Author Announces a New Trilogy for Vampire Diaries

Author: Linda | July 23, 2010 | 1

Filed Under: | News

L.J. Smith, author of Vampire Diaries, has announced that she plans to write a new trilogy.

Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith has excited fans by announcing she will pen another trilogy. This is wonderful news for fans of her books and the CW television series as well. The television series does not follow the books exactly, choosing instead to craftily weave story lines into the always intriguing plots.

The new trilogy will begin with the book Phantom. There is currently no information as to publication dates for the books, their plot lines or even the time and place of their settings. Those unfamiliar with the books may be surprised to learn that Phantom will begin the third trilogy of the Vampire Diaries saga.

The original trilogy, consisting of The Awakening, The Struggle and The Fury, was released in 1991. After finishing the third book, many fans began to pressure L.J. Smith to write a fourth book. She released The Dark Reunion in 1992. On a personal note, without The Dark Reunion, I would probably have given up on the book series and never read another word of it. If you haven’t read the series yet and The Fury leaves you, well, furious, you are not alone. The Dark Reunion makes up for it.

Smith announced the second trilogy, The Return, in 1998, but the first book did not hit shelves until eleven years later. Damon fans rejoice, he is the main protagonist in this trilogy. The Return: Nightfall was released on February 10, 2009, followed by The Return: Shadow Souls on May 16, 2010. Smith recently blogged that she has completed The Return: Midnight and it is currently being edited. The projected release date is March 15, 2011.

Fans of the Vampire Diaries books certainly have a lot to look forward to. If you haven’t read the books, now is the perfect time. It’s a wonderful way to get a Stefan, Elena and Damon fix while waiting for the second season to premiere in September. They are very interesting and there is a certain thrill that comes from recognizing a book plot line during one of the episodes.

Have you read the books? How do you think they compare to the television series? Can’t wait to hear what you think.


Contests: Win “The Vampire Diaries” Swag!

Author: Natalie | June 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Contests: Win “The Vampire Diaries” Swag!

Filed Under: | Books, Contests, Twitter

We’re going to hold a total of 3 (THREE) contests this summer. A little something to help you get through the hiatus (We Supernatural fans call it hellatus).


Help us get Twitter Followers

As I type this, we have 943 followers on our Twitter account (@xVampDiariesx). Twitter plays a huge part in how we advertise our site. Everything we post in our news updates auto-tweets to our twitter account. When this happens, it reminds our followers to visit our site.

I also try to interact with fans when I can. I also send out notices when I find them out, especially if I’m not at home on the computer. I tweet from my cell very often so if I hear a quick news flash and I’m at work, or even out shopping, I can tweet it right away. The beauty of technology!

I also get news heads up, or event notices from twitter as well. So really, it is an amazing website promotion tool and the more people we reach, the more the site gets noticed and the more people will get the news they need/want and the more we’ll get heads up when stuff is happening. It’s a big win-win situation.

So here’s the contest details:

1) We want to get 1500 followers by Friday, June 18th. That’s under 1000 followers in a week. It’s not impossible.
2) You need to be a twitter user to participate.
3) You need to be 18 years old and up to participate UNLESS if you win and are under 18, you get your parents to email me to confirm that they are allowing you to accept the prize.

Here is the mission:

1) To get new followers, we need YOU to advertise our twitter account.
2) The twitter user (who is already following us) that gets the most people to follow us on twitter will win the prize pack.
3) Each new twitter follower you recruit needs to tweet us using your twitter username. Here is an example of what that tweet should look like Hey @xVampDiariesx I’m following you now thanks to @memberwhoreferred me!

That important tweet is a contest entry. So make sure the people you recruit do that very important step. If they don’t, you won’t get an entry into the contest.
4) The twitter follower who gets the most entries is the winner.
5) You will need to answer a skill testing question to claim your prize.

The Prize Pack

Winner of this contest will win the entire The Vampire Diaries book series. Pictured here are the first 4 books (the non cw-cover is The Fury and Dark Reunion).

I will be purchasing the rest of the collection later today. The books may or may not be the cw cover. It depends on how much the books are and what I can find when I go shopping today.

These are the books you will receive:

    # 1.1 The Awakening*
    # 1.2 The Struggle*
    # 1.3 The Fury*
    # 1.4 The Dark Reunion*
    # 1.5 The Return: Nightfall
    # 1.6 The Return: Shadow Souls

* indicated the books already purchased.

The deadline to get your entry in is Friday, June 18th at Mdinight (11pm, eastern standard time).

Good Luck!!!!!

TWO MORE contests will be announced after this one closes!!

News: 3 Prequel Novels Coming

Author: Natalie | April 18, 2010 | 1

Filed Under: | Books, News

According to, there are some prequel novels coming out soon.

But before we get to the TV version of The Vampire Diaries franchise, some good news dropped this week for fans of the novels. The Bookseller has confirmed that UK publisher Hodder Children’s Books will be putting out three new titles in L.J. Smith’s Vampire Diaries series that will be prequels to the original books and will be called Vampire Diaries: ­Stefan’s Diaries. There was no confirmation of when they’ll be released, but we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open.

Read the full article here.

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