google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2011-11-06

Saturday, 12 November 2011

November Follower Frenzy Give Away!

This is my very first give away!
Well, it's come to my attention that there aren't nearly enough of you out there talking about and reading my book The Hunted *wink wink*. So I've decided that I'm going to give away a signed copy as well as a 'Hunted' T-shirt to the follower who helps celebrate this milestone with me! The competition will be open until the end of November and it will be international, so don't be afraid to go crazy!

All you have to do to enter is the following:
1. Post a comment with your name and e-mail address or alternatively your Twitter/Facebook details so that I can contact you should you win.
2. Follow my blog!
3. Follow me on Twitter if you have an account!/KristyBerridge
4. 'Like' my Hunted page on Facebook if you have an account
5. Tweet or post on Facebook about the give-away and encourage other followers as much as you can. When you do post try to include my name in the post so I can see who it came from, as every mention is another entry against your name. You can re-tweet and post as often as you like, it simply gives you more opportunity to win!

Elena Manory is by no means an ordinary teenage girl. Being born with the ability to heal herself from any injury, and with the knowledge that on her eighteenth birthday she will become a Vampire, Elena is aware that she is more than a little different from other girls her age.
It isn’t until she meets William Granville, an alluring and impossibly handsome vampire, that she begins to question her destiny and what secrets the Institute of Magical Intervention and her adopted family have withheldsecrets that could change the fates of not only her own life, but of the lives of all the immortals.
As events spiral out of control, William may be the only person Elena can place her trust in. He, and Elena’s magical family, must fight to save her, joining forces to defeat a common, deadly foe. For William, it is his chance to save the girl that he has searched eternity to find.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Follow Friday #6

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

Q: In light of 11/11/11 and Veteran's day, tell us about your favourite soldier and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

A: Unfortunately I don't know a real hero. I'm fortunate enough not to have to worry about someone not coming home or being injured in any wars past, present or future. So this week my answer is somewhat superficial. I'm going to have to go with fictional - Karl Urban as 'Reaper' in the movie 'Doom'. For one, he kicks some serious alien ass, and two, that guy would look super hot in or out of uniform. So yes, I'm choosing this soldier simply because I'd be more than happy to 'bunk' with him for all time.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Idiot

I think it's fair to say that we all have our little idiosyncrasies. As you know I'm not a fan of bugs and I have serious issues with coordinating my head not to impact frequently with hurtful, solid objects. I have my hands full most of the time with making sure my bug spray is fully stocked and not to book myself out as a piñata at kids parties.
So it probably comes as no surprise to you that I'm also an obsessive compulsive idiot. What does this mean? Although I don't have to wash my hands repeatedly or count to one hundred before opening doors, I do have certain routines that I have trouble breaking. One of them is the washing. When I hear the timer go off, I find it almost impossible not to go and hang it up straight away. Logic dictates that it can wait until the next commercial, after I have finished eating, after ... well, after a lot of things, but for some reason I'm compelled to do it instantaneously. I suspect this also ties in with the notion that I'm a lazy bastard and don't want to iron it later if I can hang it up now ...
The second would be the dishes. I just can't leave them in the sink. I suspect this too stems not from laziness, but fear that the dirty kitchen will attract aforementioned bugs in droves that decide to burrow into my ears and lay eggs in my brain.
Right, so the point is not that I have a crazy imagination or that I'm seriously lazy (reserve all judgement please), the point is that I have some stupid habits that I can't break.
The one that bothers me at present is my reading capacity. I have recently been delivered a beautiful swag of not one, but nine books from Booktopia. Each book is one that I've been wanting to read for a long time, yet I haven't even browsed the synopsis.
Why you might ask? Because I'm already in the middle of reading another. Yes, you heard me. I cannot read more than one book at a time. Now, I don't know if this is because I have short term memory or because I don't like mixing my plots, but I suspect it relates to a whole lot of idiocy.
Jump back twenty odd years and you have me in my room playing with Barbie dolls. Mum, being sweet buys me a secondary one (apparently it needed the company). Of course now I'm confused about who Ken is supposed to play kissy with so the other one goes under the bed for safekeeping. I simply cannot work with more than one doll at a time. They tend to get jealous, you see.

Fast forward back to the present, and as incomparable as Barbie dolls and books may be, I still find myself stuck in the unbreakable cycle of the illogical. I want to read more books, yet I feel like I'm cheating on the one I'm currently vested in. So I ask this, is anyone else out there as ridiculously twisted as I am?
Who knows, maybe I'll try and break out of the cycle tonight, perhaps leave the dishes for at least an hour ...
Who am I kidding, I still don't want the bugs to get me.
Have a good one everyone,

Kristy :)