On Tuesday's I like to spend the morning reading articles on News.com.au and then share any interesting articles I come across. I don't generally get the chance to keep up to date with what's going on with the world, so setting aside this time each week, at the very least - gives me a clue. 

Many of you who are connected to my personal account on facebook will know that I love The Voice. The following article is about contestant Harrison, a 19 year old boy, who, despite having quite a severe stutter, can sing beautifully. 


Article by 
  • Holly Byrnes - National TV writer
  • From: News Limited Network
  • June 10, 2013 11:28PM


  • Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/emotional-scenes-on-the-voice/story-e6frfmyi-1226661509031#ixzz2Vri63YYS

    HARRISON Craig's estranged father may not be a fan of The Voice, or have seen his son's triumph on national television.


    But the 19-year-old Melbourne singer was gracious enough to acknowledge the man who abandoned his family and inspired the heart-breaking original song which could carry Craig to claim this year's reality talent series title.

    In raw and emotional scenes reminiscent of last year's winner Karise Eden, the teen sensation channelled his family break-up, schoolyard bullying and the stutter which for so long kept his feelings locked inside, finally let his voice - and his heart - be heard in the lyrics of a moving song he penned, prophetically titled More Than A Dream.

    With the composure and vocal control expected of his more senior rivals, Craig made his final and most compelling claim to be named the winner of this year's Voice series - with just a week of voting now left before Australia decides between the Team Seal favourite and his competition: Team Ricky's Luke Kennedy, Team Delta's Celia Pavey and controversially, Team Joel's Danny Ross.

    More than a dream immediately went to the top of the iTunes chart and Harrison's Unchained Melody was at No. 2.



    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/emotional-scenes-on-the-voice/story-e6frfmyi-1226661509031#ixzz2Vrhyy6Q2
 
The Confidante Trilogy is a biographical series about Angelien. 

Angelien is my mother-in-law and she has led a very fascinating life, one that could ultimately fuel a soap opera's story line for years! 

The Confidante Trilogy only focuses on a very small portion of her life - the time when she was a sex worker. It is broken up into 3 books covering her time working in a brothel, then as an escort and ultimately as the madame of her own escort agency. 

Confidante Book One - The Brothel, is available now. In it we visit Angelien's most memorable clients from her month working in a brothel. 

But why did she enter the brothel? You may ask, well, Angelien was a single mother struggling to make ends meet. She was tired of not being able to give her boys the things they wanted and she was tired of sitting on the floor as they had little furniture. Selling her body was a small price to pay to ensure her children could enjoy the small things that other's seemed to take for granted. 

So what is different about Confidante: The Brothel from all the other sex worker biographies out there? Well, instead of telling it like a memory, we tell it like a story. We go into detail about the sex and the people involved so you feel like you are actually there. 

Confidante: The Brothel is available exclusively to Amazon Kindle - 

Amazon US

Amazon UK



Confidante: The Brothel is going on Tour!! You can visit my tour page here CONFIDANTE BLOG TOUR to check out where I will be and what we will be talking about! 
 
It has been unusually hot for Springtime in Melbourne, Australia and as a result creepy crawlies try to get inside as they search for water. 

Tonight, my husband and I were enjoying a drink of green tea while we watched Last Resort. All of a sudden, Michael sat bolt upright and held his glass up, refusing to swallow the last mouth full of his tea. The lights were switched off so I assumed his tea bag had broken, and he had a mouthful of tea leaves, but when he turned them on and showed me his glass, I saw a small huntsman spider clinging dead to the side - it had obviously climbed into his glass to get a drink and drowned in there. Not so great for the spider but fairly amusing to me, although I don't know that Michael will be asking for tea anytime in the near future! 

Lilliana Anderson is Australian author of Confidante: The Brothel ON SALE now  HERE USA or HERE UK
 
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I wish this was me today, laying about with a book (or an ereader) napping here and there but alas I have a bucket load of stuff to do and that is all before I even get to start writing - sigh!

For everyone who will get a chance to lay around and read this weekend you might want to have a look at Confidante: The Brothel, it's an erotic biography about the month my mother in law (of all people!) spend working in a Sydney brothel back in 1989 (yes people were having sex back then too!) 
                        
                          US LINK      UK LINK

For everyone who has already read Confidante: The Brothel, Angelien is typing away as we speak! She has a long list of clients that she will be telling me about so I can turn it all into a story. I will hopefully have a preliminary list for you all sometime next week. 

I am now 12000 words into What Might Have Been, I have no idea how big this book is going to get because there is a lot yet to happen. I will hopefully have chapter two up and ready for you to read in the next 24hrs. 
In the meantime here is Chapter One it will be available for free on Sunday US EST time from 4am (7pm Sunday for my fellow Aussies) - when you have read it, let me know what you think so far, it's all in draft form at the moment but I love to share and get feedback from non family/friends! 

Off to be a responsible adult now - have a great day!

Lilli xoxoxox

 
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I was busy tapping away at 'What might have been' today and thought that it might be nice if I showed you were the book is set. The first chapter is up on Amazon right now >>HERE<< and it introduces us to the main characters Katrina & Elliot as well as a few of the supporting characters.

The primary setting for this book is within a law office in one of the more modern buildings of Martin Place, Sydney (Pictured left). I love this part of Sydney, I used to have to walk through here on my way to work when I was younger and loved the older style buildings so I couldn't help but use it in my story.

On to other things - Angelien has sent me through a new beginning to Confidante: The Brothel, she felt that she needed to explain how she got to the point of needing money so badly that she was willing to sell her body for it and I have to agree that it would make a welcome edition to the early part of the book.

As soon as I have finished with it I will post it here on my blog for everyone to read who already has a copy of the book.

I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year, if you're interested in writing a novel this month then please join in and add me as your writing buddy. The more the merrier!

Time to get typing!
Lilli xoxoxo