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Sunday, August 18, 2013

GIVEAWAY/GUEST POST: "Jorydn and the Caverns of Gloom" - Tiffany King

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By: Tiffany King 


My so-called family lied.
My friends lied.
The only guy I ever liked lied.
My mentor, the one I was supposed to trust lied.

My entire existence is built on lies and yet now they want my help. Scratch that, now
they need my help. I'll play the good soldier, but I am no longer the person I was before. This time it will be on my terms. I will trust no one.

I am a weapon. I am Jordyn.

Guest Post:

"My Top 5: Movies That Made Me Cry"

By Tiffany King

I have to thank Brianna for this cute idea for a guest blog post topic. Considering all the movies I've seen in my lifetime, she really had me thinking. Admittedly, I am a crybaby when it comes to movies, but I'm not apologizing for it. I think a good cry is soul cleansing. I never know what is going to pull at my heart strings. Sometimes, I can tell just by watching a movie's trailer that I better have a box of tissues within reach, but what I really love is discovering that rare gem that sneaks up on me and starts the tears flowing. Usually, it's sports related movies or anything that involves an underdog. Recently, my husband was watching Rocky on cable. Believe it or not, I'd actually never seen the first one, but I had a softball-sized lump in my throat at the end. Another good moment that comes to mind is the scene at the end of Home Alone when Macaulay Culkin sees the old man with his family, and then he and the old man share the knowing glance with eachother—Good lord,  I'm tearing up just thinking about it. The more I think about this post, the more movies come to mind. I better list my top five, quick.

#5 Rudy- released in 1993, starring Sean Astin. 

Ladies, I know it's a sports movie, but Rudy is the ultimate underdog story about a guy who has a lifelong dream to play football for the University of Notre Dame. It's not a classic tearjerker like the other movies on my list, but you can't help rooting for Rudy. What pushed me over the edge first was when the other players on the team lined up outside the coaches office to give up their spot on the roster so Rudy could dress out for the final home game. After that, I couldn't stop crying for the rest of the move. I won't tell you everything else that happens because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but if you haven't seen it yet, you definitely should. 

#4 Terms of Endearment- released in 1983, starring Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. 

Terms of Endearment is definitely a classic tearjerker. If you just find yourself in the mood to cry, this is a good place to start. Without giving away any spoilers, there is the obvious scene between Debra Winger and her kids in the hospital that will make you lose it. The one that grabbed me though was when Jack Nicholson shows up unexpectedly to console Shirley MacLaine. I swear that scene makes my heart stutter every time.

#3 Beaches- released in 1988, starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. 

This movie may not be a favorite of critics, but I've always been a big fan. I was 13 when it was released, and I remember seeing it at the theater. I absolutely loved it. It had a great cast, and OMG, enough heartache to fill a battleship. Not to mention, this is the movie that brought us Bette Midler's song, Wind beneath my wings. When it plays in the movie, you must have a heart of stone if you don't shed a tear.

#2 Steel Magnolias-released in 1989, starring way too many famous people to mention them all. 

Steel Magnolias is one of those rare gem movies I discussed earlier. It sneaks in and steals your heart even though you know it's coming. It's a humorous movie filled with one-liners that I still like to quote. For me, it definitely stands the test of time. The best part about Steel Magnolias is that one moment you're crying your eyes out and the next you're laughing so hard your side hurts. I can't remember another movie that had the power to do that to me.

#1 My Girl- released in 1991, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky. 

Gaaaaaah, I'm not even sure what to say about this movie. I kind of feel like My Girl is a trickster movie. You're sitting there minding your own business, thinking you're watching a heartwarming coming of age movie, when bam—they smack you in the face with one of the most heart wrenching plot twists ever. The scene where Vada says Thomas J needs his glasses made me cry in that ugly slobbering mess kind of way that should never be seen in public. My Girl rips your heart out, stomps on it and then hands it back to you, all tattered.         

Well, there you have it. That would be my top 5 all-time favorite tearjerker movies. Hopefully, I did not give away too many spoilers for those of you who haven't seen them yet. Thanks again to Brianna for allowing me to guest post. Ciao!


Author Bio:

Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy.

She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.




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