Thursday, December 29, 2016

Porque você deve escrever seus alvos



Eu começarei este post com uma pergunta, O que você quer alcançar em 2017? Você já pensou sobre isso? Se você sabe o que quer, você pode consegui-lo; se você não sabe o que quer, como espera chegar a algum lugar?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Why you must write down your goals



I´ll start this post with a question, What do you want to achieve in 2017? Have you already thought about it? If you know what you want, you can have it; if you don´t know, how do you expect to arrive somewhere?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Book Review: The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain

Title: The Immortal Throne

Author: Bree Despain

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab TM (October 1, 2016)

Pages: 348

Blurb: Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her sake. But she could never have predicted that she'd end up betrothed to Haden's conniving half-brother, Garrick, new King of the Underrealm—and bound to his dark world.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Magia de Escrever Fantasia Parte Dois



Os livros e filmes de fantasia têm reivindicado uma grande porção da indústria literária e cinematográfica. Se olhar a lista de best-sellers do The New York Times, frequentemente você encontrará livros de fantasia no topo.

Se você checar as bilheterias mais lucrativas do cinema durante a última década, encontrará dúzias de filmes baseados em estórias de fantasia. Batman, Homens de Preto, Piratas do Caribe, Star Wars, Capitão America, etc.

Livros como, 'Sete minutos depois da meia-noite’, 'Animais Fantásticos e onde eles habitam', e 'O Lar das Crianças Peculiares', estão entre as adaptações de livros para o cinema.

A Marvel Studios, DC Comics e outros estúdios reconhecem a grande popularidade das fantasias e continuam investindo milhões para produzi-los. Eu arrisco dizer que este é o momento dos livros e filmes de fantasia.

Por que as pessoas são tão atraídas pelas estórias de fantasia? Elas são puxadas para o desconhecido; todo o mundo sonha ou fantasia alguma situação. O cérebro é trabalhador, nunca para e se desenvolve com enredos interessantes. Quem nunca teve um dia de super-herói? É fácil se imaginar no lugar de um personagem, tomando decisões e resolvendo problemas. Isso acontece porque embora seja fantasia, parece real, palpável e crível em algum nível. Nós choramos, rimos e apaixonamos com os personagens.

Para se escrever uma estória de fantasia, é necessário perceber o que leitores estão procurando, o que eles querem vivenciar, quais tipos de situações e personagens os fazem se apaixonar por uma estória.

É seguro dizer que o segredo é a forma que o escritor conta uma estória. A série Harry Potter teria o mesmo sucesso se outros escritores tivessem escrito os livros? Tente imaginar se a série Crepúsculo tivesse sido escrito por Bram Stocker! Cada escritor tem o poder para transformar um vampiro no mais amado ou odiado personagem, um deus grego ou egípcio em um super-herói, ou até mesmo um adolescente comum e menosprezado em um campeão.

Quando estamos escrevendo uma estória de fantasia, somos livres para imaginar qualquer coisa, nós podemos criar nosso próprio mundo, nós temos poder e esta é uma sensação surpreendente. O mais interessante é que embora seja imaginário, tem suas raízes na realidade: esses personagens enfrentam quase os mesmos problemas que um ser humano comum… lutas, perigos e preocupações.

Por exemplo, quem nunca teve um amor impossível? Quem nunca teve um coração partido? É fácil sentir uma conexão com Bella e Edward na série Crepúsculo de Stephenie Meyer. Eles têm que enfrentar muitos obstáculos para ficarem juntos; eles estão sofrendo e dispostos a fazer qualquer coisa para ficarem juntos.

As pessoas gostam de viver em um mundo diferente durante alguns minutos. A fantasia é um tipo de escapismo que as faz se esquecer de que há um mundo com tantos problemas e injustiças. Algumas pessoas precisam acreditar que há algo mais além de nosso mundo; elas estão procurando respostas para coisas que a ciência e a realidade não podem explicar.

Além do mais, nós somos seres curiosos atraídos pela aventura da descoberta e essas estórias brincam com nossos cérebros criativos, causando uma avalanche de sentimentos bons e ruins. Que oportunidade para um escritor!

As estórias de fantasia oferecem aos escritores e leitores um mundo diferente e imaginário onde tudo é possível.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Magic of Fantasy Writing Part Two



Fantasy books and movies have claimed a great portion of the literary and film industry. If you check The New York Times best-sellers list, you´ll often find fantasy books right at the top.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Resenha de filme: Anjos da Noite: Guerras de Sangue



Sinopse: Selene (Kate Beckinsale) é uma guerreira vampira que luta para acabar com a guerra eterna entre o clã Lycan de lobisomens sanguinários e a facção de vampiros que a traiu. Quando um novo levante parece tomar forma, ela irá utilizar sua influência e relacionamento com ambas as partes para negociar um cessar fogo.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Movie Review: Underworld: Blood Wars



Blurb: Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) continues her struggle against the Lycan clan and the Vampire fraction that betrayed her, with both sides trying to use the blood of her and her daughter to become Vampire-Corvinus hybrids. After hiding her daughter, Selene, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), attempt to end the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, though it may cost Selene her life.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Magia de Escrever Fantasia Parte Um



Para começar, precisamos entender o que significa fantasia. De acordo com dicionário, fantasia (substantivo) é algo que é produzido pela imaginação; uma ideia afastada da realidade; o ato de imaginar algo; um livro, filme, etc., ela conta uma estória sobre coisas que acontecem em um mundo imaginário.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Magic of Fantasy Writing Part One



To start, it helps to understand what fantasy means. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, fantasy (noun) is something that is produced by the imagination; an idea that is far removed from normal reality; the act of imagining something; a book, movie, etc., that tells a story about things that happen in an imaginary world.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Resenha: O Coração da Esfinge por Colleen Houck

Título: O Coração da Esfinge

Autor: Colleen Houck

Editora: Arqueiro (26 de Agosto de 2016)

Páginas: 368

Sinopse: Lily Young achou que viajar pelo mundo com um príncipe egípcio tinha sido sua maior aventura. Mas a grande jornada de sua vida ainda está para começar.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Book review: Recreated by Colleen Houck

Title: Recreated

Author: Colleen Houck

Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 2, 2016)

Pages: 416

Blurb: Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Goddesses of Egypt



As ancient Egyptian people believed in a pantheon of gods, they also worshiped many goddesses that had an important role in their lives and many powers, shapes, and purposes.

Let´s know some of them?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Gods of Egypt



Thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, people believed in a pantheon of gods. Sun-god, crocodile-god, cat-god… Each god had his power, shape, and different purposes as protection, healing, magic, wisdom...

Their stories are more than just entertaining yarns about mythical creatures with human bodies and animals heads. Let´s know some ancient gods:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mysteries of the Great Sphinx


Veiled stories, secret passageways, concealed chambers… there are an air of mystery around the Great Sphinx that causes speculations and gives credence to many theories. The Great Sphinx also gives room to unbelievable fantasy movies and books.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

When love happens




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Dangerous makeup


Women have worn makeup for a long time. Those products became part of their lives and it´s rare to find a woman who doesn´t like those girly things. Even men wear them. There are many brands that offer specific products according to our type of skin. It is wonderful! But distressing too.

How many times do you arrived in a shop to buy a foundation, for example, and looked at that large number of options without knowing which one to pick? At the end you bought the wrong one.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Is it a case impossible to solve?

Book review: The Daemoniac by Kat Ross. Blog tour organized by Xpresso Book Tours



Title: The Daemoniac

Author: Kat Ross

Publisher: Acorn Publishing (October 12, 2016)

Pages: 269

Blurb: It's August of 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will begin his grisly spree in the London slum of Whitechapel, and another serial murderer is stalking the gas-lit streets of New York. With taunting messages in backwards Latin left at the crime scenes and even more inexplicable clues like the fingerprints that appear to have been burned into one victim's throat, his handiwork bears all the hallmarks of a demonic possession.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

5 Interesting Facts About Ancient Egypt



1- Akhenaton (Tutankhamun´s father) was the first monotheist pharaoh. He worshiped Aten—the sun god. He ruled Egypt for fourteen years; it´s called the
Armana Period. Aten represented the life-giving force of the universe. The sun-disk was often depicted in either abstract or personified form. It is pictured as a circle with rays of light radiating downward.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Virtual FantasyCon is coming!


Virtual FantasyCon is a fun and interesting online event happening in October and best of all it’s free. The location is your computer. You can drop by any day during the event and check out the booths for that day. There will be authors, bloggers, editors, artists, and publishers to list just a few. There will be a Cosplay booth, Blog Hop Hunt booth, panel discussions, and a new booth this year an Author Cache Sale booth (This booth is new and is only for the participating authors on the day of each event. Books on sale for $1.99 or 0.99 can list these books in the comment section below for guests to find and buy.) It is put together by lovely people like Carol March, Raven Williams, Denise Garrou, and others who have worked behind the scenes to make this event happen.



It’s a place to catch up on your favorite author and discover new authors. There is epic fantasy, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, children’s fantasy, and YA fantasy to name just a few of the different types of authors that will have a booth during the event.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Funny Writing



I love mythology and everything related to this magical world. A series of Egyptian books is coming and to prepare you for a world full of ancient gods, captivating demigods, and dauntless girls, I thought I could share with you what I´ve learned from this fascinating world.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Does Prophet Zarathustra live?

Book Review: Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross. Blog tour organized by Xpresso book tours





Title: Blood of the Prophet (The fourth element book 2)

Author: Kat Ross

Publisher: Acorn Publishing (September 12, 2016)

Pages: 289

Blurb: Visionary. Alchemist. Savior. Saint.

The Prophet Zarathustra has been called many things. Now he spends his time drawing pictures of weird-looking goats. That's what happens when you've been stuck in a prison cell for two hundred years. But the man who might be mad, and is definitely supposed to be dead, has suddenly become very valuable again…

Friday, September 16, 2016

It happens on Friday: What´s happening in Chicago Med Season two?



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NBC has scheduled the premiere date for the new season for September 22, 2016.



During season one the characters were focused on their job, their routine as doctors and nurses of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. They had to deal with difficult situations and make life-death hard decisions.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Who will pay for the prince´s death?

Book Review: The Wrong Prince by C.K. Brooke. Blog Tour Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours


Title: The Wrong Prince

Author: C.K. Brooke

Publisher: 48fourteen (June 17, 2016)

Pages: 236 pages

Blurb: Two princes. One bride. A dire misunderstanding…

Geo and Dmitri are the princes of Tybiria. Though Geo is the obvious athlete, it's bookish Dmitri that yields the credit - and consequences - for slaying a foreign prince. But whose arrow really struck the boy?

Monday, September 12, 2016

How much do you know yourself?


Another day I was reading a post about personality type and my curiosity made me waste some minutes to take Enneagram Test and discover that I´m type 5. I was so fascinated by the result that I decided to write a post and share with you.

Friday, September 9, 2016

It happens on Friday: Kat Ross reveals her books´ secrets



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I am so delighted to welcome Kat Ross. She is the author of ‘The Midnight Sea’ (review), ‘Blood of the Prophet’ (blog tour coming soon), and ‘The Daemonic’ (blog tour coming soon). In this interview she talks about her life and new projects. She has many interesting things to share with us. You´ll enjoy the interview.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Is Beyond the last Star Trek movie?

Movie Review: Star Trek Beyond


Plot: Three years into its five year mission, the USS Enterprise arrives at Starbase Yorktown, a massive space station, for resupply and shore leave for her crew. Struggling to find continued meaning in the endless nature of their mission of exploration, Captain James Kirk has applied for a promotion to Vice Admiral and commanding officer of Yorktown. He recommends Spock as the new captain of the Enterprise without knowing that his friend has other plans and amicably ended his relationship with Nyota Uhura.

Friday, September 2, 2016

It happens on Friday: Are you ready for Westworld?


 

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Westworld is a science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO. It´s based on the 1973 film of the same name written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Review: The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross

Title: The Midnight Sea (The Fourth Element - Book 1)

Author: Kat Ross

Publisher: Acorn Publishing (May 10, 2016)

Pages: 328

Blurb: They are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….

Friday, August 26, 2016

It happens on Friday: Is Divergent Ascendant cancelled?



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Ascendant, the last installment of Divergent series may be cancelled due to Allegiant´s poor performance—only $66.2M domestically and $179.2M worldwide. Divergent grabbed $151M and $288.9, and Insurgent $130M and $273.2M respectively.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Movie Review: Ben-Hur

Plot: A nobleman, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), is falsely accused of assassination attempt by his childhood friend and adoptive brother Messala (Toby Kebbell). He survives years of slavery under the Romans and attempts to get revenge by challenging his adoptive brother in a grand chariot race while being forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus of Nazareth (Rodrigo Santoro).

Friday, August 19, 2016

It happens on Friday: Miss Peregrine´s home for Peculiar Children





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‘Miss peregrine´s home for peculiar children’ is another worldwide best seller adapted for the screen.

Movie Plot: From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience.

Monday, August 15, 2016

TV Series Review: The Shannara Chronicles

The Shannara Chronicles is a ten episodes adaptation based on Terry Brooks´ books. The trilogy began in 1977 with ‘The Sword of Shannara’ but the TV series opens with the second installment ‘The Elfstone of Shannara’. On April 20, 2016, MTV ordered a second season of The Shannara Chronicles.

Plot: Demons start to flee after being banished from this world to a place known as the Forbidding—locked by an ancient tree called the Ellcrys. The tree is dying and releasing the demons.

Friday, August 12, 2016

It happens on Friday: Virtual Fantasy Con 2016




It happens on Friday - all about books, authors, TV series and movies. Do you want to participate? It´s easy! Just grab the logo, go to the form bellow, and enter your link title, e-mail address (not displayed), and url.

This week I have news about the Virtual Fantasy Con 2016.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

TV Series Review: The Last Kingdom

Blurb: The Last Kingdom is a ten episodes historical series based on The Saxon Stories (9 books) by Bernard Cornwell. Uhtred Ragnarson (Alexander Dreymon) is born a Saxon; when raiding Danes invade his land.

He disobeys his father´s orders and goes toward the war; he sees the enemy kill his father and faces the warriors looking for revenge. He fails because he is just a ten-year-old boy. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Movie Review: Suicide Squad



Plot:
In the aftermath of Superman's death, intelligence operative Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a team of dangerous criminals— Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie); Deadshot (Will Smith); El Diablo (Jay Hernandez); Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney); Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); Slipknot (Adam Beach)—at Belle Reve Penitentiary and places them under command of Colonel Rick Flag, to be used as disposable resources in high-risk missions for the United States government. Each member has a small bomb implanted in their head to prevent them from rebelling or escaping.

Friday, August 5, 2016

It happens on Friday: Ben-Hur


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This week I have news about Ben-Hur—a new interpretation of the historical epic movie that won 11 Oscar. Ben-Hur 2016 production cost: U$ 100 million. It is the fourth film adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Review: Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover

Title: Finding Cinderella

Author: Colleen Hoover - https://colleenhoover.com/

Publisher: Atria books (March 18, 2014)

Pages: 176

Blurb: A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe.

Monday, August 1, 2016

TV Series Review: Game of Thrones Season Six



Season five ended with a question, “Is John Snow dead?” Well, his death disturbed Jon´s fans, I´m one of them. Everybody was eager for this information. I watched an interview with Kit Harrigton, he said that a police officer stopped him and offered him two options; to tell if Jon Snow was alive or to go the Police Station. Well, I don´t know if it´s true or false. But, if I were the police officer, I´d have done the same.

Friday, July 29, 2016

It happens on Friday: Game of Thrones news


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This week I have news about Games of Thrones season 7.

GOT´s fans are disappointed. George R.R. Martin seems unable to finish his long and endless books.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments Book 6)

Author: Cassandra Clare 

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (September 1, 2015)

Pages: 768

Blurb: Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Movie review: The Legend of Tarzan



Blurb:
As a result of the Berlin Conference, the Congo is divided up between Belgium and the United Kingdom. The Belgian government is on the verge of bankruptcy, having gone into heavy debt to build a national railroad and other infrastructure. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Book Review: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Title: Homecoming (The 100 book #3)

Author: Kass Morgan

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Pages: 340

Blurb: Weeks after landing on Earth, the Hundred have managed to create a sense of order amidst their wild, chaotic surroundings. But their delicate balance comes crashing down with the arrival of new dropships from space.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Free short story: Son of Egypt - Part 19


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A month passes. I try to get involved with my subjects and accompany my mother in her excavations. As I decided to study more about archeology and Egypt´s stuff, all my mother´s books are in my tent. I haven´t returned to Anhuren´s tomb since that day. It´s too painful. Anubis—with that jackal head—haunts me during my dreams.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

TV Series Review: Chicago Med Season One

Blurb: Chicago Med is an eighteen episodes American drama TV series premiered on November 17, 2015; it´s a spin off from Chicago Fire.

The series focuses on the emergency department of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center; doctors and nurses take different tasks to save patients´ lives while they have to deal with their personal issues.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tut Reborn is awarded a 5 star review

I couldn´t hold my excitement this morning when I saw a message in my cell phone, “Your Reader´s Favorite review is complete!”.

Right away, I turned on my tablet because I was very curious; I wanted to know the result and the answer to my question, “Is it a good review?” 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Free short story: Son of Egypt - Part 18


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Turning my back to the mountain, I walk a few steps to my tent and stop. I breathe in. I breathe out. I can´t just turn my back to the man who I love and ignore the fact that… he is going to die. He is returning to that sarcophagus.