Hi everyone. Today I’m turning over the reigns to my friend and fellow author, Juli D. Revezzo, who’s talking about the trickster in movies and television. Without further ado:
Hardly a day goes by anymore when we don’t think of some form of media—what’s happened on the latest reality show craze, or chat with each other at work about last night’s episode of Supernatural, or Once Upon a Time. The greats who grew up on Star Trek are now giving way to those mad about dance shows. The plot in prime time is coming back, though thankfully. The idea that the supposition of plot such as Logan’s Run might become primetime reality fodder doesn’t seem to far off the mark.
Movies fill the gap for me, but even then, one gets to the point where one can quote verbatim almost entire movies.
For instance. Bugs bunny running up the steps and clicking off the lights on Yosemite Sam until he can run up, yell “Click” and convince Sam he’s turned off the lights. 🙂
Or Hellboy’s saying the Golden Army is: “Industrible my ass.”
That kind of thing.
Once Upon A Time to name one of my favorites, has been a long time in coming it seems. (And about time too!) I do tend to like the antiheroes, though, Mr. Gold in the ABC hit Once Upon a Time is a slimy bastard if ever there was one, but darn it. He (like Hellboy II’s Prince Nuada) is just darned …. I hate to say it but they’re both very cool. So when I wrote my villain in my novel The Artist’s Inheritance, I turned him into an imp, who became the best I could make of a mix between Bugs, Mr. Gold and Prince Nuada. Something about yeah-big that enjoys causing trouble for people. And my goodness, was he fun to write! So when I sat down to write my new novel The Artist’s Inheritance I thought of this woman saving her artist husband from the forces of evil, and tried to make that evil as memorable, or at least as loveable (yes I realize that’s a contradiction in terms) as Hellboy, and Mr. Gold, and yet I gave my heroine a keen eye. Some people may be fooled by that “click” at the top of the stairs, or that cheeky gold-toothed grin, but my heroine’s not so trusting. Unlike Warner Brothers’ Coyote, and like all good heroines, she looks before she creeps close to her prey, always cautious of that slick shine.
So, yes, I write, but I’m a fangirl too, and inevitably, the two will influence each other.
I hope you’ll give The Artist’s Inheritance a try and see how my mixture came out.
Here’s the synopsis.
Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.
When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?
Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.
The Artist’s Inheritance is available for Kindle now at Amazon:
and in paperback from Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3976218
The book is also in various formats at Smashwords:
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About the Author:
Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century, in love of which she received a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of South Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Independent Author Network. The Artist’s Inheritance is her first novel.
Juli D. Revezzo’s site links:
on Twitter: http://twitter.com/julidrevezzo
On Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo
Thanks, Rosalie, for having me here today!