Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

It’s been too long. So, I was thinking we could catch up, I could tell you all about my study abroad experience in Ireland and all of the exciting things I’ve been doing.

I was lucky enough to visit Belfast last weekend (or the weekend before…). There was good food and company, and lots of fascinating history. I’m sorry to say I did not take as many pictures as I normally do but as usual, I do have a lot to say.

We arrived in Belfast on a Friday evening, went to dinner and ended up at a pub called Robinson’s.  There was a bachelorette party going on there, as well as some live-music, and a poor girl who kept attempting to start a sing-a-long (stop trying to make fetch happen?!). Needless to say, that whole night was pretty entertaining.

Anywho, we went on a Black Taxi tour the next morning. I highly recommend doing one if you go to Belfast, you get to learn a lot about “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland from people that were in the midst of the conflict. Conflict in this area ended less than ten years ago, and everyone is still clearly dealing with the consequences. During the tour you get to see the Peace Walls, which are there to prevent conflict between two groups that really only live a few meters from each other.

We were also able to see Queens College that day, which is beautiful! At night there are cool lights, so I recommend seeing it then. We went to lunch at a cute café called Black Bear, and I had great mango-tango tea. It actually inspired my quest to discover/drink more tea (when in Ireland?).   We hung out at the Botanical Garden for a while since there was actual SUN and then spent a couple hours at the Ulster Museum. This museum is HUGE and also FREE so it was awesome.

Belfast is a little quieter than I expected for a capital city. However the people were lovely, the food was great, and the weather was a lot better than expected, so I definitely enjoyed my experience!

Thanks for reading and CHEERS! (not sure I’m using that in the right context but I’m still learning) 😉

A portion of murals in Belfast that display causes important to the community. This one was to welcome Syrian refugees

A portion of murals in Belfast that display causes important to the community. This one was to welcome Syrian refugees

You obviously can't tell from this picture, but this deer from the Ulster Museum was just really gigantic. It was called 'Giant Deer.' Now extinct. You're welcome.

You obviously can’t tell from this picture, but this deer from the Ulster Museum was just really gigantic. It was called ‘Giant Deer.’ Now extinct. You’re welcome.

HEART is FREE…for now

Hello friends! I wanted to let you all know that HEART is currently free!! However, it is only for this weekend. So if you’re interested in reading it, be sure to download it now because the price will go back up on Monday!

For those of you that do not have a kindle, you can download the Kindle App on your smartphone or computer (and lots of other devices) for free. So what are you waiting for? Whether you love HEART or you hate it, I appreciate all of you guys’ feedback, so please give it a chance and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading. Wishing you all the best Friday ever 🙂

Love,

Rose

HEART cover

*Click the cover image or the word HEART above to follow the download link.

HEART RELEASE (and teasers)

The day is finally here!! I’m so excited to be releasing HEART today. I want to say thank you to all of you who have helped make this happen by giving advice, helping publicize it, for following this blog, etc. I couldn’t have made it to this day without you all (holds Oscar up to the sky and wipes a delicate tear).

Anyway I’ve got teasers #4 and #5 for you all from the stories “We Met at Target” and “What Scares You.” I should also note that if you interested in finally reading some of How to Get Your Heart Broken there is a three-chapter excerpt included in this book!

OKAY here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011A4Z62G. The collection is only $.99! Buy it for yourself, gift it to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them, tell your friends and your weird uncle and your cat, shout it from the rooftops…

Okay, I’m done. I love you for reading this.

Rose

HEART We Met at Target Teaser HEART What Scares You Teaser

HEART: Teaser 1

Hello friends! As promised, I have a short teaser from HEART for you all. You can forward to two tomorrow and then the final three on Friday, to celebrate release day! This one is from the first story in the collection, which is called “The European Boy.” In case you missed it, check out yesterday‘s post for the official HEART Spotify playlist.That’s all for now, thanks for reading 🙂

Love,

Rose

HEART: The European Boy Teaser

Cover Reveal: HEART

Hello friends! I know you’ve probably been spending all of your time wondering about the status of HEART, so today I’m here to quell your fears. HEART is going to be released this Friday on Amazon!!!!!! I know it’s going to be really difficult to contain your excitement until then, so I’m going to be posting teasers all week! Today I’ve got the cover and the Spotify playlist for you all, so enjoy!

Love,

Rose

HEART cover

These are stories about first kisses, near death experiences, adventures in indie clubs, and European bucket lists.

These are stories about wanting love, searching for it, finding it, losing it, and beginning again.

These are stories about finding yourself and learning to be brave.

These characters are bonded together by the things they want, the things they’re afraid of, and the things they’re still trying to figure out.

This is about growing up but staying young. This is about HEART.

In this collection are 5 romantic short stories and a special preview of the author’s upcoming novel How to Get Your Heart Broken. 

Where Have You Been?

Hello friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but I’ve been doing pretty well with the other one! Anyone, I wanted to let you all know what I’ve been up to.

First of I started blogging for a digital magazine called Ennui. Yepee! I’m writing about all things related to books so check it out! One of the things I want to do on their is author interviews. So I am currently looking for YA authors that have recently published a work (both traditional published and self-published). So if you fit this description, be sure to comment below and maybe I can help you publicize your book!

In other news, I have dedicated this summer to writing (and being unemployed, obviously). I plan on finally releasing How to Get Your Heart BrokenI’m also working on writing another novel that I am REALLY excited about (more on that later)! And if you’ve visited my other blog, you will know that I’ve been working on an old manuscript of mine called Fallen.But RIGHT NOW, I’m fixin’ to release a short story collection called HEART. It’s coming VERY SOON (Jeez, I’m really sorry for abusing the ALL-CAPS but I just can’t contain my EXCITEMENT!). Anywho, HEART should be released in about a week. It’s a collection of romantic short stories in the young adult and new adult genre and it’s going to include an excerpt from How to Get Your Heart Broken. Of course, you all will be the first to know when it comes out, and I’ll probably spend the week bombarding you all with updates (forgive me). But get excited!!!!

Alright, that’s pretty much all I can think of for now. But I will talk to you all very soon, if you miss me be sure to visit me at my other blog. Or follow me on twitter, since I’m actually twittering pretty regularly now! Miracles do happen.

With love,

Rose