Saturday, November 16, 2013

Amazing news, sex researchers, headless horsemenand more

First, the news. I'm still in a state of disbelief, but happily so. Only six days after subbing When Will I See You Again to Amber Quill, I received its acceptance. To say I am happy would be a gross understatement! Plus, it's coming out in early February, how amazing is that? First the ebook, and then the print within a few weeks! To the publisher who sat on it for over eight months and said they were interested only to drop the ball, I say thank you, for now I am glad I did not go with you. I look forward to working with Amber Quill, and hope this is just the start of a great relationship!

Before I move on, let me show you again my vision of Raoul, from WWISYA.

A few weeks ago, I began watching Masters of Sex on Showtime, which is about the sex researchers,
Masters & Johnson. I wasn't sure what to expect but I decided to give it a try and I'm very glad I did. Michael Sheen plays William Masters and Lizzie Caplan is Virginia Johnson. The series begins where they did - in St. Louis, at Washington University. It was exciting to see they used actual exteriors of the university! Beau Bridges plays the provost, Barton Scully, whose wife is played by Allison Janney.

I'm seriously enjoying this series and look forward to it every week as we delve into both the sex study for which they are known as well as their personal lives and those of the people around them. That was not an easy time in which to do this, certainly, as repressive as society was, and I applaud them for being pioneers in their field. I would definitely buy this on DVD, a real keeper!

On a different note, Fox has brought us a show that at first I wasn't sure they'd do well, but my fears were
allayed in the first episode. Sleepy Hollow is a new twist on an old story. Tom Mison plays Ichabod Crane, who dies in 1781 at the hands of the Hessian, and is brought back to life 250 years later, along with his sworn foe, the headless horseman. In this time, he meets Abby Mills, a young police officer who has just lost her mentor, Sheriff Corbin (played by Clancy Brown of Carnival). There is more to Abby than meets the eye, and she has reasons to believe this man with his strange tale. Unlike her captain, who is played by Orlando Jones.

Rather than just one villain, in the form of the well-known headless horseman, we have more, as the horseman, who is Death, is but one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. And Ichabod and Abby are the witnesses who must prevent the End of Days.

This show is fascinating and well done. It blends historical with fantasy in a marvelous way. And it doesn't hurt that Tom Mison is very easy on the eyes. Just wow! Add Abby's sister to the mix, who has been locked up for refusing to recant what she saw as a young girl, and a former cop who won't stay dead, and you've got quite the story. James Frain appeared in one episode as a Freemason.  I love this series and hope it lasts for a long, long time.

I know I promised I'd talk about Grimm and Hawaii 5-0, plus some cooking shows, but I really need to get busy. I have edits for other people to do, plus I want to work on No Way Out, and Stan and Ollie, and we have to do our errands today. Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow to talk some more. Have a great day!

Until next time, take care!


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