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Wonder Woman - You Think You Know Comics

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Stranger Things Anyone????

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The tweet that made my day!!!

Are you ready for Season TWO?
  I am!!! 

 How many words did Eleven say in the entire first season? 
 After reading this article I think I may have to take note when I rewatch it in preparation for Season Two. (Link to read the article)


Review: Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

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Maiden Lane Series


Infamous for his wild, sensual needs, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is searching for a savage killer in St. Giles, London's most notorious slum. Widowed Temperance Dews knows St. Giles like the back of her hand-she's spent a lifetime caring for its inhabitants at the foundling home her family established. Now that home is at risk . . . 


Caire makes a simple offer-in return for Temperance's help navigating the perilous alleys of St. Giles, he will introduce her to London's high society so that she can find a benefactor for the home. But Temperance may not be the innocent she seems, and what begins as cold calculation soon falls prey to a passion that neither can control-one that may well destroy them both.


Wicked indeed! It has been a while since I've read a historical romance novel with such a dark hero.  Although I had hoped the story had delved deeper into the heroes tortured past to better understand the depth of his character, I found the story to be filled to the brim with dark and passionate scenes both tentalizing and lustful. The fact that Lazarus was able to find love and was redeemable made this book a keeper. This was my first foray into the Maiden Lane series, and I can't wait to order the next book in the series and follow newly introduced characters from this book.

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Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Pub Date: August 1, 2016

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Alphas Origins by Ilona Andrews

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From Ilona Andrews—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Magic Shifts and the Kate Daniels novels—comes a stark, seductive tale of a world torn asunder by supernatural gifts and irresistible passions...

Karina Tucker is driving a van of children home from a field trip when an unplanned detour to a seemingly ordinary rest stop changes her life. There, she witnesses a world beyond humanity’s sight, of frightful powers and chaos, where she is in death’s grip... before an irresistibly dangerous male saves her—only to take her captive.

For she is a rare commodity in the shadowy realm she’s entered.
Karina soon finds herself caught in a violent civil war where those with inhuman powers strive to destroy each other without mercy. And it becomes all too clear that she must make a choice: submit and become a pawn, or take hold of her own destiny and fight for survival against impossible odds.

Alphas: Origins originally appeared in Angels of Darkness.



Alpha Origins opens a gateway into another interesting Ilona Andrews world. Karina's character is unique and unlike previous characters in Andrews writings.  There is a quite strength about her that has yet to reveal itself in its entirely.  Lucas is a mystery as are all the gripping men in the story. The connection between Karina and Lucas promises to be stormy and sexy. 
 I look forward to reading more.   

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Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

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Kingmaker Chronicles #1
Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. 

This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.


Marvelous A Promise of Fire!  Hello Amanda Bouchet! 
Prepare to be engrossed in this incredible fantasy novel from the very first page to the end.  The first installment in the Kingmaker Chronicles definitely sets the stage for what promises to become a fantasy favorite.  A Promise of Fire is action packed, infused with witty humor, and delights with superb romantic tensions .  Each chapter draws you in as you become acquainted with the hero, heroine and the side-kicks.   It has it all and readers will come away with a need to read more about the Kingmaker and her powerful captor.  A must read!!!

Buy Now!

Mark your calendars!!!!

Breath of Fire is coming out January 3, 2017

Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pub Date: August 2nd 2016

I am loving Fleabag!!!

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Fleabag! Yes, meet a 20 something woman living in London, with a breakneck monologue.

You can now watch the first season here: Season 1

Season 1 
Available on Prime
 4.0 out of 5 stars (111IMDb 8/10
Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman

First Episode


This is the kind of show that will shock you every chance it gets and have you cracking up at  the most shocking and ridiculous scenes. Fleabag is a hot mess, that speaks her mind, saying everything we never would dare, but secretly wishing we could.  Prepare to be taken on a bizarre foray into the life of a porn loving 20 something, living in London, surrounded by more questions than answers.  I'll keep you posted as I watch the rest of the season.  

Have you watched Fleabag? What are your thoughts?

Do a bit of research on the word fleabag!  It has quite a few interesting meanings.

Read more about Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)! 





Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.





                Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman
Available to watch on supported devices.



Fall Shows I'm Dying to Watch!

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Here are just a few new shows this fall that I'm super excited about and can't wait to watch. 

  Van Helsing

Van Helsing is set in the near future, where vampires have risen and taken control. Vanessa Van Helsing is humanity's last hope, as her unique blood composition gives her the ability to turn vampires human. With this secret weapon, Vanessa becomes a prime target for the vampires. Van Helsing comes from the producers of Fargo and Hell on Wheels. Acclaimed director/playwright Neil LaBute serves as showrunner.

Friday, Sept. 23rd (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

See more here.

# 2

When the world as they know it starts coming to an end, the Copeland family must face terrifying supernatural creatures and unprecedented disasters, including massive storms, earthquakes, meteor impacts, plague and the rapid decline of civilization. Will they be able to make it through - and figure out how to stop it?

Tuesday, Sept.27th  (Syfy, 10 p.m.)

See more here.


The one-hour drama series Westworldis a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

October 2nd, Westworld: (HBO, 9 p.m.)

# 4


Hugh Laurie plays as a forensic neuropsychiatrist in this noir-ish psychological thriller based on Kem Nunn’s novel. Gretchen Mol is an alluring patient with a multiple personality disorder who lures the mild-manner Chance into a world of violence and police corruption.

October 19th - Hulu

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