Friday, 16 June 2017

The Mistress of Spices: A book you gotta read

A must read! Lush with lyrical life, hope, and earthy words, this is a must read I'm glad I've got my hands on!

"Tilo, the titular character, is a shopkeeper born in India and trained in magic, who helps customers satisfy their needs and desires with the mystical properties of spices. Her life changes when she falls for an American man named Raven, whom the book strongly implies is Native American. Unfortunately, she chooses to disregard the rules of her training in her pursuit of romance and her decision to seek out customers outside her shop, which results in the spices inflicting punishment on her and those she cares about. To save Raven from being another victim of the spices' powerful magic, she decides to leave him after one last night where they make love. Afterwards, she accepts the punishment for disregarding the rules of her training, which results in the store being destroyed in an earthquake. She survives, and she and Raven reconcile and decide to help rebuild the city." - Wikipedia

Mood: Katy Perry Mind Maze

It is mind blowing haha!

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Back in the rabbit hole, I am.




I can relate to this vid a lot right now. And most days for the past four months in fact. I've always had it in the back of my mind that this person and I wouldn't work out. But I seriously thought that I was just being petty, or that I had perhaps gone mad. Well, considering I already am, I thought that my situation was simply just getting more depraved. I mean, how else could I explain that my sweet sweet joy had just suddenly grown cold, notably right after I began showing him exactly how much I adored him. Suddenly my words didn't matter anymore and it was as if I had turned into a warty rhinoceros. If anything my kindness seemed to make him resent me more. But I was so happy. He was very attentive at first. Now talking to him felt like having a conversation with a pet stone. I knew that this person was perhaps troubled so I allowed excuse after excuse. Blamed it on his childhood and earlier relationship woes. But a pattern started to become painfully clear. The less I showed him love, the more available he was for me, and the more I show him how much I cared, the less he thought of doing the simplest things. Like, I don't know, maybe text me something more than "I'm going to bed," once in a while? Seriously I have tried. And now it is time to give up. The most painful, recent thing, was when this person didn't even consider spending time with me on his birthday. He'd rather be drinking with a friend, blaming a hangover for why he pretended I didn't exist the following day. Then the day after the next, his beloved cat died and he was so tragically upset that texting took the effort of all the greek Lords. I had to finally make up his mind. Hopefully, I can make mine up too, and stick to it this time. But now I back in the rabbit hole I thought I could escape with a bit of love. The sad sad state of despair most people blame this four letter word on to begin with. Maybe it is true, that we all need love to be happy. Is there ever a greater or matching feeling? Oh, I just don't know what to do!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Thank you!

My thanks and appreciation goes to onlinebookclub.org and ebookdaily.com

They featured my book. Thank you so much. Very helpful and lots of support from each.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Updated review on one's own novel

Okay, so Something is only recommended for those with morbid interests. Sorry, this is not a good selection if you are in any way sensitive to extreme dark themes. Aubrey won't be so likable for everyone, too. If you are kind of really weird, I mean, really weird, then you might get her. This book is also not meant to be mainstream, and will not be enjoyable for the majority. It can be cringingly graphic and uneasy. But it was only nothing but genuine artistic expression. I wrote it trying to cope with my own demons, like Aubrey, so some psychological aspects can be more frightening and triggering than even the paranormal. Alright, ok, just think about everything you hate about society. And you have my book. It can be very repulsive sometimes, but if you can get past it, you will see it is with genuine intentions. This is my first book, but this is my style at the moment. Please don't read unless you have a creepy side.
Sincerely,
Shelby

P.S seriously, you have been warned enough lol.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Got lots of Goodies for you Guys (works in progress)

Update! Currently, there are three works in progress. I am sorry if I keep you guys waiting well past reasonable time for any new releases this year. But, and I always say this, writing is my life. Sometimes I even feel the books and I are one entity. (yeah i am nutty, this has already been established) But I really mean it. I owe YOU the best reading experience I can possibly give. Here are the upcoming books that I hope to share with you creepies before the end of 2017. Love, Shelby.

Within the Darkness (Wisteria#2)

Kirsten and Ally (a LGBT thriller)

ugh, I lost my muse (this one is a poetry)

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Something (Wisteria 1) new release date

The new release date of the book is set for April 6, 2017

Only a couple weeks guys! And a new cover is on its way as well as a brand new editorial polish!

If you are curious join the mailing list to get instant updates about the book, and other things Creepy Shelby!

Updated bio as seen on Goodreads and Amazon

 

Shelby Lamb is an author who loves exploring the weird and unsettling. She writes fiction from her own personal life experiences and from the depths of her imagination and the inspiration around her.

Sometimes music is her biggest writing inspiration, other times movies, art, and even fashion. Her favorite book is currently The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris, who is one of her favorite authors after Elizabeth Wurtzel.

Something (Wisteria 1) is her debut work. She lives in Toronto, Canada, but just like Aubrey Golding in her debut novel, she hopes to go to California one day. She doesn't really watch movies all that much anymore (she's very particular these days) but if you buy her a good book or some pasta, or even a cup of black coffee, she will be your best friend.

Big dogs scare her as well as - and get this - horror books. So she is not too sure why she got into writing horror, she guess she just connects with heavier topics. Okay, deep down inside she is a horror fanatic. The stuff just really freaks her out, that's all. Hey, her own writing freaks her out.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Homemade Ice Tea Goodness, but am I throwing Shade at the Arizona brand?

5 teacups of hot brewing black tea, a quarter cup of sugar, and a 2 liters of water later and here you have it Creepy Shelby's speciality homemade ice tea. Pfft. Who the hell needs Arizona? No shade just tea. XD Just kidding. I would have a million zillion cans of Arizona in my fridge right now, the truth is.... okay... I am broke af. THERE I SAID IT. Credit cards are maxed and I am just a little itty bitty sort-of struggling Indie Author trying to make her mark on the world. I will update you guys soon on my progress and the steps I am taking to kick ass at the highly competitive self-publishing game. So stay tuned. And as for the usage of the word tea and shade? Come on you've gotta have heard it. Or maybe its just me lol. 

YEP, I think I've been watching a little bit too much of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. But who can get enough of Kenya Moore, Nene Lakes, Cynthia Bailey, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, and Phaedra Parks? Not me! Oh yeah and let us not forget Sheree because she's taking over. *cough cough* Lol no I actually fancy Sheree from the original RHOL days. I just get her. Too bad Kenya is coming hard for her though. Come on Ms. Moore what is that about! She initially treated you way better than Nene ever did. By the way I am sooooo gonna read her debut book. Looks like some juicy juicy tea will be spilling all over the pages in that one.

Also I admire Sheree's determination for getting Chateau Sheree done. It may be taking a decade but strong women JUST.DON'T. GIVE UP. YAAAAS girl, it doesn't matter how long it takes you. A smart woman once said "accuracy over speed." And I hope you soon get to live in your dream house. You will be the last one laughing.



First You Read It, Then You Die: "Something (Wisteria#1)", The New "The Ring" Movie, and More!








February can't come soon enough! Easily one of the most terrifying horror movies that still haunts me from my childhood, The Ring is making a new comeback, titled Rings. A glimpse of the trailer will promise you that we are in for quite a scare. It is wonderfully directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and produced by Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes. I feel a sense of inspiration too and a new feeling of excitement about my book Something (Wisteria 1) as it pays homage to this legendary horror film. Here's the blurb and notable praises I has gotten thus far. And if you haven't already, you can pre-order your copy just for just a buck on Amazon. It will be listed at that price for a limited time only. So hurry!

if you dare...







“I will find true love and everything will be okay. I will find true love and everything will be okay…” she chanted.

They say be careful what you read. Something is wrong. Something is very wrong. It can happen to anyone. This is just four teenagers’ story. Aubrey Golding hates her face, her body, and is devastated after Nathan Silva leaves her. Alone, suicidal, and desperate for love, she discovers a book called Something and unknowingly links others to a dark and terrifying curse that is beginning to consume her. Nathan is glad to be moving on with someone new and can hardly believe what is happening now. Wild child and amateur porn star, Bella Broadhurst, loves bullying that “emo whore” Aubrey with the other girls, but mostly she loves partying, hookups, and plain ol’ drama when terror arises. And Kendra Coke is just a new teen mother working on a delicate relationship when things start becoming utterly bizarre. Chilling sleep disturbances and figures hiding in the corners of their rooms are just warnings of what is to come. Be careful what you read, they say. Tread carefully.

"Extremely well-written and almost gothic in nature, Something (Wisteria #1) is horror at its best. While Lamb borrows heavily from the movie, The Ring, she puts her own spin on it. Reading could kill you? You bet! Horror doesn't get any scarier than books out to murder people." -Bestselling author N.N. Light

"5 out of 5 stars for this excellent, suspenseful horror novel, and I am already looking forward to the next book in the series." -OnlineBookClub.org

"I have never read anything like this book before, and I'm sure I won't read anything similar for a long time." -Fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.com

Sunday, 22 January 2017

not a creepy book but I am OBSESSED






Sonya Sones knows how to melt your heart, even a cold, horror-loving, heart like mind. And trust me, that says a lot. She knows how to warm you, touch you, in exactly the right moments when you least expect it and adorably so without trying too hard. The characters were very real and Sones flawlessly captured the sweet naïve voice of a teen girl discovering herself as well as the many victories and confusions involving relationships. Typically a fan of darker books, I never expected to gush over such a cute girly little book. But What My Mother Doesn't Know has reminded me to never underestimate the power of good writing no matter the subject. Shockingly, I found this romantic ride very thrilling, and there were definitely many laugh out loud parts. My heart was literally racing alongside with the protagonist's as I genuinely felt like an innocent young girl falling in love for the first time.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

100 copies available! Book giveaway!

Special, advanced, reviewer copies of Something (Wisteria 1) are available now at LibraryThing. 100 digital copies, in any platform, will be given to some lucky people. Plus Bonus prize: if you leave an honest review of the book on Amazon and Goodreads before March 7, you will get an advanced, signed copy of the next book in the series! P.S If that link doesn't work go here: http://bit.ly/2jw7axf

~Love Shelby!



The Mistress of Spices: A book you gotta read

A must read! Lush with lyrical life, hope, and earthy words, this is a must read I'm glad I've got my hands on! "Tilo, the ...