I'll like for everyone to take a look into the world that Ms. Lani Sarem created in Handbook for Mortals. As you can see from the trailer you'll experience romance, adventure, and intrigue. So take this time to get to know the latest author here at novelpro.weebly.com...
1. Could you tell me about yourself?
Sure what would you like to know? I'm an actress, writer, producer and former band manager. I've been in the entertainment business since I was 15.
2. Could you give a brief summary about the first book to Handbook for Mortals series?
It's about a young woman to goes to Las Vegas to work for a magic show...but she can do REAL magick. Her mom reads tarot cards and her wish is to just get to have a somewhat normal life. There's also some danger and love triangle.
3. What makes Handbook for Mortals series different from other YA fantasy novels?
Well it's not actually a YA book I guess even though the NY times labeled it that...the characters are in their 20's...but besides that I think there are some cool twists that you will find in the book that you don't see I think in a lot of other books...but you gotta read it to find out.
4. How many books would be in the series?
Right now there are 5 planned...but I could see it going to 7...gonna see how it's going by book 4.
5. First of all, congratulations on your book getting optioned, will you be involved in the production in any way?
Thanks and yes I'm producing the film with Thomas Ian Nicholas...and I just may be playing a part as well! :)
6. Would you like to make a cameo in the film adaptation?
I'm pretty sure that will be happening! :)
7. Which author would you love to invite over and chat with?
Can it be anyone? dead or alive? if either than Charles Bukowski or CS Lewis...if alive than Neil Gaiman or Joyce Maynard.
8. Why did you decide to choose this genre as your first novel?
Magic is and has always been a big part of my life...so I gravitate to that and I love stories about shows and the crews behind the shows...
9. What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
This book probably...I'm pretty proud of it...
10. What book (besides yours) do you think everyone should read before he or she dies?
The chronicles of Narnia....I know that's a series but I can't really pick one out of that.
11. In what way did being an actress help you write the first book to Handbook for Mortals?
I think I can think about what it's like to BE someone else and write about that. Not everyone knows how to think as someone else...but as actors, we have to...
12. Could you explain the situation about your novel and its removal from the New York Times best-seller list?
Well, I'm the only person that's ever had that happen to them...people jumped to a lot of conclusions without all the facts and then started saying things that weren't even close to being true...I hope people will take the time to understand what really happened and enjoy the book for what it is....
13. For those who haven’t heard of your book Handbook for Mortals, why do you think he or she should get it?
If you like fun urban fantasies and both kinds of magic(k)....then you will love story...
14. Last question, if you could have supernatural power for a day, what would it be and why?
That's a tough one...being able to print money sounds fun or travel back in time! but I might actually pick reading peoples minds cause I'd really love to know what some people are REALLY thinking :)
I really like to thank Ms. Lani Sarem for answering those questions. If you find her novel interesting you can get the book Handbook for Mortals where books are sold. Thanks for visiting my blog once again and I hope you come back again. Take care:)
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
I finally have the animated feature of House Trap (well, the prologue of House Trap). First off, I would like to thank Banter Hawks Production for doing such a great job at animating my characters. It was money well spent. I hope everyone enjoys it and check out the story to see what happens next, of course. Pray-fully (with finger-cross) this could lead to bigger things. I really hope a full-feature (live-feature at that) of House Trap would be made sometime in the future. The Martian (directed by Ridley Scott) has clearly shown that a self-published story (written by Andy Weir) could become a successful movie. I truly believe that House Trap would be the equivalent to The Martian. House Trap might even be more successful than The Martian since it would be less expensive to make. Thriller/horror movies, in general, tends to have lower budget than sci-fi movies. I hope someone in the film industry would take interest in House Trap and produce it. Watching this prologue clearly shows how captivating the novella would be as a movie. And trust me when I say there's a slight twist at the end of House Trap, you won't see it coming. It explains everything in regard to the prologue. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to watch it. I hope the next time I post a feature on House Trap it would be a film's teaser trailer. Yeah,You got to think big, dream big, and believe big right? Have a great day everyone:)
It's great news when another movie based on a book becomes number one at the box office. Hollywood, take notice!!! books are the way to get original idea nowadays. Instead of remakes or reboots, find your ideas in great storytelling. The fault in our stars is an original work and as you can see the masses loved it. I just hope that a producer or studio out there would take a chance at reading an indie author's work.
I truly believe there are great original stories out there in the indie publishing arena. It'll take just one producer/studio to make a bold move and if he/she does so I know (with all my being) that the movie (and the book) would become a success or perhaps a phenomenon. I don't believe every best-selling novel would translate into a block-buster movie. What makes a block-buster movie is how original the story is and whether a certain demographic would be interested in its originality. Most of the books that hollywood had adapted into movies were clones of either Twilight, Hunger Games, or Harry Potter. To truly find the next big thing, you have to look into the indie-publishing world. Dig into stories that are great but the masses haven't gotten a chance to notice its greatness yet. Someday I believe such a situation would come by. Someone out there would find an indie book and turned that book into a movie. But for now I'll just be happy to see any book-based film become number one at the box office. Hopefully "The Giver"would be number one as well. "The Hundred Foot Journey" should also be number one.
Take care and I hope you all are enjoying summer so far. Keep visting my blog, tell someone about it as well. I'm blessed to have such fantastic fans!!! Have fun but not too much fun. Don't forget to read a book as well( preferrably my novels of course:):):) but yeah you can read other books i guess) Bye for now!
P.S. Here's the second trailer of "The Giver", I hope you enjoy it. It's in black and white folks, so they're sticking to the source material which is great.
The trailer for "The Giver" is finally here!!! It's been a long time coming. I'm just so happy that this book is being turned into a movie. I hope that it really does well in theaters. This book is such a YA classic. It's the book that spawned other YA Dystopian novels such as The City of Ember, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and DIvergent series. Without "The Giver" such book wouldn't have exist. This book truly is amazing in every sense of the word. I can't wait for August 15, 2014!!! I hope you all would check it out in theater as well. For that haven't read the book then you're in for a treat when you see it in the big screen. The gripping tale of Jonas would make you want to read the book. As always thanks for visiting my blog, and i do hope you check it out to see other latest news.
P.S. The other Youtube video is a book reviewer who is also interested in reading "The Giver" ( fastforward to 2:06 on youtube clip), and she spoke about how her college friend read "The Giver" and it changed her life (That's how GREAT this book is and i totally agree with her college friend). Also she mentioned my book "House Trap" which she found interested and read the book's blurb to her fans (fastforward to 4:12 on youtube clip). Hopefully, in the near future, i'd post a trailer to my book House Trap for you all to see:) so take care and enjoy THE GIVER trailer once again( I certainly did, i watched it like ten times and never grew tried of it.)
As i stated in my previous post I said that I would mention the next novel I'm writing about and so this is the debut of the title. But before i get to the name i just want to say that I'm glad that J.K. Rowling wrote another adult novel (If you guys read my review of The Casual Vacancy, i hope that she would write another adult novel. After the review weren't so favorable by critics i assume that she might've gone back to writing for children.). The Cuckoo's Calling rose in ranks as soon as everyone knew she wrote it. I'm currently reading it along with other novels. So far I like it. It's good that she didn't write multi-characters this time around and there's a mystery swarming around each chapter. She stated that there would be a sequel to this book as well(which i'm glad to hear because it looks like it would be a great series, perhaps this might be seven books as well:). I can't wait to write my review on this book because reading it so far this young celebrity she's writing about reminds me of a certain celebrity , even the way this character died looks similar to this real-life celebrity. I can't wait to discuss this on my review on Goodreads but for now i will keep it a secret.
Summer is soon coming to a close. It came just as quickly as it's about to leave. I hope you all enjoyed watching those summer movies and I hope you check out those movies that were based on books. And then read the books as well:) If you miss these book-based movies then don't forget to purchase them on they come out on DVD because they're usually really good to keep anyways. You can also compare the books to the movies as well. I know the Fall movies(book related) are looking really fantastic!! i mean have you seen the second trailer to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?That looks really good (even though i wasn't too impress with the book-version. You can read my review of it on Goodreads.) I still want to watch the movie and see what changes they made in the movie from the book.
Okay here is the moment that i've been waiting for....The next new book i'm working on. The next YA thriller/suspense novel that would please your reading mind. The YA book that i'm currently writing....the title is called.....DRUM ROLL!!!....................
I'm so excited to release this title for the world to see. I'm telling you this book would knock your socks off. If you think House Trap, Fiery Trap, or Stained were something then you haven't seen nothing yet. This book is an excellent YA thriller/suspense novel that's different from your other YA novel. This one would keep you guessing till the jaw-dropping end. So I hope you keep checking this blog for more informtion of Chockstone Cabin. I hope you tell others about my blog and my novels because i'll greatly appreciate this from each and everyone of you. Thanks to my fans as always. Keep reading and have a blessed week:)
"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!!!
I'm glad that Hollywood decided to make the sequel to the Percy Jackson Movie. I know the first one didn't following the plot of the book but I enjoyed it however. I heard this sequel followed closely to the book( they even went as far as to change Alexanderia Daddario's hair to blonde like the character in the book) so that's good news there. So I posted the trailer on my blog because I like it and i really hope that it wouldn't be a flop. I really hope it does better than the first movie as well. So check it out and go see it in theaters, make this one a success folks!!!
P.S. I have an upcoming interview with author of' "WHEN EARTHLINGS WEEP'' Michael Barnett. So please check out this inteview on my blog in the near future. Thanks as always and keep reading and have a great day:)
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