Thursday, November 17, 2011

Eat, Fry, Love

. Thursday, November 17, 2011

You all should know by now that I love sci fi so it should come as no surprise that I'm a Trekkie. Yes, I know, I'm a dork, but I just had to share that Mr. Star Trek himself, William Shatner is starring in a docudrama about exploding turkeys called Eat, Fry, Love!

Shatner, who is 80 years-old btw, is so funny and smart in this. Good on State Farm for doing a Public Safety announcement and good on Shatner for being brilliant!

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Hunger Games Trailer is Here!

. Monday, November 14, 2011

The Hunger Games joy is rising in the dystopian adventure fans all over the world. Yes, at last Lionsgate has dropped its first and only full-length trailer! And may I say, "Squee!"

Almost immediately, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark from District 12 are introduced to the happiness of all their fans.

In Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel The Hunger Games, the future is filled with impoverished districts that are forced to serve the central government. Each year a Hunger Game contest is run to remind everyone about a past uprising against the Capitol.

The rules of the game are simple. Two teens from each of the twelve districts must compete in a violent fight to the death.

The movie trailer looks like the movie really captures the world and feel of The Hunger Games. We also get a quick peek at the book's most popular characters:

Jennifer Lawrence - Katniss Everdeen
Josh Hutcherson - Peeta Mellark
Liam Hemsworth - Gale Hawthorne
Alexander Ludwig - Cato
Woody Harrelson - Haymitch Abernathy
Elizabeth Banks - Effie Trinket
Lenny Kravitz - Cinna
Donald Sutherland - President Snow
Stanley Tucci - Caesar Flickerman
Check out the movie trailer for yourself:

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Perfectly Sane Interview with Pat Bertram

. Thursday, November 10, 2011

Check my interview regarding Revolution Lovers over on Pat Bertram's blog. For once I came off...well, not exactly normal but at least not completely manic-depressive loony toons in a interview. It's a miracle!

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All In The Family: Sex, Religion & Incest

. Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Check out Episode 012 of Ellora's Cave Chaos radio program: All In The Family: Sex, Religion & Incest with Thelmer Sedzoid, Jaid Black, and Jose from da Hood. An interesting trio who have a lot to say.

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Ice Bridge by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

. Sunday, November 6, 2011

A wonderful story full of suspense, the paranormal, and even a little romance. The Ice Bridge kept me engaged all the way through to the last word. Charlotte, the heroine, is likable and interesting, and the setting, Mackinac Island, is such a strong force in the story that it feels like a dark, eerie character, who pulls the reader in, making you feel like you’re really there as a quiet character in attendance to observe.

Charlotte Graham returns to the island to write about ghosts while her heart heals after a broken engagement. What she finds at first is a warm, supportive friendship with her Aunt Bess and Hannah as well as an unexpected attraction to Lieutenant "Mac" Berman, but things quickly change and grow dark.

Griffith does an incredible job creating a dark, ghostly mood, which sets-off her warm, endearing characters perfectly. The contrast makes for a suspenseful read. I recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense, a good ghost story, and the sweet lull of a potential romance between two characters you will cheer for. The Ice Bridge has chills and thrills but warms the heart as well.

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Revolution Lovers Released!

. Thursday, November 3, 2011

My new sci fi romance Revolution Lovers is finally out!

I love this story! Check out the excerpt:

Copyright © JOELYN MODO, 2011
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

Adie Perrin sat in a worn booth at the Hit or Miss Bar, downing her third bottle of cheap Cerberian alcohol, wanting nothing more than to go unnoticed.

Tonight she had a mission—drink until the green-gold alcohol consumed every vestige of pain. And unlike her previous assignment, her final mission of the interplanetary war, she’d complete this one. Hell, not even a legion of Petulo soldiers could stop her from getting drunk tonight.

After taking the last bitter swallow from her third bottle of alcohol, she palmed the last of her credits. She had enough for two more Cerberians, then she’d be finished. Finished drinking. Finished fighting. Finished living.


There was a sad sort of satisfaction in knowing that she had come to the end of it all. She felt ready, ready to let go and fall.

Adie dropped her chin, allowing her dark-red hair to hide her scarred face before waving down a worn-out waiter. The crammed-in crowd forced her to shout her order up to the tall man. How he heard her over the cacophony of drunkenness, she didn’t know. Maybe he read lips or minds. Either talent would work to the benefit of the staff at her favorite crap bar.

While waiting for the alcohol to arrive, thoughts of the last couple of years surfaced. Tonight she celebrated an anniversary of sorts. It had been two years to the day since control of her body and all its parts had belonged to her instead of the Petulo commander who had captured her at the end of the interplanetary war.

Memories surfaced. A laser blade burning through her skin. Precise, intricate designs branded on her belly, her back, her face. The sound of her own screams. The smell of burning flesh

She gagged, her eyes and nose watering. Her stomach cramping.

She’d endured the torture for nothing. Her unit—her family—had died before she had even regained consciousness, making the secrets she fought so hard to keep worthless. She had lost everything.

Adie forced the memories away with another swallow of alcohol.

The waiter plunked the fresh bottles on the table, jerking her back to the present.

“On the house.” He gave her a toothy smile, a low bow. “It’s an honor to serve you, Soldier Perrin.”

Damn. Just her luck, he’d recognized her.

She slid the last of her credits to the edge of the table and glared. He had to be new to try that shit with her. Thankfully she had a glare as deadly as any of her former weapons. Grinding her teeth, she rolled her eyes up to meet his gaze and let her stank-eye do the talking.

With a shaky hand, he snatched up the slick, circular credits and hurried away.

She grabbed the frosted bottle closest to her and added a handful of pain-deflectors to her suicide cocktail. She’d already inhaled a baggie of her favorite street drug, Nevermind, before limping down the block to visit Hit or Miss for the last time.

The pain-deflectors melted in the Cerberian, changing the color to murky brown. She plugged her nose and guzzled. Yeah, she was something special, wasn’t she? A real role model. She snorted her disgust with herself and everybody else.

Gods, when would everyone stop seeing her as a war hero? When would they realize she was nothing more than a fool who didn’t know when to let go?

Well, she planned to let go tonight. Tipping the bottle up to her lips, Adie shuttered her eyes and let the liquid fire burn through the broken house of her soul.
 ~~End Excerpt~~

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo

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