Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Guest Blog with LK Rigel Author of Give Me

In Halloween celebration of Give Me, A Fairy Tale, here are my top ten favorite movies about fairies and witches:

1. FairyTale: A True Story. From IMDB: “Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story.” This story features Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

2. The Witches Based on the book by Raol Dahl. This is a dark and twisted film. Angelica Huston is perfect, as always, as the Grand High Witch.

3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Michelle Pfeiffer is enchanting, and Rupert Everett brings his droll wit to Oberon, but this is the movie where Calista Flockhart made me fall in love with the word spite.

4. The Witches of Eastwick Again with Michelle Pfeiffer? This movie just cracks me up. I get the feeling everybody on the set was having a blast. Jack Nicholson and Cher chew every scene – except when Veronica Cartright is on camera.

5. Stardust Seriously. I think Michelle Pfeiffer has a witch wish. This is a fun movie, worth watching for Robert Dinero’s fay pirate and Pfeiffer’s witchy camp. Based on the Neil Gaiman novel.

6. Willow Worth watching just to hear Val Kilmer say, “I feel better!”

7. The Spiderwick Chronicles Freddie Highmore gives another astonishing performance.

8. I Married A Witch (1942) Fun to watch if only to see how attitudes about men and women have – and haven’t – changed in almost seventy years.

9. The Crucible Okay, I had to throw in a serious one! Yikes! Witch, communist, atheist – pity the person accused of being the despised flavor of the day.

10. Ella Enchanted – Yay, back to fluffy sweet/tart fun! Apparently lovers of the book were disappointed with the movie, but I haven’t read the book and I adore this flick. Especially when the giants dance.

Bonus: Season of the Witch I hope this one is good! (coming next month) And I hope the witch wins.

Give Me: a fairy tale
Copyright 2011 L.K. Rigel
Published by LK Rigel
Edited by Debra L. Martin
Cover by Robin Ludwig Design

A young witch with a good heart. Two lovers in mortal danger. A spell that ends in disaster.

Lilith Evergreen lives in the California desert, an ordinary woman until her fiancé returns from London with a ring he bought from a street vendor. When Lilith puts it on she dreams of a green land that's anything but desert, a tree at cliff's edge, a ruined castle, and a handsome prince.

Then she discovers that it's all real.

When Lilith visits the ruins of Tintagos Castle, she discovers a world of magic and love - and its dark side when she's entangled in the remnants of an ancient spell gone bad. From the moment Lilith sees Cade Bausiney, she's overwhelmed with desire for him. Cade is drawn to Lilith too - but their feelings might only be sparked by dark and dangerous magic.

Lilith and Cade must break the old spell or be forever possessed by spirits who've waited a millennium to consummate their love.

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Author Bio:

LK Rigel lives in California with her television-watching cat, Coleridge. (His favorite show is Castle, but he was enthralled by Game of Thrones.) Rigel wrote songs for the 90's band The Elements, scored the independent science fantasy karate movie Lucid Dreams, and was a reporter for the Sacramento Rock 'N Roll News. Her work has appeared in Literary Mama and Tattoo Highway.

Rigel writes the postapocapunk "Apocalypto" series about the end of the world and the new reality in which the gods return to save humanity from itself - and end up fighting with each other.

Her short story "Slurp" about an author with muse problems on Halloween is included in DEADLY TREATS, Anne Frasier's Halloween anthology published by Nodin Press.

Her latest book, GIVE ME, is an adult fairy tale about possession.

website: http://www.lkrigel.com/
Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/LK-Rigel/e/B0043WEB06/