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Monday, May 18, 2009

Movie Monday - Special: Ticket Stub Round Up

I'm one of those people who keeps ticket stubs from the movies that I see. I pull them from my pocket and tuck them into cubbyholes on my desk. I have collected quite a stack of them over probably the last couple of years or so. Probably because I'm half pack rat on my Dad's side. Also it gives me an alibi in case I'm ever falsely accused of anything. But I digress. :) a recent house cleaning frenzy, I've decided to trash them, but not before I list and rate the bunch here. Indulge my trip down memory lane with my favorite past time. :)

On my scale, 5 Stars is best and means I probably went onto buy the DVD when it came out and conversely 1 Star is worst and I mourn the time and money I lost.

Here goes:

3:10 to Yuma - 9/15/07 - Awesome Western! I give it 5 stars...and I "did" buy the DVD.

Watchmen - 4/9/09 - I wanted this to be a better movie. Too grim and some key good story telling elements were ignored. 2 Stars

I Am Legend - 12/14/07 - Will Smith can do no wrong! Loved it. 5 Stars and I own it.

Beowulf: Digital 3D - 12/1/07 - It was okay. I thought the format was interesting 3 Stars.

Shoot 'Em Up - 9/9/07 - Over the top and graphic in many ways. But I thought the story line was excellent. 4 Stars

Invasion - 8/18/07 - Excellent re-make of a classic! 4.5 Stars

P.S. I Love You - 12/31/07 - I saw this in Arkansas with my MIL. Great movie. 4 Stars

Shooter - 3/31/07 - Great movie. Better than expected. Loved it. 4.5 Stars.

The Spirit - I can't find the stub, but I remember the pain and torment of watching it. The reason it gets one star instead of none is that I liked the comic book look of it Dreck. or is it Bleeck? 1 Star

Crank - 9/3/06 - Better than I expected. Still a few scenes stretched past my capacity for belief. 3.5 Stars

The Dark Knight - 8/9/08 - Excellent movie. Sad because it was Heath Ledger's last movie. 4.5 Stars

X-Files: I Want to Believe - 8/9/08 - I have seven seasons and the first movie on DVD. I thought this was pretty good, but the first movie was much better. 3.5 Stars

The Mummy 3 : Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - 8/15/08 - The first two were much better, but I liked this one okay. 3 Stars

Changeling - 11/6/08 - No secret that I went to see this for Jeffery Donovan, but it was an excellent movie. 4.5 Stars.

Valkyrie - 12/26/08 - Tom Cruise is an excellent actor and he was great in this. 4 Stars.

Australia - 12/7/08 - I thought it started out slow, but I liked this movie very much. Plus...Hello...Hugh Jackman! :) 4 Stars

Defiance - 1/19/09 - Loved this movie! Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber...yum! 4.5 Stars

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - 5/1/09 - I loved this movie! Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber...double yum! 4.5 Stars

Star Trek - 5/8/09 & 5/10/09 - Yes. I've already seen it twice. My heart goes pitty pat at the mere mention of this movie. JJ Abrams is a genius storyteller and I give this 6 Stars...because it's my scale and I can if I want to. ;)

What's in your ticket stub collection?


Thursday, May 14, 2009

How many is too many contests?

Okay, I think I might be a contest slut. I had quite a few books published in 2008 and I've entered quite a number of contests this year as a result. Like double digits. Sigh.
Or maybe I'm just hooked on contests. Or maybe it's a diabolical plan to get my books in the hands of people who might otherwise not have read me. Yeah, I like that answer best. :)

List of my books published in 2008 that may or may not be coming to a contest near you. :)

The Mercenary's Wife
Sins of Their Fathers - with Emma Wildes
Rapture Volume One - with Emma Wildes, Morgan Ashbury, and Gracie C McKeever
Menagerie - a contest favorite. Menagerie has been a finalist twice already. Yea!
Mr. Right
The Perfect Tool
The Mistletoe Mistake
The Prosecutor's Paramour - e-release also in Rapture Volume One
Sex or Suffer

Check them all out at my Siren-BookStrand page HERE

Happy Reading!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wicked Wednesday: Riding Double

[Siren Menage Amour 75: Erotic Western Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, light bondage]

Tough as nails Skye Taylor considers love the mother of all four-letter words. She's witnessed too many failed relationships, and has no intention of ever falling in love.

Trent Harris wants nothing more than to show Skye how much he loves her, but with the bulletproof armor around her heart, he can't get close enough. Growing up on a Montana ranch with Skye as his playmate, and now lover, he's willing to take her any way he can have her.

Caleb Jennings knows real when he sees it, and Trent's love for Skye is as real as it gets. Trouble is, his love for Skye is just as real. He knows what they all need is love in the third degree to really spice things up.

These country boys show her how a cowboy stays warm in Montana. Skye will discover just how hot it can get when RIDING DOUBLE.

A Siren Erotic Romance

Riding Double Excerpts and purchase information

Check it out. :)

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TV Tuesday: Castle

Hey, has anyone been watching Castle? It stars Nathan Fillion as a best selling author who killed off the lead character in his popular crime thriller series and is now shadowing a female homicide detective, Kate Beckett, to get inspiration for a new book series.

It's funny and clever and the dialogue is Fillion has had my rapt attention since Firefly/Serenity.

I've chatted about this show with several of my author friends and we all love it.
Check it out.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Movie Monday - Star Trek's true. I'm a Star Trek geek and I adored the new movie. In true Trekkie fashion, I've already seen it twice over the past weekend. lol

JJ Abrams did an awesome and excellent job with this updated, alternate time line Star Trek story. I genuinely hope he's thinking about a sequel already because I am.:)

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Menagerie is a finalist in the Desert Rose Golden Quill

I'm pleased and very excited to announce that Menagerie is a finalist in the Desert Rose Golden Quill contest in the Erotic Romance category. :)

Here is the link to see all the finalists 2009 DESERT ROSE Golden Quill Finalists.

I'm especially happy since this is the second contest final for Menagerie. :)

To read Excerpts or purchase CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wicked Wednesday: Sinful by Raina James

[Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, M/M, Public Exhibition] Love and lust spark the moment businessman Dylan Sanders and beautiful dance studio owner Khariss Lloyd meet. But will Khariss’s torrid past scare Dylan away? Or will Dylan get his own sinful desires met with the help of Michael O’Grady, the owner of the city's most wicked sex club?

To read the excerpts or purchase CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

TV Tuesday: In Plain Sight

I didn't see this show when it first came out, but now I love it.
After watching several episodes during a USA marathon, I was able to catch up on the first season.
I love Mary McCormack in this show. As US Marshall Mary Shannon, she's a smart, strong and feisty heroine in the series. I also like her side-kick Marshall Mann played by Fred Weller. He's goofy sometimes, but not when she needs him in their job as US Marshals. They help look after participants in the witness protection program at their Albuquerque NM location.
The second season just started so go check it out. :)

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Movie Monday - X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I went to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine over the weekend. Sigh.
Love Hugh Jackman. Love the story. Love the movie. Love Hugh Jackman. Did I mention that already? :)

Okay then...Love Liev Schreiber, too.

I've watched all of the X-Men movies and I've enjoyed them all.
This one is a little different as far as storyline with respect to the original X-Men movies partially because it's a prequel, but this fourth X-Men movie is no less action-packed. I loved seeing new mutants with new and different powers this go around.
And I'll definitely be in line on day one when the DVD comes out! Can't wait. :)
In my mind it's worth seeing at the theater.
Go check it out. :)

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