Wonder Woman Movie Review

I’m fangirling as I’m writing this. What can I say? I LOVED the movie Wonder Woman.  Did I expect to love it so much? No. In fact, I expected it to be just about as good as Superman, Batman, Batman vs. Superman, etc.

I liked Superman to a certain point–when buildings started to come crashing down for about half the movie. That meant that only half the movie (the first half) was worth watching to me. After that, I didn’t even have to watch to know what was going on. Buildings were coming down, Superman was being thrown two miles each time he got punched, and more buildings got destroyed. I’m more into the story of a movie and not all about the action.

The same thing goes for Batman. The movie was great but way too many fighting scenes. Unless they can make fighting scenes like you find in Daredevil (<3 ❤ ❤ best vigilante EVER, a MUST-SEE), I’m not very interested in watching them.

And then there’s Wonder Woman. There’s so much story to it! And the action scenes are unique. The story keeps me guessing the whole time about who Ares might be and on top of that, I LOVED Wonder Woman’s naive but straightforward and honest personality.


Now I can’t mention Wonder Woman without mentioning Gal Gadot. She’s BEAUTIFUL! So perfect for the role. And did I mention she can sing, too?

Spiderman used to be my favorite superhero but now Wonder Woman might knock him right off his pedestal. I hope that Spiderman: Homecoming might change my mind! Then I’ll just have a favorite Marvel superhero and a favorite DC superhero.

No matter your gender, Wonder Woman is a great movie to see. Really, I didn’t see the movie as empowering feminism. I saw it as a great movie worthy of watching. So if you haven’t seen it yet, then go see it!

Beauty and the Beast Live Action Movie Review

Let’s talk about this movie for a sec.

First of all, I am a HUGE fan of Disney movies, especially when there are princesses involved. When the live action Cinderella movie came out, I loved it so much that I felt so floaty and happy after I came out of the theater. The casting was perfect. The story was perfect. Even the twists that weren’t in the animated film were perfect. So it makes me disappointed to say that I definitely did not have these same thoughts and reactions to Beauty and the Beast live action. Why?

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It Started as a Dream

Some of the best ideas end up coming from dreams. In fact, the very first book I ever wrote when I was 12 years old came to me as a dream. I wanted to write that dream down so I wouldn’t forget, and that turned into a novel.

Well, the same thing happened just a few weeks ago when I dreamed about a world with the gifted living among regular humans. Could this idea turn into something? It definitely did!


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Russian Mob Chapter Excerpt from Double Crossed

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“I spent twelve years trying to groom you into the perfect heir!” Blaine shouted at Sophie, hitting her hard across the face. She cradled her jaw, meeting Blaine’s gaze with fearful eyes. “What will it take for you to follow directions? You’ve given me no reason why I should trust you as the next leader.” He clenched his fists as if he were going for another attack, but he didn’t. “Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t denounce you as my heir?”

She couldn’t. Actually, she didn’t even want to be his heir. She wanted to go home, wherever home was. The only home she could think of was in Matt’s arms.

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Spy Chapter Excerpt from Insurgent


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This could not be happening.

Johnny couldn’t get back to Colorado fast enough the moment he heard from Scott that they managed to get information out of one of the five men they had captured. Ever since his activity in Berlin when he had been shot, the Schrecken had been searching for information on Johnny and they finally found it. That mixed with the fact that Johnny had just helped bring five more of them down, there would be no doubt that the Schrecken’s next target would be in Monte Vista.

“Drive faster!” Johnny groaned, his head in his hands. He could not sit still for the life of him.

“You know what, punk?” Scott growled, his lip curling in a snarl. “Why don’t you drive next time and I’ll make the phone calls? Maybe I’d actually be able to reach someone.”

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Excerpt from Crimson Sky: MI6 Agent and CIA Agent


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Little Bird, do you come in?”

Skye had to do all she could not to snicker as Agent White’s voice came through her earpiece. She knew it made sense to use codenames, but she honestly only ever thought they did that in movies.

“Copy that, Big Bird,” Skye answered with a straight face, wary of all the people filing into the stadium all around her. She craned her neck to peer into the stadium where the soccer match was in its first quarter. 0-1. Manchester already scored a goal. Talk about dumb luck. There was no way they were going to win. Liverpool had this game in the bag.

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Chapter Excerpt from Brotherhood: Princess and Werewolf

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As much as Amy wanted to defy Geric’s advice to run, she knew she couldn’t. No matter what happened tonight, Colmar would always need an heir, so running was the only thing she could do.

Amy ran as fast as she could, only looking back once as she saw the fighting commence. They were no longer outnumbered, but Minnings had surprise on their side. They should have seen it coming. Of course Charles would never give up. He’d take down his whole entire army before he ever admitted defeat. Even until his very dying breath he wouldn’t put down his pride and surrender.

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Excerpt from Freefall: Detective and High School Sweetheart

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The first thing that Phoebe felt aware of was a blinding headache. Her mind spun and spun and spun while a loud pounding sounded in her ears. But that’s when the cold set in. Freezing. Cold. Everything.

She attempted to open her eyes, but all she could make sense of was a light that appeared to be the beginning of dawn, and everything else looked blurry.

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Chapter Excerpt from Alias: A Book About Spies

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“Steady does it,” Isabel whispered to herself as she carefully coaxed the metal piece into place by using a machine with controls that reminded her a lot of claw prize machines at the arcade. “Steady does it.”

The piece clicked into place and she let out a sigh of relief. This had been her tenth try to make this work correctly, and it refused until now. The only thing she feared at this point was it breaking again. Whoever made the patent for this…

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