Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Dark Shadows Christmas!

Among those of you who follow Dark Shadows, and those of you who have bought the coffin filled with DVDs and watch them regularly, there still may some who do not know that I have written three books--all labors of love—continuing the series and featuring all our favorite Dark Shadows characters at Collinwood.

ANGELIQUE’S DESCENT is the story of my character beginning with her childhood in Martinique and the betrayal after her love affair with Barnabas. THE SALEM BRANCH tells the story of Angelique’s earliest incarnation as a witch during the Salem Witch trials and Barnabas’s difficulties with becoming human. WOLF MOON RISING follows Quentin in his struggle with the werewolf curse and young David’s infatuation with Jacqueline, the newest reincarnation of Angelique..

I still have a few boxes of books in my garage that I would rather see out in the world on other people’s shelves for Christmas. At the risk of seeming obnoxiously self-promoting I am offering these books, signed and dedicated to any name you chose, at a discounted price. If you buy all three books, the third book is only $5. 

Go to Autographs. You can order instantly with the Pay Pal Buttons or write to me at my P.O. Box. Happy Holidays!

Those of you who have read these stories will be happy to know that Vicki’s story THE HEIRESS OF COLLINWOOD is now with the publisher. To be released soon!

Friday, 15 May 2015

DARK SHADOWS BOOKS ON AUDIBLE

I'm thrilled to announce that Audible is releasing my three Dark Shadows novels May 26 as audio books. Go to Audible.com.
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I recorded them last month for those of you who would like to listen to them. It was a great experience, if humbling, to read through them all again, play all the characters, and act out all the scenes!



I am not selling the audio books from Audible, you must order those from them. 
But I do sell the books, autographed, with any dedication you desire, at a great price. Click on Autographs on this site.

Thursday, 4 December 2014





DARK SHADOWS CRUISE TO THE CARIBBEAN


Come to the Caribbean! Now that you are shivering under blankets and looking out your window at snow and sleet, doesn’t the world of luminous, body-temperature water and sun warmed sand seem inviting?

It’s not too late, but you have to hurry!

You can still join Josette, Angelique, Reverend Trask and Crazy Jenny on this once in a lifetime cruise to five tropical islands, each with its own unique character and cuisine.

Take off from St. Thomas for snorkeling at St. John’s National Park where you can follow turtles and schools of angel fish. Swim with sting rays in Antigua. Roam through the volcano destroyed town of St. Pierre in Martinique where you may stumble across Angelique and Josette in the ruins of the old Opera House.

Gasp at the Pitons of St. Lucia, and hike through rainforests or luxuriate on the white sand beaches. Take a tour to the Seven Sisters waterfalls in the rainforest of unspoiled Grenada, or take a boat to the unrivaled snorkeling of the Tobago Keys.

And this doesn’t even begin to describe the dinners on board the ship! We had a great time last year, but this year will be even better! Guzzling mai tais, dancing at the costume ball, or just kicking back in the tropics, on a new beach every day. Incomparable!


Go to
www.hartfordholidays.com/dsfmartinique2015

to view the whole itinerary.

This is the only Dark Shadows festival until 2016!



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hysterical, and Very Embarrassing


Here's the song Kathryn Leigh Scott, Marie Wallace, and I did at the festival in Tarrytown, June 2014.
The fan who volunteered to do the music cue messed up and didn't know which button to push. Ah, show business . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VcaAZet2dM


In case you can't hear us, or understand us, here's the script:

BACK STAGE AT DARK SHADOWS

(Kathryn, Lara and Marie are in the make-up room getting ready to go on)


K: I love doing love scenes with Jonathan, except when his fangs get tangled in my hair.

L: He remembers his lines?

K: Well, I do have to feed him a few, but he’s so romantic, don't you think Lara? 

L: Personally I think love scenes are boring. I liked our fight scenes.

K. Yes, well, you are better at fight scenes.

M: Now girls don't start.

Off Stage: Five minutes!

K: Has anyone seen my blusher?

L: You know, Marie, in our scene don't you think you're a little over the top?

K: Well that's the pot calling the kettle black.

M: Are you saying I'm over acting? She's crazy! Crazy Jenny is crazy!

L: I donno, all that screaming.

M: That was when I was playing Eve, two months ago. What's happening to your memory, Lara?"

L: Well, you acted just as crazy playing Eve.

M : I wasn't crazy, I was the reincarnation of a convicted murderess. Remember?!!

K: Don't mind her. Where's my blusher?

L: Your hair looks really nice today.

K: Thanks

L: Is that a wig?

M: You really are unbelievable.

K: I've told you both a million times that no one else is supposed to use my blusher.

L: Why is that again? 

K: I've got really nice skin and I need to protect it.

L: Oh right, I forgot. Your face is your fortune.

K: Yup, no face lifts for me.

M: Please, we have to go on in a minute. 

K: (sees brush in Lara's hand) Is that it?

L: (surprised) This?

K (slaps the brush out of Lara's hand.)  

L: Owww! You hit me!

K: (picks up brush) Don’t be a baby.

L: She hit me!

Some one calls "Places!"

M: It's time. Come on, weve got to go do our scene.

K: Nice costume, Lara. Too bad it didn't come in your color.

L: My color?

K: Yeah, green.

M: Girls! We're all in this together, right? Remember . . . ?

Music . . .
[Marie]    It’s a good thing we teamed up years ago.
[Lara]      We're three of a kind, right?
           [Kathryn] Through smiles and tears!
           [Marie]     Thick and thin!
           [Lara]       Blood and gore!

MUSIC

1. [Marie] If you're ever in a jam, here I am.
    [Lara] If you ever need a pal, I'm your gal.
    [Kathryn] If you ever go so crazy you land in jail, I'm your bail.
 [All)
It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships have been forgot
Ours will still be hot!
Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle-dig-dig-dig

2. [Kathryn] If you're ever down a well, ring my bell.
    [Marie] If you’re ever up in flames, I’m your dame
   [Lara] If you ever lose your teeth when you're out to dine, Borrow mine.
 (All)
 It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships are on the skids
We will still be kids
Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle-hep-hep-hep

3. [Kathryn] If a vampire bites your neck, here’s a check.
    [Marie] If your neck begin to bleed, we can feed.
    [Lara] If they ever put a stake down deep in your heart, We won’t part.
 [All]
It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships go up in smoke
Ours will still be oke!
Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle-goof-goof-goof.

4. [Marie] If your coffin springs a leak, I won’t shriek
    [Lara) If they ever crack your spine, drop a line
    [Kathryn) If the green slime wants to make a meal of you, I’ll be blue
(All) It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships have gone to pot
Ours will still be hot
Laddle ladle loodle ding ding ding

5. [Marie] If you ever cast a spell, I won’t tell
    [Kathryn] If you fall from Widow’s Hill, here’s a pill.
    [Lara] If Barnabas invites you up to his lair, I’ll be there
[All]
It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships have petered out
Ours will give a shout!
Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle- dig, dig, dig


6. [Kathryn] If Louis rolls his eyes, call the guys. 
    [Marie] If Nancy sings a tune, I won’t swoon,
    [Lara] If Karlen opens that casket one more time, I’ll go blind!
[All] It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships are up the crick,
Ours will still be slick!
Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle- goof goof goof

7. [Marie] If you ever catch on fire, send a wire. 
    [Lara] If they ever cut your throat, send a note.
    [Kathryn] If they ever make a cannibal stew of you, Invite me too!
[All]
It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships hit the deck,
Ours is what the heck!  
Odle odle odle woo woo woo

 8. [Lara] If a zombie eats your face, I’ll replace (it)
     [Marie] If a vampire steals your heart, we won’t part.
     [Kathryn] If a werewolf wants to tear you limb from limb, I’ll sing a hymn. (sings Amazing Grace – may cut this)
 (All)
It's friendship, friendship,
Just a perfect blendship,
When other friendships have ceased to jell
Ours will still be swell!
    [Marie] Quack-quack-quack
    [Lara] Woof-woof-woof
    [Kathryn] Meow, meow, meow
 [All]
When other friendships begin to rot,
Ours will still be hot!
Ours will still be hot!
  



Sunday, 22 June 2014

Four New Photographs

Dark Shadows Festival this weekend in Tarrytown, New York - June 27-29 - a day at Lyndhurst and a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. i can't wait to see everybody there! Thanks to hard working friends, Krista Knicker and Jim Pierson, I have four new pictures that should bring back some memories. (About time!)





Thursday, 13 February 2014

FOUR MORE APPEARANCES SET FOR THIS YEAR!



March 7, 8, 9 MONSTERMANIA Cherry Hill, N.J. (That's Philadelphia)

May 23, 24, 25 MOBICON Mobile, Alabama
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

May 30, 31, June 1 CONCAROLINAS
Charlotte Hilton University Place
8629 JM Keynes
Charlotte, NC 28262

June 27, 28, 29 DARK SHADOWS CONVENTION Tarrytown, NY
Lyndhurst

October 24, 25, 26 EPIC-CON GEEK FEST
Dayton, Ohio
Courtyard by Marriott University

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

DARK SHADOWS NOVELS -- BUY ALL THREE FOR BEST DEAL




While my supplies last:

Any book for $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping --- $20.00 total, signed with any dedication you like.

Any two books for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping --- $30.00 signed with any dedication you like.

All three books for $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping --- $35.00 signed with any dedication you like.

Send a check or money order to Lara Parker, Box 1254, Topanga, CA 90290

BE SURE TO SAY if you want it personalized, and who it is to, otherwise I will just autograph it.