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Friday, 16 November 2018

Movie Love: Films I Plan to See in 2018

Author Announcement: Sacrifice Her has been renamed Running Scared. View cover reveal and new plot here. Add on Goodreads. The Sacrifice Series is now tentatively set for Fall 2019. The other four covers will be revealed together early 2019. Thanks for all your support.

So the Christmas holidays are over a month away but that doesn't mean the movie season isn't swinging. So far for 2018, I've seen these films in theaters: Hotel Artemis, Incredibles 2, Antman and the Wasp, Equalizer 2 and Venom.

Films I Plan to See (hopefully)

The Grinch

Ralph Breaks the Internet

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mary Queen of Scots

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Mary Poppins



I sort of want to see

Creed 2

Green Book

Mortal Engines

Note: Mowgli: LOTJ and Roma are coming out on Netflix (and theaters) so I'll stream those.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Getting Personal: Back from the End?

Hey readers, I'm happy to say this blog is back up and running. I was supposed to do this post on  Monday the 5th of November. Unfortunately, the evening before I had a bad fall in the backyard, in the mud. So that was not good. Anyway, I'm happy to be posting today.

I am still undiagnosed with my illness but that's just a matter I have to accept. Right now seems the perfect time to revive my review blog. QueendSheena has always held a special place in my heart. There is also my Tumblr which is my writing website for the time being. Plus there's a special reveal tomorrow exclusive to that site, my ko-fi page and Goodreads. I will add a link to my Friday post so all you can see it as well. 

I have been dealing with things including job hunting to help boost my freelancing income. Right now I'm taking part in Nanowrimo which you can find out more about on Twitter. I also started a Facebook group if you can believe it. That along with my writings has me one busy bee. 

So thank you, everybody, who has supported me in the past. I hope you and new readers/visitors will continue to do so in the future.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

I have Returned

Yes, the blog is back. After serious consideration, I've decided to keep my precious. More about the entire situation on Monday.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Goodbye Post

Leave it to me to be late for my own goodbye party. I started this blog October 2011 and had an incredible journey. Meeting all kinds of writers, bloggers, readers and more. I want to know that I'm grateful for all the support I received over the years. Now just shy of my blog's seventh anniversary, it is time to say goodbye. This site will remain for posterity and you can always stop by to look at my posts including reviews for books/movies/tv, blog hops, cover reveals and more. 

Thank you for everything and feel free to check me on my social media sites. Take care.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Desencant of the Crane

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.

It would be the last week of my blog where I would find the cover and blurb for a book that equaled love at first sight. The cover reveal was just this Monday (August 28) but this is a must read for me already. The blurb has such a great appeal and gravitas. A complete must and  I'm completely in love.

Release Date: April 2, 2019

Blurb: "Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own." 

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death... because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception.
This masterpiece is a must read for me. What about you? Thanks for coming during my final week.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Monday MishMash: August 2018 in Final Week

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. It is bittersweet having the final week of my blog being this week. I know life changes just don't afford me the time or energy to upkeep this blog anymore. But I still love it with all my heart. Met some cool people here and hope to keep those relationships as I move forward. Feel free to check me up on Tumblr, Twitter, FB and Insta.

2. Been able to purchase a couple of books this summer and I can't wait to read them all!

3. Went to the movies for the first time in nearly a year. Saw five movies including Hotel Artemis, Incredibles 2 and The Meg. Had a wonderful time.

4. Health is still wonky and I caught a really bad stomach bug over the summer. Didn't help matters.

5. Working on my Swoon Reads submission. I got a cover made and it's so gorgeous. My Cinderella retelling is moving along swimmingly.

6. Freelance orders have slowed. I recently raised my prices but it had to be done. I write full time and need to earn enough to make a decent living.

7. Decided I will be closing up this blog at the end of August. I will leave QueendSheena up for prosperity but no new posts will happen after August 31. Thank you to all the bloggers and readers who supported me.

Thanks for stopping by and it has been great blogging with all of you.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: Broken Things

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.

Lauren Oliver knows how to write tales that captivate readers. Broken Things sounds like another winner. I'm excited to get my hands on a copy this October.

Release Date: October 2, 2018

Blurb: It’s been five years since Summer Marks was brutally murdered in the woods. 

Everyone thinks Mia and Brynn killed their best friend. That driven by their obsession with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn the three girls had imagined themselves into the magical world where their fantasies became twisted, even deadly.

The only thing is: they didn’t do it. 

On the anniversary of Summer’s death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as the lines begin to blur between past and present and fiction and reality, the girls must confront what really happened in the woods all those years ago—no matter how monstrous.

So what do think? Is Lauren Oliver an author you'd like to check out? Thanks for stopping by.

Movie Love: Films I Plan to See in 2018

Author Announcement: Sacrifice Her has been renamed Running Scared. View cover reveal and new plot here . Add on Goodreads . The Sacrifice S...