Thursday, 19 October 2017

Countdown to My Zombie Wedding Release - Day Three!

Today is all about Pinterest! I love using Pinterest during my writing process, to give me visuals of scenes, characters, or images I'm creating, and so I can share them with readers once the book is finished. I have Pinterest boards for each of the main characters (see below) and I also have a general inspiration board for My Zombie Fiancé.

My Zombie Wedding also has a general board, which you can view a preview of here:

My Zombie Wedding

Some of the images will make more sense in the context of the book, but included are: Kit's ai tattoo, Kit and Edward's wedding outfits, and the flowers in Kit's wedding bouquet (flower symbolism, y'all).

If you'd like a bit more of a visual tour of the Undead Canadian world, here are the boards for each character:

Mariel (Edward's mentor)
Bone (Edward's ex boyfriend)
Boo (Edward's undead cat)
Winston (Kit's cat)

Learn more about the Undead Canadian Series here.

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Day Two

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Countdown to My Zombie Wedding Release - Day Two!

Looking for a way to distract myself, I flipped through my notebook, double checking that I still knew how to accurately draw a few of the runes I hadn’t used yet.

The ‘moon’ stave was supposed to prevent hauntings. It was one of several staves that offered protection from the supernatural, and I hadn’t used this particular one yet. Partially because it was supposed to be drawn on a fox pelt with blood from my ring finger, and I wasn’t especially keen to do either of those things, but I wanted to be able to draw any of the staves from memory, in case I ever needed them.

I was still practicing when Kit came home.

“Finally using one of my adult coloring books?” he asked, setting his bag down and giving my forehead a kiss. “It’s relaxing, isn’t it?”

I held up a finger, indicating I needed a minute. I had to concentrate while I finished the rune; the notebook hadn’t said anything about it, but leaving a rune unfinished felt dangerous to me. Drawing the last few lines, I looked up at him. “Working on my staves, sorry. Though it is kind of relaxing.”

Kit made a face. “Kind of creepy, more like.”

“How is it creepy?” I asked.

He wrapped his arms around himself and made a shivery noise. “You know, ghosts and stuff.”
I raised an eyebrow at him.

He laughed, giving me a playful nudge with his elbow. “Oh, shut up. No one likes a smartass. I’m making goulash for dinner; does that sound okay?”

“Better than being a dumbass, I guess. Goulash sounds amazing.” His food was always amazing, and I felt especially blessed that he made it for me, because he couldn’t eat more than a mouthful or two. “How did I get so lucky?”

Taking groceries out of his bag, Kit grinned at me. “You ask me that all the time, and my answer’s always the same. I guess we were just...meant to be.”

I got up and squeezed his hand. “I’m glad you feel that way.” I just wished he hadn’t had to die in order for us to be together.

“What, don’t you?”

“Of course I do. Don’t mind me; I’m just in a funny mood.”

He put his—cool, as always—hand on my forehead, frowning a little. “You do feel a little warm.”
“I always feel warm to you.”

He grinned. “All right, true. But I’ve gotten pretty good at telling the difference between when you’re warm and when you’re warm. Why don’t you go lie down for a few minutes? It’ll be a while before dinner’s ready.”

“Yeah, I think I will. Thanks, Kit.” I gave his hand another squeeze, then gave him a full, lingering hug, wanting to have more contact with him.

“Not that I don’t appreciate the love, but...are you sure you’re okay? Did something happen?” He stroked a thumb down the back of my neck, soothingly, and I leaned in to him.

“I’m fine,” I reassured him, reluctantly leaving his arms after giving him a final kiss on his jaw. “Just tired.” I hated lying to him, but there was no sense in both of us being frightened of something I couldn’t even explain.

“Well, shoo. I’ll come get you when dinner’s ready.” He gave me a gentle, playful swat on the behind before turning his attention back to the meal preparation. He loved cooking—and baking, of course—and it was a shame he couldn’t enjoy much of what he made himself.

I must have been more exhausted than I’d realized; I lay down on our bed, closed my eyes, and woke to Kit telling me the food was ready.

I dimly recalled having strange dreams, but I couldn’t remember what they’d been about. 

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Day One

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Countdown to My Zombie Wedding Release - Day One!

Any city is bound to collect restless dead. Armed with the notebook of Icelandic magic his ex boyfriend, Bone, gave him, Edward Grey has been tasked with removing troubled spirits or finding ways for the living and the dead to coexist in harmony. Between planning his wedding with his undead Canadian fiancé, Kit Ward, and his continued studies as a medical student, Edward didn’t need another commitment, but he can’t turn away people who are frightened or in danger.

A particularly vicious ghost gives Edward an ominous warning—theyre coming—and a few days later Edward’s notebook is stolen from him. While he’s attempting to find it, he and his mentor, Mariel, are confronted by a very powerful necromancer and barely escape with their lives.

On the run, Edward is pursued everywhere he goes, until the necromancers following him manage to capture Kit.

Edward’s hunt for his kidnapped fiancé will take him to the underworld and beyond.

Learn more about the Undead Canadian Series here.

The piece of music Edward can't remember the name of is Chopin's Nocturne No. 2 in E flat Major. I struggled a bit to come up with Edward's wedding music - I considered Victor's Piano Solo from The Corpse Bride (one of my favourite pieces of music) but my wife and I decided it was too sombre for a wedding - even Edward's wedding. We decided Chopin was the way to go, and Edward having a nocturne seemed perfect. I wanted Kit's wedding song to be modern, but still harmonious with Edward's music. My wife is a cellist and told me about several cello groups that play modern music. As soon as I saw "We Found Love" and looked at the lyrics, I knew that was the one! As for the other two pieces on this playlist - the Can-Can and In the Hall of the Mountain King...remember the last line of the blurb, about the underworld? I can't give away too much, but let's just say...they're related.

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Monday, 9 October 2017

The Dragon's Gift, A Lesbian Tale - Angora Shade

Curl up this Fall and get your Halloween vibes going! "Choose Your Pleasure: The Dragon's Gift, A Lesbian Tale" is releasing October 11th, 2017!

 In this unique title, you become the main character, the story design yours to create. In addition to the original story thread, there are multiple new pathways to choose from, five different love interests, and a dozen possible endings. Will you find a happily ever after, a content existence, or a situation that completely surprises you? The choice is yours.

"You," the college student, have been in love with Maxine as long as you can remember, but Maxine is straight, isn't she? Despite feeling you have little chance, you sit through Maxine’s latest theatre performance about a dragon to show your never ending support as her best friend. Besides, Maxine’s promise of a surprise for you following the show has piqued your interest. But what happens at the show? Do you bump into an old flame, meet a busty beauty, connect with a curly haired stranger, lose your sanity, or curl up next to the love of your life? In the dark, under the stage, inside a restroom or a bar, the allure and desire for a happy ending is within reach... Choose wisely.

This book contains graphic descriptions of intimacy and is intended for an adult audience. 

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Coming to Amazon November 30th, 2017 

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 Angora Shade is an American author living in what she lovingly refers to as "Sheep Shit Nowhere" Europe. In an attempt to add some spice to her small town life, Ms Shade began writing explicit erotica as a form of entertainment. Exploring the boundaries of acceptable sexual literature, she often seeks to create stories that not only entertain others, but also expose and push against the negative stigma surrounding sex in modern day society. She believes that sex, in literature, art, personal thought, and physical nature, should be celebrated and expressed freely and as easily as any God given freedom. Her favorite themes in writing include revenge, self discovery, alternative materials for love play/bdsm, as well as anything that produces a good tingle, sizzle, or laugh. When not writing, Ms Shade enjoys red wine, travel, dancing, classic cartoons, baking, and creating fine art.

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