Friday, 31 March 2017

Spring Reads: Goosebumps SlappyWorld: Slappy Birthday To You


Scholastic; 156 pages; $6.99; Amazon
Now available from Scholastic is the first book in the all new Goosebumps series, titled SlappyWorld: Slappy Birthday To You, featuring the fan favorite villain - the ventriloquist dummy named Slappy.

In a slight change of format from the Goosebumps Most Wanted series, SlappyWorld begins with a short introduction by Slappy himself, followed by the first part of the story. Occasionally, Slappy interrupts the story for a page or two; typically adding some slapstick humor.

The main character in this tale is Ian Barker, who is forced to celebrate his twelfth birthday with his younger sister, Molly, and their two annoying cousins Jonny and Vinny.

Ian's father repairs dolls for a living, (Yep, that's a real job!) and he gives Ian a ventriloquist dummy named Slappy. The dummy was sent to be repaired by Mr. Barker, but it came with no return address. After a year passed by, Mr. Barker decided to give the dummy to Ian, who has been wanting a ventriloquist dummy for years.

Of course Slappy is no ordinary dummy, (He even has his own Wikipedia page!). After Ian's cousin reads the words off a mysterious piece of paper - "Karru   Marri   Odonna   Loma   Molonu   Karrano!,"strange things begin to occur in the Barker household, all of which points to one conclusion - Slappy is alive!

Book Blogger Hop: March 31 - April 6th




Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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 is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews!

Do you visit every listed blog in the linky list when you are participating in a meme?

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: 

 Sadly, I haven't been participating in the meme, besides from hosting it. When I do participate, I try to visit everyone's blogs.


Linky List:

Q&A with Azrael James, author of Mark of Destiny



Now available from Branch Publishing is the epic fantasy Mark of Destiny by Azrael James.



The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his debut novel. 




When did you become interested in storytelling?

Most likely, it happened when I was young and sitting around with my siblings and friends. They were pretty much all scary stories.

What was your first book/story published?

My first work is Mark of Destiny, in the epic fantasy genre.

What inspired you to write Mark of Destiny?

That is actually kind of a hard question to answer. There were so many contributing factors, but I knew that I really wanted to write a fantasy series and that was primarily my driving motivation.

What character in Mark of Destiny is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

I would definitely have to say that Eco is the least like me, although I believe almost everyone is a little crazy. Echo thirsts for power and control and I truly believe that these only bind and hamper one’s own freedom. Also, I don’t just randomly slay people who irritate me, otherwise the roads would be full of examples of my irritations.

What is your favorite part in Mark of Destiny?

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Q&A with Jillian David, author of Legacy Lost



Now available from Crimson Romance is Legacy Lost, book two in the Hell's Valley series, by author Jillian David.




The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.


Thank you for having me on your blog! I’m happy to be hanging out at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer today.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

Forever. I’ve written since I was a little kid, won contests in middle school and high school, and even majored in English writing. However, life took me in a very different direction (medicine) for many years. Until I could return to the writing again…which is why I’m here today!

What was your first book/story published?

I believe it was a short story in The Stokeley Review, an anthology of young writers in east Tennessee. Might have published something before then, but I can’t recall.

What inspired you to write the Hell’s Valley series?

Hell’s Valley is my current paranormal western series. I don’t think there really is a paranormal western genre, so it’s possible that I made this genre up. The series has the rough-and-ready wild sense of ranchers and cowboys, but also the otherworldly forces and psychic powers integrated into the plot.

What inspired me to write this series was a brief mention in book #3 of my prior paranormal Hell to Pay series where characters wonder if the subtle powers seen in that book could be passed along to other generations. Then I started thinking of a family of siblings with odd powers and where they might live. And then I linked in the … well, you’ll have to read the series. If I explain the connections too much, it’ll spoil the story!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Spring Reads: Murder Is No Accident by A. H. Gabhart


Revell; 351 pages; $13.99; Amazon
Now available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is the murder-mystery novel Murder Is No Accident, book three in the Hidden Springs Mysteries, by author A.H. Gabhart.

Probably like many book lovers, I have always enjoyed reading a good mystery, especially when there is a cat on the cover. (Note: I'm also a cat lover.) If you happened to notice, there is a cat on the cover of Murder Is No Accident, which kinda explains why the novel appealed to me to begin with. Though, actually, I have read a few of the Shaker novels by the author, so I was already familiar with her writings.

This novel centers on a teenager named Maggie Greene (no she's not the same character from The Walking Dead) who happens to be at the right place at the wrong time. She had gotten permission to stay at the old Chandler mansion from Miss Fonda, an elderly woman who is now in a senior living facility. Maggie happened to be in the mansion the same day that real estate agent Geraldine Harper is murdered there. Yes, she could go to the police and tell them what she knows, but she thinks everyone would believe she was trespassing.

On the case to solve the mystery is Sheriff Michael Keane, who at first thinks the murder was a tragic accident, but he quickly believes otherwise after another body is discovered.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Book Blogger Hop: March 24th - 30th




Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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 is submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)!

How do you handle negative comments left on your blog?

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 get very many negative comments on here. However, when I do receive one, I don't let the criticism get to me.


Linky List:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

DVD Review - Gene Wilder Double Feature


Mill Creek Ent; PG/R; 201 minutes: $9.98

Now available on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment is the Gene Wilder Double Feature, featuring the 1982 comedy Hanky Panky and the 1991 comedy Another You. There are no special features or extras on the disc.

Directed by Sidney Poitier, Hanky Panky starred the late Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner (TV's Saturday Night Live), who were married from 1984 until Radner's death in 1989.

Hanky Panky centers on Michael Jordon (played by Wilder), an architect who ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time when he witnesses a murder at a hotel.. He eventually teams up with a woman named Kate (played by Radner), who happens to be searching for her brother's killer. Together, they race across the country in the attempt to unravel the mystery.

Another You paired Gene Wilder with Richard Pryor one final time and it also marked Wilder's final appearance in a feature film. The plot centers on pathological liar named George (played by Wilder) being released from a mental hospital and is accidentally mistaken as millionaire brewery heir Abe Fielding. Pryor plays Eddie Dash, a con man who befriends George. The film suffered from bad review upon it's original release and was a flop at the box-office.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Deborah Raney's 'Home at Last' Facebook Party and Blog Tour

Conclude Deborah Raney's Chicory Inn novels with the final book, Home at Last, a story of acceptance, trying to overcome differences, and love. Everything changes for bachelor Link Whitman one icy morning when a child runs into the street and he nearly hits her with his pickup-and then the girl's aunt Shayla enters Link's life. Can Shayla and Link overcome society's view of their differences and find true love? Is there hope of changing the sometimes-ugly world around them into something better for them all?

Join Deborah on Thursday, March 23, for a live author chat party in her Facebook group with fun prizes to be won! Click the graphic below for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there-bring a friend or two who loves to read!

Review - Home At Last by Deborah Raney


Abingdon Press; 272 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available from Abingdon Press is the romantic novel Home At Last, book 5 in the Chicory Inn series, by author Deborah Raney.

While I prefer to read romances set during the 1800s, I have from time to time stepped out of my comfort zone and read a few contemporary titles. If you follow this blog, then might have remember me reviewing one or two of the titles from the Chicory Inn series. I had completely forgotten about the series until I received an email about the Home At Last book tour, so naturally I signed up to review it.

This time around the series centers on a bachelor named Link Whitman, who's life isn't exactly where he thought it should be as he approaches thirty-years-old. He's stuck in a dead-end job. And he's being pressured by his sisters' to get settle down and get married.

This is where Shayla Michaels comes into the plot. She's struggling to raise her young niece, while at the same time she's also trying to run her father's business. Of course this is a romance, so you can pretty much guess that Shayla and Link crosses paths and a romance eventually blooms.

Home at Last Deborah Raney

Sunday, 19 March 2017

DVD Review - Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade


Fox Home Ent.; 21 minutes;$6.98; Amazon

Now available on DVD + Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, featuring the Easter Special that aired on Fox last year. Included with the DVD is an Exclusive Easter Egg Stickers.

Set between the films Ice Age Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course, The Great Egg-Scapade centers on Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) volunteering himself to babysit several so-to-hatch eggs while their parents get ready for Easter. The ex-pirate bunny Squint (voiced by Seth Green) wants revenge on Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and his pals, so he kidnaps the eggs after Sid fell asleep. He leaves a ransom note wanting to exchange the eggs for a new pirate ship.

Of course Manny and Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) comes to Sid's aide and volunteers to help him retrieve the eggs with the use of a map that Squint accidentally left behind.

Meanwhile, Crash and Eddie (voiced by Seann William Scott and Josh Peck) are planning on starting the first April Fool's Day joke by pulling a prank on Peaches (voiced by Keke Palmer). And poor little Scrat is once again trying to collect to acorns, but he has a bit of bad luck.

DVD Special Features includes:

  • Ice Age: Collision Course Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
  • Ice Age - The Story So Far
  • 6 Scrat Shorts
  • Lost Footage

Friday, 17 March 2017

Book Blogger Hop: March 17th - 23rd




Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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 is submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)!

Do you read a lot of diverse or own voices books? Why or why not?

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: 

 Well, I do read a variety of different genres (romance, horror, crime thrillers, etc.), and occasionally I'll listen to audiobooks.


Linky List:

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Review - Her Secret by Shelley Shepard Gray


Avon Inspire; 272 pages; $12.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour
Now available today from Avon Inspire (an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers) is book one in The Amish Of Hart County series, titled by "Her Secret" by New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray.

The novel centers on Hannah Hilty, a young Amish woman who, along with her family, was forced to leave her home in Ohio and move to Hart County Kentucky after a former friend became obsessed with her. Though many others would probably be glad to start anew in a new town, Hannah hasn't exactly enjoyed moving to a new place. All of her siblings are homesick and aren't adjusting to their new home very well. Then of course there is the little fact that Hannah is still afraid that her stalker will find her.

While Hannah will never be the trusting young woman she once was, she does let her guard down when she befriends a neighbor, Isaac Troyer. However, no matter how close she gets to Issac, part of her still feels like she is being stalked.



Shelley1

Q&A with Lyssa Layne, author of The DiDominzio Novellas



Now available from author Lyssa Layne is the contemporary romance Love & Famiglia: The DiDominzio Novellas.


Available at Amazon

Get the first book in the series, 
The King and the Pawn, 
for FREE at Amazon

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.


When did you become interested in storytelling?

I’ve always been a storyteller, ask anyone that’s ever heard me tell them what I had for breakfast. It wasn’t until 2013 that I started writing down the stories in my head.

What was your first book/story published?

My first book was Love is a Fire and it was published May 2014.

What inspired you to write The DiDominzio Novellas?

Well, I was brainstorming with my friend, Dawn, about a Christmas story which led to The King and the Pawn. As I started writing Frankie’s story, her brother and sisters were introduced and I knew they each had to have their own stories as well.

What character in The DiDominzio Novellas is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Frankie is definitely like me. We’re both loud, independent, and tell it like it is!

Monday, 13 March 2017

DVD Review - Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Extinction DVD Review


Lionsgate; NOT RATED; 132 minutes; Amazon

Now available from Lionsgate Home Entertainment is is Saban's Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Extinction, featuring the final 10 episodes of the twenty-third season of the Power Rangers franchise on a 2-disc set. There are no special features or extras.

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge is the second and final season of the Dino Charge series, which aired last year on Nickelodeon. The group of heroes consists of Tyler the Red Ranger, Shelby the Pink Ranger, Koda the Blue Ranger, Riley the Green Ranger, Chase the Black Ranger, and Ivan, the Gold Ranger. Lead by an alien called Keeper and archaeologist Kendall, who the becomes the Purple Ranger at the end of season one, the Rangers battle the evil alien bounty hunter Sledge and his army of monsters. Occasionally, they get help from Prince Philip III of Zandar, aka the Graphite Ranger.

Season Two mixed things up a bit by putting Heckle/Snide as new the villain, who unleashes what was left of Sledge's henchmen upon the Power Rangers. Two new Power Rangers are introduced - an alien bird creature Zenowing the Silver Ranger, and James Navarro the Aqua Ranger, who happens to be Tyler's long lost father. Of course Sledge eventually returns near the end of the season (series) and uses the Dark Energem against the Rangers.

Episodes on the 2-disc set are:

  • "Love at First Fight" - Beauticruel uses a magic brush to make the Red Ranger fall in love with her.
  • "Catching Some Rays" - After visiting Koda's old cave, the Rangers accidentally releases a monster that makes people only focus on having a vacation.
  • "Recipe for Disaster" - Lord Arcanon arrives on Earth with his henchman to destroy the Power Rangers by taking control of their zords.
  • "Silver Secret" - The Silver Ranger introduces himself to the other Dino Charge Rangers.
  • "Wings of Danger" - Heckle escapes his cell and begins to recall his past life.
  • "Freaky Frightday" - A monster causes the Rangers to switch bodies.
  • "Worgworld"- Two new monsters, Conductro & Screech, causes anyone who hears their music to turn into zombies.
  • "The Rangers Rock" - The Rangers are turned into stone by the monster called Badussa.
  • "Edge of Extinction" - Sledge plants Greenzilla eggs all around the world, which leads to all the Dino Charge Rangers to race against time to stop the monsters from destroying Earth.
  • "End of Extinction" - To stop Sledge forever, the Rangers must travel back to the time of dinosaurs to retrieve the Energems.



Friday, 10 March 2017

Book Blogger Hop: March 10th - 16th




Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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 is submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)!

How far in advance do you read the books you have scheduled for review?

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: 

 Well, it all depends on how many other books I have to review first. Typically, I stack up my to-be-read pile by the scheduled review date (if there is one), and I read the books in that order. I try to sneak in other reads in between those, so sometimes I get a little behind in my reviewing. I might have a book read and reviewed weeks ahead of schedule. Then there are other times where I'm speed reading the book on the day the review is due.


Linky List:

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Barbara Cameron's 'Home to Paradise' Facebook Party Tonight!

Home to Paradise, the final book in author Barbara Cameron's The Coming Home series, is not to be missed! Rose Anna Zook always thought she and John, one of Stoltzfus brothers, would marry, make a home together, and have children. But John, enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world, has other ideas. Rose Anna is determined to bring her man back into the Amish fold. John is equally determined to live his life free and unencumbered. Who will win this battle of wills? Will love prevail?

Join Barbara on Thursday, March 9, for a live author chat party on her Facebook page with fun prizes to be won! Click the graphic below for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there-bring a friend or two who loves Amish fiction!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Spring Reads: The Elusive Miss Ellison


Kregel; 304 pages; $14.99; Buy Link; Blog Tour

Now available from Kregel Publishing is the romantic regency novel The Elusive Miss Ellison, book one in the Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series, by author Carolyn Miller.

Set in the small village of St. Hampton Heath, Gloucestershire, England in the early 1800s, the novel centers on Nicholas, the youngest son of the Earl of Hawkesbury, returning home. Despite the fact most of the villagers are excited about his return, he plans on making his visit very brief, mostly thanks to his guilt over his brother's harmful past.

The last thing Nicholas wanted was to fall in love, but that's exactly what happens after several unwanted encounters with the opinionated Miss Lavinia  Ellison, who happens to be a minister’s daughter.

I guess you can say that Lavinia isn't exactly excited to learn of Nicholas return to town, especially since the Hawkesbury family are responsible for her mother's death.

Carolyn Miller's 'The Elusive Miss Ellison' Kindle Giveaway

Regency romance fans have another must-read novel to add to their lists: Carolyn Miller's The Elusive Miss Ellison. Enjoy the spirited exchanges between the bluestocking minister's daughter and the bruised war hero as they move past pride and presumption to a humbled appreciation of God's grace and the true strength of love. These two lonely hearts may each have something the other needs. But with society's opposition, ancestral obligations, and a shocking family secret, there may be too many obstacles in their way.

Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle from Carolyn!


One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on March 22. The winner will be announced March 23 on the Litfuse blog.

Spring Reads: I'm Going To Give You A Bear Hug!


ZonderKidz; 30 pages; $16.99; Amazon
To kickoff this year's first "Spring Reads" post, I'm featuring a review for the picture book "I'm Going To Give You A Bear Hug!" by author Caroline B. Cooney with illustrations by Tim Warnes. The book was published at the end of 2016 by Zonderkids. I've had a review copy for about two months and I"m just now getting around to reviewing it.

It's difficult for me to write a decent review for the title as the book doesn't have a plot of any kind. As the title suggests, the picture book is about giving hugs through the eyes of a child. The child in the story uses his imagination to give different kinds of hugs, such as a cat hug, a big hug, a bear hug, etc..


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Popcorn & Coffee: Moana Blu-ray Review


PG; 107 minutes; Walmart

Arriving on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD from Disney Home Entertainment today is the animated blockbuster Moana. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the film features the talented voice cast of of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.

Moana centers on Moana Waialiki, the daughter of Chief Tui on the small Polynesian island of Motunui. At a young age she was chosen by the ocean to receive the mystical heart that once belonged to the island goddess Te Fit. The heart was originally stolen by the the demigod Maui over a millennium ago.

While their island has always provided enough resources for their tribe, vegetation and fish have now become scarce. Moana recommends sailing pass the reef to search for fish, but Chef Tui denies her request as he believes the ocean is too dangerous to cross.

After finding several boats belonging to ancestors in a cave, Moana, along with her pet rooster Heihei, sails off pass the reef in search for the long lost demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson). Moana hopes she can convince Maui to return the mystical heart and save her tribe.

Monday, 6 March 2017

4 Tips for Writing Better Characters

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine. 




Characters are the lifeblood of your writing. If you don't have good characters, audiences won't connect with any other work that you've done with your plots, themes or narrative arcs. Here are just a few tips for ensuring that your characters are strong enough to carry your story.


1. Give Everyone a Personal Motivation

What do your characters want? It can be as simple as "a new girlfriend" or as complicated as "improved diplomatic negotiations for the country they're ruling." Just give them some kind of reason to get out of bed in the morning. This includes all supporting characters, even the ones with motivations that don't actually make the page. They'll have stronger voices if you flesh them out.


2. Start With a Likeable Scene for Your MC

This is important even for anti-heroes and villain protagonists. If you want the audience to root for your main character (MC), the audience needs to be engaged by them early on, and that means giving them an introductory scene with something human or relatable. Show your mob boss petting his dog. Show your gruff cop making breakfast for his little girl. There are a million ways to tell the audience, "This is someone worth caring about."


3. Let Your Characters Dictate Their Own Actions

While it's understandable that you want your characters to follow along your preexisting plot, it's important not to twist their arms in a way that's unbelievable or contrary to how they would really act. If your plot demands that a neurotic, safety-obsessed lab technician accidentally mislabels something, that's bad writing. It would never happen! Find another way to explode the nuclear bomb.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Review - Redeeming Grace by Jill Eileen Smith


Revell; 360 pages; $15.99; Amazon
Now available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is the biblical drama Redeeming Grace (Ruth's Story), book three in the Daughters of the Promised Land, by author Jill Eileen Smith.

I had never read any of the other books in the series, but I thought it would be interesting to read how life was like during biblical times.

Redeeming Grace centers on Ruth and Naomi from the Old Testament. Naomi and her family had moved from Bethlehem to Moab after famine had struck there. They had better luck in Moab, where there were greener pastures and the harvest was good. 

However, a series of bad luck occurs, one after another, leaving Naomi alone in the foreign land with just her widowed-daughters-in-law for comfort. She would prefer to return to Bethlehem, but her daughter-in-law Ruth refuses to leave her side.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade DVD Giveaway



Arriving on DVD on March 7th from 20th Century Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, featuring last year's Easter Special that aired on Fox.


Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and the rest of your prehistoric pals from Ice Age are back in an all-new hilarious animated adventure! Business is booming at Sid’s new egg-sitting service but when the dastardly private bunny Squint steals the eggs, Manny, Diego and the rest of the gang take off on a daring rescue mission that turns into the world’s first egg hunt. Enjoy even more nut-tiness with tons of Scrat extras!

The original herd Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Keke Palmer and Queen Latifah are back. Featured guest voices include Taraji P. Henson, Seth Green, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Lili Estefan and Blake Anderson.



Special Features on the DVD are:

  • Ice Age: Collision Course Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe 
  • Ice Age – The Story So Far 
  • 6 Scrat Shorts 
  • Lost Footage 
  • Digital HD 


Giveaway Details:

Book Blogger Hop: March 3rd - 9th




Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML


Welcome to the new Book Blogger Hop!

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 is submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)!

When you start reading a novel, do you prefer to be plunged right into the action, or do you prefer a slower, more descriptive introduction to the plot and characters?

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 prefer there to be some kind of "hook" in the first chapter that will instantly intrigue me to continue reading the rest of the novel.


Linky List:

Q&A with Glover Wright, author of Hard Act



Now available from Fiery Seas Publishing is the thriller Hard Act by Glover Wright.


The author has taken a few minutes out of his busy schedule for a Q&A about his newest novel.



When did you become interested in storytelling?

Schooldays.

What was your first book/story published?

“The Torch”

What inspired you to write HARD ACT ?

In 2011 when American Seal Team Six hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden on presidential orders in Operation Neptune Spear in Abbadabad, Pakistan it was the final act in an ultra-secret CIA operation hailed by US president Barrack Obama as a huge success and was seen as the crowning achievement of his presidency. Yet according to Brigadier Shaukat Qadir who investigated Operation Neptune Spear for the Pakistan government, this was only achieved through Bin Laden’s betrayal by Al Qaeda itself, which, by completely deceiving the CIA, received the $25,000,000 cash bounty America had placed on their ailing leader’s head.