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Tomorrow is the day! If you are in Albuquerque or the surrounding areas, please head to the BMG Fan Fest! Lots of artists, comics, authors, jewelry, cosplayers, and so much more! Stop by to grab some signed paperbacks from me, or may a painting or some jewelry! $5 at the door. See you there!
If you have been following this blog for awhile, you should know by now that I am a fan of indie author Dawn Brower and have reviewed several of her books. I am a fan of the previous books in this series and Ms. Brower did not disappoint with a Sanguine Gem. This is a fun read with a good story. Gemma is a kind, caring and yet feisty heroine who not only wants to be married to the man of her dreams, but wants him to love her as well. Liam has always been the gem in Gemma's eyes, but his interest in her took longer to develop. Now due to a despicable man trying to ruin Gemma forever, Liam finds himself married to a woman he once rejected and whom he now loves. As these two find their way towards each other, a good story develops with intrigue, some funny moments, and romance. I give this book 4 stars and look forward to getting to the next one in the series.
First off let me say that I am a huge Stephen King fan and have been reading his work since I was 11. I have read the entire Dark Tower series more than once. So this weekend I finally went to see the Dark Tower movie. I was excited but also felt some trepidation at the same time. I personally was not worried about casting, being a fan of Idris Elba I had no doubt that he would portray Roland well. And I actually thought Matthew McConaughey was a good Man in Black as well. The kid who played Jake too was good, though if they were ever to make more movies he may be a little too old to continue as his character. Now going in I knew that this is not an adaptation of the books, rather an imagining of a continuation of the books. If you have read the books (SPOILER) you know that Roland reaches the Dark Tower and then basically starts his journey all over again and we have no idea how many times he has gone through this cycle. This movie is basically him starting with him at the beginning once more.
Now, how to actually describe how I felt about his movie without too many spoilers. I am torn about how I felt really. On the one hand if you go to the movie just seeking entertainment, it does not disappoint. It's a fun summer movie with a lot of action and a fast pace. The cast was great and portrayed their characters well. My husband who has never read the books really liked it. As someone who has read the books, well this is where the review gets a little trickier. Again, no complaints with the cast. I loved that there are a lot of nods to other Stephen King works in the movie, lots of little easter eggs if you are paying attention. I am fine with this not being an interpretation of the book, but I wish that the movie would have stuck to the heart of the books a little more. I was also hoping that this would become a series of movies (though I guess it is about to become a tv show so there is hope) but (SPOILER) when a main character dies way before they do in the books, it makes me worried where this series could be heading or if it will even happen. I also thought that it was a bit short and rushed. I kinda wish that there had been an R rating as well so that they could have maybe pulled more from the source material.
All in all though, I enjoyed the movie and would recommend you go see it. You might enjoy it more if you have not read the books, but see it even if you have read them. It's still a fun and entertaining movie.
"My favorite in the Thin Red Lines series."
Title: Beautiful Torment
Author: Gen Ryan
Series: Thin Red Lines #3 (Standalone)
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Crime
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Desiree Garcia always runs from her problems. But escaping memories and tragedy is impossible, no matter the distance. When her last FBI case pushes Desiree to her limits, she knows it’s time to move once more. This time, she heads back home and returns to her family and to her best friend she abandoned so long ago.
Hunter Collins was there for Desiree from the day they met at just twelve years old. He stood by her and waited for her, even when she joined the FBI, leaving him and all she loved behind. Now she’s back, he’s determined to not let her go again.
When faced with a police case that she can’t say no to, Desiree and Hunter navigate through the investigation as she faces the horrors of her past. As they struggle to solve the case, it’s up to Hunter to keep her tethered.
Will love and friendship be enough to save Desiree from herself and all that is tormenting her?
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Renee Mccleary rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite out of the Thin Red Lines Series! Even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I loved Hunter and Desiree! This book is suspenseful, funny, heartbreaking and beautiful!! The story kept me pulled in reading as fast as I could, I had to know what was going to happen!! I loved the twists and turns! There are parts in there that had me saying "What in the world just happened?" Hunter and Desiree had amazing chemistry and I loved the banter between them! I hope everyone gets to find thier hero like Desiree does. If you are looking for a romantic thriller with some laughs I highly recommend this book.
You can find Genevieve curled up reading paranormal romance and romantic thrillers, or frantically typing her stories on her laptop.
Psychology is her trade by day, teaching and molding the minds of college students. Her interest in psychology can be seen in her books, each including many psychological undertones. Although she loves teaching, her passion, her true love, lies in the stories that roam around in her head. Yes, they all come from her mind-the good, the bad, and the totally insane.
She lives in Massachusetts-no, not Boston-with her husband, daughter, and American Eskimo dog. With each story, she shares, she hopes her love for writing and storytelling seeps through, encompassing the reader and leaving them wanting more.
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A week from today I will be signing books at the BMG Fan Fest here in Albuquerque! I will also be selling art and jewelry! Come out and support local artists of all genres, cosplay, and just have some fun! Hope to see you there! More info on the event here at their fb page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1914942332119340/
I had a small set back health wise this past week, one that sent me to urgent care and to the doctor. So that means my fitness regime was also set back somewhat. I missed my yoga, strength training, and step goal for the last three days. Still, the first part of the week started out well and I kept to my fairly healthy diet, so I ended up actually losing a pound! Woo hoo!
Tomorrow is a new week and I am feeling better, which means I am ready to hit my exercise goals hard once more! Sure I had a set back, but life is full of setbacks. I am still doing what I can and making progress in bettering my health and that is what counts. I still need to figure out a way to get to the gym and really start strength training, but until then I have found some wonderful full body workouts on Youtube. What would I do without Youtube? lol
Anyways, I am behind in my 31 days of yoga, but I am planing on catching up and finishing my commitment to myself. I am also going to try really hard to beat my brother in our weekly workweek step challenge on Fitbit. I also need to strength train at least three times. I can do this! I also have a couple accountability friends on FB, where we check in with each other and encourage each other to reach out goals, in health, writing and life in general!
So just a couple months ago my big dog Charlie needed to have some skin cancer removed along with a dental procedure. Now it seems to be my little dog Eowyn's turn. She needs to go in for a dental procedure later this month, so that means I need to earn some extra money to help pay for her procedure. So that means I am selling lots off art and jewelry at discount prices! If you see anything that you like, please let me know. I also do commissions for both art and jewelry. Below are some of the items that I have available. Just message me about anything that you like! I need to raise at least $350 for the procedure, so every dollar helps!
As some of you that read this blog on a regular basis, I am trying to focus a little more time on my art. What better way to do that than to agree to take part in a group art show at a local gallery? So that is what I did. This October I will be part of a Halloween themed show. I need to get 5 pieces painted before then. Eek! A gallery show? It almost makes me feel like a real artist! Right now I am just in the sketching and ideas phase, but here are a couple quick sketches that I hope to turn into watercolor paintings later this month. Still thinking on the other three ideas. Shout out in the comments on what kind of Halloween paintings you would love to see. These are very rough sketches, I will take a lot more time for the actual paintings!
As I work on self edits on my Port Stone fantasy story, I am working on a new m/m romance story tentatively titled Ice Breakers. It is a hockey romance that is sure to steam up the pages! I haven't gotten to the naughty parts yet, but I know that they are coming. This is the fourth m/m piece that I have written and I am taking what I learned from the other pieces.
This may be a hot romance, but at the heart this is a love story. Two men find each other at the oddest moment and sparks simply fly. They have a lot to overcome, but love is one of the most powerful forces in the world. I hope to have the rough draft of this novella finished soon and hope to get it edited and to my publisher by the first of September.
This is a busy writing month for me, I just hope that I have enough energy to get everything done. Then next month I plan on working on the long awaited sequel to Quest for Redemption, Quest for Self. I have a brand new shiny cover for it, not I need to finish it to share with the world!
Last month I successfully launched my newsletter and this month I am gearing up to release the second! As a treat for my newsletter subscribers I offer a free book for a limited time that is only announced in my newsletter! Plus of course I talk about new releases, writing news and more!
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I look forward to sharing so much with you!
Author, artist, jewelry maker and all around creative person. I write in many genres and have a lot of fun doing so. Please take a look around and enjoy!