It’s here! At long last we finally know the title of Sylvain Reynard’s new book! We also get a peek at the beautiful cover!
The Shadow is the highly anticipated sequel to The Raven and is the second book in Reynard’s thrilling Florentine Series, due out February 2, 2016. Read on for juicy details and links to order your copy!
New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard presents the hotly anticipated, intoxicating follow-up to The Raven…
Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart…
A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Ispettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.
I had the pleasure of seeing Disney’s Tomorrowland this past Friday.
Going into the movie, I had a vision of what I thought the movie was about based upon the special extended preview I saw at Disneyland (complete with rumbling floors…after all, this was the same Tomorrowland theater that housed Captain EO and Honey I Shrunk the Audience back in the day…)
The next day my issue of Entertainment Weekly arrived and I was thrilled to read Jeff Jensen’s article on how he came to be a part of the film. Jensen and Damon Lindelof worked “together” on Lost. (Jensen wrote Lost recaps for EW, and Lindelof was a creator, so yes, they worked together…) The fascinating thing about this article is that it discusses the origin of the film and the changes it underwent through the creative process. Now I want nothing more than to read the original script. I love the idea of seeing more mythology; I already have the book on order. As much as I appreciated the movie and its messages as they are, part of me wishes that we could see Tomorrowland as Jensen and Lindelof envisioned it, in those early stages of development. Even so, the movie is still awesome as-is. (Full review to follow)
For American Horror Story fans, I believe that Wayward Pines might fill the void until AHS returns. With equal parts X-Files, Twilight Zone, and Twin Peaks, M. Night Shyamalan’s foray into television promises creeps and thrills, and enough mystery to keep us coming back for its ten week run.
Mama Pippa had a busy Mothers Day keeping track of her two rambunctious kittens. We’re now about 95% certain that Orange Tabby is a boy and White Kitten is a girl. (Despite what the experts say, we have had 3 female orange cats in our family so being orange doesn’t mean anything…)
The kittens are so full of energy and curiosity that I have been changing their play area two to three times daily to give them new things to explore. Despite their size and seemingly advanced intellect, they’re still too young to meet the rest of the family, though their cat uncles and their dog uncle sit outside their door and listen to them.
For all the mothers out there, Pippa hopes you had a relaxing day. She’s hoping for sleep soon…
My family has a long history of staying at the Disneyland Hotel. We first stayed there when I was 3, in 1983. In 1985 our brand-new Toyota van was smashed when the valet mistook the gas pedal for the break and drove into the Audi in front of him. Needless to say, we were upgraded to a suite during that trip.
After a long hiatus, I have a Disneyland Annual Passport once more, and ever since the Star Wars Celebration I have been reacquainting myself with my old friend.
The Disneyland Hotel has been remodeled and upgraded, and my beloved koi pond and waterfalls have been removed. The Bonita Tower is now the Frontier Tower, the Sierra Tower is now the Adventure Tower, and the main tower is now Fantasy Tower.
I discovered that it’s worth making a trip to the bathrooms in each of the towers’ lobbies. The wallpaper is fantastic, and a must-see for Disney enthusiasts.