Monday, 26 May 2014

Always trust the crazy ones ~

“Did he do it to you too?”
“Once, in a different body.”
“What happened?” I could hear his clothes shuffle as he walked up to the bars of his door. I also stepped up to the bars and glanced out across the hall. He was standing at the window side on, as if he was leaning on his shoulder with his head turned towards me. The twisted mane of his black hair had been combed back, revealing his thick strong eyebrows and sharp gaze underneath.
I licked my lips. It wasn’t fear that flooded me it was something else, like a type of cautious curiosity. When he failed to answer I asked instead, “How long have you been locked up?”
“A long time.”  He dropped his gaze and turned away, humming again underneath his breath. I swallowed out of nervous habit and felt my fingers tighten around the bars.
“I’m going to get out of here.”
“And how do you plan on doing that?”
I gulped again. “I’ll figure out something.”

“You know,” He started with a wispy laugh, “one day you’re going to get desperate enough to ask me for help.” 

Soulless - 115 pages

Feeling pretty good - Soulless is sitting at 115 pages now! Whoo! Nothing like some violence and foul language to keep the story moving. 

“Not just the contacts.” He snorted as though I had made a joke but the hard gaze of his eyes said this conversation was anything but funny. “You really think I’m ever going to stop chasing you?”

The light caused shadows to curve along his sharp cheek bones, his nose stuck out a little crooked and his jaw line was tight with tension. I had never seen him in such harsh light before. I had only seen him in the low lighting of the prison, where mostly darkness lit the halls. Mud had caught in the fine whiskers along his jaw and saturated the hem of his pant legs.

“No” I heard my voice whisper as it scratched at the back of my throat. “But you should have.”   

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


First off I would just like to thank everyone for helping me spread the word about the My Demonic Ghost series. This book first came to me while I was sitting in philosophy class, listening to the teaches of Descartes and his theory of deception.

From that class, I was introduced to Lock and the world of corruption and spirits. As many of you know, I started this give away as a thanks to all my supporters and friends, seriously, without you I wouldn't be where I am today.
Even when I am in my doubts, where I am too harsh on myself I look out towards you guys and cherish in the love and support you all so selflessly give out.

This give away was also to celebrate a massive milestone for me, not only did The Reapers win Horror of the Year, but My Demonic Ghost Banished Spirits was a best seller in Ghosts and Horror. I am still, to this moment, stunned and shocked to have reached that level. So again, thank you!

I had put all of your names into a random list organiser so this competition was as fair as it could possible be.

Please see picture.

Even if you didn't win this - don't fret, I will always have some sort of give away happening for you to participate in.   

Much love, Jacinta Maree

Monday, 5 May 2014

Florida Award Ceremony and Holiday

HOORAY! I am back and so is sweet, sweet jet lag. Thank you body, I just LOVE being awake at 4 am in the morning.  (insert sarcasm) 

Well, not sure if you were all aware but I've been away in Florida, Orlando in the US for the past 10 days. If you follow me on twitter I'm sure you saw my multiple updates about all the stuff going on. 

 Mum and I, confusing everyone as always. 

 Firstly, I went to Orlando Florida to accept the award for Horror of the Year 2013 for my second book - My Demonic Ghost The Reapers : 

Me and my award... my precious 

The lovely Jacelynn that won Book of the Year! 

*waits for applause... only silence* Anyway, lol, it was a VERY long flight from Melbourne to LA took 14 hours, then we had a lay over of 3 hours, then another flight from LA to Salt Lake City which was another 3 hours, then another flight from Salt Lake City to Orlando which was ANOTHER 3 - 4 hours, to finally arrive in Florida to get ripped off by a taxi driver to our hotel. Yay! 
On the flight over we got to witness this amazing electrical storm from our plane window. We were just far enough away not to be scared, but close enough to see all the clashes of colours and the forks of lightning splinter through the clouds. So cool!

As I had no books left over from Supanova, I organised amazon to send my books straight to my hotel for the signing day. When I arrived at the hotel to collect the books they weren't there. Mind you, at this point of time I was two seconds away from freaking out. We managed to track the parcel online but the courier said the address was incomplete (amazon didn't write it properly or I dunno), and they had sent all my books BACK to Amazon. As the signing was the next day, I couldn't do anything to get them or to get more books so I went in empty handed. I was very lucky I had brought 6 books from home, so I had them at least. 

Me and my six books of awesome.

Amazon did apologise and send the books back to my home in Australia, free of charge, so I forgave them. I met so many wonderful people at the awards ceremony/ book signing. It was really awesome to sit and chat to fellow authors and learn more about the American lifestyle. I will just say this... WOW the food servings are HUGE! Mum and I had to share everything, we couldn't finish a meal between us. 

Oh, and I HATE automatic toilets. I'll tell you when I'm done!

Some of the awesome peeps at the award ceremony

This is my mother - Jacqui. 

I won't bore you with ALL my details, but I did get to go to Universal Studies and it BLEW MY MIND. The Harry Potter section, just... omg, I just want to live there! The lines weren't too bad and the weather wasn't too hot, so I didn't get sunburnt or dehydrated for once. (I have what they call corpse skin colour.) 

Me and my buddy, just causally. 

I did a lot of shopping and bought a lot of shoes (ops) and A LOT of MAC make up, because in the land down under (Aus) EVERYTHING is like double the price. God damn shipping charges! 
I did end up watching Divergent at the movies (meh) and I had a total embarrassing fangirl moment when I noticed they had put up a How to train your dragon LIFE SIZE cut out of Toothless and Hiccup. I took so many selfies - I'm kind of ashamed of myself. 

Nope not ashamed anymore!

Toothless and I are soulmates! 

Now I am home again, I have my beloved pets surrounding me and I'm sipping down tea, just waiting for the work day to begin.