*An Indie Movie Review
So here's the blurb:
Central Park is a unique, genre bending thriller/horror film that spans one night in the worlds' most famous park. Six best friends, high school students, prepare for a night of fun. School is boring, family life unbearable, and Harold and his friends have turned Central Park into their 'spot'. Young and invincible; Harold and his crew own this city. Unbeknownst to them, a revenge-seeking executioner prepares to kill them off one by one to pay for the sins of the father.
So was this movie all it's summary claims it to be?
This is one of the good ones!
I was a little concerned when I heard the dot matrix printer running the background. I even ignored the “Who’s Clark Gable” question- who doesn’t know him? I watched with an open mind, but expected a thin storyline for a mild thriller. Was my preconceived notion on the up & up…?
*Children's Book Review
Illustrated by Carolina Storni
I always get excited when I'm sent a children's book. The joy in my reading it, as well as to my children, is something I'll never grow weary of. Here's the book blurb for RJ - Boy Detective #1: The Mysterious Crate by PJ Ryan:
RJ - Boy Detective #1: the Mysterious Crate, by PJ Ryan, is one of those books. According to the blurb:
RJ Spencer is a lucky 12 year old. He lives in the big city and his parents are landlords of the high-rise apartment building that is his home.
The many tenants in the building, along with the endless possibilities of adventures in the city itself, are the perfect setting for the young detective as he sets out to solve every case he can get his hands on.
In this mystery, RJ and his younger pal Joey come upon Mr. Porter, the new tenant in 3B, while he is trying to maneuver a very large and mysterious crate into his apartment. What is inside the mysterious box and will RJ and Joey solve the mystery without blowing their cover?
(Actual book blurb, Amazon.com)
They said this was not a sequel...
I wanted this book because I'd read and reviewed The Girl With All the Gifts (January 12th, 2017) and I saw the movie later. I also read Fellside, making me sort of a fan of M. R. Carey? That being said, he's very gifted. Whether a graphic novel or a novel of the Hungry apocalypse, he tells a mean story, but was I a lover of this major tale...?
*ARC and Official Launch Day Review!
When Michael Reid, Jr. writes a novel, you have to read it. I was lucky enough to grab a copy of his book The Beyond Experience and it was fantastic! So now I'm diving into a series, the Logan Falcone series to be exact, and I'm stoked. This isn't even the sort of novel I normally read, but I now trust Reid to take care of me. I placed all faith in this author. I'm sure you will too, once you hear what I have to share...
Narrated by Bahni Turpin & Robbie Daymond
This book was everything I'd hoped it to be. It was nothing like the previous books I'd read and that made me 100% happy with it. So happy, I'm going to see the movie as well.
So I guess you're wondering why I enjoyed this one so much? What set this YA novel apart from the others? Well, number one reason...It wasn't all about Romance and Death. No, this book was all about life and enjoying it to the fullest! What can be better than that?
My last few "haunting" reads haven't been very haunting. I love a good scare, but lately they've been far and between. When I found Roger Hayden's The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion, I was looking for something pretty darned good.
I'm not going to lie, if it were not for the fact that I had a couple of books behind this one, I'd have dived right in to book 1- it's hold was that tight on me! Just the introduction to the story of Bechdel Mansion was enough. Though I found a couple of typographical errors, the story maintained a fluidity that allowed me to finish the reading in just over an hour.
Come with me, into The Haunting of Bechdel Mansion...
Now you all know me, yeah? By now, you know I am not one to just blatantly go negative on a book. Movies and tv shows, I say whatever I want. One of my favorite short stories, The Mist by Stephen King (p. 21 of Skeleton Crew) has been morphed into something akin to the Great One's story. And they did NOT do it for the better...
Yup- you read that correctly! Clowntergeist is today's movie review. It's a mash-up of Pennywise the clown and your worst poltergeist-like nightmare, but with balloonage! It's about a college student coming face to face with her worst fear: clowns. But this clown is different. With a face like that, I could easily develop a case of coulrophobia!
So what were my thoughts on this gruesome picture?
A thrill of a tale!
Guest of Honor, by Mark S. R. Peterson is all about revenge and how clever victims can be in exacting said revenge.
A girl is looking for a new start and hitchhiking to the nearest metropolis is her easiest way to get there. When she's offered a ride by a cheerful, talkative insurance man, she wonders if her thumbing a ride was the best thing. Especially after she agrees to ride, with him, to his nearest clients along the way. She's actually in for the ride of her life!
ScreenMagic Films Online Series
Thank goodness for getting on reviewer lists! Though The Z Virus doesn't carry a huge budget, it's pretty cool, and episodes 3 and 4 do not fail to keep the story going. I just wish it was a bit longer, to not have to wait so long in-between!
Have you ever pondered Satan's side of the biblical story? I haven't either, but I was given the opportunity to read it anyway. Surprising enough, I found it very humorous; I hope that was the author's intention...
Whenever I come across an author I've never read, I get excited. There's always great expectation and with a title like Tales of Supernatural Horror, how could one go wrong?
Shantnu Tiwari is an author with at least eighteen books under his belt. With most stories ranging from zompoc to self-help on loving your work life, this guy's written it all. I have to admit, I probably will never read the other books though, due to unprofessional artwork. What drew me with this book was the cover's fab, HD quality photo. BUT, did the enticing, eye candy artwork live up to the promises of a grand, horrific, supernatural story?
Now you know I don't read a lot of romance, but how could I not want to read this book? It's a soft, welcoming cover, with a lovely, young lady and a story that matches up. I Still Remember is for anyone with a heart for love and dreams to enjoy.
So when my hubby asked, "You wanna go see It on Saturday morning?" I wonder if he thought I'd say no? I had scheduled to go walking with my friend at the park and shopping for a few clothing items and...
*A Movie Review
There are secrets, then there are demented enigmas that are harmful to anyone’s health, should they be nearby. Pitchfork, set in the lush, farm country of Michigan, is the story of a demonic being with a thirst for blood… for some reason.
*An Audiobook Review
Children's books always have a special place in my heart. I am influenced by the artwork most of all, but I adore the stories and play. It takes me back to my own childhood and so much more.
The artwork in Peanut & Spanky by Arnie Lightning this series is soft and sweet, like the story, but there is a huge issue here. One that will have many mother's worrying what their little ones bring home as pets....
First off- check out this beautiful book cover! I instantly fell in love with it; you know me and book covers; they are eye candy!
So what's the deal with Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, Candace Robinson's break-out novel? Here's a quick blurb:
Some see it... Some don't...
People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline's best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?
So the question is, did this book's actual read live up the fun and mysterious summary provided?
Who doesn’t love a cult classic? They’re great because there’s a special something, from the movie that imprints onto a person’s memory. They never forget it, and the title thrives by word of mouth more than any form of managed publicity. I don’t know if this will happen with Spidarlings, but I’m sure some place underground, it’s deep underground...
Remember when I shared how my dad gave me books to read, and how I had to give oral book reports as a form of punishment? Well this was one of the books! I read it back in either fifth or sixth grade and it stuck with me. So much, I reread it for review in this day and age... ages later! lol
Jim's got problems. Anger problems, money problems and a problem with his girlfriend's boss carrying a torch for her. And through it all, he's willing to do anything for Angela- even travel for a potation device.
When Angie's late getting off work, Jim charges in to the lab to watch her vanish before his eyes! Ready to attack her boss, he finds out he can reach out to her and hypnotize her to bring her home. But things don't go quite right. Especially when Jim arrives... not in the way he was supposed to!
The Dragon and The George, by Gordon R. Dickinson, is a hilarious tale of a man on a journey to save the girl. Not at all cliché, the story is all fantasy that rubs against your funny bone and you can't help but laugh throughout the book.
Not only does Jim have to learn how to maneuver though the foreign, new world, but you get to see him change. His way of thinking, behaving and what matters most to him. I think this book is for anyone who loves fantasy and loves escape!
The Dragon and The George
Gordon R. Dickinson
Today's the first day of my son's 8th grade year! I'm so proud and excited- especially since I'm the teacher. I had a ton of work to do, in preparation for this year, so I'm grateful I got so much prescheduling done for my reviews.
Today's review is The Haunting of Winchester House, Book 0 (2-book series), by Alexandria Clarke. This novella tells the beginning story of Bailey and Bodhi Taylor- blogging house flippers and their adventures after the purchase the historic Winchester Mansion in Black Bay, Washington.
Having grown up on original classics like 1933's King Kong by creator Merian C. Cooper, and 1954's Seven Samurai, starring Takashi Shimura- viewing The Vampire Bat was a no brainer. But watching it digitally re-mastered. by The Film Detectives made the experience 100% greater.
When the European town of Kleines Schloss begins to pile up on bodies drained of blood, it's up to Officer Brettschneider to discover who the killer is. It's a difficult case, since everyone believes a vampire, or vampire bats are the culprit. The case becomes more frightening for Brettschneider, the closer to home the murders get.
I ate this book up in a day!
I waited for this book for months, anxious to hear the conclusion of the first story (The Hatching) that made me both cringe, spastically swat at my body and whine like a two-year old, all at the same time, while begging for more of the narration! The story, Skitter by Ezekiel Boone, makes you do all of those things. It's insanely fun and full of gore that keeps a horror fanatic like me effectively entertained.
Have you ever watched a movie that was so bad, you wanted to snatch your remote and shut it down... But you can't because it's so terrible, you just have to watch it through, to the end? That was my experience while watching STAR (Space Traveling Alien Reject) Don't get me wrong- I'm not being cruel or knocking the hard work of the folks that made this movie, but I am making terrible fun of this tiring, cyanotic creature that somehow managed to be the star (no pun intended) of this 80's themed movie.
How does an Aztec Lord take over a new and modernized civilization? By passing on an archaic virus, of course! In American Mummy, a group of university students make the discovery of a lifetime, which can also bring about the end of the world. Lord Tezcalipoca is out for blood... which is like black gold (oil) in the our present day.
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!