Guest Post David Brown

Today I welcome David Brown to the blog. He wrote a guest post in which he shares the birth of Elenchera.
Birth of a New World

When I left school and headed for college to study English, History and Computing, I never envisaged creating a new world while I was there. Growing up I had always enjoyed fantasy. Films such as The Neverending Story, Legend, Willow, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth never ceased to enthral me and even today those films stand up as true escapism pieces.

In 1998 I spent my free time from studies on my brother’s Playstation. I used to just play whatever games he had but then I started branching out and trying some of my own. On a whim I bought the RPG Final Fantasy VII and it changed my life. It was my first experience of this series and after negotiating the opening few hours I was enjoying the game to an extent but then the story left the city of Midgard at the outset and took you into the wide world. I was blown away.

I eagerly snapped up Final Fantasy VIII when that came along and moving between the two games things slowly changed for me. This RPG series has gods that your characters can summon to aid them in battle. The creators have drawn on gods from world mythologies, such as Shiva and Quetzalcoatl, and I was fascinated to learn more about them. One god – Odin – led me down the path of Norse mythology. I read extensively, taking in such works as Sturlusson’s The Prose Edda. From there I embraced the Icelandic sagas and even read Beowulf. After a few months of Final Fantasy and Norse mythology, I had drawn a world map that became Elenchera.


Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman

Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Source: I received an ecopy from the author
All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship. 
But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams? 
Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

With Shadow of Time Jen Minkman has written an amazing and original love story. Shadow of Time is a very good read and I enjoyed every minute of it. 


Top Ten Tuesday #2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Tahleen @ The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks feature:
Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Yes I am going to try this again. I failed miserably last year when it came to read the books I really wanted to read because I read none. So I got a new list of the books I want to read this year in no particular order.

10) Feed and Deadline by Mira Grant - I still have not started reading this one *hangs head in shame*

9) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - I have heard very good things about this one so I really look forward to reading it.

Happy 2013!

Happy 2013 everyone!!!! I hope 2013 will bring you nothing but good things 
and some really amazing books.

So just to do a quick look what 2012 brought me was not so good. Thanks to a depression I did not meet any reading goal I set for myself....I failed them miserably to be honost.
For 2013 I am only going to challenge myself to read 75 books. No other reading challenges this year.

However I did however meet some amazing new authors last year! And read some amazing books.

I also got ome new followers and have reached over 200 followers this year *jeej* so thank you to all my followers. I feel a follower giveaway coming soon!

I can not wait to see what 2013 will bring!

Later today I will mention the books I am really looking forward to reading this year. And later this week I will tell you about the books I am looking forward to that are coming out this year.