Monday, August 11, 2008
Stephanie Meyer's Never Said That; and Tonya Hurley's Ghostgirl
AUTHORS & BOOKS
I've got a contest running for four copies of Carolyn Jewel's My Wicked Enemy!
Review of Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. "This novel sees Bella coming into her own power and proving that she is more that capable of independent thought and action." (Love Vampires)
Video interview with Stephanie Meyer, who answers readers' questions about Breaking Dawn. "One of the longest things about this last year is that I've been reading all these quotes that people have been attributing to me that I never said." (MTV)
Review of Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley. "Charlotte’s adventure takes readers through her difficult high school days of feeling unseen by her classmates, then becoming invisible through a freak and deadly incident." (Darque Reviews)
I went to Tonya Hurley's website looking for an excerpt of Ghostgirl. I couldn't find it, but it's a very cool site nontheless. The graphics are well worth a visit. What's coincidental is that the working title for a manuscript I've got out right now has "ghost girl" in it.
Nancy Holder blogs about her novel, Son of the Shadows. "Vampires and werewolves hunt in the dark shadows, and it is up to those who have sworn to protect the innocent to hold them in check." (Paranormal Romance)
Here's a list of tips that your lover may be a shape-shifter. "5. You find heartworm prescriptions all over the house." (Shapeshifter Romance)
Review of Marjorie M. Liu's The Wild Road. "The heroine wakes up in a hotel room, covered with blood, holding a gun, with no memory of who she is. " (The Good, The Bad, The Unread)
TELEVISION & THE INTERNETS
Okay, you have to check out Carolyn Jean's tribute to one of our favorite television actors, Richard Armitage. (The Trillionth Page)
Patricia Altner has a listing of interesting paranormal websites. (Patricia's Vampire Notes)
MOVIES & DVDS
Interview with "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke and author Stephanie Meyer. "At my first event, we were so lucky to scrape together twenty people who would come and listen to someone who had never done a book before. It was actually great, because we could sit and talk and really get into the characters, and I kind of miss those days." (Fear.net)
GRATUITOUS VIDEO OF THE DAY
Here's a new video with some of our fave characters from costume dramas. This video's gonna make me lose all credibility as a cynic.
Unrelated, but I watched "Shakespeare Retold" with Rufus Sewell and Shirley Henderson in "The Taming of the Shrew" and loved it. She's just wonderful and continues Vampire Wire's theme of favorite Scottish actors. And she's been in everything from "Bridget Jones's Diary" to "Harry Potter."
Posted by Marta at 6:50 PM