October 17, 2019

#NewRelease & #Sale The Monarch Mission Files: Infiltration - #SFR #Killjoys #Helix #SciFi

Mari Yosoto thought sharing her deadly secret with her new friends would turn them away, not into a family. Now, the Monarch Crew’s next mission is to scour the solar system and take out the cult-like One Race Project. Standing in their way is Mari’s dangerous ex-fiancé, Nobu, whose obsession with Juniper and her enhanced siblings is only surpassed by his fixation on Mari’s cybernetic limbs and extraordinary blood.

Trevor Nash vows to protect Mari and the team from Nobu despite being out-powered and outmatched. He does his best to keep the crew sane and steady, even at the cost of his own mental health. Aware that Mari’s medical scans may be the key to finding and taking down the cult, he calls on his former commanding officer for help. But something sinister is brewing under the surface.

When Nobu manipulates Mari into leaving the ship and abandoning the mission, Trevor, Juniper, and the rest of the team break every rule to find her and bring her home. If the One Race Project gets everything they need to finish their 200-year-old plan perfecting human evolution, the fate of humankind will change forever.




Mari Yosoto has been keeping a dark and dangerous secret from everyone for the past three years. No one would believe her anyway, her ex-fiancé had seen to that.

Instead of wallowing in misery, she stays busy, shuttling cargo to the Moon and back, enjoying the easy work and time alone.

An old EarthCorps acquaintance asks for her help, and Mari can’t say no, even if it means working with the ex’s former best friend.

October 8, 2019

TV Pilots Fall 2019 - What did you think?

Well, I think I watched all the pilots that I was mildly interested. I'm super happy to say I only picked up half of a show. Okay, I'm recording Perfect Harmony, it's a comedy - I had to find something to replace The Big Bang Theory. So, I only half kept my promise.

Ah well.

I can't help it.

I love TV.

So, here are the pilots I watched and my thoughts.

Possible Spoilers!

Batwoman

I will, of course, watch any and all DC TV shows they put out there (as long as I can access them without paying extra), so I was 100% on board with a Batwoman show. Granted, pilots are usually introductions to a new world and don't always have the wow factor most people want these days, but I enjoyed this pilot overall. I didn't care for some of the narration and overreaching character dialogue "You're the female Bruce Wayne." Um, no. She's Kate Kane, she needs no comparison to anyone. I thought the cast was pretty decent and the action/fighting scenes were good for a pilot. I have faith that by episode 4-5 they will find their footing and blossom from there.

Emergence

Honestly, I wanted to watch this one because I used Emergence as the subtitle to one of my MIND books. I had to know if it was aliens. I'm not sure if it is, but it's about special powers or abilities. Sadly, it didn't grab me like I thought it would. The kids in the cast were great, the characters were well fleshed out and realistic, but eh, I don't really care enough to watch more.

Prodigal Son

If you've been reading my blog a while, you know I have a creepy fascination with Serial Killers. Mindhunter is the serial killer show I've been waiting for my whole life, so I honestly don't think anything will ever come close to it. However, this show did pretty well covering the whole psychological trauma of a family whose patriarch is a mass murderer. The rest of it felt very Sherlock to me, even down to two of the scenes, one where the protagonist was studying the victim, and the ending where you just weren't sure what was going to happen. If this gets picked up for Season 2, I may go back and watch. Not sure yet.

Stumptown

Not really sure what to make of this show. I'm still kinda over procedurals and despite the first episode being somewhat an intro, it feels like a procedural. The cast was pretty fantastic overall and the story was interesting. Just not my cup of tea right now. I'm a little tired of the same type of protagonist with similar kinds of issues who all just so happen to be super good at a couple of things that makes them so unique everyone wants to work with them. Eh.

Perfect Harmony

Anytime there is singing in a show, I will check it out. Yes, I even watched Cop Rock back in the day. Hahaha. I do love Anna Camp and Bradley Whitford. They have fantastic chemistry together. This is a fun, lighthearted show with a cute premise and some real life issues thrown in the mix. I hope there is a bit more "drama" and things don't magically get fixed every episode, but I think I'll be watching. I can use a little more glee in my life. Get it? haha

I know there are a few more shows out there. I think Nancy Drew is the only other pilot I'll be watching this year.

How about you?

Which shows did you watch? Are you going to keep watching? I'd love to hear!!

October 2, 2019

Cover Reveal - The Monarch Mission Files: Infiltration #SFR #Cyberpunk

It's here!!!

My new book cover!! I love it.

As always, Pretty AF Designs totally gets me. She never disappoints.

*Spoilers in the blurb if you haven't read book 1*

Mari Yosoto thought sharing her deadly secret with her new friends would turn them away, not into a family. Now, the Monarch Crew’s next mission is to scour the solar system and take out the cult-like One Race Project. Standing in their way is Mari’s dangerous ex-fiancé, Nobu, whose obsession with Juniper and her enhanced siblings is only surpassed by his fixation on Mari’s cybernetic limbs and extraordinary blood.

Trevor Nash vows to protect Mari and the team from Nobu, despite being out-powered and outmatched. He does his best to keep the crew sane and steady, even at the cost of his own mental health. Aware that Mari’s medical scans may be the key to finding and taking down the cult, he calls on his former commanding officer for help. But something sinister is brewing under the surface.

When Nobu manipulates Mari into leaving the ship and abandoning the mission, Trevor, Juniper, and the rest of the team break every rule to find her and bring her home. If the One Race Project gets everything they need to finish their 200-year-old plan perfecting human evolution, the fate of humankind will change forever.

September 30, 2019

Author Interview with Mia Lansford @myota116!

What is the worst thing you’ve written, how did you learn or know it was bad, and what did you learn from it?

The worst thing I wrote was a draft of this book It’s Gonna Be Love. I tried pitching it and asking people for help. Being disabled has made finding CP nearly impossible. I’ve only had one person willing to CP for me. There’s only so much one person can help. So I hired an editor. I was lucky to find someone willing to teach and to be honest about my work. With his edits, I deleted 50k, read some of the leading sellers in romance books, and then rewrote almost everything. Except the scene at The Botanical Gardens, I liked it way too much to cut.


Why did you start writing and when did you decide to go professional?

I’ve always been a true introvert. Imaginary friends. Reading over playing outside. I was having too much fun not to want to go back and revisit a story. So I wrote them down to revisit. About ten years ago I wrote a full-length novel and figured why not? So I started researching on the Internet what was the next step and went from there.

Do you write in more than one genre? Which ones and which do you like the best?

I’ve written historical romance and young adult romance but I’m only published in contemporary. I probably like the contemporary best but the conflicts are way easier to create in the past with all their restrictions.

Do you read other author’s books when you’re writing? If so, do you read the same genre or something different?

I don’t.

What is the most difficult part of the entire writing process for you? Queries, pitches, editing..etc.

As a marketing major, I shouldn’t admit this but the pitches are not a favorite of mine.


MIA LANSFORD is an own voice and diverse author who writes about the disabled and the men or women able to love them. She lives with her family and adventurous beagle. When she isn’t writing, she’s usually learning a new crochet stitch and using said new stitch in her latest project.


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