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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
  • Advent by Natasha Duncan-Drake
  • The Beginning by Natasha Duncan-Drake
  • The Soul Reader Series
  • Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake
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  • Fortunate Soul by Tasha D-Drake
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  • Me, Myself and I (Dark Reflections #1) by Tasha D-Drake
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  • Face of the Dead 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
  • Book of Darkness by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan
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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)
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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
31 August 2014 @ 12:00 Memories
So yesterday we were all celebrating with my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary. This was my fridge before the do :) - and that was only 2/3rds of the bubbly cooling off.

We had a service in church where Mummy had a replacement engagement ring blessed (her original one wore through and it was going to cost thousands of pounds to repair it) and Daddy had his resized engagement ring re-blessed (they did the whole retaking of vows, nuptial mass and having wedding rings reblessed on their 40th, so they decided to do something different this time :)). We sang lovely hymns and Soph and I sang "Fields of Gold" and "The Gaelic Blessing" (or the Garlic Dressing as everyone I know who has ever sung it refers to it ;)) for them with all of their friends in attendance.

Then we had a champagne reception in the church with the most wonderful canapés. We have friends who run their own catering company and we were going to hire them normally, but they insisted on doing it for cost because it was Mummy and Daddy. The food was amazing. If you're in Kent and need a caterer, they are awesome and I can put you in touch - I would post their details, but I don't actually know them yet since we organised everything over a cup of tea etc - need to get their card.

There were over 100 people there and it was so lovely to see how happy everyone was for Mummy and Daddy. We had their wedding vid showing on the wall (Uncle Ken has a colour camera at the time, which was unusual for home film making, so everyone got to see what everyone looked like then in full technicolour :)).

Then they had a few people back to their house and we did our best to eat what was left of the food :). There was so much and it was so yummy. I was especially fond of these little crab,  savoury biscuit (little crackers to my US friends, not scones ;)) and cucumber canapés - I may have eaten a few ;). We overdid buying the wine a little and now have bottles of the stuff left, but never let it be said it will go to waste in our family ::g::.

Rob hasn't sorted the photos yet or I'd post some, so you'll have to do with the fridge for now :).

It was such a wonderful day fully of love and laughter and happiness. I wish the same to every one.
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It's only colours and font and things, but I know this was a big problem for some people, so yay. No more black on white for me, my eyes are loving the black on grey which is far softer.

Thank you LJ for implementing something helpful. :)
29 August 2014 @ 12:00 Memories
  • Fri, 09:30: Congrats to my parents on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. This is currently my fridge - we're having a do :)
  • Fri, 10:11: Have gone cold turkey on the Facebook games - decided I was too invested and wasting too much time ;)
  • Fri, 11:02: Have to go buy ice to cool the rest of the bubbly that wouldn't fit in the fridge shortly :)
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The Express Yourself Meme (EYM) is a weekly blog hop run by Jackie at Bouquet of Books and Dani at Entertaining Interests. Each month they post a Gadget with a question/task for each week in the month. Participants then answer the question in a post during the correct week. (Sorry I totally forgot about it last week).

There is a list of the participants at the bottom of this post.

This week's question/task:
Name ONE Cancelled/Retired TV Show you would love to see back on the air.

Now this one has only just finished, literally the last ep of the 5th season was shown on Aug 18th 2014 and it is The Listener. I have loved this show from the first ep to the last and wish it wasn't ending.

In season 1 Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik), our hero, is a paramedic with a big secret - he can hear people's thoughts. No one except the man who helped him control his powers when he was a kid knows, but slowly, through the season, people find out. Because of his ability he ends up helping Charlie Marks, a detective with the Toronto police department. Charlie also helps Toby when his past comes to haunt him  (Lisa Marcos) and she protects him.

The second most awesome character in the show is Oz (Ennis Esmer), Toby's EMS partner.

The show was actually cancelled after season 1, but was so popular in foreign markets they brought it back, however, it changed a bit.

In season 2 Toby is still a paramedic, but becomes a consultant for the IIB, the serious crimes department of the Toronto police force. Here he helps Sergeant Michelle McClusky (Lauren Lee Smith) on cases while struggling with the side effects of his telepathy with the help of Olivia Fawcett (Mylene Dinh-Robic), his doctor friend and ex.

In season 3 Toby becomes a special consultant full time for the IIB; they present him as a face reader and this continues through season 4 and 5.

I love this show. It's Canadian for a start so people don't just get shot for no reason. You may not have noticed this, but if you watch a Canadian show (and I mean one set in Canada, not one pretending to be the US just filmed in Canada) characters are much more likely to walk away alive at the end. It's not always true, but the deaths usually mean more. I mean there's a whole episode where Toby has to shoot someone and then deal with the PTSD.

The characters are engaging, the plots are good, there are lots of female characters and I wish there was going to be more.

 So do you have any favourite TV shows that are no more and you wished would come back?

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24 August 2014 @ 20:25 Memories
Don't get me wrong, I loved Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and the other three, but the script and the plot of the episode - OMG, I was bored and wanted to throw things at the screen at times.

Could they have hit the whole age thing with more of a sledgehammer?

Frankly I thought it was one of the worst Doctor Who episodes I have ever seen.
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Soph and I have used WordPress to rebuilt our website and so I thought I might put together the odd blog post about things I am discovering as I go. This is the first. The is a complete list of plugins and what steps we took to build the site over here (How We Built This Site ( With WordPress), but my other post will be more detailed.

For a very long time I thought WordPress was just a blogging platform because we used it once on a site we had running and that was all it was at the time. However, when Soph and I rebuilt our website ( we found out just how wrong we were.
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So I was in Home Bargains this morning and they have the Thor 2 4'' figures in for £2.99 a pop. Not a price I have seen beaten anywhere :). These are all the figures they had in ours (click to see larger version) - so if you are after them I suggest you hightail it to your closest store (or they are selling them in random pairs on the website here).

How was I supposed to resist?
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14 August 2014 @ 12:00 Memories