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Jun 21, 2014 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    10 Comments

Saturday Trivia!

Avast all ye lovers of useless bits of movie trivia!  Wilst thou be stumped upon reading mine questions?  Continue on if ye dare!

Today’s questions, from easy to hard so everyone can play!

  1. How nuch money does Fezzik have to pay Miracle Max for a miracle in Princess Bride?
  2. Why did Steven Spielberg allow Harrison Ford to simply shoot the sword-wielding bad guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark instead of having a longer drawn out  fight?
  3. At what speed was the NTI traveling when it passed by the American sub at the beginning of the Abyss?

Good luck!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  In case you’re wondering, I’m close to finalizing the rules for the movie trivia contest.    Stay tuned!!

Jun 19, 2014 - Contest, General, News, Updates    8 Comments

More Movie Trivia!

Ok, you guys did well with the first round.   Let’s see how you do with this set of questions!

  1. In The Hunt for Red October, before first contact is made with the Russian sub, the Americans determine they need to tell the Red October to go “somewhere deep”.  What was the name of the underwater locale Ryan sends to Capt Ramius?
  2. In Jurassic Park which two dinosaurs were deliberately portrayed incorrectly with regards to their size?  Hint:  one wasn’t nearly as big and the other wasn’t nearly as small.
  3. In The Abyss what three letter acronym was given to the underwater aliens?  There’s only one correct answer but there is a 2nd answer that I will accept.  I will need the acronym and what it stands for!  

Remember, the same rules from yesterday apply!  No Googling the answers!  If you don’t know it, just say so!  And try to avoid looking at other people’s answers!!

Jun 18, 2014 - Contest, General, News, Updates    26 Comments

Movie Trivia Time!

Ok all you fans of Lentari!  I’m looking to create a new contest for some signed copies of my books and thought this would be the perfect way to do it.  Now, seeing how I fancy myself a connoisseur of virtually all types of movies, you can see where I came up with the idea of a movie trivia contest!

Now, to be fair, I will admit that I haven’t watched many horror movies as I haven’t found that many that I really like.  I think Aliens is my favorite, and not just because I became friends with one of the actors.  So I think I need to see if you guys have just as much useless movie trivia in your head as I do mine.   Therefore this one will be a trial run!

The rules:

  1. No using Google if you don’t know the answer.
  2. Try to avoid looking at what everyone else has answered.
  3. If you know the answer and it’s clear that others don’t, no gloating!
  4. Be respectful.
  5. No spamming allowed.  Spammers will be deleted and their IPs will be added to my Troll list (it effectively blocks you from accessing all aspects of the blog)

So what movies am I going to draw from?  Well, here in my office/man cave, I have several bookshelves FULL of movies and anything is fair game.  Chances are it’ll be fantasy/sci-fi related but anything sitting on one of those shelves could be used!   Mwahahaha!   Let’s see how you do with these.  We’ll start with an easy one then each question gets a little harder!

Question #1:   What’s the name of the creatures in Tremors?

Question #2:  What type of ship did Boss Nass give the jedi when they left the Gungan city in SW:  Phantom Menace?

Question #3:  Which Star Trek movie did Christian Slater have a cameo in?

Good luck!  Again, this is a trial run so I can get a feel for how good you guys are!

Jun 13, 2014 - Contest, General, News, Updates    5 Comments

4 Day Weekend!!

While I don’t necessarily appreciate getting another year older I do appreciate, however, when my wife tells me she’s taking a couple of days off to spend some time with me for my birthday weekend.  It’s actually Tuesday, but since it falls on such a lousy time of the week, we’re celebrating this weekend.

Besides, it’s Friday the 13th!  And there’s a full moon tonight!  How cool is that??

I’m figuring we’ll probably try to catch a movie or two.  Not sure which ones.  She wants to see 22 Jump Street.  Me, not so much.  Since it’s my birthday I’m really glad I get to choose!

Is everyone having a great summer so far?  It’s pretty much winter here, with no one (of sane mind) going outside during this weather so I’m getting plenty of writing done.  Progress is going great in the 3rd Tales of Lentari story.  As I mentioned earlier, on Facebook, this one seems to be stretching out quite a bit, and I’m reluctant to scale anything back in the story, so this just may turn out to be a 2 parter.  You guys alright with that?

I’m rapidly exhausting my list of names so if you have any other suggestions I”d be more than happy to hear them!  Let me know which gender they are as well as which species.  Or, if you prefer, I can just use the name where I think they would fit best.

Anyone else think it is time to hold some type of contest?  Yeah, me too!  So what should I have you guys do?  Answer trivia questions?  Perform some type of task?  Hmmm.  I’ll start thinking about it.

Hope everyone has a great week!  Stay safe and read lots!

J.

Apr 24, 2014 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    5 Comments

Signed print copies!

I should let everyone know that I have a Goodreads giveaway ending on the end of the month.  A signed copy of Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) is up for grabs and is open to residents of:  USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Australia.   If you haven’t entered for a chance to win, now’s the time!  Use the link below to get yourself entered at Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lost City by Jeffrey M. Poole

Lost City

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends May 01, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Since I’m so very close to releasing Something Wyverian This Way Comes (Tales of Lentari #2), I’ve decided to start another drawing for a signed print copy once the book becomes available.  I’ve already held one drawing (congrats to Jenni!) so let’s see if we can give away another copy!

To be entered, all you have to do is Like SWtwC’s Facebook page and Like my Amazon Author’s page.  If you already have, great!  You have my thanks!   Once these things are done just leave me a message on this thread and you’re entered.  Be sure to leave a comment as this is where I’ll check to see who’s entered and will draw from those names.  That’s it!

Here are the links to use:  Facebook page , Amazon Author’s page

Winner of the Trivia Time Challenge!

Hello all you honorary citizens of Lentari!  I’d like to announce the winner of last month’s Trivia Time Challenge.  And the winner?  Ms. Jenni Fuhrmann!  Congrats, Jenni!  If you’ll email me your mailing address I’ll put you down for one print copy of Something Wyverian This Way Comes just as soon as it is released!

I’d like to express my thanks to everyone who played!

J.

Feb 5, 2014 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News    1 Comment

Lost City Goodreads Giveaway!

Silly me!  I create a giveaway on Goodreads for someone to win a print copy of Lost City and I don’t even bother posting the link to it.  Whoops.  :)

Ok, here you go!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lost City by Jeffrey M. Poole

Lost City

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends February 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Jan 23, 2014 - Contest, General, Giveaways, News, Updates    10 Comments

Trivia Time!

Now I realize that the answer to this question is easy enough to determine since everyone can just do a search on their e-readers, but I want to challenge the readers to see how many knows this without having to do so.  If you don’t know, that’s ok.  But do me a favor and let me know if you looked it up, ok?  And try not to look at what other people have written!  Let’s test those memory banks, people!!

Anyone who gets the answer is entered into the drawing!  The prize will be a print copy of Something Wyverian This Way Comes (Tales of Lentari #2) when it becomes available.  Unlike the Goodreads Giveaway, this contest is open to any fan regardless where you live.   This contest will end on the last day of February!

Okay, here goes…

Question:  What is Kornal’s jhorun?

If you know the answer then leave a comment here and let me know!  Only people who comment here, with the correct answer, will be entered into the drawing!  Good luck to all who play!

Short Stories finally on Kindle!

BC - Short Stories

BC – Short Stories

I wanted to make a brief announcement for all those fans who have Kindles.  I’ve finally released the two short stories on Kindle.  Disneyland Debacle and Winter Wonderland are bundled together and is as cheap as I can make it, which is $0.99.   I’m still going through it to make sure the formatting took place properly, so if you notice anything out of the ordinary be sure to let me know!  Here’s the link:  Bakkian Chronicles – Short Stories.  Of course, it’s being released through Smashwords, too, so give it a little bit of time and the major retailers should have it in their stores.

Don’t forget to sign up for your chance to win an autographed copy of Lost World (Tales of Lentari #1)!  The giveaway is going on right now on Goodreads.  The link is on the last post!  Good luck to all who enter!

Happy reading!  Seeing how I have a 2nd writing day this week, I’m off to take advantage of that!  Pryllan and the gang are calling my name!

J.

Lost City giveaway!

I have one autographed copy of Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) up for grabs!  It’s hosted over on Goodreads and runs through February.  I added a few new countries to the eligibility list based on the most frequent countries visiting the blog.  Therefore, this giveaway is open to residents from:  USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Australia.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lost City by Jeffrey M. Poole

Lost City

by Jeffrey M. Poole

Giveaway ends February 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

I have one last update for everyone.  The Bakkian Chronicles short stories collection (yeah, I know – there’s only 2!) should be available on Kindle by the end of the week with a price tag of $0.99.  It’ll contain both Disneyland Debacle and Winter Wonderland.  I’ll also release it through Smashwords so that it’ll show up at all the other main retailers.

That’s it for now!  I hope everyone has a great week!

J.

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