One cabin. Sixteen stories of forbidden love.
SNOW: Stories of Forbidden Love anthology is officially LIVE!
The #SnowAnthology is only available at $0.99 (or equivalent applicable cost in your locality) for a limited time, so pre-order your copy before it’s too late!
This book will only be available for this price for a little while, so grab it while you can. I’m excited to be included – my story, Wings, is one of the stories in there. And of course, I’m still working away at stories on Wattpad, and there’s more coming later in the year, so if you do grab it, let me know.
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About the book:
With an online audience of over ONE MILLION combined followers and hundreds of millions of reads on their stories, the SNOW anthology showcases talented Wattpad authors from around the globe.
Journey into the woods where you will discover a cabin surrounded by snow, filled with secrets…
The SNOW anthology features sixteen original novellas and novelettes in multiple genres, including Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural and Paranormal.
Brought to you by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Kelly Anne Blount and available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Don’t wait for the snow to melt before you uncover these stories of love, loss, and self-discovery.
Check out the incredible list of authors participating below and click on the links to connect with them on Wattpad!
Kelly Anne Blount – @KellyAnneBlount
Gabriela Cabezut – @GabyCabezut
Megan DeVos – @styleslegend
Rachel Meinke – @knightsrachel
Noelle N. – @hepburnettes
M.C. Roman – @MCRomances
Delilah Mae – @_HakunaMatata_
Gavin Hetherington – @GavinHetherington
Shaun Allan – @ShaunAllan
Lindsey E. Lippincott – @Red_Assassin
Lucy Rhodes – @Lucyface
R. Diamond – @rdiamond89
Sarah Benson – @SarahBensonBooks
J.M. Butler – @JessicaBFry
Debra Goelz – @BrittanieCharmintine
Neilani Alejandrino – @sweetdreamer33Learn More
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Every so often, something big comes your way. It’s not necessarily a major deal to anyone else, but to you – it’s a mindblower. It can involve large amounts of money, children, marriage, a job offer you can’t refuse… There are lots of things.
Writing, for me, is something I’ve done all my life. From being a child, I’ve scribbled down stories. Yes, there have been times I’ve not written much, due to various issues and a distinct lack of time, but now it’s an essential part of my life. I even have tattoos depicting my love of the craft.
Well. Last year, I was approached by the wonderful Wattpad to ask if I’d be willing to write an original story based on the premise of the movie The Purge. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, was coming out and Universal was working with Wattpad, which gets in excess of 14 million unique visitors a month, to help promote the film. My book, Sin, is apparently one of their top mystery/thrillers and they thought I’d be ideal to write for the film. I wrote Mr. Composure, a story which was described as ‘the best story ever’ and had ‘the best plot twist ever’. To say I was honoured to have been asked is an understatement.
This was one of those big things.
Imagine my shock-surprise-elation when I received a similar request this year!
Universal were releasing Sinister 2, the follow up to the hit horror, Sinister. They were working with Wattpad once again. This time, however, they specifically asked for me as they were so pleased with my work on Mr. Composure!
I’d seen, and enjoyed, the first film. I liked the premise too. I just had to come up with an idea. With The Purge’s Mr. Composure, my wife had given me the inspiration for the opening (often that’s all I need to run with a story). I could then write and see where it went. For Sinister 2, the studio wanted an overview of the story first. GULP! I usually don’t work like that – the story takes its own path and I run along behind, picking up the words and trying to throw them together in some semblance of order. It meant I had to have a full idea of the story before I’d even written it. Now, I know lots of authors work like that. They plan each chapter with a full idea of the story arc and then flesh it out. As I don’t, this was a new experience for me.
But, I did it. My little girl, who’s 4, told me I could keep her imaginary friend, Nathaniel (a name we’ve never used as we don’t know anyone with that name) forever… Erm… Yes… Needless to say, Nathaniel seemed to fit perfectly for what I needed here. I wrote the story. Suffer the Little Children is that story and, apparently, it’s ‘genuinely terrifying’, which is nice!
So, that’s two big things. Two reasons for me to put my hand to my mouth and go “WOW!” Not just being asked to write the stories in the first place, but because of the amazing response and support I’ve had for them too.
So, thank you Wattpad, thank you Universal and a ‘big’ thank you to you guys. It is appreciated!
Now, of course, I am working on my next story. My eldest daughter (12 years old) gave me a bizarre and somewhat twisted idea of The Little Mermaid as a sort of challenge. I’m almost 10,000 words in and I’m happy to say, I’m rising to that challenge. And the Meek Shall Walk is coming along nicely, though the Little Mermaid, to my knowledge, didn’t have blood or decapitation in it…
For further reading, here’s the links to the stories above:
Suffer the Little Children:
Wattpad: http://bit.ly/MeekShallWalkWPLearn More
I was honoured to have been asked by NBC Universal and Wattpad to write a story based on their movie The Purge: Anarchy. My story, Mr. Composure, looks at the premise (all crime, no matter how horrific, is legal for 12 hours) from what I hope is a completely different angle.
Mr. Composure has been called “simply superb” and “the best story on Wattpad”, with “the best plot twist ever!”Learn More
Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything on here, and you have my sincerest apologies for that. Life is very hectic (for a change) and I’m doing my best to complete Darker Places, the follow up to Dark Places, in time for Halloween.
Anywho-be-do, what better way to return than with the help of a friend of mine, someone who’s had a book bubbling inside of them for quite some time and has just recently stepped out of the shadows of Authordom. Say “Hi” to Wayne.
Hi there! My name is Wayne Sharpe, aka: Bloomdell, to those on Twitter. I am the author of ‘Humboldt’s Tears‘ which can be found on Wattpad or by searching Barkermouth & Bloomdell. (Self promotion ahoy).
I am privileged to have been asked by Shaun Allan to scribble a few of my erratic thoughts across this here page on his blog. I’m flattered to think that anyone would be interested in my mental leakage. I would both, like to thank and apologize to Mr Allan up front for what follows.
It has been said that everyone has a book somewhere inside of them, I don’t know who put it there, but there it is. The problem is, not everyone realises this to be the case and not everyone knows how to reach it. Like the proverbial block of marble, somewhere beneath its milky veined surface is hidden their very own David or their Venus de Milo, just waiting to be freed. Rather than a mallet and chisel they cry out for you to put pen to paper and tell their story. But so few ever do.
Well, like many before me, I decided to rise to that call and place pen to paper or more to the fact, fingers to keyboard and write my book.
For three years I mostly kept the knowledge of my book to myself and a few close friends as I wrote it. Not that I was embarrassed or ashamed of my creation, far from it, I’m proud as punch. But I found that it became quite an integral part of my personal life. I woke up with it, ate with it, worked with it and slept with it, all the time with it floating around my head. I brought the characters into being, and I felt a true sense of guilt as I ended the lives of characters. I found that as I worked on the book, it seemed only right to keep it close and keep it secret. Having finally finished it, it didn’t seem right to leave it languishing in Microsoft hell.
But there it sat, on my computer, unread but by a few. My David (not quite a Michelangelo) had been freed from its marble bonds, only to be imprisoned by Windows (8.1, argh. Bring back 95).
Turning to my friend, Shaun Allan, author and creator of the marvellous Sin, I ask for advice and guidance, which he happily and freely gave. He pointed the way to Wattpad, our favourite online self publishing website. My book was released at last to roam free through the fibres of the web, to be read by anyone willing to give it its day. And now, like a proud parent, I watch on as people from around the globe journey through my creation. I found the book inside, I moulded and shaped it, and freed it. Job done?
All that said, I still feel like a pretender, someone who has written something, rather than an author who has published something. Yet I’m happy with this arrangement. I will allow others to make their minds up as to what title I should take.
I feel like a busker, a one man band, harmonica between lips, cymbals between knees and bass drum strapped to my back, playing noisily on the street corner. A busker who dreams of one day being a musician, a writer who dreams of one day being an author.
So, if you have taken the time to read these spilt thoughts of mine, please, look inside yourself, find your book, mould it, shape it and free it. Above all else, be happy and busk away!!!!!!
P.S. The distinction between biscuits and cake, is that, when stale, the cake goes hard, yet biscuit goes soft. So, when you curl up quietly to read your favourite book tonight, a hot coffee by your side, which do you reach for, the stale cake or biscuit.
I ask, is it hard or soft?
P.P.S. Innuendo should always be crass, otherwise what’s the point. In your endo, oh yeah!!!!