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by DanielAWillis
Sun September 8th, 2013, 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rasputin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

IN answer to the original question, Rasputin is a central figure in my HF novel, Immortal Betrayal But from the world of historical fact: There is a lot of misinformation out there about Rasputin. 1) Yes, he slept with a LOT of women from various class levels. 2) Empress Alexandra was not among them...
by DanielAWillis
Tue September 3rd, 2013, 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2013
Replies: 72
Views: 5598

I'm pretty much in research mode for two projects I am working on, one fiction and one non-fiction. For the fiction book I am reading Royal Web along with several publications of Queen Victoria's and Empress Frederick's letters. For the non-ficton book, I am reading Royal Whore about Barbara Villier...
by DanielAWillis
Mon September 2nd, 2013, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dejavu book covers
Replies: 1591
Views: 87706

[quote=""Nefret""]Powder of Sin? Is that a soap of some kind? Do the washing after your naughty fun? Alternately... it's some type of love magic.[/quote] I assumed it was a drug-related story. The image on the cover kind of suggests cocaine use to me (have to get eyes off his chest and her bosom bei...
by DanielAWillis
Thu August 29th, 2013, 6:18 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: New Dracula TV Series
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

[quote=""Madeleine""]Me too :mad: [/quote] Me three. But I was quite happy to see from the new fall schedule they are on the definite decline, at least on network television. The only I remember seeing are either contest shows like American Idol or game shows, both of whoch I find tolerable unless t...
by DanielAWillis
Thu August 29th, 2013, 1:01 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: New Dracula TV Series
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yeah it looks like falling nicely into the "guilty pleasure" slot![/quote]

Can't be too guilty, it's on network TV so everyone has to keep at least some clothes on. :D Being on Showtime was Tudor's one saving grace.
by DanielAWillis
Wed August 28th, 2013, 10:56 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: New Dracula TV Series
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

[QUOTE=Divia;112691]Just saw this today and I was like eh, but I when I saw the video I was like hmm, maybe. I need some Victorian eye candy! QUOTE] It looks to me like it is going to be steampunkish Victorian. I wasn't impressed with the actor playing Dracula when he was badly miscast for Henry VII...
by DanielAWillis
Mon August 19th, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

Finished it. Loved it.

Okay, finished the book and found it quite enjoyable. This is what I call a "beach book." That is, a book I can take and lazily read on vacation or while commuting to/from the office. It tells a rather compact story with just enough twists and turns to be enjoyable, but not so many you feel the need...
by DanielAWillis
Tue August 13th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

[quote=""Susan""] The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen I've been pretty much Tudored out and do not read many Tudor novels anymore, but this one is a bit different. It is an alternate history novel based on the premise that Anne Boleyn did not miscarry a son, was not beheaded, and so remained married t...
by DanielAWillis
Sat August 10th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Word count for a novel?
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

[quote=""Wolfshead""]My debut novel is about 97,000 words which, to me seems about ideal - it's long enough to say what has to be said in enough depth, but short enough for people to read quickly without getting fed up (and they can then post a review on Amazon which encourages MORE people to buy it...
by DanielAWillis
Wed August 7th, 2013, 6:40 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
Replies: 14
Views: 2834

[quote=""Susan""]Daniel, an alternative history involving Queen Victoria? Title and author please?[/quote] I will be the author, but I have not started writing it save a basic outline so far. The general premise and history change will be she insists on changing the succession to allow first born re...

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