The Servants and the Beast is officially released into the world for readers to enjoy. And we had a fabulous Release Party to celebrate. So many of our friends and family came to support us and hear about how 5 friends came together to collaborate on our little story to make it into a physical, and electronic, book.
We took over the local Round Table Pizza restaurant where our writing group, Stonehenge, meets weekly. This group is actually where we all met and became friends. From left to right, we are Cheryl Mahoney, R. A. Gates, Kelly Haworth, Jenniffer Lee, and Karen Blakely.
We sold lots of books and then gave a presentation about how the story came about and what it was like to work with four other writers. Thankfully, all five of us worked very well together.
But if you weren’t able to make it to our Release Party, don’t sweat it. You can get your very own copy of The Servants and the Beast on Amazon. And don’t forget to leave a review. Authors love reviews!
Last night, my wonderful husband took me out to see Hansel and Gretel at the IMAX in 3D. And I must say, the movie was great fun. I loved the concept of the story: after defeating a dark witch who wanted to cook and eat Hansel, the two siblings grow up to become witch hunters. Sure, the story line was simple and predictable, but the special effects, humor, and creative weapons kept my attention from start to finish.
The way the dark witches were portrayed was really creepy. They were super ugly and almost animalistic, at times running on all fours as they ran from the witch hunters. The weapons Hansel and Gretel used gave the movie a nice steam punk vibe that I enjoyed. The fight scenes were bloody and gross, so keep your hands free to cover your eyes. It wasn’t Spartacus-gross, but graphic. And, of course, Hansel was HOT!!! But so was his sister. My goal is to one day look as good in leather pants as Gretel. I must say I really loved her—a beautiful badass that can take a punch. My kind of gal.
But I think my favorite part was the love story element. It wasn’t a huge part of the story, but it was sweet and realistic and tugged at my heart strings. I would definitely recommend this movie if your looking for a good time.
This afternoon, my teenager and I are going to see Warm Bodies with my good friend Karen. I’ll post soon letting you know what I thought of that. But, really, a zombie love story? How could you go wrong?