iPad Challenge for Autism

iPad Challenge for Autism
Help a wonderful little boy named Malcolm, earn an iPad, to help him overcome his sensory issues, his speech delays and difficulties, and to help with his other therapies. Just click the linked photo, then click the piece you want, and enter MALCOLM DENNIS in the "Challenger's Name" text box, and check out! It's super easy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And the winner is...........

Kristen Ceci!!! 

All of that hard work, and research has paid off Since no one got ALL of the questions correct, we took the order of the submissions, and ran it through Look to the blog for the list of all of the correct answers, and Congratulations Kristen! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway Contest!

With the holidays coming up on us fast, we've decided to do not one, but TWO contests, to give two lucky fans the opportunity to win their very own copy of NyteBeauti, or a second copy, as the case may be, to give as a Christmas Gift!

So, here it is, the FIRST Christmas NyteBeauti Giveaway Contest!

Let's test your vampire knowledge! We've all seen the movies, watched the shows and played the games. We've all talked about them, in depth. But how many do you REALLY know, at a glance? Below, we've posted several photos of some familiar (and some not so familiar) vampire movies, video games and TV shows. How many can YOU name?

**The Rules**
1. Subscribe to the blog, so you can post a comment. (If you haven't already)
2. Post a comment, listing, in order, the names of the show/movie/video game in each photo.
3. Post on the Fanpage, to let us know you've entered here.
4. Get your entries in by Monday, Dec 6th. Winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec 7th.

Either the participant with the most correct answers will win, or in the case of multiple winners, each winning post will be given a number, and using a random generator, we'll draw a winner. :)

Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Official Press Release

Book Review by Tawania

Monday, July 12, 2010

Review: NyteBeauti by. Kristin Roisin

Review: NyteBeauti
Author: Kristin Roisin

The Blurb...

The epic journey of one woman's search for identity, belonging, and love.

When Desta awakens each evening, all she knows is that unquenchable hunger, and a familiar pair of gray eyes. Aside from that, she doesn't remember anything... yet.

It doesn't take long, before she finds herself thrust into the adventure of a lifetime (or several, as the case may be) as she dodges danger, experiences heartbreak, and ultimately, discovers herself, and true love.


I received this book from the author, and was excited to read it. This is Ms. Roisin's first published novel, and it was a very good read.

Desta awakens every night to a terrible painful hunger, and no memory why or how she has become what she is. All Desta remembers is a pair of grey eyes that make her feel safe. Desta is drawn to the same tavern every night, and she doesn't know why. She is sure someone is following her and her life is in danger. One night at the tavern Desta meets Cyrus, a hunter with a secret of his own, he attempts to take Desta's life, but realizes she is innocent and only wants to protect her. Then Desta runs into a man with familiar grey eyes, but she has no memory of him, and is afraid he is the one after her, so she runs from him.

Logan has been searching for Desta for over two hundred years, since the night he saved her from her abusive father and attempted to bring her over. The process was interrupted, and all he was able to grant her was immortality before she was taken from him. All he wants to do is protect her, and help her remember who she is. He's hurt and saddened that she doesn't remember who he is, and he recognizes that he will have to be patient and slow with her as she regains her former memories. Logan finally finds Desta again, and brings her to his home, and begins the process of helping her remember. As Desta remembers her past, she remembers the important role that Logan plays in it. She unconsciously looks up to him for guidance and protection even as she is falling in love with Cyrus. Cyrus doesn't trust Logan, but he understands to have Desta in his life he will have to get along with him.

Logan doesn't trust Cyrus, but his love for Desta causes him to accept Cyrus in her life. Logan knows he has to stay close to Desta to keep her safe, because whoever took her from him is still out there. Worse Cyrus's brothers and fellow hunters are after her too..

This story was epic in the sense that Desta experiences tragic lost and heartbreak, but she is stronger then even she knows and she survives it. I love that her character was unwittingly strong, but also very vulnerable. My heart ached for her tragedies and rejoiced in her triumphs. I loved Logan's character he was the perfect male hero. He loved Desta from the moment he saw her, and even after he searched for her for two hundred years his only mission is to make her happy. This was so endearing to me, because even though he was in love with her, he accepted that she wanted another and agreed for her sake. I liked Cyrus's character in the beginning, but I found him weak towards the end of the book. The secondary characters Alex and Morrigan were memorable and I really liked there loyalty towards Desta and Logan. Morrigan is a sexy Irish warrior woman Vampire, and Alex was a magic wielding vampire, and they did there parts in the book justice. They showed true friendship and courage. I would be interested to see what Ms. Roisin does with there characters in future novels.

All in all this was a very good read. There were a few parts throughout the book where I was confused, but the story flowed well together. I almost tore my hair out wanting
Desta to recognize Logan as her true love, but it had to happen at her own pace. This book also had a few unexpected twist that I was not prepared for at all, but they made the story all the more interesting.

If you want to read an epic love story that spans over three hundred years, and takes you on a emotional ride that will leave you feeling uplifted in the end. I recommend this book for you.

***4 Stars

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Review by LegacyReviews

Review of NyteBeauti by Kristin Roisin

I've always been a fan of vampire books but most of them have the same general storyline...however NyteBeauti takes you deep into a world of fantasy where anything is possible. It is unlike any vampire book I've read with some unique twists that I found very refreshing. I couldn't stop reading.

I give it a four and a half stars. ****1/2

--Joanie Fulton, Author of Spawn of Satan

Book Review by: BK Walker Books

*Small spoiler Alert*

NyteBeauti by Kristin Roisin was a fantastic read. A great plot with enthralling characters, you will be anxious to find out what Desta must endure next.

Desta awakens with no memories of her past. Each night the only thing she knows is an unexplainable hunger. Her memories show men with evil eyes and it only causes her an increased sense of fear with each remembering.

Lucky enough to have found a sanctuary in the basement of a church, a priest offers her a wine that helps to quench her hunger. Each night after her meal, she wanders out into the night, hoping to find the answers to her past.

She finds herself at the same tavern each night, and is surprised that it offers her a sense of safety. She ventures to the back of the tavern where she finds a beautiful lake, which gives her a sense of peace. She realizes it is the lake they call "Vampire Lake". She remembers the tale that a great priest blessed the lake and it was where many of the vampire kind, her kind, would meet their demise.

Her thoughts are suddenly interrupted when a approaches her from her behind telling her that all of her kind should be dead. Startled at first, she slowly uses her finger to remove the sword at her throat. The problem is this vampire slayer feels a strong connection to her, and instantly resolves not to kill her, but protect her.

Sensing a trust in Cyrus, the slayer, she tells of her memories. He swears to keep her safe, and with each night her search continues. That is until one night, she meets a pair of the eyes from her memories.

Scared and without thinking, she runs away. She finds Cyrus runs into Cyrus and tells him of her encounter. He takes her to a safe place where they sleep until dusk.

At dusk she ventures out again, only to find herself in a very compromised situation. Beaten and near death, Logan saves her. Is this the first time her and Logan have met? As time goes on you will learn that Logan is actually her maker, without me giving too much away.

Roisin did a fantastic job with this title. NyteBeauti has the perfect plot, with a lot of the vampire lore we are used to with some fantastic originality. Her characters are ones that you will find yourself loving one and angry with the other. I especially liked Morrigan. She is a feisty Irish woman with a definite boldness you are sure to fall in love with. I do hope to see much more of Kristin Roisin.

I give NyteBeauti **** (4) Stars, BK Walker.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Next Wave Begins!

Local area book signings are in the works! I'm working with an incredible guy who is helping me put together a large number of local area book readings and signings, to help get my book noticed. I am so excited to be entering this phase of publication. It's still very much like a dream. Very surreal.

I'll keep you posted!

Friday, May 21, 2010


My goodness but that was fast!

I SWEAR, the email I read just two days ago said, "As early as a few weeks." So imagine my utter shock and disbelief when I opened an email entitled "Surprise!" from PA, and read,

"Surprise! Today we are preparing to ship to you a free copy of NyteBeauti. You should expect it on your doorstep before too long, because the book is now ready for release! [...] This is an important moment in an author's life. To see your own book for the very first time is an unforgettable and unique experience, one that on behalf of all of us at PublishAmerica we wholeheartedly congratulate you on. Many authors tell us that they make it a day of celebration, befitting a life-long dream that has come true. We hope that you do, too! [...] And now, hang out the flag. Today is the day you can really say, "I am now a published author!" Congratulations!"

Before I continue I would very much like to thank everyone who has supported me, encouraged me, and walked with me on this journey. I am truly, and deeply touched that so many of you jumped on this roller coaster ride with me, and have stayed on throughout the process.

For now, there isn't much news about when, or where, the book will be released, into hardcopy for bookstores, but you CAN order a copy from the publisher's online bookstore. Just click the bookcover below.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

We have gone to print!

Yes, it's official! As of May 19th, the book that started out as a half a dozen college width, spiral bound notebooks, is on it's way to the printing press, where it will take on a whole new look. The 'hobby' that I spoke of in passing, the accomplishment that was mine alone to cherish, has no officially become a published piece of work, for the world to read, love, and critique.

Emotions are all over the place. On one hand, I'm SO proud, and ridiculously, over the top happy. On the other, I'm a nervous wreck. Until now, I could pick and chose who read my words. And make sure that those who did, would always be kind. Now, I no longer have that say. Anyone willing to order the book *when it's officially released* can pick up a copy and have their way with it.

Desta used to be MY character. Her image was mine alone to manipulate and mold, in the fashion that I saw fit. Now, she will become the main image, that everyone will associate with NyteBeauti, and image will no longer be mine to play with. Her adventures, and her life, were mine to enjoy. And now, her actions, her motives, her very nature, will be fodder for everyone to discuss, much the same as I have sat around the reading table, discussing why Acheron did the things he did, or why Frodo allowed himself to be sucked into a journey he wasn't prepared for. What sort of things will be said of my Sweet Desta? With people be kind? Or will people have no use for her emotional baggage? I suppose, the only thing I can do at this point... is just wait and see.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I'm going to start obsessing over my email today, since I received one last night from the publisher. They have my text and cover proofs ready for my review!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We're on our way!!

Final draft, photos, cover art, releases, story synopsis, and the mailing list have all been sent out! Soon, we will leave the pre-production stage... and enter the [dun dun duunnnnnn] Production stage! We are on our way!!!

The photo shoot went GREAT, and we got some really great shots! I'm really happy with them, and I'm getting a lot of positive feedback about the photos, as well. For your enjoyment, here are the three finished versions, that we've chosen.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Photo Shoot!

That's right! Things are moving at the speed of light!!! Sunday, I'm scheduled for a photo shoot, to start getting ready for promotional and marketing ads, banners, posters and the like, plus, my publisher wants to put one (*GASP*) on the back of the book! I'm... a little nervous about that. I don't want MY image... to get in the way of the image I tried to paint of Desta, or even Morrigan.

Should be fun though, if not a bit nerve wracking. It's just two days away, and I still have NO IDEA what I should wear... how I should do my hair... etc. etc.

I'll be sure to keep you posted, and to let you know how it goes!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Great First Week!

"Congrats - Your site with username kristin-roisin is in the Top 1% of all sites created this week!" - email.

What a great kick off we've had! Thank you to everyone who's visited, become a member, left their comments, signed the guest book, and signed up for email alerts! Your support means the world to me, and I could not do this, without all of you standing behind me, cheering me on.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"NyteBeauti" is Official!! (My first Blog Post!)

That's right! You read it right! The contract is signed, and we are officially on our way to print! We have now entered the "Pre-production" phase of the book, and it's starting to look like the release will be in, or around, six months from now, which gives us a late Fall/Early Winter release. Just in time for Christmas! Haha!

It's been a long 6 years. But to finally see it come to fruition, has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life. Of course, my kids, and my husband are. But this is such a personal achievement. I can't even begin to explain it. It's on such a personal level, so completely different from anything else. Even Childbirth, while I will always consider that one of my greatest, is completely different from this. I shared that with my family. It wasn't mine, alone.

This book though.... is MINE. No one held my hand through it. No one offered me pain meds when it got tough. No one picked up the pencil for me and wrote a chapter here or there. No one pushed a button, and turn off the writer's block when it happened. It was ME. Is that to say I didn't have inspiration? Or support? Absolutely not. I did. TONS of each. But what it comes down to is this. The story. The time. The effort it took to put it on paper, and transfer to digital media. To track down, research and find a reputable publisher, and bring us to this point.... That alone is MY achievement. And now, I can sit back, and watch as those who SUPPORTED me and INSPIRED me through the process remain ever so happy for me, and those who doubted, and said I couldn't, or even shouldn't do it, race to catch up.

As I said on my Fan Page... I will remember those who supported me.