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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Welcome paranormal romance writer, Juli D. Revezzo...

I am happy to welcome Juli D. Revezzo to my blog today - to mix up the huge number of interviews I've had lately, I asked Juli to provide her top five movies - she's gone better than that and chosen the five movies which inspired her latest release. I love it! Okay, Juli, over to you!!

Top five movies that inspired my paranormal romance novel PASSION’S SACRED DANCE

 Juli D. Revezzo

Writers, as you know, are influenced by many things. Sometimes we can see a pair of shoes and write a story about them, sometimes, a song influences a book. In my case, yes, there was a song, but also, I’m somewhat of a movie buff. So it’s never a great surprise to me when I find myself influenced by that medium. So what movies may have had an impact on the creation of my latest paranormal romance novel, PASSION’S SACRED DANCE? Read on.

Number one on the list has to be John Boorman’s EXCALIBUR
Yes, this is my absolute favorite number one movie. Boorman did an awesome job with it and with portraying the Arthurian mythological world. To this day I can quote lines from it.  (Ahem… Arthur: “What is our greatest quality of knighthood?”

Quoth Merlin: “Truth! That’s it. Yes, Truth! It must be truth, above all. When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. You should know that….” )

 I’m sure that love led directly to my writing of PASSION’S SACRED DANCE.

2. Next up, the TNT mini-series, THE MISTS OF AVALON
Though it’s more a mini-series this movie (and the novel from whence it sprung) likewise poured itself into my love of the Arthurian Legends. The mini-series leaves a lot* of the pagan element of the book out, and wasn’t very well received by fans of the book, but I can add it to the list of influences on PASSION’S SACRED DANCE. Especially of my druid characters. And between this and the aforementioned Excalibur (and the 1969 film Camelot), this is really the closest Hollywood has come to depicting the Celtic myths on screen. This is the closest they’ve come to doing so accurately.

Believe it or not, this movie inspired what might happen if the good guys lose the battle in PSD. In fact, the Harshad Wars series wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for this movie. I love every version I’ve seen, from the 1969 movie LAST MAN ON EARTH, the highly underrated 1999 Will Smith version of the title listed in this entry. I’m a geek, what can I say? 

Well, okay, so it’s the Scots instead of the Celts, but you know, sword-wielding warriors fighting for honor and the woman he loves? What’s not to love?

And last but not least #5: CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR. Yes, I know it seems like a weird movie to choose as an influence, (and a friend of mine will probably shake her head that I even included it here) but…there is a certain story in PASSION’S SACRED DANCE that wouldn’t exist without it. :)

Honorable mention, I hate to say this but no, HIGHLANDER, alas as much as I love the original movie, had very little influence on PASSION’S SACRED DANCE.

So, have you seen any of these movies? Which is your favorite? For the writers, have movies ever inspired your work?

Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise--but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help--even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron's budding love might only complicate things.

Passion’s Sacred Dance can also be purchased for Kindle from Amazon and coming soon to other venues. I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy the story I had to tell!

About Juli D. Revezzo:

Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of Independent Authors Network and Magic Appreciation Tour. Passion’s Sacred Dance is her first romance novel.

You can find out more about her at her homepage:

On twitter: @julidrevezzo

Thanks, Rachel, for having me here today!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me, Rachel! Have a great weekend everyone! :)