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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Twisted Tour and Contest!

How do you define the "Best Night Ever?" Does going on a mini shopping spree for a chic new outfit, dinner out with your bestie and seeing your favorite music act live in concert sound like it would do the trick? If so, read on!

To celebrate the release of TWISTED, the third book in my Intertwined series featuring Aden Stone, I'm rocking out with my author buds on The TWISTED Tour. The tour spans almost two weeks and 11 author websites, including my main young adult site (found here)...

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Ravenous for more Fever?

Ms. Moning has just confirmed that not only will the next Fever installment consist of a trilogy centered around Dani, Christian, Ryodan and Dancer but a total of 5 more (count includes the trilogy) Fever books are in the works! I am so beyond excited I almost peed my pants when I read the news.

Here is what Ms. Moning released on here facebook page earlier today ...

Because I keep getting this question, I’ve realized I've obviously not answered it to your satisfaction:) I'm going to post here and ask that you all help me in spreading the word around.

I'm currently working on a trilogy that features Dani, Christian MacKeltar, Ryodan, and the mysterious 'Dancer,' set primarily in Fever-Dublin. Each installment in the trilogy is a stand-alone mystery, however there are larger plot arcs unfolding in the background. Where Mac was introspective and her story could feel somewhat esoteric, Dani is down and dirty in the streets. Lots of details, lots of action. There’s a different feel to the two series, totally different vantage points. I’m having a blast writing it.

For those of you who have been worrying—the trilogy is not YA. If I had to categorize it, I would say it straddles the line between YA and adult uneasily. I don’t pull any punches. It may be controversial in some ways. But whose teen years weren’t? LOL! Many of the questions I left unanswered in the FEVER series are addressed in this new series.

Exciting news: I’ve agreed to write two more books after that. Once the new trilogy is complete, I’m returning to the core story begun in the FEVER series, and will resume writing about Mac, Barrons, V’lane, Cruce, the Unseelie king, the concubine, the Song of Making.

All in all, there are five more books coming about the Fever World!

Because I know you guys, I know this is going to make some of you as nervous as it makes you excited. Trust me. I’m making no compromises with the characters or the story. It’s all unfolding exactly as it should, true to itself-which means, it’s a sometimes rocky road. Dark times ahead, guys. But I write it all with genuine love for the characters, the world, and you the reader.

As a final note, quit scaring Dreamworks with your demands for NC-17, LMAO. I don’t write NC-17. You have NC-17 imaginations! Sometimes I think you guys should be telling me stories!

My only question for you Fever Fans and Moning Maniacs is how freakin' excited are you!!

First movie deals and now more books! Life is only getting sweeter!

Those Dark Hunters Just Keep Coming …

According to The Variety ...
Amber Entertainment has been very busy.

Amber pacts with paranormal novelist Kenyon

Shingle will develop Films, TV and Webisodes

Amber Entertainment has signed a partnership with prolific paranormal novelist Sherrilyn Kenyon to develop and produce films, television and webisodes based on her books.

First project to be developed is "Chronicles of Nick," based on the young adult series. In the first book, "Infinity," 14-year-old Nick Gautier discovers that the football team has been turned into zombies, sets out to stop the attacks and learns he has a key role in an unseen world.

Kenyon will serve as producer alongside Ileen Maisel, founding partner of Amber.

"As a longtime fan of the films that both Ileen Maisel and Mark Ordesky have produced, I couldn't be more excited," Kenyon said. "I look forward to working with them to make my characters flesh-and-blood people."

Kenyon has penned more than 60 novels. Her "Dark-Hunter" vampire series has sold more than 22 million copies and been adapted into a manga published by St. Martins, while her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel comics.

The Kenyon pact is part of the strategy Amber has pursued of acquiring and converting recognizable properties, such as novels by Gerald Browne, Judy Blume and Jackie Collins into films, with the authors becoming partners in the productions. Amber, founded three years ago, is headed by former New Line execs Maisel, Ordesky and Jane Fleming along with Lawrence Elman.

Amber's Maisel and Elman are teamed with Julian Fellowes ("Gosford Park") to produce Carlo Carlei's "Romeo and Juliet" with Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld. It's in post on "Possession" with Haxan with "Blair Witch" director Eduardo Sanchez helming.

Kenyon was repped in the deal by Erica Spellman Silverman at Trident Media Group on behalf of Robert Gottlieb.

More Exciting Dark Hunter News …

The Guardian – Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us back to the sensational world of the Dream Hunters, where demons prey on those who sleep ... and life after hours can be a living nightmare …

Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm’s most vicious guardian …

“Brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative.” — The Boston Globe

Seth’s time is running out. If he can’t hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn’t been able to break the god in his custody. Then there’s the beautiful Dream Hunter Lydia: She isn’t just guarding the gates of Olympus—she’s holding back one of the world’s darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive …

Head on over to Official to read 15 pages of
The Guardian now!

Exciting Dark Hunter News …

Limited Edition Dark-Hunters

Enter for a Chance to Win!

I have just been informed via email that Heroes & Heartbreakers are holding an awesome Dark Hunter contest. Apparently this is the first time, the first three novels in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series will be available on CD as an audio book which can be great for those avid readers that are always on the go and don't have much time to sit and enjoy the pleases of reading. The audio books will come in a magnificent box set complete with coffin cut-outs with a lining background of silk and red roses. This special collector's edition includes unabridged editions of Night Pleasures, Night Embrace, and Dance with the Devil.
On September 6th, the first three novels in the Dark-Hunter series will be released on CD in a special box set. Only a limited number of these luxurious collector's editions (think coffin cut-outs against a backdrop of silk, plus an autographed keepsake from Sherrilyn Kenyon!) will be available.

Heroes and Heartbreakers has its hands on one delicious copy and we want you to have it!
Enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win it and relive the start of the Dark-Hunter world all over again.

Head on over to Heroes & Heartbreakers to enter now!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fever Franchise for DreamWorks?

According to Slashfilm they feel DreamWorks is hoping to make the upcoming Fever film a cult franchise like Twilight and Harry Potter ...

The film franchise is like the printing press of the film industry. Once it was discovered, it became a tool that removed a certain typed of creativity from much of the development process. Take a previously conceived a story (or preferably, stories) and remake it for a built in audience of fans. A minimal amount of work reaps rich rewards. And while some franchises have taken this adaptation process seriously (such as Harry Potter) others have made billions with a lower level of quality (Twilight, for example.) Either way is fine with executives, just as long as there are sequels already lined up.

So there’s always a battle in Hollywood over the next big franchise. Maybe it’s The Hunger Games for Lionsgate. Maybe it’s the Marvel superheroes for Disney. Or maybe it’s Fever, a franchise that DreamWorks has just acquired based on five books by Karen Marie Moning, which sounds like a mix of Pan’s Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings and Twilight.

The Variety broke the news of DreamWorks acquiring this series, which was previously at 20th Century Fox.

The Fever franchise by Karen Marie Moning consists of five books: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever and Shadowfever. The first book, Darkfever, tells the story of a young lady named MacKayla Lane whose sister is murdered and, when she head to Ireland to investigate, realizes she has the power to enter a fantasy world that is beginning to rise up against the humans. That world features fairies, vampires, ancient good and evil and of course a possible love interest for MacKayla.

All of the books are New York Times Best Sellers and though I hadn’t heard of them until today, it sounds like an intriguing beginning to a story. Maybe the Fever books will hit it big. Or maybe they’ll be one and done.

So my question for you is what do you think?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Juicy Dets About The Upcoming Fever Movies ...

According to Associated Content here are some more interesting details behind the movie ie. choice actors!

If you've never heard of Karen Marie Moning you're missing out. Moning is a New York Times best selling author who writes paranormal romance, and now urban fantasy. Though the two sets of stories are different in feel, their worlds are connected. Her romance novels consist of time traveling, druids, faeries, sexy highlanders and Celtic mythology. Her current Fever series contains many of the same elements as her Highlander novels, but with a darker, edgier feel to it. It's also written in first-person. The Fever series follows the story of MacKayla Lane, a young American woman from Georgia who journeys to Ireland seeking revenge for her sister's death. While in Ireland Mac discovers a whole new world that she never knew existed; a dangerous world filled with unimaginable creatures, people who need her help, men who want her, and to make matters worst, she discovers she's not who she thought she was.

With such a complex and well written story as Moning's Fever series, it's no wonder that the film rights have been optioned by Twentieth Century Fox/New Regency. Unfortunately for the fans, Moning has no say in the production or casting for the movie(s). At present there has been no mentioning of even a script, but according to The New York Times, a studio executive by the name of Anna Kokourina has been listed. Kokourina is responsible for the department of Twentieth Century Fox that makes movies outside of the US. What does that mean for the potential Fever movie? The probability of filming on location in Ireland.

In recent months there have been a lot of buzz about the Fever movie on Moning's forum. There have even been actors who have expressed interest in the movie. Perhaps it's because the fifth and final installment of the Fever series, Shadowfever, is set to be released on December 28, 2010, or perhaps her devoted fans, the "Moning Maniacs" have been tirelessly spreading the word, or in this case the "fever". There are several threads on Moning's forum that are dedicated to "casting" for the movie, but it's all in good fun. Some popular fan choices for the role of Mac has been Kristen Bell of When in Rome, and Heroes, Hayden Panettiere. For the role of the enigmatic Jericho Barrons, it's been everyone from Gerard Butler (The Ugly Truth), Julian McMahon(Nip/Tuck) to Eric Etebari, who many might recognize as Ian Nottingham from the TV series Witchblade.

In late 2009 a "maniac" had contacted Etebari on Facebook informing him about the Fever series, a potential movie, and that he was the fan favorite to play the role of Barrons. Apparently Etebari's interest was peeked because he promptly got in touch with the author, picked up a copy of Darkfever, the first book in the series, and have since been adopted by the "maniac" clan. He's even done a personal interview with Moning, participated in a shout out video, and provided a photo for the "Official Jericho Barrons" Facebook page.

Another actor who has expressed interest in the potential Fever movie is English actor Charlie Bewley, who's most recently known for his role in New Moon as a vampire named Demetri. It all stared with a tweet, how that tweet came to be is still a mystery. Supposedly a "maniac", not the same one who contacted Etebari, had met Bewley at a convention and mentioned the Fever movie to him, and how she thought he would be perfect for the part of V'lane. Bewley then tweeted, "Anyone familiar with "The Fever Series" - a character called U'lane? Please FURNISH me with some info." By "U'lane" he obviously meant V'lane, the Seelie fae prince, who's a major character in the series.

More recently, actor and filmaker Chris Ivan Cevic(Henry John and the Little Bug), has expressed interest in playing the series main villain, Darroc. He was also contacted by a "maniac." Cevic has picked up a copy of Darkfever, as well as one of the Highlander novel as suggested by another "maniac", to get a full grasp on the character. He's even dropped by the forum to say 'hi' to the "maniacs," and thanked them for their support.

Will all this effort by Moning's fan be enough to get the ball rolling on a Fever movie? Only time will tell. As much as the "maniacs" have managed to accomplish so far in terms of building up a buzz about the movie, it wouldn't be a surprise if a script gets written not too long after the release of Shadowfever.


DreamWorks bags Moning's Fever Series ...

According to The Varity I present this exciting news!

With "Harry Potter" finished, "The Twilight Saga" coming to a close and "The Hunger Games" getting steady buzz, DreamWorks is looking to launch its own fantasy franchise, as the studio has acquired feature film rights to all five books in Karen Marie Moning's bestselling "Darkfever" series.

Project was previously set up at 20th Century Fox under its New Regency banner.

Series follows MacKayla Lane, an ordinary young woman from Georgia who travels to Ireland to track down her sister's killer. While overseas, she discovers an extraordinary world filled with ancient secrets and tough-to-kill creatures. Protag, who has special abilities, is tasked with finding the Sinsar Dubh, a powerful yet elusive book that can help her save both the fantasy realm and the mortal world.

No exec has been assigned to oversee the project yet, though it is being envisioned as a potential live-action fantasy franchise.

The fifth and final installment of the adult-themed series, "Shadowfever," was released last December.

DreamWorks has a long-term deal with Disney to market and release its live-action pics.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blog Update ...

I know I haven't been very active on my blog lately but I am on vacation this week before my Fall semester starts the following. With that being said I am hoping that I will get a chance to get a lot of my reviews updated and posted. Keep your fingers crossed that I will keep my nose out of my Nook long enough to get some reviews and what not posted.