Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Petals on the Wind {+Prizes}

Petals on the Wind coverSome years ago I came across a series that held me spellbound. It was about four children who were imprisoned in an attic by their mother and grandmother. I read the series as fast as the books were released.

I’m delighted that the series has gained new interest, been re-released and is fast becoming a movie sensation. In case you haven’t guessed, it’s the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews and began with the FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC.

On the heels of the successful Lifetime TV version of Flowers in the Attic comes the TV movie tie-in edition of Petals On the Wind, the second book in the captivating Dollanganger saga.

        Forbidden love comes into full bloom. For three years they were kept hidden in the eaves of Foxworth Hall, their existence all but denied by a mother who schemed to inherit a fortune.

        For three years their fate was in the hands of their righteous, merciless grandmother. They had to stay strong…but in their hopeless world, Cathy and her brother Christopher discovered blossoming desires that tumbled into a powerful obsession.
        Now, with their frail sister, Carrie, they have broken free and scraped enough together for three bus tickets and a chance at a new life. The horrors of the attic are behind them…but they will carry its legacy of dark secrets forever.

Pick up PETALS ON THE WIND next Tuesday, May 20, and then watch the movie on the following Monday, May 26. Turn in to Lifetime on May 26 at 9 p.m. (ET) to watch the world premiere of PETALS ON THE WIND.

Visit the home page of PETALS ON THE WIND on the Lifetime website for more details on the movie and chances to win fabulous prizes including a grand prize of $2,500.

You can also watch the movie trailer to entice your reading and watching pleasure.


Go to the Pocket Books Facebook page beginning May 20th to enter the sweepstakes for a prize pack of Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind, and the Flowers in the Attic DVD.  Visit right before tuning into Petals on the Wind late May for the sweepstakes giveaway (date to be announced)!

Here’s the cast information for the movie version of PETALS ON THE WIND:
Heather Graham stars as Corrine.
Ellen Burstyn stars as Olivia.
Dylan Bruce plays Bart.
Rose McIver as Young Cathy (played by Kiernan Shipka in Flowers in the Attic).
Wyatt Nash as Christopher (played by Mason Dye in Flowers in the Attic).


PETALS ON THE WIND is Book 2 in the Dollanganger series
by V.C. Andrews. The 448-page book was first released in November 1980 (ISBN: 978-0671729479) by Pocket Books and is being re-released May 20 (ISBN: 978-1476789552) By Gallery Books for the movie tie-in. 

Here’s a short blurb from the first release:

      For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was a dark horror that would not leave their minds.
      Of course mother had to pretend they didn't exist and grandmother was convinced they had the devil in them.
      But that wasn't their fault. Was it?
      Cathy knew what to do. She knew it was time to show her mother and grandmother that the pain and terror of the attic could not be forgotten...Show them. Show them -- once and for all.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you have a favorite series from long ago that has resurfaced with renewed interest? Be sure to check out the websites for chances to win fabulous prizes.

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  1. Mason - I haven't thought of this series of books in such a long time! It's nice when a series like that gets new life through reprints and so on. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. now that is a professionally done cover!

  3. I didn't know the first one had been made into a movie.

  4. I was mesmerized by those books as a teenager. Like Southpaw, didn't know they were making movies. Gotta catch those!
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  5. I read Flowers in the Attic when it first came out. I've never read Petals in the Wind. I had no idea they were making movies. I might have to check one out.

  6. Now that takes me back. I remember the book series well. It will be interesting to see how they translate to the screen.


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