Hot Cute Girly Geek museum tour: the London Film Museum

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course, as you could have read in my last post, I’m still busy. I’m hoping that March will bring some peace and quiet in my life, but until then. If I have the time, I’ll write a couple of posts and let them be posted on my blog spread out throughout the week. I’m still catching up with older posts and as promised I would do a post about the film museum I went to last year.

  • Name: London Film Museum
  • Place: London, UK.
  • Location: South Bank.
  • Website: http://www.londonfilmmuseum.com/south-bank/
  • Date of visit: 26th of September, 2012
  • Permanent collection: everything to do with movies
  • Current exhibition: Charlie Chaplin
  • Price: £13.50

So I went to the London film museum because when I was in London last year I decided to do a Doctor Who related tour of my own. I read online they had Daleks and a TARDIS on display and that was the main reason for me to go. I didn’t expect much of the museum itself and I was really shocked about the entrance fee they asked. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The whole museum is one big geekfest!  I snapped a lot of photos and had to contain my inner geeky squees a lot!

This location of the London film museum is located on the first floor of the Country Hall, next to the London eye. There is also a location at Covent Gardens. But the main one is on South Bank.

Upon entering they had the original Flash Gordon script and a lot of set photographs at display. Cue inner geeky squeak. I love that movie as well as the brilliant music by Queen.

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The film museum has different rooms with themes on display. Like the horror movie room, where you can see stuff from Hellraiser, some creepy heads, a monkey used in 28 days later (I also love zombie movies!)28 Days Later 01

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Or what to think of a Harry Potter room, with lots of goodies used in the original movies. Seeing I can’t post all the photos I took, here are the most awesome three: The Tri-Wizard cup, golden egg and Ron’s broken wand with letter from his mum. Or what to think of the brooms and books they used for studying. And what about clothes they used in the movie.HP outfits 02

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Seeing as my latest fascination, or rather addiction to Sherlock, they also have a Sherlock room. Unfortunately not based on the new BBC series, but still.

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And how about some Star Wars goodies: Ewok fur, lightsaber, Han Solo.Star Wars 10

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They also had some pretty amazing outfits from different movies: The mummy returns. Or what to think of the Chronicles of Riddick, freaking awesome!!! And not to forget, Batman begins.Batman Begins 01

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Oh and they had one of the aliens from Alien, as well as the facehuggers.

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And look! Even some drawings of Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I swear, whenever you turn the corner in this museum, you are surprised with some more geeky goodies!

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Or the shirt Keanu Reeves was wearing in Constantine.

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And what to think of the shirt Simon Pegg, uber geek (I bow down to your geekyness sir) he used in Shaun of the Dead.

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And a knife Hugo Weaving used in the Matrix.

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Oh and look, a Terminators head and shirt from Terminator 2.

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How about some Total Recall money (used in the original movie, not that terrible remake!)

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And a childhood geeky thing: the sub from thunderbirds! I really need to stop looking at my own pictures, this is getting ridiculous, I’m actually squeeing on the couch again!

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I also hope you liked Highlander, here’s a costume used in the movie.

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Are there any Superman fans out there? Costume used in Superman Returns.

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Or what to think of the armor from a Knights Tale?

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And let me end with the main reason I went to the museum in the first place. Daleks and a TARDIS!

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Sorry about the picture spamming, but I really loved this museum. It’s worth every penny and you should visit it, if you have the chance!

Until next time. Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Torchwood: Department X, an (audio) book review.

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course, another audio book review, and an old one. This is another one of those books I listened to and was behind on reviewing. But before I start, a more personal update.

Torchwood, Department X

I don’t know how many posts I’m able to do in the next couple of weeks. I’m extremely busy. My mum got a new house, so I’ll be helping her out with that. Work hours are still increasing, spending time with boyfriend (always important!) I’m also trying to manage a bit more sleep, seeing that I don’t function well on an average of 4-5 hours a night. I also need to do a lot in and around my own house besides the usual cleaning and stuff. As I am writing this, a handy man is fixing my bathroom. (Well seeing as I didn’t finish writing this post, the handyman was last week, this week they are refitting some gas pipes underneath my house, oh how I love spending my day’s off, waking up early and getting a work crew inside my house.) I’m really behind on my TV series and reading (which I do most now when I travel to and from work and at night, but then again, I need to sleep as well) and I promised you guys a transcript.

A transcript? Yep, I was interviewed for a Dutch geek site and did a lovely podcast, but seeing as it is all in Dutch and I have a lot of English speaking followers, I thought it would be nice to make an English transcript out of it. But I haven’t started yet and it will take some time to actually translate it.

If I have any free time left I’ll try to write a couple of posts and spread them across the week to be put on my blog. I hope I can manage at least two for today, maybe three, but that depends on how tired I am. (My bed is calling from upstairs to go sleep some more, but I’ll try to stay strong, hihi).

Oh and I’m also prepping for my visit to London at the end of March. It’s a sort of work related thing. My work provides outings and trips and workshops which you can attend for a nice reduced price. So that’s why I’m going to London. But since I’m also one of the staff members who helps organize these kinds of things, that means I can play one of the tour guides for my colleagues. Which I love to do. And since boyfriend is coming with me, and he never has been to London before, we are trying to plan what to see and what to visit. Since I want to update my Doctor Who merchandise (think forbidden planet and such) and he wants to go sightseeing all the touristy things.

But enough personal update, let’s start with the review and as always be beware of spoilers:

About the book:

Title: Torchwood, department X

Author: James gross

Narrator: Kai Owen

ISBN 13: 9781408466650

Version: Audio

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Synopsis according to Goodreads:

G.R. Owen is the last of Cardiff’s old department stores. Times are hard and the ancient firm has gone into administration. But who are the Administrators? What goes on behind the shutters at night? And why are customers disappearing?

Torchwood are already investigating; G.R. Owen is the site of their oldest unsolved cases, and Jack is determined to solve it before the store closes forever – which is why Ianto is working undercover in gentlemen’s fashions and Gwen is in handbags.

Are the new managers really aliens? What connection do they have to the mysterious G.R. Owen himself? And is Jack the only one looking for the Department of Curiosities, last seen in 1905?

My thoughts:

Yeah! Another book narrated by Kai Owen. I love his voice, it has something soothing to listen to and he does have a nice play with words when he reads parts for different characters. That and the Welsh accent makes it for me fun to listen to. But I wonder, in the other audio books / drama’s I listened to. They tried to let the story be narrated by one of the actors playing a lead role in the particular book. They didn’t do it this time. Which makes me wonder if no one else was available? But I am really pleased with Kai!

So the story. Something fishy is going on in G.R. Owen (come on guys! I know Russel T. Davies had this thing with names where everyone is called Jones, but do the writers of the Torchwood novels also have to start? It’s getting really confusing!) And it’s invaded by the men in black, or a man and a woman in black. They are taking over the department store and need to interview all the staff and management. And because Jack is also looking for something he sends the two remaining members of his team under cover.

Ianto is working the clothes department. So be prepared for some cheeky jokes when he is getting Jack fitted into a new outfit. And what’s up with that? Does Jack still doesn’t know that Ianto told a lie about his dad being a tailor and thus he knows a lot about it?

And Gwen is deposited at the handbags section. How more stereotype can we get? Gay guy in men’s fashion and a woman in the handbags.

Seeing the department store doesn’t get that many customers, it leaves plenty of time to snoop around for the Torchwood team. And Jack playing dress-up as a sort of Mafioso in a terrible outfit. The two creepy (wo)men in black are up to no good and there are fridges involved with dead people. (The next Torchwood audio drama is linked to this one, remember the fridges?)

The department store is also trying to keep out Jack and I lost count at how many times the poor man is killed over and over again. But they eventually find the lost department of curiosities and make a surprising discovery.

This is a good Torchwood story, although not one of the best out there. I love that this takes place before children of earth so we still have half a Torchwood team. God I miss Ianto! I know we whovians are always complaining about Moffat, but I think Russel deserves a fist shake as well. Davies!!!

But the story is funny, entertaining, has a brilliant cast, is read by Kai, what’s not to love?

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Rating:

This story gets 7 out of 10 from me!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy.

Hot Cute Girly Geek museum Tour: the British Museum.

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course. Another day, another museum post. This time, the British Museum. When I was in London in September 2012. I had a couple of things on my list of what I wanted to see. And the British museum was one of them. The reason was of course the Rosetta stone. This because of my fascination with the Egyptian culture. The fact that I was alone on this particular holiday also helped a lot. Since most people whom I do go on holiday with don’t like museums I had a perfect excuse to go myself.

General info:

  • Ÿ Name:                                         The British Museum
  • Ÿ Place:                                           London, UK.
  • Ÿ Website:                                      http://www.britishmuseum.org/
  • Ÿ Date of Visit:                             27th of September 2012
  • Ÿ Permanent collection:             Egypt, Money, A history of the world in 100 objects and many more
  • Ÿ Price:                                           Free

Like I said before in my other museum post. I love the Egyptian culture and the British museum has a nice collection, so that was one of my main reasons to visit. And can I just say I love the building the British museum is housed in?

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So the first thing I went to visit in the museum was the Rosetta stone. I mean, it’s only the biggest discovery in Egyptian history ever. Without this stone, we wouldn’t be able to translate the hieroglyphics. And like with all big historic museum pieces, you can’t help but feeling, I thought it was bigger. (I mean, have you ever seen the Mona Lisa in the Louvre? Puny little painting.) But still, it was so amazing to see it and take pictures.

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Talking about pictures, I was really surprised you were allowed to use flash photography in most exhibits. What I didn’t like about the British museum is how they displayed the exhibits. The rooms where all the art objects and artefacts are on display, are really big. So instead of putting everything alongside the wall and a few pieces in the centre, it felt like they put everything at random. This made it more difficult to actually see everything you like. In particular if you travelled from one room to another and there would be an exhibit you didn’t particular fancied. It doesn’t compel you to look at everything, which is a shame, really.Part of the Sphinx beard

Scarab BeetleOk, back to the Egyptian department. It is spread over multiple floors and has some real beautiful pieces in its collection. Like this one. Even if it isn’t recognisable as such, this is actually a piece of the beard of the Sphinx, that is really amazing.

Or what to think of this huge statue of a Scarab. It doesn’t look that big, but believe me. And it is beautiful.

Like every Egyptian museum, or museum that has a good Egyptian collection, we find the normal display of the signature statues. (Unfortunately, I didn’t photograph the displayed text, so this will be an assortment of Egyptian statues.)    DSC_0232.JPG

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And of course the arrange of mummy’s with caskets.Are you my Mummy 07

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Another interesting piece is this sheet of papyrus, inscribed with Chapter 100 of the book of the dead. How amazing is that!

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But the museum doesn’t only harbour Egyptian stuff, what about the King’s Library! If you are as crazy about books as I am, it is amazing to just take a quick peek. Just the smell alone makes you think you’re in book heaven.

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But wait, there is more! Fancy a peek at a statue from Easter Island? Or what about this human skull, that forms the base of the mask of Tezcatlipoca, one of the four powerful creator gods in the Aztec pantheon.

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The museum naturally has the ancient Greek and Roman Culture, as well as an exhibition about different religious systems on display.

And I’ll leave you guys with this. Just trust it to me to find the only geeky thing in the whole museum. I was really surprised to find this beauty in an exhibition about money. You guessed it, Doctor Who Money!

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I hope you enjoyed my post and if you’re in London, try to visit the museum, it’s free of course! But I do recommend buying a small map of sorts.

Love, your hot cute girly geek, Mendy

Top 10 on Thursday!!! Sherlock VS Elementary part 1 and 2! Final Version!

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks. As you all know I did a Sherlock versus Elementary vlog a couple of weeks ago. I even talked about doing a follow-up on that vlog. And guess what. I did!

The only thing being, I forgot to post the follow-up vlog on this blog. So for the lovely geeks who follow me on YouTube, they already have seen it (or so I guess) but I left you deprived of 30 minutes of me rambling about even more Sherlock vs. Elementary.

I know I suck at editing these videos. The problem being, there was so much to talk about. But I’ll try to keep further videos shorter or better edited.

In case you missed the first video as well I’m posting both in this blog. Enjoy watching and leave a comment, or reply either on this blog or on YouTube.

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Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Beautiful Darkness, the Caster Chronicles #2, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, a book review

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks, another finished book, another book review. This time Beautiful Darkness, the second book in the Caster Chronicles. And remember as always, spoilers!

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About the book:

Title: Beautiful Darkness, the Caster Chronicles #

Authors: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Website: http://beautifulcreaturesnovels.com/

ISBN 13: 9780316077057

Genre: YA / Supernatural

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Synopsis according to Goodreads:

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending. 

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

 My thoughts:

The first book in the Caster Chronicles, Beautiful Creatures, took a long time for me to get used to before I fell in love with. I couldn’t identify myself with the main characters; the world it was set in wasn’t something I’m familiar with. The language used in the book was strange to me. But gradually towards the end of the first book I started to like more and more. So much more I wanted to read the second book and see where it went.

And boy was I surprised again. What I love about this book, Beautiful Darkness, as well as the first book, that the writers, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl keep surprising you. They take you out of the well known path of what is expected in the characters and give their own twist at it. They keep the pace high and the path unexpected and that is what keeps luring me in to reading more and more.

Throughout the second book I got more familiar with the characters and they came more alive for me. I need lively characters with flaws and screw-ups, mistakes and hoped and dreams and losses. It makes them more real and more loveable, and those characters are indeed more lovable (or hateable depending on the character).

The thing is, there are a lot of things I want to discuss about this book and the characters and what happens to them, but I know a lot of you guys are still reading them, and I don’t want to spoil it too much. Normally I don’t have a problem with that, but with this series I do.

All I can say is that I’m hungry for more, more stories, more books. I want to find out what is going to happen to my beloved main characters. What is Lena gonna do. What the hell is going to happen to the Linkubus (I love that one, most epic name ever). Will Ethan stick by Lena or maybe choose the other L in his life (no not really, but it would be a fun plot twist, I’ll give you that). What is Abraham up to and how in the hell is the apocalypse gonna look like? And sweet old scary Amma, I wish I had an Amma of myself.

So this is not a really spectacular review but more an urge to read this book already if you didn’t have the chance! Go pick it up, buy it on Amazon, go to your local library and be nice to the Marian’s working in those libraries. Lend a copy from a friend and don’t forget to visit your local cinema this month for the first movie!

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Ratings:

I’m going to rate this book even higher than the last one, 8.5 out of 10!

Hope you enjoyed it, love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

 

Ashes & Ice Release Day Blitz

Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course, today, another book blitz for you guys. The Ashes and Ice release day blitz. And let me tell you, this book looks absolutely awesome:

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About the author:

authorpic4Rochelle grew up dreaming up stories. When she entered high school, she tucked away her creative side and jumped head-first into academics, work, and service projects. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Political Science and Communication when she was twenty years old. After years away from her writing, Rochelle picked up a pen and started fleshing out a character sketch that she outlined when she was twelve. That sketch was the start of the Ashes and Ice story. Rochelle lives in the DC metro area with her husband and daughter. By day she works as a behavioral therapist. By night, she is a dreamer and is busy tapping out new stories on her keyboard.

 

 

 

About the book:

She is desperate to remember.
He is aching to forget.
Together, they are not broken.
But together, one may not survive.

​Jade wakes up with no memory of her past and blood on her hands.

Plagued by wicked thoughts, she searches for answers. Instead, she finds a boy who doesn’t offer her answers, but hope. But sometimes, when nightmares turn into reality and death follows you everywhere, hope is not enough.

LUST. LOVE. LOSS. Sometimes, all that is left are Ashes and Ice

A few awesome and appetizing excepts:

Excerpt #1

Jade

The girl’s glassy, dead eyes stare into me, through me, pierce me with a fierce urgency, with a wicked accusation. The blood is still on my hands.

Red hair, blue eyes, a constellation of freckles on pale skin. She was fragile and innocent, a lovely thing. That is what I think until I see the gashes on her wrists and throat. With her blood spilling out, she looks delicious. She’s mine. Possessiveness shocks me, stabs into me. I run, tearing away from a craving I don’t understand.

Breathless, I grit my teeth and run harder, faster.

My feet pound against the earth, away from the lifeless body and toward the lights of the city lingering on the horizon. Rot and death linger in my nostrils. Unscarred skin stretches taut over my freezing bones. Echoes of an empty memory reverberate in my mind, taunting me. The ice chases me, clutches me, and bites at my heels, sending shivers up my spine. The ice wants me back, but I run forward, toward the lights, toward the heat, toward a world that burns me, because I have no other choice.

The lights are so close. Heat scalds my skin.

Images race through my mind, paralyzing me. I skid to a stop, my boots digging into the mud. The vision’s blurred edges materialize into solid shapes.

I gasp.

A new horror rakes my insides. Desperation propels me forward; the pictures nagging at my seams threaten to tear me apart.

Scorching fire licks over my skin. In my vision, I contort like a vile, ugly creature, eyes as black as decay. My frame hunches over the small, dead girl, like a demon looming over a defenseless child. Her blood drips from my mouth.

I lick my lips and taste only salty sweat.

I run, desperate to trample the vision under my feet, to crush it deep into the ground.

I refuse to believe the image, refuse to acknowledge the monster within me demanding to be unleashed—and the possibility it has already been unbound. An unrelenting tide of fear washes over me. Past the denial, the fear, and the hope, I think I can still taste her.

The cold stillness inside me cracks open just as the lights of the city slam into me.

Excerpt #2

 Connor

Tears burn. I never realized it before, but they do. Tears reach down my throat and settle in my gut until the pain cripples me. I clutch my stomach as I look into the casket. His face doesn’t even look the same. Bloated like a Mardi Gras float, discolored like a mannequin. This isn’t my father.

But it is.

If I have learned anything in my short life, it is this: funerals are bullshit. People dress in carefully pressed black suits. Parents give me “meaningful” nods as if that could ease the grief. It doesn’t.

Then there are the kids from school, the ones dragged along by their parents. People drag their kids along as if filling the church was a necessary thing. As if the more pews filled somehow expedite the dead’s trip to heaven. I doubt it does. Maybe some of the girls went shopping to buy just the right outfit so their cleavage to respectability ratio was just right, or  their ass to waist ratio was cinched properly.

People sit in the pews dressed in their finest let’s-go-pay-our-respects-to-the-dead-guy-we-never-knew wear, smacking the gum in their mouths, cupping cellphones so they can LOL any comment  buzzing in, and drumming their fingers because the pastor is going on too long.  All they want to do is go home, sneak in a make-out session with their girlfriends, eat their dinners, and maybe catch a 7 o’clock movie.

I hate these kids. The ones who stare at me, roll their eyes, and yawn. The ones who trip me at school and slam me into lockers. The ones who sit in a pew, contributing to the headcount, while I sit up here in front, holding back the tears fighting to make their appearance. I swallow them down. I won’t cry. Not here. Not with these people.

Dad’s funeral should be an empty church with mom, his three brothers, and me. It should be the five of us having a messy, sloppy, sobbing affair where we cling to each other because we are all we have left. The marble floors should be slick with our tears. It isn’t. We sit here, straight backed, completely composed as if death is just a passing expiration date and our small, insignificant world has not been split open and left gaping.

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I’m in my room, staring at the ceiling. The funeral service was hours ago.

The house feels empty and cold. I hear a stifled whimper from down the hall.

Mom.

Probably crying into a pillow so the house can’t hear, but it can. It seems unfair she can’t wail aloud, so loud  the house’s hundred-year-old studs tremble.

She doesn’t. I don’t either. We cry in our own rooms, remembering a man who will never be here again.

The house creaks. Maybe it feels the weight of our grief, maybe the floorboards are buckling because the burden is too heavy.

I ache, desperate to forget the long battle with cancer, the blood sputtering out of his mouth with his last words—what where they? I can’t remember because the fear in his eyes overshadowed anything he said. Now the loss. I don’t want to feel this loss. Some divine entity has taken dull scissors and cut out a piece of my life and now I have jagged scars to remind me I lost too much. Too much.

I want to forget, because it hurts to remember.

I bury my head in the pillow, hoping to suffocate the memories, to choke out the pain.

Excerpt #3

“Have you ever been in love?”

I spill my popcorn on my lap. “I, uh, what?” I say, swiping off the kernels. The question catches me off guard.

“You know, in love.”

“No. No, I haven’t.” I shift on the couch, needing more space between us. “What about you?”

“Nah.” She flicks her hand toward me as if she is brushing away nonsense, but the hard look in her eyes says something different.

“Why?”

She points to the TV screen and the couple making out there. “Figured if you had been, then you could explain that to me.”

The guy sweeps the girl up and carries her into bed before they… you know. “Uh, sex?”

She bursts out laughing. “That too. But I was talking about what  it feels like to be, you know, in love. Totally, without question. Like, does that,” she points to the screen again, “exist?”

“Yeah, I think it exists.” I think of mom and dad—the way they kissed every morning, hugged a few moments longer than anyone else, laughed so hard they cried, and cuddled, shutting out the world, looking more content than these fakers on the screen. “It exists. And in real life, it’s better than that crap.” I say, suddenly uncomfortable by the moaning coming from the TV.

“I thought you said you’ve never been in love?”

“I haven’t. But I’ve seen it. And I haven’t ever seen anything come close to that in the movies.”

She opens her mouth as if about to ask a question, but then closes it and smiles, accepting my answer. “Well, it’s good that there may be something in life to look forward to.” She drops a kernel of popcorn in her mouth.

“May be?”

“Well nothing is guaranteed. Who knows, I may die an old spinster.” She’s smiling, but her eyes aren’t.

I think about the movie store guy’s possessive eyes, Jesse’s chair fiasco, and Dominic’s leering, my heart. “I doubt that.” 

Excerpt #4 

He smiles a bit wider and hands out the pin.

As, I reach to pluck it from his palm, he snatches my wrist with one hand, my bicep with the other and crushes me against his chest.

His grip is tight—too tight, it hurts—and the bend of him hovers over me, leaning in. I try to shake him off, but he doesn’t let go. I squirm as I feel his thumb trace circles on the inside of my wrist. The touch sends a skitter of sensation over me. Something tinges the air; a sweet, cool feeling brushes over my skin, making my knees want to buckle. He smells like mint, his breath tickles my face. I pull back, hating the sensations that please my skin and curdle my insides. Bile surges in my throat. I tear myself away from him, glaring.

“What?” He says coolly as if he hadn’t just bruised my arms with his clutching fingertips.

“That. Hurt.” I say. I don’t say he smells sweet or his breath is refreshing on my skin or his touch sends chills up my spine, delicious chills. I step away.

His smile is unnerving. “Don’t worry, Jade.” He winks at me. Damn that wink of his. “One day, you’ll like it.”

Where to get your own copy:

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Just click on the picture and it takes you straight to Amazon to get your own copy!

Where to find the author and more information about the book:

Website:             http://www.rochellemayacallen.com/

Twitter:                rockyiswriting

Goodreads:        http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15864513-ashes-and-ice

Facebook:           http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rochelle-Maya-Callen-Author/478176392210312

Keep a lookout for my review! Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

YouTube Sunday

Hi my lovely hot cut girly and boy geeks of course. Yep I found enough geeky vids to do another YouTube Sunday today. In between all the craziness that is going on in my life at the moment. My life has been pretty busy and will continue to be busy even more.

I participated in a lovely podcast last week with a Dutch geeksite and as soon as it’s online I’ll add a link and make an English transcript out of it. It was really fun to do!

My mom got a new house and I’m helping her get ready for moving and handle all the paperwork cause I’m a social worker. She’s just relieved I’m taking care of that stuff.

My work hours keep increasing, which is a good thing, but it takes some time to get used to it, getting out of bed early again, being busy all day. Within a couple of weeks I’m able to work full-time again for the first time in about a year since I was diagnosed with a lower back hernia and the whole surgery thing going on.

Spending time with boyfriend 😉

Not sleeping properly so being overly tired and stressed out is really not helping at all.

I’m also back into writing again. I finished editing my Torchwood story, now I’m looking for beta readers to go over it again. And I’m turning one of my older, not finished stories into something completely else. I started writing it in Dutch and the story just didn’t feel right, so I decided a couple of weeks ago to turn the female lead character into a male character and suddenly it fits. Also translating it in English at the same time. Which is awesome.

SO yeah, I’ve been pretty busy, hence the lack of blogging. But I’m trying to pick up again where I left and I’m going to start with the YouTube Sunday!

Let’s start with Geek Love, since Valentine’s Day is coming up and such. Comic-Con invented Sci-Fi speed dating and here is the first episode: http://youtu.be/sQ5iwGApwLM

TV channel TNT did a pretty awesome launch last year with the unexpected push a button. And this time they did it in the Netherlands. Would you push the button? http://youtu.be/ZIkPeZKP-d4

Another geeky commercial, I didn’t add it for you guys to all use IE, but because of the whole child in the 90’s thing going on. Do you remember some of this stuff? http://youtu.be/qkM6RJf15cg

I love flash mobs, and this one is really awesome. Mash up a flash mob, a cinema and Les Miserable and this is what you get: http://youtu.be/x0Iugqi64Vc

Sorry about spamming you lovely geeks with hot guys, but I do love this new coca cola commercial. A new version of the coca cola light time: http://youtu.be/l7AqpFcgTqQ

If you’ve been following me for some time you all know I participate in Gishwhes every year. And you would know I’m a huge Supernatural fan. Misha Collins, playing the role of angel Castiel in Supernatural and the founder of Gishwhes is also the founder of Random acts. A none profit organization that inspires people to do random acts of kindness. Here is an example of what that entails: http://youtu.be/Zp-2q4hHNU8 and if you want to know more about Random Acts, go visit their website: http://www.therandomact.org/

For the Disney fans amongst us, watch this awesome, amazing, baffling, brilliant, epic short video of Paperman: http://youtu.be/aTLySbGoMX0

Being a woman it is always important to check your own health, a lot of women out there don’t do regular breast exams for themselves. Well, I got the perfect motivator for you. Hot men explaining how to do yours? Yep, I’m in. Your man reminder: http://youtu.be/VsyE2rCW71o

Hey Teen Wolf fans, are you excited for the crew to start shooting again? Watch this lovely vid: http://youtu.be/VQwI9dbwQDY

Ok, that’s it for me this week. See you next time.

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy