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For mature fans of the Twilight series, there is reason to rejoice. Though the trilogy of vampire love has a great Romeo and Juliette storyline, with endless foreplay leading up to the bite that will bring death, it is written for teenagers. So, if you are hungry for a love story, and love triangle, and desire to enter a dark world, with magic and madness, then your wish will be fulfilled when you take the journey to Black Lake.


Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Your Local Book Store All Now Carry "The House on Black Lake".

It's official! "The House on Black Lake" is now available to purchase. It's been a long journey to create book design, trailers, music videos, etc. But the journey has only begun. I look forward to promoting book and meeting friends worldwide to discuss book and promote artistic endeavors.  Please feel free to e-mail me regarding any questions or thoughts regarding the themes and issues of my novel.



My novel was not only influenced by Cavalia, it was also influenced by Cirque Du Soleil. Few know that the Cirque began as a few vagabond players on street on street corners in Montreal  Such acts fill the scenes of my book, and I look forward to seeing the new show. The integration of every medium of art is truly inspiring. My passion for the flying trapeze began in the little circus that came through my small town as a child, but grew to a passion after seeing the performers in these shows.

You can check out schedules for all shows at

Picture take by David Wilson while filming trailer inside Chateau Tivoli in San Francisco



I was greatly inspired by my experience watch the show, Cavalia. My experience infused the scenes in my novel where dynamic horses are featured.

A bit about the show: 

 "For the first time on stage, the equestrian arts are infused with unprecedented magic and emotion.  Cavalia is a multimedia extravaganza giving homage to the poignant history and fascination bond between human beings and horses. Cavalia is a poem written in the language of sound, image and extraordinary performance, blending dramatic visual effects, live music, dance and acrobatics with the bold presence of over sixty magnificent horses, Cavalia raises the bar for spectacular events in in the 21st century." (quote from site) You MUST experience this show. It is no coincidence that the stunning show originated in the land where my book takes place, Montreal.

What you tame you must care for the rest of your life.

March 27, 2010 Posted by admin in Videos

Mirror of Souls

The House on Black Lake Music Video - Mirror of Souls


"Mysterious Encounter" Guitar Solo Brings to Life Sensuous Scene From House on Black Lake

Peter Busboom created haunting guitar solo for music video featuring photographs from film trailer. David Wilson photographed what was never revealed in filmed trailer. Pictures are from scene between Andre Labat (Tosh Yanez) and Alexandra Brighton (Anastasia Blackwell). Busboom and Wilson capture the aching desire of the characters and also the pathos inherent in encounters one knows have no future.  The music video is gaining incredible momentum on video sites.

Scene from novel "The House on Black Lake"



Plans are in the works for a book launching party - tentative date is May 7th and are in discussion with a great gallery/lounge in San Francisco. More details are to come, but it is certain we will have live band A/V great food and drinks. Also, contemporary gothic jewelry and accessories will be available to purchase. The theme is dark romance and all are encouraged to come dressed in the style and with the attitude. Get ready to celebrate!!!


Romance On A Deserted Island

There is something quite alluring about a deserted island.  Experienced with the right partner it is possible to live out fantasies, unite with nature, do whateveryou desire, and no one will know.  Yet there is always the risk of danger that resides within the island. The creatures that inhabit the lonely piece of land may not be  friendly. And there is no way to escape  if you lose communication, means of transport, or someone wants to keep you  prisoner.

That is what Alexandra faces as she is lured by the Sandeley's to stay in a Victorian on a deserted island.  Initially she is terrified of the house, the isolation, and her lack of conrol over the situation. When she is taken to revisit the site by young lover, Andre, her moment of seduction is at first alluring and romantic, but turns deadly.

World weary and longing for simplicity we may fantasize about such a habitat. But is the romantic notion a desire to free ourselves from the confines of civilization? Or is it a deeper desire - to escape the confines  of ourselves and release our baser, more animalistic natures?

Photographs taken in Golden Gate Park and Stern Grove - features Tosh Yanez as Andre Labat and Anastasia Blackwell as Alexandra Brighton depicting scenes in "The House on Black Lake".



The day we shot the scenes in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco was absolutely gorgeous. Normally in April it is cold and windy, but it was hot. I had the honour of being rowed by gorgeous super model Tosh Yanez across the lake. It was the perfect backdrop to film the scene of Andre rowing Alexandra out to revisit the house on the island.

Rowboats can be rented seven days a week, all year.  I recommend it as a romantic interlude. The scenery is stunning. It truly makes you feel like you are in your own romance novel. It's wonderful to fall in love, if only for the day.



Many have told me they believe "The House on Black Lake" is a ""Twilight "for adult fans of the popular books and movies. And, perhaps this is true. My book is about an obsessive love, a devious antagonist and the lure of another equally beautiful specimen. It is unclear what powers Ramey Sandeley, Georgie La Pointe and Andre Labat possess, if they bite or inhibit Alexandra's soul in ways that have not yet been explored. But, clearly Alexandra is "taken" by these men, betrayed and transformed. In the music video of the book, many are certain they seen between the pictures, and that she indeed has been bitten and transformed.

Transformation is a cruelly painful and ecstatic process. It drains the old blood and infuses new. We can all experience this, if we choose to take the path that passion lays down and open ourselves to receive the gift from others.

Are the men in the book vampires - blood suckers - or infusers? You be the judge - either way Alexandra , like Bella, will be entering a different realm at book's end.