Sunday, July 11, 2010

[AlyssaDayNews] New excerpt posted, original music video, booksigning, & VAMPIRES IN ATLANTIS!

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Happy summer, everyone! I hope you're enjoying lovely weather and days at the beach or pool! I have some exciting news to share – things are hopping here in Warriors of Poseidon land! See below for news of an excerpt, the super cool music video, the big booksigning in Orlando, and what's up with Daniel and his book, VAMPIRES IN ATLANTIS. Thanks!!

First, ATLANTIS BETRAYED! Less than 2 short months until release on September 7th! I have posted the first chapter excerpt HERE!

And here's a little sneak peek from the back cover:

What could Christophe, powerful Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, prim and proper Scottish illustrator of fairytales by day and notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja by night? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It's said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it's invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon's trident.

But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, so Christophe and Fiona team up to commit the crime of the century. As newfound passions fire their motives--and cloud their judgment--they realize they aren't the only ones after the priceless gem. A dark force is shadowing their every move, and threatening to shatter their trust with revenge, betrayal, and a haunting revelation about the past.

Second, an original music video based on my books!!

I spent most of the first half of this week, all day and all night for 3 days, with the film crew filming the MUSIC VIDEO of the ORIGINAL ROCK SONG based on my books!!! How cool is that? I have some pics of the film shoot up at my blog and will soon be able to share more. We expect the song to go up on iTunes within about 6 weeks, and the video will launch shortly thereafter, so I'll be sure to share more when those dates firm up. The song is called Every Time You Read My Mind, and it gives me chills every time I hear it!

You can see pics of the film shoot here (AT THE BLOG, BELOW).

Third, I'll be signing books with about a kajillion other authors in Orlando in just 2 short weeks! Here's the scoop, straight from RWA's website:

The "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing has become one of the most popular events at RWA's annual conference. More than 500 romance authors participate in this two-hour autographing event, and each year we raise thousands of dollars, which are donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide. Since 1990, RWA has donated more than $600,000 to literacy charities.

The 2010 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing takes place on Wednesday, July 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort, Pacific Exhibit Hall, in Orlando, Florida. This event is open to the public; there is no admittance charge. Since the proceeds from this event are donated to charity, we ask that you purchase books at the event instead of bringing your own books. (RWA accepts cash, check, or credit/debit cards for book purchases at the event.) If you do bring books, please limit yourself to one or two books and consider making a cash donation to the cause.

Finally, yes, for all of those who have asked/pleaded/offered me chocolate, Daniel/Drakes/Devon DOES get a book . . . AND IT'S UP NEXT!!!

VAMPIRES IN ATLANTIS will be a spring release, exact date coming soon, and I love this book!! Daniel has long been one of my favorites.

As always, thanks for reading my books. I appreciate it so very much. Please feel free to share this newsletter with anybody who might be interested in hot warriors, strong heroines, and exciting sword fights. (Wait till you see Quinn wielding a sword in the video! Wow!). Oh—and I'm often on Twitter, if you tweet, and at Facebook. And the new website section with the gemstones of the Trident will be up soon at my website. Thanks for hanging in there to read this far!!


Thursday, July 08, 2010

More pics from the filming

This is the scene that made me cry. It was the first image that came to my mind nearly 5 years ago when I first created the world of Atlantis in my mind - a prince in chains. Who was he? Why was he captive? When I saw this on set, it actually brought me to tears.

And here is the evil vampire goddess who held Prince Conlan in chains, Anubisa in the cold, cold flesh (photo courtesy of Johnny St. Ours):

I will never, ever be able to say enough wonderful things about video and song producers Radiator Music, director Johnny St. Ours, and DP/cinematographer Andy and his crew at Plus of course the talented cast, led by Autumn Adele and Lee Dahlberg (Anubisa and Prince Conlan, above). Absolutely amazing and talented group of folks. I also must thank the wonderful folks at the Green Cove Springs historical jail, Fort Castillo de San Marcos, and the St. Augustine lighthouse. More pics later, including a full list of credits, when the pain from the whiplash subsides. (sigh)


Monday, July 05, 2010

The glam life of an author (true for once!!)

OK, how much do you wish you were me this morning? I woke up at 5 a.m. so I could drive to the beach at St. Augustine, Florida, to take advantage of the sunrise, because we are filming my MUSIC VIDEO OVER THE NEXT THREE DAYS!!!!!! This is unbelievably exciting and fun and I can't wait to spill all the deets about Radiator Music and their exciting new venture and my original rock song about The Warriors of Poseidon!

But for now, a little sneak peek!

Here I am enjoying my morning very much, surrounded by the cast of actors who are playing my Warriors of Poseidon(this is the guys without their long hair) and High Princess Riley. Yes,that's me in the blue shirt with the HUGE grin - it's crazy fun to see my characters step out of my head and off of the page and into life.

Here is our awesome director John St. Ours (on the left, looking like he could be an Atlantean himself! and yes, I'm geeked out about the fact that, among other things, he has done videos for the Dave Matthews Band!) and our actor Lee Dahlberg (who will be in an upcoming TV show following The Bachelor) who plays High Prince Conlan on the right, talking about setting a shot:

And one of the shots of filming the warriors walking up out of the ocean from Atlantis:

OK, back to work before I head out for the next location - the atmospheric (and reportedly haunted!) Green Cove Springs jail. They got the aerial shots yesterday (from a helicopter!) and tomorrow we're filming at the Fort Castillo de San Marcos and then at the St. Augustine lighthouse. This is so much fun!! I'll spill all the deets as I can and share more pics and behind the scenes footage from the video, too,as soon as I can!

Alyssa, who is having a total blast and loving this author gig