Aug 30, 2009

Undead Update - August 30, 2009

All the Vampire News (Mostly) Fit to Print

News from Tate Hallaway author of the Garnet Lacey books like Romancing the Dead (Garnet Lacey, Book 3) (Berkley, 2008).

"My fabulous agent just negotiated a three-book deal for a NEW young-adult series. The books as they're conceptualized right now will feature a fifteen year old Saint Paul girl who's father is a vampire prince and her mother's a real Witch!"

Visit Eerie Cuties a cartoon featuring a cast (for now) of 2 teen vampire girls, a teen werewolf boy, a possessed doll, a failed 14 yr old succubus, one human, and 2 of unknown origin.
Published 2-3 days a week.

Fangs and Fur is sponsoring a cruise. Ship leaves from Miami on Jan. 2, 2010 and returns Jan.9.
"Join us for 7 thrilling nights (and days, of course) on a special Fangs and Fangs Seminar at Sea! The date: January 2-9, 2010. The Ship: Carnival Liberty, leaving from Miami. Our exotic Western Caribbean ports: Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios."
"Our guest speaker is screenwriter and famed screenwriting teacher Judy Burns (Star Trek, Mission Impossible, MacGuyver, etc.). Judy will show you how to enrich your enjoyment of the Gothic fiction genre, or how to write books, screenplays or short stories that people will buy."

I won't list all the events that are planned, but It does look like a lot of fun. Have to talk to my husband about this.

Caridad Piniero is posting chapters of her novel Undead Uprising online.

"This week’s Wicked Wednesday brings you another installment of my urban fantasy involving a twist to the werewolf mythology, battles with vampires and a struggle for control in a werewolf pack. I hope you like this next free chapter that I’m offering you."

From Vampire Bill Compton to Join the Cast of Priest
" Dread Central reported today that True Blood star vampire Stephen Moyer will be joining the cast of the upcoming vampire movie Priest....Priest is set in a world devastated by centuries of war between man and vampires." More

The CW channel where Vampire Diaries will premiere this fall has joined with the Red Cross encouraging humans to donate blood.

Bram Stoker Takes a Bite Out of LicenseBox
Read this brief article by Samantha Loveday. The Stoker family has okayed a deal to manufacture Dracula stuff!!
We have to wait until November though. (Sigh)

MaryJanice Davidson sold 2 new Undead and a story collection to Berkley.
(Source: Locus August 2009)

Her most recent in the series is Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Book 8) Berkley, June 2009

Recently finished Dracula The Un-Dead
by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. Dutton, Oct. 13, 2009
Dacre Stoker is Bram's great grandnephew.
I'll be posting a review soon.

I also noticed on Amazon that a book titled Dracula the Undead by Freda Warrington (Severn House Publishers will be coming out December 1, 2009.
It looks like it has already been published in the UK. There is one review for it.


Tara said...

The cruise sounds great.

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Tara

It does look great, doesn't it!! I am seriously considering signing up.