Monthly Archives: January 2013

Teaser

I’ve never actually written a story before, of any kind, so be gentle. Its too long to post the whole thing so here’s a teaser from part of it. Hope you like it.

I awoke Wednesday morning to the sound of knocking. I rolled over and tried to fall back asleep but the knocking continued and it got louder. I sat up and looked at the clock; 6:00 was staring back at me. I walked out of my room and the knocking seemed to be coming from my door. That’s weird. I walked over and looked through my peephole. Dawson stood in all his six foot glory. Oh.My.God. How can someone look that good at 6am? It’s unnatural! He knocked again.
“I know you’re awake, I can hear you padding around in there”, he called through the door.
Annoyed, I went back to the bedroom and grabbed my housecoat. Making sure the chain lock was on my door I opened it and looked out.
“Can I come in?” Dawson asked, as if we were best buds.
“It’s 6AM.” I replied.
“And you’re clearly awake”, he said.
“No thanks to you”, I said annoyance dripping from every word. “I really don’t make a habit of letting strange men into my apartment.”
I went to close the door but he held it open with his hand.
“Strange? I’m hurt”, he looked amused.
“Do you always make it a habit of talking to the first girl you see after you have a fight with your girlfriend?” I said. It seemed like I struck a nerve because his expression changed.
“She’s not my girlfriend”, he replied a little curtly.
“Well you could have fooled me; I’m going back to bed.” I pushed my door a little harder until it clicked and then I locked the deadbolt. I looked back through my peephole and watched Dawson stand there. His expression was a mixture of surprise and amusement. I padded back to my room, but didn’t think I could sleep. I mean, what the hell was that? I grabbed a towel and headed for the shower.
I decided groceries were first on the agenda. The box of pop tarts I had left from my first shop weren’t going to cut it for very long and with it being so early I probably wouldn’t have to battle a throng of people. Sticking a pop tart in my mouth, I tossed on jeans and a graphic T and grabbed my backpack before heading out. As I walked out the front door of the building I heard someone call behind me,
“It lives.”
I stopped, turned, looked. Standing against the wall by the front door was Dawson. You have got to be kidding me. He was wearing dark wash jeans and a blue t-shirt that stretched over a well-muscled chest. My god, this man had the body to match the face. I kept walking, but I could hear him following me.
“Wait up, pop tart”, he said jogging up to me.
I stopped dead in my tracks and turned to face him. Chomping the rest of my pop tart, I stalked up and poked him in the chest.
“Look, I’m sure you’re a great guy, but this stalk-ish behavior is getting really old, really fast. You show up at my door at six in the morning like we’re somehow friends and then start calling me things like pop tart? Just leave me alone!”
“What else am I supposed to call you if you refuse to tell me your name?” he replied.
I stared up at him incredulously. Was this guy for real? I turned and started walking again.
“Where are you headed?” he asked.
I decided my best bet was to just ignore him.
“Oh come on, don’t be like that pop tart,” he continued with a smirk.
I glared at him.
“Look I’m sorry. Can you at least tell me your name?” he said.
I looked over at him and he was pouting. He stared at me with these big violet eyes looking like a wounded puppy. This was not fair.
“Alice”, I grumbled. “And I’m going grocery shopping.”
“Perfect”, he said, “Since I no longer have a kitchen, I could use some food. By the way, the grocery store is this way”, he added.
“I got that, thanks”, I said and stalked off to my right where he pointed.
This guy was infuriating.

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A Little Snippet

This book has gotten really good! I just felt like sharing this little snippet and maybe it’ll pique your interest enough to check the book out

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‎”Oberon was trying to silence Titania, but she would have none of it, turning her anger on him as well as Mab. “And I’d say any contracts they made are officially broken now. This will probably mean war.”
“War?” Something cold touched my cheek, and I glanced up to see snowflakes swirling in a lightning-riddled sky. It was eerily beautiful, and I shivered. “What will happen then?”
Ash stepped closer. His fingers came up to brush the hair from my face, sending an electric shock through me from my spine to my toes. His cool breath tickled my ear as he leaned in.
“I’ll kill you,” he whispered, and walked away, joining his brothers at the table. He did not look back.
I touched the place where his fingers had brushed my skin, giddy and terrified at the same time.”

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Fangirl Gushing

Ok, so I found out yesterday that one of my most favourite author’s is coming to a Chapters near me!! I’m not usually into stuff like this, but I’ve never met an author before and well, to say I fangirl squee’d in Chapters would be an understatement! But what’s the catch?! Well I need to be one of the first 400 people to buy this book on March 19th so I can nab an exclusive wristband and HOPEFULLY a 1st edition copy. I live in a really big city, so it could get ugly people, real ugly! I was going to pre-order the book so I was guaranteed a 1st edition copy since they all come with extra’s and I would be super bummed if I didn’t get one. Is it crazy that I am contemplating buying 2 copies so I can for sure be guaranteed a 1st edition?

Luckily I have that day off work, it’s a Tuesday, so I don’t have to feign sickness *cough* *cough* but I’m contemplating standing in the freezing cold at 4am… actually I’m contemplating going the night before but you can freeze to death up here, so that’s not really logical, he…he…he…. nope. If I can haul my ass out of bed early enough, I have to meet Cassie Clare. So much gushing! I super ❤ The Infernal Devices and can’t wait to see how it ends!

In OTHER news, I started a new book, The Iron King from The Iron Fey series. I had no idea what it was about, but I have come to learn it has to do with the Seelie and Unseelie Court and Queen Mab and Lord Oberon etc. Normally not a huge deal, but my best friend was in this huge production where she played Queen Mab, so I got pretty excited! The story isn’t the same, obvs, but I don’t really care. I’m really enjoying the first book so far. I’ve been book obsessed ever since the new year began. Go figure. It took me 2 months to finish one book, but as soon as January hit it was like my oxygen supply had run out and I needed air!! I’ve read 8 books so far and am on my 9th, I just can’t get enough of these paranormal YA romance novels hahaha. I’ve read my first YA dystopian novel and now I’m back into the fantasy. I think I’m going to really enjoy this year’s book selection! I’m pretty stoked for a bunch of new books coming out in the next few months!

Anyways, It’s about high time I go read! I’ve waited ALL day!!

~Ali.Kat

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New Beginnings

Well, I spent all morning trying to set this stuff up so I could write, but now that I’m sitting here I’m coming up empty. Do you introduce yourself on a blog? I’m not even sure how this works. If you actually do stumble upon my beginnings here, I can assure you this blog will probably change a lot as I go through and figure out how to use this website more. I can’t promise philosophical insight, but I’ll always be honest on here. I guess the purpose of this blog is because I need somewhere to write everything in my head.  Sometimes I feel like I could write a book about my life and have it sit in the fiction section of the library. So welcome to Tempest in a Teacup.

~Kat

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