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Dracula TV

NBC’s Dracula starring Johnathan Rhys Meyers is an exciting show that has great potential. The story follows the centuries old vampire as he is awakened by the famous Van Helsing. The two have suffered a great deal in the past by The Order of the Dragon and they team up to seek revenge against them. Dracula goes by the alias Alexander Grayson, as he assumes the identity of an American business man. He quickly realizes that his long-lost love has been reincarnated and takes the form of a high society woman aspiring to become a doctor. Grayson’s love for Mina is stronger than ever. While he seeks his revenge he also seeks to live in the sun so that he can get close to Mina and reclaim his love for her.

Season One was just the introduction of a potentially great and exciting adventure. I think that NBC was brave to try to take on a show like this, but I really feel that this show would benefit better from being on a premium cable network such as HBO or Showtime. Every one knows that Dracula is a sensual, dark, and ruthless creature that will stop at nothing to get what he wants. I think that the show could better reflect those elements on cable. With it being on NBC, there is still a lot that must be taken into consideration when looking at content and censorship. The show has introduced some controversial themes, but clearly must hold back to a certain degree.
Season Two is still being questioned because of fluctuating ratings, but I hope that one of the cable networks pick up the show for season two. Johnathan Rhys Meyers is a great actor and is perfect for the role. Being on a cable network will also give him the chance to embrace or channel his inner King Henry the VIII.

Happy Reading
L.L

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General Hospital Spotlight

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Welcome to a new feature of my blog called General Hospital Spotlight. Most of my readers were unaware of my love for the soap. I’ve been a fan for many years and have been watching the show since the 90’s. My cousin and I go back and forth discussing the storylines and making predictions. Thoughts of the show linger in my consciousness, so I decided to write them down. I hope all fans enjoy this piece.

Lets begin with the juicy storyline of the war between Sonny, the Jerome’s and Morgan’s involvement with the whole thing. I love Sonny but he is so stupid if he actually believes that Morgan could be loyal to him. He is doing a terrible job playing both sides. Getting caught with Ava twice by two different people doesn’t look good. I’m glad Sean questioned Morgan, but I hate that he overheard them talking the other day. Why would Sonny tell Morgan about Duke? That is going to blow up in all of their faces. I think Morgan will end up dead by the time the war is over.
The Jerome’s are a slick group and I think that Julian will eventually recruit his son Lucas and convince him to join him. I believe that is why Carly has to deal with Heather’s crazy shenanigans, so the writers can introduce that storyline.
I’m getting a little tired of Heather Webber. I think most fans are. I don’t care for the new storyline of Scott and Heather being Franco’s parents. Once Carly and Franco finally get together again in the public, their relationship will not last long. I really hope that someone finds her and saves her. Its just a matter of time. I hope that someone gets rid of Heather for good.
The Silas Clay situation and the presence of the new Port Charles detective Nathan is getting very exciting. I’m curious to find out how far it will go and to see what real secrets Silas has hidden away.
L.L.

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Seinfeld Reunion Pitch
Jerry and Elaine have been in a secret relationship for almost ten years. Jerry finally proposes and Elaine excepts. Jerry and Elaine get together to tell George and Kramer. They are shocked to find out that Jerry and Elaine are together.
The wedding plans are underway. The couple decides to have a destination wedding at resort in New Mexico. Jerry now has a major problem, choosing a best man. Both George and Kramer want the honor. George feels obligated because he is Jerry’s Best Friend and Kramer just wants to feel important and involved. So they both compete against each other to prove to Jerry who the better man is.
So Jerry decides to make both of them the best man. George is responsible for getting the ring and planning the rehearsal dinner while Kramer is responsible for the bachelor party. Jerry makes a big mistake involving Kramer when he learns that the party entertainment consists of transgendered women. George looses the wedding ring and goes to an unlikely source to find a temporary replacement— from Newman. An uninvited Newman weasels his way into the wedding by blackmailing George.
Elaine decides to invite the list of women that Jerry has dated throughout the years to test his loyalty to her. Jerry feels awkward about the whole thing as several women approach him with past issues, Jerry is even seduced by some, but in the end remains faithful to Elaine. Jerry survives the bachelor party, and George manages to pass the ring off. Newman is viewed as a wedding crasher in Jerry’s eyes, but all witness the couple happily Pledge their love for each other.
I hope you all enjoyed this piece. Just visualizing the characters experience this possible sinaro makes me laugh.
L.L

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I would like to take this time to thank Andi’s Book Reviews for being a host for my book tour. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks again! L.L.

What was the inspiration behind this book?

The inspiration for this book/series comes from my love of the supernatural, fantasy, and Biblical influences that have strongly impacted my life.

How much do you have in common with Syndey?

Sydney’s character is actually inspired and based on me. There are so many different things that we have in common. Her educational background in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences was inspired by my experiences. Sydney’s career in the world of education is based off of my career in education. We both are teacher assistants. She works in a kindergarten classroom. Currently I work in a special education classroom, but I have over ten years of early childhood classroom experience. We both share the love of the arts, she and I love to draw, paint and be creative. We adore reading. My first car was a blue Ford Focus, just like the car Sydney drives. Our mom’s own a book publishing company, and our father’s passed away a couple years ago. I guess you could say that I am Sydney.

What is one of your favorite scenes?

Wow, that is a great question. There are so many awesome scenes, but I think that one of my favorite scenes is the one where Angelo finally reveals to Sydney that he is an angel—her guardian angel. He sends her a text message warning her that she is in danger. He tells her that the guy she is currently dating is a dark angel and is after her. Sydney quietly goes down stairs to reply to Angelo via text message and Angelo tells her he is coming over. She tries to stop him, but by the time she starts to text him back, Angelo appears in front of her in a large ball of white light. She is so shocked that she can barely process what she sees. That is when he tells her that he has always loved her and that he knows that she doesn’t love Gilad.

Will we see these characters again?

You will definitely see these characters again!

What is the appeal of the paranormal/urban fantasy genres for you as a writer?

For me the appeal is the mystical elements behind the genre. It is how the genre draws out the many components of imagination within me. I can be anyone, go anywhere, and do anything. The elements are limitless.

What is the appeal of the genres for readers?

For readers I think the appeal is the same. Everyone wants to have that little extra special thing that can make them be a hero. They want to have that experience that takes them out of reality— out of the ordinary. The reader wants to be drawn into the adventure just as much as the writer does.

This is such a competitive genre, with a large number of new books in the last few years. How do you make yourself stand out?

Having such a unique concept— the blending of Angels, Vampires, Mythology and Biblical themes is what makes my work stand out.

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but as I got older other things got in the way of my writing. It wasn’t until about five years ago that I started to really pursue my dream of writing and publishing.

What is the best writing advice you have ever received?

The best writing advice I ever received was from a colleague of mine about editing. She told me, “No matter what deadlines you have, if you are not happy with your work, keep working on it until you get the results you desire.”

On what other projects are you currently working?

I am working of finishing this series. There are five books in this series: Dark Betrayal: Chronicles of the Celestial Book Two, Dark Revenge: Chronicles of the Celestial Book Three, Dark Defiance: Chronicles of the Celestial Book Four, and Dark Revelation: Chronicles of the Celestial Book Five.

When not writing, what can we find you doing?

When I am not writing I read, but most of my time is spent playing with my 18 month old son.

What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?

I think that readers will be surprised that Sydney’s character is solely based on me, my personality traits, and life experiences. No one has asked me that question before, so that was something new that I revealed about myself and the main character in my book.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was a great interview. I had fun participating. Thanks so much for having me.

Thank you so much for your time!

Andrea

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