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Recommendations & Discussions / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Tigerlily21 on May 24, 2017, 08:30:49 pm »
Has anyone read K.F Breene's  Fire and Ice Series? I just started reading it and so far I think it is a good series.  It is not as good as IA but it is something to hold me over until the next IA book is out.  I also really like Christina Henry's Alice.
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by jewelwing on May 05, 2017, 06:54:16 am »
The best would definitely be more KD books, or at least more in that universe where we get to see Kate and family occasionally. Spinoffs could keep me happy for quite a while. So many ways to go!
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by Renegade on May 04, 2017, 10:51:31 am »
Jewelwing, when I said I hope for the best, it is that I am hoping for more books in the series after book 10.  I know the limitations most authors have to deal with, most frustrating I would think would be someone buys the rights and than does nothing with them, and another group comes along and wants to do something with them but missed their chance.

I wish for the best for all involved, and (a bit selfish of my yes) I really hope for the Kate Daniels series to continue past book 10 :)

--Renegade--
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by jewelwing on May 04, 2017, 08:33:43 am »
I don't get offended, honestly. I just get protective of the author when someone buys the rights to the series, and the fans of the author don't understand that the screen version is not under the author's control, and blame that author for what happens onscreen. And those fans of the screen series who read the books then blame the author because the books, written long before the screen version, don't support the visuals from the screen series. It's not offensive but it is unjust to the authors, who are trying desperately to make a living by writing the best books they can, often barely making ends meet - many of them keep their day jobs for a long time - until they can sell screen rights. Neither Stephen King nor J.K. Rowling was in that position.

These threads are for expressing opinions, in a civilized manner of course, and you are well within those limits. I think it's great to hope for the best, but personally I would rather be pleasantly surprised by unmet expectations than disappointed by them.
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by Renegade on April 28, 2017, 12:33:37 am »
It would be great, but I'm not sure they have the clout of a J.K. Rowling or Stephen King that would allow them to insist on those terms.

You may be correct I don't know.  I can list names and or books/graphic novels/movies of more than one successful author, screen writer, director, and/or producer, that currently (or within the last 35 to 40 years) that I never heard of until the TV show / movie.  Also there have been the recent success stories and hit and miss stories where the directors/producers depended on the solid fan base to bring a series into popularity and because of drastic changes, the movies and/or series were not very popular.

I don't expect miracles, but I can hope and pray for the best and I will continue to do so :)

That being said, I have the horrible feeling I have somehow accidentally offended you jewelwing, and I am honestly and truly sorry for that!  I will keep my opinion to myself on this thread.

Peace, Renegade
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by jewelwing on April 27, 2017, 07:59:17 pm »
It would be great, but I'm not sure they have the clout of a J.K. Rowling or Stephen King that would allow them to insist on those terms.
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by Renegade on April 26, 2017, 02:29:34 pm »
I have seen that happen many times. There is a certain AMC zombie series that is kept quite close to the graphic novels and Stephen Kings tends to keep a tight reign on his literature.  It can be done.  I personally would rather see more books in the Kate Daniels series, than to see it butchered on TV the way another "urban" supernatural series (in the state of LA) was butchered.

It is difficult, but we can hope right :)
-- Renegade
You ever see the Dresden Files TV Series?
There was only 1 episode based on one of the books, with changes made to the story, and massive changes made to the setting as well as characters backstories.
Got me to start reading the books though ;)

Yes more times than not, TV series and movies, are changed, some to the point that the only thing that remains the same is the name. That is why I quantified what I said. While the altered format is much more common (i.e. the "Industry Norm") I was pointing out that there are authors that do choose to keep final say and have been rather successful in keeping the TV series and / or movies as close as it possible to the author's stories.

I was merely expressing that I hoped that if VooDoo does a TV series and / or movie Ilona and Gordon are able to keep the screen writers, directors, and producers honest :)  While more of a headache for Ilona and Gordon, the end results would be very much worth it, winning over new "fans" and bringing them into the literary fold as well.

--Renegade--
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Kate Daniels / Re: Kate Daniels optioned to Voodoo television
« Last post by sjmcc13 on April 26, 2017, 08:50:10 am »
I have seen that happen many times. There is a certain AMC zombie series that is kept quite close to the graphic novels and Stephen Kings tends to keep a tight reign on his literature.  It can be done.  I personally would rather see more books in the Kate Daniels series, than to see it butchered on TV the way another "urban" supernatural series (in the state of LA) was butchered.

It is difficult, but we can hope right :)
-- Renegade
You ever see the Dresden Files TV Series?
There was only 1 episode based on one of the books, with changes made to the story, and massive changes made to the setting as well as characters backstories.
Got me to start reading the books though ;)
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