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Chicken and Biscuits

Colt Ford’s Twilight parody video for ‘Chicken and Biscuits” was released three years ago but I just stumbled across it yesterday and had to share. Enjoy!

 

 

June 20th, 2013  at 12:58 pm

Posted June 20th, 2013.

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Stephenie Meyer Turns to Film Production

Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and Fickle Fish Films have optioned the 1974 suspense novel Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan, about a boarding school and its mysterious students, for a feature-film adaptation.

Meyer recently produced and financed Austenland, a romantic comedy about a woman who travels to a Jane Austen theme park to find the perfect man.

 

April 20th, 2012 at 11:31 am

Posted April 20th, 2012.

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Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Teaser

In theatres November 16, 2012

March 27th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Posted March 27th, 2012.

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Film Adaptation News

With the success of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises film studios are turning to young adult books more and more frequently in their search for Hollywood’s next blockbuster. The studios appear to be keeping a very close eye on paranormal and dystopian titles in particular.

 

Some of the paranormal titles currently being adapted for the big screen include:

 

Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Paige Harbison’s Here Lies Bridget

Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones

Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures

Lisa McMann’s Wake Continue Reading…

Posted February 7th, 2012.

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December Titles You May Have Missed

December went by as a blur for me and quite a few new books came out – more than I could even keep track of at the time. Here is a list of titles that you may have missed also.

 

 Terry Spear, Dreaming of the Wolf, Heart of the WolfKim Harrison, Every Which Way But Dead, Rachel MorganLara Adrian, A Taste of Midnight, Midnight BreedLora Leigh, Lawe’s Justice, BreedsJayde Scott, Doomed, Ancient LegendsGena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Dating the Undead

 

Week of November 27th:

Alexandra Ivy, Beyond the Darkness, Guardians of Eternity Book 6, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Cynthia Eden, Angel of Darkness, The Fallen, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Dianne Duvall, Night Reigns, Immortal Guardians Book 2, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Kristen Painter, Bad Blood, House of Comarre Book 3, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Lynn LaFleur, Kate Douglas, Crystal Jordan, Nightshift, Paperback, December 1, 2011

Terry Spear, Dreaming of the Wolf, Heart of the Wolf, Paperback, December 1, 2011

J.R. Rain, Christmas Moon, Vampire for Hire, eBook, December 2, 2011

Continue Reading…

Posted January 1st, 2012.

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Breaking Dawn Cast Tour

Tickets are free, but only two allowed per person and they’ll be handed out on a first come, first serve basis starting November 5 at 10 am local time at the venues below. Whomever picks up the two tickets allotted has to attend the event.

For more info, email the contact information listed for your area.

 

November 7 in Atlanta at The Buckhead Theatre

Cast attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone

Performance: Christina Perri

Contact: Breakingdawnatl@gmail.com

 

November 8 in Chicago at the House of Blues

Cast attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz and Elizabeth Reaser

Performance: Christina Perri

Contact: BreakingDawnChicago@gmail.com

 

November 9 in Dallas at The Palladium Ballroom at Gilley’s Dallas

Cast attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone

Performance: Christina Perri

Contact: BreakingDawn.Dallas@LandH.com

 

November 10 in San Francisco at The Fillmore

Cast attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone

Performances: Aqualung, Lucy Schwartz and Sleeping at Last

Contact: BreakingDawnSanFrancisco@gmail.com

 

November 11 in Salt Lake City at The Rail Event Center

Cast attending: Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli and Jackson Rathbone

Performances: Aqualung, Lucy Schwartz and Sleeping at Last

Contact: Breakingdawnslc@gmail.com

 

October 25th, 2011 at 4:37 am

Posted October 25th, 2011.

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New Breaking Dawn Trailer

There are only 24 more days to go until Breaking Dawn Part 1 hits the theatres… Got your tickets yet?

October 25th, 2011 at 4:26 am

Posted October 25th, 2011.

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Breaking Dawn Part One, Trailer Two

This trailer looks awesome. I’m officially looking forward to Breaking Dawn hitting the theatres now. Can’t wait for the annual Eddie Cullen’s Cougars meeting with my girls!

September 13th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Posted September 13th, 2011.

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Breaking Dawn – First Trailer

The first official trailer for Breaking Dawn (part one) has finally been released, Peeps, and it looks pretty good. What do you think? Are you looking forward to this next instalment in the Twilight Saga?

 

June 5th, 2011  at 6:44 pm

Posted June 5th, 2011.

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Teen Choice Book of the Year

Children’s Book Week is May 2-8, with the Children’s Choice Book Awards being held during the annual launch gala in New York City on May 2nd. Voting is currently under way and extends through April 29. Kids and teens can cast their votes for their favourite books, author and illustrator at bookstores, schools, libraries and online at www.BookWeekOnline.com.

Awards will be given in six categories, of which the Teen Choice Book of the Year and the Author of the Year may be of particular interest to ParanormalBites readers. The finalists in these two categories, as determined by more than 16,000 children and teens, are:

 

Teen Choice Book of the Year
Burned (House of Night, Book 7) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Fang (A Maximum Ride Novel) by James Patterson
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3) by Suzanne Collins
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5) by Richelle Mead
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Author of the Year
Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Stephenie Meyer for The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1)

 

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

 

Previous winners in these two categories include:

2010

Teen Choice Book of the Year – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Author of the Year – James Patterson for Max (A Maximum Ride Novel)

2009

Teen Choice Book of the Year – Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Author of the Year – Stephenie Meyer for Breaking Dawn

2008

Author of the Year – JK Rowling for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Children's Choice Book Awards

Cast Your Vote!

March 16th, 2011  at 12:13 pm

Posted March 16th, 2011.

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Winners of the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards

The winners of the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced.  Readers voted on their favourite books of the year and according to the site “more than 157,000 votes were cast for 460 nominees and thousands of write-in candidates”.  Congratulations to the winning authors!

  

Favourite BookMocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best FictionRoom, Emma Donoghue
Best Mystery/ThrillerThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson
Best FantasyTowers of Midnight, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Best Paranormal FantasyDead in the Family, Charlaine Harris
Best Science FictionFeed, Mira Grant
Best Romance - Lover Mine, JR Ward
Best Historical Fiction - Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
Best Graphic Novel/ComicTwilight, Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
Best PoetryCome on All You Ghosts, Matthew Zapruder
Best NonfictionThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Best History/Biography - The Tudors, GJ Meyer
Best Memoir/AutobiographyUnbearable Lightness, Portia de Rossi
Best HumorBite Me, Christopher Moore
Best Young Adult FictionBefore I Fall, Lauren Oliver
Best Young Adult FantasyMocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best Middle Grade/Children’s Book - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
Best Picture BookIt’s a Book, Lane Smith
Best Debut AuthorThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Best Goodreads Author - Spirit Bound, Richelle Mead
Favourite Heroine - Katniss, Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Favourite HeroPetta Mellark, Mocking Jay, Suzanne Collins
Best Cover ArtTorment, Lauren Kate

  

*Titles in Bold indicate books or authors that have been featured or discussed on ParanormalBites or those that may be of particular interest to our readers.  Click on the links to see all of the books nominated in that particular category – a good number of them contain authors/books that have also been discussed or featured here as well.

January 12th, 2011  at 8:56 pm

Posted January 12th, 2011.

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Amazon Top Book Lists of 2010

Amazon has posted several Top Book Lists for 2010 already and they listed separate categories for Editor Picks, Customer Picks and eBooks for most lists.  Funny how different most of the Editor Picks are from the Customer Picks.  I’m not quite sure what one might infer from these differences but I find them interesting just the same.  Of course, I haven’t examined every list; just the ones that I believe may be relevant to Paranormal Bites readers – the overall Top 100, Kindle eBooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romance, and Teen.  Here are some of my findings (**Note: The entire lists are not reproduced here, just the paranormal titles)…

Top 100 Books – Customer Favorites

3. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
4. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
7. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
18. The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1), Rick Riordan
27. Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
38. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12), Jim Butcher
40. Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, J.R. Ward
62. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (The Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
66. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5), Richelle Mead
100. The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel), Michael Scott

Of these ten books only Charlaine Harris’ Dead in the Family managed to make the Editor’s Pick list, coming in at # 80.

Top 100 Kindle eBooks: Customer Favorites

Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
Wicked Appetite, Janet Evanovich
Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, Book 1), Rick Riordan
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5), Patricia Briggs

For some reason the top eBooks were not numerated but the above titles made the cut.

Top 10 Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy – Customer Favorites

1. Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 10), Charlaine Harris
3. Changes (Dresden Files, Book 12), Jim Butcher
4. Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5), Patricia Briggs
5. Bullet (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 19), Laurell K. Hamilton
6. Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 18), Laurell K. Hamilton
7. Side Jobs: Stories From the Dresden Files, Jim Butcher
8. Black Magic Sanction (Rachel Morgan, Book 8), Kim Harrison

Top 10 Books: Romance – Editor’s Picks

2. Burning Lamp (An Arcane Society Novel), Amanda Quick
3. Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, Book 7), Kresley Cole
4. Sin Undone (Demonica, Book 5), Larissa Ione

Top 10 Books: Romance – Customer Picks

2. Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, J.R. Ward
6. Burning Lamp (An Arcane Society Novel), Amanda Quick
7. Dark Peril (Carpathian), Christine Feehan

I don’t know what the heck happened with the Romance category… The Editors were dead on for a change with Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione but I’m shocked that they didn’t make the Customer Picks.  And – Hello – Where is Gena Showalter’s Darkest Passion and Darkest Lie???  I totally agree with JR Ward and Christine Feehan making the list but Gena, Kresley and Larissa should definitely be there as well.  Amazon obviously didn’t poll PB readers when compiling this list!

Top 10 Books: Teens – Editor’s Picks

5. Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, Adam Rex
6. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies), Pittacus Lore
7. Extraordinary, Nancy Werlin

Top 10 Books: Teens – Customer Picks

1. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3), Suzanne Collins
2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight Saga), Stephenie Meyer
3. Burned (House of Night), P.C. Cast
5. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, Book 5), Richelle Mead
8. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1), Cassandra Clare
9. Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2), Maggie Stiefvater
10. The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Shadow Souls, L. J. Smith

November 5th, 2010  at 1:40 pm

Posted November 5th, 2010.

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