Beginnings

Hello friends! I realize I haven’t posted any writing on this blog in a long time, and it just so happens that I stumbled upon a piece of flash fiction on my computer the other day that I found rather interesting. So without further ado, I’m going to drop it down here for your entertainment.

Let me know what you think!

There’s a certain kind of beauty found in secrets that exists nowhere else. And maybe that’s what drew me to him; I could already tell he was full of them. Or maybe it was his boldness, and the way he was so completely unaware of it. Like he thought the rest of the world also had no problem just walking right up to the Queen of England and striking up a conversation. Ok, so maybe I’m not the Queen of England, but that’s beyond the point.

You know how some people just have sparkles in their eyes? Well, his were like that. Like miniature suns allowed to exist as a constant assurance for those who needed it that there was always a light shining somewhere, even in the darkest of nights. You would see his eyes and smile, there was nothing complicated or unsettling about it.

But there was something complicated and unsettling about him, probably the same things that drew me to him. He was so unaware of the rest of world, the way they saw him, the things they thought of him. He didn’t adhere to their conventions. He was different. He was a mess.

None of that mattered when my cheek was tucked in the crook of his neck, my eyelashes brushing his collarbone, another attempt to get as close to him as humanly possible, another attempt to distract myself from the nervous flutters in my stomach that matched those of my eyelashes. And I would be so entranced, listening to his heartbeat, tracing the curves of his arms and hands that I could always hear it when he smiled. There always came a sigh before it. One that to me, signified contentment, wonder, and all the power stored in those little moments that took your breath away. Then I’d smile against his chest, my fingers still dancing across the skin of his arms as I whispered, “I love you.” I could always feel him shiver then as if it ran through both of our spines.

“You’re better off without me.”

He always had this way of ruining the moment, making me feel like the girl who’d climbed onto his motorcycle that first day, desperately searching for something, somehow thinking a troubled boy on a secondhand motorcycle was the answer. Well he wasn’t, and we both knew it.

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I’m Alive, I Swear

It’s been so long my dear friends! Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the excuses. Instead, just humor me and pretend to care as I give a brief life update.

Adulthood: I officially graduated from university (miracles happen). I’m a real adult these days. I pay bills and file taxes and even spent hours pouring over different healthcare plans today. I mean, I also spent a few hours watching Buzzfeed videos, but we won’t talk about that.

Location: Straight after graduation, I packed my bags, left the farm (kidding), and ventured out to the big city. Los Angeles, that is. I moved here for all the usual reasons, becoming an artist and changing the world and all that. What better time to be naive then my twenties?

Projects: So my “ticket” to Los Angeles was an internship at NBC, and a “plan” to become a screenwriter. To be honest I haven’t done that much screenwriting, but I have dedicated time to a few other artistic pursuits. I’m working on another novel, working title In Time. I started a food blog called eatsleepreheat which you all should check out. AND I got my first real guitar! I’m in love. With the guitar that is. #foreveralone. Anywho, this brings me to another major project: music. I started a Youtube channel that I intend to dedicate to it, as a means of forcing myself to practice. I’m hoping posting this will mean I’ll be too ashamed to stop posting, even when I’d rather watch Buzzfeed videos.

I hope you all check out my channel. It will consist of songs I’ve written as well as a few food related videos as a complement to eatsleepreheat. I’ll add a videos section to this blog so you can can see what I’m posting on there. I’m sure you’re just dying to see what sort of Oscar worthy gold I’ll be posting, so I’m giving you a sneak peak below. Fingers crossed to me doing a better job with the channel than I have with this blog 🙂

How to Get Your Heart Broken Blog Tour

How to Get Your Heart Broken

Hello friends! Today is the official kick-off for my book blog tour. Yepee! If you are interested in reading the promo material (author interviews, teasers, etc.) click on the blogs below.

A Dream Within A Dream 

The Golden Scribbler

The Bookwhore Diaries

What’s She Reading? 

And if you all would like to follow the rest of the tour, the dates can be found here.

All the love,

Rose

 

 

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How to Get Your Heart Broken Trailer

Hello friends! I can’t believe it is less than two weeks before How to Get Your Heart Broken gets released!! I am feeling ridiculously impatient. The only reason I don’t want to speed up the days is because I am currently on spring break (Ha!). Anywho, I have something to help us all get through the wait: the book trailer!

I made it myself (not to brag or anything 😉 ) so I am excited to share it with you all. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

All the love,

Rose

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.

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