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Beren
This is me making use of LJ's new sticky posts to put a Welcome message at the top of my LJ.

To all those new to my LJ, my name is Tasha (aka Beren for fanfic purposes). I am a full time author and run a small publishing company (Wittegen Press) with my sister thwax. On this journal you will find me talking about my books, my fanfic, my favourite movies, my favourite bands, recipes and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Check out my user info or the links down the side for my fanfic listings and below are all my books.

I welcome all friends, but please don't be offended if I don't friend you back if you have nothing on your LJ or your don't post much or you're under 16. If you are new to LJ, so your LJ is empty, drop me a comment here so I know you're not a troll/spam bot. 98% of all my posts are public, so it makes no difference.

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01 October 2016 @ 15:54 Memories
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30 September 2016 @ 13:37 Memories

It's Friday and that means it's new chapter time.

of
is NOW available.

Max might still be alive, but fangs are probably a bad sign, right?

#vampire #gay #adventure #paranormal

Totally FREE read. New chapters every Tuesday and Friday.

Max Statton is in Moscow for the premier of his new movie when a terrifying encounter turns his life on its head. Attacked by one of the city's resident vampires, Max is bitten and infected. Only a team of local vampire hunters prevent him being dragged into the underworld of the undead.

Fighting for his very existence, Max must resist the vampire curse with the help of Yulia, the hunter's doctor. But with his humanity slipping away, Max only has two choices: ask the hunters to end it, or risk becoming a monster. His fame makes it dangerous to just kill him, but there may be no choice.

When Yulia offers him a kill or cure option, Max must decide if he has the courage to take it. He wants to go home, he wants to see his family and friends, but his life is poised on a knife edge.

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/357952.html.
 
 
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30 September 2016 @ 12:00 Memories
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I think it may be slipper weather.

I can't wear my slippers in the summer because they are full boot, fluffy ones and they are too warm, but there is definitely a chill in the air now. My only problem is I can't remember where I put them :) Oops. I found one, but I'm pretty sure it's the one surviving one from the old pair that developed a large hole. It also looks like it has been savaged by a ferocious kitty!

I am royally pissed off with the latest Win10 update. It seems to have broken my alarms. I use the alarm clock on windows to tell me to go do things at various times and just now I shut off an alarm and every time I right clicked on something else it came back!

It also seems to have made the lets-open-windows-on-screens-you-don't-have even worse! It used to do it if I'd used a memory intensive program like Photoshop, but now it seems to be completely random. Problem is, it crashes Word. Everything else copes, I just have to right click on the task bar icon while hitting shift and then telling it to move to one of the actual monitors. It doesn't actually put it on the monitor I selected, but it does then put it on an actual screen.

The only way to fix it is to change the display settings of one of the monitors to portrait and then revert it - this seems to make it reset everything so it knows where the actual screens are!
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It's Tuesday, which means a new chapter of Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse.

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse on Wattpad

Chapter 3 - Dawn

Will Max survive dawn or will the vampire infection take over?


This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/357848.html.
 
 
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26 September 2016 @ 16:35 Memories
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26 September 2016 @ 10:04 Memories


Happy Birthday to:
26th: lilly_the_kid,[personal profile] alltogethernow, rscreighton, pombagira, tsukired
28th: dacro/[personal profile] dacro, adamluvr36_fic. sammyjohunt. fayaslam
29th: lerah99,[personal profile] zellieh, darkcuriosity, tikiaceae
30th: cracknanny, moonlettuce/[personal profile] moonlettuce
1st: ikchen, twineffect, xoxhavokxox
2nd: evening_star,[personal profile] rosaw

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.


This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/357435.html.
 
 
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24 September 2016 @ 12:00 Memories
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23 September 2016 @ 12:00 Memories
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So Wattpad is full of stories, and as you can imagine, not all of them are worth reading. I've been surfing around for the last week or so looking for good things to read and I have found three that I really enjoyed or am enjoying. I've written them up in a post over at Tasha's Thinkings:


Also, as promised, it's Friday so Ch2 of Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse is now available over at Wattpad.

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse


Chapter 2: Body and Blood
Max is still alive, but for how long? Dawn is coming.

For those who are unfamiliar with Wattpad, it is a social media site for posting fictional works. There are FREE apps for most operating systems as well as a web interface, so you can read straight on your phone and receive text updates when a new part is ready. If you follow me I can also send you messages, so I can tell you if anything new is happening.
 
Please LMK if you are on Wattpad and I will follow you back.


This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/357332.html.
 
 
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23 September 2016 @ 00:44 Memories
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... and no, it's not because I'm allergic to anything or I have a bug - when I say trouble eating, I mean it literally, as in swallowing things.

I've had issues for years now - anyone who knows me and has had to wait for me to finish eating knows I take forever. I am the nightmare that waiters and waitresses have because I throw out all their usual schedules. It's all to do with bringing myself to swallow things - I have to chew everything a ridiculous number of times before I can convince my brain it's a good idea.

What's even sillier is I love food. Fine dining - I am so there! In fact a taster menu is my ideal because it's lots of wonderful flavours in small packages and I can never eat huge amounts at one time.

I know it's all in my head, because if it's something like chocolate or I'm distracted, it's usually no problem at all :).

At the moment it's everything. Yesterday I choked on water - no, not kidding, couldn't get myself to swallow the water, tried and then got it wrong. It's because I'm a little tense right now (book launch and all) - it's always worse when I'm tense. Need to get back in the gym and work out the knots, I guess.

*bangs head on table* Stop being neurotic - eating should be easy!


This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/357028.html.
 
 
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21 September 2016 @ 12:04 Memories
It's Wednesday again, which means a writerly type post from me over on my blog at Tasha's Thinings. This week I would like to introduce you to Max, the leading man from my new #vampire novel, Dead Before Dawn. I very much hope you like him.


This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/356684.html.
 
 
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21 September 2016 @ 12:00 Memories
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Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse 

It's finally time to go live! Yay!

The first chapter of my new novel

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
Chapter 1: Cat and Mouse

is now published and ready for reading.

Max Statton is in Moscow for the premier of his new movie when a terrifying encounter turns his life on its head. Attacked by one of the city's resident vampires, Max is bitten and infected. Only a team of local vampire hunters prevent him being dragged into the underworld of the undead.

Fighting for his very existence, Max must resist the vampire curse with the help of Yulia, the hunter's doctor. But with his humanity slipping away, Max only has two choices: ask the hunters to end it, or risk becoming a monster. His fame makes it dangerous to just kill him, but there may be no choice.

When Yulia offers him a kill or cure option, Max must decide if he has the courage to take it. He wants to go home, he wants to see his family and friends, but his life is poised on a knife edge.

The really good news is I'm serialising it on Wattpad so it's totally free! You'll need a Wattpad account, but you can set one up in seconds using your Facebook login, your Google login or an email and password combination. Wattpad also has apps so you can read straight from your phone or tablet - just go to your app store and search for Wattpad, it will pop up.

If you enjoy the story I really would appreciate it if you added it to your library on Wattpad (the little + button) and gave it a vote - it helps the story be seen on Wattpad so helps me build a readership. Many thanks if you do.

Also, if you follow me you will be notified as soon as new chapters go live every Tuesday and Friday.

Please LMK if you are on Wattpad so I can follow you back.

This entry was originally posted at http://beren-writes.dreamwidth.org/356562.html.
 
 
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19 September 2016 @ 12:00 Memories
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