Friday, April 12, 2013

A to Z Challenge – King Kong and Kiss From a Rose, Plus Ninja News and Movie News

My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Favorite Movies, Bloggers, and Music! I’ll name a favorite movie that corresponds with the letter, and then select a character from the film. I will then name a favorite blogger who reminds me of that character, and then dedicate a song to him. (Also corresponding with the alphabet.) I’ll wrap it all up with trivia and/or fun facts about the movie, the blogger, or the music!

In addition, two lucky commenters this month will receive a review copy of CassaStorm! One comment per day and each is worth one entry except – the first and one hundredth comments on each day will receive ten entries!

King Kong (2005)

Peter Jackson’s first movie after LOTR is an exciting take on the mythos. It has a great cast and a good heart. And this time, no awkward sexual innuendo between woman and beast!

Ann Darrow is not your typical damsel in distress and proves she’s just as tough as Kong. She’s a beauty with a comical side as well, and uses her wits to survive. Reality does not get in the way of her dreams and aspirations.

Who is Ann?

Elise Fallson!

She is beauty and strength. Elise has a charming sense of humor and isn’t afraid to poke fun at herself. Elise is also humble and giving. With her awesome attitude, I know she’ll achieve her dreams.

Elise is a writer living in France and creator of the awesome Mini-Alex!

I dedicate to you Kiss From a Rose by Seal. (Song title leads to YouTube.)

Because the beauty of the song matches you!

Trivia and Facts:

What 1995 movie is Kiss From a Rose from?

J’s trivia answer – Arjen Lucassen was a founding member of the band Stream of Passion. Lead singer, Marcela Bovio, performed on one of the Ayreon discs, and Arjen was so impressed, he put together Stream of Passion to showcase her amazing voice. After their first album, he sent them out on their own. (Stream of Passion also performed the song “Street Spirit,” a moving piece that helped me finalize a pivotal scene in CassaStar.)

Ninja News

Sherry Ellis acquired an agent for her book, Big Hole to China. Congratulaions, Sherry!!!

Michael Pierce revealed the cover for his next book, Susy Asylum, the sequel to Provex City. Looks awesome, Michael!


Annalisa Crawford’s book, That Sadie Thing, is free from today until Monday! Download it from Amazon US and Amazon UK
 

In movie news…

Morgan Freeman and Johnny Depp are slated to star in Transcendence, a science fiction action movie scheduled for release in April 2014.

You can view the new trailer for Rush, a Formula One racing film directed by Ron Howard and staring Chris Helmsworth, Olivia Wilde, and Daniel Bruhl at JoBlo

Did you like Jackson’s version of King Kong? Follow Elise? Know the trivia answer? Ready for some new books? How about new movies? How about a weekend to catch up on A to Z Challenge posts?

Special announcement on Monday – be sure to come back!

147 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Not to brag, but I'm #1 (again)!!!

L.G. Keltner said...

King Kong is a classic story, and I think it's interesting to see the different film versions that have been done over the years. And Elise is an awesome blogger to spotlight!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

PS I recently met Elise. She is wonderful.

Happy Friday, Alex.

xoRobyn

Karen Tamara said...

I love Elise. Her blogs has been one of my favorites from the very first.

And I also love the song Kiss From a Rose. I was tempted to google the answer, but I resisted cheating. :)

Francis Lee said...

Not of the better Batman movies but the song was from Batman Forever.

Lynda R Young said...

I was undecided about King Kong. I think it was long and I wasn't a fan of the ending either(even knowing it was coming, lol)

Andrew Leon said...

For the most part, I did not like Kong. It was visually amazing, but it was self-indulgent (like The Hobbit) and ridiculous at times (like The Hobbit). It's too bad, too, because I had really been looking forward to it ahead of time.

(Monday is going to be a big freebie day for me, would you mind including a blurb? Email me. And did you listen to the song?)

Nick Wilford said...

Elise is a great pick. She's one of the funniest and most generous people I know, and I bow down to her knowledge of the insect kingdom!

Have a great weekend Alex!

Cynthia said...

This month, I'm enjoying Elise's theme of -ologies I'd never knew existed. So I'm glad you're featuring her.

And yay for Sherry for getting an agent. I'd have to visit her to congratulate her.

I appreciate the note you left on my blog. No worries at all about the delayed friend follow...and somehow you've still managed to find me all those times without being a follower!

Annalisa Crawford said...

There was a time when every song on the radio was Kiss From a Rose, and I still love it!

Thanks for mentioning my free promo!

Lexa Cain said...

King Kong is a classic for a reason - that beauty and the beast conflict is ageless. Of course I follow Elise. She's awesome! I don't know the trivia question, but Seal's song is one of my favorites. So romantic! :-)

Mark Koopmans said...

I love it!

Elise is going to flip out (so I wonder, will the garlic lei fall off her neck :)~

Suzanne Furness said...

Great song choice, enjoy Elise!

I'd missed Sherry's news so congrats to her. Already have Annalisa's book.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

King Kong was a good movie. Found out about El this year and never looked back, she is a lot of fun. Transcendence is a movie to look out for. Congrats Sherry and Michael. Will keep looking out for when Annalisa's book is free on A,azon.

Michael Abayomi said...

Ah, yes, Kiss from a Rose, a classic love song by Seal. He is one of few reasons left to feel "Nigerian and proud" in this day and age where the very mention of Nigeria evokes thoughts of internet email scams. *sigh*

Sean McLachlan said...

When my son was six, we watched the original King Kong. He loved it. When it got to the scene where the planes were attacking him on the Empire State Building my son asked, "Is Kong the good guy?"

michelle said...

Kiss From A Rose is one of those classics - it's evergreen... and Elise is the perfect match!
She is generous and kind-hearted... a very good friend!
Congrats to Sherry and Michael. I'm off to download Annalisa's book!

Writer In Transit

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

What lovely words you wrote for the song A Kiss from a Rose to the person you matched it to. Can't wait until Monday to see what the special announcement is.

Have a good week-end.
Yvonne.

Nancy Thompson said...

I saw King Kong. It was okay. A bit long perhaps. Elise is wonderful & so creative! No time to write more posts this as I'm hosting our lovely friend, Jennifer Hillier, for the next few days. Ah, girl time!!!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Elise is smart and creative, and would probably have King Kong wrapped around her finger. Congrats to Sherry, Michael,and Annalisa!

Julie

C.M.Brown said...

The song certainly fits Elise! I have known her for just over a year and your words are also a perfect fit for her charm! I wish her well in her future endeavours too!

Micheal's cover looks awesome! Looking forward to reading the sequel.

ediFanoB said...

I must admit I did not see Peter Jackson's King Kong so far.

I have been disappointed by the King Kong movie from 1976

I'm still a fan of the King Kong movie from 1933

mooderino said...

I'm not sure we needed a Kong remake. It was really long too (classic Jackson).

mood
Moody Writing

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for introducing me to Elise.

I really liked that King Kong. Yes, toning down any weird vibes between the ape and the woman was a good thing. :)

Mark K said...

I think we need another Elise video special... just to settle our Elise cravings. I can see blog superstardom ahead for this shy, retiring wall flower we've all come to know ;)

Rhonda said...

Great choice for K, although I am a fan of the original and haven't seen the Peter Jackson version.

Gotta love mini-Alex :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Always loved King Kong, and my favorite is the Jackson film, for all the reasons you sited.

Congrat's to Elise! and Little Alex,

Happy weekend all!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robyn, you're on a roll!

Fran, correct. And it wasn't a great Batman.

Lynda, they all end that way!

Andrew, I liked both. And you better email me...

Cynthia, I still felt really, really bad...

Annalisa, you're welcome.

Michael, I'm sorry!

Nancy, you two have fun!

Edi, the 1976 Kong was awful!

Elizabeth, exactly!

Cindy said...

That sounds like a good match for Elise. I liked that version of King Kong. It was better than expected.

mlswift.me said...

I really liked the King Kong movie. Great special effects (I hope those weren't real classic cars they destroyed).

The Beauty and the Beast theme was played up more than in other versions, and was real touching. I loved the scene where they're (Kong and Beauty) on the frozen pond. A moment of playfulness during chaos.

Kiss from a Rose is from one of the Batman flicks...can't remember which. The one with Clooney?

J.L. Murphey said...

I actually liked the original version of King Kong better.

S.P. Bowers said...

Love Elise! She's an awesome blogger.

Laura said...

Excellent, I've wanted to read That Sadie Thing since I heard about it, thanks for the heads up!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that song :)

Always thought the Kong/woman relationship was more than a little creepy, so I avoided Jackson's movie. Now I can check it out - thanks! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Yay, Elise! What a wonderful blogger. I just love the mini ninja Alex.

Angela Brown said...

Elise seems the perfect choice, and love that song by Seal. I think Kissed by a Rose is a Batman song...I think.

Congrats on new agents, new book covers and I'm ready to enjoy the weekend period after the week flew by lol!!

Stephen Tremp said...

We have the DVD for King King. Great flik although the beginning is a bit slow. Special effects are amazing.

And Congrats! to Sherry, Michael, and Annalisa!

farawayeyes said...

That's a boatload of new books coming out. Congrats to all.

I don't think I saw Jackson's version of KK nor The Hobbit yet.

Teresa Coltrin said...

I don't think I've seen that King Kong movie.

Great blogger to highlight and song to dedicate.

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Elise! And congrats to Sherry. Ooh, I do wonder what the announcement is. Have a great weekend!

Bob Milne said...

I really wanted to like Jackson's King Kong, but I just found it poorly cast and overlong. It lacked that sense of wonder and horror from the original and played too much for cheap laughs.

Theresa Milstein said...

Wow, I haven't thought of King Kong in years. I remember seeing it as a child and feeling so sorry for King Kong.

Mina Burrows said...

I agree. Elise is pretty amazing. I love that song by Seal.
Have a great weekend, Alex.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yolanda and Cindy, I really liked that version as well.

ML, not that Batman movie. And yes, the frozen pond scene was very sweet.

Jemi, none of that in his version!

Angela, yes it is.

kmckendry said...

Yay congratulations to Elise! She's a great Ann.

I'll see anything with Chris Hemsworth in it! :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Alex, good post. And a beautiful pick for Ann! Been reading Elise's blogs also.

Summer Ross said...

Elise is great!

I love the song- but don't have a clue which movie it's in.

~Summer

Laura Eno said...

Yay, Elise! That was so much fun when she made mini-Alex for you!

Morgan Freeman and Johnny Depp together? Be still my heart. That will be a "must see" movie. :)

I never saw the 2005 version of King Kong. The one before it... :P

Sally said...

Elise is fantastic!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Lovely song dedication. Depp and Freeman in a movie, I'm in! Yes, I'll be catching up on blog reading this weekend. I didn't do a very good job during this week!

S. L. Hennessy said...

This version of King Kong made me weepy. Especially the ice skating scene. And congrats to Elise for mini-Alex!

Brinda said...

That Mini-Alex still kills me.

I've been at the beach this week and fallen WAY behind on reading A - Z blog posts. :(

Jo said...

I remember, as a young girl, seeing the original King Kong on TV and feeling so sorry for King Kong and angry towards the humans who had captured him and put him on display. Because of this, I didn't want to see the new version.

Congratulations to those in the Ninja news today.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, first time they've done a movie together. And yes, the other King Kong sucked.

Brinda, that's all right.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm reading "Skull Island" now, which is when Doc Savage met King Kong. Wish he'd hurry up and meet him. It's been a long time so far and we are just now reaching the island.

Candilynn Fite said...

Great cover, Michael!!

Ella said...

Great pick-Elise and I love Seal's song!
Yes, I liked Jackson's version!

I'm ready to go to the movies...

I'm behind blogging so off to finish my post! It has been a jungle at my house, lol-for real! ;D

Mary Montague Sikes said...

King Kong is a classic. I love the clips from the first one (I guess). Nice to know about Elise.

Thanks for your visits to my blog!

Mary Montague Sikes

Amy Jarecki said...

Thanks for introducing Elise. I'll check out her blog. King Kong? Well, I love a strong heroine!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yeah. that was kind of creepy in that earlier version of King Kong. The 2005 film was really long, though.

Fe said...

King Kong is not a favourite but your edification of Elise is wonderful. I'll certainly visit her blog. Thank you

joylene said...

Absolutely excellent choice, Alex. Elise is Ann, brave and beautiful.

Leovi said...

The first King Kong movie impressed me as a child, giving New York scenes are always unforgettable.

Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations Sherry, Micheal, and Annalisa!

I loved the King Kong version with Jessica Lange, but the remake was enjoyable.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, does that mean you have jungle fever?

Donna, I think after the LOTR movies, that's all he knows how to do now.

Hart Johnson said...

You know, I never saw that version of King Kong. I should. I ADORE the mini-Alex Elise made--he cracks me up.

Suze said...

That is a lovely portrait of Elise, Al.

Have a great weekend!

Michael Pierce said...

King Kong is where found that I could take jack Black as a serious actor. Great choice and thanks for featuring my cover!

jaybird said...

I think I prefer the newer King Kong to the older, I loved the addition of the dinosaurs. Very cool.

Have a great weekend Alex!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Elise is a beauty: inside and out and with a sense of humor. How cool is that?

Tyrean Martinson said...

I haven't seen the 2005 version of King Kong just the old black and white version that made me laugh and groan. I'll have to check out Jackson's version.
And your movie, character, blogger, song matchup is awesome as usual! Yay Elise!

Hoping to go see a movie this weekend - probably OZ.

Sandra Almazan said...

Ann Darrow sounds like a great heroine!

ilima said...

I love Elise! And isn't Kiss From A Rose from a Batman movie? Can't wait to see the big announcement on Monday.

Mark Means said...

Elise is one of my absolute favorites. I always enjoy her posts and comments and love her sense of humor. Great choice!

Congrats to Sherry!

Robin said...

Always so much going on here that it's information overload for me. I'm glad though, that you shout happy news and have so much good to say and share.

Congrats Sherry! And I really like Elise.

Excited for the big news on Monday.

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations to Sherry for getting an agent! That's awesome. (: Also to Michael for his cover reveal, it looks really exciting.

And thank you, Alex. My face is about as red as a bouquet of roses right now. But I'm honored and grateful to be a part of this incredible writing community. You all are amazing.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I still think the Fay Wray King Kong is the best. Old fashioned, me. In truth, I haven't seen the 2005 version. Guess I should just for comparison.

Sweet tribute to Elise today. Very nice, indeed.

Congrats to Sherry and Michael. Thanks to Annalisa for her generosity.

John Wiswell said...

Jackson's Kong was too darned long, but I still liked it. Replace the awkward love interest with awkward dance partners? It was a bold choice! But the whole film did a good job of expressing his sympathy for the beast.

John at The Bathroom Monologues

S.K. Anthony said...

Aww dedicating Kiss from a Rose to Elise is very sweet. She did a wonderful job creating Mini-Alex!

Trivia answer, without looking it up, I think it was from a Batman movie, no?

Heather M. Gardner said...

Elise is a very cool lady.

Wow. That preview for RUSH is awesome.

And not just cause Chris Hemsworth is in it. :)

Weekend? I need one.

Heather

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Elise is a beautiful choice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michael, one of his few serious roles.

Tyrean, enjoy the visuals.

Ilima, yes it is.

Elise, you are most welcome!

SK, yes!

Heather, that made me laugh.

D.G. Hudson said...

Yes I did like Jackson's take on King Kong. I do follow Elise already and love her humor. I'd say that's a great choice!

Can't miss Elise's '-ology' series, it's amazing what people study. . .

I'll try to visit the other links for the books.

The Desert Rocks said...

Watch out Mini-Alex, Kong will carry you away!!

Susan Oloier said...

I have to admit, I have not seen Jackson's King Kong.
Just downloaded Annalisa's book.

Rusty Webb said...

The song came from one of those crappy Batman movies, didn't it?

I liked King Kong well enough I guess, but it doesn't make any of my must see lists.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Elise is one cool lady. Her mini- Alex is super cute, maybe as cute (definitely not more than the original one ;)

Do I see someone blushing? Our own Captain Ninja being called cute???? Couldn't resist pulling your leg Alex ;)

klahanie said...

Human that is, Alex,

Nice choice of films. Although that big gorilla makes me growl every time I see him on my TV screen.

Great choice in Elise. Did you know she's one of my millions, if not billions of adoring fans?

And "Seal"..."we're never gonna' survive unless we're a little bit crazy..."

A weekend to catch up on the folks and animals doing the A to Z. Ironically, my human and I will continue to pawmote the challenge in our alternative style.

Enjoy your weekend and try to relax a bit.

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

Rick Daley said...

I thought PJ did a great job with King Kong. I liked seeing Andy Serkis both in and out of CGI (he was the cook / Kong).

I don't know the trivia answer, but when I see it tomorrow I'll bet it's a movie I've seen.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Elise has a nice blog and yes, I follow.

Kiss of the Rose? Batman Forever.

I happy to see some good Sci-Fi movies and of course, Super Hero movies, coming out! Action and Fantasy--not bad. :-)

Hope you're having a great weekend Alex.

Robin said...

Interesting about Morgan Freeman and Johnny Depp teaming up. I really them both, and can't think of any other movies that they have been in together. Sounds like a good one.

I am soooo looking forward to this weekend (Sunday) to try and catch up on my writing. I don't have all of my posts done; I have written through "N." I really want to make some headway. This A to Z Challenge is... challenging.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rusty, correct. And King Kong was the only K movie I could think of for today.

Rachna, I'll take cute!

Penny, everyone should be your fan.

Rick, I bet you've seen it as well.

Sia, very good!

Robin, you don't want to fall behind!

LD Masterson said...

Aw, Alex, not even a passing nod to poor Fay Wray.

Buttons said...

Oh I am sorry as soon as I seen Johnny Depp's name I envisioned him and my mind went blank. :) B

Arlee Bird said...

I did like what Jackson did with Kong--probably the best of the big monkey films.

Good for Sherry in acquiring the agent. This may be something we here less of as time goes by.

Lee
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Alexandra Heep said...

I am not good at trivia, movies and that, but I think I remember Kiss From a Rose having something to do with a Batman movie.

Sunday? I plan on finishing my taxes. I did the first draft, but need to overhaul. I'd rather ... well, do just about anything than those.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Elise is a very pretty lady so you got that right.

And I love King Kong. I think the best part of the movie (for me) is the whole middle section on the island. The Lost World feel is just totally engrossing.

Bish Denham said...

I haven't seen the new King Kong, I might just have to check it out. Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman together? That would good.

Melanie Schulz said...

You are so right about Elise- perfect Ann

Sherry Ellis said...

Elise is a great choice for Anne! Thanks for the shout-out, too! I really appreciate it!

Al Diaz said...

Elise is absolutely awesome! And that song is one of my favorites.
And absolutely no, I wasn't waiting for the appropriate moment to comment even if it seems so.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

And I'm one of the doochenozzles who has never seen King Kong.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

And I'm one of the doochenozzles who has never seen King Kong.

Birgit said...

I love King Kong and own the DVD. I think it is stellar. I also love the original 1933 version(gotta love it when he tickes fay Wray and takes off her dress-censors! I don't know the triva answer but if i would i would try to climb the nearest tower to yell it out loud in Honour of Kong:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Buttons, that's funny.

Lee, I thought it was the best.

Alexandra, you are correct.

Sherry, you're welcome!

Al, you are one sneaky dragon...

mshatch said...

A scifi movie WITH Johnny Depp? What more could I ask for?

VikLit said...

(Not looking at anyone else's answers) because I actually know a trivia answer! It was from Batman! YAY!

L.G. Smith said...

Haven't seen this version of King Kong yet. And yay for Elise and her mini-Alex. :)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I've rented King Kong about 3 times and never watched it. I never had 3 hours to spare. I still need to watch it though.

Jai Joshi said...

Hey Alex, what a great theme to have for the a-z challenge!

I'm excited about Transcendence. The first I'm hearing of it is here at your blog but Depp and Freeman in one film together is bound to be good. I can't wait!

And I still haven't seen Peter Jackson's King Kong! I know, it's crazy but I always seem to miss it when it's on TV.

Jai

Samantha May said...

I loved this version of King Kong! The soundtrack is amazing too.

And Elise is all kinds of awesome. Great choice :)

Lexa Cain said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Alex! The info about Tut's parents and half-sister is shocking, but don't forget that in the past, European royal families had hemophiliacs and other genetic problem from inbreeding, too. Cultures all over the world have been greedy about keeping money and power in the family. It's only in the past 100 years that there was scientific evidence about the dangers of inbreeding...

Thanks for offering to upgrade my "stowaway" status in the blog-hop to first class participant, but that's too many posts for me. Maybe next year I'll be braver! :-D

Kathe W. said...

love Morgan Freeman- waiting for Transcendence to come out! woo hoo!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to Elise!
Happy Weekend :)

Clare said...

A lot of people slate King Kong; I thought it was a great movie.

Jay Noel said...

I liked this reboot of King Kong. It was very well done.

And that mini-ninja is how I was first introduced to the wonderful Elise!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MsHatch, apparently nothing!

Thanks, Jai.

Lexa, good to know. And hope you can officially join us next year.

Clare and Jay, I really liked it as well.

The Golden Eagle said...

Following Elise! :)

I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend.

Can't wait to find out what the special announcement is!

Mel Chesley said...

I like just about anything Peter Jackson does. Congrats to Sherry on the agent, Michael's cover is awesome and I'll have to go check out "That Sadie Thing". :)

J M Filipowicz said...

The trivia answer is Batman Forever. King Kong is a good flick, Peter Jackson is good at making movies seem epic, though he cheated me with the Hobbit.

DiscConnected said...

I saw while scrolling down that many people got the trivia answer correct, Batman Forever.

LC

SC Author said...

Loved that movie. So awesome, the tribal scenes!

Patricia Stoltey said...

A sci fi movie with Morgan Freeman and Johnny Depp? That one goes to the top of my list.

M Pax said...

I don't recall if I've seen that version of King Kong... they've been so many.

Elise is fab.

Congrats to Michael!

DL Hammons said...

I'd watch another Kong movie with Elise in it! She is a doll!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

JM, correct!

Larry, I guess I need to make them harder...

DL, she would be flattered to hear that.

M. J. Joachim said...

You've got it all today, Alex - wonderful song, movie and bloggers/writers. Really cool. Have an amazing weekend, my friend:)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Morgan and Freedman together. Sounds good. Geat song pick for Elise

Shell Flower said...

Elise is awesome! Congrats to Sherry, too. And Susy Asylum looks like my kind of book.

Julie Flanders said...

Oh my gosh, I totally missed Michael's cover! Looks awesome, and I can't wait to read the book.

Happy weekend, Alex!

Jeff Hargett said...

What a marvelous description of a marvelous person.

VR Barkowski said...

I did enjoy Jackson's King Kong. Is it okay to say I liked it far better than his version of The Hobbit? Of course Bilbo and I go back a long way and I had expectations…

Yay Elise!


~VR Barkowski

Michael Di Gesu said...

Elise is a great choice, Alex.

Congrats to Michael... Sherry and Annalisa! All the best!

David List said...

I was thinking about Batman forever before I saw the trivia question! Not amongst my favorite batman films but still.
I liked King Kong. It was long, yes, but it featured the best massive ape vs. tyrannosaurus battles I've ever seen!

Kristen Dyrr said...

Of course, what better choice for K than King Kong? It's all Ks! I have to say, I like the song choice better, however. Kiss From a Rose is a great song.

#atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Jennifer Lane said...

Looks like you're rockin' the A to Z Challenge, Alex! I've been fail at blogging lately but I hope to get back into the game when my psycho career calms down.

Thanks for the heads up on the free book by Annalisa--off to download it now.

Julia King said...

I love Elise. What a fine gal! And how lucky is she to live in France. She will make her dreams happen!

Carrie Butler said...

I love Elise, and I love this song! (I still have the Batman Forever soundtrack.) Good call!

Medeia Sharif said...

Awesome news and I love seeing Elise here.

I haven't seen King Kong yet.

randi lee said...

Oh, I ADORE Elise and I'm so happy you spotlighted her! She deserves as much credit as she can get!!!

Pk Hrezo said...

I LOVE jackson's version of Kong. It was a non stop action pack thrill ride on the big screen. I just had my son watch it for the first time not long ago.
How cute mini-Alex is!! Love it!

Damyanti said...

Love how you're spotlighting bloggers, Alex. Am finally back online for a bit. Electricity is an iffy thing in this part of the world, and so the same with the wifi.

Thanks for taking emails directly from my team....very nice of you.

Cassie Mae said...

Peter Jackson's (ha! I typed Percy Jackson at first) version is actually the only one I've seen. I thought it was alright, just hecka long!

And that song is totally in my head now, lol.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

VR, you are allowed!

David, it did.

Jennifer, it's a good month to be scarce if you're not in the Challenge.

Carrie, we own it as well.

Damy, whatever I can do to help.

Cassie, you always make me chuckle.

Melissa Bradley said...

Elise is so wonderful, I love her writing and her work. Definitely a great Ann.

Exciting news all around it looks like. Such blessings for some truly spectacular people.

The Happy Whisk said...

Creator of the Mini-Alex.

Cool beans.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Good song choice - the only good thing about Batman Forever was Kiss From a Rose :)

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom