November 13, 2017

Why so much hate for #Inhumans? I enjoyed it! OMG #BlackBolt All Hail @ansonmount!

The TV Powers That Be seem to be listening to us 'fans' a little more now that social media is everywhere. Unfortunately, this also means we're going to probably see even more weird reboots coming down the pipe very soon. Rosanne? Really? Whatever. *Insert eyeroll here*

This isn't a blog about reboots, rather Superhero fatigue.

I don't have it, but I think others do.

The 'critics' who always have more pull than we do for some odd reason hated the first two episodes of Inhumans SO much that people were shredding it to pieces before most of us normal people had a chance to form an opinion. Believe it or not, this does change the way many viewers watch things. If they go in thinking it's going to suck, they're going to find reasons for it to suck. I try not to do this when consuming fictional entertainment.

The moment they announce Inhumans as a TV show instead of a movie I was kinda happy. The little reading I did on the Inhumans (Background for watching Agents of SHIELD) I found the Royal Family to be very interesting.

Okay, I'll give you points, the first two episodes weren't the greatest. But show me the perfect pilot and I'll give you a million dollars.

Most TV shows need at least three or four episode to really get their footing. TV isn't like the movies. Movie writers pick up on one or two main characteristics for their characters to build off because you're writing a two-hour movie. TV characters need to be more complex to keep people interested in them over the course of 6 or even 22 episodes. Episode three and four got better and by the time the last two got here, I was already craving more.

Ramsey Inhuman was an odd villain, but he really is a fun actor to watch when he loses his shit, so he kept me entertained. Crystal annoyed me until she reunited with her family. Karnak's side story was kinda dumb and I skipped most of it, but he and Gorgon are fun together. Lockjaw, so cute! I don't even care that the CGI was subpar. I didn't care that they had to cut off Medusa's hair to save the CGI budget. Her reunion with Black Bolt when he touches her head, knowing how violated she was, broke my heart. And finally...Black Bolt. What a great character! I have my own mute character so I know how hard it can be to write one. More more more of this guy please!

Triton was the one character missing in the beginning that would have made this show that much better. They missed the mark on that one, however, it served the story and created a tense and fun climatic ending.

Considering this was a show about a FAMILY, I didn't mind that there wasn't a big huge throw down at the end. Most real families don't blow each other up or imprison each other, they deal with shit but talking. TALKING! I know what a concept right?

They set up the ending in a way that I felt all right if they don't come back for a season two, but would be really excited if they do because this whole season felt like an "Origin Story" for the whole family.

Either way, they're on Earth. Some of these characters need to cross over to Agents of SHIELD. Otherwise, I think I may be broken hearted again.

How about you? Did you watch? What did you think?


November 5, 2017

$75 in PRIZES!! Novembers News & Sales!

You read that right, there's $75 in PRIZES in this month's newsletter!
 
I've been busy these past few months writing and editing and the hard work has paid off for sure. I have two new releases in the next four months! MIND: The Fracture will be out 12/19 and That News Guy, my Contemporary Romance releases on 2/6/18! I have a new $25 GC Reader Giveaway as well as a $10 GC Giveaway EXCLUSIVELY for my readers and friends! Extra entry points if you leave a review. Check below for details!

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So, what else is new?

Have you seen Stranger Things 2 yet?! Wow, so good. I think I liked it better than the first season. I haven't picked up many new shows this year because I want to focus more on writing, but I do love The Orville and Inhumans, no matter what the TV People say! 
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That News Guy is one of those books that just poured out of me. It's a straight-up romance, no suspense, no spaceships, no subplots. I was surprised how much fun it was to write. I may have another one in me soon, but my head is back in SciFi Land again but I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do! Here's the back cover blurb, what do you think? 

Taking a chance and making a change after his divorce, Trapper Del rio signed up for personal training services to get in better shape for his embedded reporting gig with the Army. TFA Fitness Center is known for their discretion, having trained the famous and infamous alike over the years, so Trapper isn’t expecting to run into many ‘fans’. When he meets the adorable curvy woman working at the Smoothie Bar, who blushes every time their eyes meet, Trapper turns on the charm to see where the explosive chemistry may lead.

After making a fool of herself the moment Trapper came up to her bar, Jessica Buckley didn’t believe the hot Latino reporter actually asked her out on a date. With a little prodding from her friends, Jessica risks dating Trapper, only to find him even more interesting off-camera than the man she’s been fangirling over for the last year. As the relationship heats up, Jessica carefully navigates the intense feelings building between them, unsure she’s ready to give Trapper her heart, aware he’s going overseas in a few short months.
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I can't wait for December to get here! MIND: The Fracture started out as a simple story to wrap up events in Book 5, MIND: The Vision. Little did I know how much of Caelum's story would tie into the whole series. While I was re-reading the series, I noticed these little bits and pieces of information characters had dropped throughout the books. Wow, was I shocked to see how it all fit together. I wish I could claim full responsibility, but characters DO take on a life of their own and sometimes us author people are just along for the ride. There's a special extra nod to all the readers in this book and I'm sure you'll love it just as much as I do! Check back next month for the cover reveal and exclusive excerpt and MORE GIVEAWAYS!!

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~Jenn
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October 17, 2017

Fall TV Early Recap Part 2

So that last episode of Lucifer gave me a really great idea that I'm going to have to start thinking about. Don't you worry, you'll be the first to know if it takes shape in my head!

Anyway, here we are in October and there are only a few shows left to come back from hiatus. I guess I can do another blog later. Let's see what we have so far.

CWTV

All my Superhero shows are back! While I'm not sure I'm digging the feel of Supergirl and Arrow right now, I know they have some angst to get over, so I'll give them a little bit of leeway. The Flash and Legends are on point already and I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm looking forward to checking out Black Lightning because I have to say I wasn't blown away by The Gifted, so I'm probably not watching that one for now. Supernatural is awesome, like always, and I love that kid playing Jack, wonder where they're going with this story. Hmm.

FOX

Lucifer is a tricky show for me. I'm kinda over cop procedural shows so I tend to fast forward through the case of the week unless Luci is talking to the ME because their exchanges are pretty damn funny. This week was probably my favorite episode ever. The cop part actually took the back seat to Maze's bounty story, which was amazing. I love her. I'm not telling you about my idea yet. Yet. I'm still watching and enjoying The Orville. We're six episodes in, time to start learning more about the characters I hope! Gotham is awesome so far this year, I even like Barbara, go figure. Penguin and Riddler are getting annoying but as long as Bruce and Alfred stay on track, this is going to be a great season!

NBC

I had three episodes of the Blacklist on my DVR. I wasn't sure I was going to like this season. I'm still not sure to be honest. I don't like this whole Ressler nonsense or the suitcase thing with Tom but they have to have some subplots to keep the momentum going, I guess. The Good Place, however, is SO MUCH FUN! I'm seriously loving this show more than I expected. I don't watch many comedies, so between that and The Big Bang Theory, I've pretty much got all the comedy I want right now. LOL

CBS

I used to watch so many shows on CBS. Now I'm down to two, Big Bang Theory and Scorpion. Wow. I'm a little sad now.

ABC

I don't get all the hate for The Inhumans. Is it perfect, no. It's grounded and complicated and for me, very interesting. I love Medusa and Black Bolt. I don't really like the side plots with the weed farmers but whateves, I can manage. Crystal is a little annoying but she's a teenager so that has something to do with it I'm sure. I doubt it'll get another season but I hope they bring a few of the characters over to Agents of SHIELD. I'd love to see Coulson and Bolt together! I may actually be done with Once Upon A Time. I thought it was interesting what they did with Hook's character, but meh. I don't like half of the new characters. I don't like Olivia in Scandal right now either, but Fitz just showed up, so we'll see where that goes.

I'm sure I'm missing a few. Sorry I skipped watching most pilots this year, I'd rather spend the time writing, so yay for me!

What are you loving so far?

Hate watching anything?

October 16, 2017

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October 5, 2017

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Fall has arrived!

Fall is finally here in New Jersey! Can you believe the year is almost over? You know what that means, time for Holiday Shopping. I have a couple awesome #Giveaways in today's newsletter to help you get a jump on your wish list. Check out all the links below.

Happy October Everyone!

~Jenn

What's New?

First, I want to say hello to all my new subscribers. Many of you have come from freebies and giveaways and I'm happy you stuck around. I have LOTS of great books to share with you, and not just mine!

The publishing world is a small community and many of us know each other and we love to help and promote one another when we can. So make sure to give them a little love, too. :-)

As for me, I'm plugging away on my latest SciFi Romance Series, almost hit 70K! My Contemporary Romance 'That News Guy' is with my publisher in review, so I hope to have a release date very soon. I got my first Agent Rejection on the Crystal Casters book after a full read. Stinky, but this is the way it works. Agents and Editors need to love a book as much as me to take it on.

Don't worry, I sent out a bunch more queries this weekend!
 
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SNEAK PEAK!

I love giving sneak peaks to my newsletter subscribers. I hope you love reading them! This month I'll give you a little taste of MIND: The Fracture, coming out THIS DECEMBER from Vamptasy Publishing. This is the 6th book of the series and wraps up the majority of the original MIND story with a very special ending for those who've read the whole series so far.

The newest character is Sanjeeta Desai, who may be the only person on the planet capable of keeping the all-powerful Caelum in check. Want to see a bit?
 
MIND: The Fracture (unedited excerpty)

Caelum watched the human psychic shaking her head for the twenty-third time in fifteen minutes. Her facial expressions were amusing and supremely attractive when she wasn’t scrunching her face. In fact, she had the most spectacular eye color he’d ever seen on a human. As the video ended, Sanjeeta rubbed the side of her neck and glimpsed over to Hinta sitting in the lounge talking on his Netphone. She pursued her lips and looked back to the computer screen.

Caelum was still having issues reading her. Although her bioreadings all fell within normal ranges for a psychic, he couldn’t sense her emotional state and found it oddly captivating.

When she turned to him and smiled nervously, he straightened in his chair. Considering the woman was still sitting in the base a good sign, he tried to ease her anxiety with a smile of his own.

Her cheeks flushed. “Which, uh, class are you?”

“Technically, Sarpian,” he said. Remembering humans preferred elaboration, he continued. “I was genetically enhanced…long ago.”

“Am I an alien?”

“No.”

“You’re sure.”

“Indubitably.”

“Yeah, I can see how you’re an alien.”

“Visitor is the preferred terminology.”

“Sorry,” she said, turning back to the screen. “It’s…a lot to process.”

“You seem to be managing well, had you ever considered visitors a possibility? Human society is rife with fictional versions.”

“Honestly, I never dismissed the idea. Do you know much about India?”

“Some, your culture has many fascinating tales of beings coming down from the sky,” he replied, watching her cheeks darken. “The Mahabharata is an interesting read.”

“Yes. Is it true?”

“I’m uncertain, I was…far away during that time period on your planet.”

“You were alive then? Did ali—visitors come here back then?”

“Yes and yes.”

“So it could be true? Crap, this is intense…are you sure I’m not an alien? The people on the psychic board said I can’t be telekinetic.”

“You are not alien. Your scan should be done now, I can show you,” he said, rising from his seat and moving up behind her. “That blue bar on the bottom of the screen. Tap it twice.” Sanjeeta nodded and tapped, bringing up her DNA sequence. Caelum stared at it, tilting his head to the side. “Intriguing.”

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