Monday, July 23, 2012

Call Me Maybe: Military Version

Couldn't help but share this. My favorite parody thus far. And it's my understanding that they only had a short amount of time to make it happen. If anyone should take a moment and have some fun, it's our military personnel serving in the 'Stan.

Semper Fi

Call Me Maybe Military Version

And here's a link to the tale of how it came together.

Eric Raum


Friday, July 20, 2012

My Condolences

To all of those who've lost loved ones, or had them injured in the terrible tragedy in my home state of Colorado.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Rescuing Rapunzel

Getting Rapunzel out the tower is only half the problem...

Rapunzel longs to live in the world she sees through her window, but more than her tower keeps her trapped. Her mother has taught her obedience without question and filled her with fear. She knows she will never reach the ground. Then Lord Nicolas von Hohburg scales her wall, breaks into her life, and changes everything.

Nick has resigned himself to a life of duty when Rapunzel’s song calls him to her tower. Soon she has his heart wrapped in her lengthy tresses and he can think of nothing else. But his responsibilities and sense of duty threaten to come between them...

Warning: A scheming witch, a damsel in distress and a Charming Noble who just might save the day.

My Review:

As young children, who doesn’t remember the story of Rapunzel being trapped in that awful tower? Well, let me tell you, it’s when she gets out that the sparks really start to fly.

Rapunzel has grown into a beautiful and lonely young woman, carefully concealed from the world by her caretaker. She’s been taught to obey without question, and she does just that, until Nick enters her life and presents her with a different point of view. As most young people do, she starts to question the wisdom of what she’s been told throughout her life. Her thirst for knowledge propels her to face her fears and find out the truth about herself, and the way she’s lived all these years. This decision puts her on the path to an enlightening, yet dangerous adventure which she faces with humility, humor, and courage.

Nick is a Charming Noble, through and through. He’s dedicated to his duty, his family, and his best friends, who just happen to be the other Charming Nobles. What’s not to love about charming, wealthy, eligible bachelors after all? Getting tangled up with Rapunzel turns his life inside out, upside down, and spins him into a journey he never thought he’d take. The one to finding his true love. 

Ms. Gilmer has done a fantastic job with this story. A small hitch is that it’s written in both first and third point of view. It took a little effort to get used to, but it really speaks to the author’s skill as a writer that it’s not only done well, she’s created a tale that will capture your interest and keep you turning pages until the very last one. The interplay between the Charming Nobles will keep you on the edge of your seat with laughter because they truly are the best of friends. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it. After reading this I can’t really imagine Rapunzel’s life turning out any other way.

I’m looking forward to the next books in the series because I too, have fallen in love with the Charming Nobles.