My Products

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2009 by teamjalice1863

Hey everyone, this is just a post to let everyone know that I have been updating my Zazzle Gallery with new Twilight Fan products. I am forever making new things. ^^ I hope you guys will come and check things out, and recommend me to your friends!!

Twilight Town

I also have an Etsy account now, where I am selling Hand-Made Jewelry Inspired by Twilight Saga. Feel free to check it out!!

Hand Made Twi-Crafts

make custom gifts at Zazzle

FInally decided to post this gallery flash. It has all the products I have created on Zazzle including two new City of Bones/Mortal Instruments T-shirts! Enjoy!

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My Stats as a Writer

Posted in My Self on December 18, 2008 by teamjalice1863

I thought if I was going to be posting so much writing, I had better come up with some numbers…er…stats, in case anyone wanted them:

Name: Heather (last name only if you’ve known me a year. Sorry.)
Age: 28
Fanfics Written: 54 (and many more to come, I should think. Go Twilight muses!)
Original Stories: Several.

I am currently working on my own novel. I tend to write in cycles. What that means is that I will go through a period where I won’t work on anything original, because I’ve gotten involved in a particular fandom. My current cycle is Fanfiction. The fandom? If you can’t guess by the username, it’s Twilight! I am not ashamed to admit it, and if you want to throw things at me? Go ahead. I am also (as of January 2009) beginning to work on more original stories by entering contests, and challenging myself every day.

I have generally been writing in one form or another since I was old enough to spell. Writing is my ultimate escape. There is nothing so refreshing after a bad day, or on days when I just need to get away than to escape into a good fic chapter. Of course, this can have opposite effects, when you have to get into a character’s darker side. Just ask my friends about a recent nightmare I had.

I find that I tend to write like what I read. I am constantly reading, looking for ways to improve my writing style. My current adoration falls on Stephenie Meyer. But in the past, I have also looked up to C.S. Lewis, Julian May, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey. Meyer, with her Twilight Saga, taught me that it’s okay to be more descriptive. You can say SO much without having the characters say anything at all. Description is key in drawing your readers in. I will take that with me to my grave, even if my novel never gets published.

Haven’t decided what I will publish in here first. I will let you know when I have decided. Please, enjoy your time here! Oh, and if you ARE A Twilight fan? I do take fic requests within reason.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2012 by teamjalice1863

The bobs plotter scratches beside the precedent.

Book Review: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Reviews on October 30, 2010 by teamjalice1863

Clockwork Angel is the beginning of the Infernal Devices, a prequel series to Clare’s Mortal Instruments trilogy. This book is in a word: Great.

Clare has introduced new characters into a new setting, with familiar terminology, and some interesting backdrops.

Tessa Gray and Charlotte Branwell are two of the strong female characters. That is one point the Cassandra Clare has with me. I love to see strong female characters.

Her new male characters, Jem Carstairs and Will Herondale were equally impressive. Will with his sharp, rude tongue, and Jem with his kind wisdom and caring nature both make for great characters.

Their friendship can be compared very much to that of Jace and Alec from the Mortal Instruments, though it is much more subtle.

What is very good about this book as well is that you do not have to have read The Mortal Instruments before reading this. It is written so that we learn about the Shadow World as Tessa Gray does. Great job, Cassandra. Keep them coming!!

Book Review: Unsweetined by Jodie Sweetin

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2010 by teamjalice1863

I actually don’t read biographies very often. However, Jodie Sweetin was an important part of my life as a child when she played Stephanie Tanner on Full House.

This book is both entertaining, and tragic, as it describes her struggle ot make it after a long stint on a show she grew up on. I am so proud of Jodie for being brave enough to speak out about her struggles.

This book should be a sign of hope for anyone who’s struggling with an addiction that can take over your entire life.

Book Review: 13 to Life

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Reviews on July 23, 2010 by teamjalice1863

This book is fantastic. I had been following the progress of this book for about a year and half, and couldn’t wait to read it.

I have not been disappointed! And guess what? I have gotten myself into a new interest.

Pietr, and his entire family are great characters. The setting and the general story are tight, and gripping. I just wanted to keep right on reading! I hope the next few months up till February go by so fast.

I also want to thank the author for writing an outstanding, and original werewolf novel. Having been a fan of werewolves for many years, I am relieved to see more werewolf tales being released. This one is one of the best I have read in years. Thanks for the wonderful story!!

Movie Review: Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Posted in Movie Reviews, Reviews on July 2, 2010 by teamjalice1863

Eclipse was one of those movies that I was sort of nervous about seeing. Twilight Saga: Eclipse was my favorite book in the series. It had the least amount of Edward and Bella, and it also had more of hte wolves, and their culture. I love hearing legends of different cultures, so having that little scene with the bonfire worked very well. I was worried so much that it ended up making me sick. I did mean to worry, but not that much. As it turns out, I was worrying for nothing. This review will talk about the movies good points. This includes the look of the film, the casting choices of new characters, and the accuracy from book to screen. Eclipse is probably one of the best made of the Twilight Saga movies. I am really anxious to see Breaking Dawn now, just to see if it makes me love that story more. Anyway! On to the review.

The director, David Slade captured the mood of the story brilliantly. The way he filmed it, the way he set it up. It was great. I am going to be sorry to see him go. Even though Chris Weitz did a fine job, Slade has something that he didn’t. The original vision for Eclipse!

There were some scenes added to the movie that were not in the book. Riley’s turning, for instance, and the graduation. Which I was not sure fit, but it was awesome.

Now to the parts that are important. The chemistry between the cast is amazing. It has been gradually getting better and better. When you see the Cullens, Edward and Bella, and Jacob and Bella in this movie, you will be believing that this cast has really become these characters.

One of the key aspects in this movie is learning the past of Rosalie and Jasper. Being the history person I am, and always wanting to know the characters’ stories, this was my favorite in the book. The stories came to life wonderfully on screen. Jasper, as always, done very well.Jackson and Nikki give off the best performances as their characters to date.

I think my favorite part was seeing all of the wolves finally together. Even though Seth was not on the merchandise, he was done a lot of justice by Boo Boo Stewart. I want to hug Boo Boo so tightly. He did an amazing job. Another newcomer to the cast, Julia Jones is scathingly amazing as the bitter Leah Clearwater, the only female wolf of the pack. She left me wanting more!

The book to film adaptation for Eclipse is the best of the series. Melissa Rosenberg has done wonders. I am extremely impressed with her work on this film. I can only hope that Breaking Dawn will be just as good. I may not be a fan of that particular book as a whole, but there are certain aspects I liked.

The music aspect of Eclipse is another staple of the Twilight Saga movies. Being the music lover that I am, I am always looking for the music in the movies. This is not just the music on the soundtrack. I worry about the score not being right too, sometimes. The Twilight movies have all been right on the money where the music is concerned. Eclipse is no exception. The score was composed by Howard Shore. He does an amazing job bringing the mood of the story to life.

The soundtrack for the movie is a little bit edgier than the previous two. There are some great tracks on the CD as well, that are addictive, and honestly, I will probably fall in love with it.

Book Review: Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Uncategorized on June 17, 2010 by teamjalice1863

This book was riveting and heartbreaking. I am impressed with the way the story developed. It was good to see more of Adrian Ivashkov, and Christian Ozera.

I am looking very forward to reading the next book in the series, Blood Promise.

Book Review: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Reviews on June 7, 2010 by teamjalice1863

I am so happy that Stephenie Meyer finally released a new book. I am SAD because it was quite short. I guess we know why it was called a novella, not a novel.

Length aside, it was a fantastic read. I read it one day. It was intense, and sad, and tragic. But I loved it. Bree was one of my favorite newborns in Eclipse, and it was interesting to see it from her point of view.

Jasper came off as kind of harsh, and scary. But I do remember that Jasper was in “Major Whitlock” mode. It was very frightening.

I can only imagine how Bree Tanner must have felt.

I am hoping that this is not the last we’ll hear of the Twilight verse. Though I can’t imagine what else Meyer could to top it.

This book makes a good stand alone, but it is best read with the Twilight Saga.