I have officially finished Ties of Blood and it is sent off to the editor and to a couple of beta readers. What does that mean? it means I am done for now and need to get caught up on the book covers I have waiting for me to finish. Though I don;t normally post much in here concerning those, I will say that I will no longer be formatting manuscripts for the POD places, nor will I be making wrap around covers anymore (unless you have something commissioned already). These are both too time consuming right now.
Anyway, I am taking a couple weeks to get everything (including my neglected website!) caught up and then I have some very cool ideas for posts and such. Just bear (not bare – that could be a whole different kind of blog!) with me and things will get more exciting. I promise.
Okay, now that I’ve bored you, here’s a video that was sent to me by Sue – otherwise known as SassySue!
Ha ha! Run pizza boy, run!
If you guys know of any other great vampire videos feel free to send them in! I always enjoy them!
PS – for fellow WordPress bloggers that want to know HOW I got this video to embed, please check this out – http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/vodpod/ – very handy!!!!!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on March 9, 2011
You can blameJissilly for these videos. He’s the one who found them originally. Okay, so there’s no vampires, but a succubus is kind of in the vampire family, right?
And, because you never know when you might need to do this…. Here’s eHow to Call Home from Beyond the Grave
You can now say your “weird stuff” quota has been met for the week. And hey, it’s only Wednesday, so you’re ahead!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on January 26, 2011
Jonathan Harvey – aka Jissilly – shared this song with me the other day. There are several video versions (Jonathan Coulton, the singer, shares his music under a CC license so it is ideal for making youtube videos to. Really, it’s a clever marketing scheme if you think about it because THEY do all the work making the videos and you just had to make the song… but I digress) Anyway, this was my favorite of the videos:
Wasn’t that fun? I guess if we find dark, dreary days depressing, then sun hating vampires would hate the blue sunny days… Okay, honestly, I’m kind on the vampire’s side. Give me gloom over the blue skies most any day. Except during January when an ice storm knocks out the electricity for a week. I was never so glad to see the sun in my life as I was then!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on December 7, 2010
I was going to add a bonus music video to the release announcement because it’s a pretty pointless blog on it’s own, so I headed to youtube to find one of my favorite vampire songs; Forsaken by David Draiman of Disturbed. It was on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, a movie most notable for straying as far from the book as it could while still having the same characters.
The problem wasn’t that I couldn’t find this video, but that I couldn’t decide which version to share.
There is the very cool soundtrack version, complete with some movie clips:
This must be followed, of course, by the “reverse” version, in which someone has taken the song and, for reasons I can’t guess, turned it around backwards:
But, if that wasn’t bizarre enough, here is the chipmunk version. I’m not joking:
This leads me to one conclusion: people on youtube have too much time on their hands.
Oh, and I bet David Draiman would still be hot, even dressed as a chipmunk.
Image via Wikipedia
Posted by Joleene Naylor on October 3, 2010
If I have my way, Legacy of Ghosts will be out the first week of october, which means roughly three weeks from now.
Yeah, three weeks.
That leads one to the question: where the heck is your book trailer?
Answer: I don’t have one yet because I don’t have any ideas. Sure, I could just do the stereotypical “In a world of darkness, Katelina and Jorick must struggle against..blah, blah, blah.” set to a slideshow of some nice blood splatters and night shots, but eh. It just doesn’t inspire me. Especially not after the trailer to Shades of Gray, which I thought was pretty cool (despite my not knowing how to do anything):
Soooo…. anyone have an idea? I could use one. If you feel creative, the info for the book can all be read here. That might help. If you’re not feeling creative, then welcome to the club.
On the whole, I’m going to be missing for the next week, as it is time to knuckle down and do my final typo checking and start the horrid formatting process so I can get things uploaded and get my first proof ordered. So, in case I don’t see you, have a great week!
Posted by Joleene Naylor on September 13, 2010
My Myspace friend Anneli had this video on her blog, and I wanted to share.
I can’t quite decide if the “vampire” is hot or hot or not, however, those pale blue eyes with the black hair are more than eerie, and if I ran into him on a walk I’d do more than a double take! (Provided my husband wasn’t along).
And now for the question: You’re the human girl, who is obviously in a relationship, do you leave that guy and head off to the spooky castle at night to meet the guy with the pale eyes, or do you toss the note in the trash and lock the door? Obviously, a lot of questions come into play like “Who is the human guy? what kind of relationship are you in? Are you in love with him?” etc. ect. all I have to say is, you tell me.
Posted by Joleene Naylor on August 4, 2010
So what is a chupacabra? The chupacabra is a legendary creature, most notably in Mexico, Texas, and other southern regions, that is said to suck the blood from goats. In fact the name chupacabra means “goat sucker”. Pretty fun, huh?
Because this legendary animal is said to suck blood, it is often thrown in with vampires. In fact, one article from yahoo states that a person should “Think of them as a less sexy version of “Twilight”‘s infamous vampire Edward Cullen.” (I’m not going to comment on the fact that “vampire” is synonymous with “Edward Cullen”.)
Recently, there’s been yet another reported sighting of the animal in Hood county Texas. In fact, animal control shot what looks like a very ugly hairless dog. I have a video of it from NBC:
Of course, it should be easy for authorities to tell if it’s a vampire or not. Does it glitter in the sunlight?
(hee-hee, you knew it was coming!)
On second thought, if it doesn’t glitter, maybe it is a real vampire after all.
Posted by Joleene Naylor on July 16, 2010