My first novel Abandoned is now for sale in paperback on LULU

Casey is sixteen & does not appreciate her parents or her privileged life. When her family moves to a remote old mansion in the countryside, she is determined to rebel. Bored and angry after leaving her friends back in the city she decides to defy everyone, refusing to make friends with the neighbours and determined to be alone. But her bad attitude is about to change. On a woodland walk she comes across a house that looks exactly like her own, but is burned out. It haunts her with terrifying feelings which draw her back there again and again. This begins a rollercoaster ride of fear, sadness and hurt. The house weaves the web which entangles Casey with the boy called Lee and her fated future. Gradually, Casey begins to piece together the sinister clues from her journal entries and sketchbooks that manifest themselves in that house. Eventually they lead her to a terrifying discovery. Can she look deep into herself and mend her selfish ways before she destroys herself and the people she loves?
A review from a satisfied customer:
”I really enjoyed this book, despite being about 20 years older than the average reader of this kind of genre. It keeps you guessing until the end, as there are two stories elaborately woven together, and you’re not quite sure how it’s all going to work out. Highly recommended for a lazy afternoon’s read, especially if you’re a teenage girl with an attitude problem!”
 
Buy it here:
This is my first novel so please, if you enjoy the book, leave a review on LULU and tell all your friends about it.
You can also follow Casey by subscribing to her WordPress Blog here:
She is always happy to discuss teen issues and lots of other subjects. (The paranormal, relationships and human behaviour are three of her favourite topics of the moment!)
For background information and discussions about the issues raised in Abandoned, please head over to the WordPress Blog here:
You can find inspirations used for Casey’s World. Find images of her attic room, clothes and fashion styles, and her art work. See the ideas I used for her woodland area, the burned out old house and her ragdoll, Eliza.
Read Lee’s diary and discover how he really felt about Casey and how the story unfolded through his eyes.
Listen to Casey’s Spotify playlist while you explore!
Look out for the sequel to Abandoned~ The Silent Angels
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Read the first 2 Chapters here:
© Serena Grey ‘Abandoned~a teenager’s journey of self discovery’  and ‘The Silent Angels~time will tell’ 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from these Blogs’ author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Serena Grey with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

‘Abandoned’ showcased on the Umenow website

Abandoned Cover

Please take a look!

I am trying to promote my novelette on as many sites as possible, as well as getting people to connect with Casey. She now has a Blog on WordPress that I regularly write posts for (as Casey!) and a new Facebook Page where readers can befriend her and interact.

This is the Umenow Website:

umenow.com/book/A-Teenagers-Tale-of-Self-Discovery-Serena%20Grey

Here is her WordPress Blog:

http://caseyepapadaki.wordpress.com/

And her Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/casey.papadaki

See you there!

Hello, Ola, Bonjour! Yes, I’m still alive!

It’s been almost a month…what? Yes, it’s unbelievable how time has flown. Since I posted my first blog here on wordpress, I’ve moved out of my little house with Fiance and am now living back home with my mum. And Fiance. It has been……eventful!

Anyhoo….I just thought I would check in and post this video. I KNOW I said no plugging of business ideas or productumundios, but hey….it’s just a video! You don’t have to buy anything!

Relax and enjoy the soothing music….comments on the work are very, very welcome as long as they’re not too rude or likely to send me sliding into a dusty corner to cry into my sketchbook.

Promise, Promise, Promise to blog regularly once my living and working environment is all in place. Stress city! I don’t want to spend any more time down Insane Lane either!

Bye for now lovely bubbly people, and be careful on the ice packed roads.

S xxx

listen: Zaz ~Je Veux. She makes me so flippin’ happy! Should be an alarm clock song…. 

”I want love, joy and high spirits,

It’s not your money that’ll make me happy.

I want to die with a hand on my heart.

Let’s go together, let’s discover my freedom,

Forget all your prejudice.

Welcome to my reality.”