A Book Review: The Kiss Quotient

I had read about Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient in a couple of different places, so I decided to check it out. I'm so glad I did. I read some nasty reviews, comparing the book to 50 Shades. The people who wrote those reviews are ignorant. They saw the sex part and immediately made assumptions that  distorted their … Continue reading A Book Review: The Kiss Quotient

MJ Monday-Movies: The Ref

The Ref, a 1994 flick (Dennis Leary, Kevin Spacey, and Judy Davis)has become one of my favorite Christmas movies. This is not a movie for children. A thief whose heist goes awry takes a bickering couple hostage on Christmas Eve. Much comedy ensues as we see the underside of family holiday gatherings. The visiting in-laws … Continue reading MJ Monday-Movies: The Ref

MJ Monday-Movies: Nightmare Alley

My husband thought I would like Nightmare Alley, and he was correct. I had seen Tyrone Power in a Zoro movie and liked him. I was familiar with Joan Blondell from TV. Power plays a carnival huckster who eventually gets his comeuppance. Lots of plot in the story. Lots of emotion. I also learned where the … Continue reading MJ Monday-Movies: Nightmare Alley

Book Review-Linda Howard: Son of the Morning

I once listened to an RWA workshop in which the presenter, an editor, said just once she'd like to read a submission where time travel was voluntary. My immediate thought  was you've never read Linda Howard's Son of the Morning. I love this book. It has time travel, a Scottish hero, a modern day (circa 1997) … Continue reading Book Review-Linda Howard: Son of the Morning

MJ Monday-Movies: Yesterday

  I'm surprised the movie Yesterday isn't better known than it is. I am unfamiliar with the male lead, but the female lead is Lily James of Downton Abbey and the Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society fame. Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon are also in the movie. The plot is simple: a struggling … Continue reading MJ Monday-Movies: Yesterday