Jan 4, 2010

Internet Sites of Paranormal Interest

Below I've gathered info around the internet that I hope you will find of interest.

For a short biography of the bloody countes, Elizabeth Bathory, go to Scandalous Women a fascinating blog site by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon.

The Creepy Origins of the Best Horror Movie Bad Guys

They might keep us up at night, but there’s something about horror movie bad guys that capture our imagination. Whether it’s their grotesque appearances, their sinister personalities, or the bloodshed and gore that follow in their wake, we just can’t stop watching them. As we follow them with both terror and delight, we often ask ourselves — “How did this maniac come to be?” Here are the origins to some of the most evil, most vile villains to ever grace the silver screen...

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Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4)Magic Bleeds

Book #4 in Kate Daniels Series

Available 05/25/2010

The following is from the Ilona Andrews page:
"The Kate series moves forward with each book. The relationship between Kate and Curran has to go somewhere as well. This is not a minor plot point that could’ve been negotiated in a couple of pages and shoved aside. This was a major issue that had to have its own book.  Kate’s ancestry bites her in the ass, Curran’s history emerges, and they have to pick fight or flight.  Eventually all prospective couples reach the point of no return: that spot in the relationship when they have to decide if they are together or not. This is the book where Kate and Curran decide.  They both know that whichever way they go, there is no turning back.
"The enemy Kate faces in this book is the most powerful person we’ve written to date.  When she shattered the blood sword, she knew there would be consequences.  Well, the consequences arrive and smash her life to pieces.
"But no matter how grim, MAGIC BLEEDS ends with hope. It ties the plot threads raised in the previous three books, clears the field, and weaves new ones, so the characters can move on to new and exciting adventures."

Another favorite series of mine. Fast paced action and complex, well realized character. An unbeatable combination.

Read a REVIEW of Magic Burns Book 2 in the Kate Daniels series.

A New BBC Paranormal Offering

"Demons" centers on a London lad called Luke Rutherford (suitably hunky Christian Cooke) whose vocation as a hunter of evil creatures in the netherworld comes as a surprise to him.... read more at sandiego.com

"Demons" premieres at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, on BBC America. Following episodes will air at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

New Vampire Film

Daybreakers, a vampire film starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill will be in US theaters January 8, 2010.

From Wikipedia: In the year of 2019, a major viral outburst transforms a majority of the world's population into vampires. With only a handful of humans left to provide blood for the starving population of vampires, extinction is a very real risk for the new dominant species of humanity.... read more

Trailer for Daybreaker

The Vampire Decade in Review - TV

Derek Tatum from Mondo Vampire discusses vampire TV of the last 10 years.

The past decade has been a surprisingly busy one for vampires on television. It opened with Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel on the air. Both series ended their runs - Buffy in 2003 and Angel in 2004 - but retain a loyal fan following to this day.... read more

Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and SFF Book Releases for January 2010

Doug of SciFiguy.ca does an impressive job of  showing us the "January 2010 release list of urban fantasy and paranormal romance along with a smattering of fantasy titles of related interest"... read more


Emme Toaye said...

Great reviews and information, my dark side needs a little inspiration and this site always inspires me and gives me new ideas for my creations, thanks bunches.

Patricia Altner said...

Hello Emme

Thank you!

I love the idea that I have in some small way inspired an artist.

ParaJunkee said...

Thanks for all the info.

Patricia Altner said...



Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Oh, I can't wait to go see Daybreakers! It really like a vamp movie and I'm soooo glad the opening date is this Friday. Nice roundup, thank you!

Patricia Altner said...

Thanks, Donna

Let me know what you think of Daybreakers. I won't be able to see it for awhile.

SciFiGuy said...

I've seen the Demons series and it was a lot of fun but I am really looking forward to Daybreakers. Looks really different with a decent writing. As always thanks for the link!