Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Day Twelve of my virtual tour of the blogosphere

Day Twelve is a stop at Voice of the Angels, a blog hosted by Dyan Garris. Please check it out here and don't forget to read Dyan's fascinating bio.

Here is an excerpt:

3. Do you envision your series as a movie and if so who would star in it?

I love these kinds of questions. For me, the good news is that my books would translate wonderfully into movies, in the sense that they are visual and action-packed. The bad news is that you'd have to give them the Peter Jackson treatment: It would take at least six two-hour movies and hundreds of millions of dollars of special effects to do my series justice.

Here's how some of my characters would break down:

Torg, the Death Wizard: Adrian Paul.
Invictus, the evil sorcerer: Orlando Bloom.
Vedana, the mother of all demons: Susan Sarandon.
Laylah, the beautiful sorceress: Claire Forlani (with blond hair).
King Henepola: Samuel Jackson.
Queen Rajinii: Tilda Swinton.
Chieftain Kusala: Gerard Butler.
Sobhana: Eva Longoria.
Rathburt: Tim Robbins.

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The Death Wizard Chronicles is a sexy, action-packed six-book epic fantasy series: Book One (Forged by Death), Book Two (Chained by Fear), Book Three (Eve of War), Book Four (World on Fire), Book Five (Sun God), Book Six (Death-Know).

The DW Chronicles is not for children and teenagers -- or the faint of heart. But if you like graphic fantasy that is bursting with excitement yet still has a lot going on between the lines, I think you'll love my series.

In a groundbreaking paradox, the Death Wizard, a champion of good, derives his power from a source traditionally seen as negative -- death. His nemesis, an evil sorcerer, derives his power from the sun, the benevolent source of all life. Their struggle to control the fate of the planet Triken will take your breath away.

In an original twist never before seen in this genre, the Death Wizard is able to enter the realm of death during a "temporary suicide." Through intense concentration, he stops his heartbeat and feeds on death energy, which provides him with an array of magical powers.

The series also is a love triangle involving two desperate characters attempting to come together despite the machinations of an all-powerful psychopath with incestuous cravings.

Graphic and action-packed, spanning a millennium of turmoil, The DW Chronicles carries readers on a journey they will never forget.

Do you fear death? The Death Wizard does not. Find out why.

-- Please go to www.jim-melvin.com for more details.

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I was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. I graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) in 1979 with a B.A. in Journalism. I now live in South Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains, a pleasant setting for writing, to say the least. I was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and I currently work at the Charlotte Observer. I am married with five daughters.

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Jim Melvin, a veteran journalist, debuts as novelist.