A lot of my friends will know I'm a total book geek, and there isn't really a time when I've not got a book to read. Last year by chance I found a book by an indie author in America, it cost me 77p on Kindle and I have to say it was better than some of the published books I've read. The second book of her series was even better, and snippets of her other work I've seen is just frankly amazing. The third book in this particular series comes out later this year and to celebrate I'm hosting a cover reveal telling everyone why they should go out and read this fantastic series. Enjoy!
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Fleeting Fires
By Nadège Richards

The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, #3
Expected Publication: April 12th 2013
Genre: YA Romance/Dystopia
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Blurb:

The timepiece ticks and the hour wanes...

The day fades and the night weakens, bringing with it a new dawn we may never see.


The annihilation of New Haven was only the beginning. With King Cyrus still on the loose and a forbidden past still yet to be discovered, Echo Abbeny is finding that her entire existence relies solely on one thing—the acceptance of her gifts as hybrid and the godly abilities she can’t even begin to understand. Or control. Ayden and Kahl are both destined for her love and won’t stop until they’ve claimed her heart, and they’re proving to be an even greater temptation than she could have ever dreamed. And when rumors of a mysterious kingdom in the Sunken City begin to spread like wildfire, spurring chaos between the Xavians, the race against the King and the clock begins…  In the third and final instalment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, the hour is of the essence, every move will be watched, and death lurks at every corner. A war will be fought and there will be blood to pay. As one of the last oracles on earth, Echo will have to trust herself like never before.

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Deceiving Destiny
By Nadège Richards

The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, #2
Published: December 22nd 2012
Page Count: 304
Genre: YA Romance/Dystopia
Available on: Amazon.com
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Blurb:

When your destiny lies in the hands of your enemy, there’s only one thing you won’t do to save the ones you love...

Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands for a key that will explain everything, Echo finds Kahl—the boy that haunts her in her sleep, yet has the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them.

In the second instalment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone.


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Burning Bridges
By Nadège Richards

The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, #1
Published: July 14th 2012
Page Count: 313
Genre: YA Romance/Dystopia
Available on: Amazon.com
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Blurb:

Do or Die...

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

In the first instalment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, life becomes a dangerous game of kill or be killed, love or let go. When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?


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About the author:

Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Nadège Richards has traveled to six other states and two countries, but aspires to travel the world some day. Forever a lover of Art and all things pertaining to Literature, she hopes to obtain knowledge from her writing career, rather than popularity. She wrote her first novel about aliens and goats in the 8th grade and has had a passion for story-telling ever since. Her friends and family are her biggest inspiration. She enjoys being part of the Indie community and sharing her stories with the world.

  When not reading, writing, and blogging obsessively, she’s usually found hiking, studying, camping, or at home with her family. She’s been a martial artist for two years, a singer for three, and always seeks a common ground in everything. She considers her writing very personal, as she’s always been a private person. She enjoys writing about what could or should happen, rather than what did happen—she's a dreamer and a procrastinator.

 
 
One of my New Year's Resolutions was that I'd blog something everyday for the whole year (another was to write a page a day of the novel I'm working on). As you can see neither of those things happened. 

It was supposed to help me loosen up and be more comfortable being myself. That didn't work. Not that I ran out of things to blog about, I just stopped logging on to blog them. The reason? For the last three years since I started on Youtube and Blogger, I refused to post almost anything to Facebook for fear of being judged by my friends on there.

Recently I realised that the only to get over that is to just post what I think and deal with the comments if they come.

So to celebrate my return to blogging, I'm hosting a cover reveal this Monday for an indie author I really like. Her name is Nadege Richards and she writes The Bleeding Hearts Trilogy. Burning Bridges and Deceiving Destiny are already published on Amazon, Fleeting Fires (book 3) is released in April. I'll be posting links to BB and DD on Monday.

 
 
Decided to dye my hair today. It was my first time doing it for myself so I was totally scared of messing up. However the dye worked fine, no mess, and the result came out a little red just like I'd been hoping for.

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Why is a raven like a writing desk?
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I sometimes believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

1. There's a potion which makes you shrink.

2. And a cake that makes you grow.

                                                      3. Animals can talk.
                                                       
                                                      4. Cats can disappear.

                                                      5. There's a place called Wonderland.

                                                      6. I can defeat the Jabberwocky.

Why, I must be mad as a Hatter!

 
 
My New Year's resolution/wish!
Life is precious, each moment the good and the bad gives us something to take with us and shape into the future. I will live my life for the now, to make as many amazingly beautiful moments as humanly possible, so that the future I make will always be bright.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope 2013 is even more amazingly brilliant than 2012! :D
 
 
Wake up here I go
Cram it all down my throat
Stomach so full
That I wish I could choke
Seven AM my heads
Already in a spin

As soon as
I'm out that door bam
Hits me like a ton
Of those red bricks
Can't dig myself
Out of this highest ditch

This madness
I swear sometimes
I can't tell which way is up
Which way is down
It's all up in my face
Need to push it away
Somebody push it away
So all that I can hear
Is a simple song
Sing along now
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la

Mid day sun
Beatin' on the concrete
Burnin' up my feet
Too many cars on the street
The noise, the red, the green
It makes me wanna scream
5 o'clock knocks
Bumper on bumper on bumper
Horns honkin nobodys
Lookin' but everybody's talkin
It's another day on this highway
I swear sometimes
I can't tell which way is up
Which way is down it's
All up in my face
I need to push it away
Somebody push it away
Cause all I wanna hear
It's a simple song
Sing along now
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
Sing along now
Sing along

What I'd give to turn it off
Make it stop make it stop
Gotta make it stop
So all that I can hear
Is a simple song
Sing along now
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, da, da, da
La, da, da, la, la
La, da, da, da
Lyrics from 'Simple Song' from the album Breakout by Miley Cyrus
 

    Kerry-Mae

    “I want to try and live my life carrying all of my memories with me. And even if those memories are painful, even if they do nothing but hurt me, I want to keep them. Even those memories I sometimes wish I could forget. As long as I can carry them with me, as long as I can keep holding on; someday, someday I’ll be strong enough that those memories don’t hurt me any more, and I’ll be glad that I have them. That’s what I believe, with all of my heart. That’s why all my memories are precious to me. I don’t think it would be okay to forget a single one.”

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