Monday, April 26, 2010

Romancing Disaster in the Jungle

With the hit movie 2012, there's a lot of talk about what will happen on December 12, 2012. The premise of the movie goes: With the Mayan calendar ending on December 12, 2012, a large group of people must deal with natural disasters such as volcano eruptions, typhoons, and earthquakes. It’s an action, disaster film depicting what could happen at the end of the world.

In real life, various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae relating to this date have been researched, but there hasn’t been anything to substantiate a cataclysmic event. The Mayan calendar has a 5,125 year cycle and it happens to end of December 12, 2012. NASA compares the 2012 fear to the Y2K issue of the late 1990s.

From Disaster to Romance: If the Maya interest you and you prefer a sexy, adventure romance over doom and gloom, WILD JADE might be a book to check out. (I love the action adventure movies too.) Can love survive 1,300 years? I used the Maya and this premise in my novel WILD JADE. It’s an action adventure story but has no apocalyptic, end-of-the-world story. It’s about a Mayan couple who die tragically and are reincarnated as archeologists. One is haunted by her Shaman father who is warning her of yet more danger. Is the danger from an ancient past or from their present?

In WILD JADE, I used the Mayan calendar to name my hero and heroine from ancient Mesoamerica. Cimi and Kayab are Mayan days.

Will a cataclysmic or transformative event occur on December 12, 2012 as predicted by the Mayan Calendar? I doubt it. I’m sure there will be a ton of people hanging out at the Mayan pyramids in Mexico, Guatemala and other Central American countries drinking Dos Equis or margaritas.

1 comment:

Amber Skyze said...

Oh this sounds interesting. Adding it to my shopping list.