Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Isn't that the cutest commercial? It's been playing every year on TV ever since I can remember and I always enjoy seeing it. That said, I hope you all enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday season! I won't be blogging for the next few days, as I expect many of you won't be either in favor of celebrating the season with friends and family. Thank you all so much for stopping by to chat and read my posts throughout the year. I love and appreciate you all so much! Also, just in case you didn't see, a mini-episode of BBC's Sherlock was released today. Be sure to check it out!


Exciting Doctor Who and Sherlock News!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Are you all as excited as I am about the Doctor Who Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor"? I can't believe it's LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY! I'll probably cry a lot since it's Matt Smith's final episode, but it will also be (hopefully) a great new beginning for the 12th Doctor played by Peter Capaldi. Here's the exclusive BBC America extended trailer...



Fiction Review: Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rebellious Heart
by Jody Hedlund
Copyright 2013
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764210488
The Story:
Massachusetts, 1763 

A Love That Would Shape History Forever

 Because she's a woman, higher learning was always closed to Susanna Smith. But her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. And she's determined to marry well, so she'll be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Growing up with little to his name, poor country lawyer Benjamin Ross dreams of impacting the world for the better. When introduced to the Smiths he's taken by Susanna's intelligence and independent spirit, but her parents refuse to see him as a suitor for their daughter.

When the life of a runaway indentured servant is threatened, Susanna is forced to choose between justice and mercy, and Ben becomes her unlikely advisor. But drawing closer to this man of principle and intellect lands her in a dangerous, secret world of rebellion and revolution against everything she once held dear.

Fiction Review: Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Made to Last
by Melissa Tagg
Copyright 2013
Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 9780764211324
The Story:
Miranda Woodruff has it all. At least, that's how it looks when she's starring in her homebuilding television show, From the Ground Up. So when her network begins to talk about making cuts, she'll do anything to boost ratings and save her show--even if it means pretending to be married to a man who's definitely not the fiance who ran out on her three years ago.

When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda's every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth--and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she's built come crashing down just as she's found a love to last?




Fiction Review: A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Most Peculiar Circumstance
(Ladies of Distinction, Bk. 2)
by Jen Turano
Copyright 2013
ISBN: 9780764210198
The Story:
Miss Arabella Beckett, defender of the down-trodden women of America, is returning from her travels in support of the women's suffrage movement when she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need. But things go sadly awry, and both ladies soon find themselves in dire need of rescue. Arabella, always loath to admit she needs help, is particularly reluctant to receive assistance from the arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor who shows up just in time. 

Private investigator extraordinaire Mr. Theodore Wilder is on an assignment that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. He is already in a less than pleasant mood, and when Hamilton's sister turns out to have radical ideas and a fiercely independent streak, he's at his wit's end.

Much to their chagrin, Theodore and Arabella's paths continue to cross when they return home to New York, but the most unusual feelings beginning to grow between them certainly can't be anything serious. When the trouble Arabella accidentally stirred up in her travels follows her home and threatens her very life, the unlikely couple must face the possibility that they might have landed in the most peculiar circumstance of all: love.

It's a WHO-liday Giveaway!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

If you are a Whovian or have a Whovian on your Christmas list you'll definitely want to enter this giveaway -- I have one brand new copy of Doctor Who - The Doctors Revisited: Ninth - Eleventh on DVD to send to one lucky winner just in time for Christmas! All you need to do to enter to win is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents only. Be sure to read all of the giveaway rules listed at the bottom of the form! The form may take a few minutes to show up, but it's there! If you have any other problems with the form just leave a comment with an email address so I can get back to you or drop me a line at steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com. Giveaway closes to entries on December 14, 2013 @ 11:59PM EST.

DVD Details: In this triumphant 50th Anniversary year for Doctor Who, we complete our celebration of the extraordinary actors who have starred as the Doctor with this look at three exceptionally gifted performers, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith. The year 2005 was an historic year in the world of Doctor Who. After a 17-year hiatus broken up only by 1996's one-off Doctor Who television movie, the series made a glorious return to television screens worldwide. The newly launched Doctor Who features impressive special effects, powerful stories, monsters new and newly conceived, and most important of all, a trio of engaging actors who each brought their own unique individuality to this iconic hero. Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat leads this exceptional review of each actor's tenure as the Doctor followed by a thrilling 2-part story for each Doctor. Celebrate the glory that is Doctor Who with The Doctors Revisited.

Youth Fiction With a Timely Message

Thursday, December 5, 2013


For all those who need to unplug from our high tech world, Clash of the Titles presents a novel about reconnecting with those dearest to us, about turning off the cellphone and living in reality. Although written from the perspective of a new teen, Edna in the Desert applies to all ages.

About Edna in the Desert:
Edna is a precocious trouble-maker wreaking havoc at her Beverly Hills school. Her therapist advocates medication, but her parents come up with an alternative cure: Edna will spend the summer in the desert with her grandparents. Their remote cabin is cut off from cell phone service, Internet and television. Edna's determined to rebel until she meets an older local boy and falls in love for the first time. How can she get to know him from the edge of nowhere?

There are 30 new Sherlock pics... I'M DYIIIING!!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013



All photographs from BBC

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited, Ninth to Eleventh (BBC DVD Review)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Doctor Who -- The Doctors Revisited: Ninth - Eleventh
(MSRP: $39.98 US/ $49.98 CAN)
DVD Overview:
The set features a select two-part story from the eras of three exceptionally gifted performers: Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor), David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) and Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor), accompanied by three specials that explore the unique qualities each actor brought to the iconic hero. The first 10,000 copies of this DVD also include an exclusive, limited edition set of 4 fridge magnets.

*Bonus Material -- A specially recorded introduction to each two-parter by current series lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat

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