Monday, September 28, 2009

Twilight, New Moon, Fanfic, True Blood... Oh my!

I've hit a wall here... I have so many things I want to follow or even just comment about. (I guess you'd still have to follow if you want to comment... right?) Anyway, I'm having a hell-of-a-time getting ANYTHING done!

I have been reading "Wide Awake" fanfic written by AngstGoddess003, watching "New Moon" trailers, reading TwitFic on by the True Blood on Twitter Thursday group, (*whisper* They don't just tweet on Thursdays.) reading my favorite blog(s), and I started rereading "Dead Until Dark," by Charlaine Harris. How's someone suppose to get real life stuff done?

Authors that I've been reading, either have new books out or new ones are coming soon.

Richelle Mead just published book #4 of the Vampire Academy series, "Blood Promise." It came out August 24th. I haven't had a chance to run to the bookstore yet!

I've heard that Charlaine Harris has another book to add to the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampires) Series, called "A Touch of Dead," due out October 6, 2009.

PC Cast & Kristen Cast have "Tempted," the next in the House of Night Series due out October 26, 2009.

Laurell K Hamilton has "Divine Misdemeanors," #8 in the Meredith Gentry series expected out December 8, 2009. She also has another book, "Flirt," #18 to the Anita Blake, Vampire Killer series expected February 2, 2010. (Hopefully that date holds, it'd be a nice birthday present for myself!)

I've heard rumors that Stephenie Meyer has books that she is writing too, but she remains silent. The silence could be due the fact that she is majorly involved with the Twilight Saga shoot and now her book, "The Host" goes to silver screen. *midas shrug* Just wish Stephenie would give a shout out more often so we have an idea of what she's doing.

With all of this, how do you get real life done? For me, I need to have a lot done before November 19th when I head to Idaho to watch "New Moon" with my bff who needs intervention too.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Heard of FanFic, what about TwitFic

So, night before last, I learned about TweeterWall where you can vote for your favorite fan series. Of course I voted for several in the Twilight Saga Fan Competition... but while I was there, I found the "TrueBlood Fan Search." So I began checking out the bios and blogs of these fans for TrueBlood... another series that I watch and have read.

I went @SookieBonTemps twitter page and found her blog "Being @SookieBonTemps" and then I found Lafayette (@kitchenbitch and his blog Sexy Ho Ho. Through these two, I found other fans who apparently Tweet their lives as if they are, in fact, the real characters. I sat and watched their conversations unroll before me last night, while they met for a "family dinner." Even during the day, they tweet in character. It was really cool & a lot of fun.

Generally, I follow people on Twitter to "hear the news" or get updated on what's to come. But this was like reading some Fan Fiction... Except here, they are limited to 140 characters per line & there are multiple people (at least there seem to be... Never can really tell.) involved in putting the story together.

I understand this group does a LIVE show on Twitter on Thursdays at 9pm CDT. I am going to join in tonight to see how it plays out! I found last night to be totally entertaining! You can hook up to them here.

(The True Blood players on Twitter are fans of True Blood and Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. Created by fans for fans. Endorsed by but not affiliated with HBO or True Blood.)

Now, I'll admit to being slow on the uptake sometimes. TwitFic has probably been around for a while... People are just so creative. I am glad I found one I can be a part of... However, I do have one problem... I work at my computer all day (and night). My workflow tends to get interrupted a lot from all the tweets that come through. I will have to figure out how to put a cap on what I read.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Marked" by PC Cast & Kristen Cast

The House of Night Series, written by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast, were next set of books that I set myself to reading. There are currently 5 books in this series at the time of this post. However book 6 comes out October 27, 2009. I am sooooo looking forward to that one coming out.

The first book in this series is "Marked." It is about a teenage girl named Zoey Redbird, who is 'marked' and enters a new school just for fledglings like herself. She has been Marked as special by the vampire Goddess Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at this school called the House of Night, with special powers.

Now, as I have stated before, placing my imagination back in my high school years with all that teen angst was difficult at first... because that is where this all takes place...high school. In this story, Zoey seems like kind of the odd ball at first. However, in a very short time she hooks up with other fledglings who show her the ropes. She then discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, so Zoey has to look deep inside for the courage to embrace her destiny put before her. Of course she can only do this with help from her new vampire fledgling friends.

What I truly find fascinating here is that these kids are vampire fledglings, they are not full vampires yet. What this means is that they can go out in the daylight, they can eat regular food, they don't need blood, but they live with the idea that within 4-years, they will either die or mature to a full vampire. Now, they don't go out in the day, normally, because they are Marked with a tattoo on their foreheads. Yeah, strange...and as they mature as fledglings, the tattoo kind of magically appears and grows.

If you like vampire stories this is a good one. However, it is not like your typical vampire story. I think that is why I thoroughly enjoyed it.


"The Host" by Stephenie Meyer to be made into a Movie...

Rumor has it that Stephenie Meyer's novel, "The Host" is to be made into a movie. According to Variety, Producers have acquired screen rights to "The Host."

I am very excited to hear this news. As I stated in my first post, "The Host" is one of my fav books. I wonder if it will be filmed here in my neck of the... uh... desert, yeah that's it.

I had hoped, and still do hope that Stephenie Meyer will publish a sequel to The Host... but so far, I haven't heard if that will happen. The ending of this novel left the doorway wide open for one (IMHO).


Monday, September 21, 2009

Having too much fun... Wasting too much time!

Ok, I have been playing around with my new "anonymous" account. I set up a Twitter account just for this same purpose! Haha!

Check it out!

You can find me on twitter at @HungryVampire.

New Moon Extended Trailer

Ok, I would be remiss, I think, if I didn't add this extended trailer to my blog. I mean, that's what I'm here for, right?

I totally squee everytime I see this... I am sooooooooo friggin' excited to see this movie!

What the hell am I doing here?

Ok, so I am wondering what the hell am I doing here... I need another frickin blog like I need another hole in my head... right? Geez...

Well, by the title of my blog, you get that I love vampire stuff... I am NOT into the horror of it all but more into the fantasy of it all. Realistically, I just love fantasy, science fiction, and romance stuff.

As a child, I really loved to read. I spent a lot of time in my local library perusing all the books. I really loved finding books that had female heroines. I remember one day at the library I tried to check out a book that was listed as Adult... It wasn't X-rated, but in the 70s they had a different stroke on life I guess. When the librarian restricted what I could read, and then my mother did to, I decided I just wasn't interested anymore. Sad huh? What a waste.

One day last year, my very bff [needsntrvention], suggested that I read this book called, "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. I bought the book and began reading. It was strange, reading something that wasn't the Bible or some bible related book. I have to admit that the book started slow for me. I almost gave up on it because I wasn't into the teen angst bull shit. I mean, I went to high school once... a hundred years ago... right... I didn't want to read about the same shit I lived through already... But, my bff kept telling me more and more of what was happening in the book. Then she starts telling me about the next book in the series, "New Moon." (She reads fast!) Very soon after starting, the book just took off! I COULD NOT LAY IT DOWN! I was HOOKED!

I couldn't believe that this author wrote so well for me... I felt as if I was Bella. I started to relate to her. She and I have a lot in common. Scary!

After "Twilight" I couldn't wait to start reading "New Moon," also written by Stephenie Meyer. At this point, I don't think I had a favorite "team." I was all about Edward. Period. I hated "New Moon" because Edward left Bella! I was so pissed at Edward. He's such a putz! (Gawd, I have to reread these books! I so miss them!) I read through "New Moon" so fast cuz I had heard that Edward came back! That gave me the umpf I need to finish the book.

Anyway, the "Twilight" Saga brought me back into reading! To me this was a major feat. I also think that this was the beginning of me coming out of my little introverted shell.

I was so excited to hear that there was to be a movie made based on "Twilight", called "Twilight." I had read the book and wanted to see it on the big screen. I so loved the movie! No, it is not exactly like the book. I did find myself disappointed to a certain point. Then I realized that it would take a lot to make it exactly like the book. Yes, they could have done a lot more. They needed to focus more on the love story that develops in the book... but overall I love the movie... So much so, that I purchased the DVD... and then when my hubby and I got our FIRST Blu-Ray DVD player, I bought the movie in Blu-Ray. I have read the books twice and watched the movie 3 times.

Soon, the second in the saga, "New Moon" comes out in the theaters! I am so on that. Woof! I have seen the trailers and have kept up on what's coming... I just can't wait! NOVEMBER 20th! Yay!

The biggest problem I have come up against since finishing the Twilight Saga, is what to read next, right? I found an author I like and a style I like to read... Well, after reading the whole Twilight Saga, I moved on to Stephenie Meyer's adult novel, "The Host."

This was strange because I was all wrapped up in the Bella/Edward/Jacob love story and all their drama... Then I step into "The Host" where there is another female heroine named, Melanie Stryder and two love interests Jarad and Ian. My imagination already created Bella, Edward, and Jacob... and now these faces were being called Melanie, Jarad and Ian in my little brain... How weird is that... Either I can't come up with another "look" or Stephenie Meyer was stuck too.

In this novel, the world is invaded and humans become hosts for these alien "souls". Their minds are taken over but their bodies remain fully functional. Melanie Stryder is one of the few remaining humans that is finally captured and her body is given to a "soul" named Wanderer, who is inserted into Melanie. But what Wanderer finds out is that Melanie doesn't want to succumb to all of this... Melanie never gives up. So Wanderer ends up sharing Melanie's body with... well eh, Melanie.

Now, I could go on telling you more, but I won't. Basically this too turns into a love triangle with Melanie completely intact and in love with Jared, but Wanderer is also intact in Melanie's conscientiousness and she is in love with Ian. Here's the kicker... Melanie and Wanderer are in Melanie's head. Therefore Wanderer has to deal with the emotions that Melanie is feeling... and BOY, Melanie pours on the emotion when she wants to get even with Wanderer. So Wanderer is kind of confused & scared. Oh this book was so cool. Shit, I said I wasn't going to tell you anymore... sorry... Go get the book... its a good read!

What's even more fun... the Twilight Saga is staged in Forks, WA... when I read the books, I lived in Idaho... Close enough to know the weather and the nature of how it looks and feels. I also read "The Host" while in Idaho, but soon afterward I moved to Arizona, and live south of the mountains and caves in that book. In fact, the book mentions several landmarks that I see on a regular basis down here. So that's kind of fun in and of itself.

Anyway, I need more! All of a sudden I have grown hungry for books, blogs, fan fiction... Hence the name, A Hungry Vampire! LOL

I hope to write frequently in this blog. I will write about books I am reading or that I have read. Perhaps there will be a day when people will comment to my ramblings. I can only hope.