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Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (Spoilers)

Friday May 1st

My Boyfriend Tom and I saw the new Avengers movie. The Avenger: Age of Ultron.

I would give the movie a B+. It was full of action, and I had a few good laughs. The story-line kept me on my toes. I don’t think I ever turn my head away.

I liked Vision. I felt like Ultron sounded a lot like Tony Stark. I like how you learned a bit more of the avengers. It tells more of their stories. It made them feel more human. I feel for Natasha.

******Spoiler Warning**************

It would have been an A review but there was a piece missing.

I felt that there was a hole in the story when Thor when away. I felt the director’s decision to take out Loki’s scene was wrong. I think it needed that piece for the audience to see that it was just a dream.

There was also no clip at the very end of the credits and I think it was stupid, because Marvel has been doing that for most of their movies now. Why stop?

After we got out of the movie the theater was promoting Comic Book Day. They had actor playing the different heroes. . . It had Tom’s day when he got to take his picture taken with Thor and Loki.

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Promoting a fellow author: Heidi Nicole Bird

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Through the Paper Wall, the beloved middle grade fantasy by Heidi Nicole Bird is now available as an audio book! Brought to life by the talented vocal artist Andy Mack, this fantastic story becomes even more magical. Download your copy today by visiting Audible.com or iTunes! To celebrate, the Kindle version of Through the Paper Wall is now available for only $.99, for a limited time only. To make it even better, if you own the Kindle version you can get the Audible download for only $1.99! (Please incorporate these links into the above statement!) http://andymackvoice.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/through-paper-wall-unabridged/id674652420

Audible: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall/dp/B00DYXTE98/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1379794008

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1&keywords=Through+the+Paper+Wall

Synopsis: Things haven’t been the same between Jesse and Dad since Mom died, and now Jesse’s worst fears are coming true. Not only has he been forced to move across the country, but Dad is also flirting like crazy with his new girlfriend. In an attempt to get away from the two lovebirds, Jesse starts to explore his new house and what he finds changes everything. Hidden in Jesse’s basement is a room the adults can’t see, and leading from the room is a massive tunnel. That’s not the only weird thing about Jesse’s new house, though. It’s also tagged with all sorts of rumors. Could the house actually be haunted like some people think?

With the help of his new friend Jake, Jesse soon discovers the truth, and they find themselves in a situation that is way out of their control. Ambyth, an eternal city of teenagers, is anything but a safe place for Jesse and Jake to be. Together they must overcome the evil that Jesse’s house has been hiding for decades, and they have to do it before time runs out.

5-star Reviews: “Imaginative, beautiful, brilliant, engaging. From the first page of this book, I was hooked, and was very sad to soon be finding myself on the last page. While the story is a fantastic fantasy, the reader finds themselves learning a lesson after the book is over.” – N. Wells “It took me to a magical place in my mind; one of mystery, imagination, and wonder, yet had the touching side of real-life struggles that a lot of people have to deal with. Even though the main character is quite young, I found myself identifying with his frustration, pain, love, and realization.” – Jade M. Phillips, author of MER “Even though it is geared towards YA I think a person can appreciate the message at any age. It is a reminder that life is fragile and we should be thankful for whatever we have.” – Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker “When I started reading the book I was immediately impressed by the way her words brought life to her characters. They were well crafted and believable, their interactions natural. The story captures the frustration of a young adult who’s life seems out of control and does a marvelous job of showing us how his feelings change as the book progresses.” – Daniel Wang

Want the story in another format? Through the Paper Wall can be found in various other formats by visiting the following links:

Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379794008&sr=8-1

UK Paperback: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-Paper-Wall-Heidi-Nicole/dp/1481093819/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-ebook/dp/B00BF1MNT4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

UK Audible: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Through-the-Paper-Wall-Unabridged/dp/B00DYXFQ9A/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1379691744&sr=1-2

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/285576

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781481093811

Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/heidi-nicole-bird/through-the-paper-wall/_/R-400000000000000988139

Barnes and Noble Paperback: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=9781481093811&itm=1&usri=9781481093811

Barnes and Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/through-the-paper-wall-heidi-nicole-bird/1114573007?ean=2940044365230

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/through-the-paper-wall

Itunes ebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/through-the-paper-wall/id619423758?mt=11

Heidi Nicole Bird has been writing for as long as she can remember and it is her favorite thing in the world. Heidi is a regular NaNoWriMo participant and is mostly a young adult fantasy writer, but also likes to write juvenile fiction and other genres. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Brigham Young University and she looks forward to exploring the genre of historical fiction. Heidi lives in Utah with her family and four dogs, and loves working as both a writer and an Archival Digitization Specialist for Ancestry.com. To learn more visit www.heidinicolebird.com

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My Review for the short story: “Killing Matt Cooper”

Title: “Killing Matt Cooper”
By John Cassian

It’s a suspenseful story of love vs. lust. It’s about a man trying to find a loving understanding: hoping to have someone accept who he is, who he really is. However after being denied, it creates a monster within his own darkness.  

I believe this story demonstrated that we all have a dark side. I think some just express in physical ways. It just shows us what humans are really capable of doing.

The story kept me on the edge. I normally don’t like open ending, but I believed it ended open enough to allow me to use my imagination.

Extra notes: This story is rated X and has extreme sexual material and extreme violence.  There is some foul language. However the rating is more adult situations. This is not for the sensitive reader.

I give this story 3 ½ pages. . . The story kept me on my toes.

Links to the story: coupon code: EY66T (free until September 15, 2013)
Link to book: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/306611