Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Book Of Life

My granddaughter and I and my grown son saw the new animated film, The Book Of Life. It’s a great movie and what’s more — it's a romance. It takes place on the Day of the Dead. ... and most of it takes place in de la Reguera, the Land of the Remembered.  It’s bright and colorful, funny, full of myth and magic, action and adventure but at the core it’s a story of a love so strong it transcends death. We romance writers and readers have seen that plot once and twice and loved it. I used it in To Love A London Ghost and also in Timeless Voyage but I used reincarnation for that one.  Take your kids or grandkids, take the whole family to see The Book Of Life, it might be the best family, Halloween themed movie I’ve ever seen.

I went to Houston’s Day Of The Dead Celebration about two years ago. So, I’m including some pictures I took.

I haven't written a book  about the Day Of The Dead or one set in Mexico, the closest I have is my out-of-this-world Steampunk Romance, Conquistadors In Outer Space.
Forbidden love…so strong…it spans the universe.
Ana—a milkmaid—seeks a new life. Disguised as a rich widow, she boards a rocket, to be blasted out of a huge cannon, and targeted for the newly discovered planet, X.

Sparks fly when she finds Ramon—the only man she ever loved and heir of the estate she worked on—is flying to Planet X as well. As the Spanish governor of Plant X searches for gold, the treasure Ramon seeks is Ana. Will his conquest of her heart succeed or will Ana make a life for herself alone amid the wonders and dangers of Planet X?

I hope you all have a happy and romantic Halloween, Samhain, All Saints Day, and Day Of The Dead. And by the way, the little power ranger with the skeleton is my granddaughter.


Tina Donahue said...

Great post, Cornelia - now, I'm itching to see The Book of Life. :)

jean hart stewart said...

This sounds great. thanks for calling it to my attention..Jean

Cornelia said...

Thank you so much, Tina. The Book Of Live is a great film to see with kids and family. It's funny and has a lot of great songs too.

Cornelia said...

Thank you for your comment Jean. I appreciate your comments so much.