Into the Dalek: A Review

I have to admit that this episode didn’t hit the wow factor of the previous Deep Breath. I understand that every Doctor must have a encounter with the Daleks but I think it was something that could have waited for a few episodes. We needed to get more invested with this incantation before we’re hit with the nemesis. There was also a throwaway scene with the mysterious Missy but until we have more context about who she is, I don’t have much to say about her. Though it is possible there is a link between Journey’s rescue by the Doctor and Gretchen ‘death’ maybe she was taken the moment before it? That probably makes more sense in my head.

In this episode we were introduced to Danny Pink, the next rumoured companion. I emphasis rumoured since I’m not a hundred percent sure. He certainly seems interesting but since the Doctor said he wouldn’t take Journey because she was a solder, what would make him change his mind in the case of Danny? I don’t really have much to say about Clara either, she’s the one who comes up with the solution but all in all, a throwaway episode that didn’t have the emotional punch I was expecting.

Best Line

Clara: I’m his carer
Doctor: Yeah, she cares so I don’t have too.


#ROW80 Update

It’s nearly the end of August, which means this time next week my son will be off to school. It’s only two days and that it’ll be the weekend but it’s going to be weird. All in all it’s been a good six weeks. We haven’t gotten up to much. We’ve seen his friends, gone to the cinema, the park, had picnics, been swimming. It’s going to be strange not seeing him for six hours every day. I guess that means I’ll be able to get more writing done. The last six weeks has been a case of writing when he’s in bed, but six hours a day makes it back into the full time job it is.

SO what have I accomplished this week?

* Guitars and Cupcakes: it’s nearly hit the 10k mark. It’s a contemporary standalone and I haven’t written anything like it before. I don’t think I’m going to stop writing paranormal since that’s turning into my favourite genre but I’ve enjoyed writing about Clara and James. The goal is to finish writing this story but this time next week.

* The Whistling Girl: I originally wrote this story when I went back to College about seven/eight years ago. It started life as a monologue I had to perform during class but has stayed with me for a long time. I don’t have the original manuscript but the story has evolved since then. I’m 1k in and I know where its going so it’s just a case of getting down on paper.

Future Projects

I hope to start these next month (September/October)

Decadent Roar
Decadent Publishing’s Fairy tale Line.

I also have a story out next month (September 24th). It’s a rerelease under the name Samantha Allard, originally it was an e-short series but its been expanded and revised heavily. I’ll be posting more details on http://www.mssamanthaallard.wordpress.com


#Row80 an update

Okay I completely forgot to post an update this week and the last I think, so here it is. I’ve hit the ultimate block. I’ve decided not to continue The Raven’s Kill in another story, at least not yet. My flirt, which can be found here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touch-Death-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B00LWSOBS6/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1408194054&sr=1-7&keywords=ella+grey) hasn’t been selling very well, so instead of continuing it as a flirt series, the story will be finished and submitted all together. I did enjoy writing the story but I can understand why someone might be reluctant to buy a short story for 77p.

I’ve started doing writing projects to get my muse back into the zone and started writing last night, I’m hoping this story becomes something/anything but an unfinished piece of work.

I’ve got two stories that should be released at some point this year, but besides that nothing close to finished. That thought is a little bit depressing. That also makes my goal for this week pretty damn simple.

1. Keep writing.
2. Aim for 2k every day.
3. Hit 10k this time next week. I think the story I’m currently working on is about 20k but we shall see.


#shifter stories still on #sale

Saving Kat

Adam Reece, Alpha of The Black Paw Pack, follows all the rules but he can’t resist teasing Katherine Moon. Pack law frowns on wolves and witches mating so the resident Earth Witch has become his friend and confidant, nothing more.

Life is good. Kat’s blessed by the Goddess who connects her to the earth and the wolf pack she watches over, even the Alpha who only seems happy when he’s pestering her. But she wants more—namely the forbidden attention of a certain steadfast Alpha with a boyish grin. Too bad crossing that line isn’t an option.

When a tragic accident threatens to steal her from him forever, Adam must make the hard decision—save Kat or lose her forever, even if she never forgives him.

Guarding Mari

Three years is a long time to be away from your mate.

Mari was a doctor before she was infected with the werewolf virus, a target of a deranged serial killer. The night held one bright moment. She met Daniel Greyborn, the other half of her soul. But she’s been living a half-life away from him.

Daniel wants a lifetime with his mate.

Daniel made a difficult decision when he left Mari with the Black Paw Pack. When he finds a body on his compound, he knows that Ryback is back and it’s time to finish what happened three years ago and reclaim his soul.

Are they about to underestimate a killer?


Meet Mary Quast




I spent my childhood summers at our family cottage on Coldwater Lake in Michigan. A friend of my uncle’s and a member of the local Chippewa tribe rented the cottage next door for several summers. Indian Dave would thrill my cousins and me with legends and dances of his people. He taught us the importance and spirituality regarding the balance of nature. My favorite stories of people who could shift from human to animal at will influenced me to write my own versions. My cousin and I would often wonder if the fox or eagle we saw where Indian Dave or one of his friends. Who knows…perhaps they were!

Little did I know, those stories heard around a campfire would become fodder for the Legend of the Spirit series.
Legend of the Spirit book 1 – Crow Magic
Lucy Richards is tired of being timid around men. Hoping to overcome her fears and feel like a real woman, she turns to Madame Eve to find a man who will fulfill that goal. Eve arranges a one-night stand with a handsome Shawnee shaman who will teach Lucy to use her womanly power and take her to unimaginable heights.
Shape shifter Seth Crowe is a Keeper of the Spiritual Law who carries souls from darkness to light, and enjoys using his body to accomplish his magic.
Tucked away in the Castillo Poconos Resort, Seth helps Lucy find spiritual and sexual freedom, never dreaming he might find his own mate in the bargain.
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Legend of the Spirit series book 2 – Eagle Dance
Dyami Schafer, a Native American from the Chippewa tribe, leads a lonely life due to his large size and unusual appearance. When his nesting instinct sets in, he turns to Madame Eve and 1Night Stand to help him find his spirit mate. Or at least a woman who accepts him as an eagle shifter.

Amanda Collins never stopped loving the Chippewa boy she knew from her childhood. Maybe a night with a Native American man will help her forget the past and let her move on with her life.

Sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step into the past before dancing into the future. With the help of Madame Eve, will the Spirit of the Eagle carry Dyami and Amanda?

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Romance author and Artist Mary Quast lives in a log home affectionately named “Camp Run-A-Muk” located in the woods of Michigan with her husband, three sons, and a collection of animal family members. As a professional artist, Mary Quast answered the call to express herself creatively. With her descriptive writing style she has developed a knack for creating passionate characters and realistic settings. When she’s not busy writing contemporary erotic romance novels, novelettes, and short stories, Mary Quast doles out sensual tips and yummy eye candy on her blog “Romantic Interludes”.

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