Introducing: Chronicles of The Fallen – By Yas Hamood

“Hope was the phantom friend, the elusive relative that arrived just in the nick of time with no real purpose or reason.”

‘Fallen’ Part 1


“A solid piece of storytelling that takes a fresh angle on a phenomenally popular genre.” Gregory Jameson.

‘Awakening’ Part 2

Review from ‘Book Lover’

“I enjoyed this book as I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. The detail in the book was also very good and you could just imagine it really happening!! Can’t wait for part 2!”

Sharing the Love!

I have to take a moment to send a shout out and share some love for a great, new writer who has just published her second novel in her ‘Fallen’ series.  They are available with Kindle, you can check them out on the links above and I can honestly say that I could not put them down!

Recently I have been reading some quite heavy SciFi (Steven King’s The Stand, I had to put it down because it’s massive!) and a bit of Romance in the form of Time Travelers Wife, which was nice, but I needed something different and I am quite partial to a bit of fiction.

Fallen was just the thing.  I won’t give anything away, you will have to give it a read yourself… ok, just a little bit!  It’s a classic good vs bad, but with a humorous and graffically grousome edge that you really don’t expect when you start reading and get into the first few pages.  In the first 2-3 pages I was already hooked on the central character, Aurora, with her sarcastic, dry humour and wanted to find out if her love interest, Lucian, saves the day as always happens… brilliantly the storey unfolds with some great twists and vividly bloody fight scenes.  Fantastic!

Awakening is just as gripping as the first.  Here you get to know the back storey behind the central characters, learn their history and their making.  Her discriptive talent is perfect, in both books Yas really paints a beautiful scene enabling you to picture everything from the buzzing streets of cultural Camden to the huge and beautiful, shimmering, soft, angel wings (this was a favourite of mine).  You really bond with the characters even more and Yas leaves you satisfyingly hungry, wondering what in the hell is going to happen to everyone next!

Nice one, Yas!  Don’t keep us hanging too long for the next installment! 🙂

Yas Hamood


Yas grew up in London. She has a passion for young adult fiction, and spends most of her spare time writing short stories. Her favourite childhood authors are Christopher Pike, L.J. Smith, Stephen King & Richard Laymon.

Follow her on Twitter: @yassminh



‘I’ve heard there are troubles…’

‘I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind, some come from ahead and some come from behind.

But I’ve bought a big bat, I’m all ready you see.  Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me!’

Dr Seuss


No I can’t…

No I can't...

Niece: Can I have some toast?
Me: Ok, can you help me tidy up your plasticine then?
Niece: No
Me: Why not?
Niece: Because I can’t
Me: Why’s that then, Tehya?
Niece: Because my hands are in my pockets


Go Placidly Amongst The Noise And Haste…

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there  may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to  the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and  aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy  your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career,  however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of  time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of  trickery.  But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many  persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially do not feign affection.  Neither be cynical about  love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as  perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things  of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.   But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.  Many fears are born of  fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a  child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a  right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the  universe is unfolding as it should.  Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.

And  whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful  world.  Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

A single page

A single page.


Being quite a bookworm when I was a child this immidiately spirited me back to my memories.  Famous Five was also a favorite, The Faraway Tree, Wind in the Willows to name a few.  This blog was so touching I had to re-press.  It brought to mind thoughts of one day sitting with my own child and sharing the magical, exciting moments that only a book can open.


Family Ties.

So if the main person in your family life, your only parent, the one who supposedly raised you and carried you, is turning out to create so much worry, drama, blind selfishness, and chaos in your life, no longer supporting and at all like you would think your only parent would be for their eldest child who they hardley see or speak to, what do you do?


Do you cut losses?  Sever the drama of their lifestyle which seems to have lost all realisation and grip of reality the ‘real world’ and focus on creating your own life, your job your friends and be thankful that at least you have broken free of that small, black bubble and finally found your way to some remote sanity?


I think so.  I refer to my last blog, the re-blog which quotes ‘life is too short’ and I also quote ‘do not waste time with people who do not love you’.


Life is too short to pander other peoples crazyness, drunken attention seeking, selfishly created dramas, even if they are your parents.  You have enough trouble keeping your own sanity, relationships, family life together let alone dealing with your own parents anger, guilt, frustrations and insanity when they push it onto you. 


This is my own opinion, from my own experience.  Sometimes you cannot try for everyone else, anymore.



Today, I was mostly making curtains..


Goodbye, freezing cold livingroom! 😛



This Singer is the most awesome, beastly piece of machinery that a girl could ever need 🙂

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