“The idea is not to think at all, just let things flow. You already know what you’re going to write, the hardest part is writing it down, and the brain is a powerful thing; you just got to learn how to use it to the best of your ability.” ~ Ellie Williams

31 Aug 2014

Game of Thrones



WARNING: - This Review does contain Spoilers for those who haven’t seen it. For those of you who like Spoilers and look forward to seeing them so they can look forward to them when watching the programme – Continue Lol :P

A quoted by Wikipedia:-


Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. The episodes are mainly written by Benioff and Weiss, who are the executive producers alongside Martin, who writes one episode per season. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Scotland, Croatia, Iceland, the United States, Spain and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. Two days after the fourth season premiered in April 2014, HBO renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.


The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm's deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment.


Game of Thrones has attracted record numbers of viewers on HBO and obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, although its frequent use of nudity, violence and sexual violence has attracted criticism. The series has won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in both Long Form and Short Form, and a Peabody Award. Among the ensemble cast, Peter Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Tyrion Lannister.



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Main article: List of Game of Thrones episodes


Game of Thrones roughly follows the three storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire. Set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, the series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm's noble families for control of the Iron Throne. As the series opens, additional threats emerge in the icy North and in the eastern continent of Essos.


The novels and their adaptation derive settings, characters and plot elements from much of European history. A principal inspiration for the novels were the English Wars of the Roses (1455–85) between the houses of Lancaster and York, reflected in Martin's houses of Lannister and Stark. Most of Westeros, with its castles and knightly tournaments, is reminiscent of High Medieval Western Europe. The scheming Cersei, for instance, calls to mind Isabella (1295–1358), the "she-wolf of France". She and her family, as depicted in Maurice Druon's historical novel series The Accursed Kings, particularly inspired Martin. The series also combines such varied inspirations as Hadrian's Wall (which became Martin's great Wall), the fall of Rome and the legend of Atlantis (ancient Valyria), Byzantine "Greek fire" ("wildfire"), Icelandic sagas of the Viking Age (the Ironborn) and the steppe nomads (a more primitive version of the Mongol hordes) (the Dothraki), as well as elements from the Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) and the Italian Renaissance (c. 1400–1500). The series' great popularity has in part been attributed to Martin's skill at fusing these disparate elements into a seamless whole that appears credible on its own terms as an alternative history.


"The Sopranos in Middle-earth" is the tagline showrunner David Benioff jokingly suggested for Game of Thrones, referring to its intrigue-filled plot and dark tone combined with a fantasy setting. In a 2012 study, the series was listed second out of 40 recent U.S. TV drama series by deaths per episode, with an average of 14.



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Favourite Episodes:-

Coming soon…



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For my favourite characters



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My Review: -


Now I was sceptical of this too in the beginning that I didn’t watch it straight away. My Hubby and I came into it on the end of the 2nd season. Once again we were listening to what some friends were saying and again I will not judge my reviews on what others tell me but by experience only.

So I’ve watched every episode from season’s 1-4! Lol I love Game of Thrones, it’s the best TV series I’ve ever seen. I haven’t yet read the books but I have all of them and when I get a clear slot in my BY2R (Books Yet 2 Read) list, I will get right on them.


True Blood



WARNING: - This Review does contain Spoilers for those who haven’t seen it. For those of you who like Spoilers and look forward to seeing them so they can look forward to them when watching the programme – Continue Lol :P

As quoted by Wikipedia: -

True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries Series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centres on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.

The show was broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States. It was produced by HBO in association with Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. The series premiered on September 7, 2008, and concluded on August 24, 2014, comprising seven seasons and 80 episodes. The first five seasons of the series received generally favourable reviews, being nominated for and winning several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

True Blood was renewed for a seventh season, later announced to be the final one, which premiered on June 22, 2014.

Main article: List of True Blood episodes: -

The fictional universe depicted in the series is premised on the notion that vampires exist, unbeknownst to the majority of humans until two years before the series premiere, when the creation of synthetic blood ("Tru Blood") by Japanese scientists allowed vampires to "come out of the coffin" and reveal their existence to the world on the basis that they no longer need human blood to survive. This so-called "Great Revelation" has split the vampires of the world into two camps: those who wish to integrate into human society (aka "mainstream") by campaigning for citizenship and equal rights, and those who think that human-vampire co-existence is impossible because it is in conflict with the inherently violent nature of vampires. Throughout the series, other supernatural creatures are introduced, among them shapeshifters, werewolves, faeries, witches and a maenad.

The series revolves around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic human-faerie hybrid known as a halfling (not to be confused with similarly named, but unrelated creaturesfound in other fantasy works). Sookie is a waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Sam is a shapeshifter, though this secret is kept hidden from most of the town. Other characters include Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps to take up residence in his former home following the death of his last remaining relative; Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Sookie's tough-talking but insecure best friend; Sookie's womanizing brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten); thousand-year-old vampire and Sheriff of Area 5, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård); and Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), a short order cook, drug dealer, road crew member and medium.

The show explores several contemporary issues, such as the struggle for equal rights, discrimination and violence against minorities and homosexuals, the problems of drug addiction, the power of faith and religion, the control/influence of the media, the quest for identity and the importance of family.

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Now I was sceptical on the beginning; I never watched it straight away. It was only that so many of my friends on Facebook were constantly writing about it on their status’ that I finally decided to give up the ghost on the subject. Not be interest I might add.

I also have to say that I can’t really judge on anything because the whole reason I didn’t give it a go in the first place was because I heard someone say that it was like Twilight but erotica; that sort of put me off. But now, I’ve learned to never listen to what people say about something without personally experiencing it yourself.

So I did, I have and I am…

I have watched True Blood right up to Season 7 – Episode 8 so far. I am waiting now to watch the 9th episode tomorrow night (1st Sept 2014). I understand that America have already seen and viewed the finale so I have not gone on facebook at all, making sure I don’t see what my American Friends have to say about it Lol

My review: -

I love the characters; they are all so perfect in the whole world that is ‘True Blood’. 

I must say that Jason Stackhouse has to be one of my favourite characters. He’s so simple love him, his whole life revolves around his looks, his sexual appetite and family and friends. He’s really got a heart of gold, just not the smartest tool in the shed Lol

I will give True Blood a 7/10 (so far, due to unseen finale).

I like things that shock me, that keep me on my toes and writings that make me think. Although True Blood isn’t a mental drama, you did on more than one occasion sit back and try and predict the end of the episode because of the twists involved. I’m terrible for looking for flaws in TV and I must say that the only thing that annoyed me was Sookie and her constant love rollercoaster. I know the intention of Charlaine Harris was to make Sookie as adventurous and as interesting as possible but sometimes her antics were just too much like Lol

I guess I preferred Sookie with Bill Compton, and not just because he seemed like the only one who truly loved her, but because they did fit together perfectly. Real life husband and wife! That also makes it even hotter Lol. Should have lasted a lot longer I think.

Sookie and Eric Northman? Emmm not so hot. She doesn’t look like his style at all, his type! But their love scenes could have been better still. Sort lived so not so bad.

Sookie and Alcide Herveaux? Another meeting I wasn’t sure was right. She’s totally not his type! He likes rough biker chicks, not southern bells in flannel dresses Lol Am I right? Haha. Sort lived of course like most of Sookie’s relationships.

Sookie and Macklyn Warlow! WTF!!! When did Sean Slater because so hot with evil sex appeal! I missed this episode and I’m waiting to watch it again when Sky update the boxset because I didn’t see their scene together in fairyland, we had a power-cut :(

At this point in the story I don’t know if there is anymore Lol ~Rolls Eyes~


26 Aug 2014

The Things you'll find in back-packing land

My first short story about two fresh out of high-school teenage girls, Abigail Hartington and Tazmin Eden, whom decide to go on a 3 month back-packing trek around the world before College starts; and before they begin their lives as Law Students. 

But what started out to being the most amazing holiday ever turns into the biggest smack in the face too. Abigail discovers a whole new side to her life, a family, her family! Her face on a missing person’s poster from years and years ago. 

But it couldn’t be her; could it? 

Her parents adopted her legally! 

They told her everything there was about her adoption to them. She knew where she came from, what adoption agency completed the adoption, why her real parents had to give her up. They wouldn’t lie to her would they? 

Abigail’s holiday quickly turns into a trip of self-discovery when she goes in search of her real family and finds so much heartache that could ruin her paradise life, and her perfect relationship with her adopted parents; the Hartington's.

The Reapers - Collaborated with new Author; Sylvia Williams

Mother and Daughter duo, Sylvia and Ellie Williams.

Ellie & Sylvia
KMJ

Cover created by Author, Katie Mayo Jackson 

Book Blurb: 

     Think Snatch vs Repo Men & Hereafter and you have your choice of belly jumping, heart-warming moments, and your doses of crazy and bizarre fun.
Jason (Jase) Ramsey, a lone-shark they call the Reaper, employed by the mob bosses of London, a debt collector; the hard kind. His partner and brother was murdered leaving him even more bitter and twisted than he was before, he’s forced to take his nephew under his wing, but his nephew Christopher is your average nerdy boy, not strong enough for the type of work Uncle Jase has in mind for him; Chris vomits every job he takes him on and literally can't stand it. Jase being uncompromising forces him to join him on jobs, in hope that it'll harden him up but he's not getting it.
It’s not long before Jase gets what’s coming to him. He’s ambushed by police on the job and there's a police chase resulting in his accidental death; or was it?
Chris is left alone once again. But a stronger more well-adjusted young man he goes on his new lease of life and furthers his education as a Student Doctor, but his life soon takes a turn when his Uncle comes back! Chris finds he’ll become a reaper after all, but of another kind.
Whose soul will pay for the sins of the body when the influencer becomes the influenced and the once reaper becomes the victim of cruel torment from the under-world?
Will Jase repent?
Will Chris finally escape the clutches of his evil Uncle and his cruel predominance?
How many people have to die before it’s too late?

The Arc

Cover combined by Ellie Williams. Artistry by Chanpipat, ID#10078692 & Salvatore Vuono Image ID 10016771. (Free Digital Photos*Net)

Captured

Captured – Not just a Erotica, or your average Romance, Thriller, Drama Genre.

How would you find love in this story? I hear you ask. Well! It’s about a series of stories told by the unfortunate victim’s relatives and /or the fallen victims of Human-Trafficking.
Eve; newly wed to Huw Eccelston, finds herself in the inescapable grips of launderer, Human-Traffickers on her honeymoon in the Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora; the French Polynesia.

Unable to save her husband she’s dragged straight to hell on a boat out to sea, presumingly leaving her husband to death.

Eve was not seen or heard from again for 3 years. – Take a journey into her soul as she tries to survive. See things through her eyes and the other victims who share her fate.

My First Love of Everything - Alexander the Great

This book is still in production and most likely until next year (2015).
I have dedicated this book to my son, my prince, Alexander Evan, whom I miss more than words can ever say, and love more than life itself.
Alex is the reason I became an Author at all; I will make him proud, I hope, with this book.
I will tell you his story….