Saturday, May 31, 2014

Who Deserves to Win William Shatner’s Epically Cool Contest?


The short answer would be: Me. 

And I will give reasons for that in a minute that hopefully strum a few heart strings and land me a place at Mr. Shatner’s Vegas gig this summer.

But if I don’t win, then you should! Because Priceline.com and Mr. Shatner are giving the winner a 3 night stay in Vegas and VIP tickets to Shatner’s World. Follow Mr. Shatner on Twitter @William Shatner and come up with something tricky because I’m going to be hard to beat.

If you have never seen William Shatner live, one word can’t describe him. He is funny, energetic, articulate and dynamic which is everything you expect from a man with legendary cool. From someone who listened to his audio recordings over and over and then had the opportunity to see him at a convention it is clear he knows how to kick live performances into the stratosphere.

Courtesy of Billboard.com

By far one of best things he’s done for followers on Twitter is he watches and tweets about all our shows: Castle, Once Upon a Time, and The Vampire Diaries to name a few. But the best part is he is asking the show runners, writers and stars the questions we all have – except Mr. Shatner gets ANSWERS! Seriously, if that isn’t a reason to follow the man on Twitter, well stop reading and I win the contest by default.
Getting passed the rules portion of the contest is easy, I qualify. I have lived in Las Vegas and went to high school there so it would be so sweet to visit this summer and brag about my win.
So here’s the thing, the real reason why I should win. I’ve been a fan since I was a kid and anyone can tell you that when I’m a fan, I’m all in – even through TJ Hooker.
My first image of Star Trek when I was kid was sneaking out of bed at night to see what all the adults were watching on TV only to run screaming back to bed when I saw my first alien. Scared me to death, had nightmares but I was back peering around the corner to watch it again, and again. As a performer, William Shatner inspired me to me explore new things and believe all things are possible. It made me want to write and so here I am writing, doing what I love and best of all winning.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Hottie of the Week.. The Suits Edition


I’ve been pouring through images in my head trying to decide who I wanted to put as Hottie this week since I wasn’t able to post last week. Of course, there are always previous Hottie’s to use or there are collages of Hotties. I couldn’t decide. So after thinking long and hard about it, I have decided to go with the first thing to pop in my head...suits. Who can resist a good looking man in a suit? Definitely not this girl. So here is my montage to Suits!





Robert Pattinson; Cannes 2014

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Theo James; LA Divergent Premiere
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Jamie Dornan
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Kellan Lutz; Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 Premiere
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Henry Cavill
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Daniel Cudmore
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Ian Somerhalder; GQ shoot
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Adam Levine 
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday

My favorite white boys of hip hop next to Eminem....

Beastie Boys  "Brass Monkey"


Sidenote –  Never had a brass monkey in my life. Have any of you?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

All Hail the Sheriff of Area 5

With the premier of the 7th and (sadly) final season of True Blood, just a few weeks away, I felt compelled to pay homage to my favorite sheriff in Louisiana. Granted, I know he isn't sheriff anymore, but wouldn't it be perfect to see him back where he belongs.

We all know how the season ended, with a beautiful naked Eric, reading...if you missed it, I said naked. He was very, very naked, and I think there was some snow and a mountain too.

Warlow dies (thank goodness), but with him goes the power for vampires to walk in the daylight without burning. Did Eric find a way to survive, or did he die? My guess is that Season 7 wouldn't be complete without Mr. Northman's good looks and quick wit. In a perfect ending I envision Sookie with Eric. They've always had this electric kind of chemistry, and as much as Sookie has despised Eric in the past, she also had a way of bringing out the good in him. My favorite Eric was Season 4 "Good Eric." He had such an endearing nature about him, and lets face it...the Sookie/Eric interaction was HOT...!!! Here's one of my favorite Eric quotes..., "You're going to invite me in so I can protect you. Or have passionate, primal sex with you. Or how about both?"




So fellow Trubies, what are you most looking forward to in this final season with our beloved vamps, faeries, shifters,wolves, witches and Jason?


On Location with Daniel Cudmore

The X-Men: Days of Future Past star on the charms of Montreal for mutants


Although the action in X-Men: Days of Future Past rockets across the globe, the film itself—which hits theaters May 23—was shot in relatively low-key Montreal. And that was just fine with the cast.

“When I was 20 years old, I was playing rugby for Canada and we did a tour through Montreal, but I didn't really get to explore,” says Daniel Cudmore, the actor who plays the mutant Colossus. “To get to come back, especially to work on X-Men, was fantastic.”

Cudmore’s role required extensive computer-generated imagery, challenging him to use his imagination extensively in order to portray a character whose enemies would be added into his scenes after filming was complete.

“As far as CGI, they just layer those dots on me and then I’m free to do my performance the way I see fit,” he says. “It’s great, because they put the makeup on and it’s not anything I really have to worry about. Most of the time I’m fighting tennis balls instead of real characters, but once you get your imagination running it’s a lot of fun.”

Fanfic Rec Wednesday – The Perfect Gift

Today’s rec is another one via my friend Kristin (@Kdub_s).

Title: The Perfect Gift



Why is it good?:  I'm a little bias when it comes to this writer. She is a dear friend of mine and a fellow fich00r. And she also picked a fantastic beta. The summary reads, "Christmas is a time for love, joy and happiness. But when love just isn't enough, is there anything that can make things right?"  There are parts where my heart was breaking for Bella and parts where I had happy tears in my eyes. I love the uncertainty of the story. Is Edward going to be able to fix it or is Paul going to wiggle his way back in her life and bed? It's a must read!

~~~~~

I feel as though it would be a conflict of interest for me to comment on this one. Lol.
Take Kristin’s word for it and check it out. It's a short story – just over 12,000 words divided into 21 chapters – that was written and completed this past Christmas.
Thanks for the rec, K-Dubs!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ready, Set, Go... to Wizard Con Chicago that is

Run, don't walk ladies and gents, to grab your tickets to 'Wizard World Comic Con Chicago' your chance to meet Booboo Stewart of Twilight Saga and now X-Men: Days of Future Past fame.

Booboo is along side some of the greats in this latest installment of the X-Men franchise, and is sky rocketing to epic heights himself. He is not to be missed when he is Chicago August 21-22-23-24, 2014 - THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN. Weekend ticket packages are available now for $94.95
Photo Op: $45
**Photo Ops fees do not include admission to the show. Tickets to the show must be purchased separately.
**NOTE: Up to 2 fans per picture allowed.
**Additional Prints are available for $15.00 each
**JPEGs are available for $15.00 each
**Print/JPEG Combos are available for $25.00
Autographs: $30

Some guests have sent information about what they will be charging for Autographs. These prices are subject to change without notice. Prices are per autograph and are subject to change.
More information for the convention can be found here

Shailene Woodley, Theo James begin 'Insurgent'

Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet are underway on Insurgent, the second installment of the blockbuster Divergent franchise.

Principal photography began in Atlanta, Lionsgate studios announced on Tuesday. The new film will hit theaters March 20, 2015.

Octavia Spencer joins the returning cast, which includes Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoƫ Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer.

Divergent proved itself to be a hit when it opened in March, making $260 million in worldwide box office. The story is based on first-time author Veronica Roth'sDivergent trilogy, which has sold more than 22 million copies worldwide.

The plot of Insurgent features Tris  and Four as fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite.

"Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world," a Lionsgate release states about the plot.

The third and fourth installments of the series, Allegiant -- Parts 1 & 2, are due to be released March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017 respectively.


Baby boom for Ginny

Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin is clearly experiencing her happily ever after this year. First she marries her Prince Charming, the gorgeous Josh Dallas, and now the two are expecting an enchanted baby this summer. They had their royal on the show now fans are eager to Ginny and Josh with their real life baby.

The mommy-to-be hasn't slowed down any since the OUAT hiatus and was spotted out and about with her hubby and mom on a lunch date in Los Angeles. Ginny looks absolutely radiant as a mommy to be.

Photo credited to Dean/MRM/NPG.com

Looks like fans of the charming couple will have to wait a bit longer for news about the baby but Ginny looks amazing and we’re betting the prince or princess will have a magical life.


Music Monday – Memorial Day


Today is Memorial Day, a day in the States where we honor and remember those who gave their lives for our country and our freedom. I have family and friends that have served in the US Armed Forces, mostly the Marines Corps. Both my grandfathers and my dad were marines, and today I wanna say thank you to all that have given your lives for the USA. I also wanna send love and thanks to the families of those who serve as well because your job is a hard one too.

Here are a few of my favorite Armed Force-ish themed songs. Sorry if you don't like country music, but hey, there aren't many hip-hop American loving songs out there.....

Toby Keith  “Call a Marine”





Dixie Chicks  “Travelin’ Soldier”





Toby Keith  “American Solider”





Big & Rich  “8th of November”





Tim McGraw  “If You’re Reading This”





“Amazing Grace” (Marine's Final Salute)"  (bagpipes)  *tissue warning*





Lee Greenwood  “God Bless the U.S.A.”




*wipes eyes

On a happier note, today is also my son's 8th birthday, and even though he can't read this blog, I will play the music for him. 
Happy Birthday Xman! You are my most favorite person in the whole wide world.  Mama loves you!!

“Ice Cream and Cake”

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nathan Fillion at Dallas Comic Con

Photo Credit: thenerdfu.com
After cancelling last year due to health reasons, the Lonestar State and it's Dallas Comic Con were just the latest stop on Nathan's Con tour this spring! With hiatus starting for the actors in mid April, Nathan has made  and scheduled several Wizard and Comic Con appearances this spring and summer, culminating in San Deigo's Comic Con in July. (Fingers crossed for a Castle panel this year!!)





In addition to his Firefly panel, Nathan also did a panel on his own, which opened the floor for several questions about Castle. Video is long, but well worth it! 


                                           
Nathan's Convention Schedule
Atlanta Comic Con
May 30 - June 1, 2014 (Saturday only)
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Photo Credit: thenerdfu.com 
www.wizardworld.com

Phoenix Comicon
June 5-8, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday only)
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
www.phoenixcomicon.com 

Philadelphia Comic Con
June 19-22, 2014 (Saturday only)
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
www.wizardworld.com


Fan Expo Canada
Aug. 28-31, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.fanexpocanada.com

If any of our readers plan to attend any of these conventions, we would love to hear about your experience! 

Hiatus Cast Updates
Stana begins filming her newest movie role June 9th in Italy
The Devers were last seen gallivanting around Europe after attending Eurovison 2014
Congratulations to Jon Huertas and his new wife Nicole on their recent nuptials. (Everyone made it there safely... here's looking at you Rick....) 
Molly is working on "Welcome to Happiness" an independent project 
Susan can be seen in "A Delicate Balance" at the Odyssey Theatre in LA. It is running til June 15th.

The writers and producers will return to work in early June, so updates on season 7 should be making their way here shortly! 

I will be announcing the Castle rewatch schedule early next week! 

Connect with us this summer!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend! No amount of gratitude seems enough to say thank you to those who've made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our enduring freedoms. 

Cami


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I never wanted to go to a place so bad after hearing a song and this song made me wanna go to.....

Arrested Development  "Tennessee"




"Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make forget all that hurts me”  

Love those lyrics.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fanfic Rec Wednesday – Deviant

This week, I’m recommending that you read Deviant by planetblue (@planetbluefic) Find it here on fanfiction.net. It’s on the shorter side of medium-length – 23 chapters, just over 83,000 words.

It completed a little more than a year ago and I read it back then. It seemed EVERYONE did. I remember that I had really liked it and was left with the impression of “hot dayum” – but before I could recommend it, I felt I needed a refresher, so I just reread it in the last two days. It’s just as great the second time around.

In Twilight fan fiction, we have “types” that come up a lot. Edward is usually characterized by an identifiable trait. He is usually one thing or another – our “~wards”. What I like about Deviant is that he is several at once. Tattward, Bikerward, Doctorward. Yum! Sometimes you CAN have it all. (For the uninitiated, ‘trait/profession/feature’ + -ward = Edward as… whatever. ie. Tattward = Tattooed Edward)

The angst is at a minimum. It's presence in the story serves momentum rather than to purposely f*&k your feels. Although, as you may be aware, I’m not against a good emotions f*&king, this story’s appeal for me is all about the smut.

I also really appreciate that Deviant is well-written. I find that usually banter comes across as cheesy but in this case, it is done well so that it fuels the mounting sexual tension (of which there is a lot of!), yet is still funny. This Edward, or “Manchu” as he is nicknamed for his handlebar biker ‘stache, is a dirty talking pro.

Plus, he bites a lot. I like a biter.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Special Post from PurpleBrina's B-Side

One year ago today, Sam Bradley released an EP titled "Not Your Kind" and if you don’t have this already........what the hell are you waiting for? GET IT NOW!! (Sorry, I am pushy when it comes to Sam.)

Anyhow, to celebrate this one year anniversary, Sam has released a beautiful video for "Not Your Kind" which features his amazingly talented sister dancing.

 Enjoy and share with your friends – Sam Bradley's Official Video for "Not Your Kind"



Sam is in the process of creating a new album. Check out his blog post for info on how you can help him out.
sambradley.com

My Champion



One of the best moments from this week's Game of Thrones episode was when Prince Oberyn volunteers to be Tyrion's Champion in a fight against The Mountain (Gregor Clegane).  If you recall, its The Mountain that slaughtered his sister and her children during Robert's Rebellion. Vengeance is that powerful, that Oberyn who despises the Lannisters is willing to go up against a beast, and fight on Tyrion's behalf...maybe it was the sad story he told of how he first met little Tyrion as a baby that also inspired him to fight. Whatever his motives, and there are motives, I'm happy that he's the one fighting for Tyrion. And I hope he accomplishes what he has set out to do.


Now I have to say, I've been a fan of Prince Oberyn since the season started, and this just solidified it. He is one sexy, sexy man!!! I hope he knows what he's doing and can come out a victor in all this. Something tells me, he will :)


So what were your thoughts on Sunday's episode?

Shailene Woodley Trashes Those Theo James Dating Rumors...

Shailene Woodley has stomped on Divergent fans dreams by indirectly confirming that whispers about her dating her drool worthy co-star Theo James are false.

Fans of the young adult drama were all a flutter at James and Woodley's off-screen chemistry, and it is not hard to see how rumors of a real-life romance came about. The pair have publicly complimented each other's looks, been photographed arm in arm on numerous occasions and seem to positively glow with chemistry in interviews.

Divergent DVD+BluRay Scheduled for 8/5 and Digital Download Via iTunes on 7/22



BIG Divergent news today via “The Insider“. Divergent will be out on DVD/BluRay on August 5th and available for digital download via iTunes on July 22nd. Also, some behind the scenes footage was released and recorded by our friends at Divergent Society, some of which includes Theo and Shailene being cheeky (as usual). Check it out below!



Source: fyeahtheojames.com

Monday, May 19, 2014

Music Monday – Angry Mean Songs

There is only so many mushy love songs one person can take – and so today's blog is about the angry mean hateful songs that I just love.

Get ready to get yo' hate on.

Kelis  “Caught Out There”




Puddle of Mudd  “She Fucking Hates Me”




Ugly Kid Joe  “Everything About You”




Theory of a Deadman  “Hate My Life”



Dixie Chicks  “Goodbye Earl”




Linkin Park  “One Step Closer”




Limp Bizkit  “Break Stuff”




Drowning Pool  “Bodies”




Lily Allen  “Fuck You”




Jazmine Sullivan  “Bust the Windows”




Eminem  “So Much Better”




Disturbed  “Down with the Sickness”




Three Days Grace  “I Hate Everything About You”




30 Seconds to Mars  “The Kill (Bury Me)”




One more special song that has nothing to do with this post at all, but whatever… Who would have thought that my friend Jo knew the answer to this question…… This song is for her and her lifesaving skills. But I still might win the bet ;-)


The Fray  “How to Save a Life”




Those where some of my fave angry/mean songs. What are some of yours? Let me know below.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Expendables 3 To Be Rated PG-13




While the first two Expendables movies were known for over-the-top action and violence, it appears that director Patrick Hughes will be toning things down a little for the third Expendables movie.

The Expendables 3 cast members Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer and Antonio Banderas thrilled crowds at Cannes by arriving for a press conference in tanks.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"For Better or For Worse" 06.23 - Castle

Wow. It has taken me a few days to wrap my head and heart around the reality of what happened Monday night.

As far as finale purposes, "For Better or For Worse" achieved exactly what it's intended purpose was. It was entertaining, emotional, and divisive, and it most certainly has whetted my appetite for Season 7. 


HOWEVER

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Gif Credit to tumblr user ginalways
I have taken issue with the premises of this episode, especially coupled with the comments made by show runner, Andrew Marlowe. The "Kate being married" story line, went against the character's own well established back story. Now I am not saying that Kate being married before makes her "damaged goods", but it does break down the "one and done" philosophy that Kate has been seemingly espoused to. I know that their is a huge difference between a wedding and a marriage, but this deviation in character was a disheartening wrench that was thrown in just to create controversy. In addition to this, it made Kate seem dumb. Kate has been proven time and time again as the furthest thing from dumb. The fact that the daughter of brilliant lawyers, and an impressive mind in her own right never thought to question if in fact the wedding was legally binding is not canon I can wrap my head around. If even a doofus like O'Leary knew he's had a coma wife this entire time, Kate would have had to question it at some point. Which brings me to another lovely facet of this plothole. Kate works for the NYPD and previously for the AG's office, if a simple check at the county clerk can bring up Rogan, how is it that a husband who has impersonated a Federal Officer has never made a system hit? She's been in danger enough times to make contacting her next of kin commonplace. Marlowe has been quoted saying he did it to "level the moral playing field", not sure that intentionally trying to cause damage to a beautifully flawed character was the best idea. Kate has concealed the truth, gone on personal vendettas, outright lied, lost herself in a bottle, used her past as a weapon against her future, denied, fought, and came back from PTSD, and Marlowe still needs to bring her down a notch? To add to this list, if Kate and Rick were a couple that "kept score" then they have no reason to be getting married in the first place.  


But onto the rest of the episode, Rogan was the affable roguish character that I love to hate! I loved the addition of him to her backstory minus the wedding. We've been offered the little glimpses into the world of "RebelBex" but this episode really explored just how rebellious Kate was, and how much losing her mom affected her into becoming the person that she is. The mob tie in was also a predictable, but laughable addition to the chaos that ensued from Kate and Rick just trying to have a quiet and calm wedding. 



As much as the last scene felt like a physical punch in the gut, it plays into the cliffhangers we have always gotten out of Marlowe for season enders. I've seen several theories about what exactly happened to Castle, because we know he's not dead. These have ranged from mob hit, to his dad being involved, to 3xk and I for one am really excited to see who has had it right all along!

As much as I didn't like this episode there were some definite highlights. 


The scoring, as always Robert Duncan did an amazing job of drawing us into the story. His accompaniment works with the scene exactly as intended, with the ability to make you feel what is happening on such a deeper level. 


Alexis and Martha were such lifesavers and amazing characters! From Alexis to the rescue to Kate's moment with Martha, Susan and Molly definitely were my favorites this episode! The earrings; what a touching exchange with Kate, and I loved the visual throwback to having a mother in the mirror sharing in this with her. Martha has been Kate's stand in mother for long before she was a potential MiL. So glad to see it!

 And now we wait. Marlowe has said that there will be no time jump for 07.01, so we will pick back up from the crash scene this September! 


Our Giveaway winner has been announce and contacted! I cannot wait for Joyce to get her very own "Beckett" mug! Thank you to everyone who entered! Be on the look out this summer for more events!! 



I am planning a rewatch this summer and more details will be posted soon! I am also pleased to announce that I've accepted a new position with BeamlyUS as the host of their Castle TV Room. So the rewatch will be a conjoined site experience! The Beamly app is available for Apple and Android devices! 

I'd love to hear your thoughts and theories about the episode! Hit me up here in the comments or tumblr and Twitter are always an excellent options!! 

Congratulations to all of my readers who have or are graduating this spring!! Your North Stars are proud. Always. 

Can't wait for my first summer rewatching Castle with you!! 

Cami

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hottie of the Week!

It's been a busy busy day here, so all I'm going to do today is put up some pretty pictures of someone I find very nice to look at :)

Chris Evans, aka Captain America!

Enjoy!


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(credit:  getmascular.BlogSpot.com; but looks like a pic from Just Jared)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I know you gonna wanna Running Man, Kid N’ Play, Cabbage Patch and Woop when you hear......

Snap!  "The Power"


Oh yeah, I went there... Come join me. Lol

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pictures: X-Men: Days of Future Past NYC premiere

A few pictures we took of Nicholas Hoult; Beast/Hank and Michael Fassbender; Erik Lehnsherr 







The Xmen Xperience in NYC, Javits Center May 10,2014

Fanfic Rec Wednesday – The Keepsake

I haven’t been feeling to great the past few days and haven’t been able to write up anything to post on time so, as usual, I rely on my friends. Hopefully I’ll be all caught up on my reading next week in order to be back with a rec of my own.

Today’s rec is another one from my lovely friend, Jodi (@joderss). She’s the best, especially because she knew I was in a bind this week and just whipped this out for me. 

Title: The Keepsake



Why is it good?:
I love stories that give me a good Edward.  Someone who is strong, solid and who loves without all the insecurities that Original Edward had in Twilight.  For me reading fan fiction is a chance to spend more time with one of my favorite literary characters, Edward Cullen.  It’s what keeps me coming back to fic time and time again.  I thought I had seen all the Edwards there were to be seen: Doucheward, Mobward, Doctorward, Tatward, there are so many incarnations of our favorite guy. 

I started reading The Keepsake by Windchymes not having heard anything about it.  It was on my long, long list of bookmarks and it was the next in line.  The Keepsake takes place two years after Edward leaves Bella in the woods at the beginning of New Moon.  Bella is a college student in Seattle and has learned to live without Edward.  I won’t say that she has forgotten him, but she has learned to live her life without him.

To tell you what happens next would be to give away a major part of the plot.  Suffice it to say that circumstances bring Bella and Edward together once again.  The best thing about The Keepsake is that it truly is an original take on the story of Edward and Bella.  It also has one of the best, well-rounded Edwards I have ever read.  This is an Edward that is not mired in self-loathing, not controlling and not overprotective.  It is impossible to not fall in love with him.  He is mature and really a true partner for Bella.  Also, Edward is funny!  Usually a character trait reserved for Emmett, but in this story Edward gets to have some fun too.  Oftentimes when Edward is written so well in a fic, Bella is a hot mess.  Not the case for The Keepsake’s Bella.  Bella is strong, controlled and most of all, loving.  She has grown up since Edward left her and it’s that growth that allows her to be there when Edward needs her.

The Keepsake has all the elements of a great fic.  There is love, betrayal, angst and forgiveness.  If you haven’t read it, bookmark it and read it soon.  It’s that good. 

~~~~~

This is what I love about readers – we all are so varied in our tastes. Everything that Jodi pointed out as characteristics she finds less than desirable in various other Edwards are the very same that draw me to him. And yet, even those this particular version of Edward is not those things, what she has said about The Keepsake makes me wanna drop everything and run to read it. It was just recently completed so I think I may just do exactly that. It’s only 20 chapters and just over 165,000 words so I feel confident I can add that to my current reading pile. It sounds great! And don’t get me wrong – I’m all for mature and funny!

Thanks so much for the rec, Jodi ~ and thank you once again for coming to my rescue!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

OUAT - "There's No Place Like Home" Review


I am still recovering from last night’s “Castle” season finale so bear with me while I try to organize all the thoughts and feels from Sunday night’s season finale of “Once Upon A Time.”

Really, who did not want to smack Emma at least four times during the show? At one point, I wanted to clack her and Rumple’s heads together just to reset the absolute irritation that was brewing inside. For those that have not seen the finale yet, I would advise stop reading here.

“There’s No Place Like Home” had dual meanings for Emma. She got another taste of the Enchanted Forest and this time she nearly managed to erase herself from history by foiling her parents first meeting. Along for the ride is Hook and it’s a good thing too because he keeps Emma from totally screwing things up in the past.

Courtesy of ABC Studios


Rumple is back to his old evil self and lies blatantly to his future bride. In the Enchanted Forest, he is an unreliable ally but that is to be expected of Rumple. Once he aids Emma and Hook who are disguised as royalty to help get Snow and Charming back on track things go a bit haywire. Of course the time travelers are caught and Emma decides if they make it out of their new dungeon digs she is going to take along what turns out to be a parasitic stowaway back to Storybrooke.
With her last puff of green smoke, the Wicked Witch definitely won the round. Belle marries a liar with no idea how evil he truly is and Emma’s stowaway causes a ton of damage.
Poor Regina, all good and shiny with new love on the horizon and here comes Emma toting Maid Marian back to Storybrooke and right into Robin Hood’s arms. Nice job, Emma and honestly I don’t blame Regina for coming after you.
When the green smoke around the portal faded, things became icy blue. I suppose for now we’ll just have to let the season finale go. Otherwise, Elsa may freeze our tongues.  

Pure awesomeness! Raine Thomas reveals her next two covers AND the book trailer!




As everyone, who has read my posts have deduced, Raine Thomas is my book Pusher. I adore everything she produces and this series is no exception. I have two copies of her first book in the series, "The Return of the Ascendant", one in a compilation and the other one released on it's own. I LOVED it.

I have been dying to get anything about her next books and finally, I have something. The covers for the other two books in the series is released today, as well as the Book Trailer.

"The Ascendant Series", is a fantasy, new adult release and if the first book is anything to go by, it will be amazing.

The second book in the series is called "Rout of the Dem-Shyr" and will be released in July 2014. The third book is titled "Rise of the Faire-Amanti" and will be released in November 2014! Please note these dates are not set in stone, so keep your eyes on my posts for the confirmed dates.

I know it is an excruciatingly long wait, but it will be so worth it. Trust me on this.

If you only purchase one series this year and you like fantasy THIS IS IT!!!

I am posting the covers of all three books together so you can truly see how beautiful they are. With "The Return of the Ascendant" cover I will also post the purchase links so you can start falling in love with the series, if you have not yet.











WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: