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A – Z: UPCOMING BOOKS FOR 2012 PART 5 U-Z

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Shaedum U: Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2) by Meg Cabbot. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.Not this time.But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between … Continue reading

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ANNE RICE TO VISIT THE UK FOR THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 7-9TH

To all you Anne Rice fans…we just got confirmation that Anne Rice will be appearing at the Cheltenham Festival in the United Kingdom October 7-9th!! Want to know more about the festival…keep reading…. With over 500 mouth-watering events, 600 speakers, a plethora of pioneering Guest Directors, bags of family fun … Continue reading

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BOOK VS. MOVIE: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

Brought to you by OBS Staffer Heidi This is the story of a group of vampires that dates from the 18th century to present day as told to a reporter by one of the vampires. The story explores love, betrayal, loneliness, vanity, and hunger and revolves around the cavalier and … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: ANNE RICE & WEREWOLVES, KIM HARRISON, ‘LEGEND’, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND CHOOSING YA

SDCC 2011: Anne Rice Talks About Her New Book, ‘The Wolf Gift’ via MTV Geek MTV Geek had the pleasure of chatting with acclaimed author Anne Rice recently at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. She’s…excited about a werewolf-themed new book she’s working on, “The Wolf Gift” — Get More: Geek: Event … Continue reading

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GRAPHIC NOVEL NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, THE STRAIN, TORN, WOMANTHOLOGY, AND ‘CROWDFUNDING’

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Being Adapted into a Graphic Novel via Dread Central Per Publishers Weekly, Yen Press, the graphic novel and manga imprint at Hachette, will adapt Rice’s Interview with the Vampire with the story being told by Claudia, a child who is transformed into a vampire … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR DEC. 4TH: INTERVIEW REMAKE, BATMAN, NARNIA, AND PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

Source for the first two articles: Blastr Anne Rice pushes for Robert Downey Jr. in Interview remake Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire hit the screens in 1994. That’s centuries ago in Hollywood years. Now Rice, who was famously critical of the casting of Tom Cruise as the Vampire Lestat … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4TH, PART 1: ANNE RICE, GOOGLE BOOKS, SCI FI & WESTERNS, AND ‘THE BROKEN KINGDOMS’

The Vulture Transcript: Anne Rice on Twilight, Her Casting Dreams for a New Lestat, and Her Ever-Evolving Religious Beliefs By: Gwynne Watkins at New York Magazine Thirty-five years ago, Anne Rice single-handedly launched a permanent pop-culture vampire fixation with Interview With the Vampire, the first installment of her best-selling ten-book … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV 3: ANNE RICE ON NEW VAMPS AND ROBERT COLLINS, MAN OF MANY GENRES

Anne Rice Not So Fond Of ‘New-Age’ Vampires Source: fanbolt.com While promoting her new novel Of Love and Evil, Anne Rice voiced her opinion about the ‘new-age’ vampire persona, particularly those in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. Concerning the Twilight Saga the infamous Interview With A Vampire author had this to … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FAN ART MADNESS – OBS STAFF PICKS ‘WITCHES’ EDITION

We’ve showed you some of our favorite book and TV witches, and this week Katie and I are bringing you some of the OBS Staff favorite witches of all times. Enjoy! Don’t forget to check out our Book Club of the month ‘Book of Shadows’ by Cate Tiernan Why are … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 1: ANNE RICE AND THE HUNGER GAMES

What would Anne Rice do? Source: latimesblogs.latimes.com Anne Rice, the author of “Interview With a Vampire” and its sequels, has decided that her Christian faith no longer fits with the Christian church. She announced this very personal decision on Facebook on Wednesday, generating more than 2,000 comments on two posts … Continue reading

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‘INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE’ AUTHOR ANNE RICE NEXT UP FR ‘FEMALE FORCE’ BIOGRAPHY COMIC LINE

thanks to splashpage.mtv.com From “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer to comedian Ellen DeGeneres, Bluewater Productions’ line of “Female Force” biography comics has covered a wide range of pop-culture personalities, and now we have your first look at the next subject in their popular series: best-selling author Anne Rice. One of the … Continue reading

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OBS SPEAKS OUT: REIMAGINING ANCIENT RELIGIONS: EGYPT

Thanks to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I’ve started thinking about how many other books and movies use mythology and ancient religions as jumping off points for their stories. Since Greek mythology isn’t my strong suit, I’ve decided just to cover my favorites. I tried to avoid spoilers, but there … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 10TH: ANNE RICE, VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, TIME MACHINE, AND MORE

By Annalee Newitz at io9: Proof That Science Fiction Writers Get Better With Age Number-loving blogger John Redford had a simple question: Do SF writers get better as they age? To find out, he studied the average age that authors won prestigious Hugo Awards, and created this chart. He also … Continue reading

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MORE WOMEN ENTERING SCI-FI, FANTASY, CRIME NOVEL WORLD

www.fredericknewspost.com: According to a recent list posted on mania.com, the top 10 fantasy writers of all time are men. J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “Lord of the Rings,” and Robert E. Howard, creator of “Conan the Barbarian,” top the list. A similar list, “All-Time Top 20 Science Fiction Novels,” on Amazon.com … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER BOOK FACE OFF:VAMPIRES WINNER!

We have a tie! You voted for Interview with the Vampire and Twilight as your favorite vampire books! Check out our book reviews for the winners: Interview with a Vampire here and Twilight here! And don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the December Book Face Off: Fairies

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THE REAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY OF VAMPIRES

www.livescience.com:Modern writers of vampire fiction, including Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice, Stephen King and countless others, have a rich vein of vampire lore to draw from. But where did the modern idea of vampires come from? The answer lies in the gap between science and superstition. Impaling enemies Some sources incorrectly … Continue reading

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ANNE RICE ONLINE CHAT

Hey readers! Are you fan of Anne Rice? Have a few questions for her? Well this is your chance 🙂 thanks to tainted-archive.blogspot.com Fancy an online chat with bestselling horror author, Ann Rice? You’ll need to visit Barnes and Noble’s Facebook page and add them as a friend and then … Continue reading

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BOOK CHARTS NOV 5TH

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS By The Associated Press HARDCOVER FICTION 2. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 8. “Nine Dragons” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 9. “Grave Secret” by Charlaine Harris (Berkley) 14. “A Touch of Dead” by Charlaine Harris (Ace) 15. “Angel Time” by Anne Rice (Knopf) MASS MARKET … Continue reading

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AUTHOR NEWS FOR NOV 4TH: ANNE RICE, NANCY HOLDER, RICHARD K. MORGAN, AND GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Thanks to Melissa Parker at Our Prattville: An Our Prattville Exclusive Interview: Best-selling author Anne Rice on her new book Angel Time Rice weaves the visible and supernatural worlds together in epic tales that both entertain and challenge readers. She is best known for The Vampire Chronicles, a series of … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK FACE-OFF: VAMPIRES

We have new feature at OBS: The Book Face-Off! Every first of the month, we’ll post 10 books of a certain genre and YOU get to vote for which one you think is the best! On the last day of the month we’ll post the winner. In honor of New … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 29: VAMPIRE HUNTERS, LITTLE WEREWOLVES, ANGELIC ASSASINS, AND WHEEL OF TIME

from Caleb Goellner at MTV News–ADAPT THIS: ‘Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer’ by Van Jensen and Dustin Higgins THE STORY: “Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer” by Van Jensen (W) and Dustin Higgins (A) – SLG Publishing WHAT IT’S ABOUT: After vampires claim the life of his father Geppetto, Pinocchio takes up arms (and wooden … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 28TH: VAMPS, HITCHHIKERS, AND SCARY STORIES

By Susan Larson at  The Times-Picayune: Writer Charlaine Harris is a lady with a vamp Charlaine Harris once referred to herself as the “anti-Anne Rice, ” and she meant that in a good way, in the most complimentary sense. “A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories” by Charlaine … Continue reading

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ANNE RICE TALKS TWILIGHT, VAMPIRES AND TRUE BLOOD

Alexandra Alter of The Wall Street Journal recently spoke with author Anne Rice about her upcoming novel Angel Time and the current vampire phenomena: You continued to write the vampire series after you rejoined the Catholic Church more than a decade ago. Why did you decide to stop writing them … Continue reading

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SUCK TAKES A BITE AT TWILIGHT VAMPIRES

REUTERS, NewYorkTimes; Hard core vampire fans take heart, a new movie about the fabled living dead has a bit more bite to it than the popular “Twilight” brand of blood suckers. Actor/director Rob Stefaniuk brings an EDGIER twist to the vampire story in his rock ‘n’ roll romp “Suck,” Stefaniuk’s … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES: HOW THEY’VE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS

Gerard McGarr, Unreality Shout; Vampires have come a long way since those old Hammer Horror movies, haven’t they? I don’t quite recall when the change took place, but I suspect it might have been Buffy and Angel who introduced a more glamorous version of vampire relations to our generation. OK, … Continue reading

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PRETTY DEAD: AN UPCOMING OBSESSION

via Bust Is it possible to accidentally like vampires? Because despite no real interest in the mythology (8th grade Anne Rice phase aside), my most recent obsessions are pretty vampire-centric. True Blood. Twilight. Concrete Blonde’s The Bloodletting. I really don’t seek the stuff out, the list just goes on and … Continue reading

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OPEN BOOK SOCIETY ON SHELFARI!

Want another way to connect with OBS? We’re now on Shelfari.com! Shelfari allows you to build a visual bookshelf of all your favorite books and now you can see what other OBS members are reading. You can follow authors blogs, and see what they’re reading too. It’s free to join, … Continue reading

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