Saturday, February 25, 2012

FEATURED ARTIST: M. Roc Perine - Voice Actor, Photographer, Aspiring Writer

The L.O.V.E. blog is happy to feature voice over actor, photographer and aspiring author M. Roc Perine. M. Roc is responsible for bringing life to one of the most controversial and loathed characters in the "Love & Wrath" series - "Steve". "Steve" is the abusive husband of character "Keisha" and M. Roc masterfully captures the anger and arrogance of this character in the audio series accompaniment to "Love & Wrath II: Confessions". Click HERE to listen to a sample.

Read below to see what M. Roc had to say about becoming "Steve".

What was your first impression of the character that you portrayed?
After reading the script, I had no doubt that he was an a-hole. His diabolical and utterly selfish approach to life clearly indicates that he has major mental issues. He’s anger-driven in my opinion. It's terrible that he resembles the state of mind of many men of today who glorify the sinister, violent life.

Did it bother you to portray such a controversial character?
Since I was raised in a community where these types are plentiful, it was easy to emulate the way this character should sound (accent, vocabulary, style). Playing the character didn’t bother me because I’m a professional, however, it was a sad transition into this type of person. I think "Steve" is what happens when a boy grows up not knowing love.

How did you prepare before starting to record the script?
Well, I had recently gone through dealing with an emotional break-up. The ending of a 17 year relationship put me in a dark place for while. Some of what I read in the script related to my own situation so, even though I'm better and stronger now, I was able to dig up that anger, frustration and feeling of vengeance that I felt before my healing. What you hear in the audio is a bit of true emotion mixed in with a little acting.

Would you like to continue to do this type of voice acting in the future?
Of course I would love to do more voice acting. Actually it isn't a new career choice as I’ve been pursuing it seriously for a few years now. On my Youtube channels (Ceshorts & mrocperine), you can hear me having fun on the mic with a few of my personal projects and soon, some of my professional ones. Come check it out as I will continue to put updated projects on those channels.

What other projects are you involved in?
Well, I’m involved in a collaboration inspirational book with G.E. Johnson and I'm writing an inspirational book geared toward both men and women who have to deal with infidelity, loss, and recovery.  It should be ready for release by this summer. Also, I’m working on a 12 episode animated series with co-creator Ron Kanyama that will start official production by 2015. As a side business, I'm taking part in the Organo Gold movement and I'm offering a healthier alternative to coffee and tea drinkers. You can get more information about this movement here:

Thank you M. Roc for stopping by the L.O.V.E. blog and much success to you in the future!!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

FEATURED ARTIST: Barbara Owens - Voice Actor, Writer, Blogger

The L.O.V.E. blog is so happy to feature voice actor, writer, and blogger Barbara Owens as a special guest today. Barbara is the talented voice actor who breathed life into "Keisha", the battered housewife and member of the main friendship trio of the "Love & Wrath" series.

Barbara's voice portrayal of "Keisha" can be heard in its entirety in the complimentary audio series accompaniment to "Love & Wrath II: Confessions" or CLICK HERE to hear a sample.

Read below to see what Barbara had to say about becoming "Keisha".

What was your first impression of the character that you portrayed?
In Keisha, I saw a woman whose love or desire for love lead her to a dangerous place. She was someone that needed to be surrounded by faithful people that she could trust, especially after having her love abused.

Can you see any similarities between you and the character?
Yes, I felt a kinship to Keisha. I, too, was one of those women that had to start life anew after a traumatic relationship. Her resilience in such daunting circumstances was very familiar to me.

How did you prepare to record your voice over?
I read and re-read the material, putting myself into the character’s shoes in an effort to visualize how she would say each line. Then I used my children as sounding boards. I’m sure I annoyed them with my constant “Does this sound real to you guys?”.

Would you like to continue to do this type of voice acting in the future?
Yes, this is something I would very much like to venture further into. I’m currently taking professional vocal lessons to further prepare myself for this type of work.

What personal projects are you working on right now?
I’m currently the submission editor for the "Poetry Corner" of the Kingdom Connection magazine. This has been a great opportunity to read what’s on the hearts and minds of Christian poets. On the writing front, through pen name CreatedtoInspire, I am creating and intertwining several short stories into a book. These stories will center around the lives and relationships of African-American couples in the South. 

Connect with Barbara!

Are you a Christian poet who would like to be featured in the Kingdom Connection magazine? Contact Barbara for more information about the Poetry Corner at .

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day Giveaway!

My post for today is going to be short and sweet. :-)

In the spirit of Valentine's Day love and gift giving, I am offering book II of the Love & Wrath series for FREE today only!

TODAY ONLY: "Love & Wrath II: Confessions" can be downloaded for Kindle and Kindle apps for free. This means that you get both the book AND the audio series for absolutely nothing. One-click is all it takes (see the link on the left side of the page?) and please share the love today by telling a friend about my offer.

Love you guys!