I am completing the first books in my fantasy fiction series,” FLAMEDANCER.” Now wondering, should I include illustrations…even just a few …? Being an artist, many people are requesting them…..and I too, am so wanting to create magical visions- books full of fantasy images,but the writing has me fully immersed… I am torn… I feel they add so much… but it is so much more challenging to lay out books with images… and costly as well… should I remain digital, or plan to design them for print…?
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CREATED with the Sweet Soul Lovers, This is the story of Two DRAGONS…. …a spoken word fantasy – a fairy tale for grownups, with a wonderful chill groove -by L. Kolasa, the superb sax stylings of Steve Hall,, my lyrics and jazz rap, together with vocals by Antonio Messum, and background vocals, Gerard Myers..
. It was a magical night… The music came spilling out, and the lyrics spontaneously flowed, inspired by Steve Hall on saxophone, blowing a sweet storm into the skies… I love it when that happens…. ” And then, the Dragons kissed – so sweetly; and a New Star was born…..” A jazz – rap; improvisational fairy tale from the Sweet Soul Lovers…
He started to serenade her , and as he sang every word that came out of his mouth began to turn the world blue . She did bot really know why , but she suspected … She had suspected all along … but only the doves knew the truth … and they would never tell … She sat and wondered how the other colors felt .. So sad to be excluded … but then again , would one really choose to want to live in a world where there was no other color … or no – clarity … a world where everything was vague … and where words could only speak in one tone – the color he wanted every one to believe was the one and only truth … the one and only tone … Yet words have so many shades and nuances , not to mention colors …She could let the blue take over , and see the world just as he was singing it to be .. lose herself in the mirage … believe it .. or keep her vision clear .. and see into the future .., by not believing just what she wanted to hear … end refusing to see the world as only painted in shades of misty blue …Vampires could be so very persuasive …and so very seductive .. when they wanted something .; and what they usually wanted was … blood .
The ways of a Vampire … infinite charm for ultimate gain … but only for the common ,the unevolved ; those who feasted on the blood of their innocent and unsuspecting victims who did not realize that were giving their life for their lovers … The others understood … and lived with their honor as their code … leaving the others to feast , to deceive , and take more than they gave …Always a choice … which side to serve …He continued to play , and the guitar began to sing …. a a serenade in blue ….
from , ” My Love Letters from a Vampire ”
to be released in November , 2014 …
copyright , Natasha Von , 2014
Will soon be releasing , ” TWO DRAGONS < " a spoken word jazz rap fantasy with Steve Hall , L. Kolasa and Antonio Messum , with back up Dragon vocals by Gerard Myers …
Originally posted on The Look of Love Photography:
Her petals unfurled .
Blinded by the light , she became it . Pulsating through her , every cell electric .Her body was flying . No longer a body , but a being of light . One with starlight , she sailed forth , free like a song that was on its’ way to Heaven …
Sensitive to variations of energy perceived as colour and light …vaulting through time , space and into a realm of what she perceived as Heaven all her senses became electrified .
” I am the Aurora Borealis , kissing the Morning Star , ” she thought to herself , feeling her spirit expand , getting wider , and wider , brighter and brighter .
She was made up of starlight .
Her heart was music … opening like a thousand petalled Lotus in the throes of cosmic love … She melted into it …
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I have been writing , locked away creating fantasies , and now am starting the book covers . They are supernatural tales of love … so it is liek illustrating – MAGIC … I feel my books should have illustrations … and am inspired creating these new visuals for the worlds Ihttp://www.natashavonarts.com/writings-and-books/ I am creating … The question … a book with or without illustrations … ?