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Announcement: Upcoming Blurb Blitz Blog Tour

 Goddess Fish Promotions will be sponsoring a promotional blog tour for my book, “Drasmyr,” from November 12, 2012 to December 7, 2012. It will be a strictly promotional tour, meaning that every visit will be limited to excerpts from my book and a book blurb. The blog tour schedule is currently under construction. As of this writing, we’ve filled fourteen slots of the twenty available (We were forced to remove one listing because it dealt exclusively in adult books; there are several sites listed below which incorporate adult books, but not exclusively, so I kept those). During the tour, I’ll be posting links to the blog host of the day as they occur. Also, make sure you check out the sponsor of the whole tour–Goddess Fish Promotions–it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Also, I will be awarding one randomly chosen commenter on the tour (for those who comment on the tour sites—not atoasttodragons) with a small box of Fenryll metal miniatures, specifically, a collection of three Nosferatu vampires. They are excellent for collecting, or to use in gaming.

Blog Tour Schedule

Thanks. And hope to see you on the tour!

Blog Tour Winner Update

For those interested: I’ve picked a winner from among the commenters on my last blog tour. I’m just waiting on confirmation (I need an address to mail the metal miniatures to). I will announce the winner here, when we have confirmation.

Movie Review: The Expendables II

(Okay, so not only is this movie not fantasy, it’s not even sci-fi. Still, it’s my blog and I’ll review if I want to.)

 

I saw the original Expendables when it came out, so I knew what to expect when it came time for me to watch the sequel, The Expendables II. Big names of yesteryear, explosions, and gore. I was not disappointed. This movie has everyone and his mother in it: Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, and a few other newer names. There was lots of explosions, lots of killing, and even a Chuck Norris joke by Chuck Norris himself. It was… amusing. I was gonna call it a blast, but the movie was just too silly to warrant that description. Of course, it never takes itself seriously. It was just old action heroes doing a remembrance film, or something like that.

 

One particularly memorable part was when Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger quoted each other. “I’ll be back,” … “Yippey kay yeah.” Classic. What else should I say in this review? I suppose I should summarize the plot: there wasn’t one. Okay, that’s not true. Basically, Sylvester Stallone (again, I don’t remember the names of the characters in this film… but the movie really wasn’t about character development anyway, so it’s a small loss) is the leader of a mercenary gang. They are sent on a “cakewalk” mission by their CIA contact Bruce Willis. But, of course, things go horribly wrong. One of their team is killed by Jean-Claude Van Damme and his gang of evil thugs (they are even Satan worshippers to boot… just to make sure you know they are really BAD). The thugs take off with some precious intel that will lead them to a large supply of weapons-grade plutonium. Angered at the death of their comrade, the good guys spend the rest of the movie tracking the bad guys to their center of operations. Chaos ensues. Blood and death everywhere. And guts galore.

 

The drawbacks: I was kind of disappointed by how little screen time Jet Li got. He was in the film in the beginning, then dropped out and was never seen again. Also, I would have liked to see more of Chuck Norris and Arnie… they were there, but only for a few minutes of screen time.

 

Anyway, the special effects were good. I could almost believe that guy really was decapitated by the sniper’s shot. Did I mention there was a lot of blood?

 

Okay, the summary: the plot was pretty standard action hero stuff. The amount of killing was pretty high. And the cast was in it largely for laughs. It was a fun time, but certainly not a cinematic masterpiece. But that’s okay, because it was never meant to be.

 

I’ll give it three and a half stars out of five.

Blog Tour: Stop #1

Drasmyr Blog Review Tour

Check out the Drasmyr Blog Review Tour.

My blog tour for my vampire fantasy novel, Drasmyr, begins today. Every day until August 31st,  I’ll be visiting a variety of blogs across the Internet where my book will be reviewed. There will also be a few guest posts and interviews interspersed throughout. Today we begin with an interview at: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer . Please check them out and show them your support.

Book Review Blog Tour for Drasmyr

Drasmyr Blog Review Tour

Check out the Drasmyr Blog Review Tour.

My blog tour for my book, “Drasmyr,” begins today. It lasts until August 31st. It was originally scheduled to be a Book Review Only Tour, but after some re-evaluation we’ve added a few non-review sites to the list. There are a total of twelve stops, nine of which are going to be book reviews. Below you’ll find the complete blog tour schedule. I’ll be posting links to the blog host of the day as they occur. Make sure you check out the sponsors of the tour–Goddess Fish Promotions–it wouldn’t have been possible without them.

Also, I will be awarding one randomly chosen commenter on the tour (for those who comment on the tour sites—not atoasttodragons) with a small box of metal miniatures from the Vampire Wars Series. It consists of four metal miniatures of vampire counts and vampire slayers. They are excellent for collecting, or to use in gaming.

Blog Tour Schedule

 

Thanks. And hope to see you on the tour!

Check out the Drasmyr Blog Review Tour.
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