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This is me hopefully managing to put a Welcome message at the top of my Dreamwidth journal *crosses fingers*.

To all those new to my LJ, my name is Tasha (aka Beren for fanfic purposes). I am a full time author and run a small publishing company (Wittegen Press) with my sister [personal profile] thwax. On this journal you will find me talking about my books, my fanfic, my favourite movies, my favourite bands, recipes and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Check out my user info or the links down the side for my fanfic listings and below are all my books.

I welcome all friends, but please don't be offended if I don't friend you back if you have nothing on your LJ or your don't post much or you're under 16. If you are new to LJ, so your LJ is empty, drop me a comment here so I know you're not a troll/spam bot. 98% of all my posts are public, so it makes no difference.

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Revelations in a Broom Cupboard pt4
Title: Advent4 - Bloody Gryffindors!
Author: Beren
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: canon compliant only to Deathly Hallows, EWE
Summary: Draco accidentally shows some of his cards.
Link to other parts: LJ | DW
Author's Notes: Thanks to Soph for the beta.
Word count: 100

"I should have known getting involved with a Gryffindor would cause complications. Especially you," Draco complained.

"You were the one who came on to me," Harry protested, "and neither of us had had that much to drink at that party."

It had been some Ministry do and, come to think of it, they'd ended up in a cupboard then too. It was a pattern.

"It's not my fault you're compelling."

Harry didn't know what to say to that.

"Compelling?"

"Bloody Chosen Ones and their ridiculously green eyes," Draco muttered.

Harry was pretty sure he wasn't supposed to have heard that.
beren_writes: Harry in Seeker gear (HP - Seeker)
Revelations in a Broom Cupboard pt3

Title: Advent3 - More Conversation in a Broom Cupboard
Author: Beren
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: canon compliant only to Deathly Hallows, EWE
Summary: Harry realises what he's said.
Link to other parts: LJ | DW
Author's Notes: Thanks to Soph for the beta.
Word count: 100

If Harry was truthful his confession of love had rather surprised him as he'd said it.

"Have you been at the Firewhiskey, Potter?" Draco asked.

"No!"

"You look like you took a bludger to the head."

"That's because I only just realised I'm in love with you when I said it. Give me a minute to get used to it."

"You're blithering."

"I am not blithering! I'm having a revelation. It's your fault. You were supposed to be a git with a nice arse, but you turned out to have a wicked sense of humour and loyalty and all that."
beren_writes: Manga portraits of Harry and Draco (Default)
Title: Advent2 - Conversation in a Broom Cupboard
Series: Revelations in a Broom Cupboard
Author: Beren
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: canon compliant only to Deathly Hallows, EWE
Link to other parts: LJ | DW

Author's Notes: I made the decision, it's a series of drabbles, at least for now :). Thanks to Soph for the beta.
Word count: 100

"I distinctly remember you saying no one could ever know," Draco said, pulling out his wand and casting Lumos so they could see properly.

"I did," Harry admitted, "but that was when I thought you were just a nice looking, well hung bloke who was good in bed."

"I am all of those things."

"Oh, and with a giant ego," Harry added.

Draco let one of his eyebrows arch.

"And then?" he asked.

"Then I went and fell in love with you."

"You what?!"

"I fell in love with you."

Draco's belly twisted in a way he was unfamiliar with.
beren_writes: There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. (HP - draco - madness/love)
Title: Secret Meeting (Advent Drabble 1)
Author: Beren
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: canon compliant only to Deathly Hallows, EWE
Link to other parts: LJ | DW
Author's Notes: So I may be thinking a lot about Harry Potter at the mo :) Thank to Soph for the beta.
Word count: 100

Harry's back hit the wall of the broom cupboard and he decided enough was enough.

"We have to stop meeting like this," he said as he broke the kiss.

"Fed up with me already?"

Draco's voice was cold.

"No, you idiot Slytherin," Harry replied, "I want us to meet out there."

"Oh."

After the war, Harry and Ginny had decided they were better friends, and Draco had a contract with Astoria to produce an heir, but that's as far as the relationship went. What Harry and Draco had, had started as a fling, but Harry knew it was more now.
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
Has anyone posted fiction directly to Goodreads, either original or fanfiction?

I'd totally forgotten it was an option, even though I seem to have posted an extract there at some point in the dim and distant past. :)
  • Is it a good platform?
  • Not worth the effort?
  • Any pitfalls?
Thanks for any info.
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Just rediscovered my account at Adult-Fanfiction.org :)

I think it was blocked or something from where I used to do my posting, so I mostly forgot about it, but then someone commented on one of my HP fics there today and so I went to check it out. Have updated my profile and everything :).

I had totally forgotten that I was in the middle of posting Black Magic By Moonlight when I lost access. It has been languishing there with only 10 out of the 35 chapters for at least ten years. Oops - it's now all up to date.

I have also nearly finished the repost of GTS to Wattpad - last 4 chapter to post tomorrow.

Is anyone else on Wattpad? I need more friends over there and links to interesting stories.
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I hit my 50K words today :) Defence, Pretence, Offence now stands at ~152500 words and the first 10 chapters are nearly ready for posting.

NaNoWriMo 2016 Winner

Soph has beta'd them twice (she's a lot tougher than she was on GTS :)) and she's making me write a new scene after making me rearrange all the first scenes (she said the first sex scene happened too soon - okay, it was scene 2, she was right - LOL), but hopefully they should be ready to go up soon.

Defence, Pretence, Offence

Then it's just a matter of filling in the few scenes that still need finishing, before putting them before Soph's strict eye :).

To everyone else still writing to get their NaNoWriMo finished - YOU CAN DO IT!
Best of luck, I know you've got this!
beren_writes: Coulson in shades - says Son of Cool (AV - Son of Cool)


Happy Thanksgiving


We don't have this particular holiday in the UK, but I would just like to wish all my US friends a very happy thanksgiving.

I hope you have friends and/or family to share it with, and have many things to be thankful for. May your day be filled with happiness, peace and all things good.
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
I did it again! Sorry - I blame NaNo again. Please forgive me for being a day late.



Happy Birthday to:
14th: [livejournal.com profile] eviljade,[personal profile] cyberwitch13666
15th: [livejournal.com profile] xrain_princessx, [livejournal.com profile] sunnymi, [livejournal.com profile] insane_no_baka
16th: [livejournal.com profile] nefernat/[personal profile] nefernat, [livejournal.com profile] medalline
19th: [livejournal.com profile] lost_house, [livejournal.com profile] 10th, [livejournal.com profile] frances_veritas
20th: [livejournal.com profile] synekdokee,[personal profile] zenelly,[personal profile] perilous

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
Our phone line and broadband went down Tuesday afternoon.

Y'know they say you don't know what you've got til it's gone - yep.

Couldn't even write properly because I couldn't look up things I needed to know!

Anyway, back now, thank heavens. A nice BT engineer came and fixed it this afternoon. Someone had buggered up the exchange!

P.S. Commiserations USA *hugs to you all*
beren_writes: Manga portraits of Harry and Draco (Default)
Is everyone doing okay at NaNo? I imagine my US friends have more important things to worry about today. Good luck with the election.

My NaNo is actually going really well, although it did grow a whole new subplot. I knew the beginning was missing something, one of the reasons I was having so much trouble with it. So I sat and thought about it and decided to go with the adage, if in doubt, ramp up the tension :). Seems to be working.

Defence, Pretence, Offence looks like it's going to be 56 chapters so far. This doesn't make it hugely longer than GTS (40 chapters) because I'm going for smaller chapters for this one so they fit more easily on Wattpad (it's a culture thing rather than a hard limit thing). Wattpad readers like smaller chunks and I've had to divide some of GTS's chapters to fit the format for them, hence making sure all of the chapters are about right in DPO straight away :).

However, the rate I'm going I think DPO will be about 30K longer than GTS in the end - especially with the new subplot. Parts that were just filling and one scene have turned into three or four and I'm going to have to add in even more to play the whole thing out. Hopefully it will be worth it. Of course I only have a vague idea on how to resolve the subplot, but I will figure it out - LOL.


How is everyone else doing with their writing, NaNo or otherwise? All going well?

beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
I am so sorry I forgot this yesterday - NaNo has me and I'm working on a book submission, so everything else keeps leaving my head.



Happy Birthday to:
7th: [livejournal.com profile] bluegothic, [livejournal.com profile] lada_hitam, [livejournal.com profile] queenmuffykins, [livejournal.com profile] shamera, [livejournal.com profile] hpstrangelove
10th: [livejournal.com profile] phoenixphire09
11th: [livejournal.com profile] dustybin, [livejournal.com profile] teacosy, [livejournal.com profile] infynitehexes, [livejournal.com profile] saddle_tramp/[personal profile] saddle_tramp
12th: [livejournal.com profile] phoenix_starr
13th: [livejournal.com profile] spinifex_faerie,[personal profile] discursive, [livejournal.com profile] crazybeutuiful

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.

NaNoWriMo

Nov. 1st, 2016 08:52 am
beren_writes: Harry in Seeker gear (HP - Seeker)
Guess what I'm writing for NaNo this year!

Yep, I'm going to finish Defence, Pretence, Offence if it kills me!

I am so sorry for those waiting for it, I have just been so busy since NaNo last year that I haven't had a chance to get back to this. Hence why I have chosen it this year. It's 100K already, so it shouldn't take another 50K to finish it, but NaNo is so good at making me focus as well as being able to do other things at the same time.

NaNoWriMo Word Count

Defence, Pretence, Offence
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)


Happy Birthday to:
31st: [livejournal.com profile] hitsuzen_hime, [livejournal.com profile] mattimooz, [livejournal.com profile] tifsuz, [livejournal.com profile] chyna_rose23
2nd: [personal profile] lil_litworm
3rd: [livejournal.com profile] sublimeromance,[personal profile] fae_boleyn, [livejournal.com profile] kyosanimebitch,[personal profile] maikie
4th: [livejournal.com profile] azrielen,[personal profile] faerielissa
5th: [livejournal.com profile] papercutperfect
6th: [livejournal.com profile] hallowedresin,[personal profile] hallowedresin, [livejournal.com profile] rainien

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.





It's Halloween! Yay. Are you ready for all the ghouls, goblins, vampires, werewolf, ghosts and everything spooky? Mawww ha ha...

In honour of this wonderfully ghoulish holiday, Soph and I are giving away some books and we have lots of others on offer too. 

FREE books!

Every year at this time Soph and I create a two story Halloween anthology to give away for AllHallowsRead. This is an idea supported by the wonderful Neil Gaiman where people give a scary book for Halloween.

Made In Blood: Tales of Terror

Authors: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror

Two delicious tales of terror to tingle the spine:

The Warmth of Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake

Mirror Twins by Sophie Duncan

The book is downloadable from Smashwords for free, just follow the link and download it.




Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
(in progress and FREE to read on Wattpad)

Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: Vampire

Max Statton is in Moscow for the premiere of his new movie when a terrifying encounter turns his life on its head. Attacked by one of the city's resident vampires, Max is bitten and infected. Only a team of local vampire hunters prevent him being dragged into the underworld of the undead.

Fighting for his very existence, Max must resist the vampire curse trying to take over his body.

 

Free Books With Discount Codes:

All of following books are available on Smashwords for free for 24hrs, but to get the discount you have to do the following:
  • click the buy button at the linked book page (click the title)

  • put the coupon code (in bold after the title) in the box on the page that comes up

  • click apply coupon

  • checkout as normal and the book is yours for free
Books:
Discount Books

All our other horror/paranormal genre books are reduced by 35% as well.

Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: vampire
Code: JM78G

 



Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: ghost story
Code: EY92D

 


Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: vampire
Code: BN37F

 


Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: paranormal adventure and romance
Code: SE52M

 


Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror
Code: SG76Z

 


Author: Sophie Duncan & Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: horror
Code: KS85H

 


Author: Sophie Duncan
Genre: paranormal adventure
Code: NH48E
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Halloween Book Price Slasher

Announcing
Halloween Book Price Slasher!

On 31st October Sophie and I will be discounting all of our horror/paranormal themed books. That means many of our 99c books will be free and our higher priced books will have 35% off. Watch this space for more details.

However, if you would like even even more exclusive FREEBIES join our newsletter (click link and fill in the form because LJ and DW won't let me post it here :)), where we will be giving our members a chance to grab some of our higher priced books completely FREE.

You get two free books just for signing up anyway and on 31st Oct we will be sending out exclusive offers all day.

~*~

Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
 
Also in honour of Halloween - I'm releasing new chapters of
Dead Before Dawn: The Vampire Curse
every day this week until 31st, starting today.

Chapter 11 - Not Quite Free
Max is still stuck in Russia and the hunters may not have given up quite as easily as he had hoped.

How do you accidentally kiss your friend? Ask Max!
There are two version of Ch12 - the original with the explicit sex and an edited down version without all the details, depending on which you prefer to read.

Wattpad is completely free and there is an ap for reading on mobiles and tablets too.

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My Books

  • The Chronicles of Charlie Waterman

  • Cat's Call by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • Cat's Creation by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • Cat's Confidence by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • The Haward Mysteries

  • Sacrifice of an Angel by Tasha & Sophie Duncan

  • Stockings by Tasha and Sophie Duncan

  • Vampires: The New Age

  • The Beginning by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • Advent by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • The Soul Reader Series

  • Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake

  • Forbidden Soul by Tasha D-Drake

  • Fortunate Soul by Tasha D-Drake

  • The Dark Reflections Series

  • Me, Myself and I (Dark Relfections #1) by Tasha D-Drake


  • Dreams and Reality (Dark Reflections #2) by Tasha D-Drake

  • My Stand Alone Short Stories/ Novelettes/ Novellas

  • Face of the Dead by Tasha D-Drake

  • Chip Off the Old Block? by Tasha D-Drake

  • Three Bullets by Tasha D-Drake

  • When Darkness Beckons by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Out of the Frying Pan by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • The Trade by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • TParting the Veil by Sophie Duncan and Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • My Anthologies

  • Myriad Imaginings by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Half of Everything by Natasha Duncan-Drake

  • Book of Darkness by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Beyond Our Horizon by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Supernature by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Romantica by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Bright Young Things by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan

  • Free to Newsletter Subscribers

  • Assassin's Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake

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Cat's Call by Natasha Duncan-Drake Cat's Creation by Natasha Duncan-Drake Cat's Confidence by Natasha Duncan-Drake Sacrifice of an Angel by Tasha & Sophie Duncan Stockings by Tasha and Sophie Duncan The Beginning by Natasha Duncan-Drake Advent by Natasha Duncan-Drake Forgotten Soul by Tasha D-Drake Forbidden Soul by Tasha D-Drake Fortunate Soul by Tasha D-Drake
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Me, Myself and I (Dark Relfections #1) by Tasha D-Drake Dreams and Reality (Dark Reflections #2) by Tasha D-Drake Face of the Dead by Tasha D-Drake Chip Off the Old Block? by Tasha D-Drake Parting the Veil by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan Out of the Frying Pan by Natasha Duncan-Drake The Trade by Natasha Duncan-Drake Myriad Imaginings by Natasha Duncan-Drake and Sophie Duncan Half of Everything by Natasha Duncan-Drake Assassin's Blood by Natasha Duncan-Drake