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Universal Pictures & Imagine Entertainment Nab Film Rights to ‘The Vampire Chronicles’

Vampire ChroniclesUniversal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have joined together to acquire the film rights to The Vampire Chronicles.

More than 20 million copies of these novels have been sold worldwide. Thus far, Anne Rice has written ten installments in her popular series. Knopf will publish book 11, Prince Lestat, on October 28, 2014.

Here’s more from Variety: “An earlier version of the story, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, starred Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in 1994 and was a strong performer for Warner Bros. with $220 million in worldwide box office. Rice’s Queen of the Damned, also part of The Vampire Chronicles, starred Aaliyah and Stuart Townsend in 2002 and grossed $45 million worldwide for Warners.” Which actor would you cast as Lestat?

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2014 ITW Thriller Award Winners Unveiled

itw logoThe International Thriller Writers (ITW) have unveiled the winners of the 2014 ITW Thriller Awards. Check out the full list of winners below. Follow this link to view photos from the banquet celebration.

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Anne Rice Fights Author Bullying on Amazon

annericeAnne Rice has joined a number of authors who have signed a petition to stop “author harassment” in user reviews on Amazon.

The petition, which is addressed to Jeff Bezos and Jon Fine, calls for more oversight and control on Amazon’s product reviews system. The authors of the petition are trying to put an end to what they have described as bullying and harassment in book reviews.

“I believe, as do countless others—many who will have signed this petition—that the reason this bullying and harassment is able to take place is because of the allowance of anonymity on Amazon,” writes Todd Barselow, the petition organizer. “People have found ways to exploit this flaw in the system and are using it to bully, harass, and generally make life miserable for certain authors on Amazon.” Read more

John Lennon’s Birthday & Anne Rice Get Booked

17262197Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with the readings of “Lennonight.” Join in on Tuesday, October 15th at 2A Bar starting 8 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Free Samples of the 2013 Thriller Award Winners

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) have revealed the winners of the 2013 Thriller Awards.

Below, we’ve rounded up free samples of the most suspenseful books of the year–did your favorite thriller title make the cut?

Past winners include 11/22/63 author Stephen KingThe Bodies Left Behind author Jeffery Deaver and The Neighbor author Lisa Gardner.


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Elizabeth Keenan Promoted at Plume & Hudson Street Press

Elizabeth Keenan has been promoted to executive director of publicity at Plume and Hudson Street Press.

Keenan has worked on campaigns for the reboot of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, George Orwell’s 1984, and Sarah Jio’s The Violets of March.

A number of publishers have announced promotions for their staff members this past week.

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How Will Anne Rice Spend Valentine’s Day?

Ever wonder what Anne Rice does to celebrate this romantic holiday?

Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles asked a group of bestselling novelists how they will spend Valentine’s Day. Here’s Interview with a Vampire author Anne Rice‘s contribution:

I’m having a special dinner at home to avoid the Valentine crowds in local restaurants. Filet roast with potatoes and carrots. Just me and my little family. We do feel the holiday. And like all holidays, it causes me to reflect on my life and how much I love it, and how thankful I am for the great love affair I had with my husband for 41 years. He died in 2002. We’ll be toasting Stan Rice.

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Anne Rice Ponders Lestat Comeback on Facebook

Novelist Anne Rice wrote an intriguing one-sentence post on Facebook recently: “If you want Lestat to come back, can you tell me why in one sentence?”

Her die-hard fans left more than 8,100 comments explaining why they hoped she’d bring back the vampire who starred in her beloved Vampire Chronicles series (including her bestseller, The Vampire Lestat). She followed up the post with another short and cryptic update: “In one sentence, what one thing do you NOT like about Lestat?”

Would you read a new Lestat book? Could thousands of fans convince the horror novelist to bring back her famous character?

Anne Rice Erotica & Charles Dickens Batman: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are our top stories of the week, including The Dark Knight Rises spoilers and Anne Rice erotica and disappearing books (embedded above).

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1. Self-Published Bestseller List
2. The Dark Knight Rises Spoilers Released
3. Tom Cruise Plays Jack Reacher in New Trailer
4. Book That Disappears As You Read
5. The Lost History of Fifty Shades of Grey
6. What Should We Do with ARCs?
7. Anne Rice Republishes Erotica Trilogy
8. How a Charles Dickens Novel Inspired The Dark Knight Rises
9. Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal
10. Most Highlighted Passages in Fifty Shades of Grey (Safe for Work)

 

Anne Rice Republishes Erotica Trilogy

Plume will republish three erotica books that Anne Rice published in the 1980s under the pen name, A.N. Roquelaure.

The erotic trilogy revisits the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, imagining that a handsome Prince awakens Beauty to a life of “complete and total enslavement to him.”

Coming on July 11th, books are The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment and Beauty’s Release. Rice also wrote a new preface for the book, defending erotica and talking about the series.

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