February 13, 2013

How I Love Arrow, Let Me Count the Ways

This has been an amazing set of days for me. I have my first knock it out of the park best seller (I can’t say thank you to my readers enough), I’m wrapping up projects, starting new ones, and working on a dozen new ideas–and my television shows are back on.  Most of you know that I adore The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon a Time, but I have to tell you that Arrow is must-watch television for me every Wednesday night. Stephen Amell is amazing as Oliver. You can’t tell me this man doesn’t have some serious PTSD issues. […]
August 15, 2009

Angels, Demons and John Constantine

In 1985, John Constantine appeared in an issue of Swamp Thing. His arrival was ignominous. He was an advisor in areas of the supernatural for the Swamp Thing. His questionable morality was firmly in place and he looked an awful lot like Sting which was intentional. For the young impressionable 13 year old mind, he was terribly fascinating. DC Comics began publishing Hellblazer in 1988. John Constantine enjoyed the notoriety of the starring role. When Vertigo comics, a DC comics brand launched in 1993, John Constantine was rolled over as a Vertigo publication. John’s questionable morality remained in place. He […]
June 29, 2009

Passionate Love Stories

What are the ingredients necessary for a passionate love story? A tragic hero who carries the weight of the world on his shoulder? A heroine strong enough to bear the burden? Intelligence? Wit? Charm? What about the ability to meet the other on a level playing field? They can come from different worlds, different social strata — even completely different cultures if they can cross bridges with one aspect of their relationship? This week the Daily Dose is going to focus on passionate love stories in literature — all forms from comics to chick lit to supernatural and paranormal romance […]