Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Encounter at Shalana by Angelia Almos #FREE on #Amazon for Five Days

Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way – there were no free rides on her father’s ship.

Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy.

But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

Had to watch since it had Jeremy Renner in it. Spoiler: Though I lost interest once he died. And I found her annoying through most of the movie.
Very good. Daughter read the book for school and we watched the movie. She said it was pretty faithful to the book.
Elijah Wood and John Cusack. Can't go wrong with that. And I really enjoyed the story and Elijah's performance. He does a lot with no dialogue.
Can't decide if I like this one. I liked the performances, but well when you have zombies in a Sleeping Beauty story you can't really expect a lot. Effects and costumes were laughable. But again the actors did a lot with what they had and I couldn't turn it off.
You have to watch just for the boombox scene. Plus, John Cusack is incredible as the slacker who falls in love with the smartest girl in town.
Loved this as a teenager. It is a bizarre movie. But what Johnny Depp movie isn't bizarre. Please Mr. Jailor is my favorite scene and always will be. Can't get the song out of my head.

I actually started a lot of movies this week, but didn't finish them. Some drama and some thriller. What movies did you watch this week?

Friday, July 18, 2014

First Sentence Friday - Encounter at Shalana

My weekly meme. Wanted something fun to do for a little bit and thought it would be fun to go through one of my books and pull out the first line from each chapter each week. So here is the next one.

Chapter Eleven

Kristy peeled herself out of the biohazard suit and shoved it in the closet in the med-bay.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

Here's what I've been watching....

Starts off typical, but goes on several loops and turns as the survivors try to survive and escape. Very good. 
Typical Jason Statham. I enjoy him with kids. Not a huge fan of James Franco though. But I enjoyed the women actors.

It started off with some promise. But the fact that you never do find out what is causing everyone to vanish was annoying.
Mostly watching TV shows this week. So only three movies that I watched all the way through. What movies did you watch this week?

Friday, July 11, 2014

First Sentence Friday - Encounter at Shalana

My weekly meme. Wanted something fun to do for a little bit and thought it would be fun to go through one of my books and pull out the first line from each chapter each week. So here is the next one.

Chapter Ten

She stared at the blank screen and her knees shook with the effort to not collapse to the ground.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Movie Monday Recap

I've been watching lots of movies this week. Some really good. Some old favorites. And some not so good.

Just as good as I remembered. Excellent cast, story, and pacing.

Not as powerful as I remember it being, but still a very good movie.

Early part of the movie was a little predictable for me, but did like the second half a lot more.

Great movie! Excellent performances, script, and plot.

Good movie. Was surprised by the very end.
Wow. I was surprised at how good. Not a happy ending as can be expected in most Indie horror movies.

I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Pretty good.
I really like this one and the addition of Luna.
Seen any good movies this week?

Monday, July 7, 2014

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