Friday, 10 April 2015

Celebrating Get Hard and Dragon of the Stars Release


Today I am celebrating three awesome happenings this week. Despite some minor hiccups including an annoying Freelance assignment it was a pretty good week

1. Easter


Source: Wikipedia

We celebrated the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus for our sins. There are also those who celebrate with the Easter bunny and etc. But in my family our focus is Jesus. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Get Hard



Saw this movie instead of Home because Home was sold out. But it was actually a pretty good comedy and I got loasdof laughs. Yes it was offensive but in kind of an intelligent ways and some of the situations though crazy, we actually a little plausible. What would you do if you had to 'Get Hard'.

Dragon of the Stars Release by Alex Cavanaugh

How much do I love Alex Cavanaugh...a lot in a friendly sort of way. He has been so helpful and kind throughout the years as a blogger, writer, ninja, humanitarian...he's awesome. Now he has a new book out and I had to share in it's release. It came out April 8 and here is the cover in all it's glory. Scroll down to read more and find buy links.



The ship of legends... 

The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals. 

But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour? 

One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes

So that's it guys. Thanks for coming and see you lovelies next week.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Celebrate and Getting Personal: Fun at the movies and



Movies of course and now unto my latest Getting Personal Post.



I am a movie fan. Not just of watching movies at home but going to the cinemas and watching them on the big screen. The movies I have seen so far in 2015 are:

1. The Boys Next Door

2. Fifty Shades of Grey

3. Jupiter Ascending

4. Kingsman: The Secret Service

5. Cinderella

Each movie I have enjoyed for it's own brand of entertainment as well as heart and message. Today I am going to see Fast and Furious 7 (Furious 7) on a free pass I won last night during Palace Amusement weekly #Alisters contest. My mother is coming along and it will be the third movie she has traveled with me for. Advantages: 1. Company, 2. Not having to take the bus, 3. It's Free! Also it was cool that after I won and declared that I was excited because I am a regular movie goer that @Palaceamusement on Instagram asked that I post photos of both being at Furious 7 and Home which I plan to see next week. It's so awesome when they keep up with the movie goers and I am proud to be one.


Image: Wikipedia

This is my second free movie pass. The first one I got one last year. So wish me lots of fun and I wish you the same.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

IWSG: Minion Time


Not much to say today. I am excited about being a minion during this year's A-Z challenge (wrote about that on Monday) and will be peeking around even though I am participating. This meme is for us all to share our insecurities and fears. This month I am too busy for fear and determined to succeed. So hello to you all and I'm off to do my minion duty. See you tomorrow for my Getting Personal Post.

Monday, 30 March 2015

A-Z Minion, EYM and Goal Hop

I am first off happy to be a minion on the Joyful Brigade and my badge is posted on the sidebar of my. But I will give you a quick look see. Nice huh? See you April first A-Z Challenge participants!





March 16-20: I am not proclaiming myself an expert on anything.


March 23-27: Life life on your terms and always trust in the Lord.

March 30 - April 3: I have been able to finally make a profit from freelancing. I have become more independent and hope to be living on my own by the end of this year. Also it has been easier financially to prepare for the release of my novels.



I have been busy this month so I'm mostly at the Character sketch stage right now. But at least I have the first paragraph for Naked Mermaids down as well. Slow month on this end but things will perk up as I better manage my schedule.

                                       

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St. Paddy's Day and Flashback Tuesday

Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone and have as much fun as possible.




Flash Back Tuesday

Now for Flashback Tuesday. On May 30, 2013 I took part in a blogfest hosted by the fabulous Rachel Morgan. To me it is still one of my best and most memorable posts to date. So enjoy and see you guys on Friday.




Today is the Who's Your Favourite Faerie Tale Prince Blog Fest hosted by Rachel Morgan in celebration of the release of The Faerie Prince, the second novel in the Creepy Hollow series. Now I get to tell you my favourite Disney Prince and Hero and why I chose them.

Prince Eric


Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid is not only royalty but also a hardworking, handsome, honest and loving man. He doesn't lay back and let his servants and sea man do all the work. He loves his kingdom and his people love him. After getting saved from nearly drowning he's determined to find his rescuer and falls in love with the idea of being with her. Then he finds Ariel, a mute girl who is really Ariel his rescuer and a mermaid turned human by the evil Ursula. He doesn't know that she has only three days to make him fall for her but he does just the same with her beauty and vibrant spirit. When Ursula turns herself human and uses 'Ariel's' voice and a spell to ensure Eric, he's entranced until the spell is broken. But afterwards he gets it in gear and works without hesitation to save Ariel, the woman he now knows he loves. After almost being drowned again repeatedly and fighting Ursula in her mightiest form, he and Ariel end up together in a wonderful happily ever after.

Why Eric?

1. This man went above and beyond for Ariel. Did The Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs do that? No! He just kissed her at the end, the dwarfs did more work protecting Snow White than he did. What kind of husband material is that? Just check these images to see Eric fighting for his love.


And he aint no mermaid. If he screwed up, he would've drowned.


Come on people! He's sailing this damaged ship at a giant magical sea witch. Plus it's during a storm.

2. The girl he falls for is really a mermaid. He seduced a mermaid! With just his personality and looks. And they hadn't even met yet. Boss!!


Last time I checked all other top (most popular) Disney Prince's love interest were human.



She even took his statue to her secret place in the sea. Yup infatuation.

3. He isn't too high brow to speak to a poor lost girl stranded on the beach.


Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast would've left her ass (before Belle changed him).


See? Prince Adam was so mean he ran an old beggar woman!  And got turned into a beast.

4. Was put under a magical spell


Ursula you fiendish bitch.


He almost married an evil sea witch in disguise. How awful is that?

But I will digress


Prince Adam had it rough for nearly the entire movie curse wise.

5. Knows how to treat a lady


New clothes, servants, wonderful palace....

As a female at Prince Adam's Place


Seriously? What a douche!



This is Eric's Palace! Look at it People!

While at Prince Adam's Castle...


Yikes! Talk about your fixer upper. And I'm not just talking about the rundown castle.


Romantic boat ride

Prince Adam


Ballroom dancing. Finally! Something positive.

And let's not forget Flynn Rider


Taking Rapunzel on nice long walks in the woods to convince her to return his property. A tiara that he stole!


Taking her to a dangerous bar to convince her to return...you know. *Sniff* You can smell the romance. Dying.


Flynn trying to make up for his crappy tactics while Rapunzel considers giving him back the tiara she had hidden with her the entire time. Say what? But wait she's not that bad look who raised her.


Okay I give up. They deserve each other.

6. Sparkling Reputation



I think my list already shows that Prince Eric is a charming, charitable, loving and courageous man.

His Competitors However....

Aladdin


Thief and wanted criminal. Yes he was a street rat but not all poor people steal.


And don't forget how all his lies and mischief almost had Jasmine living out her days as a sex slave.

Prince Adam


Multiple acts of kidnapping


Oh yeah, a real charmer.

The Prince (from Snow White)


Opportunist. Seriously, what did he do to earn her love in this movie? The dwarfs did way more to try and protect her. He just sings to her earlier in the movie then kisses her at the end (and takes her off to his castle). Opp-or-tu-nist. Who says Invisible Prince #2 couldn't have done this?

Flynn Rider


Let's leave it at that, shall we readers.

7. He not only gets the girl, he marries her onscreen and....


She's human! Officially and without sea witch madness. Oh and a lovely dress, Triton you're sharp.


The Kiss. They're married, yay! Happily Ever After with a wedding and a ring.


Photo-Op! 

And there was a sequel and Bam!


Meet their daughter Melody


Just look at her.

So there you have it, Prince Eric is #1 in my book.


And P.S.

There might be a real Prince Eric among us ladies.


Wow

Oh and Flynn Rider


Watch your pockets. And everything else.


Now for my hero

Lewis from Meet the Robinsons


Lewis is an orphan and young inventor who decides after repeated failed adoptions to use his latest invention to find his lost memory of his real mother. Chaos ensues as he not only has trouble making it work but also when  boy named Wilbur needs his help and takes him to the future. In this future Lewis is a famous inventor but unfortunately his best friend Goob has turned into a villain called Bowler Hat Guy and his side kick Doris is one of Lewis's future failed inventions bent on world domination. Lewis tries to help Wilbur retrieve the time machine BHG stole and keep the villain for ruining Lewis's future as revenge for turning Goob bitter after he lost a Little League Game because Lewis's inventing kept him up all night. Then Lewis learns Wilbur is his son and Wilbur's family panicks at the potential calamity this could bring. 


Lewis's family from the future


Wibur (his future son)



Bowler Hat Guy


Goob


Doris, one of the most underrated and evil villains of Disney Movies.

While Lewis initially lacks confidence, his future family helps him to believe in himself and when things go horribly wrong and Bowler Hat Guy changes -and ruins-  the future, he has to step up and fix it.


He finds BHG and takes him to the future he made. Devastated he confronts Doris who he finds was never his friend. In their grand showdown Lewis tells her he'll never invent her thus removing her from existence and saving the future. But before he goes home he gets to meet Cornelius, his future self who tells him that he'll get the right future as long as he makes good choices.


When Lewis returns he ensures Goob has a great game and not only does his invention work out but he finally finds an adoptive family perfect for him and decides not to search for his birth mother anymore and move on with his life.

Why is Lewis a hero?

Simple, he faced impossible odds and came out victorious. Also he discovered how strong he is and that family comes in different forms. And the movie ended perfectly with a saying both Cornelius and Walt Disney used.



That's it everybody, hope you enjoyed my wonderful long post. It took me seven hours to complete.