Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Other Woman...hilarious

                I haven't been to the movies as often as I used to, hence the decline of movie reviews, because well it's expensive and the times are against me in lining up so I can see all in one day, so much more convenient.  Plus as much as I love the movies, and believe me I DO LOVE them, there have not been as many that seeing the previews I think, I HAVE TO SEE THAT ASAP!!!  I did see Captain America The Winder Solider though as a fan of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and Marvel doing everything in cannon…and me being OCD about seeing things in order, I had to see it to keep watching, plus I wanted to see it.  I didn't review it, not for any reason, just slipped my mind I guess but the point is I did go to the movies this weekend and saw The Other Woman.
                First I have to say I found this trailer on Youtube by during an accidental veg-fest.  You know when you go there to look at ne harmless video, then an hour or so later and 'X' amount of videos later you realize what time it is, yeah one of those.  I have to say I loved the trailer, the Timber song is also one of my current favorites that always get me moving my head and making my day a bit better so it was a hit in the trailer.  Also the trailer seemed to have a good mix of what its about and funny moments that make you want to see it to see all of them.  See for yourself:

                So basically a woman (Cameron Diaz) falls for  guy (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and goes to surprise him but finds his wife instead.  Jerk.  The wife is played the hilarious Leslie Mann,  who is crazy and neurotic and is crushed by the truth and at a loss of what to do.  She has no one to talk to by the mistress, so she turns to her.  They become unlikely friends as they discover another mistress (Kate Upton).  The three of them end up bonding over the fact that this guy was able to play them all and finding a way to plot to take him down. 
                The movie was cheesy and simple but it was funny as can be.  Oh was it funny, my stomach hurt by the time I left I was laughing so hard.  The girls, particularly Diaz and Mann were fabulous and that hilarity seemed so natural.  And Nikolaj (AKA Jamie Lanster) nailed it yet again as a sexy douche bag with two hands though.  Overall it was a barrel of laughs.  Besides what female doesn't love a good girl power movie and getting even with a lying man.

 Rating: 5 Grappling Hooks

                Okay so as usual share your comments below.  Have you already seen this or plan to see it?  Now the other day I mentioned this coming movie review but also that I would be posting an author interview on Sunday May 4th with Colette Ballard whose book Running on Empty I previously reviewed.  I'm super excited to spread the word on not only the interview, because lets face it as a book nerd connecting with an author is amazing, but also on the release of the paperback of the book May 6th. 

                With that being said I also mentioned hosting a giveaway.  I am waiting to hear back on one part of that, but yes I will be hosting a giveaway and hope you will all enter to win, the tab will be located in Sunday's Interview post so stay tuned.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

Grimnirs by Ednah Walters

                Grimnirs was an ARC from NetGalley and book 2.5 in the Runes series series by Ednah Walters.  Now I read book 1, Runes some time back and really liked it, eager to read more but at the time there was no information on book 2.  So when I saw this book, similar cover I was excited and even more so when I was approved.  Then I checked and saw it was book 2.5 and realized I had missed something.  I had checked back periodically after reading book 1 but somehow missed book 2 Immortals.  So I had to read it before starting this one.  So I made a quick purchase on my kindle and was on a roll.  This review will have some spoilers for the previous 2 books, so be warned.

                The first thing about Grimnirs is that is isn't from Raine's prespective as the previous books but this time from Cora's.  Instead of Cora being a supporting character she was front and center and Raine and Torin were in the secondary status.  With that being said it takes place towards the end of Immortals when Cora returns home from PMI where no one has visited her for a month and she is feeling pretty crazy and abandoned.  The guy she's been in love with secretly for years is gone without even a simple goodbye and now all she wants is normal.  No more seeing souls or the reapers, Grimnirs, collecting them.  She is in no way looking for a new guy, until Echo appears in her bedroom, not a surprise I'd mind finding in my bedroom, just saying.  Bright side is him being around makes the souls stop bothering her.  Echo is hot, but not her type, even if the connection is there.  He's arrogant, cocky, and oh yeah a Grimnir.   Not the type of guy to have around for 'normal' but then again, normal may be over rated and who can control the heart.

                I liked seeing things from her prospective, you get a fresh take on the story as a whole and after what she went through it would have been hard to explain any other way.  It brought new characters and a new take on the ones readers of the series already love.  Plus watching Cora go through this psychological and emotional trial made her character so much more endearing.              Plus it gave us a different view on the new comer Echo who the Valkyries are not so fond of.  He's mentioned, as are Grimnirs in general, in the previous books but he wasn't what I was expecting.  Cora falls for him despite logic and is able to see a different side to him because he is able to show her a different side.  It expands how he became top Grimnir, Hel's favorite.

                Also as a series as a whole as much as I love Raine and her perspective, seeing her from her best friends eyes was nice.  You see different things, things you never think about yourself but others see when they look at you.  I'm looking forward to book 3 Seeress which comes out today…well it was listed to come out today but it was posted on Amazon last night so I have it down loaded and I will start it on my lunch hour today.

Rating:  5 Magic Portals

                Let me know what you think below in the comments please for both my review as a whole, the book/series itself, etc.  Next I did see a movie this weekend and I will be posting my review on that shortly and I was also granted another great opportunity to host an author interview.  I'm excited and it is scheduled for next Sunday May 4th, it will be Colette Ballard for her paperback release of Running on Empty.  I'm stoked for this and I'm even thinking of hosting my very first giveaway, so check back and share your thoughts as always.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Charming: Cover Reveal!

                Hello Bloggers!  So if you remember a few weeks back, a month really if you get technical I did an interview with this fabulous author I know and adore Krystal Wade for her latest release Shattered Secrets and she mentioned a new book also getting close to release.  Well I have a bit of an interactive treat for you, the cover is now revealed!  It's a jigsaw puzzle!  I love doing these online, so much easier and you don't worry about losing pieces.  Anyways enjoy! 

Popular YA author Krystal Wade has a thrilling new young adult novel coming out in October, 2014! The spine-tingling suspense in CHARMING will get your heart rate up.  We promise you.


They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that's great . . . as long as you don't die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.

Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.

Little do they know someone's determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

Add CHARMING to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

 Author Bio

Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday.  With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers - who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas - sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read.

How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?

Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to.  They keep her sane.