Nov 252012
 
// INTERVIEW
* Chat with sisters and authors Alexandra (Lexxx) Christian and Lucy Blue.
- I met them both thanks to my Vampire Writers Anonymous Facebook page!
Lexxx Christian, the Southern Belle from Hell, is a writer of paranormal erotic romance.
I just finished Strange Bedfellows: Three to Tango, which I absolutely loved!
I'm currently reading her first novel, Hellsong.
She has more titillating titles like Sanguine Kiss, Masquerade, Second Skin, and Beast of Burden.
Then we have her sister, Lucy Blue, a paranormal romance author. I'm reading her short story anthology, Tender Bites.
She is also the author of the Bound in Darkness series: My Demon's Kiss, The Devil's Knight, and Dark Angel.

// TOPICS
Is it unfair to say that erotica is literary porn? Is that too base?
Horror and Sex/Erotica - two great tastes?
Readership is predominately female, but how large is your male fan base?
Twilight Saga: An underage virgin's guide to bestiality and necrophilia
50 Shades...
The Vampire Diaries, TV and books
True Blood, and the Sookie Stackhouse books
Lost Girl - Succubi, wolves, and fae, oh my!
What's next for you both? More sanguinarian smut?
They are currently working together on a "futuristic, steampunk, Jack-the-Ripper story"!
Lexx is also working on a new book that revolves around Azrael, the angel of death.
Where can folks find these naughty nocturnal novels?
Tender Bites is only on Amazon Kindle. Her other books are available in ebooks and as paperbacks.
All of Alexandra's ebooks are available on Amazon, BN.com, etc., and her romance books can also be found at AllRomanceEbooks.com.
// FAREWELL

* Our intro music is "Alchemists Tower" by Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

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Jun 272010
 

* This is Episode #60 for June 27, 2010.

// NEWS
* Fright Night remake vampogeekgasm...
- Currently has a release date of October 7th, 2011 and it will be in 3D...
- Colin Farrell will be playing vampire Jerry Dandridge...
- and, oh yeah, DAVID TENNANT (Doctor Who) will be playing Peter Vincent!!
- Produced by Dreamworks but released through Disney? At least that means good promotion, right?

// BOOKS
* Gail Carriger officially announced that Orbit books will release two more books in her Parasol Protectorate series: Heartless (July 2011) and Timeless (Winter 2012). Her second book, Changeless, hit the New York Times Bestseller list in April.
* Audible audio book version of SOULLESS has been released!
* PG Holyfield has released a teaser PDF from his novel MURDER AT AVEDON HILL.
* I finished reading ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Vampire Hunter I enjoyed this novel quite a lot actually. I give it a 9 out of 10.
* Currently reading DARKSOME THIRST by Morven Westfield (finally!)

// TV
* Vampire Diaries season finale was PERFECT! Cliffhangers FTW!
* Doctor Who "Vampires In Venice" -- OK episode, not brilliant, but interesting ideas.
* The Gates premiered on ABC.
- It's kind of like The Stepford Vampires or Desperate Housewives Being Human.
- Starring Rhona Mitra, who played Sonja, Viktor's daughter, in the third Underworld movie.
- Not bad, good setup. I'll give it a few episodes.

// TRUE BLOOD
* In case you missed it in theatres, you can watch True Blood: Ultimate Fan Experience Q&A online at HBO.com
* Snoop Dogg's "Oh Sookie" video
* True Blood has already been renewed for a fourth season!
* BabyVamp Jessica's video blog.
* Episodes 1 & 2 reviewed with (mostly) no spoilers.

// PROMOS
* Erotica a la Carte podcast by Philippa Ballantine
* DIGITAL MAGIC by Philippa Ballantine

// INTERVIEW
* I had an excellent interview with Philippa Ballantine, author of many podcast novels, beginning with Weaver's Web, Chasing The Bard, and its sequel, Digital Magic, and also Weather Child. She's also the hostess (and often author) of the erotic podcast anthology, Erotica ala Carte. Her new novel GEIST comes out this October from ACE, and next summer we'll have THE MINISTRY OF PECULIAR OCCURENCES: Phoenix Rising with Tee Morris which was picked up by Eos/Harper-Collins. Last but not least, she contributed to the new anthology A TASTE OF TRUE BLOOD which hits shelves June 29!

// PROMOS
* MURDER AT AVEDON HILL available NOW from Dragon Moon Press! Warning: New NSFW Promo!
* ANCESTOR by Scott Sigler is available now in a shiny new hardcover, and of course still available as a free podcast.

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, "Softly (live)" by Hungry Lucy, from their second podsafe album, The Teatime Sessions.
- The Teatime Sessions (2008) by Hungry Lucy, is a collection of 9 live performances, originally recorded during the "Tea with Hungry Lucy" podcast, which have been remixed and remastered.
- The entire album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- You can listen to and purchase tracks from: Amazon MP3 | iTunes | Rhapsody | Napster | Amie Street | Lala

* Our intro music is "24 FPS" by À Rebours, from their album Vanish, which can be found at iTunes among other places. Check out Ian Stone's MySpace page and blog, too. Find out more about À Rebours and their sister bands at Final Joy Records.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact. Or, if you'd rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at 1-206-350-7638.

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May 082010
 

* This is Episode #59 for May 8, 2010.
// NEWS
* Julie Hoverson from 19Nocturne Blvd recently posted on her blog an excellent discussion about the evolving role of vampires. You should check it out.
* True Blood Season 3 starts June 13. Waiting Sucks! Have you been watching the minisodes?
* June also brings something interesting to the CW. Beginning Thursday June 3, the CW will air reruns of the first season of The Vampire Diaries for those who need to catch up (*ahem* Michelle *cough*) followed by reruns of Moonlight starring Alex O'Loughlin.
- P.S., Alex O'Loughlin has been tapped by CBS for their remake of Hawaii Five-O. That I might watch. But seriously, CBS, you KNOW the fans want MOONLIGHT back. Just admit it and make it happen instead of trying to find new roles to shove him into.
* Oh yeah, and in case the squealing tween girls didn't alert you, June 30th is when Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight Saga, hits theatres.

// BOOKS
* I have finished reading CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger. Folks, if you have not read this or its prequel SOULLESS, you are depriving yourself of some of the best writing out there. September cannot get here soon enough as that is when the third book, BLAMELESS, will be released. Gail's books are set in a Victorian England full of vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. The main character, Alexia, is a preternatural who has the ability to negate the supernatural. This gets her into all sorts of hilarious and suspenseful situations. I'll have a full review of CHANGELESS soon, but for now, seriously, go pick up these books!

// PROMOS
* MURDER AT AVEDON HILL available on Amazon May 15th from Dragon Moon Press!
* Merciless Storytellers podcast fiction competition.

// INTERVIEW
* I had the pleasure of interviewing P.G. Holyfield, author of MURDER AT AVEDON HILL, for the excellent QuadrupleZ podcast. You can listen to it there shortly, and I do hope you check out that podcast, as the QuadZ staff discusses all forms of awesome in perfect-sized 15 minute episodes.
* Naturally however, whenever I interview someone, I cannot restrain the chat to 15 minutes. So, I am sharing the whole chat in this episode here.
* Yes, I dressed up as Arames Kragen when I attended Evo Terra's 2009 Halloween party.
* MURDER AT AVEDON HILL on Storycasting.com
* PG Holyfield is one of the authors also found in Matthew Wayne Selznick's THE SOVEREIGN ERA: YEAR ONE anthology.
* If you'd like to read my bio/review of PGH/MaAH, check out the article I wrote for Angel Between The Lines.

// PROMOS
* Crypticon Seattle Horror Convention - June 18-20, 2010
* 19Nocturne Blvd Short fiction anthology audio drama podcast.

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, "Shine (live)" by Hungry Lucy, from their second podsafe album, The Teatime Sessions.
- The Teatime Sessions (2008) by Hungry Lucy, is a collection of 9 live performances, originally recorded during the "Tea with Hungry Lucy" podcast, which have been remixed and remastered.
- The entire album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- You can listen to and purchase tracks from: Amazon MP3 | iTunes | Rhapsody | Napster | Amie Street | Lala

* Our intro music is "24 FPS" by À Rebours, from their album Vanish, which can be found at iTunes among other places. Check out Ian Stone's MySpace page and blog, too. Find out more about À Rebours and their sister bands at Final Joy Records.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact. Or, if you'd rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at 1-206-350-7638.

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Apr 112010
 

* This is Episode #58 for April 11, 2010.
// NEWS
* True Blood Comics due this July
* Anton Yelchin to star in "Fright Night" remake
- I have some hope for this reboot because former Buffy writer Marti Noxon wrote the script.
* The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
- Stephenie Meyer's new novella THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER, is due in bookstores June 5 and will also be available for free at BreeTanner.com from June 7 to July 5.

// PROMOS
* You can still pre-order your limited-edition, hardcover, signed and numbered copy of THE STARTER by Scott Sigler, which is the sequel to THE ROOKIE.
* Podio Racket hosted by Rhonda Carpenter and Heather Roulo.

// INTERVIEW
* I had an excellent interview with Emerian Rich, author of Night's Knights, vampire novel and podiobook, and hostess of the Horror Addicts podcast.
- In April, Dragon Moon Press will have a new paperback anthology of short stories by podcasting authors entitled, THE POD COMPLEX. In addition to Emerian Rich, the authors include Jack Mangan, J. Daniel Sawyer, Scott Sigler, Tee Morris, Mike Bennett, Jared Axelrod, Phil Rossi, Justin R. Macumber, Marie Bilodeau, E. A. Zefram, Tim Reynolds, J.D. Williams, Jennifer Rahn, and Alexander T. Crisp.
-We talked about many awesome things, including the German horror-comedy "Night Of The Living Dorks". Because of her enthusiasm about it, I started watching it and I agree that it is hilarious. I liken it to "American Pie" with zombies. Two gnawed-off thumbs way up!

// PROMOS
* FETIDUS by James Durham.
* And Now a Word From Our Sponsor, ReaniLife.

// BUMPER
* From Jack Hosley, host of the Wander Radio podcast.

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, "Rebirth (live)" by Hungry Lucy, from their second podsafe album, The Teatime Sessions.
- The Teatime Sessions (2008) by Hungry Lucy, is a collection of 9 live performances, originally recorded during the "Tea with Hungry Lucy" podcast, which have been remixed and remastered.
- The entire album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- You can listen to and purchase tracks from: Amazon MP3 | iTunes | Rhapsody | Napster | Amie Street | Lala

* Our intro music is "24 FPS" by À Rebours, from their album Vanish, which can be found at iTunes among other places. Check out Ian Stone's MySpace page and blog, too. Find out more about À Rebours and their sister bands at Final Joy Records.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact.

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Feb 242010
 

* This is Episode #56 for Feb 24, 2010.
// LILITH'S LOVE
* Episode 6 was a tortured birth, but was finally posted last weekend. It is part one of Chapter 6, and part two will drop soon.
- Part of the delay has been technical difficulties, and this precluded getting an episode of Out Of The Coffin out on time. My apologies and thank you all for your patience.

// NEWS
* AZ Storycasting Meetup & Signing
- I have been confirmed as a guest author and there will be books there for me to sign!
- Saturday March 13th, 6-8pm at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
- Event cost: FREE! includes sodas and snacks
- Signing + talking + snacking = Good time! RSVP here

// THE BOOM EFFECT
* TheBoomEffect.org is hosting an auction webathon run by Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit, with a plethora of special guests and fun. It will take place live online at 10am EST on Feb. 27th, 2010.

// INTERVIEW
* Gail Carriger is the author of SOULLESS, its sequel, CHANGELESS which debuts March 30, and BLAMELESS which will arrive in September this year also!
- We talked for a good while about her background in archaeology, her "urbane fantasy" novels, podcasts, audio books, and more.
* Points of interest
- Check out my review of SOULLESS on Joss'd for some background
- SOULLESS takes place in 1873.
- SOULLESS recently won a 2010 ALEX Award as an adult book which also appeals to a YA audience.
- No audiobook version yet, but soon we hope.
- Don't forget about the wonderful production of the first chapter done by J.D. Sawyer, Chris Lester, Miss Kalendar, George Chlentzos, and Angela Vernon.
- Gail listens to and highly recommends Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing, I Should Be Writing, and The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy podcasts.
- Look for her non-fiction piece in Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's STEAMPUNK RELOADED anthology and her short story in the MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE 2.
- Find out more about Ms. Carriger at her website and blog found at www.GailCarriger.com

// FAREWELL
* No music to wrap up. So enjoy the interview and Michelle and I will be back soon with reviews and such in March!

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact. Or, if you'd rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at 1-206-350-7638.

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