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Cover Reveal-DIVINITY by Michelle L. Johnson

I’m thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for DIVINITY by Michelle L. Johnson!  This story, like the definition of the word divinity, is something special. The cover is beautiful and bold and perfect for a novel that will linger in your heart, mind, and soul long after you’ve finished reading!

About the story

When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she’s left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel.

With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart.

Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A’nwel and protect the family she never knew she had.

What she doesn’t know is that Archangels have secrets too. Read the rest of this entry

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#SleepyHollow – THE VESSEL

Aaaand we’re back! Have you guys missed me? 😉 Sadly, this is the last episode before the season finale but let’s get straight to it! The episode begins with Abbie talking Icky into trying on some more modern clothes. Icky emerging in skinny jeans is quite the glorious sight. “Hell hath frozen over,” Abbie says. Icky: “Indeed.” A little later, “One sign of the impending apocalypse is surely skinny jeans.” Behold:

LOL Within another few minutes, he’s taken them off and gone back to his old-school britches. 😦  Read the rest of this entry

PASSIONARIES by Tonya Hurley

Passionaries (The Blessed)

PASSIONARIES (Book 2 The Blessed)

About the story~

Three modern-day teens have been reincarnated as saints—or so they’ve been told.This dark, thrilling follow-up to Precious Blood blends the gritty with the miraculous.

As we learned in Precious Blood, Agnes, Cecelia, and Lucy “may be saints, [but] they are definitely not angels” (Kirkus Reviews). Read the rest of this entry

#SleepyHollow – Episode 10, The Golem

After a week off, we’re back for the mid-season finale. How will we handle no Icky & Abbie (Ichabbie, I believe the fandom calls it) until January?? Seeing Icky all manly, chopping wood in the opening scene will help ease the pain. “Celebrating yuletide with a titular display of luuumber,” says Icky, who’s feeling pretty Bah Humbug. After Icky explains that back in the day, egg nog was egg grog, Abbie gets to the heart of the matter. He’s obviously upset about not knowing about his son.

Turns out Icky has already called in the Sin Eater, Henry Parish, to help him talk to Katrina. When Henry starts to refuse, Icky reminds him he summoned someone from the past before. Henry warns him he may not like what he has to do and maybe Abbie shouldn’t be there. Abbie insists on staying. When Icky says he understands the risk:

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#SupernaturalSunday – Season 2, Episode 2 EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN

I’m sure this episode title is meant to be sarcastic. I think it would be more accurate to say 90% of the population is terrified of clowns. 😉 I know I am. Looking for “Supernatural clown gifs” was pretty terrifying. We begin with what I consider the scariest-looking clown since Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT.

We begin in Medford, Wisconsin at a carnival. A couple is watching their daughter play and she sees creepy freakin’ clown. Dad says, “God, I hate clowns.” When she sees the clown, she tells her parents but they don’t see it. Later, as they’re driving home, the same clown is standing by the side of the road, in the dark. Not creepy AT ALL. 😐 The freakin’ clown shows up at her house and she LETS HIM IN. *shudder* Clown then proceeds to butcher her parents.

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#SupernaturalSunday – Season 2, Episode 1 IN MY TIME OF DYING

Happy Supernatural Sunday! 🙂 I’m excited to get started on season 2. I haven’t watched these episodes quite as many times as season 1. 😉

We begin season 2 right where season 1 left off: in the mangled wreckage of Dean’s baby, the Impala. The guy driving the 18-wheeler that hit them has black eyes — he’s been possessed. Sam drives him away with The Colt to protect his family. The demon skedaddles and the trucker calls for help when he realizes what he’s done.

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Supernatural – Season 1, Episode 17 – HELL HOUSE

Happy Supernatural Sunday once again folks! 🙂 This week we have the first “pranks” episode. We also have the introduction of a couple of new characters who will come back in future seasons. Lots of laughs! So let’s get straight into it…

A group of teenagers is checking out an old haunted house in the woods. The legend goes the ghost of the house lives in the root cellar and likes to “string up girls.” The kids don’t expect to find anything: there are weird symbols painted on the walls and strange-looking canned goods in the basement. But in the cellar, there’s a girl hanging from the rafters, just like the legend goes! Oh snap!

The house is just a little creepy.

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Bully A Bald Man. Get Mauled By Bears.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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This week’s post will be a bit shorter than usual as I am currently loving life on vacation in the Outer Banks. I have stuff to do like sit on the beach, drink fruity drinks in the morning because, well, fruit is good for you, and make sandcastles with my kids. So, yeah, I’m busy.

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One of the most intense punishments for bullying can be found by clicking the above link. It’s also a lesson on why we shouldn’t make fun of male pattern baldness.

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In this story, we meet Elisha, one of God’s prophets (there certainly were a lot of them). He’s on his way to Bethel when his master, Elijah, was taken by God. Taken with a full on fiery horse-drawn chariot, I might add.

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(Pretty cool pic, huh?)

And did I mention that he was given all of his master’s prophet powers? Yeah. Double-prophet. Sweet.

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Anyhoo, Elisha was on the road to Bethel when he came upon a gang of crazy children.  Forty-two, to be exact. As adults, we all know what happens when 42 children roam the streets – they take on a gang mentality.

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The children started taunting, or jeering according to the Bible, Elisha. Of all things, they decided to make fun of his for being bald. As an adult, one would think he’d be able to walk away. But no. Elisha was a bad ass. Being a prophet and all, he cursed the children.

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Two bears then come out of the woods. And maul all forty-two children to death.

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Satisfied with the disembowelment of tiny humans, he went on his way thinking that next time, when someone makes fun of his bald head, he should maybe not act so rashly and instead come up with a snappy come back.

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The moral of the story probably goes something like this:

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Good advice. You’re welcome.

~Christine

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Supernatural Season 1, Episode 12 – FAITH

Happy Supernatural Sunday! I am just coming off vacation and the best birthday celebration ever so I’m not at 100% yet but I’m here! I couldn’t let the opportunity to review (another) favorite episode of Supernatural pass me by.  This week’s episode is about a faith healer so we get a lot more of the religious aspects than in the other episodes I’ve reviewed recently.

We begin with Sam and Dean chasing down a monster that has imprisoned two kids in the basement of an old rundown house. Dean stays to fight the monster — the way to kill it is electrocution — while Sam hustles the kids to safety. Dean is so intent on frying the thing, he doesn’t realize he’s in a big puddle of water when he fires his special revved up to 100k volts stun-gun thingy and inadvertently electrocutes himself as well as the creature.  Read the rest of this entry

For the Greater Good? I Hope the Hell Not

Before I continue on with this weeks Bizarro Bible post, I’d like to extend heartfelt hugs, prayers and good wishes to those affected by the floods in Canada. After dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I still can’t imagine what the residents of Alberta and the outlying counties. If you pray, please pray for those affected. If you wish upon a star, please use your wish to help those in need. If you hope, please hope for a speedy recovery. If you love, please send your heart to Canada.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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Can’t describe this week’s post. Not Bizarro. Not snarky. Not funny. Just, not.

We’ve all heard the story of Noah’s Ark. The great flood, animals arriving two by two. We also know, if the Bible os to be believed, that the flood occurred because of God’s anger, and because he wanted a “do over.” In my opinion, his “do over” excuse was crap. Fix it, don’t erase it. Learn from your mistakes, don’t pretend they didn’t exist. What about all the innocent people that died because he told Noah to build an ark, but oh, by the way, there is only enough room for so many.

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This is kind of how I feel when I see great natural disasters like the floods in Canada, Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the earthquakes in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, the fires in Colorado, tornadoes in Oklahoma… Are all of these things a way to eradicate the less than morally perfect? Are these disasters modern day testaments to God’s lingering wrath?

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Maybe I don’t have enough faith to know these terrible things happened for an assumed greater good. Maybe I don’t have enough spirit to know something better will rise from the ashes of such events. Maybe I don’t see with my Biblical Jesus glasses. All I see are men, women and children affected by terrible tragedies. My heart breaks every single time something like this happens. It fills up and breaks apart. Maybe it’s meant to remind me to hug my kids closer, appreciate my family more, live life fuller, laugh louder, stand taller…

And it all makes me question:

Have I, have we, become a society that depends on disasters and the tragedies of others to make us se what’s in front of us?

~Christine

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