Belinda: A Weekend in New England
|Title:||Belinda: A Weekend in New England|
|Publisher:||Phoenix Publications, then Pandora Publications|
|Cover Artist(s):||Barbara Fister-Liltz|
|Illustrator(s):||Barbara Fister-Liltz and Frank Liltz|
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Art by Barbara Fister-Liltz and Frank Liltz
AboutFrom a 1983 ad summary in Scoundrel #1:
From a flyer:A love story, a ghost story, a tale of vengeance set in the DARK SHADOWS universe.
From the zine itself:It was a love story…then...and now.
It began a century past at Seaview when the lovely Belinda Sawyer Collins began her passion with young Colin Harris... it continued today when beauteous actress Lauren MacLean came to Collinsport to film the legend of Belinda - and was caught up in the venomous maelstrom that was, and is, the wrath of Caleb Sawyer Collins. It was a ghost story… then... and now. Belinda's legend lured Lauren to Maine and captured her and dared to keep her locked in the fury spawned a hundred years past - while the growing love of Seaview's master, Stefan Sawyer Collins, fought to win her back from the past. A debut novel from Phoenix Publications. Price: $5.50 postpaid. Make all checks/money orders payable to Barbara Fister-Liltz.Fully illustrated, vanity press edition.
BELINDA: A WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND is intended to be, simply, another love story in the DARK SHADOWS universe. The scenes, however, rely very little on the more readily recognisable characters and places as seen in the tv series and in both films based on the series. Seaview, where most of the narrative takes place, was occasionally mentioned on the series but I have taken liberties (albeit some grave ones) in creating an alternative history for it, as well as an entirely new branch of the Collins family to populate the estate. It is hoped that you, the reader, will suspend your belief in the reality of Collinwood as you already know it so you might accept and enjoy this novel.