Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hello readers, 

UNBREATHABLE by Hafsah Laziaf might be out a little early!! Following is a random poem I wrote, but I don't know if it goes with the story:

Just beginning 
staring, smiling 
waiting for the sun
but the clouds and rain come in
you upset me
I'm unwritten, unbreathable 

I'll let my skin feel the rain
I'll still be unwritten, but now breathable. 


Right as I finished reading it I wanted to reread it. From the beginning of the story you are already captivated by the big and little things that are happening. I love the voice! It's poetic. 

I came to this realization early in the story, so you probably know how I feel through out the rest of it. 

Of course there are some surprises. I like the complexity of a love triangle, I may not understand everything, but that's what I love about it. It's beautiful nonetheless. I cried a couple times. Awesome writing does that! 

Thanks & Love, 

Friday, October 18, 2013

OctPoWriMo Day 12-18

Hello readers, 

This week I managed to write two poems. I hope you enjoy! 

Day 14

Silence is prayer
focusing on talking
and listening to God
not thinking of what to do later

Silence is yoga
focusing on moving
and deep breathing
letting thoughts only move out
to oblivion or your notebook

Silence is other things
like driving, laying in nature,
being happy.

Day 16

Moving away, traveling 
living new
going home, coming home
bringing back the past
remembering the guy I liked
and all the dreams I had
wondering what could be
knowing now I should go after
everything I think I want 
knowing to not just pray
but showing I care to try. 

Thanks & Love, 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mon Blessings #17: Day of Arafat

Hello readers,

I haven't done a blessings post in awhile and it's the day before Eid, the day of Arafat so I thought today is a good time to start again.

I'm blessed...

-for DIY projects
-to revamp my room
-to refresh my thoughts on making dua
-to find out new places & activities in my community
-to finally listen to my favorite speaker live and get a signed book
-for my family in Malaysia 
-to reunite with high school friends and teachers 
-to have published my first book, a poetry collection.

Thank you and love,

Thursday, October 10, 2013

OctPoWriMo Day 5-11

Hello readers, 

Writing poetry specifically to the prompts was a fail this week. But I still have something for you to enjoy!

Day 8

Love is like...
the ocean washing away
layers and layers of sand
finding out who you are. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

OctPoWriMo Day 1-4

Hello readers, 

I'll be sharing with you snippets of my poetry I wrote this week, enjoy! 

Day 1 

A cold bench, a cool breeze 
sweeps my headscarf
the leaves around me, too.

Day 2

Where does poetry hide?
In the depths of my mind
in my heart
running through my veins.

Day 3

It was a jumble of random words wanting to get out of me
it was cuz of the sight of my first gifted poetry book
both put aside
until short stories came
until poetry assignments came.

Day 4

Being, feeling gentle 
like a small breeze 
like the love of God. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MOONLESS Cover Reveal

Hello readers, 

Today is a good day because it's the cover reveal of MOONLESS! Here's the mini blurb: 

Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless. MOONLESS is Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

About the author: Crystal, author of MOONLESS, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

And now, the awesome cover! 

Thank you and Love,