Friday, June 29, 2012


Hey Lovelies!So I have a weird request! So I'm stuck watching basic TV and VHS' because my DVD player part is broken. Walmart failed e for having what I wanted after waiting 20 minutes fo someone to help me. That's the short story with Walmart. HOWEVER so I'm watching VHS' and comparing prices for DVD's for new ones when I am able to buy a new DVD player. So I'm having fun searching through my old VHS'. I came across this one that I use to watch all the time, but it isn't a real copy of the VHS, has a false name and I don't remember much on it. I will give a free ecopy of Family Ties and when End of the Line is done being edited, a free ecopy of that as well if someone can name this movie! ALSO DON'T BE AFRAID TO SUGGEST OTHER MOVIES FOR ME TO SEE :) I'm on the hunt of a cheap copy of Singin' in the Rain :)

This is a cartoon!
Cinderella type of movie, it's on the older side. Her dog is blue, and I believe her father is a shoe maker or he does something with beer. The girl gets a step mother who is short who tricks the father into marrying her because of some sign that is in the lines of his hands. The step mother has a daughter who has black hair who turns the main blonde girl is blonde. the cinderella girl meets the prince in the woods and he gives her a stone necklace that must be presented at a ball to prove that it is her. The chimney sweep is in love with the step sister, she steals the necklace from the blonde, but doesn't fool the prince. The step sister drops the necklace in a well.

The blonde falls into the well along with her step sister to get it and meet three talking frogs, one is the king. The frog sends the necklace to mother because both girls claim that the necklace is theirs. Along the journey to mother (I believe they called her mother...) the girls have to help a train with bread from burning, get apples from a tree, and I forget the third thing, but then they reach mother's house. The dog gets lost on the journey, at mother's they have to help feed a whole bunch of small children. They have a pillow fight that makes it snow, in the morning they find a blue flower that turns into the dog. They get back home, the blonde gets the necklace and the prince, and the evil step sister gets the chimney sweep....


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Men of Ottilie ~ Cory

Hey Lovelies!Sorry it's been awhile I am working a job that is 5 days a week and for 7-10 hours a day so the few moments of sanity I try to write. So today I'm going to do a segment that I brought up awhile, but never brought up. Men of Ottilie, okay some of the guys aren't really man age, but working towards that. If that is splitting hairs, lets just run with it anyway :) Okay so the first will be Cory! He is the male lead in my young adult novel Family Ties! I'll be doing a book signing for it in PA this September so you will be seeing a lot more promoting of this book the next couple of months to get people ready! So sorry in advance!

A friend.
Wears his heart on his sleeve.
And has a tendency to want to poke Abby's buttons.
He's on the slightly taller side.
He's dirty blonde with brown eyes.
He likes chocolate ice cream blizzards with snickers pieces in it.

When Abby goes missing Cory wants to do everything in his power to be able to rescue her. He knows what is right, and needs to be done.


At work we were getting the tables ready for the day.  Abby and I were working one table, trying to remember which side the forks were on.  We had already walked around placing plates and glasses on the table, remembering that with the word bed as help, bread on the left and drinks on the right.  Abby, the nice girl she was, was placing the napkins, leaving me with the silverware and trying to remember where they were suppose to be.

“Are you sure that this is right?”

She looked up at me with a smile.  There was something formulating in those eyes of hers.  This was not going to end well for me.  She sighed, slowly shaking her head while placing another napkin down.

“Cory, what am I going to do with you?  I mean, you can’t even figure out where spoons or forks are supposed to go.  You might as well just plain give up on life and become a hobo.  Living the rest of your days in a cardboard box on some street corner,” Abby spoke, her voice even.

“You suck, just so you know that,” I shot back as she stuck her tongue at me.

Abby’s eyes were bright and laughing at me.

That was when our boss came out of his office, still holding the door open.  His eyes were on us with a raised eyebrow.  He always thought we were up to something or other just because of our sarcasm and us being so close.  That was when a girl, who must be around our age, maybe a couple of years older, came out of his office.  She was a goddess, beautiful.  The girl had commercial prefect mink brown hair that had big full curls.  She was around my height while wearing those thin heeled shoes that had ribbons to laces up the long legs under the short skirt.

She turned her back to us so that she was facing the boss in which was able us sight of her tanned back from her hot pink halter.  They exchanged some words.  I couldn’t turn away from them.  I wish I could hear their conversation.  She turned away from him and headed for the door to leave.  She left all the guys in the room to watch her legs from her dark jean skirt as she left the restaurant.  Shaking my head a little, I turned back to the table with Abby narrowing her eyes on me.  Her lips were tightened with her knuckles popping out from her grip on the cloth napkins.  She was going to kill me.

“What?” I asked with wide eyes.

Her mouth was starting to open as our boss walked over to us.  I was being saved from a very painful death.

Our boss stood between us around the circular table.  His arms were behind him with a stern expression on his face.

“Okay, before any of you go telling people, I’m not having an affair.” He paused as he turned to look at me. “That girl is starting work tomorrow and was here for an interview.  Also, she is my niece, Toni, so if one of you even thinks about going near her I will have your head.”

He was looking at me again when he said that last part.

How was that divine woman related to him?!  I turned to look to where she had left.  She wasn’t in sight anymore, but I had to check.  Our boss walked away as I kept looking over there.  That was when I felt a punch between my two shoulder blades.

“Ow!” I yelled as I turned around to see who did it.

There was Abby, her lips tight.  Even though she was shorter than me I felt like she could kill me quickly with ease.  Short people and their short fuses…

“I have a feeling she’ll be more of a distraction than actually doing work,” Abby grumbled as she gave me a small push as she went around me.

I couldn’t answer as I bent my head to see her driving away.  Yup, she was a little older then us since we had our permits and not licenses.  I was hit with something light and looked at Abby again.  She was holding a cloth napkin looking annoyed.

“I’m not doing your work so you can drool over a girl!”

I rolled my eyes and went back to work.

“I’m working too, and I’m not drooling.” I glared at her.

“Please!  You can see your jaw dropping a mile away!” She shifted her weight from one foot to the other.  “I’m going to have to grab a bucket if you want to continue gawking at her.”

“Hey, wait, what is different at me looking at her and what you, Zoey, and Danielle do when we go to the beach and there’s all the shirtless guys?”

She sighed, shaking her head before answering.

“If a guy works out that much and has great abs and chest, it’s only appropriate to look at him for his great work and determination.  Everyone needs a little encouragement!” Her voice was making sure to emphasize every word she said, almost as if she wasn’t sure how I didn’t already know this.

“That’s such a double standard,” I snapped, I wanted abs.

“Oh, cry me a river,” she muttered before putting the last item on the table.

“I really have no chance of winning this, do I?” I asked as I noticed her shoulders squared off, chin held high, her brown eyes razor sharp looking at the table.

“Have you ever had a chance of winning any argument with me?” Her voice was light as she looked at me. She was trying to be sweet with me, her dark eyelashes framed her eyes, and a small smile on her lips.

I just sighed looking at my friend.  I started to laugh as a full on smile formed on her face, showing off her teeth.  I couldn’t picture her not being in my life.  Even though people thought we were seriously arguing, on the verge of killing each other, we both knew it was all fun and games.

Paperback $10.00
Kindle $2.99
Nook $2.99

***I forget anything to add on this segment? Have a suggestion for future ones? Don't be afraid to suggest anything!!**

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Knee Deep Jolene Perry

Hey Lovelies!I am the blog tour stop today for the book Knee Deep by Jolene Perry who is also the author of the book Night Sky I posted not that long ago! I want to thank Tribute Books again for letting me read another book of theirs because I've been really enjoying this author!
Does loving someone mean losing your inner strength? Knee Deep by Jolene B Perry is the second book I've read by this author, and I adore her writing! I read this in a day. Senior year, the last year in high school which is suppose to hold all these options for students, their last year of high school Ronnie and her friend Mindy each year set a goal of what they plan to accomplish that year in their notebooks of firsts. However as Ronnie sets out to try out for the school's play with her best guy friend Luke her senior year is far from what she could have ever imagined! Problems arise from her soulmate of a boyfriend, Shawn. Ronnie's head is spinning as she keeps trying to understand Shawn while balancing the play. Jolene Perry creates a story that teens should read, not only because she has developed this world where the readers feel as if they are in the character's heads with all the emotional chaos that unfolds. Knee Deep is a great coming of an age book for anyone, yes finding love is important, but does that mean losing yourself to be with the one they love?

Knee Deep kept me wanting to not stop hitting my kindle next page button. Ronnie is a believable character. I have read books like this before, but the main characters annoyed me. However Ronnie is a strong character despite all that she is dealing with. With the strength of her parents, brother, and two friends Mindy and Luke she learns so much about not only herself, but life. Perry shows not only the present, but also flashbacks to help the story flow which were fun. Also I wish there were more Luke's in the world ::sighs::. This book is for anyone who loves love, characters who are real, and beauitfully written stories! I would recommend it. :)


To buy:

blog tour site

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Shifting Gears ~ Blog Tour Stop :)

Hey Lovelies!
I was beyond lucky to recieve an advanced copy of Shifting Gears by the lovely Shawn Kirsten Maravel! If you haven't checked her out you really should. Shifting Gears is her fourth book that she has published, it is a companion novel to her book The Wanderer! Shawn also has a series published, Volition and Sererance, both series are both very different so there is something for everyone! She is a great person and you all should check her out! Shifting Gears will be availble July 1!!
How many times does a person have to run into a person before they realize that they found the one? (Raiting 4.5 stars) Olivia a sweet woman who once dreamed about being a strong person defending the innocent in courts life is turned upside down as she takes on a new career path as a relator, moves into her parent's home with her dog Melon, and breaks up with her long term boyfriend. As Welsey is recovering of the lost of a brother who he was close with even a year later the two meet on a not so common mission. In this compainion novel to The Wanderer, Shawn Kirsten Marvavel creates a love story that will have the readers envolved in the world that she creates. Olivia and Welsey are both realistic characters as both are just living their lives and planning for the future despite the bumps in the road that they have been through in the past. The book was worth the wait, and I suggest others to pick it up :)

Book Boyfriend (I'm a softy for blue eyed lionhearts, and Wesley lived up for it ;) )
Wesley Pierce (Shifting Gears-the Rider series)
Stats:Actor Look-a-like: Ryan Gosling
Age: 29
Hair: Honey Blonde
Eyes: Baby Blue
Love Interest: Olivia Michaels
Description: Wesley is a Virginia State Trooper determined to

Book Excerpts:
With a gasp she found herself pinned between the counter and Wesley’s firm chest. He placed his arms on the counter to either side of her and let a moment of silence pass between them, highlighting her vulnerability as she waited to hear what this was all about.
His proximity was threatening. His body a force of nature that boxed her in so tightly that she felt instantly helpless.
“It’s just you and me here,” he said in a voice that was deep and menacing. “No one would ever know if I was to take you back into the bedroom, the living room, right here in fact. How could you possibly know how safe you were with a man you only just met?”
With his body still pressed to hers Wesley exuded an animalistic hunger that Olivia was beginning to fear on a very real level.
“Please, I—” panic was coursing through her as if it were alive inside of her and she realized that if he meant her harm, she was helpless to stop him.
Wesley stood surefooted before her, his eyes searching her face, stoic and firm in his stance. Seconds ticked away unnoticed, as if time had stopped completely, and it became clear that her life was held captive in his hands. She began to wonder if he meant to teach her a lesson or if in fact he intended to assure himself that she was completely at his mercy.
After what felt like a lifetime Wesley pushed off of the counter and ran his hands through his hair, moving away to give her and maybe even himself as much space as possible. He’d accomplished what it seemed he had wanted. Olivia was shaking with fear and felt her face grow hot with anger.

“Do you have the hots for this boy?” her father asked in all seriousness. “Do we need to have him over for dinner so that I can show him my own gun collection?”
“Threatening the police isn’t one of your best ideas, Frank,” her mother offered in Olivia’s defense.
“He’s not the police, Katy. He’s some hormone driven boy who wants to sweet-talk our daughter into bed so that he can fire off a few rounds of his own.”
“Dad!” Olivia’s face grew hot with humiliation.
“I’m just speaking the truth, honey. He’s a man. Don’t think he’s never considered it. You’re a beautiful young woman. All I’m saying is that I’d like to send him a little message before he gets any ideas about trying to use my daughter for target practice.”
Olivia melted into her seat, covering her face with her hands.
“Frank, we’re eating.”
“Yeah, and?”

I’m just impressed that you graduated law school. That’s quite an accomplishment.”
“What’s so hard to believe?” she asked, a hint of spice in her words, ready to challenge his point.
“You just seem so knowledgeable about houses, that’s all. I kind of assumed that it was what you’d wanted to do from a young age. Besides, you look way too young to have a law degree,” he added with the intent of getting her riled.
Olivia pursed her lips in resentment. “I’m twenty-six for your information,” she said sharply. “That’s plenty old enough. You hardly look old enough to be a police officer,” she countered.
“Are you implying that I look younger than twenty-one? Wesley couldn’t keep his lips from betraying his hardened expression with a smile.
Olivia highly doubted that he was as young as she implied with the remark but it served him right for doubting her own age. “So how old are you then?”
Wesley’s smirk grew wider. “Guess.”
She squinted at him for a short while and said, “Fifty-five.”
Wesley laughed incredulously. “First I’m in diapers next you’re ready to give me the senior citizen discount.”
“Fifty-five is not old,” Olivia argued.
“Not when you’re fifty-five it isn’t.”
“Okay…” Olivia studied him more closely, taking the time to notice how his eyes creased slightly at the corners when he laughed and that his smile was still that of a flirty young teenager. “Thirty,” she said, all kidding aside.
“Close,” he said. “Twenty-nine.”