Thursday, September 30, 2010

Simone Elkeles!!!

This evening Erin and I had the opportunity to meet one of the SVC's favorite new authors!! Simone Elkeles, she is the author of these fantastic books:

 Even though these books don't contain any Shadowhunters, Vampires, or even Faeries inside the covers, we have come to adore the wonderful characters that Simone has imagined for us!! Alejandro and Caleb are definately two boys that that SVC would gladly except into our Coven any day ;)

We had a fantastic time asking questions and learning about this new author that we adore!! We got to chat with her for quite a long time, she was extremely open and it was really awesome to hear about her writing process and such. Very cool.

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 4 "Memory Lane"

Was it just me, or did anyone else feel like they kept waiting for something major to happen the whole episode? And then it just didn't?  I know not every episode is going to be completely amazing... there will be a few in between as "fillers" and I felt like this was one of those.  There were a few moments that made me laugh, and a few moments that made me gasp, but nothing too dramatic.

Hottest Stefan Moment:
Unfortunately I did not see too much hottness from our Stefan this episode.  Don't get me wrong -- he is hot all on his own! But nothing major stood out to me.  I did however find him pretty yummy during the scene when he had Katherine in the basement & she threatened him to stay away from Elena or else she would hurt everyone around her.  His anger & rage outburst was pretty sexy!

Best Damon Line:
(at Jenna's bbq - between Damon & Mason)
Mason: "We haven't met. I'm Mason Lockwood."
Damon: "Oh sure. Damon Salvatore."
Mason: "I know, I've heard a lot of great things about you."
Damon: "Really? That's weird. Because I'm a dick."

hehehe ♥ oh Damon! yes, you can be a dick but we still LOVE you!

Later during the bbq, I had a good laugh as the banter continued between Damon & Mason:
Mason: "I'm sorry. I'm an animal." -- when grabbing the pie with his hands.
Damon: "I always pegged you as the lone wolf." -- talking about Mason back in high school.
Mason: "Well I'm sure you were the lady killer." -- refering to Damon in his younger years.

Did anyone else freak when Stefan almost kissed Katherine??!!  I ALMOST thought he was going to give in! I was screaming at the tv!!

After tonight's episodes some questions have surfaced:
- Why is Caroline helping Katherine? do you think she is scared & doing it only out of fear? or could there be an ulterior motive that we have yet to see?
- What is the deal with the moon stone that Tyler is keeping away from Mason? and why did Katherine have it to begin with?
- Does anyone else think 1800 Stefan & Damon are hideous??!!! lol

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Vamp Diaries Prizepack Giveaway!

Want a copy of the Vampire Diaries soundtrack + Season 1 on DVD??!!!

Click here to enter the contest sponsored by  Paste Magazine (also known as my oldest sister's employer - thanks to her for giving me the heads up!)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Is this Renesmee Cullen??

Well, she's cuter than the picture in my head when reading the book...

Sources say (ETWeekly) that talks have started to have this little lady, 9 year old Mackenzie Foy, play the part of Renesmee in Breaking Dawn. Though obviously, the character ages quite fast there are rumors that the movie will use similar visual effects as they used for Brad Pitt in the movie Benjamin Button.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quote of the Day & Question of the Week (and of course a hot pic must be thrown in here too)

Perez Hilton is reporting that Ian Somerhalder was caught talking about what his character Vampire Diaries character, Damon would be like in a musical version of the show:

"Damon would be more like the barber of Fleet Street [a la "Sweeney Todd"]. He would be the guy who sings as he cuts people's arms off…Full, Johnny Depp style."

My question is this-- What would a Vampire Diaries musical look like to you? Any ideas?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's about that time...

Time for what, you may be wondering-- Well, it is almost time for the cast and crew to assemble for the next Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn! They are to start filming in mid October, and I'm finding myself oddly excited at the idea of it, we've kinda gone through a lull since Eclipse and I'm ready to starting hearing about the next movie. Mostly I am excited, cause I can't wait to see how they actually make this book happen as a motion picture. To whet our appetites for what is sure to be an interesting "Breaking Dawn" year on our horizon, check out this vid featuring one of my favorite actors, James Franco, talking about his fascination with all things Twilight (he has read the books).

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 3 "Bad Moon Rising" Discussion

Did anyone else have "Twilight-esque" moments while watching this episode??
1. Stefan(edward) and Elena's (bella) kiss before she went of with Damon (jacob)-- very treaty-line like
2. Stefan hunting with Caroline for rabbits, strongly resembled Edward to me

Hottest Stefan Moment: I'm enjoying Stefan taking Caroline under his wing, it is really fun to see him develop a new friendship with her. In this weeks episode I adored the scene of Stefan and Caroline hunting for rabbits-- he looked fantastic in that grey tee shirt he was wearing. I mean seriously, the make-up department has stepped up their game this year with Stefan, he is breathtaking.
How awesome was the dialogue between these two? I loved Caroline teasing Stefan about his "Serious Vamp look" and such.

Best Damon Line: "Like that amazing Vampire story?" (his retort to Isobel's research being a bunch of myths)

YAY YAY YAY!!! ALARIC HAS RETURNED!!! I was thrilled at the return of Alaric to the show, I just really love the character-- he brings an important presence of an older male (whose on the side of good) to the show that I think it important to the relationships of our characters.

So, the search for the ulterior motives of Kathryn continues, and that brings some of the gang  to Duke to look through Isobel's research. Damon finds a book that may lead to some insite to Kathryn's motives. Right away we learn with this book that she hails from Europe and that Petrova was her maiden name
(is that correct?? I'm writing this off of notes, a few days after I've written them!! It really is easier to write this as soon as the epi finishes!! my bad!)

Back to Caroline, Stefan and the Werewolf Mason-- What was Stefan thinking walking towards the back of that SUV??? He has superpower hearing, he knew that there was a very wound up dog was inside in the most tame situation!!! Curiosity, I suppose, and boy was his walk up to the truck suspenseful!!! "Oh, SHIT!" came flying out of my mouth at the moment the window broke, THANK GOD HE DIDN'T GET BITTEN!!!! I'm so afraid of that happening now!

I truly hope that Caroline doesn't become Kathryn's plaything or cohort-- I've got high hopes for Caroline and I hope she doesn't automatically do Kathryn's bidding.... she won't right!?!

Where do you all see this coming to a head? Anyone have a guess as to what Kathryn's up to?

I'm throwing this pic in cause I think it's funny-

Monday, September 20, 2010

New from J.R. Ward!!!

Next week the second book in The Fallen Angels series hits book shelves on Oct 5th!!! Yay!
Here is a summary of the book (from the Barnes and Noble site):

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
(the first book in  this series, Covet,  is found HERE)

ALSO- We've got a date for the next Black Dagger Brotherhood Book!!!!! MARCH 11, 2011!
This book features Payne, I hope there is alot of Vishous in this book he my absolute fave brother :)
Summary from Amazon:

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

City of Fallen Angels Teaser (part 2)

For all you Simon fans...

“You think you’re a vampire,” Simon’s mother said, numbly. “You think you drink blood.”

“I do drink blood,” Simon said. “I drink animal blood.”

“But you’re a vegetarian.” His mother looked to be on the verge of tears.

“I was. I’m not now. I can’t be. Blood is what I live on.” Simon’s throat felt tight. “I’ve never hurt anyone. I’d never drink someone’s blood. I’m still the same person. I’m still me.”

His mother seemed to be fighting for control. “Your new friends — are they vampires, too?”

Simon thought of Isabelle, Maia, Jace. He couldn’t explain Shadowhunters and werewolves, too. It was too much. “No. But — they know I am one.”

“Did — did they give you drugs? Make you take something? Something that would make you hallucinate?”

“No. Mom, this is real.”

“It’s not real,” she whispered. “You think it’s real. Oh, God. Simon. I’m so sorry. I should have noticed. We’ll get you help. We’ll find someone. A doctor. Whatever it costs —”

“I can’t go to a doctor.”

“Yes, you can. You need to be somewhere. A hospital, maybe —”

He held out his wrist to her. “Feel my pulse,” he said.

She looked at him, bewildered. “What?”

“My pulse,” he said. “Take it. If I have one, okay. I’ll go to the hospital with you. If not, you have to believe me.”

She wiped the tears from her eyes and slowly reached to take his wrist.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Teaser

Cassandra Clare has given us another teaser from City of Fallen Angels (I believe she posts these monthly.. so as soon as I get them via twitter I will post them in SVC for everyone to see!)

Side note: this teaser is not a spoiler, but will make more sense to those who have read Clockwork Angel ;-)

"Camille,” Magnus said. “It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?”
She smiled. Her skin looked whiter than he recalled, and dark spidery veins were beginning to show beneath its surface. Her hair was still the color of spun silver and her eyes were still green as a cat’s. She was still beautiful. Looking at her, he was in London again. He saw the gaslight and smelled the smoke and dirt and horses, the metallic tang of fog, the flowers in Kew Gardens. He saw a boy with black hair and blue eyes like Alec’s, heard violin music like the sound of silver water. He saw a girl with long brown hair and a serious face. In a world where everything went away from him eventually, she was one of the few remaining constants.
And then there was Camille.
“I’ve missed you, Magnus,” she said.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Epi 2 "Brave New World" Discussion

This episode went buy in the blink of an eye, I swear it seemed ten minuets long! But that is a good thing, Vamp Diaries killed it again! So great!

Hottest Stefan Moment:
The whole episode! Damn he is just awesome this year! But of course his most epic moment was the last scene, waking up Elena and jumping up into the ferris wheel- Seriously, how awesome is he?
I also really loved his scene with Caroline in the bathroom- he is just blowing me away this year, thus far.

Best Damon Line:
In this episode it was Damon and Stefan together that created the best line of the show-
Stefan "Maybe he's a Ninja Turtle... or a  Zombie"
Damon "You've got no comedic timing..."
Our Damon is still a little lost boy, but I love the chemistry between him and  Jeremy-- they are going to be interesting together! And I must say, Jeremy looked fantastic in this episode, I dare even say he was HOT! Much better wardrobe and hair than the first episode, so glad not to see the leather jacket again.

My one disappointment-- WHERE IS ALARIC?????

The Werewolves-- So we know that they are indeed Werewolves, if we go by the clip for next weeks epi. But seriously-- where is the hair?? where are the wolfy like features? Mason looks more like and Incredible Hulk than a Werewolf.
I'm curious about what the Moonstone actually does.

Caroline--- SO awesome! I'm really going to like her as a Vampire. I loved her last scene with Matt, and her following the technique Stefan gave her in the bathroom. I think the show did an awesome job of her becoming aware of what she was and her struggle with the realization and the confusion all at the same time. How bad ass was she with Damon in the school? (when Elena, Stefan, and Damon conferenced in Alaric's classroom I was hoping he would make his appearance than--- am I wrong? I don't remember him in the first episode...? was he at the Mayor's wake? or the hospital?)

Bonnie-- I was so excited about Carter, I thought they were introducing her new love interested! Booooo!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Having a book drought?

I suggest picking up Kelly Creagh's debut novel, Nevermore.

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.


I just finished reading this book myself & thought it was a good read to keep me entertained after coming off of such a book high from Mockingjay and Clockwork Angel. If you need something to quench your thirst, then I suggest grabbing this one. Don't be afraid of the 500 some odd pages. The story keeps you engaged & the ending will leave you wanting more. I believe this is the first of a 3 book trilogy (or at least I hope so b/c if not the ending will piss me off! lol). The references to Edgar Ellen Poe are interesting & something different than your typical supernatural teenage romance. If you decide to read it, let me know -- would love to discuss once you're finished.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eclipse DVD

Make sure you add this to your Christmas List this year...

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE DVD/Blu-Ray hits shelves December 4, 2010! Not only will you be able to own the movie nationwide that day, but you can also get every available special feature (including audio commentaries w/ Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Stephenie Meyer) in one place when you buy the 2-Disc National DVD or the Blu-ray/DVD Combo!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Premier "The Return" Discussion!

WOW! WOAH! OH MY GAWD! I exclaimed that and more tonite as I watched the premier tonite-- SOSOSOSOSO Great!

First up- We were left with three big cliff hangers from season one:
1. Jeremy- Dead?
2. Tyler- Werewolf?
3. Katherine- Why?

Stefan's Hottest Moments:
1.Blue V-neck tee-shirt!! The wardrobe department did good here.
2. Stefan seeing right through Katherine, and literally hurling her across the room! YES! I did not want him to be tricked by her, I was screaming at the TV for him not to be tricked by her! I love Stefan, love him and this episode brought him to us after the hiatus raring to go! I love "tough guy" Stefan!

Damon's best line: "To risk another frown line, on a very crowded forehead" Oh, our poor Damon! He was trying and doing so well at being a god guy! I was actually pissed at Bonnie for giving him such a hard time- I yelled "Bitch!" at the TV when she used her power on him. But that ending was amazing, and our poor Damon has fallen off the "Nice Wagon" once again! My mouth hit the floor when he snapped Jeremy's neck!!

Episode Overview:
So our cliffhangers have somewhat been answered. Jeremy did not overdose, but then oh my gosh did I for a minute think he was going to be a Vamp at the end!!! Effin Damon!! Yay, to John for giving him the ring!
Tyler is definitely something, I'm still guessing Were-- but I'm excited to hear more about this Curse, Uncle Mason(was that his name?) is speaking about-- I'm sure Bonnie will play into that. And can we say BAD ASS BONNIE?? Though, I was expecting something between her and Elena about not taking the spell off that vamp shrieker thingy from the season finale...?
Katherine- Back to get Stefan? I'm not sure I buy that, cause she isn't doing anything that I would consider close to an attempt at reconciling with him.

So that brings us to Caroline!!! YES!! We now have our new Vamp, curious to see if she will last or be killed off pretty fast. I was bummed when they killed Vicki, Stefan's friend, and Anna off. I knew that too much vamp blood was being shared in this episode for there not be SOMEONE turned- I think Caroline will be alot of fun as a Vamp sidekick to Damon.

Odd things I though of:
- Jeremy's leather jacket was hideous and too big on him
-Elena's hair was not straightened very well at all
- Katherine's necklace = her walking in daylight?


Happy Vampire Diaries Night!!

Hey all! I've missed you, I've been horrendous with blogging this Summer-- but as Fall starts I have vowed to be more active. Im so excited for the premier of Vamp Diaries tonite!! I've been watching Season One all week to get ready for it, and I adore this show even more watching it a second time around! I can't believe how many Tyler forseshadowings there are leading up to the Season One cliff hanger!!! Like literally in one Matt asks Tyler what his deal is (why he's such an Ass), and Tyler responds with he doesn't know-- AND then the camera pans over to the FULL MOON in the sky and holds there!!! And that's in the middle of last season, so obvious now!

So enjoy the season premier, I hear it's going to Epic-- and come back here for discussion! I've got my notebook and pen ready to take notes :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Clockwork Angel Discussion Thread

Clockwork Angel has been released. Since this site has been dedicated to following the Mortal Instruments series and Cassandra Clare, it is only fitting we chat about the newest installment in her collection. Give us your thoughts about Clockwork Angel. Some discussion points:

How did you like the book? Is it in keeping with your feelings with the MI series?

Who are your favorite or least favorite new characters?

What were some surprises for you in this book?

What questions do you still have and where do you think this series is going?

What do you think Will is going to ask Magnus in the Epilogue?

Mocking Jay/Hunger Games Trilogy Discussion

Since the book has been out for a few weeks and most of us have read it by now, we want to open up the forum for your discussion, thoughts and feelings about the book. Some topics to get you started:

How did you like the ending of the series?

Who were your favorite characters?

Team Peeta vs Team Gale....did she get the guy you wanted?

Were there any surprises for you as this series ended?

What did you like or not like about this series?

..............And, Go!!!!