Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Spotlight: Burn It by Jennifer Cie

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Burn It by Jennifer Cie

A soul-grabbing, non-traditional, coffee table memoir, Burn It is a rollercoaster of elegantly written emotion exploring the highs and lows of love, adolescence, and life lessons. Jennifer Cie takes command of the reader’s attention and never lets go. Until the very last page, Burn It provides a gripping, everyman voice of innocence and struggle to find hope.



Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/BURN-IT-ebook/dp/B00E8F8V3G






Author Bio:

A tone-deaf music enthusiast from Memphis, Tennessee who has always found solace in writing, Jennifer Cie is a writer that loves to push boundaries in her writing style. From narratives to prose Jennifer uses her writing to speak on modern day social ills and misconceptions to create books that “make you love what you are and cannot become”.
When she is not indulging her guilty pleasure of cereal mixed with long road trips, you can find her rambling on her blog: http://journeytopaperback.blogspot.ca/ or working on her upcoming historical fiction novel. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fairy Tale Fusion Cover Reveal

Okay folks, here it is, the first official look at the cover for my soon to be released book, Fairy Tale Fusion.

Ta Dah!





Welcome to Fairy Tale Fusion.
Where things get messy in the Riding Hood.

What if the characters in Fairy Tales existed? What if they lived and breathed in a place called Fairyland, a setting not too divergent from our world, situated next to Wonderland and down the lane from Camelot?

Meet Detective Piper, member of the Fairyland Metro Police. His job, to ferret out the suspects and investigate crime on the streets and in the lanes of Fairyland. Along with Officer Simon, he’s hard at work, searching for a missing pumpkin, hunting for an arsonist, wondering what the future holds in a series of crystal ball robberies, and dealing with spells, curses and other strange happenings.

His cases, and others like them, are the headlines of the day, brought to you by FTN news anchors Spider Bramble and Aurora Gossamer, with entertainment correspondent Lucinda Lovedust and reporter Chip Charming. Keep up-to-date on the latest information out of Fairyland and its adjacent suburbs, and the recent hubbub with trolls, princesses, fairies and their ilk.

And after leaving Fairyland, you'll journey to a place where toys are born… to be bad.  When spells go wrong and playthings turn mean, where clown dolls would kill to meet you and a Rubik’s cube holds a cosmic secret.

If you survive the toy box, then head out to party with some elves (if you can outlast the celebration), battle in a far, far away galaxy, play “find the dragon”, and discover how they do crime and punishment in Oz.

And remember, always be nice to your Fairy Godmother.


The official release date for Fairy Tale Fusion is October 23rd, but you can check out the Smashwords book page now for a sneak peak, and within the next week or two, pre-orders of the book will be available at iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

Writing Counts in Movies, Too

These past two weeks I crawled from my writing cave and took in a couple of movies, The Wolverine and Elysium. Here are my thoughts:

The Wolverine- Being a comic book fan and a Hugh Jackman fan, I held out hope that this film could rise to a decent entertainment level. Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman aside, it never really rose above a level of, meh. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. It's deep emotional meaning (immortality, life and death, that sort of stuff) never truly came out of the shallow end, and the action scenes seemed tempered. There were flashes of brilliance, like the bar scene, and the fight atop the train, but most of the action sequences lacked that kick-ass spark a movie like this needs. Sadly, The Wolverine was imminently forgettable and slightly disappointing.

Elysium- Again I had hopes for this film, by the writer and director of District 9, and this time I was rewarded.   This is a nice science fiction film, that delivers what it promises: action, drama, and grit. The plot's solid, if somewhat predictable at times, and the writer/director, Neill Blomkamp, creates a very believable world of urban decay and class dystopia where the privileged few rule. It's a world quite chilling at time, where robot and human alike can be without feeling; at least the robots are programmed that way.  I also liked that it didn't compromise its ending, and played out the inevitability.  I enjoyed this movie quite a bit.


The strengths and weakness of both films lie in the writing and the plot; one embraced its themes and built on them, the other hedged its bets and fell short.


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