Series Spotlight: What I’ve Been Binging on Audio…

THE EDGE SERIES by Ilona Andrews 11 DEC, 2017 Title: The Edge Series Author: Series: Four Book series It is that time of year again...you know that time of year right? Where you're...

Misadventures…. Meredith & Mia’s New Release is HOT

MISADVENTURES OF THE FIRST DAUGHTER by Merideth Wild & Mia Michelle 27 NOV, 2017 Title: Misadventures of the First Daughter Author: Series: Stand-alone/Series Pages: 280 pages...

Dan Brown’s Origin Falls Flat But Does Make You Want to Finish…

ORIGIN by Dan Brown 20 NOV, 2017 Title: Origin Author: Series: Robert Langdon #5 Pages: 461 pages Publisher: Release Date: October 3rd 2017 ISBN-10: 0385514239 Dan...

Ruby Red & Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

THE RUBY RED TRILOGY (VOLUMES 1 & 2)by Kerstin Gier 14 NOV, 2017 Title: RUBY RED & SAPPHIRE BLUE Author: Series: The Ruby Read Trilogy Publisher: Release Date:...

Interview & Giveaway with MONSTERLAND Author Michael Okon

Michael Okon talks MonstersThe PJV: First, thank you for doing this! We’re a big fan of all things Monster on the PJV. But, please settle the great debate - which monster is your top contender for...

Top 16 Most Kick-Ass Chicks on Screen

Inspired by a friend's Facebook posts, that I shared on my page, this post was born. The post in question basically mocked all the "OMG WONDER WOMAN" reviews. "I've never seen a woman this badass on screen," they say (allegedly).  And of course, Buffy and I, of course, beg to differ. Maybe a 9-year-old that has only watched Sesame Street all their life, can say that. But, to me, who has been inspired by kick-ass chicks on the screen since childhood...well, I know differently. No offense to the Wonder Woman movie, (see my review) I loved the movie, and it kicked some serious ass. But, women have been kicking ass on the screen for decades. Not as many as I would like, but to dismiss them as if there were none that came before is insulting.  I would like to share all the female characters that inspire me to write and inspire me to be a kick-ass female myself!

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Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (and a giveaway!)

  Thursday night I went with my friend Mindie (and her mom, and her grandma!) to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I went into the theater planning to be critical and not let my soft spot for the books color my opinion of the movie, but honestly?  I surprised myself by really enjoying it.  I’m not going to go into the story line, I think the book has been around long enough that most of us know what...

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Divergent #Movie Review

Well it is here. Are we trembling? Are we swooning over Theo James and wearing black? Are we gripping our copies of Veronica Roth’s epic book in our fingers as we witness DIVERGENT come to life on the BIG screen? Well, I wasn’t. But, there might have been a few of them in the theater. I felt sorry for their husbands. Yes, they were mostly thirty somethings, and a Baptist Church van...

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#VAMovie Review – Vampire Academy from a fan of the books perspective…

The Vampire Academy movie was a well-done translation of the popular series by Richelle Mead.  The movie stayed almost religiously true to the book, which should make all of you fan girls squirm. But, does it have blockbuster potential? No. I have a feeling that this movie is not going to “wow” moviegoers that aren’t familiar with the books. In fact I’m pretty sure it...

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Ender’s Game Movie Review

Title: Ender’s Game Director/Writer: Gavin Hood Cast: Asa Butterfield (Ender), Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff), Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackman), Hailee Steinfeld (Petra) ENDER’S GAME the movie is a stunning realization of the book it was based off, by the same name. The movie was a joy to watch, complete with superb acting, inspiring visual effects and a screenplay that reflects the...

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – #TMImovie Review

PJV Quickie: I actually think I liked the movie more then I liked the book! Review: The setting of the movie is the same as the book, we are introduced to Clary Fray on the eve of her birthday and she is battling with seeing symbols and having almost a compulsion to write them down. To escape her current problems her and her friend Simon go to a poetry reading and then decide to stop in at a...

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Movie Review

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Based on the books that I actually didn’t come to love until later on in the series, when Percy matures into a more Young Adult character instead of a middle grade boy, I wasn’t too sure how I would like the movie. I did enjoy the first movie, but nothing about it blew me away and frankly I have to say the same thing about the second movie. While the...

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The Host Movie Review

[frame align=”left”][/frame] The Movie / Book Comparison The Host by Stephanie Meyer I walked out of every Twilight adaption film a bit disappointed, but able to look past that, because for some reason the films were able to retain the fandom spirit of the novels. Incorporating all of the swoon-scenes and giving the novels that candy-sweet visual interpretation of shiver inducing...

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Movie Review: Breaking Dawn Part 2

This is how my review of BREAKING DAWN PART 2 goes. It is going to be short and sweet. I did not care for the ending of BREAKING DAWN, via the book. Personally, I had been holding out hope that it would come down to a Jacob and Edward showdown with one of them ending up dead, the victor reaping the spoils..err Bella. I know I’m sick that way. But, I figured, I had sat through enough Bubble...

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