The thing here is…the President of the United States must be upfront right away with the American people and don’t let that 24-hour-a-day media catch you sleeping. Continue reading
Like users on the Internet, viewers of network and cable TV should have the option to “dial up” whatever programs or shows they wish to see, whenever they choose to see them. Continue reading
Recalling true urban life in the district of Columbia, BLACK RUSH, a novel by Frederick Louis Richardson, is well-regarded across Internet, gaining fans and treasured by vampire-lovers; this science-fiction, fantasy and horror is not your “teen vampire” novel, but one that springs from the ambient noise of history and urban events.
More than gullible victims meeting repugnance where blood and gore prevail, THE HORROR OF HERRING HILL is the author’s third novel and first e-book, the prequel to the trade paperback BLACK RUSH.
The story opens up in the 18th Century by acquainting the reader with Siata, a nubile yet ferocious African girl aboard a Middle-Passage slave ship on the high seas of the Atlantic, bound for the Caribbean island of of Mel-de-Mere. Siata’s time spent aboard ship results in her being the only survivor; and a British colony on a tropical island is far from “paradise”, as forces opposed to her thirst and hunger send for African vampire killers to destroy the last of her kind. But is that even possible?
From the moment a band of misfits and experienced sailors decide to leave the docks in the British Isles to sail away in hopes of better fortune, their fate is sealed by the decision of the ship’s captain to bring along a winsome girl with hidden canine teeth and the inherent ability to extend her neck several times over.
The Horror of Herring Hill, a prequel to Frederick Louis Richardson’s debut novel, Black Rush, offers a glimpse into how forced immigration of African slaves changed the tenuous relationship between colonists ruled by the Crown in faraway England and the natives already living on the imaginary island of Mal de Mer somewhere in the beautiful Caribbean.
After a hellish voyage where almost no one survives, the ship is blown terribly off-course into the warm soothing waters of the Caribbean. What waits is a rocky archipelago raised from the ocean covered by lush greenery hinting at the hope most certainly felt by the crew when the ship first set sail.
Herring Hill is an outpost of civility and order governed by the British meritocracy. But surrounding this polite society are also natives of every hue and origin who have come to call Mal de Mer home. This is where the child-like vampire, Siata, is welcomed by God’s servants as charity would dictate. Life on the island gets very interesting. After all, we do call this book, The Horror of Herring Hill.
Frederick Louis Richardson continues his own unique interpretation of vampires started with his signature novel, Black Rush. Written as a companion and prequel to the well-regarded horror novel, Black Rush, the author has filled out the saga from the beginning. As an e-book, The Horror of Herring Hill is designed for good screen reading on your favorite device – good writing, perfect length and excitement all the way. Just be careful not to walk into traffic while you’re reading it.
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Despite the biological fact that there is always a sexual drive present–persistent, urgent and natural–rape is not the barbaric roots of romance but a source of dominate power. And yet why is sexual coercion so difficult to define after the act is committed? Continue reading
It’s fairly common that a passing urge will have you ball your fist, grid your teeth when your blood is up; or you hit a rough patch and you hunker down when wisdom doesn’t go as far as it might. Continue reading
Prescriptive thinking, like a film script, at some point swerves from the path of truth as if it may not be the best choice available. A famous story impossible to script and direct, because actually it’s a near-mystical photograph that behaves like an abstract painting, distills into a single emblematic and iconic image that key compositional element–a recognizable subject–pared down yet painfully familiar to African-American life.
THE WASHINGTON POST makes a distinction between “stupid violence” and “intelligent violence” by identifying the latter as Quentin Tarantino and Park Chan-wook films, describing the filmmakers as “masters of intelligent film violence.”
Although 46 million Americans go to bed with deep rumblings from hunger and discontent over the minimum wage that the blind operation of our economic system wilfully insist upon, the poor earn their “poverty” wage in the hopes that its value will rise with inflation.
THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE… The United States has the larges proven oil reserves; 21 billion barrels plus the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on hand. The volume of recoverable reserves throughout the U.S. including oil from shale: 1.442 trillion barrels of oil. Excluding shale and tar sands, 218.9 billion barrels are technically recoverable. Now, what might this mean for those opposing the Keystone pipeline? Continue reading
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When considering a “book trailer” for my novel, BLACK RUSH, I needed something more than swatches of video, a few still photos and the cover for the book. What I decided upon…putting an extended dramatic format, or a short film, just ahead of the traditional advertisement. The result is what you see presented here. Have a look. Continue reading
Sequester, while it’s not clear who gets hurt by this, is regarded by political media and beltway pundits as a “small” fraction of the federal budget; but unlike those meterors pelting the earth, it will have a draconian and growing impact upon individual American lives. A tough situation, depending upon who you are and where you live–and how long it lasts.