For day 9, I want to share a series I've rather enjoyed writing. The next book comes out in TWO days as a paperback AND ebook. It is the Replay Series. Written in second-person pov, you wake up with all your memories missing. The only clue you have is on a paper with blood speckled on it--and hopefully it isn't yours. It leads you to a shop where you meet five mysterious people... and more danger than you could ever want. Basically, it's a lot like those romance simulation games, but with WAY more suspense and danger. I do hope you check it out. Each book is pretty short, so it won't take long to go through. I hope you check it out and enjoy!
SUMMARY: I love you. I honestly do, and I always have, and I will until my last breath. Which will be soon.
You wake up in an unfamiliar room, trapped on the second story with only a window for escape. Blood is on the nightstand next to you and there's a note with a warning and an address, an address that will lead you to a shop filled with deadly secrets. Those secrets could be the key to unlocking your memory... one you might not want back.
All questions will come to the brink... and then everything will tumble down.
Day 8 of booktober! Stop is the chosen one, today.
So I was watching Pewdiepie play a game a long time ago and it sparked this idea. What idea? Two girls with opposite superpowers. One moves and time stops, and the other moves and time freezes. One of them is in a nuthouse and the other is in an orphanage. One of them gets mixed up in a family dispute in another world and the other is running from galactic robots that have been sent to find her. What do these two have in common? Certainly not the love interests they end up going on these journeys with: a kitsune and a cyborg. This book blurs the lines between scifi and fantasy. It's heavy with both genres, so if you like either, you'll enjoy this story. Go check it out :) I absolutely love it. I'm working on the second book, but I put a hold on it because it started getting bland and I don't want it to be forced. I am working on things that will tie in with this world, so hopefully that will inspire me. I'm ready to start it up again soon <3
SUMMARY: One girl lives in an asylum. The other, an orphanage. They are identical, yet have never met. One boy made of metal, the other of myth, the girls have their hands full, even without Jayha's threat. And what is to happen, the moment they meet? Opposing powers colliding, one making time stop-- the other making it complete. Be betwixt to bequeath; 'twas a trick, not a treat. The hands will not stop nor shall they sway-- no mere halfie shall stand in their way. Wanted for a crime they don't recall committing, the two girls fight for their lives through space and time, trying to figure out who this "Jayha" person is, and why he wants them dead.
Day 7. This book is probably the reason most of you are here, and the reason why reads trickle into my other books. What am I talking about? The One-Hundred, of course!
If you haven’t read this, let me give you a snippet. Cressa-la was born with legs from a mermaid. Because of a law that kills all human children born, her life is in immediate danger—except. The law states that one in every one-hundred thousand human children will be spared. Luckily, she’s one of them. She grows up on an island, ignorant of merpeople and told not to touch the water. In attempts to save a beached dolphin, she breaks the number one rule of the island and is nearly drowned by it. Thanks to a merman she unknowingly befriended, she got away, but her world was expanded exponentially. Yadda, yadda, yadda, a darkness begins to follow her and want her and she has to defeat it before the world is doomed. Here’s the actual summary. If you haven’t checked it out, I recommend it. It currently has six complete books in the series (plus a short and a novella), and I am working on the seventh. If you haven’t checked out the series, all the books are available here. I hope you enjoy!
SUMMARY: Every human baby is killed beneath the waves, with one exception--the one hundred thousandth is spared. Among them, there are those chosen by the moon or sea, an ancient magic sweeping over them. They are called the One-Hundreds. But when one of the gifted rises, the darkness chases after her and hunts her down, loving her for his own selfish desires while another boy who's given up on love is drawn to her. Unless Cressa-la can bring the darkness to his knees and fight the war raging inside of her, the world is doomed.
Day 6! This book started with a poem and ended up being my first try at nanowrimo. I wrote one chapter every day until it was completed. It has a sequel and a third, and it has my most favorite ending of all my books. Maybe. Well, it is when I first think of it.
Hiding Behind A Mask is about Becca, who lives in a society where they must always wear masks. White masks are the good and black masks are the impure, the criminals, the evil. She is stripped of her white mask and thrown into the world of the Dark Clan, where she is forced to become the face of a rebellion called the Maskless. Meanwhile, there’s an insane man who keeps stalking and threatening her, using her as a puppet. She’s pulled in three directions—can she keep sane under all this strain?
SUMMARY: There is a place full of shame and hatred Where people hide their torn faces They cower behind masks and close themselves off And they're told not to come out no matter the scoff No matter the torment, no matter the pain, Taking off your mask will admit that you're vain. Never take off the mask that hides your deepest truths But what if you did, what would you find beneath the ruins? Someone is following Becca Reed He wants her on the Dark Clan And he says things... Things that don't make sense. Things that are making Becca Reach insanity. But what is insanity In a world full of it?
Day 5 of booktober—just came up with that just now—is a special spooky one: Building Monsters. Now, I did license this to Ficfun for three years so I can’t have it anywhere else until 2021, but it’s be amazing if you’d check it out over there. I’ll put the link below. The first parts are also available on Wattpad,
link here: https://my.w.tt/PqrE0Vo7N0
FicFun link: http://m.ficfun.com/novel/1960507-Building%20Monsters.html?channel=wap-8
This is another one I was working on while we stayed in the hospital with my late father-in-law. It had be crying and really, really stretched my abilities. It’s told from two points of view and I absolutely love the motifs in it. Go check it out if you have time, please! It won an award here on Wattpad, so it’s most likely worth the read!
SUMMARY: One little girl, kidnapped at the age of five. Zinnia. One angel, drifting away from the promised land. Peregrine. Zinnia was only five when the men came for her. She was a few hours older when the nightmares attacked. But there's something more to this constant slumber, something that will soon reside inside of her, and it's something only she can exorcise. Peregrine controls her nightmares, this angel, and he's taken a liking to manifesting fear and being in control. But when he learns of her predicament, his emotions attach to her and he is sent to find and save her. But there's something sinister controlling her now... Will Zinnia find strength and save herself, her eternity, and, possibly, the others that are like her? Or will she turn her back and crumble beneath the weight of evil residing inside her brain? Can Peregrine, the Nightmare Dreamweaver, save her from the road she unwittingly tumbles down each day, or will she be fuel to the eternal fire burning beneath her feet?
Day 4... I missed day 4 though. Anyway!
The Unnmaed is another dystopian. It’s one of my favorites as well, and it’s in a world that is run like the Olympics. Kind of. You have to compete to get a name and if you don’t get in the top ten, then you’re listed as an unnamed and kicked out of one of the three cities. It has a second book called the Elite, and I’d finished it while my husband’s dad was in the hospital (we had a lot of downtime at that time). I hope you check it out and enjoy it :)
SUMMARY: "I am Unnamed. My title is dead."
In the World, the Planet, and the Base, it's either be number one or die. The alternative to dying, however, is to become an Unnamed. Turning eighteen means that you will compete for your name. Come out on top, you get a name and continue to the next two stages. Don't win, become one of the Unnamed. And no one knows what happens to the Unnamed. Running is easy for the Runner. He's been doing it since he was five. Easy, until things start happening, abnormal things. People aren't finishing their races. Others are acting strange. Easy, until the Runner has to become an Unnamed to find out what's going on. He has no name, but he has a title. The Runner. That's all he is in the midst of Runners. He'll get a name, yes. But not until his birthday. Not until the Competitions. Not until things are back to normal. Not until he earns it. Can he do it?
Run. For your life. For your name. Don't become an Unnamed.
The third book for this spooky month I wanna show y’all is called “Sameness.” It’s not a horror, so no scariness here! I came up with this book in sociology class because something the professor said made me angry. But isn’t that how all my books are written? But anyway...
“Sameness” is placed in a dystopian world where everyone is knocked down and raised up so that everyone is the same. Link and summary below.
This is one of my all-time favorites. I love the ending and the characters and I loved writing it on Wattpad. It took me two years to get around to writing it, and it was worth it.
SUMMARY: SAMENESS, WHAT WE STRIVED FOR SO LONG TO ACHIEVE. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE DESTINED TO BE DIFFERENT? Nine months of Hibernation, three months of being awake--that's how the year goes for us. Half of us wake up tired and sore while all of us wake up smelling of either lotion or bleach. But during the nine month period of hibernation, I woke up. And now I know why I always wake up sore and reeking of bleach.
Humans have always strived for equality, for everyone to be treated equal. We finally reached the point of this harmony, this level of sameness--and everyone is happy. Many, many generations later. But what happens when, in a wold of people knocked down and stood up to be exactly alike, a person wants to be different? What if they're destined to be unique in a world of strict equality?
Continuing with the spoopy theme, here’s another spoopy book! Okay, it’s not scary, per-se, but it is about vampires. It’s called “The Vampire’s Carnival” and is the first book I ever published AND wrote on Wattpad back in 2014. I love, love, love this book. It’s not long, so go check it out if you have the time.
I do hope you check it out and enjoy. It’s one of my favorites.
Summary: Vanessa is a vampire, plain and simple. Dracula had raised her as if she was his daughter, and he had given her the choice to stay human, or to become a vampire at age sixteen. Growing up with a legendary vampire as a father sparked a spontaneous answer of yes to the transformation, but recently she's been second guessing that decision. Over the years, Vanessa has acquired an ego too big to handle, and she doesn't care who she steps on to get what she wants anymore. She's grown bored of following Dracula's rules and listening to his lectures, and her impatience with him is swelling. When Dracula finally punishes her for what she's done, threatening behead and burn her, she humbles herself a bit. Once you're burned, you're gone. So many emotions play inside of her as her adopted father leaves her in the alley. Her heart settles on anger and bitterness as she wishes that she would have never become a vampire. That wish, granted by Harold the Wishing Fairy, sends her spiraling into the past--her new life at a carnival, run by the strange Ring Leader. Vanessa can tell that there's something different about him, something strange, but she can't place it. All she knows is that he wants her dead, one way or another, and he won't stop until she is.
It’s spooky month! Yay!
For absolutely no reason at all, I want to share my books with you over the next few days. Maybe you’ll find something you enjoy! The first book I’d like to tell y’all about, in the spooky season spirit, is “The Blood Room”
It has three endings, all available to read here on Wattpad, and is a Christian Horror. My dad had told me that those two words don’t go together, but look at a ton of stories in the Bible. Anyway, this story was sparked when I was reading at the local mall. It’s about a girl named Kyla who gets swept up as a test subject under vampires that want to remove their restraints. They can’t feed on everyone. They can’t bite the Christians.
Summary: Comfortable. Privileged. Happy.
Three things I no longer understand; three things I can no longer fathom. Chaos and mayhem overwhelm this room as we are used as guinea pigs for a mass experiment. An experiment that involves mass murder. We've been locked in this room for, some of us, two years. For me, it's hardly been a week, and yet I can already feel time itself dragging my body down into the dirt.
Comfortabe. Privileged. Happy.
Three things I have when they aren't in here, when they aren't terrifying us, depriving us of sleep. Three things that are only momentarily a gift from God, until the horrors of this room returns.
Comfortable. Privileged. Happy.
Welp. Replay: Ghost is slowly chugging along toward completion. Katharsis, too, but that’s to be expected.
If you didn’t know already, I’m working on a graphic novel. It’s available to read and updated weekly on my website, webtoon, and Wattpad, so if you’re interested, go check it out. I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m so excited to be doing it. I’ve found myself a new obsession.
Is anyone else tired of this frigid weather? I live in Texas for crying out loud. Where’s my summer heat? I enjoy it too much to have it out of my reach in APRIL. Please, Texas, I beg of you.
In just a few days, The Deal will be released! I’m so excited for it. It’s a novella but filled with little tidbits and more info about the world below where Cressa-la grew up. It was a lot of fun to write and is a perfect transition into the next book, Human, where everything gets turned on its head.
As always, you guys are awesome.
Just keep swimming,