The Unexpected Ascendence of the Text Message

imgres-3Watch an old movie from the 1920s and you’ll see the telephone was already fully integrated into people’s lives, but it was not yet in everyone’s home. Often there would be a coin operated phone in the corridor or a communal one in the parlor of a boarding house.

But by the end of World War II, certainly any aspiring middle class home had at least one telephone line. We had ideas about phone usage. Women loved to gossip on the phone. Teenagers were positively addicted to it. Remember this from Bye-Bye Birdie: (Just click, read more to see the rest…)

BUSTED ON FACEBOOK

imgresFriday night, I went to Facebook and  was asked to supply my “real” name. I tried VM Gautier — my Blood Diva pen name which I’ve used for the blog tour, interviews, etc. I’ got a screen asking me to fill in my “authentic” name again. Again, I put “VM Gautier” and I got rejected. If people tried to find me on FB they’d get the icon on your left.

I figured I was busted.

Katy Perry’s “Verdi” Dress

kperryI didn’t watch the Grammy’s and mostly what I heard about was Kanye West’s latest “tell us what you really think even if nobody asked” rant.  Then today, trolling the internet for references to La Traviata as I am wont to do, I found out about Katy Perry’s Verdi inspired dress by Valentino. (Click “read more” to learn more about Katy’s dress and its connection to 19th century Paris’ most infamous party-girl)

Blood Diva — The Game

blooddivajpghigh2So I a couple of weeks ago I bonded over opera on twitter with a gaming journalist . That’s opera the musical theatrical form, not the operating system. This has led to a few gamers following me on twitter.

I am so seriously NOT of that world. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There are many clubs I will never belong to that fascinate me.

It did get me thinking though about what a terrific game-heroine Vampire Alphonsine would make. She’s not busty, but she is leggy and beautiful, and really uninhibited, and she totally kicks butt with her super-vampy powers.

Plus the whole trying to be good even though it’s not her nature thing.

So, point being, if you are a gamer guy or gal who thinks they might like a book about a smart, sexy, vamp who potentially could fight evil if properly motivated, then I’d be happy to send you a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. Click here for details. 

OR just download a copy now for about the price of a latte.