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THUMBNAIL_IMAGEI may at some point just go ahead and make a section for pimping stuff since this seems to be a thing at least two posts deep now, but for now, here we go…

Remember that Cathrine Stovall chick I told you about last time:

Now there’s Cathrine Stovall, who already has a pretty good growing fan-base, so I’m probably just being redundant in pimping her at all, but it’s happening anyway:

http://catherinestovall.webs.com/

You like vampire stories, but don’t like hearing about 200-year-old dudes trying to get in the pants of high-school girls and not being arrested for it? Then you need to look into Cathrine’s ‘Requiem for Humanity’ series: http://www.amazon.com/Catherine-Stovall/e/B005LET560/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Well, fuck… she went and came out with yet another in the series that bitch-slaps sparkly vampires that you need in you:

Description:
Jenda and Soborgne are best friends and everything they do, they do together. Unfortunately, this time the girls may be joined at the hip in a far more horrible way: by death.The girls are kidnapped and held captive by Belle and Matteo, two vampires with a plan. Belle, a sociopath in life and death, is searching for an heir to her reign as the only vampire to hold the secret to surviving the sun. Matteo is a lost soul who would give anything to be loved and to see the light of day. As the four characters’ worlds collide, blood is spilled, lives are lost, and rules are broken.Disappointment in love and life bring out the worst in humans but, with vampires, it leads to a chilling tale of romance and terror.
Excerpt:
Jenda’s eyes were unfocused from the quick change of light and still blurry from tears. She ran the back of her hand over her eyes to clear her vision; she blinked furiously from the sting of salt and sand. As she opened her eyes, his presence suddenly filled all her senses.The intruder stood inches from her, his black eyes boring into her as if the entire world depended on this very moment in time. He stood almost a full foot taller than Jenda. His broad shoulders tapered down to a trim waist. He appeared to be well muscled but not overly large. He was almost handsome except that his presence sent tremors of pure undiluted terror screaming to every brain cell and nerve ending inside her. All of her senses told her to wake up, to run, and to escape as quickly as she could.Jenda did not turn or run. She stood her ground, focused on the object that the intruder stood holding between his thumb and forefinger. There in his large pale hand hung a crystal from her tree. Her mind went wild with the outrage she felt at the idea of this invader, this intruder touching something so personal to her.Jenda seethed. Before she could stop herself, she reached to rip the trinket away. As she grasped the crystal, she saw the purple light begin to fill it. She gasped and then his hand closed around her tiny wrist. The cold shock of steely flesh sent shivers through her. She paused, thrown off guard by the sensation of having her entire hand plunged into ice. Then her heart skittered and she felt as if the world were spinning too fast and that she may fall. Trying to pull away from that frozen iron grasp, Jenda felt terror and heard her mind scream for her to run before she died.

Pulling with all her might to free herself from his grip, Jenda looked up into the intruder’s face. The beauty of it surprised her even as he held her fighting, kicking, and screaming. His face seemed serene and his mouth no longer held the sardonic smile. His lips were full and sensuous. There was not a single line or crease in his translucent skin. He showed no irritation or ill will despite Jenda’s ongoing struggle to escape. He would have been Orlando Bloom hot if it were not for the fact that his eyes looked like two giant glass buttons. The difference between pupil and iris was so slight there was almost no end to the blackness. There was only the tightness of the flesh around his eyes and mouth that showed there was any sort of physical exertion on his part.

Then in a moment of pure horror, the intruder smiled. It was not the sardonic smirk from before. It was a large predatory showing of teeth. In a fit of hysteria, Jenda thought of how much he reminded her of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. A high-pitched frenzied laugh escaped Jenda’s mouth and echoed into the silence of the canyon. It was the kind of laugh you only heard in the movies or in real asylums.

Almost as soon as the thought of the cat crossed Jenda’s mind and before the echo of her laugh faded eerily in the silence, the intruder chuckled. The sound of that dry mocking noise nearly put Jenda over the edge. No, he was not the Cheshire Cat. This was the big bad wolf in all his menacing glory and she was his for the taking.

I want you to go to her site and buy that stuff:

You have it at the Amazon on the Kinde: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Requiem-Humanity-Book-One/dp/1470146983/ref=la_B005LET560_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366300546&sr=1-1

You have it at the CreateSpace on the whatever the hell that is: https://www.createspace.com/3810629

And you even have it at the UntreedReads on the every damn thing: http://store.untreedreads.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68_7_46_65&products_id=202

As an added mission to your buying quest, I also place upon you the glory to go out into the world and pimp this tome to the masses. If you could be so kind, please share the pic below where ever book pimping is not a burden, and even print out the pic and plaster the towns with it:

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I thank you all in advance… because I know you’ll all be too busy for me to thank you later… ‘cause… you know… you’ll be out pimping the book… now get the fuck out there!

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For those who enjoyed the single review that has been written so far, you will be grateful to know that there will be more to come. Although, when I wrote the bit for ‘Hunger Games,’ it was intended more as a means of relieving a rant, not so much as a continuing thing, but it seems that ranting reviews get the best reader response, so… I’ll see about doing more.

Note, however, that, like pretty much everything else in this blog so far, there will be no schedule. this being mostly because I don’t really come across things that put me in the need for a “review” all the time (I will not be reviewing everything that I come across just to get a review in—that’s boring). But, I will be reviewing TV, Movies, and Books when I come across them as “review-able.”

As for movies, I don’t get to the theaters as much as I would like, so we will not get many in-theater reviews. And since every DVD/Blu-ray rental company seems to be going under or, out of nowhere, deciding they don’t feel like doing that anymore after making everyone go under (Netflix are dicks!), there will be few new to rental reviews (although, in cases such as ‘Hunger Games,’ if I’m driven by temptation enough, I will rent it from Amazon Instant or Redbox). As for older movies, I have just finally given in to restarting my Netflix account with a one month free bribe from them (but I’m still mad), so there will possibly be an onslaught of older movie reviews coming for at least about a month’s worth (more if they can keep me tempted enough). For example, I have finally gotten around to watching ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’… there will definitely be a “review” of that later.

For TV, I won’t do many of these, but if something new/interest comes on, I’ll do one. Such as ‘Revolution’ just coming out—though it had a preview on for a bit now, I will try to at least wait long enough for others to see it first as to avoid spoilers (you’re welcome ahead of time, everyone that watches ‘Walking Dead’—your FB friends might not care that it’s still waiting on your DVR, but I understand your pain). Even more, I will not be doing a review for every single episode of my favorite shows, despite how tempting it might actually be (sorry, fellow Whovians, you’ll just have to shut-up and watch the show like everyone else), I keep it down to more of the episodes that stand out as significant—pilots, season premiers, finales… and maybe if something just extra crazy happened.

Books, honestly, I haven’t fully decided how I want to pull this part off. I read at least two books at a time (one at work, which tends to be a couple pages per break; and one at home, which depends on how long I can stay awake—varies from about two words to four chapters +/-). Plus, when I write a book review, I get flashbacks of the thing they make you do back at school so they can bash out any traces of joy you could have gotten out of reading, and make sure you only see it as a demeaning chore (at least that’s what I always got out of book reports… luckily I usually blew them off, and just copied the crap on the back, so my joy of reading survived with a vengeance). Plus, when it comes to book reviews, it’s different than other reviews. For one, for obvious reasons, it hit rather close to home, and even with personal involvement aside, I still have more respect for authors than movie producers—even though ‘the Hunger Games’ wasn’t one of my favorite books, I do know what Sue put into her story, if for no other reason than knowing what I put into mine, writers fill their stories with their spirits and it becomes as much them as if it was them—even ‘Twilight,’ granted, I mock it to death at any chance I get, and bash the weak female protagonist it portrays, but I respect Stephenie Meyer for trying to expose her world to us (even if I don’t personally like her world, I respect what it is). And the nearest future for this, I have already started a review on Orson Scott Card’s ‘The Lost Gate,’ so that will be coming eventually.

In addition, if any one who is a writer has a book they would like me to review, feel free to make the request, although, be warned: I will give it a completely honest review. I will at least be nice enough that if the book is really bad to the point of it being difficult to find any positive points about it (reference ‘the Hunger Games’ review), then I will not write a review for it at all, but, if you would like, I will at least relay what the basic issues with it were in private, especially if it’s a pre-published version. And, if you do make a request for a review, please understand, that I have a day job, plus my own writing, plus, as mentioned, I read at least two other books at a time, so the amount of time it may take me to get through your books can not be determined, and this is also only assuming I choose to take on the venture of reading and reviewing your book at all—I completely maintain the power to turn down requests. If you would like, I can even relay the review to any other review site your book exists on as well (Amazon, Goodreads, etc.).