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I'm taking a delivery for one of my guys. The delivery guy rang at 5.30 to say he'd be here at 6. It's now 7 and I rang him, to be told he left 2 minutes ago and will be here in 15mins. No "I'm sorry" no nothing. Just "yea I'll be there an hour and 20mins after when I told you I'd be there". As though it was normal, and fine... 
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My flat's surrounded by lilac trees, and I have the windows open with the sun hitting the lilac. It smells wonderful, and lilac is one of my favourite scents :D
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Michael: "The fact that I want to punch half these characters until they don't exist any more really is a credit to you and your writing."

:D They're really just not his personality types and apparently I've captured them really well in Feathered Touch yay :D
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I'm hoping for a happy birthday this year, if all goes to plan then I'll release Feathered Touch that week and I should get the nice big royalty cheque from my side-project just before :D <Happy dance> It feels good to have my hard work starting to pay off. 
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I'm still completely wiped out and drained, being burnt out sucks. It's a damp grey day, but I have some errands that will get me out and about in the city. That'll be good for me mentally,but bad for my very sore, achy knees. 

I'm on the up though :) I might poke at the spin-off series purely because it'll give me insight into the world and those side-characters. I'm still figuring out the opening bits for Shadow Strings, so I'll probably screw around with some random scenes and such. Oh and of course, I have a good few thousand words to do on the side-project stuff. 
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Oooo :D Maybe this knee thing isn't so bad after all lol
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What I've Learned On My Writing Journey So Far.

Feathered Touch (book 2 in my dark urban fantasy series Wyrd Bound) is in my editor’s hands right now. Given I’m trying to recover from being burnt out (I’m making progress) I’m doing a lot of thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going. Naturally, that includes my writing...
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I love XKCD and this one is just fantastic :D
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Opinions Please!!

What do you think happens in this scene? I'm having a discussion with my darling editor as to whether I've pulled off what I wanted or not. 

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His voice was a hoarse whisper as his eyes met mine, shining jade. A blush crept over his cheeks and he leaned back against the tree. “Pardon me, I had no wish to overstep my mark”

A flicker of a smirk crossed his lips. It had been so long since we had enjoyed our little dance. I grazed my teeth over his throat, bringing his shoulders to tense and a quiet whisper of a moan to escape his lips. His hands went to brush over my hips causing me to step backwards and raise an eyebrow at him. He lowered his eyes. “Please?”

“Soon.”

I wasn’t ready for him to take any pleasure in me, not just yet. I took my time removing his shirt, following my slow progress with hard kisses and gentle bites. His breathing was growing more shallow and his body more tense, he couldn’t help letting out a breathy “please” a few times. Each one made my heart skip a beat. I wanted to savour it, to have him beg. I didn’t know if I could wait that long, though, I needed him as much as he needed me. I pressed his bare back into the rough bark of the tree, his tongue flicked over his lips as he held my gaze, challenging me. I allowed the tips of my claws to shift as I dragged my fingers down his abs, a yelp of delighted pain brought pleasure to my ears.

I whispered, “You may,” into his ear when I could bear my own teasing no longer.

He was slow, careful, tender, and aggressive all at once. His hands worked slowly to bring me great pleasure as I enjoyed sinking my teeth and claws into his smooth, soft skin. He moaned and gasped with each bite and begged for more. I made him wait, just long enough for him to plead and beg again before I gave him what we both so desperately wanted. The wait was worth it.

I allowed him to leave two small marks on my neck as a reward for good behaviour. I thoroughly claimed him, though. Blood trickled over his pale skin, pooling in the hollow of his collar bone and forging paths between his shoulder blades and abs. Shallow puncture wounds and claw marks left my claim on him plainly for all to see. He would be enjoying the painful pleasure they brought him for a few days to come as they healed. I licked up his throat, savouring the sweet tang of his blood on my tongue once more before I kissed him tenderly.


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So who won the argument? 😁
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Lots to be done today, my guys were very good about making sure everything was done that needed to be over the weekend. This means I'm not coming back to a huge mountain, just a manageable heap :) The side-project is doing really well and that's definitely lifting my spirits. I'm certainly not back to normal, but progress is being made :)
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I am absolutely running away with my Scotch supplier's new bottle of Yoichi - It's one of my favourite whiskys :D
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I just realised that all I've eaten in the last 30 hours are 2 doughnuts. That's it. It's not intentional I just got side-tracked, and slept, and side-tracked, and forgot... blah.
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Given I forget to eat on a semi-regular basis, calorifically dangerous sounds wonderful :-P
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Feathered Touch is currently with Michael, he's doing his first copy editing pass and making some developmental notes as he goes. He'll go back through and do a proper developmental pass then hand it back to me. I've started writing the next book Shadow Strings and I paused for a couple of days, wondering if I was mad and perhaps I should wait for Michael's feedback.

I concluded that I have enough faith in the first draft to continue on. I've written enough novels and gone through this process enough times to know that no major changes will be made to that draft. So I'm writing Shadow Strings yay  :)
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Developmental Editor, Book Reviewer, Author Of Dark Urban Fantasy
Skills
Developmental editing, Event organising. Book keeping. Administration. Fiction and non-fiction writing. Social media marketing. Web marketing. Content marketing. Management. Dog Training. Horse training. Coaching people to train their horses/dog. Research.
Employment
  • Irini
    Indie Author, 2014 - present
    Indie author with a focus on dark urban fantasy. I currently have the first book in my dark urban fantasy series Wyrd Bound available on Amazon. There are plans for 7 books in that series, with at least 4 related novellas. Outside of the Wyrd Bound series I have plans for a number of other urban fantasy, dark fantasy, D/s fantasy, and political fantasy books.
  • me, myself and i
    Marketer & Copywriter, 2013 - present
    A freelance marketer who produces copywriting, website content and marketing strategies for a wide range of businesses from individual authors, to mechanics, property developers and more.
  • The Editing Hart
    Developmental Editor, 2011 - present
    I help my authors fulfill the potential of their stories. I don't push arbitrary rules onto them, I ask questions and make suggestions. My role is to bring out the very best in the author and help them do their story justice. I pride myself on being thorough and efficient. I usually return manuscripts which are under 100k words long within 7 days, complete with all chapter notes and final write-up.
  • Literary+
    Leader & Founder, 2013
    I covered everything within the business and collective. I did all administration, planning, organising, marketing, sales, administration, management, content writing, copywriting, some fiction and non-fiction writing, and more.
  • Literary+
    Marketing Consultant, 2013
    I offered consultations to indie authors and related professionals including editors. I wrote marketing plans, analysed current social media efforts, improved the author's social media marketing, aided in writing blurbs and profiles, advised on writing content, planned blog tours, approached media outlets, and taught the author how to understand their audience.
  • Myself
    Freelance Copywriter, 2012
    I wrote copy for a number of different businesses ranging from property developers to self-published authors. I also wrote SEO, website content, blog posts, advertising materials and emails.
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    Owner, 2010
    This was my dog supplies business which I ran through both a website and through a market stall. I sold everything a dog owner could and would need for their dog. This meant that I did everything from deal with wholesalers, stock management, book-keeping, marketing, sales, copywriting, business administration, website design and content, customer service, everything.
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    Owner., 2006 - 2011
    I managed in excess of 70 dogs all of which had wide and varying needs. I worked with everything from nervous puppies, dog aggressive dogs, people aggressive dogs and laid back veterans. I did everything for the business, including training my clients to train their dogs, book-keeping, sales, marketing, diary management, training dogs, training new employees and more.
  • ~Large Kennels~
    Manager, 2007
    I had 7 members of staff beneath me which I had to delegate tasks to and make sure they were keeping to their schedules. I cared for over 100 dogs, each with their own needs including special dietary and exercise needs. I personally dealt with the dog and people aggressive dogs. It was my job to make sure that both the cattery and kennels ran smoothly and every job was done in an efficient manner to the highest standards.
  • Myself.
    Riding Instructor., 2007 - 2013
    I taught a variety of people to ride horses, taking them their very first time sitting on a horse through to jumping. My clients ranged from toddlers through to adults and confident through to nervous.
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Birthday
July 31
Other names
Shen Hart.
Story
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Dark urban fantasy author, developmental editor, drinker of absinthe, and shadow dancer ;-)
Introduction
I’m a passionate writer who happens to be lucky enough to call the beautiful city of Prague home. I enjoy nothing more than cavorting with my muse and exploring this amazing city. My writing is my addiction, collecting words and carefully caressing them until they form captivating stories is my drive. I have a particular fascination with the darker strains of fiction, the shadows whisper seductively in my ear and sociopathic protagonists whisper sweet nothings. Who am I to ignore such delightful, exquisite callings?

I fulfil a number of roles and thoroughly enjoy a number of different jobs and positions, including (but not limited to): 
I released my début novel Wyrd Calling on Amazon in November 2014. Wyrd Calling is the first in the dark urban fantasy Wyrd Bound series. It sat in the top 10 for werewolves and shifters for quite a few weeks, and top 50 in Norse fantasy for an equally long time. 

Blurb:
In the streets of the city, someone or something is killing sirens, and the Wyrd Sisters want it stopped. 

They send their bound creation Thalia, the wild-child shifter, to track the killer down. Thalia would much rather be making a quick buck or playing with the fae, but bound is bound and Thalia must turn her new pack of shifters into an effective team to try and stop the killings. Time is as short as Thalia's temper. Can she make her pack work together and find the killer, or will the killer find her first? 

Wyrd Calling: Dark urban fantasy just shifted. 


Outside of the written word I have a thing for journals, post-its, chocolate, coffee, scotch, and travel. Oh and psychology, sociology, theology, myths and legends, horses, dogs, you get the picture ;-) I love to think, talk, discuss, and I'm far from afraid to air my opinions.   
Bragging rights
Wyrd Calling sat next to Anne Rice in the rankings for a little while. I trained 3 national champions (dogs) by the age of 19. Broke in 2 horses entirely bareback. Jumped a 12.2h pony round courses of 4ft.
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Prague, Czech Republic
Previously
Guildford, U.K - Leamington Spa - Worcester, UK
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