Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

pics or it didn't happen keysmash headerThe first Saturday of every month we’ll be sharing themed photos from the last month, giving you a little glimpse into the life of the Keysmash OT5. If you want to participate, check out the graphic below with the themes for next month, and post your pics with the tag #ksbpics.

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Five Things: People You Want on Your Side During an Apocalypse

The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick started Five Fandom Friday as a community building project, and we jumped on board. We just love things numbered in fives, so we’ve added their topics to our Five Things feature. Check out this week’s #Fandom5 under the cut.

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Wild Seasons Book Series Giveaway!

The best thing about having friends who are authors, is that sometimes, you go stay at their house for a weekend, and they hand you a bunch of books and say, “Here do a giveaway on your blog if you’d like!”

The Wild Seasons Series (source)

The Wild Seasons Series (source)

In this case, Christina Lauren, the authors of the NYT Bestseller, Beautiful Bastard, who’ve always been super generous to our blog, gave me signed copies of the Wild Seasons books out now: Sweet Filthy Boy, Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night (just released September 15) for you to win!

If you’re not familiar with the Wild Seasons series, the premise is awesome, and hilarious. Three women: Mia, Harlow, and Lola head to Vegas for a post-college graduation party that they surely won’t forget, especially when after meeting with the French lawyer, Ansel, the rugged fisherman, Finn, and the Australian comic book lover, Oliver. They all pair up, and end up married after a long night of drinking and partying. Each book follows one couple, and what happens after well, as Katy Perry said, “waking up in Vegas”. The books are like the best romantic comedy film you could watch, but even sexier.

All you have to do is enter your information in the widget below and we will pick a winner on Monday, October 5, just ahead of their brand new haunting Young Adult release of The House. Only one winner will be chosen to win all 3 books. Good luck!

Open to US residents only.

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Giveaway Rules: Open to US readers only. The giveaway period is open until October 4, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen to receive all 3 signed books of the Wild Seasons Series. Eligible entries will be collected and the winners will be chosen by a random drawing. The winners be notified by the contact information provided on Monday, October 5, 2015. The winner will need to provide keysmashblog a mailing address for delivery. Keysmashblog will pay shipping and handling. Please see our privacy policy for further details confidentiality on providing personal information.




To rule the world, blah blah blah. (Gotham 2.02, “Knock Knock”)

keysmash gotham recap season 2 episode 2 knock knock headerI know we’re only two weeks in, but I’m going to say it. GOTHAM HAS GOTTEN GREAT AGAIN. If you gave up on it last season, go power through the episodes you missed and WATCH THIS SEASON. Now, the wheels may fall off at some point, but there’s just the perfect level of theatrics and actual drama, and the writing is so darkly funny. I’m so pumped.

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Review + Giveaway (Lost in Geeklandia, E.J. Russell)

keysmash lost in geeklandia e.j. russell title header“<3 your enemy” just took a completely ridiculous turn.

Introverted computer engineer Charlie Forrester has coded an algorithm for love, a nearly flawless matchmaking program. But then she’s challenged to prove its accuracy – on herself. With her dream job on the line, Charlie has thirty days to forge a romantic relationship with her “perfect” match…her ex-friend and now-nemesis, Daniel Shawn. Since her dating experience is expressed in binary, she’ll need more than flirting lessons and a wardrobe overhaul to pull it off.

After falling victim to the same online matchmaking con he was investigating, reporter Daniel Shawn’s professional reputation went up in flames. Now he suspects someone has rebooted the scam, and he’s determined to expose the fraud and rebuild his career. Unfortunately, his efforts to get back in the game get sidetracked by Charlie and her adorable geekitude, even though she seems to know a little too much about digital dating for Daniel’s comfort.

And when fake romance crosses into real chemistry, Charlie’s formula for love might just be the perfect formula for disaster…

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Read Harder: A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind

keysmash read harder challenge headerI’m taking part in Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge. You can see the list of tasks here. Every other week I’ll be posting a list of books that will fulfill one task, and then choosing one to read. This week’s task is to read a graphic novel, a graphic memoir, or a collection of comics. This feels like a cheat week to me, because I have a comics TBR a mile long, so I’m basically just taking titles off of it that have a trade paperback or two already out.

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