Paranormal Romance Score!

I won’t describe myself as a paranormal romance fiction fanatic, but I do gravitate to that genre of fiction more than any other (I have Sherrilyn Kenyon to thank for that) whenever I’m looking for new reads.  I like reading this genre so much that I have an insane number of titles in various wish lists and on hold for me at my local library.

I stepped into the public library today to pick up some of my holds (for my 9-yr old) and what did I see?  A (book) truck load of paperback romance novels at 25¢ each!  The Friends of Salt Lake Library has a lil’ corner near the library entrance where they set-up ‘shop’ to sell weeded out books as well as unneeded donations to raise money to help with the library’s budget.  I got all giddy and made it my first stop instead of my usual visit to the new book shelf.  Upon a quick glance I found quite a number of paranormal romance books and was excited to find many from authors that I have books on my library holds or wish list!

After going through entire truck I picked up a total of 13 books for just $3.25.  What a deal, and especially a steal since most are like new!  At first I was hesitant to buy the ones that I could borrow for free from the library, but I thought, ‘why when the copies I’d be reading would be so used and worn out, whereas these are in great condition?’

The authors I picked are Nina Bangs, Kresley Cole, Emma Holly, Brenda Joyce, Angela Knight, Cheyenne McCray, Karen Marie Moning, Eve Silver, Kerrelyn Sparks, Susan Squires, and one with Jacquelyn Frank, Kate Douglas, Jess Haines, & Claire Willis.

These (as well as all the ebooks I have on my iPad) should keep engaged for a while!

Do you like to read?  If so, what do you like?

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania (3D)

October is just around the corner and before we all know it Halloween will be upon us!  To celebrate this hallowed season Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation is proud to release their latest animated effort, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA in 3D, starring Adam Sandler.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.  On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday.  For Drac, catering to all of the legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

If you’re a monster, call to make your reservation today!

Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HotelT

Check out this and other trailers on YouTube:

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (3D)
Columbia Picture/Sony Pictures Animation
Release Date: September 28, 2012
Website: http://www.welcometohotelt.com/

Finding Nemo 3D: Coastal Clean-Up @ Makapu’u Beach Park 9/15

WHO: Disney • Pixar in Hawaii and “Get The Drift & Bag It”
WHAT: Disney • Pixar in Hawaii and “Get The Drift & Bag It” will be having fun picking up the trash!!!  They’re participating in National Coastal Cleanup Day – cleaning Makapu’u Beach Park from north to south and east to west to celebrate the launch of Finding Nemo in 3D!
WHEN: Saturday, September 15 / 10:00am – 11:00am
WHERE: Makapu’u Beach Park
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN UP For more than a quarter of a century, volunteers have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink and reported the totals as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.These passionate ocean lovers not only pick up trash that endangers the health of humans, wildlife, and coastal economies, they count every item as well.Disney is a sponsor of International Coastal Cleanup and shares in Ocean Conservancy’s commitment to cleaner oceans. International Coastal Cleanup
ABOUT THE MOVIE: Academy Award®-winning film “Finding Nemo” returns to the big screen in thrilling Disney Digital 3D™ for the first time ever. Teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, this stunning underwater adventure follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould)––who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home to a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.Directed by Oscar® nominee Andrew Stanton and produced by Graham Walters, with an Oscar-nominated screenplay by Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds, “Finding Nemo” also features the voices of Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush and Elizabeth Perkins. Stanton serves as the unflappable sea turtle, Crush, and Peterson as the musical manta ray teacher, Mr. Ray.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Andrea Galvin / Aloha Agency                                          Macey Mendes / Aloha Agency

808.239.4018                                                                       808.542.0475

andrea@alohaagency.net                                                     macey@alohaagency.net

Finding Nemo 3D is in theater now across the nation.

Frankenweenie: Monster of a Contest!

Our friends at Disney want you to experience the world of Tim Burton’s spooktacular new movie Frankenweenie with a monstrous sweepstakes!  Frankenweenie hits theaters Oct. 5th, and to celebrate, one lucky grand prize winner will will receive a 4-night/3-day day vacation for four to Disneyland Resort in California!

The lucky prize winner will get to see the fabulous art of Frankenweenie during Halloween Time at the Disney California Adventure Park where they’ll can get an up-close look at the sets, puppets and more that went into making this new film.

I’ll be heading out to the Disneyland Resort in California in October for a family vacay so I’ll get to check out the Frankenweenie Experience myself!

Check out some the trailers and artwork:

 

Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes:

Enter the Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes for a chance to win a spooktacular vacation for four to experience all the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. Plus, don’t miss The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit only at the newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park, where you can get an up-close look at the amazing world ofFrankenweenie through sets, puppets, props and more. And for a limited time Guests will be treated to a special 4D extended preview of the film at the Muppets Vision 3D Theater before Frankenweenie comes to theaters in 3D October 5th!

Visit www.disney.com/frankenweeniesweeps to enter the Monstrous sweepstakes and you could win Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort for some frightfully family-friendly fun!

Dates:

August 23 – October 7, 2012

Entries:

Online: www.disney.com/frankenweeniesweeps

Mobile – Text EDGAR to DISNEY (347639*) to enter for a chance to win. *Msg and data rates may apply. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

Prizing:

One (1) Grand Prize – A 4 day/3 night vacation for four to Disneyland® Resort and Disney California Adventure Park to experience the world of Tim Burton and Frankenweenie during Halloween Time.

Five (5) First Prizes – An Autographed Frankenweenie movie poster

“Like” FRANKENWEENIE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Frankenweenie

 FRANKENWEENIE arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: ParaNorman

Focus Features proudly presents their second stop-motion film: ParaNorman!  Teaming up again with Laika, the people who also brought us Coraline, this 3D animated comedy-thriller is sure to be a winner with the audience!

ParaNorman is the tale of a misunderstood boy who can communicate with the dead and takes on paranormal entities such as ghosts and zombies, including not so paranormal grownups in order to save his hometown from a centuries-old curse.

ParaNorman is rated PG and open in theaters everywhere on August 17th!

Check out a couple of ParaNorman video featurettes:

You can find more ParaNorman video featurettes on YouTube!