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INTERVIEW: Romaine Waite In Hallmark’s CROSSWORD MYSTERIES

Actor Romaine Waite joined the cast of Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries film series Crossword Mysteries: Proposing Murder and Crossword Mysteries: Abracadaver. Read below on what inspires Romaine and what he hopes to accomplish as an actor.

Hello, Romaine! Can you tell us a little about yourself? What inspired you to pursue a career in acting and what continues to motivate you?

I was born in Montego Bay Jamaica, and raised in Canada. I’m a simple guy, just trying to experience all the good that life has to offer. I enjoy motorcycles, traveling and one day I hope to open a small restaurant. 

It was my experience on an indie film, that really made me feel like acting was a career option. Prior to this my only experience with acting was in high school. What motivates me now, is knowing that I have yet to tell the stories I feel I’m supposed too. I’m grateful for all the opportunities I received so far, but I think I’ve barely scratched the surface. 

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Ep. 163 Progress the Series

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We spoke with the cast and crew of Progress the Series: Paul Lada (VFX/editor), David King (production designer), Paul Madariaga (assistant director/associate producer), Armando Saldanamora (writer/co-producer), Derek Houck (actor: Adam Rhett), Kai Cofer (actor: Alben Scot),Rebecca Lynch (actress: Lila DeClide), Keith Stacey (composer) and Nicole Wright (producer). Progress is a  steampunk themed series set in the Victorian Era where a hacker finds himself involved in a mystery involving the killer, Jack the Ripper. Listen to how the series the made and what’s in store for the future of Progress!

CONTEST: ‘The Cold Dish’, Book Giveaway!

Thanks to Penguin, we are giving away a copy of The Cold Dish, the first novel in the Walt Longmire mystery series written by Craig Johnson!

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this blog post with your full name and your e-mail address so we may contact you for your shipping information when you win.

CONTEST ENDS: Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Longmire is currently a drama series on the A&E network, which stars one of our favorite actresses, Katee Sackhoff. She plays a Wyoming deputy on the show named Vic Moretti. The show is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels and it’s a contemporary crime thriller and stars Robert Taylor in the lead role as Walt Longmire, the charismatic sheriff of Absaroka County, Wymoning.

Enter our contest now for your chance to win a free book!

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Acquainted With the Night’ by Piper Maitland

Also read the author’s guest blog for Defective Geeks -  BLOG TOUR: Piper Maitland’s ‘Acquainted With the Night.’

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. I’ve been caught up with reading young adult novels these days that it’s been months since I’ve read a book for grown ups. Acquainted With the Night is a rather epic story – a mix of mystery, history, passionate romance and vampires.

No, the lead girl does not have sex with vampires. Who sparkly. Or brood. Quite the opposite. These vampires are ruthless, NOT sexy and just want her dead.

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BOOK: ‘Who Do, Voodoo?’ by Rochelle Staab

I haven’t read a mystery novel in quite awhile – high fantasy and young adult tend to take up a lot of my reading time to be honest. I didn’t quite know what to expect when I received a copy of Who Do Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab. All I knew was that I do enjoy the occasional mystery and I love the topic of voodoo (or vodou).

The story is about Liz Cooper and her best (very, very best) friend in the world, Robin Bloom. An anonymous person began leaving threatening tarot cards on Robin’s door. Robin is very superstitious while Liz is not. Liz just wants to find the punk who is trying to scare her friend to death.

Liz’s pushy mother orders her to ask Nick Garfield’s help – a professor in the occult who happened to be Liz’s brother’s best friend. Of course, the sexual tension between Liz and Nick was quite obvious from the start. Kind of awkward that Liz’s cheating ex-husband is still calling her every other day. During their investigation, they pinpoint to one suspect: Sophie, a young woman who is dating Robin’s boss. Sophie might also be a New Orleans voo doo princess.

Despite all these silly instances in the story, the plot quickly turns dangerous as Robin is framed for murder. Sophie’s murder.

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UK Trip 2011: Stonehenge

When Pilbeam asked me what I wanted to see while in I visited her in England, the Stonehenge was on my main list of must-see-tourist-attraction. I am a big fan of the wonders of the world (again, somewhat of a history dork). We planned a quick stop to Salisbury between Bath and our trip back to Cambridge- by quick, I mean, quick! We spent less than half a day in town; although I don’t think you needed more than that to marvel at the rocks.

We were a little surprised when we stepped off the Salisbury train station. I suppose we were expecting signs for the Stonehenge everywhere the minute we arrived… but nada! There was one tour bus that offered tourists a ride to the Stonehenge and they were not easily spotted. There didn’t seem to be any other options either besides the single tour bus.

Huh. It boggled us for awhile because we had assumed Salisbury would be milking the Stonehenge for all it’s touristy worth. I suppose that’s a very ‘American-way’ of thinking though. We joked that if the Stonehenge was in the U.S., it would have a mall and a theme park next to it by now.

Later, as we talked to Pilbeam’s friends, it seemed many English people seemed not at all enchanted with “big, old rocks.” Then again, one of them did say that the Pyramids of Egypt were ‘boring’- which I took a personal offense from since Egypt was one of my childhood summer homes. Then again, I suppose I could understand the more jaded views of a local person- especially, when it comes down to it, just big, old rocks with no definite explanation behind them.

Oh well. I still think the Stonehenge were quite neat and the mystery behind it is intriguing. I would like to believe that aliens were most definitely involved too.

The Stonehenge

The Stonehenge tourist center was also small and inconspicuous, somewhat camouflage in the farmland environment. Stonehenge is surrounded by nothing but sheep and green, green, green as far as the eyes could see. Plus, lots of burial mounds. Again, we were blessed with nice weather that day and managed to take some awesome photos of the scenery.  Continue reading