Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Summer Movies and more...

The weather has not been good where I live this summer. It’s been cool with a lot of foggy and damp days. I’ve still managed to find pockets of time to get out and enjoy the sunshine when it does show.

And when it’s rainy, I enjoy the movies. I’ve seen some great ones this summer. Here are a few of them: 

1. The Lion King—Amazing remake.

2. Hobbs and Shaw—So much fun and action. 

3. Yesterday—A quieter movie. Great music and an overall wonderful story. 

4. Spiderman: Far From Home—It’s everything you want and expect from a Spiderman movie. 

5. Aladdin—Even better than I anticipated. I loved it. 

6. Rocketman—Biopic of Elton John. Unflinching and honest. And great music. 

7. The Secret Life of Pets 2—A great family movie. 

8. Shaft—Three generations of Shaft men. Definitely fun and filled with action. 

If you love space mercenaries, you’ll love the Marks Mercenaries. These brothers are tough and focused. Their goal—finding their sister who was abducted years ago.

The first four books in the series have been released—Rescuing Rory, Unexpected Angel, Liberating Lacey, and Salvaging Abby.

Here’s a tease from Liberating Lacey, book 3.


“What happened this afternoon? Did security find you after?”

He was stunned by her genuine distress. No one, other than his brothers, had ever shown the tiniest bit of concern over his well-being. Because of his physical size and level-headedness, even his parents had stopped worrying about him by the time he was twelve, assuming he could take care of himself. 

Letting his blaster hang by its shoulder strap, he cupped her face in his hands. “I’m fine.” He kept his voice low, barely a whisper. The last thing he wanted was to be discovered with Lacey. “You?”

She’d taken the bigger risk. 

She shrugged. “They’re used to me being odd, so there was no problem.” There was an underlying thread of acceptance, as well as an echo of old hurt in her words. 

He forced himself to ignore it. It was time to get down to business.
But he, the man who never lost focus during a mission, got distracted by a pair of seeking green eyes, a pert nose, and a set of lush lips. 

Silently cursing himself a fool, he leaned down and pressed his mouth against hers. After this afternoon, he expected her to push him away, maybe even slap him. Hell, she could call for security if she wanted. 

That cooled his ardor. But before he could pull back, Lacey went up on her toes and kissed him back. She was a space siren, an apparition brought on by too many months in deep space. If he weren’t careful, she’d lure him to his death. 

But what a way to go.

Liberating Lacey 
Marks Mercenaries, Book 3 

Garth Marks and his brothers are space mercenaries and traders. Their life’s mission is to find their younger sister, who was kidnapped ten years before. Their search has led them to Eden, a planet that is home to a cult-like group. 

Lacey Freshlan wants to get away from Eden, and the strangers who have come here might be her ticket out. Garth is willing to use the sizzling attraction between them to get information from her, but he won’t agree to take her with him. As much as he’s drawn to her, Garth won’t risk the safety of his family. 

When Lacey foils a plot to poison them, Garth takes her with them when they flee. But they are not free yet. Betrayal and lies lead to a battle not only for their safety but also for their hearts.

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N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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  1. Hobbs and Shaw is one movie I so want to watch! The Lion King, I know I will ball my eyes out big time. I did it in the first movie and it was a cartoon!

  2. Hobbs and Shaw was so much fun. Lion King was incredible, very lifelike. And Aladdin was surprisingly wonderful.