Risky Regencies

Anticipation

Oh, this is a week of ANTICIPATION for me!

First, I am eagerly awaiting the Risky Regencies very first COVER MODEL Interview!! Coming March 11 and 12

When my The Wagering Widow came out Feb 2006, the publicist for Richard Cerqueira, romance novel cover model, contacted me to let me know Richard’s hand was on the cover–and a much better image on the inside! I did some promotion for Richard at the Romantic Times Convention last year and he almost-almost-joined me for a booksigning on Long Island at Side Street Books in Patchogue (alas, he was out of town that day).

Now he has agreed to be interviewed here at Risky Regencies! He’s going to tell us all about the nitty gritty of doing a romance shoot and he’s also got some exciting news to share about his life….

Richard also will kindly offer us a prize: an autographed photo of him at a Romance Cover Shoot. Wait until you see it!!

But before next Sunday….. the days will finally be counted down and the wait over.

Gerard Butler’s new move 300 will be released this Friday, March 9 and I will have seen it!

The movie is the cinematic recreation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, 300, telling of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. A small force of 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas (Butler) hold back an invasion of the huge Persian army for three days. The brave 300 fight to the death, ultimately losing the battle, but because of them, the Persian army sustained astronomical losses, Greece was never conquered, and Western Civilization was preserved!

The movie, as you can imagine, will be very violent, but the innovative cinematography promises to present the images in a unique form. Like in the movie Sin City, Zack Snyder filmed the actors against a blue screen, computer generating the setting details afterward. To learn more about 300 and to view some amazing movie trailers, go to the 300 internet site

What, besides it being Diane’s latest obsession, connects the movie 300 to the Regency Period?
That is your question of the day, my friends!!!

Ha ha! You think I’m done but there is more anticipation in my beating little heart.

EHarlequin is going to post their Readers Choice Awards on March 14. My A Reputable Rake is up for Favorite Historical and Mistletoe Kisses is up for Favorite Anthology.

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to go to eHarlequin and vote for your favorites. You will have to sign in or register, but that is an easy matter (just look for the little sign-in icon in the upper right corner). Vote HERE.

I’m not done yet.

By now you know that my Innocence and Impropriety is in bookstores this month. (I’ve only told you a million times!) Now I am anxiously awaiting its Reviews.

So far the reviews have been positive. Check out the ones on Amazon.com and Romance Reviews Today.

But more are due any day now…..

I’ll be Blogging about Innocence and Impropriety and the writing life on Romance Vagabonds on Wednesday, March 7. They call themselves “just a ragtag bunch of writers…” Just my kind of folks, I say!!!

And that is ALL I have to look forward to…….except doing taxes, but that is a whole other kind of anticipation!

Question Number 2 of the day: What are you looking forward to?

Cheers!
Diane

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Teresa
15 years ago

I am also looking forward to seeing the movie 300. It just so happens that the 9th is my birthday and what a great movie to go see for my birthday!

Kalen Hughes
15 years ago

I’m totally looking forward to 300! I just keep telling myself “It’s not supposed to be historical. It’s supposed to be a recreation of a comic book.” LOL! I saw a “making of” on HBO yesterday, and damn it looks pretty.

Megan Frampton
15 years ago

I’m anticipating getting response from the book my agent is sending out.

And Daylight Savings Time! March 11!

Of course you will let us know how 300 is, right Diane?

Diane Perkins
15 years ago

Whoo hoo! Lucky Teresa. What a birthday present!

Kalen, I agree completely. This is not HISTORY, but it does look so exciting. There is a show on Spike TV at 1130 pm on 300

Megan, Ohhhhhh, I hope you get many GREAT responses on your book!!! I’ll be vibing for you

Diane

Cara King
15 years ago

Sorry to be less than a proper 300 cheerleader, but I will say honestly, I’m not sure I’m going to see it — I’m just afraid it will be as violent and gruesome as Sin City was — and I still haven’t recovered from seeing that! 🙂

As to what I’m looking forward to — time! My play is over (yay and boo — yay that I’ll have time, boo because Shakespeare is, well, Shakespeare) and now I’ll have evenings! To do things! And maybe fewer frozen microwaved dinners! 🙂

Cara

Lois
15 years ago

Alas, I don’t think it’s really my type of movie, so if I ever see it, I’ll just wait for it to show up on tv or something. 🙂 But anticipating anything. Nope. Well, yeah actually I am. . .

Dinner! 🙂

Lois

Diane Perkins
15 years ago

Yay, Cara! But I’ll bet you and Todd just loved doing the play!

Lois, I hope you have a WONDERFUL dinner. I’m going to make something dumb for dinner.

Diane

Diane Perkins
15 years ago

One more review!

http://tinyurl.com/2eo4ry

Diane

Keira Soleore
15 years ago

Diane, I confess, I had to laugh when I read the bits about history of 300. History? Story? What?! Abs, that’s what I’m looking forward to. No, not my non-existant ones, which Curves hasn’t cured yet, but Mr. Hubba Hubba’s.

I’ll watch it on Saturday evening. Gotta get my tickets.

I voted on eHarlequin.

Cara and Todd: Congratulations on the successful run. I hope you’ll blog your impressions of and post pictures from the production.

Diane Perkins
15 years ago

Keira, that kind of physical warfare interests me, too (wink, wink)

THANK YOU for voting!!!

Thanks to everyone who has voted. I was worried that one of my competitors was close enough to pull ahead….then I realized I was looking at the “abstain” numbers!

Diane

Cara King
15 years ago

Cara and Todd: Congratulations on the successful run. I hope you’ll blog your impressions of and post pictures from the production.

Thanks, Keira! Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow. 🙂

Cara

Lis
Lis
15 years ago

I’m looking forward to finishing the final edits on the ms before I send the requested full off to the agent. THEN I get to reward myself with my nice new copy of I&I I picked up on the wknd :o)

Elena Greene
15 years ago

I’m looking forward to a clear writing day. A day when there is no one sick in my household. A day when I don’t have to deal with the Maytag guy replacing the part on our dishwasher which has caused other dishwashers around the country to catch fire (OK, I suppose this is necessary). A day when I don’t have to spend half an hour on the phone to get to a real person at my bank. A day when there isn’t a two-hour school delay because of a snow squall in an adjacent county.

I don’t know if this day will ever come but I am still waiting!

Pam Rosenthal
15 years ago

Best of luck, Megan and Diane. Gosh, Daylight Savings Time — how did it happen that it’s coming early? Executive power gone wild? How did I miss this?

As for 300 — I checked out the trailers yesterday, and they made me feel all… misty and sentimental. Yes really, I became totally nostalgic for when I had a wonderfully imaginative little boy at home, who was crazy for Greek gods and heroes and for comic books. 300 also made me remember my son’s Draw Spiderman phase, when (in a fantasy frenzy of trying on abstractions of extreme masculinity) he went as nutso about abs and pecs as any Ellora’s Cave cover designer.

The bearded Gerard Butler of 300 is an exact match for my now-grown-up little boy’s then-cherished image of heroic Greek comic book superhero king masculinity. (And since my kid grew up to be such a neat, sweet, loving guy, I’m all for it.)

Diane Perkins
15 years ago

Oh, poor Elena! Sickness and real life hassles. I hope you get your writing day, too!

Lis! Congratulations on getting the ms out to the agent!! Personally, I think you ought to drink champagne while reading I&I. Thank you so much for purchasing the book! Let me know what you think of it.

Pam,
Awwwww, you got me all misty eyed, too. My son was once a little boy, too, but his tastes always ran toward something mechanical. He turned out okay, as well!

I heard on the news that the pushed up daylight savings time is going to confuse all the computers in the world, leading to total chaos and ruin. My computer expert husband scoffed at the report though!

Diane

Keira Soleore
15 years ago

Elena wrote, “I’m looking forward to a clear writing day.”

Elena, I’m sorry this winter has been hard on your family’s health. Hope spring (when it gets here) is better.

Keira wrote, “I hope you’ll blog your impressions of and post pictures from the production.”
Cara wrote, “Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow.”

Thanks much, Cara!

Amanda, hope your second audition went well. And I also hope you’ll blog about your samba class!

Diane wrote, “Awwwww, you got me all misty eyed, too.”

Pam & Diane: Misty-eyed (!!) would not be my first reaction at seeing Mr. Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love. I’ll be too busy sighing and exclaiming.

Pam Rosenthal
15 years ago

Yeah well that was sorta my point, keira. Sorry, I spent too much time being charmed, touched, and amused by a little boy’s exaggerated cartoony conceptions of maleness (useful for a little boy, I hasten to point out), to find it very compelling from my own pov.

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