Saturday, June 15, 2019

Dark Phoenix and Avengers: Endgame mini-reviews #xmendarkphoenix

This has been a heck of a frustrating couple weeks, but the best of it was, a) I got a proof copy that I'm going over (stay tuned for book release news!) and b) I got to take a breather and go to the  movies.  What did I see?

Avengers: Endgame and... one that I have been waiting to see since last year, Dark Phoenix.
(Yeah, both comics movies. What can I say? I've been a fan for a long time, and couldn't wait to see both, specifically, Dark Phoenix.)

Some spoilers here--er,  though, I don't think there are. (Though, maybe for Avengers: Infinity Wars. Maybe for Dark Phoenix, but only if you know the comic?).

Ready?

Now, I am a Phoenix fan from a long time ago, so I've been dying to see Dark Phoenix. Finally got to and, you know what? The critics may hate it, but (despite the, um--no-spoiler--thing there that happens) I loved it.

Jean Grey and the X-men go off to save the space shuttle Endeavour astronauts and she gets hit with a solar flare, that entwines her with a dark, alien power, that sends her over the edge (and makes her the most powerful X-men). She wreaks a lot of havoc (no spoilers) particularly when she realizes the truth about her parents and the accident that saw her being adopted by Charles Xavier.... The rest of the movie is her trying to come to terms with all that and  that leads her to the bad guys (er, aliens)--who succeed only in ticking her off more and she gets to kick alien butt. *shakes head* hehe. Poor aliens. As fangirls know, you don't muck with Jean. ;)

There are a lot of negative reviews of Dark Phoenix and while, yes there were some rather "um"- worthy moments (Storm icing the hole in the ship--in space? And yes, maybe poor Scott could get a little better treatment [eg. one of my problems/questions about DP's script was, why send Hank after Jean and not, you know her boyfriend, Scott?]), and there was a hell of a lot more they could've done with her story--because the Dark Phoenix saga covered several issues of comics.

In the movie, she's powerful--but not quite as powerful as she became in the comics (see this explanation if you wish. It doesn't really become a spoiler for this movie, because, hello, they left out a lot*) but I gotta tell ya, despite that,  I  personally loveloveloved it--ahem, I mean, I enjoyed it very much.

*Which, that's my biggest complaint about DP. Dude, there was so much more Jean should have done in the movie!! But the writers (directors? Fox?) decided to mix in several other storylines (eg. Xavier's moral dilemma's and Magneto's drama.)... I guess because Disney is about to reboot the whole franchise?

 I will say, though, that if you know the Dark Phoenix storyline, it um, at least sort of ends the same way... (for those bitching about that ending because you expected something different, don't worry.That sometimes happens in the comics. This is Marvel. It may take awhile, but they always find a way to work everything out. (yes, I did sorta-quote another movie altogether). No one is ever *ahem* x-ed out in their comics! ;)

But for the merge into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and there is a nod to it in DP!) will they make anymore X-men movies? Will they cover more about Jean once they do? Will they finally do her story right?

It doesn't look likely, (I even hear tell they were planning a movie about Gambit--but oh no. That's been shelved too.)

(The X-men franchise continues to get shafted. :( ).

Still, flaws aside, I enjoyed Dark Phoenix, very much.

(For the record, I also quite enjoyed First Class, Days of Future Past, and yes, even Apocalypse, so there you go.)

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If I were to give stars (and I don't usually give movies stars here,) I'd say, um, 3 3/4? Because, heh, it's my favorite X-men, but not 4 because, uh, I had hoped for a more true comic book rendering.


 As for Avengers: Endgame. (Trailer below, review below that)


Yes.  Well, if you know the last movie (Infinity War) you will know what happened first. If not, go away now. Everything that happens in Endgame is a result of what happened in Infinity War.
Spoiler alert

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Now, after Thanos' snap, half the population of the universe is gone, including the loved ones of many of the Avengers. Iron Man (Tony Stark) is stuck in outer space, heading back to Earth from his confrontation with Thanos on Titan, and running out of air. The others are also dealing with losses (Hawkeye loses his family in the blink of an eye, Antman, same, and ...well, half the population). Hawkeye has gone on a killing spree, in the meantime, while Black Widow (Natalie) is left to pull the remnants of the Avengers back together. Hulk returns and even Captain Marvel got Nick Fury's message and comes to check on them. The team find Thanos and rip him a new one. (Which they should've done at the end of the last movie!! **Grr**)

Anyway, five years pass and Antman stumbles into the Avengers headquarters and explains the quantum realm, how it might be a vehicle to rescue everyone ... by turning back time and maybe finding the infinity stones before Thanos.The team is split on the decision of how to do it, because, you know, time travel is theoretical to the rest of the world. Tony, of course, breaks the code, and waffles about using it because, you know, he has a life now. In the end, the Avengers break into teams to go to various points in time to capture the stones. Everything settled?

Did you see the last movie? Of course it isn't! What happened? Well, I won't spoil the rest of it for you. You'll have to see it to find out. Though, I thought the time travel bit was ... a bit of a cop out(?), I enjoyed it. Otoh, really, how else are you going to defeat the "all powerful" Thanos when he's already done what he said he was going to do? Stopping it from happening in the first place is better than trying to reconstitute mountains of ash, I suppose, so off they go.

Though I didn't want xxx to happen to yyy. I understand why yyy made that sacrifice. (and also, how come it is never Thor--you know, the only god on the team--who comes up with this sh**? No, they had him wallow in grief--which I also understand, but still. Who else should be the most qualified to fix it when stuff goes sideways? What good is being a god if you can't, you know, fix sh**?)

Did it end satisfactorily? Hells yes. Did Endgame end happily? Well, I suppose that would depend on your point of view and who your favorite character is in the Avengers team. Did I enjoy it? Oh, heck yeah! More importantly, would Stan Lee have been happy with both these movies? That's the question for the ages now, innit? :(


Referenced articles:
 Doing X-Men's Scott Summers Dirty for 20 years is Problematic by MarySue.net

10 Marvel Characters More Powerful than Captain Marvel

and an article on Instagram by ...I think it was X-Men Geek but I lost the link!

Posters and trailer copyright Marvel.com.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Cars and Fantasy romance #sale, #discount #whattoread


Hello, everyone,

I hope you're doing well. I am, impatiently waiting for the postman to deliver the proof copy of the next Antique Magic book. I really hope it will be ready by mid-June. Being all hopeful-like I'm starting to set up promo for it. I hope that doesn't backfire in my face. Murphy's Law loves me, you know. ;) For instance, this week? Car troubles and then, everyone and their mothers wanted me to drive them somewhere. Sorry. Can't. *sigh* The last five months, nothing. Now the week I'm unable, then stuff happens. Grrr... Story of my life.

Anywho, here's some good news.Passion's Sacred Dance is on sale until June 3 and for the first time ever, Druid Warrior's Heart will be joining it, June 1-2.  




DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART

Synopsis:


As the latest in her family's long line of Stewards, Ruth Macken awaits the arrival of a warrior sworn to the Tuatha dé Danaan, the Celtic gods her family has served since the beginning of time. For on that day, a magical battle will erupt. A war between druids and an evil that will decide the fate of mankind.

Isaac Connel knows the battle is imminent, and is ready to fight, once again. But from the moment he sees Ruth flitting around the sacred ground, he's captivated by her fiery charms and a need to protect her.

Despite Isaac's assurances and the dreams that guide her, what can Ruth and her lover do to drive off this evil? Despite everything, will the world end at the hands of an evil god? 
 
DRUID WARRIOR'S HEART (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Book  Two)
 genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
16th century Ireland.

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This one takes place 500 years before Passion's Sacred Dance, but personally, I recommend reading PSD first. (See the novel below)



PASSION'S SACRED DANCE
 genre: Fantasy Romance
Present day (2013) Florida/with flashbacks to historical Ireland.



Synopsis:
Unless Stacy Macken can stave off her creditors, she may lose her renowned history center. Yet she knows in her heart that the center is sacred and what a catastrophe losing it would be. How much of a catastrophe, she hasn't a clue.

Until Aaron Fielding arrives with his tales of magical guardians and the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors from Celtic legend who protect humanity from a wicked enemy seeking their destruction.

Is the end of the world imminent? What can she, a modern woman and her warrior lover, possibly have to offer when a long-prophesied druidic mythic battle explodes around them?

Bonus: Includes brand new flash fiction piece, "About A Warrior"


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Thanks for reading! I hope y'all enjoy the sales, and have a great weekend. Wish me luck with that darned car.


 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances COURTING THE STATIONMASTER'S DAUGHTER, VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, and the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Monday, May 27, 2019

A hero is someone...

To all the soldiers, current and former, that remember today, thank you. And to everyone celebrating--or taking it easy today. Happy memorial day!


A hero is someone who has given his or her life..., Joseph Campbell

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Monday, May 6, 2019

new Regency Romance collection by Arietta Richmond, Isabella Thorne and more #newrelease #boxedset #regencyromance

 Sharing a new Regency Romance collection from our friend Arietta Richmond. This one is a boxed set of eight full-length historical romance novels called,

Love, One Regency Autumn.


Synopsis:
This collection of eight full novellas presents some very different heroes and heroines, but the common theme is that they all find love, despite trials and tribulations along the way, in some way related to Autumn.

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This collection includes:
Attracting the Spymaster by Arietta Richmond
A Baron who is more than he seems, A Viscountess with access to secrets, a treasonous plot to kill, a conflict of love and duty, a love beyond all expectation.
 
The Fortune Teller by Isabella Thorne
A Fortune Teller who is not what he seems, a tavern girl who was not always so, a chance meeting, a ball that changes everything, a love that heals old wounds.
 
Lady Julia’s Autumn Festival by Grace Austen
A Lady who struggles to maintain propriety, a Duke who was her childhood friend, a charitable endeavour, a reconnection that leads to love.
 
Autumn at Easterly Park by Eleanor St Clair
An aristocratic family fallen on hard times, a last chance for a Lady to be out in society, a man who has always loved her, an interfering mother, a final chance for happiness.
 
The Viscount’s Revenge by Regina Darcy
A Viscount thwarted in love by his best friend, a Lady he once rescued, a reconnection, a plan for revenge, a new love born from the ashes.
 
The Masquerade by Lydia Pembroke
A Lady ignored by society, a Lord about to be betrothed, a Masquerade Ball where deception and betrayal bring them together, but when all is revealed, will love triumph?
 
The Duke’s Family Secret by Kelly Anne Bruce
A bitter feud between families who were once friends, secrets kept for decades, a Lady in her first season, a Lord who finds that friendship has become love, a revelation. Will old bitterness be forgotten, or will it steal their chance at lasting love?
 
A Lady for the Bitter Duke by Sophia Wilson
A bereaved Duke, bitter and withdrawn, a lady who despises him, a Masquerade Ball, a meeting of kindred souls, a shocking unmasking, a change of heart, a reconciliation, a new love discovered.
 
If you'd like to check it out, you can do so at Amazon.


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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances COURTING THE STATIONMASTER'S DAUGHTER, VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, and the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Friday, April 26, 2019

New release COURTING THE STATIONMASTER'S DAUGHTER #Victorian #historicalromance #NewReleases #sweetromance #cleanreads #IARTG #newromance

Hi, everyone. Well, after some frustrating minor glitches, I'm back and with some news I wanted to share with you. I have a new release (finally!), an historical romance entitled COURTING THE STATIONMASTER'S DAUGHTER:

Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter by Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, Victorian romance, free with Kindle Unlimited, jilted bride, older man younger woman romance, 19th century, history of subways
Genre: Victorian romance
Setting: south of London, 1879

Synopsis
After Honorine Camden is jilted, leaving her stunned and sparking a scandal in her tiny London borough of Wallflower, she's devastated.  But when she overhears her father, the stationmaster, talking about arranging a party for their newly-minted underground railway station, she volunteers to help.  Although she's intrigued with his handsome assistant stationmaster, Shane MacIntyre, she never expects to fall head-over-heels in love with him.

Unfortunately, one tragic accident might derail everything.



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“Mr. Camden, sir?”
“What’s the problem, Timmons?” Everett kept reading his notes as he asked the question.
“Your daughter is here. Miss Honorine.”
The news piqued Shane’s attention. Her father rose, as he did. Shane looked to his superior and sat back down.
“Send her in,” Everett said.
“Sir, she doesn’t want to come up. Wondered if you wouldn’t mind helping her downstairs. Something about her project.”
“What the devil?”
Shane bolted from his seat at this news. “I’ll see her, sir. I’m sure she meant to ask for me, anyway.”
Everett’s eyes narrowed a little. “All right then, but remember what I said.”
“Her mother is after my head, I know.” He smiled. “I probably wouldn’t be the first MacIntyre to have body parts on the line.”
“No doubt.” Everett waved him away. “Do what you have to.”
Shane hurried through the station to find Honorine waiting, her cheeks pink from the day’s frigid temperatures. Or was it from something else?
“Oh. I didn’t expect you to come.”
She clenched her fists too.
“Is something wrong?” he asked.
“No.” She deflated a bit, unclenched her fists. “I wondered, though we saw Lady Bascomb, it doesn’t mean we don’t still have a list of things to do.”
“Forgive me. Your father said Lady Bascomb might thwart us. Had I known she’d be so terse and cold toward you, I wouldn’t have—” He faltered.
But she guessed his meaning. “Allowed me to go?” The annoyed twitch of her lips told him her mood plummeted again. “I’m glad you accompanied me. I would probably be headless, now, if it wasn’t for you.”
“Why would she act in such a manner, though?” He frowned. “It isn’t like the Society women I’ve been acquainted with to be so hostile with a guest.”
“No. Not usually. You know I was—” Honorine gulped before continuing in a softer voice, “I was jilted by a former fiancé?”
He shrugged. What little he gleaned from Georgine and from Everett filled in the blanks of the gossip.
“Lady Bascomb is—” She sneered. “—his cousin. And she thinks I should be held accountable for his straying hands.”
Shane scoffed. “Blaming you makes little sense.”
“I agree. He was at fault; the devious strumpet is now mother to his illegitimate child. None of this is my fault, and yet—”
“Lady Bascomb is rich so she can say whatever she likes.”
“What she enjoys most is to blame and ignore me. This isn’t the first time.”
He jammed his hands in his pockets, and curled them into fists. “I’m sorry, Honorine, I would’ve discouraged your visit if I’d known the details of your trouble.”
“If she only admitted me because of your presence, then we’ve made progress. I hope it will extend to other things.”


What "other things"? You will have to read to find out! The Kindle edition just released on Amazon (and is available for a slight discount until May 3rd), so if you'd like a copy of Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter you can get it at:

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Reviews: "Juli D. Revezzo kicks off a new historical romance series on a high note with all of the atmosphere of an era long gone by! Wonderfully drawn characters, a heartbreaking event and the determination to find community cohesiveness [in which] Honorine finds [a] handsome Scot more than a companionable co-chair, moments of lightheartedness, and a budding romance, this one's a keeper and Honorine is a gem!" ~ Dii, Tome Tender

If you'd like to add it to your Good Reads to be read lists, you can do so here.

And for those of you waiting for the next Antique Magic book, it is coming, I swear. I just have a few more edits I want to make and should be ready. (Really, it's in that "it's done! No, wait. There's one more thing. No, Juli, it's done" phase! *g*) So I'm projecting mid-May. Fingers crossed and wish me luck in meeting that date. Until then, if you like historical romance, I hope you will enjoy Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter (and of course, reviews are always welcome. Good reviews lighten my heart and encourage me to keep writing and putting myself out there. I thank all of you who've enjoyed my work [whatever genre of your choice!] enough to to leave a kind word or two. :))
 

 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pre-order Suzanne G. Rogers' forthcoming new sweet historical romance #historicalromance #preorder @suzannegrogers

Pre-order Suzanne G. Rogers' forthcoming new sweet historical romance, My Fair Guardian.
 
 
Here's the cover:


Isn't it pretty? I think so.

Synopsis:
When Bethany is saddled with an unwanted, unrefined, and decidedly common guardian, she must polish him up before he’s fit for good society. As for Willoughby Winter, all that stands between him and his inheritance is to marry Bethany off. Can he succeed in his efforts before his past becomes known or will she manage to distract him from his goal—by hook or by crook? 

And how about a sampling of the book?:

As Miss Christensen spoke, Will noticed her eyes were the color of the pigment he often used to paint a deep blue sky. Her lips reminded him of a pastel chalk he employed to color roses, and the heightened blush on her cheek echoed the shade he favored for certain spectacular sunsets, just before the sun winked out altogether. The periwinkle silk of her gown set off her loveliness perfectly, and his fingers twitched in frustration. If he’d had any art supplies at hand, he would have loved to sketch her portrait. 

She gave him a piercing glance. “Mr. Winter?

“What?” Will snapped to attention. “Sorry. My mind was elsewhere.”

Her gaze lingered on his clothes. “I was saying that you’re a trifle taller than Mr. Leopold and broader in the chest, so I’ll summon a tailor from the village to alter everything according to your measurements.”
 

Will glanced down at himself, bewildered. As far as he could tell, the elegant suit fit him perfectly. “Do you people really notice such things as a half-inch here or a quarter-inch there?”

She shook her head. “You must stop referring to genteel people as another species, Mr. Winter. You are one of us now.”


He shrugged. “It doesn’t feel that way.”

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Pre-order today!

 
 
I can't wait to read this! :) The book releases on April 30th. Do check it out!
(And congrats on the forthcoming release, Suzanne!)


 
 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances COURTING THE STATIONMASTER'S DAUGHTER, (in ebook and paperback), VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, and the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Aquaman

 This is something that happened this week.


Cake with what-was-supposed-to-be-my name. But the purple icing melted in the fridge. (huh?) Oh well. It's purple, that's all that counts! :)

And in the spirit of the birthdaying, I went to see Aquaman. What did I think?



The mermaid in me loved it. The critic in me can point to a few flaws here and there but... forget all that, it's on the list of one of my favorite movies (viewed, so far) this year. And let's face it, ladies, the hero is very, very easy on the eyes. ;) I do love my water gods!


Did you see it? What did you think? Well, then, I've got to get back to some edits. How's your week been so far?


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Monday, February 18, 2019

A little steampunk for your Monday #sale #romance #steampunk



Since we're just coming off Valentine's Day (and I can't do anything on time to save my life!) I've put my Victorian steampunk romance novel  WATCHMAKER'S HEART on sale today and tomorrow (Feb. 18 and 19). The Kindle book version, that is. Haven't checked it out yet? Here's the synopsis:



Synopsis:
For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

and here for the US AND UK

*And yes, Amazon still hasn't implemented Countdown Sales for the rest of the world yet.I'm sorry, my international readers. :(

Book Trailer:


I hope y'all will enjoy it! And please, if you've read it already, pass this post along to someone else who might enjoy the novel! Have a good day! :)
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, and the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Late Valentine's Day Hello #amwriting #indieauthor #RomanceWeek


As usual, I'm late. I have an excuse. Same as ever, I was researching for a new work-in-progress. :)  A romance. (Yes, my historical romance readers, one is coming... slowly.) That counts as time well-spent on Valentine's day, right? :) I hope you all had a sweet one with your sweeties. 
 
 
 
 
(That screenshot in the second image is from the Victorian Dictionary site. ) And for something a little bit fun.... Victorian dating rituals. (and here and here)
 
1. Hit up a friend of hers for info about your intended paramour
2. Usually then you'd have to get an introduction, usually at a party, where her parents could watch things like where you put those hands. Hands off, pal! *slap* ;)
3. If you survived that you could take a stroll gal, in the park.
(under the watchful eye of that darned chaperone, of course! so you don't get another *slap!*)
4.If you survived all that, you might get to sit really close to her to compare notes on that opera y'all saw...  
 
5. And make sure your wife-to-be has a lovely...large head. 


Of course, I am severely truncating and paraphrasing the involved process! :)  (Not actually kidding about that last item. It really was advice, see here. )
 
So that's how I spent my Valentine's day (until the hubby got home and we watched some movies.  Boring, aren't we? Haha). I hope y'all had a good one no matter how you spent it!
 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series,and the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New review for Fifty Measly Bucks (To Save a Witch) and sale #BloggersBlast #timetravel #kindledeals #bookworm



Fifty Measly Bucks (To Save a Witch) by Juli D. Revezzo, time travel, fantasy, dark fantasy, sale, Kindle, New Adult, NAFantasy, Historical Fiction
A new review showed up for my time travel novella recently. Of course, I didn't see it until this week, but I wanted to share it anyway. 

"A quick, but fun read with a feisty heroine, never short on commentary and the feeling that just maybe time travel may not be so much fun, unless it comes with guarantees….did Denver ever get her FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS? You have the time, so be sure to check this one out! Fun, quirky and quick!"


From Dii, of the Tome Tender blog:

Thanks so much, Dii! :)

 Synopsis:
Denver’s one goal in life is to become a fashion designer. Unfortunately, she needs rent money. Why not volunteer for an outlandish time travel experiment? It could be fun and spark new fashion ideas.

But the experiment takes her places she never expected, cutting her off from her dreams and dropping her into the world of a woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials. No promised stipend is worth a death sentence and bargaining for her life

And if you're interested in checking the book out, it's on sale at Amazon today (January 6th, 2019) for--ahem, a measly $.99.
 
Get it today discounted on:
 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the Time Travel novella, FIFTY MEASLY BUCKS (To Save a Witch), the steampunk and Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy new year


Wishing you all a happy new year. I know I say it every year, but I hope, what was good from the year before multiplies, and any cares from 2018 are left behind you! :)

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the steampunk and Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas and news #BloggersBlast #newrelease #timetravel

Sunday Post was conceived by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Hi, everyone. I hope you are all well, and have had (or are looking forward to) a nice holiday. I've been down since Thanksgiving with excruciating back pain and so that put a stop to everything for the whole month. I couldn't sit at the computer for more than a few minutes without ending up in agony. :( It was awful. What did I do to it? I was in a car wreck back in college, that's what; (A long time ago!) and because of that, sometimes it just pops wrong.Well, that's what happened. I got up from the computer and *ccrrriiicckk* that was it. I was done for. It just served to remind me that once you screw up your back, you're F*** for life.

But I'm finally getting back to normal--just in time for Christmas. Woot! Great, because who has baking to do, raise your hands? Yep, I do too!

As to the writing, I'm now inserting my revisions of the (*cough cough*) next Antique Magic book and trying to make sense of my chicken scratch to put said-notes into the computer. *headdesk* Yes, Juli never won any penmanship awards! Anywho, I hope I'll be able to get it to my editor before the new year is too old. We shall see. I've had fun writing it so I hope it will be worth the wait!

If y'all are waiting for that paperback of my newest(ish) time travel novella Fifty Measly Bucks (To Save a Witch), it's finally available at Lulu. (It will be a few days before the pb shows up at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, apparently. I've never worked with Lulu before, and never before Christmas so I don't know how long that will take. But... The paperback is up (at least) at the Lulu marketplace, and discounted for last-minute gift-giving and, just so darned cute! :) See?

Fifty Measly Bucks by Juli D. Revezzo compared to 8.5x5.8 paperback, photo by Juli D. Revezzo

Anyway, I think it's adorable. Obviously, the ebook's out there already and as soon as I can, (if I can) I'll link them together on Amazon.

(And I forget what else I was going to say....Oh well.) So I guess for right now, that's all the news I have to share. I'm working as fast as I can on more stories and hope I can get back to my normal pace next year. *knock on wood*

Oh, and in other news, I got to see The Nutcracker and the Four Realms recently, loved it! It's very fantasy-oriented, reminded me directly of Alice in Wonderland, at times, and...it has a very strong steampunk element to it. Plus, I loved the heroine's dresses. :) I don't understand its lower rating on IMDB. It's got Steampunk and fantasy elements, and nods to Alice in Wonderland, what's not to love? If you're looking for a movie to take in over the holiday, I recommend it!

Until later friends, here's wishing you love, light, peace, happiness and much reading goodness! And Merry Christmas!
best wishes,
Juli D. Revezzo

 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the time travel story, Fifty Measly Bucks (to Save a Witch), the steampunk and Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Topping off the week with a #newrelease #authorblogs #timetravel

Topping off the week with a new novella for you, up for pre-order. I hope you will enjoy it.

Fifty Measly Bucks
(To Save a Witch)

Genre: Time Travel
length: 140 pages.
 
 
Synopsis:
Denver’s one goal in life is to become a fashion designer. Unfortunately, she needs rent money. Why not volunteer for an outlandish time travel experiment? It could be fun and spark new fashion ideas.

But the experiment takes her places she never expected, cutting her off from her dreams and dropping her into the world of a woman accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials. No promised stipend is worth a death sentence and bargaining for her life.
 
 
 
You can read a short sample of Chapter One here.



 

Yes, that's right. I've written a time travel story. :) I confess, I was a wee bit influenced by Timeline, yes, the movie. Yes, I hear you. Say what you will about it, I enjoy it. Ahem, actually, something about Salem got stuck in my head while talking with a couple writer friends this summer. I was going to write it as an historical fantasy, but then thought of Timeline and a few other time travel stories I've read over the years and thought to give it a go. I did a whole bunch of research on  Salem for it, just so I could throw this poor little college student into the madness. *rubs hands gleefully* Drove my friends crazy talking about it too (hehe).
It was a lot of fun to write and (surprisingly) to edit. So I hope you'll enjoy it.
 
 It will be released/unleashed to your Kindles on November 29th. 

 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the time travel novella Fifty Measly Bucks, in Kindle format and paperback, the steampunk Victorian Romances VESTA'S CLOCKWORK COMPANIONS, WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), and HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, as well as historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, and the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Juli's Books

Available at now at Itunes:
Bicycle Requiem

Amazon. Some also available at Audible, Barnes and Noble, Draft2Digital
New!
Courting the Stationmaster's Daughter by Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, jilted bride, older man-younger woman romance, Amazon kindle, kindle unlimited
Fifty Measly Bucks (To Save A Witch) by Juli D. Revezzo, time travel, dark fantasy, suspense, Salem Witch Trials, New Adult suspense, Kindle Unlimited
Dark fantasy, time travel
Passion's Sacred Dance, Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 1 by Juli D. Revezzo, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle Unlimited
free with Audible trial, Watchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, audiobook
New audiobook @ Audible
Frigga's
audiobook @ Audible
Victorian romance, historical romance, Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, read free with Amazon Prime, Kindle UnlimitedThe Artist's Inheritance, Antique Magic book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionCaitlin's Book of Shadows, Antique Magic book 2, by Juli D. Revezzo, short fiction, free ebook, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fiction
FREE ON ALL VENUES
Drawing Down the Shades, Antique Magic book 3, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionLady of the Tarot by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic romance, historical romance, tarot
House of Cards, Reign of Tarot book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, pagan paranormal fiction, witch fiction, tarot-themed fiction, Gothic fiction, supernatural horrorSing a Mournful Melody by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, Vampire fiction, short storyChangeling's Crown by Juli D. Revezzo, New Adult, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance
Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo, paranromal mystery, Christmas romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle UnlimitedWatchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, read free with Kindle UnlimitedBicycle Requiem by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, zombie fiction, novelette, Amazon kindle, Itunes
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