07 March 2012

Promises by: Amber Garr Author Interview


Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love.

When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiancĂ© would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.

A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape.

Promises is the first book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends through the perils of growing up in a discrete world that inherently threatens human society.


urban fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult, mermaid

Author Bio:
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.
(bio provided by author)

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**Also note: The second book in The Syrenka Series, Betrayal, was released on February 20th!!

 From A Book-a-licious Story Book Blog
Can you tell me about yourself, say, in 5 words
A girl with a plan

 What do you like to do when you're not being an author and crafting the very exciting life of Eviana and her two boyfriends?
Well, when Eviana and the crew aren’t screaming in my brain, I spend my days working as a marine biologist (just recently earned my Ph.D.!!).  So I conduct experiments, write proposals, manuscripts…things like that.  I also teach dance at a local studio, so sometimes I get to tell stories through movement instead of words.

What are both of your dreams? Has your dream always been to be an author, Amber? What about being a marine biologist? Which one came first? Which one comes first now?
Well, originally I was going to be a ballerina.  And then I met some scientists when I was ten and I decided that I was going to be a marine biologist.  I ended up going to school for both.  I’ve always loved creative writing and thought it would be awesome to have something published…but my focus had consistently been on the science side of writing.  So, I would say that I’ve really focused on fiction writing in the last few years and now I’m totally obsessed!  When I’m not at work, I’m writing!!!

What were your previous dreams?
Amber: Oops, I think I kind of answered this one.  But to add to the mix…I wanted to invent gills for humans so that we could breathe underwater without wearing a tank!  I should probably start working on that….

What was the hardest part in your path to becoming an author?
Getting over the fear of rejection (although I’ll never really be over it!). I don’t have a problem making the time to write all of my stories, but asking someone to critique them for me has really been my biggest obstacle.  Accepting that not everyone will enjoy your story is a part of this process, and it’s still a work in progress for me!

What age did you start penning down all those crazy ideas of yours, Amber?
You know?  I’m not really sure.  We had a lot of artists in the family, so I remember telling stories through drawings or putting on plays.  Of course I also danced a lot and made up a ton of stories that way.  I did have a journal when I was a kid, so that would have probably been where all of my written ideas were stored.  

Is PROMISES the first novel you ever wrote? Any that didn't get published?
No, it was actually the second novel.  I have an adult urban fantasy under review right now that I’m thinking about publishing later this year.  After I finished that, I took a short story (pretty much the first chapter of Promises) and just kept on writing.  It quickly turned into a trilogy! I’ve written three complete books so far, and a bunch of random short stories.

What is the inspiration behind PROMISES? Eviana the mermaid with a big destiny, Kain the man with a big heart and Brendan the selkie loverboy?
Well, of course I always wished that I could be a mermaid so I often wondered what that life would be like.  Would I live in the ocean or walk amongst the humans?  And what kind of responsibility would that entail.  So the story kind of developed from there…a secret society of mermaids and a girl who feels like the she has the weight of the world on her shoulders.  Because, who hasn’t felt that way at least once in their life?  Kain’s character is a combination of all of us who have ever loved unconditionally or without it being returned.  It is tragic!  Kain represents the good in people.  And the selkie…well, I was just really fascinated with their mythology and wanted to incorporate that into my mermaid world.  I mean, why would there only be one water creature out there?  Brendan really loves Eviana, and he would have been a good match for her…if only he had been a merman.  I think Brendan represents those “if only” type moments. 

Did you base any of your characters on real life people/experiences? Which ones?
Ha!  It’s funny you ask this because the first thing my mom asked me was if I based Marisol on my own sister.  And the short answer is YES!  She’s not so bratty anymore, but we didn’t always get along well as teenagers and you can tell that it stuck with me! (Love ya, Aimee!) 

Why a love triangle? Haha. And why YA? Why not adult fiction? Thinking of it, I've never seen an adult fiction novel about mermaids before...hmm..
You know, that’s a good point.  An adult mermaid story…sounds like the next project!  And the dreaded love triangle…I think I needed to include that because I remember having feelings all over the place as a YA (be it with boyfriends, friends, or family) and I thought that it is a very real situation.  Having to choose and knowing you may hurt someone’s feelings in the process is not an easy thing to do.  Even as an adult (sigh, yes I’m no longer a YA).  I also have parts of those inner struggles in my adult novels too.  One is an urban fantasy dealing with grief and the other one tests the boundaries of choosing right and wrong. 

Anyway, what do you plan to do now? Sequel to PROMISES, more diving, more experimenting?
All of the above!  Betrayal, the sequel to Promises will be out in February and I am a third of the way done with the final book of the trilogy.  I also want to finish my adult books and hope to see those on the shelves within the next year.  I always love diving, so that’s on the table, plus I’m gearing up to finish my doctoral studies in May!  So that means more experimenting, more writing….

Where can readers buy PROMISES?
Both paperback and ebook formats are available and readers can buy them at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. 

From Candice A. Coghill’s Blog
At what age did you first realize you wanted to write books and how/when did you first share this ambition with “the world”?
I honestly hadn’t seriously thought about publishing a book until a couple of years ago when I really started to make the time to write.  I had always created “stories” through dance and shows (like in the forest with my sister), but when that creative outlet was subdued due to an injury, I turned to writing.  It was short stories at first, but a few of those turned into first chapters and it just grew from there.  I published my first novel in December 2011.

Who in your life and what authors you read had the most influence over your decision to write?
My close friends and family, who I initially shared my writing with, were encouraging enough to give me the drive to continue.  I am a huge fan of the urban fantasy genre – where the supernatural may be right next to you and you’d never know – so authors like Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris have certainly inspired me.  I read every day, and all of the authors who have created worlds of their own are amazing and make me want to be able to capture that same magic.

What influence has your career choice had on your choice of writing subjects?
Well, I am a marine biologist who has always wanted to be a mermaid, so my first published series centers around a mermaid and other water creatures.  All of the underwater scenes have to be accurate!  My second career choice would have been a medical examiner, so I made sure to write a forensics component into my adult urban fantasy book (not been released yet).  I have also been a high school teacher, and I am currently working on a non-fantasy book that explores slightly darker themes with a protagonist who teaches by day but is an assassin by night (no, I never did that!).

You are writing for a Young Adult audience. Are there other YA authors you admire and what is it about their writing that you like?
Absolutely!  I didn’t write the YA series first…but once I started including YA books in my reading list, I was hooked.  It brings me back to all of the immature, overwhelming, and erratic feelings we all have as teenagers.  Where we think we know it all, but really have no clue.  I am a sucker for the Richelle Mead, Kelley Armstrong, and Rachel Caine type series.  They do a great job capturing the YA voice and I think that’s what’s most intriguing to me.

What about adult fiction authors? Same question.
Some of the authors are the same.  I admire how they can have successful adult series and are still great YA authors.  But for adult books, I respect those authors who can make me sit down and read the entire book in one day or one weekend, and then a few weeks later I want to read it again.  I suppose it’s the story telling that gets me emotionally attached and I strive to be able to do the same with my characters.

Is there another genre you’d like to try and what attracts you about that genre?
I kind of hinted to this above…probably some type of dark fiction or detective/mystery type novel.  I’m looking forward to exploring characters that are not like anyone I know (or would want to know), and seeing how that develops.

If you could pick another’s character and use him or her as a character in a novel, who would that be and in what type of setting would you write about him or her?
Ooh, good question!  I think that I would have to say Eric Northman, an old and powerful vampire from Charlaine Harris’s novels.  I like his detached persona created to hide years of memories, so I think that I would write him into a comedic scene to try and loosen him up a bit.

You poll your readers and ask them to list five words that best describe your novels. What top five words do they list?
I hope they would say something like – intriguing, suspenseful, emotional, addicting, different.

Your book covers are beautiful! Did you know all along what you wanted your covers to look like and how did you go about finding a cover artist who could fulfill your wishes?
Thank you!  I didn’t necessarily have a cover in mind aside from knowing I wanted my protagonist only, and that an attractive cover was important.  I actually found my cover artist for the mermaid series through reading other self-published books and researching who did their work.  I knew the minute I saw Claudia’s designs (phatpuppyart.com) on her website that she would be able to create something wonderful.  And thankfully, she was excited to work with me on a mermaid cover.  It amazes me what she can do and for both jobs, she had my covers complete within two days.  Her business is really taking off, so I hope that I can still snag her for the final book in the series!

Often, it takes a lot of encouragement for young readers to pick up a book and read. Do you think that e-publishing will be a good way to break down youth’s resistance to reading?
Absolutely.  In fact, I know a teenage girl who got an iPad for Christmas and the first thing she did was download my book (which was nice).  She said she never used to read for fun, but now she has this tool that she can use, and I believe she is reading other books now.  It’s quick, convenient, and cheap…so I definitely think this will be a great revolution for young readers.

Are you a dog person or cat person and what kind of canine or feline assistance with your writing do you receive, if any?
Both!  I’ve had dogs and cats my whole life and currently have one hound dog (Noodles), a cranky Calico (Screamie), and my new muse (Bitsy).  Every time I sit down to write, Bitsy is in my lap or right next to the computer.  (I think she likes the heat, but I’ll pretend she’s really bringing me ideas!)

You’re admitted to heaven and you decide to throw a dinner party to celebrate your arrival.  What five people are on your guest list?
Assuming they have to be in the same state as myself, I’d invite a wide range of people representing all of my interests in life. Jacques Cousteau, Bram Stoker, Gregory Hines, Mary Leakey, and Trond Stegen (a family member that I haven’t seen for a long time).

From Twi-mom Book Blog:
1. guilty pleasure?  
I am a fan of sugar. So something sweet like chocolate or gum drops. They can’t be in the house!

2. 1 book you could read over and over?
There are actually several books/series that I’ve read more than once. But I think the ones I devoured over and over were Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series. All of them!

3. you could meet someone dead or alive, who would it be?
It would have to be Jacques Cousteau. I’m a marine biologist so I think meeting someone as inspirational and successful as he was, would help remind me of how far the field has come and what I can do to continue his ocean conservation legacy.

 4. one thing you cannot leave the house without?
My iPod - I simply cannot function without music in my ears! My Kindle would be a close second.

5. fav song/singer?
There are so many - but I’d say that right now I’m on a Tori Amos kick and have been listening to her newest album over and over.

6. hobby?
If not writing, it would be dancing and choreographing. Since I spend my day surrounded by science and fact-finding, I need to do something creative for my brain at night.

7. fave movie/actor and /or actress?
This is a hard one. I confess that I will watch Braveheart whenever it’s on so that probably puts it in the favorite category. As far as actresses, I’d go with Emma Stone or Bryce Dallas Howard. And Russell Crowe or Tom Hanks would be my actors.

8. one place you would love to visit?
Antarctica. Seriously. I think it would be so beautiful and unspoiled. But I also think I’d need to go in the summer!

9. fav food?
Cheese ravioli’s with no sauce please (just butter and garlic!). It’s about one of the only things I can/will cook myself!

10. fav author/book?
I don’t know if I can pick just one.  There are four authors that I really love and try to read everything that they publish: Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, Richelle Mead, and Charlaine Harris.

Amber Garr, Author Biography:
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good.

Take a look at Book 2!  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/134695

Extended description

Life as a mermaid can be suffocating.

Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.

When the Council requests a demonstration of Eviana’s mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan’s heart. But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why. Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.

Giveaway Information:
  • We will only be holding one big giveaway. The giveaway will begin on March 2nd and end on March 28th. There will be a grand prize(signed copy of Promise and Betrayal[U.S. and Canada] OR e-book of Promise and Betrayal[International], $10 Amazon giftcard, signed postcards, magnet), and two e-book copies of Promises will be given away for second and third place, too. The Rafflecopter form will be found on the members' posts, and down below(links will guide you to where you need to comment to gain an entry).
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06 March 2012

Second Look @ The Splendor Falls

Tuesday- MARCH 6,2012

Book Description

September 8, 2009

Can love last beyond the grave?
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

Upon Reading this again I have decided that a rating of 4 stars would be better.  I really did LOVE this book.  I just wish they would have done more with the magic portion of it and edited it better.

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05 March 2012

Monday Note!


So for the start of this week!  

I finished well I didn't finish anything!

I am still reading:

Romeo Redeemed 

Book Description

October 9, 2012
Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.

A medieval masterpiece of adventure, romance and horror, younger readers of Paolini and Cashore will gobble up this award-winning debut.

An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril.

All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worse possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her.

A 732-year-old fairrier cat the size of a horse has killed his fair share of hunters. Driven to the brink of extinction for the supernatural powers of his coat, is he indeed the last of his kind?

Sheltered, 16-year-old Catherine is about to find out. Unwitting heir to the Ancient Onyxes, she flees an arranged marriage only to stumble upon the cat's secrets, the force of the ancient relic she wears, and the dangerous mission they must undertake.

Hidden under a desert that was once a fertile land, millions of predators are waiting to feast again. Catherine must discover the secret of the Ancient Onyxes and stop the creatures known as trodliks before they consume everything in their path. A whispered prophecy becomes her only guide and a rejected suitor just might be the one warrior she desperately needs. 

My TBR pile

OMG this pile is ever growing.  So ill make sure to make a list for the future. 

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02 March 2012

Ten Healthy Teas by: Valerie B. Lull

Title: Ten Healthy Teas (paperback)
Author: Valerie B Lull
  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (January 25, 2012)

Average Review: 4 1/2 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507,204 in Books

Review Book Received From:


Book Description
January 25, 2012
Ten Healthy Teas introduces you to the wonderful world of tea, which has many natural health benefits as well as being a beloved part of social ritual, and a comforting way to take a moment for yourself in a busy day. The information and recipes in this book are designed for those who want to explore the world of tea, but who might not have a lot of time to invest. Simple, clear, engaging information provides you with the inspiration to take your own journey into the delights of tea. Whether you prefer traditional black tea or herbal infusions, Ten Healthy Teas is an indispensable guide to healthy, enjoyable tea-drinking. Valerie B. Lull is currently studying herbalism with the American College of Health Sciences. She has always had a passion for staying healthy, and for the health benefits of teas and the various ways they can be prepared. Her passion for tea started in childhood, when she experienced a traditional-style teatime with her Canadian relatives.

Valerie B. Lull


Valerie Lull was born in New York in 1953. Her parents moved a lot and she grew up all over the country. Valerie Received a BS in Social Welfare at Walla Walla College, Walla Walla, Washington and a MA at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. At the age of 58 Valerie has embarked upon a new career and is studying to be a Master Herbalist. Her goal is to help people find simple ways to stay healthy. Valerie has a passion for good health and a passion for teas, both regular and herbal. Her passion for tea began as a child when experiencing "Tea Time" with Canadian relatives. Her first book "Ten Healthy Teas" is an exploration of ten teas in a simple, easy-to-read format. It is meant to be simple and easy to understand and is designed for busy people who want to know more about tea and health but don't have a whole lot of time.

My Review:

This book contains recipes for ten different blends of tea, and they are:

*) Ginger tea

*) Garlic tea
*) Green/Black tea
*) Chamomile tea
*) Cranberry tea
*) Peppermint tea
*) Raspberry tea
*) Goldenseal tea
*) Echinacea tea
*) Lemon tea

When I first got this book I was like.  (looks at book and back in the bag)  this is it?  This book about Ten Wonderful Teas is only a little over 40 pages long.  All in all one of the skinniest books I have EVER SEEN!  
But after reading the first few pages (that was half the book JK) I was hooked! 
So it starts with Ginger Tea which I have loved for like FOREVER!  Its great for upset tummies and Lady issues lol. 
Next was Garlic.  I must say that I NEVER thought about using GARLIC (looks around for the tea police) in a tea. 
Next up is Green/Black Tea!  Now thats what Im talking about.  Nothing like going to Starbucks and getting me a gigantic Black Tea with some lemon and raspberry in it yummy mmmmmmmmm.
Well here is a tea tip!  
If you are worried about Caffeine>  Throw out the first cup of steamed tea and drink the second one!  Cool! 

So Chamomile anyone?  Im pretty sleepy so I think I'm good. What about you?
Cranberry Tea?  Never heard of this one either.  No Cranapple JUICE o ya! But in a TEA?  I don't know?  
Peppermint is awesome!  It smells good and tastes wonderful!  I guess its good for lady cramps.  So the next time i’m on my courses (moon reference) Ill know what I’m drinking. 
OK number 7!  Is the Goddess of all Teas as far as i’m concerned. Raspberry you can add to just about anything to make it taste good.  You can add it to green and black tea or even hot coco.  
Well it seems that there are two kinds of Raspberry Tea.  You have raspberry LEAF tea and Raspberry tea.  The Raspberry tea that is talked about in this book is made from the berries and NOT the LEAF. 
Raspberry LEAF tea is for lady problems. Well you learn something new everyday. 
Goldenseal Tea? Ok so I have used this herb in a ton of things but tea again is not something that I would have thought to use this. 
Echinacea Tea!  Another of my favs!  I have a blend of this and Chamomile that would make anyone fall in love with tea!  Its so good! 
Last but not least.  Lemon Tea!  This is something else that could be added to anything to give it a bit of twang.  
Tea Tip for Sweetener:  I NEVER use sugar in my tea.  I ALWAYS use Honey.  This book says to use Agave Syrup.  My grandmother uses this on her pancakes and its light and VERY yummy! 

You can buy this book here!


Q and A with the Author!

well first off what made you think to write a book about tea? I worked in mental health for many years and got burned out, so I'm starting a new career as an herbalist. I want to help people discover simple ways to stay healthy and what is simpler than making and drinking a cup of tea?
Garlic?? I have never even heard of ANYONE use this for a tea.  How did you come across such a thing? In my herbal studies garlic infusions were mentioned and I googled it. There were thousands of listings for garlic tea and recipes. With the huge number of refereneces on the search engines I'm surprised nobody seams to know about it. Garlic is an herb and almost any herb can b e made into a tea.  I like to mix a little chicken boullion and cayenne with my garlic tea for flavor and it really clears out your sinuses.
From all the diffrent kinds of tea out there how did you cut it down to just ten? That was not easy and I still feel a little unsettled about some of t he ones I did not include.   
On the amount of size.  Why not go with the top 25, 50, or even 100 and make a bigger book? This was my first vernture into publishing and I didn't realize my book was that small, however I was aiming for simplicity and an audience of busy people, beginners and inexperienced folks. who probably would not pick up a big thick book. In my future ventures into the world of writing I will probably have a somewhat longer manuscripts.
Do you grow your own herbs for tea?  No, I live in a small condominium and my patio has virtually no sun.
May I ask for a bio about you?  what made you love tea so much to write a book, what is your location (state), do you have kids that love tea to?  And anything else you wish to add. I love the simplicity of brewing a cup of tea and the ambiance surrounding it as well as it's many health benefits. I am also fascinated by herbal preperations or tisanes and how they can help people get and stay healthy. I live in Portland, Oregon. 

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01 March 2012

Amber pacts with paranormal novelist Kenyon

Amber pacts with paranormal novelist Kenyon

Shingle will develop films, TV and webisodes

Amber Entertainment has signed a partnership with prolific paranormal novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon to develop and produce films, television and webisodes based on her books.
First project to be developed is "Chronicles of Nick," based on the young adult series. In the first book, "Infinity," 14-year-old Nick Gautier discovers that the football team has been turned into zombies, sets out to stop the attacks and learns he has a key role in an unseen world.
Kenyon will serve as producer alongside Ileen Maisel, founding partner of Amber.
"As a longtime fan of the films that both Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky have produced, I couldn't be more excited," Kenyon said. "I look forward to working with them to make my characters flesh-and-blood people."
Kenyon has penned more than 60 novels. Her "Dark-Hunter" vampire series has sold more than 22 million copies and been adapted into a manga published by St. Martins, while her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel comics.
The Kenyon pact is part of the strategy Amber has pursued of acquiring and converting recognizable properties, such as novels by Gerald Browne, Judy Blume and Jackie Collins into films, with the authors becoming partners in the productions. Amber, founded three years ago, is headed by former New Line execs Maisel, Ordesky and Jane Fleming along with Lawrence Elman.
Amber's Maisel and Elman are teamed with Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park") to produce Carlo Carlei's "Romeo and Juliet" with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld. It's in post on "Possession" with Haxan with "Blair Witch" director Eduardo Sanchez helming.
Kenyon was repped in the deal by Erica Spellman Silverman at Trident Media Group on behalf of Robert Gottlieb.

Want MORE go here > http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118040186

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