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Sorry but I'm dealing with a mistaken infringement claim

Yesterday for some reason a copyright infringement claim was placed on one of my past posts. It was removed and placed in drafts. Now I went to check to see what this claim was about only to find out I was accused of infringing on something that was not even in my post. The accused post had three bloghops (which are public and legal for me to post), a mention of Jupiter Ascending (using a Wikipedia image that I sourced) and mention of Harry Potter with a Youtube video.

None of this was mentioned in the accusing report(Copyright claim #4). Instead I was supposedly infringing on a novel that's not even in my post (I have chatted with the author before on twitter and let her know what happened via a tweet. I'm not even the only one on the list!). Until this is sorted I have decided to delay my Movie Love post to next week and my next post will be on Friday and only about a cover reveal. I have filed a counter claim explaining how this accusation is a mistake. Hopefully I'll g…

Cover Reveal: Storm Wolf

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Morning everyone. In collaboration with Juniper Grove Book Solutions, I'm taking part in the cover reveal for Storm Wolf. The novel follows a man trapped with the terrible curse of the wolf. Now check out a bit about the author before seeing the cover.

About the Author: Stephen has degrees in medieval history and theology from Yale and St. Vladmir’s Orthodox Theological Academy. A former priest, he served as the Eastern Orthodox chaplain at Columbia University. His previous academic writing has dealt primarily with Late Antiquity and Byzantine church life. He is also the Chair of the CORE Executive of Inter-disciplinary.net and organizes annual conferences on aspects of the supernatural, evil and wickedness, and related subjects. The magical and fantastic elements in his books are all based on authentic medieval and Renaissance occult beliefs and practices, as well as local folklore, legends, and history. Stephen, a Seattle native, is now a long-time New York resident and currently li…

Cover Reveal: After Loving you and Do You have Goals?

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Today I'll be sharing with you the cover for upcoming romance novel After Loving You by Ashelyn Drake (Kelly Hashway's pseudonym). Already pre-ordered my copy and I'm picky on contemporary, including romance. What can I say? I trust my Kelly after starting her Into the Fire series (YA Paranormal). Ashelyn Drake writes YA and NA romance and this novel is the latter. Got to see it early through my newsletter subscription and it is beautiful. Emotions seep out at you. These two have a history.

Ashelyn/Kelly is also having a Social Media Blitz to celebrate the reveal and October release date. Before I reveal the cover, take in a taste of what After Loving you has in store for readers.






Without further ado, cover time. Feast your eyes on this romantic beauty.



BUY LINKS: Amazon


Synopsis:


When Mia Thompson and Jared Grande break up before college, they think that's the end for them.

But two years later, Mia is stalking Jared's Facebook page and he's contacting her every…

Movie Love: Suicide Squad

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Venue: Carib 5
Date: August 23, 2016
This is my third round with the spanking new DCEU that DC is spinning out and Suicide Squad was quite a ride. While I enjoyed the characters, some great scenes and dialogue. Sadly the rest of the movie was very hodge-podge to me. I had fun but not enough to get past the scattered story, horrible editing and pacing, along with other issues. Still Suicide Squad is a movie a lot of people are going to see and I can see why. Like I said the characters are enjoyable (though I had zero love for the villain chosen for Suicide Squad to fight. I can't take some reverberating sore throat spastic belly dancer seriously. Sorry but not no. However the brother was done much better. He looked dangerous and intimidating). The best in my opinion being Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller and El Diablo. The actors playing these characters took them to the next level. El Diablo especially with his limited speaking parts and marginalized role shone like th…

Cover Reveal: Midnight Jewel and WEP Apology

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Hey guys, today I'm sharing the cover for a book I'm definitely interested in. Richelle Mead has written multiple books and series. Each cover having it's own form of beauty. This one is no different though I'll admit it has become rather passe to have a pretty chick on book covers. Still it's nice to look at and the story at the end of the day is what I'm most excited about.



Title: Midnight Jewel (Glittering Court #2) by Richelle Mead
Release date: April 25, 2017
Summary: A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

WEP Apology


I completely forgot to post for this contest due to some unexpected issues. Sorry about that and truly embarassed. At least my blog is not still sitting on the list. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Good Times

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Hey guys sorry for being out this week. Just know I'm fine and will see you guys on Monday. Now let kitty play with her ball of yarn and enjoy your weekend.



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Monday MishMash and Book Review: Spun by Shyla Colt

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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. Came off a real bender last week. All I'll say is that I think I now know what it's like officially to freelance write something you absolutely are not 'in league with'. So that's why I was absent from the blogging verse last week. Finally finished that 'project' for the customer after 5 a.m. this morning and will start to seriously clamp down on my requirement to be contacted first before orders are placed. The stress of that draft...God.

2. Ready to start this week anew and free from #1. So free.

3. Do more reading.

4. Squeeze in more writing time for my own work.

5. Revamp my social media pages this month. Sprucing up is new wrong.

6. Go to bed before midnight.

Book Review: Spun (Kings of Chaos Book 1) by Shyla Colt 



Summary on Amazon: Born to a King of …

Book Review: The Handmaid's Tale

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Title: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Summary from The Book Depository: It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.

Source: Got it in 2013 for World Book Night.

Buy Link: The Book Depository

Book Review

This book is one of the creepiest things I've read in my life. There are books you'll remember until the day that you die. I think is one you'll remember after your death. Yes I found it that profound. In this world if you're not one lucky woman, you're fucked. Pretty much. There are guys who have it bad too but Lordy, Lord, do women have it bad.…

Monday MishMash

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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!
Hey guys, have not done this meme in a while so here goes.
1. Catching up on some freelance work. Yes the wheel keeps on turning.
2. Watching Season one and two of In Between on Netflix. Saw episode one Sunday and want to see the rest. Also try to watch more Stranger Things. Still on just episode one. However I did watch London has fallen yesterday and LOVED it. Sure the movie has it's long standing issues but I'm in it for the action! Boom!
3. Write more fan fiction. Yup, a little in June, none in July. August will change that.
4. Watch my budget more closely. Certain last minute things drained my money that really irked me. Some of which could have been avoided if...yeah it's family stuff so let's move on. *Sigh*
5. Get my theater going groove back. Going to see at lea…

Book Review: The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

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Title: The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale and Deane Hale

Summary from Amazon: Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?
Source: Purchased from The Book Depository

Buy Lin…

IWSG: Life Choices and Poetry

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Today it's time for another IWSG and we get to share our insecurities and other thoughts. I really don't feel like sharing insecurities right now. So instead I'll drop some sweet knowledge on you folks. Starting with a quote from Wavy Lines, a blog that posts a lot of inspirational writing quotes.

Every day we get a fresh chance to live the way we want. - John Kenney
Life can be a lot of things. But at the end of the day we have a choice. To either live the life we want or someone else's. Choose your own life. No matter the pitfalls, make them yours. There are few things worse than going through life just to realize you never really lived. Not in a way you would've chosen.

IWSG August Question:What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?

My first writing love was poetry. It was funny enough also the first piece of writing I was paid for. I still have the copies of Bookends Magazine that p…

Do You Have Goals? July 2016

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Sorry I'm running late. How has my goal been going? Well I'm working up to a cover reveal for all covers at the moment. Since The Missing Girls Series will be releasing all novellas at once I'm determined to make everything ready and at it's best over anything else. Will it be out in 2016 as my goal stated? Probably not. But this goal has given me the kick in the pants to stick with self-publishing my first book and I'm very proud of that. Right now I also have my freelance work that takes up a chunk of my time. Yet no complaints as I'm grateful for every cent and joy of doing what I love that it gives me. So how have your goals been going? Has anything changed? For me I'm planning to have an MG ready to send out to agents by December 2016. Never thought the first book I'd try to agent would be anything but YA. So time really does change things sometimes. Thanks for stopping by and go to Do you Have Goals Page to see other bloggers and their goals.