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Dreaming in Color… Why I Won’t Watch a 3D Movie & Why You Should Go See Inception.

18 Jul

On Friday I went and saw the movie Inception and loved it, just didn’t love the seats at the theatre, Bum Breaker!

I think about dreams a lot, and I myself dream almost every night. I dream in color, but I’ve come to understand that not everyone does. I always remember my dreams because of a certain color, like last night it was red for blood. My cat is dying from Kidney failure, and sad as it is, that’s what I dreamt about.

In Inception, a person is loaded into their dream world where to them it feels like they’re really living it, the problem with this is that in the real world, they can no longer dream. The only way they can is to be attached to this machine that makes them.

I want to correlate this with 3D movies. I’ve seen one movie, but after understanding just how 3D works, I’ll never see another one. When you’re watching one of these films or TV shows, you’re brain is actually being tricked into thinking it sees these objects, some close, some far. To me, it’s like having the natural make-up of your brain altered, and personally, I’d hate to walk out of one of those movies one day, or with the new TV’s too, and no longer see the world in 3D.

Could you imagine?

Just saying…

Anyway. The movie was great, and you should really go see it! Hopefully NOT in 3D.

ha ha.

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The End… It’s near!

14 Jul

I’m elated…

…Because yesterday I finished Knight Angels: Book of Revenge! This is the second book, and I’ve been working on it for what feels like forever! I got so distracted with the fun of Knight Angels: Book of Love that I fear I let myself slow down – not good!

Writing is tricky in that it’s the one thing you want to do, but the one thing that’s super easy to be distracted away from. Take Ste-eve here (above), he was one of my distractions. Being published in Brazil was another. Then the Fourth of July is always distracting, because I like explosives…

and lastly, I really love to cook in the summer time…

So, basically, it was a long road. Now, it’s all about editing, editing, editing, for the next few months. It’s my fault that the schedule to release it in the summer got behind – so blame me!

 

Re-Living My Childhood ♥ Part 4

23 Apr

Hook, Line, and Sinker…

You may be thinking: What does this have to do with your childhood?

The truth is: Nothing, I just thought it was funny.

But I suppose I can’t say nothing, because clearly there’s something. This weekend is Opening of Fishing weekend, and as lame as that sounds…. it’s not.

The Background

When I was little, my family and I had friends that lived down the street. Every Opening of Fishing weekend they went to Alta Lake in Eastern Washington State. That year we were invited to go along, I think I was 7. This other family has two daughters and a son. The youngest daughter was Hillary, my best friend growing up:

We’re still friends 🙂

And then there was her older brother, who I always thought was cute!

He’s my husband 🙂

So, the moral of the story is that those little things you do as a kid can actually be your future! My husband and I didn’t actually start dating until after we were 21 (I had lots of boyfriends first, too!), but having that history is amazing! I have a picture on my desk of Hillary, Hubby, my brother, and I playing on the swingset together in the old neighborhood 🙂

So, here’s to the Ghetto Fabulousness that will be another camping weekend! ‘Course now-a-days the campground has a five-star restaurant and cabins with showers, but it’s still the tradition that counts, and the fact that I LOVE fishing…

At least cell phones don’t work out there, that’s rugged enough, right?

I guess I know a thing or two about romance!

Re-Living My Childhood ♥ Part 3

21 Apr

 

Well, todays “re-living’ post took me a little longer than I expected. Props to kids for knowing how to put this stuff together.

I guess at some point I knew how to put it together, too! I tried to find directions, but I guess the model is too old for it! Now they have some fancy NEW barn…

Well…

Mine is still better!

Shall we?

Playmobil Horse Barn

 Well, despite the fact that I found a half-eaten lollipop in the box (and yes, I’m quite sure it’s at least ten years old…)

 

and the fact that it took me almost and hour to figure it out, with a whole pile of leftover pieces (I’m pretty sure I’ve mixed the western barn with the english barn… but oh well.)

It still come out beautifully!

The Story:

My dad used to bring me a piece of Playmobil home every time he went to New York on business. He’d go to FAO Schwartz and I LOVED it… Based on the ten giant moving boxes I have, he went a lot!

Here are my pics!

Yes, I have an Elephant on my far. He has one ear, luckily he’s showing you his good side!

I even had the horse trailer and Jeep! Cats, pigs, baby cows…

I don’t think I’m going to get sick of this!

Sister for sale! Sister for sale! One crying and spying young sister for sale!

21 Apr

I’m really not kidding,

So who’ll start the bidding?

Do I hear the dollar?

A nickel?

A penny?

Oh, isn’t there, isn’t there, isn’t there any

One kid that will buy this old sister for sale,

This crying and spying young sister for sale?

Shel Silverstein

Sister for sale?

Well, no. I’ll sell my brother, though!

But what is for sale is my book. To celebrate the new release, Amazon has Knight Angels on sale for 28% off!

Two. Eight.

Twenty-eight.

Percent (%)

Yay!

This guy is sure excited about it!

This guy’s sure gonna put in an offer!

Knight Angels

Book Reviews ♥ They Rock!

19 Apr

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I finally feel better. No more stress like I felt before, no more feelin’ like this poor kid does: 

 

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Ha ha… Poor kid! 

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Let me share the reviews so far! 

 

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Tynga from Tynga Reviews:

Gave it: 

 

“Even though I really liked the concept for this book, I had my reservations when I started reading The Knight Angels because I had just read a book with multiple characters narration that gave me a little trouble. But The Knight Angels’ narration was really great and I can’t see how this story could have been told differently.

We live this fabulous story from many perceptive, but mainly from five different ones:

Jane: Older of two sisters who lived a near-death experience when she had a car accident with her father (who passed away) at age 7. She was left with rather odd talents.

Emily: Jane’s younger sister is 16, troubled and taking drugs. She’s closing herself from everyone around her with goth style and loud music, but this is all an act to hide something bigger.

Wes: Both girls neighbors, Wes is an orphan living with his elder adoptive parents. He is deeply in love with Jane, but he also have issues of his own.

Max: He died almost a century ago in a tragic event and he is now an angel, roaming the earth for unclear reasons, but they are clearly tied to Jane.

Greg: Max’s twin brother, Greg also died the night Max did, but he stayed behind for much darker reasons. He craves for power and will do anything to reach his goal.

All of them are going to high school together, trying to find their path, all of them involved in complicated relationships, but Jane, Emilie and Wes will discover that there is more to this world than what eyes can see. They are all key elements in a Magick world. Their fate could change History.

I really loved this book for many reasons, but I think the main one was that for the first time ever, I could relate to one of the main characters, namely Jane. Of course I don’t have any special powers, but her family issues really hit home, so her feelings felt true to me. And it got me wondering if Emily’s point of view was how the other side of the fence felt when I’ve been in a similar situation.

I’m talking about Jane, but all characters emotions felt right on point, so definitely two thumbs-up to Abra for that.

The plot itself unfolds at a steady pace and you are wondering for quite a while what are each characters ability and how does it affect the story? The puzzle pieces eventually fit together brilliantly when characters learn more about themselves and their powers. It isn’t easy for them as they are all confused in a maelstrom of emotions and it makes it all even better, to see them doubt and seek answers.

This book explores a very interesting perceptive on death, unfinished business and true love. Constantly putting it’s characters in a challenging position, questioning their beliefs and values.

They will wonder who are their friends, whom can they trust. They will make mistakes, but will they get a second chance? When your life is on the line, the risks are high.

I liked the end, I think everything wrapped-up very nicely and I find myself craving for more. I really want to know what’s next for our bunch of teenagers! I strongly suggest you pick this book: it’s passionate and mysterious, be ready for a paranormal and emotional rollercoaster ride. You won’t be disappointed!” 

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Eleni from La Femme Readers:

Eleni gave it: 

 

“Knight Angels: Book of Love won me over from the first page. I became addicted to the plot and the well developed characters. The chapters were broken up into narrations for each character throughout the book. This method made it easier to keep up and it also gave me a chance to visit each of their minds. The storyline was refreshing and heart-warming. The love and passion was perfect, especially for a hopeless romantic as myself. Now, the book focused on five major characters, Max, Greg, Jane, Emily and Wes. Max was the good angel while his brother Greg was the evil one. I thought Max was so sweet and good-looking. He always knew how to make a girl feel special. On the other hand, Greg was a cocky, self-centered, cold-hearted snake. However, I was ironically attracted to him the most. I guess I’m a sucker for the bad boys even when they want to kill and make humans suffer (haha.)

Jane and Emily were total opposites. Jane was a goody-goody while Emily was the fearless, emo girl. They both had unique abilities: Jane could see a person’s death and Emily could read mind’s. Throughout the book Max told us the story of how he became Jane’s guardian angel by saving her from a tragic accident. The way he spoke about fate and how he belonged with Jane was breathtakingly moving. I knew from the moment he opened his mouth that he was different compared to Greg. All of the character’s powers were introduced right away but, Wes’s abilities were a great surprise. I had no idea as the suspense was building up. Abra is a fantastic writer and storyteller. I am so happy to have found her books and look forward to reading what happens next in the sequel, Book of Revenge coming this Summer! Overall, an extraordinary romantic, supernatural YA book with an addictive premise.” 

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BookaholicNY

Gave it: 

 

Knight Angels: Book of Love won me over from the first page. I became addicted to the plot and the well developed characters. The chapters were broken up into narrations for each character throughout the book. This method made it easier to keep up and it also gave me a chance to visit each of their minds. The storyline was refreshing and heart-warming. The love and passion was perfect, especially for a hopeless romantic as myself. Now, the book focused on five major characters, Max, Greg, Jane, Emily and Wes. Max was the good angel while his brother Greg was the evil one. I thought Max was so sweet and good-looking. He always knew how to make a girl feel special. On the other hand, Greg was a cocky, self-centered, cold-hearted snake. However, I was ironically attracted to him the most. I guess I’m a sucker for the bad boys even when they want to kill and make humans suffer (haha.)

Jane and Emily were total opposites. Jane was a goody-goody while Emily was the fearless, emo girl. They both had unique abilities: Jane could see a person’s death and Emily could read mind’s. Throughout the book Max told us the story of how he became Jane’s guardian angel by saving her from a tragic accident. The way he spoke about fate and how he belonged with Jane was breathtakingly moving. I knew from the moment he opened his mouth that he was different compared to Greg. All of the character’s powers were introduced right away but, Wes’s abilities were a great surprise. I had no idea as the suspense was building up. Abra is a fantastic writer and storyteller. I am so happy to have found her books and look forward to reading what happens next in the sequel, Book of Revenge coming this Summer! Overall, an extraordinary romantic, supernatural YA book with an addictive premise. 

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Interested in the book yourself? Find it at: 

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Goodreads 

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Re-living My Childhood: Part 1

15 Apr

Share : Do it!

Well. This is my new post series, and I am very excited about it. My mother kept just about every single one of my toys, and I recently inherited them back! This series will be all about re-discovering my past and being a kid again!

Breyer Horses

I found this box the other day when my husband and I were in the bomb shelter looking for the movie box. When I saw it, two things came to mind:

I haven’t seen these in forever! I’m going to cry!

and:

Spiders! Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew…

Well, I didn’t find any spider’s – not necessarily. I did however find a little white cottony nest inside one of the fencing posts… ew.

So Here’s The Story:

My grandfather, Edgar, knew I loved Breyer horses (and real horses! I had a pony) and he was a very skilled carpenter – really, AMAZING! He built me these fences by hand. The base is made of particle board and the posts are cedar. He drilled holes and pegged the end of each post, even going so far as to make corner posts, and posts for lengthy sections. BEAUTIFUL, not to mention one-of-a-kind. I will never get rid of them – NEVER!

The Final Set-Up:

Just look how cute! And those fences – no cheap plastic for me! I remember making those little bundles of hay myself, as well as the plaid horse blanket and saddle. There was a little Barbie cowboy hat in the box, too! Ugh, so many memories! I was always a crafty child, and I rarely watched TV. No wonder I can write books! It’s all about your imagination…