Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just stuff...and some cool book news

Happy 10-10-10! Today is all about rainbows and fluffy bunnies. Not really, but days like this are rumored to be filled with good karma. So enjoy your day and do something fun!

You know that feeling when everyone is pulling you in a zillion different directions and all calling your name? Yeah, that one. It's like a don't fight it or you'll drown. Instead you just float around on the waves, bobbing wherever the tide takes you. So I'm floating around and for the moment the waters are calm. Flyboy is back to work, the monsters are back in school and the house is finally looking like civilized people actually live here. Ah, appearances. 

So I'm back to a normal routine which means that I get to read more and reading makes me happy. More reading means more stuff to blog about. I miss ranting about poor cover models and cheering for new book releases. And next month is my birthday so I will be having a few extra guests and contests!

Here's just a few of my latest happy thoughts:

1. Suburban Vampire has this cool feature called Music Mondays so if you are looking for a little vampiric inspiration, check it out. A few days ago I scrolled through the backlist of musicians and found Jill Tracy. Her music is dark, haunting and strangely beautiful. I kinda get an Annie Lennox vibe.

2. This trailer was sent to me earlier in the week and I wanted to share it with all of you.  We are going to have an awesome contest over at VampChix on October 29th, during the VampBash, where 5 copies of Daughter of Darkness will be given out. I used to read V.C. Andrews (Flowers in the Attic remains on my keeper shelf) when I was younger and I'm curious to see how she envisioned a vampire world and whether or not she can incorporate her usual style in a paranormal world. Maybe I can win a copy?:)

Daughter of Darkness
By V.C. Andrews
On Sale 10/26/10
ISBN: 9781439155011
Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)

When I was a little girl, Daddy told me never to fear the dark. "We exist because of the darkness," he told me. "All of you are daughters of darkness."
Beloved bestselling author V.C. Andrews's passion for vampires comes to spellbinding life in a long-awaited novel of dark desires as all-consuming—and forbidden—as in Flowers in the Attic. One night, with the sound of a young man's scream, high school senior Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving father, who adopted Lorelei and her sisters as infants, is no ordinary man. He has raised his beautiful girls for one purpose: to lure young men into their world of shadows. Like her sisters, Lorelei has been trained in the art of seduction and warned never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome and charming classmate, she boldly defies her family and follows her heart—even if love is a poison. . . .

3. It's hockey time!!! My Phoenix Coyotes are ranked #11 and I am hopeful for an excellent season again this year. I'll be at the season opener, celebrating Monster 1's birthday, howling with the rest of the pack! How does the fit in with the paranormal? doesn't really but a Stanley Cup sure would be magical *wink*

4. On Tuesday we will be hosting Leanna Renee Heiber, extraordinary author of The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, to discuss the relationship between Dracula and steampunk. You won't want to miss this post and she will be giving away 2 books!

That's it from me. Don't forget to stop by each day and see how Bram Stoker's Dracula has influenced some of our favorite writers, or how many people have avoided the classic horror tale. The Dracula Event is running all month long so tell us how you feel about the book!

*What were your Happy Thoughts this week?  *Have you read Dracula? *Are you reading Dracula now? *Or do you prefer the movies? If so, what version do you love best?


Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Thank you for my lovely teaser, Anna! I am indeed excited to be with you this week, and I will declare it loud and proud that Dracula is one of my very favourite (and most influential) books of all time! :)

Anna (Bite Club) said...

You are so very welcome! I am so excited for the Tuesday post and I think it turned out great.