Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Dream Not Imagined Blog Tour



 Hi everyone, today I'm participating in my sister's blog tour for A Dream Not Imagined, which is now published!! I'm also doing an interview of the main character. (:



About the Book

A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret . . .


     Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

     But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream . . . of the same prince.

     In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

     A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25331538-a-dream-not-imagined?from_search=true
  


About the Author

     Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
     A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
     A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, is her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
     Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
Twitter: @shantellemary
Goodreads: Shantelle MaryHannu
Google+: Shantelle H.
Pinterest: Shantelle H.






   

                             Interview with the Cinderella of A Dream Not Imagined



What is one minor thing you would change about your life?
I would make so I didn’t have to occasionally talk personally with my father, Lord Thomas Abbington. He actually quite frightens me sometimes. And he reminds me that I’m not good enough—and neither was my mother.


Who is your best friend?
I’ve never had a best friend. But I do enjoy talking with other maids at the stream when we’re gathering water.


Where is your place of refuge?
I suppose my attic room. No one usually comes up there. Though my stepsisters do shriek in order to get my attention!


What two colors would you wear if you could attend a high society event?
Hmm, sky-blue or a soft pink. Blue, pink, and red are my favorite colors.


What do you feel your life purpose is?
I don’t really know my life purpose. I’m a disgrace. Only good enough to serve my family. Every day I get up and try to appease my irritable father, temperamental stepmother, and flighty stepsisters. *soft sigh* I dream of a change . . .


What food would you eat often if you could?
Fruit. I love the sweet and the tart, and just the deliciousness of them all!


What brings you the most happiness in your life?
A few carefree moments of laughing and teasing with fellow maids is always a bright spot in my days.


Which member of your family calls for you service the most?
Uh . . . most likely Dezmarie, my stepmother’s eldest daughter. She’s very serious about her outward appearance, and so always needs her hair brushed and styled. Or fresh water for her face. Or new accessories. I hesitate to say this aloud . . .  but she does rather have a lofty and demanding attitude.


What animal do you think is most beautiful?
Birds. They’re so vibrant and free. Free from society’s rules. Free from humans’ degrading or pitying comments. Free to simply be what God intended them to be, and live it to the fullest. I feel rather trapped—so when I see a bird, I see a spectacular beauty.







Giveaway!
Enter the rafflecopter form for a chance to win a kindle copy of A Dream Not Imagined and a $5 Amazon giftcard!
One winner will be chosen May 31st, and I will send the kindle book and gift card to their email.

Blog Tour Schedule
Thursday, May 28th

Shantelle Hannu at A Writer’s Heart – It’s published!!!

Cookielover at The Story Forest Author Interview

Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps – Character Introduction

Amanda Beguerie at Scattered Journal Pages – Book Review

Kendra Ardnek at Knitted by God’s Plan Author Interview

Natasha at Through My Lens Character Interview with Cinderella

Kaycee Browning at The Pink Cave – Author Interview



Friday, May 29th

Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer Author ‘Cinderella-themed’ Interview

Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination – Book Review

Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything   Author Interview

Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles Character Interview with The Stepsisters

Natacha at Mi Baile Perfecto – Author Interview


Saturday, May 30th

Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window Author Interview

C.B.Cook at The World of the Writer  – Character Interview with The Stepmother

LenaK. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE  – Character Spotlight (The Fairy Godmother)

Sierraat Flights from the Aerie  – Author Interview


Sunday, May 31st

Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer’s Heart  – Tour Wrap Up and Excerpt




Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Baby

 
 
Another baby photo shoot. :) So fun, even though, when he was on the ground, he was busy crawling, looking at things, and I think even trying to eat grass or something of the sort. :) Of course.
 
 

                 




   So, there they are. (:





Friday, May 8, 2015

The Fault in Evolution


                   Hi everyone! Today I'm doing a post on evolution's invalidity. I learned a lot about just how wrong it is when I studied it in my Christian science book. (Being homeschooled, I'm blessed with the privilege of not learning about the theory of evolution as if it were a proven fact- AND IT IS NOT!) So I hope you learn something you didn't know already from this. (:               
                                                

    Evolution is the faulty belief that the universe and everything that is in it was created by natural processes. These natural processes brought into existence the universe, constructed the earth, produced life, and made people, according to evolution. The first question I would like to ask, is HOW DID NATURAL PROCESSES MAKE EVERYTHING IF THERE WAS NOTHING YET? Really, think of there being absolutely nothing: not even some empty space. If God didn't make it, how did it get made if there was nothing?  We don’t see nature doing extreme things like that these days... The only explanation for the universe being formed when there is nothing yet, is for there to be a divine being, or God. But the whole idea of evolution is to attempt to “free” man from God and the responsibility he has to him. So, do or die, God is out of the question, No Matter What. No matter if the theory of evolution starts to sound a bit ridiculous. The invalidity of this theory is what I’m going to bring to the surface in this paper.
                       
                "We do not know how life began." - Ann H. Morgan, evolutionist

                
  The second thing I’ll look at is the geologic column, which is an arrangement, according to evolution, of rock layers that chart the sequence of earth’s history, with its initial history at the bottom. This column supposedly shows an arrangement of increasingly more complex fossils in the rocks. Well, their idea didn’t show to be very valid. The first problem with the geologic column is that the fossil sequence it shows occurs nowhere on earth. A place in this world where you can see the whole geologic column at once is yet to be found. Which, of course, is not going to happen. The "inventor" of evolution wrote himself: 

               The geological record is extremely imperfect and this fact will to a large extent explain why we do not find intermediate varieties, connecting together all the extinct and existing forms of life by the finest gradual steps. He who rejects these views on the nature of the geological record, will rightly reject my whole theory. - Charles Darwin




The second problem with this column is that it basses itself on the exact assumption it is trying to prove. A grand example of circular reasoning. Here it is: The supposition of evolution defines the “age” of fossil bearing rocks, the “age” of the rocks defines the “sequence” of fossils, and the “sequence of fossils is said to prove the supposition of evolution. Well despite this, evidence against the geologic column’s validity get’s worse. In strata that is seemingly undisturbed, fossils are often found in the “wrong” order. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of square miles of apparently undisturbed strata containing highly “evolved” creatures are found beneath their supposed ancestors are found in many places. For example: in the Swiss Alps, the “oldest” strata was on the top, and the “youngest strata was on the bottom. Evolutionists try to settle their beliefs with the record of the rocks by imagining that older strata was really formed first in a distant area. It is said to have been somehow raised and transported overtop the more new strata in a way so that no trace of such enormous movement was left to see. The “younger” rocks that were overlying then eroded, and then left eh “older” rocks on the top. Now the evolutionists make themselves look unintelligent. They so badly want to force their theory into existence that they make up a fantasy conclusion to the obvious problem.

    Next let us look at the fossils themselves. There would be a lot of fossils of in-between forms, such as an ape-human or a fish-amphibian if evolution were true. But despite some evolutionists having thought they found transitional forms, none have truly been discovered.



   One such of these supposed transitional forms would be the coelacanth fish, which is what evolutionists taught for many years was the ancestor of the first amphibian. They should have become extinct about sixty million years ago, according to evolutionists. But a live coelacanth was caught in 1938, and it matched the fossil form of this fish in all details. More than a dozen coelacanths have been captured since then. Coelacanths are deep-sea fish and so are unlikely to ever crawl out onto land. The evolutionists were, of course, surprised to discover this. Another thing to draw against evolution is their faulty horse series. A dog sized mammal called Eohippus evolved through a sequence of steps into the horses we see today, if you go off of evolution. This horse series has some noteworthy errors, though. From Eohippus to Equus (modern- day horse), the amount of ribs change various times, getting more or less. Also, the fossils are not found in a single place. Most of them were found in the United States, but some were found in Europe and one was found in India. So they collected these fossils in various parts of the world and proclaimed them to be the “horse series”. One thing most strange about these fossils is that the first, Eohippus, closely resembles a hyrax, or rock rabbit, which are still alive in Africa today! Is a little rabbit supposed to turn into a mighty horse? It doesn’t really fit together! Finally, modern horse fossils have been found alongside or even underneath their horse “ancestors”. This fact should finalize all belief in the “horse series”. Now let’s see what would happen to an animal in intermediate form. So in evolution, bats are supposed to have evolved from a rodent-like mammal, small, with four legs. For their front paws to have become a bat’s wings, then a long time before they would have actually been able to fly, their “paw-wings” would have become unusable for grasping or running. Instead of becoming “more complex”, (you know, from apes to humans, right?) it would become deformed, and not able to walk, run, hold food to its mouth, or fly, even.



Now about the extremely false theory that man evolved from an ape, or something of that sort. Despite evolutionist’s beliefs, no missing links, or transitional forms, in “human evolution” have been found. The forms that evolutionist have claimed to be ape-man, or something, can be considered either 100% human or 100% ape. Evolutionists have made no progress in tracing our supposed evolution; they are no more near to it than they were a hundred years before today.

          (Most facts attained from Science of the Physical Creation in Christian Perspective by A beka books) 

    And so we see no proof of evolution. It has never been proven. And everyone should be told of the fault in the theory of evolution’s, because it is clearly seen. Those who choose to believe it must be na├»ve or trying to deceive themselves so they won’t have to be responsible to God. They simply are trying to make another way of origin so they don’t have to believe in God, and creationism.

  The truth is, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" Genesis 1:1. Not natural processes and all that stuff that doesn't make sense. In the Bible, it is all layed out before us. In evolution, there is confusion and unanswered questions.




"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

                                       Romans 1:20


                       Yes, man is without excuse. (:

Well, I hope this was interesting. I don't know when I'll post next, but you can be on the lookout.(:

    

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Little Forest Girls

So here is my latest photo-shoot. It was pretty fun, and I'm glad I did it. The woods make an interesting and satisfying setting- no props needed! (:
 
                 
                 
                 
 
                 
                 

                             I hope you enjoyed these forest girl pictures. :)
           
   I have a lot to catch up on. Some pictures I haven't posted... not to mention something I wrote on evolution. I should get that published soon. :) The evidence I found against it in my Christian science book totally proves it false.

So be on the lookout for my posts to come! :)




Monday, May 4, 2015

A "Red" Moon

So tonight I got some pictures of this red (or orange) moon. It was pretty amazing... almost like the sun at night. (: Now its all white again.
  The moon is such a pretty and amazing thing- like God put a lantern in the sky so we can see even in the darkness. :)
 
Tomorrow I am going to post some pictures from a photo shoot I took today. I was going to them on tonight, but with this slow internet, it would take awhile. :P :)


     If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

  Psalm 139:11-12