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V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016


Summer Lovin'

Four N.M. Romance Authors Join Forces

Press Release [ Thu Jun 30 2016 10:00 AM ]

Paranormal author Darynda Jones, along with romance authors Celeste Bradley, Susan Donovan and Katie Lane, join forces at 4pm on Saturday, July 2, to celebrate a "Hot, Sultry Summer of Love" at Page One Books with their latest releases.
Jones is promoting her tenth Charley Davidson paranormal effort, The Curse of Tenth Grave. Bradley's latest romance novel is I Thee Wed: Wicked Worthington Book 1, Donovan's newest effort is Moondance Beach: A Bayberry Novel, and Lane's newest romance is A Billionaire After Dark, the second in her "Overnight Billionaires" series.
Jones' tenth Charley effort is described as such: " As a part-time PI and full-time grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on Earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them and cast them from this dimension. There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers? Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick."

Bradley's I Thee Wed is teased as such: "Intelligent and driven, Orion Worthington aspired to be like his mentor, the acclaimed scientist Sir Geoffrey Blayne. Logically, Sir Geoffrey’s daughter would be Orion’s perfect match. So why can’t he keep his mind off the unruly girl who works in Sir Geoffrey’s lab? Orphaned fire-cracker Francesca Penrose hopes that London is modern enough to accept her brilliant mind despite her womanhood. But she can’t help noticing Orion’s mind ... or his body. So they decide to run an experiment: if they give in to their passions, their attraction will simply fizzle out, with no impact on their hearts ... right?"

In Donovan's "Bayberry" novel, "It might take more than a magical mermaid statue to bring together a hard-headed Navy SEAL and the mysterious artist who’s loved him from afar ... Duncan Flynn long ago said goodbye to his hometown of Bayberry Island, Mass., where a mermaid statue allegedly grants true love to the pure at heart. So when the injured Navy SEAL gets sent home—just in time to help his family prepare for the annual Mermaid Festival—he’s not in the mood to celebrate. Nor fall in love. But during a night run on the beach, a magnificently naked woman emerges from the surf who bears an uncanny resemblance to the mermaid in Fountain Square. Adelena Silva’s otherworldly mermaid paintings have made her famous and wealthy, but Lena herself is a recluse—at least until Duncan Flynn comes home."

And Lane's Billionaire After Dark is thus described: "It's an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company's lingerie. But beneath Nash's raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control ... a side that may be exposed by one lovely—and unexpectedly adventurous woman. Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash's dirty little secret, she thinks she's found it. But Eden doesn't count on Nash turning the tables on her—or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont."

Jones, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, won a Golden Heart Award for best paranormal for her manuscript First Grave On The Right. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Jones moved to Albuquerque from Portales in 2015 with her husband. They have two sons.

Bradley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty Regency romance novels, including The Wicked Worthington, The Runaway Bride, The Heiress Brides, The Royal Four, and The Liar’s Club series. She has twice been nominated for the RITA award by the Romance Writers of America. Before becoming a writer in 1999, Celeste was an artist, specializing in pottery and ceramic sculpture. Shes lives in Albuquerque.

Donovan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dozens of novels, including The Sweetest Summer and Sea of Love, and a novella in Christmas on Main Street. She lives in Placitas.

Lane started writing in fifth grade when she wrote a fictional story about being a skirt(yes, you read that correctly. The story was told in first-skirt rather than first-person). Since then, she's stuck to telling stories about people. Going Cowboy Crazy was her first "Deep in the Heart of Texas" novel. She lives in Albuquerque with her high school sweetheart.

V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015

The Daily Word in Domestic Terrorism, Jessica Jones, and Trials

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 3 2015 11:32 AM ]
The Daily Word

Transphobia is alive and well all over the world—in this case—to sell signs.

Soon everyone can die for the US (if you're into that kinda thing).

Think terrorist attacks on Planned Parenthood is a new thing? HA.

Will justice actually be served with the diverse Freddie Gray Jury? It seems more likely now.

What happened at San Bernardino?

The show Jessica Jones is everything I’ve ever wanted from a drama.

I doubt any of you will be able to go to this exhibition in London, but you can still enjoy these historical photos of the club scene in the UK.

The trial for beating two homeless men to death in Albuquerque began yesterday.

In addition to my upcoming list in the Alibi’s last minute gift guide, take note of this, friends.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Troublesome women: Penelope's cousin Helen flirts with everyone at the wedding.
Marge Maio

Theater Review

Hang the Maids

Margaret Atwood and Mother Road go airborne to shatter an old epic

By Nora Hickey
Penelope, wife of Odysseus, finally comes into her own in a gorgeous staging of Margaret Atwood’s powerful story by Mother Road Theatre Company.
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Simmering: Vincent (Micah McCoy) and Mrs. Ursula Loyer (Bridget Kelly)


Dragged From the Darkness

Youthful Van Gogh colors outside the lines in Vincent in Brixton

By Erika Hanson [ Wed Apr 22 2015 4:38 PM ]
An intimate performance of Nicholas Wright’s story about Van Gogh at 22, in a train wreck of a relationship.
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V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
When you’re an Addams: From left, Beth Elliot, Julia Parma, Chris Armijo, Benjamin Smith, Lisette Herrera, Alejandro Ramirez, Robert Johnson
Photos by Cassidy Knight

Theater Review

A New Normal

MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family

By Blake Driver
The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.
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V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
From left, Scott Claunch (Yossi Shapiro) and Richard Atkins (David Shapiro)
Photos by George A. Williams

Stage Whispers

Monsters in Our Midst

By Blake Driver
A behind-the-scenes look at DelikateSSen, Richard Atkins’ shocking new drama about the legacy of hate.
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V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Ezra Colón, Merritt Glover, Josh Heard, Willis Miller and Amelia Ampuero
Rick Galli & Lauren Myers

Theater Review

Animal Intelligence

By Blake Driver
The animals of Mr. Jones’ farm—in their “ghastly human drag”—don’t end up with quite the utopia they planned in DCRT’s retelling of this dystopian tale.
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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
In the lap of suffering: Colleen McClure as Katherine and Asher Corbin as Bud

Theater Review

Sonless Mothers

Powerful drama examines what divides and unites us

By Genevieve Mueller
Aux Dog brings Tony-winning playwright Terrance McNally’s captivating drama to the stage.
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V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
“Engrossing” in more ways than one: Grey Blanco as Uncle Peck and Sarah Lopez as Li'l Bit
Gerome Olona

Stage Whispers

Staged seduction

Take yourself out for some live theater with new dramas from UNM’s experimental Theatre X and Albuquerque Little Theatre.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
Simpsons family: Lisa, Marge Homer and Bart  (L to R: Alissa Hall, Hannah Guzman, Patrick Maes, Jessica Osbourne)
photos by Janelle Ciaccio

Theater Review

D’oh! The Apocalypse Will Be Much Weirder Than You Think

Storytelling and “The Simpsons” drive experimental play

By Nora Hickey
Mmm, unclassifiably bizarre. Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play imagines “The Simpsons” as the cornerstone of a new civilization.
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V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
From left to right: Juliana Gorena (plays Rosita), Joel Garcia  (plays Luis), Sonya Tijerina (plays Cecilia), Michelle Perez (plays Ana), Roberto Morales (plays El Duende)
photos by Adolphe Pierre-Louis

Theater Preview

In Search of Voices for the Voiceless

By Randyn Charles Bartholomew
A child, alone, leaving a war-torn country. La Llorona as ally. Dark social elements combine with humor and magical realism to evoke a modern fairy tale in ¡Bocón!
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V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Free wishes? What could go wrong?
Caroline Graham

Stage Whispers

Careful what you wish for

Lit adaptations featuring life’s delicious complexity hit the stage with The Monkey’s Paw and The Member of the Wedding.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Alcazar (Bryan Andrew Lambe) and Lord Edgar (Garrick Milo)
photos by Alan Mitchell

Theater Review

Gothic Rompings Charm in The Mystery of Irma Vep

By Nora Hickey
Effervescent and flagrant, The Mystery of Irma Vep draws on Wuthering Heights, Edgar Allan Poe and Rebecca—but is lewder and funnier.
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V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Anne Cooper’s “a soft whirling drunk a scattering of leaves,” tissue paper, leaf, vellum, cotton thread, bamboo, graphite

Culture Shock

By Holly von Winckel

Haiku in a paper sash

This week’s dose of local culture gives us an unusual fusion of paper art and haiku, dry produce artified and a one-man play celebrating the great conservationist Aldo Leopold.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Idiot Box

Historical Drama is the Bomb

“Manhattan” on WGN

By Devin D. O’Leary
WGN explores the history of New Mexico’s “secret city,” Los Alamos, in the explosive new drama “Manhattan.”
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