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Monthly Archives: July 2013

All Time Greatest Television Series: #10 Rome

At the time that it was made, Rome was the most expensive show ever produced.  It also drew in big ratings for the premium cable network.  It featured elaborate sets with exceptional costumes and cinematography for a television show.  The first seaons started with Julius Ceasar as the emperor of Rome, and ended with his Read More…

Movie Review: The Conjuring

Most horror movies that I have watched recently have not been very good, and that’s being kind, a fact that pains me since I love watching good horror movies.  I sit through all the crappy horror movies to find the one gem that strikes a nerve.  The Conjuring is that movie, the kind that makes Read More…

11 Questions with Mary SanGiovanni

1.  When you first wrote The Hollower did you intend for it to be a series? I didn’t, actually, but after the first book came out and met with some success, I was asked to do a sequel, and I agreed.  When I moved to a different publisher (Thunderstorm – they specialize in beautiful limited Read More…

Found You by Mary SanGiovanni

I read this novel without realizing that this was a sequel to The Hollower. As it turns out, reading this novel without reading the first entry in the series was not a problem.  Mary SanGiovanni does a nice job of summarizing the important parts of the first novel.  The two stories seem to be pretty Read More…

Movie Review: This is the End

I don’t typically catch many comedies at the theater, but the trailers for This is the End looked outrageously funny.  Often times comedies don’t live up to the billing because the best scenes are in the trailers, but This is the End absolutely lived up to its billing and then some.  Starring a bunch of Read More…

10 Questions with Lisa Morton

1.  What do you prefer writing: screenplays, non-fiction, short fiction or novels? I really do enjoy it all, but if I had to pick I’d probably say short fiction. I’ve always loved reading short stories, and I believe that the short story form is ideally suited for horror and vice versa. 2.  What’s the greatest Read More…

The Samhanach by Lisa Morton

The Sahmanach is a Halloween tale that spans three hundred years and two continents.  Merran McCafferty is celebrating Halloween with her daughter when she finds an old manuscript that tells of a tale of her family from 300 hundred years ago, when a man called a monster in Scotland to attack members of the family.  Read More…

Blood Street Blog Tour Stop 12: Guest Post on The Vampire Book Realm

On the next stop of my Blood Street blog tour is a guest post I wrote about my vampires in my novel Blood Street on The Vampire Book Realm.