Showing posts with label Lyubov Orlova. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lyubov Orlova. Show all posts

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Her Mystery Still Unsolved ...

Just as you should Google yourself (and your books) occasionally, I did this for the mysteriously vanished Russian Ghost Ship, the MV Lyubov Orlova, which I had instilled with new life in Books 3 – 5 of my Legends of the Winged Scarab series.
Dated November 19th, 2017, an article by Paul Harper appeared in the UK paper The Sun. (Curiously enough, I can't find any such headline in a US paper).
 Image: Science Channel/WhatOnEarth
The ship has been missing for four years after being released out to sea, when on its way to be scrapped in the Dominican Republic the towline snapped and she was set adrift (a bit irresponsible, if you ask me).

Remains of Russian ghost vessel wash up after it was invaded by hordes of cannibal RATS. Scientists believed wreckage that washed up on a Californian beach may have been the mysterious MV Lyubov Orlova.”

 Image: Science Channel/WhatOnEarth
And, yes, “my” ghost ship does feature cannibal rats (with some dire consequences) ...
To my disappointment (but also firing this writer’s imagination for another story perhaps), the article concedes at the end that this is not the Lyubov Orlova, but rather a vessel which was a former floating casino run by The Mob and called the SS Monte Carlo.
 As long as the ghost ship's whereabouts remain a mystery, this is good news for my books.

 My renamed Bucanero II (with its convenient home port of Caracas) can now sail on with unimpeded impunity under the ownership of all-around smuggler and modern-day buccaneer Lorenzo Dominguez.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Authors & Their Supporting Characters

Helen Hollick is Hosting a Fabulous 
Supporting Role Blog Hop 
December 6 through 17 

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I was given the honor of starting these Interviews on the 6th
(or being the first to jump into the dinghy to test if it leaks, if you will).

My character is - no, not Edward, as some of you who have read the Legends of the Winged Scarab might surmise - but Vergil, a pardoned pirate from Venezuela's infamous San Antonio prison on Isla Margarita.

Even though he only pops up in Book 4 (The Crystal Curse)
as a humble guard on the Bucanero II
(the refurbished "lost" real Russian ghost ship Lyubov Orlova),

and in Book 5 (The Nile Conspiracy),
on the confiscated and renamed Super Yacht Khamsin,

this dubious character begins to play a vital role in the lives
(or, shall I say, deaths) of many - some deserving, others innocent.

Here, he is taking aim at the construction site of the
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
 As they say, "Once a pirate, always a pirate."
(You can read more about his wily ways on the Excerpt tab.)

Every day from the 6th through the 17th,
meet a major supporting character
from the novels of award-winning authors

Hashtag #SupportingRole

Supporting Role Features will be on the above blog -
whereas the Links below go to authors' websites -  please, do visit them as well.

6th      Inge H Borg
7th      Matthew Harffy
8th     Alison Morton
9th     Regina Jeffers
10th   Anna Belfrage
11th    Christoph Fischer
12th   Pauline Barclay
13th   Antoine Vanner
14th   Annie Whitehead
15th   Derek Birks
16th   Carolyn Hughes
17th   Helen Hollick  (Our wonderful host for all these great features)