Wednesday, June 27, 2012


MATTHEW ASHFORD (Jack, Days of Our Lives) talks about the Daytime Emmy Awards and his nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Jack's PTSD storyline, the couple of Jack and Jennifer, The Bay and what's coming up for him next.

Interview is available here:

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Team Thaao Official Facebook Page

Do you miss seeing Thaao Penghlis play the suave and debonair "Tony Dimera" on Days of Our Lives?  Do you miss him playing the evil "Andre Dimera" on Days of Our Lives?  Were you a Mission Impossible junkie during the 80s?  Now you can get your Thaao fix at his new Official Facebook page, Team Thaao.  Featured at the top of the page is a preview chapter from Thaao's upcoming book, Stepping Into The Light; along with current news such as his recent appearance at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival.  There will also be daily videos, Twitter updates, campaign news and more.

Like the Official Team Thaao FB page at

Follow the Team Thaao Twitter account at!/TeamThaao

And if that isn't enough Thaao for you, join Team Thaao - The Group at

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga

Alina Adams (author of Soap Opera 451) has written a new novel, COUNTERPOINT, An Interactive Family Saga, available through Amazon at the following link:

From Alina Adams, "New York Times" best-selling author of "Oakdale Confidential," "Jonathan's Story," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "Annie's Wild Ride" and the Figure Skating Mystery series, comes "Counterpoint: An Interactive Family Saga," where readers are invited to help write the story!

When Victoria Morgan agreed to come work for the mysterious Cooper family, she never expected their long-hidden secrets to bleed over into her own - or to fall in love with Douglas Cooper's playboy son, Robin.

A development Robin's wife, Nicole, has no intention of accepting gracefully - even if it means destroying the only person who ever gave a damn about her... and everyone he cares about, as well.

2010 SCRIBE Award Winner Adams (for "The Man From Oakdale") begins her tale of passion, intrigue, and deceit with Volume #1 of "Counterpoint," then turns it over to her readers to guide where they want to see the tale go next.

A new volume of "Counterpoint" will be released monthly, written by Adams... and you.


In addition to four romance novels ("The Fictitious Marquis", "Thieves at Heart," "Annie's Wild Ride," "When a Man Loves a Woman"), five figure skating mysteries ("Murder on Ice," "On Thin Ice," "Axel of Evil," "Death Drop," "Skate Crime") and three books of non-fiction, Alina Adams scripted "Pure Soap" for E! Entertainment, "Loving/The City" transitions for ABC Daytime, and worked as a researcher for the Daytime Emmy Awards from 1996 to 2006. At TeleNext Media, she wrote the "As The World Turns"' tie-ins, "Oakdale Confidential" and "The Man From Oakdale," and co-wrote the "Guiding Light" tie-in, "Jonathan's Story." As Creative Content Producer, she pioneered the first ever on-line continuation of a soap opera with, and followed up with the GL sequel, Mindy's Twitter.