Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Favorite Costume- Topic Tuesday

All right- I confess. I tweaked this a tiny bit so I could make a solid post this week. My favorite costume I have had since I was 16 yrs old- no joke.

It's a very simple cat costume- all black with crappy netting around the neck a pin on tail. Unfortunately I lost the ears...but the rest exists- in my closet- not sure I'll ever wear it again.

Sneak peak at 16-


A few years ago I really enjoyed dressing up as a pin up girl. My Manly Man enjoyed it too *winks*






This year- I plan to dress up in steam punk. Maybe I'll find another topic Tuesday to add it in. :)


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Topic Tuesday- Halloween Movies

My top 5 favorite Halloween movies. I don't know they are specifically related to Halloween- but I'd watch them on Halloween.

5) Hellraiser. -This is just good old fashion scary. The entire concept of this movie, specially the box, made me adore it.

4) Friday the 13th - I've always loved scary movies since I was little. I'd been watching Jason since I was 9years old. I can't say that he frightened me so much as entertained me. Love the chorus that goes to this movie and I even had the video game. LOL

3) Carrie- Ok this one bothered me a little bit because of how horrible carrie was actually treated and some of it really can happen- I think that's what get's to me- the idea of the truth in it.

2) Pumpkin Head- Oh my gosh I used to watch this over and over again. I didn't realize how cheesy it was though until I re-watched it just the other day.

1) Nightmare on Elm street- Freddy Crugar is my horror movie crush- He both terrified me and entertained me when I was growing up and I still enjoy watching his shows now.

Whats your favorite movie- Halloween or otherwise if you aren't into Horror?



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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Raven

Today I lend my blog over to Miss Raven, fellow author and it's her birthday! She'll be letting you know about a giveaway at the end- Here she is:




Hi all, woo hoo, it's so nice to be here. I never ever thought I'd be waving pom poms and announcing I'm two. Well I'm somewhat older ( no I'm not telling) but you know what I mean.


I tell you this writing lark is fantastic. I get to meet lots of interesting people, and tell my kids that all the traveling DH and I do is not only our gap year in two week chunks it's research! Not that they believe me. I get the eye-rolling yeah, yeah, whatever looks.

Snigger

Am I bothered? No not really. I do use a lot of the places I visit in my books, even if I disguise them. There's something great about sitting on a deck over the Indian ocean and writing the view into a story. Mind you it's not that bad where I live either. More and more I have Scotland in my books. In fact my YA books (J.Lilley, available from www.lycaon press.com) are all set in the Trossachs, in Scotland. A beautiful area, with lochs, glens, and mountains. Perfect for a bit of shape shifting!

Mind you I love research be it hands on blush or via the net, the library, chatting etcetera. It's so satisfying to sort out what's needed to make a story spot on. Probably the one thing guaranteed to get me riled is being told I haven't done my research. Okay, I've never committed murder, or shifted into a Leopard, but you know what I mean. Yes we all make mistakes, oh don't we ever. But I, and most other authors I know do our utmost to get everything right. After all there's nothing more likely to draw you out of a book by reading 'he headed south from London to Newcastle' or 'she rang him', when the book is set in 1820! No I've never been guilty of those two, but I have seen similar gaffes and gone er?



So dear readers (wow that's so good to say lol) Any mistakes I make I like to know. But I like to know good things as well. Even now I worry. Will they like it? will it work? Am I still getting it right?
Yep, I'm an author! High fives you all and dances around the room

This time two years ago I was a nervous shivering excited wreck. I was almost a published author.

Here I am two years on and in the same state—or very nearly.
If you'd've told me then, that now I’d still be writing, still being published and have over fifty stories out there with my name on them, I'd probably asked you where you got the magic mushrooms from.
However here I am, and yes I have and oh how fabulous it is.
Around three years ago, I was away from work, bored, sore and wondering what on earth I could do other than read. Don't get me wrong, I love reading, but I was rapidly running out of books.
Then someone suggested I went onto Facebook, and lo and behold (sorry dramatic or what?)I discovered a writing competition, at which I hasten to add I was rubbish. But through it I met a lot of other wannabe authors and then, became part of my crit group UCW.
The rest as they say, is history. 

When I started I had no idea how I wrote, or even if I could. Let alone what. I've been oh so fortunate that my publisher has let me try my voice out in more than one way.

Even though I started off writing Regency, which I love, I had to try writing contemporary romance as well. And paranormal, m/m, menage, YA—well you get the idea? I needed to know what I'm capable of. I still do for that fact.

There's nothing like the thrill of having a character shout in my ear and say write me, get on with it. So I do. 

I've learned the hard way (I'm a member of the lone star club) that not everyone will like what I write or the way I do it. But thankfully that others will and do. Whichever, any comment means someone has read one of my books. The one I cherish most, is a third hand heard (but confirmed by the speaker only last week almost eighteen months on) that, "have you heard? Raven writes, and her books are disgusting." To which my answer was "Books plural? Then she's read them all?"

To celebrate my birthday, I'm dotting all over the place for a couple of weeks. For each blog I'm on (and sorry no list you'll just have to keep your eyes open) I'm offering a mini swag bag plus an Ebook, for one person who answers my question. As well I'll pick one commenter at random from all the comments overall and send one of my print books (winners choice)

So what shall I ask? I'm going to be cruel and ask two questions. How did I get my pen name? What was the name of my first hero?
Stalking links can be found here…





Friday, October 4, 2013

Zombie Pick up lines #1 & 2

Zombies have arrived and their pick up lines are dead on. 
Click on the pictures to find out more.



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Ends


September Ends is a story of sin, redemption and salvation through love,
 because love happens when we least expect it.

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SEPTEMBER ENDS



By



Hunter S. Jones & an Anonymous English Poet


Overweight and dull. That’s how I felt.



My grandfather and brother died. I hid inside a black cave deep in my soul, numbed for a decade on meds, booze, and bad love, married to my glorious career.



My name is Liz Snow, from Atlanta, Georgia, and this is my story.



One hot summer I fell hopelessly in love with successful attorney, Peter William Hendrix III, from Chattanooga, Tennessee. We bonded because of Shelley and Keats. Pete introduced me to the works of modern English poet, Jack O. Savage, It was like The Poet was drawing us together through his blogs and poems, like he had a message for my life and my love with Pete Hendrix.

I lived it in my heart and soul.



It all went tragically wrong once I learned Pete’s secret.



As September ends I jet to London, England with an unstable mind and a broken heart. Pete Hendrix betrayed me big time. There was no time for revenge. My life was a kaleidoscope of stabbing shards of pain.



London ignored me. Maybe I didn't exist. I was lost and lonely in a flat in Kensington.

I hear that Jack O. Savage will make a rare public appearance. I wrangle an invitation to the art gallery where he is reading. I was curious. Somehow, he was the cause of my trouble.

The rock-star-with-words was even more damaged than I.



Jack O.Savage, The Poet became my friend.

Then, an unexpected kiss at a county fair on a perfect English summer's day changed everything forever. Jack the man became my lover.

Magic.

My elusive dream of a lifelong love began.

If Pete was what I'd always wanted, Jack was what I always needed.

The mystery unraveled as the kaleidoscope of my broken life evolved and I found myself living a rainbow of perfect bliss.



Sometimes when you believe it’s the end, it’s only the beginning.




September Ends is a contemporary romance with erotic and supernatural elements bound together by poetry. It reveals the intricate web of passion and desire which entangles Liz Snow, Pete Hendrix and Jack O. Savage. The story is told through Liz Snow’s diary, Jack O. Savage’s poetry, and from letters sent across the Atlantic. Traveling throughout the lushness of a summertime in Tennessee and Georgia, September Ends journeys into the elegance of London’s West End and is finally settled in the countryside of Cornwall, England, a decade later.

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BIO – HUNTER S. JONES
September 2013

Novelist. Exile on Peachtree Street.
Lover of all the finer things in life.

The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one “lost summer” spent in Los Angeles. I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. Since then, I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history.

Currently, I have a music/entertainment blog @ExPatsPost.com. My debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction, was published in 2012. I have a series of sexy vignettes on Amazon called Tales from a New Amsterdam. Moon Rose Publishing included my novella, Magic in Memphis, in their anthology, A Celtic Tapestry in March 2013.

Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice have always fascinated me, although like any Southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing Gone With The Wind. I also adore the works of John Grisham, and own a huge selection of his books. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, my books, too many clothes, too many shoes and way too many stacks of notepads and journals.

October 1, 2013 will see the launch of a novel collaboration, SEPTEMBER ENDS, a contemporary romance with erotic and supernatural elements bound together with poetry. This novel is written in collaboration with an anonymous English poet. He wants no attention. In blogs, he only asks to be recognized as the secretive collaborator from London. We have never meet and we only communicate electronically and have no personal ties. His privacy and art are more important than anything. I can share with you that he is critically acclaimed artist.
You can connect with me at the following social media sites:
@huntersjones101
about.me/huntersjones1 has links to all the sites, books, Goodreads – Everything – on one site.