Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Naughty Christmas Carol: Episode 1


Welcome to A Naughty Christmas Carol, a holiday story video told with pictures and words.


The idea for the story came from the heroine in my Harlequin Spice novel, The Blonde Samurai, nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. The Blonde Samurai is the story of Katie O’Roarke, an Irish American heiress who goes to Victorian London to wed a British lord.

It’s 1873 and Katie O’Roarke is headed to Japan as a virgin bride after marrying Lord Carlton. There she falls in love with a handsome samurai, but not before she spent a Season in London, far from the woods of her Pennsylvania home. As Lady Carlton, she was privy to the comings and goings of the British aristocracy and their fascinating and often incorrigible mores.

Here is one such story she heard whispered in Mayfair drawing rooms, a holiday tale called A Naughty Christmas Carol.    
In Episode 1, we meet "Sir Harry," though that is not his real name, as a young man. It's Christmas Eve and he's being very disagreeable with Lady Florentine, the gentlewoman who loves him, and his mistress, Nellie Rose, a fine lass whose mum is sick, as he makes his way to Madame Moiret's bawdy establishment on York Street...


A Naughty Christmas Carol: Episode ONE from Jina on Vimeo.

Join me next Wednesday, December 8th, for EPISODE 2 of

"A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL"

4 comments:

Wynter Daniels said...

That's great, Jina! Thanks for sharing it.

Jina Bacarr said...

Thank you, Wynter, and have a wonderful Holiday Season!

I'm working on Episode 2--the ghost of Christmas Past visits Sir Harry...

Naima Simone said...

Wow, Jina!!
First, let me say how beautiful the video is! Amazing!

I am a fan of almost every version of "A Christmas Carol" there is because it's one of my absolute favorite stories. Yours is no different! well...hee-hee!...it's different from the other renditions but it's still being added to my list! LOL! Can't wait until the 8th!!

Jina Bacarr said...

Thanks, Naima, for adding A Naughty Christmas Carol to your list! I'm just finishing up Episode 2 -- we meet the ghost of Lord Buckley, the Master of Whippingate...and he warns Sir Harry about the 3 ghosts coming to visit him...

Lots of sound effects and visuals in this one!