Top Ten Movie Blogfest

TOPTENMOVIEAlex is hosting a fun TOP TEN MOVIE countdown blogfest. When I saw it was movies, I had to jump in. I’m all about the movies.


I love movies and for the entire month of February I think I watched about 3-5 per day. No, I’m not crazy or anything, I was just recovery from a big surgery, so I had a lot of down time. Yet I was just too doped up on pain meds to concentrate much to read books. So, movies were the stand in.

And…I had a few “GO TO” movies to help pass the time. Ever notice how some of the movies you love change in ranking depending on the circumstances? Must be my mood or something–LOL. For now, here are my top ten:

Number TEN:

The Matrix. Specifically that mega fight scene when they go to save Morpheus.  I mean, look at TRINITY kick some butt. Oh, and Neo, too!


Number NINE:

Footloose (The 1980’s version!)


Number EIGHT:

Twilight Saga–yes. Don’t judge me!  🙂  I love the last two movies the best–Breaking Dawn Pt 1 and Pt 2!


Number SEVEN:

Avengers. I think they did HULK very well in this movie. Don’t you?


Number SIX:

Terminator (#s 2 and Salvation)–Sarah Connor was WICKED in the second movie. Tough–but soooo broken!


Number FIVE:

Dirty Dancing

“Nobody puts Baby in the corner!”


Number FOUR:

Underworld (all of them!)


Number THREE:

Sixteen Candles


Number TWO:

The Jason Bourne Movies! All of them ROCK!


Number ONE:



I kind of like action movies, can you tell?

CLICK HERE to see all the Top Ten Movies Countdown Blogfest participants.

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Thanks to Alex J Cavanaugh for this monthly meme.  

Writing is a crazy journey filled with ups, downs, curves and cliffs. I leapt off a couple of cliffs recently when it comes to the writing world. 

Awaited released May 1st: It’s my sophomore release–that’s nerve wracking in itself–not to mention the thoughts that roared through my head on release day. “Will people like it more/less than Wasteland?” “Will it flop?”…you get the drift. 

Prelude to Darkness released May 7th: As if ONE release wasn’t enough…a little short story released as well. It’s Wasteland point five. A prequel to book one. 

***bites nails***

So, to get me through the “yikes” of release month, blog tours, appearances, I had a few quotes of inspiration and encouragement. 

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ~Victoria Holt

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~Confucius

“Failure is no falling down but refusing to get up.” (I’m not sure who said this one–found it online)

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein

Well, you get my drift. I hope these little quotes can help encourage you if you’re facing anxiety, uncertainty, or just feeling blahhh. Chin up, you’re not alone. Let’s live life together!


Catch Fire Blog Party

I love hanging out at Alex J. Cavanaugh’s blog, so when I found out his latest release was coming out today I jumped on the chance to be a part of it! So, run out and give this superstar some support. Smile


Today is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour. See Alex’s site for details. 


by Alex J. Cavanaugh

CassaStar was just the beginning…

The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend – to probe space on an exploration vessel. Shuttle work is dull, but it’s a free and solitary existence. The senior officer is content with his life aboard the Rennather.

The detection of alien ruins sends the exploration ship to the distant planet of Tgren. If their scientists can decipher the language, they can unlock the secrets of this device. Is it a key to the Tgren’s civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassan’s technology and strange mental abilities.

To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers themselves; the strongest of which belongs to a pilot named Athee, a woman whose skills rival Byron’s unique abilities. Forced to train her mind and further develop her flying aptitude, he finds his patience strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy…

Available today!

Science fiction – space opera/adventure

Print ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, $15.95, 6×9 Trade paperback, 240 pages

EBook ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9, $4.99, available in all formats

CassaFire is the sequel to Cavanaugh’s first book, CassaStar, an Amazon Top Ten Best Seller:

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” – Library Journal

Check out this trailer:

You can visit the author’s site HERE

Find Alex’s books here: Barnes and NobleAmazonAmazon Kindle

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Thanks, Alex, for hosting this round of Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I have to say, Alex is one of the most supportive people out there. If you don’t follow his blog, head over there now.  You won’t be sorry. 

I found this AWESOME quote the other day and thought it would be perfect for today’s post. And really, it applies to anyone, not just writers. 

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain

Now, doesn’t that quote just totally and completely rock?

Press on, my friends, no matter what! 

Have a SUPER day!