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  • The Haward Mysteries
  • Sacrifice of an Angel by Tasha & Sophie Duncan
  • Stockings by Tasha and Sophie Duncan
  • Vampires: The New Age
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  • Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake
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  • When Darkness Beckons by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan
  • Out of the Frying Pan by Natasha Duncan-Drake
  • The Trade by Natasha Duncan-Drake
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  • Myriad Imaginings by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan
  • Half of Everything by Natasha Duncan-Drake
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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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Where to find me elsewhere on the web:
Wittegen Press Author's page
Twitter (@beren_writes)
Tasha's Thinkings (blog)
Facebook
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Other Useful Links:
A page full of links to resources for Bloggers, Designers and Illustrators at my blog Tasha's Thinkings
 
 
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30 July 2014 @ 12:00 Memories
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30 July 2014 @ 08:45 Memories
Originally posted by emmagrant01 at Harry Potter fandom reunion!
kerryblaze suggested a while back that those of us who've moved away from the HP fandom in recent years spend a weekend sometime diving back in and posting HP-related content on LJ just like we used to. She wants to make it happen sometime this fall, and she's looking for people who might want to help here.

I really want this to happen!
 
 
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Title: About Time
Rating: 12A
Cast:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Tim
Rachel McAdams ... Mary
Bill Nighy ... Dad
Lydia Wilson ... Kit Kat
Lindsay Duncan ... Mum
Richard Cordery ... Uncle D
Summary: Tim has a great life and at 21 it takes something of an unusual turn when his dad reveals that all the men in the family can travel in time. Some have used it to become rich, but Tim just really wants a girlfriend.

This is one of those films that I saw advertised when it first came out in the cinema and I kind of wanted to see it, but never got around to it. I wish I had, because I finally saw it last night on Sky Movies and it is brilliant. It is so good that as soon as it was over, Rob and I looked at each other and I scampered to the PC to order the blu-ray.

If you love films like Four Weddings and Love Actually you will adore this movie. It made me smile, it made me laugh, it made me cry; it is simply wonderful.

Yes it has a sci-fi element; Tim and his Dad can travel in time, but it's all about the people. They can only go back into their own timeline so they can't right historical wrongs or anything like that, just fix little issues with their own lives.

I love this film because it has a happy family finding more happiness, even if there is some strife along the way and the bit that will make you ball your eyes out. All the characters are wonderful. They're not perfect and in some ways most of them are a little batty, but that's what makes the film so wonderful.

Domhnall Gleeson as Tim is brilliant. He knows himself and he's kind and funny and keeps putting his foot in it. Sometimes he goes back and changes it and sometimes he doesn't which makes the film unpredictable as well as fun. Bill Nighy as Tim's dad is awesome and the only other person in the know. They have the most wonderful father son relationship as they grow closer and closer.

Mary, Kit-kat, Mum and Uncle D are also superb as are all the supporting cast. There's not one character in this movie I wanted to remove and, trust me, that's saying something. There's usually at least one.

It has gentle British humour, romance, love, angst and the way the story limits the time travel is brilliant and perfect. I cannot express how much I enjoyed this film. Everyone should watch it.
 
 
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29 July 2014 @ 12:01 Memories
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We at Wittegen Press are in the middle of a revamp of our website, and in order to launch our New Look, we're planning a discount event where we're reducing all the books in the Wittegen Press Library to 99c.

This blitz is taking place on 5th and 6th August 2014, and we're currently looking for folks to help with publicising it both before and after the event.

So, if you're willing, firstly THANK YOU :), and secondly, there are two ways to help out:

WAY #1 (before the blitz): If you're willing to spread the word before the event here's button code for sharing anywhere you fancy.

Please copy the code to add our button to your blog/website, or share it in a post

This is what the button will look like and how it will function.
Wittegen Press 48hr Discount Blitz 5th and 6th August 2014


WAY #2 (during the blitz): if you'd be extra fantastic and put out a publicity post for us on 5th, or 6th, then please fill in the form below the cut and we'll be in contact when all the material is finished.

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23 July 2014 @ 12:01 Memories
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Title: On Being Ghosts (The Anonymous Chronicles Book 1)
Author: Matt Rood
Links: Amazon UK | US
Summary from Amazon: Anon is a ghost who has been voted as the Residential Assistant living in a decaying mansion filled with ghosts. His job is to check up on all the inhabitants of the home, as well as to handle any haunting when the living show up. However when the darkness of what lingers in the basement starts to take shape, Anon must choose between taking himself or the other ghosts to salvation.

This book is golden. I could not put it down, in fact I just spent two hours reading it when I should have been doing other things. I started it this morning when I was exercising and managed to put it down then, but when I sat down to have my lunch I made the mistake of picking it up again. After that I had no chance.

Firstly the book could do with some editing. There are occasional typos, missed words or duplicated words - all the signs that it needed one more going over, but, frankly, I didn't care. The protagonist is so engaging and the plot so enthralling that I just kept reading and reading and reading.

So few books can grab me and refuse to let go. I am a very picky reader and this one entertained me completely. It's sometimes light-hearted, sometimes heart-warming and other times almost perfunctory and it's all captivating.

Most of the characters are ghosts and they're not really good guys or bad guys they just are and they mostly like it that way. The book is a journey for Anon, or RA as he is known in the mansion and we see him develop over the story. We take the journey with him and it is a wonderful ride.

Nothing is over explained. Some questions are asked that aren't quite answered even, but, that's the whole point. Anon doesn't have the whole picture so neither do we. It's a story about people who happen to be ghosts and everything that means. Their boundaries and limitations, their sorrows and their joys and, in places, it is amazingly exciting too.

This is a great book; a little rough around the edges in places, but still, a great book. I so, so, so want to read the sequel (since it's book 1, I assume there is going to be another one). Since it only just came out I assume I'm going to have to be patient for the next one.
 
 
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17 July 2014 @ 12:00 Memories
  • Wed, 17:49: I've been reading too much slash fanfic - the hashtag said bookplug - guess what I read it as... ;)
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