Calling all daytime devotees who possess a voracious appetite for the written word, who love to get lost in a world of make-believe, who appreciate a peak behind the often chaotic scenes, or who just love a darn good read – this announcement is for you!
Soap Hub Book Club: Soap Opera Lovers Rejoice
The month of May marks an exciting new venture for Soap Hub, the launch of our very own book club –we’re calling it the Soap Hub Book Club, naturally – which will count amongst its members our site’s West Coast Editor Michael Maloney, spoiler sensation and video darling Amber Sinclair, and (some may argue overly) opinionated weekend critic Garren Waldo, as well as any number of you who would love to join us on our literary odyssey.
Our inaugural meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, will find us discussing, dissecting, and no doubt relishing Soap Hub contributor Alina Adams’ interactive eBook Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments both amongst ourselves and with the New York Times Best Selling Authoress herself.
In addition to her time and her memories, Miss Adams has also graciously agreed to provide one lucky reader with a signed copy of her latest tome, a novel titled My Mother’s Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous Region.
Subsequent book club selections will be made by a “majority rules” system in which you will have the opportunity to vote in a poll (up to five titles varying in genre) that will be included at the end of a monthly wrap-up article.
Until our first meeting, happy reading!
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About Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments
The first enhanced e-book of its kind, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments by New York Times bestselling author and soap opera insider Alina Adams, features actor interviews, insider information, fans, and fan favorites looking back on 45 of the most memorable moments in daytime television history, as well as links to view the selected scenes, and to the star-studded contributors’ personal sites, so that readers may interact with them personally. (An Internet connection is required, and availability will vary depending on your viewing device).
Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments includes interviews with: “All My Children’s” Eden Riegel on her character Bianca coming out as a lesbian to her mother, Erica Kane; “Another World’s” Linda Dano on her character Felicia’s alcohol intervention; “Dark Shadow’s” Kathryn Leigh Scott on Barnabas bringing Josette back from the dead; “One Life to Live’s” head writer Michael Malone on Marty’s gang rape; “General Hospital’s” head writer Thom Racina on scripting Luke and Laura’s wedding; “Generations” creator Sally Sussman Morina on the show’s groundbreaking racial housing discrimination story; and dozens of other stars, writers, insiders and stories from “The Young and the Restless,” “As The World Turns,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light,” “Passions,” “Texas,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Doctors,” and many more.
NOTE: Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments may be experienced via a tablet, iPad, cell phone, laptop, or desktop computer. All of the text may be read on the Kindle or Nook devices.
About The Author
Alina Adams was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the U.S. at age 7, where she learned English by watching American soap operas. As creative content producer and director of online serials at Procter & Gamble Productions, she wrote “As The World Turns” book tie-ins, “Oakdale Confidential” (New York Times bestseller), and “The Man From Oakdale” (2010 SCRIBE Award); the “Guiding Light” tie-in “Jonathan’s Story” (New York Times bestseller); and pioneered the concept of online continuations of a soap opera with www.AnotherWorldToday.com and Mindy’s Twitter. Other books include figure skating mysteries (“Murder on Ice,” “On Thin Ice,” “Axel of Evil,” “Death Drop,” “Skate Crime”) for Berkley Prime Crime publishing; and the Avon and Dell romance novels “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Annie’s Wild Ride,” “The Fictitious Marquis,” and “Thieves at Heart.” Adams was a writer for E!’s “Pure Soap,” and at ABC Television for the transition of the soap opera “Loving” when it was reincarnated as “The City.” She also was a researcher for the Daytime Emmy Awards for 10 years. She founded Alina Adams Media in 2011 to help published authors turn their books into enhanced e-books. More at www.AlinaAdams.com.