An Art Post on a Book Blog

As well as a reading and writing fanatic, I am also a fantasy art enthusiast, and I’ve become obsessed with quite a few artists recently. Four of them have stood out for me, because I can imagine their creative flair brightening up the imagined cover of my WIP novel, Angelic. (This post is kind of related to books, still, isn’t it?)

My overall favourite artist is Selina Fenech (who is also one of my favourite authors), who paints the most magical artwork, including fairies, gothic, fantasy, mythology, and more. Selina runs her own online shop, Fairies and Fantasy, which sells various products, including art prints, bags, necklaces, and even dolls, from not only her talent, but that of various other artists, too.

Here’s a few of Selina’s works that remind me of Angelic, even if in a small way:

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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in Angelic, Miscellaneous


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My Top 5 Fictional Heroines

Everyone has their favourite character – the one who they most connect with, who reaches out of the page and holds out their hand to drag you into the wonderful world of fiction. They are the people help you through all the less-than-fantastic days as you curl up in bed and read until God-knows-when. They hold a special place inside you for your entire life.

Since I, for some reason, found it easier to list female characters that I love, I decided to share the fictional women who have changed my life from the pages of a book.


5. Alice
(from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll)

All throughout my life, Alice has reminded me that normality is the truly trivial thing in this world, and imagination is what makes the planet turn. The story literally shows that entire worlds can be created in one person’s mind.

Alice and her mad acquaintances are some of my favourite children’s characters ever, and Alice herself shows that children can be as witty and clever as any adult. She also tells us that we should never take something too seriously.

I am a massive Alice fan, and I’ve vowed to watch every adaption of the tale I can get my hands on. Seriously, don’t mess with me and my Wonderland.

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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Miscellaneous


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Angelic (Chapter One)

Okay, fine, I’ve decided to let you read the atrocious first draft of the awful first chapter. I take no responsibility for burned eyes.

Have fun with my talentlessness.



“Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.”

~Rabindranath Tagore

The night was unnaturally still as she wondered if the trees knew the world was about to meet its end. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Angelic, My Writing


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Review: Carrie


  • Title: Carrie
  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Genre: Supernatural Horror

The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.

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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Reviews


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A Picture Worth A Thousand Words

I pledge to read

I came across this image in my procrastinating (this book won’t write itself!) and I instantly had to share it. It is perfect. This is what all readers should understand.

Claiming an e-reader is not a “real book” is complete nonsense. Just because it is a technological advancement for reading, does not make the story any different. The story itself is the same, unchanged, and being on an electronic device does not take the power of its narrative away. It can still capture a reader with its magic, hook, line and sinker.

Believing physical, paper books are the only “real” way to read a book does not make you in any way superior to those who like to save space and still own hundreds of worlds to divulge in.

So yes, I take the pledge. I pledge to read. There is nothing more to it than that.

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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Miscellaneous


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Angelic Playlist

The other day when I was writing, I found myself procrastinating (shame on me), so I decided to do something productive for my story, even if I wasn’t writing it. I decided to create a playlist. Admittedly, I didn’t (and still don’t) have much of an idea what songs would go in the playlist, but I have given it my best shot. Luckily, and completely coincidentally, I stumbled upon Send Me An Angel, what I like to call the lead single of the soundtrack.

Below is a list of the songs I included in the playlist, which have links to Youtube so you can listen to them. Can you guess the mood of the story?

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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Angelic, My Writing


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Angelic (Prologue)


The world began as one. Before humans had taken our first breath, or the sun had made its first rotation of the Earth. Before the Battle.

For many years, the Angels and Demons had lived together in perfect harmony, equals in all but appearance.

Their governing system was also just and fair, both an Angel and Demon ruling the lands. Thus, the world was at peace and prosperity.

Until the darkness.

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Posted by on November 1, 2013 in My Writing


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