Category: Writing


With Quiet Ardency — Giveaway!

Posted 7 October, 2018 by Lianne in Books, Writing / 1 Comment

I actually meant to post this a few days ago but I’ve been so busy these last few weeks that I just didn’t get around to it >_< Anyway, my latest poetry collection, With Quiet Ardency, is available online now on all book retailer websites (Amazon, the Book Depository, etc.) as well as Lulu.com. It’s a poetry collection that’s a bit more personal and due to a number of setbacks and emotional upheaval, the release was delayed for some time. More about the book in this blog post but it’s available now, haha.

I actually hosted a giveaway on my poetry IG account a while ago in celebration of its release but I’m hosting a giveaway here as well 🙂 This contest is open internationally and will run from 07 October to 14 October 2018 @ 11:59PM EST. Please use a valid email address when you enter in the Rafflecopter below. The will be contacted the following day and they will have 24 hours to claim their prize or I will raffle another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please let me know if you have any questions about the contest and whatnot. Good luck! 🙂

Also, just a heads up, for the month of October, my books Shall I Be a Poet Instead? and With Quiet Ardency, are 30% off over at Lulu.com 🙂 Please check it out!

With Quiet Ardency — My Third Poetry Collection!

Posted 24 September, 2018 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

So this post is a long time coming, lol…Meet my third poetry collection, With Quiet Ardency. You could say I’ve been working on this collection for some two years, and one of the reasons why I didn’t finish it sooner (other than work and school constantly getting in the way, fml) is because, if I’m being 100% honest with you, I had a hard time letting it go into the world. As you may suppose, this poetry collection’s theme is love, and there is a personal story behind it that I won’t go into details 😛 Suffice to say, it took a bit of time before I was brave enough to just put the finishing touches to this book and send it off to Lulu.com xD

Anyway, it should be out on all book retailers soon but in the meantime you can definitely pick up a copy via Lulu.com at the following link: With Quiet Ardency 🙂

Meanwhile, here’s a snippet of what to expect in this collection (from what I posted so far on my poetry account, @shallibeapoetinstead):

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Of Frost and Fury — Giveaway!

Posted 1 February, 2018 by Lianne in Writing / 9 Comments

At last I’m hosting a giveaway here! lol. My second poetry collection, Of Frost and Fury: Poems Written in the Land of Volcanoes and Giants, was released late last year but given how busy it was around Christmas time, there wasn’t much promotion on my part (not to mention it took a while before it became available on online outlets like The Book Depository and Amazon–which they are now available at). You can read more about how this book came about over at this post.

So I’m hosting a giveaway contest here on my blog for a chance to win a signed copy of my latest book. Unlike the giveaway I hosted on Goodreads (before their policy changed), this contest is open internationally and will run from 01 February to 12 February 2018 @ 11:59PM EST. Please use a valid email address when you enter in the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be contacted the following day and they will have 24 hours to claim their prize or I will raffle another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please let me know if you have any questions about the contest and whatnot. Otherwise, good luck! 🙂

Edit: Thank you to everyone who entered this contest and congratulations to the winners, Arthur & Cassandra! 🙂

Of Frost and Fury — My Second Poetry Collection!

Posted 22 December, 2017 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

So during my hiatus from the blog I had been dealing with work and catching up with school. But what also happened during my hiatus was that my second poetry collection was finalised and released into the world! I present to you Of Frost and Fury: Poems Written in the Land of Volcanoes and Giants 🙂

I’ve been teasing a bit about this since I got back from Iceland and Denmark (especially from Iceland). The idea came to me as I was organising my journals after I had returned from my trip; I had a notebook filled with writings that I had done whilst travelling, mostly poetry, and was thinking about how I was going to incorporate it into my next general collection. I then realised that I actually had enough material to compile a standalone collection.

The idea to present it as a mixed media, incorporating photos I took during the trip, came as I was sifting through my photos from said trip. I’ve long used Blurb in the past and have enjoyed the quality of their publication. I thought it would be cool to include the photos of the scenery I’ve seen, sharing it alongside the lines I wrote. And so this project came to be.

There were setbacks, of course–school kept me from sitting down and editing it thoroughly in one go, then there was details with Blurb (apparently to sell it on Amazon et al I needed to have made the book using Bookwright, a program I do not like, not BookSmart, which I had been using for years). So that was me around November , but after a few takes and back and forth with proofing, I finally finished it earlier this month. I’m still waiting for it to be completely listed as available online–it is listed on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, but I noticed Amazon.ca has it listed at some ridiculous price and it’s not showing up on AbeBooks and the Book Depository. I’m also not sure how to go about posting it on the Blurb Bookstore directly; it’s weird that there’s no option for there to be both (both on the Blurb Bookstore and on other sites; it made me choose one or the other). Anyway, something to think about in the new year.

Anyway, on to the preview (from what I posted so far on my poetry account, @shallibeapoetinstead):

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Shall I Be a Poet Instead — Giveaway!

Posted 7 November, 2017 by Lianne in Writing / 10 Comments

Yup, it’s live now, my giveaway contest for my debut poetry book, Shall I Be a Poet Instead? As I’ve been posting time and again here for about the last few months, I finally took the plunge and self-published my poetry; you can read all about my journey doing that over at this post. Since then it’s gone live to other retail outlets (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository to name a few) and I’ve also hosted my first GoodReads giveaway last month. Exciting stuff to say the least 😀

So I’m hosting another giveaway contest here on my blog for a chance to win a signed copy of my book. This time the contest is open internationally and will run from 07 November to 21 November 2017 @ 11:59PM EST. Please use a valid email address when you enter in the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be contacted the following day and they will have 24 hours to claim their prize or else I will raffle another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please let me know if you have any questons about the raffle and whatnot. Otherwise, good luck!