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Saturday, June 29

ARC Review - The New Ghostbusters Vol. 1

The New Ghostbusters Vol. 1
By: Dan Schoening &  Erik Burnham
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pub. Date: July 16, 2013
ISBN: 978-1613776780
Pages: 104  

Review:

I was a big fan of the Ghostbusters movies and even a bigger fan of The Real Ghostbusters cartoons back when I was a kid. Well, I guess you can say I'm still a fan as I have the cartoon on DVDs and I own one Ghostbusters t-shirt. With the rumored third movie still in development hell, fans can look forward to the new comic series from IDW Publishing, who kindly sent me a free copy (along with NetGalley) in exchange for my honest review.

The original four Ghostbusters (Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz, Dr. Egon Spengler, & Winston Zeddemore) have been zapped by paranormal entities and dragged to a demon dimension. Months have gone by and New York City is in chaos as there are countless ghost sightings. A new crew of Ghostbusters has been formed to take care of the ghosts. The new team is Janine Melnitz (the Ghostbusters' Secretary), Melanie Ortiz (an FBI agent), Kylie Griffin (manager of Ray's Occult Bookstore), and Ron Alexander (a former member of a rival ghost hunting company). The new team works together (despite a few differences) to take care of the ghosts and to locate the missing Ghostbusters.

Friday, June 28

Book Blogger Hop - June 28th - July 4th

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!


Grab the Button!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

This week's question submitted by Aloi.




So would you read a book just because of the hype?


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
Yes, I've been a victim of the book hype! Back when the first Harry Potter movie was announced, I bought the paperback at Walmart. Soon after, I found two and three at Barnes & Noble in hardback at 30% off. And of course I bought every other sequel that came out. I bought the Twilight sequels (as they came out), though I had read the first book, after I had heard about the first movie. I wasn't too impressed about the movie or the sequels and I have never gotten around to reading the other books. I recall the first season of True Blood being advertised, so I bought the paperback of the first Sookie Stackhouse book at Walmart. On the exact same day I found three more Stackhouse books at my local library for ten cents each! I fell in love with the books, though I haven't read the complete series, resulting in me buying the first season on DVD. Now I look forward (good or bad) to watching each new season every summer on HBO.

Linky List:

Tuesday, June 25

Golden Records: American Patriotic Songs Review & Giveaway

Golden Records: American Patriotic Songs
By: Golden Orchestra
Label: Verse Music Group
Run Time: 32:42
ASIN: B00D2J985Y
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Website: http://littlegoldenrecords.com/
Buy Link: http://bit.ly/10xwpzx

Review:

The 4th of July is just over a week away and it would be a great time to celebrate the founding of our wonderful country by listening to some timeless classics.

Golden Records recently released twenty classic songs titled American Patriotic Songs onto a digital download for a whole new generation to enjoy. Yes, Golden Records is the studio that released many children songs and stories on to vinyl records years ago, but they started releasing newly recorded tracks and classics last year on CDs and digital.

Watermelon Oreos! A Summer Treat?

It seems someone thought it would be a great idea to mix an Oreo cookie and a watermelon!

Yes, it is summertime, which means companies will try crazy things to sell a product. I'm not the biggest fan of watermelons, but adding the flavor to our beloved Oreo cookies is the wrong thing to do. These Oreo cookies are an exclusive at Target stores.

I wouldn't have known about the Limited Edition Watermelon Oreo, if I hadn't watched The Daily Rehash on the new on-demand digital network launched by Larry King. Each hilarious episode is hosted by host Eric Artell.

Check out the episode below and leave me your comments on the Watermelon Oreo!

Monday, June 24

Review The Quarryman's Bride

The Quarryman's Bride
By Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: June 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0764206207
Pages: 336
Buy Link: http://ow.ly/m1ovH
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/tpeterson
 
Review:

I have read many Christian novels over the past several years. One of my favorite series is Heirs of Montana (Land Of My Heart; The Coming Storm; To Dream Anew; The Hope Within) by Tracie Peterson, so I was more than eager to read her newest book, The Quarryman's Bride, which I received free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

In the Quarryman's Bride, Emmalyne Knox had fallen madly in love with Tavin MacLachlan, who she plans on marrying, this is until a Scottish family tradition gets in the way. It seems her father has the final decision on her future plans and he quickly puts an end to his daughter's marriage plans. Her only future is to take care of her aging parents and to never marry.

Monday Morning Madness #20: Outside Of My Comfort Zone



I skipped last week's post due to I just didn't have time to write it. I've been a little depressed for the past month or so, causing me to break my diet and eat any junk food in sight. I haven't been exercising as much either. Cross your fingers for me to actually get a workout routine started today. My life took a chaotic turn when my father had a stroke back in early April, who has now recovered almost fully and is back to work.

When any type of life or death situations occur to your family, friends, or to yourself, you start to look over your life. Which was exactly what I did and it has caused me to become an emotional mess for the past month. Let's face the facts: I'm in my early 30s, single, no children, out of shape, and my job direction is going nowhere. Not to mention my anxiety issues still popup from time to time.

I've decided I need to make some changes, hopefully by working out today and making a daily habit of it. My dream goal is to published novels and make a decent living from it, but it is never going to happened until I vaporize this writer's block (or laziness) and actually sit down and type!

I have been editing a group project written by myself and four other writers! I love writing short fiction for children/teens, but I've been wanting to switch genres, maybe to romance. I have dozens of Harlequin type books I have bought at a thrift store just sitting around and collecting dust. The only way to write a different genre is to read it! I read many inspirational romances, but not very many Harlequins, though I have read a few Debra Webb titles.

Friday, June 21

Book Blogger Hop: June 21st - 27th

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!


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If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

This week's question submitted by Elizabeth.


Silver's Reviews


When you are writing your reviews, do you write them as you are reading or wait until you are completely done with the book?


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
I wait until I have finished reading the book before I start writing the review. If the book I'm reviewing is part of a book blog tour, then I typically have a draft post already set up with the scheduled date, book cover, and author information.

Linky List:

Thursday, June 20

MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES 15 NEW TITLES LOADED WITH OVER 250 HOURS OF SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT ON JULY 16

TV Series, Kids Movies, Cult Classics and US History Available From Mill Creek Entertainment
BY LAND, BY SEA, BY PONY EXPRESS AND A PUPPY!
MILL CREEK BRINGS THREE TV SERIES
AND FOUR FILMS TO DVD

“The Border,” a Gemini award-winning TV series that follows Canada’s elite protectors as they defend their country’s borders is available for the first time on DVD in the US.  Additionally, the popular UK series “Shameless,” has Seasons 1 and 2 available in one package for just $24.98 MSRP.
For the younger crowd, “Liberty’s Kids” makes history exciting and fun.  Currently airing on CBS, the entire series is available for only $12.98 MSRP. (Previously sold for $59.98 MSRP)  And the lovable mutt, “Benji,” is back in a four-movie-collection that will entertain kids all summer long.

HI FLYIN’, PACK PUNCHIN’, SCREAM INDUCIN’ FUN!
 
These cool collections of hard to find martial arts flicks include 12 cult classic films in each package from the 70s, 80s and 90s for only $9.98 MSRP.  And horror fans can have their own fright night fest with eight terrorizing tales including Hostel, Hostel 2, Hollow Man, Hollow Man 2, The Hunt for the BTK Killer and three additional chilling movies for only $2.50 per movie.

THREE DIFFERENT “WARS” BROUGHT TO LIGHT IN THREE FASCINATING DOCUMENTARIES
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War, Mill Creek brings The Korean War to market in a 16-hour anniversary collection that chronicles a war that’s still in the news today.  Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob is a saga of bloodshed, betrayal and big business that tells the real story of figures like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky through authentic re-enactments.  The Prize, based on Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, explores the global hunt for oil in an eight-part series viewed by 20 million people. 
 

Wednesday, June 19

ARC Review - The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army

The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army
By: Laurie S Sutton
Illustrator: Luciano Vecchio
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Pub. Date: August 1, 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1434248275
Pages: 88

Review: 

The recent Superman movie "Man of Steel" broke the June box-office opening weekend record. Stone Arch Books, along with DC Comics, are releasing superhero chapter books for a whole new generation.

In The Man of Steel: Superman vs. the Doomsday Army, an alien race of snails (yes, I said snails!) from the planet Mullvooska are commanding a feet of spaceships to invade Earth and take control of its natural resources. Superman is the only one that can stop the invasion, but he is in for a major surprise. The snails have an army of armored soldiers.

Prepay it, Garfield!


Prepaid cards are becoming more popular everyday as it is another option instead of the typical checking account and regular credit cards; some can't qualify for either and the prepaid way is much easier. It can even improve your credit score over time.

Besides from gift cards, I have never bought a prepaid card before, but I have looked at them in the stores, normally they're next to the checkout lines. Recently, I got a chance to work with Card.com, an online company specializing in Visa© Prepaid Cards issued by The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC, which means every transaction is insured and secured.

Tuesday, June 18

DVD Review - Call the Midwife Season Two




Call the Midwife: Season Two
Starring: Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Judy Parfitt, Miranda Hart, and featuring Vanessa Redgrave
Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
Release Date: June 18, 2013
ASIN: B00BIR2A3E
Retail: $39.98 ($44.98 in Canada)
Running Time: 555 minutes (plus bonus materials)
Rating: NOT RATED

Review:

Arriving in stores today on DVD & Blu-ray is the critically acclaimed BBC series Call the Midwife: Season Two. The series is created & written by Heidi Thomas, which is based on the memoirs (Call the Midwife, Shadows of the Workhouse, and Farewell to the Eastside) by the late Jennifer Worth.

Call the Midwife is set in the poverty-stricken East London in the 1950's, where Jenny Lee (played by Jessica Raine), works at the Nonnatus House, a convent that serves as a hospital for the poor. Along side her are her fellow nurses Trixie, Cynthia, Chummy, and the Sisters, Julienne, Evangelina, Bernadette and Monica Joan, who are all midwifes, but attend to other medical situations that occur around the poor neighborhoods.

Season two brings many more challenges to the midwives as each patient comes with their own problems which eventually become the midwives' problems. Nurse Chummy and her husband PC Noakes head off to Africa for missionary work, but they later return with life changing news. Sister Monica Joan's age is quickly catching up with her. Sister Bernadette has a health crisis as she struggles with her feelings for Dr. Turner. Jenny’s best-friend, Jimmy, is getting married, which stirs past feelings for her.


Call the Midwife: Season Two; Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine)

MMPR "Might Morphin Power Ranges" Rebooted

I've been feeling a little bit nogalistic ever since I reviewed a few Power Rangers titles this year, resulting with me buying the complete series of MMPR a few months back. Last night, I was randomly surfing the internet for any geeky thing I could think of and I came across a fan-made teaser trailer for an upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan film. I've never had the urge to watch a fan film, but this one does look interesting.

The people behind this fan-made incarnation are die hard fans of the original series, but have been disappointed with where the franchise has went, which is basically nowhere as the PR franchise keeps recycling the same formula with every new series. The MMPR project started out on Kickstart at a goal of $18,500 and is currently at $32,610 with 10 days to go.


Check out the trailer!

Saturday, June 15

Review - Barefoot Summer


Barefoot Summer
By Denise Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub. Date: May 28th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1401687007
Pages: 336
Buy Link: Paperback; Amazon Kindle
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/dhunter

Review:

I almost passed on reading Barefoot Summer. At first glance at the cover, I didn't think this would be a great read for me, but then I remembered reading The Big Sky Romance Series by the author, so I decided to sign up to review it, which I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

For over ten years, Madison McKinley has been grieving the drowning of her twin brother. Her loving family and friends have tried to help her cope with her loss, but she can't seem to put things behind her and move on. She occupies her days as a veterinarian in her riverside town, but her brother's death still haunts her.

The town's annual regatta is approaching and Madison plans on entering the race as it was her brother's dream to win it. Sounds easy, right?

It would be if Madison actually knew how to swim and sail. She has a major fear of water!

Friday, June 14

Book Blogger Hop: June 14th - 20th

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!


Grab the Button!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

This week's question submitted by Tanya.





What is your favorite genre? (genre that you read the most) - Recommend a book!


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
I don't have one favorite genre. I read anything, except for erotica.

I recommend:
Inescapable by Nancy Mechl
The Fear Street series by R.L. Stine
The Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
Six-Horse Hitch by Janice Holt Giles
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Linky List:

Thursday, June 13

Review - Pennsylvania Patchwork

Pennsylvania Patchwork
By Kate Lloyd
Publisher:David C.Cook
Pub. Date: June 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0781408738
Pages: 384
Buy Link: http://ow.ly/lG7GU 
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/KLloyd
 
Review:


In this sequel to Leaving Lancaster, Holly Fisher had left her home in suburban Seattle and traveled to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she reunited with her long-lost relatives, including her Amish grandmother.

Instead of taking her time to understand the Amish ways, she jumps right in as she has fallen in love with Zach, a Mennonite veterinarian, who quickly proposes marriage to her. In her eyes, Zach would make the perfect husband, but her mother and Amish grandmother think she is rushing a bit too quickly. It seems Zach has a dubious past that he has been hiding from her.

Wednesday, June 12

SodaStream Giveaway!


 

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Tuesday, June 11

Book Spotlight - Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf

Moonlight: The Big Bad Wolf
The Order of the Black Swan, Book 4
By Victoria Danann
Publisher: 7th House
Date Published: May 25, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-933320-69-4 ebook
ISBN: 978-1-933320-64-9 paperback
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon UK, iBooks, B&N, Smashwords, Kobo
Number of pages: 386
Word Count: 92,000
Formats available: mobi, epub




Blurb/Book Description:

What would you do for love?

Coming on the full moon, May 25th. Moonlight, The Big Bad Wolf, is the fourth installment in the Black Swan serial saga. READING IN ORDER STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

The story continues to touch on the lives of former B Team members and their families while new characters and situations are introduced.

THE NEWSLETTER: Ram and Elora move into temporary quarters at Jefferson Unit to protect mother and baby. Storm gives a surprising answer when he’s tapped by Sol to replace him as Jefferson Unit Sovereign. Litha solicits her father to help Black Swan. THE SURPRISE: B Team learns the shocking truth about the origin of the vampire virus. Monq races to develop a defense system to repel invasion by Stagsnare terrorists and assassins.

Review - The Boxcar Children: The Boardwalk Mystery

The Boxcar Children: The Boardwalk Mystery
Created By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Written By: Tim Jessell
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Pub. Date: March 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0807508039
Pages: 144 

Review:

Who doesn't remember reading The Boxcar Children when they were in elementary school? The original book by Gertrude Chandler Warner was published in 1924 and was reissued in 1942. The second book wasn't published until 1949. The author wrote a total of nineteen books until her death in 1979. The series continued in 1991 with a variety of ghostwriters writing new addictions and specials.

Recently, I had a chance to review book #131, The Boardwalk Mystery, from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I remember reading the original 19 books during my early elementary years and I was excited when the new books were released. I still own several of the books.

The Alden children (Henry, Violet, Jessie and Benny) are traveling with their grandfather to Oceanside, New Jersey on a business trip. The kids are excited about playing in the sand, exploring the boardwalk, and seeing all the attractions at Hanson's Amusements, which is owned by their grandfather's business friend, Mr. Hanson.

Monday, June 10

Monday Morning Madness #19: A Start At A Late Spring Cleaning


No, I didn't forget about the past two Monday posts. I thought I would just take a few weeks off since two weeks ago was Memorial Day and last week I was just too busy to get a post written. Plus, I was completely worn out from pulling up an old carpet in the basement that had took a turn for the worse after some rain water flooded the garage and basement last month. I guess I'm finally starting my spring cleaning as I filled six boxes and two paper bags full of books that I plan on donating, but first I need to remove them from my Shelfari shelf and that will take a few days to complete.

I'm sick and tired of all the thunderstorms. It rained liked every other day for the past few weeks, in which it caused the electric to flip on & off for a few days, the cable & internet has started to act wacky, and the telephone line doesn't want to connect. Thank God for cell phones!

There are not very many options for internet service around my area. I guess I should be thankful that it works most of the time. Has anyone tried dial-up internet?

Blu-Ray Review - Tin Man: The Complete Mini-Series Event

Tin Man: Complete Mini-Series Event
Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Raoul Trujillo
Co-Starring: Kathleen Robertson, Richard Dreyfuss, Callum Keith Rennie, Blu Mankuma
Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
Release Date: May 14, 2013
ASIN: B00BUWD7K2
Run Time: 4 hours 28 minutes
Rating: TV-14

Review:

Oz the Great and Powerful is being released on Blu-Ray and DVD this week, but the film isn't the only recent Oz incarnation. Back in 2007, the Sci Fi Channel (now known as SyFy) aired a three-part mini-series Tin Man, based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but with a science fiction twist. Mill Creek Entertainment released Tin Man on Blu-Ray and DVD last month, which they kindly sent me a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Zooey Deschanel plays DG, a small town waitress who life is completely changed when a storm sends her to O.Z. (Outer Zone). She quickly befriends Glitch (played by Alan Cumming), a former "Tin Man" law enforcer named Wyatt Cain (played by Neal McDonough), and Raw (played by Raoul Trujillo). O.Z. is now ruled by Azkadellia, who had overthrown her own mother, the Queen, and Azkadellia happens to be DG's sister.

DG learns about her true heritage. It seems that the original Dorothy Gale is actually her "greatest-great-grandmother." She soon realizes that all the evil in O.Z. was created by a mistake she made as a child. Along with her new friends, she plans on stopping the evil Azkadellia and restoring O.Z. to its original glory.

Sunday, June 9

Kiss the Cook Giveaway!

Kiss the Cook Event

 Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Every amateur or expert cook needs a good set of pots and pans, which can be a little expensive if you're just starting out. Luckily, you can get a chance to own your own set of Rachael Ray Cookware by entering this neat giveaway! 
Prize Package Includes:
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II 10 piece Set
Create super-nutritious and innovative meals that are never boring with the help of Rachael Ray cookware. Create Rachael's Vegetable Cacciatore by browning vegetables in the saute pan while the accompanying whole wheat penne bubbles away in the stockpot. Or try adding a little spice to a simple lunchtime meal with a chipotle grilled cheese sandwich browned to perfection in one of the skillets. Rachael Ray Hard-Anodized cookware is the perfect combination of durability and style, and this 10-piece set certainly fits the bill. This set has all the essential pieces to make memorable meals every day. Hard-anodized construction provides even heat, helping to reduce "hot spots" that can burn food, and it's coated with a durable nonstick both inside and out for exceptional food release and easy clean up. The tempered glass lids allow you to monitor your food while it cooks, keeping heat and moisture sealed in. Grippy handles feature striking orange padding for a comfortable feel. This cookware is oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and dishwasher safe for convenient, fast and simple cleanup. Set includes 1-Quart and 2-Quart Covered Saucepans 6-Quart Covered Stockpot 3-Quart Covered Saute 8.5-Inch and 10-Inch Skillets

Bloggers Wanted - Back to School Blast


Back to School Blast Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 in Gift Cards up for grabs!
Event dates: 7/15 - 8/15

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

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Saturday, June 8

DVD Review - Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol. 4: Secret of the Red Ranger

Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol. 4: Secret of the Red Ranger
Starring: Alex Heartman, Najee De-Tiege, Enika Fong, Hector David Jr., Britney Anne Pritle, Steven Skyler
Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date: June 11th, 2013
ASIN:
B00BYYWANG
Run Time: 92 minutes
Rating: Not Rated


Review: 

Wow! I can't believe it has been nearly twenty years since the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers aired on television. The newest spin-off Power Rangers Megaforce is currently on hiatus, but new and old fans can look forward to the DVD Power Rangers Super Samurai: Vol. 4: Secret of the Red Ranger, which will be out in stores this Tuesday, June 11, 2013!

Master Xandred returns to Earth to destroy Serrator, who betrayed him, and of course he plans on destroying the Samurai Ranger, but he returns to the Netherworld in defeat. The Samurai Rangers have no time to rest as Serrator plans on destroying them with the help of a bug spraying Pestilox, giant Spitfangs, twin Papyrux, and a new Nighlok monster, Fiera. The Samurai Ranger's Shogun ancestors and mega modes may not be enough to survive the battle. Their only hope is for the Red Ranger (Jayden) to unveil his deepest secret, his sister.

Review - Stealing the Preacher

Stealing the Preacher
By Karen Witemeyer
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: June 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0764209666
Pages: 352
Buy Link: http://ow.ly/lnKcM
Blog Tour:http://litfusegroup.com/campaigns/stealingthepreacher
 
Review:

Crocket Archer is excited about traveling to Piney Woods, Texas for an interview to be the new pastor, but his plans are quickly ruined when he is forced off the train and kidnapped by the outlaw, Silas Robbins, who plans on giving the preacher to his daughter as a birthday present.

Being an outlaw's daughter hasn't been easy on Joanna, especially after her mother passed away. For months, she has been praying for a preacher to be sent to her community's abandoned church. Someone that may help change her father's way of life. Her prayers are answered when her father brings Crocket Archer home.

At first, Crocket wants nothing more than to escape this madness, but he starts to have a change of heart when he lays eyes on the beautiful Joanna, who quickly steals his heart.

Friday, June 7

21 & Over Blu-Ray Giveaway


From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (JUSTIN CHON of the Twilight Saga) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (SKYLAR ASTIN of Pitch Perfect, Wreck-It Ralph) and Miller (MILES TELLER of The Spectacular Now, Project X, Rabbit Hole) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Blu-ray Special Features:
● Levels of Intoxication
● Tower of Power
● Gag Reel
● Theatrical Trailer
● Sneak Peek

Giveaway Details:

The 10 We Want to Party With

 
Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD June 18

To celebrate the release of this year’s biggest and wildest party movie, 21 and Over, we look back and countdown the Top 10 movie characters who would be great to party with in real life!

From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (JUSTIN CHON of the Twilight Saga) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (SKYLAR ASTIN of Pitch Perfect, Wreck-It Ralph) and Miller (MILES TELLER of The Spectacular Now, Project X, Rabbit Hole) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Book Blogger Hop: June 7th - 13th

Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!


Grab the Button!

If you want schedule next week's post, click here to find the next prompt question. To submit a question, fill out this form.

What to do:

1. Post on your blog answering this question:

This week's question submitted by Tanya.




What is your favorite trilogy (series)?


2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (enter your Blog Name and the direct link to your post answering this week’s question. Failure to do so will result in removal of your link).


3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

My Answer:
Most of the series I read consist of more than three books. I still have never gotten around to reading the Lord of the Rings, and I still need read the last two Hunger Games books. I've read the Fear Street Saga (the original three), Fear Street Nights Trilogy, and 99 Fear Street: The House of Evil Trilogy, which all are written by R.L. Stine. I have read the Gemini Series by V.C. Andrews (ghostwriter).

Linky List:

The Friday 56 - Joyland



Rules:
Grab a book, any book. 
Turn to page 56. 
Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. 
Post it. 
Add your (url) post below in the Linky at http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 4

DVD Review: Dora Rocks! (Dora the Explorer)

Dora Rocks! (Dora the Explorer)
Studio: Nickelodeon
Release Date: June 4, 2013
ASIN: B00B8COD4S
Retail $14.98
Run Time: 69 minutes
Rating: Not Rated

Review: 

It is hard to believe that Dora the Explorer has been on the air for nearly thirteen years with 118 episodes and counting. Nickelodeon is releasing Dora the Explorer: Dora Rocks! on DVD today.

Dora the Explorer was created by Christ Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, and is about a seven-year-old Latina heroine, who explores imaginative regions of the worlds, like jungles, beaches, and rainforests.

The three episodes on this single disc release are:

Monday, June 3

The Purge Giveaway!



Universal Pictures presents The Purge in theaters everywhere on June 7! 

Would You #SurviveTheNight? The Purge is coming!

The Purge follows one family over the course of a single night... From sundown to sunrise, for 12 hours, all crime is legal. Four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the danger of the outside world invades their home.

The question is... Would You #SurviveTheNight? Take the quiz to find out! Warn your friends The Purge is coming!

Review - The Promise Box

The Promise Box
By Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: May 21, 2013
ISBN: 978-0310335122
Pages: 336
Buy Link: http://ow.ly/l6QH1
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/tgoyer

Review:

Author Tricia Goyer is back with the second installment in the Seven Brides For Seven Bachelors series, which I received a free copy from Litfuse Publicity and Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.

The Promise Book takes place in the Amish community of West Kootenai, Montana, where single Amish men travel to and stay for six months, typically from the spring to the fall. These men are there to hunt, but the majority of them leave with brides.

Lydia Wise had left the Amish lifestyle years ago. She has been living in Seattle, Washington as a book editor, but she returns to Kootenai after her mother's death. While going through her mother's belongings, she discovers a Promise box containing scriptures and prayers that slowly brings her closer to her Amish heritage.

Saturday, June 1

10 Free Entries in the Kiss the Cook Giveaway!


If you’re a fan of the following pages on Facebook, you’re entitled to the 10 free entries in the Kiss the Cook Giveaway. If not, you can become one here.

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Kindle Free Book Blitz: Hex and the Single Witch



The book will be free June 1-3 at http://www.amazon.com/Single-Witch-Vehicle-Vampires-ebook/dp/B009GN9C06


Hex and the Single Witch
Vehicle City Vampires Book One
By Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance / Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 83,000 
Buy Links: Kindle, Print  
Book Bonus Material: http://roxannesrealm.blogspot.com/p/hex-and-single-witch.html 


Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team.

It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town.

The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city.

Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz.

Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire.

Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.