Sunday, January 31, 2010

Daybreakers Review by Crymsyn Hart

4.5 out of 5 coffins by Crymsyn Hart

Daybreakers stars Ethan Hawke, Sam Neil, and Willem Defoe. The movie starts off in 2019 where all the humans have been turned into vampires that don't sparkle.

Humans are almost extinct and the vampires can't come up with a blood substitute. The movie is dark and in some ways a commentary on life today in regards to humanity making other wildlife extinct.
Besides the blood and the plot line, it was a vampire flick which I love. So automatically I was going to go see it anyway.

The film was action packed, but it wasn't on the scale of say Avatar, but for a vampire movie it did the trick. It some ways it reminded me of the old film, Near Dark.

The main vampire never wanted to be a vampire and tried to assimilate into the life of the others. Of course the others won't accept him back into the fold once he becomes human.

Over all, I loved the movie and would give it 4.5 out of 5 coffins. LOL. Only because I was hoping for a kick ass soundtrack and wasn't too happy with that.

I love to buy soundtracks and this one didn't stand up to something like Underworld.

Either way, go sink your fangs into it. I definitely say its worth the bite.

Crymsyn Hart
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Naked Dragon by Annette Blair Reviewed

In Salem, human magick has thinned the veil between the planes to a permeable mist, forming a portal into the city, allowing time travelers and chameleons of the universe to enter there.
      Bastian Dragonelli, once a Roman warrior turned dragon, is the first of his legion to be returned to earth, a man. So his brothers can also be saved and sent to earth, Bastian must reclaim the magick of Andra, Goddess of Hope, who sacrificed hers to transform him. He must seek his heart mate and make her quest his own. But the dark, powerful Killian, Sorceress of Chaos, who turned his legion into dragons and skewed his transition back into a man, is hot on his heels.
      McKenna Greylock, the last non-magickal descendant of Ciarra, a witch who survived Salem's hanging times, needs a jack-of-all-trades to help turn her dilapidated Victorian into a bed and breakfast so she doesn't lose her home and her family's centuries-old legacy.
     Enter McKenna's cousin, Vivica Quinlan, Ciarra's most magickal descendent, owner of the Works Like Magick Employment Agency. Vivica has a gift for matching human employers with magickal employees. Like Ciarra before her, Vivica knows when magickal supernatural ancients are about to arrive. She greets them and acclimates them to life, and to making a living, in Salem.
      Besides Killian's threatening presence, Bastian's life is also complicated by McKenna, his guardian dragon, a troublemaking fairy, and a case of culture shock. Bastian also has a problem with his man lance. It won't behave at all the way he remembered it should.  Not at all... Description Taken From

 Naked Dragon  -  Review by Doni
5/5 Screams from the Backseat 

A Sliver of Hope
“On the Island of Stars, on a plane beyond ours, A Roman legion exists.
Cursed for performing their duty with spirit and might… One Dragon per phase might be turned and sent back.”

      And so begins the story of the Naked Dragon, the first in the Works Like Magick series.  I hope there are many more to come.  Annette Blair is an awesome writer.  When I read her books, I get lost in the magick.  I can put myself in the world(s) that she creates.  The writing is crisp and concise without being too formal or stuffy.  On the down side, it is over too soon. Ms. Blair is often an author that I can read in one sitting, and then I am left wanting more.  Unfortunately that means waiting for the next book which never comes out soon enough for me.
      Even though this is a paranormal romance, the characters are believable.  I find myself cheering for the hero and heroine.  The heroine is a woman named McKenna who owns land that the evil developer named Elliot Huntley wants to “steal” from her.  I liken Elliot to the character in the cartoons who ties the heroine to the railroad tracks.  McKenna is great.  She is just like the average girl with issues and problems to solve.  She is very likable and believable.  Bastian is the dragon turned hottie handyman who McKenna hires to help her around the place to turn the house into a B&B.  Bastian is a handful.  He is a dragon, and has his own issues, but you just got to love him and his “man lance”.  I do. 
     There is not much negative that I can say about this book, except that it was too short.  Even the ARC that I received I had no trouble reading.  The editing was already done, there was not the tripping over words that I have found with other ARC’s.

    If you love paranormal romance, if you love good conquering evil, if you love dragons, goofy faeries, and the like you will love this book, and you should buy it.  Annette Blair never fails to make me want more.  BUY THE BOOK!
      I rate this one a 5 out of 5, even though I wanted it longer.  When can I get the next one Ms. Blair? Tomorrow is not soon.
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