Monday, February 29, 2016

Golden Schmoes Winners, March Movie Preview, Don’t You Hate Book Tours, New Releases, and Monday Music Moves Me

Movie News

The Golden Schmoes Award winners were announced!

Mad Max: Fury Road got the most wins with seven. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was second with six. Fury Road took home Favorite Movie and Best Director. Most Overrated Movie of the Year goes to Jurassic World. (Good!)

For a full list of winners, visit JoBlo.

And I’m sure none of that was reflected in Sunday’s Oscars… (Although it was close - Fury Road did win six.)

Nicholas Meyer, who directed Star Trek II and IV and did the screenplays for several others, is back on board. According to JoBlo’s site:
Meyer has signed on as a consulting producer and writer for Bryan Fuller's show, which will be airing on CBS All Access sometime in 2017.
He’s working on the next Star Trek series. Awesome!
Read the full article at JoBlo.


Shhhh! While the ghost of Mark Twain is distracting Alex by introducing him to the Borg Queen again, I sneaked into his blog.
If you hear the sounds of drills and screams, don’t worry. Alex will play the guitar much better with steel fingers.
Yes, I am on a book blog tour. Wow. That’s a lot of groans out there.
Yeah, book tours are like speeches by presidential candidates: same old words over and over, too long, boring, and worse … NO SEX!
Well, my “DON’T YOU HATE BOOK TOURS” Book Tour takes care of all that.
Each post on a tour should be different from the last. Haven’t you visited a favorite blog only to groan when you see it has the same hype from the latest book you saw in the last 4 blogs?
A tour post should be like a good movie trailer: chaotic with new images of the story that teases without giving away the plot … and HAS SEX IN IT!
Oh, the SEX in this post? Hey, I’m hawking a prose book here not PLAYBOY. Aw, man, even PLAYBOY doesn’t have nudity anymore.
Is nothing sacred?
Here is a trailer flash mental image for you just like in a salacious, ah, great movie trailer – and all from one line of dialogue!
“Clemens, before I eviscerate you, explain why your hand is on the inside of my naked thigh!”
Yep, that line and scene is in my book.
What book? Hey, remember when I talked about teasing?
This book about to come out in paperback:

Abraham Lincoln and a vampiric Benjamin Franklin, among others, out to kill a good man on his honeymoon with the most evil female on this planet in 1867.
Board the first air/steamship, XANADU, as it sails the world’s skies over more troubled water than even Simon & Garfunkle could handle. 

Did I mention there was SEX in it? Hey, it’s a honeymoon.

Here’s a bit of the soundtrack:
Two Steps From Hell - Big Sky

Find Roland Yeomans at his Blog and on Amazon

New Releases:

Fight the Reality Flight by Pat Hatt
Find it on Amazon

JOLISSA - An Anti-Princess Story by Tara Tyler
This novella that goes with her video storybook.
Find it on Amazon

Fable Ranger: Summons by A.L. Brown
A middle grade fairy tale mash up!
Find it on Amazon

Champion's Destiny by Tyrean Martinson
The final book in The Champion Trilogy - The Battle May be Lost Because of Family Secrets
Find it on Amazon

Monday Music Moves Me

Hosted by Xmas Dolly.

I’m still hooked on Dream Theater’s latest, The Astonishing. So here is one of the songs that moves me, The Gift of Music.

March Movie Preview

Here are the upcoming theatrical releases for March! As always, descriptions courtesy of the IMDB. Snarky comments by me.

4 -

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a fugitive con artist fox and a rookie bunny cop must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Directors: Byron Howard | Rich Moore | Jared Bush
Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
A fugitive fox and rookie bunny cop are also the new characters on the next CSI spinoff.

11 –

10 Cloverfield Lane
Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Mat Vairo
It’s a monster movie! It’s an abduction movie! It’s two great films in one. (Actually, I am excited to see this one.)

18 –

Miracles From Heaven
A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Based on the book 'Miracles From Heaven' by Christy Beam.
Director: Patricia Riggen
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Brighton Sharbino, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch
Basically, a movie made for Christians that unfortunately every critic will hate.

25 –

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
No snark, just lots and lots of excitement! LOTS of excitement and anticipation.

Think the Golden Schmoes (movie goers) got it right? Excited about a new Star Trek series? Think a good book tour should have sex in it? Picking up some new books? What movies do you want to see in March? And what did you think of the Oscars last night? (I didn’t make it to the end but I did see Fury Road clean up with six Oscars.)

See you Wednesday for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group!


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for having me on your blog on this Leap Year 29th. I hope a few will take a chance on my Steampunk when it comes out in just a few days.

I am looking forward to Bats vs. Supes but more for CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. :-)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I forgot to wish good luck and high sales to Tyrean Martinson, A. L. Brown, Tara Tyler, and Pat Hatt. Also I am really looking forward to Nicholas Meyer being involved with the new Star Trek as THE WRATH OF KHAN is my favorite original crew movie. :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - love Roland's soundtrack .. while his book will be an excellent read. Oscars - and Golden Schmoes ... I'm sure it's all right now - perhaps. Good luck to all new books out there ... I want to see Spotlight ... and particularly Good Luck to Roland and his launch .. cheers Hilary

Misha Gerrick said...

Congrats Roland! Your book sounds fun. ^_^

As for sex in blog tours. It might work. Sex sells. ;-)

Rhonda Albom said...

Happy Leap Day! So many new books every week. I am excited to read Tara's book. Congrat to Roland.

Cathy Keaton said...

Yes, I am very excited about a new Star Trek TV series! I wonder what they're planning on doing with it. I re-watched Enterprise about 2 years ago, and although didn't like it when it was new, I really loved it the second time around years later! It has its flaws, but I love how the crew set out into the literal unknown galaxy just to explore it. So much easier to relate to for real people.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Roland on his book!

Hmm, none of these March movies appeal. Hopefully some others will come out that I like. Will be interesting to see how they do Star Trek.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I definitely think sex should be part of any blog book tour. Sex sells! What fun that will be.

Truedessa said...

Good Morning,

First, I would like to congrats all the authors on their new book releases. Of course my favorite is Pat Hatt's but, I might be a bit biased.

Mad Max took home a few awards last night, I lost track of how many perhaps 6? Please correct me if I am wrong. Leonardo won for best actor in The Revenant and I so called that one. He did an amazing job and I'm not a big Leonardo fan but, the movie was powerful and he made the viewers feel the agony. While, I was watching the movie I actually had to close my eyes a few times as it seemed so real and raw. At that time I thought he will win and so he did.

I've been listening to a bit of Dream Theater it has a haunting feel to it which I enjoy.

Happy Monday and a leap year day! A mystical day be sure to look for the little nuances throughout the day. Signs will be there but, how many will notice?

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

Congrats to everyone with new releases!

I haven't watched much Star Trek since Voyager. It would be nice to watch it again, though I don't know how I'd find the time for TV.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy to host you, Roland. And looking forward to that film as well.

Cathy, I've enjoyed several of the Star Trek series more the second time around.

Truedessa, I still need to watch The Revenant. Did think it was funny a bear was in the audience last night.

Sandra, I'll make time for a Star Trek series.

mshatch said...

Batman vs Superman VS Doomsday - I assume Wonder Woman will be the voice of reason...?

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Alex!

I saw Force Awakens and Jurassic World. My vote goes to the latter because me likey Bryce Dallas Howard. She could sit in front of a locked-down camera and recite the telephone directory for two hours and I'd pay to see it.

I long for a return to the good old days when there was nudity in Playboy. What happened to this once great country of ours?

Happy Monday, good buddy!

kaykuala said...

Congrats to Roland on his release! Of course sex sells and ought to be given space. At the Oscars congrats to DeCaprio after so many tries!


Nilanjana Bose said...

I have been wanting to watch the Revenant for ages, will have to now!

If sex is part of the book, then don't see why it shouldn't be part of the book tour, with appropriate warnings of course for people with delicate sensibilities.

Congrats to all authors with new releases. Roland Yeoman's book sounds like a really entertaining read..

M.J. Fifield said...

I've never heard of the Golden Schmoes. I did suffer through the Oscars last night, mostly to see what Chris Rock would do, and watch Leo get his Oscar. I was surprised that Mad Max won so many awards. I guess that means I should watch it. :)

Congrats to everyone with a new book out!

Christine Rains said...

Yes, book tours need to have more SEX! :) Congrats to Roland and everyone else with new releases. I watched The Walking Dead instead of the Oscars. Does that make me a rebel? Have a great Monday. I'm excited for Wednesday!

Bish Denham said...

Gak! Superheroes that don't get along? Like there isn't enough badness going on in the world they have to add super egos to the mix?

I really liked the song by Dream Theater.

Congratulations Roland! I hear you about book tours...

L.G. Keltner said...

I love the idea of the "Don't You Hate Book Tours?" book tour! Book tours should have more sex in them. What could it hurt? And that line? “Clemens, before I eviscerate you, explain why your hand is on the inside of my naked thigh!” Hee hee! I'm going to have that stuck in my head all day!

Ann Bennett said...

So many good stories, so little time. Your blog makes my mind spin with so much territory covered. I feel myself slowly creaky out of the seventies to the present. Now that could make a story too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Marcy, probably!

Shady, that made me laugh!

Nilanjana, I still need to see it as well.

MJ, you should! Best reviewed movie of 2015.

Bish, that's because Dream Theater is awesome.

Ann, yes it could!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats to everyone with new releases!

Really looking forward to 10 Cloverfield Lane - the trailer looks awesome.

Didn't watch the Oscars, but finally saw ROOM - I liked the book better but the movie was well done. And yeh for the Best Actress win!

Mason Canyon said...

Congrats Roland, the book sounds intriguing and loved the trailer. Congrats to all the others with new releases. As for March movies,10 Cloverfield Lane sounds like it might be very interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Hey, sex sells haha Congrats Roland.

Batman vs Superman will hopefully be great. 10 Cloverfield lane looks to be an interesting one indeed.

Thanks for the shout.

Unknown said...

haha! well, as you know by now movies and me...well they don't mix. But I did watch the end of the Oscars to see Leo win, b/c I do think he's talented. Then, I turned the channel lol.

Huntress said...

@ Roland Whoa...uh, intriguing...uh yeah that's the word. and yes I WILL check it out, ahem, have a look-see.
Zootopia- Eh, I think I'll wait for it to come out on HBO. The last two movies in this genre, Inside Out and Frozen, failed me.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

... Ennio Morricone H8ful Eight! Mad Max... awesome and the blah Jurassic World. Roland is amazing in his writing, a great sense... of humor and more.

thank you, brother Alex for all the support and checking in!
I am almost back to some normal, in my never normal life.



Shell Flower said...

I'm glad Fury Road won on both awards platforms. It was a great movie. I haven't watched the Oscars for years, just too frustrating. Roland's books sounds great and of course a good book tour should have sex in it just to keep it interesting. It's true that seeing the same blurb on several blogs gets old. Also many great books out this week. See ya Wednesday.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Alex and Roland. Congratulations Roland, I'm sure your book will be an excellent read. I am looking forward to reading it :)

Jo said...

That was a pretty good start for a book tour.

I didn't see the Oscars, too boring any more except for the last part. I see Spotlight won. I had never even heard of it.

I was annoyed that Downton Abbey was preempted for the Oscars.

cleemckenzie said...

I can't believe Fury Road won like it did. I'm still shaking my head, but I'm not into dystopia, so I'm biased. Congrats to Tyrean, Pat, Roland and all the others. Books. Books. Books.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sex always sells, Roland.

I'm glad the Mad Max movie did so well last night.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Awards shows are on my 'most hated things on TV' list so I never watch them. I'm not sure what I think about the new Star Trek series. I hope they do a good job with it. I am excited about Batman vs Superman if only to see Henry Cavill in tights again. said...

Gotta applaud Roland for the line about a naked thigh. It's pretty darn awesome.
Have a great week, Alex.

Arlee Bird said...

Now I might have to go back and give the Mad Max movie another chance. I liked it but I was measuring it against the original Road Warriors which is one of my favorite films. A second look of the new one might be more fair since now I know what to expect from it.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Madeline, it will be a tough film to watch.

Pat, you're welcome!

Huntress, it's supposed to be their best one ever.

Jeremy, good to hear!

Shell, the Oscars are often frustrating.

Jo, sorry about that.

Sandra Cox said...

Oops. Glad you mentioned IWSG Wed. It snuck up on me!

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations to all the authors on their new releases! Tara's anti-princess book sounds cute.

XmasDolly said...

Awww man, I missed the Oscars last night! Dang! Oh well, they'll have it on you tube eventually. Love, love, love the tune you picked. I know Randy (drummer in hubby's band) is going to want to see this one. What a set up that guy has huh? Video was FAB! Thanks for joining us and your taste in music is impeccable. You so ROCK!

Joanne said...

congrats to your Fury Road and their Oscars. I can't fault the technical production. I was very happy for Spotlight - excellent flick. All in all, I thought the show was very boring.
Not boring - your book tour. Good luck - sounds hot and sexy.
March movies are not thrilling me - guess I'll have more time to garden and enjoy spring. Happy Leap Day.........

Dean K Miller said...

Didn't watch the Oscars...too much back slapping, padded by too much money spent in the wrong places.

Hope the new Star Trek Series is good. I'm an original Trekkie and haven't caught on with any of the later series. Fingers crossed.

Chrys Fey said...

The only movie I'm really interested in is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

I watched bits and pieces of the Oscars. I did see the end, though.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Sounds like an interesting book tour!

And 10 Cloverfield Lane sounds interesting, too. Might have to make a note of that one.

Anonymous said...

I will fully admit the main reason I want to see Zootopia is because of whatever small role Shakira has.

msmariah said...

Happy Leap Year Alex! Good luck on the blog book tour. I want to see all the movies on your list. I agree that with you on the Miracles movie. I don't understand why some people rake movies like that over the coals for being in the Christian genre. It's a particular genre that attracts a particular crowd, just like any other type of filmmaking.

I really want to see Cloverfield. The trailers look great. I will definitely see BvS, but I have a deep seated fear that I will be sorely disappointed.

Al Penwasser said...

Star Trek II is my favorite Star Trek movie. Star Trek VI was my second favorite movie (of the old Kirk/Spock series of movies). So, maybe the TV series won't be that much of a suckfest as I feared.
On a related note, the Enterprise is frikkin' destroyed in the next movie? They destroy the Enterprise again? Good grief.

Al Penwasser said...

Oh, forgot to mention, Batman v Superman inspired me to write a short Justice League post for the A-Z Challenge. I've put it on delay to publish on April 12th.

mail4rosey said...

Aw man, the superheroes are fighting?? I may watch it, but can't we all just get along? ;) :)

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to Roland! Mad Max: Fury Road got quite a few Oscars. I'm so excited that Batman v Superman is coming out soon!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Best of luck to Roland on his anti-book tour orgy. (I added that just so he can have that SEX factor)

I can't wait to see the Superman movie. Wonder Woman is my hero.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I think blog book tours are a whole lot easier to handle than real book tours...I loved my "one big launch party and book signing" in my home town, but didn't schedule anything else. Online promotion works better for my personality.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Abraham Lincoln, vampire Ben Franklin, and a Simon and Garfunkel reference? Hubba hubba!

And not that I would have ever watched Zootopia anyway, but with all of the buzz it's getting from "furries", I especially have no desire to see it. I could very well end up in a theater sitting next to a grown-ass man in a full body fox costume.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. :-) Actually there is more laughter than sex in my book ... sort of like my dates actually.

Cherie: thanks.

msmariah: thanks, I will need luck and some sales might make my creditors smile, too.

Joanne: ah, the only steam is in the steampunk. :-) Just hi-jinks in low places.

Robyn: Mark Twain is always getting in trouble.

L. Diane: That is what the ghost of Mark Twain keeps telling me. :-)

Rachna: I hope you like it. It is available for sale now at the Createspace store:

Same price for you, but a bit more money for me. It will help me pay for all the cigars the ghost of Mark Twain smokes in my apartment. Who knew ghosts smoked real cigars? :-)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

A Beer for the Shower: An insane, murderous Abraham Lincoln. And in-law problems, too: McCord's wife has a twin sister ... in love with him to boot. Ouch.

Shell Flower: at least each post of mine is different. :-)

Jeremy: looking forward to seeing you tomorrow -- so happy that life is turning around for you.

Huntress: my book also has beauty, flight, adventure, and laughter to it, too. so not to worry. :-)

Mason: thanks so much.

L.G.: Mark Twain provides the laughter like a kitten not understanding why everyone is so upset as it hangs from the top of the curtains.

Nilanjana: There is also laughter as well. And moments of tense adventure.

Hilary: Thanks for always supporting me.

Misha: I tried to make my book fun: one that a reader goes back and re-reads to live again the laughter and great lines ... sort of like LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lee, it's The Road Warrior on acid.

Marie, hope he enjoys it! And thank you.

Joanne, it was a bit boring.

Chrys, too late for me to see it!

MsMariah, and to be fair, a Christian reviewer should review it.

Al, they just keep blowing up the ship!

Elizabeth, he'll like that!

Patricia, works better for me as well.

Brandon and Bryan, that would be terrifying...

Jennifer Lane said...

I saw the preview for 10 Cloverfield Lane and it freaked me out! See ya Wednesday.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've never seen the Oscars. My perfect record remains unblemished this year. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations (as always) to those with new books coming out. This reader thanks you.
And Roland is right - a book tour should not (please) be repeated and repeated and repeated. A little variation is a wonderful thing.

XmasDolly said...

I just wanted you to know that you've been chosen to be our Spotlight Dancer in two weeks. That will be March 14th. We're trying something new here so we can get our theme out earlier and posted in my side-bar. Next week is a FREEBIE. If you could e-mail me or post a comment on what theme you would like I shall Post it right away! Thanks so much for playin' along and has chosen you to be in our No. 1 spot on our linky 3.14 . YOU ROCK!!!! CONGRATS!

Julie Flanders said...

You cracked me up about the new CSI season LOL. Not far off, no doubt.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Congrats to Roland and all the other great books coming out! Best of luck to everyone!

Award shows. Bleh. :) They always snub the stuff I love.

Hi Alex!

I'm excited and terrified about Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman.

Have a good one!

Stephanie Faris said...

Ugh! This is why I just about kill myself writing guest posts every time I have a book release/cover reveal. I know how I feel, trying to find something interesting to say when I've already said, "Nice cover" about 70,000 times! I'm surprised, too, when given the choice, that most bloggers now choose "Guest Post" when they're helping a writer out. Seems we all kinda know readers prefer to read a guest blog over just seeing the same old blurb.

Andrew Leon said...

I think I need to start my own awards.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Mad Max: Fury Road was robbed! That being said...congrats to Roland on another new book.

Ann Carbine Best said...

Came over to support Roland and his new book. Lots of other great ones too. Nice to see you again, Alex. I'm back to blogging and reconnecting to some "old" friends I've missed. Your site, as always, is visually amazing. I don't know what the blogger sphere would be without it!

J E Oneil said...

I definitely would call Fury Road the movie of the year. But that's just me I suppose. 10 Cloverfield Lane looks really good. I'm putting it on my watch list already.

stephen Hayes said...

Like you, I'm also curious about 1o Cloverfield Lane.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Don't exactly hate book tours but boring ones can get annoying. At first I was not interested in Zootopia. Thought it was just another show with talking animals. But now I really want to see it. Batman vs. Superman will soon be here and I plan to see it. Still super excited about Civil War though. #TeamCap

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Ann: I don't know what the blog-verse would do without Alex either. Thank you for coming here to give me support. :-)

Michael: thanks for the contgrats.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elephant's Child, I agree!

Marie, thanks! I will get right on that.

Stephanie, they do!

Michael, should've had Best Director at least!

Ann!! Good to hear from you. Welcome back.

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations, Roland and to all the other authors with new releases this week.

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm looking forward to the Harlem on the Hudson film festival in March, hosted by the film colony the next neighborhood over from mine. They'll be showing some classic films related to the Harlem Renaissance and some of the famous singers and other people from that time and place. I was at my local writers' group write-in last night instead of watching the Oscars, though I don't have a television anyway. I'm so out of the loop when it comes to modern actors and films, though I'm familiar with most of the big names.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Roland. Sex certainly gets people's attention. I really want to see 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Michelle aka Naila Moon said...

I skipped the hoop-la last night. I am not disappointed in the least with the exception of missing Lady Gaga's performance. I saw it on YouTube.

The music you posted is new to me but I like it!
Rock on!

Cathrina Constantine said...

We also skipped the Oscars last night, which is highly unusual for me. I've never missed, but this year with all the racist comments and such I decided to bow out gracefully.

Sex sells...that's all I'm going to say on that...

SpacerGuy said...

Good luck to Pat, Tara, A.L. and Tyrean with your new releases on Amazon. You guys must feel quite overwhelmed. I think the online Batman vs Superman trailer is more exciting than the theater version - Either way its going to be good.

Jemi Fraser said...

Roland always makes me smile!
Have to admit to not watching the Oscars - don't see enough movies in 'real time' to make it worth while!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

That's a lot of new books and movies.
I watched part of the Oscars but wasn't impressed. Not my kind of TV show really.
No, my books should not have sex in them because they're written for children and teens. :)
Have a great week.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Suzanne: thanks for the congrats. :-)

Medeia: Despite all my going on, there is more than sex to my steampunk. :-)

Jemi: Life is too grim for so many that I like to spread a little laughter along the way.

N. R. Williams said...

I see you're getting around Roland.
Good luck.

Susan Kane said...

Best of all that is possible, Roland.

farawayeyes said...

Believe it or not my IWSG post is going up tomorrow (along with the 3/1 BOTB). YIKES it's been awhile since I made one of these, trying to get back into the swing of things. I hope I'm still on the list.

Zootopia looks like my kind of fun. Having said that I don't think I'll be seeing the Batman vs. Superman anytime soon. Please dcome up with something new. As fo that Cloverfieled looks a bit too creepy for me.

I love Roland and this one sounds like fun. I mean, it's got SEX right?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Nancy: It is like trying to push a stalled car uphill, but who said success was supposed to be easy, right?

Susan: That is so nice of you to say.

farawayeyes: And more important it has love that will not give up on the other person no matter what. Give it a try will you?

Catch My Words said...

Sex, huh? That should catch someone's attention. Thanks for rocking.

Gail said...

Cloverfield and miracles...I'm ready for both.

Successful, fun book tour to you.

Angela Brown said...

Zootopia will be one for me and the kiddo :-)

Thanks for sharing about my MG release. Looks like I'm with a great group of book releases!

I'm not big on the awards shows so not sure what happened and have limited caring involved. Trying to see why I should care more.

Liz A. said...

I'm kind of enjoying the anti-book tour. It's different.

I did see the Oscars. It was fine. I'm getting to the point where I really don't care anymore. I'm not sure if it's me or them. I mostly blame me.

Funny you'd mention a Doomsday character. Today happens to be Doomsday. Well, every Monday this year. (It's a calendar day-of-the-week calculation thing. This year 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12 all fall on Monday.)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

My family watched Cloverfield for the first time last weekend. Yes, we know we're really late to the party.

I am excited to see 10 Cloverfield Lane too! (Which probably means it will take less years for me to watch it than it did for me to discover Cloverfield. :P )

Birgit said...

I think the Golden Schmoes got it right. Ben Franklin is a vampire? when is the movie?? I want to see Zootopia and Batman film even though Ben AFFLECK IS batman. I can't see anyone else but Christian Bale in the role. I watched the Oscars and thought they were really good. Except for the Girl Guid cookies which sucked, the rest was funny. I loved seeing Tracy Morgan dresses like the Danish Girl and say"I'm a Danish Girl." that wa too funny. I was surprised the Revenant didn't win Best Picture. huge surprise the Sly Stallone did not win. I will post my Oscar stuff a bit later

J.H. Moncrieff said...

10 Cloverfield Lane sounds promising, and I saw the trailer for Zootopia. It looked cute.

I love Roland's idea for an anti-book tour book tour. His blogs are always very entertaining.

John Wiswell said...

I'm very curious about 10 Cloverfield Lane. After the advertising for Into Darkness and Force Awakens, all I know is to be skeptical of what Bad Robot's marketing shows me!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Golden Schmoes are right!
Funny book tour post!
And, thanks for the shout-out! :)

Pat Tillett said...

I've been waiting for 10 Cloverfield Lane for a long time. I know it's not called Cloverfield 2 for a reason, but I'm still looking forward to seeing it.

Mad Max didn't appeal to me, and I really didn't think it was all that good. I realize that I might be in the minority on that.

Denise Covey said...

Nice to see Roland all around the blogs at the moment. So many books coming out! And wasn't I proud to see Mad Max scoop the Oscars with 6 awards!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Joyce: since my name is Roland, I guess you could I was rocking and Roland! Ouch! Sorry. :-)

Gail: thanks.

Liz A. I try to make my posts fun or at least thought provoking later on.

Birgit: And Abigail Adams is a vampire, too ... and hates my hero for denying her the vampiric company of her husband. Try to be a nice guy! When I write, I think of my book as a movie ... do you?

J.H. : Thanks for liking my anti-blog tour. I wanted to give my friends a smile or two and make them feel good about seeing my name instead of groaning!

Tyrean: I'm glad you got a smile or two from my post. :-)

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats to everybody on the new releases!
Roland's comments put a smile on my dial. The book sounds like fun.
I always love picking up new books!! If I had my way, I'd do so everyday.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Denise: I am trying to be a gracious visitor and leave my friends laughing. :-)

Michelle: I am prejudiced enough to think my book would be fun for you. The ghost of Mark Twain is sure of it! :-) Thanks for liking my post.

Cynthia said...

I didn't watch the Oscars last night, was busy with work....oh, and I still need to work on my Wed IWSG post...thanks for the reminder. =)

Patsy said...

Yeah, blog tours where the same post or information is posted over and over can be very dull and actually put me off a book. Those which are different each time are far more interesting - and don't we want to interest our readers?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie-Anne, cool that's so close to you.

Cathrina, probably a good idea to skip.

Beverly, good for you!

Faraway, glad to have you back with the IWSG!

Angela, you're welcome!

Liz, didn't know that!

Tyrean, you're welcome.

Denise, I was excited!

Patsy, yes we do.

Tonja Drecker said...

Wow-yesterday leaped right over me. I didn't get to see the Oscars but had to smile at Fury Road getting six. Blog tours do get monotone-so nice change. Congrats to all releases! Guess that means more books for March :)

Sandra Cox said...

Zootopia looks cute. I imagine we'll end up seeing Batman VS Superman.

kjmckendry said...

Love the book tour post Roland! Very refreshing, sounds like an exciting new book!
Congrats to everyone with new releases!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Patsy: My thoughts exactly.

Kathryn: I'm glad you liked my post. :-)

J.Q. Rose said...

Laughed at the book tour post. The author sounds like a real zany, creative person. Enjoyed listening to the sound track while reading. I'd like to take my g-daughter to Zootopia--good excuse for me to go!

DMS said...

Lots of exciting new books and movies! The author book tour has a hilarious title! Best of luck to Roland!

10 Cloverfield Lane looks like a thriller- yikes!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

J Q: If you laughed and enjoyed the sound track while you read, then I am doubly pleased! "Zany" has gotten me through many a dark day! :-)

DMS: Thanks. I wanted to name my tour something that would stand out.

Li said...

Congrats to everyone with new books coming out! Haven't been to the movies in months, but at least I'll have some time off over Easter and can maybe catch a few. Zootopia, for sure. (I wish it wasn't so early this year, as I'll still be struggling with A to Z posts!)

Helena said...

Congratulations, Roland! No doubt Not-So-Innocents Abroad is a fun and fine book, just like your others. I will gladly check it out, and I hope it reaches bestsellerdom.

Gotta say, didn't know Twain could be so racy...

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Helena: As a younger man, Samuel Clemens was quite the ladies man. But if you can believe it, that "thigh" incident was born of his sense of humor! I share your hope about that bestsellerdom! :-)

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

I definitely wouldn't mind seeing 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Love your soundtrack choice, Roland.

Nicola said...

It is so great to see all the new publications so far this year. Many congratulations to everyone!

I absolutely love the soundtrack Roland - especially the build up and the introduction of the choral voices. My type of music :) Best of luck and congratulations!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Jurrasic World was overrted? Really? Well, what do I know, I never even went to see it though I really, really wanted to.

I am VERY looking forward to the next Star Trek. Not so keen on it being an All Access to receive it. Perhaps that will change by 2017 or there will be some kind of a free option to watch.

The Gift of Music - A very well done song. It was most enjoyable to listen to.

10 Cloverfield Lane sound like a great thriller to watch. I'll likely not go see it. I think I need a movie partner. I hate going to the theatre alone.

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. I'm VERY excited to see this. I'm positive I'll go see this. But then again I still have not seen the Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron yet. Go figure.
But DC is my favourite and I make sure I watch all the films they come out with. I even liked the Green Lantern one, though there were a few things I would have changed.

Colette S said...

I'm yet to catch up with any Star Wars movie! It should be interesting to see the series.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Cherdo said...

I love the whole premise of this post, Alex.

Congrats to all the authors who actually finish and publish their work! No small thing, to be sure.

My oldest son loves Dream Theater...or I'm not paying attention and he means someone else. Both options are possible.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Lynda: Thanks. I write movies in my head when I write!

Nicola: I write my novels with mini-operas going on in my head. I'm glad you liked my soundtrack. :-)