Aug 20, 2008

Internet Sites of Paranormal interest August 20, 2008

Nancy Holder writes about the world setting of her most recent book Son of the Shadows, book three in The Gifted series, on Harlequin's Paranormal Romance Blog


Bitten by Books has an interview with Jeaniene Frost author Halfway to the Grave (Avon, 2007).

"Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership."

Book two is One Foot in the Grave (Avon, 2008). Book three At Grave's End will be published by Avon on December 30, 2008.


Author Justin Gustainis wrote a guest blog on Paranormality about occult detectives. He says, "My first exposure to the “occult detective” genre (although nobody was calling it that back then) was in 1977, when I stumbled upon a made-for-TV movie called “Spectre.” It features a criminologist (played by Robert Culp) and his physician friend/assistant, who are called in to investigate a case of possible demonic possession in England...."

I remember that movie! I loved it! Gustainis is correct. Spectre was a great intro to the genre of paranormal mysteries. The screenplay was written by Star Trek genius Gene Roddenberry.

Gustainis wrote Black Magic Woman. (Solaris, 2008)
Book description: "Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself—the very heart of darkness."

Evil Ways, the second Quincey Morris Supernatural Investigation, will be published in January, 2009.

Most of you may remember the name Quincey Morris from Bram Stoker's Dracula. He was the Texan who died while tracking the Count to his castle. This Quincey is his great-great grandson.


Internet radio has become a popular medium for a variety of topics including the paranormal. Darkness on the Edge of Town in one such station. The description below I lifted verbatim from their site.

Every Saturday and Sunday night, join hosts David Schrader and Tim Dennis as they lead you on a journey into the world of unexplained phenomena with their weekly program:
The Darkness On The Edge of Town.

Based in Minnesota and streaming all over the world, they cover every aspect of the paranormal: from ghosts to UFO activity, and more. Each week, they speak with experts in every field to bring you the latest and most up to date stories and dig deeper into classic and familiar tales and urban legends.

Darkness on The Edge of Town
promises to deliver interesting and thought provoking topics each week. Each new show will be made available in its entirety to download so you can listen at your leisure.


The Middleman Recap: The Fangs of Love Are Sharp, and Apparently Wooden, On the Middleman

I have not seen The Middleman: Fighting Evil So You Don't Have To. In fact I never heard of it until I came across this post. It runs on ABC Family. Recently, as the article will show, vampire puppets were featured. Now I need to check the schedule to see if there will be reruns. Below is an excerpt from the article. Click on the title above, in red, to read the whole enchilada.

"So on the off chance that you've somehow failed to see 'The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation' yet, there were two Lacey-related shocks. First, that she's been having some very impressively lit sex dreams starring Pip, the evil plagiarist son of the building owner whose property Wendy, Lacey and the others rent illegally. Actually, Pip is quite cute, despite being evil and idiotic.."


Anonymous said...

Sadly, no reruns planned for the recent future - but the Middleman IS on iTunes!

Patricia said...

Thanks for that information. Someone gave me an iTunes gift card. Now I know how I'll use it!