Reviews are starting to come in for Dark Companion, and here's a great one from Pixie Lynn Whitfield at her The Bookaholic blog:
The descriptions were often magical and well done. The dialogue was intelligent and witty. Smooth and easy. There are underlying secrets, mystery, and romance. I also really loved how the author had quotes at the start of each chapter, most of which were from some of my very favorite classics. I liked the subtleness and eerie feel to the story throughout as it progressed, slowly building until the action.Pixie Lynn loved my character Mary Violet and said, "Mary Violet! Oh, Mary Violet! One day, I will write you a poem...She has spunk, sass and she actually had me laughing out loud on several occasions. I adored her personality." Thanks, and I think Mary Violet would love to have a friend named Pixie Lynn! The Adventures of Mary Violet & Pixie Lynn! Honestly, this would just write itself.
You may or may not have noticed that I'm blogging less because I'm trying to catch up on work more and get things organized for the release of Dark Companion. I've been going through my email inboxes, where I've saved items that may be of interest to you. Here are a few!
Chris Stone, a director from the UK wrote to tell me about Blood & Bone China, his new 12-part Victorian vampire web series. Wow, web series have certainly come a long way from the schlocky crappy slideshows that people used to make (okay, I mean that I used to make) and this one looks terrific, with fab production values and a talented cast! You can watch the entire series online and here's a trailer:
Thanks for sharing, Chris, and best of luck with your series!
Mythos: The Crimson Chorus. They're looking for actors, singers, and musicians to move this project forward. I have no idea where this workshop is -- Peoria? Pittsburgh? Pasadena? -- but if you're a performers and want to get involved, you can visit the site and send a message to Heather.
You can also read the libretto summary and listen to sample tracks and, as someone who endured the horror (bad horror, not good horror) and Tim Rice's Lestat, I can safely say that this is much more entertaining.
Ergo Pictures send a link to their amusing video, Vampires! The Polite Monsters. Yes, I laughed. You have to watch an advertisement first. There's no credits, so I don't know the name of the funny actor who plays the vamp.
Sonja Blue is a punk vampire vigilante with a Clint Eastwood swagger who shows up the sensitive vampire antiheroes of most dark fantasy as refugees from a fern bar.To learn more about Nancy and her books, visit her at Golgotham Online or follow her on Twitter.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
The other day I was freaked out by weird light in the evening and then I found out that we were having an eclipse. Yep, it was a "ring of fire" event, very ookie-making. So my theme is sun, fire, moon, sky, whatever. Could this song be more cornball? I think not.