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Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments [Kindle Edition]

Alina Adams
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Book Description

The first enhanced e-book of its kind, “Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” by New York Times bestselling author and soap opera insider Alina Adams, features actor interviews, insider information, fans and fan favorites looking back on 45 of the most memorable moments in daytime television history, as well as links to view the selected scenes, and to the star-studded contributors’ personal sites, so that readers may interact with them personally. (An Internet connection is required and availability will vary depending on your viewing device).

“Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” includes interviews with: “All My Children’s” Eden Riegel on her character Bianca coming out as a lesbian to her mother, Erica Kane; “Another World’s” Linda Dano on her character Felicia's alcohol intervention; “Dark Shadow’s” Kathryn Leigh Scott on Barnabas bringing Josette back from the dead; “One Life to Live’s” headwriter Michael Malone on Marty's gang rape; “General Hospital’s” headwriter Thom Racina on scripting Luke and Laura's wedding; “Generations” creator Sally Sussman Morina on the show’s groundbreaking racial housing discrimination story; and dozens of other stars, writers, insiders and stories from “The Young and the Restless,” “As The World Turns,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Guiding Light”, “Passions,” “Texas,”“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “The Doctors” and many more.

“Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama’s Greatest Moments” may be experienced via a tablet, iPad, cell-phone, lap-top or desk-top computer. All of the text may be read on the Kindle or Nook devices.

- Julia Barr (Brooke/All My Children)

A really fun read. Half the time I can't even remember the scenes I shot, let alone anyone else's. This ebook took me back to my own time and opened a window on the experience of so many of my friends. I had a wonderful time going through it!
- Jon Lindstrom (Kevin & Ryan/General Hospital & Port Charles)

- Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie/Dark Shadows)

About The Author:
Alina Adams was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the U.S. at age seven, where she learned English by watching American soap operas. As creative content producer and director of online serials at Procter & Gamble Productions, she wrote “As The World Turns” book tie-ins, “Oakdale Confidential” (New York Times’ bestseller) and “The Man From Oakdale” (2010 SCRIBE Award); the “Guiding Light” tie-in “Jonathan’s Story” (New York Times’ bestseller); and pioneered the concept of online continuations of a soap opera with and Mindy’s Twitter. Other books include figure skating mysteries (“Murder on Ice,” “On Thin Ice,” “Axel of Evil,” “Death Drop,” “Skate Crime”) for Berkley Prime Crime publishing; and the Avon and Dell romance novels “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “Annie’s Wild Ride,” “The Fictitious Marquis," and “Thieves at Heart.” Adams was a writer for E!’s “Pure Soap,” and at ABC Television for the transition of the soap opera “Loving” when it was reincarnated as “The City.” She also was a researcher for the Daytime Emmy Awards for ten years. She founded Alina Adams Media in 2011 to help published authors turn their books into enhanced e-books. More at

Product Details

  • File Size: 239 KB
  • Print Length: 103 pages
  • Publisher: Alina Adams Media (September 16, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intriguing Multi-Media Appreciaton of Soaps November 28, 2011
By Amy M.
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I always like seeing a fan's perspective on soaps, especially with the genre in (hopefully not terminal) decline in the U.S. The author is a passionate fan and I appreciated her perspective. But what really makes this worthwhile are the carefully chosen video clips related to the topics. The clips were able to play pretty well on my iphone. I've never seen a Kindle work like this, but I hope I will see more in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Don
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This was such a fabulous read! I urge all soap fans to buy this loving and state of the art tribute, to our beloved soaps. Alina is a true fan, of this genre and it shows! Concise, well written, for fans and by fans input, innovative and truly enjoyable to read.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This kindle book is everything a fan of American daily serials can ask for! Listed in this wonderful encyclopedia is every important fact of network U.S. soaps including Luke and Laura's wedding from 1981 (still the highest rated hours of daytime TV), Alice and Steve's love story from "Another World, the Barnabas Collin's story on "Dark Shadows", Erica's abortion from a 1973 episode of "All MY Children, Karen's testimony while on the stand from "One Life to Live" in 1979 and so much more.

The authors have interviewed multiple actors, writers and producers who have all had a long history with the most popular form of daytime television since its inception in the early fifties. Here you'll find info not available anywhere else.

Well-written and informative, "The Soap Opera 451" is a must-have.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying the walk October 14, 2011
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I've been enjoying the walk down memory lane. I bought the Kindle version and just finished reliving some times with Jack and Carly. Looking forward to the rest of the memories. Thanks, Alina.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice trip down memory lane September 25, 2011
By Dee625
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I downloaded the Kindle reader for PC so I could read this. I enjoyed the reminiscing about great scenes from the soaps I watched and learned about scenes from soaps I never watched. The downside - now I'd like to see some of those long-gone storylines. The upside - interviews with producers and actors about the scenes you loved. Thanks for the memories Alina. I agree with Linda Dano - I never plan to watch that last episode of Another World (it's around here on tape in case I ever wanted to). That would make it over, and it never will be for me.
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More About the Author

My first book, "The Fictitious Marquis," came out in June of 1995. Twenty years later, I figure it's time to shake things up a little.

For 20 years, I've heard lots of advice about how to become a successful author. I am now about to throw it all out the window.

#1) Never let anyone see anything but your very, very best work.
After 20 years and over a dozen published books, I am writing my next romance novel live online at: Readers can follow along with my every key-stroke, see my typos, my mistakes, my clunky prose and my plot dead ends that I delete the next day. They can watch me edit, and they can offer their own suggestions. Along the way, I hope everyone gets a better idea of what it's like to write a book from start to finish. (It's not magic, and it's not divine inspiration. It's simply hard work, even on days when you don't feel like it. Especially on days when you don't feel like it.)

#2) Stick to one genre so you can build an audience.
I've written romance novels, figure skating mysteries, family sagas, and now a non-fiction book about the trials and tribulations of getting into Kindergarten in NYC. (It costs $9.99 and is geared for all those parents who can't afford a $10,000 private consultant. Yes, people do hire them. To get their kids into Kindergarten.)

#3) Don't try anything too radical that readers won't understand.
A few years ago, I took my traditionally published figure-skating mystery novels and turned them into enhanced ebooks, with video from the Ice Theatre of NY embedded alongside the story. People still aren't sure what to make of them. Think of it as a book and movie in one. Why just read about figure-skating, after all, when you can actually see the routines described!

How will all this rule-breaking turn out? I don't know... you tell me!

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