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Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone

Move over Laura Croft.

The Spider Stone (Rogue Angel) was another amazing read. This series has quickly become my favorite this year. Getting off to an exciting start, Destiny (Rogue Angel) introduces us to Annja Creed. Creed is a part-time archeologist, part-time host of a tv show called Chasing History’s Monsters, and full-time adventurer.

In this third book in the Rogue Angel series,The Spider Stone, Annja is hired to find a treasure with a small stone as her only clue. From Atlanta, Georgia to West Africa, Annja is hunted by mercenaries and treasure seekers. But wielding the lost sword of Joan of Arc, Annja is a formidable force to be reckoned with.

As in the first book, the characters are all well developed. I can’t wait to see where this series takes Creed and her mysterious, occasional allies, Garin and Roux. As always, action and adventure abound in this cross between Indiana Jones and Laura Croft.

Mel Odom and Victor Milan alternately write the Rogue Angel series, under the pseudonym Alex Archer.

Marvel Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen of My Favorite Marvel Comic Book Characters:

1. Spider-Man
Powers: Peter can cling to most surfaces, has superhuman strength and is roughly 15 times more agile than a regular human. He has been able to lift 15 tons under optimal conditions, but his current strength level after his rebirth has yet to be determined. The combination of his acrobatic leaps and web-slinging enables him to travel rapidly from place to place. His spider-sense provides an early warning detection system linked with his superhuman kinesthetics, enabling him the ability to evade most any injury, provided he doesn’t cognitively override the autonomic reflexes. His powers have recently been enhanced after his transformation from the Queen to include a stronger psychic alignment with his environment, especially with other arachnids and insects. He can now create organic webs from his wrists, limited by his body’s health and nutrition. Recent new abilities resulting from his rebirth after battling Morlun include night vision, increased sensory awareness via vibratory patterns transmitted on his web lines, and twin retractable stingers within his forearms. He can use the hairs on his body to detect subtle changes in the wind. His skin’s adhesive ability, previously concentrated mainly on his palms and soles of his feet, is now more greatly present throughout his body including his face (previously used to prevent undesirable mask removal) and back.
Abilities: Peter is an accomplished scientist, inventor and photographer.

Continue reading Marvel Thursday Thirteen

TV Meme

Found this meme at http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/167.

1. How much space is left on your Tivo or DVR box?
Around 45 hours out of 100.

2. Have you ever bought a DVD of a TV series and if so which one?
A lot!
The 4400 (1 & 2, so far)
A-Team (season 2)
Battlestar Galactica (Classic only. And only made one season.)
The Dead Zone (1-4, so far)
Firefly (only made one season)
The Flash (only made one season)
The Greatest American Hero (season 1, autographed by William Katt)
Knight Rider (season 1)
MacGyver (season 1 and 4)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (seasons 1-3)
Moonlighting (1-4, so far)
Quantum Leap (1, 3, & 4 so far)
Remington Steele (all 5 seasons)
Roswell (all 3 seasons)
Simon & Simon (season 1, so far)
Smallville (season 1)
Stargate: SG-1 (season 1-8, so far)
Stargate: Atlantis (season 1, so far)
Wonder Woman (all 3 seasons)

3. What was the last TV show that you all watched before reading this message?
Last night, I watched episodes of Simon & Simon.

4. List 5 shows you won’t miss.
Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, The 4400, The Dead Zone, Psych, Heroes, Lost, Smallville… yes, more than 5.

5. Name 3 people to whom you will pass this stick.
Whoever wants it.

Monday Blahs

I started watching the first few episodes of Simon and Simon yesterday. Now I remember why I loved this show as a kid… and why I had such a crush on A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker). In fact, I think I have a bigger crush now. I’ve always loved detective shows, and wish they still made them like they did in the 80s: Simon and Simon, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, Moonlighting, Hart to Hart, Magnum PI. Though with shows like Monk and Psych on USA, I can still get my fix of new and fresh quality private detective shows. Meanwhile, between seasons, I’m re-watching the classics.

I finished another commissioned drawing this weekend, and started working on one for fun of Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Inara (Morena Baccarin) from Firefly. As you can see, I haven’t finished. Mal and Inara look like they’ve gotten in a fist fight and both have black eyes.
I’ll, hopefully, be posting the finished version tomorrow.

And I started reading Dean and Me this weekend. I’m already loving this book. Emotional and heart-felt, Jerry Lewis wrote a loving memoir of their time together.

TGIF

Since I can’t think of anything to blog this morning, Friday 5 lists these questions:

1. What is one thing you always have with you?
A paperback book in my purse. Currently, it’s The Spider Stone.
2. What are two things on your night-table (or next to your bed)?
A cup of water and my alarm.
3. What are three things you learned in the last seven days?
Heinlein isn’t my favorite author.
I have some really great friends that would do anything for me.
And that I need to lean on God more.
4. What are four things parents always have to tell you?
“It’s only money.”
“Don’t burn any bridges.” (My mother’s favorite phrase when talking about guys I don’t want to date.)
“Do you need anything?”
“Call me when you get home, so I know you’re safe.”
5. What are five things you paid for in the last month?
Food
Comics/Books
Car loan & college loan
Utility bills
Mortgage

Fun Stuff:

If you’re bored, check out this site for some fun pumpkin carving ideas: ExtremePumpkins.com



And Dirk Benedict in Battlestar Funtopia!

Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica will love this.
Saw this YouTube video on a forum that I visit. It’s is very funny, but just to warn you (if you’re watching at work) there is a little swearing. It looks to be a TV pilot for a show called Paine Management. This episode stars Dirk Benedict and Corbin Bernsen.

Thursday Thirteen and Quitters

So, I’m a quitter. I’m sorry Bellezza. I did last as long as I could. I read, skimmed, and eventually skipped my way to about halfway through the book. Then I skipped to the end of the book, looking to see if it got any better. But I just can’t finish The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I struggled through the difficult language and politics discussion as long as I could. It’s just not as action or adventure oriented as I’m used to. It’s definitely heavy on conversation. It’s funny, because I can read books on apologetics and theology and not get bored, but when I read a science fiction book I guess it has to have more than just dialog and ideas. But I hope the rest of you enjoy it! I’m glad I tried though. Don’t get me wrong. I can say I at least gave Heinlein a shot. And now, I’ll get back to my action-packed favorite new series – Rogue Angel: The Spider Stone.

Oh, and I forgot to mention I finished the October Challenge a couple of days ago. The last book that I finished, The Nephilim, was too cheesy to even review.

And now, onto Thirteen of My Favorite Current Series of Books:

1. Rogue Angel, by Alex Archer
2. The Noble Dead Series, by Barb and J.C. Hendee by Joss Whedon
3. Runaways, by Brian K. Vaughan (being taken over by Joss Whedon)
4. Diagnosis Murder, by Lee Goldberg
5. The Undead Series, by MJ Davidson
6. Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon
7. Southern Vampire Series, by Charlaine Harris
8. Star Trek: The Next Generation Novels, by various authors
9. Stargate: SG-1 and Atlantis Novels, by various authors
10. Battlestar Galactica Continuation Novels, by Richard Hatch
11. Half-Blood Chronicles, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey. (The forth book has been listed as “in progress” on Lackey’s website for a while now. But who knows if there will really be any more since Norton passed away. I’m still hoping!)
12. Cece Caruso Mysteries, by Susan Kandel
13. Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom Series, by Julie Kenner