Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest – Movie

For this blogfest hosted by the fabulous Alex Cavanaugh (thanks Alex!), I have two movies. One mostly famous but underappreciated. And the other, a sleeping marvel.

Mostly Famous. Meet Joe Black. William Parish is dying. He knows this because Death showed up at his door and told him so. But before Death takes William on that one-way journey, It wants to live as a human for a
few days and be “...swept away out there... sing with rapture and dance like a Dervish.”

Death acquires a body and a human name, Joe Black and walks at William’s side for a few days. It stays by him during business meetings, a birthday party, and meals, where Death meets Susan, William’s daughter. And Death discovers true human emotions.

The movie, a paranormal drama coupled with amazing music, is on my short list of shows that I can watch over and over.

Sleeping Marvel. Vivacious Lady, starring Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers. A young man brings home a nightclub singer to meet his sedate and very proper family and
wonders how to break the news: he’s already married to her.

Comedy routines have to start somewhere. Maybe this movie isn’t exactly the beginning but after watching it, you can see how modern day comedians came up with their stuff.

Watch this clip and you’ll see what I mean:  


Friday, September 19, 2014

Mage Revealed

Book Two of The Magic Withheld series

Struck with enough malevolent Spirit to turn him into a raving beast of a man, Bert Reese fights to remain human. Alone, he walks a slender path between sanity and madness. Then, an unlikely source enters his life to help—one of the now-hated mages.

But Ashleigh is different and calms his butchered senses. Her fierce nature is the only rock that stands between him and the crevasse that is beast. In all ways, she walks beside him toward a new beginning. But at the end of their journey lies the one who used Spirit against him. Questions arise; did Tiarra, head of the Imperium, lose her magic, die, or simply give way to the new order? Or, like a spider, does she wait for a mage to blunder into her web?

Forced on him without a care for his humanity, Bert is the mage who should not exist, born with a different kind of magic.  

And the gates of Hell are no match for the magic he wields.

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Release date, October 24th.

Download the prequel to Wilder Mage, Out of Magic FREE at Amazon.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Subtle Marketeer

As co-host of the Shelfie Blog Hop, a month long event culminating on October 6th (my 41st wedding anniversary, btw), answer this question for me:

What are you waiting for?

A small section of my book shelf
Shelfie, started by the incomparable Tara Tyler, is basic marketeering. Take a picture of your book, post it, and possibly win a prize. Take a pic of you and your book for extra points. OR, take a picture of your book shelf and post. Hence the term shelfie.
But what is this? I spy with my little eye...Alex Cavanaugh

No, it is not a made-up term. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says so.

Sign up, post your photo, expose, market your book. 

Shelfie Blog Hop co-hosts, co-conspirators and contributors: Heather M. GardnerChristine Rains,Vikki BiramM.J. FifieldElizabeth Seckman, and Rena Rocford

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shelfies. It’s a Trend.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac – 2015 

Trends, under “People Are Talking About”:

In addition to "...turning parking spaces into mini parks for a day and 'slow TV'..." (still don’t understand that one) there is this fact:

taking “shelfies”—photos of our books

Tara had it right! A Shelfie! Ha HAAAA.

Enter her contest and win big. Not just the actual prizes (although they are cool enough!) but take a pic of your book as a marketing tool. It does get around, folks. 

In the words of a certain brand of athletic shoes, 

Just Do It.

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