New Deal

I am so excited to announce that Ravenous Romance and Red Wheel have teamed up to offer paranormal romances in print. My work (the Blood & Sex Series) is a part of this offering and will be available in bookstores starting this summer.

According to the write-up in Publisher’s Weekly, “Reaction from Barnes & Noble and Borders has been very positive, Kerber added. Red Wheel will also sell the books into foreign markets and hopes to licensing foreign-language rights. ” (see the whole article here)

You can also take a peak at the covers and preorder on Amazon or on Red Wheel’s site at http://redwheelweiser.com/p.php?id=22

Just finished reading…

Just finished reading a book that I really enjoyed, and now it’s time for me to confess. When I first read the cover copy for DUSK on it’s release, I though “Eeesh.” It sounded impossibe to pull off in a roughly 200 page vampire novel. Boy, was I wrong. Lana Griffin not only manages to pull off the most original cast of characters in a vampire story that I’ve seen in a while, but she does it with a fantastic wit that had me laughing out loud.  It’s hard to say more without giving away the intricate plot, but I will add that mathematician-turned-voodoo priestess, Alexandra Leveau, as the voice of the story, is purely entertaining.

Even more impressive is how Griffin can keep even the most vampire-weary reader (me) devouring the pages. I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to trying new vampire worlds and authors. Rice, Hamilton, Ward, and few others occupy my automatic buy list. Having ventured a trip into Griffin’s world, it’s no surprise to me now that she’s the alter-ego of a NYT bestselling author, and I can’t help wondering who that alter is.

The only thing I didn’t enjoy about the story was that it ended. So, I’m hoping that Griffin finds the time to take us back to Havenshire soon. Her imagination is a fertile playground that I’ve truly enjoyed visiting.

DUSK
by Lana Griffin

Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Publish Date: 2009-12-30
ISBN:  97816077730613160

Buy it at: http://www.ravenousromance.com/fantastica/dusk.php

“Paranormal Activity” Anyone?

Ok, here’s a cool new movie that I’m dying to see. It’s a Blair Witch style haunting movie. Low budget and indie that Paramount bought. People are leaving the theater early because they’re too scared to watch the whole thing. Yes, it will probably be on DVD–at noon–next to hubby…but I can’t wait to see it!

http://insidemovies.moviefone.com/2009/09/25/paranormal-activity-movie-next-blair-witch/

So, anyone already watched it? I’d love to hear more

Twilight: New Moon, New Jacob…Same Edward

So, I saw the Twilight movie with my daughter opening weekend after hearing about it repeatedly from my daughter and cousin. Then I bought the soundtrack because I loved the songs. The songs made me want to read the book, which I did. Now, I’m becoming a “Twilight Mom”. I’m a bit obsessed with the phenomena. I’m astounded by how well received the books are. And I watched the movie again last weekend.

I saw today that the second movie, New Moon, will be out November 20, 2009. However, the director has changed.

Twilight - Edward Cullen

Twilight - Edward Cullen

Not only is it a guy now, but the director of American Pie? He may be a fine director, but it still leaves me wondering what the hiring crew over at Summit is thinking. The first movie is so pretty, which is generally a girl’s perspective. Of course, there were things that I didn’t like in the movie. Too many plot elements and subplots were left out. And they made Emmett a little strange. Still, I liked the overall feel of the movie. Especially the soundtrack (which I think I mentioned already :o)

At least Edward Cullen will still be played by the very qualified (and very easy on the eyes) Robert Pattinson. And Bella will still be played by the capable and beautiful Kristen Stewart. There is some talk that Jacob will be replaced. Let’s hope that he’s not. Taylor Lautner did a great job. Do the suits at Summit understand that teen girls grow very infatuated with these characters and identify them with the actors portraying them, even when they try not to? If they replace Taylor, no one will feel the same about Jacob and the next actor won’t get a fair chance at success.

Fingers crossed. Here’s to hoping that they can work things out and that the sequel will be even better than the first. This Twilight Mom is looking forward to it.

For More Info: http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2008/12/17/twilight-sequel-already-feels-the-bite-of-fans/

An Ancient Vampire, A Sexy Werewolf…

NOCTURNE
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From Drollerie Press
Newspaper reporter Alyson Wingate’s life is safe. In fact, some would call it downright boring. She’s worked hard to make it that way. But when she happens upon a murder victim on a mountain road, her world and control begins to crumble. Chased by vampires, she’s forced to turn to the only man who might be able to help—her cheating ex.
Wil Clark wants to protect Aly from the vampires who are killing the town’s citizens and controlling the police department. To do it, he is forced to reveal his darkest secrets.Finally able to show his true self, Wil pushes Aly to embrace the metaphysical abilities she’s always denied. They reconcile and form a fiery alliance as they fight to stay alive. Although the reunion is sweet, their rekindled love gives the vampires even more to use against them.
Will the neighboring city’s master vampire help them out of the mess? Or will he only complicate things more?
Only one thing is certain. Nothing will ever be the same—assuming they survive.

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P.S. I Love You, Too!

I’m a sucker for a man with a sense of humor and a Scottish accent. In what may be my new favorite movie, the endearing Gerry, played by Gerard Butler, does this amazing, light hearted strip tease for his wife, Holly. (see clip at this link)

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi2056978713/

This isn’t a new concept, I know, but it was still the perfect beginning to the movie, P.S. I Love You, which was the best romantic movie I’ve seen since The Notebook. The character Gerry won my heart in two scenes flat. I hope I can create characters this great!

Plus, the friends remind me of my two best friends. Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon were great. In fact, the character Holly, played by Hilary Swank, was someone I can completely relate to on many levels. I was engrossed in the movie. Honestly, I don’t cry at movies often, but this one made me cry and laugh—and then cry while laughing, which I wasn’t exactly sure was possible until last night.

I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll shut up soon. I just really can’t say enough great things about it. If you’re into romantic comedies, you can’t miss this one! It’s going in my video library.