September 15, 2014

Tag a friend, and win a signed paperback from @JennNixon!

Easy contest this time around. Go to my page, tag a friend in the comments section and you're entered to win a signed paperback of Lucky's Charm, the first book in my romantic suspense series.

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Likes are appreciated. :-)

Good Luck!

September 3, 2014

Jenn's 2014 Summer TV Recap

Wow did the summer just zoom by or what?

2014 wasn't the best year for Summer TV by any stretch of the imagination, but it had a few surprises for me.

Let's see what you think...

True Blood (Final Season) HBO

True Meh is more like it. I have no idea what the hell happened to the writing this season. Maybe the writers were just as annoyed with last season as we were and decided to see how many people they could piss off with their final season? I'm trying very hard to think of something, anything that sticks out for me now. Hmm. The Eric flashbacks and bits in Texas were good/funny. That's really all I have. Wow, it really did suck if I can't remember anything else good about it three weeks later. Shame.

The Leftovers (1st Season) HBO

I watched the first episode and didn't care enough to watch anymore. Just didn't grab me for some reason.

The Last Ship (1st Season) TNT

I'm a sucker for a good virus story, Outbreak, 28 Days Later, World War Z, etc, and it doesn't have to be a Zombie virus either, which it was not on The Last Ship. First off, great cast. Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Rhona Mirta (You know, the chick who kinda looks like Beckinsale and was also in the Underwold movies) and a couple guys I didn't previously know, Charles Parnell, John Pyper-Ferguson. (FYI I was a fan of Dane when he was on Charmed. I did/do not watch Greys. Sorry.) So, anyway, the navy sends  Dane's crew to the arctic with Fakeinsale without telling them much. We know she's a Doctor working on a cure for a virus. While they are away, things on the mainlands around the world get bad, very bad. You know the rest for the most part, they are The Last Ship. Only THEY can provide the cure. What will they do? Everything you don't expect. After watching Helix on SyFy I wasn't sure I'd really take to another virus story, but man this show sold me. It was fast and suspenseful every single episode and kept me on my toes. Highly recommended.

Suits (Season 3)

Wow. Just. Wow. The end of the season hit a home run. I still miss some of the smaller week by week cases they used to do in Season 1, but with everything that happened this season, I'll cut them some slack. Louis got some meaty stories this season and I do love him behind the sorta-antagonist, but I'm not sure I like ultra-scary Louis. He's better as a sly evilish villain that mean and nasty one.

Rising Star (1st Season) ABC

I lasted about 25 mins. Not worth my time.

Extant (1st Season) NBC

Also watched the first episode of this and didn't make it to episode two. So weird for me. I mean it's Sci-Fi and Halle. Maybe I'll try again.

Outlander (1st Season) Starz

It's only three episodes in, so I don't have a solid opinion of it yet, but I'm sticking with it.

Covert Affairs (Season 4?)

Is it just me or is Annie becoming a worse spy? I dunno, just seemed like a weird season. Eyal is coming back in the winter, that's probably the only thing keeping me interested at the moment. I do like McQuaid, so they'll probably kill him off.

Rizzoli & Isles (Season 5)

I love Angie Harmon. I even watched Woman's Murder Club because she was in it. Ugh. I've been a Bruce McGill fan for a while now, too, and I'm very happy to see him in a role as opposed to a guest spot. I enjoy the characters on this show. It's a fun procedural show. Nothing too heavy. I like the banter. Not to thrilled with cliffhanger season finales, that's so 80's, but whatever, I'm sticking with it.

So You Think You Can Dance (Season 11)

Yes, 11 Seasons! I've been watching since Day 1. This season has been pretty good. I think I liked last season more because the All-Stars had a week where they did the choreography with the contestant. The majority of those dances that week were amazing. They didn't do that this year, so I was a bit sad, but overall great season, awesome dancers, fun guest judges, except for miss prissy ballerina girl. The performance finale is on tonight, and I'm honestly not sure who will win, but I think it's between Ricky and Jessica.

Defiance (Season 2)

I'm not sure how many people are watching this show, but it's SO good, I wish I had more friends who watched it so we could talk about it. The two hour finale amazed me in good and bad ways. The characters are probably the best formed characters I've seen on a SciFi show in a very long time. They are layered and damaged and so real, it's almost like watching a SciFi version of Scandal. Several times during the last episode I kept saying to myself, "They're not going to do that...are they really going to do that....omg they just did that?" When I'm that surprised, I know I'm watching something special.

Under the Dome (Season 2)

I know there are a few more episodes to go, but I figured I'd just throw in my two cents so far. The first 5 episodes were so boring, the last 5 have been decent and the last two have really ramped up the plot, pacing, and the tension, so I hope the last three are the best of the bunch, though, I'm keeping my expectations low. Still, Barbie is cute, so that's something.

What were your favorite shows this season? What do you think will get the ax?

August 20, 2014

25 things you might not know about Jenn

I'm recycling a post, just because I have lots of new friends now.

Twenty-five things most people...probably don't know about me. (I'm kinda an open book anyway, so I'll try to dig deep.)

25. I'm afraid of spiders and not much else.

24. My brother and I have a weird ESP connection and we're not twins.

23. My confirmation name is Elizabeth. I picked it so my initials would be J. E. N. if I took out my real middle name, Lynn.

22. On that note, I changed Jen to Jenn in highschool because well, in 1974 Jennifer was the #1 name for girls, so just guess how many I had in my classes?

21. Between the ages of 9-13 I wanted my name to be Julie. When I turned 15 I wished my name was Sam. I haven't a clue why.

20. My brother and I used to make radio stations in our room when we were grounded. WKIDS, Kids Radio was our station!

19. I still have my Strawberry Shortcake and Cabbage Patch dolls from the 80's.

18. I used to sleep with a blankey. I'd roll it up under my head, on top of my pillow. I've washed it so many times, it's really just fabric without stuffing these days. now.

17. When I was 17 (heh), I almost tipped over my car the very first day I got my driver's license. And to this day, I swear that car had bullet holes in it.

16. I attempted to have a Sweet 16 Birthday party the day after my friends 15th birthday party. No one showed up.

15. I really do believe in aliens. I'm still waiting for them to show up.

14. I LOVE thunder and lightning storms. 

13. If it's "popular" I probably know a little bit about it, no matter what the topic is.

12. I've never had a dream about any of the character's I've written about, no matter how hard I try. But my friends and family do. Go figure.

11. I taught my brother how to burp when we were kids. We both can do the alphabet in one burp.

10. I used to trade writing penalty letters for amended returns with friends at Paychex because I loved researching and writing them.

9. I lived in my car for a couple of weeks with my then boyfriend and my black lab puppy. 

8. There are more divorces in my family than marriages.

7. One of my favorite words is incognito.

6. I've been working since the age of 14.

5. I can multi-task like a freak.

4. But sometimes, when I'm writing or zoned out, you can talk to me and I won't hear a word you say.

3. I've lost over 100lbs.

2. I'm a tomboy, always have been, always will be.

1. I think you're fantastic for getting this far. :-)

August 6, 2014

#TivaBoon is a #BESTSELLER on @Amazon!

Wow. I'm so happy and thankful to be able to tell you that my latest release Tiva Boon: Royal Guardian is a bestseller on Amazon. I'm in a SciFi Children's Bestseller list and flirting with a couple more lists!!

This totally makes this 10+ year journey to get this book published worth ever second of it.

Thank you all for helping and if you haven't gotten your copy yet please do! 

Share it with a friend or give it to a child who loves to read if SciFi is not your favorite. :-)


August 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesday with Chris Redding!

Today's Teaser Tuesday is with Author Chris Redding!

Enjoy & Comment!

License to Nerd

Madison West appears on Peter Quincy’s doorstep as expected, when her husband, Charlie, disappears. Peter had been her husband’s best man and had promised to take care of Madison if something happened to him. Neither Madison nor Peter are what they seem, but will their lies to each other to save the world, instead fail to save them from each other?

 "He just has to help me," she said to no one. Because no one occupied the alley.
     Until a man rounded the corner.
     The way the man slammed into her, she knew it wasn’t an accident.
      He could have gone around her, but he didn’t. She turned to give him a good Jersey Girl dressing down, when he grabbed her arm. He jerked her close. She looked up into deep-set eyes that held no soul.
     The snarky retort died on her lips.
     “We want the package, Madison.”
     Holy crap. How did he know her name? How did he know about the package? Her heart jumped into her throat. She yanked on her arm, looking around hoping for witnesses.
      No one else walked this stretch of the sidewalk. Odd since it was lunchtime. Maybe this man made this happen. His blocking of the road meant power.
     Turning back to him, she asked, “What package?”
     Madison wanted to snarl at him, but she needed to play the innocent so she shuddered.
     “The one your husband sent you,” in a voice that spoke of years of cigarette use.
     “I don’t have any package.” Her words tumbled over themselves as he gripped her tighter. His hot, spicy breath wrinkled her nose.
     “We know it arrived. You have it. We want it.”
     What the hell was Charlie into? Why did he send her that package? Damn him. She would like to give Charlie a nice roundhouse kick, but she after she dealt with this asshole.
     “Uh, I don’t have it.”
     “Yes, you do.”

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her family and various animals. She writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in Journalism. When she isn’t writing, she works part time for a local winery.

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