Wild Wednesday – June 12th, 2019

 

It’s Wild Wednesday on June 12th, 2019!

 

Each week we bring you a list of books from not only LMBPN authors, but also friends of ours, that are on sale! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to discover some new authors or some exciting books you may not have seen yet.

Most of these books are FREE in Kindle Unlimited and are also on sale today.

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The Kurtherian Endgame Boxed Set: Books 1-4

 

Teal Temptress

 

The Peabrain’s Magic

 

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Movie Review: Dark Phoenix

A follow up to 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, despite having no callbacks to that film at all, Dark Phoenix loosely follows Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner fresh off of Game of Thrones, as she is infected by the Phoenix Force and lays waste to the other characters in the film. While doing a convincing job with the roles all of the actors were given, what they were given is not so much a story or movie, but a series of scenes told in order with no story binding them. This is the recorded events of Grey’s experience with the Phoenix Force, and nothing more.

As this is the last of the mainline First Class series of X-Men films, and possibly the last Fox X-Men film in general as The New Mutants had been pushed back yet again to April 2020 and the Gambit movie was canceled, what we got was thoroughly disappointing. It not only failed to bring the series either to a close or into the next phase now that Marvel Studios owns them. Instead of doing that, it introduces a new alien race that are almost non-important to the film at all. Dark Phoenix marks nearly 20 years since the first film was released, and nothing about the film relates to the larger universe of the series. It doesn’t even reference the previous film, other than the team from the last film is roughly that of this new one.

As previously mentioned, the only shining light from this movie is the acting of the characters that get any screen time at all. Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey great with what limited characterization she receives, as does James McAvoy’s (Glass, Wanted) Xavier and Michael Fassbender’s (Assassin’s Creed, Alien: Covenant) Magneto. Jessica Chastain’s (Miss Sloane, Crimson Peak) Vuk barely has anything to do in the story, and tells us the motivations of her species, to trick someone on Earth to take in the Phoenix Force, and then try to control said person to bring about a return of their planet, which was destroyed by the same entity. Does any of this matter to the story that Dark Phoenix wants to tell? No, it doesn’t. Because the movie itself doesn’t want to think about that.

Instead, the film speeds through the Phoenix Saga much like it did in the original X-Men films. Xavier uses his power to partition off parts of Grey’s power and memories in a misguided attempt to help her. Gaining the power of the Phoenix Force breaks these walls, and thus makes her aware of them existing. She flees from Xavier to Magneto’s compound, only to be turned away as her uncontrolled abilities put his home at risk, turning him against her as well.

We’ve seen this before, during X-Men: The Last Stand, and while I am never one to say that something can’t be rebooted or rehashed, this version doesn’t do anything new with the story. I wish there was a new take on it, that the strange side plot between Mystique and Xavier, about the former calling the latter out on using the X-Men to grow his own ego, rather than what’s better for the group, had more time to develop. I wish that there was more static between Beast and Magneto when they team up.

Unless you care more about completing the series than you do about the actual quality of the film, there is not a lot of reason to go see this film. There is not enough good to overwhelm or balance out the bad, and with movies costing as much as they do, even if you do want to be a completionist about the series, you could easily wait until the film is on streaming or on DVD.

Dark Phoenix is open wide in theatres everywhere.

David Castro is a Puerto Rican writer from New York City. He has worked on the upcoming Undead supplement for Chill Third Edition and is working on launching a Patreon. You can find him on Twitter (@theinkedknight), on Tumblr (thedevilsyouknew), on Facebook (facebook.com/inkstainedstudios), and at davidrcastro.com.

 

 

LMBPN’s Week in Review – June 2 – 8, 2019

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June 2 – 9, 2019 Week in Review

 

Did you see all of our new releases this week? While it may have been somewhat slow, for LMBPN standards, there were many great new books that you could spend hours upon hours huddled up with. Searching new lands, even new times, all while passing some very enjoyable time yourself.

We have a new feature, we are going to start adding the boxed set releases per a fan request. Yes, your messages are read and considered.

This week saw the Soul Stone Mage full series box set released at only 99c! Hurry up if you want the discounted price because it will go back up to $9.99 soon.

Just because Alison and her team put down the 7th Order doesn’t mean there aren’t other baddies that need dealing with. She and her team have discovered others who don’t play well with Brownstones.

I can’t imagine being a vampire, let alone sleeping for 400 years and to wake up in our generation of mean girls and school bullies. Honestly, why can’t a good vampire just bite the mean girls? Put them in their places? Although, there are others who are searching for Vicki, so maybe keeping a low profile is smart.

Dinosaurs! I mean come on! How much fun would it be to travel back in time and see real, live dinosaurs??? Well, it would be dangerous to be sure, but man would that be exciting! And for former Army Rangers, I bet taking part in wars throughout time would be very exciting! Although, having to deal with stupid scientists might not be too much fun. Best part of all, this series was written by Chuck Dixon! Yes, THAT Chuck. You know, the one who worked with DC on various comic books over the years? Ever read a Batman comic? Chances are it was one Chuck worked on.

If you missed any of these rich and exciting stories, don’t worry! You can find the links right here! Best of all, they are all in Kindle Unlimited! https://books2read.com/rl/GPrnp0

 

 

Fan’s Pricing Saturday – June 9th

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All of these new releases are 99c for one day only! 

 

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Road trip BBQ & a Brawl ebook cover

Roadtrip: BBQ and Brawl

 

A Brownstone Response

 

The Last Vampire Book 2 ebook cover

The Girl In The Back Row

 

The One Helluva Bad Time 

 

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Wild Wednesday – June 5th

 

 

It’s Wild Wednesday on June 5th, 2019!

 

Each week we bring you a list of books from not only LMBPN authors, but also friends of ours, that are on sale! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to discover some new authors or some exciting books you may not have seen yet.

 

Most of these books are FREE in Kindle Unlimited and are also on sale today.

 

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Soul Stone Mage Boxed Set

 

A Very British Witch Boxed Set

 

The Lucidites Boxed Set – Also Available On Audio

 

Darklanding Omnibus – Also Available On Audio

 

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We’ve Been Nominated For An Award – Young Adult Audiobook

 

 

Have you heard of the Independent Audiobook Awards? It’s the Indie Audiobook version of the highest award you can get! Think Oscars or Emmys but in the independent audio market.

 

LMBPN published the audio version of Judith Berin’s Dark Is Her Nature novel. This audiobook nomination has spoken to readers of all ages, not just fans of YA. Dark Is Her Nature is book 1 of 8 in the School For Necessary Magic Series. This outstanding and award-nominated audio was narrated by the very talented Kate Rudd!

 

 

 

For hire: teachers for special school in the Virginia countryside. Must be able to handle teenagers with special abilities. Cannot be afraid to discipline werewolves, wizards, elves, and other assorted hormonal teens. Apply at the School of Necessary Magic.

Alison is a young Drow princess whose power is just beginning to grow inside of her – too bad for the dark forces after her. They won’t see it coming. Even better…Alison’s making a few tween friends who can stand by her side.

School’s in session – the world’s about to change.

 

 

Come on over and check out our two nominated books – Dark Is Her Nature!

 

 

Week In Review – May 27-31

 

 

We hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend. Well … those who have a holiday this weekend anyway. If you don’t, so sorry! But the books we released this week are fantastic!

 

As promised, we had another book in the Monster Case Files published. What will the twins get into next when they go to Loveland, Ohio? You won’t want to miss this one!

There was also another addition to the Metal Legion series. This time, there is an easy mission but an old enemy. Can everyone keep it together?

Excitingly, we had a new series published continuing the Animus storyline – Animus: Year Three! The third-year students are about to take on each other, and the reviews show that you won’t want to put it down.

In addition, we had the nineteenth book in The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone series published! Read it now to find out what happens when you threaten the food of the Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone.

We really hope you have had a chance to check out the fantastic new releases! Keep looking for more new series as well as new books within your favourite series all coming very soon!

Here’s the Week in Review, enjoy!

 

 

Fan’s Pricing Saturday – June 1st

 

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All of these new releases are 99c for one day only! 
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Grab them today before the prices go up!

 

 

The Loveland Frog

 

 

Cry Havoc

 

 

Master

 

 

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Animus Book One is now on Audio

Podium publishing has published the audio version of Joshua Anderle’s Initiate novel. This audiobook has already hit bestseller charts, and this is first of many Animus books that will be produced in audio. This outstanding audio was narrated by the very talented Scott Aiello!

 

 

It was just one fight, but it changed Kaiden Jericho’s life forever.

He was in a gang but was trying to change his future, when a board member of the elite advanced academy NEXUS made a snap decision and offered him a chance.

Then fate, or an unbalanced genius, offered him another.

The Nexus Academy is for the elite trainees from Earth, and now trials from our alien allies, as they teach the future generation how to fight, lead, hack, spy, and many other talents and tactics.

Hired by companies, governments, and NGOs, these graduates work to pay off the massive debt their training at the academy accumulates.

You don’t become the best of the best by staying alive. With the Animus, you are closer to perfection with each death you suffer.

Kaiden Jericho would rather skip the death part, thank you very much.

Check out – Initiate.

 

 

It’s Wild Wednesday – May 29, 2019!

 

It’s Wild Wednesday on May 29, 2019!

 

Each week we bring you a list of books from not only LMBPN authors, but also friends of ours, that are on sale! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to discover some new authors or some exciting books you may not have seen yet.

 

Most of these books are FREE in Kindle Unlimited and are also on sale today.

 

Please remember to double check the price before you one-click.

 

The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone Omnibus One

Forgotten Gods Boxed Set

 

 

Dungeon Born – Also Available On Audio

 

 

The Devil Is In The Details

 

 

Sea Green Siren

 

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