#SanAntonio Grab Passes to #Risen @ Santikos Palladium and IMAX 2/16



RISEN

DIRECTED BY: Kevin Reynolds
SCREENPLAY BY: Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello
PRODUCED BY: Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, and Pete Shilaimon
STARRING: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis
MPAA RATING: RISEN is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for the following reasons: biblical violence including some disturbing images.
RUN TIME: 1 hour and 48 minutes
“Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.



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Location:
Santikos Palladium IMAX
17703 W. IH-10 San Antonio, TX 78257
866-420-8626

Date & Time:
2/16/2016
07:00 PM
(Have your passes ready to show at the door)

These tickets are on a first come, first serve not guaranteed basis. Arrive early to secure your seats.

Blog Tour: RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff | Author Random Facts | Giveaway





Welcome to our stop on RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood tour for Liesl Shurtliff.

RED: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Fairy Tales
Released: April 12th 2016
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  

"Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!”—Chris Grabenstein, New York Times Bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic. But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .

Liesl Shurtliff weaves a spellbinding tale, shining the spotlight on a beloved character from her award-winning debut, Rump.




Author Random Facts
Simply list 10 totally random facts about yourself and include images if you can!

1.  I bake my own bread

2. I for reals wish I could go to Hogwarts.

3. I have seven brothers and sisters.

4. Seven just happens to be my favorite number.

5. When we were newlyweds, my husband and I performed the leads in Neils Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Shortly after that we moved to New York for the summer and basically replicated the Bratter’s lives in a tiny apartment on the 5th floor with no elevator. Karma is cool!

6. My youngest son inspired the gnomes in my fairytale world. He was a year when I started writing Rump.

7. I live just a few blocks from President Obama’s house, not the white one. The one he lived in before that. It’s cool, but we hate it when he visits town.

8. I practice yoga.

9. My first written story on record is from 2nd grade and wouldn’t you know, it was a fairytale about a turtle who finds a magic lamp.

10. When I was two, I got into a tub of Vaseline and made a giant mess for my mom. ALL THREE of my children have done the same thing! I swear I didn’t plan it. Karma is a beast. (1. Lieslvaseline 2. Vaseline01 3. Family).


Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the mountains for her playground. Just like Rump, Liesl was shy about her name, growing up. Not only did it rhyme with weasel, she could never find it on any of those personalized key chains in gift shops. But over the years she’s grown to love having an unusual name—and today she wouldn’t change it for the world!
Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and three young children, where she still dreams of the mountains. Rump is her first novel.

Movie Review: 20th Century Fox's #Deadpool




DEADPOOL

Action-Adventure
Release: February 12, 2016
Director: Tim Miller
Screenplay by: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ryan Reynolds
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand
MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity
Official Channels: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #Deadpool
Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


Ha! Where does one begin with this film. Did I love it, heck yes! It's a much needed break from the superhero movies that have been popping out like Pez candy. Deadpool is not the typical good guy fights the bad guys and falls in love with a sweet innocent girl, noooooo and if that's what you expect, then don't bother going to see it. Now if you want to see a guy that was dealt a really crappy deck of cards, then is mislead into something even worse and still comes out cracking jokes left and right with a touch of bloody, then Deadpool is your film.

Ryan Reynolds slays his part as Deadpool. Seriously they couldn't have pick a more perfect actor to represent this marvel anti-hero. Everything we love/hate about Reynolds is amplified in Deadpool. The grittiness of his humor, will leave you in stitches. And just when your laughter begins to calm down, BAM he hits you with another line that sends you doubling over again. Deadpool had me laughing out loud from beginning to end!

There is so much that I loved about the film, I already mentioned Reynolds acting, but the movie itself is brilliant. The delivery is not what your used to. The opening credits are brilliant, when you don't see an actors name but instead a description, such as douche bag or ass hat for director, you know your sitting at the right theater for the right film. Then cue the moments that Deadpool talks to the camera (us) was genius. Seriously the writers were on their A game when they came up with the screenplay!

As far as the story itself, Deadpool is set on finding the guy that turned him into the abomination that he is. He wants Francis (Ed Skrein) to fix his face, so that he is able to go back to the girl (Morena Baccani) he loves, which he left without saying goodbye after he was diagnosed with a terminal disease. So Deadpool stops at nothing and eliminates anyone and everyone that gets in his way (or not). A man in love is hard to defeat and bring down and that's Deadpool. So be ready to watch as he takes on all the bad guys with his swords, guns and humor!

I highly recommend Deadpool if you are looking to be entertained for the entirety of the film and seriously want a freaking good laugh. Now if you have kiddos, I would not bring them along, the R is not exaggerated. You have full nudity, the foulest language and serious gore that you don't want to have to explain to the little ones. Think Ted the movie had a baby with 300 the movie and Deadpool was the bundle of joy, clear enough for ya? lol!!!




Release Day Celebration Blast: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard + Giveaway



Glass Sword
Red Queen #2
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: February 9th 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
 

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?



I’m a writer repped by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. I split my time between my hometown East Longmeadow, Massachusetts and Los Angeles. After graduating with a BFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California, I decided to try my hand at writing a novel. My debut RED QUEEN came out of the terrifying, unemployed year after college.

Currently I’m revising the second book in the RED QUEEN series, along with pursuing other projects in literature and film. My proudest achievements are riding a horse in the mountains of Montana and navigating from London to Edinburgh without GPS.



One winner will get a RED QUEEN Prize pack from HarperTeen, which includes:
- 1 Physical Copy of CRUEL CROWN (0.1 & 0.2 Red Queen)
- 1 Red Queen foam sword that reads “Kneel or Bleed”
- 1 Scarlet Guard scarf


Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US only | 
See Terms & Conditions for full contest rules before entering some restrictions apply



Release Week Blitz: To The Stars by Molly McAdams | Teaser | Giveaway



We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Molly McAdams’ TO THE STARS! TO THE STARS is a contemporary romance novel being published on February 9th by HarperCollins’ William Morrow Impulse imprint and is the second novel in Molly’s Thatch Series.

To The Stars
Author: Molly McAdams
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: February 9 2016
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks



In the second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’ Thatch series, Knox Alexander must convince his long-time love Harlow Evans that they’re meant to be together.

He promised to wait for her. She told him he was wasting his time. Not waiting for him ended up being the biggest mistake of her life.

When they were younger, Knox Alexander swore to Harlow Evans that he would wait for her to turn eighteen so they could be together. But that was three and a half years away, and Harlow couldn’t ask him to give up all the fun and thrills of going away to college for her. As the years passed, Knox remained a constant in her life—whether she liked it or not—but when her eighteenth birthday came around, Harlow’s heart belonged to someone else.

Every day for the last four years, Harlow has been haunted by that fateful choice. And though he may appear unaffected by what happened in their past, Knox has always tried to fill the void Harlow left. But when he comes stumbling back into her life and refuses to leave, will Harlow finally let him into her heart…?




Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

Giveaway: 

Win a signed copy of Letting Go and To The Stars and a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (1 winner)!

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Movie Review: Lionsgate's The Choice




The Choice
Director: Ross Katz
Writers: Bryan Sipe (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic issues
Official Sites: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | IMDb
Hashtag: #TheChoice


Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.




Travis and Gabby first meet because she is an agitated neighbor, upset with Travis' ways. But from that moment there was a spark that was lit between them. In a trial of tests and love it winds down to the simple fact that our life is made up of choices, and depending on what you do you might end up with the best thing that ever happened to you.

Seriously...can I get Molly McAdams and Nicholas Sparks to write my love story. Or can they do a mash-up? Because I would love that.

Now that I've gotten that off my chest let me tell you about the most recent tear-jerker that Nicholas Sparks has bestowed upon us.

That's right. You will most likely need your tissues. What did you expect from Nicholas Sparks? A love story that is completely sure to pull on your heart strings and keep you riveted. Benjamin Walker - oh boy. He brought a whole new meaning to Southern Charm. I'm almost positive if Travis were to have talked to me I would've succumbed to his plans. The fact that Gabby was able to hold off for so long was amazing and basically just showed why their relationship worked. Because they were able to test each other.

This film brought an amazing slew of scenery shots. Honestly it made you wish you owned a piece of land in the South that was right on a lake, or a bay, or a beach. Because basically I now need a gazebo in the sand...and a southern boy to go with it.

There's so much, yet so little to say. I would rather you go and watch this film and then come back so we can talk. I don't want to give anything away, but I do want you to know that this is such an amazing story. I took my friend who isn't familiar with Nicholas Sparks films. I think she was the first to cry...and I'm pretty positive she now is a fan of Nicholas Sparks.  




Cover Reveal: The Rise of Genesis by M.R. Merrick


We are so stoked about this cover reveal for The Rise of Genesis: An Ash Lawson Novel! Check it out below! I am loving the colors.




The Rise of Genesis
Author: M.R. Merrick
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy

In a world where being Supernatural means you’re in danger, Ash Lawson is front and center. After years of helping others escape ATOM—a government entity known for abusing Supernaturals—he’s captured, and saving himself will prove to be the most difficult task he’s undertaken.

Tryst Rivera is a Succubus and veteran at the Academy, a facility tasked with converting underage Supernaturals into cooperative ATOM soldiers. She’s endured her time mostly unscathed, but when Ash arrives and their lives are tethered to one another, she’s placed in immediate danger.

With escape at the forefront of his mind, Ash struggles with the idea of life under ATOM’s thumb. He’ll die before he converts, but his life isn’t the only one he’s responsible for, and he already has more blood on his hands than he can bear. When a chance for freedom arises, Ash needs to decide how much—and who—he’s willing to risk for a second chance.




About The Author

M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of The Protector Series, and The Rise of Genesis. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he's usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and a large bowl of cereal.






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