Lydhia Marie - Author

So unique and different!

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AMANI: REveal giveaway!!

Starting today, November 2nd and until the official release on December 18th, you can enter for a chance to win one of the TWO FREE, SIGNED COPIES of AMANI: Reveal, sequel to AMANI: Remember!



"Amya Priam is a Seraph; she has the ability to send her soul to Sojourn into people’s bodies. And for some unknown reason, she is valuable to a group of Rascals, creatures who look like normal humans beings but feed on humanity.


She, her best friend Samera Cohen, and Xander Macfrey have returned safely to the Protectors of Amani Headquarters after their escapade in England. But this feeling of security is soon shattered when Protectors from all around the world insist that Xander receives the death penalty for crimes he hasn’t committed.


Before any solution can be unraveled, however, a bigger problem arises. HQ fall under attack, forcing the trio to seek safety in a small Canadian city called Sherbrooke, where new discoveries and danger lurk around every street corner."

 

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first english radio interview

All right,


It's very hard for me to put this interview out here for anyone to listen because, let's face it, I'm better at writing than speaking. I was so nervous. 

The interviewer is Peter Tardif from CBC Radio One.

I'm still too emotional about it to comment, but I'd update my post whenever I can.

 

Here it is, 

 

 

Cheers! 

First radio interview

Today, I was lucky enough to have my first radio interview about AMANI: Remember.

 

   Was it stressful? Yes


  Did I mess up a few words along the way? Of course

  Did it make me realize I often use expressions such as "hm" and "like" when I speak?     Um-hm

  But would I do it all over again because it was such a great experience and I believe an author should not only be able to write well, but to speak well?

  Definitely.

 

  Today, I overcame my fear of public speaking, even though I was only facing a single person. I write for a reason. I have difficulty expressing my ideas, in French as well as in English. When I'm stressed out or simply emotional (fear, happiness, anger, or any emotion, really) all the words from my next sentence are thrown in the back of my brain, scattered like pieces of a puzzle before you start putting them together. And my job is to make sense of them before I open my mouth. I've never understood why, but it is definitely something I need to work on.

 

  To my right, you can see the radio host, Genevieve Hebert. From the start, she was very sweet and she explained to me how radio interviews work. She made me feel comfortable, which helped me relax and avoid babbling my way through my answers. Though, hearing my heart beating in my ears, I did have to concentrate to speak proper French. 

 

For the full interview, you can listen in French or read the English translation.

 

        xx

 

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

We are today!

 

Yes, we are MAY 8TH at last!! And that means I'm officially an Indie Author! :D And my first novel is officially out there for anyone to read it :D

I'm not at all excited... AT ALL! :D

All right, so for those who already pre-ordered the book, you should have it promptly. I hope you ENJOY!!
If you haven't yet, you can follow the links to the specific online stores in the
GET YOUR COPY! section above.

 

But don't go too far, because I will have a special surprise on Monday May 10th :)

HAVE A GREAT ONE! :D 

WELCOME!!!!

Here's a little bit about me:

 

My name is Lydhia Marie. I'm twenty-two and I received my degree in English literature last spring. I am currently moving in a new city and have no job other than write ideas on my keyboard and hope to be able to publish them soon. :)
During my last summer at university, I decided to write a novel. Not because I'd had a dream or because I'd always loved writing. I needed to start a new project and decided that I was going to write a story. 
At first, the idea was quite basic, but as time went and words were thrown on a page, I discovered a passion and the story around my comatose student grew into a brand new world filled with monsters and danger.
That's how I fell in love with writing. And that's how I knew that as long as I can write, I can never be bored.
I finished writing the novel in two months...
I know what you're thinking right now: It was probably really crappy.
AND YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
It was.
It really was.
BUT the idea behind the poor writing wasn't. At least I and beta readers still don't think so.
So after I attended a three-week creative writing course at the University of Oxford in England, I decided to rewrite my novel from top to bottom. And I couldn't even begin to summarize the changes I've made. Actually, just picture Beast in Beauty and the Beast before and mostly after Belle's declaration.
Now that my piece has a nice, handsome face, an interesting core, and a hot and muscular bottom, what should I do with it?
That's where I need YOU.
Yes, it's a nice dream to publish a novel.
And yes, it's a lot of fun to publish your novel on your own, but it does take a little money to do so.

Basically, I need your help to get my novel out there. 
If you'd like to help, click on the link below
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-publish-my-first-novel-amani-remember/x/9984150#home


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BIO

Lydhia Marie was born in a small town in Quebec, Canada. She discovered her passion for writing later in life during her last summer as an English student at Bishop’s University. To be honest, she wasn’t much of a reader before she started her degree, but this hate for words transformed into a passion for reading and then morphed into a need for writing. Strange but nonetheless true.

After finishing her first draft, she attended a three-week creative writing course at the University of Oxford, where she realized that her first manuscript was very badly written. Fortunately, the idea behind the writing was “so unique and different,” according to an early critique of the novel, that she decided to write the entire manuscript anew, from a blank page to the epilogue.

 She enjoys books that transports her into a new world and characters that are both original and relatable. But most of all, she loves spending time writing or reading with her dog, Bookie, on her lap, looking adorable with his legs in the air and his belly ready to be rubbed.

 

 

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“Prudence, my dear fellows, prevents from unfortunate compromises." -Jeffrey” —Lydhia Marie

 

 

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Lydhia's bookshelf: read

 

 

City of Lost Souls

 

Fifty Shades of Grey

 

The Hobbit

 

The Golden Compass

 

Twilight

 

Blood Promise

 

The Van Alen Legacy

 

The Hunger Games

 

Beautiful Creatures

 

Spirit Bound

 

Burned

 

City of Bones

 

The Host

 

Life of Pi

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

Jane Eyre

 

Divergent

 

Vampire Academy

 

Masquerade

 



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