seriously can't live without it.
2. A trunk full of books.
3. Bedding, I want to be comfy.

7. Are you considering a sequel?

I have gotten requests, but I feel like it would be forced. I have a ton of other stories I rather be writing. When I figure out the whole plot line I may write it.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

Honestly, I was reading a horrible story on wattpad and I just thought maybe I should try to write an enjoyable story. I started Fighter and I haven't stopped writing since. I think it's the comments that keep me going, without them I wouldn't have an incentive to write.


Meeting Ellie Scavenger Hunt

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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Author Spotlight - Froggie27


The Devil's Daughter

Thrown out of heaven by the whims of a conceited Archangel, Abby must hide who she is from both heaven and hell. Betrayal follows her, the angels are against her and the devil is on her tail. Will she survive to save the world from a war raging between heaven and hell? And in the midst of the battles can she avoid falling for the enemy at her side?

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Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

My name’s Ellie and I’m nineteen. I’m from Australia and I’ve been writing for probably ten years now. I love reading and writing and I spend most of my spare time doing so. Having my work published at some point is my ultimate dream. But at the moment I’m studying medicine and just attempting to keep up my writing in my spare time. 

2. What types of books do you write?

I love writing fantasy and the majority of my writing involves dragons of some sort. I recently discovered that I really enjoy writing paranormal as well and so I’m currently working on about three of those. Also attempting a bit of romance, we’ll see how that goes…

3. How many books have you written?

The Devil’s Daughter will be my first completed book, I have written a few short stories and a fair bit of poetry. The rest of my writing is still a work in progress that I will hopefully finish after I complete this one.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Catching Fire was the movie I was looking forward to this year, I love the Hunger Games! So obviously I can’t wait for Mockingjay to come out next year. And the movie for Fallen would be awesome.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I love reading almost any fiction. Generally I prefer fantasy or paranormal and occasionally romance or crime. My favourite books are The Hunger Games, The Inheritance Cycle, The Host, The Scorpio Races, and the Dragons of Pern. 

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. Food and water…does that count as one or two? Oh well, I’m counting it as one…
2. My dog, because he’s awesome and I can’t leave him behind.
3. A good book to read because I love reading and so that I don’t get bored.

7. Are you considering a sequel?

I’m not entirely sure about writing a sequel, I find in a lot of cases sequels aren’t necessary and it sometimes ruins the story and I really don’t want to write a sequel that doesn’t live up to expectation. I love the characters in this book and I’m not looking forward to leaving them behind. But, since I haven’t finished the first book yet, we’ll just have to see when the time comes.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

I guess it was reading really. I love getting lost in a story. When I started to get characters running around in my head and worlds creating themselves in my mind, writing them down was just the thing to do. Some of them don’t get far but I love coming up with ideas and working to find a way for my characters to make things happen. Creating twists and turns and events that I didn’t even see coming and finding ways to make everything fit together to create a story is the best feeling and I just love doing it.


Excerpt

"How long do you intend to stand there, projecting your thoughts to anyone with the ability to hear them?" I jump at the voice, unprepared for company. Wings flaring and blade in hand I whirl on the intruder, ready for a fight.

I have him up against the wall, blade to his throat before he even has the chance to draw his weapon.
"It's me." Razakiel says, his voice almost bored, despite the steel at his throat. His dark, green eyes are guarded as he looks down at me, no emotion visible in their depths. “A bit jumpy are we, Abby?” A jolt runs through me at his casual use of the name, only Chase ever calls me Abby. And he only ever does so in private. 

"How long have you been here?" Despite my attempt to sound confident and demanding, it comes out almost a whisper, fear leaking into my tone.

"Well, I was never asleep, if that answers your question." I almost drop my knife at the shudder of trepidation that runs through me. He knows. He knows and as soon as he tells Lucifer I’m dead; he’ll torture me, use me in his plans and then kill me, or lock me up until he needs me again. I can’t let it happen. I don’t think I’ll survive going under his knife again, let alone being the sole cause of Heaven’s downfall. 

Determination fills me as an escape route comes to mind. I press the blade deeper into his skin, feeling the edge bite in, letting blood bead around the silver surface. 

"So, I just have to kill you then?" For the first time, emotion flickers in his eyes, and a look of surprise crosses his sharp features, like he didn’t expect me to stand up for myself. Then he wipes the look from his face and the blank, guarded expression is back.

"You couldn’t kill me." He says as his hands come up, from where they had been resting at his sides, and shove me from him. In my surprise, I stumble back. Only able to watch as his own blade appears in his hands, and I lose any advantage I might have had.

My feet mirror his as he steps around me, attempting to gain an advantage. We circle each other. Waiting. His body shifts as he leaps towards me and I dive. I slide beneath him, while he stumbles with nothing to slow his momentum and hits the wall. With a light flap of my wings I’m back on my feet facing him. As he attempts to regain his balance and turn to face me. I rush at him. Blade pointed at his heart. He twists at the last second and it barely grazes his side. 

"You cut me!" He exclaims, voice overflowing with disbelief. 

"I said I was going to kill you. What did you expect? That I’d just let you win?" He regards me from the opposite side of the tunnel, a spark igniting in his eyes. Incredulity fills me as a smirk crosses his face.

Almost indignant at his careless attitude I run at him again desperate to slide my blade between his ribs; anything to prove that I can and will kill him. His smirk remains on his face even as my blade is centimetres from his chest. At the last second, he moves again twisting out from under the knife. I hit the wall and before I can turn on him again he presses his body into my back forcing me up against the rough-hewn wall. His hands reach down and grip mine, squeezing until I drop the weapon, then raising both my arms above my head and holding them in one of his. I almost growl in protest as I struggle against him. It doesn’t shift him though, he only presses harder against me forcing me into the wall. 

Adrenaline rushes through my veins as my heart races in my chest, but I can’t get him off of me. I know he can’t kill me; but he will take me to Lucifer, and the thought of that makes me wish he would drive his knife through my chest. Death would be better than my current fate.

Monday, 9 December 2013

BOTW - Vampiru


Vampiru

Teen Science-Fiction

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2012.

Dani Tamari's life is ordinary enough. But when she makes a simple decision - to skip school so she can go bird watching - things begin to change. New people, secrets, accidents, and mysteries arrive and change her life forever.

The so-called David Cross doesn't regret killing his abusive father. Instead, he's happy he rid the world of such a man. But the authorities on Vampiru, his home planet, don't see it that way, and now he's on the run. He chooses Earth to hide, and lands in Enniskillen, but there are some surprises waiting for him. Unpleasant ones.

Dani and David find their lives a mess as their worlds collide, with disastrous consequences. Dani doesn't know what she's getting into, and she wouldn't want anything to do with it if she did. But she's in too deep, she knows too much, and there's no way out.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - The Devil's Daughter


The Devil's Daughter

Teen Romance / Paranormal

Wattpad Book Blurb:

Thrown out of heaven by the whims of a conceited Archangel, Abby must hide who she is from both heaven and hell. Betrayal follows her, the angels are against her and the devil is on her tail. Will she survive to save the world from a war raging between heaven and hell? And in the midst of the battles can she avoid falling for the enemy at her side?

Click here to read the book.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

BOTM - The Boy Who Lost His Sight by Bellaaa_


The Boy Who Lost His Sight

Ellie Burke is just this simple town girl, who will never look at the wrong way about anyone. Moving to Florida means everything to her — she could turn over a new leaf, start a new life, and get the chance to actually be someone —and not just this useless nerdy girl. 

Everything's going well for her until she meets this boy in her English class —  and he's the most interesting, unique person Ellie has ever met.

The boy who lost his sight. 

She's going to fight  for what her heart wants every step of the way. This is Ellie's story, and it's going to be one bumpy, complicated romance that's nothing like the fairy tales say. A story of hope, trust and what true love really means.




Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

My name's Bella. I'm eighteen so right now I'm studying in a local university here, in Malaysia. I love reading and writing and I have the soft spot for pink.

2. What types of books do you write?

Well, for now, I have only written teen fiction and romance books. Although, I think my real interests are actually fantasy or sci-fi with a little mix of romance. I wish I have the capability to write in those two genres, though. 

3. How many books have you written?

There are two completed ones and 1243858506845849 uncompleted stories in my head, my notebook, my laptop and my sticky notes. 

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

In 2013, I really, really can't wait for Catching Fire to be out. The trailer looks incredibly promising. While for the year 2014, I can't wait for Divergent! Also, I'm excited to read Allegiant! 

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Fantasy with a little mix of romance. I love a story which has a strong female character, like, Tris from Divergent or even, Clary from TMI series. They're literally perfect and the authors of the books are incredibly talented. I also read some of the books written by Sarah Dessen (Along for the Ride) and John Green (The Fault in Our Stars). Those two are the queen and the king of Teen Fiction. Serious talk. 

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. My laptop.
2. A fridge which has unlimited food.
3. And Max Irons. 

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Not at all. I think a sequel would spoil the whole story. 

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

A local Malaysian artist named Yuna. She's a Malaysian but she writes and sings her songs in the English language. Now, she's been signed to an international label record and her songs are played all over the world. I think her achievement is really inspiring. She's proven to me that nothing is impossible if you have the will to succeed.


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