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Underworld Blood Wars staring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Anna Foerster is a fast paced vampire fantasy that wraps up the long reigning war between the vampire clan and the Lycans.  Selene finds herself alone and now a hunted outcast within her own community, as she tries to defend herself and protect her hybrid daughter from her enemies. A new Lycan enemy has risen from the shadows, Marius and is in desperate need to find Eve (Selene’s daughter) and use her blood to transform himself into the ultimate powerful Lycan hybrid.  Selene’s ignorance of her whereabouts is deemed helpful but that does not give her a pass to live freely. Instead Marius continues to hunt her down and destroy everything in his path to get what he wants. Selene and her friend David make an attempt to seek refuge in one of last surviving vampire Covens. One that eventually appears to be linked to David and the Coven that Craven led in the first Underworld. Answers to questions of the past are finally revealed and Selene discovers that some members of this Coven are not on her side. Once again betrayed by her own kind, Selene and David head to the Artic to seek help from another ancient tribe of vampires that appear to peaceful seekers and defenders of Selene’s cause.  It is there that she learns that Marius’ part in this play a more sinister role in destroying the life she once had. The final battle begins and Selene finds herself on the brink of the true death.

Underworld Blood Wars was an exciting film to see. The story telling process did the franchise justice. The action sequences were classic Underworld with a few surprises that horror fans will love. The effects were technologically developed in a way that allowed the movie goer to fully appreciate the ideas being presented. The vampire world was very enticing and I must say that the overall look of the characters in full costume was beautiful. The black leather designs were unique to every character and added to the world being presented. It allowed the environment to become a character in itself. My only issue, the movie was over too fast.

I gave this movie 5 stars for a fun whimsical vampire fantasy!!!

L.L.

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My book tour for my angel vampire fantasy novel Swept into the Darkness: Chronicles of the Celestial book one, starts Monday August 5. Hosted by Promotional Book Tours, the tour will consist of several stops across the internet. I will be featured on blogs, have reviews of my book, and also be interviewed and guest posting throughout the tour. I am giving away an awesome prize, so stop by during my tour and enter the contest to win.
Links are included on the Promotional Book Tours web site, under Swept into the Darkness. Also I will post the link to my tour site every day of my tour.
I look forward to you all participating!
L.L

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My debut angel vampire fantasy novel, Swept into the Darkness: Chronicles of the Celestial book one was re-published June 2013. The book is available for purchase in eBook and paperback at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
There is an upcoming book tour scheduled, beginning August 5th that will run for two weeks. The tour will be hosted by Promotional Book Tours. The tour prize is a 25.00 Amazon gift card. In the meantime there is a sumner promotional giveaway going on, hosted by goodreads. The promotion ends Sept 22, 2013, so head over to my book page and enter today to be a potential winner of a signed paperback.
Good Luck and happy reading.
L.L.

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My debut,angel vampire fantasy novel Swept into the Darkness was re-edited. Some basic corrections were made, and also there are some changes to the lay out of the book, but those changes don’t take away from the story.

The book is in the process of being published. The paperback and eBook will be available within the following weeks. The actual date will be announced soon.

The process of re-editing was more intense than the first, second and third round of edits. There were parts of the story that were a better fit in other places, so there were times when whole sections had to be changed and put elsewhere.

It was a pleasure to work with my editor Dana, recommended by my tour hosts at Promotional Book Tours. She was very professional and always looked for my input and respected my work.

I will start the summer with a book tour hosted by Promotional book tours. The tour will begin July 5th and last two weeks. The tour will feature my book on various blogs, have book excerpts, and feature book reviews. The prize I am offering will be a $25.00 Amazon gift card.
I will also host a goodreads contest and giveaway which I will offer signed copies of my re-released book.

Other book promotions will be offered this summer and as soon as they develop further, I will announce them.
Happy Reading and Writing
L.L

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I finally finished re-editing the first book in the Chronicles of the Celestial series, Swept into the Darkness. It took me a while to work on it and get it exactly the way I want it, but I can say that I am so happy with it.

On Monday I sent the manuscript back to my editor for a final review. Once I give my final approval, the manuscript will be re-published.

I’m so excited about the re-launch of this book, that I had to take a break from writing my new post-apocalyptic fantasy, to resume writing the other books in the COTC series. I just finished chapter 1 in book four which is titled Dark Defiance.

The journey that my main character Sydney embarks upon is definitely an adventure that is out-of-this-world. She faces new challenges, and as new enemies arise, her ability to fight against the darkness is tested once she learns that someone close to her is not what he seems.

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Swept into the Darkness: Chronicles of the Celestial book one is an urban fantasy adventure that introduces the world to a beautiful character named Sydney London. Sydney has always had special powers, growing up with these abilities she never really believed that her powers were real until tragedy strikes.
As she deals with the trials of her life, she realizes that the powers she has are real, and that she is part of the war between heaven, hell and earth.
Sydney’s struggles to live an ordinary life, but the more she struggles to be normal, the more she drifts off into worlds beyond the realm of her reality.

Swept into the Darkness is in the process of being re-edited. The re-editing is almost complete, and the book will be re-released. Following the release will be a book tour hosted by Promotional Book Tours. I will also do a Goodreads promotion, and will have various giveaways during and after the tour. Complete details will be announced.
Embracing something new
L.L

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Anger and frustration are emotions that every human being experiences during their lifetime.
The cause of these emotions could be as simple as sitting in traffic jam, to a garbage truck blocking your passage down the street,or someone not calling you back, to people not listening to you when you have something important to say. The list goes on and on.
How can you as a well grounded person in this society handle anger and frustration? For me the answer is not as simple as you think,but I think that trying to focus on something positive helps. I try to look on the bright of most situations. Deep breathing and thinking things through when you have clear head is also good. This can help with some of the more complicated causes of anger and frustration. And most importantly, its always good to have some kind of outlet to let go and burn off some steam. Writing, reading,walking, running, a day at the spa, doing something that takes you to another realm mentally and physically are all things that will help you regroup and handle those emotions better.

Good Luck to everyone and remember try to relax. Life is too short to deal with things beyond your control. Stress is still the number killer in the U.S.

Embracing something new
L.L.

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