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Oggi Beat To Perform at "The House on Black Lake Book Launch"

.. Oggi Beat (pronounced 'Oh-Jee, Italian for 'Today') is the creation of Bay Area musicians Tim Honan (Bass + laptop) and Greg Galbreath (Keys + Laptop), and is a fusion of band & machine. The music weaves together strands of rock, electronica, lounge, funk, dub, techno, and jazz. Check out their music at


Actors featured in "The House on Black Lake" Trailer


Tosh Yanez Protrays Andre Labat

Anastasia Blackwell protrays Alexandra Brighton

Benny Duskin Protrays Samuel Brighton

Wade Gotwals plays Ramey Sandeley

Morla Gorrondona Protrays Ruth Sandeley

Press Release: Night of Passion Book Launch for "The House on Black Lake"


Night of Passion Launches Debut Novel, “The House on Black Lake,” by Anastasia Blackwell

A Dark Romance party has been scheduled for hot new romantic suspense, "The House on Black Lake” by local author Anastasia Blackwell. The event will be held at 111 Minna Gallery and Lounge in San Francisco on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 5-9PM.

San Francisco, California, May 18, 2010 –

Cocktail party features screening of “The House on Black Lake” book trailer and music videos produced by author. Ms. Blackwell will sign books and perform spoken word, including “Mirror of Souls” from video, accompanied by musician Peter Busboom. She will also share poetry duet with actor/poet Joseph Jones, backed by Busboom’s BGR Band and drum/bass duo Jack Newton and Colin Hamilton.

Luminary artists and designers will display custom jewelry and accessories inspired by contemporary gothic theme, and couture fashions inspired by Montreal underground setting of novel. French libations, chocolates and delicacies will be served in an atmosphere of misty candlelight.

Silent auction of romantic/sensuous items from Bay Area merchants, artists and designers will benefit WAM JAMS! (Writers, Artists and Musicians collaborating to create visionary forms of art).

Guests are encouraged to dress in Dark Romance attire. Event is free and open to public.

Out of town guests of Minna receive discount at nearby W Hotel. For the more adventurous, there is the historic Chateau Tivoli B & B on Alamo Square where novel’s trailer and photographs were shot.

111 Minna Gallery and Lounge is located in the Downtown/SOMA district, between Montgomery and 2nd. Go to for more information.


"Dark Romance" book launching party for "The House on Black Lake" to be held at 111 Minna, San Francisco


A "dark romance" themed  book launching party  is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 5PM -9PM at 111 Gallery and Lounge in San Francisco. The party will include screening of trailer and videos, live band, author book signing, neo gothic jewelry, accessories for sale, a couture fashion parade inspired by the French gypsy look of the novel, French chocolates and delicacies, tarot and palm reading, mystery guest and much more. Enjoy the happy hour and dance to evocative music through a mist bathed in candlelight. Theme attire is encouraged.

Out of town guests can book rooms at Chateau Tivoli B & B where trailer was shot or fashionable W Hotel offers special discounts to Minna patrons. The event is open to the public and there is no charge to guests.

Get a taste of dark romance - come out and enjoy!