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Megan Leavey, movie review

I expected a bit more from this movie than what it gave me. Usually war movies are decent, add in the emotional impact of a dog, and in theory the recipe for a successful movie is sound. That is not so with Megan Leavey.
I found myself waiting for the movie to actually start. It all felt like build up. I was being shown this world and needed to be given enough background to fully appreciate the story once it was told. The problem is, the entire movie was like that. It never reached the meat or point of things. It was all just one long drawn out introduction.
The acting was okay, the world building beyond what was needed, and the dogs came off as well trained. But no one’s heart was in it, like they too, thought they were just part of the intro, no need to actually try to get the audience to be attached to them.
So this was a total flop. Maybe someday another attempt will be done.

Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Nina R. Schluntz with Kale’s Paroxysm

Check out my guest post on Back Porch Reader about some Publishing tips. And be sure to enter my Amazon Giveaway!

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I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Nina R. Shluntz who’s stopping by the Back Porch to chat about her new book Kale’s Paroxysm and offer readers a chance to participate in a giveaway.

Thanks for joining us Nina!

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How can I get published?

One of the most commonly asked questions I get as an author is: How can I get published?

It seems there are a lot of writer’s out there who are still struggling to find a way to get their manuscript made into a real book. And since I’ve done it, I must know the secret. The process is an ever-changing one and these days there are a lot of options. There’s also a lot of people trying to take advantage of people who want to see their writing in print.

Writer’s Market: So back when I first started out, in the 2001-2005 years, the book…

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Book Blitz – Kale’s Paroxysm by Nina Schluntz

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Kale’s Paroxysm
By Nina Schluntz
Genre: M/M Romance

KalesParoxysm_WDKale has spent years in a volatile relationship with his ex, Martin. Convinced he will come back, even after a conflict that results in Kale being incarcerated and suspended from his law firm, Kale begins a no-strings-attached relationship with the man he meets in jail.

Eli has always kept his romances with men temporary. He hasn’t always been honest about being gay and he prefers to keep the secrets of his past hidden. Kale’s obsessive nature makes it difficult though, and soon their relationship is edging toward something more.

Kale’s possessiveness appears to have no limits, nor do his fits of rage, and Eli worries, as Kale’s affection shifts from Martin to Eli, that he may become Kale’s next victim rather than his lover.

About the Author

1980193Nina Schluntz is a native to rural Nebraska. In her youth, she often wrote short…

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Book Blitz ~ Kale’s Paroxysm

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Kale’s Paroxysm

By Nina Schluntz

Genre: M/M Romance

              Kale has spent years in a volatile relationship with his ex, Martin. Convinced he will come

back, even after a conflict that results in Kale being incarcerated and suspended from his

law firm, Kale begins a no-strings- attached relationship with the man he meets in jail.

Eli has always kept his romances with men temporary. He hasn’t always been honest about

being gay and he prefers to keep the secrets of his past hidden. Kale’s obsessive nature

makes it difficult though, and soon their relationship is edging toward something more.

Kale’s possessiveness appears to have no limits, nor do his fits of rage, and Eli worries, as

Kale’s affection shifts from Martin to Eli, that he may become Kale’s next victim rather than

his lover.

About the Author

Nina Schluntz is a native to rural…

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The Fifth Wave, movie review

When I first saw the trailer for this movie—I knew I wanted to see it. Then the reviews came out—not a single positive one in the bunch. The “hate” was so strong that it made me want to see the movie even more. I simply had to know why this movie was so horrible.

The film is similar to “Maze Runner” and “Twilight.” There are obvious bits stolen from both films, so much so that one actor sounds exactly like Edward from “Twilight.” He acts exactly like him too.

In a nutshell—the movie is awesome. If you enjoy laughing and mocking a film that is trying to be a drama but comes off as a comedy. I thoroughly enjoying my viewing. The hardest part was stifling my laughter, because everyone around me was deadpan and, I dunno, trying to relate with characters? Whereas I mocked the characters and found their choices so silly I nearly busted a rib.

So here are a few examples of what I’m referring too. Be forewarned, there are some spoilers, but they are kept to a minimum. I don’t give away any of the plot.

The remaining human survivors have set up their own camp, after the first four invasion waves have hit. The Army shows up—in running trucks even though wave 1 took out all electronics—uh, red flags anyone? The Army takes the children on the buses, telling the parents that buses will come later for them. Now, I am not a parent so I cannot attest to whether I would willingly put my child on a bus and separate from them during an end of the world situation. Its not like there’s a visible threat happening to motivate them to get their children to safety, the Army says do it, and they do. I do not know a single parent who would do this. Nor do I think the Army would do this, because now they have a bunch of children they have to take care of. Maybe, women and children go first, and save the men for later, but never just take children. So right here, the movie was ruined for me, cause those parents would not give over their children, not without a huge fight. I’m talking concentration camp forced separation kind of situation.

Next, there’s a scene where the lead heroine is being shot at by a sniper. He hits her in the thigh. She rolls under a car. Which is a good safe place, but what does she do? After regaining her composure, she rolls out, empties her gun by shooting into the air (a gun no one showed her how to use) and then falls into the ditch and passes out. Who would do that? She basically ran into the line of fire and then passed out.

Someone saves her, she wakes up in their house. Of course, being the idiot she is, she tries to walk and the wound starts to bleed. Her rescuer then gives her stitches. She asks how long she’s been there and get this—a week. Um, why did you not give her stitches when she was unconscious? Why did you wait a week? And really, stitches aren’t going to do you any good after a week, there’s like a 24 hour window to do those, otherwise the skin is not going to reconnect. Those stitches either were a cure all or we hunkered down in the house for months, cause she’s walking, running, the whole deal a few scenes later.

My favorite part is the heroine’s alien stalker. He pretty much saw her and fell in love—crazy stalker, right? He flat out tells her that he loves her and wants to join the humans for her. Thankfully this movie does break one clique and the woman says she wants nothing to do with him, as she should, she freaks out and tell him to go away. It was nice to see a woman not fall into the arms of her crazy stalker. He keeps pursuing her, making for some awesome moments, especially when he finds her with her high school sweetheart. The, “who is this?” is just perfect and had me rolling on the floor.

I didn’t realize this last bit, but as I was telling my husband about how ridiculous the movie was, he asked me, “What weapons did the aliens have?” They had the technology to create earthquakes, spaceships, an EM pulse, even a virus that is transferable from birds to humans—yet, they did not bring their own weapons. I guess they figured, “We’ll just use whatever we find.” Who needs weapons for an alien invasion?

As I said, I would recommend seeing it, because its hilarious. But yes, the reviews are correct. You’ll figure out the plot twists way ahead of time, nothing about the film is believable, and its obvious the person writing it knows nothing about injuries, guns, science, or how humans behave in moments of crisis. But I actually did enjoy it. Part of me hopes there is a sequel…

 


Aurum book release!

My new novel has been released! If you enjoy tales of dragons, aliens and zombies, be sure to check out Aurum: Screams of Decompose

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Zombies, plagues, war, assassins… and death

The Gold Dragon, the most powerful of the Wyverns, sets into motion the events needed to end the Wyvern-Alicorn War and bring about the legendary Triple Twilight. This event is rumored to bring peace to the galaxies, and sate the legendary Decompose who spreads deadly plagues.

The key to success lies with a woman who has spent her entire life as an assassin, hunting magical creatures who impose their will on lesser beings—a definition that both the Gold Dragon and Decompose fit.

Success seems within the dragon’s grasp, but the encroaching Triple Twilight creates new desires in Decompose that even the Gold Dragon did not foresee.

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‘My Little Pony’ tattoos sweeping country in anti-bullying campaign after boy’s suicide attempt

The now week-long craze at tattoo parlors in Louisiana, Texas and Connecticut follows the tragic suicide attempt by 11-year-old Michael Morones of Durham, N.C. A tattoo parlor owner in Lake Charles, La., says he’s been booked every day for the pony tattoos. The proceeds go toward Michael’s recovery.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pony-tattoos-sweep-u-s-anti-bullying-campaign-article-1.1704464#ixzz2uaBISDiH

Very inspirational!