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"anita blake" Discussed on VelociPodcast
"The loss of the loss of the loss of podcast loss of podcast. Hey sexy friend. He's making me his bitch piece of that. Want to talk about sexy teens. I was getting a russians. It's a very creepy field. I can guarantee that underwear theft will come up again. None of this relevant hokey cokey balls seven hundred and fifty middle bottle of rum. Welcome to the podcast a study. -nology this is your grumpy uncle pizza. He will say words at you core question. Can i become a black belt in any martial art in one year in an away. The answer is yes you can become black belt almost instantly because you go down to the martial arts store or sports store that sells martial arts equipment and you buy a black belt and that's pretty much it has all you actually have to do You could order online. You get it nice embroidery. A lot of judo belts Through your name on it When i came to japan i was given a really nice black belt on my club and have my name on it But the actual belt size was slightly too small. So i couldn't wear it so i keep it as a ceremonial one. So i have that. So i went down to the martial art store and i just bought a black belt and they didn't check my credentials. They didn't do anything to make sure. I actually deserved a black bell. I gave him seven hundred yen. Just probably like seventy dollars and then gave me a black belt. That i could then throw on so if you do it if you don't want to leave the house if that's too much work because obviously if you want just the black belt you might not wanna do the work. He's going amazon quarter when there. If you're saying can you have the skills to become a black belt in any martial art in one year. I'm sure there's lots that you can because it depends how strict their criteria is and it depends how seriously they take the black belt. I've actually on several occasions. Talked about martial arts and the block pelton. How it actually doesn't mean what people think it means A lot of people say like. Oh blackbelt means you're an expert. Your top level will. That's clearly not true if they have multiple levels of black belt so i i've been doing it a long time. I've done my first degree. Black belt second by belt third degree black belt tests in japan. So if the first black belt meant i was an expert there would be no need for any more levels. I don't know much about other martial arts belt system. So i can't really comment on them but i'm pretty sure they all mean the same thing the first black belt basically means you have mastered the basics if you wanted to take the question another way and say like could you actually do enough training and get enough skill in one year to get a black belt in any martial art. I actually do think that's possible. If you essentially do nothing else. So i have a job. I have other things i want to do in my life. So that means. I can't dedicate a one hundred percent of my time to studying and training for martial arts but if you had a support system in place where you could do that you absolutely could probably master all the basics in a year for most martial arts if you train in whatever it was every single day so it is possible. It's just not feasible is the real answer is last week. I did a bit on convince directions. Laura sent in some more information which is great because quite honestly this week i had nothing. I've been in my house for a couple of weeks I've run out of ideas. So i really appreciate her sending this in because it gives me something to talk about. 'cause essentially that lack of human interaction has meant that i am not interacting with people enough to actually get topics or ideas for things to talk about so diving deeper into vampire. Dick's is a sentence. I i i never thought i would say but there you have it diving. Deeper into vampire. Dick's is a very appealing thing to me. Right now. that's how far down. Covid nineteen has brought the world where. I am enthusiastic about getting down on a vampire. Dick getting real deep in there and just in just finding out what's going on so the first part of lord's message Unfortunately it cuts off the message thing. i use. Only let's record for sixty seconds right now. I don't know if the plan to change out in the future but I think we got the the main thrust for vampire. Dixon thrust the main thrust of what she wanted to say. Hello peter after your most recent episode one ninety seven talking about whether or not vampires can have erections I've decided to. China is your resident expert on vampires smut question mark One of the most popular series called anita blake which spans more than twenty novels at this point has solved this problem by deciding that vampires can not get erections unless they have fed for that evening so a vampire wakes after the sun sets. They can't get it on until they feed from their human servants or food from another person and in fact the protagonist which is female and of course has a male vampire lover. Billy enjoys this. So the feeding thing to get the erection makes sense it actually is very close to what i said last time because last time what i said is like they get the blood into their body. And how do they move. Because movement is a lot to do with blood flow and they might have a conscious ability to force their muscles and stuff to move so if they want to push blood into their member to create direction The would need that extra blood to do it. Maybe soup feeding and then having that blood in their system means that they could then move that blood to the necessary. Bits essentially through an act of will they would become a rack which is very much like my life now. I don't go out during the daytime. Because i'm so white on in any physical act is is really just achieved through sheer act of will at this point because my body is useless so i really agree with that. Then laura goes onto the second part. Which is bruising children together. I was referring to the twilight books or movies which. I have not seen a read where i know. They produce a baby. Which didn't make sense to me. As for empires having children there is a significant risk in these books of what is called blad syndrome and lad syndrome is basically described as happening when a male vampire father's child in a female human which usually results in death of both the child and the mother basically instead of the baby being alive. It's like on dead. But in the books i believe it's only ten percent chance that rises if the vampire is over one hundred years old so lots of people have thought about these things in come up with explanations somehow in my mind the they have to drink blood to be able to get it up means not producing blood so they can't create erection. Soc should work the same way for the creation of semen. The can't produce their own. So what i would propose. Is that a vampire if he wants to get his partner pregnant..
"anita blake" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"Is. It is I I need at least a blank wall interview if possible but. cluttering kind of person. Which means I like his Are I, like Erlich Cop Chalk Trust, Chomsky's. I. Like I like stones and crystals pretty things trending things. I'm a big fan of Likely Statues Stone Aminals so It is it is not a a niece process, Irish people that I know it's an all my stacks the only time I feel like I have to clean my office is when I look around stacks dust in I don't know what's in them. If lost traffic of insects this time to clean up the way I knew everything is don't touch my stuff. Love that's the litmus test. So this is I have to tell you. This is absolutely hilarious because you and Scott are sounding like the same person more with like everything you say like it is so funny you guys are cut from the same cloth. Well, you know I take take a compliment. We we. I don't know maybe it is. You know we don't faces while we know faces that he changed the outer appearance you know there actually the more studies I do in how how mine truly works Neuro Neuroscience I actually am beginning to believe that certain characteristics like that. Really do go together well, and obviously you guys are my type of people because I adore you both. So this is perfect. Will you know we are going to go ahead and let you go but thank you so much for joining us. We are humbled has been an absolute honor Oh so much. Thank you so much. So Much Scott it has been really fun. To to be on with you and. In just just talk and share. The view. This wonderful. Technology Park. Welcome to the spoiler section who, okay let's get into this book I'm. I'm excited because I had a lot of fun with it. I have a lot of things to say about it too. That sounds ominous. It's not ominous at all. You know when being dropped in the middle of a series like this. You know not having had conversations about a for what twenty years yeah I. You know I feel like there's so much stuff that I have to like get off my chest in disgust with people. You've got to go through that for so long. I haven't. Yeah. I've had a lot of friends that read these books and and we've talked about them over the years and yeah no, it's very true. Well I I. Don't know I. Feel like I should let you start. Well. Okay. First of all I. Love Anita Blake. I was not expecting her to be the I don't I. Don't know what I was expecting with her honestly maybe you had no expectations maybe that's was good I didn't really have expectations. I guess like I said reading through some of the wikipedia things I feel like it was a mistake i. had this I had this image in my head of this this image that I had was. Know a shallow bad, ass. Maybe a little bit vapid but strong character. That's the way that it Kinda made her sound. Oh No. That is not what she is. She is now readily smart, incredibly vulnerable but just absolutely so good at her job she's a complete complete bad ass, and she is good at her job and she's good at working the cases and all that cool stuff that you want in this kind detective eat you know sort of novel? and. She's just an absolute bad, ass very capable and now she has all of these enhanced Cana supernatural abilities to which just makes her character even richer as the years have gone on. I appreciate that twenty seven books in she still able to introduce a A moral dilemma. There's a lot like this book twenty seven. Books in. Introducing New Lord to the world new questions on how things work as well as introducing new moral quandaries to Anita and where she has to ask herself she doing the right thing absolutely because we have this whole issue with the warrant of execution and you know how she and Newman, and everybody you're supposed to handle this. And that's I mean it's it's kind of some stuff that's uncharted territory and Anita talks about that in here and is speaking on keeping it fresh to we brought this up in the interview and I really really applaud her for putting in. Some nods to mental health the importance of mental health with the characters in this book, the males and the females alike, the the tough bad ass people you know being like hey. It's okay to have feelings and to have to work through things really cool where all about normalizing mental health and it's really nice to see that Anita is still in therapy and the still working on herself to the writing is incredibly emotionally mature. The characters are not necessarily emotionally mature share by is approached from a from a from a level where the author is clearly very experienced in in navigating some of these these. Questions in these emotions. Yeah, and I think that's you know that's okay that we're feeling things with her and you know, Kinda going through all all those motions with her makes her very relatable I've forgotten how much I love the woman for the amount of cursing I feel so seen. So see because we all know that I curse just very naturally. It's not be trying to sound any sort of way I'm just. A salty old sailor and Sosa Nita and isn't it good news that they're swearing in the interview so that this is an explicit episode and you can say whatever you want. Yes, I love it. I. Love It. So I want talk all of the characters that are in this book because that is the one thing that there is a little bit of me feeling a little over my head I I, definitely felt for Duke because. Okay. So obviously, Duke is not a series regular. There's some other characters in here that that aren't part.
"anita blake" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"With us today needing really no introduction is Laurel K Hamilton author of the Anita Blake series good. Morning. Hello. Hey. Good Morning. Hi Scott Hi Sandra it's good to be here. Oh my gosh. This is amazing to have you. This is so exciting. So I wanted to go ahead and start as a first time reader of the series I was surprised by how little previous knowledge I actually needed to become invested in your characters and your world what is your method to making your books approachable to those who are just coming in? Well I try to treat every book as much as possible where you can pick it up and come in and that you know. That gets harder harder with more books more background you build up, but I really do set down and I think you know all right the first draft because you don't edit as you do for staff that that's that'll stop in your tracks every time but then subsequent drafts I look at it and go Kay I had never picked the series up this was a brand new book if I was in a bookstore or in the airport and honest picking this book up and I was reading it would this draw me in in would this be enough information so that I didn't feel loss I really do I really do try to bear that in mind It is it is quite a challenge at this point but I really do think about I because I still hear from people that say just that like you said your first Ruder I actually do still get a lot of people and I just found you. I'm so excited so many books and people are reading at home in he in doing more books now as things gone on 'cause you know. Online has become harder everybody's kind of hunkering down so. I get. I'm getting lots of Preston, readers. and. They say the same thing. They usually get back to the beginning after they they read up to but but I really do try because I know that in the airport there's going to be delayed That's it. They just don't have shelf room for everybody's whole series. That's that's awesome and I mean I'm so happy like that. Scott found that to be so true for your books all All have gone into more detail on this, but I am not a first time reader. I. Am a long reader. So it was really really exciting to get to have a different. From him as a longtime reader versus new reader. That is really cool. Yeah. It's you know we do what we can hear. Jonah Junkies. Anita is a strong assertive female character just like me. How does it make you feel when your readers talk to you about how much Anita has inspired them it. When it first started a low these. I started out. I was puzzled by how many people said you know she helps me strong because honestly my grandmother race, there were no. and. So I was Rai- I. I wasn't raised to be the girl because that wasn't an option is made heavy had to be lifted when I got big enough. You're talking to it. Wasn't like we had help from anybody else to go to. So I didn't know the Anita was so strong. I didn't know that wasn't option to be anything else it took me quite a few years to go. Okay I understand it now I love the fact that so many people tell me needed has inspired them to be stronger and that it's okay to be stronger, it's okay to stand up for themselves I. Was Not socialized to be to be the girl not in any way I I, was not I was I was told to I had to take care of myself. No Man is conducive for me and that if I wasn't stronger to take care of myself, my way I was at that was how I was raised though. So that's how neat is. That's how I am. I honestly did not there was another option. In and but I'm meet so many women that I really thought would be passed us to be honest. We are still socializing or girls boys so differently. and. And girls are still being socialized to be nice and I love hearing from women saying you know I spoke up I listened to that little voice in the back of my head. I knew it wasn't a good idea. So I said no, because I knew Anita wouldn't do it. I had women that have left abusive relationships and they stay is put up and I I mean that is that is such such a gift to be able to share strength. In a way I, get to share my own upbringing. I share the strength that I was taught and raised with everybody I you know I also get I also get min. The also say that needs help them be strong in a different way that that that they're all different kinds of strength. And just like gives me chills. It is a really. Holy unlooked for on my part and it's been a real gift to share with everybody that was. That must be why like rings so true is it's just what it is is just natural. Yes. I I grew up with my grandma for a lot of my years too. So I always like to hear another raised by grandma type of person, and of course, she was old school old schools. Oh Yeah. Very old school and. An. People's Graham was not all the same but. I do not think my grandmother ever were makeup day in her life. She was raised in farm country. So she didn't have any time. She had no patience radio that followed the all stop that that you know nobody cared what I looked like it was. Could you list this? Can you do this for me? And so I really I. Really you know people will say you know early interviewer said you know and love she said this off camera I love Anita but I bet her closer so awful what made you think to dress like that? In the early. In the this this woman is dressed, this woman was dressed in in very high enclosed top to bottom. I mean, she looked abuse and I I dressed up for the interview but I just didn't have the heart teller of that I just look down at what I was wearing. Eh, needed wear that right Didn't occur to me. The more I, the more I go out and meet people that are more into fashion in more into the whole indoctrination I didn't get about appearance is so important the more I realized that I'm really have no since bashes I really off and I, I that's not a bad thing. It's just it's just I just don't think about it. It's it's just I'm gonNA go Amnuay cupboard. Is By. 'em I covered is everything covered is worried shoes appropriate to the day? Can I walk the dogs in these guy? I. Go outside without tripping on something is it raining or these waterproof do I need? To the practical list that's how I. Joked John is the one who taught me how to wear high heels. because. I couldn't I didn't know how to wear high heels. I. Really. Didn't and. Rightish on Claude his great fashion sense. He's the one who got me watching fashion TV and things like that trying to figure out how to dress him and and so for John Call that I were the really high heels and learn how to rock in because I I wanted to know how that feel felt. Sometimes I write very much like a method actor I will get into the. Of the character in that kind of thing and so. It was only half joking Sean Claude taught me how to wear high heels. Oh, I love that so vital.
"anita blake" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"Oh this has. References to a pass case of hers. Cool. We'll tell you about that case from that other book and it's like it's really really nice because you're like just kind of waiting into the water like okay I'm comfortable. I'm comfortable here even though I'm a new person. I could totally see bat and those references don't feel too inside baseball. There's somewhere that need to be explained that are for the for the for the plot of this story, and there's some things that are just kind of references to things that have happened in the past which they actually the they're more than just a wink wink to regular readers. To kind of your appetite to read more I WanNa know about some of those stories. Yeah. You want to know about those stories, those cases, those characters everybody's very in depth and none of them. The men none of the women supernatural human in these books are paint by numbers they're really -ther. And I should say to one thing I always really admired about these books. Now, we have the poly-amorous connection, but there's been a lot about sexuality and sexual orientation and gender. Really really cool stuff. That I really love to read about you guys know we talk about stuff on the show all the time, and especially for me having read these characters for so long when I first started reading them when I was in my teens there was not a lot of books that were talking about You know so many different types of people and way to ways to identify and ways to have sexuality, and it's really really cool that it's like something that was kind of foundational in that sub genre. And also urban fantasy in general. Let's just kind of kind of categorize it as that they're really you know we hate to be to contrite about any John Rica's things blend, but she is also one of the pioneers of that and if you like a bad ass woman detective who can execute supernatural naturals and navigate crazy worlds and all of that stuff you you definitely have to thank Laurel K Hamilton for that she was foundational in having that energy in books. So can I tell you a little bit about sucker punch sure. So just Kinda give everybody you know what are what are we going to get you here with the story? One of fellow US Marshal Asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan's upper peninsula on an emergency consult she knows time is running short when she arrives there's plenty of proof that a young wear leopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible as the mounting evidence to him a warrant of execution is already underway, but something seems off about the murder and Anita has been asked for her expert. Opinion on the crime scene despite escalating pressure from local cops and the family's cries for justice for their dead. Patriarch Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn't quite add up time is against Anita as the tight knit community is up in arms and it's fear of supernatural is growing she races to uncover the truth and determine whether the marshals have caught the killer or about to execute an innocent man all in the name of justice it really is a murder mystery I was not expecting that we like I said, usually the books there's. Something, like that, there's a murder mystery. There's a there's a, there's a body in town or something like that. There's a really good plot, but a lot of her books are centered around really good mystery. You can't beat that. We love mystery we do love mystery. So for our readers who have not been introduced to Laurel K Hamilton and the to Blake, who do you think should be picking this up of our listeners to read it. I'll man that's a toughie because it's obviously going to plug it. My Heart Street is a little bit. A series that I've been with for so so long You know, honestly, I think that these books do have quite a mass appeal I think that men would like them. Women would like them. Non Gendered folks would like them human supernatural. So Everybody I mean jump in. Now jump in at the beginning you know like figure out where you WanNa get in and just give these books at try and being credibly entertained and I for a lot of people they love it when a series has a lot of books for them to devour and why not try one. That has you know twenty seven novels. There is something to be said about falling in love with a series and already having a whole lot of stuff to dig into. It's hard to give an appeal score to a series. That's successful. That's this this big. I think that this has a broad appeal I think that for for those who are not into anything supernatural at all the you know this, this might not have it but man if you like supernatural at all. Yeah. Out here normal supernatural. into creatures and there's so many great I wish I could say the word can. I. Say the word if you're like me stupefy can't say it either. But if you're like me, you should and you have you're like me, you haven't picked up the series even though you've probably heard about it for decades just pick it up, give it a shot and I don't hurt. It's not GonNa hurt you and you don't have to. Start from the beginning if you don't want to really as someone who's only read this book, Go ahead and pick up this book. I. Think I think that you will I don't think that you'll regret it. Now I can flick could hurt can't hurt anything can only help you and just look at where we've come to. Since one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three you know like people who've been readers for a long time like us. An older you know things were different books were different in the nineties and the eighties in the seventies, and especially as someone like me who's other favorite authors Stephen. King Anne Rice you know you see cultural shifts and it's a little bit of time capsule when you read books that by authors that stretch such a huge period of time. But if you like paranormal supernatural creatures at all and especially when I was gonna say it was with the with the like throats the where people there's better words for this I mean th th rope Syrian throats is now the politically correct term we use in the books. There's all the different big cats, lions there's hanging is there's rats there's there's a wear animal for you. There's a wear animal for you are maybe being an animators more your styling, you WanNa, raise the dead perhaps you vampires fuel of Vampires why the hell have you not read any Anita Blake books. Alright. So I think without further ado, we've got to get into this very, very exciting interview with Laurel K. Hamilton. The we are so humbled that she graciously did a little call with, US. Scott. What talk a little bit about there's some tech stuff if why we had a few technical difficulties with this interview, you will notice a change in audio about halfway through. The audio quality is still good but I apologize for the for the degradation in audio in the second half I mean the world's an imperfect place and you know sometimes it just is what it is. But like we said, it's still as good in the content is frigging fire. So that's all that matters. Without much more further further ado the Johner junkies are proud to present Laurel K Hamilton. Enjoying, the show leave us a review. You can find us on Instagram at johner junkies will as genre junkies don't calm. And now back to the show..
"anita blake" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"Weirdo bookworm unite we want to share our love of genre fiction with you. Some readers out there may look down on you for your love of horror, sci fi and fantasy, but not us. So stop by as we discuss what we've been reading. I under Junkies Sandra this is Scott stitches over there and we are ready to talk to you tonight about a very exciting author interview we had. We got to talk to Laurel K Hamilton which is pretty big deal. Big Deal it is a big deal. I was excited Sandra was very, very excited and. This was my first time reading one of her novels, and so I'm excited to talk about my experience with that as the first time reader. So we'll talk a little bit and then we've got our interview with Laurel. It is spoiler free, and then we'll come back and do the spoiler section Kinda same as always hope everybody's been doing as well as possible during this absolutely insane time to be a high. Had Our. We had our first Cova. Scare I guess you'd say an air quotes. Yeah. Like a work related possible contamination Sich situtation not not too bad for either of us. But of course, we took our tests passed with flying colors but at least now we've had that experience. Yes you've had that experience. So if you think you have to do it, get it done your honor junkies have they lived to tell the tale don't be scared Jonah Junkie So something else that was like really really exciting three. Sorry. I just want WanNa. Talk a little bit. John Related is we finally fine the Lee was true detective season one? Yeah, we did and. That was a huge deal for me. That was a huge deal so I will say. This the first couple episodes. It took me a while to really get into it and really like like the characters. But after after the whole season was done, I was very happy with it Sandra. I'm completely obsessed with it. I can't wait to watch the other T. seasons. It was one of those things like I described season one is like I feel like somebody made it for me somebody crafted it for me and like molded it and like shaped it and made it all Mason and pretty like clay and they fire baked in the oven and a glazed it and they're. Like here you go here I, made you this made you the season of television just for you and absolutely adored it. Of course, no spoilers for those who haven't seen it. All three seasons are anthology but this one has to do with a lot of stuff that ticks myi boxes of things that I like and it is kind of a procedural though be all tradition untraditional one. Just like the book we reviewed this week. Procedural, however nontraditional. So a little bit of background on our book. This week I think that most readers are going to at least be familiar with Laurel K Hamilton is she's responsible for two series of books the Anita Blake Vampire Hunters series and the Merry Gentry This is obviously in outing in the Anita Blake vampire hunter novel so this newest book is called Sucker Punch. So this was first of all book is frigging gorgeous like if you get a chance to eat some really pretty cover oh my gosh, it's got like you know kind Of like our our leopard on the front and it's lots of blues and blacks in a big gorgeous like aquamarine Gold I. There's like a blood drippy thing and like when you shift the cover to and fro, you get like Shiny Shiny bits I can't I don't know it's gorgeous. Super pleased in its when you open it up to when you open up, it's a beautiful hundred green and black with like blood red on the spine. It's definitely a departure of from the the covers that I am familiar with seeing for the series Oh. Yes. So I I could look up exactly what it was but a number of years ago the book switched covers from kind of like what a lot of us knew to these much more. Beautiful. Dare I say serious covers. I. Don't want to say that in the sound insulting but. We're there more artistic and not just here is a book cover. That kind of vaguely represents the story inside. There's definitely an artistic style when it comes to the covers of books when it comes to you John Re related books particularly fi supernatural were you know where you have like the hero or heroine on the cover and? That kind of art you all know what we're talking about and this new trend towards kind of a more more subtle cover while still being just beautiful. I'm a big Fan of Oh. Yeah. No at least covers have been great for years and years. So this was no exception it's such a treat. So let me tell you a little bit about, Anita Blake, the series, my my history with it, and then we'll talk about the book more specifically. So Anita Blake Vampire Hunter is a series of novels and some short novels also comic books of which I have quite a few of. Those that way. That mislocate Hamilton has been writing since hundred ninety three when guilty pleasures came out. So this is an urban fantasy series in that it is contemporary it is basically our world. Only there are supernatural things. Everybody is aware of them but other than that, there's a lot of things that makes it exactly like the world we live in there is the character of Anita Blake who starts out the series as basically known as the executioner known as war. She executes Vampires and Super Naturals. She raises the dead as an animator where she raises zombies. And that goes into a whole whole bunch of stuff. She gets into some romantic entanglements with supernatural characters in that grows leaps and bounds throughout the series Her love life is very fascinating and prolific and vary entertaining. And you need a flow chart, these are. In case, you couldn't tell these are one of those books where adults can into adult situation kids how just know that? A lot of the books we read our like that we don't usually give a warning for that, but you know just saying. So my history with the books. History. With the books is I started reading them not in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three of a little young. But I started reading when I was a teenager let's say about fifteen to be safe and my friends read them and I read them and I really enjoyed them and I continue to read them and continued to stay at least somewhat involved in the series as best as I possibly. Could like I said I love the comic book run when that was coming out and I got some of those, these books were very, very key part of my teen and early adults and into my adult reading it's when you've been reading character Carrick Durr's but especially one character for this lawn you get very, very involved emotionally it just becomes a big part of.
"anita blake" Discussed on VelociPodcast
"Last week. I did a bit on convince directions. Laura sent in some more information which is great because quite honestly this week I had nothing. I've been in my house for a couple of weeks I've run out of ideas so I really appreciate her sending this in because it gives me something to talk about. 'cause essentially that lack of human interaction has meant that. I am not interacting with people enough to actually get topics or ideas for things to talk about so diving deeper into vampire. Dick's is a sentence. I I I never thought I would say but there you have it diving. Deeper into vampire. Dick's is a very appealing thing to me. Right now. That's how far down. Cove nineteen has brought the world where I am enthusiastic about getting down on a vampire. Dick Getting real deep in there and just and just finding out what's going on so the first part of Lord's message Unfortunately it cuts off the message thing. I use. Only let's record for sixty seconds right now. I don't know if the plan to change out in the future but I think we got the the main thrust for vampire. Dixon thrust the main thrust of what she wanted to say. Hello Peter After your most recent episode one ninety seven talking about whether or not vampires can have erections I've decided to China is your resident expert on Vampires smut question mark One of the most popular series called Anita Blake which spans more than twenty novels at this point has solved this problem by deciding that vampires can not get erections unless they have fed for that evening so a vampire wakes after the sun sets. They can't get it on until they feed from their human servants or food from another person and in fact the protagonist which is female and of course has a male vampire lover really enjoys this. So the feeding thing to get the erection makes sense. It actually is very close to what I said last time because last time what I said is like they get the blood into their body. And how do they move? Because movement is a lot to do with blood flow and they might have a conscious ability to force their muscles and stuff to move so if they want to push blood into their member to create direction Yeah they would need that extra blood to do it. Maybe soup feeding and then having that blood in their system means that they could then move that blood to the necessary. Bits essentially through an act of will they would become a rack which is very much like my life now. I don't go out during the daytime because I'm so white on in any physical act is is really just achieved through. Ashir active will at this point because my body is useless so I really agree with that. Then Laura goes onto the second part. Which is Bruising Children Together? I was referring to the twilight books or the movies which I have not seen a read where I know. They produce a baby which didn't make sense to me as for.
"anita blake" Discussed on Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast
"Crissier book suggestions. You haven't steered me wrong yet. So that's good. I think I think we have a lot of the same tastes in your starting Patricia Briggs. Or you're going through Patricia Briggs and I started some of her stuff on audible I kind of bopping around between different authors but yeah. I started her Mercy Thompson like like in this and there's and there's something to about those those first person narratives Not a whole lot of people can pull them off and when they are pulled off. It's interesting because it's kind of an urban fantasy flavor. Will you have the first scenario where they have to be a little snarky but they have their own voice? So it's like you know herring. Dresden does that. But it's different through Mercy Thompson. But it's different from Owen pit it's different from Anita Anita Blake. Yeah all these. Are that do that. Sort of supernatural urban fantasy. Sorta thing and that sort of the tone that they're going for and it's just it's just fun it's yeah and but it's also if you like action in in your in your. Sifi Than Yeah. It's it's it's amazing it's good stuff and it's a good time and it's fun it's and it's not you know dour or down itself or having there's there's it it's hopeful. Nfl Like we. Kinda need right now Well I really need been sitting down reach traditional books lately. I have hold priorities having really currently Read I'm Diane Status? Every time we do this but I'm serving It's reading reading or Britney I'm a librarian. It is my job to encourage a love of reading. And if you're reading fan fiction your reading it counts. I wish I could drill that into the heads of the of the kids who come in to the library and like I need to read some boring. My teacher recommended to my mom will let me read. Comic Books Won't let me read Fan Fiction. I'm like you're reading. It's okay that's what you love to read. Sorry I you got me on a soapbox for.
"anita blake" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Up this Monday edition of the new adventures of Newer Wolf. Starring Sydney Greenstreet from sixty nine years ago March. Second Nineteen fifty one. Mostly wealth. This Wilbur Martin is how are you doing dramatic? No no no take red leather chair edge right. Glad using CAM aggie beavers. Jeremy is demanding. You're the body. I did whether it was John Blake. I'm not I'm not sure but I need. It feels positive enough you I skipped idea. Well WE S I. Am You guys decision on Zimmerman s? No he thinks it was Martin. I do you have good. Certainly not that. Who Know The game here saying the wheel and gave us. The literature is brother. You must have contemplated suicide don't you? You positive it was. John Blake who signed the will An interesting you think he was his brother. Hillary game here posing as John. It could have been that the man was quite gray and had no Australian accent. Hillary could have dropped the accent for a short while and greatest hair and they were twins. Doing lightning was demoted. And do gone. After he left you here he could have killed John. Throwing them in. The river left his overcoat and hat on the war. And why would hillary kill? John may have been several reasons. Maybe because of Marcia well several reasons timmy did JON. Blake object your engagement to Anita and all I should he. I do milius. Anita Blake identified. Have others handwriting? She identified the body. You still believes Meta. Maybe she only thought it was his handwriting. You bisbee careful. We're in trying to make a matter how to this. You might have been the most heavy physician. I checked the letter and the will with papers at Johns Office and the handwriting is dental in my opinion. Maybe Hillary is clever forgery. Maybe did you. Have the experts? Check the writing not yet. Then how can you tell? An issue had a bonafide sample Hillary's writing. I tell you that you found Assemble Hillary's writing some letters from hitter need to. John is found a package of them in John's desk at his home. That is most in GonNa. They are several of them tied together in the nineteen twenty eight and a couple of nine hundred forty eight. Now tell US Emmy. We never thought John committed either. You didn't know before you go write your name here on this band very well. Thank.
"anita blake" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"All you could come. Michael Hillary Wilbur seem to think you might know something about father's disappearance. Now I don't know I I'm just as nonplussed as you are. When did you see your brother last? Well it's been four or five months. Why well I just wanted to know. What do you think is becoming Shirley you know his recent actions better than I? Well at first I thought he'd been kidnapped now. I'm afraid it suicide. Oh I say really now. Have you been putting such ideas into ahead? Young Man on the other hand could have been murder indeed. Well I suggest the police be called hospitals more gave the place. Have you thought of doing that? Young Man I was going to really then while you're stalling about. I just step into the library. And we can't be Wilbur. It just can't be restrained. There's Mr Goodwin to see your father. I'll seem begums blake. Imagine this is my fiance Mr Wilbur. Mark Mr Martin had you do. What is it you could win? Is Your father him as Blake. I know now he is. What is Your Business Mr Putin? Why do you want to see Mr Blake? As a matter of fact I don't really WANNA see Mr Blake because I don't think he's here again to see Miss Blake just detective. Police investigator with narrow World John. Blake has disappeared. And all you're trying to keep it out of the press because you think he's been kidnapped. We have called the police. Do you think has happened to my father. I think he's dead. Why do you think that is just what do you to? Oh Anita I wanna ask you a few questions on. I think it's advisable is. I thought you were done for that. I don't think this chap visited detective. I'm sorry about this. Mr Blake but curiosity got the better of me. I hope I'm wreck things. What are you talking about? You're a member the agreement. What agreement Mr Goodwin do you know who you're talking to? I S John Goodman. This is my uncle. Hillary my father's out there. Hillary Hillary Blake. Yes my father's twin brother. John and Hilary were twin. Of course is news to me. I didn't know that. What did you know about him? Well now that I look at him now that I can recall his speech. There is a difference and now why do you think John Blake is dead? I've just come from police headquarters. You mean he's been murdered from all indications is committed suicide suicide. Are you sure poor father? I was afraid of this this morning. I hadn't overcoat were found on the East River Docks near Pier. Nine in. The code was a typewritten copy of a will made yesterday. The hat bears the initials J. B. Who's a will is? Could you identify the hadn't caught mistake? Well yes of course. Very well command sergeant. This is Sergeant Ham Miss Blake. Do you recognize this coat and hat. Yes I do. They were fathers will be. I can't stand it. But the hat and coat or not conclusive evidence. What about the will on the pocket show them the will sergeant read it? You read it to my daughter. Anita Blake I do hereby bequeath all my property personal unreal including the portrait painting of a mother. My did deceased wife. Masha Blake this will supersedes any and all instruments previously drawn. But no signature. I have the original. What did you get this? Notice the signature of the witness or she goodwin. You witnessed his signature in Niro Wolves office but Mr Blake had his own attorneys. Nevertheless he came to miss the wall to take care of the will that we hadn't recognized implements photos in the papers wouldn't have witnessed the signature. Anita. Is this your father's handwriting. Yes but they're still isn't proof that he's dead nor that he committed suicide. No Corpus DELICTI in the body may not be bound for days but this evidence we have here certainly indicates that a body will be found eventually maybe not Mr Griffin. It's possible could have but we are going to say nothing. Miss Blake in a way. I blame myself father's death. How do you need to sort of premonition? It's obvious now. I can't a narrow world is it? He wanted someone didn't know him personally. His own attorneys would have been able to see through is planned and prevent his carrying it out. He made a will. Why did he draw this new one? Yes that's what I don't understand. Well I still am not convinced that he committed suicide. Mr Blake here is a letter to be delivered to you. Well no absolutely shed some light on the problem. Uncle Joe Says Twenty five years now jealousy and bitterness have kept us POB. I know why you stayed in Australia all these years. I know you love Masa. She was rightfully yours. But I love to and I couldn't go on about a. I know you've despised us. Both and I pretended to despise you. I had to pretend because I lied to Marsha. I told how you engage the Mattia women in Sydney. Masha was innocent. I was blame. Well here the rest.
"anita blake" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Well that's the simplest little thousand we ever made. I believe is the Goodwin. You're going to be surprised. I want you to get acquainted with John. Blake Secretary. You're more than an thousand young man Jeez that's you. That's what time is it. It is six. Pm The clock is right in front of your eyes. I'm thinking I it's very interesting. Very an entire day has passed since the visit from John. Blade did you learn anything I did. He left his office late yesterday. She said his daughter. Anita's quite upset because he didn't come home. Jacobs Club Yup. I didn't talk to the daughter but I learned that. She's engaged to a young fellow named Wilbur Martin. She told the secretary that a father'd been acting strangely of late a bit morose. And what does the door to feel has happened? Anita's afraid he's been kidnapped you haven't met nor talk to any other than the secretary not yet so far. No one's called the police good. We mess with time being prevent that. What did you learn Blake's brother from Australia? He's been here only a year. They've met only once or twice return. The secretary thinks that break-up was because of their loved the same woman. Hillary became very wealthy in Australia. Gee it is time viewed as MS ANITA. Blake it at home. I'd love to ball. She's a mighty purdy Gal Roy. G You can do me a great service. Anything Short Acoustic tightly closed. What the shoe.
"anita blake" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"In this way Sir. Mr Wolf doesn't camper anything resembling air. Oh I'm Archie Goodwin and good evening Mr Blade. I have a little business for you now before you say anything. I know you're not a lawyer. I'm not a member of the balance of what kind of business Mr Blake. I have short will which I have typewritten myself. I I haven't signed it yet and also. I have here a sealed envelope containing a letter which I want you to be prepared to deliver to the addressee letter very well yes you know who I am. Seems Sydney. Seen you same here. I just can't place you well. I'm John Blake President of the Plymouth building and loan. Oh of course I've seen your picture. Many Times I've been to ten is in the city Mr Blake and this has moved to surely the business of attorney perhaps but in this particular instance. I wanted an individual who had no interest in me Nora previous knowledge of my affairs. I see also. I'm the person who was well. Shall we say too? Well fixed? Well you certainly imagine Mr Wolf being in need of money. There's rank conjure to turn his handle this so you'll know in a moment but when I leave here don't you forget the whole thing for the time being is the will read it urged January twenty five thousand nine hundred fifty one to my daughter? Anita Blake I do hereby bequeath all my property personal and real including the portrait painting of her mother. My dear deceased wife. Marcy Blake this will supersedes any and all instruments previously drawn. Simple nerve. Isn't it. That's all now. The penalties now signed now. Then you sign is with Mr Goodwin retain the wellness to wolf from the envelope. Which is addressed to Hillary break? My brother was living in this city. Brother he's just recently returned from twenty five years in Australia though. Hillary has written several times. I have not favored. And we've We've been the strange these many years over unpleasant situation which doesn't pose letter will clear up. Hey Mr Blake matter no Mr Wolf. There was a time. Yes but Well not now. You'll know what to do with a will in the low when the time arrives now As to your fee you said A thousand well. We usually receive Bazan. We'll do L. is a check all made out. If you're thinking of Suicide Mr Blake. We must warn you. If you don't care to go through with this. Please say so. I'm not planning on suicide. I assure you have taking the job. Is Debris and good evening. Gentlemen and Thank you for your kind indulgence..
"anita blake" Discussed on The Worldshapers
"That's an interesting background for a science fiction fantasy writer as that fed into into your work. You're going forward and a law degree to at least with a law degree. You certainly use a lot of words being a lawyer. I have my nieces lawyer. So and she started as an English major so has all contributed to writing. Do you think you know as we'll get to travel. Lightning there is a lot actually really Cool stuff in trail of lightning. So that definitely did I talk about checkerboard lands and things like that and that is all real You know I think. The Religious Studies Theology degree. Probably feed into my world building more than I realized and probably Affect what it is that I like to talk about. You know like I like to talk about Sort of the gods in Sort of spiritual or spirituality and things things like that and religion and those are my interests. So I'm sure they feed into my work probably more than I realized. I think someone on twitter twitter wants that was like once she found out I had gotten those degrees she was like. Oh that makes so much more sense. Now what does that mean. She did tell because he's like I don't like to critique people based on who they are with a story to stand on its own but she felt that that gave her some sort of insight so I guess so and then when you residual lawyer for ten years but we're longer there did you start trying to get published in. How did that happen? How did you break in the question so I was A practicing attorney with small child And that was just and I think at the time. Actually I was in private practice. I later started to work for the government and that's a better gig but The Hours were insane. You know I had a small child and so I actually not written for quite a while but just sort of keep myself sane and to give myself something that I just love to do a Saudi Brian again. And then I found out about Nanno. Rhino Saimaa Raimondo story. A lot of ways I joined the local all know why my group here who would meet twice a week and just right you know we would just sit at the coffee shop right and I loved it and it gave me a schedule and it kept me sort of pushing forward And then after Manorama was over there were three or four folks in the group that wanted to keep meeting. Wine was a romance author. She'd been J. like seven books One was more of an academic writer and one was a self published Writer and I was like sure you know. Let me join in your group Even though I had done nothing they let me neither group and they became i. I sort of writing group my first critique group and I wrote the book With a you know long where you know that group and when I was done they were like you know you should try to get this published. I was like really you think I don't know I just wrote this flood. And they're like no no no. It's good you should try to get it published. How Senate at out the slash rush Yeah I know I knew nothing about publishing. I knew I had done some research on agents And I knew which agents you you know I was sort of interested in and I sent it out and it got picked up so there was no sort of magic to. It'd I just did it the old fashioned way so the novel came first before you sold any short fiction. The novel came. I I throw that in two thousand sixteen Like August two thousand sixteen and then In two thousand seventeen Apex magazine put out a call for indigenous fantasists indigenous science fiction fantasy. And I thought oh I should try to get into that. I should write a short piece. Said get it published and maybe that will help get my name out because the book it takes a year and a half slur book to come out and you know the trail of lighting wasn't gonNA come out until two thousand eighteen. I should I should try to get short story published And you know I thought thought maybe ten fifteen people would read it. I thought it would just be cool. And that got picked up and that went rather well so yeah actually came after the book. That's a little different for most riders. Experience you have enough ago I start selling fictions wanted to mention it Okay well let's We'll we'll talk about trail of lightning at well. I guess the whole series but that's that that was the first book as I said to you. I somehow managed to schedule a whole bunch of interviews almost on top of each other so I haven't been able to read everybody's books to the end as much as I would like but I I have read a considerable portion of it so I know something about it. But we'll I'll let you Give A synopsis of trail of lightning and the setup for the whole series without spoiling anything for people who haven't finished the book like me Yeah So trail of lightning takes place in sort of a near future. Ah after a climate apocalypse where sort of all the world has sort of gone to hell Except for the South West of of the Americas basically And specifically the book takes place on the Navajo Nation which is now the NATO risen and has become sort of a power player in the region along with some other Places like new Denver and the Mormon Kingdom and we follow A woman almond air who is a monster slayer because with sort of climate apocalypse all the Gods and heroes and monsters traditional Navajo stories have risen up and now walked the land like Coyote and other folks. You might not be familiar with but you will be when she read the book And it is her job to sort of hey survive and be fight the with the help of her sidekick who is a very unconventional medicine man. Okay and it's It is a very interesting wresting setup and an interesting character as well so how did the idea for comer I. That's that's another cliche. Where do you get your ideas? What was the seed for this book as you're working working with his Writing Group and this was what she worked on a Nano Raimondo. Was it or was this. This is what I worked on for. Manorama oh okay. So how did the idea come about. Yeah so I'm a huge urban fantasy fan You know I always say that. I sort of drifted away from fantasy from all that wheel of time and stuff like that for a long time particularly through college Because really speak to me anymore. I didn't feel like I saw myself. Salfan in all those questing farmboys and everything and it just sorta got a little little dull for me So I set aside fantasy for awhile but then the One day I was an airport somewhere are just looking for a random book and I came across Actually a Laurel K Hamilton. And if you don't know her she writes the Anita Blake Vampire hunters city and I picked up the book and this is one earlier book in in a series of the the later books. Get a little not to my taste. But the early books are great. Picked it up Not knowing what it was about or who she was and I read back and it was something like we'll Anita Blake. Choose between her vampire lover or her. We're Wolf Lover and I was like I don't know bovine I'm about to find out I'm amazed eighty. Let you write that and like it was all the shelf right at the at the airport and I could just pick it up So I did. And that's how I sorta discovered urban fantasy and from there I went on to all sorts of other authors like alona Andrews and folks like that and just sort of fell over this genre of these like strong women who are at the center of the story kind of like kick ass and take on the supernatural but at the same time. Have these sort of complicated lives. I thought that was a Lotta Fun and so that was really my inspiration John for trail of lightning. I wanted to write an urban fantasy but I wanted to write it In an indigenous setting with an indigenous Pantheon Pantheon essentially coming from traditional stories or miss And then I wanted All the characters and the places and all of that to be indigenous agenices well. Because what you do you have a lot of urban fantasy or not a lot but there are a few is. You often have a character. That's half native but they don't. They're not particularly native in. You know the way. They their worldview or the way to the story plays out. That's just gonNA flavoring I guess and also The only way that they're Nader's that they're shaped shifter's and I was like well. We're not going to do that. I wanted it to be something that felt real to me as an indigenous woman I wanted it to be the people in the play X.'s. And the things that I knew and that I had experienced But you know fantasy so that the story came from and also coming urban fantasy a lot of that you know it's like if you have that character there in some big city somewhere and that's just just something in their past but this is actually set is not really urban city right. Yeah this is okay. It's fantasy So how did you go about Well actually before I get to that question. Is that sort of where all of your story ideas have come from or you've written short stories. Now you're writing star wars too so you know in Edward General Sense. How do story ideas come to you? Gosh you know I think for a writer. Part of our job is to just be observant and So it can come story. Ideas can come from anywhere they can come from the news. They can come from overheard conversation They can come from a bookie read. That's bad you WanNa do it better I actually I asked. The influence question wants to like John. Scott I was on a panel moderating trading Mike. Tom's Kalsi and a bunch of other folks And I asked what are your ideas. Come from me all grown do you know about it. Did they got talkie They realized that everyone of them had written at least one book because they had read another book that they got it wrong. So I'm right my book as a correction and I was like so Yeah I think they can come from anything. Often songs songs are very influential will often find a song that really captures a mood or spirit that I want to convey. I'll try to turn that into two words well on the reacting to other works. It's often said that science fiction fantasy are John veteran conversation with themselves. Because we're all reacting acting to what we've read in the past and what we're reading now what other people are doing things we like and things we don't like so I don. I can't think of one that I've written specifically the right. I was trying to do. Somebody's ladies you know to my version. Something I didn't like but I'm sure I'm sure that figures into it somewhere. Yeah even if it's subconscious. I think we're always SORTA Boorda reacting like you said like. Oh you know I see it done this way. Let me do it this way you know. So what does your planning process. Look like Your Synopsis Sizing Outlining however it works for you to do a detailed outline do you Kind of just wing it and upset look for you. We'll tell it really depends on the book. I I think the first book Because I was just writing for myself and I didn't really know what I was doing. Quite frankly There was no outline that was much more pants or kind of book and I think you can.
"anita blake" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Fifty WWE news time six oh four he's been referred to as a jeweler to the stars and now this local man is facing federal charges in connection with a scheme to steal diamonds worth millions WWJ Stephanie Davis live and local with more Stephanie and broke Joseph do much shall was charged with wire fraud in federal court today stemming from what authorities say was a complex financial string of crimes involving millionaires and rare diamonds prosecutors allege the fifty eight year old took property from another jeweler made fraudulent bank transfers while trying to sell a rare seventy seven carat diamond known as the yellow rolls and then failing to pay commissions they also accuse him of trying to rip off over sixty million dollars worth of diamonds while refusing to repay debts this all happening between January and may of this year you may know the two Machel name he is the son of the founder of the choice to Machel art galleries here in the city of Detroit the son owns a jewelry store in Birmingham he's also known as the one who wants auction the engagement ring to president Donald Trump the one that he gave to his ex wife Marla maples reporting live Stephanie Davis W. W. J. newsradio nine fifty among Clemens man accused of firing on police as they close in is facing nearly a dozen charges W. WJZ Anagni alive and local with the story Sandra become county sheriff's office Brooks says it all began Tuesday night shortly after seven thirty with an argument that Anita Blake's accused of shooting his girlfriend on the shoulder as she was sitting in a car with their young child inside the woman drove herself to the sheriff's department was taken to the hospital when police descended on the harbor apartments to arrest Blake's is a he fired on them striking a patrol car nobody was hurt lex's arraigned on ten criminal counts including assault with intent to murder child abuse a malicious destruction of police property was given a two hundred thousand dollars bond and is due back in court on November twenty seventh the victim is recovering reporting live Sandra McNeil WWJ newsradio nine fifty WWJ news time six so six of fire at a Wayne County apartment complex Wednesday night forces six fail please from their homes the Highland Park fire department responded to the Manchester place apartments which is near Woodward and the Davis and freeway around nine thirty six units were destroyed displacing nine people the cause of that fire remains under investigation no one was injured the American red cross is assisting the victims expect January's big CS technology show to have even more of an automotive focus now that do traits Auto Show has been moved to June here's WWJ auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert carmakers C. C. E. S. let some connect with a different audience one in the tech world Bosch North America president bike man sweating is on the executive board of the consumer technology association he says auto suppliers have to keep open their connections with the tech industry it's.
"anita blake" Discussed on Marathon Talk
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"anita blake" Discussed on MonsterTalk
"Area code that's local. So. I, I, I wanna see cap. Where's he at? Anyway. All right. So we have a question. We like to ask all our guests, especially when this your first visit here and that is, and I know it's tough to pick some times, but what's your favorite monster home? Goodness. That is. Which is your favorite kid, you know. No only went puppy can survive which one. No, my favorite. You know, this is going to be generic, I think. But you know, I think my favorite monster. If you're talking about general monsters is as you want to. So I just don't want to exclude anything. Anything you want if FREDDY Cruz my favorite movie monster, but I think vampires are my favorite because I grew up on Stephen King, and I think there's something that was. Especially when you're growing up and you know you're give gay and you're trying to figure out who you are and something like that and you, there's just something about vampires where they can live forever and nobody could hurt them, and they didn't kind of discriminate against who they, you know, bit. There was just something that there's there's a whole lot of stuff blood. Yeah, I of got. It's kind of funny because I did about twilight I'm like, you know, a woman writes a vampire movie geared geared towards tweens, and she makes them all like hot guys who liked turn into the diamonds in the sun. It's like, okay, you're just trying to take off every every cliche for jewellery guys, but you know? Yeah, I think vampires were kind of there was just something cool about vampires like, yeah, I like Barlow in the in the Salem slot book. It is like the scary ones. I liked the Tom Cruise, e, Brad pity one. No, but I'm, I'm kidding. Barlow's really. Barlow was really scary. He really is what that's the thing. I've always torn about vampires because. Very much in I, I don't know if I'm gonna blame or rejoice in an rice, but the I've enjoyed her books, but she really pushed to make well, maybe this is a hammer thing. I mean, I guess Christopher Lee, you don't. Maybe it's a whole episode about what turned vampires from hideous grave monsters into sexy sexy, you know? Yeah. So I go see, go see was like, you know. I'm not saying he's hot the time he was a screen. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. He was like, yeah, I should dispel guessing. No, but he was like very, like, sensuous, charismatic higher. So I think I mean, he didn't. I mean, if you look at it, he's not radically different from Valentino in the way he looked. I mean, no, though he that dark mysterious in they showed his is a lot. It was, you know, I know. I agree and I and I don't lament it. Although I just I like my vampire scarier than sexy and and I've read, I think all the Anita, Blake vampire books and that's public chick porn. I mean at this point is there's hardly even she started out as kind of like a grown up Buffy the vampire slayer. And now she's pretty much a pan sexual in the books are not really about mystery so much as they are about who she's having sex with lately, and it's like it. Again, going back to my watch rom com. Uh-huh. My wife, my mom thinks I'm gay. I'm straight, but apparently have very gay taste in music and books. Story on the show kid. Yeah. So. Bless your heart. So. But yeah, I've always, I just like my vampires frightening. You know, I like them really frightening. Yeah. I hate to end this because I really like talking to you, but Jeffey will have to come back sometime. I'd love to. Absolutely. Awesome. Well, thank you all for having me and thank you so much for joining us because this is taking a little while to coordinate. I apologize about that. So it was great. It was really cool and thank you for all your your behind the scenes insight and. Yeah, interesting. Yeah, in and I think I again, I for any of our listeners who are aspiring writers, just keep writing. You'll get better. You know, that's. That's just don't let the the blank page stop you. Yeah. No, not at all. Not at all experts. Scary. At the blade now bland page. Hopefully something really scary, not scary. We'll have to meet before we talk the next time. So then it can be like, oh my God, something really scary happened to me. I can tell you from personal experience cross.
"anita blake" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"It's. Not just looking forward, to it It's. Almost air now that is past midnight you. Know what today, is it is Friday, it is Friday. Welcome, back overnight America our heels good now. This interview, is a little bit different I'll admit. We welcomed in a Saint Louis native someone, that lives here is a accomplished author and I wanted. To get to know more about her I recorded a little bit earlier today in the. Studio for the next couple of segments we're gonna have some fun learning about a author that is, on the New York Times bestseller. List which is really cool in studio we had, a, chance to, sit down with author laurel, k Hamilton you, may recognize your name maybe you. Don't but she is an accomplished, author she writes in the, science, fiction genre in the wildly popular Anita Blake vampire, hunter. Series has reached book number twenty. Six she lives here in Saint. Louis she's on the New York Times. Bestseller lists multiple times through a series I thought it'd be. Fun to welcome her onto overnight America and, when we sat down in, the studio I just started hitting the Record, button to talk to her, and we were, talking about how after publicists called. Her deliver know that she's again, on the New York Times, bestseller, lists they sent her and edible arrangement what was, your. Favorite fruit out of that edible. Book I made the mistake of. Putting angel food cake next to the. Edible bouquet she went straight for the cake my cats no. Full she she says skip the healthy stuff, we're going straight for cake And, so I'm trying to. Film this and laughing my Going. No I can't I can't curse now. You cannot, okay you don't wanna get anyone in. Trouble you know I will not get anyone in trouble But but yes I, was? Laughing uproariously because she was eating the cake and I had to go save. The cake laurel k Hamilton you're well rated? On good reads? Here, right close. To that five star, out of five star people really like your work do you do pay attention. To those websites the. Review sites well. Thank you everyone on good reads who voted me up and who give me yo almost a five. Star rating I really appreciate that I actually don't I know other writers that haunt the sites and they'll they'll go and check it every little bit but I find. It distracts me from being able to write. If, if I live and die by my star rating or my reviews that messes with my creative process so I have to be careful. About it yeah my wife when. She looks for a new book or she's part of a book club and. They always recommend books to each other first thing she does good rates, she goes to the website click and. See, if there's. Good ratings on it. Reads the. Summary. Of it in if it sounds like. Something she'd, like that's how she makes her decision It's becoming more and more. Important the online stuff I mean once upon a time back in the, day you'd go into a bookstore There was no other way you had to actually go to a. Library or bookstore now I know? More, people like I. Would say eighty to ninety percent? Of. People. They choose for their online? Reviews you live here in. Saint Louis yes I do grant, you didn't grow. Up here, though no no so what brought you here, my my ex husband's job Uh-huh We We had college sweethearts, married moved to, California both knew we were mid western kids and didn't want to stay out there CalPERS last place to, visit but I just couldn't imagine living. There, yeah and so his job with a computer science and it was much more marketable than the fact that I had a undergrad degree in English lit and in English and in, biology the biology people when I went out for job, interviews they all wanted to know when I was going to get my masters and I met people with masters degrees getting five dollars an hour feeding seals at sea. SeaWorld so and and interestingly, enough I ended up working in corporate America and as an art, editor I can't. Draw when did you write your first? Book was it during that time or was? That, actually I had been writing since I was about. Twelve, yeah I finished by straight fourteen. Cool And I started trying to send stores out for, publication at seventeen. Yeah so I mean I took it? Very very seriously and started collecting my rejection? Slips, and thanks to an article that Ray Bradbury wrote. In, either the writer are the writer The writer magazine He said pick a small room in your house and wallpaper with. Your rejection slips and when, it's completely wallpaper you'll have written the crap out and you will have. The good stuff you'll do down to the. Gold of yourself. As a writer my grandmother would not let me, pay the bathroom but that made me look at rejection letters and stuff is just part of the process, and that you're you're. Earning your chops so it really helped me not take. Take that personally then college kind. Of derail me nothing like trying to get a degree in writing to dig really writing were with, Saint, Louis author, laurel k Hamilton congrats to her making it up to number three on the New York Times bestseller list number four on the USA today chart in a new book out, serpentine number twenty six. In the Anita Blake. Vampire hunter series everyone has that, like those movies they all have that montage scene where they're training and get it like rocky punch that big piece of meat before he can get in the. Ring with, someone you know you gotta Train yourself to get the point for the big fight and that's. What you're, doing well The head of the writing. Program at my small Christian. College It was the one closest to my home so I could take care of? My, grandmother. Still go to college is at the Indiana Wesleyan yes yes I did enter the. Writing program, with a vampire story. And a Kasulu esque story so I I was very honest, but what I wanted to right and two years in she the head of the program kicked. Me out for being a corrupting influence on the other riders And what. It, was, she, decided she could cure me of wanting to write genre and she could cure. Everybody else and I refused to bend and half the class was writing John rea- wow different, kinds it. Sounds like we have a real dirty dancing situation but with writing instead of music yeah it was very much that and she she did very good job, of, discouraging me and took two years for me to write again oh but oh she. Sliced me dice means certain. Male toast so that didn't really, motivate you sometimes people get that sort of like the rejection letters that didn't motivate you as in understood push harder. She spent two hours telling me that I was a, terrible writer and two hours telling me I just trying to destroy. Means a writer and people? Say, well. Did you send her your books and everything that you've accomplished said you don't understand. She knew, I could write she. Was afraid I would right exactly what the kind of thing, I'm writing and she didn't want me to because that wasn't that wasn't good enough that was John was garbage she said, yeah yeah so two years after that before I would ride again and but thanks to her I got it biology. Degree too It. Was my, second, love. And when I when I kind of got got became persona, non grata at writing. Side of things I put my My eggs in that, basket but I had to write writing do and, so I wrote my first the beginning of my first novel while. I was in corporate America I'd get up at like dawn or before dawn I'd write for. Two hours two pages. Or two hours every day then I would, get dressed, and, go, to work. Because I was too tired of the day, that's how I wrote most of the first, half, of my, novel Saint Louis author laurel. K Hamilton she's been. A New York Times bestselling author multiple times through a series of the popular Anita Blake. Character a vampire hunter or. Latest one out is serpentine we're going to continue our conversation with her an overnight America coming up, next on kmox Kayla wax congratulates Joey vitality the newest member of a loose broadcast Joey congratulations.
"anita blake" Discussed on Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
"I'm super curious about that because that doesn't get. That's that's an especially, I assume that was before you were at marvel. So this is this is formative Jordan's is you might not have been before? I was at. Oh, okay. It was. It was in the middle. All right. How marble for eleven years now. Yeah, damn nice. Yeah, it's pretty great. I started out in the in the Mark Pinchas office with where he was doing the hulk books, but I won't on the hook books a I. I got to them eventually. I started working on a lot of the what we're at the time called marvel adventures books. The the kid wants within Zo at the time they were doing what used to be the debut brothers books, but then became, I think, marbles bestselling authors. So I worked on Anita, Blake for a little while there I worked on hedge night to. I worked on stuff like that, but I did get to work on Hercules, which was super find. I worked on. I didn't work on x men first class, but I worked on uncanny x men first class and wolverine first-class uncanny x men. First class tends to disappear when people are talking about the first class books, and that's such a shame because it's such a delight and it's it's got the leprechaun fight in it. Yes, it does. I worked on that. I really appreciate like that's one of. Of the things that the folks making it went? Yes, this is what we're stilling the line down to leprechauns. Yes, I worked on that story. I did it was really, really, really crazy. And I really liked wolverine first class to where it was all stories for the most part focused on wool VN and kitty, which was a lot of fun. But then after a while there I shifted over to working with Nick, like, like I said, Nick Lowe in the men I assisted there. I started a little bit before schism just a tiny bit before gives them. I think I started on. I don't remember the name of the ark. It was the arc wear all the x. men were sick with the flu. Yeah, I remember that architecture and there was there was the I've been court. Yeah, it was the, they weren't. They were on the islands. And are they were outside for San Francisco and they were all sick, and it turned out it was this engineer flew in. There was someone who was selling hailers that had accidents powers. Yup. And there's a pretty good ad Amax dissed in the middle of it. I started running around there, worked with a was with Kieron on as an assistant editor worked with Karen on uncanny x men and then worked on schism after the schism. I most started off just working on wolverine in the x. men, but then eventually I worked on both books of that wolverine annex an uncanny x men and that was a blast. But that's also when I started working on deadpool and over time the deadpool stuff became more and more of my day. And eventually I stopped being an assistant editor and just was getting my own books. I was doing deadpool thunderbolts all new x factor and then eventually the entire Star Wars line. And now you are back on excellency. You mentioned deadpool and I kind of want to start not because one of one of the questions that comes up really regularly on the show is what counts as an expert in which characters count as x. men to the extent that will follow them into their solo series or their series that don't necessarily have x. in the title and. I know deadpool exists under the umbrella of the x. office in marvel. So he's he's part of that. Where would you put him with regards to that? Well distinction. That's a very interesting question. Obviously, for you know, I p purposes. He was went to FOX, so he is considered a next character as party was introduced in an next line. Exactly. He started out in new mutants in the next factor. Arbs are experts. I mean. That being said, when I was editing the site when I was editing the deadpool books, I didn't really consider it that much of an ex book. Sure. We would have x. villains in it sometimes, but we would also have non ex villains in it and we'd have x. heroes, but we'd also have non x heroes. So. When I was getting deadpool it was very much its own thing. It would just feature x..