Jan 7, 2009

Internet Sites of Paranormal Interest January 2009

At the 20th edition of the Bookworms Carnival, "the theme this time around is Guilty Pleasures - those novels that we just can’t get enough of, that we’re obsessing about or however you want to take it."
About this carnival: "The aim of the Bookworms Carnival is to build the community of book bloggers. You don’t have to have a books blog to participate, though; bloggers are welcome to submit any post relevant to the current theme from any blog."
This month's host is Jackie at Literary Escapism.


Famous Monsters of Filmland names the 10 top books of 2008. Number 1 is Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition Dracula: Facsimile Edition. [excellent choice!] Stephen King titles get two mentions. I found Number 10 to be very intriguing - Black Cathedral by L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims - Says FMF "If you like haunted house stories put this amazing book on your list. One of the most frightening books of the year."
Check for yourself.


On Vampire Wire Marta Acosta has an interview with Michele Hauf and a contest to win Michele's entire Bewitch the Dark series: From The Dark (Nocturne), Kiss Me Deadly (Silhouette Nocturne), His Forgotten Forever, and His Forgotten Forever (Silhouette Nocturne). The contest runs Saturday night January 10.


Read an excerpt of Karen Kelley romantic ghost story My Favorite Phantom. Kensington Brava, January, 2009.

From the publisher: When professor Peyton Cache bought a big, gloomy, romantic Victorian house, he should have expected a ghost. He certainly got one, the kind that likes to float his undies around and drop slime in the stairwell for fun. But the professor can't let the rest of the faculty know he's lost his mind, so he hires a ghost hunter on the down-low. But somehow, when he booked a ghost hunter, he didn't think that he was getting a live-in leggy blonde with an attitude like a Jersey gangster and a body like a pinup poster...Kaci Melton needs to hide out for a while, and where better to disappear than a haunted house on one of her dad's ghost-hunting jobs? All she'll have to do is deal with a crabby old professor for a couple of days and kick out one measly ghost. Two problems: the professor is a tasty young guy with piercing blue eyes, six-pack abs, and a penchant for talking dirty. And the ghost scares the panties off her...actually given the professor, maybe that's not a problem. But if she can't tell him the truth - and she can't - how is she going to get him to keep up all that wonderful sex? Especially when she's starting to kinda like him...


I'm a bit late mentioning the following from Jeri Smith-Ready's blog because the contest portion is over, but the interview between two fascinating fictional characters is worth reading. There will be a part two sometime in January.

Dante & Ciara Interview Part One

"Since Dante Baptiste (of Adrian Phoenix’s A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's Song and In the Blood) and Ciara Griffin (of Jeri Smith-Ready’s Wicked Game and the upcoming Bad to the Bone) are from two different worlds, it seemed likely (and sad) that they’d never meet.

But then the dimensional fabric between their worlds thinned for a brief time, so that they could share a few (okay, make that a lot of) drinks at the Bar Between the Universes (not to be confused with the Restaurant at the End of the Universe—the Bar only serves basic pub grub) and got to talking:..."


At Urban Fantasy Land read 2009: In Their Own Words. "Urban Fantasy Land has the scoop. Here's what some of your favorite authors have coming out in 2009 - and in their own words" Authors include Jeaniene Frost; Mark Henry; Faith Hunter; Stacia Kane; J. F. Lewis; Vicki Pettersson; Michelle Rowan; Maggie Steifvater; and Anton Strout.


Watch the trailer for the British comedy LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS

1 comment:

Jackie M (Literary Escapism) said...

Correction, the host for the 20th Edition is the Bookworms Carnival main site. The original host could no longer do it. Literary Escapism will be hosting the 22nd Edition with submissions due on January 23rd and that theme is anthologies. :)