Movie News and Review
Roland Yeomans was just as excited about this as I was – Robert Downey Jr. is in final negotiations to appear in Captain America 3. You can read all the details at io9
“There’s a few things being developed right now. There are some characters who we really liked that will be in a kind of a spin-off like we did with ‘Rise of the Lycans,’ then we have another film in the works with Kate [Beckinsale] as well, and then there’s a television series. So we’re expanding that universe in many ways….”
Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. A post-apocalyptic thriller starring Laurence Fishburne and Bill Paxton.
This film was panned when it was released and I have no idea why. It’s not a huge movie nor will change your life, but it’s well done and solid. Just think small scale. The acting is good and there are some tense moments.
Worth a rental and available on NetFlix as a Watch Now.
New releases -
Christine Rains, Angela Brown, M. Pax, Cherie Reich, Catherine Stine, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, and more!
Story Sprouts the 2014 compilation from Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles, compiled by Nutschell Anne Windsor
Vitamins and Death by Medeia Sharif
YA Contemporary, Prizm Books
Release Date December 10, 2014
Battle of the Bands
Welcome to Battle of the Bands! Founded by Stephen T McCarthy and Faraway Eyes. You know the routine – pick your favorite Whiskey in the Jar.
First up is the original by Thin Lizzy
Next is the remake by Metallica
Results next Wednesday!
A friendly reminder that Christmas is about two months away!!!
The Big Announcement!
The ink is dry and it’s official – my next book is a go!
Slated for release next spring, probably because I took so darn long to write it.
A stand-alone space opera not set in the Cassan universe.
Here’s the title and the working synopsis:
Dragon of the Stars
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. He’s poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?
One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?
And since you all wanted to know about the song that inspired it… (Lyrics kick in at the 1:00 minute mark.)
When I first heard Ayreon’s Dragon on the Sea, released over ten years ago, I envisioned a dragon space ship in battle. Using the lyrics to guide me, I rearranged them to create a new story. That’s why I couldn’t reveal the song because its title and lyrics were so close to the story.
I set out to write one book.
Dragon of the Stars with be number four.
Excited for the next Underworld and Captain America movies? Seen The Colony? See some new books to buy? Ready for Christmas? Which song is your BOTB favorite? And can someone explain how a fourth book happened, because it doesn’t seem real…?