Saturday, 28 November 2020

Saturday Movie: The Princess Switch




Been a long time since we sat down and reviewed a movie together. This month Carole and I are reviewing, The Princess Switch: Switched Again. 


I am  in red and Carole in green.






Title:  The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family 
Running Time: 1h 36min
Rating: G
Released: Nov 2020


When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it's up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans.




TRAILER: 




DISCUSSION: 

‘tis the season

To watch Cheesey movies


Fun times! I am glad we did it, but omg these movies do not sense make.

LOLL oh yes. They do not. Like….how did that “baddie” group think they would at ALL succeed? And what are the dang chances? Too many switches going around in this one lol. 

First of all, what are you doing here bitch? Boom! Problem solved. Maybe they would actually trust the person who knows her OWN name *eyeroll*


RIGHT? And how did the BF not realize something was off? They JUST saw each other like 10 mins previously and she changed her mind THAT drastically? Okay. They were all dumb. I still enjoyed the silly dramas and cheesiness, but I rolled my eyes a lot. 

Like no one stopped that coronation when she did not know her name and acted weird. Oh lol. But I liked the cheese of it all, good times! And I saw the couple from Christmas prince and was all awwwww

Really? I never seen that one. Were they at the real coronation? 


Yes, they were at the real one. There are  movies. Xmas Prince, Xmas Wedding and Xmas baby. I am SO sad there was not a 4th this year, like Xmas Baby 2

That is fun that it is the same world in a sense. Now I’ll have to watch those too ;) I am so bad at movies lately, but thanks to this one it resparked my love and want. I watched PP with the hot Darcy and Kiera Knightly right after and then the Bundy movie with Efron. I went on a movie binge all thanks to you and this movie! :D

 
That’s awesome! One thing though, it is so funny how these small royal countries have tiny capitals, big airports, a castle in the middle of nowhere (and in the Prince one they actually showed that country on a map and it was HUGE.) But yes it does not have to make sense.

Nope they never do. For such a small capital and so forth...how do these people live so richly? These are small countries...I can’t imagine many tourists go there. LOL. 

It did bug me that they kept calling her Lady X, I mean she is the almost queen. But I brushed it off as Americans know nothing ;)

OMG I know. I kept trying to not let it bug me or explain it away. Maybe their titles are all weird or something?????? IDK, but I wanted to scream. Dang script writers. 

The weird things that bug us ;) We know too much

Yess. We know  too much. We should write our own movie script and send it to them. OHHH another thing that I noticed...and it bugged me (BF even notated it as he walked in and watched 10 mins of the hectic switching parts) WHERE are the bodyguards? She is going to be Queen in a few days….shouldn’t there be protection of SOME sort? 

Obvi not needed, she had like a secretary and I guess that was it. Oh and those two guards at the front of the house that we saw once. It should be staff everywhere.

Yesss. I get her not having any in the first movie. She was JUST a duchess...but she is about to take lead of the country. Obv there could be assassins or KIDNAPPING. *cough* Sighs. No wonder why her cousin abdicated and said no thank you when the old King died. Hahaha

No protection needed. No trouble here. Lol, everyone is happy in that country! But yes, so many cheesy silly things that does not make sense. And that is why we would not think too hard. Oh and you must watch XMas prince. All on netflix

Nope you can’t take these films too seriously. They are fun and cute. Makes one feel like a hawt prince can take you away and you would live a fab life with no bills or issues. Just the occasional “fight” with the prince on how loves each other more hehe. Yes, I need to watch those too now especially since they take place in the same happy-go-lucky world! 


I did not know it before this one, but I guess Europe is filled with Kingdoms

LOL I wish. We need more hawt princess (and princesses for those that want that). 

I am sure there are more :D

Yess! We need more!! 

So you are saying we should do a xmas movie in Dec too...ok deal!

I won’t fight ya ;) Movies, like this one, are awesome feel-good movies for the holiday season. 

We will find a good one! The end?

The end. :) 





Friday, 27 November 2020

Audio: Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare

Narrated by: Carolyn Morris


Series: Spindle Cove, Book 3.5


Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins


Release date: 11-10-20


Publisher: HarperAudio


Historical romance 


To review




Awww this was fun and cute! Also romance in novella form, in audio format is just right! It really worked.




High low romances are usually something you see when a Duke meets a shopgirl. But here there is a beauty whose mother wants her to marry well, but she only sees the local blacksmith. And sure I wondered how it would turn out cos they were so sensible. Like she knows nothing how to care for a little home, and he can not enter society with her.




I liked Diana, she felt like she was suffocating and I liked how she wanted to live. I liked Aaron, he was just so nice.




It worked as a novella because they had been eyeing each other for a while and now things happened. It was sweet, fun and that ending was great.




Great narration too, her female voice are cute and her male voices works so well. I really feel it





Beautiful and elegant, Miss Diana Highwood is destined to marry a wealthy, well-placed nobleman. At least, that's what her mother has loudly declared to everyone in Spindle Cove.



But Diana's not excited by dukes and lords. The only man who makes her heart pound is the village blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. By birth and fortune, they couldn't be more wrong for each other...but during stolen, steamy moments in his forge, his strong hands feel so right.


Is their love forged strong enough to last, or are they just playing with fire? 


Thursday, 26 November 2020

Audio: The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright by Tessa Dare

Narrated by: Carolyn Morris


Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins


Release date: 11-10-20


Publisher: HarperAudio

    

Historical romance


To review




This story takes place during a few years. Which is great since it is a novella, and then the lovestory works well.




Eliza wants to be out, but her 3 sisters needs to marry before her. So she waits, and waits. She meets a man, a no good scoundrel, a rake, someone who always shows up when she least wants it.




They circle around each other for years. Her sisters marry, she is getting closer. And she was fun, and it was amusing to read about. And yes I did not like Harry at first, because he was such a rake! But as the years go by, maybe he is not really such a rake. Maybe he is a sweetie.




I liked it. Aww novellas in audio are fun!




A great narrator with distinct fun voices. She made these fun





Miss Eliza Cade is a lady in waiting. And waiting.




Because of a foolish mistake in her youth, she's not allowed "out" in Society until her three older sisters are wed. But while she's trying to be good, she keeps bumping elbows—and, more distressingly, lips—with notorious rake Harry Wright. Every moment she spends with him, she risks complete ruin.




The sensual passions he stirs in her are so wrong . . . but Eliza just can't resist Mr. Wright.


Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Under a winter sky Anthology

Kindle Edition, 335


Published November 19th 2020 by Brightlynx Publishing


Series: Thorne Manor #1.5 (Ballgowns & Butterflies), Heirs of Magic #.5 (Long Night Crystalline Moon), Earthsinger Chronicles #3.5 (Echoes of Ash & Tears) 


Fantasy, UF, PNR


To review





Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong


I always enjoy a time travel story. And even though this one takes place after what I assume is book one it works, they are together and happy now. I guess book 1 was about them finding love, but it does not matter. I'd still read book 1 and see the read these. Now instead we have a novella about a couple who lives in different times and they travel back and forth. She is worried about the timeline, but hey lady you are preggers, you already changed it.



Just a sweet novella at xmas time





The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon, a prequel novella to Heirs of Magic, by Jeffe Kennedy


Not sure about what I assume is everyone kids hooking up with each other. Find some new blood guys! Lol.



Set 2 decades after the events in her previous series. The kids are grown up, and two are circling each other. Will they find they way back. Oh they totally will, but then it ends with a maybe cliffie. Something is brewing and that will be the new series. And see now all I wonder what is brewing? And I do not think book one will be about Rhy and Lena. Sadness




Blood Martinis and Mistletoe by Melissa Marr


I am intrigued by this series. A woman who can see ghosts, and is part ghost? Well something, and witch. And is engaged to a faery prince, but wants and does not want it. Oh and people are trying to get to her.



I am intrigued by book 1 and what must have happened there. This was a really good novella teaser that made me want more.




Echoes of Ash & Tears, an Earthsinger Chronicles Novella, by L. Penelope


Alas, with this one I felt lost. I did not understand the world, the people or the magic. Here I really felt that one should have read the previous books.'




Some woman treated as crap in caves, has bad magic, her dad left her there. Meets a guy. I just felt lost. So meh



Final thoughts


Like with all anthologies, there was the one I did not take too. But novellas mid series can be tricky. And that last one felt like I had missed out. But the rest worked really well as jumping in points in different series, as I only have read the Kennedy one. Good insights into worlds.




Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong



The North Yorkshire moors are always a magical place, but they’re particularly enchanting at the holidays…especially if one gets to travel back in time to a Victorian Christmas. For Bronwyn Dale, it is the stuff of dreams. Fancy-dress balls, quirky small-town traditions, even that classic one-horse open sleigh, complete with jingle bells. There’s just the tiny problem of the Butterfly Effect. How does a time-traveler make a difference without disrupting the future forever?




The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon, a prequel novella to Heirs of Magic, by Jeffe Kennedy



Shapeshifter Prince Rhyian doesn’t especially want to spend the Feast of Moranu at Castle Ordnung. First of all, it’s literally freezing there, an uncomfortable change from the tropical paradise of his home. Secondly, it’s a mossback castle which means thick walls and too many rules. Thirdly, his childhood playmate and current nemesis, Lena, will be there. Not exactly a cause for celebration.



Princess Salena Nakoa KauPo nearly wriggled out of traveling to Ordnung with her parents, but her mother put her foot down declaring that, since everyone who ever mattered to her was going to be there to celebrate the 25th year of High Queen Ursula’s reign, Lena can suffer through a feast and a ball for one night. Of course, “everyone” includes the sons and daughters of her parents’ friends, and it also means that Rhyian, insufferable Prince of the Tala, will attend.



But on this special anniversary year, Moranu’s sacred feast falls on the long night of the crystalline moon—and Rhy and Lena discover there’s more than a bit of magic in the air.





Blood Martinis and Mistletoe by Melissa Marr



Half-dead witch Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead--and spends her free time trying not to get too attached to her business partner, Eli Stonecroft, a faery in self-imposed exile in New Orleans. With a killer at her throat and a blood martini in her hand, Gen accepts what seems like a straight-forward faery bargain, but soon realizes that if she can't figure out a way out of this faery bargain, she'll be planning a wedding after the holidays.




Echoes of Ash & Tears, an Earthsinger Chronicles Novella, by L. Penelope



Brought to live among the Cavefolk as an infant, Mooriah has long sought to secure her place in the clan and lose her outsider status. She’s a powerful blood mage, and when the chieftain’s son asks for help securing the safety of the clan, she agrees. But though she’s long been drawn to the warrior, any relationship between the two is forbidden. The arrival of a mysterious stranger with a tempting offer tests her loyalties, and when betrayal looms, will Mooriah’s secrets and hidden power put the future she’s dreamed of—and her adopted home—in jeopardy.





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