"Carrie Vaughn is on my auto-buy list. I don’t even care what the plot is, if it’s a Kitty Norville book I know I’ll love it. "
Vicky London, Vampire Genre
"Kitty Raises Hell gripped my attention and wouldn’t let go until the final page - a must read for Kitty fans or anyone that enjoys richly rendered urban fantasy and superlative characters."
Doug Knipe, SciFi Guy
CONTEST NEWS: I promised you an amazing contest and here it is! Hachette/Grand Central Books is generously contributing a complete set of the seven shifter novels in Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series, including her upcoming release, Kitty's House of Horrors. They're also offering another five copies of the newest book. So six winners total!
Here's the book's description: "REALITY BITES Talk radio host and werewolf Kitty Norville has agreed to appear on TV's first all-supernatural reality show. She's expecting cheesy competitions and manufactured drama starring shapeshifters, vampires, and psychics. But what begins as a publicity stunt will turn into a fight for her life. The cast members, including Kitty, arrive at the remote mountain lodge where the show is set. As soon as filming starts, violence erupts and Kitty suspects that the show is a cover for a nefarious plot."
Visit Carrie Vaughn's website.
Read an excerpt from Kitty's House of Horrors.
To enter the contest: Kitty Norville's a werewolf with a job as a DJ. Just leave a comment telling me what supernatural character you'd like to see in what job. Would you like elves to take care of your dry cleaning? Do you think zombies would be good librarians? The contest runs through January 21 and winners will be picked in a random draw.
ReaganStar McBeigh interviews me about my Casa Dracula novels in her Author Spotlight feature at Star Shadow Creative. You can win one of my books, too. (I say the first book, but if you've already got that, I can offer one of the others.) "You have to do write because you love to write and not because you think it pays well, or you think you’ll get attention, or you think you’ll get a movie deal. That only happens if you manage to land a plane in the Hudson River."
Nicole Hadaway reviews Happy Hour at Casa Dracula at her Vampire Blogspot. "... delightfully clever and fun -- something I've been missing ever since Bridget Jones's Diary all those years ago." Thanks, Nicole!
My favorite line on the "Supernatural" rerun last night came from one of the Superfans to Sam Winchester: "Our passion was like a monkey on the sun -- too hot to live!"
Chris at Stumbling Over Chaos has an impressive list of news and links. FYI, Chris is really the expert on all vampire and werewolf tunes and I'm going to try to post one of her playlists here as download soon.
Doug Knipe, SciFi Guy, has some awesome new covers to show us.
"Daybreakers" gets released today and the reviews are already, well, ambivalent. The San Francisco Chronicle says, "Some movies play better in a small screening room full of Fellini-loving critics, and others are best enjoyed in a packed house of inebriated yahoos. 'Daybreakers' is in the second category."
Here's the movie trailer. Personally, I have a policy of avoiding any movie with Ethan Hawke in it, but you may feel differently.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Here's one for "The Vampire Diaries" fans with the new pretty fanged boy, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).
And for the grown-ups...
This song made me lose at least half the dozen or so brain cells rattling around in my skull. Listen at your own peril.