June 12, 2019

Summer TV and #Giveaway!! #Songland #Suits #The100

Summer used to be my favorite time to catch up on weird shows, documentaries, or books I've long since put on hold. These days, when I'm not searching for a new job, I'm helping authors promote their work, do giveaways, and even helping with newsletters. It's so much fun. If I could do that as a full-time job I absolutely would!! Alas, it doesn't pay well enough, so I'm still looking.

One of the upsides to Summer these days is Summer TV shows. Here are some of the shows I'm watching right now.

Songland - it's amazing and creative and gives breaks to people who need them. Love it!

The 100 - this used to be a regular TV season show, but they moved it. I'm okay with that and I'm really enjoying this season.

Agents of SHIELD - another former regular TV season. I'm kinda bummed about Coulson, but maybe we'll get an alt-reality one via Endgame-ness. Fingers crossed.

So You Think You Can Dance - is one of my all-time favorite talent shows. I've been watching since day 1 and unless they go back to little kids sexy dancing I'll keep watching.

Killjoys, Jessica Jones, and Suits - all three final seasons start soon. Wow, lots of show dropping off this year and next.

Are you watching anything this summer? I think I'm missing a few, but I want to let you know about the giveaway!!



I got together with a few authors to do a Romance Giveaway for the month of June. You can win 5 Ebooks from bestselling authors as well as a $25 Amazon Giftcard!

Want to enter? http://www.jennnixon.com/giveaways/giveawayjune 

Good Luck Everyone!!

May 28, 2019

#Giveaways GALORE!! Four days left to enter. Win BIG!! #Ebooks #Giftcard

There are a few days left to enter these amazing Giveaways! Enter one or all! Pick your favorite genre for a chance to will an Ebook Prize Pack and Amazon Giftcard.

Reminder - you are signing up for the author newsletters as part of the giveaway. No one will spam you and we appreciate your support!!!






May 22, 2019

2019 #TVRecap #2 #TBBT #Lucifer #SWAT #GoT

Summer shows have begun!! That means all the "traditional" prime time shows are coming to an end.

I'm still in the middle of a couple shows like Cloak and Dagger & Blindspot, so I'll just go through everything else that ended so far.

BIG SPOILERS in this one.

Serious.

I'm warning you.

You've been warned! lol


Big Bang Theory
I'm not big on watching comedy shows by myself. I don't know why, maybe I just like laughing with other people more than when I'm by myself. However, BBT is one that I didn't mind, mostly because I'm more of a nerd than people I hang out with and got 99% of the references on the show. Oh, I will miss this cast so much. I loved that Amy and Sheldon won the Nobel. Love that Leonard and Howard both put their foot down with Sheldon and LOVE LOVE LOVE that Sheldon realized how much everyone has done and put up with in regards to his personality. I'm so glad they brought in Kripke, Stuart, and Bert for a cameo before the show ended. I'm not sure they could have ended the show any better and I'm glad I was along for the ride.

Game of Thrones
Hmm, well, what do I say about GOT? There really is so much I could write a full blog, but there are so many recaps and opinions and videos and whatnot, it seems silly for me to do it myself. Like most people I felt the show rushed some of the character turns in the last season. The show is still visually stunning and amazing and gut-wrenching and impeccably acted, but the writer in me couldn't help but meh at some of the things that happened so quickly. I was one of the fans rooting for Dany to overcome her "mad blood" and be a good ruler with the right people at her side. I was miffed at her instant spiraling. I get that the hints were there. I get that she lost everything and everyone who she felt cared for her. I honestly would have liked to see a little more of her turning to the darkside. That being said, I think the characters still living got the best endings they possibly could except for Drogon. Jon really should have adopted him. 😈


SWAT
This is one of three Cop-Centric shows that I still watch. If you've been reading my recaps for a while, you know I used to LOVE procedurals and watched most of them on TV. SWAT is one that I feel breaks the traditional mold. Yes, they still investigate crimes. Yes, they still take down the bad guys by the end (mostly). Some of their infiltration scenes were the most suspenseful moments on TV for me this year. But, what SWAT does differently is that they give us a well-rounded character drama about people in Law Enforcement who are more than just the job they do. I loved Chris' polyamorous storyline, though I think they're hinting at her getting with Street. I adored Hondo's relationship with his mother (Debbie Allen!) and Daryl.

Lucifer
This is the second of the Cop-Centric shows I watch and it's 100% not for the murder of the week. I skipped through most of them last season. I was very happy they limited the procedural work to focus on the characters more and it worked. Maze singing! Linda & Amenadial have a baby! New Angels! Luci's wings! OMG. I'm so ready for a full musical episode. Bring on Season 5!

Supergirl
A good season of Supergirl, not great, but not terrible. I didn't like some of the Sons of Liberty nonsense. I LOVED seeing Jon Cryer as Lex, he was fantastic. And I knew in the finale he was going to tell Lena about Kara. I really hate when characters make a turn for the worse based on someone else manipulating them. It feels hollow to me. Lena has seen enough shit this season to know how dangerous it is to have superpowers and saw the friends and family of people with powers become targets. "I did it to protect you" is annoying, but for this season it made sense. So now Lena will be the big bad next season which is kinda disappointing.

Legends of Tomorrow
Bonkers. I love it. It's my favorite Superhero show on the CW right now. I'm so happy the Monitor showed up, so they're going to be in the massive crossover this fall. I. CANNOT. WAIT. I'm a little bummed that our Zari got timewiped but since her brother (or uncle? he seemed like 30 almost and Zari is only 11 in 2019) popped up, I'm figuring she'll show up again with a slightly altered personality. Mick had a great season too. I was almost about to lose my shit over the Romance Convention story but then it saved the episode with the ending.

So, that's it for now. What was your favorite show this past season? Do you watch anything during the summer?

May 4, 2019

2019 TV Recap #1! @NBCThisIsUs @AmericanSoulBET @CW_SPN

Most of my "regular" TV shows are coming to an end if they haven't already ended, and summer shows are already starting! I guess it's time to do another recap. It's been a fantastic season for TV. Only three episodes left of Big Bang Theory AND Game of Thrones!! AHHH!

I'm going to step in the way-back machine and hope my trusty list has all the shows I watch, sometimes it's hard to keep track. LOL

Spoilers.

You've been warned.

Seriously.

The Good Place - NBC
I have nothing but love for this show. I love the cast. I love the bonkers stories. I love the premise. I love Janet. That is all.

Project Blue Book - History
This was a new show for me this year, I couldn't help myself. "Kenzi" from Lost Girl, "Enzo" from The Originals, and "Littlefinger" from GoT are in it as well as the ubiquitous Neil McDonough, who most recently in the DC's Legends of Tomorrow has played Damien Darhk and is also in a couple of my other shows this year like Suits. He plays a great dick. LOL Anyway, this show takes real investigations from the Military and put an Ancient Alien spin on the outcomes. According to the showrunners, there won't be aliens, but I'm enjoying it so far.

Black Lightning - CW
I flipping love Anissa. I was a little tired of Tobias, as good a villain as he was, so I hope they move on from that storyline next season. I'm excited to see where they go. I love the real-life issues they tackle without being preachy and how the family always strives to look out for each other.

Legacies - CW
The only reason I watched the pilot was to see if any of The Originals cast showed up in flashbacks or memories or whathaveyou. I knew Alaric was going to be in the show, and I do love him, but I didn't think the "Creature Academy" thing would work for me. Guess it's good that they are rarely shown actually going to class, because what they do totally works. I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying this show. I'm sure it has to do with loving Julie Plec as a writer and showrunner. I've watched most of her shows on the CW and probably will, even with the few misses in recent years.

The Walking Dead - AMC
I didn't fast forward as much this season as I did last season when they focused on characters I didn't really give a crap about. I will say The Whisperers were terrifying and Alpha is as crazy as they come. I was a bit sad to see Henry go, I thought they did a great job with the actors playing him and showing his growth throughout the season. Now that Carol is single again, she needs to cut her hair. I still miss Rick, but not so much that I don't like the show anymore, which honestly surprised me.

American Soul - BET
One of the things I love about this new age of TV is seeing different stories about different groups of people. Not only is American Soul (loosely?) based on the formation and rise of Soul Train, it's a beautifully acted drama about life in the 60s and 70s from a viewpoint we rarely see on TV, Black America. The dancing is fantastic. The singing is AMAZING. Even the guest stars are great. If I could suggest one new show to watch, it would be this one, hands down.

This is Us - NBC
A good season, not great, but I still enjoy the flashbacks. Love the young kid actors playing the Big Three and think the direction they are going is interesting. It really would not be the same show without Milo, that's for sure.

Supernatural - CW
Wow. Just wow. I was not expecting that end, at all. FUCK CHUCK! Grr. He was such a great character prior to the last episode of the season. I'm not sure why (I mean I get it, he's GOD) they decided to make him Head Dick, but it makes sense as far as the show goes, not really what I would have done with the character. Last season coming up. It's going to be weird living in a world without Sam and Dean.

Did you watch any of these? What was your favorite show so far this season?

April 23, 2019

#NewRelease & #Giveaway - The Monarch Mission Files: Conspiracy #SciFi #Mystery #Romance

It's Release Day!

I hope you enjoy this new series, it's been a blast to write. This one will not be on Kindle Unlimited to start, I'm trying the "go wide" approach, so if you have a Nook, or iPhone or Kobo account, you can get the ebook there too! Print will be forthcoming as well. Check out the blurb and an excerpt below.

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.

Although Trevor Nash took the missing person’s job to help his former commanding officer, deep down he needed to see Mari again. After trying and failing to find out what happened to her, Trevor makes the best of an odd situation, hoping he can remind Mari of their budding friendship and finally get some answers. When the mission goes sideways and they find the not-so-missing girl, a centuries-old conspiracy theory comes to light and the only thing more unfathomable is learning Mari’s secret.

Together with their newly formed ragtag team, Mari and Trevor team up and undertake a mission unlike anything either of them has faced before with life-altering and possibly deadly consequences.

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Excerpt:

Nash was already saying ‘we’, a team building exercise everyone had taken in EarthCorps training. He lifted off the hover car's bumper, moving to the driver’s side and jutting his chin toward the passenger’s door. He was always a good, fair guy, much more so than his best frecking friend. 
“Happy to give you a lift home, get clothes and whatnot?”

“Nope, everything new. I have ten thousand K plus to spend. Take me to Walzon, they have what I need.” Mari shrugged, slipping into the other side of the very rounded off hover car, hating the trippy translucent paint. The aluminum they used made the vehicles less sturdy. She liked hard steel, which is why she enjoyed flying. Even the Personal Flying Vehicles were still made of metal, it was hard to trust anything less.

“Buckle’s auto, just lift—” Nash smirked, lifting his arm.

Mari gasped when the belt secured her against the seat, strapping down both her arms.
She shut her eyes.

Beep, beep, beep.

The seatbelt moved into place, freeing her right arm, which reached out and clamped onto the door handle.

“Mari?” Nash’s voice was soft, concerned. She knew why. She had three years to replay those moments in her head, listening to the voices in the surgical suite when she woke. He was there too, in the background with the ex, she remembered what they both had said.

After a deep breath, her grip went lax and she tucked her left arm over the belt before glancing over. “Ready when you are.”

Nash’s head tilted. “Mari. We’re gonna be in tight quarters for a week, regardless how fast this ship is. Can you do this?”

“It’s not claustrophobia.” Deep inside, Mari didn’t actually know if she still had the guts to do something like this again and when his gaze softened, she remembered something else Nash had said after she woke in the surgery suite. I hope she leaves your ass. It was the last thing she heard him say to the ex before she passed out from the pain. Her chuckle came out more tersely than she meant, so she shrugged. “We should probably find a Do-All-Stop and get a drink after we shop…if we’re working together, you need to know what you getting into. Well, most of it.”

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