From a bit of nudging, I've decided to post some of the things I have written up here like so many have :-| Oh well.
So far I have written four books, one I just finished earlier today. I'll post the blurb to my latest book. Tell me what you think :) Also, the very first part is a quote from the book itself.
‘I stared into his eyes, mesmerized. His eyes were a rich black, and they seemed to be able to pierce anything. Maybe they could. I opened my mouth to speak, and said, “I will join you…” His facial features grew happy and excited, but I wasn’t finished, “Over my dead body.” I spat.’
Jessica Parker has never been an ordinary girl, and neither has her school. You see, Jessica Parker goes to a boarding school for people with abilities that no regular human would ever have.
Even with a school full of people with abilities, highly trained teenagers that are three times as good as a spy, Jessica still stands apart.
But when someone she loves dies, everything changes.
Now she must fight for survival, and protect her school from harm, as well as herself and her loved ones from an old and powerful sorcerer that wants Jessica all to himself.
Follow Jessica Parker through this heart-wrenching, action-packed story of how Jessica Parker comes to be.
Edit: The book is called 'I Am Jessica Parker, This Is My Story'. The 'I Am Jessica Parker' part is what the series is called, if I ever end up making a series from it. :)
I'll post the blurbs to 'Untold' and 'The Protectors' if this thread goes anywhere. :) The one book I won't be posting any of is 'Night Sky' because its a continuation from another famous book series. :)
Edit again: I've decided to put Untold and The Protectors's blurbs on here too. Just to give you all more reading :D
Untold [the first part is a quote, the last part is a bit of the poem I wrote especially for this book] :
‘I suddenly felt free, as if a heavy burden had just been lifted off me. I could feel mum’s happiness along with mine. And then all I could feel was rage.’
Elyse Sandyie has never been an ordinary child.
The Sandyie family have always been strange and mysterious, and tended to keep to themselves when it came down to secrets.
Little does everyone else know; but the Sandyie family are not what they seem.
When Elyse discovers the true identities of her family, she discovers things beyond the imagination. She learns the ways of the Sandyie’s, and finds out her true destiny. Her time as being an amateur, however, is cut short when she is faced with her biggest challenge yet.
Join Elyse and her family for this year of action, romance, and gruesome stories.
Look into the sky; what do you see?
Open your mind, and maybe you’ll see.
The Protectors [First and last part are quotes]:
‘Their voices were dreamy, and the man in front of me had taken his cloak off. His hair was short and black, his eyes were dark blue, possibly electric blue, and to be honest; I was dazed.
They walked out of the circle, and they joined hands with the teachers, around the outside of us, and stared up into the sky.
‘Uh oh’ I thought, and followed their gazes.’
Some things are never as they seem to appear.
Or so that’s what Samantha Devona has learnt.
Samantha Devona was brought into the world, completely unaware of what fate had in store for her…until now.
Samantha and her four best friends, Rachel, Emily, Brigette, and Sky have been best friends since birth, they shared everything together…and on the week of their birthdays, they start having mysterious dreams.
But little did they know that their camping trip would change their lives forever.
Follow Samantha on her action-packed journey, as she uncovers the truth about her origins, and meets a handsome stranger.
‘He put his hand on my cheek, and looked into my eyes. I looked into his deep, blue eyes too. The next thing I knew, we were kissing.’
Oooh that sounds really really good fl! Definitely something I would read. ;D Well done with finishing it today. How long did it take you exactly?
Oh...I wasn't keeping track...from guessing, I would guess a few months. :)
love to hear some excerpts from any of them.
They certainly sound interesting, especially the Jessica Parker one. I've been a fan of magical schools ever since Harry Potter, and that fits the bill.
Well, just to start off with, I'll put the Preface's to both The Protectors and the Jessica Parker one. (can't be bothered to say the whole name).
“Run!” I yell.
“I’m not leaving you here!” they yell back.
“Yes you are!” I scream.
Seeing the look in my eye they resign and run, although I know they will be hiding not running, they would never leave me on my own, even if it got them killed.
‘The fire is getting closer,’ the voice tells me in my mind.
‘I can do this,’ I say.
‘Can you?’ It asks.
I hear screams from behind me; I turn around and my friends are dead. I know it will be after me next so I run even though I knew it would do me no good.
“You cannot fight me.” The cloaked man says, and I know he is right.
I sat upright and it was light. According to my clock it was 6am.
Since the day I was born I knew I was different.
I was smart for a newborn, and when I could walk my parents started training me.
By the time I started school I was well ahead of everyone else.
My parents are headmaster and headmistress of my school.
I know everything about every single person at my school, even though I shouldn’t.
I am smarter than all of my friends.
I go to a boarding school.
I have an older brother named Adam.
I am Jessica Parker.
WOW- I would love to sit and read both of those- that sound excellent !
*grins* thanks. My editor/aunty is going to go through both of them first, to fix unnecessary things, etc. Maybe THEN you MIGHT be able to read them :)
Unless of course they end up getting published. :P
don't tease us like that, its mean *pouts*
*laughs* sorry. I just have decided to be cautious of who reads it...at least before it's edited, etc. But even then...
There's some pretty bad stories that can put you off letting people read your stories BEFORE it's published. Did you hear what happened with Stephanie Meyer's book...uh...Midnight Sun? I read somewhere that she says she doesn't know whether she wants to keep writing it now. Long story short: someone posted it on the net, you see. A draft.
I feel sorry for her. It would break any author's heart if that happened, I reckon.
So yeah, just being cautious. :)
I like how you set up the preface for Jessica Parker . . . makes her sound all . . . superhero-ey!
cautious is goo, my writing is just so random and to crazy to understand what i'm going on about that no one would try to copy it.
Haha, well, that's definately a good thing.... |:| .... *tells self off for almost giving away a spoiler* |:|
Now you are just teasing :P
Maybe I like to tease. :) I've been known to do that before... *smiles innocently*
Would you like me to post a LITTLE bit from one of my books? Which book? I'm not choosing. :)
can it be a little bit from The Protectors because i honestly have no idea what is going on in it. ;D thank you thank you thank you
*chuckles* Okay, a reminder: I was reading this yesterday, and there may be some mistakes, etc....please ignore them, because this is this is the UN-edited version. Edited version yet to come...:) This is a dream that the main character, Samantha has in chapter 1. I might post the full chapter in there yet, or I might wait. I don't know, I'm annoyed with chapter one. (it has the most mistakes!) :P
One of them dragged me; I screamed out my friends names while they screamed too. I held back my tears and the man holding me whispered, “It’s the only way, sorry.” Then chained me to the ground, my feet and my hands, and walked away. I looked for my friends, and they were chained too. I was scared and confused by what the man had said to me.
It looked as though we are standing in a circle, but then I saw the men behind us and realized that we may be standing in a circle, until it occurred to me that we were actually in the circle.
They started chanting something, but I couldn’t understand them.
They stopped, and said in English, “It is time for the chosen ones to be awakened.”
What chosen ones? I was about to ask when they looked up into the sky. We followed their gazes. Bright lights, maybe not even lights, were hurdling towards us, and we could not run. I saw a fiery red, a glowing gold, a liquid-ish blue; and an-almost-invisible silver, but there was a fifth. I couldn’t figure out what colour it was until I realize it was all four.
The biggest one, the fifth one, hurdled towards me, I screamed …
What do you think? The dreams she has are significant towards....later in the book..? :)
I got a bit confused :P I think I spent too long trying to work out what you meant by the circle sentence.
But I'd like to see more because, well there isn't a lot there and . . . who cares about mistakes. MISTKAES ARE FUN & I LIKE EDITING!
ha, i can't edit my own work, i'm great at others but not my own, figger that one out..............................
yes the circle sentence was a bit confusing and the colour senctene was too until you say the fifth one was bigger.
i hope you understand that ;D
Have you tried leaving your work for at least a week and then editing, Shad? That is usually what I do because if you do it after you have writen it, you already remember what you have writen so your brain see's it as it thinks it is, not how it really is :nod:
*laughs* oh, I know you do.
*sigh* Do you WANT me to put the whole chapter in? :) I'm up for it...
I just found something so funny. I was going through my 'The Protectors' notebook, which also includes notes for The Protectors II. I was going through it, and then I found something that made me burst out laughing. In book two, there's a character in there named Elspeth...SCARY! I'm looking for a replacement name, as it is just too confusing. But don't you find it funny? This was done BEFORE I had even KNOWN about Obernewtyn, so I didn't copy. In fact, Elspeth is a Scottish name, and that's why it was there, since that person is Scottish. Her name is now Ealasaid, which is the Scottish Gaelic form of Elizabeth. *sighs in relief* That was quite a shocking discovery.
i can leave it four a montha nd then i'll work, a week isn't long enough, this is so random but one of my english teachers couldn't edit. i would go back and reread my work afterwards and go "There, that word is spelt wrong."
"Wrong usage of word"
very random but its funny, well strange, she is an english teacher she should have better editing skills. it was on all of my pieces too, there wasn't one were she didn't not mark something.
Haha yeah go for it :P
And I don't find that too weird. I actually know a few Elspeth's in real life, even one of my grandmother's was an Elsepth so I guess it always seemed a common name to me but my family is Scottish/Irish so maybe that is why 8-|
EDIT: Shad, ugh I sincerely think english teachers are just lazy these days. I use to purposely spell things wrong and use incorrect grammar just to see if my teacher even noticed or did anything and she never did :|
i do find it funny and i don't now many Elspeth but i know at least a dozen Rebeccas which is not even close to Elspeth but oh well.
i often repeat names, like Martin, i like that name not to mention my dog is called MArtin and so is one of my best friend's little brother.