Isn't that book trailer captivating? If that trailer doesn't get you to the bandwagon then you are missing out on something special. I'm just honored that Ms. Kendare Blake was able to give up her time to do an interview for her latest book, One Dark Throne. You guys should surely get it and experience this unique fantasy sequel.
1. First off, describe your experience during Solar Eclipse Day (Aug. 21, 2017)?
Well, it wasn't too exciting. We kept the dogs inside so we wouldn't have to fit them with doggles, and just noted how odd the light got. And then it was over.
2. Could you give us an interesting fun fact about One Dark Throne?
I re-wrote it once. And in the first draft, fewer people died.
3. What challenges did you face writing the sequel to Three Dark Crowns?
Sequels are easier in a way, because the world and the conflicts have been established and simmering. But One Dark Throne was meant to be a series ender as well, and endings are always rough. Then we decided to extend the series by two more books, so I was actually able to go back in and leave a few smaller plot lines open. So it was all less tied up in a bow.
4. In one word how would you summed up One Dark Throne?
5. Could you give a brief description of your favorite scene from One Dark Throne? (make it as spoiler-free as possible)
I love dialogue. I love the scenes where characters finally come face to face and start to understand each other.
6. Could you give a sneak peek about any new character in One Dark Throne?
Sure. She's a chicken. A pretty, brown chicken.
7. What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
Too hard! The Shawshank Redemption is a great adaptation. So is the Neverending Story, though the author disagrees. I'm really, REALLY excited for the new IT. Though I did love the original IT, too.
8. What was the last book you gave to someone as a gift?
I gave my best friend Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics, because it's like Stephen King wrote Little House on the Prairie, and my friend LOVES Little House.
9. What television show do you think doesn’t get its due?
Penny Dreadful. I adored that show. Eva Green is transcendent. And it made me like Josh Hartnett again, which was previously inconceivable.
10. What was the scariest book you’ve ever read?
Pet Sematary? I don't know. I don't scare easy.
11. Which book (besides yours of course) have you read that made you laugh a lot?
Anything by Lish McBride. She's hysterical. Highly recommend her new one: PYROMANTIC. About a girl who controls fire and works for a shady, magic mafia. She has a friend who is a sexy were-fox. A vain, sexy were-fox. You can't beat it.
12. Did you ever listen to music while writing One Dark Throne?
Afraid not. I find music too distracting.
13. What book do you like to read over and over again?
LOTS. Jane Eyre, Anne Rice, various Stephen King passages, the Iliad, etc. I don't actually have a lot of time for re-reading anymore, with so much new reading to do!
14. Last question, could you share a quote or two that inspire or motivate you in life?
I despise myself, yet I also esteem myself as one who despises. - Nietzsche. I probably messed that quote up, and I don't find it all that inspiring. But it amuses me.
And there you have it. Another delightful interview from a fantastic author. I greatly appreciate her for doing this and I hope those reading this would read what this unique, fantasy series is all about. The first book being Three Dark Crowns and now the sequel One Dark Throne. Both books are already available where books are sold. Thanks for visiting my blog once again and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep calm and read more books:)
To read my previous blog interview with Ms. Kendare Blake about Three Dark Crowns, click the link: novelpro.weebly.com/latest-news/-interview-with-kendare-blake-author-of-three-dark-crowns
"Chins up Smile on"
"Chins up Smile on," Why???? because the teaser to catching fire is finally here:)
Here is the plot line from wikipedia:
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.
I have to say the teaser of catching fire was much better than the teaser of the first movie. I remember the first movie being extremely short and pointless. This one, catching fire, showed alot more although leaving alot away as well. i like that they showed the prime characters from film one and not the new casts of catching fire. I bet they are leaving the introduction of the new casts or rather the former victors for a longer, grander trailer (which i hope would be release sooner, perhaps in late May, early June). It looks like Catching Fire is following the same style from The Hunger Games which is a good thing and a bad thing depending on how the entire movie would turn out. Good thing being that it's sticking with the gritty, reality of the world. It has a familar feel to what we're used to from the first movie. However what i meant by "Bad thing" is that it might become boring to see the same style of filming. if it has the same filming style and has nothing new to the table then it would become tedious (for lack of a bettter word). I thought the brilliant point in the teaser was the conversation between President Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee. I hope you enjoy the teaser, and i can't wait to see the full trailer.
Man November seems so far away but as we all know time flies. Before you know it the movie would be here.
P.S. My interview with the author of' "WHEN EARTHLINGS WEEP'' Michael Barnett would be posted on April 23. I hope you check that out!!!
Rachel is now in college, she has found love and her life as a college student is typical till someone emerged to turn it upside down. Someone is leaving clues to her past or is she just imagining it? Rachel had gone through a roller coaster of terror in the Hausefalle's house, now the terror shadows her every step in the world.
This is a hint that Fiery Trap would be available sooner than you think:) I hope you check out my blog for the release date. And of course please read book one first before reading this one to get a better understanding.
Hi everyone, i hope summer has been great so far. The fourth of July is coming soon ( and for my international fans that is United States Independence, in case you might not be aware). I can't believe June zoomed by so quickly anyways I just wanted to inform you that i'm posting Fiery Trap table of contents today. Life as usually tend to interrupt me from blogging and writing too so that's why i haven't been doing both occasionally. Although nowadays i'm doing more reading than writing. I'm just about to finish an old book that published in 1970s called Audrey Rose by Frank De Felitta. I happened to find it by chance and decide to read it. Surprisingly the book got my interest and i researched it online. I discovered that there was a movie adaptation of the book as well but it didn't do well. So far i'm enjoying the book and i will most definitely check out the movie after i'm done. Okay back to Fiery Trap. Here is it, the table contents. I hope you all had already read House Trap( which is the greatest YA thrilling book in the world might i add). If not, shame on you, and go get a copy NOW, NOW, NOW.....well at least after you're done reading this post:) The sequel is really good and like i stated at my earlier posting it's much longer than House Trap. If you want to see the difference between House Trap and Fiery Trap please click this: http://novelpro.weebly.com/4/post/2012/01/progress-of-the-sequel-to-house-trap.html
Thanks again for taking the time to read my post as always. Have a great upcoming fourth of July and for my international fans i hope your summer is a blast. Don't forget to read House Trap in order to prepare for the sequel, Fiery Trap. Ciao for now.
Chapter One: At the Fountain
Chapter Two: Dead Ringer
Chapter Three: A Friendly Stroll
Chapter Four: Heart Broken
Chapter Five: Off-Guard
Chapter Six: The Distant Call
Chapter Seven: Meeting
Chapter Eight: A Visitor
Chapter Nine: Detour
Chapter Ten: A Rocky Message
Chapter Eleven: Presentation
Chapter Twelve: The Return
Chapter Thirteen: Footsteps
Chapter Fourteen: The House among the Forest
Chapter Fifteen: Lurker in the Dark
Chapter Sixteen: Sirenum
Chapter Seventeen: In Broad Daylight
Chapter Eighteen: The Worst News
Chapter Nineteen: The Smoky Call
Chapter Twenty: Unmasking
Chapter Twenty One: Splintered
Chapter Twenty Two: The Fiery End
Chapter Twenty Three: Visitors
Chapter Twenty Four: The Talk at the Café
Hi guys well the wait is finally over:) and i'm thrilled to reveal to you all both the title of the house Trap sequel and the book cover. I already stated from my early posting detail about the sequel and how it differ from the first one.( click this link if you haven't read it yet: http://novelpro.weebly.com/4/post/2012/01/progress-of-the-sequel-to-house-trap.html) I don't have the exact date yet of the release date but it would most likely be early this year. I hope those that read House Trap and enjoyed it are sharing the stories with other people that might like such a thrilling tale. And those that have read the first one, please reread it before you jump into the sequel. From my twitter account, at the image section, i had my dream cast of House Trap, if it was made into a movie. I hope you checked it out and email me what you think of those cast or maybe tell me your suggestion to who you think would play rachel, Kristen, Scott, Alicia etc. It was fun showcasting my thoughts on who should play who. My dream would be for James Wan and Leigh Whannell to be the one to adapt House Trap movie. The novella has blockbuster movie written all over it( just like the short sotry Ghost Walker by Lan McKenzie Jeffers which was the movie called The Grey starring Liam Neeson). I might be posting a cast for the House Trap Sequel just for fun. I have a couple of actors who would be great for the sequel. Anyways the title of the sequel is....which is long overdue might i add is...Fiery Trap. And for the first time ever i will post a theme song for a novel of mine. The song that fits the theme of Fiery Trap is the latest song by Adele called Set the fire to the rain. The song capture the emotion and turmoil that Rachel went through in the novel. The song also hint an event that happened in the novel as well. I will post the book cover and the song below. I hope you are as excited as i am about the sequel and i can't wait for you all to read it. It's really is a great sequel. I hope you keep checking my blog for further detail, ciao for now:)
Well what a holiday season we had. It's the new year and all the festivities are over. We're in 2012 and so to start it off i wanted my first blog entry of the 2012(beside the entry that celebrated the new year) to be about the sequel of House Trap. Well it's been quite a challenge so far. It isn't easy writing a sequel, especially one that would just be as good if not better than the original material but i think this one is very good...very good in a different way. I hope that my fans( and future fans of House trap) would look at the sequel as a different entity.
I would explain what i mean by this because the sequel isn't quite like the original but it's very good in its own right. I would explain this by comparison. This way you would have a clear understanding by what i meant of "different entity"
1. House Trap is a novella.................................The Sequel is a novel, not a novella
2. House Trap is plot-driven................................The Sequel is character-driven
3. House Trap is a fast-paced, thriller..........................The Sequel is a steady, psychological thriller that gear toward mystery.
4. House Trap is more indoor action............................ The Sequel is somewhat more outdoor-ish than the original
5. House Trap has few characters..................................... The Sequel has more characters than the original
So this is just to give you a taste of how the sequel is like. It isn't the same pacing like the previous book but it's very good and still thrilling. The result is a.........let's just say it's going to be 'smoking'( This is a clue to what the title of the sequel would be.). So i hope you're as excited as i am about the sequel. I can't wait to release it when it's ready:) Just keep checking for more update and maybe next time i might reveal the title and the book cover of the sequel. Trust me when i tell you that both the title and the book cover are gripping. It definitely surpasses House Trap's book cover in my opinion.
I hope those that read and loved House Trap would share it with those that would like such story because the sequel will take them to another level and bring readers to get to know the main character more deeper than ever before. So that's all i have to say about the sequel. I hope you're having a great new year and i hope your resolutions are going well so far. Mine is going alright. I'll try to stay busy working on the sequel, hope you're having a happy reading with my and other authors' novel, and overall thanks for visiting and reading my post as always. Bye for now.
So far my focus has been on the zombie tale that i've written called Stained which has been released on amazon. Now I'm here to tell you about the progress of the sequel of House Trap. First of all the sequel would be a novel and NOT a novella like the previous one. This story grew and grew and i knew that a novella wouldn't do it justice. So now that you know that it's a novel, then you should know that it would take a bit longer for me to publish it. I want the story to be really, really good so that's why the release date for it would be early next year. I'm going to get busy with it and hopefully it would be the greatest, thrilling, page-turning sequel you've ever read:)
As i mentioned in my previous posting, I was surprised by the respond of House Trap. I was stunned by how much you cared about the character or saddened by what happened( don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't read it). I just thought that this book needed a sequel and the idea sprung in my head. I just hope you keep checking out my blog because in the future i will give sneak peak on the sequel. I will probably post a quote from the book or what a chapter title or anything about the progress of the book. So keep coming here and keep reading my post:)
Okay that's the end of writing about the sequel, now I am excited to post this youtube trailer of The hunger games. Again you all know(if you read my posts) know that I favor movies that are based on books than any other movies. I love to read a book and then go to the theater to watch the movie. So I'm pleased to post the trailer of The Hunger Games. I've already read the first and second book and i'm now reading the third one( If you see my goodreads post then you would've known that). I hope it becomes a huge success!!!.
I know that it's long over due but the excerpt of Stained is here for anyone eager to take a peek of how the story started. I am still hard at work at getting the ebook published before the month is over. The excerpt is at the "Stained" section of the blog. just click on it and read away. I hope you inform others who might be interested in reading it to this blog. It was a blast writing this story and i know that you too will enjoy it just like you did with House Trap.
And to coming with that topic of House Trap. I have an important annoucement to make. Since the review has been positive in regarding to how House Trap was thrilling and very unique and interesting, i've decided to write a sequel. Yes you read it. There will be a sequel to House Trap. I hope that you keep checking out the blog for more information on this latest story. I also have a title for the sequel to House Trap but i won't reveal it yet but it will posted on my blog some day. I'm so excited about writing this sequel. Okay, that is all. Have a great day and I hope you enjoy reading the excerpt of Stained.
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