Monday, March 19, 2007

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight #1

"The Long Way Home, Part I" script by Joss Whedon, pencils by Georges Jeanty, inks by Andy Owens, colors by Dave Stewart, and letters by Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight #1)(Dark Horse Comics, March 2007). Joss Whedon takes back the Buffy helm and moves forward the story of the qunitessential slayer and 1800 newbies on the scene (plus Faith presumably). This kick-off sparkles with all the laugh-out-loud humor, wit, voice, action, and heart that made "Buffy" a fan favorite. It also explains away the one Buffy-related plot development on "Angel" that seemed to minimize the romantic heart of the series. As the books unfold, readers can look forward to learning how the much-expanded Scooby gang got to where it is now (especially in terms of budget). Highly recommended.

Spooky News & Links

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer is Back: the Complete Joss Whedon Q&A" by Ileane Rudolph from TV Guide.

Thanks to Kim Winters at Kat's Eye Journal for her kind words about my novel Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007). Kim says: "Yummy. The best dark fantasy I've read in a long time."

Thanks also to E Cubed who observes: "Tantalize is written at a higher level than most YA books these days, and as such is a moderately challenging read. However, it adds to the appeal of the book, making it accessible for adult readers and more desirable for older YA who feel the need for 'juicier' reads." Read the whole review.

Finally, thanks to all who took the time out to attend my table signing at Barnes & Noble Round Rock on Saturday. Thanks too to everyone who sent cards and emails in celebration of my Borders Original Voices nomination for the book. Most appreciated!