Sunday, June 26, 2016

DVD Watching...





Rainy days are always good for DVD watching. I wanted to take this week to give a FIVE star "shout-out" to several recent DVDs I've viewed.

Should you be interested in checking them out, I've included Amazon links.


Spotlight





This year's Academy Award winner for Best Picture (and Best Original Screenplay), an awesome ensemble cast tells the true story of how The Boston Globe  uncovered the immense scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese.

http://www.amazon.com/Spotlight-Mark-Ruffalo/dp/B019NB5GZU/ref=sr_1_2_twi_vid_2_twi_dvd_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1464385245&sr=1-2&keywords=Spotlight



Creed




Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), who never knew his father, Apollo Creed, asks Apollo's former boxing rival and later friend, Rocky Balboa, to be be his trainer.

http://www.amazon.com/Creed-Sylvester-Stallone/dp/B019EEKBBK/ref=sr_1_2_twi_vid_2_twi_dvd_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1464385453&sr=1-2&keywords=Creed


Truth





After CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) broadcasts a report about President George W. Bush's military service, the story affects their lives and shakes their careers.

http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Cate-Blanchett/dp/B0192PEPKO/ref=sr_1_1_twi_dvd_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1464385641&sr=1-1&keywords=Truth


Anyone have their own recommendations? Please share, and have a great week!

(Snoopy & Charlie Brown photo c/o facebook.com/snoopy)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Picture Books to Honor our Soldiers...



A few days after drafting my blog post on the philosophy behind Memorial Day in the U.S.A., I was returning DVDs to my local branch of the Philadelphia Free Library. As I turned to leave, I noticed in the Children's Department, a thoughtful, respectful display of Children's books focusing on our military. American flags complimented the display.

Since I'm a strong believer in the importance of reading to children, I took a look at the display and was impressed by how the authors explained serving in the military to children.

As I strolled home, I decided to use this week's post to introduce these awesome reads to you. I've provided "Buy Links" should you need more information.


Hero Dad 
by Melinda Hardin and Bryan Langdo




A boy compares his father, a U.S. soldier, to a superhero.

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Hero Mom 
by Melinda Hardin and Bryan Langdo



These superheros are moms. Military Moms.

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My Big Brother 
by Miriam Cohen and Ronald Himler




A boy idolizes his brother who has left home to join the army.

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The Wall (Reading Rainbow Book)
by Eve Bunting and Ronald Himler



A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Have a wonderful week, Everyone!


(flag photo c/o facebook.com/TheVeteransSite)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Crimson Romance!



This week Crimson Romance celebrates FOUR years of publishing fabulous romance novels (a total of 697 titles and counting)! I was ecstatic when Crimson published my novel, Magic Moment, and honored when Magic Moment was featured with nine other suspense reads, in Crimson's limited offering, Running to Love.

The Editorial Department at Crimson does an awesome job of choosing which stories compliment each other when sorting through novels to group together for bundles. I thought I'd use this week's blog post to feature several of Crimson's upcoming bundle releases.



Hard News: 10 Sexy and Suspenseful Romances (release date, June 13th)




Stop the presses! Newsmen and women will stop at nothing when it comes to getting the story, even if it means losing their hearts along the way.

FMI, http://www.crimsonromance.com/contemporary-romance-novels/hard-news-10-sexy-and-suspenseful-romances/



Wedding Season: 10 Nuptial Novels (release date, June 27th)




Wedded bliss or marriage misery? Forever simply doesn't have the right ring to it for these ten couples...until love unexpectedly leads them strolling down the isle.

FMI, http://www.crimsonromance.com/contemporary-romance-novels/wedding-season-10-nuptial-novels/



Sweet Texas Secrets: The Complete Series (release date, July 4th)



Small town, Big Secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge.


FMI, http://www.crimsonromance.com/contemporary-romance-novels/sweet-texas-things-the-complete-series/






Happy Anniversary, Crimson Romance!



For more information on Crimson Romance, including submission calls and writer's guidelines, check out,
http://www.crimsonromance.com/

Crimson's Facebook page is great for current news and tracking future releases, https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonRomanceBooks


Have a great week, Everyone!