Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

It's a bird. It's a plane... no, it's Slooperman!!!

In case you are new and don't understand, my dog's name is Sloopy.  He was named after a famous song used at The Ohio State University, Hang on Sloopy.  It's so famous that we played it at our wedding.  Anyway, for Halloween, I decided to let Sloopy be the superhero that he is.


Would love for readers to share some great Halloween pics or stories.  Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Karen Marie Moning Series

To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning

From the Publisher...

Only her love could gentle his savage soul—

He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side—into a competition to win her hand in marriage.

Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him—even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....


From Me...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Safe Haven Trailer

Have you seen this yet?!  Released on Tuesday October 12 at 7:00pm, here is the first trailer for the movie for Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks:


An October with James Patterson

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson

From the Publisher...

~Paris is stunning in the summer~

NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

~The killing is simply marvelous~

Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

~Wish you were here~

Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Two weeks of Halloween any way you can possibly see it, hosted by The Book Addict’s Guide and  Alyssa @ Books Take You Places!





In this edition of A Fortnight of Fright, we’re talking about all of our favorite Halloween reads! Read below, as I have listed some of my favs for Halloween and some I want to read but haven't gotten to.

1. Bram Stoker's Dracula - This is a spooky read and a classic for good reason.  I loved reading this last year, and I think everyone should devote a Halloween to reading it.  Lsat year I read it while waiting for trick-or-treaters.  I was into the Halloween spirit!!!

2. The Shining - I have not read The Shining not because I don't think I should, but because I am scared to read it!  I mean, seriously, I watched the movie and it creeped me out so much, that I haven't had the guts to pick up the book. Should I?

3. Anything James Patterson - This October, I am catching up on my James Patterson reading.  Mr. Patterson is always writing about blood, gore, murder and creepy people.  In my opinion, it's the most Halloween inspired non-paranormal human activity imaginable.

4. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - This book is just engrossing.  It's weird and eerie without being overtly scary.  The supernatural elements are intriguing.  It's about a writer who gets wrapped up in a dark, haunted ruin of a house, which guards family secrets that are not hers and that she must discover at her peril.

5. Salem's Lot by Stephen King - I haven't read this either, but I am told this is required horror reading.  After reading some reviews, it seems that this is true, but I'm not sure. Would love some input!
 
Okay, so there's my list.  I also have Frankenstein and The Tell Tale Heart on-deck.  What do you read or want to read this Halloween?  For more inspriation, click on the links above to see other lists!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween fun!



For the first installment, the girls are discussing their favorite scary movies.  I thought I would weigh in on this one, since I am obsessed with scary movies. If you would like to see their picks, I have put links to their websites above. I'm going to go in chronological order, because it's hard enough to name a top 5.


1. Psycho (1960) - Psycho changed the way movies are made.  Not only did it change cinematography and musical scores, but it literally reinvented storytelling in movies.  Think about it, the main character, the only character the audience is attached to, is murdered in the first hour.  Yet, the movie doesn't suffer for it.  Plus, little known fact, though the shower scene is violent and gruesome, the Director (Hitchcock) doesn't show a single stabbing. Favorite Scene: 


 
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