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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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A page full of links to resources for Bloggers, Designers and Illustrators at my blog Tasha's Thinkings
 
 
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19 December 2014 @ 12:02 Memories
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... well until Soph comes back to me and says I need to add more here or there or something like that anyway. She's great like that ;P.

At one point I didn't think I would make it since it is very hard to get emotionally involved in writing when you have to stop and splutter or sneeze every minute or so, but I got there! I could so do without this cold right now. I just got rid of one and now I have another!

Oh and then there is all the time I am having to spend with the kitties. The signs are hopeful, but I am still trying to make sure peace reigns. I had them both lying on their backs playing with bells on strings this morning and they were only about 3 feet apart :).

I only hope my recipient will like the fic once they go out.
 
 
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18 December 2014 @ 12:02 Memories
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So I just got a 1 star review on Amazon for The Avebury Legacy from someone who gave the person I beat on Cover Wars a 5* review.

The review is one line and there is no verified purchase to go with it. People are welcome to their opinion, but I think this (and this is the whole review):

Not worth reading. Nothing but lies and negative horror.

seems to be nothing about the book. I'm not sure how there can be lies in a fiction book anyway - I mean, I made it up, it's all fictitious, but then I don't expect to walk down the road and meet a vampire and am not trying to tell people they will, so no lies.

Does anyone fancy helping me out and giving me some honest reviews in exchange for a free copy of the book. It's only 99c anyway until the 21st, but I would very much appreciate some reviewers and am happy to give you a copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion. The other reviews are 4 and 5 * BTW in case you were wondering what other people thought of it, there just aren't that many of them.

The book is contemporary fantasy with some elements of paranormal and horror. Nasty vampires, a quest, magic etc.

The Avebury Legacy - book blurb


Love your vampires nasty and your fantasy with elements of paranormal horror? "The Avebury Legacy" is the contemporary novel for you.

Nate was hunting a vampire when he first bumped into Lexie, a witch infected by a vampire bite. When Lexie used blood magic to save him from certain death, she passed on the infection to Nate. For a time Lexie's magic has been able to keep them both partially human as they continue to protect ignorant humanity from the vampire threat, but that magic is now starting to fail.

There are legends that the ancient Avebury ritual designed to destroy Morigan of Leyland, the most powerful vampire ever known, may hold the key to the cure they need, but to perform it Nate and Lexie require the four relics from the original ritual. Enlisting the help of veteran hunter, Brian Hawker, who has his own reasons for finding the relics, they must search across continents before it is too late.

In their way are vampire nuns, a crystal cave, shape changers, a labyrinthine catacomb, mummified monks and even librarians. However, their greatest foe is Dahlia, undead sister of Morigan, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the relics for herself and to claim Morigan's power. If Dahlia reaches any of the relics before them, Nate and Lexie face a fate worse than death, losing their humanity to the blood lust.

Exciting contemporary paranormal fantasy. "Tomb Raider meets vampires" with fast paced action and engaging characters.

The Avebury Legacy by Natasha Duncan-Drake



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17 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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17 December 2014 @ 09:21 Memories
The expand points on the feed don't seem to work properly. I expand, but it just put the images inside them behind all the text that is further down. Then they won't close again like they used to. This had been going on for two days now.

Anyone else seeing the same thing?

It's like they've messed up their div tags or something - I mean they were already messed up somewhat if you put your own divs in with images, but that wasn't on the feed, only on styles.

Just seen another post mess up as well, this time with no cut, but with an image and Chrome has just updated, so I'm wondering it there is a connection.
 
 
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16 December 2014 @ 12:02 Memories
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15 December 2014 @ 12:02 Memories
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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for The Avebury Legacy at Cover Wars :)

We won! :D

The Avebury Legacy is now book of the week.

You are all absolutely awesome.


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14 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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13 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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So I have been in a vampire mood lately because I've been trying to sell my book The Avebury Legacy and I got to thinking about all the different kinds of vampire we see in fiction, be it written or on the screen. I like all kinds of vampires so I decided to write about what I see as the main groups and some of vampires in fiction that fall into these groups.

My post is over at the Wittegen Press blog:

Vampire Archetypes and The Characters They Spawn



Oh and I forgot to add:

I've just had an awesome review for The Avebury Legacy at A Creative Mind, which is a great blog with great reviews. I recommend it thoroughly. She was also wonderful and posted it on Amazon where it translates as 5 star :).

The Avebury Legacy (Vampires: The New Age #1) by Natasha Duncan-Drake Review @ A Creative Mind


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12 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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11 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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10 December 2014 @ 12:27 Memories
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10 December 2014 @ 10:11 Memories

Keep the bunny safe! Vote for The Avebury Legacy over at Cover wars or the vicious kitty will attack!

I'm in second place, but I'm 30 or so votes behind. If I win my book becomes book of the week so all their visitors see it in the side bar of their blog.

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Would anyone be interested in reviewing The Avebury Legacy on Amazon in exchange for a free copy of the eBook?

I need to up the review count on the book to up it's profile and so far I only have two.

The Avebury Legacy


by Natasha Duncan-Drake

The Avebury Legacy by Natasha Duncan-Drake


Genre: Contemporary Dark Fantasy (paranormal fantasy with elements of horror - basically it has really nasty vampires and magic)
Description:
Nate was hunting a vampire when he first bumped into Lexie, a witch infected by a vampire bite. When Lexie used blood magic to save him from certain death, she passed on the infection to Nate. For a time Lexie’s magic has been able to keep them both partially human as they continue to protect ignorant humanity from the vampire threat, but that magic is now starting to fail.

There are legends that the ancient Avebury ritual designed to destroy Morigan of Leyland, the most powerful vampire ever known, may hold the key to the cure they need, but to perform it Nate and Lexie require the four relics from the original ritual. Enlisting the help of veteran hunter, Brian Hawker, who has his own reasons for finding the relics, they must search across continents before it is too late.

In their way are vampire nuns, a crystal cave, shape changers, a labyrinthine catacomb, mummified monks and even librarians. However, their greatest foe is Dahlia, undead sister of Morigan, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the relics for herself and to claim Morigan’s power. If Dahlia reaches any of the relics before them, Nate and Lexie face a fate worse than death, losing their humanity to the blood lust.


If you are interested, drop me a comment and I'll comment back with my email address so we can talk.


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09 December 2014 @ 12:03 Memories
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08 December 2014 @ 14:12 Memories
It was our annual Christmas/Birthday bash this weekend and it was brilliant!

Thank you to everyone who came and *hugs* to everyone who couldn't make it, whether due to other commitments or illness (we missed you!).

I had a really wonderful time even if my feet did decide they would not let me stand for very long after about 7:30 on Sat, just as the party started.

My husband, sister and I are all 42 this year so of course the party was Hitchhiker's Themed - thank you Douglas Adams. We had several bowls of petunia's, including me, but the award has to go to alyse, moonlettuce and ngaio who were all literally dressed as petunias and started off by carrying around their bowl. Rob was Zaphod from the movie in his red jacket, shorts and cowboy boots with a towel wrapped round his head. My father was Ford Prefect, another friend was Zaphod's psychiatrist, another was a telephone sanitiser and we had many, many, many people in bathrobes and pyjamas and a few with just towels (not naked, I hasten to add ;)).

BTW - who doesn't know where their towel is, because we have gained a grey and white striped one? You know how important your towel is!

We made pan galactic gargle blasters (lite and will blow your head off) and had much food including cheese footballs and cupcakes which I am assured mean something to the hard core Hitchhiker's fans :).

It was awesome!
Also, thank you so much to all for the pressies, we finally had time to open them yesterday afternoon and much awwwing and oohing was done.

SO many DVDs to watch :D and I now have a Stilinski 24 t-shirt of awesome (I seem to like that word at the moment). I also have a secret agent game which I have yet to figure out - looks fun though :D - and the whole of Earth 2 to watch - yay! I haven't seen it since a friend used to record it off Sky for me and lend me the tapes. Also have Tremors the Series *does happy dance* - yes, I know that would horrify some people ;). Then there are horror movies and fantasy movies and all are awesome. I am adding all the DVDs to my DVD profiler right now. There were also edible gifts which have all been nibbled and my little Loki collection now has a little gold sceptre and other things too! Just amazing.

I still think starlaces is just trying to torture us all by giving us little crosstitch kits - I haven't done one of those since I was a pre-teen - I will even have to put my glasses on!

Thank you everyone, you are all wonderful. It was so lovely to see you all.