True tears of a ten year old.

img_0488bwShe smiled, she laughed, she clenched her fists and jaw in anger and then anticipation; but never did I imagine just how profoundly connected she would become, as tears rolled down her cheeks like a storm in heavy fall. Sobs escaped her in deep ache as she tried to catch her breath every second line. They were sobs that would break any heart, and they were bringing that burning sensation to even my throat as I held back my own mist of emotion.

The poetic speech and manner of text was never designed for that of a ten year old, and yet I watched as my daughter devoured page after page of my fantasy series, The Tier of Eternal Grace.

BOOK CATEGORY PICYes, I have read reviews, emails and messages about how the books touched another’s mind and spirit (the youngest I had knowledge of being 15). But to have witnessed my ten year old daughter become so encapsulated with the lives of those who are more than just characters to I, was magical to say the least.

She would relay scenes to me, as though I’d never heard them before. She’d come running down the hall to my room in anger and frustration asking why and how? She would explain a conversation she’d read while we ate dinner, which she still seem to find humour within. Giggles at the dinner table isn’t always the most charming ;) Oh, and when I’d ask her to put the book down while in the middle of a chapter… heaven forbid, I swear I’d just taken a lollypop from a toddler.

Though the moment to which I never saw coming, was within the final pages of book three, The Souls Cry. We were driving to a friend’s place, and as always, my beautiful little girl was to be found with her head in the book. It began as a few gentle tears, though very quickly she became inconsolable… and the more she read, the heavier her tears shed, cry-cute-eye-glitter-Favim.com-977270and the louder her sobs became. I knew just which scene she was reading, and the mere thought of it, alongside seeing my baby girl in such ache, had me clenching to every ounce of strength I had, just so I didn’t lose myself.

When we arrived at my friend’s place, she had still not quite finished, and begged that I leave her be. Twenty minutes later she appeared inside, her eyes bloodshot red, while the sadness filling them was heart- wrenching.

My friend and I could not get over just how much she’d been affected. She had become so immersed, that when I asked her about it later that day, her first response was, “Mum, they were like my family. I didn’t want to say goodbye.” There were a few other words stated, but for those who have yet to read the series, I won’t ruin the ending. Though my daughter did then follow her speech with, “Hurry up and finish writing Tier of Nexus!”

IMG_7246Well… it seems I must finish the next book now, huh? I’m being pestered every other bloomin’ day. Thankfully, I threw another series at her. She has begun reading Cameo Renae’s ‘The Hidden Wings,’ finding herself lost in Cameo’s world now.

I have seen my children read book after book. In fact, that is how you will find all three of them right now… with their minds lost, and yet found. Though as their mother, I had never seen any one of them become so emotionally attached as my daughter did. It was one of the most beautiful images to which I am undeniably flattered, for it was the world of my fae to which brought such breathlessness.

“To read is to know yourself on a level you never imagined before.”

My love to all – faerie kisses to the rest ;) <3 xo

A desired expression

6a00e553f3e7d888340154329c61b5970cA gentle sweep of fingertips I dream

Slipping the velvet distance of my arm

A secret kiss of passionate perception

A burning hungered indiscretion

The sun sets while the cool night air bites

Twilights whispered song benumbs my toes

Darkened hours bring a silenced tear

Yearnings voyage an emptied sphere

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Ambitions thrust in depths profound

Pulses rise in pleaded request

A thought my own shall only tell

Of fevers cast beneath a spell

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Seeking a revered presence unknown

A desire, a touch, stirring all emotion

Lost in winds of dance and endless moan

Maybe a one day idea could be true

Maybe thy dissolution shall remain

The only truth I know in the now

Is a dream endured in hopeful vow

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~ Tania Elizabeth x

Fearless?

We all fear something. Some fearing more than others. Does that mean we’re not fearless?

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NO, I don’t believe that it does. I believe to be fearless, you must carry an element of fear. It’s overcoming that fear that makes you fearless. It’s not allowing that fear to hold you back that makes you fearless. Fearlessness is living your life and moving forward in spite of those fears.

3f83a6390969452f1a590da8b601bdb7To be fearless is to be so many things. To awake and start another day is fearless. To dream is fearless. To let yourself vulnerable to cry is fearless. To doubt oneself and then turn it around is fearless. To say that you’re sorry is fearless. To admit when you are wrong is fearless. To stand strong in the belief that you’re right when all others don’t necessarily feel the same way as you is fearless. To love is undeniably fearless.

Hell… I live in fear each and very day.

One example: If I told you that I hold deep anxiety issues, some wouldn’t believe me. Most would choose to believe that I come across as confident as any. Unfortunately for myself, I wish that were true. I carry no less fear than any other – if not more sometimes. My anxieties becoming so strong at times, that my mind chooses to shut down and I black out, followed through withtumblr_m9n4tcdgdh1reknp2o1_500 seizures at times. Some of my closest have paid witness to this, and I apologise to them for having had to sight this. But where my fearlessness lies, and to what I won’t let myself do, is let that fear be my absolute guiding force. I know what I want. I know what I need. I know what I deserve, and no-one nor anything, including myself, is going to stop me from believing, from dreaming, from living the life I know is mine.

Who you are is a testament to those fears that you have overcome, and that you continue to overcome. At the end of the day, we can choose to never feel, but are we ever really then living?

I am fearless… and so are you!

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For 3 days only… then Hollywood here we come!

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ADVENTURE *** PASSION *** POWER

Peace will wage a war.

Imagine a realm as timeless as time itself. Beyond the mundane plains of earthly horizons, behold a world of endless enchantment and charmed mystique.
An unwavering belief will be tested. Will the ultimate sacrifice be their eternal redemption, or will the curse of acidic storm commit them to a vengeful grave.

Within a few short weeks, The Tier of Eternal Grace is headed to LA. Before it does, discover for yourself what has captured Hollywood’s attention.

For 3 days only, Book One, The Moon Clearing, is available for .99 cents.
While Book Two in the series, The Mirrors Shadow, is being gifted.

All three ebooks are available to download via all reputable online distributors. However, the promotion is only available on iTunes/iBooks. For all US and UK residents, it is also available on Amazon.

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TO DOWNLOAD, FOLLOW THESE LINKS:

THE MOON CLEARING iBooks 
THE MIRRORS SHADOW iBooks 
THE SOULS CRY iBooks 

AMAZON

Unlock the shackles and live!

images-2“My struggles are not my arrest, my mistakes are not my deadbolts, and my past is only my key. It’s up to me to make the choice. Do I use my past as my prison? Or do I unlock the bars and seize what I deserve – my life.”

I never did get into the new year resolutions thing. The 1st of January is faced no different to my 1st of March or my 1st of October. I wake up, I make a coffee, and then I find myself reflecting on why I am so bloody awesome ;) and what I plan on doing this day to make myself even more awesome.

Ha ha… well, maybe it doesn’t go quite that way; but I definitely know that I choose to live in a place of knowing I always did my best, regardless of what any other may believe. I will stand in a knowingness that I am where I am because of me. Granted, I’ve been blessed with some incredible people to stand alongside of me – people who support my every step. But not even they would be there if I hadn’t made the moves that I did.

All too often I see men and women winging and whining, declaring to the world that life sucks, that they wish it wasn’t so hard, that nobody cares, and that none of their desires imagesever come to pass.

Though, even those who smile all the time, very rarely whimper and always seem to be happy, healthy, successful people… guess what? They too have their dark and gloomy side. They too feel the pressure, they too feel like telling the rest of the world where to go sometimes. The difference is… they don’t dwell in it. Yes, they are happy most of the time. Yes, they look fit and healthy every other day. And yes, they probably are successful in their own right mind.  But I almost guarantee that they didn’t arrive there by just falling off the wagon and landing into that pile of gold by luck (Bless those few who do). For every one else, however, it takes a truck load of hard work, a consistent mentality that you are as good as you believe yourself to be, and the ability to know when enough is enough.

5f6f0ae4349fc395076db8c1cad11c76Stop the winging and whining! Trust me, it ain’t getting you anywhere but where you stand right now in this very second!

Stop declaring to the world that life sucks. You know what, maybe your life does suck, but do you know why? Because you keep reminding yourself that it does.

You wish it wan’t so hard! Join the queue. But sitting around doing nothing about it, isn’t going to make it any easier either.

Nobody cares? Well, in all honesty, we do feel for you… we do. But we can only carry the empathy for you for so long before you start to become just oh so irritable.

sad-quotes-photos-for-facebook-8-33de8976None of your desires ever come to pass? Are you not breathing? Did you not find yourself enjoying a bite to eat somewhere over the last few days? You’re obviously better off than many out there because you have the internet and are reading this.

Just because life isn’t exactly as you thought or dreamed it to be right in this moment, doesn’t mean that it can’t be in the future. However… so long as you stay locked up in those shackles of poor me, of fear, and of doubt… then you are right! Life sucks! But if you decide that maybe you deserve better than life sucks, then change your way of thinking, focus on that of which you do have, find something you know you can look forward to, and put in the hard work that it takes to make your desires and your dreams to come true.

It’s your choice!

Because you are alive everything is possibleSigning off with gratitude, Tania x

 

My Christmas Blessing

IMG_3688Magic in a bottle of giggles, the grandest gift we can share

Santa left some presents, and grateful we must declare

Though morning smiles held firm on faces, within the cuddles on my lap

The lights of love that filled my heart, and made me a bit of a sap

Uncle sings a karaoke beat, while the kids just cover their ears

IMG_3714The grandkids perform a gymnastic piece, that shall be remembered throughout the years

Grandma paints a few big baubles, then gets thrown in the kiddies blow-up pool

Time for roast and trimmings, refill the drink cooler this afternoon yule

Food devoured, and too much drink, but hey, it’s Christmas after all

IMG_3724Badminton on bellies full, then it’s time to kick the footy ball

A few more beers and glasses of wine, before eyes begin to dip

Though not before a game of monopoly, and some bloody cheeky lip

I turn and look about the room – IMG_3700thankful for family, and for my dear old friends

The spirit of Christmas held strong within, to where there be no end

The baby burps, and so does Pop, then Grandma sheds a tear.

It’s a Christmas day we’ll never forget, for we were together in love and cheer.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. May your own have been of just as much blessing xoxo

All my love, Tania Elizabeth x

Anything is possible…

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Magic Book by Caspio http://www.gopixpic.com

To open a page and know you are about to take your next step into a place so unlike your own, and yet still finding similarities within a character or a message spoken, within a dream you once dreamt, or within the smile you envision he or she make. Where anything and everything is possible, where someone else’s world soon becomes your own… is that not the place to where we are all taken when turning the pages of a book. But remember, behind every story there lays another…

What a journey the prior thirty days have been. I was blessed with 30 very different stories to tell… each one with their trials and tribulations, each one with their own unique touch. magic_book30 Authors in 30 Days allowed me, not only to bring all a different perspective into each of these remarkable authors lives; but it also allowed myself to come to grow so much fonder for each talented and beautiful soul whom bring so much joy to others.

Some of these authors I had known for a period of time, and yet to see some of them find themselves vulnerable to the questions I asked, was truly breathtaking. I am in love ever so more with each.

My dear old credit card is taking a bashing too. If I didn’t already have a piece of their beautiful work, I so very much desired to read their pages of mystery and thrill, dark and or light, fantastical and of the poetic. Each story was gently woven through their minds, their fingers, their keys, and onto the pages I and so many have and will lose themselves within for an eternal more.

imagesBlessed was I, and blessed are we all. We are in an age to where our every dream may come true, to where each of us as individuals can make a difference, even if it is for just one turn of the page, one flutter of an eyelid, or one inspired gasp of breath.

I thank you to each divine author who stood beside me the past thirty days. I smiled, I laughed, I even found a tear or two. And thank you also to all those who read through their tales of vision and truth.

I LOVE YOU ALL, Tania Elizabeth xo

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