Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Reality Check

See you on Wednesday.


Friday, 23 September 2016

TV Review: Pitch's Premiere Hits a Home Run


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Source: Wikipedia

Last night I watched the series premiere of Pitch, a new show on Fox. Through it all I was at the edge of my seat for the highs and lows and I even teared up. Yes we are just hitting the fall season (or in Jamaica, September) but man did it go off with a bang. The series follows a young pitcher who just also happens to be the first female to make Major League Baseball. She is also African American/Black which brings along both a myriad of praises and issues. Wonderful that a woman made the majors but is she able to contend with the other male players? As a woman and representation of a minority race in her country she has both the honor and pressure of many on her shoulders. Then there's the big question of the world vs self, fame vs living your own life and so on. This series covers all of this in spades and that's just in the first episode. I'm definitely ready for episode two. The only question is: Are you ready to (watch) Pitch?

Rating: 5 Stars (and the solar system)

I also live tweeted with the event and below are a few of those tweets. The first one actually got over one hundred likes (now over two hundred) and retweets. And just yesterday there was a 'certain' someone trying to dismiss the power of fans on social media. LOL. Check yourself mister and get WOKE.









Then there were the tweets from others being taken in by the show. Including Pitch's own twitter page.










So in conclusion I enjoyed watching, tweeting with and checking out other's tweets for this new series. I really hope you'll check it out and enjoy your weekend. And no, you don't need to be a baseball fan to enjoy this show. I know jack about the sport beyond television. God Bless

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

TV/Netflix Thoughts through Pictures

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Quantico Season One





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Beauty and the Beast Season Four (final)



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Rewatching: Teen Wolf Season Two (Split Reactions)


(Reaction One)


(Reaction Two - not the fun kind)

For some reason ever Major Crimes picture I try won't work with blogger. So sorry, no picture.


(Currently watching) Major Crimes Season 5



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Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 3






Stranger Things (Only watched episode one so far...and far)



That's all everyone. See you on Friday. Still traumatized by Quantico. When's Season Two?


Monday, 19 September 2016

Happy Release Day: The Lying Planet and Coming in Hot

Today I'm celebrating the release of two novels. One YA and the other Adult. The first I had pre-ordered weeks ago and the latter over the weekend. Both are out today so let's take a moment and congratulate these authors.

The Lying Planet



Summary: Promise City. That’s the colony I’ve been aiming for all my life on the planet Liberty. The only thing standing in my way? The Machine. On my eighteenth birthday, this mysterious, octopus-like device will scan my brain and Test my deeds. Good thing I’ve been focusing on being Jay Lawton, hard worker and rule follower, my whole life. Freedom is just beyond my fingertips.

Or so I thought. Two weeks before my Testing with the Machine, I’ve stumbled upon a new reality. The truth. In a single sleepless night, everything I thought I knew about the adults in our colony changes. And the only one who’s totally on my side is the clever, beautiful rebel, Peyton. Together we have to convince the others to sabotage their Testings before it’s too late.


Before the ceremonies are over and the hunting begins.


Purchase: AmazonBarnes & Noble 

Saw promotion for this book and decided to give it a shot. I love YA and this book also promises some cool sci-fi. Plan to dig my teeth into this one next month. Big TBR pile.

Coming In Hot Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance Boxed Set: Paramedical meets paranormal: Shifters, Werewolves, Vampires, and More!



Coming In Hot Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance Boxed Set: Paramedical meets paranormal: Shifters, Werewolves, Vampires, and More! by [Kincade, Gina, Szyn, Izzy, Jax, Josie, Adams, Elianne, Burgess, Amy Lee, Dawson, Angelica, Bishop, Erzabet, Rand, Chanta, Lee, K.N., Lucy Felthouse, Krieger, D.F, Leroux, Lucy , Wilson, Muffy , James, Xandra , Shaw, Bethany , Bathory, Elvira , Felthouse, Lucy , Jameson, Red L., Grieve, Kathleen , O'Malley, Tierney , Ganiere, Rebekah R, Silva, Penelope ]


Summary: Get a dose of romance, STAT! **Brand New and Exclusive** novella to novel length books. 
Featuring NYT, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, we're Coming In Hot with paranormal to contemporary, and sizzling to seductive bedside manners by the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and more in this boxed set. 

Paramedical meets paranormal in this steamy set filled with shifters, werewolves, vampires, and more! 
Limited Time Only. 

Purchase: Amazon

Funny enough I came upon this collection by complete coincidence. I love Facebook Online Book Events/Parties/Launches. This is one of the spicy ones that I attended over the weekend. After hanging around the authors and hearing so much about the different books in the box set. Had to pre-order a copy. :) Waring: This series has steamy titles and erotic tales. Enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless. See you tomorrow.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Baby Moo is on the Loose

Yes this week I'm just throwing authors at you left and right. Julie Flanders has long been a lover of animals and her first children's book proves just that. This month an adventurous cow has been let out to see the world and you can go on and journey as well. Also for every copy whether ebook or paperback that is sold in September, Sunrise Sanctuary gets a $1. So you'll also be donating to a lovely cause with your purchase. Also a big shout out to illustrator Teresa Venter.



Blurb: Baby Moo has a dream. He wants to travel the world and sing on the stage of the Sydney Opera House! While he loves his home at Sunrise Sanctuary, it hasn’t been the same since a piglet named Nathan showed up and stole all the attention away from Moo. Jealous of the new baby, Moo decides now is the time to make his escape and pursue his dream.

But the world outside the sanctuary gates is not quite the fun and exciting place Moo imagined, and he quickly finds himself in big trouble. Moo's friends Missy the dog and Ruthie the cat rush to help him, and land in some trouble of their own.

Lost and frightened, Moo and his friends must rely on each other to find their way back home. Will they ever see Sunrise again? 

Purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Links: Blog, Goodreads

Author:



Julie out and about with the real life inspiration for Baby Moo. Aren't they a lovely pair? Thanks for stopping by, consider getting a copy of this adventurous tale and enjoy your week end. God bless, see you on Monday.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Timeless Cover Reveal Palooza

Please Note: I'm playing a little blogging hookie so no Wednesday post. See you Friday!

Yesterday there was the start of the cover reveal for Crystal Collier's upcoming novel Timeless. But as we know reveals never just last for one day. Sometimes days later, weeks, someone new decides to share the beauty of a book cover with others. Today is no different. Except I'm not just going to reveal the cover. I'm going to chat about the lovely lady behind it. But is she really lovely? Let's see.

Crystal Collier



At first glance you see an innocent pair of eyes peeking over that computer screen. But don't be fooled. Even on her blog she admits having an obsession with world domination and cheese. Who else has ab obsession with these things? Who else I ask? I think we all know.

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You guessed right! Crystal is the real life Brain among us. And the scariest thing is. *whispers* She has no Pinky to distract her! We're doomed! Doomed!

But I'm a writer not the police so I guess her comeuppance has to wait. *Slips paper to someone* I mean no one believes blog profiles right? Anyway I'm just going to move on.... *Piece of paper slides under door* What's this?

            


*Gasp upon seeing horrifying image filled note* Um, *crushes note* Did I tell you how lovely Crystal is and that we're about to share her amazing cover? Yes? No? Well that's what's happening here. That's ALL that's happening today. *Whimpers* How did she get this note all the way to Jamaica? And so fast?

Oh and this book is also third in a series so without further ado.....



TIMELESS (#3 Maiden of Time) by Crystal Collier #CoverReveal



Book Title: TIMELESS (Maiden of Time #3)
Author: Crystal Collier
Genre: YA Paranormal Historical
Release Date: November 1, 2016



TIME IS THE ENEMY

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?




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Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her Blog, FacebookGoodreads, or follow her on Twitter.

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So there you have it folks. Crystal will have a new book coming soon and the cover is dazzling! Thanks for stopping by...oh wait. One more thing!

Lastly, it's BLOG TOUR TIME!!!

If you're willing to help spread the word at release time, sign up.

My job is done. Thank you for coming to celebrate Crystal's lovely cover and the third book in her entrancing series. Buy a copy, you won't be disappointed. I haven't been yet, come join the fun. God bless.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Movie Love: Hell or High Water and Timeless Cover Reveal

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Source: Wikipedia

Venue: Carib 5

Date seen: August 30, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm

What can I say about this movie? It was excellent. Yes that's the word I'm going to use. Oh my goodness I never expected to see a movie over the summer that would become my number one movie of the year. Yes I also enjoyed The Secret Life of Pets but this movie is perfection on so many levels. The actors were great, story spot on, and...just everything. This movie follows two brothers who are trying to save the family farm with little time to do it. They turn to crime but the way this is done no one is saying they are a one-hundred percent right or wrong for do doing it. This movie does not spent time preaching or telling you how to feel. As the audience you get to choose whether you are following the brothers or those out to catch them and put their asses behind bars. Either way you are in for quite a ride as both the performances and story will keep you riveted to the final stand off on the front porch. Before you think that's a spoiler, trust me it's not. I think this is Chris Pine's best performance yet and I'm intrigued to see how he does in Wonder Woman next year.

So in the end I recommend everybody see this movie. I'm still at a loss for words for just how amazing this movie was. If it were a book I'd give it five out of five, a hug and a cookie. Everyone must see it and if you can't find this indie diamond at your theater, then stream it when it becomes available. Here are two one line summaries I'll give this movie to close off.

1. A non-powered Diablo (lawful) and Joker (released from prison) play brothers in a story where robbery becomes the best way to provide a future for Diablo's family.

Note: Yes I made a Suicide Squad reference. I just couldn't help but imagine it.

2. Two brothers go on a robbery spree in an attempt to gather enough money to save their farm, stick it to the bank who stiffed their dying mother and outrun the law who as an old ranger hot on their tail.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

Oh wait...I totally forgot.

Timeless Cover Reveal

Had to go back into edits today to add the cover reveal for Crystal Collier's Timeless novel. So sorry I spaced out on that. Will show it again tomorrow with all the details and pizzazz it truly deserves.

So here's the cover for Timeless and it's a good wait for us fans of the series.



Book Title: TIMELESS (Maiden of Time #3)
Author: Crystal Collier
Genre: YA Paranormal Historical
Release Date: November 1, 2016


TIME IS THE ENEMY

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?

Again sincere apologies for forgetting and folks this cover is pretty captivating.