Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Road Block

Hello,
I would've named this post writer's block, but it isn't just a mental block on writing. Sometimes it's an emotional block or for me I know work can clog my brain from everything else. For me I also have to take breaks from a story and start fresh with a story. I'm probably rambling because it is a little personal for one of the reasons why I am hesitant to work with one story and I'm debating on if I should even talk about it even as I am writing this.

I've been writing erratically with a couple of stories as I continued my first year writing. I'm in a new state, living by myself, and trying to figure out the ropes my first year. Some of those stories include, the third installment in my werewolf story, A Pirates Life for Me, Walking a Thin Line, Going Rogue, Project US, and Call for Help. Sequels I swear are my Achilles Heel. Walking a Thin Line I figured out the ending, I have it outlined and have been working on it in bits the past two weeks. I kept having to take breaks because there was a couple different ways I wanted to take that story and I was overthinking parts.

However, that's not the story that I wanted to talk about. Beneath the Scars and End of the Line are my top two stories. They go back and forth depending on when I look. Beneath the Scars I already have a rough outline for it to be a trilogy. Riley and Eponine will be in all of the books because well, who doesn't love Riley? However, the other books will follow some of the other men in Riley's troop when he had his accident. Should I be giving away spoilers like this? I hope not!

In Call for Help one of the main characters deals with cancer. I have been working on this story too in stages. However, I'm actually a little nervous to work on the story. That sounds probably immature and dumb as I am sure most of this post does. A little over a week ago I found out one of my best friends has cancer. He and I met in college and worked together at the same recreation center/gym. We don't always get to talk as much as we do, but when we see each other there's no stopping the conversations. I guess that's what you get for putting two teachers together in the same room in their free time. He's like my big brother. I was in shock when he told me.

Even though it's been over a week it still isn't sinking in. I can't imagine what him and his wife must be going through. He and I have talked on the phone and via text message a couple of times since then, but it isn't sinking in. I can admit that he has cancer, but the idea of what he is going through seems surreal. It seems like just the other day we were at work talking about Family Guy. I don't know if working on this story will be too close to home, making me face the fact that my friend indeed has cancer. The doctors caught it early for him and I'm staying positive. I'm hoping that me loving this story helps me stop being a baby and move past it to write. So sorry that this story will not be done as soon as I had planned...
~Ottilie

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Back in the Game Diana Nixon

Hello!

I am lucky enough to be part of the cover revealing for Diana Nixon for the third installment of her series!I hope you all enjoy! It will be released one week from today!






Back in the Game (Checkmate Series, Book # 3)
by DIANA NIXON 
COMING JUNE 2015

Cover Design by Amina Black

Book Blurb:

Everyone knows that Aaron Blake is not the marriage type. He doesn’t do romance. He loves dirty games and women, but most of all, he loves his work. The day Josseline Altier becomes his personal assistant his priorities come crashing down, turning his well-planned life into a complete disaster. She’s uncontrollable and too self-assured for her young age. She’s not going to follow anyone’s orders, especially if they come from a man whose shameless eyes don’t miss a single chance to slide down her curves.
But one day, everything changes. One accidental picture in a morning newspaper will force Aaron and Josseline to make a decision, the consequences of which neither of them is ready to deal with.
It was supposed to be just a false romance, a pretense to spark the rumors. But nothing can stop the fire of irresistible attraction burning in their eyes.
One look, one touch, one kiss…
How far the game will go?

Author BIO:

Diana Nixon is a bestselling author of Nevermore Press. She was born in Minsk, Belarus. She has a Master of Law Degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Spanish and Polish. Diana's writing career started with a fantasy novel, named Love Lines. For now, Diana has 11 published books, including one short story and a book of poems.



With best wishes

Diana Nixon
International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances


Inks and Scratches: Literary Magazine
Owner/Editor in Chief

Friday, May 8, 2015

New Relase ~ Whispers in the Woods

Hello!
Today marks the release of Whispers in the Woods, which is the sequel to Shadows from the Past. These two novellas are part of the Mistakes series. I take you into the world of werewolves. Whispers in the Woods does not need to be read second, but it is recommended. 


Whispers in the Woods
May 8, 2015
Novella
The ranks are being questioned in the shadows. No one is truly safe. Kylie is unsure of herself as she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. However, one trip into the woods will drag her into a war.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Going Rogue, coming near you?

Hello!
Awhile ago I wrote a little blog series titled Going Rogue. It was Aaron's time away during End of the Line. After it was done I put the whole thing up on Wattpad. I am considering putting it up on Smashwords so that it can be read on e-readers, but I would still make it free because well it is still on my blog. Who would pay for something that was already free on my blog? Exactly, craziness. So keep your eyes out for Going Rogue for all e-readers!

That being said just a reminder Whispers in the Woods is now available for pre-orders!
Amazon
Smashwords
BN

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cover Revealing ~ Whispers in the Woods

Hello!
I'm doing a cover revealing for my upcoming novella! I published Shadows from the Past in October 2013. I know it's been awhile since it was released, but now the story will continue. This series will be called Mistakes.In Shadows from the Past we learned of a world with werewolves and their dark tradition. However, it took two individuals that changed changed things. In Whispers in the Woods we get to see ripples from the aftermath. I am currently writing the third installment in the Mistakes series. Whispers in the woods will be available for all ebook formats on May 8, 2015!






Release date: May 8, 2015
The ranks are being questioned in the shadows. No one is truly safe. Kylie is unsure of herself as she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. However, one trip into the woods will drag her into a war.

You can preorder Whispers in the woods:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Werewolf edits...

Hello!
I got an email from the awesome Amy Eye over the weekend! That means that I will be doing a cover revealing for my new short story on Friday, and it will be released May 8th! This is the short story that is after Shadows from the Past. They are not directly related, but they take place in the same world. I'm hoping to have a third book afterwards and I'm currently writing that. I'm hoping that it's a full length novel, but we'll see. I'm hoping that you all will like the new story, more to come!
~Ottilie 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Puppy

Hello!
So I'm late in posting this because grades were due and this little guy kept me busy! I'd been wanting to get a puppy for awhile, I've had one all my life and it felt weird to come home to an empty apartment. Meanwhile my boyfriend wanted to get a brother for his dog. We'd been looking for months and I watched a bunch of dog shelters by the both of us. We looked at puppies and adult dogs. Then I saw this litter of twelve puppies that they said were Shepard mixes. We got there Saturday (March 28) and we saw the puppies, there were only a couple of left. The boys were asleep, but one curled in my lap and we were sold. We have a little Leo in our lives now. He's super sweet which I'm hoping isn't a trap for me to later be a mischievous creature. He saw the other dogs and tried his little best to keep up with them. Meet little Leo :)



The boys are bonding.

Big sister and baby brother playing, then taking a nap together :)



Apparently we've been eating wrong.