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Swords, Sandals, Sex and Sin

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed September 15th, 2010, 10:19 pm

"cw gortner" wrote:I was just going to say, why is Gladiatrix not up there? It's sin and blood and sex at its best :)

I have one of the Messalina books in a storage box somewhere - and Child of the Sun, too. From what I recall, Child of The Sun is pornographic. :p



I enjoyed Gladiatrix, but it isn't for everyone, that's for sure. It has the blood, sex, lust, and hate. Actually, I think the 7 deadly sins are in that novel.
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Postby Tanzanite » Wed September 15th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Gotta love some of those covers!!

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Postby cw gortner » Wed September 15th, 2010, 11:50 pm

"Divia" wrote:IActually, I think the 7 deadly sins are in that novel.


And then some! ;)
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annis
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Postby annis » Thu September 16th, 2010, 7:24 am

I'm a bit surprised that the TV series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" hasn't made it on to the list, either :)

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Postby Russ Whitfield » Thu September 16th, 2010, 9:08 am

I've ordered that on amazon pre-order, I can't wait to see it. It's been agony not reading up on it in case of spoilers and stuff like that.

It Andy Whitfield is a distant cousin of mine, clearly he got dibs on the good looks and washboard abs...

I enjoyed Gladiatrix, but it isn't for everyone, that's for sure. It has the blood, sex, lust, and hate. Actually, I think the 7 deadly sins are in that novel.


Hey Divia, I'm thrilled that you did but I think some would list the seven deadly sins of Gladiatrix as "switching view points, overuse of adverbs, hyperbole, unlikeable main character, historical inaccuracies, anachronisms and a crappy ending" *lol*

(there's probably more than that too! But hey, you can't please all of the people all of the time - I thought it came out OK in the end ;-) ).

Hey, Russ, I thought about nominating Gladiatrix as being trashy in a good way, like Richard Blake's Aelric series and HBO's Rome, which I love, but wasn't sure if you'd see it as a compliment :) Luke Devenish nominated himself for his Empress of Rome series, btw, so that might be an option, lol!


Hmmmm...I think it might be, Annis! I should write a very serious letter citing my shock and anger at the news that my trashy sex and blood laden fest is not included ...and insist that in the annals of lurid fiction, I demand to be a footnote!

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Postby cw gortner » Sat September 18th, 2010, 2:23 am

"Russ Whitfield" wrote: But hey, you can't please all of the people all of the time - I thought it came out OK in the end !


I'm waiting for the sequel!
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THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
[B]THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN
[/B]



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Postby annis » Sat September 18th, 2010, 6:03 am

Me too - I'm sure there must be a doozy of a bit*h-fight coming up between Lysandra and Sorina somewhere :)

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Postby Russ Whitfield » Sat September 18th, 2010, 10:58 am

Thanks Annis :-) and thanks Chris - loved doing that interview back in the day. Did you ever hook up with Donna Gillespie for a beer in the end! Sequel is out in March next year (I just checked, there's some blurb on Amazon.co.uk, but they spelt the names wrong *lol*)

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Postby parthianbow » Sat September 18th, 2010, 5:52 pm

"Russ Whitfield" wrote: Sequel is out in March next year.


About bloody time, Russ! Some of us have been waiting more than 18 months... ;)
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Postby parthianbow » Sun September 19th, 2010, 11:05 am

"Russ Whitfield" wrote:I've ordered Spartacus:Blood and Sand on amazon pre-order, I can't wait to see it. It's been agony not reading up on it in case of spoilers and stuff like that.

It Andy Whitfield is a distant cousin of mine, clearly he got dibs on the good looks and washboard abs...


Unfortunately, poor Andy Whitfield's cancer has returned, so he won't be able to start filming series two. Poor guy. Fingers crossed for him.

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