Vampire Conspiracy (Nr6)

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In China, vampires had long, hooked claws and red eyes. They were known as ch’iang shih, which translates to “corpse-hopper.”

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Vampire Conspiracy (Nr4)

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During the 16th century, it was believed that vampires fed off the bodies of plague victims, and that female vampires spread the plague. Those suspected of being vampires were even buried with rocks wedged in their mouths.

Vampire Conspiracy (Nr3)

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During the dark years of the plague is when we find the most stories and tales of vampires and some believe this is when the Legend took its true form.

During the 16th century, it was believed that vampires fed off the bodies of plague victims, and that female vampires spread the plague. Those suspected of being vampires were even buried with rocks wedged in their mouths.

Golden’s Published Logline !!

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Very excited to be contacted today by Mathew from Wildsound who let me know they have published my logline! How awesome is that?

You can view it below on their official website:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/golden_by_kathryn_robson.html

Logline:

Title: Golden

Written by: Kathryn Robson

Type: Novel

Genre: Supernatural Mystery

Logline: When you are Golden, in darkness you must stand strong and the line between Beast and Saviour is so thin, until you are marked the whole world holds its breath.

I know I know, overexcited much? But isn’t it all just brilliant fun?

Now some of you may rightfully ask: Logline? Whats that when its not a huntsman standing in a que for some logs for his campfire? What has it got to do with writing and publishing a novel and why have we never heard of it before?

All good questions, and like everything nowadays they are only a couple of clicks on the keyboard and a google away! And to think when I was 16 there was no google, and no, I am not 102 years old, only 35! Already I have seen such amazing advances in technology, its mindboggling, but enough of that, this post is about loglines, not science – its so easy to get sidetracked.

A logline is a one-sentence summary of your script. It’s the short blurb in TV guides that tells you what a movie is about and helps you decide if you’re interested in seeing it. It’s the grabber that excites your interest.

Again you ask, what has that got to do with books? Well, everything really! All good films start out as a book, even when they are not actually a published novel, but a screenplay, it is still a written work, witch an Author has poured countless hours of work into. Books are often used as basis in films, and directors and film companies are always always looking for new stories and ideas. Consumers are greedy, they gobble films and series up in astounding speeds, the industry struggles to keep up.

So they often turn to Authors and books. A author submits a Logline, and if it grabs somebodies interest, who knows where it could lead to. Hopefully more publicity for Golden! Don’t get me wrong, a good film or series based on my book is too far in the stars to even think of, my main passion is still my story of Amy and Daniel, and I dream on and on of where their story will take them next, probably not Holywood, but a published Logline is a good place to start and I am incredibly chuffed tonight.

 

Image Credit:Barcalona Cinema

Golden * By Kathryn Robson

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Golden is available to download on Amazon Uk:

(Use link or search ‘Golden Kathryn Robson’ on your Countries Amazon)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Kathryn-Robson-ebook/dp/B016DOQ302

Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Kathryn-Robson-ebook/dp/B016DOQ302

As Nook Book On Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/golden-kathryn-robson/1122771158?ean=2940150925984

 

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When the Lion falls in love with the lamb

Is, hands down, my favourite quote out of the good old Twilight books, and even without meaning to, I suppose the character of Daniel in Golden is strong and a bit scary as well.

It shows to our human nature, our instinct, that we all want a strong, able man. I also believe, that in this day and age, where men battle most wars on a keyboard, we look for our strong men in literature so much more.

Just take the 50 shades of Grey phenomena. Me personally, I managed to read 2 pages, and then I gave up. Being used to brilliant writers, the books are not well enough written for me to be able to find the patience to endure them, which I realise sounds snobbish, but as an avid reader I suppose I am quite a book snob.

And please don’t get to angry, I also struggle with Dan Brown. I loved his books, the stories, the plot line, but the presentation… By gum, dulled me to a early night.

As it happens I am fluent German, and when the first books came out, I read them in German. It was not till years later, when I was already living here in Wales and thought I could reread them in English, I found out the difference the translator caused in the works. I would have never known the difference, but translated into German, you can not put these books down, they are fantastic fast paced page turners. But boy oh boy did I struggle in English.

Back to point, the fifty shades of grey secret, seems to be the incredibly strong, successful man theme. Yet I doubt, in the middle ages, S&M was ever needed, due to all the sword fighting and brawling, they proved themselves to us woman in different ways back then.

In Golden, without giving to much of a spoiler away, of course, Mathew and Daniel are strong, but I was so fed up with all the waify girls in books. They either all kick ass (like ‘I’m the best of the best’) or they are a bit wimpy – see Bella in Twilight.

Amy is not wimpy, but she is real, she has not got a clue what is going on, but as in the real world she is a girl and with that emotionally stronger than any man – so she tries her damnedest to stumble through everything I threw at her.