Monday, May 28, 2012

The End Is Near...My Picks of the Week! (May 29th)

Happy Memorial Day, Muses!

I know this post is a bit late but I just got back from spending the weekend at the shore. I still wanted to post the new releases coming out this week, so here it is!

Closing out the month of May in Adult books, I have my eyes on the sci-fi novel Harmony by Keith Brooke. In Young Adult, my pre-order for Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London is on its way and I am looking forward to checking out No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz.

In movies, Coriolanus, Goon, and We Need To Talk About Kevin all are being released in a blu-ray-dvd combo pack. In TV Series, I'm happy to see season 3 of Drop Dead Diva being released on dvd and still going strong. But I would be lying if I didn't say how excited I am for the release of True Blood Season 4! Season 4 of True Blood is also being released in a blu-ray-combo pack which is a new thing companies are going to be trying out in the future.

I hope everyone is having a great memorial day weekend. Enjoy!




BOOKS (May 29th)


ADULT

A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1)
by: Pamela Palmer

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal world...one who knows nothing of the power she wields.

Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her.

What Arturo can’t do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself.

But there is
no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red. Welcome to Vamp City...

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Darkness Becomes Her (Offspring, #6)
by: Jaime Rush

They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary.
They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and
they are in terrible danger.

Power Junkie: Lachlan McLeod spent wild years astrally projecting himself into other times and places. But he doesn't get out much anymore—not after the fatal mistake that cost him a precious loved one.

Pixie Fugitive: Jessie isn't having a bad day. She's having a bad lifetime. After the terrifying act of supernatural violence that destroyed her family, she's been on the run for years. But now her ruthless enemy is drawing closer . . . and her own powers have finally awakened.

They're two people who don't play well with others. But they're going to have to learn to, and quickly. Because they're the only two people in the world who can save each other — and their passion is the only thing that can save the world.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Harmony
by: Keith Brooke

The aliens are here, all around us. They always have been. And now, one by one, they’re destroying our cities.

Dodge Mercer deals in identities, which is fine until the day he deals the wrong identity and clan war breaks out. Hope Burren has no identity and no past, but she does have a multitude of voices filling her head.

In a world where nothing is as it seems, where humans are segregated and aliens can sing realities and tear worlds apart, Dodge and Hope lead a ragged band of survivors on a search for sanctuary in what may be the only hope for humankind.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Hot For Fireman

by: Jennifer Bernard

Ryan Blake got suspended from the San Gabriel firefighters a year and a half ago for a daredevil act that nearly killed someone. Now he’s back in San Gabriel, fighting to return to the force. He takes a job at a local dive, the Hair of the Dog, while he studies for the test that will get him his job back.

But the real test comes in the form of Katie Dane, bar manager. Katie got stuck running the family bar when her father had a heart attack. The place is losing money like crazy and the insurance is about to lapse. Her desperate solution? Burn the place down, collect a million dollars. The only problem--little does she know, her new bartender is actually a firefighter.

Can a professional fireman and a wannabe firebug ever manage t
o get along? More importantly, can they stay away from each other and/or keep from ruining each other’s careers? Not likely. This is San Gabriel, after all.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Seeker of Shadows
(Moonlight, #6)
by: Nancy Gideon

Walking a dangerous line, geneticist Susanna Duchamps risks discovery in New Orleans to make good on an old debt. There she finds an unexpected key to her research—and a second chance to explore the love she had denied to save her child.

Shifter club owner Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of his former life, he longs for the love that was stolen from him until a seductive scent stirs desire in the heart he thought belonged to another.

A good deed erupts into deadly confrontation, forcing a choice between the renewal of their forbidden passion or the fate of an entire species. Secrets and lies have kept these lovers apart. Can they prevent a battle of their different worlds to stay together?

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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YOUNG ADULT

Burning Emerald (Cambion Chronicles, #2)
by: Jaime Reed

Coping with loss, keeping secrets from friends, and juggling
classes has kept Sam Marshall busy in her senior year. She
finds comfort in her unlikely companion, Caleb, as their
connection gr
ows to where one cannot survive without the other.

But Sam’s biggest problem is a powerful enemy that wants
her for hims
elf and to destroy Caleb and his family.
Determin
ed to keep Caleb safe, Sam fights a battle where
she is both th
e enemy and the prize, but victory will come
at a deadly p
rice.


Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Darkness Before Dawn
by: J.A. London

This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won.

Humans huddle in their walled cities, supplying blood in exchange for safety. But not even that is guaranteed. Dawn has lost her entire family and now reluctantly serves as the delegate to Lord Valentine, the most powerful vampire for miles. It isn’t until she meets Victor, Valentine’s son, that she realizes not all vampires are monsters....

Darkness Before Dawn is a fresh new story with captivating characters, unexpected plot twists, a fascinating setting, and a compelling voice. Written under the name J. A. London by a talented mother-son team, the trilogy is perfect for fans of True Blood and the House of Night and Morganville Vampires series.
Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Dreamless
(Starcrossed, #2)

by: Josephine Angelini

Can true love be forgotten?

As the only Scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.

Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out—a ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies’ cry for blood is growing louder.

As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen’s sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.

Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding as an unforgettable love triangle emerges and the eternal cycle of revenge intensifies. Eagerly awaited, this sequel to the internationally bestselling STARCROSSED delivers a gritty, action-packed love story that exceeds expectation.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Keep Holding On

by: Susane Colasanti

A romantic and empowering book about bullying

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the antagonism of her classmates takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself--and for the love that keeps her holding on.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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No Safety In Numbers

by: Dayna Lorentz

Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours.

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.

This is a gri
pping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.


Release Date: 29 May 2012
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MOVIES & TV SERIES (May 29th)


MOVIES

Coriolanus

Directed by: Ralph Fiennes

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler

Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Gone
Directed by: Heitor Dhalia

Starring: Amanda Seyfried

In the new suspense thriller Gone, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Goon
Directed by: Michael Dowse

Starring: Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber

Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber). When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a bloody fist fight that Doug easily wins, the coach of the Halifax Highlanders sees potential in this mammoth sized man who is only hampered by his lack of any hockey playing ability and his brother's old figure skates. Standing up to the taunts of the other players, Doug manages to join the team, and with the encouragement of his hockey obsessed best friend (Jay Baruchel) quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he'll have the opportunity to face off against Ross "The Boss" Rhea and perhaps finally land a girlfriend. Now - all he needs is to learn how to skate.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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House of Boys
Directed by: Jean-Claude Schlim

Starring: Layke Anderson

A colorful and raw coming-of-age story set in the emerging gay dance club scene of Amsterdam 1984. House of Boys tells the story of Frank, a high school kid who leaves home and falls into the exciting new world of free sex, music and dance. When Frank's new world is suddenly turned upside down, his struggle for courage in face of the unknown gives him a new and deep understanding of the true meaning of love.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Man on a Ledge
Directed by: Asger Leth

Starring: Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell

In the film critics call a "white-knuckle action thriller," ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Clash of the Titans) escapes from prison to plan the ultimate heist: steal a $40 million diamond from cutthroat businessman David Englander (Ed Harris), and in the process prove his innocence. From the ledge of the famous Roosevelt Hotel, with the whole world watching, Cassidy plays a clever game of cat & mouse with the NYPD while his dutiful brother Joey (Jamie Bell) works against the clock to extract the diamond and clear his brother’s name.


Release Date: 29 May 2012
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We Need to Talk About Kevin

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

Starring: Tilda Swinton

A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra Miller). Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need to Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness.


Release Date: 29 May 2012
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TV SERIES

Drop Dead Diva: Season 3

Starring: Brooke Elliot, Margaret Cho

Praised by critics and loved by fans, the one-hour, comedic drama tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Rookie Blue:
Season 2


Starring: Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith

LinkAfter seven months on the beat, these five rookies have kicked in doors, taken down criminals, kept people safe and saved each other in the process. Now they'll do it all again, but only better.

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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Royal Pains:
Season 3, Vol. 2


Starring: Campbell Scott, Mark Feuerstein

Return to the Hamptons with "concierge doctor" Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) as he works to balance the medical needs and frivolous whims of the very rich, sometimes famous and always demanding. The second half of Season Three features six episodes on two discs. Summer may be over, but the doctor's as hot as ever in this witty comedy that critics are calling, "A show you shouldn't miss".

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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True Blood:
Season 4


Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard

True Blood is the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under), and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood tells the continuing tale of Sookie (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe-winner for this role), a human waitress with telepathic gifts – and a so-far irresistible attraction to 174-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Surrounded by familiar faces – including her brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten), shape-shifting boss Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), soul-searching pal Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Tara’s cousin Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis); police chief Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer), vampire suitor Eric Northman (Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd) and teen vamp Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) – Sookie faces some new otherworldly threats in this season – as if vampires, werewolves, werepanthers and shapeshifters weren’t enough!

Release Date: 29 May 2012
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2 comments:

  1. My family and I LOVE movies and I am looking forward to watching man on the ledge...it looks interesting, also I returned the love from Tristascreations.blgospot.com and I am following you on twitter! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Trista! I haven't watched Man on a Ledge yet, but my boyfriend has and he liked it very much!

      I am now following you on twitter. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

      Mia

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