Monday, June 24, 2013

The Winner of The Purge Movie Prize Pack is Julie

Congratulations JulieCookies!

You win this!
Warner Bros. sponsored giveaway. How great is that!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

An Anime Series Review: Blue Exorcist (2011)

Director: Tensai Okamura|Based on the Blue Exorcist manga by: Kazue Kato

IMDb Overview: After discovering that he's the son of Satan, a young man must join the True Cross Academy in order to master his abilities and defeat Satan himself.


Anime News Network Overview: Raised by Father Fujimoto, a famous exorcist, Rin Okumura never knew his real father. One day a fateful argument with Father Fujimoto forces Rin to face a terrible truth - the blood of the demon lord Satan runs in Rin's veins! Rin swears to defeat Satan, but doing that means entering the mysterious True Cross Academy and becoming an exorcist himself.

A Blue Exorcist Anime Review
Blue Exorcist Episode Count: 25 episodes

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Purge is Coming Giveaway!- In Theaters June 7th!





The Purge...
In Theater June 7th!
If, on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? 
 
In an America wracked with crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity--including murder--becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's twelve hours when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this particular night in 2022, plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. 

When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear his family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Poison Blog Tour: How did the Legacy series emerge? {Guest Post}


Guest Blog Post at Book and Movie Dimension a Blog


            I don’t know if my situation is unusual, but the Legacy series didn’t start out as a series at all. (It also didn’t start out as Legacy—its original title was Wonderland). I just wanted to write a book about a young woman without any strong family ties to discover her long-lost blood relatives, and then find out that those relatives happen to be witches.

            I also wanted to dispel the notion that witches were evil. Those scary Rosemary’s Baby sort of Satanic witches that are so often featured in books and TV really annoy me. Unlike vampires, zombies, and ghosts, witches are totally, indisputably real. They’ve been around for at least a thousand years, and millions of them have been persecuted for their beliefs and talents.

            I’ve made the witches in Legacy a sort of potpourri of talent: Some of them can heal with a touch. Some can travel to distant places without leaving their houses. My character Katy can move objects with her mind. She can also “read” them to find out things about the people who once owned them. Katy’s boyfriend Peter (this is a hint for the next installment, tentatively titled Seduction) can make gold. Most of these talents (except for the gold-making) are real… that is, ordinary people who live among us have these abilities, whether or not these people call themselves witches.

            My point through all the Katy books—and I wish I could write a hundred of them—is that talent exists in all kinds of forms and in all kinds of places. Just because you’re not like everyone else doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. That’s the theme, really, of all the books in this series: Use the gifts you were born with. Don’t compare yourself with anyone else. And be proud of everything you are.


About Molly Cochran!
Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).


SEDUCTION, the third installment in the LEGACY series, is scheduled for release later this year through her publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Two eBooks, THE TEMPLE DOGS and THE FOREVER KING, are currently available through online retailers. A third, GRANDMASTER, will be available soon.

Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women's prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website, MollyCochran.com. She is also on Facebook at facebook.com/molly.cochran1 and Twitter at Twitter.com/mollycochranYA.

She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Buy Poison?
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Giveaway

This is a TOUR WIDE giveaway.
There will be ONE winner – SIGNED copies of Legacy AND Poison + Outtakes from the photo shoot for Selection!
Giveaway is open: US Mailing Addresses only.
Ends: July 6th, 2013 (12:00am EST)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

An Anime Series Review: Scrapped Princess (2003)

Director: Soichi Mausi

IMDb Overview:
The adventures of a princess prophesized to destroy the world and her magic using sibling warrior bodyguards determined to protect her.

Anime News Network Overview:
Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she is the poison that will destroy the world. To avoid being killed by the zealots of Mauser, Pacifica and her adoptive brother and sister leave the village of Manhurin. Her brother, Shannon, is an expert with the sword while Racquel is proficient with magic. At every step of the way, however, someone is constantly trying to kill Pacifica, hoping to somehow avert the catastrophe that is supposed to befall the world on her 16th birthday.


A Scrapped Princess Anime Review
Scrapped Princess Episode Count: 24 episodes

Saturday, June 1, 2013

An Anime Series Review: Trinity Blood (2005)


IMDb Overview:
In a futuristic world of an unsteady truce between humans and vampires a superhuman priest battles to secure a peaceful co-existence.

Anime News Network Overview:
The background is in the distant future after the destruction brought about by Armageddon. The war between the vampires and the humans continue to persist. In order to protect the humans from the vampires, Vatican has to rely on other allies to counter the situation. The protagonist, a priest called Peter Abel Nightroad, travels through the countries as a representative for the Vaticans. However, he is also part of "Ax", a special operations group controlled by the Cardinal Catherina. His encounter with a young girl called Esther will determine the struggle and survival between the human race and the vampires.


A Trinity Blood Anime Review
Trinity Blood Episode Count: 24 episodes

With the greatness that was Blood + thought Trinity Blood might be another great anime addition dealing with vampires.

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