sexta-feira, 31 de março de 2017

Musical Post 1: Cups

Hi,
as you know, I'm highly inspired by music, specially when running/jogging. So, there are some new tunes on mu Ipod that get me plotting a story before I even realize I'm tripping.

One of those songs is Cups by Anna Kendrick.


Several things here string in my mind when the tunes start:
- the cup rhythm... Cool but slightly annoying
- her voice is soft and thin... it's pleasurable but not quite
- the lyrics... does she want the other to follow her or not?

I got my  ticket for the long way 'round
Two bottless of whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leaving tomorrow, what-do-ya-say?

When I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

I got my  ticket for the long way 'round
The one with the prettiest of views
It's got mountains, it's got rivers, it's got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you


Of course, here I go imagining all this: a pretty girl with a nice voice arranging a long trip somewhere far and making it clear to the guy left behind he1s gonna regret his attitude. Oh, dear: there's a plot there!...

Here I go...

BTW: haven't watched the movie Pitch Perfect 1 or 2 yet and I swear I JUST DISCOVERED this song!!

quinta-feira, 30 de março de 2017

A new glimpse of love

Hey,
So, I've been wondering about a new short story strictly to post here, a glimpse on the Prince of Pemberley Dizzy's life.
 
A love love love long scene, maybe three scenes in one. Hot, of course, you know how they are...
 
But also, some problems on their horizon, something to upset His Royal Highness' good life. 
 
How about that?...
It's cooking here in my head.
Soon, pretty soon.
See ya

quarta-feira, 29 de março de 2017

Fawkes

hello,
there are things that keep enchanting me. 
* The moment one accepts someone else's love and turns into a 'we'
* The workings of fate tossing our lives this way and that
* The conversion of minds and hearts and stars and eveything else to make something work out even when it has failed before
* Being the right person at the right place in the right time

My books are more often than not talking about these things, these magical moments.

And some of them can be joined in a particular situation: 
a come back 
rise from the ashes


Harry Potter series had Fawkes the phoenix, 
the bird has saved the day a few times.


But isn't our own ability to burn up, 
dust ourselves off and 
come back 
a lot more interesting?

I'm always trying.
Sometimes I manage...
❤❤❤

terça-feira, 28 de março de 2017

Hooked up

hey,
There's a cool TV show here in Brazil with 4 intelligent women talking about stuff, it's really entertaining. Once, a few years back, one of them related an issue that tormented her - COT (compulsive obssessive thoughts). Have I talked about this here? Probably.

I suffer COT too. So, lately I've discovered myself with a new COT: self-imposed challenges. Here with me, it has to be daring and seemingly impossible to conquer.


When I start, I'm filled with insecurities and talk myself up argumenting that I can quit. I came up with the challenge, it's easy enough to let it go. But I never do simply because I'm hook up on them.

The last one was to write a series of 6 books -> 6 different romances and avoid repeating myself - be in characters, situations or plots. Mmm... not easy but my 'Princesas Possíveis' is actually pretty cool.




Now I'm conjuring another challenge, just as big... For that, have the sweetest research... Shelves full of old, crisp and smelly, never touched books!... This treasure is in my son's English school adorning the waiting room for moms. Oh, what we do for our kids! 

ha!

segunda-feira, 27 de março de 2017

Bombs away!

hello!

So, here's an update of the troublesome project I've been struggling with. In case you may be interested...

People usually are very protective of the best things in their lives - even if it's shitty for others. And some people can't stand being in the wings. Well, all that together boiled up to two very unstable girls fighting to take charge. Obviously it went south and the project - as it was - is dead.

Sad little me feeling bad for the very sad celebration of Ms Austen's 200th death anniversary.

But, some bad things do come for the best. 

And it takes a push for you to notice your tank is too confined.

always loved this image... Wanted to use it for my first book...

Funny how I'm always inclined in seeing my sins mirroed in other people's silliness. Guilt, I guess. But these wayward girls were so thick, so clueless I got myself thinking if ever I was so narrow minded in my life. 

From now on, will make sure I'm not caught in their sins.


  
yep, that's me!

Good things come to those with a true heart!
Get it?  ;)

See ya!

sábado, 25 de março de 2017

I am appalled

Man, what a Saturday...
If you by any chance got my last post, you won't be surprised to hear that said Austen project is crumbling...


In fact, I suppose it's a stratagem to kick me out, but as I don't want to seem too self-centered, I'll wait in the wings! ;)


Oh, dear... I think it's mostly due to the leader's lack of leadership... 

But in fact, it's very entertaining to see haters hate! Ha!

No worries, soon the short story will be here and in a little time, it'll be a lovely small book and e-book of about... 120 pages. Really all fluff and Austen love. :D

I'll leave with Ms. Simpson's wise words in Mr. Cullum's lovely voice.


sexta-feira, 24 de março de 2017

The pains of having patience

hello,
This year I've been wandering far from Austen. 


It's not done easily, I carry I heavy heart, feel guilty for writing and falling for new heroes who I do not call Darcy. Aside all the discussion on making an hommage or taking advantage of the classic, most of all I love Pride and Prejudice and rejoice in imagining its characters in new adventures.

But lately I've been writing about other people. Princesses in my new series in Portuguese, cat lovers in Nameless, crispy new ideas bursting in my mind... All off Austen romances.

And in the midde of this personal connundrum, I got involved in an Austen anthology. Because I felt guilty? Perhaps. Because I didn't want to be that far from Darcy? Certainly. It was one of those things that you know will give you more headache than fun, but still you get into.


Inside it, it's a mess! Not because people think differently - in fact, I take pleasure in different views because I think it's potentially food for another character - but because people can't stand that I don't agree with everything... I'm not an expert in the matter, but I've put a few books out there. As much as I don't want to teach anything to anyone uninterested of hearing, I suppose I am allowed to avoid mistakes. 

Urgh, how frustrating!


My story, an Austenland kind of funny bit, was by far the best one and will probably land here - both in Portuguese and English. Still, it's a project doomed for crash landing... Sad.

I miss having Austen fun with friends.

Well...

Bite my belly

hello,

so, after a long time away from my blog, I'm commiting myself to post at least once a day for a month. There's this VEDA thing, so I'll try a PEDA. Ha!

Let me not start on that, I'll have plenty of posts to mumble. 
Now I'd like to talk about Beauty and the Beast and its brouhaha.

First, I feel a bit awkward about posting my view on the Disney revamp because coincidentally I just released a book in Portuguese inspired by the old tale. It's a big project for me, kinda of a challenge I gave myself to write 6 romances frugally inspired by fairy tales - Beauty and the beast, Cinderella, Little mermaid, Little red riding hood, Snow white and Sleeping beauty. Although Cinderella was written before the others, Beauty and the beast start the series. I talked about the release dates with several literature friends and was convinced it was not 'ugly' to let my book out near the very famous movie. Still I feel awkward.

Anyway, I watched the movie this week and thought it a bit frustrating... It's a revamp! I read about it, why did it frustrate me to watch the same scenes from the cartoon? Can't say... Guess I expected a lot more, dazzling CGI, enchantment as in Cinderella, a compelling story line as in the 2014 movie, don't know.

But oh, how beautiful it is! The Beast's castle is breathtaking. I loved it! Gaton's tavern (I know it's not his, but it his big scene) is as cool as the one at DisneyWorld.

And we arrived at the belly bite... Oh, how much brouhaha about LeFou... Kudos to Disney for at least acknowledging there are gay people in the world but was it necessary to make a show out of it? Interviews, discussions, etc, etc... And he was the silly one enfatuated by someone who dispises him - I understood they had a romantic liaison like Gaston was the ultimate fuck boy. Couldn't LeFou be gay and have a healthy relationship?
Fuck boy bit his belly... Huh! :/

My friends said that if I told anyone what I really thought about the movie, they'd do horrible things to me (can't exactly remember what I was threatened with) but, in short, I liked Cinderella best.



See ya.

quarta-feira, 1 de março de 2017

BibliLove


BibliLove 
é o primeiro romance da minha primeira série

Um romance encorpado e emocionante contando como duas feras se apaixonam e lutam para fazer o que sentem virar sua realidade.


Aqui, Cibele poderia ser a Bela que por acaso conhece uma Fera enigmática, um homem discreto e lacônico à procura de um ghost writer. Ao contactar o pai de Cibele, Petrônio se depara com uma bela fera loura, mulher decidida e bonita como aquelas de capa de revista, mas que infelizmente é muito nova para ele e incapaz de lutar contra seus limites emocionais, ele se afasta. 
Quando se encontram novamente, a ocasião e a emoção são grandes demais para resistir.

Os dois têm talentos ocultos,
o romance têm muitas rosas e 
muita coisa boa os unindo, tipo...


Para ler o primeiro capítulo
vai no Wattpad
ou clica aqui...



Para ler tudinho e se apaixonar, vem aqui!