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Blog Tour (Excerpt & Giveaway): Echo Campaign By Taylor Brooke


I am really looking forward to reading this series! This is the kind of stuff I love.

Echo Campaign is book #2 in the Isolation series by Taylor Brooke and we are delighted to host this book today. Here’s an excerpt for your reading pleasure and a chance to win an Amazon gift card.  Continue reading “Blog Tour (Excerpt & Giveaway): Echo Campaign By Taylor Brooke”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Movie Review

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I am sooooo late with this one but I finally saw it and it was worth the wait!

How embarrassing! I meant to see this as soon as it was released but got slammed with holiday stuff. Though, that didn’t stop Hubby from getting Rogue One tickets in advance. Priorities right? Well, better late than never.  Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)”

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Moana (2016)

Movie Review

Moana Review-Reads & Reels

I think I have made myself clear in the past that I am not a fan of old Disney movies, especially the ones with simpering princesses in them.

I’m sure I liked them as a child since I have seen them all. But since learning how to think for myself, I’ve always felt that they send the wrong message to kids. I know a lot of people think they are harmless but children are little sponges and will often take away more than just visions of happy endings. This is just my opinion, but in our home, our little girl will learn that she doesn’t have to wait for Prince Charming to save. her. She will learn how to save herself.

Disney does seem to be moving with the times though. Movies like Brave and now Moana, are teaching children (boys too) that they can do and be anything! That is something a mom like me can get behind.  Continue reading “Moana (2016)”


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The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Movie Review


I can’t even tell you how excited my whole family was to see this movie!

The anticipation was killing us! And like all movies that my almost 3-yr-old sees with me, I always let her review the movie before me. Her review: “It was the best! AMAZING!” She then proceeded to say in a gravelly voice (well as gravelly as a baby girl can), “I’m Batman.”  Continue reading “The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)”

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Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special


For those of you who like myself, are not the “hearts and flowers” type, I chose a feature that has a unique spin on romance.

My Valentine is very romantic and fond of big gestures. However, he knows his audience and though I love chocolate (any day of the year), I’m not overly sentimental. For example, one of my favourite Valentine’s Day dates was when he took me to see Warm Bodies. Nothing screams romance like a zombie love story. Anyway, you get the idea so I thought this review would be perfect. Continue reading “Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special”

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Odd Man Out By James Newman

Book Review


This short story has more might than some 1000 page novels.

Odd Man Out by James Newman, was so riveting, so powerful, I sat awestruck for several minutes after the last page. Then I launched an hour-long discussion about it with my husband, though I’m pretty sure he didn’t get to say much.  Continue reading “Odd Man Out By James Newman”

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Schlock Webzine

‘Zine Review


Schlock! Webzine Volume 9, Issue 27 (Review By: Theresa)

Schlock! is a weekly webzine dedicated to short stories, flash fiction, serialized novels and novellas within the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror. They publish new and old works of pulp sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy and gothic horror. Continue reading “Schlock Webzine”

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)

Movie Review


Have I ever mentioned that Alice is my hero? Or that I am a HUGE fan of anything Resident Evil? 

It’s no secret that I love zombies, so this franchise holds a very special place in my heart and I am fiercely protective of it. I also love the games or at least the first six games ( I have reservations about Resident Evil 7 because of the first-person shooter POV). As you can imagine I was beyond excited to see “The Final Chapter” last night, and also a little sad.  Continue reading “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)”