Can you believe December is here? I hope you are all having a great Holiday Season so far. I love having friends from across the entire globe and love learning about all the different holidays during this time of year. I have a few awesome gifts for YOU in this month's newsletter: a cover reveal, new giveaways, ebook sales & freebies! I have a new release on 12/19 so keep a lookout for a special New Release newsletter with even more prizes and freebies!
BEHIND THE SCENES:
MIND: The Vision and MIND: The Fracture are two of the craziest books I’ve ever written. When I was peppering in the weird dream Dina started having in MIND: The Message, I honestly didn’t know what it was. As it started unfolding, I knew that every Sci-Fi show and book and movie I’ve devoured over my life was responsible for this crazy idea and I went with it.
I had no idea if it would work given how complex a few of the characters have become. To my shock and surprise, MIND: The Fracture ties up a huge arch of the story going all the way back to book one in a way I never saw coming. I hope you are all caught up with the series. If not, there's still time. Check out the first book, MIND: The Beginning for 99¢ or Join my Street Team for a free copy!
December 19th 2017
Sanjeeta Desai never thought anything would come of her promise to monitor the psychic population around town. Then two members of an online chat group go missing and one of her employees doesn’t show up for work. Using her unique gifts to investigate, Sanjeeta is shocked to learn the employee is missing and a psychic, too. When she contacts her mysterious benefactor to report the findings, she’s thrust into a dangerously complicated situation she may be key to solving.
Caelum has spent the last two thousand years watching and protecting the Earth and all its inhabitants. Since saving the planet and the MIND team during the Reckoning, Caelum has kept his distance until Dina Ranger’s dream infects a majority of the group. While tracing the source of the dream and the consequences it brings, Caelum meets Sanjeeta, the most powerful psychic he’d ever encountered and possibly the only person who can quiet his mind so he can stay focused and assist the team.
As pieces of the dream unravel and MIND begins to fall apart, Caelum and Sanjeeta grow closer despite the chaos surrounding them while the past, present, and future collide with deadly and cosmic implications that will alter the course of Human history forever.
So, what's new...
If you don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may not know I'm a Superhero freak. I love them all! The Marvel movies are amazing. The DC TV shows are so much fun! Did you happen to see the crossover? WOW! I've dabbled with the idea of writing a Superhero story for a few years now but never started anything. One day, about three weeks ago, while I was writing something completely different, this monologue popped into my head. I wrote it down of course and just kept writing until the first chapter was done. I'm not the type to write more than one book at a time, I like to immerse myself in my worlds, so it's waiting for me on my hard drive and I can't wait to get started writing it.
I have my Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Romance out with agents right now, fingers crossed, and think I know what I'm going to do with my next Sci-Fi Romance Series, too. I have another MIND book planned and That News Guy, what I'm calling a #DadBodRomance, will be out this February, right before I get slammed with Tax Season. Yep, that's right, Taxes are coming again!
At least we get the holiday time to relax before all that craziness begins, right?
Don't forget to keep a look out for my special New Release Newsletter on 12/20! I'll have even more prizes and giveaways for you. Maybe it'll help out with your last minute Holiday Shopping!
As always, thanks for your continued support. It means the universe to me. <3
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There are only a few things Mila is afraid of. Most are pretty common fears, but there is one that sets her apart from those around her. The fear of a secret. With one drop of blood, her secret of a power beyond anything anyone had ever seen before is unleashed, landing her in a place where she is a prisoner. And an experiment. And there are only a few that know their dictator’s ultimate goal. Some are willing to save her, others want to exploit her for their own dark and sinister intentions, and it is up to her to stop them before it’s too late. FREE!
Okay, some of the CGI wasn't the best and there were a few shaky cam moments, but HOLY CRAP was that the best crossover ever?
Oh, I remember way, way, way back when other shows did crossovers, but none of them were four superhero shows. Wow.
I'll be watching this again this weekend in one sitting, that's how much I enjoyed this Crossover. It was probably the best DC live action movie since Dark Knight (IMHO), even if it doesn't count as a movie. It was.
The moment Alex decided to go with Kara to the wedding, my first thought went to Sara. I'm so glad they did that little side plot, it was great for both of those characters to have a little growth in their stories.
I should have known by all the attention they gave to Grey and Jax that something bad was going to happen. I LOVE YOU, VICTOR! So sad to see him go, but what a great role for him to play.
Dark Arrow was all kinds of awesome wrapped up in black and Overgirl eventually grew on me, she seemed a little weird in the first part.
FAVORITE SNART EVER! I love Wentworth. Didn't really like Captain Cold in The Flash, started to like him a bit on Legends, then just when I really started to like him they killed him. Out of all his iterations, this was my favorite. Please stay and bring The Ray back too!
I'm glad most of the "side" characters got some good lines and screen time and man both of those hero walks, in the lab and under the bridge, was the pay off I've been waiting for. So good.
I don't know about you, but I loved every single minute of the crossover and I can't wait to watch it again this weekend.
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.