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Happy Birthday, "Amadeus"

Today is my beautiful baby boy's 3rd birthday! He is the inspiration for the dog Amadeus in my novel Pulse and Prejudice - the only character created from someone in my real life. "The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (pronounced peh-TEE bah-SAY grih-FON von-day-ON, and nicknamed the PBGV) has a rough, scruffy outline and distinctive long eyebrows, beard, and moustache. They are generally 13 to 15 inches tall, and their bodies are longer than they are tall. PBGVs were bred to hunt small game, such as rabbits, in rough terrain."  More About Amadeus In honour of his birthday, I have a special excerpt from the novel below.  Pulse and Prejudice is the paranormal adaptation of Jane Austen's classic romance, which tells the story of Mr. Darcy - vampire. Excerpt: To say Darcy did not care for animals would not have been wholly correct. He simply did not think much of them at all beyond their utilitarian purpose. He despised the recent fad of bear-baiting. His pr

The Next Big Thing

Ever Go to The Movies To See  The Previews of Coming Attractions? Barbara Tiller Cole tagged me in The Next Big Thing . Here are my answers:   What is the working title of your book?   Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth  Where did the idea come from for the book?     This is the sequel to Pulse and Prejudice , the vampire adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, which follows the just-wed Elizabeth and Vampire Darcy through the first two years of marriage.   What genre does your book fall under? Paranormal Regency Romance  Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?   If I could, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in their youth.  What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?   Interview with the Vampire meets Gone With the Wind     Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? The publisher of Pulse and Prejudice , Secret Cravings Publishing, has the option on the sequel. If they choose not to exercise their option, it will be

Plotting Out a Pulse

Guest Contributor for Indie Jane This year I have had two Pride and Prejudice adaptations published, but they could not be more dissimilar. Adaptations differ from variations, which take our beloved couple in new directions by veering off course from Jane Austen’s original plot. Variations actually are my favourite P&P “fan fiction” to read – all the “what if” paths for those frustrating points in the novel when I would scream, “Oh, if only!” or “Why didn’t he/she just say such-n-such?” or “Why is Lydia such an idiot?” Perhaps because I do enjoy reading them so much and derive tremendous pleasure in letting myself go in the realms of possibility created by those authors, I have had no desire to write a variation. An adaptation, of course, could refer simply to recreating the original in a new form, say, film or stage. Here I refer to adaptations that take the basic plot, themes, and character objectives of the source material but put an original spin on it by changing th

The Novels of Colette L. Saucier