Friday, April 30, 2010

What The.......?

Oh my lord, why? WHY?

Is anyone out there going to watch this? Do you think movie makers think that 3D will fix everything? My mind, she is boggled....

We Interrupt This Program To Bring You......

Christina Aguilera's new music video Not Myself Tonight is out today and wowza, I love it! It's hot, it's fun, it makes me wanna dance on tables and shake what someone who is not my mama gave me. In other words, it's classic Xtina. Hope you all enjoy.

Warning: There are strong sexual overtones and some language.

What do you think?

Random Giveaway

Well, when it rains it pours. So, yes, I had sick kids this week and a dog with a foxtail buried in her ear and as the big capper to my week my laptop that has MY LIFE on it, got a really bad virus. So now I'm sharing hubby's desktop. He was about ready to divorce me when I mentioned putting firefox on it. However, he did download Adobe Digital Editions so I can read my huge ass e-book tbr pile on his computer whilst mine is....under the weather. Compromise, it's a beautiful thing :P

So, because I've had some negative crap happening this last week, I have decided to spread positive crap vibes and do a little giveaway. After all, I want to share things that make me happy with you all in the hopes that they will brighten your day, too.

In that spirit I am going to do a drawing for a random winner of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. This book is awesome and really brings home the point that we should never take life or our loved ones for granted. Also, it's the first book I've given an A+ to and I think that should be celebrated. My review is here.

All I ask is that you be a follower of my blog and that you leave a comment on this post. That's it. Contest is international. Contest will end May 6 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be anounced on Friday May 7. If I do not here from the winner by May 9, I will redraw for a new winner.

Have fun and good luck!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I've Been MIA

So, I know I've kinda fallen down on my blogging duties as of late (I am prepared to assume the position and take my punishment...), but here's why.

I spent a lovely weekend at the LA Times Book Festival. It was beautiful weather and I was surrounded by books and good company and it was just a really fun time. They had a great children's section at the festival and I apparently did a good mommy moment when I bought my kids a science book that shows them how to make everything from sail cars to bubbling potions and finger print ninjas. They are very excited to crack that baby open and get their mad scientist on.

I met and was reunited with some really great people (shout out to Reece, Ericka and fam, Terese, Megan & co, and Jen) and we had great food, good Sake and some really great conversation. I was so relaxed when I came back that I was practically jelly.

Unfortunately, I came back to kids with colds and trying to plan a b-day party for my littlest. Party planning for a group of 4-5 year olds and their parents is enough to make your head pop. I have nothing but respect (and some hate) for those moms and dads that make it look so frickin easy.

So, that's kinda where I'm at now. I'm recovering from too much fun and planning the party, nursing the kiddies and trying to catch up on my reading and reviewing. Hopefully we'll get back to a *kinda* schedule soon.


Friday, April 23, 2010

My Rants Are So Big, My Own Blog Can't Contain Them......

So my rants, much like my booty, are just too much for one place to handle. I'm over at Wicked Little Pixie's Blog today and we're ranting about pet peeves with female characters. Ok, mostly I'm ranting, but does that surprise anyone? I mean really?
Head over and check it out and you can totally make fun of me at two places at once :P

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm Impatiently Waiting.....

Revenant (A Zoe Martinique Investigation)

Zoë Martinique's life hasn't been ordinary for quite awhile. First she developed the ability to travel outside her body at will-where she encountered some seriously weird things. Things that left her with powers that she didn't really want or need. Still, a person can get used to almost anything- even being a Wraith. Though more often than not, it plays serious havoc with her love life.

But for once, Zoë is glad of her abilities. Bodies are showing up all over Atlanta, drained of blood. They're beings from another astral plane, called Revenants-and they're being stalked by her old enemy, the Phantasm. The Revenants are hardly the nicest of creatures-but to preserve the cosmic balance, Zoë will need to put everything on the line to save them...

Revenant is the 4th book in Phaedra Weldon's Zoe Martinique Series and a lot has happened in the previous three. If you're interested in starting this Urban Fantasy series, I would suggest that you start with book one, Wraith (Zoe Martinique, Book 1). Zoe is a pretty likable character with an interesting support cast. The premise is fairly unique and I've enjoyed this series quite a bit so far.

Revenant will be out June 1 this year. If you are an Urban Fantasy fan then I suggest you check out this series and mark your calendar for the newest release.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Review: Promise Me Tonight by Sara Lindsey

Isabella is determined to marry James...

Isabella Weston has loved James Sheffield for as long as she can remember. Her come-out ball seems the perfect chance to make him see her in a new light.

James is determined never to marry...

James is stunned to find that the impish girl he once knew has blossomed into a sensual goddess. And if he remember his lessons correctly, goddesses always spell trouble for mortal men.

A compromise is clearly necessary...

When Izzie kisses James, her artless ardor turns to a masterful seduction that drives him mad with desire. But, no stranger to heartbreak, James is determined never to love, and thus never to lose. Can Isabella convince him that a life without love might be the biggest loss of all?

Promise Me Tonight is a pretty formulaic read. That's not necessarily a bad thing. There are times that I seek out those types of stories as almost a comfort thing. The problem I had with this though, was that the main couple just didn't really work for me. There were moments that I could see their past as kids together merge with their adult feelings for each other and those were lovely moments where they worked as a couple, however there weren't enough of those.

Izzie's single minded obsession with James is a bit off putting for me. She has loved this guy since she was six years old and while that could be cute, it was a little annoying for me in some ways.

James' whole, "I had a rough childhood (not as rough as some regency heroes) so I will never ever love anyone" issues were also over done a bit I think. He treats her horribly because of them and then when he shows up all sorry and wanting to make it work, she's just supposed to forgive and forget and move on. I really wanted to see him crawl a bit more, but that's just me.

Where the characters really shine for me are in their relationships with family and friends. James relationship with the Weston family is really great and his discussions with his friends feel more interesting and real than his relationship with Isabella. Izzie's relationships with her mom, Aunt and siblings are super fun to watch. Her Aunt Kate was a crack up and her mom and sister were fun characters as well. I also loved her dad and her older brother, Hal. This family is a very tight knit and loving family with a great sense of humor and they have each other's backs when it comes down to it, which made them a great family to read about.

Overall, I felt that the story was a bit too predictable, the lead couple did grow and work on their issues but they weren't a very enjoyable couple for me. The strongest point in the story for me was the Weston family and the lead characters' friends. They made the hero and heroine more interesting and likable and they themselves were fun and interesting.

My final grade for this is a C+. This is going to be a series revolving around the Weston family and I think there's a lot to work with there. Ms. Lindsey has potential and as she tells the stories of more of the family, I hope that the series will improve with each book.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


So, I wanted to let you all know that I've joined the Amazon Affiliate Program.
Basically, if you buy a book through the link I give you, I will receive a portion of the sale.

Now, why did I decide to do this? Honestly, I link to Amazon in a lot of my reviews anyway and I go through the work of doing that so it makes sense to me to give myself the opportunity to earn some money doing something I already was doing for free. Now, do I insist that you buy everything I link to? Nope. I link to books that I gave good reviews and books that I give bad reviews. The reason being that just because I didn't care for a book doesn't mean I shouldn't give you the opportunity to get it and decide for yourself. I did this before I became an affiliate and I will continue to do so after. If you like a book I showcase and want to get it through my link, awesome. If not, that's cool, too. If you'd rather get it from your own bookseller or the library, it's all good. I'm not turning into a salesman on this blog. I'm merely offering links. Whatever you decide to do is all good with me. I'm only mentioning becoming part of the program because I want to be honest with everyone who reads my blog and I don't want anyone to think that I'm trying to secretly sell them something.

At this time, I am only affiliated with Amazon so if I provide any other links to book sellers or any other sellers, it is just a link to show you where you can purchase a book or product I've discussed and to give you guys more options on where to purchase things if you so desire.

So, to sum up, basically nothing has really changed except that if anyone uses my Amazon links to make a purchase I receive a percentage. I already link to Amazon in the past so nothing is new there. I will often link to other sellers like e-book pubs or B&N to give you more options, though I don't promise to do so in every review as sometimes I'm short on time or Amazon has a book listed that B&N hasn't listed yet (don't get me started on how B&N takes forever to list some things. Grrr).

If you have any questions or concerns just let me know.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why I Love Robot Chicken


Micheal Bay Explosions! I love it cuz it's so freakin true, lol.

Here we have one of my fave skits featuring He-Man, one of my fave heroes from childhood.

Here we have the villain carpool. I love Skeletor :P

Last, but not least, we have my fave hero from childhood: She-Ra. Don't mess with her when it's that time of the month.

Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Old, "What do you mean we didn't use protection?!" Scene

So, I was reading a review by another blogger recently and she mentioned how unnecessary it seemed for the hero and heroine to have this whole, "Oh, btw we totes forget protection for the whole like week we've been fizznucking and oops!" conversation because it kind of came out of nowhere and only served to show the hero was a stand up guy that would do right by his love if he knocked her up. When I read this it reminded me of a niggling pet peeve of mine that I just had to unleash on you all (totes sorry) and hope that I'm not the only one.

So, the hero and heroine have been going at it like rabbits all night or often times, for a sextastic weekend. Hey, I'm lovin it so far. When all of a sudden the hero (which is so ironic) or the heroine suddenly informs their partner, "Oh noes! We totes didn't glove up for our sexathon! I totally didn't even notice until like, right now." And then the other person (and it kills me when the hero has to inform the heroine of this) goes, *gasp* "I totes didn't even REALIZE! Boy, I'm glad you pointed that out, cause I was clueless."

Ok, here's my beef. So they didn't use a glove. Yes, in real life kiddies, NO GLOVE NO LOVE. Period. Howevah, I can forgive it a bit in fiction, esp paranormals where they so often have the convenient escape clause that no sexy werewolf, vampire, zombie dudes and dudettes carry icktastic and unsmexy things like crabs and gonorrhea (cha cha cha) so the only thing you have to worry about are unplanned lurve childrens poppin up like it's Flava Flave's House O' Paternity.

Well, if it's not the bareback rodeo factor that's bugging me, what is you ask? And I'm sooo glad you did *angelic smile*

Well, here's the thing, I admit to not being a sexpert, but when you ride the pony bareback until the buzzer goes off (prayin to the sex gods it's more than an 8 second ride or we have more probs than this) there's usually a lil evidence. You know, like a t-shirt that says, "I lasted the full 8 seconds" or something like that, but not like that, you know what I mean. Anyway, not to mention that I can understand forgetting the first time in the heat of the moment. It should become pretty damn obvious immediately after, though, what has gone down, or in, or off, or WHATEVER. However, let's play along and say that you're too busy cuddling and cooing and staring into eachother's eyes and arguing over who's prettier to be bothered with clean up or noticing your ALL AROUND NAKEDNESS (which at this point, I don't believe you're with a man, so if you're a lesbian it's a moot point anyway). Ok, so you didn't notice right away cuz you were falling into the deep pools of his/her eyes...yada, yada, yada, but the next time you go to saddle up, and you know there will be another round, it's kinda hard to believe that you'd not notice that YOU ARE MISSING SOMETHING IMPORTANT. Unless this is all metaphoric sex.

So, yeah, when I read about how the lead couple had a 3 day sexabition and totally didn't notice the lack of a rubber for the WHOLE DAMNED TIME, I kinda want to scream. They are obviously too dumb to reproduce, so I beg the author kindly to make sure the heroine either gets on the pill stat or the hero must suit up from here on out.

Now, I ask you, have any of you noticed that kind of thing in romance, erotica or UF? Does it bother you like it bothers me? Why or Why not?

And as always, Big Fat Smooches! ;)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Review: Touched By An Alien by Gini Koch

How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n' roll? Easy... She's Touched by an Alien Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down. In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

This book was fun. Yes, there were eye rolling moments. Yes, sometimes it went so fast that I had to say, Wait, back up....what? But, it was a fun, fast paced thrill ride.

Kitty is a pretty cool character. She's sexy but not too much emphasis is really put on her looks. Instead, the more her intelligence and inner strength is shown, the more hunky Jeff Martini wants her. That was hot. Every time she got a grasp of the situation quickly or came back with a smart retort, you could almost see Jeff shudder with desire. I liked that.

One of my fave characters in this book was Reader, he's a gay former model with lots of attitude and a great sense of humor. He and Kitty constantly say that if he was straight or even bi they would be together faster than you could blink, but since he's firmly gay and in a committed relationship with a total hottie, they're totes bff's.

The plot moves fast and it was great to see Kitty was smart and got a handle on the situation quickly, but sometimes it was almost too quickly. It was pretty awesome though, because she was a total sci-fi and comic book geek so she felt like she already had a leg up on understanding all the alien tech and apocalyptic drama that was going on.

The characters in Touched By An Alien are funny, smart, sexy and very capable. The plot is kind of X-Men/Men In Black/something different entirely. It was great fun and I never felt like I had to put it down because I was growing bored. A little FYI for my smutty sistahs out there, there is some hot hot smexin in this book, too. A little somethin somethin to look forward too ;)

I leave you with a cute exchange between Kitty and Reader:

"I'd be in love with you, but you're already married."
He grinned. "If I were straight, you'd be my girl."

Final grade: B+
I hope there will be more books after this one. I can't help but have a fantasy that Reader and his man will one day make a Kitty sandwich ;)

ETA: There is a second book coming out called Alien Tango. For more info check out the author's website here.

Also ETA: A link to buy Touched by an Alien

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

* Pub. Date: March 2010
* Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
* Format: Hardcover, 470pp
* Age Range: Young Adult

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High, from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12 should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Fortunately, she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Wow. I could honestly do this review in that one word. This book is just....Wow.

It's hard for me to do this review without giving away any spoilers and while that's usually not a huge issue for me, I really don't want to give any for this story if I can help it.

As I read Before I Fall, I noticed a bit of a pattern. Each day Samantha relives is kinda like the seven stages of grief. She feels and acts in different ways as each day comes again and you really get to see her evolving and learning and experiencing everything in a new way. I loved that she got to go through each emotion from denial to anger to depression to hope. She acts out in different ways, tries different things and it's a really cathartic experience for her and I think for the reader.

This book is so beautiful. The writing is clean and simple and at times elegant. The characters and experiences were all so relatable and so vivid and I really got sucked into the story. I forgot to sleep or eat while I read this book and I felt like I'd stepped into another world. When the book ended I came out of the book feeling disoriented and almost shocked that the real world was still there and life as I knew it was the same but I felt different.

At times I wanted to yell at Sam and her friends and other characters. At times I wanted to hug them and laugh with them and I even cried at one point (and I don't cry while reading a book easily). The love coming off the pages was so palpable that I felt like I knew these people, that I was these people and I felt what they felt, the good, the bad and the ugly.

I think this book shows so well how we all are capable of beauty and ugliness, love and hate and how we all are afraid of something and if we let go of the fear we can be more than we thought we could.

I highly recommend this book for people of any age. As Samantha learns in the story, It's never too late.

Before I Fall gets the first A+ that I've ever given a book before. The moral of the story isn't necessarily new, but it's handled so well and written so beautifully that it will haunt you long after you finish, and that's a good thing.

ETA:You can buy from Amazon here Before I Fall

Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam's life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she might not have many more to live...

Silver Borne is the fifth book in the Mercy Thompson series and it continues the story of Mercy and her friends very well. This is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series out there right now.

This installment focuses more on Adam and Mercy's relationship and how Mercy can integrate her life with Adam's and how she has to deal with the pack and all it's politics.

Silver Borne has a few issues, one being that the storyline of Sam was very good but felt rushed at the end. Some of the pack story line irritated me and I wish some people would have been dealt with more aggressively, but it all worked out and in the end the pack was stronger for it.

I loved seeing Mercy and Adam together in this one. They've gone through so much to be together and it's still not totally smooth sailing but I so enjoyed the moments that they got to have together in the midst of all the chaos and drama around them. As always, I loved Mercy's relationship with Jesse, Adam's daughter and some of the pack members that Mercy is close to like Ben and Warren. I love how Ben and Mercy's relationship has evolved from the first book.

Something that is hinted at and I really hope is expanded on in the next books, is Mercy's connection to Bran, The Marrock and basically king of the Werewolves. He treats her like a daughter and she seems to see him more and more as a father figure and they had such a great connection in this one that I'd like to see more of it.

I was very disappointed by the notable absence of one character in this book and I felt like that was a bit of a cop out but I also admit that there really wasn't a need for him in this story.

Overall I really enjoyed Silver Borne. It had some flaws but Ms. Briggs is a consistently good writer and the characters are so enjoyable that you can't help but enjoy the story. This series is very well written and full of wonderful characters and lots of action and I highly recommend it to fans of Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance.

Final grade: A-

P.S. I went to a signing for Patricia Briggs on the 7th in San Diego and I have to say that she is a lovely and warm person with a great sense of humor and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her. :D

ETA: Link to buy Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Review: Blonde With a Wand by Vicki Lewis Thompson

From the Wild & Hexy imagination of a New York Times bestselling author

Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...

Blonde With a Wand is a quick and fun read. I haven't read any of the other books in the Babes on Brooms series that Vicki Lewis Thompson has written and I wondered if that would be a problem going into this book, but I quickly found that this book very much stands on its own.

I have to admit that for almost the first half of the book I didn't care much for Anica and Jasper. Jasper was funny but he'd been a jerk and Anica was trying really hard to fix things and he was utterly unmoved. He kept contemplating revenge and was just kinda not overly likable for me. I did enjoy how he adapted to being a cat while he struggled to hold on to his humanity. He was also smart and resourceful which is always sexy in a guy.

Anica, on the other hand, was so goody two shoes that it kinda drove me nuts. She had a broomstick up her butt for about half the book, but fortunately by the end she had loosened up a lot and was a much more likable character.

The chemistry between the two of them was great. They were undeniably attracted to each other even when they were furious at one another and it was fun to watch them try to deal with that. They learned a lot about each other and themselves through this whole experience and I really liked that we got to see that.

One of my favorite things about this book was the relationship between Anica and her younger and wilder sister Lily. They hadn't been very close because Anica was a stuck up goody two shoes that just thought they were too different to get along. Thanks to the events in the story though, she has to lean heavily on her sister and admit her own faults and the two of them grow very close. I loved watching them turn from strangers that were related to true sisters. Anica learned to let her hair down and Lily learned to grow up a bit.

Lily's book, Chick With A Charm is out and I want to get that one next. I can't wait to see Anica and Jasper again and I want to see what happens with Lily and her love interest, Griffin.

By the end of Blonde With A Wand, Jasper and Anica had become two very likable characters whose love was easily seen and believed. The ending was touching and well handled and I was very satisfied with it.

I give it a B. It's fun and enjoyable and sexy. ;)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Review: To Tempt A Saint by Kate Moore

No romance lover can resist the novels of Kate Moore...

First in the Sons of Sin trilogy Introducing the three sons of an infamous London courtesan-and the strong-willed women who love them...

Despite being knighted for saving the Prince Regent's life, Sir Alexander Jones will never truly be accepted by the nobility. But if he's to find his long lost brother, Xander must win the first willing heiress he can find.

Only by marrying can Cleo Spencer access her funds. Making a bargain with Xander is her chance to provide for her younger brother. But when her uncle accuses them of fraud, they discover that love is the best part of their bargain.

I picked up this book because the premise sounded sexy and fun and I was in the mood for a historical romance that would fit that bill.

I fell in love with Xander in the prologue. He was such a mature and capable man. You could tell he could handle himself in a fight but you also saw his softer side as he pretty much acted like Brother of the Year with his youngest brother Kit. He's also smart and forward thinking. I loved all of that about him.

I liked Cleo from the first time we meet her. She's in a bad spot in life but she has grit and a devilish sense of humor. She's feisty but not in a stupid way and you just want to see her situation in life improve and you want to conk the men who have neglected her and her brother over the head with a blunt object.

The issue I had with this story was the perceived obstacles that kept Xander and Cleo from truly committing to each other and kept Xander from wanting to consummate their marriage. They were so flimsy to me that it was rather irritating.

Another problem for me was a seeming lack of description in the book. So often I find that romance books especially are so over descriptive that I start rolling my eyes at "his aquiline nose, broody brow, stormy blue eyes, severe yet sensual mouth and aggressive cheekbones.....etc., etc." but in this one I felt like very little time was given to describe the characters and surroundings very well which left me sometimes a bit disconnected from them.

This is a fast and easy read that is entertaining, but not overly exciting or memorable. The characters are likable but at times their actions are a little ridiculous or annoying, i.e., when Cleo tries to force Xander to bed her by constantly threatening him with a knife. I rolled my eyes at that.

My grade for To Tempt A Saint is a C+. Fans of historical romance will most likely enjoy this book but it's not anything new or surprising.

Cover Love

Torment by Lauren Kate is the sequel to Fallen. I had some issues with Fallen as you may recall from my review of it, but I'm still looking forward to this next installment which will be out in September of this year.

Issues aside, these books have some fabulous covers. I just love the angst and stark beauty that these covers embody. They also feel very appropriate for the story which is rather rare in covers lately, imho.

Who is reading this series? Do you like the covers?


Monday, April 5, 2010

Pritkin!!!!!!!! And a Clash with Clash (see what I did there?)

So, the first four chapters of the Pritkin short story are up at Karen Chance's website. I was left hanging and in need for the rest. *gasp* I'm gonna expire from wanting...more...Pritkin!
If you aren't familiar with the Cassie Palmer series or you need a refresher course, cuz let's be honest- we all do, then let me break it down for you.

Cassie = What the eff is going on half the effing time?! Good thing I'm cute and have a sense of humor....

Mircea = smarmy meh

Pritkin = Damaged goods, but them goods be rawr! All sorts of grrr, baby *sigh*

Why yes, I want to see Cassie and Pritkin get it on in an explosive bout of furniture destroying, time melding, wall banging sex, how did you guess?

Anywho, the link for the short is here.

All I can say is: WRITE MORE FASTER!!!!!!! *deep breath*

Ok, on a different note, I'm disappointed by the trailers and clips and reviews and just general apparent WTFery of the new Clash of the Titans movie. Hollywood, why must you destroy all you lay your grubby paws on? Why?
I'm still going to see it, though I think Bam from It's Not Chick Porn, and also known as @bamgalace on twitter, probably summed it up best with these lovely sentences after having seen the movie the other night. I give you the world's shortest and best review:

"Sam Worthington's skirt was so short he could have accidentally released his Kraken... and Liam Neeson acted with his beard.

in other words, terribly awesome and awesomely terrible."

If you like a longer and perhaps more detailed review, check out the one that Carrie Vaughn did on her blog, here.

Also, as Cleolinda from Occupation: Girl said, Sam Worthington is oatmeal. Muscular oatmeal.

I have to agree.

I'm still going to see the movie. But I'm going to curse Hollywood all the way to the theater.......

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I'm a sucker for Angelina Jolie......

Especially when she's kicking ass and rockin bangs. I also love that this role was originally written for a man and was going to be played by Tom Cruise. Go get 'em girl! Show those boys how it's done (and you're way hotter than Tom lately, too).

So, what do you think? Are you going to see it? It comes out in July in the US and I think August in the UK.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools: Not Always Fun and Games

lolcats funny cat pictures

So, I was having a lil Twitter convo with Ilona Andrews reminiscing about some of her April Fools LJ posts in years past. Last year she posted that Curran would die in the next book in the series as a an April Fools but was quickly inundated with panicked e-mails from horrified fans begging for the life of our favorite Alpha Cat. This year, she elected not to do and April Fools post. :P That got me to thinking about some of my more memorable April Fools Day jokes that maybe didn't go over so well.

About four years ago the hubster and I moved across country from California to North Carolina. All our family was still out in Cali and we decided that for our first April Fools Day in our new house we would do it big. We called our parents and siblings and informed them that we were preggers! Hahaha, right? WRONG. My mom went into crying hysterics because her only child was way across the country and she wouldn't even get to see this grandkid be born and she missed her lil grandsons so much and so on and so forth. Yeah, it was kinda awful. Then we had to say, no see APRIL FOOLS, Y'ALL! *sigh*

When I tweeted briefly about my lil April Fools Preggers Mishap, the lovely KC from Smokinhotbooks said that she, too, had tried the, "honey I'm preggers!" April Fools trope and that it, too didn't go so well.

So, I ask you guys, what was the worst April Fools joke that you pulled or had pulled on you? What was the best? Let's hear it folks. Make me feel better by proving that I'm not the only dork with a sick sense of humor that often bites me in the ass.

Muah! And Happy April ;)

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