Category Archives: Magic

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story was released last week. I was able to see the movie over the holiday weekend. Solo is the story behind how Han ended up with the Melinium Falcon and did the Kessel Run in 12 Parsecs.  For those who are quite geekily inclined, a parsec is a unit of distance, not time, so in Episode IV when Han is bragging about completing the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs you automatically assume it’s a measurement of time. They clear up the confusion on this by explaining it is a distance, and why no one else is/was willing to do the run in under 20 parsecs.

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The First Lie by Virginia King

The First Lie by Virginia King
Audible Narration by Katherine Littrell

Someone is trying to kill you.

Selkie Moon is a woman on the run. Escaping her abusive husband to start over in Hawaii, she thinks she’s safe at last. Then a voice in a dream warns: Someone is trying to kill you. Not that Selkie’s psychic. No way.

But the messages escalate and the threats mount. Is a ghostly woman stalking her? Tangled in local superstition, the mystery becomes so bizarre and terrifying that Selkie’s instinct is to keep running.

But is she running from her past or her future?

And are these ‘otherworldly’ clues really all they seem?

Cancel a couple of night’s sleep and join Selkie Moon on the roller-coaster ride of her life.

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Exiled by Amanda Carlson

Exiled by Amanda Carlson
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Phoebe having freed her half-brother from prison only to have him die at the hands of the Norns is now on trial for his death. Her arrival in Asgard is met with mixed feelings of intrigue and hostility. She is a novelty to the Asgardian population as the hidden daughter of Odin. The Goddess Frigg is inconsolable over the loss of her son and she holds Phoebe personally responsible even if hers was not the hand that killed him.

Phoebe and Fenrir must now navigate their way through their own trials and find a way to survive Helheim and Fenrir’s sister Hel as well as keeping clear of the Norns who still wish for Phoebe’s death while trying to save Baldur.

I loved the book and all of the twists Amanda put into the book. You definitely need to read Struck and Freed before reading Exiled. These stories are thoroughly enjoyable and Amanda’s rewrite of Norse Mythology is believable. If you don’t like any deviation of Norse Mythology you may not enjoy parts of the story as Amanda does take liberties, but her understanding of the Mythology shows even when she deviates from the storyline

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La Belle et la Bete (Beauty & The Beast)

Beauty & The Beast Disney’s newest live action adaptation starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast has garnered a lot of media attention both good and not so good.

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The Dragon Finds Forever by Kristen Painter

The Dragon Finds Forever
Kristen Painter
Audible Version

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Exiled by Amanda Carlson


Exiled

Amanda Carlson

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Nocturne Falls Universe Part 1

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Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls Universe books released yesterday. These were books written by authors she invited to write in Nocturne Falls. I was given a copy of each of these 6 books by the publisher. My reviews were not influenced by this.

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Audible Giveaway: Struck: Amanda Carlson

Would you like a free audible copy of Struck by Amanda Carlson?

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If you would like an Audible copy of Struck by Amanda Carlson you’ve found the right giveaway.

I have 1 copy to give away. You ask what do you need to do to win this giveaway?

Simple. Make a comment with the following 3 items.
1. Your favorite review by me
2.  What book your currently reading or listening to
3. Why you would like to win the copy of Struck from me.

I will select my winner using random.org on November 30th at 5:00 PM Mountain US Time (GMT -7).

Please note that comments are moderated so there may be a delay in your comment posting. I’ve had some problems with inappropriate comments being posted.

Winner is: Belinda Clemons Congratulations.

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Freed (Phoebe Meadows book 2) by Amanda Carlson

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Freed
Amanda Carlson

Phoebe hasn’t had it easy since being struck. She’s been tossed through the 9 realms, and along the way found Fenrir (hunka hunka wolf) her boyfriend and Tyr (her half brother). Life at the Valkyrie Stronghold hasn’t been a cake walk either, although she’s getting stronger and learning to fight. When an old friend comes and tells her that if she doesn’t move quickly all chances of getting her mother back will be lost, yet more adventures come her way.

Phoebe’s ability to inspire loyalty among those she meets is amazing and she has a knack of finding the people she needs to succeed in her tasks. In this book we meet a whage (White Mage), a Milf (Not what you think it is), and Baldur the Norse god of light.

Again Amanda seamlessly wove mythology into our world, and you barely notice the liberties she took. You really have to know your (Norse) mythology to catch the inconsistencies.

You will love the antics Phoebe gets into and I loved the ending.

I do wonder if we meet Hermod in the next book.

Must read. 5 Stars

5 stars

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Miss Frost Ices the Imp by Kristen Painter

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Miss Frost Ices the Imp
Kristen Painter

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Pete’s Dragon

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Audible Review: The Shifter Romances the Writer by Kristen Painter

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The Shifter Romances the Writer
Written by: Kristen Painter
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison

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Sin City Collectors Boxed Set: Queen of Hearts, Dead Man’s Hand, Double or Nothing by Kristen Painter

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Sin City Collectors Boxed Set: Queen of Hearts, Dead Man’s Hand, Double or Nothing
Written by: Kristen Painter
Narrated by:
BJ Harrison

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Struck by Amanda Carlson (Audible version)

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Authored by: Amanda Carlson
Narrated by: Emma Wilder

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Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson

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Mitosis
Brandon Sanderson

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