Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Ice Cream Social Event At Walmart


Are you going to The Ice Cream Social Event at Walmart?  I am really looking forward to it!  Saturday, July 2nd the event will take place in my area.  It's going to be a lot of fun!

This shop/project has been compensated as part of a campaign for Nestlé. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Giveaways On My Other Blogs


Midnight’s Daughter & Death’s Mistress Karen Chance
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WAREHOUSE 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox
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GEORGE A. ROMERO PRESENTS DEADTIME STORIES VOLUME 1
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The Closer: The Complete Sixth Season
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Giveaway: GEORGE A. ROMERO PRESENTS DEADTIME STORIES VOLUME 1



George A. Romero, the renown horror writer and creator of Night of the Living Dead, has partnered with writer-actor Jeff Monahan to create horror anthology George A. Romero Presents ... Deadtime Stories. The first volume of this two volume set consists of an anthology of three 30-minute horror films: Valley of the Shadow: A woman searches for her missing husband in jungles of South America...and soon, the hunters become the hunted. WeT: A lonely potter finds a valuable jade box buried on the beach. And what s inside...it wants to keep him company. House Call: In poor and lonely farm country, a woman calls an elderly doctor out on a dark and stormy night to make a house call on her strangely-ailing son. And what he finds when he gets there isn't listed in any medical book.




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Giveaway: WAREHOUSE 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox


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Blog Tour Review: Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox


An original, official tie-in novel by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox based on the hit Syfy drama Warehouse 13!

Hidden away in the Badlands of South Dakota, Warehouse 13 is a top-secret repository for historical artifacts imbued with dangerous supernatural properties. Warehouse agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering are on the lookout for loose artifacts raising havoc. Reports of a genuine psychic healer, along with a possibly related epidemic of mysterious illnesses, lead Pete and Myka on an investigation that stretches back to the bloody history of the Civil War. But when Pete is infected with a deadly fever, Myka and the rest of team must track down a pair of cursed gloves—before a madman unleashes a virulent plague upon America...and the Warehouse team loses one of their own.


Reading Warehouse 13: A Touch of Fever by Greg Cox was really fun.  I've always fantasized about working for a top-secret agency that dealt with the paranormal.  Greg's book made me feel like I was actually going through the motions along with the characters, which made it even better.  When you're in the mood to go on a fun-filled adventure, pick up this book.

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Review: Cars 2


Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car.  But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.  Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).  Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.  The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.


I received tickets to an advance screening of Cars 2 and decided to take my nephew, Damien.  My sister (MamaKnows) and Krista (You Wanna Know What I Think?...) ended up receiving tickets too, so we ended up going together.  I was really excited about seeing this movie because I absolutely loved the first one.  I was also really looking forward to seeing the look on Damien's and Jordan's face.  When we arrived at the theater, both boys got the Cars Snack Pack:


The advance tickets we received said first come, first serve, so we got there early and had to sit outside of the theater for a while.  The boys didn't seem to mind at all.


Me and Nikki were so ready to get in and get seated but we kept our calm pretty well if I do say so myself.


Once we were in our seats and comfortable, the fun started.  The kids were cracking me up and they were both really well behaved.  Once the previews started I was able to see their little faces light up and their excitement made me feel really good.  During the movie, they were both engrossed in the movie for a long time.

I really enjoyed Cars 2.  It had a James Bond-type theme and was absolutely hilarious.  The animation was out of this world!  When I found out that this movie was being shown in 3D, I was a little concerned.  Mostly because the movies I had previously seen in 3D weren't very good.  This is not the case with Cars 2.  I don't think I'll ever be able to watch it without my 3D glasses!

Even though Cars 2 was a lot different than the first film, it did live up to my expectations.  I know that we will be adding this movie (on Blu-ray) to our collection once it is released.




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Cars 2 Activity #16: Radiator Springs Playset

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Lying Game



ABOUT THE LYING GAME

"The Lying Game," a new one-hour scripted drama, follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother.

After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls' designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place. 



"The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads; and Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel.

Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "All My Children," "Melrose Place") serves as executive producer and writer; Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. Produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars).


The new original series The Lying Game premieres Monday, August 15 at 9/8c!


The Closer - Season Six Extras





One of my favorite parts about watching an entire season on DVD, besides being able to watch one episode right after another, is the bonus features.  I find it very interesting to watch the actors and hear what they have to say about the characters they play.  I really enjoyed seeing what Kyra Sedgwick had to say about playing on The Closer.

Watching the extras makes me feel a real connection with the actors.  That's probably the reason why I enjoy them so much.  I feel like I have a bond with them.  What do you think?  Do the bonus features interest you?


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Cars 2 Activity #15: Whitewall Tire Cookies



YOU'LL NEED:
• Sugar cookie dough
• Rolling pin
• Flour
• Wax paper
• Round cookie or fondant cutters (2¼,
1½, and 5/8 inches)*
• Baking sheet
• Cooling rack
• White ready-to-use fondant (look in the
baking aisle of grocery, department, or
craft stores)
• Plastic kitchen gloves (for kneading food
coloring into the fondant)
• Black food coloring
• Confectioner's sugar
• Small tube of decorator's icing
* You can buy a set of three round fondant cutters for under $3 in the cake decorating aisle at craft and department stores.



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Giveaways on Readaholic

A Wedding Wager by Jane Feather
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Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth
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Giveaway: Falling Skies Hat





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How Exactly Did I End Up Here Again? By Deborah Coonts

Author of Lucky Stiff

I know a lot of writers and they each have their own reasons for writing. Some love to play with words. Some love to craft devilish plots. Some love the fantasy. Me? I write because I am eminently unemployable.
I don't play well with others, never did. And my mind seems to jump around like a water droplet in a hot skillet -- either I am insatiably curious or I'm gluten-intolerant and have ADD -- either way, boredom is an issue. I can't imagine doing the same thing over and over, day in, and day out. If that had been my life, I would've punched my own clock years ago.
So, I make stuff up. It's safer that way. Trust me.
According to my mother, I was born to be a professional liar. However, back when my talent first reared its ugly head, I was punished for it, now I'm paid for it. Go figure. Ironic, isn't it?
There's a lesson in there somewhere and it is this: find your best thing and go with it. You laugh at the simplicity or even the innocence, but doesn't it have the ring of truth? I know it does, you see, I'm proof.
A good observer, I learned early on that I was expected: to speak only when spoken to, to consider anything written by Emily Post to be second in importance only to the Bible, to be fluent in china and silver patterns and, to aspire to marry the scion of some oil family and join the Junior League. And if my husband was voted in as a member of the Dallas Country Club? Well, I would have achieved far beyond my potential. You see, I was raised in Texas during the last gasp of the Donna Reed era. Suffice it to say, brainpower was not in the top five traits most admired in a woman. Hell, it probably didn't even make the list.
My grandmother used to tell me I was smart enough to play dumb. Apparently, she wasn't accurate in that assessment. So, I retreated into stories where adventures awaited and I could be anything, do anything -- the world was my oyster. Unfortunately, this forward-thinking ideal hadn't reached my little corner of the universe.
I was told I had to become an accountant. I loathed accounting. Thus began a duplicitous existence. I studied accounting, but I also majored in kinesiology (Heretic that I was, I thought I wanted to be a doctor). It turns out neither was a good fit. But I didn't know what was. I mean, who announces at twenty she is going to make a living as a novelist? Certainly not the little girl who was told she could aspire no higher than the Junior League.
A great disappointment to my southern friends and knowing there had to be more, I launched myself into the adventure of life. I've been everything from a mom (life's very best adventure) and a wife (I'm not so well-suited for this one), a tax lawyer (boring), a business owner (close), a pilot and a flight instructor (sometimes too much of an adventure).
A veritable Walter Mitty, my well of human experience is deep. And since you gotta live it before you can write it, I've come full circle back to my best thing. But it wasn't quite that simple. Oh, I started putting words on the page -- long, rambling sentences, too much backstory, plots with holes you could drive a tank through, purple prose . . . drivel.
But I was writing! Watch out Sandra Brown!
And, over fifteen years later, I'm an overnight success.
Along the way I put in my 10,000 hours, my million words. And I learned some things along the way: I'm no Sandra Brown . . . no, I've got way too much funny bone. And I'm not terrified to speak in front of a crowd. Apparently I'm over 40/64th hambone. Who knew? God, don't give me a mike and an audience, you'll regret it. And I have a terribly inappropriate sense of humor, as my mother would tell me. To be honest, I like that part.
Finally, I am me.
© 2011 Deborah Coonts, author of Lucky Stiff


Author Bio
Deborah Coonts, 
author of Lucky Stiff, says her mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she's not totally sure -- her mother can't be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can't get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. She is the author of the Lucky O'Tool Las Vegas adventure series.

The first book in the series, Wanna Get Lucky?, has been nominated by the Romance Writers of America for the 2011 RITA awards in the categories of Best First Novel and Best Novel with a Strong Romantic Element. Her second book, Lucky Stiff, was published in February 2011.
For more information please visit http://www.deborahcoonts.com/, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter

Giveaway: Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth







Review: Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth


Introducing a seductive new mystery series set in Provence-featuring chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque.

Set in charming and historic Aix-en-Provence, France, Death at the Château Bremont introduces readers to Antoine Verlaque, the handsome and seductive chief magistrate of Aix, and his on-again, off- again love interest, law professor Marine Bonnet. When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family château, the town is abuzz with rumors. Verlaque suspects foul play and must turn to Marine for help when he discovers that she had been a close friend of the Bremonts. This is a lively whodunit steeped in the rich, enticing, and romantic atmosphere of southern France.


A couple of weekends ago, I was in the mood to read a mystery and decided to grab my copy of Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth.  It took a little while for me to really get into the story, but once I did, I was fully entertained.  What I enjoyed most about this book was the historical setting and trying to figure out who did it before I got to that part of the book.  If you are a mystery lover, I'm sure you will enjoy Death at the Chateau Bremont. 

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Cars 2 Activity #14: Mater and Finn Escape!




Monday, June 27, 2011

Falling Skies

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FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.



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At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.



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Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT's Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom's oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom's youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom's son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group's makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope's gang.


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FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances.


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The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom's son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.


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FALLING SKIES is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) are co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move, Out of Time).


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