Friday, October 31, 2014

iHorror List of Scary Movies on Netflix - Thanks Glenn Packard!

So, I came across this list - the awesome Glenn Packard at iHorror posted this and I didn't want to lose it. To see the original content, click here. As I have said before, I am WAY behind on watching scary movies, so I would love to know what you think of any of these, and which one I should watch first. 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween (1978 Version)

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.




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My Review:

With Halloween right around the corner, I am really enjoying watching some of the classic horror movies, movies I haven't seen in many, many years. Halloween would be one of those movies.

Are parts of it ridiculous? Of course, just like all slasher movies, this one has areas where you question the person for doing things they do. But, I think Michael Myers has always been my favorite slasher, over Freddy and Jason. There is just something more ominous about a young boy who has killed his sister, and then escapes from an institution to find the sister that got away (well, she was an infant at the time of the original murder). Of course the franchise goes on to make a bunch more movies, and I will probably review these at some point. Do they go overboard, just like the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises? Absolutely. But, this original horror movie is still worth the watch to this day. I loved watching it, just like I did the first time I saw it.

Have you seen it? I'd love to hear your thoughts, on this or any other horror movie you might like.

Monday, October 20, 2014

You Must Reach For the Sky Before You Can Touch It by Robert Chomany

Bawbs cover Title: Bawb's Raven Feathers
Author: Robert Chomany
Publisher: Invermere Press
Genre: Inspirational
Format: Paperback/Ebook

 BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

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You must reach for the sky. . .
. . . before you can touch it.

I was chatting the other day with a friend of mine and he said something that caught my attention, he said my readers want to know more about me, they want to know who BawB is. So I walked away from that conversation wondering who I am, really, and all I could come up with was that I’m a nobody that took some time to share his spiritual beliefs and inspiration with the world, and then I remembered my favorite saying that I have chosen to make my “Mantra” everybody that is a somebody started out as a nobody.

That’s right, I am a nobody today, I am one with the world, a being that is akin to all other beings, I breathe, I smile, therefore I am. But, now I am different than all the other wonderful nobody’s in the world because I have done something that might make me a somebody one day. I am a published author, by no means am I “like” the great published authors of the world, but I followed my dreams and I chose to try my best at something I was comfortable doing.

The more I think about it, the more I recognize all the somebody’s out there, all of my friends, all of their friends and all of their children’s friends, they are all somebody’s as yet unrecognized. How many lifetimes have we ambled our paths, wondering who we are, has anybody ever asked you about you? Have you ever had the pleasure of introducing yourself as the best you that the world has ever seen? Well, try it one day, believe in yourself that much and see how it feels to be a somebody. Take a moment in the next day or two to answer this question; who am I? And see who you come up with. What do you do? What would you like to do? What makes you happy and have you enjoyed it recently?

As for me, well let me introduce myself again, but this time as a somebody that nobody recognizes … Yet! I am BoB aka BawB, I am a writer, I have spent most of this lifetime seeking the easiest path I could find to happiness. I found it, it was right under my feet for the entire time, I just had to believe I was happy being me. I believe in life, and I feel like I am a better person inside because I share the wonders of living, I have no worries when it comes to sharing a smile and I have a million left because I AM happy being me.

Look up today and see the sky, then reach with all your might
Every cloud is a dream of yours, make it real and hold on tight.



Robert (BawB) Chomany is the author of the BawB’s Raven Feathers series, pure and simple inspirational books. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, with a clear view of the mountains to the west. These mountains eventually drew Bob in, and he spent many years living in the company of nature, exploring his spiritual side.   Bob pursues his many interests with passion. You are just as likely to find him twisting a wrench or riding his motorcycle, as you are to find him holding a pen, writing.   Bob still lives in Calgary, where he finds happiness by simply living with a smile and sharing his words of wisdom with others. Learn more about Robert at his website, For More Information

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween 2 - 2009





Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.


The Halloween series has been one of my favorites for many years. For some reason Michael Myers has always creeped me out. I think it partially has to do with the mask (even if it is William Shatner, lol) and the fact that he doesn't speak. Sure, he can't be killed, but you get over that and just enjoy the movies for what they are.

With that said, I was a little disappointed in this remake of the 1981 original. I have to admit I haven't seen a Rob Zombie remake before this so I don't know if this is typical of his style. If so, I may just steer clear. I get it, these are pretty simple plots (if you even want to call it that). Killer wants to kill. People want to live. There was just something about this one that left a lot to be desired. Pretty unbelievable, considering there usually isn't much to these types of movies. I do know that Donald Pleasance adds a lot as Dr. Loomis in the original and maybe that has something to do with it. I don't know, just wasn't a fan.

What did you think?

Scary recommedations

So, Halloween season is upon us. And I for one am extremely excited! This is my absolute favorite time of year - it has been since I was young. The change in colors and temperature, the decorations that people put out, and all sorts of delightful things to watch on tv...the scarier the better.

But, I do have a confession to make. Over the years my time has become pretty limited, and having to younger kids who are around at night when I do most of my tv watching, it makes it hard to watch anything too scary. I have made a promise to myself that I am going to try and fit in two horror/thriller/suspense movies a week. Now, here's where you come in. I am needing some recommendations. Send them my way, I'd love to hear what you think is a movie that might scare me.

And, please don't stop with movies - tv shows, books, blogs, whatever you can find. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for your help!

Love Cycles by Arlow Bailey Book Feature

Love Cycles Title: Love Cycles
Author: Arlow Bailey
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 108
Genre: Body, Mind, Spirit
Format: Ebook
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After a failure in a relationship. The author starts all over in his entire way of thinking. This book walks us through Arlow's look on Spirituality, Life, Looking for Love, Finding Love, Lost Loves and then doing Positive Affirmations in order to find the strength to do it all again. Thus Love Cycles. Look for his new book Creative Dating to be coming our soon. Creative Dating is the first attempt to change showing off to showing love. It puts back the creative juices in dating instead of dinner and a movie. Find out how.   amazon
What ever possesed me to write this book? I am from Iowa orginally. I live now in Florida. I am an Orthopeadic Physican Assistant by day. A writer poet by night. I love both parts of me. I am divorced. I understand your pain and pride. I hope you will understand mine.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Living with Heart by L. Reynolds Andiric Book Blitz - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Living with HeartTitle: Living with Heart
Author: L. Reynolds Andiric
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 266
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook
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  Reflections from the heart: intimate and provocative An eclectic assortment of sensitive, reflective, and occasionally spiritual short stories relates the experiences of an adventurous seeker and world traveler. Never a mere spectator of life, but always fully participating, L. Reynolds Andiric relays stories of intimate connections with nature and family as well as memorable exchanges with individuals randomly encountered along life’s way. Each tale conveys an insightful experience that broadened not only the author’s understanding of earth’s creatures—animal as well as human—but served to alter how the world is viewed. These accounts implore the reader to also appreciate and preserve the natural world and to cherish, honor, and respect all of humanity, regardless of our differences. Poignant, humorous, contemplative—sometimes a bit tense, these adventures will leave you wondering, What will be next?


A medical laboratory scientist, L. Reynolds Andiric has had a long career in medical laboratory management. She is a world traveler with a love of people and nature and has an astute and sensitive connection to all beings. She currently lives in St. Augustine, Florida, and works as a technical consultant with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as part of the PEPFAR Project. She also owns LabCare & Assoc., a clinical laboratory consulting company.

L is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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I've Got Nothing on Nicholas Sparks by David Hwa, author of Finding Daddy Warbucks

Finding Daddy WarbucksTitle: Finding Daddy Warbucks
Author: David Hwa
Publisher: Wellworth, LLC
Pages: 180
Genre: Christian Fiction
Format: Ebook

We never know how God may lead us. The twists and turns of life often leave us confused and deflated. For 10-year-old Haley, the unexpected loss of her father was such a twist. When all is lost, a little light in the darkness can make all the difference. The world is a big place for a little girl. For that matter, it's a pretty big place for anyone who has lost their way. Hayley finds her solution in a modern day prince, but she can't pull off this miracle by herself. Nick, an attorney struggling to save his job, wouldn't seem to be much help to a little girl trying to create a miracle. But life has a way of bringing us the people we need most, at just the right time. Still, there is so much that could go wrong, especially when her headstrong mother doesn't fall for the prince. But there's something Hayley doesn't see coming, something she can't see. Something she doesn't want to see, something that hides in the dark where she can't go, something unspeakable. Follow Haley's journey into the light and see how redemption is there for anyone, even the condemned. And see how love can find you-even through the darkness.

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The other day I read an interview article about author Nicholas Sparks in the October 2014 issue of GQ. Nicholas Sparks has experienced the kind of writing success that most of us can only dream about. The author of The Notebook has written more successful romance novels than I can count on two hands.

I’ve never cracked one of his novels, so this article did me a favor by giving me a peek inside. Reading another author’s work allows me to experience another person’s life view. In Nicholas Sparks’ case, it’s also a chance to see what appeals to millions of female fans. I appreciated that GQ viewed Sparks’ work as a window into the romantic female psyche.

One characteristic of Sparks’ work singled out by GQ was his description of men in tight jeans.
“As he worked, his jeans pulling tight as he bent over, Sophia felt the heat rise in her cheeks.”

Seriously? After I read that line I realized that if I have to write like that, I’ll never succeed like Sparks. I can’t even think those lines, much less write them.

Now, I don’t begrudge Sparks’ success or writing style. His writing obviously touches countless fans and that’s a good thing. What fascinates and amazes me is the glaring difference in Starks’ writing style and view of romance from my own. This extends to the dialogue of his romantic male leads and their romantic letter writing. The samples quoted by GQ suggest a bland sparse discourse that reminds me of a conversation I had at the dawn of puberty.

It was during the summer at the end of junior high. A buddy of mine, who had moved away, returned for a visit. We took off on our bikes looking to have a good time or so I thought. He wanted to stop by this girl’s house to say ‘hello,’ a hot girl. Her house was along the way to where we were going. In truth, her house was where we were going.

They sat on the porch and talked about nothing. I swear to God I’ve never heard as boring a conversation in my entire life. I have more interesting conversations with the police officers who pull me over for speeding.

“You nearly lost control of your vehicle making that U turn,” the cop said.
“I was in total control,” I said.
“You know, I was going to give you a warning but if you’re going to hit me attitude…”
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, you’re right.”

For the record, it was a left turn, and I was sliding my car around the corner on purpose. Thankfully, he let me go with only a warning. I was driving a black, Porsche 944 Turbo in the middle of Brentwood, California. And there are few things as fun as sliding a Porsche around a corner, but I digress.

The conversation between my buddy and the hot chick consisted of bland banalities.

“What have you done this summer?” Buddy.
“I’m learning to type.” Chick
“What can you type?”
“I can type Jeff,” The name of chick’s then boyfriend, who, by the way, had a more active sex life in high school than I’ve had in my entire life.

They even discussed the moss growing on the top step leading up to the front porch where we were located. I was thinking, “Okay, you’ve said ‘hello’ can we go now?” I obviously didn’t get it, and we never left. Some part of my soul is still stuck on that porch playing wingman from hell.

Reading excerpts of Sparks’ male dialogue confirms that this mindless drivel works for women. I’ve been doing it wrong my entire life. That’s too bad for me, because I’d have to have a lobotomy to speak like that. No disrespect to my buddy or the hot chick. Obviously they were quite content with the moss on the top step colloquy.

Now, I hope I never write boring dialogue or describe how a man looks in tight jeans or write about love letters. I also hope that there are women who will still enjoy my work despite its lack of the above. Only time will tell if such women readers exist. I’m hoping that they do.

Oh, and if you ever get the chance to take a Porsche on a racetrack and slide it sideways around a curve, take it! So long as you don’t kill yourself, it’s a great time.

David Hwa David Hwa makes his literary debut with Finding Daddy Warbucks (2014) a tale of a little girl's journey through loss, love and redemption. David grew up in Kansas. He graduated with a music degree from the University of Colorado and went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Denver University, a law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. He practiced securities law for many years in Los Angeles, California with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. He later moved to Washington, DC where continued his securities practice with the Commission and later in private practice with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP. Following the financial crisis of 2008, David moved back to Colorado and opened his own securities law practice. David is single and lives in Aurora, Colorado with his two leopard geckos Gordon and Carlos. He spends his days writing, skiing, and occasionally dispensing legal advice, sometimes while on the ski slopes. For More Information

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Love Below by Dr. Shereese V. Battle Book Blitz - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Title: The Love Below
Author: Dr. Shereese V. Battle
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Pages: 216
Genre: Self-Help
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Are You Ready For Change?
Read. Reminisce. Receive. Restore.
Ever dated someone and felt the need to take drastic measures to preserve your feelings? 

 Yeah, me too!  You want to give more of you, show more of yourself, and open up a little more.  But, you're afraid!  You’re afraid that something so sweet could become so bitter.  So you caution yourself…  See, the beauty in Robot Love is it doesn't have to end!  So, take your time and be mindful of your emotions.  But, keep in mind that, it's OK for one Robot to love, and miss another.

Have you ever received a call from someone and felt the need to go into IMMEDIATE Prayer?

You think, "Lord, should I answer this call?"  Sometimes, you have to push the call-end button.  Quite frankly, I find myself doing it more often.  It’s not because I don’t want to be of service, but it’s hard to help someone who becomes rebellious against assistance.  So, help if you can.  But, know that it’s OK to let him/her go so you can grow.

Remember when you were a kid and had imaginary talks with yourself about growing up?

Yeah me too!  I can still hear my mother saying, “You better stay a child as long as you can.”  Momma told me there would be days when I wish I were still a kid.  And you know what?  “She ain’t ever lied!”  Despite my age, I still need her help.  I never anticipated facing so many challenges as an adult.  From me to you…Just be careful with what you wish.

The Love Below is an empowering, self-help guide for overcoming life-changing situations. This book will also provide practical tools to help reflect on the past by offering essential steps to move toward a healthy future.  Shereese Battle is a certified and credentialed Life Coach, Spiritual Advisor, and Therapist.  Shereese is publisher of Robot Love HeartWrites Publishing ( She can be contacted

Shereese Battle, a certified and credentialed Life Coach, Spiritual Advisor, and Therapist, is a devoted woman of Christ, and the mother of two: Chynah (seventeen) and Ayden (five).  Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, she relocated to California in 2010.  After losing her mother in December 2009, Shereese was broken and shattered.  However, she sought healing and instead of being defeated by grief, she used wisdom and prayer to help ease the pain.  It was during this time that Shereese also had an epiphany, which prompted her to a Holy Spirit-led move across the country.  She knew as long as she had Jesus, she had everything!  This was the beginning of her new life.Since 2010, Shereese has been an ongoing student with Liberty University. 

She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, a Masters of Arts in Life Coaching, and she is currently enrolled in Liberty University Seminary School where she is pursuing her Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling for Marriage and Family.  She has also completed and graduated from two years of ministry school.  In addition, she holds a degree in Developmental Disabilities.

 Shereese currently resides in Southern California with her children.  She loves devoting her time to things that will add and bring volume in her life.  Her mission is to continue to allow God to use her, bless others unconditionally, and to live every day in appreciation.  It is here where she is focused on creating the change that she would like to see, as well as, growing in her purpose so that she can continue figuring out who she is by becoming a better person.  She loves baking, being creative, playing tennis, traveling, and writing, as well as, meeting new people.  She can be contacted at

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