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HUNTING HUMAN BY AMANDA E. ALVAREZ: BOOK REVIEW

Amanda E Alvarez Hunting Human Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Liz and her best friend, Rachel, are vacationing in Europe and they are having a night out on the town going from bar to bar.  Rachel has had a little too much to drink and Liz … 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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TEEN WOLF S1 E5 ‘THE TELL’ RECAP

TEEN WOLF SEASON 1 EPISODE 5 ‘THE TELL’ RECAP Another animal attack has occurred to a couple from Scott’s high school. The guy has bite marks on his neck and the girl is experiencing hallucinations. Both eventually recover from their injuries. Kate gives Allison a family heirloom a silver necklace … Continue reading

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SOULLESS (PARASOL PROTECTORATE BOOK #1) BY GAIL CARRIGER: BOOK REVIEW

Gail Carriger Soulless Parasol Protectorate, Book #1 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Erin Summary Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriageable, and not just because she’s large-nosed and swarthy. She’s also soulless, an oddity and a secret even in a 19th-century London that mostly accepts … Continue reading

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BITTEN BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG: BOOK CLUB CHAPTERS 19-25 DISCUSSION

Bitten chapters 19-25 Elena is helping clean up after breakfast and Jeremy asks her if she called Philip yesterday and tells her that he called her cell this morning.  She had left the phone in the front hall and Jeremy answered it.  Philip was expecting her home today.  Elena told … Continue reading

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BITTEN BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG: BOOK CLUB-CHAPTERS 13-18

Bitten Book club chapters  13-18 Jeremy refused to let the pack go after the three mutts just yet.  Clay is upset and about to storm out when Jeremy warns him that if he goes after them that he can’t come back.  Jeremy tells him if he can’t control himself, he … Continue reading

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BITTEN BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG: BOOK CLUB CHAPTERS 6-12

Chapters 6-12 Clay, Nick, Elena, Antonio, and Peter start their hunt for the mutt.  Peter and Antonio split off and search the west side of town, where they are most likely to find the mutt.  The downside is that they had to stay in human form.  Clay, Nick and Elena … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES-COMPENDIUM BY SUZANNE SCHWALB & MARGARET RUBIANO: BOOK REVIEW

Suzanne Schwalb Margaret Rubiano Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies – Compendium Monstrum   Review brought to you by OBS staff member Katie Summary Who can keep track of whether or not vampires burn or sparkle in the sun and how many zombies there has to be before you’ve official got a horde … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MARCH: SOULLESS BY GAIL CARRIGER

We’re already the third month into 2011, can you believe it? What does this mean? Well time is going way too fast, but it’s also time for a new OBS Book Club!! This month we present Gail Carriger’s vampire tale ‘Soulless’. Synopsis: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR FEB. 16TH: TOLKIEN RE-TELLING, ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE, AND MORE

Lord of the Rings reworking a hit with fans, but not Tolkien estate via The Guardian “The Last Ring-Bearer, by palaeontologist Kirill Yeskov, retells Tolkien’s epic story from the perspective of the region of Mordor, from where Sauron, the Dark Lord, waged war on the free peoples of Middle Earth … Continue reading

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BOOK HOTLINKS FOR FEB 14TH: FOREVER EXCERPT, E-BOOKS, VAMPIRE FICTION GAME, TOLKIEN, AND MORE

Maggie Stiefvater reads from FOREVER via Maggie Stiefvater Forever is the third book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls series (after Shiver and Linger) and will be out July 12th. I cannot recommend Shiver enough. The Pitfalls of E-Book Buying: What to Look Out for Before You Purchase via PC … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 2 EPISODE 14 “CRYING WOLF”

OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 2 EPISODE 14 “CRYING WOLF” – Original Air Date 2/11/2011 By OBS Staff Member ifellhard The werewolves are cleaning up the carnage of their fight with Stefan and Damon and one of the wolves, Stevie, tells them about the significance of the moonstone … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 2 EPISODE 13 “DADDY ISSUES”

OBS Recap and Review: Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 13 “Daddy Issues” – Original Air Date 02/03/2011 By OBS Staff Member ifellhard Caroline finds Tyler waiting for her in her front yard as she heads out.  He tells her that they need to talk and she brings up the kiss … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: EVERY WHICH WAY BUT DEAD BY KIM HARRISON

Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison Reviewed by OBS Staffer Heidi. This book is the third installment of The Hollows Series; that follows a bounty hunter witch, Rachel Morgan, and her two business partners, jovial pixie Jenks and tough as nails vampire, Ivy. In this book; Master Vampire … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP AND REVIEW: VAMPIRE DIARIES SEASON 2 EPISODE 12 “THE DESCENT”

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 12  “The Descent” – Original Air Date: 01/27/2011 By OBS Staff Member ifellhard Jules wakes up naked in the woods and finds a decimated campsite near her.  As she gets dressed and prepares to burn the campsite and the bodies, one of the sherriff ‘s deputies … Continue reading

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HOT TV NEWS LINKS DEC 10: VAMPIRE DIARIES, PAUL WESLEY, GAME OF THRONES, TRUE BLOOD & MORE

Check out these Hot TV News Links. A lot of Vampire Diaries news, interviews, and werewolves….oh my! The scoop on Tyler’s wolf transformation on Vampire Diaries episode “By the Light of the Moon”.     Entertainment Weekly Awesome Vampire Diaries Give-away to tide you over till the next  the episode airs on … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, WORLD BOOK NIGHT, AND ‘SOULLESS’

What makes vampires cool? by Rachel Caine for Borders What makes vampires cool to today’s audience vs. Bram Stoker’s audience? First of all, I’m not sure that there isn’t some crossover. Some varieties of cool will always and forever be cool, and immortal creatures stalking the night … well, that’s … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK / GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT FOR NOV 24: FAME THE CAST OF TWILIGHT

Bluewater Productions ‘Fame‘ series has a new subject: The cast of Twilight. Fame The Cast of Twilight is a new non-fiction “graphic novel” by Ryan Burton, Kim Sherman and Juan Mar Studios. A whopping 96 pages of full color!  A MUST HAVE for all Twilight fans!!! The Cast of Twilight, … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 18TH, PART 2: WIZARD OF OZ REMAKE, AVENGERS, COWBOYS & ALIENS, AND BLACK SWAN

Warner Bros Wants Zemeckis For ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Remake Based On Original MGM Script By Mike Fleming at Deadline Whenever you remake a revered Hollywood film, there’s bound to be controversy, but going right to the original material is certainly an interesting approach. Warner Bros is in early talks with … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 12TH: TRUE BLOOD, FUTURAMA, SANCTUARY, AND DOCTOR WHO

Courtney Ford joins ‘True Blood’ By Christian Tobin at Digital Spy Courtney Ford has joined the cast of True Blood. The 32-year-old actress will play recurring character Portia Bellefleur in the fourth season of the HBO vampire drama. Portia – the sister of incompetent Bon Temps detective Andy (Chris Bauer) … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV. 11: NIGHTSHADE, FELIX GILMAN, GIVEAWAY, AND MORE

All About Werewolves and the Power of Woman Source: The Chicago Tribune Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world’s gain is feminism’s loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of “Twilight” mainly sit around and sigh, … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 27TH, PART 1: STAR TREK 2 VILLIAN, HUNGER GAMES, FELICIA DAY, HARRY POTTER, AND MORE

No Khan For Star Trek 2, Different Original Series Villain Rumored Instead By Josh Tyler & Eric Eisenberg at Cinema Blend It’s been a long wait for the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and considering how many projects the man currently has on his plate, we may have to … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR OCT. 7TH – SYFY SERIES RETURN FOR NEW SEASONS, CSI GOES SUPERNATURAL, AND MORE

Season 3 for Warehouse 13 Confirmed Source: Newsok Syfy has announced that it has picked up series “Warehouse 13″ for a third season of 13 episodes. “Warehouse 13″ follows two Secret Service agents who are abruptly transferred to a top-secret storage facility in South Dakota. This storage facility is the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 3RD: GAIL CARRIGER, LAUREN KATE, KAZUO ISHIGURO, AND WHEEL OF TIME EXCERPT

Gail Carriger explains why her heroine has no soul By Kelly Faircloth at io9 Gail Carriger mashes up urban fantasy, steampunk, and Victorian gothics in her Parasol Protectorate series. She explains what inspired the series, how she arrived at her soulless protagonist, and what’s next for her heroine. Carriger’s series … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 26TH: “WOMEN OF” BOOK CLUBS, VAMPIRES, AND STEAMPUNK

2011: The “Women of Fantasy” & “Women of Science Fiction” Book Clubs! via Peta at Bookling I’ve (already!) signed up for participation in two book clubs next year that I would like to mention here in case anyone else want to join in the fun too. Firstly, Erika from Jawas … Continue reading

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OBS RECAP & REVIEWS: VAMPIRE DIARIES S2 EPISODE 3 ‘BAD MOON RISING’

In this episode, we saw the return of Alaric as he joined Damon, Elena, and Stefan at the Salvatore home to discuss Isobel’s research and whether she might have anything on the Lockwood family’s secret.   Alaric mentions some research on lycanthropes and Damon is incredulous and commenting on how they do … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 21ST, PART 1: MONSTERS, HUNGER GAMES, LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS, AND MORE

“Monsters” Sets Standard for Guerrilla Filmmaking By Borys Kit at ABC News Director Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi pic “Monsters” is being hyped as this year’s “District 9,” which does the movie a disservice as it sets it up against an unrealistic standard. Both belong to the category of “elevated genre,” where … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES SEE DAYLIGHT IN PROFESSOR’S SEMINAR

explore.georgetown.edu: How vampires, werewolves and other fantastic creatures are represented in literature is the topic of a special seminar taught by a Georgetown Slavic languages professor. Marcia Morris’ class, Shifting Selves: Changelings and Doubles, is part of Georgetown College’s Ignatius Seminars, which give faculty members the chance to focus on … Continue reading

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