When times get tough, just keep skating…
Ever since Dorothy joined the Slugs & Hisses Derby team, her life has been one adventure after another. Dorothy’s onetime enemy Alex is now a friend, while her friend Jade keeps missing practices. Then the skating rink shuts down, and Dorothy’s life becomes as jumbled as a derby jam. And that’s not to mention the bizarre things happening to anyone who enters the rink (maybe it’s haunted?)…
Can Dorothy restore order to the new life she’s finally settling into, or will her world become a crazy mess she can’t skate away from?
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About the Author and Illustrator:
Meghan Dougherty is a full-time PR consultant. In 2007 she joined the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls roller derby league. She lives in Colorado.
Alece Birnbach owned her own advertising agency before creating designs that appear on more than 100 products. She lives in Colorado.
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Excerpt from Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: Woe of Jade Doe
“You okay, Dorth?” Max asked, squeezing Dorothy’s hand.
Dorothy stared into Max’s chocolate-brown eyes. Words weren’t coming. From the tip-top of her curly red hair down to her hand-me-down roller skates, Dorothy was buzzing with delight. She wasn’t even twelve yet, and she had just been kissed! She had thought the night couldn’t get any better after coaching her team, the Slugs ’n’ Hisses, to a win at the Halloween championship bout. But here she was, hand in hand with the boy of her dreams.
Floating on a cloud of bliss, Dorothy was barely aware of the roller rink under her feet or her nearby team chanting, “I’m a roller derby girl. Derby, derby, roller, yeah!”
And there was another sound too, like a squeal—but not a happy squeal. More like a metallic screech, actually. And it was growing louder. Dorothy’s gaze shot upward and her bliss vanished, replaced instead with heart-pounding terror.
Suddenly, everything and everyone in the dimly lit, outdated Galactic Skate was moving in slow motion. The dusty ceiling fans ticked as slowly as the second hand on a clock. The people in the stands lumbered toward the door like molasses on the faded, star-patterned carpet.
“Get off the floor!” Dorothy screamed. “Now!”
Her team stopped chanting and turned to look at her with puzzled faces.
“Frappit,” Dorothy said, dropping Max’s hand. She rocketed toward her team, her arms waving frantically above her head. “Move it!” A second later, time was in hyperdrive.
“You heard your coach!” Grandma Sally yelled. Her tight, fishnet stockings made Grandma’s thighs look like a pair of misshapen waffles. Unaware that her sexy nun costume was riding up dangerously high, she hooked Jade by the arm and pulled her toward the bleachers.
“Ouch, Grandma! Easy,” Jade complained, hopping on one foot. “My ankle, remember?”
The next few seconds were a blur of confusion with the clack and swoosh of skate wheels, the cries of “Run!” from the few remaining fans standing in the bleachers, and above it all, a metallic banshee shriek growing louder each second.
In the chaos, Dorothy realized she had lost track of Sam. Cold fingers of panic wrapped around Dorothy’s throat and squeezed. Her nine-year-old sister had been there just a minute ago, chanting and celebrating with her team. Where was she now? In the frenzy, Dorothy slowed way down, carefully scanning the people running past the rundown refreshment area and blackened popcorn machine and the restrooms with the groovy guy-and-gal signage. No Sam.
Then it happened. With a bang like a gun going off, the chain that held the giant disco ball to the ceiling snapped. Dorothy turned and watched helplessly as the ball fell. Time slowed again. It was like a horror movie version of the Times Square countdown on New Year’s Eve—a glittering ball of death was plummeting toward the floor, and there wasn’t a single thing Dorothy or anyone could do to stop it.
“Sam!” she cried desperately, but all she heard in return were the screams of her terrified teammates and shattering glass.
July 25, 2015 – 9:29 AM - | Posted in books, promotions | No Comments »
WorryLess: The 1st and Only Cosmetic That Looks Like Real Skin.
Time to toss all those plumping products that promised to work. Say bye-bye to Botox. Make room for the only at home anti-frown line product you’ll need from now on – WorryLess. Worryless is indeed the stuff of movie magic. Developed by Hollywood makeup and special effects artists, it uses medical grade silicone to simulate skin—filling and concealing frown lines between your eyebrows instantly! WorryLess is the first and only topical dermal filler created to virtually erase glabella lines (the deep vertical lines between your eyebrows). If it works for A-list actors on high definition film, it will work for you!
Upon application, the silicone transforms from a liquid to a flexible rubber-like consistency, which simulates skin. It seamlessly fills in the deep crevices and because it is translucent, allows your skin to shine through. The result? Perfectly, smooth realistic looking skin.
· Waterproof (lasts approx. 36 hours)
· Clinically and dermatologist tested
· Allergy tested
· Instant Results
How to Apply in 2 Easy Steps
Step 1: Apply. Apply a small amount to the skin using the pointed precision application tool. With a spatula tool or a finger, blend the edges into the skin.
Step 2: Texture. Place Skin Texture Pad over the area. Press around the edges. Hold in place for about a minute.
FILL AND CONCEAL FACE AND BODY SCARS WITH DERMAFLAGE: A SECOND SKIN COSMETIC DEVELOPED BY HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP ARTISTS
Most people have scars of one form or another. Be they acne scars, skin cancer, surgical, piercings,
or due to injuries. The good news is that now there is Dermaflage, the first at home cosmetic that functions as a second skin to fully cover scars on the face and body.
WHAT IS DERMAFLAGE?
The recessed nature of these imperfections cannot be effectively hidden using makeup, leaving expensive and often ineffective medical procedures as the only viable option. Far superior to traditional cosmetics and concealers, Dermaflage fills and conceals the recessed area. Used improperly, makeup can look cakey and does not effectively fill the sunken areas of the skin. Dermaflage is translucent to let your natural pigment come through, flexible so that it moves the skin, water proof and lasts all day.
· Invented by a Special Effects makeup pro – used by TV/movie stars
· 3D silicone scar filler that fills and conceals instantly
· Non-irritating, non-allergenic 3-step application
· Non-invasive – no injections, no pain
· Dermatologist & clinically tested
· Matches your skin tone
· Can be applied to scars on the face and body
· Lasts up to 36 hours- even while swimming or showering
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July 23, 2015 – 10:28 AM - | Posted in beauty, Giveaways | 41 Comments »
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD SEPTEMBER 1ST
AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
The fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back to compete in the World Championships of A Cappella after a scandal threatens their legacy in Pitch Perfect 2. The high-spirited sequel to the movie that sparked a worldwide phenomenon is coming to Digital HD on September 1st and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand September 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original’s most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet. Hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel make Pitch Perfect 2 a must own on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Oscar®-nominee Anna Kendrick (Into the Woods), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Brittany Snow (Hair Spray), Anna Camp (The Help), Alexis Knapp (Project X), Hana Mae Lee (“Super Fun Night”) and Ester Dean (Ice Age: Continental Drift) return as the girls who run the a cappella world, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie, “General Hospital”) and Katy Segal (“Sons of Anarchy”) joining the team for the first time. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games series), who also directed the infectiously funny film, and John Michael Higgins reprise their roles as clueless competition commentators Gail and John. Skylar Astin (21 & Over), Adam DeVine (“Workaholics”) and Ben Platt (Ricki and the Flash) rejoin the comedy as the Barden’s favorite Treblemakers with YouTube superstar Flula Borg and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Automata) leading the Bellas’ archrivals, German supergroup Das Sound Machine.
Beca (Anna Kendrick), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and the Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world! After a scandal threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that they’ve lost their harmony for good. With one chance left at redeeming their legacy, they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German super group Das Sound Machine, and fight for their right to win at the World Championships of A Cappella. It will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches!
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:
Never Before Seen Treblemakers Performance
The Making of the Riff- Off
Das Sound Machine Finale Breakdown
Snoop in the House
Green Bay Rap
The World Championships of A Cappella
An Aca-Love Story: Bumper and Fat Amy
Elizabeth Banks’ Directorial Debut
Legacy: Hailee Steinfeld
Residual Heat Internship
BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
Extended Musical Performances
The Bellas Are Back
July 23, 2015 – 10:07 AM - | Posted in Entertainment, Movies | No Comments »
Tune in TONIGHT (July 21) at 6pm ET as ESPN airs their 10 year episode of “My Wish”. During this 10 year run, ESPN’s “My Wish” has fulfilled over 50 sports-themed wishes.
Tonight, WWE Superstar John Cena will be granting the wish of seven-year-old “KJ” Harmon of Orlando Florida who’s battling end stage renal disease.
“KJ”, heads to Washington D.C. And gets a behind-the-scenes look at WWE with his tour guide John Cena, and watch as over 10,000 people celebrate the hero that KJ is.
John Cena has helped grant over 450 wishes from Make-A-Wish to children with life-threatening medical conditions and has put smiles on faces and memories to families.
Along with John Cena, ESPN’s “My Wish” will also feature the San Franciso 49ers, Michael Phelps, Andrew McCutchen and Maya Morre as they fulfill wishes of children working with Make-A-Wish.
Over the past decade, John Cena has granted more wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions than any other celebrity or athlete…putting smiles on their faces and creating memories they and their families will never forget.
ESPN debuted the first wish on SportsCenter at 11pm ET on Sunday, the remaining 4 wishes premier during the 6pm SportsCenter through Thursday July 24th. A one-hour special which will feature clips and highlights of all five wishes will air Thursday night at 7:30pm ET on ESPN.
Catch John Cena’s wish TONIGHT Tuesday, July 21 at 6pm with host Chris Connelly on SportsCenter.
You can also catch the series compilation of “My Wish” Saturday July 25th during the morning edition of SportsCenter.
I have been compensated for this post as I participate in the WWEmoms campaign – all opinions expressed here are my own.
July 21, 2015 – 6:14 PM - | Posted in #WWEMoms, WWE | No Comments »
One of my favorite summer time traditions is heading to Medieval Times Dinner & Theater with the family when we head up to Toronto Ontario. No matter how many times we go, we always end up having a BLAST!
The food is great, the entertainment is great, and it’s just a fun time all around! We never miss a chance to visit. We’ve been to the Toronto castle as well as the Chicago castle. My hope is to have one day made a visit to each Medieval Times Castles in the US and Canada.
Great for ANY occasion Medieval Times is the perfect place for Birthdays, Anniversaries, or just a visit! This summer thru July 31st Medieval Times is hosting Knight Training– where kids can go down into the arena and train with the knights. Large Groups can arrange to play their Team Building Game called ‘Storm The Castle’—and of course Medieval Times is always the best place for families, with something for everyone- ages 3-93!
Like I said, this is our summertime tradition, which I recommend everyone should do! It’s a great venue to beat the summer heat and share family memories! Right now, Medieval Times Dinner & Theater is offering a great deal on a family 4 pack.
This LIMITED TIME Offer of a family four pack is just $128!!!
Ticket Pack includes:
Four Admission Tickets
Four Course Feast Fit for a King.. or Queen!
Two rounds of Select Beverages
Two Hour Action Packed Show
And Parking is ALWAYS FREE!
Visit MedievalTimes.com today to order your tickets, don’t forget to use the code BLOG4P or WEB4P to get your special pricing at the castle closest to you!
July 21, 2015 – 2:07 PM - | Posted in promotions | No Comments »