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May 28th: Win ‘The Originals’ Prequel Book Prize Pack (& Read an Exclusive Excerpt!)

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JJJ is once again giving out something super cool for The Originals fans!

We have FIVE prize packs of the trilogy of prequel books – “The Originals: The Rise,” “The Originals: The Loss,” and “The Originals: The Resurrection,” the last of which just hit shelves!

Here is the final book description: Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah Mikaelson had won it all, only to lose it again by 1788. Control of New Orleans is split between the vampires and the werewolves, much to Klaus’s displeasure.

In a dangerous attempt to reclaim his home, Klaus decides to build a vampire army to take out the werewolves once and for all. If he can’t have love, then he’ll settle for power. Elijah lets his brother take the reins as he turns his attentions to a beautiful and mysterious witch. But Rebekah has had enough of her brothers’ love of bloodshed and begins a journey to find her first home and the key to her family’s immortality.

As the battles rages on, the siblings must come together and fight for what they believe in most: family.

enter contest here / read exclusive excerpt here

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Jan 23rd: You Won’t Believe How Wildly Different Your Favorite Characters Are In the Vampire Diaries Novels!

Jen | Categories: Books, The Vampire Diaries, TV Series | Comments Off on You Won’t Believe How Wildly Different Your Favorite Characters Are In the Vampire Diaries Novels!

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS, DO NOT READ ANY FARTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED!!! [ read more ]

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Nov 7th: The Originals Book 1: Preview The First Six Chapters from The Rise

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In case you haven?t heard the fangtastic news, there?s a new book series, based on The Originals? ample rich history and bloody-yet-epic adventures, set to drop in bookstores everywhere on February 2015. However, if you?re as impatient as a certain devilish hybrid we know and love, waiting out the bitter winter months sounds like such a long and arduous process. Thankfully, the fine folks over at Harlequin understand and can certainly relate to our cravings for a compelling story and more Mikaelson family mischief.

That being said, how about a sneak peek at the first few chapters of The Originals Book 1: The Rise? The first harrowing installment explores how the vampire siblings escaped their dangerous past and settled in New Orleans in 1722. But just when they think they?ve settled in paradise, things go horribly wrong. Klaus falls for a woman who?s off limits, Rebekah infiltrates a camp of human soldiers in search of allies, and Elijah continues to search for a place to call home. All in all, they set into motion a chain of events that could bring their new life crashing down around them.

Anxious for more details about this tantalizing trilogy? Bite into six exclusive preview chapters in the player below. Enjoy!

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Oct 6th: See the covers for ‘The Originals,’ a new book series from Julie Plec

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With protagonists as old as the Original family, The CW’s hit show The Originals has a lot of history to cover. So to help with catching viewers up on the family’s 1,000-year-old saga, executive producer Julie Plec has created entirely new stories for a trilogy of books.

We’ve got an exclusive look at the book covers, along with descriptions of the never-before-told stories:

The Originals: The Rise: Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, the Original vampire siblings hope they’ve escaped their dangerous past. But when Klaus falls for the wrong woman, Elijah hunts for a home to call their own, and Rebekah infiltrates a camp of human soldiers in search of allies, they set into motion a chain of events that could bring their new life crashing down around them.

The Originals: The Loss: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah have finally wrested control of New Orleans from the witches and werewolves who once called it home—but to get the one thing he desires above all else, Klaus must put his trust in a witch with the power to unleash an ancient curse upon his family.

The Originals: The Resurrection: The Mikaelson siblings are determined to make New Orleans their own once and for all. But with Elijah besotted with a beautiful witch and Rebekah pursuing the key to her family’s immortality, the reins are in Klaus’s hands… and his thirst for vengeance and power might tear his family apart for good.

Book One, The Rise, is scheduled to be released in February 2015 with Book Two, The Loss, following in April 2015 and Book Three, The Resurrection, in June 2015.

see book covers here

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Jul 11th: CW TV Show ‘The Originals’ Generates a Three-Book Deal

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Harlequin has signed a six-figure three-book deal with Josh Bank and Hayley Wagreich at Alloy Entertainment (NA) to pen a series of books based on the CW vampire television show The Originals. Margo Lipschultz will edit the books.

The books will consist of entirely new stories about the Original vampire characters, a family of New Orleans vampires that pledged to remain together a thousand years ago.

The books will be published under the Harlequin HQN imprint and are scheduled to hit bookstores in February 2015, April 2015 and June 2015. The timing comes along with the conclusion of the second season of the show.

via mediabistro

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Jan 23rd: The Vampire Diaries: Evensong: Paradise Lost (Kindle Worlds) – New from Lj Smith!!!

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by L. J. Smith—and takes place after the volume Midnight.

Damon is back and enjoying his vampire existence to its fullest. Elena, Bonnie and their friends are in their third week at Dalcrest College, ordinary students aware of an extraordinary world that verges on their own campus.

Stefan is scarcely aware that he is living in a fragile paradise with Elena as his devoted girl . . . until one night it all shatters. He wakes from a dream to find Elena limp and white in his arms and rushes her to the hospital for a massive transfusion.

Elena survives, but Stefan decides that the only way she will ever truly be safe is without him. To make his exit complete, Stefan removes himself from the memories of Elena, her friends, and all of Fell’s Church.

Can first love ever really be forgotten? Will Damon finally have Elena by his side as his Princess of Darkness? The epic story begins in Evensong: Paradise Lost.

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Jan 15th: L. J. Smith’s new Vampires Diaries series

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a new blog post from Lj Smith (the writer of the TVD book series)…

I’m very pleased to finally be able to make this announcement. I apologize for having kept all of you waiting so long, but getting everything finalized took longer than I initially thought it would. As some of you probably know, Amazon has launched a new area called Kindle Worlds. This is a place where people can write fan fictions based on certain books, movies, shows, games, and music. The Vampire Diaries is one of the series that Amazon has obtained the license to include in their Worlds. This means that I can continue to write my version of The Vampire Diaries. (Remember, these books are written as fan fiction and are not part of the official series.

See below for the book “covers” and descriptions of the novels.

The Evensong arc will pick up more or less where Midnight left off and takes place in an alternate world from the official books that follow Midnight. The three books in this arc are Paradise Lost, The War of Roses, and Into the Wood. The first novel, Paradise Lost, and the first part of the second novel, The War of Roses, will be available

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Jan 8th: First Look: Hunting for Trouble in The Vampire Diaries Comic Book

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Here’s a tasty visual buffet for fans of The Vampire Diaries to sink their teeth into while waiting for the bloody CW drama to return on Thursday, Jan. 23. TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive preview of the next chapter of DC Comics’ digital comic adaptation of the show, available Thursday.

In this ninth chapter of the series, a guy out for a day of hunting game near vampire-infested Mystic Falls meets three hunters of a very different sort throughout the day: Damon and Stefan Salvatore, and Elena Gilbert!

“Initially, I pitched stories where Stefan and Damon Salvatore just kind of wrestled in swim wear,” jokes writer Leah Moore, (daughter of legendary Watchmen creator Alan Moore). “But after the tenth such pitch was rejected, I sensed our editor losing patience. I had to think of more varied material. In this resulting [piece], I want the reader to stumble into the story as unaware as the character does. I want the whole world of The Vampire Diaries to be glimpsed at, and then passed, already in the rear view.”

“If you’ve never seen an episode of The Vampire Diaries or read a word of the books, our story would hopefully make you think, ‘Hey, what’s going on here,'” says Moore’s co-writer (and husband), John Reppion. “If you’re already a fan, there’s a story hidden between the panel borders that should give you a thrill.”

Click here to see a preview from “Day of the Hunter.” New chapters of The Vampire Diaries digital comics are available Thursdays at readdcentertainment.com and via the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store. The first printed collection is on sale at comic book shops now.

via tvguide

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