Thursday, 24 May 2012

Featured in Kindle Nation

Here is a preview of the first 12 chapters of DEPTH OF DECEPTION (A Titanic Murder Mystery) featured in today's FREE KINDLE NATION SHORTS Excerpt.
Plus a link to enter our brand new Kindle Fire giveaway sweepstakes!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Virtual Book Tour for Depth of Deception

I will be taking part in a Virtual Book Tour for my novel 'Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery)' sponsored by the VBT Cafe Blog. Please join us!

June 25 - Virtual book tour to begin at VBT Cafe' Blog (Click on names to follow link)
June 27 - Reviewed & Interviewed at On Emily's Bookshelf
June 29 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
July 1 - Reviewed & Interviewed at A Book Lover's Library
July 3 - Interviewed at KWOD Radio
July 7 - Reviewed & Guest Blogging at Waiting On Sunday
July 10 - Interviewed at MK McClintock's Blog
July 11 - Guest Blogging at Celestial Reviews
July 12 - Reviewed at A Word Fitly Spoken
July 15 - Guest Blogging with Cindy Vine
July 16 - Guest Blogging at The Book Hoard
July 17 - Reviewed & Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy
July 18 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
July 20 - Reviewed & Guest Blogging at The Lucky Ladybug

There will be autographed e-books and signed paperback giveaways during the Tour.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bloody Words Conference

I'm one of the panalists discussing "The Historical Mindset" for the Bloody
Words 2012 (crime writer's conference) in Toronto on Saturday June 2 at 2:30pm. There will be a book signing with all the authors immediately following each session.
I'm also looking forward to attending some of the other panels by other authors that weekend.

If you love crime and mystery novels. You may want to check it out:

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Buffy - Britney Parody

Although I tend to write dark-themed stories, books and films, my wife Carmen Gillespie has always been the Mistress of Sunshine to my Master of Darkness. In short, she's the comedian - and very talented at it.

One fun example of her talent came about 10 years ago, when we were both religiously watching 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and it was rumored that Britney Spears would guest star in an episode. 

At the time, Britney Spears was at the top of the charts. The song and video of 'Slave 4 U' from her self-titled album was played all the time. Screen captures of her live performance with the snake was all over the internet. The hot, young, blond popstar was a role model as was the young, blond Sarah Michelle Gellar as the strong vampire-slaying Buffy. So Britney appearing on Buffy would be a sure-fire ratings hit.

Carmen, who has a knack for coming up with parodies to popular songs, came up with the idea of "Slay 4 U" to the tune of "Slave 4 U". Using references from the show and even some of Joss Whedon's dialogue, she wrote the lyrics as if Buffy sang like Britney. A friend of ours, Reston Williams recreated the instrumental "Slave 4 U" music and even added the opening of the Buffy Theme into it.

We had hoped to release it and even shoot a music video but we ran out of funds. We even photographed Carmen in a parody of Britney's album cover. (As seen here).

Original CD Cover with Britney & the Parody Cover with Carmen Gillespie

Due to scheduling conflicts, Britney never did make her appearance on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, nor did we get around to making an accompanying video. Now that there is such a thing as YouTube, and Carmen is posting some comedic stuff for a laugh, she decided to dust this one off and share it with the world.

Here is the song 'Slay 4 U' with the lyrics. Enjoy:

Monday, 7 May 2012

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Depth of Deception by Alexander Galant

Depth of Deception

by Alexander Galant

Giveaway ends May 24, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Friday, 4 May 2012

May the 4th be with you!

It's cheesy but fun.  Here is a my Star Wars spoof that I wrote & directed back in 2008:
"The characters from the original Star Wars trilogy are Forced to endure a group therapy session."

Official Selection for 2009 Atom & Lucas Films Fan Film Competition
Winner "Best Foreign Sci-Fi Short" at the New York International Film Festival - 2010