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May The 4th Be With You!

In Honor of Star Wars Day

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I had the incredible experience of spending a lot of my childhood evenings just down the street from The Admiral Twin drive in movie theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

My aunt would make a trash bag full of popcorn and my cousins and I would sit on the front lawn, tune into the movie through the radio, and watch all the new releases. The one that I remember the clearest was the original release of Star Wars in 1977. I’m sure the number of times I watched it originally was into the teens, if not more. I devoured the sequels with just as much enthusiasm.

This is definitely one of my earliest memories as I was not quite 5 years old. My mother was really into science fiction; although it wasn’t until decades later that I even knew what that meant. She was even a Trekkie WAY before nerdy was cool. I grew up watching Carl Sagan talking about the billions of stars, watching all the versions of Star Trek, and my family took in every different kind of sci-fi and fantasy movie we could get to. That was the one luxury I remember us having right up until I was 15 and my parents divorced. (The very last movie we saw together as a family of 4 was Batteries Not Included.)

I was enthralled by the possibility of other worlds, princesses from distant planets, the battle between good and evil, villains and heros, lifeforms different from my own, vehicles that could fly, and, of course, robots.

40 years later I’m just as thrilled when a new Star Wars movie comes out. Or any other sci-fi or fantasy movie for that matter. From Harry Potter to The Avengers to Avatar; I’m there with bells on ready to be taken out of this world and into one less bogged down with reality.

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As both a reader and a writer I’m in awe of the powerful and vibrant imaginations of those who create these worlds both on the page and on the screen. As Zoe Saldana said, during an interview about Guardians of the Galaxy and her love of science fiction, “The writers imagine the unimaginable.” This is a gift I’ve never been able to understand, but I’m okay with that as long as the movie makers keep making the movies. Even reading about these worlds on the page leaves me wanting because I can’t picture it in my head no matter how brilliantly it’s written. When I read it plays like a movie in my imagination, but when the world or item or being is outside my realm of comprehension it becomes a blank space on my mind’s screen. However, the movie makers, the visionaries who bring the pages to life before my eyes, can take me to those worlds and introduce me to those beings and give life to the machines that become characters as alive as their human counterparts. For these people and their teams of creators I’m forever grateful for the worlds I’m able to visit on the big (or little) screen.

If you’ve never sat down and watched the Star Wars movies (the original 3) I greatly recommend them. No, the special effects aren’t as fancy as they are today, but the story is still brilliant and funny and powerful, and even a bit romantic, and all the things that make great movies great.

(And lets not forget the badass teddy bears known as Ewoks!)

In Memoriam of Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia was and will always be the most iconic princess ever written and I cannot imagine a better actress to have played the part. Leia wasn’t the kind of “damsel in distress” princess so many of us grew up with, but a gun wielding, action taking, beauty who would do anything for her people including facing off with the worst kind of evil.

Her portrayer, Carrie Fisher, was the fantasy girl of most 70s and 80s teenage boys. She penned several incredible fiction and non-fiction novels and though life in the spotlight took its toll on her at times, even at the end of her too short life, those of us who grew up with her as our princess still saw her as the strong, dark side kicking, princess we all wanted to be.

R.I.P. Carrie

 

Stalkers Wanted!! Come Take A Peek!

I’d love to share with you my passion for books; most especially romances of all kinds. I love to share Kindle freebies and sales, giveaways and contests, new releases, reviews, blogs you should check out, and some “just for fun” stuff.
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Happy Reading!
Monique P.

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Porn Star LIVE Today!

PS BANNER

Porn Star by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone

Release Date: March 8th

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Synopsis:

You know me.

 

Come on, you know you do.

 

Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.

 

But the truth is that you do know me.

 

Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.

 

Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.

 

With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.

 

So maybe I’m not the guy you thought I was either.

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Grab your copy TODAY!

Happy Reading,
Monique P

I’m Too Sexy For Kobo

This seems to be a case of blatant discrimination against this one book or one author when the policy is not adhered to throughout their site. Authors MUST have each other’s backs on these issues. Work together to make a change or stick together and pull your business.
This is unacceptable from a major publishing site.

Monique P

Christa Simpson

It’s official: One of my books has been BANNED from a top-selling e-book retailer in Canada.

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Watch “Secret Surprises and Suspense with Elle and Caitlyn” on YouTube

I’m a BIG fan of these two authors, but beyond their books they are just hilarious! Their segment on YouTube is called Blunt Talk. You’ll understand why!
Two friends and romance authors being totally real. It’s awesome!
F-words and giveaways fly almost as fast as the wine and Rediwhip. And you’ll never find an episode without a giggle from Caitlyn O’Leary and “Bless her heart” from Elle Boon. You have to take a few minutes and show them some love! Like and comment on their video. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. They never disappoint!

Watch “Prizes, Giggles, Exhaustion, Cold Syrup, Booze and Redi-Whip” on YouTube

More laughs and prizes from Elle Boon and Caitlyn O’Leary. Have a swig of cough syrup and enjoy!

Tablet, Gift Card & Book Giveaway!

http://www.romancedevoured.com/giveaways/

Enter to win!
Good Luck!

Monique P.

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