The Eldritch Conspiracy
On Sale: January 29, 2013
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Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are
long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her
soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of
Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a
bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride:
she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a
small but politically important European country. She's
getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the
whole Siren race wiped outâ€”including Celia herself, who is
Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is
interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone
survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try
to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists
and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her
eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress).
Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding
day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.
55 comments posted.
Re: The Eldritch Conspiracy
I enjoy books and imagine the individuals and sometimes the
movie and T.V. shows are disappointing. Books are always
(Sharon Berger 10:47am February 12, 2013)
sounds better to me
(Kent Cook 10:54am February 12, 2013)
I have a love/hate for them. Take Eragon for example...The
book was great then they totally BOMBED the movie. Changed
character's looks etc it just wrecked it.
Then there are some books that I've seen in a movie..Angel
Falls for example that I loved. it was really good.
I think it would work better if they actually took the time
read the book and get a true feel for everything and then go
from there, instead of reading the cliff-notes...LOL
I really try hard if I'm know I'm going to watch a movie to
read the book afterwards (if I haven't read it already).
Love the post today :)
(Bj Gaskill 11:07am February 12, 2013)
I really can not deal with a book turned tv show - the idea was that the book was so good that they wanted it for the "masses" yet they change it around, ruin the originality of the book and twist it in a way that leaves a bitter taste.
Yet, movies can be either way... funny that a book I would find ok, would be magic onscreen and yet, 80% of the time I love the book more than the film. I think the "movie" in my head as I read the story is more involved, more intriguing, more visual that when it reaches the screen I am left questioning my experience. Although, for some reason I can't seem to help going and seeing it.
(Carla Carlson 11:22am February 12, 2013)
I did like the Harry Potter movie adaptations, although I felt
some were better than others. I also liked the Colin Firth BBC
version of Pride and Prejudice. Those are the rare exceptions,
however. Usually I'm disappointed by movie adaptations.
(Rebecca Whitehead-Schwarz 11:35am February 12, 2013)
Most of the time they don't seem to work. But, that doesn't
mean I don't watch them.
(Sara Brockunier 11:38am February 12, 2013)
Most of the time I like the books better.
(Sandy Giden 11:43am February 12, 2013)
I like all of the john grisham movies that I have seen because they are just like the book
(Susan Atkins 11:44am February 12, 2013)
I love all books and would loke to read this series also
(Gloria Muniz 12:28pm February 12, 2013)
I can't think of a single time that I liked a movie or show better than the book. They just can't fit it all in that short amount of time. If I expect it to be an exact replica I will always be disappointed anyway. If I remind myself that a movie is an interpretation created by a different artist I usually enjoy it more. And it helps to know if the author of the book enjoyed it as well!
Thanks for your offer!
(Debbie Wright 12:36pm February 12, 2013)
About 50/50. For me it's about the special effects. Take The Lord of the Rings trilogy--the books were great, the movie was great, but the special effects put it way over the top for me. I think that seeing things in movies often increases your own imagination.
(Kathleen Conner 1:03pm February 12, 2013)
Books that are made into movies usually flop. With the
difference in time limit and frame for each scene, some
details are altered or completely dismissed. I hate that
when it happens. I know its difficult to add every single
detail from the book into the movie, but at least get all
the major scenes in correctly. I just don't like it. I love
books as they are.
(Lazydrag0n Puff 1:41pm February 12, 2013)
I think it is a toss up... Some do justice to the book for
example I loved the Lord of the Rings but Harry Potter left
a lot out even though it was very good... Not to keen on the
Twilight... Kinda scared to watch the Hobbit though because
they messed with the story line... Percy Jackson... Left
stuff out even though it was a good movie(my son loved
it)... Where are the other books though... I hate when they
make a movie and then don't finish the series.
(Jeannie Platt 1:41pm February 12, 2013)
The movies are not as good as the books. The books are a lot better. They always leave something out in the movies.
(Judy Ferguson 1:48pm February 12, 2013)
I enjoy movies more when I do not read the book it is based on... they never seem to be as good as the book. I prefer to not have the comparison.
(Colleen Conklin 2:05pm February 12, 2013)
I am usually disappointed. When I read, most of the time I don't pay much attention to the authors descriptions for the characters, I usually apply my own likes. So unless I am really lucky the on screen and my imagination rarely concide. There is also the problem of how much of the book is used and how much is abused for the sake of dramatic effects. I prefer to keep reading.
(Annetta Sweetko 2:32pm February 12, 2013)
Usually I find that the movie doesn't quite hold up to the book.
(Marjorie Carmony 2:32pm February 12, 2013)
books are able to fill out the action better than a movie or
show has time to do.
(Mary Hay 2:39pm February 12, 2013)
I love the movie versions of some of my favorite books. I love Lord of the Rings, Jane Eyre, The Secret Garden, and, of course, Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth. I hated the movie version of Practical Magic. Ugh, double ugh. Personally, I would love to see a movie version of Georgette Heyer. With her delightful dialogue and great characters, it could be fantastic.
(Phyllis Lamken 2:49pm February 12, 2013)
I'm not that thrilled when they take a book, and make it into a movie or tv series. This is the reason why. Either they don't "talk" to the author, or they don't "listen" to the author. Either way, it turns out to be a disaster!! They take the very essence of the book, and drop it in the garbage, then take the rest of the book, and use it for their story. As for the characters, they get part of it type-cast ok, the rest they pull from left-field somewhere. The most important part is the essence of the story, though. Without it, you have nothing to portray - be it a comedic, or a drama. This is just my opinion. I do find it interesting that you ask that question, and pray that if one of your books are ever made into a movie, that your stand over them like a hawk, to be sure that they don't destroy your "blood, sweat, and tears!!" Have a great week!!
(Peggy Roberson 3:19pm February 12, 2013)
If done right they are like out of this world
(Ava Curtis 3:26pm February 12, 2013)
Most of the time, I am sorely disappointed in the movie version of a good book. The Notebook is a big thorn in my side - I was really excited watching it in the theater - all through the movie, they were sticking close to the book. And then - they absolutely ruined it, and The Wedding, with how they ended it. Grrr!!! I saw the Harry Potter movies BEFORE I read the books - there's still I'm a little disappointed in, but for the most part, not to bad - AWESOME casting. Then there's Girl, Interupted. Wow. Did they ever do SO much better a job with the movie than the book - I never thought I'd live to say a movie was better than the book; saw the movie, decided, might as well read the book, it'll be even better. Nope.
(Kelli Jo Calvert 3:49pm February 12, 2013)
If I've read the book, the movie never seems as good. My family was
disappointed with the Harry Potter movies. And I shudder at the thought of
Tom Cruise trying to play a much bigger persona - Jack Reacher - in the
One Shot movie. He just does not fit the picture I have of Jack Reacher that
I have in my mind when reading the books.
(Chris Coulson 3:54pm February 12, 2013)
I've never liked a movie adaptation of a good book---so I don't even watch them any more.
(Sue Farrell 4:02pm February 12, 2013)
I don't mind if they make a movie from a book, but I won't probably won't go and see it. When I read I prefer to visualize the characters and the decor!I would love to win a copy of THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY, sounds very mysterious! I prefer the power of imagination! That way, I will never be dissapointed! Thanks for the nice giveaway!
(Nicole Laverdure 4:23pm February 12, 2013)
I enjoy books that have been made into movies but I prefer to read the book before I read the book.
(Shirley Younger 4:25pm February 12, 2013)
It's great when it's done right,but awful if it's not.
(Theresa Norris 4:48pm February 12, 2013)
I think my mental image of the book is usually much better
than the screenplay that becomes the movie! Of course, there
are some movies from books that are awesome!
(Marguerite Guinn 4:54pm February 12, 2013)
I like some books that are made into movies and some I don't. There will alsways be some parts I wish movies left out, or stuff they should have added, but they can't make everyone happy. If I've read the book before seeing the movie, I kinda get confused seeing the chatacters' acting people. If I watch the movie first then read the books, then I always picture the movie character actors. Thanks!
(Sally Hannoush 5:23pm February 12, 2013)
P.S. I try to MAKE myself see them as seperate. (TrueBlood is a good example)
(Sally Hannoush 5:25pm February 12, 2013)
Depends... I loved the HP movies and books but there have
been some that were terrible. Congrats on the new release!
(Erin Fender 5:25pm February 12, 2013)
I have mixed feelings. When my son was younger, he had severe learning disabliities. In order to get him to read better, we played of game of, who would play this role in the movie. Now, I can't stop doing that. It messes up what I think the movie/tv series should be casted with.
(Debbie Penny 6:09pm February 12, 2013)
Almost without exception, books are so much better than movies based on the books.
But I find that if I am watching a movie, it helps to have read the book, so that I understand what's going on.
(Joanne Schultz 6:16pm February 12, 2013)
I have been most frustrated at the movie adaptations of Stephen King books. I guess he's such a great writer that someone writing a screenplay has a hard time living up to him.
(Renee Pajda 6:44pm February 12, 2013)
i usually like the books better. dont know why. thanks
(Debbi Shaw 8:03pm February 12, 2013)
It depends. There have been some books where the movie/tv show was great and others not so much. I am always willing to give it a try though.
(Susan Sabol 8:05pm February 12, 2013)
Movie producers take too much liberty in changing the story as it was written. Some times they let authors help in making the movie, but many actions in the book are not dramatic enough to please the producers. Also, the book may cover too long a period of time and much is deleted in the movie script.
Imagination can be very nice and reach a plateau that movies can't reach.
(Gladys Paradowski 8:27pm February 12, 2013)
I think some books to movies are great. Like the Harry Potter series. Some are just painful. Think Twilight! I am one of those people that believe you should read the book first.
(Jennifer Beyer 8:35pm February 12, 2013)
I think books made into movies are great... but I much prefer to see the movie, THEN read the book. Otherwise, I agree with Gladys' that the movies is seldom as good as the book because the movies just can't match human imagination.
(Donna Holmberg 8:41pm February 12, 2013)
HI CAT! HOPE YOU GET DOWN THIS FAR! I LOVE SEXY
(Linda Bass 8:44pm February 12, 2013)
To enjoy the movie or TV version of a favorite book, you really must
approach it as a completely different story, enjoy it for its own merits and
then compare them.
(Carol Blumenthal 8:49pm February 12, 2013)
Usually, the tv shows or movies aren't as good due to the fact that they
cannot portray the emotions and thoughts like a book can but I loved
Angels and Demons along with the other movie...can't think of it but they
turned out good but didn't beat the book:)
(Nicole Nobles 8:55pm February 12, 2013)
Theres alot more to a bookBUT I WOULD STILL WATCH THE MOIVE
(Zelda Gallant 9:16pm February 12, 2013)
books are always better!!!
(Ioana Churchill 9:24pm February 12, 2013)
The books are always better than the movies. There are a few movies that stay true to the story even though there are scenes from the book missing (like The Lord of the Rings). I just don't like the movies when they deviate from the book (like Jurassic Park).
(Kai Wong 9:49pm February 12, 2013)
books are better shows leave alot of the story out..
thanks for the chance to win i have wanted to read your work..thanks
(Jennifer Beck 10:24pm February 12, 2013)
I prefer the book to the movie. Casting choices, deletion of scenes or just
not following the plot of the original story can ruin a movie for me. Thanks
for the contest. Love this series!
(Liz Semkiu 1:59am February 13, 2013)
Today we are time poor so who wouldn't choose a two-hour film of War and Peace over having to read the novel for a class? Also when an old book such as a Dickens tale is filmed, it removes the long heavy prose paragraphs which can deter people from reading. So yes there is very good reason, and value, in keeping old tales alive for new audiences.
Newer books are subjective and so some will like the adaptation and some won't. Salinger never wanted Catcher in the Rye to be filmed, but as he's dead the copyright will expire and then it'll be made, almost certainly.
A film can be a great way of introducing audiences to a book which they may then read, such as October Sky or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. And the rights help to support the author who may need that boost to keep writing.
(Clare O'Beara 5:40am February 13, 2013)
It's been my experience that the books are nearly always
better. LOTR is definitely an exception.
(Mary Preston 6:36am February 13, 2013)
I always enjoy the original book much better than the movie. Movies can be so disappointing. Would love to win a copy of your new book The Eldritch Conspiracy!
(Bonnie H 11:58am February 13, 2013)
Sometimes its better sometimes its disappointing.It really depends on the producer.
(Sherry Johnson 1:41pm February 13, 2013)
The books are usually always better than the movies, because too much is left out of the story, that's a little dissappointing when you've read the book first. If the movie is done well, then I can overlook that.
(Rich Cook 6:46pm February 13, 2013)
I've only read a couple of books that were made into movies and I've liked the books and hated the movies. They tend to change the story too much. Please enter me in the contest.
(Carol Woodruff 7:20pm February 13, 2013)
At times the books are better than the movies, because they take more liberties to show the action in the scenes in the movies rather than letting them unfold over time.
(Alyson Widen 10:32am February 19, 2013)
Usually, I enjoy reading books more than watching movies. However, if I enjoyed the book, I'm not about to miss seeing the movie. I'm always anxious to see how well the casting department did their jobs.
(Linda Gibson 11:51pm February 20, 2013)
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