Month: October 2013

You’ll Never Catch Me Copper

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I love this show. Have you seen this? The writing is phenomenal.

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My Latest Series: The Blakemore Files

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I have not posted much lately, because I have been focused on paying my bills.  I am now, ruefully willing to admit, I am a writing whore.  I now write for money.  I am not cheap, though, and the writing is good.  Wait, I am being modest, my writing has improved.  Greatly.

Writing, like any muscle must be flexed.

I am flexing.

I am getting stronger.

I am kicking some butt and taking names.

This is a fun series to write and the readers are enjoying the ride.

bookcover2 Being Mrs. Blakemore

love the Blakemores October 19, 2013

By Meek:   Gosh I can not get enough of Mr. and Mrs. Blakemore, they are a power couple, who spy hard and love hard. Keep the Blakemore and I will keep buying.

Good Segment October 26, 2013

By Debo: The Blakemore’ s are a very bad couple. The first segment was good as well. I can’t wait until the next book comes out. You need to read the first book it’s the ground work to this segment. I would recommend this book.
Should be a TV Series! October 24, 2013

By Alexis Grace:  I love, love this series. The characters are witty, charming and full of kick ass attitude. They make me really lol and keep turning the pages. In this installment, Mrs. Blakemore gets to meet Saxon family and it was a hoot! The bit about the chicken made me say, “what?” That was just too much and his grandmother is something else. Overall, a really great read and I cannot wait for the next installment.
Love these short stories October 23, 2013

By indigoblue: Very funny and entertaining. Love the humour and funny events. Good read for a short novel. Great writing from author.
Sexy,October 27, 2013

By Toi – I love how attentive Saxton is with his wife!! And I also love how he respects her mind & attitude and that he has to have his breakfast lol lol!! Odessa has such strength & is not afraid to check someone swiftly,honestly & correctly when they’re questioning her about her husband;like their family! Their families are crazy lol you never know what goes on behind closed doors for some people chickens are not just for eating lol.

The Killing….was killed.

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It is admittedly, rather difficult to find truly intelligent programming on television, however, once in a Hunter’s Moon comes a show with all of the elements of the great classics. Enter, AMC’s, The Killing. This show has a stellar cast, intense plots and some very clever and talented acting. Too bad, it just got cancelled. I too, am heartbroken.

Set in Seattle, the dreary backdrop of a city plagued by rain, suicides and way too many transient teens, is a prime scenario for a murder to occur. Each season, and there have been three, has focused on finding the person who did the killing. Sometimes it is one person that has been killed, but this last season, the crimes were committed by a serial killer. Don’t worry, you can keep reading, I dAdd Newon’t do spoilers.

The show is gritty. It is intense. It is almost too real to watch as you begin to identify with the characters, an understanding develops in knowing that we are all in the bubble together. Either we help each other navigate the circumference of crazy, or we become hamsters in its spherical roll to our deaths.

The cast is led by Mireille Enos, who was recently cast as the wife of Brad Pitt in World War Z. The show also features Joel Kinnaman who is making a big screen mark as the new Robocop and season three’s ever so talented Peter Sarsgaard. (I feel in love with his acting ability in 8 Heads in a Duffle Bag).

What I love about this show:

Each episode is like a mini movie. The story lines are tight and intricate, the characters are taking you with them through the journey and the writing is spot on. Kinneman, is the detective who is recovering from his own demons as he attempts to stave off those who prey upon the innocent. Enos is so genius, she is broken beyond repair, but she is a great detective and a believer that there is redemption in all of us.

What I don’t like about this show:

It’s over.

Time for you to order it on demand to find out why I, and 1.7 million others are upset.

 

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Crazy, Twisty, Good Writing

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0404-casts-greys-scandal-private_obI have fallen, but I am trying to get back up.  I was the last one on board and may be the first one to hop off the Gladiator train to crazy town where Scandal docks its engine. Please do not misunderstand this recap, because I am a total fan of Shonda Rimes.  If I could still breed, I would volunteer to have her little creative writing baby; she is that good at what she does.  But dear Lord on High, that woman is making me tired.

If you tuned in last night to see Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington, you can understand my feelings.  By the end of the episode I was fit to be tied, tired and felt as if I needed therapy. Here’s the skinny:  A mom from the Midwest hires Pope & Associates to help her get some answers on her son’s death.  It was very suspicious, because she wrote Olivia a check for the exact dollar amount she had in her savings account. The dear sweet mom then heads over to her congressman’s office with a bomb strapped to her chest.  She wants some answers, “I know in my heart my son wasn’t a terrorist!”

She is right, he wasn’t.  According to the President, he wasn’t either, but for the safety of his fellow Americans, this woman’s son was labeled as a traitor.  They are still holding his body and she can’t even bury her child. I am frowning at this point. She can never know the truth.  His file was redacted. Here is where the crazy train picks up speed.

Olivia Pope, played by Carrie Washington, heads over to the Congressman’s office and climbs right in the middle of the chaos. She finds out the President is spearheading, “kill the crazy lady with the bomb” campaign, and Ms. Pope makes herself the go between.  She insinuates her people behind the FBI lines, she becomes the spokesperson for Angry Mom of the year, and in the end, nothing really changes. The Mom is led to believe her son was a terrorist.  She still was not able to bring his body home, and she still blew herself the F*ck up! Wait, grab the Oh Sh*t bar on your screen, because the crazy train is building momentum to get up the next two inclines.

  • The wacko nut job, Huck, which works for her and was trained by Ms. Pope’s father to be a killer for the government, is having some issues.  Huck learns that Eli Pope, Olivia’s daddy, is still pulling his strings.
  • The guy Olivia had a tryst with, Jake Ballard, who was also trained by her father, was returned to Olivia, dirty, bruised and still in love with her.  Eli Pope is still pulling his strings too.
  • Olivia, in this episode, yells at, and hangs up on the President at least three times, and in the end, courtesy of his wife, he realizes that Olivia is pulling his strings. FLOTUS, or Millie the Monster, as many refer to her, is happy Olivia wasn’t killed, because she can still use her husband’s mistress as power to also pull his strings.
  • Eli Pope is sitting in his car, calling his daughter Olivia, for whatever reason, and is unable to reach her, which frustrates him.  He is very frustrated because he is unable to control his little girl, who is now sitting on the couch with Jake Ballard, realizing her daddy is pulling her strings.

I feel like the damned puppet here.

That dang gone Shonda Rimes has me on a yoke and is pulling my strings, yanking my cord, and making me bob up and down like a marionette. It is so crazy, twisty, good, it is driving me bonkers! I want off this ride! Wait, can I get the T-shirt first?