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Tour Invite for Desi Pere!!

Hiya everybody, hope your week is going well! Mine is so far, fingers crossed.

I’m excited today, because I’m sharing my tour signup link! =D I’m running a release tour in February, and am so excited! It’s nothing fancy, just a bit of fun to celebrate releasing my first book =)

I’d love to have anyone interested sign up to host. I’m offering reviews, as well as promo posts. I’ll send out excerpts, a playlist and soundtrack, do interviews & guest posts, and basically anything else you can think of!

Please check it out below, and sign up if you have time!

 Desi Pere Tour!!

Desi Pere

(Swirling Secrets, #1)

 Desi Pere

~Releasing: February 1st, 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can’t seem to get rid of- she’s an odd duck. 

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it’s nothing compared to what’s coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans. 

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it’s loyal members: They’ve enlisted Magnhild’s cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn’t think anyone knew about. Overnight, she’s dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn’t even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who’s supposed to be dead. 

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. 

Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life…

Sign Up Today!!

Thank you so much! I can’t wait to see what readers think of this book. More than that though, I can’t wait to keep working on the sequel! Writing is so much fun!! =D

If you wouldn’t mind, I’d appreciate if you’d share this sign up invite with your friends – the more people joining the fun, the better! Thanks!! =D

I hope you have a fantastic week!

Ciao for now,

~Roze

Merry Christmas!

Hiya, hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas!

In our family, we celebrate Christmas until after New Years. Why stop now, this season rocks! =D

If the Christmas celebration ends for you after today, we hope it was awesome for you, and hope the rest of December is smooth sailing!

What are you plans for the next week? Any ideas on how to end the year? We always like to try and go out with a bang! =D

One more week for 2015 – we hope it’s marvelous!

Thanks for all your support, and for being so awesome!

~Rose

 

So, I’ve Written A Book…

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Some of you may know, I’m a writer. I write a ton, and have since I was two.

I’ve never had the nerve to actually publish anything though, and rarely even let other people read what I write. I know, stereotypical, right? I know a lot of people are the same way.

Well, I’m no exception. I had to get over that whole “what if they don’t liiiiike me?!” thing, and build up the courage to publish…something.

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Last year, I joined NaNoWriMo, and loved it! I had a blast, and while I didn’t even come close to finishing the book I started (got like 25,000 words or so), I decided I liked the story I’d come up with, and wanted to keep going. I wrote with the hope I’d be able to publish it, but no concrete plans.

A year later, I’m prepping it for the public!! I’m so nervous, but also extremely excited.

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At the moment, it’s sitting with the beta-readers. I’m hoping to get them all back in January sometime, and have it edited (by my amazing editor hubby), ready to publish sometime in January. Fingers crossed 🙂

Anyway, if you’re a reader, and enjoy following newbie authors, I’d love the support!

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I’ve made accounts under my author name, Roze Wallin – cool, hu? 😉

Anyway, I’m on Goodreads, Twitter, and Google +. I also made a Facebook profile, and an author page.

Please feel free to connect with me anywhere you’d like, and follow my book!

Desi Pere Cover Goodreads

It’s called Desi Pere, and is the first in the three part Swirling Secrets series. I have a place-holder image already, and am planning on releasing the official cover on January 11th. I designed it myself, and can’t wait to share it! =D
I’ll be putting together a list of blogs willing to participate in the Cover Reveal soon, which is so exciting!
I will also be putting together a Release Blitz, when I have a better idea of when I’ll have it ready to be published – eek! =D
I’m going to be self publishing through Amazon Kindle at first, then Createspace for the paperback copies.
I’m so excited to be sharing this book, and can’t wait to see what people think of it! Even if it’s a total bomb, it’s a ton of fun putting a story out there, and creating something from nothing. Always a treat.

If you’d like to contact me at all about my author/writing stuff, please feel free to shoot me an email, at rozewallin@gmail.com.

Thanks! 😀

 

 

I Dyed My Hair…Purple…

Hi! How are you?

I’m, well, amazing! With the help of my incredible hubby, I dyed my hair purple this week. It’s awesome, I feel awesome, and I love it.

Just had to share that.

Also, hair dye stinks! Totally worth the odor though, cuz I have purple hair!! =D

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hiya everybody!  Happy Thanksgiving!

I know this blog has been slightly boring for a while, which I hate, and makes me cringe.  I have definite plans to get back to blogging, on all my blogs, asap.

I wanted to take time out today though, to say thank you.

I don’t know what you’re doing today, or what your outlook on this holiday is, or if you even celebrate it.  What I do know, is that you’re awesome, and I’m thankful for YOU.  When I say my prayers today, I’ll be including you in there.

Thank you all for following us, for reading our goofy posts, and for always inspiring us to do better.

Have a wonderful day, no matter what you’re doing, and we’ll talk to you all soon! 😀

So, I’m sick…again…

Whoopee!  I’m sick.  Again.

Ugh.

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I’ve been getting sick more often the past several years, and it suck.  It’s not just sniffles either, no.  It’s the full blown can’t get out of bed, legs don’t want to work, I feel like I’m going to die (overly dramatic, but still) kinda sick.  Once my hormones and body settle down a bit, I’m sure that will subside a bit.  I hope.

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What sucks the most though, is the fact that my sleep deprived brain seems to take the opportunity to be depressive and cynical.  I start getting insecure about things I don’t normally worry about.  Little things become nail-biting issues.  My worry-wart-ness goes into over drive, and I start feeling like the whole world is falling apart.  At least, my world.

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Does anyone else feel like that when they get sick?  Is that normal?  I don’t know.  Maybe not.

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All I know is, that is the worst part of getting sick.  The internal emotional/mental wars that start out of no where, and make me question everything.  The little hissing voices I can normally tune out, become louder and more insistent, tearing me up inside.  I can’t seem to decide anything, and the decisions and life choice I’ve made all start to bubble up and look warped.

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I suppose, on a deeper level, that probably stems from the fact I’m very insecure about my life.  About myself.  I’m a timid and nervous person already, and being sick causes my mind to magnify those issues even more.

Ugh.  Maybe the real question should be, how to people live, without questioning everything all the time?  Without being nervous and worried and conflicted?  Not conflicted, I guess.  Just insecure.  How do some people seem to be so easily, comfortably secure in their life, and not worry about things like life choices or where they’re headed?  It’s astonishing to me, and I’m envious of that ability.  I need to figure out how to be like that, before I drive myself mad.

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At the moment, in my sleep deprived mind, drenched in germs and a heightened sense of insecurity and self doubt, my whole life just seems warped and twisted.  Skewed and odd, and I truly wonder what God is doing with my life.  I hope He knows what He’s doing.  I mean, I’m sure He does, of course.  I guess really, I hope I’m hearing Him correctly.  And if I’m not, I hope He knows I am trying.

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Ugh.  I need a hug.  And chocolate.  And sleep.

Dancing Envy

So, I’m sick again, right?  Yeah.  Both my guys are working tonight, and I’m in bed.  Stuck between “too awake to sleep” and “feeling too crappy to walk” and/or “brain is mush, can’t think enough to work” keeping me in a state of blah.  The computer and I have spent a bit of time together today, wasting away the hours.

As I scroll through Facebook, bored and hoping for something to cheer my germ-filled body up, I come across this video:

Now, my first impression is to be impressed, obviously – wow!  They rock!  I’m overwhelmed by the smiles on their faces, and how much fun they’re having dancing together.

I start to think about how nice it would be to dance again; how much I miss it.  I remember how much energy I used to have, and how easy it was for me to do things like that.  To dance.  Move quickly and enthusiastically, using tons of energy and spreading joy.

I wonder if I’ll ever get there again.  I think about the soft layer of skin now resting over my relaxed, sick muscles.  Even when I’m healthy, I’m no where near the shape I used to be in.  I give in for a moment, to the self-loathing part of me, silently cursing my body and the things I dislike about it.

Then I merge into longing – the deep seeded desire to be able to use my body like that again.  To be fit; healthy; feeling good.

I think “Maybe it’s just that times have changed.”  Bah!  Times haven’t changed.  I’ve changed.  Or rather, my abilities have changed.

I hope I’ll get my body back soon.  I hope I’ll be able to move like that some day – smile like that some day.

I hope I’m not a coward.  Plenty of people have it worse than me, and somehow find the strength to do all sorts of great things.  Why can’t I?  What’s my excuse?  Why does my pain stop me, when my desire is so strong, and so deep, it brings me to tears.

My healing requires patience.  I’ve never been very good at patience.  We’ve had a very tense relationship over the years.  I’m looking forward to the day when I’m back in control, and not forced to submit to patience and waiting.

Til then, I’ll watch videos of people doing extraordinary things, pulled between awe and envy.

Writing Milestone!

So, I’m writing a bunch of books at the moment.  I started a new one last year for NaNoWriMo, and decided to keep going with it this year (I didn’t end up finishing in time lol no shock).  I’ve been writing in it on and off, until a couple months ago, when I really decided to try and finish it this year.

Last night, I wrote the ending!  It was such an amazing feeling!! 😀

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As any writer knows, it’s far from over.  Now comes the several read-through sessions where I’ll fill in details, expand points, and basically just work out any kinks.  Then there’s the editing, and beta reading, which I’ve already got a long list of people for.

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Bottom line – I’m so excited!  I am so close, I can almost taste it.  I will be a published author soon, and boy oh boy, does it feel good xD

Can’t wait to see this one finished.  Published.  Out there and living.  Such a fun process.  Definitely one of my dream jobs 🙂

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