We all know that Romeo and Juliet is the oldest love story that we know. Well there is another retelling of the story that is being turning into a script, with Blacklist writers to boot.
You may have heard of the book Juliet by Anne Fortier. Here’s what the book is about…
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved Aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.
This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. Continue Reading…
Want to back one of your favorite book series and have it come to life on the internet. A Kickstarter campaign has been in play for The Morganville Vampire series.
From Rachel Caine:
So, either you’re a lover of vampire fiction, or a YA novel fan, or a reader of my books, or a follower of Blake Calhoun’s (Loud Pictures) excellent work … or you’re here totally by mistake. In any case, WELCOME!
This is the Kickstarter to fund an adaptation of the Morganville Vampires novels for web TV. And it will be epic.
If you don’t know anything about Morganville, here goes: a brave teen (Claire Danvers) moves to the very isolated West Texas town to attend the local university, only to (a) run afoul of the local mean (very mean) girls, and (b) move to the safety of off-campus housing with three strangers.
But the plot thickens when she discovers that her new housemates aren’t crazy: Morganville really is run by vampires. They own it, and every one in it. And now … they own her.
The series is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestseller, and the first novel, Glass Houses, was recently voted the most popular book among UK school children … ahead of powerhouses like Twilight and Harry Potter. There are 14 novels currently available, with the last, Daylighters, coming out November 2013.
I’m from Texas, as is my co-conspirator (and producer/director) Blake Calhoun. And we’re planning to film in Texas – where the novels are set – if this Kickstarter succeeds.
What do we need? $75,000 in production cash to fund the essential first season costs like actors, equipment, effects, music … and, of course, the goodies we’re offering as incentives. If we go over that goal, we’ll make better episodes, or even more episodes.
But what we really need is you. Your support, and spreading the word to others, because Morganville fans want to see this happen … we’ve got the emails, petitions and fan videos to prove it.
So become a Morganville resident. We promise … you’ll never want to leave. Thank you!
Pledge your support to bring The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine to life. CLICK HERE.
The Cover for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — The Little Book of Quotes was revealed. It’s one of many TMI products hitting the stores in celebration of the movie. Here’s a description...
A gorgeous hardcover book that features wise, inspirational or funny quotes from the script of This summer’s blockbuster movie, alongside character profiles and stunning cast photos. There is even the chance to design and colour your own quotes and runes on the specially designed write-in pages! This beautiful hardback book, with its gold-debossed-foil cover and gold-pantone- and-black-ink insides, is a must-have for any fan! The movie is based on Cassandra Clare’s international bestselling book series. There are over 16 million copies in print worldwide and the series has been translated into more than 35 languages.
We loved the Chemical Garden Trilogy, and are excited for Lauren DeStefano’s new series. The first book, Perfect Ruin, is due this October. The cover was revealed on USA Today. What do you think?
Here’s what the book is about…
From The New York Times best-selling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.
Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or whom she will lose.
Being as it’s being described as Fargo meets Pretty Little Liars, I will forgive this cover. I love books, but this cover would not make me stop to pick up this book. What do you think?
Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield.
Unfortunately, Friendship’s police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth’s best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth’s secret diary (which Ruth’s mother had asked her to read in order to redact any, you know, sex parts), sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship—where no one is a suspect—anyone could be the killer.
On sale January 7th, 2014! Will you be picking it up?