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Dracula Untold – thoughts and review, Oh My . . .

10616252_307722532746559_1630660148443650798_nOkay, I believe I’m a Paranormal Romance Connoisseur.

Others would say I’m freak about the genre.

However, I choose to believe that we all have little quirks. This is mine.

I love Paranormal Romance!

I religiously read novels, watch movies and TV, and even go to plays of the Paranormal Romance genre.

So, with that little bit of embarrassing fact being divulged, I’m going to share with you my experience from watching the new movie, DRACULA UNTOLD.

Art-Parkinson-Luke-Evans-Dracula-Untold-VladI really loved the premise of this movie. Instead of the regular, run of mill evil Dracula . . . this Dracula had a mammoth cause to conquer.

The relationship he has with his wife and child is loving and downright heartwarming.

dracula-untold-5Yes, and I was brought to welling up as the story developed between the family.

This story of Dracula was not of selfishness or wanton evil, it was about being able to protect your home and loved ones.

Being a hero!

I am always puzzled how villianized the Dracula story is, but this was a truly different take.

Okay, now I’m going to tell you the truth!

The main reason why I loved this movie is because of LUKE EVANS! Oh my . . .

tumblr_inline_n7wwnlD2jK1qfqrsnI mean, there are roles made for actors, and this was made for him.

He excelled at it. Not only being my perfect vision of Dracula, his speech, actions, and mannerisms were spot on how Dracula would be.

There is a character in The Light-Bearer Series, Dmitri, who the Dracul Legend was made from. Yes, I used the plot in my novels, but with a totally different twist.

Luke Evans would be an excellent Dmitri!

I was thinking during the movie, I wonder if he will play this role in my movie version of The Light-Bearer Series? Oh my . . .

Gary Shore, the Director did a fantastic job as the action was fast-paced and gripping.

The cinematography and special effects were unbelievably good! I know a lot of the effects were CGI, but I couldn’t tell it. Some of my favorite movies have cheesy CGI and/or special effects. It really detracts from the story, these did not. I was suckered into believing a million bats can wage war against a hoard.

The music by Ramin Djawdi is driving and compelled the scenes. It added to the artistry. Now, I watched this movie in IMAX with Surround sound. I realize that may have helped intensify the experience, but it was worth the money I laid down to watch it.


For all this and more, I would say if you are a Paranormal fan, RUN, don’t walk to see this movie, DRACULA UNTOLD!

If you are an action and historical fan, you would like this movie also.

For my very, self-admitted addiction, I found this version of Dracula to be one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time!

I’m adding it to the list right with John Badham’s, Dracula, which is my all-time favorite movie!

See this movie before it leaves the theater, the small screen won’t give you the wonderful majesty this movie provides!

The Trailer is below, but it won’t do DRACULA UNTOLD justice. I don’t think any trailer could!

I will give this movie a rating of a 10 plus out of 10!

Lots of love, Emily



LIEBSTER AWARD – thank you . . .

Author Extraordinaire Author David Lee Summers has just nominated me for the Liebster Award.

liebster-award-mainHe is a Brilliant in being an accomplished Author and Astronomer. He is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as black holes, moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, as well as Gamma-ray bursts and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

Go check his blog and most importantly, his books! Thank you David!  YOU ROCK!

Why do you blog?

I have learned that we are all connected; it is just that we don’t know each other yet. I want to know the amazing people in this media.

d651ea6dbcf90e27f1b86f09d01e05c6df73b326Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

My favorite teacher was my Mother!  She taught me the most important lesson to BE KIND!  NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU and YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE!

What is your favorite film?

Frank-Langella-DraculaOf course, it has to be the John Badham’s version of Dracula.  Yes, it was cheesy, but oh my . . . Frank Langella was at his prime good looks! I loved his hypnotic eyes and his hands were masterpieces that could direct symphonies!  Speaking of symphonies, John Williams wrote the best soundtrack ever!  The music added to the wonderful magnum opus of art!  As others wouldn’t think so, my version of art is different and this film was to me.  Call me crazy, but it was!  If you haven’t seen the film in a while, take another look at it.

water_waves_ocean_ripple_high_quality_animated_gifWhat is your favorite place you’ve visited and why?

I love the OCEAN – anywhere! Why? Because it makes me and my problems small in comparison to its majesty and vastness, I am humbled.

If given a choice, would you be a vampire? Why or why not?

I would love to be a vampire – oh my!  Why? To be an instrument of nature and have power to live many lives, would be a treasure to me.

dracula_book_cover_1902_doubleday_89What literary classic do you most want to read?

Oh well, you know . . . Brahms Stoker, Dracula. I’ve read about a hundred times! I have read Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft’s Frankenstein tons of times. Yes, I love the older horror writers. They are timeless, and I could read them over and over again.  One day, I biggest wish and hope is that someone out there enjoys The Light-Bearer Series like I enjoy those books!

If you could order anything to eat right now, what would it be?

WOW! I have lost 150 pounds to regain my health.  I haven’t had sugar in almost two years!  However, I don’t want sugar, if you can imagine that!  With my condition, I can’t eat a lot at a time. For once, I would love to have a Porterhouse Steak with a loaded baked potato, and eat it heartily!

Are you a day person or a night person?

Sort of both! I work during the day my job which pays the bills, and then I come home at night and play – writing my books or catching up reading the wonderful people’s post on the blogosphere!

What does writing mean to you?

034E V E R Y T H I N G!  I love letting the movie I have playing in my mind be typed out for people to read and enjoy! The art of writing is an outlet I treasure! It is my pleasure and joy to read and write. I know that people can get high on drugs . . . but lets just say this is my crack!

What’s your beverage of choice when writing?

I love, love, love COKE and COFFEE!  However, since I have been on a healthy trend trying to repair my body – I have been drinking Diet Cherry Zero and Green Tea. My characters get to eat or drink anything they want in The Light-Bearer Series, so I live through them!

What does this award mean to you?

We all love to tell other people about our work, hopes and dreams. I have given you a glimpse of mine!

wirbel01This Award is in the award is not meant to obligate anyone. It is intended as a tool to get to know others in the blogging community.  Someone you or your readers have never been exposed to. This lovely chance to spread the joy goes to:

  1. Paula Acton – lovely and inspirational person across the pond!

  2. Mendy Den Hollander – another person who inspires me, constantly and I love her!

  3. Wendy Lovetiggi – an Author who has given me a lot of good advice!

  4. Kristina Haecker This spunky gal has is always spot on with her reviews and I love reading them!

  5. Jen Dinn Jenn is a hot and spicy book reviewer of all sorts of paranormal activity.

The recommendations of this award are:

  • Thank your nominator and post a link to his/her blog.

  • Display the award on your blog.

  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the nominator.

  • Nominate 5-11 blogs.

  • Make up and post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

  • Post these rules on your blog.

  • Again, this Award does not obligate anyone. It is given in respect and love!

My questions to these lovely bloggers are:

  1. Why do you blog? Do you have a purpose to fulfill?

  2. What kinds of physical activity do you like and why?

  3. What medium of entertainment do you like?

  4. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

  5. Do you have a favorite meal?

  6. What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?

  7. How did you choose the title of your blog?

  8. Who are your favorite Authors, Actors and/or Entertainers?

  9. If you had a year off to do anything, what would you do?

  10. What is a passion of yours?

  11. What does this award mean to you?


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