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Day 8 of my Giveaway-A-Day Countdown to My Birthday Bash brings us Miss Bohemia for a guest post! For those that don’t know her, she has a fantastic shop on Etsy! So, take it away Jenn!
Firstly, I would like to wish Amanda Happy Birthday and thank her for inviting me to write a guest post on her blog! As this is my first ever guest post, it was a great surprise, but a little scary. Hopefully, you’ll bear with me as I introduce myself and talk about just a few of my many favourite things… I will admit to being addicted to books, jewellery and anything sweet!
I’m a bit of a day dreamer and my vivid imagination and obsession with books started at an early age, and provided a great form of escapism. I loved that you could almost be like Alice in Wonderland and escape down the rabbit hole to an alternate reality! Some would say my love of books (and many other things) is obsessive, but after finding all these wonderful book bloggers & twitter, I know I’m not alone :)
I loved reading fairytales and scary books and especially enjoyed books that merged the two together. I guess this transferred through adulthood to my love of reading Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy! Gotta love vamps (I like mine tall, dark & deadly), werewolves a close second (bringing the heat) & other mythical creatures!
My favourite books include Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice, The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris, The Tooth Fairy (a rare grim fairytale book by Graham Joyce), The Book With No Name by Anonymous (weird but so funny), The Kate Daniels series by IIona Andrews and a new firm favourite ‘Soulless’ by Gail Carriger! My book wishlist includes ‘Changeless’ by Gail Carriger, Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey and The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
I also love to read thrillers, art books & some chick lit! Oh and I must mention the following movies;- The Labyrinth, Heavenly Creatures & Edward Scissorhands, just because I love them so much!
My other passions include jewellery and shopping for vintage and old fashioned finds! I’m like a magpie when it comes to shiny trinkets and pretty things! Or perhaps I should say I’m like a ‘Valkyrie’ from Immortals After Dark, who Kresley Cole describes as “without training, they can be mesmerized by shining objects and jewels”.
I also love creating jewellery and although it’s something I’ve only recently started doing, I confess to being a little obsessed (are you seeing a pattern here :))!
My jewellery creations are quite an eclectic mix as they are often inspired by my alternate reality and love of magic, dark fairytales, supernatural, fantasy and steampunk! I love using deep reds, purples, emerald greens and black for my gothic pieces, but I often make romantic and vintage jewellery too – a bit of everything!
I do have a secret passion to write a book and often see myself as a writer who has a cabin in a remote area in the woods, completely dissociated from the real world while writing novels! A bit like the Johnny Depp character (a bit crazy but minus the murders) in ‘The Secret Window’! On the other hand, I couldn’t really survive very long without company or an internet connection :)
Anyway, that’s enough about me! I hope you’ve enjoyed my ramblings :)
Thanks again Amanda!
Main shop Vampires Kisses on Etsy
UK Folksy Shop
Thanks so much for guest blogging Jen! You did a fantastic job! Guess what, today’s giveaway is this beautiful necklace from Jen!
The Blood Moon Pendant Vampires Versus Werewolves
The moon crescent is a bright gold plate with an intricate design and pointed talons that curl around the red stone which is faceted and sparkles in the light.
A subtle representation of my two favourite supernatural creatures!
Gorgeous Victorian style half moon (representing the wolves) setting holding a blood red faceted stone (representing the vampires lust for blood).
I have used a gold plated curb chain which is approx 23 inches long!
This glamorous piece of treasure resembles something from an ancient crypt or lair!
Victorian Vampire Glamour
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