Monday, September 24, 2012

Interview and Review for His Dark Side by Rahnia

The book His Dark Side is another amazing find in Wattpad. Like most books in Wattpad is not finished  yet, but you should definitely give it a read. Before I start review the book lets get to know the author that created this amazing story. I got to know her a little bit and she was so sweet to answer some questions for me. 

Where are you from?


Tell us your latest news?

My exams are starting in two days.

When and why did you begin writing?

When I was in 8th grade. I started writing when my best friend told me she wanted to do something big.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

At the age of thirteen.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My best friend who gave me the awesome idea.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Yes, every writer does, but I try to bring variations to my writing to make it better.

How did you come up with the title?

I was inspired by a song.

Is there a message in your novel you want your reader to grasp?

Yes, that no one is what they seem. You should think twice before trusting a stranger. People have their dark sides that you just can't see.

How much of the book is realistic?

Not really, but it's about normal high school life.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Yes, many.

What books have most influenced your life most?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Darren Shan or Paulo Coelho

What book are you reading now?

Nothing really, but I'm hooked with this novella I'm reading.

Are there any new author that have grasped your interest?

Yes, there are many.

What are your currents projects?

A mystery novel, His Dark Side.

Do you see writing as a career?

Not really as I'm quite young but maybe later on.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Well my best friend inspired me. That's how I started writing.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Well my current work is a mystery novel which I am working on. It's a new idea that just popped in to  my mind, I don't know yet where I am going with it.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Making the work interesting. It's a real effort when you're so young as I am.

Who is your favorite author and what is that really strikes you about their work?

XMagicX, very talented writer who has some great ideas.

Do you have to travel much concerning your books?

Not really.

Who designed the covers?

A few awesome cover makers to whom I am grateful.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

There wasn't certain part just writer's block.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what what was it?

We all make some mistakes in life but we have to learn from them and not trust anyone.

Do you have any advice any advice for  other writers?

Write something that you would like to read, that's the only way you'll know you're writing something good, of course you would wanna read something good right?

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Well thank you everyone for reading any of my work. Every single read counts.

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Review Time:

Title- His Dark Side
Author- Rahnia
Rating- 4/5
Genre- Teen Fiction, Mystery

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Book Description:

Evelyn Carter is a lonely, self centered girl but the loneliness doesn't bother her, the helpless girl in her dreams does. When she befriends a gorgeous stranger her life will change forever. But despite the stranger's charm there is something else about him that she just can't figure out.

On the other hand, Erick Clarke has lots of secrets he keeps to himself. He stay quiet and hidden. No one really knows who he is, all they know is his name. He doesn't like socializing but that will have to change when one day he finds Evelyn Carter at his door step. She is determined to find the hidden secrets of his mysterious past.

But Eric Clarke is determined not to reveal His Dark Side.

What I think:

I honestly love the book His Dark side, is a must read. My favorite part was the beginning, the descriptions are in such details that I felt like I was there with the characters. Even though the book has only two chapter so far on Wattpad it has so much potential of being one of the greatest book in the website.

Evelyn Carter is a teenager that's going through a lot, not only does she have to deal with her terrifying dreams but she also have to deal with the reality of life. Through her journey she would learn that trusting somebody is not always the right thing and that sometimes friends aren't the best of friends. 

Give the book a try and you wouldn't regret it. Rahnia would keep you on the edge of your seat.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Interview and Review for One Last Breath of a Loved Vampire by Kadeelia Mitchell

Another interview and review for another amazing find on Wattpad. Before I can tell you about this amazing book, lets find out a little bit about the author. I asked her some questions and she was super nice to answer them for me. I hope you guys enjoy knowing a little bit about her.

When did you finally realized you wanted to be a writer?

 I realized I wanted to be a writer when my library skill teacher gave me an assignment to write our own story and make a book cover as well in grade 7.

How long does it take you to write a book?

It takes me 4-5 months to write a book.

What is your work schedule like when you write?

I write during my free time. Most times I spend 3-4 hours writing?

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I feed on snacks while I write.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

For my ideas, I have dreams. I also read students and watch movies to get more ideas.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

I first wrote my book in grade 7 at the age of 11.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I watch Asian dramas and anime, sometimes I read and listen to music.

What does your family think of your writing?

They think is good and they hope for me to try publishing when my exams are over.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

I realized that as I write more, ideas keep coming and coming. My comprehension skills have also improved.

How many book have you written? Which is your favorite?

15 books I have written. My favorite book was Fearless Depression.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

I think you're a fair writer. Maybe if I read more of your books I can express my opinion more.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kind of things do they say?

I don't hear much from readers online. Only once in a while, but my friends are always down on me to keep on writing because they think my writing are good.

What do you think makes a good story?

I think keeping the reader on the edge of their seat with good flow of writing makes a good author. But it all depends on the type of story.

As a child, what do you wanted to do when you grew up?

When I was younger I wanted to become a nurse, but between grade five and six I noticed how talented I was in craft and drawing so I decide I wanted to be an artist, then I went to high school I added writing to it.

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Review Time

Title- One Last Breath of A Loved Vampire
Author- Kadeelia Mitchell
Rating- 4/5
Genre- Romance, Vampire

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Book descriptions:

Karin Meadows thought she was a normal high school student. It was not so. After person mysteriously died one after another in her hometown, her parents decide to move. It was a pity that she did not what was awaiting her.

On her 16th birthday the truth was revealed. She was a vampire. She then met Shoji Takuma in the woods who was a vampire himself. He tells her she is the chosen one. She was puzzled by this, He leaves saying they would meet again.

A few days later Karin arrived at her new school, only to meet the paled-skin bloodsucker again. Troubled awaits her as she is target by mystical creatures in the school.

What I think:

One Last Breath of A Loved Vampire is a must read book. Is full of mystery, magic, action, love and so much more. Not even a chapter in and I was already mesmerized by the story. Kadeelia Mitchell not only takes you on this amazing journey, she also makes you want to stay they there; a world full surprises.

Karin Meadows is a girl we can relate to as she moves to a new place, new friends, new struggles. 
As you get to know her you will find that all she want is to live a happy life, but she struggles a lot as she finds out who she really is. Friends would become enemies and enemies would become friends.

I honestly enjoy every part of the story and even though is not finished yet I could tell you the rest of the story would keep you wanting more. The way she describes everything so vivid you can see in your mind like a movie. The vocabulary that she use seems so unique and perfect. The pace of the story is neither too fast or too slow. 

I had a lot of fun reading this and I hope you do too. Just give it a chance and you'll fall in love not only with the characters, but also with the world the live in.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Interview and Review for Soul Splitters by Becky and Dan

It's a privilege to be interviewing the authors of Soul Splitters from Wattpad. I was really surprise on how well this book was written and even though  they hadn't finished yet what I have read so far is absolutely marvelous. First lets start with interviewing the faces behind the book. I asked them some questions and they were nice enough to answer them.

When did you guys realized you wanted to be a writer?

Dan: When I realized I wasn't good at anything else!

Becky: Well, I have been thinking of stories in my head since I was young. So when I got to know Daniel, when we worked at the shop together, we seemed to be on the same page. We constantly thought about stories (In between serious work of course) and we encouraged each other about the ideas we had when previously we had keep them to ourselves thinking know one really wants to know. When we first decide to write a book together that's when I knew I wanted to carry on with writing, being able to open up a whole new world and having the freedom to express my ideas in words for once was really liberating.

What's your work schedule like when you're writing?

Dan: I tend to write in dribs and drabs, thought when I get inspired I can easily spend hours typing away.

Becky: I tend to write when I have the inspiration. I find that some of my worst writing comes from when I have no inspiration or when I'm not totally immersed in the world and the characters, so I always like to be able to feel totally in tune with the story and its themes before I write. Both Dan and I follow on from each other, we leave open ends to ideas and leave it for the other to carry on. We usually find inspiration on each other writing, although there is a plan we stick to when writing. By having the plan it helps us stay on track, which is nice.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

Dan: Interesting writing quirk? Hmm, I don't know. Perhaps the fact that I utterly refuse to use hyphens at all, due to the fact that I think they look ugly! Even though Becky use them. (grrr)

Becky: Dan would probably say my interesting choice of words such as 'Undulations' which he still insist was my choice. I think we've chatted about that word so much I can't remember who wrote it. I think my writing quirk is definitively my hatred of static dialogue ( Dan definitively knows what I mean when I say that) I find myself going back over a lot of my writing, correcting speech and dialogue between the characters making sure its not to unrealistic or too static.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Dan: The quirky genesis of Soul Splitters and how we came up with the ideas is always my favorite story to tell! Becky and I used to work in a shoe shop every Saturday and one day we were talking about if ghost could jump into your body (Soul Splitting)  and the story ideas just grew from there as we got more excited and just came up with more.

Becky: It may sound weird, but to this day I have gotten my ideas from the comfort of my bed. I find it's the one place and at night is the one time in the day when my mind can drift, creating other worlds, new characters and situation that I would never think of during the day.

When did you guys wrote your first book and how old were you?

Dan: My first book was called "Quest" and I wrote it between the ages of 12 and 14. I thought it was so great I posted it on Amazon. No one bought it! Looking back I can see it wasn't very good (I was only 12) maybe I'll drag it out and give it a rewrite one day.

Becky: My first book was more like a fan fiction based on the books "Warrior Cats" By E R Hunter, I called "Pack" and basically did the same story with wolves. I think I was around 10 year old when I wrote "Pack" and to my dismay I never got past Chapter 5.

What you guys like to do when you're not writing?

Dan: Watch our favorite TV show called Miranda, eat bagels with pickle, ham and philadelphia cheese, and coming up with more story ideas.

Becky: I'm very much a creative person, and I have a keen for drawing and painting, so most of my time I'm sketching and Painting things. Other than painting, I love to read, play sports such as netball and watch lots of films as I'm a bit of a film fanatic.

What does your family think of your writing?

Dan: They love it, but they have to because they're my family!

Becky: To be honest, they don't know a lot about my writing. I tend to keep my writing secret from my family. They have only learnt from Soul Splitters since we put the story on wattpad. None of my family have read the book yet, but when I have explained it they are very intrigued by the story.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

Dan: The average novel is 80,000-120,000 words. That's a lot of words!

Becky: I think the most surprising thing was how you get very emotional attached to your characters. You start to treat them as if they were real people and personally I have found myself defending Lucifer, who was one of my characters as if they were standing right next to me.

How many book have you guys written? Which is you favorite?

Dan: Out of the two: Soul Splitters is my favorite?

Becky: In total I think I have written around six books with Soul Splitters definitively being my favorite. I have another idea in the works at the moment but it will take a side seat until I'm fully satisfied with Soul Splitters.

Do you have any suggestions to help me or anybody become a better writer? If so, what are they? 

Dan: I'm not expert, but I could say one thing it would be that you don't need to be Shakespeare to write a good story, just have a good idea and passion to see it through the end. (80,000 words)

Becky: My major piece of advice is to make your character 'real.' Get a feel for them; try to almost act in your mind as they would act. Be able to see an image of your characters in from of your eyes with all the details. When you fully believe in your characters, others will follow.

Do your hear from your readers much? What kind of things do they say?

Dan: I been thrilled with the positive response we have gotten. Some of the things our readers have said is that they love the air of mystery, and the descriptiveness.

Becky: We hear a lot from our readers, and I would like to put out a special thank you to all those who have voted and commented on Soul Splitters. The majority are positive, however as always you're going to get criticism. Dan and I both work at sorting these so that everyone can enjoy the book to the full.

What do you guys think makes a good story?

Dan: A gripping plot, lovable characters and someone with the passion to write the story!

Becky: A good and deep plot line, a hook, believable characters and most of all a decent cover!

As a child, what did you guys wanted to do when you grew up?

Dan: An astronaut, a doctor, an actor, a lawyer, a journalist, a psychologist, and now an author.

Becky: When I was younger all I wanted to be was a vet, then it change to a police, dog handler, and now a computer animator. (Don't know how I got to that conclusion.)

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Review Time

Title- Soul Splitters 
Author- Rebecca Lindfield & Daniel Kassim 
Rating- 5/5 starts!
Genre- Teen Fiction, Paranormal

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Book Description:

"In death, she had never felt so alive."

Autumn Iverson is dead. Trapped on the mysterious train station to the afterlife, however when Autumn reunites with a member of her 'living' past she discovers life after death. Until a starling revelation send her afterlife into turmoil. 

Thrilling, romantic and mystical Soul Splitters is an unconventional tale with a unique take on life after death.

What I think:

Even though this book is not finished yet I honestly enjoy every chapter that is up on Wattpad. One of my favorites part was the Prologue called Cessation, the descriptions are so vivid I felt like I was there with the characters. Dan and Becky will keep you in the edge of your seat before your even get to Chapter Two. 

Not only the descriptions caught my eye, it was also they way the characters developed through the story; they seemed so real, characters that anyone can relate to.  I also enjoy that's easy to read and it would leave you wanting more. The afterlife that they talk about  seemed so real. . . it's a magical world where you can get lost.

If you want real characters that you'll definitively fall in love with and a world full of magic, love and much more . . . this is the book for you. Come and take the journey with Autumn as she learns how to struggle with the afterlife. Hope you guys enjoy this story as much as I did. 

Book Link

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book giveaway for THE ENCHANTED ORCHARDS by Kristin Maddock

Rebecca Berto- Novel Girl is hosting a book giveaway so you can all read this amazing novel debut from Kristine Maddock. See the rules below. You won't regret doing this. I personally read the book and I love it.

Give away Link

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Rich Girl By NotThatKindOfGal

I'm a sucker for romance and when I feel like reading online I automatically go to Wattpad- in my opinion is the best website to read some amazing stories by some extraordinarily authors.

Well the story for today from one amazing author from Wattpad is That Rich Girl by NotThatKindofGal.

That Rich Girl is a story I recommend to anyone that love to read Romance. The story is about this girl named Bree Litman whose family is wealthy rich, but despite all that she''s not happy with all the money she has. Attempting kidnapping has been happening to her and when one kidnapping almost destroy her life with an incident she dies a little inside. Her parents send her away to school and things start to change when she meet five handsome and extraordinary friends.

I honestly love this book. I love books that when you start reading there this feeling that take over you and you want to read more and more until you realized your finished reading the whole book. That's exactly what happen to me with this book. Not only you can see how well the story flows but you can also see how vivid her characters are, the twisted story lines.

If you want to read something that would make you laugh, cry, and feel love, That Rich Girl is the story for you.

I think you guys should check this story out. You won't regret read it.  Well guys until the next one. Hope you guys enjoy this one.

Check her story at Wattpad

Monday, March 5, 2012

Being a better wirter

I made this plan to become a better writer. Today I got up earlier and I wrote some of characters backgrounds. For now on I'm going to work on my book to make it better. I can't wait to finish my book and become a better writer:D

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I am enjoying my vacation. Staying in a hotel is awesome and sleeping late I love it. Even thought I am on vacation I always tried to write a little. I love writing. It released stress.:)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today was a long day. I am so glad is over. I started a new sequel of my story NewTown. I am so happy to start this story, because I have a lot of ideas for that book. I can't wait to put those ideas on paper and share with people.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Wedding

A couple of months ago I married the most wonderful guy. I want to shared this special day with you guys:D