Lifetime Launches 'Spot Nora Roberts' Contest With Premiere of Four Lifetime Original Movies Based on the Best Selling Author's Novels
Prizes Awarded to Viewers Who Identify Roberts' Onscreen Cameos During
'Nora Roberts' Angels Fall,' 'Nora Roberts' Montana Sky,' 'Nora Roberts'
Carolina Moon' and 'Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke'
Exclusive Excerpts from Roberts' Two New Books Available Only on
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- In a nod to the grand
tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, best-selling author Nora Roberts will make
her screen debut in a series of cameo appearances in all four upcoming
Lifetime Original Movies based upon her best-selling novels. Fans of the
publishing sensation will have the opportunity to win valuable prizes by
spotting her featured turns while watching the telefilms. "Nora Roberts'
Angels Fall" premieres on Monday, January 29; "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky"
premieres on Monday, February 5; "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke" premieres on
Monday, February 12; and "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon" premieres on Monday,
February 19. All movies will air at 9PM (ET/PT).
Viewers have two ways to "spot Nora Roberts."
During the airing of each movie, a "keyword" will be revealed when
Roberts makes her initial screen appearance. Viewers who text the keyword
using their mobile phones will automatically be entered for a chance to
Fans can go to Lifetimetv.com to watch an extended video clip featuring
Roberts' cameo appearances. If they successfully click on Roberts in the
video, an entry form for the contest will be accessible and the
contestant's information can be submitted instantly.
In addition, Lifetime viewers who visit the special Nora Roberts
section at Lifetimetv.com will also have the opportunity to read exclusive
excerpts from Roberts' next two books, Innocent in Death (due out February
20) and High Noon (due out July 10). The previews will be available only
using a keyword to be revealed during movie telecasts.
Other features on the site include a Q&A with Roberts, video interviews
with the author and executive producer Peter Guber, cast blogs and
interviews, photos, video excerpts, a trivia game, a complete broadcast
schedule and a Nora Roberts bookstore.
The four Lifetime Original Movies based on Roberts' books, which will
premiere on four consecutive Monday nights beginning January 29, are:
-- Nora Roberts' Angels Fall - Premiering January 29
Heather Locklear and Johnathon Schaech star in the story of a Boston
chef looking to make a fresh start. When her car breaks down in
Wyoming, Reece (Locklear) lands a job in a local diner. Almost as soon
as she begins to think of this new town as home, menacing things start
happening that cause Reece to question her own sanity.
-- Nora Roberts' Montana Sky - Premiering February 5
When a multimillionaire cattleman dies, he leaves a will requiring his
three daughters -- half sisters and strangers to one another -- to
spend 12 months together on his ranch in order to claim their
inheritance. But when it turns out their father may have left some
enemies behind determined to sabotage them, the women must learn to
work together or lose the money. John Corbett, Charlotte Ross, Ashley
Williams and Diane Ladd star.
-- Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke - Premiering February 12
Alicia Witt stars as Reena, an arson investigator being stalked by a
pyromaniac. When she falls for a carpenter named Bo (Matthew Settle),
Reena must turn the tables on her pursuer before her life goes up in
flames. Also starring Scott Bakula and Talia Shire.
-- Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon - Premiering February 19
When Tory (Claire Forlani) returns to her hometown to rebuild her life,
she begins to have strange visions of the death of a childhood friend.
Tory discovers that the murder was just the first in a series. If she
doesn't figure out who the killer is, she'll be the next victim. Also
starring Oliver Hudson and Jacqueline Bisset.
Since publishing her first novel in 1981, Nora Roberts has been a #1
New York Times best-selling sensation. With more than 295 million copies
sold, Roberts' novels have spent a combined 102 weeks at the #1 spot on the
coveted New York Times best-seller list.
All four films are produced by Mandalay Television and Stephanie
Germain Productions for Lifetime Television. Peter Guber ("Rainman,"
"Batman," "The Color Purple," "The Jacket"), Stephanie Germain (Lifetime's
"Gracie's Choice," "The Day After Tomorrow") and Peter Strauss ("The
Jacket") are the executive producers.
Mandalay Television has achieved great success in series,
made-for-television movies and miniseries. Mandalay movies and miniseries
have produced some of the strongest ratings of all-time, including Dean
Koontz's "Intensity," a four-hour miniseries based on the best-seller by
Dean Koontz -- the highest rated miniseries ever on Fox; "First Daughter,"
a two-hour original movie starring Mariel Hemingway for TBS which was the
highest rated basic cable movie in history and spawned two sequels: "First
Target" and "First Shot"; "Blood Crime," which launched USA's Crime Friday
and was the highest rated original program for the network in 2002; and
"The Linda McCartney Story." Mandalay is currently in production on
"Brotherhood," the critically acclaimed series for Showtime.
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SOURCE Lifetime Television