This might be the perfect crossover.

Game of Thrones meets House of Cards in Frank Underwood's new hit "House of Thrones." Who lives? Who dies? You got to watch this toasty video to find out! 


Have you watched both House of Cards and Game of Thrones? Which is your favorite? 

Your comments are welcome,

- Raum 


What do Game of Thrones and Frozen have in common? Winter, sure.

A blonde main character with a beautiful blue dress:

And then...this video will open your mind to new (funny and musical) possibilities:

Have you found other parodies of Game of Thrones or of other TV-shows/movies you like? Feel free to share!

- Raum 


"You can fix anything but a blank page" (Nora Roberts).

I hope the following quotes will help you in your writing. Is perfectionism blocking you in your writing process?

According to Erica Jong: "All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone." 

I agree with Anne Lamott: “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.” (Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life)

This week you can try to write something new, without the need to show it to anyone. Follow Ralph Waldo Emerson's suggestion: 

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow."

Happy writing!

- Raum 


Jennifer and Morgan Locklear are a married couple who have recently jumped into the pool of novel publishing. Let's talk about their new novel, Exposure. 


Publicist Shaunna Noble is no stranger to the ego-filled dysfunction of Hollywood's elite, but is she ready for her two biggest clients to turn into her worst nightmare?
Kyle Petersen and Michelle Cooper are Hollywood royalty, everyone's favorite celebrity couple, but while on location filming their new summer blockbuster, Kyle ambushes his wife with divorce papers and orders Shaunna to destroy Michelle in the media. Unwilling to comply, Shaunna spectacularly and publicly quits her job, humiliating Kyle in the process.
David Quinn, a struggling actor cast alongside the A-listers, is caught in the crossfire. When pictures surface of David and Michelle out on the town, media and fans rush to crown them Hollywood's new hot couple. Kyle explodes, tensions boil over, and everyone's lives and careers are thrown into jeopardy. 
So what's a publicist to do? Especially when Shaunna finds herself falling in love with the sexy and talented David. Can she put out fires on the set while keeping the flames burning in the bedroom?
Love, lies and passion. What happens when the naked truth is exposed?

Exposure is now available!

Meet the authors

Morgan and Jennifer Locklear met in 1989 as teenagers and became high school sweethearts.  
They have been married since 1995 and live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with their two children, a son and daughter.

Although both enjoyed creative writing in their youth, they have only been working as a writing team since 2010. Since then they have created a dozen full-length and short stories together.

Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization since 2000. She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online. In her (limited) free time she is an avid reader.

Morgan has been employed in the hospitality industry since 1998. He has been active in the local performing arts community since childhood with many acting and directing credits to his name. He is also a musician and songwriter and has recorded 6 albums.


- You all plan to die here tonight?
- No, Ser! 

Here's a recap through animated gifs:


Are you ready for the last episode of the season?

Here's the promo video:


- Raum


Arrest, the highly anticipated sequel to Disarm, has just been released from Penguin.

The sound of metal clinking sent a bolt of excitement rushing through me. 
My suspicion was confirmed when he flashed the handcuffs at me, dragging the cold metal against my skin as he rose back to his full height. 
He dangled the cuffs on one finger, and with a soft but commanding voice said, "Get on the bed."​


For Elsie and Henry, getting married and buying a house is only the beginning of their passionate new adventure. Elsie is flourishing in her job while Henry embarks on a new career as a police officer. Everything, it seems, has finally fallen into place.

Just when it’s all smooth sailing, they face life-altering changes that make Elsie question her ability to adapt. With Henry’s job putting him in constant danger, she watches helplessly while he slips back into his old habits. Elsie must find a way—through any means necessary—to prevent the past from repeating.

With the sand constantly shifting underfoot, Elsie and Henry have to figure out how to strengthen their bond—before they end up losing what matters most…

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If you've watched the last episode of Game of Thrones, you know what happened in the duel between Oberyn and the Mountain. 

If you haven't watched the episode or if you haven't read the books yet, don't read this article (spoilers ahead). 

By Katie M. Lucas

In light of Sunday's crushing trial by combat, HBO.com connected with Pedro Pascal, the actor behind Oberyn Martell. Pascal shares his analysis of the scene ("cathartic"), what it was like to hold a replica of his own skull, and his take on Oberyn's relationships with the women in his life.


HBO: Would you say that Oberyn is a feminist?

Pedro Pascal: Absolutely. Without choosing to be. It's just intrinsic and logical to him. Ellaria Sand is the love of his life because she is his equal, if not his superior, in certain ways. That's part of what makes him such a fierce man because he knows who to take his lead from.


I'm scared just thinking of the upcoming episode.

Three seasons of Game of Thrones taught us that awful events happen in the 9th episode...and we're getting there!


Meanwhile, here's the promo video:



- Raum
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