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Friday, June 26, 2009

Bits and Bites: TV Vamps, Twilight, New Moon, etc

Score one for Team Jacob, a new New Moon cover was released, with Jacob, the werewolf, getting the girl:

Today @ Nathan Bransford he wrote a "PSA about Vampires".

Parallel Universe has a list of the Best Tv Vampires (according to them of course) :

@ Fang-tastic books today, instead of the Free Book Friday, Roxanne has Guest blog and Giveaway with J.K. Coi:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Book Review: Zen and the Art of Vampires.

Zen and the Art of Vampires
Katie MacAlister
On this past Saturday afternoon I picked up Katie MacAlister’s Zen and the Art of Vampires, and almost by the same time on Sunday I was finished. Finished, yet left wanting more (and thank goodness the story will continue in Crouching Vampire, Hidden Fang.)
Originally I had purchased this book as part of a Double Day introduction discount special for first time members. Among the titles on offer, this was the only one that had caught my eye, as I’m a great fan of the paranormal romance genre. And was I ever glad I did.
The main character, Pia Thomason was delightful and lovely and it was a pleasure getting to know her and going along with her mis-adventure, all from her first person point of view. As a reader, I couldn’t help but share feelings in each of Pia’s predicaments on her Icelandic journey – from the mishap of mistaken identity and the mystery of murder and myth, to her “gaggle of ghosts” (quite nosey I might add) who practically follow her everywhere. And oh yes, the vampires - unpredictable, dashing and dangerous, even whilst hiding in plain sight. Hmm, who should she choose, Kristoff or Alec?
I found this book to be a great, quick read. A hilarious (literally Laugh out Loud) page turner filled with intrigue, suspense and might I add steamy, hot sexiness.
I say definitely bite into it!
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I invite you to leave your comments below!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bits and Bites: Announcement

Hello Readers,

Well just a bit of shameless self promotion here.
I've had the honour of having one of my (poetry) pieces published today in Fang-tastic books Vampire Poetry Mondays.

Here is the link to the site hosted by Roxanne Rhoads:

Thank you to Roxanne Rhoads!

And here's a link to the poem My Life, My Love, My Blood on said site:

A fang-tastic weekend was had by all: True Blood (season 2) Review

(caution alert: True Blood spoilers within)

It was a vamp-tastic weekend between Friday, June 12th and Sunday, June 14th, as some (two or three in particular) of Canada's TV channels broadcasted several vampire related movies. Such as: The Lost Boys (and The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe), Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire and more.
I could only assume that it was perhaps in celebration of the return of HBO’s TrueBlood that was set for return on Sunday, June 14th.
And what a return.

The show picked up where it had ended last season (1st), with the body in the back of the police car (Detective Bellefleur’s no less). Thankfully it turned out NOT to be that of Lafayette (and thank goodness to, as he, in my opinion is one of the better things about the show), but rather it was that (the body) of the voodoo lady, to whom Tara and her mom had been to see, to be exorcised of their demons. She was found with her chest agape and the most ghastly expression on her face (but I guess having your heart ripped out while still alive would do that to a person).

Tara is all in a panic, relieved at first that it's not Lafayette, but troubled nonetheless that it's still someone she knows. And of course she lies to the police about it. But with Sookie around, unintentionally hearing her thoughts, her lying is short lived.

Sookie goes to seek comfort in her fang-tastic boyfriend Bill, who is having issues of his own, training his new fledging female vamp, whom he was forced to turn as part of his punishment last season for killing one of his own kind, whilst saving Sookie’s life. Needless to say, when he finally tells Sookie about her, she doesn’t take it too well and decides to take some space from Bill.

On the other hand, Jason, Sookie’s (formerly??) sex addicted older brother, is found pining away over the lost of Amy: his “intentions-were-so-deceiving”, now deceased girlfriend of last season. He goes to repent and seek solace with the Fellowship of the Sun organisation. (I’m thinking, no hoping, despite his naiveté, that Jason will uncover something about the church that will provide for further conflict.)

Tara is still a member of the house hold of Maryann. And we are privy, via flashback, to shape shifter Sam’s connection to her. There is a mystery surrounding this woman (her identity and true intentions), which is not yet revealed. So this should make for some definite, continuing intrigue as the season progresses. (Personally, I’m going out on a limb here to say that I think she too is a shape shifter, but of a wholly larger breed than Sam’s mere dog. I’m thinking – Werewolf!?)

Meanwhile, the question still remains, where is Lafayette?
We discover him to be held chained and captive, along with several other people, in a squalid, dank, dark basement. He is as disoriented and as questioning as we are, as to: HOW did he get there? Since WHEN has he been there? WHERE is he? and furthermore WHY is he there?
My first speculation was that it may be the Fellowship of the Sun who has them captive. But that theory is soon dashed by the very end of this season 2 / episode 1 – when the captor(s) is / are revealed to be vampire(s) and more specifically the blond sheriff, Norse vamp himself – Eric Northman.

In conclusion, if this S2/E1 return is anything to go by, then I’d say we’re in for quite a ride in upcoming episodes.

So what say you readers? What do you think this new season will hold?
Do you like what you’ve seen so far, including taking into consideration the events of S1? I invite you to leave your comments below.

P.S. : Seen the new Lady Gaga video: Paparazzi?
Yes, that is indeed Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman) from True Blood.

Friday, June 19, 2009

(More) Bite Bits: Vampire-con, Free Book Friday...

11 Vampires hotter than Edward Cullen, you be the judge on this list posted @ SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle:

@ Fang-tastic books, for Free Book Friday, Roxanne is celebrating the release of Torrid Teasers volume 59 and she is offering a free pdf copy. See link for more details:

I came across this site for Vampire-con to be held in Hollywood California August 14-16 2009, see link for more:

Until next week, Have a fang-tastic weekend!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bite Bits: Announcements.

@ Fang-tastic Books today, Roxanne Rhoads features guest author Susan Blexrud author of Love Fang and Fang Shui. There is also a Love Fang giveaway, see link for more:

@ Vampire Wire, Martha poses the question "Who's responsible for Vampire suckage?", read more here:

Taylor Lautner (a.k.a Jacob Black, werewolf to be in the Twilight saga) and Rachel Lefevre (vampire Victoria, also from the Twilight saga) are set to make an appearance at Canada's Much Music video awards this weekend, Sunday June 21st @ 9pm:

Tomorrow night, right here in downtown Montreal (Quebec, Canada) there will be the No Doubt concert, with opening guests Paramore. Paramore, as you readers may(or may not) recall, is the group that was featured on the Twilight soundtrack and gave us the equally popular song Decode, also from the film. See link for more dets:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bite Bits: True Blood, BloodTies, Twilight.

Reminder 1: HBO's True Blood season 2 returns this weekend, Sunday June 14th @9pm. This season is set to take up where last season ended: Who is the body in the back seat? How would the relationship between Bill and Sookie change, with Bill's fledging in the mix? And (from the preview) what was that creature chasing Sookie through the woods?

Reminders 2 : Last Tues. 2nd June was the release of
Blood Ties season 1, the first 13 episodes, prices @ $26.99 and @ $17.99.

Over at Suburban Vampire, she is still running the raffle contest to win a copy of Blood Ties season 1 DVD and 2 copies of Tanya Huff's novels on which BT was based. Deadline to enter, is Monday June 15th. See link for more dets :

At Amberkatze, there is a contest on to win a copy of Nancy Haddock's Last Vampire Standing. Deadline to enter is Sunday, June 14th. See link for more dets:

Announced this week : Cam Gigandat, James in Twilight will play another Vampire,in a movie called Priest. see link:

Wishing you all a Fang-tastic weekend!! ;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blood Ties S1 DVD GiveAway @ Vampire Wire

Martha over at Vampire Wire who was responsible for the Ulitmate Hawt Vampire contest (in which Henry/Kyle won fangs down) has a giveaway of 2 BT DVDs season 1 (region 1) and some Tanya Huff BT books, see the link for more dets:

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Moon Trailer preview & Set Pics.

The trailer for "New Moon" (the second of four Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series) premiered last night on the MTV Movie Awards 2009.
Here is a view of the trailer via youtube:

Also, 35 New Pics from the set of New Moon, see here at this link:,,20234559_20234565_20279381_1,00.html

The film is set to be released on November 20th 2009.