Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Overall Rating: A
Cast: A
Story: A-
Humor: A+
Graphics: A+
Music: A++
Chances That I Will Watch it Again on DVD: A

I will openly admit that I hadn’t had any desire to see this movie. However, when we went to the movies yesterday to see Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, the movie theater was having technical difficulties and could not show Hercules, so we had to choose a different movie. The choice to see Guardians of the Galaxy was made by the birthday girl and it was a great decision. The movie was very entertaining and well worth the $10 per ticket. Though I’ve never been one to watch movies that are based on comics, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The reason the storyline got an A- was because there were a few things that I wish were explained a bit more. However, I have a feeling that there will be a sequel so hopefully my disappointment there will be short lived.

Guardians of the Galaxy is about five unlikely beings who protect the Galaxy in which they live from being destroyed by the evil Ronan. They are five beings who have been trying to find their place in live and in the universe, and have managed to find it in each other. Although their friendships had a rocky start, I think you would be hard pressed to find a group of five friends more close than these. Quill, Camora, Dax, Rocket, and Groot are a powerhouse team that deserve their moment in the spotlight.

This movie is inspirational, funny, action packed, suspenseful, and even a bit teary-eyed in spots. It is the perfect amalgamation of emotions that every almost every movie strives to accomplish. Guardians of the Galaxy is fun for everyone, though parental discretion is advised for younger viewers due to language and violence.

But I can assure you that you will not be disappointed to hand over $10 per ticket to see this masterpiece of a film. Well done, Marvel. Well done, indeed.

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P.S When an actor can create pure magic with only four words and a few fighting sound effects, you know he is a genius in his craft. Vin Diesel provides that genius for us in this flick. “I am Groot.”

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AleXXXa by D.T Dyllin Promo

Title: AleXXXa

Author: D.T. Dyllin

Series: Standalone

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Tik Tok Press

Cover artist: Lindsay Tiry

Expected Release Date: August 2014

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Synopsis: Love and sex, sex and love… Can you have one without the other?
As a world famous porn star, Alexa James thinks she has everything all
figured out. But what happens when someone who gets paid to have sex has an
existential crisis? Suddenly sex isn’t enough, and love seems out of reach.
Will Alexa’s career choice permanently crush her spirit? Or will she
discover that real love is about more than just the physical?

About the Author

D.T. Dyllin is a Bestselling Romance Author who writes in both New Adult
and Adult genres. She is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America)
and also her local chapter, the MCRW (Music City Romance Writers).

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for
life, baby!) She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two
spoiled GSDs.

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A Little Bit of R&R
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your
mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and
dance and live as only you can. *~ Neil Gaiman*

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Cover Reveal for The Art of Death

This novella is the second book in the Christian Rinaldi series, it is a novella about character Alex, from Cleansing Evil. This thriller Novella is titled “The Art of Death”

The release date is set for August 1st

Author Bio
Derek was raised in a small town in Down East Maine and after traveling for most of his early 20’s, he returned to Maine to settle down and raise a family. He is now a married father of the three best children he could ever hope to have. He discovered his passion for story telling via writing in his early teens but didn’t start writing professionally until nearly a decade later. He chose to become a ghost writer and write for other people rather than writing under his own name until last year. During his ghost writing period, he completed 6 novels and 100s of articles in various fields. In early 2014, with significant support from his wife, Janene, he took the plunge and released his first books under his own name. Derek released “The Pilot Program” in May of 2014 as a nonfiction work aimed at helping others who suffer from panic attacks, anxiety or depression. Its publication coincided…

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Without further adieu, the cover!

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To Delete or Not to Delete

Hello everyone. I was going to delete this blog because I barely have the time to do anything more with authors these days, but for some reason I cannot get my finger to actually hit that delete button. So what I want to know is: Those of you who actually pay attention to this blog, do you want me to keep it?

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Dr. Ben Kincaid is content to spend his days and nights treating the people of Hidden Springs. Not even his closest friends know the heartbreak that haunts him. Ten years earlier his wife left him, taking their only child with her. Ben vowed to never again trust anyone with his heart.

Shiloh Bishop came to Hidden Springs
looking for a fresh start. Having been forced into an arranged marriage with an older man, she’s lived a life of misery. When she finds herself suddenly widowed and expecting her first child, she looks forward to starting a new life.

Ben is captivated by Shiloh the first moment he sees her but he is unwilling to let go of the chains of mistrust that are wrapped around his heart. Shiloh is determined to rebuild her life and has no intention of ever becoming another man’s wife.
When a deadly illness strikes the town, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Admiration and respect soon turn to passion, but will it be enough for them to take a chance on love?

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Kristine Raymond loves to read and that naturally transformed into a love of writing. She has always been a fan of the Old West and lived in Arizona for several years, where she was able to appreciate the beauty and history of the region. She has released three books in the Hidden Springs series and is currently working on a contemporary story. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family, and she occasionally watches a TV western or two.

http://kristineraymond.com/

Heather Kirchhoff Cover Reveal!

Summary:
It’s been several months since Meagan met Justin, with her secret still safely kept. Then Meagan meets Derek, a dark, mysterious boy. As she tries to sort through her emotions, her world is unexpectedly rocked when someone Meagan never suspects to see again comes back. Now she has more then just Justin and Derek to work out and she starts to realize that her life may end up changing for the worst. She now has to fight, battling between the reality and dreams, trying to figure out her next move.
Expected publication: August 9th.

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Jacob by N. Kuhn

Title: Jacob (Buffalo Rocker 2)

Author: N Kuhn

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Blurb:
Tragedy befalls Melody and Jacob, forever changing their lives. Such young love, destroyed by pain and cruelty. Jacob tries to drown his anger in alcohol and singing, quickly climbing the Country charts. Melody struggles to recover from her accident, doubting herself and her relationships. Will fate bring them back together or will fame keep them apart?
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“I want a restraining order on my father. He’s the one who put me here.” Detective Shelton’s eyebrows almost reach his hairline. He looks from me to the pad, then back at me. Returning his eyes to the pad, he sits there, silently reading it. After a few minutes, he looks back at me.
“So your father is the reason that you’re here? He assaulted you and the cops in Tennessee did nothing about it?”

“I suppose they couldn’t, without me there to give a report. I mean, I was there and there were witnesses, but without me, how can they have anyone to press charges?” My throat is raw from speaking, but at least I’m able to communicate better.
“You’re right. So you want to press charges now?” Nodding, I look down at my hands. I hate feeling like a piece of shit, as if I’m doing something wrong. But my father killed my child and I can’t let him get away with it. I have to do this.
“I want to make sure that while I’m here, and even after I get out of here that he doesn’t come near me. I’ve lost enough because of him.” Nodding, Detective Shelton glances over my writing again.
“Well, the good news is, you won’t have to fill out a report, I can use this. Let me ask you a question though. This Jacob Robertson. Is this the same one that’s singing for Buckin Bronco’s? Dale Jackson’s son?” I just look at him, as if trying to understand what he means.

 
He must have understood my confusion. Pulling out his phone, he plays around for a few minutes. Sound comes from the phone, instantly I recognize Jacob’s voice.

 

There was a darkness inside of me

Now there’s light

Laying there next to you

Feeling the beat of your heart

 

You saved me

From the demons

Saved me

From the past

 

Feeling your skin on me

Warming my heart

Your love had brought me back

From a doomed life

 

You saved me

Your love saved me

Saved me

From the past

 

Ripped from my arms

Coming to harm

I couldn’t save you

As you had for me

 

You melted away my fears

Showed me a better future

Together we could have been better

Than who I was before

 

You saved me

From the darkness

You save me

 

But I couldn’t save you

 

Meet Len Gunn:

Len Gunn the cover model for Jacob: Buffalo Rocker 2

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Lots of people want to be Rock Stars, but the question is, can they handle it? Travis Dane has never wanted anything more than to be a Rock Star. He dreamed of being just like his father, Marcus. What the idol in his life never told him, is that the road to fame is paved with self destruction. Music, drugs, drinking, fighting and crazy stalkers all battle for his attention. Throw in an uncaring mother and Paparazzi following his every step is disaster waiting to happen. Brittany Landers has never loved anyone like she did Trav. But his temper and drug use drove her into the arms of another man. Finally getting her life on track, striving for her law degree, can Aiden Bland take her mind off of Travis and what he’s going through? Or is he just Mr Wrong Right Now? The emotional rollercoaster of fame is never a Happily Ever After.

 

 

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About the author:

 

N Kuhn grew up in a small town in Western New York. Having spent her afternoons outside or with a book, she grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her mother and grandmother fully encouraged this in her. Many years later, after a husband and children, she made a promise to her dying grandmother to fulfill her dream of being an author. Her grandmother lived to see N’s name in print. This was a turning moment for her. Driven by ambition and a promise made, she has since published several titles including the Mohawk Trilogy, Tucked In, Buffalo Rocker and the Tricks series.

N Kuhn has several other books that will be out later this year. When she’s not writing, she is in college for a Business degree, runs her blog, bartends and promotes for other authors. Family and coffee are her two staples in life.

Check her out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/nkuhnauthor

Blog: http://nkuhnebooks.blogspot.com

You can also follow her on twitter @mrsnkuhn

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Playing with the Prop

Author: Mina Carter

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: 4/29

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Never mix business with pleasure…

A physical therapist for sucessful Rugby team, the Strathstow Sharks, Ashley’s golden rule is never to mix business and  pleasure. She loves her job and the guys she looks after, and doesn’t want to jeapardise her place with the team. As nicely put together as her charges are, she’s never found herself remotely tempted.

Until now.

Harry James, the team’s newest prop gives her butterflies in her stomach every time she has to treat him, and her fantasies involving his hard, muscled body and sinful lips keep her hot and bothered at night. Luckily, he shows no sign of having noticed her attraction, and hasn’t shown any interest in her…

She’s been his from the moment he saw her…

Harry James marked the pretty little physio the first day they met. For the last year he’s been biding his time, and trying to get her attention. So much so, it’s gained him a few nicknames in the squad. Not that anyone would dare tell her.

When the Sharks win big on Harry’s birthday, can he stop at claiming a birthday kiss, or will he want everything she has to give?

 

 

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Meet Mina:

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Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all…

(But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

The boring part: A full time author and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She’s addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.

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Pole Tricks by N. Kuhn Release

Pole Tricks

Stippers live life on the edge. These strong women earn money doing something most woman are afraid to do. They bare it all. Body and soul. Follow these short erotic stories that will set the pole and stage on fire.

 

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You can now get all 3 Tricks Books in a box set:

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Includes Parlor Tricks, Bar Tricks and Pole Tricks

Other titles in the Tricks Series

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on in the tattoo shop? Lots of hot guys, testosterone, ink and lust. Here’s a compilation of short stories that divulge the inner most fantasy of what happens after the ink.

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Let the drinks and inhibitions flow. We all hear about people hooking up in bars, but this isn’t your average drunk hook up. Set of Short Erotic Stories.

 

Meet N Kuhn

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N Kuhn grew up in a small town in Western New York. Having spent her afternoons outside or with a book, she grew up with a love of reading and writing. Her mother and grandmother fully encouraged this in her. Many years later, after a husband and children, she made a promise to her dying grandmother to fulfill her dream of being an author. Her grandmother lived to see N’s name in print. This was a turning moment for her. Driven by ambition and a promise made, she has since published several titles including the Mohawk Trilogy, Tucked In, Buffalo Rocker and the Tricks series.

N Kuhn has several other books that will be out later this year. When she’s not writing, she is in college for a Business degree, runs her blog, bartends and promotes for other authors. Family and coffee are her two staples in life.

Check her out on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/nkuhnauthor
Blog: http://nkuhnebooks.blogspot.com
You can also follow her on twitter @mrsnkuhn