Saturday, November 6, 2010

Romantic Movies

Last week, I did a blog on scary movies; one of my favorite genres of movies to indulge in. But since my book will be released in a few weeks and it falls under the genre of "young adult paranormal romance," this week, I wanted to talk a little bit about what makes for a "good romance." 

The idea of romance, like anything else, is subjective. There is no wrong or right definition of romance. Some people love that lush, sweep-me-off-my-feet romance, while others might prefer the "you doin' okay," low-maintenance type of romance. Myself, I'm a little bit of both (speaking purely from inside the bubble, of course). What makes a good romance is the connection between two people. That unforced, "I get you," vibe that people who really understand each other share. Now, don't get me wrong. Just because two people might really get each other doesn't mean that they won't have to work hard in a relationship. I think every relationship is a work in progress and we constantly have to strive to make it work; assuming of course, that you want it to work. 

A good romance also entails a solid sense of humor, some playful, flirty behavior and the need to always want to see the person you are with at the end of the day. Ultimately though, romance doesn't follow a particular formula or guideline. Romance is a visceral experience. It's all about intuition and emotions and chemistry. Once that falls into place, good romance will naturally come. 

Now, with all that said, I would like to know 3 of your favorite romantic movies? Mine are: 1) Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee is brilliant) 2) Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton is amazing), and 3) Romeo & Juliet (don't know the director, but it's a classic).  

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Scary Movies

Scary movies have always been one of my favorite past times, especially as a kid. I used to repeatedly watch movies like "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Poltergeist," and "Halloween," over and over. A good scare is always fun. But when a movie starts to leave scars, that's when it becomes "too much." The one scary movie that has done that to me is "The Exorcist."

As a kid, my parents never really censored me and my sisters from watching anything as long as it wasn't too sexually explicit. So while growing up, I was basically allowed to watch almost every horror movie that was released. "The Exorcist" was the one horror movie that to this day, still makes me cringe when I see Linda Blair's possessed face. I grew up bombarded with nightmares of Regan MacNeil chasing me down lone highways. It should never be a movie that a child should watch because it's that frightening. The themes in that movie were also so adult. I know that a lot of my friends laugh at the movie now, but they are also adults and have viewed it as adults. I'm sure it would be a different story if they were seven years old watching Regan twist her head around as she spews obscenities. Scary!

Anyway, this leads me to ask: What are your top 3 scary movies of all time?

Mine are: 1) The Exorcist 2) A Nightmare on Elm Street (The Original), and 3) The Shining.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Blogging is a new experience for me, but I’m excited and hopeful to meet new and interesting people.

After eight months of writing, and rewriting…and then rewriting again, I am finally in the last stages of publishing my paranormal romance novel titled, Soul in Love. It will fall under the “young adults” category. In the novel, the main character, Amber Olive, will experience issues involving loss, desperation, pain, and of course, love. Needless to say, I am thrilled for the release which will be in a few weeks.

For those who would like to know more about me or the book, just go to And, for people who are more visual, I’ve also created a book trailer. The trailer can be found either at  

In the meantime, I would love to meet other writers, artists, and people in general. Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do the same as I continue to explore this medium known as “blogging.”