The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 4–Sneak Peak

Paula PattonIt’s been a while since I have blogged.  Switched from part time to full time work, and at nights.  Ouch!  I have managed to keep pitching The Vampire Dancer Saga Parts 1-3 as a TV Show, with each book being a different season.

I am continuing the story from TVDS Part 3.  So some characters will still be in Egypt as well as the US.  The US will face a drastic change in the upcoming book.  And those who were once villains will become the good guys (Salome) and those who were the good guys will be the villains in the next book (Granny, Big Daddy).

The hardest part of doing a book is not the story ideas, but finding the right graphics that tell the story.  Initially, I had a totally different plan for Part 3, but as it turned out, I found the artwork first and based the stories a bit on the Garcelle Beauvaispictures.

This time around, I am having the hardest time trying to find graphics, because the story is coming first.

Drake and Gia will be major players in the next book.  And this time we get to root for Salome to save the United States.

Dream Cast: I know the casting director will have the final say, but it never hurts to dream and share my vision


Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Baggage Claim (2013)


Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show)


Mercedes McNab (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


Nicholas Brendan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)


Tyrese Gibson (Fast and the Furious)


Mike Colter (Lemond Bishop on The Good Wife)


Michael Ealy (Almost Human)


Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color)


Marguerite Derricks (choreographer, Austin Powers)


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The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 2 by Shalimar Ali (Dec 11, 2012)

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The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 3 by Shalimar Ali (Apr 13, 2014)







Why hasn’t Henry Byalikov been promoted to a Pro yet on Dancing with the Stars?

Henry4Does anyone remember that show Superstars of Dance that aired back in January 2009?  That was a great chance to see elements of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, but as an INTERNATIONAL dance competition.  Of course I rooted for the US Team and I loved Marguerite Derricks’ choreography from the Austin Powers movies.

But since I was already a big fan of DWTS and SYTYCD, I really enjoyed the Ballroom dances in that competition.

One dancer really stood out as my favorite and that was Henry Byalikov!

Why of why, haven’t the producers of Dancing with the Stars promoted Henry to Pro yet?  I just don’t understand why not.Henry3

Let me get on my bandwagon for just a few moments.  I’m glad they promoted Peta Murgatroyd  to Pro in Season 13.  I am still a huge fan of Peta.  She does something none of the other dancers do.  She GIVES a movement to the audience.  That sounds strange, but just compare her style of a typical dancer like Maks or Mark – who can come off as CONCEITED and full of themselves.  Oh look at how clever I dance when I show off.  And that’s fine to show off, but Peta “gives” a move to the audience watching.

Henry6I was really, really hoping that Henry would have had a chance to dance with Aly yesterday.  I was so looking forward to that.  But I am also glad that Mark is okay.  Would have rather seen Henry!!!!

I disagree with the show producers having Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson on the show at all!  Lindsay should have NEVER been asked to be a pro before OKSANA DYMTRENKO!  That was just tacky, in my opinion, for DWTS to keep picking up 2nds from Henry8SYTYCD!  At least let the “newbies” start in the troupe first, not just go straight to pro!  BTW, more of the celebrities should “retire” like Maks did this season.  Hint, hint Cheryl, Derek, Kim – and let the younger troupe members shine!!!

The TROUPE is FANTASTIC this year, by the way!  This is the BEST year ever for the Troupe on DWTS!  I’m so glad that we get to see the spotlight dance clips now.

The Pros better watch out, because the TROUPE dancers (most of them) are constantly OUT-DANCING the pros.

Henry7I know that Mark should watch his back, Henry surely would have stolen some of his thunder, if given the chance to dance with Aly.  Not that this would have been the first time.  Of course, Henry has been featured before with the Celebrities and Pros.

It’s always such a nice treat to watch HENRY!  I love watching his facial expressions and the way he gives a “personal” touch to each dance.  Some fantastic gesture, eye moment.  I really like the ELEMENT OF SURPRISE of how he will give that personal touch.

Sure wish I could see more of Henry’s Dancing!  Guess I will have to wait until The Great Gatsby comes out!  CAN’T WAIT!

UPDATE:  Here is the petition for Henry to become a Pro!  Please sign.  Thanks Smile
Henry Byalikov to become regular pro on DWTS


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