Friday, 18 April 2014

The Husband Maker Cover Reveal

I'm taking a moment from my break to share the cover for Karey White's upcoming new book. I saw a request in my email since I had posted another reveal for her in the past. I love supporting others, especially authors. So take a moment to drink in a new cover and read about a new character with a new set of challenges in finding love.

Coming July 15th from USA Today Bestselling author Karey White
The Husband Maker by Karey WhiteThe Husband Maker

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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kareyAuthor Karey White

Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.




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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mike Wazowski from Monsters University and Allegiant


Mike Wazowski is a character from the animated movies Monsters Inc and Monsters University. But it is his character in the latter that I'm focused on today. Mike starts out as a child monster who wants to belong, then an experience on a tour of Monsters Inc. inspires him to become a scarer. He gets into the prestigious Monster University as a student in the highly revered Scaring Program. The challenge he faces with smarts and fearless drive helped propel a wonderful movie that sadly didn't all the credit it truly deserved. Of course anyone who knows Mike also remembers his humour in Monsters Inc and that essential part of his personality isn't lost in the movie prequel Monsters University.

Mike Wazawski is memorable to me because he is a reminder that perseverance is the driving force behind success and no matter what your dreams and goals are not only important but an essential part to who you are. I can't say more without revealing major spoilers but Mike is that dreamer in all of us. The dreamer who is willing to put in the hard work and defy naysayers in ways not even he expects. Which I think goes for all us as our dreams transform with time.



Oh and this scene is just a taste of his never give up humorous charm.





P.S.:  If you think your University Dean was (or is) hard on you? Watch this.



Allegiant

I read the final book in the Divergent trilogy over the weekend. Oh my GOD this book was beyond incredible! If you read the other two books go get this now. Hell if you haven't read this series yet get started.Veronica Roth you are  writing goddess and I'm ready to grab the next series/book you move on to. Be Brave and show us fans what you are made of.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Tired Out and Thanks

When I started 2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge I was excited. I hadn't done my posts in advance but I was determined to take part for a second year. What I didn't anticipate was how much of an inconvenience not having a personal computer and also being under the weather would be. At first I thought it was just a little bug but now I have a full blown flu that has not only made me quite sick but unable to get much of any sleep since Thursday night. Also for nearly two days my father had computer issues and couldn't bring the laptop home. When I had reached H, I had decided to  finish the week then end it but issues got in the way of me commenting on other participants. Which is something I hate when so many visit me. So I refuse to post when I can't comment back.

So I will be finishing up now but I want to say this year has been the best. So many of you have stopped by to read and marvel at posts that I sometimes create right before posting. The fact that you enjoyed them so much was heart warming. I do plan to do a post for M (Tuesday) and use part of Saturday night to comment on all those who visited H and try to catch up on some blogs on my blogroll.

Thanks again and just for Old Times sake I'll write what I planned to do this week.

I - Ice: Hey before you judge did you see Frozen? I haven't but the movie  trailers are amazing and ice plays a special role.

J - Jesus:  If you need an explanation, please just go.

K - Katnis Everdeen: This one was decided long before. The Hunger Games Trilogy is a literary and Katniss is a big part of that.



Anyway see you Tuesday after which I will be taking a break until April 28. Love you guys.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Harry Potter Series


The Harry Potter Series spanned seven books and eight movies. Every character had their role to play and while every fan can remember Harry, Hermione, Ron and Albus Dumbledore, they alone did not make this series great. Dobby, Luna, Tonks and many others inserted their bit of greatness and whether they came in early or on the tail end of the series they and many more characters added flavour to this amazing series. My favourite character will always be Severus Snape and I thank Rowling for bringing such a dark yet devoted and complicated man to life in her books.

What makes this series memorable. Every damn single thing.

Oh and did anyone watch Marvel: Agents of Shield last night? Holy Rabies (from Hotel Transylvania)! I can't wait for next week and I'm officially triple clinched to see Captain America 2 next week at the movies.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Gollum


Gollum from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is one unfortunate character indeed. His obsession with The Ring (Precious) has degenerated him into a ghastly figure but he is still dangerous and clever. I only know him from the movie trilogy but he is made unforgeable both by 'movie magic' and excellent acting. I'm sure in the books he must be quite a character.


Monday, 7 April 2014

Frying Pan


Hail the great Frying Pan. Whether it is used to cook food or as a weapon it is the ready made tool any man, woman or boy and girl can use. How many times in a movie have you not seeing a frying pan cooking up something delicious for a family, group or a solitary soul to eat? How about during a fight? Both action stars and even the minor male or female actor has used the frying pan in a scene to thwart an attack. Even cartoons take advantage and recent memory brings to mind Tangled, Disney's 2010 remake animated movie of Rapunzel. Remember, frying pans brought down crime. And knocked out thieves who sneaked into lone female's bedrooms. And guards. And even hurt the 'holder'. So beware and awe...at the power of the frying pan.



P.S. : Of course in books too.


Source: Ladyheart

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ender from Ender's Game Movie


Ender (Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin) from the film Ender's Game is a character who I just saw and learned most about late 2013 after seeing the movie in theatres. But I felt a connection to him right away. I could parallel certain parts of my family life with his and while he was the over achiever and I ended up being the 'underachiever' of my family, I could relate to the pressure of family approval and being looked upon to set the best example. Also I could feel for the siblings who fell short because I know that my parents would be happy with me being just about anything besides a writer (as long as it wasn't minimum wage and definitely if it involved having an office - I shudder at the idea of working full time at a 9-5. One summer job in July 2012 was enough for me. But I liked my co-workers though). Mine are the opposite and I am proud of them excelling in their chosen field and university.

Also the manipulation by others to make Ender do things there way was interesting to watch. But most of all was Ender himself. He was a brilliant boy with responsibilities thrust upon him at too young an age at a dire time for the human race. He has to grow up fast and make decisions that have long reaching consequences. I am sad that news so far don't point to a high chance of a sequel but there are books and Ender is a memorable character that I won't soon forget.

Source: Wikipedia