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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SILENCE! In The Library!

My good buddy, author T.M. Smith, is giving you a double-shot of awesome!

In truth, she kinda is a double-shot of awesome!

See, she has this book Opposites...

And now, she's releasing a new novella! 

Just what happened in the library after Cirian put Rian on the desk and tore his shirt off?

Who came out on 'Top' in Secrets and Ice cream? Aiyan or Kaden??

What exactly did the birds witness when Tanis slammed into Raven?

All these questions and more will be revealed in 'The Library'.

** Warning ** The Opposites series by T.M. Smith is an adult, dystopian majorly M/M series with a dash of M/F and a touch of F/F to keep the balance!

Two things. 1) That dude looks scarily like Daniel Radcliffe. 2) Why is this dude pulling a Geraldo Rivera in a library? 3) He's keeping the place in the book, that's true love.

Straight from T. M. Smith herself:

The Library is a short story containing deleted and/or extended scenes from Opposites. My fans ask and they shall receive! I was flooded with questions about these three scenes specifically after releasing Opposites. Tentative release date is September of 2013, barring no complications. I have to give huge props to my cover artist extraordinaire, T.L. Shreffler of Runaway Book Designs. She's also the genius behind my blog design. If you are looking for a cover artist or someone to re-vamp your blog/website, you should give her a looksee. 

If you haven't read Opposites yet, grab your copy and get ready for The Library before it releases. Look for more information on book 2, Appearances, in the coming months as well.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below as well for some cool Opposites swag. There is an opportunity to get xx entries for the giveaway if you've read/reviewed Opposites, see details in the rafflecopter below. If you haven't there is plenty of time to grab your copy, read and review then grab those xx entries before the giveaway ends in September!



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mimsey's Top 11 Disney Villains: Brought to you by the Defiance blog tour

Hello Gentle Readers, 

I was asked to participate in a blog tour, and was assigned "Something Wicked This Way Comes", which of course immediately made me think of a great conversation I had recently about my favorite villains. Because I'm an animation nerd and a Disney-kid at heart, in no particular order, here are my 11 favorite villains. Why 11? Because I'm a giver. 

And a ferocious cuddler. 

11) Scar

One of the only villains to actually murder someone on-screen, Scar had that great mix of genuine motivation and lovable evil. Granted, he killed James Earl Jones, totally lied to a kid, and wrecked the land...but, you can't deny he is an awesome villain! I mean seriously, he's got style, class, a cool scar and one of the best villain songs EVER!


10) Ursula

It's kind of hard to like a woman who just straight up manipulates a 16 year old girl into selling her soul for a boy, but you have to hand it to her, Ursula keeps it real, yo! This lovely lady actually is one of two villains (the next coming up) who are both evil AND honest! She keeps her contract with Ariel, seduces Prince Eric for what I can only assume is kicks and giggles, and is also the only Disney villain (that I know of) based on a drag queen. That....that's not a joke. Google "Ursula Divine". Just leave safe search on there. 

This lady defines FABULOUS!
9) Hades

Hercules probably isn't my favorite Disney movie, though it has two of my favorite characters (Meg being the other), and this guy is definitely one of my favorite villains EVER! Hades was fun, sarcastic, and like Ursula always kept his contracts. No, seriously, watch the movie again. He keeps it TO THE LETTER! This dude was upfront in his evil, and to be honest, I kind of liked that. These first three, part of what makes them so special, is they are so post-modernly evil. They are true to themselves, and just don't give a crap. 

Seriously, this dude has no time for your nonsense.

8) Cruella De Vil

I'm not sure what makes me love this lady more: The fact that she is willing to purchase/steal 99 Dalmatians just to get a spotted coat or that she looks so much like my grandmother. Maybe both?

Remember kids: Fur is murder. And fabulous.

7) Judge Doom

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favorite movies, but no lie folks, I still have nightmares starring Judge Doom. Granted, I also have disturbing dreams about Jessica Rabbit, but that's a post for another time. Christopher Lloyd wouldn't be this creepy again until Dennis the Menace, and I would argue that this flick is one of the most perfect stories ever told. That being said, HOLY CRAP IS JUDGE DOOM CREEPY!

And this traumatized more kids then Old Yeller!

6) Chernobog

While I realize it's not everyone's cup of tea, I really enjoyed Fantasia. I like Mickey, I like the dancing hippos, and there's something enjoyable about bringing classic music to life. Then there's "Night on Bald Mountain". I don't know what they were smoking when they thought of this, but I hope afterwards they were able to lie in a quiet room. Chernobog is so awesomely evil, I can't even do him justice. Check the video out!

5) Jafar 

Aladdin is actually my favorite Disney film of all time, and Jafar is a big reason why. I mean, look at that dude! He's got the cape, and the goatee, and Gilbert Godfreid sitting on his shoulder! What more do you need? There's also the fact that, had it not been for his ego, Jafar would have totally won! Multiple times! I loved this guy, I love the terrible sequel, and I especially love the TV show that he wasn't ever in. Though he did make an awesome appearance in the tragically underrated Hercules TV series. 

Seriously dude! You WON!

4) Shere Khan

This is one of those villains I only grew to appreciate as I got older. Sure he's a giant tiger, but he's also a giant tiger WITH A BRITISH ACCENT! He sings, he makes smarmy comments, and he is literally king of the jungle! LONG LIVE THE KING!

And his fashion sense is IMPECCABLE!

3) Wicked Stepmother

This lady puts the classy in evil. She not only rules her household with an iron fist, but she also is one of the few villains to get BETTER with sequels. Seriously, check out Cinderella 3 sometime. This lady doesn't play! 

And yes, she has a name: Lady Tremaine. And she will beat you seven ways to 
Sunday if she finds a speck of dust on her mantle.

2) The Queen

Here's another great villain who I didn't even know had a name (Grimhilde). This was the lady who inspired this entire list, because seriously look at that photo. She has a box JUST FOR SNOW WHITE'S HEART! There can't possibly be any other purpose. After all, just because you're evil doesn't mean you're unprepared!

And I don't care how trusting a soul you are DON'T TAKE AN APPLE FROM THIS WOMAN!

1) Maleficient

Let's start with the fact that this lady's entire beef with Sleeping Beauty (Aurora for all you nerds out there!) is that she got snubbed for a party. A child's birthday party! This is like me declaring revenge because they forgot to invite me over for a cookout! Not only that, she succeeds! The fairies change the curse from death to sleeping, but Maleficient actually sees that AS AN IMPROVEMENT! She straight up captures the Prince and tells him she'll only let him go when he's old and near dead. So he can wake up his perfectly beautiful bride AND BE TOO OLD TO DO ANYTHING! Because that, folks, is evil. 

She's actually scarier here then as a dragon. Scary and sexy.
Don't act like you wouldn't jump at the chance.

Jay Mims is currently shopping for a cape, and is taking applications for a wacky sidekick. He lives with a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve, a lizard named Bob, feeds a cat he calls Eartha Kitty and recently rescued a kitten named Meowleficient. He writes books and is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter. His next book "The Gray Ghost Inn" is due out October 15, 2013. Feel free to email him here.

 And for a taste of awesome check out Defiance by Melissa Sasina!

Defiance (The Priestess Trilogy #1)

Shiovra has been named High Priestess of the village Tara, but she quickly finds herself hunted by the Milidh, a clan born of war and vengeance. With the safety of Tara at stake, it is decided she is to seek aid from her betrothed, one she considers the enemy.

At her side is Odhrán, a Milidh warrior sworn to protect her and determined to gain her trust. But their journey is fraught with peril and Shiovra learns that darkness lurks in the hearts of her own kin.

Steeped in ancient Irish myth, this tale is spun of love, war, and DEFIANCE.

Born in 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio, Melissa has always been an avid lover of fantasy. In her youth she would write short stories and add artwork to them. While in high school, she decided to change her career path from graphic art to writing, though she still enjoys drawing up a random picture or two, usually of her characters. During her younger school years, she won a Young Authors Honorable Mention for a short story she had written. Melissa has also won a few Visual Arts awards during her school years and upon graduation from High School, she was given a President’s award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

The first book she began to write seriously for publication was The Priestess. Began in 2004, the story was completed in 2008 and separated into a trilogy upon publication in 2010 (Twilight, Destiny, and Eclipse). When Melissa switched publishers, she revised the story and changed two of the titles (Defiance, Betrayal, and Eclipse).

Her current book series is The Chronicles of Midgard, which will be a five book collection once completed.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Guest Post with author Cassie Mae: Part of the "Friday Night Alibi" blog tour

Hello Gentle Readers,

The "Christmas In July: 12 Days of Mimsey" blog hop went exceedingly well! Thank you so much! Now, I'd like to introduce you to author Cassie Mae:

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestseller REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She also has a three book deal with Swoon Romance Publishing, including her book HOW TO DATE A NERD. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

If you’re wondering why I’m posting on waxing for my blog tour, it plays a part in my debut NA novel, FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI. I’ll share a bit, then go into my preparation list :)

“What about you?” I ask, running a hand over his soaked shirt. “You mad about getting body waxed?”
“You mean butt and back waxed, because that’s all I could handle before I begged her to stop. I was going to take it like a man, prove a point, but yeah . . . that’s a lot of hair pulling.”
My laugh bursts from my mouth with so much force, Chase leans back a bit. “So you only got half waxed?”
“I wasn’t going to let her touch the front.”
“Are you really that hairy?” I ask, raising an eyebrow.
He shifts, keeping his hands around me, but holding himself at a distance. “I’m like the missing link in the theory of evolution.”

So, in case you want to last through a whole waxing, unlike my main character here, I’ll provide a few tips.

Give yourself a pep talk

Find someone who doesn’t care about inflicting pain

Slap the area, so you know at least 10% of what the pain will be like.

Smell pepper or cut onions, so you can blame the watery eyes on that.

Have a towel, a teddy bear, a pillow… something to bite on and swear into.

And remember, you’ll look like this guy when you’re done. ;)

And for fun, America’s Funniest Videos on the subject.

And to see the full waxing scene, and the after math, check out my book FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI up for preorder now, out July 29th from Random House FLIRT!

Thanks to Jay for having me over! 

 Cassie Mae

Author of Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend
Friday Night Alibi to be released July 29th by Random House Flirt
How to Date a Nerd to be released September 24th by Swoon Romance Publishing
Switched to be released December 30th by Random House Flirt

Jay Mims leaves his Christmas tree up year round, is chronically right-handed, and plans to one day kiss the Blarney Stone. He accidently adopted his neighbor’s cat, who he named Eartha Kitty, has a love-hate relationship with a lizard named Bob, and may have adopted a second cat Meowthezar. Jay’s roommate is a passive-aggressive Dalek named Steve. He writes books and is far funnier on Facebook then in real life. He is terrible at Twitter. His next book "The Gray Ghost Inn" is due out October 15, 2013. Feel free to email him here.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

On the twelth day of Mimsey...

Hello Gentle Readers,


It's been a wonderful "Christmas in July" blog hop extravaganza and I'm very glad to have been a part of such an illustrious event!

In celebration of this, we've got a final post over at "Tam's Two Cents". Tam is a great friend, a wonderful blogger, and I'm so glad to be able to go out in style at her place!

Don't forget to stop by the other days!

Day 11:

Day 10 (Double Shot): (warning: 2 Bibliophiles site may have adult content)

Day 9:

Day 8: (warning: B2B's site may have adult content)

Day 7:

Day 6:

Day 5:

Day 4:

Day 3:

Day 2:

Day 1 (Double Shot): (warning: Loush's site may have adult content)

And don't forget to enter into the Rafflecopter for all sorts of fun prizes!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

On the eleventh day of Mimsey...

Hello again Gentle Readers,

As the days get hotter, it's time for something completely different. This time we're doing a "Christmas in July" celebration with the Twelve Days of Mimsey blog hop.

This time we're at the house of the Daffy Doc!

And be sure to check out yesterday's double-shot!

We bust out the bibliophile love with "2 Bibliophiles Guide"! (warning: 2 Bibliophiles site may have adult content)

And head over to Jade Castle Productions for a fireside chat!

Day 9 was the interview I did with Lady Amber

Day 8 was my visit with Bookend2Bookend! (warning: B2B's site may have adult content)

Day 7's visit over at "Read Between The Lines"!

Day 6's awesome stop at "The Forgetful North Carolinian"!

Day 5 had me crashing over at Nicole's!

Day 4's awesome visit with "Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews".

I spent Day 3 with the always wonderful Annalisa at "Wake up, Eat, Write, Sleep"

And on Day 2 had a very fun-filled nerdy text adventure with Ruth!

And make sure you stop by our day 1 double-header! Featuring Elizabeth...

And Loush (warning: Loush's site has adult content)

 And don't forget to enter into the Rafflecopter for all sorts of fun prizes!

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

On the tenth day of Mimsey...

We're entering the home stretch Gentle Readers,

We continue to celebrate "Christmas in July!" And it's the tenth  day of this Twelve Days of Mimsey!

We're bringing you a double-shot of awesome today!

First, we bust out the bibliophile love today with "2 Bibliophiles Guide"! (warning: 2 Bibliophiles site may have adult content)

Then we hop over to Jade Castle Productions with a fireside chat about the magic of movie making and how hard it is to be a pimp!

And make sure you check out the interview I did on with Lady Amber

And be sure to check out Bookend2Bookend! (warning: B2B's site may have adult content)

My visit over at "Read Between The Lines"!

The awesome stop at "The Forgetful North Carolinian"!

Me crashing over at Nicole's!

The awesome visit with "Lindsay and Jane's Views and Reviews".

The always wonderful Annalisa at "Wake up, Eat, Write, Sleep"

A very fun-filled nerdy text adventure with Ruth!

And make sure you stop by our day one double-header! Featuring Elizabeth...

And Loush (warning: Loush's site has adult content)

 And don't forget to enter into the Rafflecopter for all sorts of fun prizes!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway