Monday, February 23, 2015

Movie Bucket List Monday: 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club

I've been drowning in edits so I already started slacking on my posts. Today I'd like to talk about a movie that isn't on my bucket list because I've watched it so many times I can recite it word for word.

Last week was the 30th anniversary for The Breakfast Club. It is one of my all-time favorite movies. John Hughes was the king of Young Adult movies and even thirty years later it is still such a relatable story.

A lot of people hate the cliche of the brain, the princess, the criminal, the athlete, the basket case, but honestly cliches exist, that's how they became a cliche in the first place. Watching that movie I can remember my own high school and think of a group that fit perfectly into each one of those cliches. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. You lean towards people who have common interests with you. But the bigger picture of the movie is that you don't have to be stuck with that cliche. You can find common interests with anyone as long as you're willing to take a minute to get to know someone who maybe a little different than you. Believe in yourself enough to rise above your label.

Have you seen The Breakfast Club? Did you/do you fall into one of the cliches in high school? I probably fell into all of them.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Movie Bucket List Monday: Fast and The Furious 6

I skipped blogging last week because I've been up to my ears in edits. Now that they are out of the way for now back to our regularly scheduled program! It's Movie Bucket List Monday. And since I have been drowning in edits, I haven't had time for much of anything else. However, though it wasn't on my bucket list, I did watch Fast and the Furious 6.

These movies tend to be my guilty pleasures. I always say I'm not going to watch them. It's going to be dumb. Completely unrealistic. But every time I turn one of these movies on, I am completely sucked in. Yes, there were many, so many, scenes that were completely unrealistic and had me going yeah okay sure, but despite the over the top action and car scenes, I liked the story.

I love how they are a family and how that encompasses everything that they do. I love the bonds between all of them, each different, but just as endearing. I especially love the connection between Vin Diesel's character, Dominic Toretto, and Michelle Rodriguez's, Letty. Though that just may be because I'm romance obsessed. Still I love the history and how he fights for her and that scene when they're in the parking lot and he's telling her how they first met *swoon* It was definitely a highlight for me and I may have rewatched it a few times.

Have you seen any of the Fast and the Furious movies? Do you like them? What movies are your guilty pleasures?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MFEO Tourney Round Two!

Josh and Kat made it to round two of the MFEO Tourney for Fave Couple in a Steamy NA! I'm super excited. Please stop by here and give them a vote!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cover Reveal Time!

I am so excited! Today is the cover reveal for Prove Me Wrong, my newest YA novel under my pen name Tessa Marie. I love this cover so much. Thank you to Rachel Schiefelbein and Allie Brennan for making my vision come to life.

Do you want to see it? It's so pretty! First a little something about the book:

A single secret changes everything.
With no college ambition—or desire to care—Luke Hannon’s ready to bail on school before senior year even begins. But when he spots the hot new girl reading an upside down map, he changes his mind.
Hailey Saldino desperately wants to start fresh at a school where she's free of the snide remarks and hurtful stares. A place where no one knows her past…or her son, Brady.
Luke wants a no strings attached, physical relationship, until Hailey becomes more than a cute girl in a skirt. Usually his bad boy reputation hooks the ladies but it won't be enough to land a girl like Hailey. Needing a lasting approach, Luke decides to be honest. No lies. No BS. As the connection between them deepens, Luke shares all his shameful secrets.
Afraid to lose one of the few people who’s ever looked at her as something other than a slut, Hailey buries herself in compounding lies. And when Hailey's purposeful deceit blindsides Luke, he must decide if he'll walk away, or accept Hailey and the little man she already loves.
 OMG I love it!!!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Go Josh and Kat!

Josh and Kat from (Once) Again made it to the MFEO Tourney for favorite book couple in a steamy New Adult! I don't know who voted them in, but thank you! Voting in the category opens today, so if you are a fan of Josh and Kat, please go give them a vote here!