My 2013 Year in Review…

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2013 has been a big year where my world just keeps on growing…. I started this Blog, got back into writing Poetry, continued my Studies in Nursing, Connected with some amazing people across the five oceans (with some I am hoping to meet face to face in 2014)…. plus some significant people from my past, lost a few dear loved ones who’s journey has left this world…, had a few new life’s born into our family, had a few loved ones had major surgery and illness…..and throughout all of this I’ve danced, sung songs (badly so I’ve been informed), laughed, cried, loved, lost and got back up again!

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And whilst sitting here on New Years Eve and in the theme of my Blog….below are my Top Reads, Music most listened too, Poetry & Poets found, plus some Fan Fiction, and some Movies I’ve watched n enjoyed throughout 2013!

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My Top 5 Reads of 2013:

  1. Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
  2. Forged in Dreams & Magick by Kat Bastion
  3. The Sullivan Series by Bella Andre
  4. Masters of the Shadowlands Series by Cherise Sinclair
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Debut Novels + New Authors to watch – (They are all on Amazon):

  • The Muse Unlocked by Chris Kuhn
  • Out on Business by Lisa Fulham
  • Perfect Pleasures by Cameron Lincoln
  • TouchStone for Play by Sydney Jamesson
  • An Acute Arraction by AJ Walters
  • Finding Loves Wings by Zoey Derrick
  • Starstruck by Paige Thomas
  • Snow, a winters romance by Mark Davis
  • Saviour by Lesley Jones
  • Cougar Diaries Series by Aoife Brennan
  • Restraint by PJ Bayliss

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Stunning Artwork

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Some Exquisite Poetry:

# You can click on their Names to read their entry in a “Poetry Challenge” I ran and/or on their Blog name to view their Blogs…

# Also here is a Poem I wrote this year in a “Poetry Challenge” held by V0Ella

Battled-Heart-Deb-Lane

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Music enjoyed:

# Albums:

  • Ed Sheeran – +
  • Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • REM – Around the Sun
  • The Killers – Age & Day
  • Muse – The Resistance
  • Powderfinger – Fingerprints & Footprints
  • Coldplay – Mylo Xylto
  • Yael Naiim – Yael Naiim
  • Sia – Best of…
  • Crayola Lectern – The Fall and Rise Of…

# Songs:

  • The Waifs – London Still
  • The Audrey’s – Oh Honey, Don’t change
  • The Lumineers – Hey Ho
  • Lorde – Royals, Team
  • London Grammer – Hey Now, Strong
  • Florence + The Machine – Spectrum, Never let me go, You’ve got the love
  • Birds of Tokyo – Lanterns & This Fire
  • Regina Spektor – On the Radio, Fidelity
  • Lisa Mitchell – Edge of my dreams, Clean white love, Oh! Hark!
  • Kate Miller-Heike – The last day on earth, Caught in the crowd, Sarah
  • Goyte – Somebody that I use to know, Heart’s a Mess
  • Birdy – Wings, Skinny Love, People,e help people
  • Pomplamoose – If you think you need some lovin, Another Day, Vie En Rose
  • Feist – 1234, I feel it all
  • Little Birdy – Bodies, Summarise, Hairdo
  • Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
  • The Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love, The littlest birds
  • Angus & Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane, For you, Hold On
  • The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine, C’est La Mort, Falling
  • Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait, The Cave, Little Lion Man
  • Alabama Shakes – Hold On
  • Beth Orton – Stolen Car, She cries your name
  • Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran – Everything has changed
  • Christina Perri – Arms
  • Paramore – The only exception, Decode, I Caught Myself
  • The Killers – Mr. Brightside, Somebody told me, Runaways
  • Muse – Starlight, Madness
  • The Fray – Love Don’t Die
  • Imagine Dragons – Demons
  • John Legend – All of Me

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Movies watched:

  • The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man III
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Elysium
  • Flight
  • The Call
  • Pacific Rim
  • Identity Thief
  • Heat

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Fan Fiction read:

# Random Cran (Miss Cranberry)

# Morgan Locklear (MOG)

# MeilleurCafe (SerendipitousMC)

# MG2112 (Avi Footwear Goddess)

# Sweet Dirty Draco

# Gothic Temptress (Blantant Oddities)

# Raum (Raum Tweet)

# Anais Mark

# Writing Babe

# Mostly a Lurker

# Cosmogirl7481

# Sydney Alice

# Silly Bella

# Just Duckie

# Anna Lund

# Deb24601

# Jaxon22

# The Fic Chick

# TKegl

# Vancouver Canuck Girl

# Ms Kathy

# Sunflower Queen

# Afonz

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Words on Twilight Fan Fiction…

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When I originally heard about the “Twilight Series” I thought it was a movie for teenagers….a few years passed when a friend invited me over for a Movie Night and I watched the first DVD in the Series and became instantly intrigued!

I then went out and purchased the Book and read it straight through….I then had to know what was going to happen next so immediately purchased the remaining books and read the whole Series within a week!!!

The Fourth Movie “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” was due out at the end of that year so after reading all the Books in the Series I also purchased and watched the other DVD’s to the Series!

From there I heard about the Books “Fifty shades of Grey” and how E. L. James had written on this thing called Twilight Fan Fiction – at the time I thought this was an interesting concept, but never looked into it.

I then found and fell in Love with Sylvain Reynard’s Books – “Gabriel’s Inferno & Rapture”,  and Googled him as I wanted to read more of his works……this lead me to Twitter & Goodreads, where the world opened up to a whole new world of very talented people and thus finding out more about Twilight Fan Fiction and many other Authors who started out from there!!!

Some of my Favourities to date are:-

  • E. L. James – Fifty Shades of Grey Triology
  • Sylvain Reynard – Gabriel’s Inferno & Gabriel’s Rapture
  • Alice Clayton – Wallbanger, The Unidentified Redhead & The Redhead Revealed
  • Debra Anastasia – Poughkeepsie, Crushed Seraphim, Bittersweet Seraphim & Shackled
  • Kahlen Aymes – The Future of our Past & Don’t forget to remember me
  • J. M. Darhower – Sempre
  • Sarah M. Glover – Grave Refrain
  • Tara Sivec – A Beautiful Lie, Seductions & Snacks, Futures & Frosting and Troubles & Treats
  • Christina Lauren – Beautiful Bastard & Beautiful Stranger
  • Jennifer Lane – Streamline
  • Morgan & Jennifer Locklear – Exposure

# Check out www.TwiFanFictionRecs.com for others…

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Some others that aren’t yet published but have captured me are:-

# Random Cran (Miss Cranberry)

# Morgan Locklear (MOG)

# MeilleurCafe (SerendipitousMC)

# MG2112 (Avi Footwear Goddess) 

# Sweet Dirty Draco

# Gothic Temptress (Blantant Oddities)

# Raum (Raum Tweet)

# Anais Mark

# Writing Babe

# Mostly a Lurker

# Cosmogirl7481

# Sydney Alice

# Silly Bella

# Just Duckie

# Anna Lund

# Deb24601

# Jaxon22

# The Fic Chick

# TKegl

# Vancouver Canuck Girl

# Ms Kathy

# Sunflower Queen

# Afonz

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