Monday, 30 January 2017

Till Death Book Trailer Premiere

I had a stomach bug last week that threw me for a loop. But by Saturday I was all better and back. Now that I explained my little missing person situation blog wise from mid last week. Let's get to what today's post is all about. Jennifer L. Armentrout is a beloved author with many fans worldwide. I have bought a few of her books myself from both her teen and adult fiction. She writes for teens (young adult), New Adult and Adult fiction. Expect romance if you want to check out her work.

While her upcoming book below does not come out until late February. You get the treat of seeing the book trailer right now. Take a peek that this beautiful yet haunting cover below, maybe read about this book a bit and then scroll on down to the book trailer and have a look for yourself.




Till Death releases on 2/28/17

Description:

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

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What did you think of the trailer. Would you consider giving this book a chance? Thanks for stopping by today and God bless.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Cover Reveal: Incense and Peppermints and Billionaire's Package Book Blitz

Today I have a double whammy. First it is the cover reveal for Cathrina Constantine's upcoming novel Incense and Peppermints. She is also a lovely blogger ready to support the writing community with her own posts including cover reveals and book reviews. Folks this cover is a real beaut. Take a gander for yourselves.



Release Date: March 10, 2017

Genre: YA/Coming of Age

Blurb:  Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties, and a musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures, Mary follows her new crush into a world where young girls are never truly safe from the predators lurking in the shadows and young men are hiding from the harsh reality of war.

Feeling buzzed and as if her life is spinning out of control, Mary is assaulted by an unknown man at a party, and she’s left questioning if the enigmatic Michael is truly her hero or if he is the face behind the terrible attack. With every piece of information Mary learns about Michael, her doubts grow deeper, but with every minute she spends in his presence, so does her love.

With the war and her fear threatening to separate Mary and Michael forever, only the death of a friend, a crushing confession, and her own sensibilities can carry her over the threshold between adolescence and adulthood.

Links: Blog, Goodreads, Amazon Author Page, Facebook

Next we have The Billionaire's Package Blitz. Enjoy.




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Title: The Billionaire's Package (Thirsty Thursday Series #1)
Author: Kyle Autumn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2017


Synopsis
Shiree
One day, I'm doing my job and minding my own business...
Okay. Maybe sitting behind the desk of the richest, most powerful man in our city isn't considered minding my own business. But I'm only here because I'm doing my job. That part is true.

I'm a package handler at National Express, and today, I have a package for Mr. Charles Masters, billionaire and CEO of Launchpad Systems, biggest tech company in the nation. And, when I'm caught red-handed getting a little too comfortable behind his desk, he looks at me like he wants me to handle his package.

It's too bad he turns out to be a pompous caveman.

Except he's an incredibly hot pompous caveman. And I can't stop thinking about him.

I can't wait to tell my girls about this at the next Thirsty Thursday...

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Chaz
The board of the company I built from the ground up doesn't approve of the way I'm living my life. In fact, they don't just disapprove—they want me to change.

Their plan is to throw me a fake engagement party to show the world I'm a changed "family man" now. And my right-hand man sends that plan spiraling out of control when he sends the local package delivery woman into my office.

It's too bad she turns out to be so sensitive and unresponsive to my charm.

Except she's incredibly sexy when she's upset. And I have to make things right.

Maybe the board was right about this "family man" stuff after all...
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Excerpt
I head down the hall, and that man was right. I can’t miss the office door with Charles Masters, CEO in bold, white letters. When I knock, no one answers, so I let myself in to do as the man told me to do—leave it on the desk.

As I enter, I’m taken aback by the sheer modern, fancy vibe of the room. Everything’s sleek. Rounded corners. Black, white, and gray. Little splashes of red in the form of his mouse pad, a painting, and the marbles in a clear vase on his desk. The brown of the package barely fits in with the color scheme, but the delivered box seems at home on his desk.

Now that I’ve done my job, I should leave and get on with my day. Yes. Yes, I should do that.

But I don’t.

Curiosity wins out, and I walk behind the desk and sit in his chair—which isn’t a wingback chair, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a one-of-a-kind. Maybe it’s my plain taste, but I’ve never seen anything like it.

Probably because I’ve never been in a situation like this. Surrounded by wealth, success, money. And that’s fine. Not having those things hasn’t diminished my happiness. I’m doing all right without them. My job is steady, I have amazing friends, and my heart isn’t broken.

That being said, I could be…happier.

But whatever. Everything happens for a reason, and good things come to those who wait. So I’ll keep waiting while everything keeps happening for reasons.

I lean back in Charles Masters’s chair. I don’t know what comes over me, but I put my feet up on the desk too, crossing my legs at my ankles. Then I clasp my hands in my lap and wonder if this is what it feels like to have the world at my fingertips. A smile crosses my lips as I can see how someone can get used to this.

And then a throat clears, which snaps me out of my reverie right quick.

I jump out of the chair. Mostly because I don’t want to lose my job if this incident gets back to my boss. Getting caught is one thing; getting fired is another.

“Can I help you?” Charles Masters himself asks me from the doorway of his office.

His suit is neat, pressed, and just as sleek as his office. Black pants, black jacket, white shirt, black tie. Crisp and clean.

And it makes him way sexier than I thought it would when I saw pictures of him in the news.











About The Author

Kyle Autumn

Kyle Autumn is the author of sexy contemporary romances that will melt your heart and your panties. She also writes erotic short stories series that will likely melt your panties more than your heart. She loves chocolate and pajamas. Can't be bothered to brush her hair most days. Can always be bothered to write her pants—er, pajama bottoms—off.



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Thanks for stopping by today and God Bless.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Tsunami Crimes Blog Tour: Writing Inspiration

Today I'm taking part in the Tsunami Crimes Blog Tour for author Chrys Fey. I asked her a question which she graciously answered. Take it away Chrys and read on to see her book and a giveaway.

Blog Tour Question: What inspired you write a disaster crimes series?

Well, it all started with the desire to write just one story. Years ago, I read a book set during a blizzard. When I finished reading it, I realized how many winter stories I’ve read, but I had never read one about weather I knew…hurricane weather. Right away, I set off to write that story. I knew I wanted it to be a romantic-suspense. Except, I didn’t want it to be typical. What better way to do that than by making my heroine’s counterpart a suspected murderer? That’s how the crime aspect came about.

It wasn’t until after I published Hurricane Crimes and heard from two readers when a series became my next goal. One reader wished Hurricane Crimes had been longer. The other reader wanted to know what happened with Donovan before Hurricane Crimes started. Then I realized a pretty big flaw…there was still a killer at loose!

Immediately, I knew I wanted to carry the disaster and crime features over into the sequel. But which disaster do I write about? There’s so many! That’s how I got the idea to write a series. I created a list of the disasters I wanted to write about and soon had the titles picked out. I actually had the titles for books 2-5 before I even had a clue about their plots! When you get an idea, you don’t hop, you jump. And that’s exactly what I did. I jumped all in.

With the unfolding story from Hurricane Crimes, and the story I set up in Seismic Crimes, I was about to connect each book with criminals and crimes.

So, I was inspired by a book, weather I’ve experienced, readers’ comments, and…of course…disasters.




BLURB:
Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.


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BIO:



Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series. She is a blogger, reader, auntie, vegetarian, and cat Lover. Get Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) for FREE!


FIND CHRYS: Facebook / Twitter / Blog / Website / Amazon / Goodreads

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Thanks for stopping by, remember to congratulate Chrys on her latest release and God bless.

Friday, 20 January 2017

I Survived Blogfest: Drama and Tsunami




Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the I Survived Blogfest hosted by Chrys Fey. Warning. My post does not follow the scientific movement of Tsunamis. This is purely fictional.

Prompt:

This is Chris Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am visiting the lovely island of Jamaica where a tsunami sadly hit yesterday morning. I have Miss Graham with me, a survivor of the tsunami. Miss Graham, can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?

Miss Graham: For starters call me Sheena-kay or Sheena. When last name call me think of me mother.

Mrs. Graham (in the background): 'My' mother.

Miss Graham: Mom, I'm doing an interview, stop it.

Mr. Graham (in the background): Macy, let...just leave her alone nuh?

Mrs. Graham (louder): No. She is representing the country with this foreign white lady and needs to speak in Standard English. This is not the time broken English or patios. You know some of them people would bring back slavery in an instant. I don't trust one of them and don't get me started on all those Chinese people coming in. I bet is them bring in that plastic rice!

Chrys Fey (confused): What is she talking about?

Miss Graham (rubbed temples): Don't ask, just call me Sheena and move on.

 Chrys Fey: Okay. So how did you survive the tsunami Sheena?

Sheena: Well me...I first have to thank the Lord Almighty for preserving me and my family. Yes Aunty, Uncle, relatives and friends. We are still alive. All five of us. Anyway it all started with my parents having to go to the beach. For the record I hate the beach. But they couldn't just take my brother and sister, I had to come along to. Just to sit in the car with the radio. At least I had a book.

Chrys Fey: Oh so you were just with them by chance?

Sheena: Yes and I would say more bad luck than chance. The news claimed that the tsunami was not going anywhere near our side of the island. A few days ago the parish of Hanover and surrounding areas got hit. But they're northwards and we in St. Catherine are south. So we were supposed to be safe. Of course people like me who read up know how dangerous and unpredictable some of these storms are. We thankfully live far from the beach but someone had to go visit there.


Source: Pixabay - yes it's from Jamaica (allegedly)

Mrs. Graham (in the background): I hope you not bad talking us you know. We all wanted to go!

Mr. Graham (in the background): No we didn't. You just wanted to hang around eating the fish cooked by the vendors.

Mrs. Graham (loud): But you never nyam some to? You and your craven son?


Source: Pixabay - also allegedly from Jamaica

Sheena: Oh God. Anyway, we were at the beach, Hellshire to be exact when a news bulletin came in. Thankfully I was in the car and heard it. A flash flood warning was in immediate effect with emergency messages saying some beaches including Hellshire had less than twenty-minutes to evacuate immediately. Chrys, I was out of the car and to my parents in seconds. But I ensured to be careful and whisper to my mother who is a everyone for themselves person. She discreetly got everyone on the car and we were off. Of course as soon as we hit the road I told father to 'book it'. After mother shouted a few times he complied. Soon there were more cars on the road but we were ahead.

Chrys: Wow. You really just got out of there. Not warning anyone?

Sheena: Chrys this is real life and the fisherman were near enough to start warning people. Well them and all the other vendors and so on...but still. Anyway as we were headed home I kid you not...we heard a rumble. My father barely turned the car in another direction as a crazy ass body of water started to follow back a we. Everybody start scream and we just a drive because we know say nuff people dead back over there. Cause no car was following us though maybe a few found an alternate route. Still, it was clear that some people did haffi dead. Gone!

Chrys: Oh my goodness. That sounds awful.

Sheena: Anyway so we a drive because we were on an unfamiliar path. And we could still hear the roar of the tsunami though it still hadn't hit us yet. The car nearly flipped over twice because of the earth rumbling and some paths were blocked by fallen trees. My father decided to take an alternative route...but guess what? The tsunami nuh find we and we have to book it again. This time water a splash up the car and we a see water a cover the tire and some even leaked into the car.


Source: Pixabay


Chrys: Seriously?

Sheena: Yes. I even took some pictures.

Chrys: Really? Have you shared them?

Sheena: No way. I said unless somebody a pay we...taking them to my grave.

Chrys (passes her card): We can discuss that in a later interview.

Sheena (gets the message): Of course. Journalism and everything. Mom, hold this card. (whispers) She want the picture them. Me did tell you.

Mrs. Graham: Thanks for your professionalism. (dashes off)

Sheena (normal voice): So yes we drove against that tsunami. Mud was everywhere and we barely made it out alive. Luckily we came upon a mountain path and my father drove us as high as he could until we ran out of as. Some of the waves hit against the car but not enough to drag us off though we moved several feet. Over all we are just lucky to have survived. The devil tried but failed to take us before our time.

Chrys: Well that is quite a tale. Imagine if there was video.

Sheena: I did record some of it for a Youtube video...

Chrys: Enough! I mean...that is all for this segment. We thank Miss Graha... I mean Sheena for taking part in  this interview and I honestly believe by tonight we'll have some exclusive coverage of this storm from a survivor's perspective. Stay tuned. And I send my condolences for this terrible tragedy. I mean I could be Samantha Jordan over in Barbados covering my stor...I mean her story. But instead I'm in beautiful Jamaica that is being brave after tragedy. Which matters more than stupid margaritas videos. Chrys signing off. Don't forget to stay tuned for more coverage. Better coverage.


Source: Pixabay - Hark! Your friendly white cameraman. 
Me: *Snickers*


Interview Over

Well what did you guys think? Let me know and I'm glad to have taken part in this blogfest. Don't forget to read more on the book that's the reason for this hop. There's even a giveaway at the bottom of this post! Isn't that exciting? God Bless. And no, my mother's name is not Macy. I'm not fresh.






Title: Tsunami Crimes
Series: Disaster Crimes #3
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Page Count: 272
BLURB: Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.

This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.

Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.

If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again. 

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Definition of Humanity



Be good to each other. Don't worry I'm still going to be visiting blogs. See you Friday and God Bless.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday MishMash: January 2017



Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's going on in your life and noggin. You just grab a button and post your business...I mean thoughts online. No biggie. Have fun!

1. Very excited that my fresh slate has helped my presence on social media. Participating in more chats and daily hashtag writing games is really helping me learn more and meet more writers.

2. I have been working on researching marketing better and what I'm learning is astounding.

3. With my fresh slate so far I'm preparing an entry for Kindle Scout, entering poetry in the local JCDC Literary Contest, preparing to send a few chapters of my MG manuscript to be critiqued by an agent (won a blog contest), working on my princess YA manuscript and my adult fantasy. That might sound like a mouthful but it is much more organized than in the past.

4. Have to work on reading more. I leave way too many books unfinished.

5. Still have three more episodes of A Series of Unfortunate Events to watch on Netflix. Plan to start The Crown soon. Peeked at the first few minutes last year but then got derailed.

Well those are my thoughts for this week. I feel super confident about 2017 and hope you are having positive thoughts as well. God Bless and see you on Wednesday.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Book Review: The Secret Life of a Witch and Thank You Giveaway Winner

Yes my dear readers today I'm finally back on the book review track. Today has us with a quick romp in fantasy. A novella can do that.


Summary from Goodreads: My name is Evalee, and I have a secret. I’m a witch.

Okay, maybe it’s not that big of a secret. At least not in Mystic Willow Bay where practically every paranormal creature lives.

Still, I have plenty of secrets. Like the fact that I suck at casting spells, which is a huge problem, considering I’m a witch. But I can talk to dead bodies and am secretly working on a spell that will hopefully revive my sister from the dead. Until I perfect the spell, I’ve hidden her body in the basement, something my parents are completely clueless about. 

I’m also in love with my best friend, Hunter, one of the most popular wizards in school and who’s completely out of my league in the dating department. 

But I’m not the only person in Mystic Willow Bay that has secrets. And some are way worse than mine. Like whoever has been stealing dead bodies from the morgue and the graveyard. For what reason, I don’t know, but I’m about to find out because they’ve stolen my sister’s body, and I need to get it back before I miss out on my chance at bringing her back from the dead.

Source: Bought on Amazon (Kindle)


Book Review

Evalee has it rough. Being able to speak to the dead, sucking at spells in a magical world and hiding your sister's dead body in order to essentially perform necromancy. While this might sound like compelling stuff, this novella is more of a fluff piece focusing heavily on Evalee's crush on Hunter, her college roommate who she had a crush on for years now. Throw in the dead talking (only on Evalee) body going missing and Evalee has to go in search of her deceased dead older sister with an overprotective Hunter in tow. Demons, hybrids and a boy from Evalee's past (who Hunter is naturally jealous of her knowing, at all) and you have typical fantasy fluff. Which I had fun reading.

Now don't get me wrong. I love the more intricate fantasies like The Throne of Glass series. But sometimes you want to just sit with a decent read and turn your brain dial down a couple notches. Still this book had some issues that I have to state.

1. The overprotective friend trope. Worse it is always a guy and one that the female MC crushes on. Sorry but when a guy wants to tell me how to eat, where to go, grabs my hand and refuses to let it go and I say so repeatedly.... Yeah we aint gonna be friends for long. Hunter was brought in as a nice supportive friend at first. But boy did this stupid trope turn him into a dick. One that Evalee forgave way too easily.

2. The other guy. Or possibly guys. The demon hybrid turned into a handsome guy at one point before running off so maybe he'll want to bang Evalee in the sequel. I don't know. The main one though was Evan. And he was actually a great character. Smart, kind, not clingy like Hunter...at all! In fact he kind of gave Hunter the side eye for his over protective behavior. Which everyone should! But it was obvious that he was brought in for a potential love triangle (or square if demon hybrid boy comes back)

3. The story was overall just average. There were so many ways this story could go. But the author clearly just wanted a regular NA with magic involved. And since she didn't go above and beyond to make this fantasy (and paranormal, I guess) story magical...it was not really that great. Sure you had wands. But then someone dropped them. Something shorted out. A demon hybrid petrifies you stiff then just lands an info dump and has a hot face with one of his transformations..... 

Like I said this book is fluff and a short fluff at that. At under a hundred pages it won't take all that long to read. I plan to continue this series since I enjoy the author's work and it cost just 99 cents per novella. But I would only recommend this book if this review makes you excited for it or you are already a Jessica Sorensen fan. A popcorn read at best. And yes, I have book two waiting to be read.

Rating: 3 Stars

Thank You Giveaway Winner



The time has come to name the winner. Nine entrants in all and random.org picked...#1. Which just happens to be Alex Cavanaugh! See? It pays to be first in the comment section. Thank you to all who entered and Alex feel free to email me which book (one paperback or hardcover) or e-books (three maximum) that you want with the total cost not going over $20. Prizes will be sent out February 1st.

See you guys on Monday and God Bless.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Legion and Poetry Corner #1

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.




Strange enough this week's WOW I'm a bit hesitant to get too excited about. This is the fourth book in the Talon series and while I loved the first two, the third was a dud for me. Still I do have some anticipation for the upcoming book below and hope the cool blurb translates to me loving this series again. Please?


Summary from Goodreads: Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all--dragons do not suffer human emotions--let alone the love of a human and a former dragonslayer, at that. With ex-soldier Garret dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling.

In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against the dragon-slaying Order of St. George and her own twin brother Dante--the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.

Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who refuse to yield.


Poetry Corner

I have been saying I plan to show case my poetry more and the moment has come. In this segment I'll be showing poetry. Whether by me or someone else, it is poetry time. The poem I'm sharing below is one from late 2010. Think I have advanced in my writing skills since then. I tried entering the mind of a deluded killer. Did I do it right?


The Last Walk

I climb the marble steps for my descent to hell.
No matter how loud the thunder gets.
I only think of that silver bell a top this great stony tower.
The thought of my mission makes my heart swell.

I’m ready to rain a bloody shower.
Upon the infidels below.
The ones in which the lies dwell.
How they smile their hellos.
Not seeing me set my guns above.
Soon their breathing will be shallow.
As I take down every fallen dove.


Thanks for stopping by. Friday I'll hopefully have book reviews up (if not then a different post instead) and announce the winner of the Thank You Giveaway. God Bless.



Monday, 9 January 2017

Netflix Nation: Trollhunters, Underworld Awakening, Van Helsing and Shadowhunters

Before I start I want to drop a quick thank you to all who were supportive on my friend's only Facebook post over the weekend. I had a hard time dealing with some financial set backs thanks to both health and freelance sales drop issues. It was great to see all the support that poured in. It is great to know when my cheer leading pep starts to dim...I have such lovely live pick me ups. Thanks.

Anyway unto another segment of Netflix Nation. Today I'm chatting about the latest shows I have watched on Netflix.

Watch period: December 17, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Honorable Mention: Re-watching Once Upon a Time Season 5, Teen Wolf Season 3 and last 3 episodes of The Shannara Chronicles.

Trollhunters (Netflix Series)




I had genuine fun with this one. Voiced by the late Anton Yelchin, Jim is a teenager who suddenly got tasked with the role of Troll Hunter. The first human who has to protect both humans and trolls a like from the evil of their kind. The evil trolls come in various forms and some are quite deadly. Add in the drama of the previous troll hunter's son being furious at not getting the mantle, you have one fun show to fill in your animated Netflix space. This is part fantasy, part action adventure, a mix of teen angst and a healthy dash of soap opera. Trust me when one of your enemies is making moves on your mother, that is a page right out of soap opera play book. But I won't spoil the show for you. There's enough butt kicking action and ridiculous new names and phrases to stick your tongue at. Guillermo Del Toro helped create an interesting world.

Rating: 3.5 Stars (4 on Netflix)

UnderWorld: Awakening (Movie)

Watched this last night only to prepare myself to watch Underworld: Bloodwars later this month. Tried on cable and it was unwatchable (barely looked for 10 min). With Netflix I'm able to pause and gauge myself. I enjoyed the first two Underworld movies and thought the third was decent. None of them are made to be the gold standard of cinema but they each have their charm. Sadly this movie in comparison lost a lot of it. Part of the reason I got into it was because it was so long since I've watched this series. I plan to marathon it at some point soon but on a whole this movie is only for those with nostalgia for the series or willing to try something new with no set expectations.

(My) Netflix Rating: 2 Stars

My Frank Rating: 1 Star (seriously, it was just such a nasty set up. Sci-fi time jump was stupid)

Van Helsing (Series)

In my anger about Dominion being cancelled on SYFY, I had no intention on supporting them much if at all. I decided to give this a shot out of curiosity. On a whole it is a crappy show with engaging characters. The actors save this dumpster fire by making you interested in what happens next. Aside from that it is just a cheap SYFY show to grab people's attention. Thank God they still have 12 Monkeys to try and pretend they make much more than schlock on that channel. Everything looks cheap and super low budget. Some scenes could be better done in fan made movies. Oh you want the plot? Van Helsing rip off staring a female version who just happened to be born when volcanic ash blocks the skies and lets vampires go out into the open. Yes I'm serious about that being the plot. Oh and she awakens from a coma and needs to find her daughter. Talk about sticking to the shallow end.

Rating: *Laughs* An old peanut - 1/2 Star for catching my interest to watch a whole season

Shadowhunters (Netflix and Freeform Series)



Oh heavens. How did I get addicted to this show? So much I find ridiculous but I had to watch Season 2 episode one soon after it hit Netflix. Why? Because I got dragged in that's why! Too many of us Mortal Instruments fans just wanted them to do a damn show already. The movie that stuck partly to the book tanked so instead we have this insane mash up. Still I am watching and enjoying it as I rebuke myself for watching such a ridiculous thing. But damn I'm having fun and want to re-watch some episodes from Season 1. Gone far since episode one where I left half way because I felt like I was getting an ulcer. Quite a spin you guys did with a Netflix drop that got me back in small doses. There is definitely some dark magic going on. Help me!

Netflix Rating: 2 Stars but I'm not to be trusted

So what do you think? Have you watched any of these shows? Do you have any recommendations on what I should watch next? Let me know! Thanks for coming by guys and I'll be announcing the winners of the Thank You giveaway Friday. God Bless. See you Wednesday. For real.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

IWSG: January Co-Host and Monthly Question

Update January 5th: Sorry I won't be posting again until Monday. But I'll still be visiting blogs.


Please Note: 1. The winners of the annual IWSG Anthology Contest will be announced today.
2. My Thank You Giveaway ends on Friday January 6th. Click here to enter.

Happy New Year to all and welcome to 2017! IWSG has arrived and I'm happy to say that this month Alex Cavanaugh is the main host like always. This month I'm one of the co-hosts (Sheena-kay Graham). The rest of  January's co-hosting team includes Crystal Collier, Eva, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner and Heather Graham. Has to be a fine month when you get two Grahams at once.

Right now I'm not feeling any new insecurities so I'll stick with this month's IWSG question.

January IWSG Question: What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard of?

None. You read right. There's no writing rule that I regret hearing about or never wished to have come across. Why? Because as a child I had zero family support for taking on writing or anything art related as a career. If I got encouragement or better yet advice from others, I was grateful. I had to go a lot of this writing journey alone or with limited support before this very blog threw me into a world of love from writers and readers the world over. Sure I found some online support but none like what I've had since starting this blog. Everything I was able to glean or unearth has led me to this blessing. So why would I want to try and un-wish anything that I've learned? There's no turning back for me. I won't lie and say I've never had a regret or anything of the sort. But I know everything that has happened has led me to where I am now. A full time writer. Who cares if any rule, advice or person gave out something that didn't turn out peachy? I'm here and ready to roar. That's all that matters.

So I'll enjoy life and be there for others whether in support of writing or otherwise. Family is more than blood and this writing path has brought in some wonderful people into my life. I made the right choice and that's all that matters. I will be there for you when you need me. Just call. See you on Friday and God Bless.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy 2017 and Goal Hop Update

It is 2017 everybody! I hope it finds you in good spirits and ready to tackle the New Year. The flu has reared up again but I'm undaunted in spirit. Ready to tackle any and everything. 2016 was quite a year with it;s highs and lows. No book published but I'm advancing in my freelance writing life and finding it quite fulfilling. Book release dates are kaput as I focus on writing for my clients and privately working on my own work. Will let you know if any specific progress is made in the future. But never fear there will still be plenty to share in book reviews, movie/netflix/television posts, IWSG, promotions, hops/challenges, giveaways, other bookish things and etc. The times are a changing but I'll still be here to blog with my peeps. Much love guys.

Also I won an award and got a badge for my WEP post in December. Look at it! I'm so proud. Congrats to the winner and everyone who entered. You can see the winners here. Expect more poetry on this blog as I open up myself more. Squee!



Goal Hop Update: December 2016



Yup this is technically my December post but with Christmas and other things, I just thought it was better to post this now. I changed my goal to 30,000 words a month.

December results: Under 20,000 words

What I wrote: Wattpad fan fiction, Freelance Work, Poetry.

What I did though not for word count: Expand my freelance reach by signing up for five more sites in December. One of which seems very promising with applications made. Since these offers expire by the end of January, I'm very optimistic. Already in talks for one of them. Fingers crossed!

What I didn't do: Manuscript writing. Sorry just wasn't up to it in December and when the flu hit my priority was set on reaching more freelancing clients.

Writing plans this month: Continue expanding my freelancing, writing for both work and fun (hence getting back in fan fiction), manuscript writing, submitting to magazines again (poetry and short fiction) and poetry writing. Plus I'll be blogging but that's not in word count.

Thanks for stopping by. Remember the Thank You Giveaway is still going until Friday Jan 6. See you Wednesday for the first IWSG post of 2017. God Bless.

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