Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blogging at the League

I have a new post at the League of Reluctant Adults about cutting people in half... or something like that. ;)

Here's a link.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This one is just odd.

I stumbled via Google Alert upon a website that annouced the release of ReVamped in a very.. um "interesting" way. They've used some kind of program to reword the release info.

Here a sample:

This: "And Eric will need all the help he can get, because it looks like someone is after his soul, too. Blood will flow, fangs will be bared, and the claws will come out, because revenge is never pretty...and Eric has plenty to pass around."


"Eric will take all the assist he can get, because it looks like soul is out for his psyche, excessively. Blood will flux, Fang will be bared, and the claws will come out, because retaliation is ne'er middling... and Eric holds plenteousness to pass about."

I haven't been this amused since part way through The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime, they changed the names (and in at least one case, the voice actor) of many of the characters.

As the DVD explains:

"Once Giev. Now... Guibu"


Monday, April 13, 2009

So... if I had to cast someone....

Lately I've gotten a few emails asking who I'd cast if there was a Void City movie. Putting aside the whole idea that I likely wouldn't have any input at all and going with the conceit that in the reality of the question being asked, I actually have some say-so...

If it were me, I'd be tempted to cast two actors.

Scenes which were from Eric's POV would have Denis Leary

Scenes from Tabitha's POV would use Josh Holloway:

I don't get many questions about who would play Tabitha or Rachel, but every who has asked about Eric has also asked about Ebon Winter. If I could get ahold of a time machine, I'd say a Labrynth-era David Bowie, but seeing as how I don't have access to one... maybe... Adam Lambert from this season of American Idol?

What do you think? Who would you cast?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Look upon my works ye mighty and...

... ask, "Hey! Is that a new website?"

It is! It is!

Same Bat place on the interwebs and available any Bat time, but now with cascading style sheets. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Apparently I'm Luminous

You may or may not know that ReVamped is one of the featured titles for April's discussion over at the B&N Paranormal Forums. You can find them: here. And I'd meant to mention it earlier, but in a way, I'm glad I waited. Paul Goat Allen serves as the moderator for a couple of forums over at B&N. He's also a writer and reviewer in his own right.

Paul had a lot of nice things to say about Staked and ReVamped (which can be read here), but the blurbs he provided for the series left me grinning like one of the Joker's victims.

Blurb #1 (About the series):

"J.F. Lewis' Void City saga is like literary methamphetamine. The best thing to hit paranormal fantasy in years."

Blurb #2 (About me):

"In a genre full of up-and-coming luminaries, J.F. Lewis may be the brightest of them all."

Yeah. I'm gonna need treatment for sprained facial muscles if Batman doesn't show up with some anti-venom treatment soon. I just know it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gene Mollica's Staked cover

Now that Amazon has it posted on the pre-order page for the mass market version of Staked, I guess it's okay to post here. The folks over at Pocket were so pleased with the look of ReVamped's cover that they powers that be went ahead and tapped Gene Mollica to do a new cover for Staked... one was more in keeping with the look of the ReVamped cover. Here it is by itself:

And here it is side by side with the original Chris McGrath cover:

I like that Gene worked El Alma Perdida into the cover and that the scene is taking place outside. I also dig the way Chris McGrath gave his original cover such a cool classic noir feel.

So? What do you guys think?