Friday, August 28, 2015
I need a job because going to Lavender Fall University is expensive, and it is a good school to go to in the Luxor realm. I’m a witch named Rowan Hawthorne, and I have blood red hair cascading down my back, and catlike green eyes. I’m so pale I look like a ghost, and I move as graceful as a cat does too. A knockout to some of the men in Luxor especially to vampires.
My boyfriend Aries Brennan is a vampire from the BloodFire clan lives with me in an apartment off WolfHaven road. He is a bad ass. Slick black hair with piercing brown eyes, and a look that said I don’t care. He wore a long trench coat with a black shirt under neath, his legs jammed into black jeans and wearing black combat boots. He is a bounty hunter, and hunts down rogue supernatural creatures, and he is good at it too even the King and Queen of Luxor calls for his help.
I have to get a job because I need to make more money then working at FastBlood, and I hate fast food since the pay is shit. I don’t want to work some where that even has a chance of me getting my head ripped off if I serve the blood wrong, or it’s not what they ordered…Too many times I’ve seen someone get their head ripped off due to a wrong order.
Nope, no way.
I need something that pays more, and is less dangerous. It’s the summer so I don’t need to worry about school yet like homework, tests, or quizzes. I’m studying witch journalism, and it’s been a ride so far. I’ve learned a lot of cool stuff too. It’s expensive though since I live in the dorms and have a meal plan. Throw in books and daily living then we are talking a lot just to survive. I saw that it paid 15 an hour part time. Perfect for a college student and especially for a witch. I don’t have any other choice since retail, fast food, restaurants, and strip clubs are all that I’m qualified for till I get a degree. Forget trade school because I know what I want to do.
I stay at the apartment during the summer, and the dorm during school. It’s not far from the university either, and I can stay there if my roommate is being a pain in the ass.
Nightwatch Supernatural Store is the name of the store I want to work at. It has been redone since the original owner Fiona Stagea went crazy, and it burned to the ground right a long with her. Or that’s what the report online said. It was all over the FangPaw News. One of the many news stations in Luxor. I don’t mind dealing with creatures either. I like them, and dealing with them is better then humans. I put in a job application, and fill out a survey online. They use a personality profile to filter out the hires they don’t want. Yes, the customer is always right. (Yuck I hate that phrase, and really people abuse that phrase everyday when they make the person feel like they are stupid. Some of them even treat the sales person like they can do the job better then the person actually trained for it.) I can also use spells to subdue an angry customer. I can talk my way out of everything. I will give the item to the customer if it rang up at a different price to satisfy them if my supervisor said it’s okay…Damn, I might be hating this already if I have to please people who are assholes to me.
This will be an experience….I hope. Man, I might want to give this a shot but something tells me I’ll hate it…I’ll find out since I just turned my application in. A few days later I got a call back for an interview. I dress in a nice shirt and black jeans since I want to look like I care about my appearance. I get in my sports car which is a Leopard GTX one of the fastest model sports cars in the realm. I buckle my seat belt, and put the key in the ignition. One turn and I’m off to my interview. I drove by myself since my boyfriend is away on another mission to catch a cheating wife. I hope he enjoys himself. I have the interview at 12, and the store is not too far from where I live. Traffic wont be bad at all because of how close it is, and I applied to work as a sales clerk in the witch department section. I know everything about: spells, charms, potions, incantations, rituals, herbs, crystals, and everything there is to know about being an actively practicing witch. I was born one since both my parents are witches.
I get there in record time. NightWatch Supernatural store is completely redone, and it is way bigger then Fiona’s was. They made it larger, and it looks like a super store that creatures can go to in order to get the items they need to survive. The carts are black with black wheels, and creatures are already shopping and walking back from the store with their carts full of black bagged items to their cars. It’s not as busy as a saturday since it’s a Wednesday. Most of the supernaturals are working at their office jobs, and it wont get busy till later in the day.
I look at their faces, and some smile at their families as they talk and walk with them. Vampires, witches, werewolves and all kinds of creatures shop here. The outside is all black walls and the roof is red. The tittle NightWatch Supernatural store was made with red lettering on a black background. The store is busy once I get through the revolving doors. I see the people checking out, and all the registers are lit up. I hope to God I don’t get a cashier position. I don’t like staying in one spot at all. I don’t want to be the one ringing up people with endless lines at all. Forget thinking about Black Friday. It’s not going to be here for a few months since it’s August. I passed the one and only fast food restaurant here. Fang’s FastBlood. There are hungry vampires standing around to get their hot blood order. Then customer service is busy with people returning things. The jewelry area and accessories are across from it. It’s all very slow in a way. There are not any major holidays coming up yet either. I pass all the various departments and head back to personnel.
I opened the door and a receptionist greeted me. She smiled at me and asked, “How may I help you?”
I smiled back at her, “I have a job interview at 12.”
“No problem, Ivy and Aqua will be with you soon just have a seat.”
I sat down at a seat, and waited for the interview. It’s annoying to wait for something since I have no patience. After a few minutes two women came through the door.
Nymphs by the looks of them Ivy and Aqua since they are wearing a name tag. Two different nymphs too. Ivy is green haired and Aqua is blue. Ivy took out a pen and paper to record my answers to the questions.
Aqua is the one who asked the questions.
“Tell me about yourself.” She asked with a smile on her face.
“I’m a witch, and I’m a college student at Lavender Fall University. I love reading old spell books, learning about rituals and using my knowledge to help my boyfriend Ares hunt down rogue creatures.”
Her eyes widened, “Impressive. He is a powerful vampire too. Next question: Why should we hire you?”
“I love helping other witches find the tools, ingredients, crystals and herbs they are looking for to assist them with their needs. Especially the new ones that are just learning about their crafts. Whether it’s a love spell to attract a mate, or protection from an evil ex. I love helping them it’s something I love to do, and I hope I can do that at Nightwatch.”
She smiled, “Good answer and I love hearing that since the customer is always number 1. They are the ones that pay our pay check after all.”
“They sure do, and that’s why I’d be an excellent asset to your company. I’m also a people person, and I love people.”
I rub it in some more because it’s easy to pretend you care but in reality you couldn’t give two shits.
“Okay, that’s a really good thing. I don’t need to ask you how you feel about people since you love them.”
I smiled, “I sure do.”
“Then you’ll fit right in the Nightwatch family here. We are more like a family now that crazy bitch Fiona is gone.”
“I heard about it, and she changed it some.”
“Yes, and it made Fiona’s more of a family, and a fun place to work at instead of one you dread working at. They come here for more then just a paycheck. You also get paid $15.00 for part time which is more then minimum wage in the Luxor realm.”
“Good, I’ll need the money to get through school.”
“And I would have the interview longer, but I already know you’ll make a good fit working at Nightwatch Supernatural Store. Welcome to the team we’ll let you know when orientation is…”
“Looking forward to it.” then I left after that since I’m now going to be a sales person in the witch department of this store. Maybe working retail might not be so bad?
I’ll see since I’m only just starting and I hope I don’t regret my decision to work in retail….
Until next time,
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Recently, I have discovered some readers will only buy books if it is in paperback form. Several of my novels only come in ebook form, and I have decided to publish on in paperback for the first time. I used the novella #BeingaVampireinRetailSucks since it’s longer then the rest, and it’s part of a series too. There are still people who prefer paperback over ebooks so that’s a good reason, and I can give copies to people who are doing giveaways too. The next question I will probably get is when are the rest of the books coming out, and I have book 1 done, halfway written book 2, and I know how to write book three since I’ve outlined the shit of out everything. It’s only a matter of time, and when they are popular enough then someone might pick them up to narrate the audio version. Maybe.
The paperback version is way different then the ebook since it has more to it like a spine, and actual cover. I had issues uploading the docx and pdf file since the words are bigger then the size I wanted it. I used 5 x 8 for it, and it’s glossy instead of matte since I’ve heard better results with the glossy version. It was a pain in the ass, but at the same time fun. I first went to createspace.com and filled out my information. Then comes the tax information to get paid, and you have to create an account so you can keep track of everything. Then comes the book like putting in the title, and then you have to have an ISBN I went with the free Createspace one since I don’t have the money for the custom one. It was $99 for a Bowker one. Not for me yet.
But it’s a learning experience because I have had issues with the formatting mainly, and it sucked ass getting it to work but I still loved the results. In the end since the lettering kept getting cut off in the first one I had to change it again and again. In the end I changed it to 6x9 instead and moved the lettering underneath the name tag. I set it at $9.99. I centered the chapter headings and underlined them, and added page numbers. I should have deleted some of the front like the Smashwords edition stuff, and the ebook information. I left it though since I could spend days just getting it perfect, and in the end I left it as it is. It’s my first paperback after all. Now it’s available through Amazon and Createspace. The whole process was not bad at all, and it was pretty easy. I loved the results in the end. I even stayed with the glossy cover.
Here are the links since it’s live:
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing this. If you are an author thinking about going with Createspace I highly recommend it since it’s the best option out there and you won’t regret it.
Here are the version pictures:
Until next time,
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I don’t love Viper the way I used to, and I feel more miserable then happy with him. He makes me want to give up hope that I will ever be happy again. Things were great the first few years, and then it got worse. Way worse since he turned into a controlling jerk. I owed him an explanation about everything. His temper is horrible hitting things when he is frustrated since we go into a fight, and he hit the steering wheel over it. I can’t take it. I don’t want to be engaged to him. I don’t want to wake up next to someone who controls me and tells me what to do. Or what to say telling me how to live my life.
I can’t take it anymore, and I want to run away. Life is not worth living if you are with someone who makes you miserable. I’ve taken him back even when he treated me like a dog. Telling me there is nothing I can do about it, and to deal with his attitude. I really don’t want to exist anymore it is that bad. I feel like this is the end. I’m Midnight a witch from the Luxor realm, and Viper is a sorcerer who loves to flirt with others and brag. I feel like I have no choice since he is from a very powerful family, and the idiot gets other people involved in the fight too. I hate it, and I want to find someone better. I want to be with someone who makes me happy to be alive. I want to feel love again, and all I feel is numbness. I moved out of his apartment and now I stay in one of my own.
I sit down in the apartment I stay at, and flip through the channels. Don’t care about porn. Nope. No romance since I hate it. It sucks anyway and its overrated. They are all going to hurt me and abuse me just like Viper does. My mind rambles on and on: I’m going to be fine, and then he gets mad and hits me. Leaving a red welt because I disagreed with him. He wants to fit me into a box, and lie about it. He hates my religion it’s obvious since he tells me that I’m a hoarder and I don’t need as many books. Taking my things and throwing them just because he doesn’t like the way I handle my stuff. I feel like giving up dating because of him that my true love got hit by a bus.
Okay screw it I deserve better, and he is always in my personal space all the time. He called me verbally abusive and that I was trying to change him. I’m not I was only calling him out on his shit. I can’t take it anymore and I shouldn’t have to. I remember the day I ended things with him.
I call him up done with his shit, and he answers on the second ring.
"What do you want I'm in the middle of something?" He tells me probably fucking other girls behind my back.
"It's over I don't want to date someone who called me verbally abusive. That and you kept on asking why I needed to be alone. You were always there, and did not listen when I told you I needed days off. You tell me what to do, and persuade me your way. You're not allowed to come to my apartment since I’ve moved into a different place, and if you do come in I will get a restraining order."
I hung up not bothering to listen to his shit. I don't want to marry someone like him anyway since he can't handle emergencies without freaking out. I don't have to put up with it. No girl should and being alone is better then being miserable. I pack up everything that reminded me of him, and then burn all the love notes. I want to find love again, and with someone who cares about me enough to not control me. I don't like being treated like a dog, and after 4 years I'm done. Finished. He can cry to me and bring all the chocolates, flowers, and candy he wants it wont change the fact that he is an asshole. After doing that I go back to watching television on the flat screen and turn it to the witch channel, and an ad pops up.
Want to win the love of two of the hottest men alive? Then keep watching.
A sexy guy pops on the screen and he is so gorgeous it is not even funny. Curly dark brown hair, brown eyes, and an eye brow ring. He even has an industrial in his left ear and a sexy scorpion tattoo on his left forearm. Dreamy. He wore a muscled shirt to show off his sculpted body. He has a trim waist and his legs are encased in leather. A dreamboat in my eyes. I really want him and he is a werewolf. Yummy!
"I'm Zephyr and I'm looking for a sexy vampire, werewolf, witch or creature to stay with me and rule by my side. You could have me if you win the challenges, and we can rule together in the Scorpion Moon pack. If your out there I'll be waiting..."
Then another guy pops up and he was sexy too. A surfer with sexy hazel eyes, brown and blonde hair the blonde tips are spiked. He has a sculpted body too and wearing a sexy silk black shirt and legs encased in leather. This guy is a vampire since his fangs are jutting out of his mouth, and instantly I'm turned on. I love vampires.
"Hello ladies. I'm Hyperion. I'm looking for a sexy vampire, werewolf, witch or creature to rule by my side. I need a woman who has a wild side, and can help me rule the Wolf Fang clan. If you are her then come and fight for me don't forget you have to win challenges and dates to win my love."
Then it gives the information for the place to audition and I write it all down it starts tomorrow and ends in a week. I've missed feeling the love, and I've never done this before. I want to win one of them because I need a way out. I was promised to Viper because his blood line is one of the ruling families, and if I marry Zephyr or Hyperion then I can get out of it for good. My mom probably thinks we are getting back together, but this time we are not. I'm done for good, and I'm not going back.
The tears start up again running down my cheeks, and I let it happen because there is no cure for a broken heart. I really did love him until he betrayed me. I hated him with a passion, and I can only hope one of the boys can get me out of my slump. I want to feel wanted and loved instead of miserable. They way he talked about my family and his family insulting me. I don’t want to marry someone like that. I hate him with a passion since he turned into a religious controlling jerk. I need to feel things again, and I want to feel love again. Maybe they might be the soulmate I was looking for I can definitely relate to the werewolf since I turn into one like a werewolf/witch hybrid. Another reason why Viper hates me even more since I’m not a pure witch like some girls are. A freak he calls me, and that if I break up with him I’ll never find anyone that will accept me the way I am. I will find someone who will love me for me, and not try to pull half the stuff he did. I’ll have to dress nicely, and get a position to compete on the show. It’ll be my ticket to finding true love, and hopefully finding a guy worth my time. It’ll also be my chance to be on television and prove to Viper I’m worth it even if I’m a half-breed. I just hope I get a spot on the show…
Chapter 2 The Audition:
I dress in my best outfit for the interview, a sexy silk black top and a red skirt. I even wore nice flats so I wont be too bad with my feet. I figured this will help keep my mind off the break up. I don't want to just sit around and cry over it either. I took a potion to keep the pain of heartbreak away. I needed a clear head to win the audition. This is also the first reality television show that Luxor has done, and it is the first dating show of its kind. It was copied from the Crystal Crest realm when the humans started doing it. The hard part is waiting since I see all kinds of creatures here turn up for the meeting. Witches, vampires, werewolves, you name it they are all here. I hope I can beat them out. I know I have something to offer the guys that the other girls can’t like I’m a hybrid witch that can turn into a wolf. One of the first of my kind mom is a witch and dad is a werewolf which is why I need to marry someone powerful.
Finally, after a few minutes the interview begins in front of a panel of people and the director of the show. The woman is dressed in a nice black suit, and she is a vampire with black hair and brown eyes. The man is wearing a black suit with dark brown eyes and black hair a werewolf. They smile at me and the man speak, “My name is Archer and I’m the director for the show. I’m going to ask you a series of questions so I can better get to know you to see if you’re a good fit for Hyperion or Zephyr.”
I smile at him, “No problem, I understand.”
“Tell me about yourself.”
“Hi, my name is Midnight Starr, and I am a fun loving, free spirited witch. I love vampires and werewolves because they are way better than any species out there.” I smile at the camera hoping to please the people auditioning me for the show.
“How do you feel about vampires and werewolves?”
“I love them since they are both very sexy. I love being bitten too. I don’t mind giving my blood to the right vampire. I also loves wolves since I can turn into one. I love the feel of their fur against my skin, and they are strong and protective over the one they love.”
“How do you feel about the other girls?”
“Not competition and they can’t hold a candle to me. They are going to be picked off one by one. Its only going to be me and the guy in the end no one else. I always go after what I want. I get what I want and the rest of the girls can fight among themselves.” I tell them with a smile on my face.
“How do you feel about using spells to get what you want?”
“I’d do it in a heartbeat for the right guy. I’ll do anything for the one I love. I have no problem taking out the competition in any way just to get one of the guys.”
“Single and recently out of a bad engagement. He was a tool so no loss there, and I want to find love with a sexy vampire or werewolf. I’m sick of asshole witches and I heard vampires and werewolves are better in relationships and with commitment which is what I’m looking for.”
“Are you prepared to fight for their love?”
“Yes, for them I will do anything even kill for them. I’d do anything they ask, and even hog them. I love men like them, and I’d do anything even let the vampire bite me because I know we are like energy drinks to vampires.”
“How do you feel about drama since you will be in a house full of women?”
“Bring it on since I will fight a girl for them. If they start stuff with me then I will finish it by any means necessary.”
“How are you in a fight?”
“I have spells to help me with that, and I can use them to give me strength that can out match them.”
“Do you have diplomatic skills?”
“Of course, my mom taught me that when I was little since I needed them as skills to talk my way out of situations. I’m from an important witch line and merging them with either the vampire or the werewolf will be beneficial in the long run.”
"Show me your best spell." The head guy tells me I pull out my Opal. I had to get on this show since the leaders are on there. The guys I am competing to date for are Hyperion a 500 year old vampire coven leader who still has not found his soul mate, and Zephyr the uber hot werewolf Alpha with a take charge attitude. The winning girls will be taken as their mates and a ceremony will be performed to bind them together. The mates will also be in charge of their coven or packs with them. I would think it was a really good thing to be a leader, but I have no idea how to lead. I will learn in time if I win one of their hearts.
I activate the stone and the power bursts through me like a pulsating, energy giving being. It feels very good when the magic takes over and changes me into a white wolf. I’m not just a shape shifter, but a witch shifter. I love to turn into predators like lions, tigers, wolves, and bears anything big. No prey animals at all. I look at them, and give them a howl. Their eyes widen. I change back my clothes on me before I appear.
"How was that?"
They nod...and smile.
"You're in the show." I walk out happy to be one step closer to finding my soulmate.
I drive home to my apartment. I drive past gas stations, restaurants and malls. The area of Kalino Moon is one exclusively for vampires, werewolves, witches and fae. No humans since they have a history of prosecuting us since we are different from them. I get back to my apartment in record time. I love it with its big kitchen, library, living room, master bedroom and office. I check my mail to find a letter from my parents house.
We have to discuss an issue about your engagement. Viper Red is a great guy, and he asked about you too. Come over for dinner and we can discuss the details.
I crumpled the stupid note, and sent it hurling into the fire place wishing I could burn the words Viper from my mind. The vile, selfish witch who cares more about status then love. He only wanted to marry me since my parents are head of the witches in Luxor. They control all the circles in the area, and whoever I marry will be head too.
I look at the time to see how long I have left. 3 hours until dinner which means time to play Enchanted Forest, a role playing game in Luxor where you can do missions and interact with other players. Some traditons from Crystal Crest are adopted like video games since it helps pass the time. I have the latest high tech computer. It has 8gb memory, and 2 tb heard drive space. I have a huge screen with a colorful mouse and keyboard. It is called a Windchaser computer for gamers with the latest graphics card. I turn on my computer and it starts up. I log into my account. It displays a picture of a wolf staring at the camera as my desktop display. I took the picture a long time ago while my friend captures a picture of me in wolf form. I love it, and the background is a place called Falling Waters a forest that has a beautiful waterfall in it. A time before Viper got his claws into me. The full moon was bright that day. I sigh wishing I could go back, and run through the forest as a wolf. Feeling the wind on my skin, and hearing all the sounds of nature. I hunted the small prey in the area. A swim in the pool that renews and cleanses me. It makes me happy, and I really need to be free of this promised relationship.
I click on the program and log into my account. My avatar pops up, and I go look to see who is online. I smile seeing the name xxglittersparklexx my friend Alexia who is a dragon shifter is on. I pull up the chat menu.
Xxglittersparklexx is typing…
xglittersparklexx: Hey how did the audition go? Do you think you go it? Did you use what you have?
Witchwolf26: Yes, I got it. The audition went great, and of course I used my gift. I have to have one of them to keep me from marrying that asshole. I really don’t want to end up with Viper he is too shallow and cruel.
Xxglittersparklexx: Exactly I wouldn’t want him either, and you need a portable computer in case I need to advise you how to take out competitors.
I smile to myself. Alexia is very good at persuasion considering she is one of the enchanter dragons that can persuade people with just her words. She gave me a necklace to hypnotize the person or people of my choice. It is going to be fun wreaking havoc on the girls lives. I will definitely tell the guys if one of the girls lie. I will be the spy and take out the girls one by one. I do need to form an alliance with one of them.
Witchwolf26: I know you are going to help me. I can see the fun already.
Xxglittersparklexx: Yes we are. let's go get them tiger, and make sure you're the only girl left standing.
Witchwolf26: I will ttyl
I sign off. I turn off the computer, and see if I have a laptop. I don't. I need to buy one anyway. I get dressed since I'm going to dinner afterward. I do my make-up which means blue eye shadow, paint my lips pink, and brush my long black hair. I love my smoky grey eyes that look like I have a smog in them. A gothic witch ready for a party. I dress in a black dress with black high heels. I put on my moon necklace, and got in my car. A blue saber with a 6 cylinder engine, plush leather seats, and a cool barbed wire steering wheel. I love this car, and it got me through the tough times. I pull out of the complex and head to good old moms and dads house, which is a big mansion on top of Ravenswood Hill.
I whir past---oops I forgot my computer. I am supposed to get a laptop beforehand. I make a U-turn at Protheria, and head to the Cattal Metro complex which is a shopping center that houses all kinds of shops like a movie theater, restaurants, clubs, and various clothing stores. The one I wanted was Jack’s electronics that has all the latest computer gadgets, gaming systems, televisions, and cameras. It has movies and tv shows on DVD as well. The place is a big store and nicely displayed electronics with sections clearly labeled, and it has a grey marble floor with dark blue walls. It is a nice place, and I love shopping here since it is affordable for me. I head to the back where the laptops are, and I saw one of my friends named Typhoon who is a vampire that I met a few years ago. He is my go to guy for all my electronic needs. He has brown hair and eyes with glasses and has the expression he’d rather be partying then at work.
I spot him and smile at him after he is done helping a customer. He sees me and smiles back.
“Hey, I’m going to need a good laptop with a ton of memory. Good graphics with the highest speed out there, and a good sized screen not too big and not too small.”
He nods loving my question since I know what I want. “Yes, I know what you need. I’m providing technology to the contestants on the show to talk to their loved ones, doing interviews during the shows, and recording their thoughts about the girls, guys, and the situations. They are required this time. “
My eyes widen, “Wow….they are allowing people to have technology on the show? That is neat.”
He smiles, “Interacting with the fans is a must, and so is commenting on the things going on like fights and interaction with the guys.”
“Can we play video games during down time?”
He nods, “Yes they will allow you to play games in between challenges, and there will be down time too.”
Interesting….”So which one do you recommend?”
“The Ripkin Model 86 it has a good bit of memory, awesome graphics, good software programs. Everything you need to interact with the fans, talk to family, and play video games.”
I got the computer surprised that it came in colors. I winded up picking out a red one, purchased it, and made my way to my family house.
I put the computer in my trunk in a secret compartment to protect it from thieves. Once I get out of the parking lot I make my way to Redford Estate which is where my mom lives, and then pull up to the gate. I use the key card from my wallet to open the gate, and park in the driveway.
I did owe her an explanation as to why I finally left Viper for good. I make my way to the door seeing the paint peeling from age, and the bat shaped brass knocker. This house has been here for a while since she became a leader of the Saint Moon witch coven. I love the house with the statues of wolves and gargoyles.
It has several rooms, a big master bedroom, library, ritual room, office, and a big commercial kitchen. I can remember mom baking cookies with a touch of magic in them. I walked in the living room, and to my dismay my ex Viper was there. He is reddish blonde with blue eyes, and a body built like a swimmer. He gives me that arrogant smile he uses to entice girls. On me it just looks like he tries too hard. I hate that smile since I was fooled by it once. A time when he was actually sweet instead of a major asshole. Religion made him an asshole, and he was far too interested in darker arts for me. That arrogant smile now makes me feel like slapping him. He now has many girls a night. I hate the fact that mom wants me to stay with him because he is rich. His parents are co leaders with us, and I’d rather get away from it all.
“You know you can’t end things with me without me saying anything right? Many girls would kill for someone like me?” He tells me arrogantly.
“I wouldn’t I’m not like the others remember, and I’m not going to be treated like a pet or called verbally abusive again. I was miserable and I’m not going to make myself miserable to keep you happy. I’m better then that you fucking rushed me, told me to deal with it, and that there is nothing I can do. You forced me to do things I didn’t want to do, and I had to argue with you to do something just because you didn’t do it yourself you obnoxious little shit. You made a big deal over the stupidest things, and I don’t want to deal with it anymore. You hit things when you were mad, and walked off. You had your friends step in when we were arguing. Douche bag. Let's not forget the article you mentioned me in it too saying its my fault you're in debt. Fuck yourself your mom should have swallowed you.”
He glares, “I was doing it for your own good you have to listen to me since I know what I’m doing.”
“So says the guy who still lives with his mom, and has her step in since he is not intelligent enough to solve his own problems without help. Who forces me to do things even though I've said no.” I turn my back and walk away not willing to argue with the idiot who treats me like I’m stupid when he doesn’t even know how to form sentences right.
I go straight to my mom. She has long black hair like me and grey eyes. She is wearing a black silk shirt and red jeans they fit her curves perfectly along with her size 6 combat boots. She smiles at me, and all I want to do is stick my tongue out at her. “Mom I told you to not invite him, and we are finally done for good. I’m done with him as of today, and I don’t want to see him ever again. You knew all the drama he put me through, the I’ll change bullshit, and the fact that he forced me to do things I didn’t want to do by jokingly slapping me and putting a racist sign on the floor. He was always stepping in for me, and telling me what to do.”
She shrugs, “He is the one promised to you. Of course he can join us, and he is just doing it because he loves you.”
I frown, “There is nothing there between us, and it does not make me happy anymore it makes me miserable. He was a controlling jerk who stepped in for me and told me what to do. He was very pushy and called it arguing passionately when he wanted me to do something. He drew a racist symbol on my floor, and took my things and put them in trash bags. He wanted to know where I was at all times. I can’t deal with it anymore, and I want to find someone who treats me the way I deserve to be treated. .”
Viper comes in with a scowl, “Yes, there is a connection you just don’t want to admit it because you’re scared. I don’t have anyone else besides you, and I did not lie about wanting to get married. I know I’m scared too since this is the first time I felt anything with a girl. We are perfect for each other and I wont control you anymore I'll let you make your own decisions. ”
I glared, “Liar, liar pants on fire. You lie so much it’s not even funny. I’ve given you five chances, and you’ve blown every single one of them. Enough is enough. The only reason why you want me is because of my status. Other then that you would not be looking at me otherwise. Which is why I auditioned for Fang and Fur of Love.”
His eyes widen, “How could you do that to me?” He looks at me with hurt, and the first real look I’ve seen on him that is real.
“I need someone else to see in my life, and I’m going to find love. Not based on looks, money, or status at all. I need an emotional connection.” I walk out not even going to dinner with them. I’m not going to be miserable to make someone happy. I’m not going to marry him at all since he is a shallow and manipulative asshole. I go home and crash on the living room couch exhausted about arguing with a brick wall.
I fall asleep and I don’t wake up till morning. By 2:00pm I read and play on my computer until the mail arrives. The letter by Nighting Ale media the station of the reality television show.
Out of all the finalists you won a spot on the show. There will be no humans for you to worry about since they are not competition at all, and just for supernaturals. We are looking forward to seeing you. We hope you have a chance to win one of our hearts. We are also giving away a cash prize as well because we are leaders looking for someone to rule by our sides. We hope to see you then.
Hyperion and Zephyr
Wow…A cash prize too. I read the additional instructions after the letter. The filming will start in two days, so I have to be on the air plane the second day.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Menu 3 Chicken with Noodles
I tried to upload the video here, but it was too big so I linked to it instead.
The next review is going to be Menu 22 Asian Style Beef Strips with Vegetables.
Until next time,
Saturday, August 1, 2015
I've had this idea for a while now, and I have also asked other writers if they have had any experience with it too. They have and I plan on publishing a few of my novels on my blog. I think it would be a fun thing to do since the story can work like that. I have already decided that the stories I'm going to use are :#Furandfangoflove and #NightwatchSupernaturalStore. I will label which one is which, and try to publish them once a week labeling which part or chapter it is. I hope it will draw new readers, and that it will be a successful series. If I like it I may write more novels this way. A lot of writers are doing this, and experimenting with it so I figured why not. It seems like a fun thing to try anyway. It will help me keep to writing more too. It's been a wild ride writing novels too. I think these projects will be fun to use to experiment with blogging a book. One of the stories has a lot of possibilities to it. The other is something that I hope people will tune into every week so they can see what will happen to the characters. I enjoy writing, and I write for the entertainment factor versus the money. It will introduce different characters story lines from the Luxor realm. It will make the world of Luxor more full, and it will be just like ours. I hope you enjoy the story just like I will enjoy writing it and working on it a little at a time.
Until next time,
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I have told Twitter and Facebook about this, and now I get to blog about it. I signed my first ever publishing contract with Write More Publications for #TheKillerContractAgency. It’s been a wold ride with that book since I pulled it off Amazon in 2011. I redid the whole thing, and I made it first person instead of third. I did fewer victims to make it a better story. I made them aliens instead of humans to give them a super hero vibe instead of a killing people for fun one. It’s been a crazy journey. I gave it to Liz McKeown to edit it so I can republish it, and when she finished editing it she recommended me to Theresa Oliver who is the owner of Write More Publications. She loved the story so much, and praised it to her. I sent her an email after that, and because of how hard I worked on the story it got the notice of a publisher. It means they are taking most of the work off my shoulders, and after doing it for so long I read over the contract which is better then a traditional deal. I jumped at it, and now time for the cover art, formatting, and I’ll let you know when the release date is. This will be my first time working with one, and it’s exciting too. I will also be blogging a few books because of the format, and the style. I write for the story and the characters mainly. I hope to do this full time since I love writing and reading. I never gave up on the story, and that’s they key to this writing business. It’s a good feeling that my hard work paid off. It makes writing worth while, and it will be in paperback which is awesome because it’s my first one.
That is all for now.
Until next time,
I have been after this one for a while ever since Youtube Emmymadeinjapan did her review for it, and instead of doing a video review I will just blog about it. I will also link to other Youtube channels I watch that review MRES too since I’ve been doing this for a while. I’m still trying to get a handle on being in front of a camera, so that’s why I will review some but not others on camera. At some point I’ll get over it to the point where I will have no issue with doing video reviews.
Here is the review. Items it comes with: Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Au Gratin Potatoes, Wheat snack bread twin pack, First Strike energy bar, flameless ration heater, cheese spread, orange based powder, spoon, gum, toilet tissue, coffee and creamer, salt, splenda, and moist towelette.
The entree tastes pretty good like the ones that come in a can. The meatballs are tender, and it tastes good. The potatoes taste good too, and it feels like a real meal to eat. The first strike energy bar doesn’t taste bad either, and once you add stuff to the bread it actually tastes good. Overall not a bad meal if you are out in the field, and want something hearty and filling.
Here are the other Youtube channels I watch for MRE Reviews:
gschultz9, gundog4314, and Kiwi Dude.
I hope you enjoyed my review on Menu 8, and see you next Monday which is Menu 3 Chicken with Noodles.
Until next time,
Monday, July 20, 2015
For this review this week I’m just going to type it up instead of film it. I’ve just been tired lately since I have a lot going on. I’m waiting on something important today, and I hope it works out. I will film next weeks though, and it takes getting used to. I also plan on making videos on my favorite books, and reviewing them.
And here is the review…
Ripping into the hard plastic bag is so tough you almost need a knife for it. Reelable seal my ass more like hard to get into struggle like hell seal. That’s actually the hardest part, and eating it is the easy one. Then you get to the plastic, and it’s easy from there. You have a multigrain snack bread, Hot beverage bag, flameless ration heater, Wild Berry skittles, spoon, cranberries, cheese spread, orange flavored juice, pepper sauce, pretzel sticks, the entree spaghetti with beef and sauce, creamer, coffee, salt, sugar, gum, moist towelette, matches, and toilet paper.
While I heated up the entree I tried the snacks in the meantime. The pretzel sticks taste like they came straight from the factory, and I loved the taste. Once the entree finished cooking it looked like a real spaghetti dish, and just add seasonings and it tasted like a real one too. You don’t even need the pepper sauce either. The meat is tender just like the noodles. The skittles in the pack taste good too like you just bought them at the store. The cranberries tasted fresh too like they just came out of the factory. I didn’t care for the multigrain snack bread since it had a gritty texture, but it might taste better with the cheese spread. It’s a good meal for a soldier in the field since you have a lot of snacks to choose from.
Until the next MRE,
Posted by Jessica Samuels at 7:25 AM