by Emma Meade
Put on the kettle, close the curtains and curl up by the fire. Dive into 8 short tales, each with a slice of the paranormal.
Ghost Story – Who is the shadow in the window of the abandoned house, and what or who is he waiting for?
The Awakening – It’s time for Sabrina to wake up and face the light.
End of the Line – Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks waiting for the train to come.
Milsa Loris – The once magnificent kingdom of Milsa Loris comes alive one night each winter. The King’s witch is brewing up a little magic, sure to make the soup all the tastier.
The Old Vampire – Hailey spent her life dreaming of a dark prince falling in love with her. He never showed up, until now.
The Knocking – Alison’s grandfather has one eye on the next life. After all, he’s heard a lot of rapping at his door lately.
The Boy on the Beach – Kate’s grandmother warns her about the boy with the green eyes. Will she pay heed?
Snowglobes – It’s busy at Calvin’s Cabins this Christmas. Eddie and Maggie are a young couple in trouble. Not to fear, Calvin is always ready to lend a hand.
I really enjoyed reading & reviewing Emma Meade’s YA paranormal Under the Desert Moon so when she asked me to review her short story collection, The Awakening & Other Stories, I immediately replied to her email with a yes!
And thankfully her short story collection did not disappoint me. It was short & sweet with a bit of a spooky edge. I easily devoured the collection in one sitting. The stories while able to stand on their own connect to one another with a sort of eerie paranormal thread that weaves all of the stories together.
I especially like “Ghost Story” it really appealed to my adventurous & curious side. It was also held the perfect amount of bittersweet”ness”.
I also enjoyed “End of the Line” a train + a death wish…such a spooky thriller.
So a huge congrats to Emma Meade for really finding your niche in the paranormal field. If you want to buy they collection visit Emma Meade’s website for more information. For $1.99 it is the perfect treat for anyone who loves anything with a paranormal or spooky twist.
Interview with Paranormal Author Emma Meade
Excerpt of “End of the Line” from The Awakening & Other Stories
This is a great, “must watch for all artists” TED talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.
Do you agree with Gilbert? How do you find/make use of your elusive creative genius???
The holiday season is a great time to wear those wonderfully hideous holiday sweaters, and if you are one of those people, that’s great but for those of us who don’t have ugly sweaters/act like we lost the one given to us last holiday season (and the year before and so on)…this post if for you 🙂
Sequins have always been an in and out fashion trend however this holiday season has seen more and more outfits with a “shimmery pzazz”.
One of my personal favorites is a Sequin Sheath dress by Lauren Conrad (Kohl’s, $40)…I recently bought it and am in love with it!
Almost anyone can work gold, a gold dress can be the perfect outfit for any holiday party.
Below are two of my favorite gold dresses from ASOS:
TFNC Dress Sequin Bandeau with Hi Lo Skirt – $96.75
TFNC Dress In Scalloped Sequin – $58.05
Last but not least there is burgundy, the color of the season
Instead of a little black dress why not try a little burgundy dress…it’s simple and gorgeous:
Then there’s my personal favorite this burgundy suit set from Nordstrom ($34.50)…I could definitely see Chuck Bass wearing something similar to this 🙂
Topman Skinny Fit Blazer – $280
Topman Skinny Fit Blazer – $120
What are your 2012 holiday picks…do you rebel from ugly holiday sweaters???
Happy Wednesday – 12/12/12!!!
As the end of the year approaches, so has come the day 12/12/12…the last of the last “repetitive dates”. In honor of this finale I bring you some 12/12/12 humor, enjoy!
And last but definitely not least…words from Ellen 🙂
Upcoming on Whimsically Yours:
12/13/12 – The Weekly Fashionista: Holiday Edition
12/14/12 – Review of The Awakening & Other Stories: A paranormal short story collection by Emma Meade
Writer’s Block aka The Enemy. Does it truly exist, and if so how do we defeat it?
Currently I think I’m having a writer’s block of sorts, or maybe a creativity block would be a better term. It’s as if writing, editing, revising and eventually completing my first manuscript has drained the life out of me. I can’t write. I ‘m having the hardest time coming up with new story ideas as well as finishing my WIPs (work-in-progress).
Any advice? What do you do to come up with new story ideas and/or to motivate yourself to finish WIPs?
P.S. Speaking of draining…did you know vampires exist???
^if you ever need a laugh this should do the trick 🙂
P.P.S. Check back tomorrow for The Weekly Fashionista: Holiday Edition