Today is an exciting day! I’m launching my newest teen fiction novel, Hamster Heaven, on wattpad, available to read for free! The first five chapters are up and ready, and I will be uploading new chapters every Saturday until the entire novel is posted ^_^
Find out by following this novel on wattpad, http://www.wattpad.com/biancarowena
Here is an excerpt from chapter one 🙂 (below)
There’s a place called Transylvania, where vampires live with their bloodsucking vampire families. At least that’s what everyone in my class says. They say it’s not even a real place, just made-up in stories. But it has to be real, because that’s where I was born. I don’t remember it of course, my birth that is, or the place itself. So maybe it is made-up, a place that only exists in horror movies. Maybe my parents heard it mentioned on a movie they were watching while on the plane ride here to Canada, when I was five years old. Now we live here in this big, free country called Canada. Except I’m not free. I have to go to school.
“You’re lucky you don’t go to school,” I say to Sam, my little hamster, in perfect English. I don’t have an accent anymore, like my parents still do. I’m 100% Canadian now. And so is Sam. He was born at the pet shop downtown, the only pet shop in town, and he’s my best friend.
I watch as Sam stuffs his cheeks with the sunflower seeds I hid in his cage for him to find. Even though I got up early to go to school I’m already running late. I don’t want to go back today. I wish the Christmas holiday never ended. But it did. Mom and Dad already left for work so it’s up to me to get myself to the bus stop. I grab my brush, quickly running it through my long, red hair. There’s no time to braid it, like I usually do for school. I wasted the entire morning playing with Sam and now I have to hurry. Glancing one last time in my dresser mirror, at my pink sweater and jeans, I return to Sam’s cage.
“Bye Sam.” I stick my finger between the bars of Sam’s cage, hoping for some kind of good luck high five from his little paws, but all I get is a twitch of his whiskers.