Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ Shattered 2 Diana Nixon

Good Morning,
I don't have many mornings like this left, school starts up in a couple of weeks so I will be back to work. However, that's not why we're here today. I get to help the author Diana Nixon reveal the cover to her book Fragile, Shattered 2. I don't know how she always ends up with amazing covers! It is an adult book, which is coming out this fall!



Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world. 


LINKS:

Official page: www.diana-nixon.com
Twitter: @DianaNixon9 https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon https://www.instagram.com/authordiananixon/





Friday, July 28, 2017

Mistakes 5

Hello!
It is a rainy Friday night. My one dog, Lily, is curled up under a blanket against me as I am spending the night writing Mistakes #5. I originally thought that it would be a full length novel, but as I am writing it, I'm thinking it's probably going to be a novella just like 1-4. I like the changes that the characters have been taking. This is the story that started it all. Back in high school I wrote about half of a werewolf story that was put on the back burner. Then I wrote the first one to be part of collection that didn't happen. When it wasn't use I thought of a way to connect it to the one that I wrote in high school which is now known as Mistakes #5.

I can say it is a little different than the other four. The other four lead up to this hopefully big battle that will be the fate of all humans. It will be different to be done with the series. I don't know if I'll write another werewolf series. I don't know if it is weird to write two different werewolf stories, but have them be in different worlds in a way. I know I have a few other stories that I have been working on a little here and there. It is helping that my attention span is slowly returning from grad school. I swear grad school took my attention span and put it in a blender, then ten rounds in a boxing ring.

I also started my Christmas Lites short story. I think I was going to go one in direction, but I have a feeling this story might go in another direction. We'll see. I'm getting back into the world of writing more since I'm done with grad school and work will be starting up in a month. Part of that story's problem is it's been over 90 degrees and I'm suppose to be feeling in the Christmas spirit. It'll happen, it always does.

I was visiting my family in New Jersey for a couple of weeks this month. It was great to see my family and friends. I went to see the play Anastasia with my family which was one of my favorite movies growing up. I went to the beach twice! I miss the beach and wish we lived closer to it in Virginia, but oh well maybe eventually. While I was up my Grammy gave me my great great grandmother's wedding band. I'm the oldest of soon to be 8 grandchildren ranging from 27 years old to going to be born in September. My sister is the next oldest at 21. My fingers are smaller than her and she's not dating. My Grammy said I'm the only one it would fit and she wanted me to have it. My Grammy helped a lot while I was growing up. I got the ring and it was a perfect fit. Hopefully it will keep on being the perfect fit as I lose a few more pounds or so.


She had told me about the ring months ago, and considering how old it was I thought it would be very thick which I don't like. However it is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. I texted my boyfriend while I was there, I told him no pressure, but my family gave me the wedding band already. Very Family Ties if you ask me.


Happy readings!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ice Cream

Hello,
I know it's been a few weeks and you see the title ice cream. I'm having a night in, finished a book, and about to get into some writing. So bare with me and my boredom. I know recently I posted about the pre-diabetic diagnosis. I have a major sweet tooth and since I've been eating healthier some of the sweets I used to enjoy makes me feel well for a lack of better words, blah. I've lost about 7lbs with my boyfriend laughing when I rewarded myself at 5lbs with buying Beauty and the Beast DVD. At this point I think there is more Mt. Dew than blood in his body so when I say laugh it isn't at the new lifestyle I've been inflecting on him, but the fact I rewarded myself with a DVD.

I've been reading the labels, and I've tried both cauliflower and whole wheat pizza. There's been other changes, but I'll spare you the long list because it's not really interesting. I'll be visiting my family in New Jersey for a little over a week/two weeks. I'm hoping that I can stay strong and keep going with the progress. I'm hoping it's going well, I can't get my blood retested until November. However, I keep saying "healthy" ice cream ads. I got sucked in and looked into the Halo Top ice cream. They aren't sold at my food store so I had to go to Walmart when I was in town spending money on plants again (I might have a slight problem).

The ice cream was more than I'd like. I typically go generic or look for the best buy. Thankfully there is a rebate on it on IB app. I got vanilla bean and red velvet because the Walmart by me was cleaned out. I must have missed some memo or something about it. I really wanted Oatmeal Cookie because I've been craving oatmeal cookies, but they were out of it. Opening the containers not that long ago I was shocked that one was up to the lid, while the other had a chunk out of it. There was a plastic seal so I know someone didn't eat it than put it back.


Can you tell the difference? I know it's with the vanilla is hard to tell. I had two spoon fulls of both just for curiosity sake. Both were creamy and so good. So far I'm not really nauseous either. I'm sure there is a catch other than the price. I've heard they cause some stomach upset-ness, but hopefully that's not the case. This week I'll be starting a book that I'm review since a long time. Now to get back to writing. :)

Happy Readings!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Chameleon Soul ~ Mia Hoddell

Good Morning!
Today is the second to last day of school and the summer heat by me is in full swing. I'm lucky enough to help share the news of giveaway opportunity that the wonderful author Mia Hoddell is giving readers. Her new release is a NA contemporary book that takes place in the sports world. I would check it out if I were you because I know with grad school being over I am ready to dive back into the indie book world again. I miss reading and knowing indie authors. Don't be like me and miss it, take a chance to enter the giveaway. I am also doing my own sale. Beneath the scars is a dollar cheaper on Smashwords and Barnes and Nobles. In addition to End of the Line is about to be free for a bit to prepare for the release of the second installment! Keep your eyes out for that!


Giveaway

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Something Crazy...

Hello!
Look at this, two nights in a row! Maybe I can get back into the groove of things! I know I'll have End of the Line published this year (for sure this time!), but there might be more coming as well. I'm itching for being away so long. So I'm hoping to use that as motivation to get the ball rolling on a few things, including series. Now, you might be thinking 'what's with the title of this post'? Family Ties was my second story published which was a few years ago. It's been so long for that story and End of the Line I am gambling putting sequels out there. End of the Line still gets noticed here and there. Once I go through Family Ties 2, I'm thinking of one weekend only of releasing the draft for ebook users to test run, to get a peak. There will be grammar issues which is a risk of putting out there, but I'm curious what people would think of the story. It would be free and available for one weekend. So everyone who is a Family Ties fan would have to keep an eye out...
~Ottilie

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Happenings

Hello!
Summer is approaching and I finished grad school which I thought would mean time to dive head first into writing. However, right around the time of my graduation I went to my doctor and my blood work came back as pre-diabetic. When I got the results I was confused, upset, and just didn't know where to begin. I eat healthy and exercise 4-6 times a week. I don't drink soda, and most of the food I make at home is homemade. I didn't really share the information because I have been a little embarrassed about it. I probably shouldn't be, but I am. I wasn't sure about that doctor's opinion in addition to not liking how the doctor handled the results  I went to my  primary doctor. She talked to me, and unlike the other doctor didn't seem bothered to explain the blood work then what the game plan would be if they came back positive. She's amazing.

Thankfully I have a supportive boyfriend who lives off mt. dew and pizza just said we'll do what we have to, to get the levels lower. Now I'm not very elevated so I am staying positive that it will be reversed before I get an actual diagnosis of diabetes. I've been reading, changing my eating habits, and changed my exercise routine. Since my doctor appointment which was May 26 I've lost about 3lbs. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I've been wanting to lose weight for the last few months. Getting this diagnosis was that final nail, "I really need to do it". The 3lbs make me giddy and I hope there's more to come, well lose?

Sorry I really feel awkward sharing real personal information like that so thank you for making it this far on my post. Last night I dove into editing my pirate story that I started back in high school and have since then refurbished. I don't know why picking an old story and editing it helps me get back into the grove of things. However, based off going the first chapter this might be the last time I go through it before I have a beta reader go through it. It reads as if I've gone through it many of times...I know the first part is ready, but we'll see about part two when I get there. Then on top of that I've been doing a few notes on Beneath the Scars 2 and Mistakes #5! Now to get through my nightly exercise so that I can do a little writing before bed!
Goodnight!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Graduation sale

Good Morning!
This past Wednesday I had my grad school graduation. I started in 2013, took 7 classes for my special education teaching certificate. I moved to Virginia. After taking about a year and a half off, I got nudges from my family, friends, and boyfriend to go back to finish the last 5 classes so that I would have my masters. I contacted my old school and they allowed me to finish the last five classes online. I finished my masters despite having my hand in a cast for one semester. Despite my boyfriend cutting our internet while doing yard work. Despite my work schedule, moving, moving to a house in the country and having to use a hot spot as my internet in the house, which was after the spotty hughes net. Needless to say it was a journey. However, I made it! I struggled with reading and spelling my whole academic career, but made it through my masters. I can honestly say though I'm never going back for any high of a degree, this time I am sure!





Here to celebrate though, I put all my ebooks on sale: HERE

On a side note. I know tomorrow is Memorial Day. Thank you all of the soldiers that gave their lives to serve the country. Not only do they, but also their families' give up a lot for the rest of us. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cover Reveal ~ In a Whisper by Diana Nixon

Good Morning
It is already a muggy heat on this Saturday morning and my allergies is making itself known. However, I'll take it over the freezing temperatures. Some of my plants are actually growing! I'm not a complete plant killer. I am a day late on posting this cover reveal for Diana Nixon. This is the second novel in her Set Me Free series. It is an adult series.




IN A WHISPER by Diana Nixon



COVER REVEAL

There are things that are so hard to say aloud. Especially when it comes to something that you never thought your heart was capable of feeling…
In Ashton Bright’s life, there is no place for feelings. A successful surgeon, he knows how to make hearts beat faster, yet his own heart is as cold as a scalpel He doesn’t know how to do romance, and he knows even less about love.
The day Nicola Holt comes to work as Ashton’s assistant, everything he believed was right for him becomes wrong. For someone whose everyday job is saving lives, Ashton finds himself too weak to stand against Nicola’s charm.
But most of all, he hates that she makes him feel things – the things he once swore to never allow himself to be submerged in.
“I have spent my whole life searching for what I have found in you. I do not want to let it go...”

ADD ON GOODREADS:

If you haven’t read the first story from SET ME FREE duet, DO IT NOW!!!
Available in Paperback, Kindle and e-Book formats.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk, Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, she has published 17 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Diana's books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.



Official page: www.diana-nixon.com
Twitter: @DianaNixon9 https://twitter.com/DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon https://www.instagram.com/authordiananixon/
Facebook - Libros de DIANA NIXON:





Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Sunday

Good Morning,
So Friday I finished my thesis paper!! ::Cheers:: I will however, have to print it out and mail a copy to my professor, but the writing part is done! That means that I will be able to get back into writing again! I still work a full time job, and tutor two times a week, but I will have some free time. I am already trying to think of projects to do around the house so that I can spend some time outside. I have been working on a couple of stories here and there just to keep my mental state's sake. I am already trying to think of what story I want to be working on first. The fact that they are all different genres will probably help, so whatever mood I am might help which story I get to work on. The three stories that I've been working on here or there are Beneath the Scars 2, Mistakes 5, and try not to cringe at the last one, a vampire story. I know I said that I wouldn't write a vampire story, but I had a dream a few years ago and started a story off of it. Thought I got stuck and put it on home, but I thought of how to fix it up to get rid of the writers block. Hopefully it works out. I cannot wait to dive into writing again. That might be why I have list of stories that I want to work on. I'll talk to you soon then!

Happy Sunday,
Ottilie

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ebook Week

Good Morning!
The sun is shinning, and well unlike earlier this week it is cold. I went from wearing sandals to back to my fuzzy boots. I know that it is still technically winter so I really don't have much room to comment. However, when we got that tease of summer weather, I am ready for it. On another note it is ebook week starting tomorrow on smarshwords. I know I'll probably go checking books out throughout the week because I am almost done with grad school. My goal for the summer is to do some reviews again and to dive heads first into writing. I will have to clear some major cobwebs.

Now keep in mind these prices will only be from March 5-11 so make sure to take advantage of them while they are around.

The sales that I agreed to with my books are the following...
The whole Mistakes Novella series: FREE
Mistakes
There is a world in the shadows that watches us. The creatures watch people from their pasts, remembering all of their actions. Yet, there seems to be trouble brewing in this hidden realm.


Project US
YA novel: FREE
Rachel is used to being in control of her emotions, never letting anyone get close to the real her. Nick is exactly the kind of guy Rachel has been trying to avoid getting involved with. Yet, when their school arranges a mysterious project that puts them together, they soon become trapped in a marriage that turns out to be real and legally binding, and they aren’t the only ones.

Beneath the Scars
NA novel: 50% off!
Riley is back home and out of the hospital after sustaining severe injuries overseas. After the death of her parents Eponine is left picking up the pieces while trying to maintain a normal life for her little sister. Can these new neighbors help each other heal, finding the light and laughter in the world again?

Family Ties
YA novel: FREE
Stories told by word of mouth can get twisted or lost. Abby grew up hearing about her great-grandmother Emma. When she is kidnapped after leaving work one night, Abby learns there may be a hidden part of her family tree...

End of the Line
YA Novel: 50% off!
When so much is lost how does one to have the strength to move on? At seventeen Lauren was prepared for yet another year of school. Then asteroids hit, killing all of those she knew except for a few other teens from her neighborhood. Joining forces with her classmate Aaron, they work together on the journey in the hopes of finding more people that are alive.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Latest update on End of the Line 2

Hello!
83 Days until my thesis is due
136 Days until my graduation!
Sorry I can't wait for these days, I will not be going back to school after this. It is also still snowing and it has been snowing since 8pm yesterday. It is pretty amazing, and beautiful. Especially since I don't have anywhere to go. Now to the news. I know I mentioned that End of the Line 2 would be released in 2016, but as you all can see 2016 has come and gone. However, my editor's computer crashed and died so it will be a bit longer. I would have cried if that was my computer and I talked to my editor. Amy is amazing and is going to do a round two of the story! I will keep everyone updated with the process. That includes a cover reveal and a possible giveaway of a book. Sorry that there isn't more to share, but there will be!
Happy Readings,
Ottilie