Sunday, February 10, 2013

top 10 movie and T.V. show witches that have rocked my world



Thank you so much for having me as a guest today! I am so excited to be involved with such an amazing and supportive network of people. J 

A little bit about myself – I am happily married and have 3 very rapidly growing teenagers. I’m currently back in school working towards my Associate’s degree in business and wish that the days were twice as long so that I could accomplish everything on my daily to do list!  I have been a closet writer my entire life, creating stories as soon as I could properly use a crayon. I have always been a huge fan of the supernatural/fantasy element and fell in love with Faerie Tales immediately.

I admit that I was never a huge fan of the syrupy sweet Disney Princess (although I do love Disney movies). My favorite was Ariel of the Little Mermaid because of her rebellious nature and “I’ll do what I want, screw the consequences” attitude. 

I loved the Villains, Maleficent being to this day being my all-time fav. My passion for Faerie Tales has finally done right by me and on January 16th of this year my first book was released through Siren Publishing. 

Elle – an Erotic Faerie Tale is my maiden voyage into this wonderful world and has helped me fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming an author. Elle is a retelling of the Classic Rapunzel Tale and includes my version of who I think each character truly should have been. Love lust and deception of course are key and woven within are some of the darker aspects of Faerie Tales that we all love, along with the deep rooted passion between Elle and Emmett.  

As homage to my first publication and my first wickedly evil Villain, I have compiled my top 10 list of movie and T.V. show witches that have rocked my world in one way or another and have influenced my view of all things magic, faerie, supernatural and the like. 

Enjoy!

1.     Practical Magic – Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are the ultimate sister witches, caring for one another and doing what needs to be done to protect the other.

2.     The Witches of Eastwick – Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon are the perfect example of normal every day women who get in touch with their darker side.

3.     Sleepy Hollow – Miranda Richardson’s portrayal of Lady van Tassel gives insight to how revenge taints us and can send us over the edge.

4.     The Craft – As much as I love Robin Tunney on The Mentalist, I will always see her as Sarah Bailey. Gifted, moral, and not unwilling to kick ass when push comes to shove.

5.     Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenburg is a great example of purity turned evil, swallowed by power, yet salvageable by coming to terms with who we truly are.

6.     Disney’s Sleeping Beauty – My shout out to my all-time favorite Faerie Witch, the power Maleficent wields is impressive and she does it all while maintain grace and beauty!

7.     Charmer – My guilty pleasure. I still watch reruns of TNT of the Halliwell sisters and their daily struggle with finding balance between their responsibilities and their desire to have a ‘normal’ life. BTW I prefer the episodes with Rose McGowan as Paige over Shannen Doherty’s Pru.

8.     Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunter’s – Okay this is a new one for me as I just saw the movie, however I loved it! They took their life circumstances and turned it into a positive to help other’s avoid their fate. Brilliantly done and quite gory.

9.     Stardust – I love this for two reasons. 1. I enjoy seeing Michelle Pfeiffer as a darker character and 2. The pure beauty of the movie.

10.  Last but not least Bed knobs and Broomsticks – Angela Lansbury portrays the most endearing novice witch who fumbles through life and is doing her best to learn all she can so that she can one day be a real witch.  

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Elle: An Erotic Faerie Tale
Tasha Blackstone

Genre: Adult Fantasy /erotica

Publisher:  Siren Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62242-307-1

Number of pages: 159
Word Count:  53,443

Book Description:

A tangled web of love, magic, and seduction, this retelling of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel is not your mama’s fairy tale.

Elle has lived in solitude, high in the tower, her entire life. When Emmett appears on her balcony, poisoned from the vicious Witch Weed and close to death, she knows she must save him at all costs. Her desire for him becomes unbearable, and when she realizes that he has also stolen her heart, she must decide—risk it all to be with him or let him walk away, missing her only chance at true love.

However, Elle's time is short and her life is in danger. Despina, an Enchantress posing as Elle's mother, needs the magic that lives in Elle in order to survive. Can Elle save Emmett, embrace the love that awaits her, and survive her mother’s dark intentions before it is too late?

About the Author :

There was never a day in Tasha’s life when she wasn’t creating new worlds, or characters, or story lines. Even as a little girl, she was often locked away in her grandfather’s office drawing, cutting, pasting, and writing short stories to give to her mom. Using all methods, crayons, pens and pencils, typewriters, and word processors, her favorite was the typewriter. The clickity-clack sound that the keys made as she wrote her stories ignited excitement, and at the young age of eight, she knew she wanted to grow up and be a writer.

Tasha thanks her grandma for her love of books. Her grandma’s home was in all aspects a library with hundreds and hundreds of books on the shelves, all of which Tasha was allowed to read regardless of her age. With the exception of the typical children’s faerie tales, Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King was the first fantasy novel Tasha had read, and she was hooked. The freedom to create a world without having to follow traditional rules was the most amazing thing ever! Of course, as she grew and decided that boys were no longer gross and infected with cooties, but rather cute and tempting, she turned to romance. Her favorite pastime became writing short stories for her friends and featuring them as the heroine and their crushes as the love interest. When one of the moms found a story and mistook it for a real event, Tasha knew writing truly was her calling.

Though it took a little longer than she had hoped to achieve her dream, the waiting was well worth it.





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4 comments:

Debby said...

Some greats listed there. My daughter used to enjoy Charmed. It could be a bit much at times.
Great post!
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Timothy Brannan said...

Loved Charmed, the Craft and Practical Magic. But Willow and Tara are at the top of my list!

Tasha Blackstone said...

Thank you for the spotlight today Roxanne! @ Debby and Timothy, I am a Charmed junky, even though I realized I spelled it wrong in the post Oops! lol

Nicole said...

Great list, I love all those movies!
I can't wait to read your books!
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