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Amazon Boycott?

Published 05/06/2013 by Lily Crussell

I’ve just read an article from ‘Writing Magazine’ about readers boycotting Amazon due to some problems with the amount of tax they were paying (not enough apparently) Do any of you intend to stop buying from Amazon due to this? I’m currently tied to their KDP system, but would be interested to know what people think. Is it time to jump ship or is this a storm in a tea cup?

Also, does anyone know what the back story is? Is it like the Starbucks tax issue?

Obligatory Reedus Pic;judascap

‘Wooooaaaahhhh I’m in love with Judas REEDUS, Reedus.’

In other news; I gave blood last week and fainted, saved a baby starling, watched Series 5 of Breaking Bad, went to the dentist, the doctors and the gym waaaaaaaaay too much (OW!) Nothing particularly exciting. As for writing, I have managed a grand total of…..0. I corrected a spelling mistake in something, but that is literally the extent my my brain’s ability to deal with literary concerns at present. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Love and Hugs
Lils x

All the writing I have done in the last month….

Published 14/05/2013 by Lily Crussell

…could fit on the back of a postage stamp! Grrrrr! I just can’t concentrate, it’s really getting old.
I do have one new book at a critique-r’s now so hopefully that might see the light of day.
As far as the ‘Shadow of the Nephilmn’ Trilogy goes, Raziel, Elora and Lucy have completely abandoned me, so any help you can give in summoning them back would be appreciated! The second book ‘Of Blood and Feathers’ is written, but only in draft form, so will need a LOT of work. The frame work is there and it’s pretty action packed. We have a new character or two and my beloved Lucy is never far away.

The third book has no name at present and is something of a patchwork quilt of scenes with no real structure, but I know where I want it to go, it’s just getting there! I’m thinking I might have killed my muses off with sugar as I have been binging on Ms. Cupcake’s cupcakes. I ate 6 in two days, and they’re not little things!
OMG they’re so good. If you’re ever in London, head to Brixton and find the shop…they’re vegan…BUT they don’t taste it. I will be the first to admit that some vegan alternatives are AWFUL, but these honest to Lucifer are better than any non vegan ones I had before I turned Vegan. The ones I had were (if my memory serves) Strawberry, chocolate and peanut butter, mint choc chip, red velvet, lemon and…uh…can’t remember, but they were so good! See pic below!

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And we all know what cupcakes equal;

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Love and hugs
Lily Reedus (if only ) ;p

WATTPAD HELP! COMPETITION!

Published 12/04/2013 by Lily Crussell

I’ve had a couple of pieces of my work on Wattpad for a while, and ‘Love on the Run (From Zombies)’ is up to 3100 reads, which is great, but not enough. Please help spread the word about my work as Wattpad is completely FREE, and I’m hoping it will be a good forum for people to give feedback in the way of comments and votes.

My Profile is here;
http://www.wattpad.com/user/LilyCrussell

My newest (newest to be posted, I wrote it about five years ago!) Teen ficiton is ‘Little Blue Slips’
http://www.wattpad.com/story/4912874-little-blue-slips

‘Love on the Run….’
http://www.wattpad.com/story/2280395-love-on-the-run-from-zombies

Whoever promotes my profile and work the most via Wattpad will win a copy of ‘Dark Company’, bookmarks and a pen!
This is open for a month!

Love and hugs!
Lily x

Oh and before I forget;
BOOM! Decontamination Dance!
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Dark Company

Published 10/04/2013 by Lily Crussell

I ordered my copies of ‘Dark Company’; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Company-Collection-Various-Authors/dp/148196433X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365580732&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+company

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Company-Collection-Various-Authors/dp/148196433X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365580754&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+company

My short story ‘Sweet Dreams’ is included. Please consider buying a copy as all the money raised goes to buildon.org which is a charity that works to ensure everyone has access to an education.

If you can’t afford it or don’t want it (how could you not?) PLEASE go click the little ‘Like’ button on Amazon, and promote it. This book came about due to all the authors involved being screwed over by a publisher (I’m sure you know who I’m talking about) and rather than let it destroy us (though that didn’t stop it hurting!) we produced something positive from it.

I will be giving away 5 copies, all of which I will sign if that’s what you would like. I will also include any random swag I have lying around such as bookmarks etc. What do you have to do to win? Promote the heck out of this book, Like it, tweet it, share it. Like the Facebook Page; https://www.facebook.com/DarkCompanyAnthology?ref=hl
Send people to my fan page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lily-Crussell/229502913788140?ref=hl You know the drill. Make sure people say that you sent them though! I will decide on an end date when I see how it goes as I know I’ve been out of the loop for a while. It’ll be a month or so. Go get promoting!

In other news, please be conscious of who you are adding as ‘friends’ on FB. Myself and the authors included in this collection have all had unwanted attention from a certain individual who has set up no end of fake profiles!

Also, who saw the Walking Dead Finale? Heh heh heh is all I will say.

Obligatory NR GIF; fyeah

He is so pretty!
Anyhoo, Love and hugs Lily x

P.S My name is spelt wrong in the book, so don’t search it via me name. It’s spelt Lily Crussel on Amazon, but we’re working to fix it x

And this, just because I can *dies* Oh my!
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OOOOOH AND BEFORE I FORGET! I have been adding bits and pieces to Wattpad, so go check them out. My whole story ‘Little Blue Slips’ is up, along with all of ‘Love on the Run (From Zombies)’
http://www.wattpad.com/user/LilyCrussell
Share, Like, Comment. It’s all good x

Back on the Kindle Baby!

Published 22/12/2012 by Lily Crussell

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Yes Norman, it’s very exciting!
My book is BACK on the Kindle after a couple of months hiatus due to…well a giant clusterf*** of hell involving scam publishers…etc. etc. ad infinitum. I’ve had to put the price up for this reason. I took a financial hit, and whilst that wasn’t your fault, I’m hoping to make it back so I can afford editing etc on future books.

I want to draw special attention to the NEW dedication page;

‘This book is dedicated to so many people I could fill another novel with all the names. I have had unending, generous, wonderful support from people I haven’t even met via Facebook, all offering advice, time and energy to help me when there was no gain in it for them.
Lynn Worton and Emily Goodwin have been amazing. I can’t thank them enough, so dedicate this book to them.
Also to Crystal B. C, Wanda H, Tiffany F, Becky J, Candy S, Heaven and Jazmin F, Angel McC, April A, Heather H A, Jay E, Emily W, Trudy P, Ren R, Tami A and Raina G, Laura LaLa B, Rose H, Rose P, Karol W, Maelina T …I could go on for hours! If I have missed your name, I apologise unendingly, but I am blonde! Hopefully I can use the next book to thank you x

To my parents for advertising and support (both emotional and financial)

To my Mars Boys; JL, SL, TM for providing inspiration via music (and my beloved Echelon). The same to The Cure, Fightstar, Charlie Simpson, Akira Yamaoka, Adam Cohen and Josh Groban.

My Flandus boys; Norman Reedus @wwwbigbaldhead and Sean Patrick Flanery @seanflanery (guilty of introducing me to BJJ.) for never failing to put a smile on my face and being two of the most genuinely generous and sweet men on the planet. Love and Hugs x If they try to kill Daryl off, we will riot!

To the Boondock Betties, Dixon’s Vixens, The Reedus Sluts and every other adoring fan girl out there for being incredibly sweet, hilarious and providing fuel for the Reedus addiction.

To all Vegans, Blood Donors (@GiveBloodNHS) and people with their names on the Organ Register – you’re all my heroes.

To my Nana; Mary Pearl Deedigan, the woman I got my tenacity and stubbornness from. You are missed more than you’ll ever know.

For everyone killing themselves to get into print, I think the Psychedelic furs said it best;

‘Swallow all your tears my love and put on your new face. You can never win or lose if you don’t run the race.’ – Love My Way

Gambatte!’

If I missed you, I’m sorry. I suck. My memory is appalling! There’ll always be the next book…

Love you all x

My new Hero!

Published 09/12/2012 by Lily Crussell

OK, I think we all know that Norman Reedus has my heart, BUT, I have a new hero. She doesn’t use a crossbow, she doesn’t kill zombies (that I know of lol) but the only weapon she needs is the truth! Check out her blog!

http://blog.emilysuess.com/author-warns-mystic-press-reopening-under-new-name/#disqus_thread

http://blog.emilysuess.com/phoenix-fire-publishing-owner-publishes-fake-customer-testimonials/

All self publishing authors need to follow her as she is brutaly honest – just as we need her to be.

 

Here’s a gif of my boy so we don’t all get withdrawal symptoms due to the mid season break 😦

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Love and hugs y’all!

Lily x