The Guardians of Ivalice by Laura Catherine - #NewRelease #Giveaway

24 June, 2017



Title: The Guardians of Ivalice 
Author: Laura Catherine 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy 
Release Date: June 24, 2017 




On Ivalice, Prince Morgan has been living in the shadow of his twin brother and older sister. She will be queen one day and inherit the power of Spirit to protect their world and guard the other elements from harm. Morgan wants this power for himself and nothing will stop him from getting it, not even his family. With her dying breath, Queen Tamsin sends the elements to another world where Morgan cannot have them.
On Earth, Nix, Grace, Kendra and Phoebe are four ordinary teenage girls living normal lives where homework and boys are their biggest problems. That is until they absorb some strange glowing balls of light into their bodies and start controlling the elements.
Everything is about to change for these girls when the weight of an entire world is put on their shoulders.










The bus was old and probably in need of replacing with ripped seats and graffiti on everything including the roof. It also smelled like those tree air fresheners.
She made her way down the aisle to her favourite spot. It was about halfway down the bus, not so close to the front that you had to sit near a teacher but not so far back that you stayed away from the school bullies in the back row.
Nix slid into her favourite seat, the one graffittied in lyrics from her favourite band Chaos Destiny.
“Hello.”
Nix looked up to see the new girl staring down at her.
“Hi,” Nix replied. “You’re the new girl.”
“Phoebe Jenkins,” she said with an awkward smile.
Poor girl, Nix thought, doesn’t know anyone.
“Ah, I’m saving the seat next to me for my friend, but you should sit in front of us.”
Phoebe looked surprised at the offer and Nix wondered if other people had been less nice to her. Hopefully she hadn’t been subject to the antics of the school bully, Jasper.
“Go on, sit,” Nix encouraged with a smile.
“Thank you,” Phoebe replied and perched herself on the seat ahead of Nix.
“I shotgunned the window side,” Grace said as she pushed her way through the aisle of students still taking their seats.
Nix moved out of the way so Grace could claim her prize. Grace was always last to be called for things because her last name was West.
“What did I miss?” Grace said leaning on the back of Phoebe’s seat.
“Grace this is Phoebe,” Nix introduced.
“Ah, new girl,” Grace said with a cheesy grin. “Excellent. How are you liking Verndale?”
Phoebe sat up straight, pushing a loose strand of hair behind her ear. “It is a very beautiful town,” she replied. Her voice was soft like a gentle touch of fingers on guitar strings.
“Great. Just stick with us and you can’t go wrong.” Grace winked and leaned back in her seat.
Mr. Haynes appeared at the front of the bus, ushering people to take their seats so he could do a head count.
“Now today’s excursion—”
Mr. Haynes was cut short as a dark skinned girl with a shining curtain of black hair raced up the bus steps.
“Kendra,” Mr. Haynes said a little startled. “Where have you been? I called your name a while ago.”
“I’ve been objecting,” she said giving him a dazzling white smile.
“Objecting.” Mr Haynes nodded then did a double take. “Objecting to what?”
“I’m objecting to this excursion. I shouldn’t have to be forced into a swamp against my will.”
“I am sorry, Miss Tate, but there are other places out there besides the mall,” said Mr. Cole, the sports teacher who was accompanying Mr. Haynes on the trip.
The students giggled. Kendra pouted and looked like she was going to argue the point, but Mr. Haynes asked her to take a seat.






Laura Catherine was born in Melbourne, Australia and spent most of her childhood creating fantasy worlds and talking to her invisible pet cheetah who ran along powerlines.


Her imagination has carried her through childhood where her mother read stories about fantasy worlds at bedtime. Never one to face reality, Laura spent a lot of time turning boxes into ships and castles.
Laura self-published her first novel, Djinn (2013), a Paranormal Romance, and the second in the series, Blooders (2015). Laura is currently working on the next instalment in the Djinn series, Bloodjinn, as well as a few other novels including the first in a new YA series, The Guardians of Ivalice.













Classics or Romance, I Re-Read These #MFRWauthor #BlogChallenge

23 June, 2017



(Author Note:  I did NOT intend to make it sound, via the Title of the LinkyLink, like MY novels are what I re-read, adore most, and feel are the best out there. No, no, no! I simply wrote the wrong thing down in the wrong box on the Linky Tool thingamajig. My bad! Do hope you'll forgive me for being a klutz, but it is 2 a.m. for heaven's sake.)

Welcome, again, to Week 25 of the 52-Week Blog Challenge, sponsored by MFRW.org.

This week, we're asked to list Our Favorite Books to Read.

I'll assume the TO READ part is there to mean redundancy as opposed to any movie versions?

I'd like to begin this challenge by listing a few Classics but do feel compelled to add that this isn't meant to sound literary snob.

In no particular order




The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Very few authors can actually Take Me There the way that Hemingway can do.

I'm hardly interested in Cuban seaports or the African Plain, and yet this novel and The Snows of Kilimanjaro managed to plunk me down in both places and help me to actually visualize the area.

Amazing feat of word play.

I cried the first time I read this, which was part of the reason for its being a go-to novel whenever I'm feeling low.

Recently, my son gave me the audio version with Donald Sutherland narrating, and it is magnificent.




A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


As a young girl, I couldn't fathom anyone I knew laying down their life for me (or vise-versa), and it still holds true today.

Again, I cried.

I also cried OUT, "No! Don't do it!" and shook my head in utter bewilderment at the whole sordid affair.

Riveting stuff.

I have to add that if you are determined to write Regency or just Historical Romance, you need to dust off your mother's library shelf and read this Classic.

It's a terrific way to get yourself immersed in the time period.



Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote


For me, it just reads well.

And, knowing this remark may raise a few eyebrows, I'm not a fan of Audrey Hepburn and refused to watch the movie version until two years ago.

Lots of symbolism and imagery used cleverly to tie in with the guts of the story about a haphazard woman and her daily life of going nowhere but in a strangely stylish kind of way.

Brilliant piece of work.

I keep going back to this quick read to remind myself that I still have a lot to learn about writing!




The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas


Another total immersion novel for me.

In the opposite vein of A Tale of Two Cities, THIS was a story I could relate to, with so much back-stabbing, lies, vindictiveness, and hatred going on that I just had to root for Edmond Dant├Ęs all the way.

It is a brilliant idea come to life in the pages of this novel about a man wrongfully accused of treason, imprisoned without a trial, and his ultimate revenge on all those who betrayed him.

With consequences, of course.

But, when you're young and feel like the whole world is against you, there's nothing more cathartic than this story to help boost your morale, if not make you realize how silly life actually is sometimes.

The sweet revenge part is just too good to ignore!


I could list a few dozen more of these classics, but I don't want to overwhelm or bore anyone.


As for Contemporary and Historical Romance -- my go-to read on a nightly basis

Almost anything Johanna Lindsey wrote is worth reading at least twice, first to get lost in the story, and again to discover the things you missed by being that absorbed.

She writes well in the Historical category of this genre, and I know this will raise a few brows, too, but the 'bodice rippers' happen to be among my favorites.

Yes, that's right... the brutish Hero accosting the upset heroine, sometimes seeming like he's forcing her to bend to his will, when all along the savvy reader knows it is quite the opposite.

My very favorite?

Savage Thunder (Wyoming, #2) by Johanna Lindsey

Humor, heartache, indecision, and animal magnetism all combine to make this one a re-read.

Especially when I'm confused about my own writing style but most often when I get stumped about how to transition or draw out conflict in a way the reader will appreciate and not get upset over.

She's a b*tch and He's once-bitten, twice-shy... a lethal combination in any Historical Romance, and Johanna just seemed to hit the mark with this one.

Again, I'll warn the fickle feminist-minded reader that this is, indeed, a classic bodice ripper (hate that term!) and am confident in my ability to remain well-adjusted to reality even whilst being immersed in this type of woo-hoo! fantasy.


My other go-to Romance author is Lisa Kleypas.

I discovered her novels by chance after purchasing a few at a local library book sale, was instantly hooked on her style, and found myself returning for more, and more, and more until I'd read EVERYTHING she ever wrote!

Now, I'll admit that having done such a thing made me notice a few things...

like, she's on the formulaic side of things and her stories seemed to run into each other, but only in the sex-scenes, which I tend to skim over anyway.

She does get graphic and it is always written the same way, which I think is kind of odd, don't you?

Lisa's ability to hook a reader at the start and keep her interested throughout is commendable, and she is a major player in my really, truly wanting to make a go of writing Romance as well.

She inspired me to go back to an old love of mine and try my hardest to become another author in this category.

Anyway, my favorite of all her works is The Wallflowers Series,



and The Bowstreet Runners series




My re-read?



Jack Devlin's determination to possess Amanda became greater when she discovered his true identity. But gently bred Amanda craved respectability more than she admitted, while Jack, the cast-off son of a nobleman and London's most notorious businessman, refused to live by society's rules. Yet when fate conspired for them to marry, their worlds collided with a passionate force neither had expected. . . but both soon craved.

It starts out cute, quickly turns dangerous, and seamlessly progresses toward that HEA I usually hope for in most Romance novels.

Before I send you on to read what everyone else chose for their favorite reads, I want to plug an author new to me but whose work is so exceptional I feel compelled to spread the word.

Her name is Wendy Lindstrom and she is a terrific author!




I purchased one of her Second Chance Bride's series novels at Amazon having never heard of her before nor having read any of her works.

Was pleasantly surprised to find clean, practically flawless writing that flowed well, had a plot that made perfect sense, and without too much detail while telling a riveting story despite its being a series.


As always, I appreciate your stopping by and reading my post.

Please scroll down to the Linky Link that lists everyone else who participated this week and read what others have to say about their favorite reads!




A #Review of Barely a Bride by Rebecca Hagan Lee

22 June, 2017



Pages - 303
Publisher -  Amber House Books, LLC
Published -  July 7, 2015
Sold by -  Amazon Digital Services LLC
Series -  Free Fellows League, Book 1
Genre -  Historical Romance, Regency
Language - tame
Sexual Content - extensively vulgar
Narrative -  3rd P






Can a lady tempt a Free Fellow to surrender his heart?
As a founding member of the Free Fellows League—a group of four gentlemen who signed a pledge to never wed when they were lads—Griffin, Viscount Abernathy, swears that he will put off marrying as long as possible. But when he is suddenly called off to war, he has no choice but to obey his father’s wishes and find a wife…
Just days later, he marries the lovely Lady Alyssa.
For a man committed only to his freedom, she seems a perfect—and perfectly undemanding—bride. Intelligent and self-sufficient, Alyssa craves her independence just as much as Griffin loves his. But as the irresistible attraction between them flourishes with every look and touch, they discover there is something they desire even more than a loveless marriage of convenience—the passion they find in each other’s arms… 





Not my cup of tea.

It wasn't horrible, and it wasn't outstanding.

A woman of means would rather spend all her time mucking stalls and composting her flower beds than gussying up and flitting about with the ton.

A grown man staunchly adheres to a boyhood pact between a few close boarding school chums to never, EVER succumb to the wiles of a female and end up married.

The woman's parents want her to wed a Duke and become a Duchess in order to raise their standing in society while the woman has no desire to become a duchess and lose out on her chance to continue doing what she loves.

No, she has her sights set on a Viscount at the very least, and low and behold, in walks our Hero, who just happens to be 1) a Viscount, 2) Handsome, and 3) in need of a woman to help him produce an heir.

PERFECT

And so it begins... the (non-existent) courtship, her having to plan for a wedding that needs to occur in about a sen'night... and he, with a bit of a conscience, is on his way to join a regiment sent to fight against Napoleon's army.

She doesn't care and neither does he because as luck would have it, they are both getting what they desired out of life.

She's just got to grin & bear it during sex with a man she hardly knows, and he has to amend the boyhood pact to mean 'never fall in love' with a wife.

Done!

Hold up a sec, though.

I mentioned his being attractive, right?

HE WAS GORGEOUS, so what's there to fear or loathe about the sex act, eh?

(ahem) I mean, what's there to loathe about having to produce an heir as part of the bargain of saying I DO?

An entire chapter, and then paragraphs upon paragraphs of copulation occurred to give me the impression she had no issues with bedding a somewhat stranger with zero romance skills and with zero courting or getting-to-know-you.

The Duke antagonist spent about 3 paragraphs being antagonistic, and then everything shifted gears and he was this really great guy who wanted to help out instead of muck up the works.

There were no real antagonizing issues in this story, but the author did go into more graphic detail about the war's aftermath on our returned Hero.

I thought that part was overly sappy, utterly 21st Century, and childish.

But, it seemed the author felt obligated to make the Heroine look like a bad-ass, selfless do-gooder (despite her previous selfish inclinations) by knowing precisely what was wrong with her husband and exactly how to handle it so that everything (again) worked out just fine.

On the PLUS side

Although it wasn't our privilege to really get to know these two well or watch them establish a true love connection, the two leads still managed to intrigue and interest me.

I liked her for her no-nonsense sensibilities and an ability to make something from nothing.

I liked him because he was charming, extremely wealthy, and very devoted to his boyhood friends.

The two together did somehow make an ideal match, but it would have been so much more ROMANTIC had they actually pursued one another in a breathtaking if not dodgy romance.

Also, I'm beginning to notice a pattern here, but the chapters after He goes off to war and She writes to him, those were probably the novel's saving grace.

It was at this point that the two made a real connection, got to know one another more, and slowly but surely fell in REAL love.

This is the third novel I've read with Letters in them, and I always enjoy those moments most.

I gave it 3 Stars at Goodreads/Amazon, and of the 224 Reviews (to-date), only 24 were bad.

It wasn't poorly written but type-o's did begin to occur in later chapters.

Very predictable, which makes for a boring read.

Very far-fetched, which just means two people falling madly in love w/out the benefit of meeting formally, continuing to see one another and chatting, his saying/doing things to woo her heart, and her weighing the pros/cons of a relationship with someone 'beneath' her social standing.

Creative license, yes, but I don't believe it was proper or even acceptable for an Earl's daughter to wed a lowly Viscount, or for a daughter to decide whom she'll wed regardless of social standing or parents' wishes.

Also, very PC for a Regency Romance novel, and why I didn't really care for it.

However, I am probably going to check out more of this author's work and see if she has the stuff her fans seem to think she possesses.

If you are interested, this is a series of 5 in the “Free Fellows League”

BARELY A BRIDE
MERELY THE GROOM
HARDLY A HUSBAND
TRULY A WIFE
A BACHELOR STILL
CLEARLY A COUPLE (a novella from TALK OF THE TON)




Reunited By Sharon Cooper - #SaleBlitz

19 June, 2017


Title: Reunited Series (Books 1-3) 
Author: Sharon C. Cooper 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: June 5, 2017 









Award-winning, Bestselling, Romantic Suspense!
Three full-length novels included in this box set:
BLUE ROSES  
RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Get your copy today! $1.99 *LIMITED TIME*


BLUE ROSES


Where most women would welcome love from a wealthy, good-looking man, Chicago-based investment manager, Dallas Marcel, is not one of them. She will never let a man control her life again. That includes handsome entrepreneur, Tyler Hollister. Dallas is on track to making partner and she’s not letting anything or anyone get in her way. But when her life is put in danger, and a Ponzi scheme ignites a SEC investigation of her firm, she realizes the one man she'd banned from her heart, might be the only one who can save her career and her life.
Tall, dark, and handsome, Tyler Hollister can have any woman he wants, but he only wants one - Dallas. When he starts talking marriage, she breaks things off between them, claiming she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement to hinder her plight to making partner. A chance meeting, six months later, brings them face to face and Tyler soon realizes the intense sexual attraction they once shared is stronger than ever. But he swore he was done with her. Except he finds out her life is in danger, and his protective instincts take over. Can he save her life without losing his heart … again?



RENDEZVOUS WITH DANGER


Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the tall, dark, and dangerously sexy man she vowed to love forever that has her running for cover.
Former U.S. Special Operative, Quinn Hamilton, left the world of covert operations after the love of his life died in his arms during a black op. Three years later, he still loses sleep wondering if maybe he could have done something more to save her – until Alandra shows up on his doorstep. With her lies and betrayal, he wants nothing to do with her, yet, his heart won’t cooperate. It’s not until unknown enemies come after her that he must decide if he can leave the past behind and protect the woman he’ll always love. Will they survive this last mission and rekindle the love and passion they once shared?



TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES


Hospital Chief of Staff Natasha Lockham’s life has been all about work and no play. That is until a one-night stand with a man who lives his life on the edge, turns her sexual fantasies into reality. She never expects to see him again, but their paths cross when Natasha suspects an esteemed doctor of committing an unspeakable crime against his patients and danger lands at her doorstep. The closer she gets to the truth, the more she realizes she’s not prepared for the truth – or the consequences.
Former Navy SEAL, Malik Lewis, will always remember the night he spent with Natasha. It was the single most amazing night of his life. So when Natasha narrowly escapes a brutal attempt on her life, Malik stops at nothing to protect her, including hunting a man whose skills match his. Can Malik and Natasha outsmart a vicious assassin who has nothing to lose? And will they ever get to explore the sizzling passion between them that neither can deny?










Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, is a romance-a-holic - loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net








My Green Mile Meal Choice #MFRWauthor #BlogChallenge

16 June, 2017

MFRW.org 52-Week Blog Challenge

Hello, again, and welcome back to another episode of the MFRWauthor 52-Week Blog Challenge.

It's Week 24, and this time we're asked to Choose/Describe our LAST MEAL.




I'll begin with an irreverent shot at the blog's title for this week's challenge and say I suspect that EVERYONE will partake of a Last Meal prior to their departure from this world, eh?

They just won't know it in most cases.

Then I'll include something maudlin and recall my father's last day on this planet (a week ago +30 some yrs).

With this being Father's Day Weekend here in the USA (MX, UK, and CA), it has its place.

It was a strange day for sure, and he behaved too abnormal for my comfort or keener instincts.

He had made a big stink about the night's meal, insisting that the whole family be there to help him partake of none other than carry-out from his favorite Chinese restaurant.

We were a grown family of six, each with our own lives, jobs, interests, etc., so getting us together on a weekday, much less for a meal, was asking a whole lot (and, I know he knew that).

I'd just graduated High School and had a full-time job while my two younger brothers always had after school activities planned, and the oldest lived on her own.

Me, being the way I was back then, struggled really hard not to shed tears and beg the man to explain himself (because he'd just have made a face and asked me to calm down).

But, I sensed it and stayed home while my older sister and two younger brothers begged off and went their separate ways.

My mother chose a few hours' overtime, not returning home until around 8pm.

The Pressed Duck dinner (our family's favorite) was the worst-tasting meal I'd ever tried to enjoy, and the egg roll didn't seem to have that sweet/savory bite to it, either.

Even the yummy Hawaiian Dinner Roll with a dab of melted butter that usually made me beg for seconds (and thirds) was tough to swallow.

Dad smiled as he ate, relishing it all and making the meal drag on even though it was just us two to 'enjoy' said repast.

I watch a lot of Asian dramas, and one thing they are known for doing is weeping as they eat... something I never quite got the hang of and always choke on the food, so it has to be one or the other, and that night I chose to buck up and wash the tasteless meal down with as much milk as my tummy could handle.

The next day, I phoned home from work and Pop answered.

I asked how he was, and he replied the only way he knew how, "Fine, get back to work." and he hung up.

The previous evening's meal still weighed me down both mentally and physically with a mild upset stomach and a milder headache.

But, as I hung up the phone and tried to get back to my job, the gloomy grey of what I used to assume was depression sunk lower and lower until it enveloped me body and soul.

I didn't waste any time driving home after work that day, and even before I opened the door, I knew it wasn't going to be pretty.

Dad had retired a few years earlier, after his triple bypass surgery, and he usually did daily spring cleaning-like housework, followed by a few HOURS spent in the kitchen preparing some cookbook find meal.

Instead, he lay 'asleep' on the sofa, and with, of all things, Roller Derby blaring on the television.

I remember heading straight for my room and not daring to look at him.

After pacing that room for a time, wringing my hands and asking myself a lot of useless questions, I ventured back into the livingroom... to turn off the TV and ask what was for dinner.

The TV snapping off should have done the trick, but I knew deep down that it wasn't going to awaken him that time.

The pristine kitchen and lack of aroma were 'dead' giveaways, and when he didn't sit up and shout at me about turning off the TV, I slowly sank to my knees and FINALLY wept.

So, I think, instinctively, that day some 30-odd years ago, that Pop knew what his Last Meal would be, and that he'd wanted desperately to share it with us all.

Since he was never capable of sharing much of anything with any of us in all the years we'd known one another.

What had been, for the longest time, my worst possible memory, has become one of my fondest.

I'd been there for him even if he would still insist it wasn't that way and no big deal.

I'd partaken of his choice in Last Meal, and if I hadn't been so sensitive and observant of others, I probably would have enjoyed that Chinese the way I'm capable of doing now.

So, for me, I'm certain it would turn out the same way.

Whatever the menu choice, I'd want desperately to be with my two children on that day and hopefully talk a lot, laugh as much, and learn what little more I could about them before transcending to the great beyond.

Maybe it could occur at that quaint Coney place on the East Side, which actually serves THE BEST prime rib I've ever had the good fortune to order in all my Prime Rib excursions in life.

And, I've been to some fancy digs in my search for the ideal Prime Rib dinner, too.

Salad with Croutons and Italian Dressing, a Baked Potato with a dab of butter, sour cream, and a sprinkle of green onions on top, a good Cabernet Sauvignon, and a slightly fatty hunk of medium rare Prime Beef to top off the momentous occasion.

YUM




As always, I thank you for visiting my Blog today and reading my Post.

Below is the Linky List of everyone else who participated this week, so please be sure to follow the hop and read what others have to say about their choice for Last Meal on Earth.






Educate Him by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle #CoverReveal #Giveaway

15 June, 2017





Title: Educate Him
Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
BDSM Romance
Professor/Student Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2017
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.












Young, but no so innocence, maybe she can teach an old professor some new tricks.


Davis


I've always looked out for her, but she didn't know it.
She came back into my life and made me want what I shouldn't have.
Once she learns the truth, it will show her so much, but will she forgive me.


Julia


When everyone else in my life let me down, he made sense to me.
I returned with a plan in mind, but one night with him and plans changed.
The professor can teach me because I'm ready to learn.


Davis and Julia can't deny their attraction despite the secrets of their past. Will it bring them closer together or reveal how forbidden their love is and tear them further apart?


Educate Him is an unconventional second chance romance with BDSM elements by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. If you enjoy a sassy, confident young woman, a smooth talking sexy professor, and a connection that reminds you why you love romance, you'll love Sydney Aaliyah Michelle's latest stand-alone HEA romance.


Pick up Educate Him and learn about Davis and Julia's scorching romance today!









Her first text message made me smile. 

Her second made my dick hard, which made me feel like a dirty old man. 

It wasn't the message itself; it was the confidence she had to send it in the first place. The fiery personality at thirteen was cute and endearing. At nineteen, it was fucking sexy as hell.

Hold it together, Professor.

I thought about Julia over the years because the last time I saw her, it broke my fucking heart to pieces and pissed me off. 

I felt guilty because I knew what a prick my best friend had been to his family. I saw it daily and never had the balls to call him on it. He led and I followed him into some seedy dark places. Places his family had no clue about, places that broke up my own marriage six years ago. I was betrayed in the worst way and had no desire to have a woman on my arm. 

I required one in my bed on occasion. 

But never a student.










Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader, tattoo lover, and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.

After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

She identifies the sci-fi action flick "The Matrix" as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now blessed to be awake and doing what she loves.

She can recite the entire script from the 80's teen comedy/drama "The Breakfast Club" and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.

When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, J.A Huss, M. Never & Emily Bronte. Under the Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.













 
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