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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Author Spotlight - ShaylaRah



Vampiru

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2012.

Dani Tamari's life is ordinary enough. But when she makes a simple decision - to skip school so she can go bird watching - things begin to change. New people, secrets, accidents, and mysteries come pouring into her life.

The so-called David Cross doesn't regret killing his abusive father. Instead, he's happy he rid the world of such a man. But the authorities on his home planet don't see it that way, and now he's on the run. He chooses Earth to hide, and lands in Enniskillen. He doesn't realise there are unpleasant surprises waiting for him there.

Dani and David find their lives a mess as their worlds collide, with disastrous consequences for some people. Dani doesn't know what she's getting into, and she wouldn't want anything to do with it if she did. But she's in too deep, she knows too much, and there's no way out. Will she survive?




Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

I'm fourteen going on fifteen, I've been to two schools but now I'm homeschooled, and I love writing, reading and drawing.

2. What types of books do you write?

Science fiction, vampire, historical, horror, and mystery.

3. How many books have you written?

I haven't finished a book, yet, but at the moment I'm writing Vampiru and hope to finish it sometime this year, I've put Space Family Robinson on hiatus until I finish Vampiru (and I may never get back to writing it), and I have three stories planned, one of which I've started writing but haven't published on Wattpad yet.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I don't even know what books/movies are coming out this year...

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Science fiction, vampire (but not the Twilight sort of vampire, the Dracula sort of vampire), horror, mystery, crime, fantasy, anything that isn't romance or badly-written, really.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. My computer
2. My sketchbook
3. My notebook.

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Yes, I intend to make Vampiru the first of a series and I've got a sequel planned.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

A writing exercise at my first school, where we had to imagine backstories for characters in a book we were reading. That got me interested in creating characters and eventually stories.

Excerpt

The man sat up, suddenly wide awake. But what had woken him? 

He rubbed his eyes and looked around, and then he knew. His son was leaning against the door, holding something behind his back, a look of hate on his face.

"Wha' y' doin' 'ere?"

"Getting rid of you."

His son lunged at him with a knife before that fully registered with his hung-over brain.

"Oi! Jis' a momen'!" he slurred, dodging more through luck than anything else. "Wha' all this 'bout?"

The only answer he received was the knife through his heart.

~~~~

He hadn't done anything wrong. He had done the planet a favour, in fact. But the Intergalactic Police Service didn't see it that way. So now he was on the run, hiding on first one planet, then another, trying to get to a planet that was not under their jurisdiction.

As he ran his eyes down the list the computer had generated, one name, for some reason, caught his attention.

Earth
Native Species: Human
Similar To Vampiruans: In appearance
Language: Several hundred, depending on region
On InGEN's List: Yes
Acknowledgement Of Existence Of Other Life-Forms: No (majority)
Planet Can Sustain Vampiruan Life: Yes, in some regions

Obviously, humans (why were they not called Earthians?) were not advanced enough to realize how much easier it was for everyone to learn one language, but were advanced enough to have those meddling nuisances on their planet. And, if they refused to believe in other life-forms, it was likely there were a good deal of those other life-forms hiding on Earth and passing themselves off as human.

After a moment's thought, he set the controls on his starship for the planet known as Earth.

There was no one around when he crashed. That was a good thing, of course, but it meant that InGEN had tracked him and warned everyone to get out of there. Unless Earth settlements were always so deserted.

The first thing he noticed about the new planet was how warm it was. Well, there was snow on the ground, but it was much warmer than Vampiru. There was a strange, metallic smell in the air (possibly the fuel humans used for their vehicles) and a strange bird was singing somewhere overhead. There was a forest to one side, and not far away, running water could be heard. That was a most unwelcome sound. He didn't know if water on Earth was poisonous, but fear of the deadly water on their own planet was too deeply ingrained in every Vampiruan for them to see it as anything but an enemy.

As he looked around, he saw something that until now had escaped his notice - a human. It was asleep, or at least it seemed to be. And it was lying on the snow! 

Very strange creatures, he thought with a frown. 

Vampiruans might like cold, but very few would choose to sleep in the snow unless they wanted to catch a nasty chill.

He took a step toward it, then another, watching it warily all the time in case this was a ruse. It never moved.

It looked like a female, but then he knew nothing of humans and it could be almost anything. It/she was still alive - he could hear its heart beating and its blood rushing through its veins. For a moment he entertained the thought of drinking her blood, but dismissed the idea almost immediately. A dead body was just the thing to set people of any species on edge.

He thought quickly. InGEN would soon be here, and they'd take his starship and him too if they found him. However, they couldn't take him if he wasn't here. And if he scanned this girl's mind, he could learn the language spoken here and the social customs and he'd be able to fit in.

Now that he'd decided what he would do, he picked the girl up and headed towards the forest. There was no way he could move the starship - it needed repairs. He could only hope that the forcefield preventing anyone else from entering was still in place.

~~~~

Dani woke with a start. Oh, no. Professor Avalon warned me what would happen if I fell asleep in class again, and I have. Wonder --

Her thoughts broke off mid-sentence as she took in her surroundings. She wasn't in school. She wasn't at home. She was lying under a tree in the forest. 

She stared. Since when did someone fall asleep under a tree in the middle of winter? And why did her ankle hurt when she stood up?

How very odd.

How very stupid, you mean, her inner critic snickered.

Dani scowled, wishing there was some way she could shut him up.

I must have tripped and hurt my ankle, and then sat down here to rest, or something. Yes, that's it. And then I fell asleep and dreamed all that stuff about the street being empty.

After consulting her watch and realizing it was almost teatime, and long after school ended, she decided it was high time to return home. If her parents were arguing she could always make herself a sandwich and go over to Steven and Gareth's (her friends from school) house.

She limped (she tried to skip, but her ankle protested and put an end to that idea) through the forest until she reached the path along the river, down the path, out the gates, down the street and towards home, oblivious to the fact that the street was still empty.

~ Excerpt from Vampiru Book 1 Chapter II - In Trouble ~

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

BOTW - Then In Rome


Then In Rome

Historical Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

In  Ancient  Rome, Princess  Meroe ( Meroe  is  not  a  real name ) of  Kush is  kidnapped  by the  Romans  and sold  into  slavery.  While  enslaved  she  falls  for  her  master's son Lucas.  but  to  be  together, they have  obstacles  and  people  standing in their  way.  will true  love  win out?

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BOTW - Trapped Like Crazy


Trapped Like Crazy

Teen Science-Fiction

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

What happens if the one you love doesn't exist in your world?

Eleonora Schneider is in her first year of college, determined to make a new life for herself after an unfortunate tragedy. While trying to start over, she meets Carlisle Evans, a sweet sophomore who is hell bent on befriending Eleonora and making her believe in true love. Just as Carlisle and Eleonora see hope, their relationship takes a big hit.

One of them is trapped in a parallel universe and the other must race against time to save them. Faced with the possibility of death and much more, they both have to consider two very important questions.

How far will they go to save the person they love? And which one of them is crazy?

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BOTW - Death Has A Face


Death Has A Face

Horror / Mystery / Thriller

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

13th of June, 2013-7:13pm-54th day of the Apocalypse

“I thought the military would come by now or some transmission telling us we’re safe. Am I really that stupid? The dead have risen and have eaten half of the population. There is no military, no police, no anything, just dead. But the dead aren’t as bad as the living. With the dead you know what will happen, they will bite, chew and swallow your flesh until there is nothing left but your bones, but the living? They are unpredictable. Hell, I could be sitting with a bunch of traitors that would push me to a crowd of wanderers and watch me getting eaten alive.

Sigh. Why am I even doing this? Why I am writing my thoughts down on a cheap notepad? Is it because deep down I think this will just be history? No, it’s something I will live everyday. I’ve been giving myself false hope...but I won’t stop! The dead have done one thing right. They have convinced me to live.”

As a handful of very different teenagers are forced to work together to survive, they have to make the hardest choices they have ever made in their entire life. You never know who will put a barrel of a gun right between your eyes and blow your brains out.

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BOTW - Perfect


Perfect

Teen Fiction / Coming Of Age

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

His dream of being someone lies beyond the walls of Walter High. Ethan is a nerd yet not in measures of a cliche being in the society... He wants change... He wants to defy paradigms... and he will do anything to say his soul in front... He will do it his way.... his manner... his words.

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BOTW - Curious


Curious

Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Simon's life was bearable until one day palace doors appear outside his bookstore. So begin the days that turn into weeks of growing insatiable obsessive curiosity. Simon’s mind tells him not to open the door but a series of events lead to Simon ‘accidentally’ turning the knob…

…and entering a world so much more fantastical, so much more magical, so much more perfect than his own. Only this eerily beautiful world has it’s own dangers, and a ruler much more powerful and crueler than anyone he could ever imagine.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #7

BOTW Week 7:






Monday, 24 June 2013

The Winner of the C.B.Y. Referral Contest is:

Komal1009

Congratulations to Komal, who referred 7 people to join the CBY Book Club. Check out the winning prizes here.

Stay tuned for our upcoming contests!

It's BOTW Nomination Day!

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Author Spotlight - Miss_Mockingjay



The Shadow Sisters

The Diesty is a secret organisation for the recruitment, and training, of spies. It owns many hidden basses, placed in strategic locations all over the world. One of these basses contains the children of the 'Natalya' project. Rose, Katie and Cass are three of these children.

Follow them on their journey to escape; as they discover themselves, what they can do and just what the world can be like.

They will face many things; from magic and the supernatural creatures of fairy tales, to the biggest business holders in the world, and everything in between.

"Run, run as fast as you can."
"Never stop, don't look back..."
"And hope, that you make a difference!"



Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

I go by the username Miss_Mockingjay, but my name is Paige. I am a high school student in Australia. I love reading, music, playing guitar and piano, singing and playing netball.

I was introduced to Wattpad by my amazing cousin! She suggested it to me as we both have similar tastes in books (and most things). Through Wattpad I have been introduced to many genres, and will now read almost anything. It gave me a new appreciation for books, and opened up the opportunity to be a part of a great community.

2. What types of books do you write?

I love to write fantasy novels, based at a teen audience. All of my books have female main characters, as I am a girl myself. I try desperately to prevent my stories from becoming obviously cliché, as when they do I tend to lose the motivation to write.

3. How many books have you written?

I currently have three books on Wattpad. One of which is a werewolf story, the next a collection of fan inspired one-shots, and my final, ‘The Shadow Sisters’, a fantasy action adventure.

The Shadow Sisters is my current novel, and what I believe to be my best. It is a fast paced and exciting book which will take you on a twisting journey full of mystery, plot twists and a whole lot of fun!

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

Oh, the list is endless! I think I am most looking forward to House of Hades by Rick Riordan for the book… But there are so many amazing movies coming up that I just can’t chose. I think my top 3 would be Catching Fire, City of Bones and Sea of Monsters.

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

I love an array of types of books, and I guess it just depends on my mood. Sometimes I want a fast paced action book, other times a cute and romantic novel that I can curl up with in bed, sometimes a book full of twists and mystery to keep my mind active and at others a cliché story. I mainly like fantasy, but will read any book so long as it is fiction.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1) My kitten Coco.
2) My laptop… with internet of course.
3) And finally an iPod with all of my favourite songs.

7. Are you considering a sequel?

I think that I would like to make a sequel, but it just depends on where the book takes me. I have a plan for how it is going to pan out, and how it will end… but it is all of the stuff in the middle that will decide. If I manage to put the entire story in to one book then maybe not, but of this happens then I might make the next book form a new characters perspective?

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

When I first joined Wattpad I spent a few months looking around and reading all of the different kinds of books. Once I had got used to the format I started to get more confident and would comment more on stories. It was nice to be able to give advice and to know that I was helping others.

I would love to have my voice heard, and entertain others as much as they have entertained me. I imagine you sitting in your rooms anxiously checking for updates, as I have dome on many an occasion, and would love it if it was my book you were so dedicated to. It would be amazing to be able to achieve such a thing!


Excerpt

“Sir,” a discreet voice sounded to my left, “the east front scouts have spotted an intruder.”

“What.” I snapped. There can’t be an intruder, they could ruin everything. This transaction had taken months to plan and organise.

“Yes, a girl. She only looks about 12 or 13 though. In the alcove at about 9:30” He added.

“Hmmm, let her be for now. But get five more men in preparation around her. Not to close, she can’t know that she has been spotted.”

This girl had piqued my interest, not many could get past my defence, and no one should be able to get past the defence of both Tristian and I. Though he can be impulsive and has little patience, Tristian is a great strategist and would not leave any gaps in his guards.  I would get my men to observe what she does, and take her after the transaction was complete. She could be a great addition to my company.

The transaction parties were about 5 meters (approximately 15 feet) away from each other when everyone froze. My attention snapped to the girl. She was of average height and had a lean, but also muscular physique. Her hair was dark brown and reached just below her shoulders, curling slightly at the bottom. Her eyes were a slightly darker shade of brown than her hair, and were the focus of her round face.

“Who the fuck are you!” Tristian growled.

“Mistress Huntress at your service.” She responded cheekily, her voice filled with laughter as she extravagantly bowed.

“Sassy ‘ay.” I called to her.

A wink and tilted nod of the head was all the response I got before she continued.

“But that is not important right now.” The girl spoke, her voice now serious. The change in her tone surprised me, though I did not show it, as did the immediate and undivided enrapture it commanded.

“What is important is the fact that in about 3 minutes this place will be swarmed with agents from the NA police force expecting one of the most important transactions of the underground to be taking place.”

“How do you know that?” Tristian snapped. “And why should we believe you? You’re just a little girl in the middle of…”

“A hormonal playground?” she mocked, interrupting him half way through his rant. “Well first of where will doubting me get you, in a cell 5 million dollars poorer and with about 20 less men, or how about the fact that I am risking my life at the moment to warn you, or I don’t know the fact that their communications defences are so easy to break into may as well have been written by a baby.” She continued, taking a step closer with each point she made, before tossing a NAPF (North America Police Force) communicator into the middle of the court yard.

“ETA two and a half minutes, we have the courtyard surrounded.” The broken voice announced for all to hear.

Chaos erupted. People were weaving past each other to their vehicles, all order forgotten. All with the same thought on their mind. We cannot be caught.

“Where do you think you’re going?” I called to the girl as I saw her sprint across the courtyard.

“You’re not the only one who has people to run from darling.” She responded.

“See you around.” She was the last thing I heard before she turned the corner, and was out of sight.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

BOTW - Death Starts It All


Death Starts It All

Fantasy / Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Within the depths of hell, demons are stirring, for a portal shall open soon that will allow them to be free and unleash a horde that will rain hell on earth. The only stop to this hellish fate are eight champions long since prophesized to be the saviors of the earth. That is, if they can come together and work to stop it.

Among these champions is Alora. A young woman who considers herself to be (mostly) ordinary, but that ends after she is brought in as a champion and she finds herself to have a part to play that seems to have a death curse attached to it. Along the treacherous journey fate has put in front her she will find help from one of the champions, a mysterious man who will capture her attention and help her to meet her destiny.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - The Games Begin: Big Bad Mafia Boy Series 1


The Games Begin: Big Bad Mafia Boy Series 1

Romance / Action

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

She was the perfect good girl as he was the ultimate bad ass. With all her heart, she hated him but he was more than determined to make her his. And he did. Now, bound by marriage, she got more than what she had reckoned.

The games begin...

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BOTW - Anyway It Was Just A Dream


Anyway It Was Just A Dream

Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Anyway it was just a dream is story about a girl and her first crush.she fell in love instantly and dreaming about her love..constantly...it continued before her man of dream came in her life in real ...and what she will do to get her crush?and how she fell in love with sam in between this .story has  romantic accounts  and adult contents...this story is a journey of a gal named Angie in a search of true love...what would  happen with her in this journey will find it yourself....

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BOTW - Time Travelling


Time Travelling

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

She has enough of everything so she makes a wish: she wishes a better life. But then she surprisingly jumps through time. While meeting new and interesting people, she tries to discover how and why she can jump through time. Is anyone able to help her to find the answer? And in the end, through friendship and even love; will she actually find her answer?

Find it out in Vanessa Donald's life, the new time traveller.

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Vampiru


Vampiru

Teen Science-Fiction

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2012.

Dani Tamari's life is ordinary enough. But when she makes a simple decision - to skip school so she can go bird watching - things begin to change. New people, secrets, accidents, and mysteries come pouring into her life.

The so-called David Cross doesn't regret killing his abusive father. Instead, he's happy he rid the world of such a man. But the authorities on his home planet don't see it that way, and now he's on the run. He chooses Earth to hide, and lands in Enniskillen. He doesn't realise there are unpleasant surprises waiting for him there.

Dani and David find their lives a mess as their worlds collide, with disastrous consequences for some people. Dani doesn't know what she's getting into, and she wouldn't want anything to do with it if she did. But she's in too deep, she knows too much, and there's no way out. Will she survive?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #6

BOTW Week 6:





Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Author Spotlight - Profundity




Got To Believe In Love

Got to Believe in Love is a love story set in a university where Paulene meets Franz the rich kid and Ashton the band boy. Both want to win her heart, but, will Paulene ever be ready to love again after her frustrating break up with her first love, Josh?












Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

Hello everyone! I write under a pen name, Melody Sundrive. My Wattpad username is @profundity.

I decided to write anonymously because I want to see if people would actually like what I write. I know my friends, once they find out that I am writing on here, they will support me all the way no matter how horrible my work is! Only one person knows I write on Wattpad and that's my cousin.

I found Wattpad because of her. She had been a silent reader since November 2012. Some time April of 2013, I got bored and so I decided to check what this Wattpad is and find out why she is so addicted to it.

I downloaded the app and I really enjoyed the cliche stories. I can't get enough of them! I even imagine the stories come to life. I am in my twenties and I am quite ashamed to admit this. It's a guilty pleasure. What you will find in my actual bookshelf are novels by Paulo Coelho, Dean Koontz, Sidney Sheldon, Pittacus Lore, Adelin Yen Mah, Nicholas Sparks, Arthur Golden, Thomas Harris- you get the idea.

Wattpad suddenly brought back my stashed teenage feelings, making me giggle and feel mushy. In fact, I just visited the book store a while ago and I was eyeing that John Green novel. Maybe it's high time I add those kinds of book in my collection!

2. What types of books do you write?

I currently write Romance/Humor. It could be read by teens and non-teens alike. My second book is Historical Fiction which is kind of on hold at the moment.

3. How many books have you written?

At the moment, only two: (1) Got to Believe in Love, and (2) Beyond Promise.

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I will definitely watch Man of Steel!

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

You could throw me anything and I would read it! The first novel I enjoyed was J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. That was when I was 9 or 10 years old. So, you may take a wild guess how old I am. My most loved books, though, are love stories with a tinge of spirituality and reality. I like themes that talk about real-life issues and truths about humanity. I have all copies of Paulo Coelho's books in my shelf. Nicholas Sparks is also an amazing writer. I like stories that would make me cry. I prefer tragic endings. BEWARE GTBIL FANS! Kidding, I will make sure you'll get that happy ending-- or not? (insert evil laugh here).

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

1. Swiss Knife
2. Rope
3. Lighter with flashlight

7. Are you considering a sequel?

No, unless I'll be writing Adventure. I don't know. It depends.

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

I've been a writer for as long as I could remember. Back in school, I did quite well. I have been part of the school paper back in high school. I also entered essay and poetry writing contests and received awards for it. When I graduated, I had that medal and certificate for the Best in Journalism award. I started working as a paid article writer when I was in 2nd year college taking up my first course. I still have the job now.

Writing articles and essays are very different from writing stories, though. In terms of structure, it is different. I have tense issues in my novels because it was rather easy to maintain the tenses in articles and essays compared to novels. I asked my professor about it a few days ago on chat, though. He said it's permissible to change tenses within the chapter, you just have to do it abruptly. I don't know. I'm not really confident in that area of my writing, but, I hope I get better at it. I am very used in writing Non-Fiction, may it be about mundane things, philosophical thoughts, or socio-political issues. Few years ago, I even published an experimental thesis on straw mushrooms and became a participant in Intel's Regional Research competition. Writing novels is new to me-- especially Romance. Maybe that's why writing on Wattpad excites me so much! It challenges me. I also received awards for Poetry writing. I have also been invited a few months ago to judge a Poetry writing Contest in a university.

What inspired me to become a writer? I don't know. I just ended up writing a lot and enjoying it!

Excerpt

"Okay, goodnight."

I sent my boyfriend, Josh, a reply when he said that he was just tired already and needed sleep.

No XOXO's, no ILY's, just that.

I'm somehow tempted to give in, though.

He is sleeping at 7PM? Who are you kidding?

I don't really know what got him so tired when he said he was just at home all day.

Maybe "someone" is keeping him busy!

Here I go again with my paranoia.

Book Trailer

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

BOTW - The Shadow Sisters


The Shadow Sisters

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

The Diesty is a secret organisation for the recruitment, and training, of spies. It owns many hidden basses, placed in strategic locations all over the world. One of these basses contains the children of the 'Natalya' project. Rose, Katie and Cass are three of these children.

Follow them on their journey to escape; as they discover themselves, what they can do and just what the world can be like.

They will face many things; from magic and the supernatural creatures of fairy tales, to the biggest business holders in the world, and everything in between.

"Run, run as fast as you can."
"Never stop, don't look back..."
"And hope, that you make a difference!"

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - It's Complicated


It's Complicated

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Ivy Edwards was finally living the life she wanted. No drama. No Boys. Nothing. Zilch. She had a supportive family and a lovely group of friends who will always be there for her.

What happens when she hears her mortal enemy, Aidan Xander, was back in town and was living under her roof? Will she let her past repeat again? Will she let herself be hurt again, be broken again and be nothing? Ivy promised herself she will never allow herself to be that girl and be so naive. What happens when the unexpected happens and disaster happens?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Secrecy - Book 1: Curse


Secrecy - Book 1: Curse

Teen Fantasy

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

When a young royal finds himself falling for the woman forbidden to him by his people, he breaks all convention to pursue her. Aiden, a newer king, gives his heart to a witch known as White Fay, and marries her despite his kingdom's wishes. Legend has it that mortals and witches can't conceive, but despite all the odds, Aiden and White Fay bring a young girl, Emily, into the world. But their bundle of joy brings forth a life changing backlash from the monarchy. The witch bloodline is nearly wiped out entirely, and the little girl disappears into obscurity, for a time.

Many years later Emily resurfaces, alone, unaware of her parent's identity, and cursed to live life as a wolf in the Dark Forest. Emily's curse only allows her to turn human for a short span of time. When she encounters a young man from the outside world who offers to help her find her parents, she takes him up on the offer. Will she be able to re-connect with her parents and find out the story behind their disappearance? And if she does, will she be prepared for the truth behind why they abandoned her?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - She's Trouble


She's Trouble

Teen Fiction / Fan-Fiction

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Marciline Demetrious is America's baddest bad girl. She's been sent to juvenile detention centers MUCH more than the average person. She got kicked out of EVERY school you could think of in America. From public school, to private school then to military school. She has a record in police reports in every state.

Because of this, her parents take her and her brother to England. There she meets Zayn Malik- Bradford Bad Boy, Cece Wiliams- the good girl and Liam Payne- the good boy. She soon befriends them.

Will she have a romance with the bad boy? Will she get into trouble and move again?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - Bitter Sweet Life


Bitter Sweet Life

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Natalie Hale has a past that not many people knows. She moved to a different state to start fresh and forget the past. But somehow her past caught up with her and started to haunt her. Will her new friends and new life able to cope up with the truth of the person who she was? Or, her past will drown her again just like before?

Click here to read the book.

BOTW - List #5

BOTW - Week 5:







Saturday, 8 June 2013

Win 1 of 3 Amazing Prizes!


Win 1 of 3 of these amazing prizes:

1.) A 3 Chapter Book Review by a professional editor
2.) $20 Amazon Gift Card
3.) A book cover by a professional designer

Refer 5 or more Wattpad members to join the CBY blog for a chance to win the prize.
The person with the most referrals wins.

Contest ends June 21st.

Hurry!



Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Author Spotlight - Indianwriter



He Showed Me Colors

Have you ever thought, how does it feel to be different? When you don't have what you want the most? 

We don't need eyes to see the world, it just need a heart and soul to praise the beauty of anything. 
Trust is never seen, its always felt. You cannot see love, you feel it. 

Meet Annabel Robinson, a 16 year old girl unknown about the world of colors. Annabel "Annie" had been blind since birth, she does not know how world's appearance is. Her mother and her best friend are the only ones who understand and value her. She has a complicated relationship with her father and love her brother dearly. Most people think her as freak, but she does not care. But somewhere deep down she does. But her world changes when Dean enters her life. A handsome boy who knows how to treasure real you in a person. He has made his aim to fill Annie's world with colors. 

Accompany Annabel in her journey of finding colors and Dean showing her the true meaning of colors.

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Interview

1. Please tell the readers a bit about yourself.

Hi friends, I am a 16 year old girl belonging to India. I am currently reading in 12th grade and aspire to be an Oncologist and a successful author. I have a very supportive and loving family and friends.I am really thankful to my readers, wattpad, Alecia Stone and CBY club for giving me this opportunity:) I am always up for making friends, just PM me on wattpad :) 

2. What types of books do you write?

I write Poetry, Romance, Non fictional(Personal experiences and interviews with wattpad authors), one fan fiction & short stories

3. How many books have you written?

Including poetry and stories, total 23. Some of them are ongoing series

4. What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

This year I had been looking forward to Dan Brown's Inferno which I have already got. In movies, I am excited about "Despicable Me 2" :)

5. What type of books do you enjoy reading?

Mostly Romantic books, detective books based on major ancient mysteries like Dan Brown's, Poetry, short paranormal stories.

6. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

 a) My family and friends (they are my soul/life!)
 b) My laptop with Internet and books too.
 c) Lots of chocolates...yummy!.. :D

7. Are you considering a sequel?

Right now I am focused on giving a good structure to the current book. May be in future, I may make a sequel :)

8. What inspired you to become a writer?

My Grandma and her sisters used to write and some are still doing so I think I inherited it from them. I think nature and my personal feelings inspired me to write and I was further encouraged by my family :)

Excerpt

I have always heard people bragging about the color of the dress they wear, their nail paint, matching clothes, matching shoes and so on. But they really don't know the value of these colors; they don't understand how they could be important for someone. They reject things on the basis of color. They can also reject a person who loves them if they don't look beautiful. But in truth, do they really know what the word beautiful really means?
They should ask the people who never really saw colors in their life. To that person who knows only black. Whenever they open their eyes, they only see darkness around them. Then they may value the importance of colors.
This is me Annabel Robinson "Annie".

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Calling All Artists!

Art Attack

CBY would like to present the new Art Attack page where CBY members who design book covers or make book trailers can showcase their work.

Click here to browse the work by these creative artists.

BOTW - Pen Pals


Pen Pals

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

A letter and a few memories were what changed their lives...

Sameer and Kate, two people living in two different continents were bound by letters.Once pen friends, struck by fate, now separated.

Years later, Sameer's niece Tiara finds a letter, one of many that bounded Sameer and Kate.

It was a hell of a discovery. A piece from the past of her favorite uncle, her best friend in the world. This discovery now leads her to set out on a journey which will change all their lives forever once again...

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BOTW - The Boy In Suite 121


The Boy In Suite 121

Teen Mystery / Thriller

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

It'll be fun, they said. You'll make friends, they said. But what they didn't say, is why she was being sent to St. Anna's Academy. Seventeen year old "troubled" Chelsey Hastings finds herself in stranded with four strange roommates at a creepy boarding school. While trying to adjust, she crosses paths with Jason who opens her eyes to a whole new world. The more time she spends with him, the more memories she seems to have. Ones of a time she can't remember. In search for the truth, Chelsey learns who she is, why she's there, and why she can't ever leave.

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BOTW - Got To Believe I Love


Got To Believe In Love

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Got to Believe in Love is a love story set in a university where Paulene meets Franz the rich kid and Ashton the band boy. Both wants to win her heart, but, will Paulene ever be ready to love again after her frustrating break up with her first love, Josh?

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BOTW - One For All


One For All

Teen Humour

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

When the lives of five different guys are intertwined leading them down a path where their wildest dreams come true they find that fame and fortune is not all they thought it'd be. There's as much bad as there is good. And when each of them have secrets and pasts that won't leave them alone they'll realize it's not all for one but rather one for all when it comes to being a band.

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BOTW - Six Strings


Six Strings

Teen Romance

Book Blurb from Wattpad:

Ela Woods has it all, well almost.  Perfect parents and a perfect best friend. She's the type of girl who keeps to herself.            

Until she finds herself stuck in between three guys. Her bestfriend, the popular jock and a mysterious guy who intrigues her.                                                          

But what happens if she loses the one she mostly cared about? Read over and find out what happens in a situation she keeps avoiding her whole life.

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BOTW - List #4

BOTW - Week 4: