Remember the boom box radio? Cassette Tapes? Or maybe just this movie? **le sigh**

Lloyd Dobler was AWESOME. Such a quirky, funny, loving, protective hero, huh?

He just makes me smile.  

Say Anything Boom Box


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Tour de Scottsdale


TdSIf you follow my Facebook or Twitter, you might have seen some pictures from the Tour de Scottsdale. Me and my sweet hubby did the 70-mile bike ride. It was my FIRST group race-type situation, and let me tell you, starting out with hundreds of people around me…kinda intimidating. 

But…now that it’s all over, I can say I’m kinda proud of the accomplishment. Last year I ran a marathon, so this was another thing to check off the list, so it’s exciting. 

Here’s a little picture of me and my sweetie holding up our medals we got for finishing the 70-miles. 


So…onto the next adventure:  207 mile bike ride to MEXICO!!!


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Four Words with Alison Kemper…

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. Are you ready for another four-word interview? I’m having such a great time with these characters…well, and the authors, too.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

So…let’s get started!

Today we’ve got Alison Kemper’s character, Cole Greer. And I’m kinda thinking I wouldn’t mind being stuck in the woods with him… **wink**


Emma Martin: Favorite time of day….

Cole Greer: Morning, North Carolina mountains.


EM: Fondest childhood memory is . . .

CG: Camping in the woods.


EM: Favorite food to eat . . .

CG: Grilled squirrel! Just kiddin’!


EM: If granted one wish. . .

CG: Save family from zombies!



Okay, I’ll face Vampires any day than have to deal with a Zombpocalypse!

Thanks, Cole, for taking the time to interview between Zombie encounters. Let me know if you need any help, I’m sure my stake will work just fine on them…maybe.


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The end of the world just might be their perfect beginning…

Glenview, North Carolina
. Also known—at least to sixteen-year-old Ava Pegg—as the Land of Incredibly Boring Vacations. What exactly were her parents thinking when they bought a summer home here? Then the cute-but-really-annoying boy next door shows up at her place in a panic…hollering something about flesh-eating zombies attacking the town.

At first, Ava’s certain that Cole spent a little too much time with his head in the moonshine barrel. But when someone—or something—rotted and terrifying emerges from behind the woodpile, Ava realizes this is no hooch hallucination. The undead are walking in Glenview, and they are hungry. Panicked, Ava and Cole flee into the national forest. No supplies, no weapons. Just two teenagers who don’t even like each other fighting for their lives. But that’s the funny thing about the Zombpocalypse. You never know when you’ll meet your undead end. Or when you’ll fall dead over heels for a boy…

So check out Dead over Heels for Cole and Ava’s story. Sounds like a good one.


kemper--colorAnd here’s a bit about the super author, Alison Kemper!
Alison Kemper lives with her family in a tiny town in North Carolina. Her house is scenically situated between a prison and a dust-filtration factory. You can find her here:
Thanks for stopping by, guys.
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Get Wicked

Get Wicked


THREE DAYS of partying for Halloween. I will have an hour during that time, so get your Halloween costume pictures ready!!





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Gone Girl

Gone GirlThe blurb from IMBD:

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

~~My Take~~

**whew** Where to start…

First…did you guys like it? What’d you like about it?

Okay, so, I might get nailed here, but that’s okay. Movies, like books, are very subjective. Heck, I absolutely loved Dracula Untold and it’s got some seriously low ratings over at IMDB. But, differing opinions is what makes the world go ’round, isn’t it?

So…here goes:  I didn’t like Gone Girl.

**ducks, dodging wads of paper getting thrown at me**

There were a few things I liked, so let’s start with that…

The mystery part. WOW, totally creative and very gripping.

The acting—nicely done. That girl really nailed CRAZY, didn’t she? As in…HOLY CRAZY BATMAN! I could only DREAM of writing a character that psychotic.

But, the parts I didn’t like over-shadowed what I did. Mainly the sex. Yes…I’m a romance writer, you’re probably thinking… HUH? What do you mean you didn’t like the sex?

Well, when I’m reading a book that has love scenes in them…I think my brain tamps them down or something. But when it’s BAM in my face on a huge screen with 200 strangers—yikes. It was way too intense for me. Too graphic. The story/plot would have been so much more impactful without all the graphic sex. But, that’s me.

So, I’ll ask again. What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Would you buy the movie when it comes out on DVD? That’s how I usually gauge a movie and this one…so not one I would buy.


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