First Movie Review! “Stick It”

Hiya peeps! I’m super excited today, because it’s my first movie review on DRR! I have previously shared this review on my UnPlugged blog, and since it’s in my top 3 favorite films of all time, I thought it only fitting to cross-post it here, to kick off the movie reviews on this blog.

So, without further adieu, here we go!

Stick It

 Stick It (IMDb)

~Starring:

~ReleasedApril 28th, 2006

~Written & Directed byJessica Bendinger

~GenresComedy, Drama, Sport

~Plot (from IMDb):

After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley’s rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.

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Illustrated Comic Book Style Adventure ~”Four Color Bleed” by Ryan McSwain!

Hiya peeps! Any super-hero or comic book fans here? I certainly am! Check out this awesome illustrated novel all about comic books, super-heroes, and adventure, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Four Color Bleed

 Four Color Bleed

~Author: Ryan McSwain
~Released: August 31st 2017
~Publisher: Pithos Publishing
~Length: 437 Pages
~Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Four Color Bleed is a novel about comic books, nostalgia, and the nature of reality. Featuring illustrations by Rian Gonzales, Weshoyot Alvitre, Ben Zmith, Morgan Perry (aka Geauxta), Ben Cohen, Kevin Kelly, Adam Prosser, and Chris “Chance!” Brown. 
 
Ralph Rogers was the darling of the comic book industry, a teenage artist who’d taken the world by storm. He had it all, until a high-profile scandal left him in disgrace. Years later, his reputation in tatters, Ralph has fallen into an obsession with the legendary lost comics of Pithos Publishing—a shadowy company that vanished into the fog of time. As he uncovers the mystery of Pithos, the curtain unravels between his own mundane life and a fantastic version of reality. Ralph suddenly has everything he’s ever wanted: He’s a celebrity, a beloved artist, and he’s been reunited with the girl of his dreams. But soon this new paradigm turns deadly, and Ralph must fight for his life in a land where the impossible is commonplace, where caped heroes rule the sky, and where the villainous Ocularist will stop at nothing to conquer the world.

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Middle Grade Adventure Novel! “The Adventures of Warren Steadmill” by Jeremy F. Rosenberg!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got a fun middle grade adventure novel to share with you today. This is a year old last week, and a story I think a lot of young readers would enjoy.

Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

The Adventures of Warren Steadmill

 Adventures of Warren Steadmill
~Released: July 6th, 2017
~Length: 357 Pages
~Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure, Coming-Of-Age

 

You’re probably asking yourself: Why did Warren Steadmill leave his life of wealth and comfort, and how did he become Fortune Island’s most beloved folk hero? The question has fascinated scholars for decades. Well, Warren’s love for the tablemaker’s daughter led to him becoming the apprentice of her psychotic father, which led to him undertaking a sea voyage that was immediately attacked by pirates, which in turn led to him and a team of roguish actors infiltrating the crumbling castle of a madman, and later trying to stop said madman from taking over the country with an army of masked mercenaries. Along the way (or so scholars have determined) Warren encountered a loquacious traveling salesman, unusually persistent innkeepers, unexpected steampunk weirdness, heartfelt correspondence, political upheaval, a tale of a villainous bear, and various and sundry sisters, fairies, witches, nannies, dandies, inventors, and assorted indescribable lunatics, all chronicled with great fanfare in The Adventures of Warren Steadmill, which attempts to explain all of this in a picaresque coming-of-age romantic comedy fantasy adventure story that probably doesn’t really explain anything at all and in all likelihood will just keep the scholars guessing for a few decades more. 
 
Fortune Island’s most beloved tall tale springs to life in this achingly heartfelt, hilarious tome filled with wonder, whimsy, and adverbs. 

Intense Psychological Thriller ~ “Pages in the Wind” by Sally Saylor De Smet!

Hiya Peeps! I’ve got an intense novel to share with you guys today, definitely not for the faint of heart. This isn’t a light read, but it will be one that sticks with you for a very long time.

Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments below!

 

Pages in the Wind

~Author: Sally Saylor De Smet

~Released: September 10th, 2017

~Publisher: Greenly Publishing

~Length: 401 Pages

~Genres:  Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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After the brutal murder of her father, Emily Quinn finds herself detained at the San Francisco County Jail, charged with first-degree murder for a crime she cannot remember.

Emily’s mother, a wealthy socialite, quickly distances herself from her troubled daughter, but in an attempt to salvage the family name, hires world-renowned psychiatrist, Daniel Lieberman, to assist in Emily’s defense. The famed doctor, an aging, lonely psychiatrist with an addiction to sugar, caffeine, and understanding the human mind, quickly becomes sympathetic to Emily and her tortured childhood.

Together, Lieberman and Emily explore the frightening and twisted world of her damaged psyche, uncovering the complex reasons behind the young woman’s self-hatred and disconnected self-image.

They develop an abiding partnership, weaving through unexpected revelations and disturbing secrets. Of particular interest to the doctor is Emily’s strange attachment to the imaginary girls she sketches—and is driven to personify.

The secrets hidden in Emily’s mind could help with her defense—or confirm the death penalty case against her. But Lieberman senses other secrets hide within the patient’s mind, particularly the events surrounding the unexplained death of her twin sister, Penelope.

A gripping, twisting tale of psychological intrigue, Pages in the Wind enters the mostly uncharted realm of the human mind, seeking truth buried deep within Emily’s subconscious. Lieberman can help her uncover her past, but Emily is the one who has to face it—or remain damaged forever.

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“The Brotherhood of the Black Flag”

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this pirate adventure! =D

The Brotherhood of the Black Flag

 The Brotherhood of the Black Flag
~Released: September 19th 2017
~Length: 260 Pages
~Genres: New Adult, Historical Fiction
Michael McNamara, a former officer in the British Royal Navy, protected the realm from her many enemies. Now, after his unjust expulsion, he has no choice but to seek his fortune in Kingston, Jamaica. But these are pirate waters, and danger lurks around every corner. McNamara’s expertise with a sword is put to the test the day he arrives, making him a local hero. His newfound fame earns him all manner of attention, including from the enchanting Dona Catalina and the infamous Captain Stephen Reynard, a former pirate turned pirate hunter. 
 
Eager for the adventure, McNamara enlists in Reynard’s crew, joining his quest for redemption. His travels pit him against harsh seascapes, battle-hardened buccaneers, and a web of intrigue and deceit that will take all of his skill to survive. And he will be forced to choose between Catalina’s life or the lives of countless thousands.

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“Frost Legacy” by Jessica Reed!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this new paranormal adventure, filled with shape-shifting werewolves, fae, magic, and danger.

Frost Legacy

 

The Inheritance

 

 Frost Legacy
~Author: Jessica Reed
 
~Released: October 23rd, 2017
~Length: 285 Pages
~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal

 

How do you fight fate? Her options are disappearing and her resolve is waning. Will she continue to fight until the end even when all seems hopeless? Will she succumb to the evil of the world because it’s easier or will she be the light people need her to be? 
 
Orphaned at the age of five when her parents were tragically murdered, Kitra Frost thought she had faced her hardest parts of her life with their deaths and finding out she was a Dire Wolf shifter. She never knew her toughest battle would find her when old wounds were finally healing. 
 
Secrets kept hidden from her mask a power the world has never seen. She’s not safe anymore and someone is coming for her. 
 
Receiving help from some new friends and a group of extremely dangerous and handsome Rangers from the Dire Wolf pack, she knows what has to be done. 
 
Together, they would take on the worst enemy the Supernatural community had ever faced. 
 
Her name is Kitra Frost. She’s the key and the gate will not be opened. 

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“Arklight” by J.M. Myrick!

Hiya peeps! I’m super stoked to share this book with you, because I just loved it! It’s been a while since I found a book I truly fell in love with, but this one was awesome!

Check out my review, and be sure to add it to your reading lists – you won’t want to miss this one! =D

Arklight

Operation Nightfall

Arklight
~Author: J.M. Myrick
~Released: October 4th 2017
~Length: 266 Pages
~Genres: Historical, Christian, Adventure, Conspiracy
 
The United States’ most formidable secret unit impacts the past creating a line through history, revealing that God exists independent of time. Seventy-three years after World War II, while on a mission to capture the world’s most wanted terrorist, Arklight’s Spear Team, led by genius historian Navy SEAL Captain John Steadman, discovers a remarkable Nazi conspiracy. Through a supernatural phenomenon, the small Arklight team teleports to 1943 Bizerte, Tunisia, one day into the allied assault on the city. The team’s interactions with a group of Navy Raiders in World War II lead them to discover the Nazi plans for an atomic bomb and a weapon of Christ, known as the Titulus Crucis. 
 
The Navy Raiders discover a powerful truth through faith, which binds them to America’s most modern and formidable warriors conceived to date. Historical figure Ensign John Bell and his small band of Raiders soon experience Arklight’s ability to wage all out warfare against the Nazi death-machine. In 1943, Hitler’s hope to rule the world stands on the fringe of reality, but the Arklight team’s encounter with a powerful force enables them a chance to alter destiny itself. The coveted mysteries of Christ are unveiled, and the team soon discovers the forces of darkness have a larger more ominous plan in play. 

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HappiMe Book & App Review!

Hiya peeps! I’m super excited today, because the content I have to share with you is awesome! Not only is this a children’s book with a message and project I fully support, it has apps for kids, teens, and adults that are stunning.

Check it all out, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below!

HappiMe

 HappiMe
~Released: August 15th 2017
~Length: 32 Pages
~Genres: Childrens, Inspirational, Picture Book
Oscar is a bit of a worrier. In fact, Oscar like many children, worries about lots of things he doesn’t really need to worry about; including worrying about school, doing something new or not being very good at a new activity. Join him on his exciting journey as he meets his Worry Chimp and learns how to stop worrying once and for all! 
 
The HappiMe books are designed for 6-10-year-olds and are engaging, informative and interactive. The books teach children about the way our brain works and how our negative, worrying thoughts are just that – thoughts. What gives a thought power is the emotion we attach to it and how much we focus on it -and they are not necessarily true! 
 
Using CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), positive psychology and mindfulness techniques this book teaches children how to recognize these thoughts and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking. The HappiMe books complement the HappiMe app, a free, innovative app aimed at improving self-esteem and self-confidence in children, young people and adults. We are on a mission to rid the world of anxiety, worry and negative, self-sabotaging beliefs! 
 
100% of our parent readers said they would recommend this book to another parent! All profits from our books are reinvested to help keep the HappiMe apps free for children and young people. 

Apps

The adult version has a price ($3.99/£2.99) in order to keep the kids/teens apps free permanently!

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