Infinity Dreams Award

I was tagged by the lovely Kaitlyn Deann for this awesome blog award!

11 facts about myself:

1) I am a female college student who cannot put on make up.

2) I once mistook a feral emu for a velociraptor. (Talk about screaming.)

3) I know both embroidery and archery.

4) My mom’s parents grew up on opposite sides of WWII.

5) I once set the microwave on fire.

6) I have bottle raised baby goats, sheep, rabbits, three puppies, and one donkey.

7) I know more about the Roman Empire than today’s Top 40 list.

8) On bad days, I sometimes wear a hooded cloak to school.

9) I get excited about politics.

10) I still fast-forward sex scenes on TV.

11) My first car was older than me.

11 Questions from Kaitlyn:

1) What’s your favorite quote?

“Oh, Death, where is your sting? Oh, Hell, where is your victory?”

2) What’s your least favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving. Just lots of dirty dishes and caloric temptations eager to insulate my thighs.

Schnay is the pretty one to the right.

Schnay is the pretty one to the right.

3) How many books in a year do you normally read?

Aww…gee…My record is 78, but since starting college and writing, it’s closer to 30-35. I am not proud of this.

4) Do you have a pet(s)? Tell us about it/them.

I have my Jack Rusell Terrier, Schnay, who is my baby even though she just celebrated her 8th birthday. We used to show in agility, rally obedience, go-to-ground, and lots of other fun stuff, but she’s been pretty much retired since I started college.

5) What’s the meaning behind your name?

My first name means “one to whom God is an oath” or so I have been told. My middle name is a variation of Mary, which means bitter, so I guess that would be “bitter one to whom God is an oath.” Not sure what to make of that.

6) If you could live in any book’s world, where would you live?


7) What book has inspired you the most in your writing?

Depends what I’m writing, really. My first series was great influenced by Madeleine L’Engle’s The Time Quintet, particularly the morality. But really, it just depends.

8) What do you prefer to do on a hot summer day?

Whine about the heat and go swimming. Or go running to work on my tan and have everyone tell me how nuts I am. (Did I mention I’m vain?)

9) Stargazing or netflixing with someone you love to be around?

Stargazing, every time it’s an option. TV producers think they can compete with the cosmic masterpiece of God Himself? LOL.

10) Do you watch TV? If yes, what’s your favorite show?

I do watch TV, but extremely rarely. Right now, my favorite show (that has not be cancelled or finished) would probably be Doctor Who. However, I’m so behind on watching it, I may hate what Moffat has done by now.

11) And lastly… What’s your life motto?

“My one defense, my righteousness, oh God how I need You.”-Matt Maher


Tag 11 Bloggers

Eli Hinze

Melissa Sasina

M.A. Bronson

Sherry Fundin

Allyssa Painter

Rose D’Andrea

Intisar Khanani

Laura Thomas

Catherine Gregoire

Cassandra Loskot

Anna Simpson

Guidelines for Tagged Bloggers:

– Use the Infinity Dreams Award picture
– Thank the blogger who tagged you (that’s me, Elisabeth Wheatley!)
– Tell us 11 facts about yourself
– Answer the 11 questions (below)
– Tag 11 bloggers

The Questions YOU Answer:
1) What’s your favorite part of being a blogger?
2) If you could spend one day as any animal, what would it be?
3) Hardcovers or Paperbacks?
4) Favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Why?
5) Biggest dream you’ve achieved so far?
6) Favorite musician/band and your favorite song from them?
7) Most anticipated book coming out this year?
8) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
9) Favorite outdoor activity?
10) Favorite indoor activity? (Not counting reading/writing.)
11) Something you’ve wanted to be asked in an interview? What’s your answer?

IndieReCon 2014 Best Indie Novel Award

Fanged Princess has been nominated for the IRC 2014 Best Indie Novel Award. Please cast your votes here. It only takes two clicks and I’ll be eternally grateful! Voting ends Thursday at 7:00 p.m.



I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…

Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her harshly for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…

Be ensnared in this dark tale of enduring love, revenge, and suspense from teenage author, Elisabeth Wheatley.

Vampire Lover Blog Award

I’ve been nominated for this new amazing award – Vampire Lover Blog Award – by the lovely Elaine of Vampires, Crime and Angels…Eclectic Me

You can read all the rules here. For each award there are rules for acceptance; the main distinction, however, is in how many nominations you make.

The Vampire Lover Blog Award rules are as follows:

~You must be a vampire.

~Link back to the one who nominated you.

~Display the Vampire Lover Blog Award image.

~State 11 facts about yourself.

~Answer 11 questions from this list

~State these rules.

~Nominate (and notify) at least 3 fellow bloggers.

Most blog awards are very personal things, and to formally receive the award you have to answer random questions and/or offer random facts about yourself. The Vampire Lover Blog Award is different, in that the questions and facts should be about a vampire. There are various ways to do this:
  • If you, the recipient, are a real-life vampire (and I know at least one blogger who is) then you may choose to talk about yourself.
  • If you are an author of vampire stories, you may allow one of your vampiric characters to receive the award. (This may also be a way for you to explore and develop aspects of character in works-in-progress.)
  • For fun, you may select a vampire from film and/or literature and imagine how they would answer the questions.
  • Or, you could imagine yourself a vampire, or create a new vampiric character solely for this purpose.


Here goes – 11 facts about myself :

~I was seventeen before I read the first Harry Potter book.

~If I could have any superpower, it would be unlimited regeneration.

~I can tell you the names of every member of the Fellowship of the Ring, but can’t for the life of me remember this year’s American Idol winner.

~Every time I hear the song “Raise Your Glass” by Pink, I think of Harry Potter because of a meme I saw on the internet.

~I am afraid of elevators, bridges, tall buildings, and too much concrete.

~I think snakes are sadly misunderstood creatures.

~In our house, I am the one summoned (often by screaming) to dispose of spiders and scorpions while my brothers look on with gaping eyes.

~I don’t have the coloring, but I’m Asian-American through my mother.

~Some people find them creepy, but I like big buildings after the crowds have left.

~My middle brother has agreed to be my minion and extract my harsh rule upon the earth when I rise to power.

~Aforementioned brother has also sworn to behead all suitors who offend me.

~If I could have any pet, it would be a hippogriff.

And now I’m going to turn it over to Haddie, the heroine of my Fanged Princess series, for the answers to the vampiric questions:

~What happens if you suck your own blood?

Nothing, really. It doesn’t hurt us, but it doesn’t help us, either.

~Are there any female vampires around?

Can you not see me?

~Is it possible some vampire-related genes can be passed down through human bloodlines over the centuries?

There are myths about it, but I’ve never really looked into it. They say, thousands of years ago, our ancestors were nightbound and it was only because they mingled with humans that we can walk in the sun without burning. Of course, my dear old dad just loves that theory…

~What do you think of the recent fashion for vampire books and films? Has it made your life harder or easier?

Let’s just say weirder. My dad’s always had a string of willing hosts for feeding (though he and most others never really care if they were willing or not) and they’ve been easier to find the past few years. But it can make it harder to tell someone who doesn’t think vampires are real that you are one. They think you’re either sparkly or combustible. It’s infuriating.

~If you live forever, or for thousands of years, and are difficult to kill, and are very strong and powerful… how do you not become a sociopath? And go off and start doing anything you want and acting on any impulse?

Doing what I wanted got someone I loved killed. I’m not a big fan of myself. But I kind of act on impulse already…

~Vampire physiology must be very different from human physiology – how is human blood digested and processed in the blood system?

How should I know? I heard somewhere that human blood already contains nutrients and we just break it down some more in our own bodies, we just can’t absorb it from other sources. I tried an oatmeal-raisin cookie once and puked my guts out for days. Lesson learned: leave human food to the humans.

~Do vampires possess a soul? What difference does having or not having a soul make? What happens when you die? (Assuming you can actually die… Can you?)

Of course I have a soul. We all have souls. They just tend to be a lot darker and nastier than most and it’s a good thing we can die or else I’d still be stuck with my psychotic uncle as well as my psychotic father.

~Do you believe in ‘true love’ and ‘soul mates’?

‘Soul mates,’ no. Who’s to say there’s only one person on this planet of 7 billion sentient life forms that you could be happy with? ‘True love,’ yes. I think that’s what my brother’s got with his human girl, Madelyn, and I found it, once. Then I messed it up.

~Would you date a werewolf?

I’m not going to dignify that with a response.

~Should humans tolerate the existence of vampires?

Eh. It would be nice if they did, but truth be told, I’d settle for not being bashed in the face with a shotgun every time I visit a Huntsman’s house.

~They say a vampire’s bite brings pleasure rather than pain. Is that true, and how is that even possible?

You’re kidding, right? It hurts. Really, really bad, believe me, I still have nightmares about it.