Posted on Thursday, 17 July | Comments

It’s a TuPac kind of morning. “All I need in this life of sin, is Me And My Girlfriend”

Posted on Friday, 11 July | Comments

For whatever reason “So Hott” by Kid Rock is my song of the morning. Get ya’ Friday started! …and you’re welcome.

Ice Box – There for Tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday, 30 April | Comments

"I’ve got this Ice Box where my heart used to be,
I’m so cold, I’m so cold, I’m so cold”


Posted on Friday, 25 April | Comments

@JohnnySix / @ShawnKuper has sent me on a No Limit flashback with the best they had, Mystikal. I can’t speak to behavior but he could make you move.

Posted on Thursday, 24 April | Comments

Now that Utada Hikaru peaced me out with Sanctuary, Poe has me fight ready with Control. Time to work these pitches [sic].

Posted on Thursday, 24 April | Comments

For whatever reason I needed to listen to Tsunami today. The lyrics and vibe are so very…yeah.

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September | Comments

It’s official. I like it. “Feels like woah-oh-oh-war woah-oh-oh-war.” “We go together or we don’t go down at all.”

The Ramblings of a Book Editor: Relic by Renee Collins -- 2013 Release

Posted on Thursday, 1 August | Comments



Relic by Renee Collins

Release Date: August 27, 2013

Genres: Young adult, fantasy, historical/western

After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In…

This sounds so good. I can already envision the #manga and #anime based on the story.

Not many people understood the inherent pain of a career in heroics. Your body aches from the demands of day-to-day protection. Your mind whirs with the things you did wrong, the ways you could’ve done better, the scores of citizens you didn’t save. And when you lose someone you love, when their blood forms a puddle beneath your cheek while you watch… Your name, Watcher, becomes the cruelest agony of all.

Posted on Wednesday, 31 July | Comments

To the Fifth Power, Shirin Dubbin (via weecha)

SuperPowered Love - The Swag Pack Giveaway

Posted on Monday, 29 July | Comments

Superpowered Love – The Swag Pack

To celebrate the release of my new superhero romance, To the Fifth Power, I’ve matched the book up with an equally hard hitting, highflying, romanc-a-thon of a swag pack called SuperPowered Lurve…and there are snacks too!

Here’s what you’ll win:

The Amazing Spiderman see clip

First love’s first blush is so amazingly adorkable in this movie. There’s no doubt Spidey is one of the greatest to ever rock a mask, but the romance here starts off awkward then blooms. That love story and its growth center the movie. Plus, there’s spinning and skipping in this clip. D’aww.

The Avengers

To the Fifth Power is the first in the Powers Trilogy. In the series a team of superheroes break into duos to fight very personal battles, and to unwittingly fall in love. I chose The Avengers because it is the linchpin to the love stories in Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and various versions of The Hulk(incredible or otherwise). And because it hints at a romance I’m anxiously hoping to see: Hawkeye and Black Widow.

Blink* - Doctor Who episode see clip

Whether you’re a Doctor Who fan or not, there’s no denying the genius of everybody’s favorite episode, Blink. It’s frightening, heartbreaking, and utterly magnificent. It also features the most perfect love story ever told in 10 minutes or less. Remember this line: “I have until the rain stops…”


Uh huh, this is a movie about a FUBAR superhero. It’s also a story of epic love and sacrifice. The three main characters forfeit the most important things in their lives for each other. That’s amazing on its on. Also, sexual tension, thy name is Will Smith and Charlize Theron. Pure sizzle.

Hellboy 1

Never did the words “I love you just the way you are” “stay” take on more meaning than in the romance of Liz Sherman and Hellboy. She’s surly as hell and he’s from there. Yet somehow we adore them both. Not only does this team up get the job done, they get each other.


There’s a line in To the Fifth Power, “So what? Even villains fall in love.” In Megamind, a super villain with a huge blue cranium and an ace reporter take us on a classic rock infused joy ride, showing us just how fun the fall can be.

Superman 2

If you’ve seen Man of Steel and enjoyed it you’ve got to watch Superman 2, starring Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. Actually, you’ve got to see Superman 2 whether you’ve ever seen another Superman movie or not. Reeve and Kidder have become the prototype for this iconic power couple. Their snappy banter reminds you of a 1930’s film and their chemistry will blow up your lab. Bonus: Terrance Stamp as the villain. Oh my Zod!

This Little Piggy* – Justice League Unlimited Episode

The Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series told some of the finest DC Comics stories to ever hit screens. I recommend watching both from beginning to end. But, if you’re only interested in the romance, Batman and Wonder Woman have a serious love thang going. It’s clutch your pearls worthy. In this episode Batman does things we never thought he would to save Wonder Woman from a bad case of being hogtied.

Power Up Snacks

I can’t set you loose on a marathon of such epic proportions without offering a few snacks. If you win, you’ll also power up with these:

Moose Munch or Popcorn Mix – Misfits TV Series 

I’m sad I wasn’t able to include the love story of Alisha and Simon from the British television series Misfits. This snack is in honor of them and an ongoing joke about pick n’ mix (it’s an UK thing).

Tortuga Rum Cake – Hancock

I’ll let the movie’s hero speak for himself.

Rail Crossing Crowd #2, “I can smell alcohol on your breath!”

Hancock, “That’s cause I’ve been drinking, b—!”

Chocolate and banana chips - Doctor Who
The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, is featured in the Blink episode above. In his honor we have Endangered Species chocolate (he’s the last of the Time Lords, after all) and banana chips—his favorites.

There you have it. Have fun. But use your power wisely.

~Shirin Dubbin

* TV episodes to be delivered digitally through winner’s choice of Amazon or iTunes.