Life update plus blog plans and teaser

Dear reader,

I promised to make this blog more personal so here I am with a life update, a Photoshop made teaser (still learning as you can see) plus a proposal for you *no I won’t ask you to marry me but to play with me and don’t think dirty! 😉 *.


What’s life been these last days.

First I’m still on holiday for a few more days but work will be back full speed by Monday. I hurt myself while boxing and have an inflamed knee. Bed rest or at least no sport till Monday. It may seem like nothing if you don’t like sport but for a sport junkie like I am it’s difficult! I’ve always been bursting with energy and I need an outlet. I’m really glad that I have the blog or I would go crazy.

It’s my fault. I usually box in the swimming pool with tools to slow down the moves and create resistance to heighten the difficulties. It’s a huge burn of energy and the boxing technique is the same. This time I followed my son to its boxing lesson but I did not realize that being a fourty something is not the same as being twenty anymore.

Getting old(er) is difficult especially as my mind hasn’t got the message yet. I fear it will never get it by the way! 😀


The bright side of this forced rest is that I’m training with Photoshop every day (you’ve seen the banner for the Ultimate Reading Challenge Tuesday as it was all home made)! I also have plenty of reading time and today I finished Tijan’s ARC “Ryan’s Bed”.

The review will come later this month but I can already tell you that I have not one single tissue left. Tijan amazed me here. It’s been nothing like her other books.

So here below is my teaser (photoshopped).

For those interested in what I’ve done I have:

-cut the girl from the cover (see the cover here above);

-recreated the gown below as it was like a cut rectangle;

-erased the writing on the arms and torso (I think I could erase a tatto on a cover now and wrinkles LOL);

-added a background with the stairs;

-blurred the background;

-added some “defocused lights” on the stairs as it had some on the girl;

-added the text (that was the easiest part).

Now you know all that I’ve done to start from the cover above to the teaser here!


Last part: blog plans and my proposal if you are interested

February is usually the month of Love. I know you don’t have to wait for February to show your love for someone and Valentine’s Day can be seen as commercial or nightmarish for single people and… The fact is that it IS a special month. I love reading romances as you have certainly noticed and I’m organizing a daily event. I will post each day a guest post coming from different bloggers and authors (big surprises and I can’t wait for you to read it!). The theme will be “All About Love” and the post can be anything the blogger/writer would like.

I will post daily till I run out of posts.

If you want to join the fun and would like to write somthing that I would post here, on my Facebook page and on Twitter just fill this FORM (click on the picture)

Of course I will give credit where it’s due.

That’s all for now.

If you have comments, suggestions or questions about anything on this post just shoot!

Thanks for reading and happy Thursday!



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28 Replies to “Life update plus blog plans and teaser”

  1. Omg!! I hope you are okay now!!!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes I am Poulami thank you! <3

  2. Great job on the teaser you made!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Adrienne!!! <3

  3. Aww, that’s too bad about your knee 🙁 I hope it heals fast! I hope you can be more careful in the future too.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      It’s already better Evelina and yes I know I have to be careful LOL

  4. Oooh loving the concept! and also rest that knee and I hope it gets better sooner rather than later.
    Psst; I love what you did on that teaser !!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Kristina! It’s already better. <3

  5. Your photos are looking great! I’ve always wondered if I should indulge in Photoshop haven’t taken the plunge. I hope you are up and about soon!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Daisy! Well if you do decide to try Photoshop I could give you some help by that time LOL. Happy Friday.

      1. You too! Did you change blog platforms? I just noticed that I do not get notifications of your replies back to me from your page. It works on my wordpress page both ways though. I’ll sign up to follow you through bloglovin’ and maybe it’ll work! Technology- ugh!

        1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

          No I’m still on the same platform and showing on the WP reader…

  6. oh no, so sorry to hear about your knee! i hope you feel better soon!
    i really like your teaser, it turned out great! i love to do a little photoshop, it’s always great to learn new things 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you and thank you Alex!!! <3

  7. Ack, sorry about your knee Sophie! 🙁

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Astrid that’s life!

  8. Wow, this is a great post filled with a WHOLE bunch of awesome news! (Except for your knee, though, that sucks!) I’ll have to think about joining your Love Event…I want to do it but I’m not sure what I’d post!!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Trisy please do it! I wanted to invite you personally anyway. You can write what you want about love really. It can be an array of your favorite romance books, quotes, fictional story… anything!

  9. Great post you have here darling. I love what you have done with photoshop. I am not near as talented with it yet. I am so sorry to hear about your knee though!! Hope it feels better soon.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you and I’m sure you’ll get there soon as all it takes is practice. At least that’s what it seems!

  10. Lovely post, Sophie! I’m sorry to hear about your knee <3 Sports can be such a thrilling experience but they do come with downsides hahaha Hope you recover quickly, hon 🙂
    As for your Photoshop endeavors, well done! Keep up the amazing work, as all it takes is practice practice practice *cues in The Swan Princess song*
    Can't wait to see your next posts!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Sophie and yes who said doing sport is healthy right? LOL

  11. Nice to know you do boxing, used to do martial arts myself.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Really Laura? What did you do?

  12. Nice photoshopping Sophie! It’s quite lovely. I live your guest posting idea. I’m not going to sign up right now, because I’ve been having to it easy lately with my blogging, but I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s posts. Feel better!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you KIm!

  13. Great post Sophie! Your photoshop skills are amazing!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Kayla!!! I will soon “fine tune” the stars LOL

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