Cover Reveal: Almost Adept by Olga Godim

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Available January 6, 2014

For the seventeen-year-old mage Eriale, magic is a source of joy, and she often uses her magic to solve problems. Unfortunately, such solutions sometimes get out of hand. Her latest magical caper was a disaster, so she has to leave home in a hurry but she decides to turn her shameful fleeing into a quest to prove her Adept potential. She expects a glittering foreign escapade but ends up in Grumesh, the land rife with treachery and violence. A local courier Kealan becomes her only friend and ally. Together, they survive an explosion, a treacherous incarceration, and a daring escape. Sparks of interest ignite between them, but before Eriale can explore her attraction to Kealan, she discovers blood magic ruining amok in the city. Her priorities must change. As an aspiring Adept, she is duty-bound to find and eliminate the blood mage of Grumesh. She can’t allow her budding romance to distract her, or the blood magic will taint the entire land. No matter the cost—her life or her heart—she can’t let the vile mage win.

Mark your calendars!

Olga Godim’s new novel, Almost Adept, will be available on January 6, 2014.

Keep an eye out for SSV’s book review and other plans in the works!

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You can find out more about Olga Godim’s work by checking out her website.

Much Ado About Nothing ~ Joss Whedon

In the random and tangential way of my life, I came across a tidbit of information and ran with it to see where it’ll go. I admit that I’m a fan of Whedon and I tend to enjoy the shows he makes. I mean, Firefly and Serenity are only a few of a long list to love. Let’s not forget old goodies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. There are a slew of shows and movies on television and theaters that I’ve watched and enjoyed immensely.

Now there’s Much Ado About Nothing, a Shakespeare adaptation film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 and will have limited release in 2013. I never quite know what to expect from a Whedon project. This one is tagged as a Comedy, Drama & Romance. By that, I’m guessing that I’ll have equal moments of laughter, snickering and maybe an Aw moment or two.

Here are some interesting things I found out about the movie:

  • Film was shot in Secret!
  • Made in Whedon’s home in Santa Monica
  • Shot in 12 Days as Whedon worked on The Avengers
  • Cast full of Familiar faces like Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion & Sean Maher

I can’t wait to see this movie! I’ll be sure to share my two cents on it once I’ve had a sit down with it in a dark & booming room.

Winner of Soul Avenged Giveaway Contest

Alright ladies and gents, we have a winner for our first Giveaway Contest!
To win a signed copy of Keri Lake‘s book Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath #1), you had to answer the following question:

What actor/actress would best portray Ayden and Kane on film?

THE WINNER:

~ Angela ~

For Ayden:  Kate Beckinsale

For Kane:  Channing Tatum

Soul Avenged Giveaway Contest Rules

Keri About-Photo-464x390Hello, everyone! SSV is happy to celebrate our 100th Review Post by starting an exciting new Author Interview & Review series! We’re happy to announce that Keri Lake will be the first author in AI&R and starting it off with a blast! On Monday, 03/11/2013, we will publish Keri’s interview and start the Giveaway Contest. Never fear, you have until Midnight on Friday to enter the contest.

What’s the contest?

Have you met two of the main characters from Soul Avenged?

Ayden is the fierce Alexi warrior woman who is driven by her desire for revenge. To fill her need for vengeance, she hunts down and kills Lycans. Shapeshifters that marked her and changed her life forever.

Kane Walker is a compassionate man who spent all his time working as the director of a Children’s Cancer Institute. It all changed the moment he’s attacked by werewolves. Now a victim of an attack, Kane faces agonizing changes as he transforms from a human into a Lycan. It doesn’t help that he ends up being held captive by Ayden.

CONTEST ~ What actor and actress would be the best to portray Ayden and Kane in a movie?

Get your answers ready and post it on Keri Lake’s interview!

Are you new to the Sons of Wrath series? Are you unfamiliar with Ayden and Kane? Read the interview with Keri Lake and the book review for Soul Avenged. You’ll gain an idea for the characters and a curiously growing need to read the book! Need a taste right now? Read an excerpt of the book by clicking on this link: Soul Avenged Excerpt

Join the fun! Enter SSV’s very 1st Giveaway Contest for Keri Lake’s Soul Avenged!

ANYONE can enter! This is an International Giveaway!

  • Giveaway Starts: Monday, 03/11/2013
  • Giveaway Ends: Friday Night, Midnight
  • Winner Announcement: Saturday, 03/16/2013

What’s the prize?

A signed paperback of Keri Lake’s book: Soul Avenged!

CONTEST RULES:

  1. Sign up to Follow Silk Screen View
  2. Read Keri Lake’s Interview
  3. Post a Comment on the Interview with the Following:
  • Name
  • Email
  • Contest Answers
  • A note to Keri or SSV.
  1. Enjoy the Interview & Book Review!
  2. Thank you for joining us!

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer is playing in the movie theaters now, and Irate Izzy & I went to see it this weekend. It’s yet another story adaptation turned into a big film. We didn’t expect a lot from the movie. We only expected to see a lot of cool costumes, sets and entertaining computer graphics. The movie was all of that and more!

If you’re not familiar with the old fairy tale, Jack and the Bean Stalk is about a naive kid who accepts a pouch of magic beans instead of money. He gets in trouble for it and the beans are thrown out of the window. Surprise! The beans really are magic and a huge beanstalk grows up high into the sky. Jack climbs the beanstalk to see where it goes and starts a dangerous adventure into a land of giants and more.

The movie is a great adaptation of the story! The most important elements are kept in tack and the additions make for a lively character development, hilarious hijinks and awesome fights!

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Irate Izzy & Soo Discuss the Movie: Jack the Giant Slayer

*Potential Spoilers Ahead*

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Izzy: My favorite part are the flaming, flying trees of DEATH!!!

Soo: **laughs**

Izzy: It was better than the Ent Battle in Lord of the Rings! Because that battle sucked! That particular battle doesn’t compare to the one in Jack. The Ent battle–

Soo: For those who don’t know, you mean the Tree creatures.

Izzy: Yeah! Like I said, the Ent battle sucked because of the angles and scales were BORING!

Soo: You mean the wide angle viewpoint? Action happening so fast you don’t have time to register the first batch of soldiers being hit before seeing another one being propelled into the castle wall by a flying boulder?

Izzy: EXACTLY! That’s what I wanted from the Lord of the Rings! Several consecutive moments of Holy Shit! LotR should have capitalized on that and didn’t. Jack did and my expectations were exceeded!

Soo: I really liked the honeycomb of bees trick! I was totally there with the characters, wondering if it was going to work or not and, MAN, when it DID work–even knowing what was going to happen, it was still hilarious! The look on the giant’s face when he’s stung! **laughs**

Izzy: Boy, those were some of the dumbest and ugliest giants I’ve ever seen!

Soo: Talking about oogly. Jack needs a better haircut! What’s up with that??!?!

Izzy: Yes he does! If you have a weird face shape, you should try to minimize the flaw! Not put a giant, flaming neon arrow pointing to your face!

Soo: Yup! Agreed. He’s good looking but you have to cut the hair out of the picture to see it. Or cover it with a hoodie, like he did in Warm Bodies.

Izzy: Speaking of neon signs. Did anyone else notice the visual subtext?

Soo: Ut oh…

Izzy: The King had a shiny, gold crotch! Nothing says look at my crotch like a glimmering, shimmering gold chain mail metal over your junk. I’m not saying that gold armor isn’t the way to go. It was a cool costume. I mean. Cool for a costume that is MADE to make you look shorter. Just saying, if you want to say you’re still a virile man on the battlefield, you should consider putting some GOLD glitter on your junk! Just sayin’! **laughing**

Soo: Haha! The costumes were great! I really liked the Captain’s armor and the Princess’ outfits. AND who doesn’t love that huge, royal cloak in the throne room?

Izzy: Oh my god, that cloak is hilarious! So many priceless and well timed moments in the movie. Good sound effects, one liners and action sequences that highlighted the movie in a clever fashion. And Ewan McGregor (the Captain) still looking good! I liked the way he filled his armor.

Soo: Are you sure you’re not upset that you didn’t get to see his naked chest?

Izzy: Only a little bit but his costume was badass enough to make up for it. It was pretty hot! My knight in shining armor has a new look and it’s not the King Golden Crotch.

Soo: There you have it! Jack the Giant Slayer is a fun, action movie with great battle scenes, good acting, solid story adaptation, humor and skillfully woven CG with real time footage.

Izzy: Don’t forget the costumes!

TV Shows

List of TV Shows

Have you seen it? Do you remember that show? Take a look at this list! You may be inspired to check out a show you haven’t seen or re-watch one that you love!

The shows are a mix of Action, Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi.

(Suggestions are welcome! Make a comment on the post.)

 

  1. 24
  2. 666 Park Avenue
  3. 90210 (Original)
  4. A-Team
  5. Alf
  6. Alias
  7. Alien Nation
  8. Alphas
  9. American Horror Story
  10. Americans
  11. Angel
  12. Arrow
  13. Awake
  14. Babylon 5
  15. Battlestar Galatica
  16. Beauty and the Beast 2012
  17. Beauty and the Beast Original
  18. Being Human (UK)
  19. Being Human (US)
  20. Big Bang Theory
  21. Boardwalk Empire
  22. Bones
  23. Breakout Kings
  24. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  25. Burn Notice
  26. Caprica
  27. Carnival
  28. Castle
  29. Chicago Code
  30. Chuck
  31. Continuum
  32. Coupling (UK)
  33. Covert Affairs
  34. Criminal Minds
  35. CSI
  36. Dance Academy
  37. Dark Angel
  38. Dark Shadows
  39. Daybreak
  40. Dead Like Me
  41. Dead Zone
  42. Deadwood
  43. Desparate Housewives
  44. Dexter
  45. Doctor Who
  46. Dollhouse
  47. Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along
  48. Dresden Files
  49. Early Edition
  50. Earth: Final Conflict
  51. Earth2
  52. Earthsea
  53. Elementary
  54. Elventh Hour
  55. Eureka
  56. Falling Skies
  57. Firefly
  58. Flash Forward
  59. Flashpoint
  60. Frasier
  61. Friends
  62. Fringe
  63. Game of Thrones
  64. Ghost Whisperer
  65. Gilmore Girls
  66. Glee
  67. Gossip Girl
  68. Grey’s Anatomy
  69. Grimm
  70. Harper’s Island
  71. Hart of Dixie
  72. Haven
  73. Hell on Wheels
  74. Hercules
  75. Heros
  76. Highlander
  77. Homeland
  78. In Plain Sight
  79. Instant Star
  80. IT Crowd
  81. Jane by Design
  82. Jeremiah
  83. Jericho
  84. John Doe
  85. Justified
  86. Knight Rider (Original)
  87. Kyle XY
  88. Legend of the Seeker
  89. Leverage
  90. Lie to Me
  91. Lost
  92. Luthor
  93. MacGyver
  94. Mad Men
  95. Make it or Break It
  96. Married with Children
  97. Medium
  98. Melrose Place
  99. Merlin
  100. Misfits
  101. Missing
  102. Monk
  103. NCIS
  104. Newsroom
  105. Nikita (Original Series)
  106. Numb3rs
  107. Once Upon A Time
  108. Outcasts
  109. Outer Limits
  110. Pan Am
  111. Parks and Recreation
  112. Perception
  113. Person of Interest
  114. Persons Unknown
  115. Pretender
  116. Primeval
  117. Prison Break
  118. Psych
  119. Revenge
  120. Revolution
  121. Ringer
  122. River
  123. Roswell
  124. Rubicon
  125. Sanctuary
  126. Saving Grace
  127. Seaquest
  128. Seinfield
  129. Seven Days
  130. Sherlock (UK)
  131. Sliders
  132. Smallville
  133. Sons of Anarchy
  134. Spartacus
  135. Star Trek
  136. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  137. Star Trek: Next Generation
  138. Stargate
  139. Stargate Universe
  140. Supernatural
  141. Surface
  142. Teen Wolf
  143. Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
  144. Terra Nova
  145. The 4400
  146. The Big Bang Theory
  147. The Cape
  148. The Charmed
  149. The Closer
  150. The Event
  151. The Event
  152. The Guardian
  153. The Guild
  154. The Killing
  155. The Mentalist
  156. The Secret Circle
  157. The Tudors
  158. Threshold
  159. Torchwood
  160. Touch
  161. True Blood
  162. Twilight Zone
  163. Twin Peaks
  164. Ugly Betty
  165. Unforgettable
  166. V
  167. Vampire Diaries
  168. Veronica Mars
  169. VR5
  170. Walking Dead
  171. Warehouse 13
  172. West Wing
  173. White Collar
  174. Without a Trace
  175. X-Files
  176. Xena: Warrior Princess
  177. XIII