book release day!

Helllooooo! I feel like crap, so I’m on the computer for all of the next 30 seconds. Then I’m going to curl up with my blankie and my cat and stare at the television for the rest of the evening.
But first, a book release. Devil in the Branch is out today. The ebook is available at

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

The print version out right now is only available at lulu and it’s a limited edition. Here is a picture of the cover.

The table of contents is illustrated like it is in Destined for Darkness. This time, I used part of the Poe and Dorian illustration. It looks like the pic below, only not as fuzzy. The more permanent version  of the book will also have the fancy table of contents.

Click here to travel to Lulu in a magical, internet sort of way.

no movie post today

because I have book things! plus we ended up turning off our Netflix movie because it was really boring.
Tomorrow is a big day – the release of the second AnnaBeth book – Devil in the Branch! I have some fun stuff planned for this week.

First up, an excerpt. The first five chapters of the book are available for reading on Scribd. Here is a link.

Also, I’m pleased to share that my interview with Darcia Helle from earlier this year is in her new ebook: A Word Please, Conversations with 24 Authors

It’s available as a free download on her website at the link below.

http://www.quietfurybooks.com/freedownloads.html

Be sure to check out Darcia’s books and of course, the other authors in the book in A Word Please.

That’s all I have for now.

movie: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

My movie post is late! Honestly, I forgot to write it. I worked on some stuff last night and got completely sidetracked.

This weekend’s movie was Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Description from IMDB – “The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name.”

It had action. It had kooky Tom Cruise and adorable Simon Pegg (I think I might have a crush on him) and a very, very big explosion. But perhaps, the best part about watching the Mission Impossible movies is seeing the technology they use. There were some really fun gadgets in this installment.

The movie was fun to watch, although maybe a bit long. No new ground was really broken. If you liked the other Mission Impossible movies, you would probably like this one too. Ghost Protocol gets an A-.

some lateness

Hey there! I’m just popping in to let everyone know that the book release will be delayed for a week while my last beta reader finishes the book. The delay is my fault because I sent it to her so late in the game. I apologize for my lateness.

book working updates and movie trailers

Hello, my lovelies! Friday is nearly upon us. I don’t really have much to talk about but I thought I should stop in anyway.

Current projects: Devil in the Branch book release on Tuesday. I didn’t forget about it this time. Are you proud of me? I am. I lost track of my days when White Wyrm came out. That thing snuck up on me. LOL
All I need to do is some formatting and Devil is ready to go!

I’m also working on a read-through for Pestilence. I’m really in love with that book, which is a dangerous way to feel when you’re trying to find the flaws.

Off the subject of books, I have a couple of awesome movie trailers I want to share.

The first one is for Wreck it Ralph. I love this for retro gaming goodness. I can’t wait to see it. The second trailer, the one for Robot and Frank, looks promising.

a couple of quickies

Not as much fun as it sounds! Or is it?? I have some stuff to do, so I’m making these reviews quick.

The Big Year

Description from IMDB: “Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.”

Big Year is actually the name of the bird spotting competition. I had never heard of it before watching this movie, but apparently, it’s a real thing. People travel everywhere to try to spot as many types of birds as possible within the course of a year. In this case, the Big Year to beat consisted of around 730 bird species if I remember correctly.

So, each of these three guys is trying to get their Big Year. Little do they know that their year is going to be big aside from the whole bird-watching competition.  Each of the three primary birdwatchers (played by Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson) will have to decide how to prioritize their lives in relation to the competition.

I love this movie.  The Big Year is heartwarming and funny and strange. It gets an A.

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The Sitter

Description from IMDB: “A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.”

The big drama starts when Noah (played by Jonah Hill) agrees to go buy coke for this girl who he wants as his girlfriend. God knows why, she’s cute enough, I guess, but she’s obnoxious and bitchy and selfish. I for one would rather have no girlfriend. 99 problems, amIright? Lol

Jonah Hill is an actor I want to like because he seems like he might be a down to earth guy. However, I am never impressed with his acting ability. He plays the same character in every movie. This one is more of the same.

The Sitter was not a great movie. It had some funny moments, some weirdly hilarious bad guys and some warm fuzziness.

A lot of the issues that arose during the story were never resolved. I wondered how he was going to get out of various jams, but at the end of the movie, he could just walk away from them, apparently.

The Sitter gets a C-.