Monday, March 8, 2010

Release Hangover and Alice in Wonderland

Thanks to Miz Ging for letting me hang out. So I saw “Alice in Wonderland” in IMAX 3D on Friday. Thought it was a wonderful interpretation of what might have happened, the colors and special effects were fabulous and it was easy to see Tim Burton’s twist and Johnny Depp’s hand in the story line. Over all kudos. How many of you have seen the SyFy movie “Alice”? About a modern day girl named Alice who goes through the looking glass trying to save her boyfriend, Jack, from being kidnapped? Out of all the adapted versions I have seen this is by far my favorite. I bought the movie at my local Border’s the other day and discovered it was even better than the TV version, which I had adored. Such a wonderful tale Lewis Carroll created. One steeped in traditions and politics in such a way that unless you know to look for them you may not notice. A grown up message in a children’s tale.

That is such a wonderful thing to be able to do. And something that sells so well in the romance market also. Grown up fairy tales. Now granted the ones we write in the romance market are a little more obvious in their messages, and perhaps not quite so many politics come into play, but the idea that even adults can play is one that we all need to see. Remember to fantasize and take a moment to believe in the things that aren’t supposed to be there, or that are outside the box. Curiouser and curiouser as time goes on and we remember that to rest, play and stretch our imagination is something to indulge in and to try every now and again. This will help us all to deal with the everyday grind just a little better.

My first story was a fairy tale reworked into an erotic romance. “Red’s Wolf” was previously published by a company that no longer does romance books. So I have it out as a free read over at so go by and pick it up. After you have discovered that it is fun to indulge stop by Eternal Press and pick up the next Torrent’s Talents book “Cassie’s Awakening”. It came out yesterday and continues forward in the idea that we should all imagine things to be a little different.

Stop by and visit me…and thanks for chatting about Alice.


“I repeat. What did you think you were doing?” Cassie asked, with more bravado than she was feeling. She had never felt anything like the pulsating emotions emanating from Jared. It seemed to overwhelm all her senses and she was struggling with just getting breath in and out of her lungs. She looked up at him and found herself face to face with eyes that were so intense she could see nothing but them. There was a slight glow that fascinated her; she had never seen eyes like this before, incredibly deep with a special inner light.

“Don’t ever touch Kraig again or let him touch you,” Jared growled from deep in his chest. He was having trouble keeping his wolf in check. When Kraig had kissed Cassie it was all he could do to not rip the pup’s head off. She didn’t know anything about being his mate, or even what it entailed, but Jared did and he was having trouble controlling the wolf because of it. He had barely managed to control changing, and he certainly wasn’t going to stop the rush of jealousy and anger at his mate being touched by another man. Not just a man, but another werewolf. And with that acceptance, he quit thinking and did what his wolf wanted. He kissed her.


Denysé said...

Torrent's Talents are well worth exploring because once you enter this wonderful world Brigit's created, you will not want to leave... Red whets your appetite and fires your imagination for the tales that follow. What is here is just a tiny tease, do yourself a favour and really dive in - she writes a terrific story that is worth reading over and over again.

Nice one, as always, Brigit - and Congrats on the new release....


Tabitha Shay said...

I have to see this movie....I love Depp even painted up like a mad book sounds great and best of luck to u with it...Tabs

Trent Kinsey said...

I wanted to see that version of Alice, but didn't get to DVR it when it was on...I must find it now so I can watch :D used to always watch the scifi channel lol

Anonymous said...

It was awesome...have watched it 3 times since I bought the DVD...

Depp is great too...

I want to travel to Wonderland so that may have to be the next "big" project when all the little ones get done.

Kayden McLeod said...

OMG Brigit....Johnny Depp....I don't even have words. Did you see that episode of friends where Ross was allowed one celebrity on his 'list'? Depp would be mine, hands down!!!!

I will be going to look for the Scifi Alice, now i totally want to see it!!!

Congrats on your release! The glow die down yet? Tehe

Cheers Hon :) :)


Jeremiah and Kristin said...

I SO SO SO SO LOVED Sci-Fi's Alice! In fact, husband saw it at the store last weekend and nearly bought it for me because I have been driving him nuts about it. Gonna see Alice In Wonderland Friday night.
Great excerpt! Thank you so much for posting it. I am hooked.

Maggie Dove said...

Enjoy your release hangover, Brigit--it was a great party!


Lorrie said...

congrats on the new release Brigit. After the party hangovers are the best.
I know I'm going to get smacked upside the head, but I must be the only person who doesn't care for JD. See, I'm even afraid to write his name.

May you have many, many sales.
Good luck

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release, Brigit! I agree, we all need to get in touch with our inner child and let her out to play. Can't wait to see Alice in Wonderland. I haven't caught Alice on SyFy but will look for it now.
Best of luck with Cassie's Awakening!

MAGGI said...

I saw Alice in Wonderland last night and loved it. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, always a great combination. I love to disappear for a while into a fantasy world. Congrats on your new release Brigit, hope you sell lots.

Anonymous said...

You are all so wonderful. Thank you so much for stopping by and playing with me...

Inner childs away!!!!!

Cindy Jacks said...

I can't wait to see Tim Burton's version. I love when he and Johnny Depp team up. Always an interesting ride :) Congrats on Cassies' Awakening, Brigit and hope you get over that release hangover ;)

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