A little bit of “Madness”

An excerpt from Madness.

It’s a nice day: almost in the sixties, sunny, no wind. Madeleine stays on the patio, typing away, phone forgotten on her desk inside. She has another couple cups of coffee, a croissant with Nutella, another cigarette. She finishes her edits. She gets down five hundred good words on a new manuscript. It’s a good day.

The doorbell rings at a little after three.

It’s Jacob. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E20: Beyond The Law

Mr. Winters suggested I make this the Judge Dredd edition, but I haven’t seen that movie, so you’ll have to settle for my usual Mean Girls and random internet meme jokes. Onward!

Some woman in a very early 90s haircut is getting the gift of a pearl necklace (snerk) (Do NOT Google that at work if you don’t get my twelve-year-old’s sense of humor) and then a massage with warm oil all over her negligee, which is probably going to ruin it, and I would not find the thought of ruined silk erotic at all. But it’s all moot, because she gets strangled, of course. Nice to see FK returning to its Crimetime roots, here. Continue reading

Ghostly: Blog Tour

Ghostly

Ghostly by Brooke Kennedy
Release Date: October 31, 2014

Synopsis

Briar Summers never thought she would end up in the creepiest house on the block in a city far away from her home. Florida’s sun doesn’t quite fit well with her pale skin and dark clothing, but the weather seems nice enough. After all, her life has been one roller coaster after another and she’s ready for things to change. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E19: Curiouser and Curiouser

AW YISS. I love this episode. At least, I remember that I did, and I hope that hasn’t changed. I’ll be recapping with Nigel Bennett’s commentary on, so you guys will get everything all at once. Let’s begin!

We open at The Raven, which Nigel tells us was an actual club in the first season, but is now a studio – though they still used the exterior shots of the actual club. Nick comes in and talks to some rando blonde, then goes on to find Janette. He has a day off because he’s had a hard week – three homicides.

This ep was directed by a guy who was a camera operator, went on to directing, and has apparently directed episodes of 24. My hopes are high, Snowflakes. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E18: The Fix

Good morning/afternoon/evening to you, Snowflakes! Two recaps, two weeks in a row? I know. It’s like I’ve made this my job or some shit. Let’s recap!

We open during daylight, on a man in a car with a cigar and a piece of paper in his hands. Oh, it’s a photo. He starts drawing on his own face, and then we cut to Nick in Nat’s lab – like, not some lab space she’s rented, or a mini-lab at her house – no, she’s taking vampire blood samples in the crime lab. Continue reading

SGRoA: Forever Knight S02 E17: Amateur Night

But not “Amateur Knight”, because Nick’s a consummate professional.

Nathan Fillion Professionalism

We open on a city playground, full of what I can only assume Canadians think gang members in LA look like. There’s a drive-by shooting – from a Camaro, because Canada – and someone at the playground shoots back, and then we have an ominous shot of an empty swing. A little girl has been shot. Continue reading

Madness Alert

Cover of "Madness" (1st Edition) by Catherine Winters. A literary novel set in Denver, Colorado.When a professional mistress calls it quits, a rich playboy propositions her to be his girlfriend. Although she’s reluctant, he manages to overcome her objections. However, he’s keeping secrets, and his best friend is not happy with the relationship. As his friend’s bitterness grows, and his secrets are revealed, the three find themselves at odds.
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