First of all, I must apologize for being behind in posting the contest winners; my trip to Argentina was jam-packed with excitement, adventure and very good coffee — until I came down with some sort of Hell Virus, which is only now releasing its taloned claws. But I can now breathe (most of the time) and so announce that the winners of ARCLIGHT and FATEFUL are Jime and Kathy! Congrats to you both. Now, for some assorted fun stuff —
I have a sneaking suspicion some of you love vampires as much as I do. (Don’t ask me how I figured that out all by myself — I’m uncanny like that.) Anyway, are you guys looking forward to NBC’s “Dracula” as much as I am?
(Embedding video didn’t work! Here’s a link to the trailer — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1jVcmDH43Y)
I think what I love best (besides the yumminess of Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is the fact that it’s a period piece, and yet not slavishly following the Bram Stoker text. For quite a while now, any Dracula story has either been an adaptation of the novel or something so dramatically different that it bears no relationship at all — really, just a vampire story with the Dracula name. But this version has Jonathan Harker, and Mina, and is set in the right time period. We’ll have to see how it pans out, but I think this looks amazingly good.)
Finally, I’m working on the first book in the FIREBIRD trilogy now, and I’m not at all sure about one character’s last name. He’s of Russian descent, and he’s super, super, hot. (This is important for you to know.) (You might also want to know if this hot guy is good or evil. Let’s just say the MC, Marguerite, would like to know that herself.) If you were going to pick a last name for a very hot guy, would you pick Markov, Zefirov or Malakhov?