Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!!

Wanted to wish you all the happiest of holidays, whichever domination you all may be! I know it's been good for me so far, and I have plans to make it better this weekend. But the best part is I'm finally writing steadily again. The Harbinger of Fidelity now has almost 9,000 words. When I last wrote it, it only had about 4,000 so I'm super excited! Finally getting the touch of writing back in these lazy fingers.

Haven't been my writer's group in a few weeks, because of the holidays, but the next meeting I am seriously going to go to! I love those women and their ideas. They even suggested I start a memoir now, which I did, so I could remember things clearer. I just wish I could offer them suggestions as well, but I'm still new at all of this so it's going to take some time yet.

Random note: I've figured out I seriously love going mudding! It's super awesome, and super fun.

Happy Holidays! ~Kai

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Harbinger of Fidelity

Okay, check this out. If you've read my stories on, you'd know the first chapter to this new book. I wrote the short "Dark Roses" for a contest and got several people telling me it would be a good novel. So that's what I did: made it a novel. And the one story I knew that had roses? 'Beauty and the Beast.' That's right. "The Harbinger of Fidelity" is a spin-off of 'Beauty and the Beast' but with its own twists, naturally. I'm not copying it exactly (where would the fun in that be?). Anyway, here's a little peek of the first time Ichelle meets Kendrew:

The Master

“Don’t be scared please,” he whispered, his voice trembling slightly.
“Why would I be scared of you?” I asked.
He replied, “I’m not normal.”
I paused, wanting to stand up and open the door myself. He sounded normal. He talked with respect. Surely he couldn’t be that odd.
His foot scraped against the stone floor. “Can I come in now?”
“If you want,” I answered, sitting straighter in my chair. I quick glanced around to make sure my room was clean as he opened the door, slowly pushing against it. He kept to the shadows, hesitant to enter.
“What’s your name?” I asked, trying to let him know he was welcome. “All I hear Will call you is ‘the Master’.”
“How do you know I am the Master?” He sounded more curious than surprised.
My mouth twitched into a half smile. “Will said there were only you, me, and him in the whole castle. And you don’t sound like Will.”
He stepped inside, keeping his head down so his face was shadowed. His dark hair looked patchy, his scalp showing in some places. His cheeks were raised as if he was smiling. He bowed slightly, his clothes, covering every inch of him from neck to ankles and wrists, rustling. “Kendrew. My name is Kendrew Wray.”
Silence fell then and I shifted. “Would you like to come sit by the fire? It gets chilly in here at night.”
He shuffled forward, preferring his right leg to his left. “Thank you.” He sat in a chair close to mine but kept his face turned away. “I trust you are comfortable here, aside from the chill?”
“For the most part,” I replied, smoothing my hands down my skirt.
He nodded absently, “May I call you Ichelle?”
I looked at him questioningly.
“I heard you and Will the first day you arrived. I’m afraid he cannot speak so well, which is why he calls you Ah-shell.”
“What am I to call you? Master?” I asked warily. I was not going to call anyone ‘master’, not even if I was to be his servant.
“No,” he said quickly, sounding horrified. “You may call me Kendrew, as is my name. I should hope you will see me as an equal.”
Anger burned suddenly. “Then why did you kidnap me?”
He looked sad now. “Would you rather be in county jail? Or would you prefer to be here where it’s comfortable?”
“I want to know why it’s necessary I be kept here.”
“For your own good. They were going to sentence you to death. I said I’d handle you and it wasn’t necessary for them to do that.”
“Why?” I demanded.
A sad smile appeared. “Will and I get lonely. I figured we could benefit from having another person here.” There was something he wasn’t telling me, I could tell, but I didn’t press the topic. If the man wanted a convicted felon in his castle, that was his decision to make.
Upon that thought, pity blossomed within my chest and I felt bad for him. Why did he isolate himself in his castle? And, for the love of God, why wouldn’t he show me his face?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Newest Idea--With First Look (!)

I've had this cover made for the longest time, having been completely bored one night and stumbling upon the perfect picture. I do not yet know where I want to go with this, but I am hoping to make it kind of a 'Snow White' meets 'Red Riding Hood' meets 'Beauty and the Beast' type of story. I'm not completely sure yet. It's called Rose White, and it will have shape-shifters within. Anyway, here's a special peek to the beginning:

Photo copyright Benedict Gacutan


There comes a time when we all must accept reality. In fact, it only happens to the majority of us. Some of us still believe in the unbelievable, the myths that are formed within this world. Those people are the ones who hope to find their Edward Cullen, or Patch, or maybe even Peter Pan. Hell if I know. Either way, none of those hopers would take my life. Even though he is a werewolf, my “beau” is not what all of those other authors make them out to be.
His name? Coswald Fitzgerald.
That’s right. Coswald.
Sometimes, even when we get that “faery tale ending,” we wish everything would just be normal. Human. Natural. But there is nothing natural about this story even when appearances are as such in the beginning.
Which is why not everything can be judged by how it starts, but rather how it is to end.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Old New Ideas

I've recently joined a writer's group and have gotten tips on how to better my writing, along with ideas on how to continue my writing when in the case of writer's block. But first, I think I should introduce these new ideas (that I have been working on for a while now, actually):

Most would believe this to be a re-telling of "The Little Mermaid." But it's not. Instead, I am the human and my prince the merman. The crazy sea witch would be my mother, and the third person in the love triangle is his fiance, chosen at birth. This is our story.

Fynn never believed in fairy tales. Even after meeting Calixto that day in the pond. Then, she nearly drowns and Cal is the only one who was able to save her. But he won't get out of the water, no matter how much she asks. Too late, Fynn realizes her mind had been refusing to acknowledge what had been right in front of her all along: fairy tales are real. Even the unfortunate ones.

Morgan Le Fay
Morgan Le Fay, enchantress, shape-shifter, seductress. But now she's on the run with her husband, Uriens. Things soon turn deadly, however, and it's up to Morgana and her newly made 'pet' crow, Letum, to set things straight, pulling them into the future before sending them back to change their fates.

I changed the cover, as this is more appealing than the last.

To Ride Upon the Pegasus
Amyra wants nothing more than to stay a normal girl. But with her mom's schizophrenic tendencies, her dad is constantly moving them, leery of what people will think. She thinks this new house will be exactly the same--expects it, really. When her mom goes on rants about mythical creatures, Amyra's had enough and she takes off, running from home. Until a discovery holds her back.

Cover photo by *RHADS from

Hell's Prince (Death Watchers #2)
Cole didn't ask to be the Prince of the Underworld, but he is. Born from his mother and her Shadow Man's joining, he's been summoned to the world he swore he would never return to. Jocelynn is missing and a rebellion is under way, forcing him to return to his home realm to save his love.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

First Attempt at a Book Review

Okay, so I have finally finished Tara Fuller's "Inbetween" and it was fantastic! Seriously, if you love young adult romance and everything supernatural, this is your book! One of the main characters, Finn, is a reaper (eep!), meaning he deals with dead people, but he made a mistake and now has to face the consequences. Emma, the other main character and the girl Finn loves, just wants to move on with her life and try to get over her father's death, the whole time feeling something protecting her.

I love the action and suspense in the novel revolving around the two, but I especially relish Finn's POV. It definitely added to the story and left me understanding it, where if it was just Emma's POV I would probably be confused about everything concerning Finn.

The descriptions, as well, are spectacular! They drew me in from the beginning and I felt like I was almost watching a movie, visualizing everything wonderfully! I loved the dialogue between the reapers Easton, Anaya, and Finn, and I loved Cash and Emma. Best friends, all of them, like none other, and it's honestly so touching. I found myself feeling their emotions as if they were my own.

But of course, there's always that one person who wants to ruin the perfect the ending. That's where Maeve steps in. And she did a beautiful job of being the villain. With all the right reasons, and the motive for revenge, she played her part perfectly and I almost felt bad for her near the end. I knew something was bound to happen anyway, but I think I'm going to miss her presence in the upcoming books.

Balthazar also was a wonderfully written character. Fatherly, but keeping to his duties as well. I felt like he really cared about his reapers but he knew he had to keep them all on a tight leash to ensure his boss status.

If you all want to check it out, you seriously should! You will not regret it!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Ideas, No Time

So, after almost an entire month straight of absolutely no writing or any ideas coming my way, I have finally--finally!--been able to start writing again! I am so excited, because I'm hoping this new story is going to be amazing! I'm not completely sure what I want to do with it yet or where I want to go, but it'll get there. At least the ideas are flowing!

Anyway, I've also started reading, so after I finish each book, I'm going to try to do a review. However, since the only reviews I've ever done have been off Figment, and all of a paragraph long, I think it may take a while for me to get the full potential of being a reviewer. But we all have to start somewhere, don't we?

Oh, and if you've ever studied either the Arthurian period or know much about Faeries, you're going to love my new book idea, Morgana le Fay. I've been researching from practically every website and book, getting all the scrumptious details on who she was, what she did, where she went, that kind of thing. She's a seductress, but I'll try to keep that part low-key and mild. I'm not up to writing full adult books yet (and I fear my family may all have heart attacks. Love you guys!). I'll try to keep it posted!

One more thing. Here's the cover I made. Keep in mind, it has not been published, so therefore is not a true cover. Photo copyright of Narges M. Fard 2010.
What do you all think? Good?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back Again

Hey all. Back from the long break in California. I won't call it a vacation, because it wasn't.
 I've got a potential publisher for Death Watchers lined up and I'm waiting on the paper work to see how much it's going to cost. Other than that, I can't really tell you much of what happened. It wouldn't be interesting anyway.
Now, I'm just trying to get back in the swing of things, so bear with me while I do it. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Manuscript = Done

Hey, y'all. Just finished writing Death Watchers. If you want to check it out (really, it's only half) go to I'm hoping reviews and comments will help it get through so it can be in print. Plus, I'm sorry (not I'm not) to say there will be a second one. Yay! I left it off at a cliff-hanger, so if you do read it, you're going to be mad at the ending.

Anyway, now I've started writing A Pixie's Chance more. So, hopefully this will the single book of the ones I write. (Or, maybe I was never meant to write single books. We'll see.)

Oh! And all of you should go to the YA Sisterhood and vote for Daimon Black in the Crush Tourney! Seriously! He's super awesome, and super sexy! Haha  :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

First Day

Hey, everybody, or anybody, I'm finally trying out this thing called blogging. Most of the people who know me would ask, "What? Kai? No, she's not a blogger!" But I'm trying to promote my book since my publisher isn't doing it.

Anyway, once I get in the swing of things, I'll probably have a whole schedule going on, like "Teaser Tuesday" or "Movie Monday" or whatever. I don't know yet.

Uh, a little about me. I'm a new author. I have one book published, by the name "Unpredictable Prophecies." It's the first in a trilogy, plus a novella. I'm currently working on three books--Hunter's Moon, Death Watchers, and A Pixie's Chance. However, the one I'm mainly working on is Death Watchers, and it's almost done. Then, I will work on Unexpected Happenings (Unpredictable Prophecies book 2) and finish up Hunter's Moon, since that is already about halfway finished.

I'm young for an author, but the people who have read my writing say I have great potential (No, not all of them were family members. I have fans on a site called Figment, where you can post your stories and get critiques and such). I work best at night. That seems to be the only time the creative juices are flowing, although sometimes I work in the morning, too. (Does nearly noon even count as morning?)

Maybe, once I get a hang of this, I'll even post over POV's from my stories, depending on how much people like that kind of thing. I don't know.

Well, enough about me for the time being. I'll be posting later.