Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hyde Park on Hudson

I just caught Hyde Park on Hudson with Bill Murray and Laura Linney on Netflix. My love of historicals is no secret. I loved the visuals, costumes, and sets.

At first I couldn't believe the debauchery of FDR, and took the movie for a work of fantasy. But then I did a little research. The internet is an amazing place. Decided maybe I was being judgemental. I guess everyone needs love, and just because I define love as between two people, doesn't mean everyone should. My knee-jerk reaction is FDR was a womanizer who used his powerful position to lure wide-eyed innocents to his bed.

That doesn't mean Bill Murray didn't make a sympathetic FDR. And Laura Linney a convincing Daisy. I didn't "get" the romantic connection between the two, him being, in my eyes, dull, and a bit of a sexual opportunist. Her being even duller, no opinions, no spunk. I'd say that's why he preyed on her. I felt her pain upon being betrayed, but then she accepts and embraces an alternative lifestyle. I'm not saying that's right or wrong. Relationships are complicated. But he seemed like a narcissist to me.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Countdown to Valentine's Day

I love love love Del and Jenna's short story. Didn't mind reading it again before uploading it to Amazon. So just in time for Valentine's Day, and with a new cover from Self-pub book covers, 

After a string of disastrous Valentine’s Days, broken hearts and failed relationships, Jenna’s decided to spend this Valentine’s Day in the least romantic spot possible—the coin-op laundry.  

No flowers. No candy. No annoying couples or romance of any kind. The only glitch in her plan is the leather-clad biker in heart-print boxer shorts who walks in as her washer starts. This just might turn out to be the best Valentine’s Day Jenna’s ever had.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Free For You And For Me...

I give you Lily In Wonderland.
I'm giving it to you.
For free.
But hurry before she's all gone.

Lily Tucker is down on her luck and considering a career strutting her stuff around a pole when she gets a call about an unexpected inheritance. It’s every girl’s dream—her estranged grandmother’s kicked the bucket, leaving Lily a house on a private island in Wonderland.

When she reaches Wonderland, though, she finds a house that’s more like a hovel, a job waiting tables at the local diner, and a crime wave that seems to begin and end with Lily herself. Sexy deputy Toby can’t decide if he should arrest her or drag her off to bed—until it becomes clear that Lily’s not the criminal. She’s the target.