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Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of eleven T L Spencer turned to writing as a way to cope with her condition. Her vivid imagination and love of all things paranormal influenced her writing. T L Spencer enjoys all forms of literature and is currently studying at university, hoping to become a teacher.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

How to train your Dragon...

"Trolls exist! They steal your socks! "...

Maybe that is where all the odd socks are! ;)

The Persian Soap Sud: In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory of our dear feline Bubbles...

A grey mass of fur she stalked the garden,
Hiding beneath the trees,
Waiting for birds and enemy cats
That dared to cross her path.

Assortment of treats waited on the kitchen side
As she squished her tail in the water bowl.
With fussy eating habits Persian prerogative
Was to pester and torment.

She slept soundly by the glow of the fire,
Her tail too close to the flames.
Bubbles rested and dreamt of mice and of birds
As Nanna watched nearby on the chair.

She went her own way as many cats do,
Avoiding outstretched arms.
But she was always there to give you comfort
With loud and echoing purrs.

Though gone from our world, in our hearts Bubbles shall always remain.
May she be at peace xxx


Friday, 21 December 2012

Mystery

Here are the two most mysterious characters of Blood Prophecy: The Fated Three...  


Raphael: The Angel
The First Vampire



Magical Maidens

All characters need a little help at some point. Here are some pictures that helped me visualise my protagonists!
The magic of the Enchantresses!
 
 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Have a Disney Christmas!

With Christmas only FIVE sleeps away, it's time to break out all the Disney films you own. So, here I am counting my top ten!

TEN: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves


No Disney top ten can be anything without the Snow White, the first full length animated feature. Adapted from Grimm's tales, it is an adventure of magic, dwarves, evil step-mothers and a truly handsome prince.

NINE: The Hunchback of Notre Dame


A novel I have read only once, and immensely enjoyed, this film is a Disney retelling. The famous words within the first song 'who is the monster and who is the man' really makes an impact. The love triangle is deeply touching and the characterisation is superb.

EIGHT: Hercules



Hercules, though altered from the Greek myth, is a great addition to my top ten. I love Greek mythology and as a child, when my interest was evlving, I watched this over and over again. The creatures fascinated (and disgusted) me; they still do! The film is enjoyable for all ages and once again, the side-kicks and secondary characters take centre stage. Pain and Panic are hilariously funny, with Pegasus and Hermes coming a close second. The three fates are also really cool - though albeit really creepy.

SEVEN: Pocahontas


The historical figure gets her own place in my top ten with this brilliant action packed, freedom fighting adventure. Not be out done by the men, Pocahontas can run, climb and swim as well as any man; she is fierce, independent, intelligent, curious and peace loving. With her many side-kicks, including the wise Old Mother Willow, she goes on her own path.

SIX: Aladdin



Tigers, carpets and Genies, oh my! A wonderful story of triumph over adversity with that all so cautionary tale of 'be careful what you wish for'. The idea that who you are is much much more imprtant than what you are really comes through in this film, with poor Aladdin, the street kid, being the kindest of them all and power-hungry (not to mention very rich)  Jafar being the evil character. Thumbs up to the talking parrot :)


FIVE: Robin Hood


Such a fun film with some brilliant music. The rooster at the beginning, who remains to narrate the story? A stroke of genius. The fact that Robin is a wily fox? Funny. And Prince John as the spoilt and cowardly lion... Excellent! One of the best adaptations of the story.

FOUR: Sleeping Beauty



Grimm's fairy tale retold, Sleeping Beauty is a magical film. With evil witches and three squabbling old magical helpers who can't cook flying around, who needs any other form of entertainment? Not only this, you have the damsel and handsome prince.


BRONZE: Tangled
 


Tangled, a retelling of Rapunzel, is a fun and light hearted film. There is enough humour to keep us so called adults interested and it's childish enough for the kids. The characters are incredible and the reason why the film takes the Bronze medal. Maximus, the hound-like horse is simply superb and the bitchy step-mother is so evil, it's almost funny.

SILVER: Beauty and the Beast


Belle, the sacrificial lamb, gives up her freedome in order to rescue her father. She stays with a cursed Prince and instead of being the damsel in distress, takes one for the team and saves the day!

GOLD: The Lion King



This was my favourite film as a child, and even now it fills me with glee. Watching Simba and his friends kick some Scar and Hyena butt is very satisfying and with Timone and Pumba as side-kicks, Nala not far behind, where can the film go wrong?

Have yourself a merry Disney Christmas! What are your favourites?
Let me know!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Snow Dance

There appears to be a distinct lack of snow here in the north of England. I will be forced to do a snow dance.

As embarrassing as the concept may sound, it is actually rather fun and I encourage everyone to do the following:

1. Find some ice-cubes
2. Take several ice-cubes and stand infront of the toilet
3. Drop the ice-cube down the toilet
4.While the ice melts, chant 'Snow, Snow, Snow' as you spin round in circles.

It's really fun and keeps you entertained for ages. Yes, you may feel like a complete nitwit while your doing it but if no one's home, there'll be no one there to see you!

Happy snow dancing,
And a Merry Christmas!

The Enchantresses of Blood Prophecy: The Fated Three

Selene Giovanni: The first enchantress. Half angel, half vampire. She can control all elements and can read souls. Soul-mate to Gregori.

Aynia O’Connor: The second enchantress. Can see the dead and dying, is clairsentient and specialises in weaponry. She is the only enchantress that has the power of biokinesis. Soul-mate to Sariel.

Lalinn Crenshaw: The third enchantress. She is a seer and has an affinity with animals. Soul-mate to Dmitri.
All three are bound together...
Prophecy, The: Made at the beginning of time, it foretells of three women who will save the world from evil. It is guarded by the Angel Raphael.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Blood Prophecy:The Fated Three on Sale Now!

Available to Amazon Kindle, Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo and many more devices, my eBook is now available for download and priced: US $5.99 / GB £3.75 / EU €4.65 (RRP).

A novel full of magic, love, vampires and betrayal, Blood Prophecy: The Fated Three follows three young women bound together by fate plunged into a world of mystery and excitement, as a centuries-old prophecy begins to come true.

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t-lspencer@hotmail.co.uk  and then review my book! I love feedback.

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