Wednesday, March 31, 2021

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Zack Snyder's Justice League 2021

Science Fiction
Release Date:
March 18, 2021
Run Time:
4 hrs 2 mins

Based on the Characters by:
DC Comics

Directed by:
Zack Snyder

Story by:
Zack Snyder, Chris Terrio, Will Beall

Screenplay by:
Chris Terrio

Deborah Snyder, Charles Roven

Production Co.:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Distribution Co.:

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Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane 

Plot Summary:
Determined to ensure Superman’s sacrifice was not in vain, Batman and Wonder Woman recruit Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash to form an unprecedented league of heroes to save the planet from the catastrophic threat of Darkseid, Steppenwolf & DeSaad.


*My Thoughts*

Note: This Review contains NO spoilers

So... It has been a few days since watching Zack Snyder's Justice League. And now, after taking a few days to mull over what I had watched, I think I can put my thoughts on this movie down in this review. But, one thing I will not do is compare it to the 2017 Justice League theatrical release.

I really enjoyed this "version" of Justice League. It felt whole. Each of these superheroes stories were told which further built that character development. It just made the story tie and flow together. What I also liked was that this 4 hour 2 minute film was broken into parts or chapters. The break up made for a flow of the storyline that made sense. It was like each "chapter" was telling and setting up for the next. It was visually magnificent masterpiece!

Of course, the length of the film made for a long movie night. At least, we were able to pause for intermission... Haha! But, this was the story that I was waiting for in continuing the story of these superheroes. Be it 4 hours long or 2 hours long, the movie should satisfy viewers/fans. And, I was definitely satisfied with Zack Snyder's Justice League in telling the story for each of them: Cyborg, Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman. Oh... Can't forget we got our first look at another soon-to-be Justice League member, too. 

It was so worth the wait to get this version out. And, it was so worth the 4 hours 2 minutes. 😁Thank you to all the fans for fighting for this. Thank you to Zack Snyder for completing this and allowing fans to see his vision of the Justice League.

Bottom line... I really enjoyed this amazing and stunning film. So, yeah, I am so fan gushing on this movie. Zack Snyder's Justice League told so much with it's well developed characters and narratives. There is so much more to tell, too. And... This is just the beginning for the Justice League! This was just beautiful! So damn worth the 4 hours 2 minutes of it!

My rating:

BLOG TOUR: Game of Hearts by Cathy Yardley

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Award-winning Author Cathy Yardley’s Game of Hearts, book 3 in the Fandom Hearts series! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now!

New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Romantic Comedy
Fandom Hearts, #3
Publish Date:
January 30, 2018

Kyla Summers has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to get her cosplay business off the ground, and only one thing stands in her way. She needs someone to take over the auto shop, and there’s only one person she can think of to call…

Jericho Salomon hasn’t been back in his home town since he joined a biker gang and rode off nine years ago. When his best friend’s kid sister calls begging for help, he knows that he owes the family a debt and he intends to pay. This is easier said than done once he finds that the kid is all grown up…

She needs a pair of skillful hands. He needs to keep his hands off. When sparks begin to fly, can they keep things strictly business, or will their hearts get hopelessly tangled? No more games, it’s time to play for keeps.



"You've got some asshole customers, though," he added.  “This one guy wanted to haggle over how much we charged. Especially since we didn’t offer extra ‘amenities’ and didn’t offer him delivery. Total douchebag.”

She sighed.  “GMC van owner? Wears a beanie?”

“Yeah.  You know him?”  

She shrugged.  “He was kind of a sexist asshat when he dropped it off.  Was looking for the mechanic — a man, obviously, not a woman like me.”

She couldn’t help but notice that Jericho looked her over quickly, lingering on her chest just a second after she said woman.  His eyebrow went up.  “And you didn’t kill him?”

 “Nope. I did my patented calming technique, went hyper-cheerful, and sent him on his way.”

Jericho moved closer, all but whispering in her ear.  “Someday, you gotta teach me this technique of yours.”

She shivered. I’d love to teach you muscle-tensing and relaxing techniques.  Which only brought back memories of last night’s dream.

“Do you really want to know?” she quickly asked, heading off that avenue of thought.

 “Yeah, I do.”  He smiled at her.

 “Promise not to tell anyone?”

“Who am I gonna tell?”  She could tell he was trying not to laugh.  “Okay, I promise.”

Now she was dying with embarrassment.  What was she thinking? Leaning forward, she buried her head against his chest, then muttered,  “I do kegels.”

She felt him stiffen. “You… eat bagels?” he asked.

She started snickering, then giggling, then laughing even harder, until he laughed along with her, lightly looping his arms around her. 

“Not bagels,” she corrected, breathlessly, her cheeks hurting from smiling. “I do kegels.”

He blinked, leaning back to stare at her.  “You do… kegels?” he repeated.

“When I get stressed out, or a customer pisses me off, or I get mansplained by some douchebag cosplay guy or something,” she whispered.  “I just smile like Pollyanna on meth and do kegels until the desire to strangle them passes.”

He stared at her for a long moment, and she wondered if he was shocked or uncomfortable, until he started laughing, much like she had.  In fact, he’d released her and was doubled over, leaning against a wall. “Oh, my God,” he said, wiping at his eye.  “You are too much. Really. You are nuts.”

“Sure, laugh now,” she said, poking him in the midsection and looking up at him, her eyes bright with mischief.  “But someday I’ll be a Zen monk who can bend a metal bar with her hoohah, and who’ll be laughing then, huh?”


Fandom Hearts series:
(covers link to Goodreads)



**About the Author**
Cathy Yardley is an award-winning author of romance, chick lit, and urban fantasy, who has sold over 1.2 million copies of books for publishers like St. Martin's, Avon, and Harlequin. She writes fun, geeky, and diverse characters who believe that underdogs can make good and sometimes being a little wrong is just right. She likes writing about quirky, crazy adventures, because she's had plenty of her own: she had her own army in the Society of Creative Anachronism; she's spent a New Year's on a 3-day solitary vision quest in the Mojave Desert; she had VIP access to the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Now, she spends her time writing in the wilds of East Seattle, trying to prevent her son from learning the truth of any of said adventures, and riding herd on her two dogs (and one husband.)

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BLOG TOUR: A Lair So Sinful by Zoey Ellis

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for A Lair So Sinful, the first book in an adult fantasy romance standalone series, by Bestselling Author Zoey Ellis! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now!

Epic Fantasy Romance
A Lair So Sinful, #1
Publish Date:
March 26, 2021

From a dark, magic-ravaged world comes an enthralling new fantasy romance series. Five brothers, last of an ancient Alpha bloodline, each bound by fire and blood to their majestic dragons.
Captive in a dragon lord’s lair. No memory. Stripped bare.
I’mya awakens to find herself the property of Nyro—a rare and powerful Alpha bonded to a monstrous dragon. Like the other women in the lair, her only purpose is to satiate his every fantasy, but the beautiful omega is hiding a dark secret—even from herself.
From the first explosive encounter with Nyro, her incredible power is unleashed.  
His carnal desires feed the fire of her magic.
Nyro’s captivation with her turns to possession, and I’mya becomes more than a plaything for him.
But as shards of her memories puzzle back together, her mind finally unveils the compelling truth.
A purpose much more sinister than pleasure.
Passion. Obsession. Betrayal.
I’mya must fulfill her quest, regardless of the cost. Nyro has conquered her body, but if he discovers the truth behind her presence in his lair… it is her life he will take.
A Lair So Sinful is the first book in an adult fantasy romance standalone series. This story includes romance of a dark nature and a HEA.


Suddenly, the fire stopped; everything was quiet.
I’mya inched her head up to see if the dragon had gone, but instead a figure loomed over her, blocking her view.
It spoke, and a deep, rich voice vibrated through the entire area, penetrating her body and sending a rush along her limbs, but its words were not clear.
I’mya lifted her head, blinking at it.
A man loomed over her. He had wide, muscled shoulders, toned arms and a broad chest with a torso that tapered down to a slimmer waist; his legs just as thick as his arms. In truth, he was a perfectly formed man—except he was enormous.
Dark, tousled hair fell to the top of his ears, and a low-cut dark beard spread over the lower half of his chiseled face. Long lashes framed the dark fury of his eyes, directed at her as he stepped forward.
I’mya panicked, but she couldn’t move. She was too weak to do anything. Thankfully the dragon was no longer attacking, but she heard the sound of its wings beating beyond the opening of the cavern. She wasn’t exactly out of harm’s way, especially when she didn’t know this man’s intentions. This mountain lair, or whatever the grey-cloaked woman called it, was a dangerous place to be. 
She had to get out.
The giant man lunged forward, and I’mya squeaked as his hand closed around her neck. He yanked her upward until she was on her feet, then he leaned in, his dark eyes peering at her face, and her naked body. “’et khadon yo ma si kon’aya” The words boomed out of him and vibrated against her chest, even though I’mya was certain he wasn’t shouting. She tried to shake her head, eager to explain she was here by mistake, but it was impossible to swallow let alone speak.
“ko’lat ‘et numakh tmo’ shaf bok ma si tumezni?”
Surely he wasn’t expecting her to respond? Not with his fist so tightly wrapped around her neck? I’mya exhaled in annoyance, her nostrils flaring.
The man’s head tilted, a brow inching down to a frown as he studied her again. I’mya hoped she didn’t look like a trespasser, or even worse, a criminal. This might be the only time that being naked might work in her favor, though it wasn’t as though she looked good. This place was too hot. Sweat slicked her skin and her hair had to be a ragged mess. Hopefully she looked so out of place that this giant would discard her so she could get as far away from the Forbidden Mountain as possible. “Kev,” he murmured, dragging his eyes down at her body again, lingering in places they shouldn’t. His eyes darkened. “si zmusho da dvan. ‘Et lat tan itzutz de da tzo kon’aya.”
I’mya had no idea what he was saying, but the bass of his tone and the look in his eyes ignited a tingle in the pit of her stomach and the most delicate shiver skipped up her spine. The man’s scent was equally provocative. Rich, decadent tones of charred darkness emanated from him, as though he had bathed in the flame and smoke of a thousand midnights. It was potent and intoxicating, and affected her just as powerfully as his voice. Within moments, her nipples hardened, and the tingle in her stomach developed into an ache between her legs.
An even darker look entered the man’s gaze as his nostrils flared.


**About the Author**
Zoey Ellis writes dark, magical, fantasy romances about tortured, possessive, alpha anti-heroes and the sassy heroines who belong to them (even if they don’t want to!). Filled with passionate, carnal steam, Zoey’s stories feature couples that go through tough journeys and make mistakes but ultimately have to grow for each other to survive the dark worlds they inhabit.
Described as ‘deliciously dark’ and ‘unputdownable’, Zoey’s thrilling, fantastical romances come complete with roller-coaster twists and turns, unique worlds, and happy endings.
Zoey is a Londoner, cat mama, and proud romance and epic fantasy addict. She loves jealous/possessive heroes, sexual tension that jumps off the page, and memorable, magical worlds. She reads most genres of romance and has a special love for the ‘true mates’ trope and dark angst. However, she enjoys all different genres of fiction, usually on the darker side. 
When not working on her stories, Zoey is usually gaming, buddying reading with friends or stumbling upon new and ridiculous ways to mess up a date! 

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