La Grande Bouffe [1973]

poster at wikipedia

We saw this French oldie two days ago and I loved it.
This film is dark, funny, sad, grotesque, caricatural, over the top, and very, very different from today’s blockbusters. A real treat!
(Thank you M. For the recommendation.)

From the wikipedia page:
The film tells the story of four friends who gather in a villa for the weekend with the express purpose of eating themselves to death. Bouffer is French slang for “excessive eating”. (the Italian abbuffata means “great eating”).

Links:
Rotten Tomatoes’ audience gives it an 84%.
La Grande Bouffe at Wikipedia

Trailer (in German because I couldn’t find one in English or the original French):

Naked in His Bed – New book coming out in Sept/Oct!

Slowly, we’re getting there.
Thanks to your participation, Naked in His Bed is closer than ever to being released. Here’s the cover most people voted for:
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I’m very happy with it.
Your comments here and in the Goodreads groups really helped shape my idea of what romance readers expect in a cover. Thank you!

If you are an avid romance reader and reviewer, and are interested in an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) for purposes of reviewing the book before its release, drop me a line.

The Wrestler [2008]

The Wrestler

Brutal and honest, The Wrestler is a film that gives you a glimpse into the life of an ageing wrestling champion from the eighties that continues his career way beyond his prime.
It got 98% in Rotten Tomatoes and this time I have to agree with the hive mind. Brilliant, stupendous film!
Everything is right with it: the writing, the actors, the lighting, the colours, the sounds, the way it progresses. It is entertaining even though some of the scenes are excruciatingly gruesome.

Cover Quest – Where I ask for your discerning eye

I need your opinion!

If you are a woman, or if you usually read romance novels, please vote on your favorite covers for my new book. You can vote for as many options as you like but I ask you to please vote on just the ones you really like.

Of course these images are not the real covers. They are blurry and filled with stray lines and visual muck because they are just mock-ups (prototypes). If you have trouble concentrating on the content because of the visual “noise”, try squinting. ;)

Any of these could go with the story, so don’t worry about that. Imagine you are in a bookshop and you see these books. Which would you peruse?

Without further ado, here are the covers:

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If you have any comments you can leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
Thank you so much for your helpful opinion! It means a lot.