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Ian Somerhalder's "Empoweresque" Features Trapeze Artists From "The House on Black Lake" Music Video

Trapeze artists featured in "Dangerous Shadows" music video are scheduled as featured performers for actor Ian Somerhalder's "Empoweresque" fund raiser in Atlanta on October 29th, 2011. Tanya Hoover, Keith Hoover, and Marek Kaszuba will perform static trapeze, incorporating unique choreography from music video.

Somerhalder, a popular actor best known for his performances in "Lost and "The Vampire Diaries",  created the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.

The fundraiser will be held at The Opera, a lovely historic Atlanta, Georgia building. The theme of the soiree is awakening the unique powers of women. 

Empoweresque is a celebration...

An awakening of the uniqueness and power within women.
If you think being sexy is akin to throwing on a pair of heels, think again...
It's about the woman within knowing that SHE has the power to change the world.

It's not what you look like.
It's not about your size, age, colour or faith.
It's who you ARE.
It’s your passion, your strength and your ability to inspire and lead change not just within yourself, but within others.
It's about awakening your divine femininity and becoming an "Empoweress."

This awakening within yourself will forever change you, and uniting empowered women will forever change the world.
Historically, we've seen phenomenal female change makers. These women "stand up and stand out", but why must they stand up as ONE woman when we can "stand up & stand out" together to radically transform the world as one UNITED divine force?
What are you waiting for?

Venue Details: Opera’s lavish style, combined with Victorian décor, makes it one of the most unique venues in the country. Opera features three environments: The Opera House (Main Room), Cabana and the Venetian Room. Both sides of Opera have been very successful, especially this past year. Opera Nightclub was nominated one of the top three Nightclubs in the Country. Atlanta Event Center at Opera won the 2011 Allie Awards for Best Corporate Event. Objectives of Event: United Empowerment! •Raise funds that will contribute to the expansion of ISF programs that empower youth to create the change. •To empower existing ISF GLOBAL Groups to co-create with each other, and encourage new groups to become a part of ISF. •Reach 1 million followers with Ian Somerhalder’s twitter to expand the potential ISF family population. •Ultimately, empower generations to support each other with intense focus on supporting youth to become active, innovative, successful leaders.

More information about the event the Ian Somerhalder Foundation may be found at:

http://www.isfoundation.com/

To view Trapeze Pro artists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIWOoAT7DhQ

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Dangerous Love: Top Ten Crazy Obsessive Heroes in Romance Novels

Please note - The House on Black Lake has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to see provocative trailer and music video based on novel.

A dangerously obsessive male can be both highly exciting and a nightmare for a woman. In reality few would desire such a challenge, but held at arms length - inside a novel or on a movie screen, such a man can be enormously intriguing.

The House on Black Lake features three such obsessive males, all very different. Ramey Sandeley's obsession with Alexandra Brighton leads him to the brink of emotional and physical cruelty. He can't help himself, as he has never heard the word "no".  Rock God Georgie La Pointe, on the other hand, grooms his hair in the eyes of his lovers, but when he loses control over his conquest he becomes obsessional. Andre Labat, the sensuous young Frenchman has the same expectation of female surrender and a ruthless desire to level the playing field by seducing the object of his rivals' desire. All men are out of control, and that is what makes them so appealing.

The following top ten are taken from lists of romance lovers and are in no particular order.

1. Simon Boldevar -Crimson Kiss Series  by Trisha Baker

2. Lucien de Malheur "The Scorpian" - Breathless - The House of Rohan by Anne Stuart

3. Judd - Caressed by Ice (Psy-Changelings book 3) by Nalini Singh

4. Dimitri - Archangels Blade (Guild Hunter) by Nalini Singh

5. Zsadist - Black Dagger Brotherhood - by J.R. Ward

6. Conrad Wroth - Immortals After Dark Seriesby Kresly Cole

7. Travis - Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire

8. Jake - Burning Wild by Christine Freehan

9. Baird - Claimed by Evangeline Anderson

10. Domenico - The Silver Devil by Therese Denys

Sean Culhane from Stormfire is a very controversial "hero" who is hated by most readers, but leaves a powerful impression, nonetheless.

 

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First Documented Music Video Based on novel features Dramatic Trapeze Act

PRESS RELEASE
An historic music video for contemporary gothic suspense, "The House on Black Lake" is scheduled for release late September, 2011.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aptly titled "Dangerous Shadows", the stylistic video depicts a dramatic scene from the novel. The video opens with a woman being chased through lush landscape as she seeks to escape hooded figures in preparation for what appears to be a pagan ritual, and climaxes with a stunning trapeze act. The piece was filmed by award winning cinematographer Frazer Bradshaw. An evocative orchestral composition with heavy percussion, by Russian filmmaker/music composer Andrew Oudet, lends tension, foreboding, emotional resonance, and effectively stands on its own as downloadable dance or background music.

The video was shot at renowned philosopher/author Sam Keen’s Sky Ranch in Sonoma. Trapeze rig featured is a permanent fixture on the property and home to Trapeze Pro, a prominent Bay Area circus skills school. Professional performers Marek Kaszuba, Tanya Hoover, Keith Hoover, Jake Minkoff, and John Arnst are featured in the flying sequences. In addition, unique, never before performed trapeze tricks, including "The Heroine’s Journey", were created as part of choreography by trapeze trapeze duo Hoover/Kaszuba for interpretation of the novel’s climactic scene.

Author/actress Anastasia Blackwell produced, directed, and performs in video. The ground breaking piece joins a trailer she created for her debut novel, as well as videos and teasers featuring original photography, sound design, and spoken word.

Time will tell if the unique idea will spread to indie authors and publishing houses and create a new genre of music and means of promotion for literature. The potential appears unlimited, with millions of books lining shelves of libraries and online catalogues worldwide, languidly waiting for an infusion of life.

"The House on Black Lake" has been adapted to screenplay and author is in negotiation for rights. To learn more about project and view other videos go to Home Page.

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Creative Revolution Productions is a publishing,marketing, promotion company dedicated to
promoting work of emerging artists.

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Kidnapped: Favorite Captive Love Romance Novels

Please Note: Go to HOME PAGE to view provocative trailer for The House on Black Lake filmed by award winning cinematographer.

Scene from "The House on Black Lake" Trailer

 The House on Black Lake explore a woman's experience as she is lured into a seductive web of intrigue and deceit, and held a virtual prisoner on Black Lake. Although Alexandra Brighton takes the trip to the exclusive enclave of summer homes outside Montreal on her own volition, to find resolution to her obession with charismatic Ramey Sandeley, she does not initially realize there is no way out. By the time she recognizes there are sinister forces at work she is essentially kidnapped and forced to confront the dark forces at play within the shadows of the lake, and well as inside her own heart. In the end Alexandra must must make a dramatic personal transformation is she is to survive.

The subject of kidnap is a popular theme in romantic literature. Some of the most popular are as follows, in no particular order.

Perfect by Judith McNaught

Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare

Lone Rider by Lauren Bach

Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson

Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood

Silken Savage by Catherine Hart

Night Flame by Catherine Hart

Hawk O'Toole's Hostage by Sandra Brown

His Wicked Ways by Samantha James

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

The Touch of Fire by Linda Howard

Cheyenne Song by Georgina Gentry

Apache Caress by Georgina Gentry

Tanner's Scheme by Lora Leigh

Abduction of Julia by Karen Hawkins

A Darker Dream by Amanda Ashley

Twilight Illusions by Maggie Shayne

Knight Triumphant by Shannon Drake

Princess of Fire by Shannon Drake

Lie Down in Roses by Shannon Drake

A Masquerade in the Moonlight by Kasey Michaels

The Bride of the Beast by Teresa Medeiros

Thief of Hearts by Teresa Medeiros

The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros

One Man's Love by Karen Ranney

The Heart of Winter (Anthology) with Maggie Shayne

The Nymph Kingby Gena Showalter

Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

Captain's Price by Lyla Sinclair

Night of the Phantom by Anne Stuart

Gallant Waif by Anne Gracie

Night Fire by Catherine Coulter

Uncommon Vows by Mary Jo Putney

The Hawk by Monica McCarty

The Quest by Juliana Garnett

The Pirate Prince, Ascention Trilogy, by Galen Foley

The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

Lover Unbound, Black Brotherhood Trilogy, Number 5, J.R. Ward

The Pirate Lord Lord Trilogy 1, by Sabrina Jeffries

Ruthless, The House of Rohan, by Anne Stuart

The Scotsman by Juliana Garnett

Savage Heat by Nan Ryan

Night Raven by Elaine Barbieri

Untamed Captiveby Elaine Barbieri

This Fierce Loving by Judith French

Panther's Prey by Doreen Owens

Captive by Colleen Faulkner

Destiny's Warrior by Kit Dee

Lakota Love Song by Madeline Baker

The Falcon and the Dove by Bonnie Vanak
Northman's Passion by Kate Hill
Whirlpool of Passion by Emma Darcy

In the Warrior's Bed by Mary Wine

Alexandra is kidnapped to island by Andre Labat

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Crazy Love: Most Dangerously Jealous, Obsessive, Possessive Alphas in Romance Novels

Please Note: The House on Black Lake has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to view provocative trailer filmed by award winning cinematographer.

Scene From "The House on Black Lake" Trailer

The story of The House on Black Lake teems with jealousy and obsession.  World-weary Alexandra Brighton travels with son Samuel to visit the man who has haunted her heart for years. She seeks resolution to an obsession that has brought her former life to ruin. But the fire is only stoked by charismatic Ramey Sandeley. Ramey is a man who has never heard the word "no" and expects life to give him everything he desires. But he has never tasted the drug of love or any desire beyond the physical. The feelings awakened in him by Alexandra are twisted to jealous rage when he learns she has given herself to seductive young French artist Andre Labat.  When she returns to the house he confronts her and threatens to administer a whipping for her discretion. This is only the beginning of a battle of wills that will lead the couple to the edge of destruction and threaten the safety of those caught in their orbit.

Yet, they are not the only ones driven by obsessive feelings. The lake's inhabitants are caught in tormented web of frustrated desire and and the drive to create unity at any cost.

Christian Grey, of Fifty Shades of Grey is the latest in a long line of dark lovers.  Crazy in love, jealous, obsessive, possessive males make intense romance heroes.  The top alpha picks (taken from personal surveys and popular romance forums) can be found in the following novels, in no particular order.

1. A Rose to the Fallen by April Bostic

2. The Smoke Thief  by Shana Abe

3. Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe

4. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

5. Dark Desire from the Carpathian's Series by Christine Feehan

6.  Halfway to the Grave Night Huntress Series, Book One by Jeaniene Frost

7. The Game Series Complete Collection by Christine Feehan

8.  Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh

9. Dangerous Games Tempting Seals Serices by Lora Leigh

10. Killer Secrets by Lora Leigh

11. Darkyn Series by Lynn Viehn

12. KGI Serices by Maya Banks

13. Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice

14. Bitten, Women of the Otherworld, Book 1 by Kelley Armstrong

15. Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

16, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

17.  A Hunger Like No Other  by Kresly Cole

18. Forever Mine The Moreno Brothers 1 by Elizabeth Reyes

18. Always Been Mine The Moreno Brothers 11 by Elizabeth Reyes

19. Under the Cowboy's Control by Lynda Chance

20. Blackmailed into Bed by Lynda Chance

21. The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie by Jennifer Ashley

22. Tempt the Devil by Anna Campbell

23. Playing Easy To Get Immortals After Dark 1 by Kresly cole

24. Pleasure of a Dark Prince Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole

25. Clockwork Angel The Infernal Devices, book 1 by Cassandra Clare

26. One Bite With A Stranger The Others Book 6, by Christine Warren

27. Submissive Desires by Carolyn Faukner -  SD chronicles a woman's journey of complete submission under control of dominant ex navy seal. The book is erotic and too extreme for most, but well written  for those who enjoy or desire insights into world of BDSM.

I was recently interviewed about obsessive, possessive love.  Here are my thoughts.

 

 

 

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Novel "Beautiful Disaster" Poised to Eclipse "Twilight"

Please Note:  "The House on Black Lake" has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to view provocative trailer by award winning cinematographer. The story chronicles a  woman's journey of self discovery and transformation in the French Canadian underground. There are three tattooed charmers in HOBL, and a woman ready to leave her "perfect" life behind.

An obscure new book by an unknown indie author is set for a major breakout. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire is a simple tale, the story of a good girl and a bad boy.

"The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match."

Jamie McGuire was raised in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and now resides in Enid, Oklahoma with her two  daughters. The author began her writing career in 2009 when she finished the first  of the Providence  series (young adult paranormal) in eleven weeks.

Ms. McGuire, like Stephanie Myers, author of the Twilight series, has struck an immediate and deep cord with readers. The cover of Beautiful Disaster  has created quite a controversy, but it is the tattooed bad boy Travis that has thrust the novel to the top of book and e-book sellers lists.

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20 Best Tattooed and Pierced Bad Boys in Romance Novels

Please Note:  The House on Black Lake has been adapted to screenplay. Go to Home Page to view provocative trailer by award winning cinematographer.

All three of the central male characters in The House on Black Lake sport tattoos. Charismatic Ramey Sandeley  has "In One Man Lie All the Mysteries of the Universe" in ancient script across the high arch of his perfectly formed backside. Ramey's cousin, Georgie LaPointe, the decadent Montreal rock god, has an intricate tribal band encircling his immense triceps. And sensuous French artist Andre Labat has a vicious rattler inked up his arm. There is also a tattooed and pierced Oriana, who has a taste for both sexes and hidden rooms in the back of her Old Montreal salon where taboos are broken by discreet adults.

In a dream sequence (or perhaps a look into her future) protagonist Alexandra Brighton dreams she is tied to a four poster and about to receive a branding of her lover's initials as part of her wedding ceremony. The finality of the ceremony will have her branding the groom in turn, followed by consummation of their unbreakable vows. A ring may be removed - but a branding is forever. Alexandra has lived her life as "the good girl", the perfect daughter, wife, and mother. But society does not reward her efforts as she seeks freedom from a suffocating marriage. She is about to turn "bad" and the trio of men will aid in her journey to self actualization.

I have researched romance forums (thanks to Amazon community and others) and the following novels feature the best of the tattooed and pierced heroes/anti heroes  in romance novels.  The novels featuring the marked bad boys are as follows:

1. Ink Spots by Lissa Matthews

2. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

3. Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning

4. Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour Book 1) by Olivia Cunning

5. Nauti Boys Trilogy by Lora Leigh

6. Rock Me (Ross Siblings Book 2) by Cherrie Lynn

7. Making Chase (The Chase Brothers, Book 4) by Lauren Dane

8.Obsession Untamed (Feral Warriors Book 3) by Pamela Palmer

9. Squeeze Play (Richmond Rogue Series)  by Kate Angell - for those who prefer it "light"

10. Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) by J.R. Ward - a number to choose from

11.  Lead Me On (Tumble Creek) by Victoria Dahl

12. Rough Edges by Ashlynn Pierce

13. Redeeming Characters by Jennefer L. Hart

14.Tempting Alibi by Sylvannah Stuart

15. Cracklin' Rosie: Blue Jeans and Hard Hats book 2 by Lissa Matthews

16. Carnal Ecstacy by Lisa Matthews

17.What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss

18. ICE (The Elite Forces Series Book 1) by Anne Stuart

19. Lady of Desire by Galen Foley

20. Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter

The sexy male model  featured on Pamela Palmers cover of Hunger Untamed  is featured in The House on Black Lake trailer, which may be viewed on Home Page.

 

 

 

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20 Best "I Love You" Scenes in Romance Novels

Please Note: "The House on Black Lake" has been adapted to screenplay. To view provocative trailer filmed by acclaimed cinematographer go to Home Page.

Tender, vulnerable words, and the expression of  "I love you" are powerful when spoken by a man for the first time. This is especially true of a powerful alpha male.

In The House on Black Lake Ramey Sandeley breaks down at one point and tells Alexandra: "The first time I saw you was the first time I felt myself come alive. Your eyes pierced through mine like razor blades and I saw in you all the wonders of the universe. I felt I had found my mate, someone I could share all the crazy fantasies, ideas and dreams. And in the darkness, every night, I wished you close to me to stave off the montrous evils that dogged me. It was you, only you . . ."

Later, Alexandra asks Ramey to tell her he loves her, even if he doesn't mean it. He expresses his love and tells her he means it. Later Ramey recants his statement and exclaims that he doesn't believes loves exists, it's only nature's way of assuring reproduction. Yet, Alexandra will not accept this definition. She believes we feel love because we wish to create, not replicate. Their struggle to resolve  feelings will lead both to the brink of destruction, and to experience a powerful new emotion, neither has ever  felt.

I have researched romance novel forums to determine the most popular novels with great "I love you" scenes. The top novels are as follows:

1. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn

2. Paradise by Judith McNaught

3. A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

 4. The Duchess by Jude Devereaux

5. Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale

6. Rough Riders Series by Lorelie James

7. Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood Series) by J.R. Ward

8. . Persuasion by Jan Austen

9. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught

10. Texas Destiny by Lorraine Heath

11. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

12. After The Storm by Tia Isabella

13. Shades of Twilight by Linda Howard

14. Last Chance Rescue Series by Christy Reece

15. Keegan's Lady by Catherine Anderson

16. Simply Love by Catherine Anderson

17. Crazy for Lovin' You by Lisa G. Brown

19. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

20. Simply Love by Catherine Anderson

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Top Ten Jealous Alpha Males in Romance Novels

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Actors Wade Gotwals and Anastasia Blackwell in scene from "The House on Black Lake"

ATTENTION READERS: New Romantic Fantasy, The Chamber of Curiosities is NOW AVAILABLE.  Be the first to read, review, and start discussions on forums. The seductive tale, set in a carnival in an ancient land, features a host of characters with intense love obsessions who experience jealousy and rage at loss of control over beloved.

Ramey Sandeley from The House on Black Lake experiences his first taste of jealousy when Alexandra Brighton and her son Samuel visit the summer home he shares with his wife Ruth and five young children. Ramey has never heard the word "No" and is not accustomed to being turned down or having romantic feelings towards anyone. He views his business and personal life as a series of conquests, and is always the winner.

His first taste of the bitter drug of jealousy comes on the day Alexandra spends a long afternoon in the arms of seductive young French artist Andre Labat. His confrontation following her liaison illuminates  untapped feelings and reveals a darker, cruel side. Ultimately, jealousy is the agent of transformation and catharsis for both Alexandra and Ramey and sets in motion a string of events with profound consequences.

Based on votes from romance forums the best jealous alpha males in romance literature are as follows (in no order of preference):

1. Jake from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire - hot book  fast on the rise

2. Dragos from Dragon Bound  by Thea Harrison

3. Seth from Out of Control by Shannon McKenna

4. Lachlain from Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark Series) by Kresly Cole

5. Jacques from Dark Desire (Carpathian Series) by Christine Freehan

6. "Iceman" from Dangerous Games by Lora Leigh - erotic

7. Lord Ian from The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashly

8. Tristan from A Rose to the Fallen by April Bostic

9. Bones from Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

10. Raphael from Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh

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Sexiest Giant Alphas in Romance Novels

Khor play by Jason Momea in the HBO hit A Game of Thrones, based on the novel of the same name, has awakened many women to the sexiness of giant alphas, particularly the primitive sort. The novel I am currently working is titled "The Chamber of Curiosities" and features a very sexy giant, Darney Vasquez, who is purchased as a young man and displayed in a carnival freak show. He is a very popular feature of the show, and soon both performers and patrons are transformed in very unexpected ways by the preternaturally beautiful  and soulful creature.

Also, the primary male characters in "The House on Black Lake " are all tall and well built. Though not giants, most women are frail and vulnerable in comparison to their girth and stature. There is something very sexy about an unusally large male specimen, both men and women are intrigued by the breed, which is an element of  the popularity of sports spectacles. They are anomaly and the more exaggerated their physicality, the greater the appeal.

The sexiest giant alphas in romance novels, as voted for by women who are experts in the romance genre, are as follows:

1. Raziel from Raziel by Kristen Douglas
2. Men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward
3. Men of The Darkness Chosen Seriesby Christina Dodd
4. Men of Lords of the Underworld Seriesby Gena Showalter
5. Acheron from Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
6. Men of The Sentinel Wars Series by Shannon Butcher
7. Men of  The Breeds Series by Lora Leigh (erotica)
8. The Wolf" from A Kingdom of Dreamsby Judith McNaught
9. Lorenzo Vasaro from The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen
10. The warriors of Ransom by Julie Garwood