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August

24th

Stephenie Meyer Weekend: Info

“September 11th through 13th will be “Stephenie Meyer Weekend” in Port Angeles, Washington. Port Angeles, the location of Twilight scenes, will host a celebratory “Twilight Fest” in honor of Meyer’s acclaimed book series.

Hosting events ranging everywhere from a film screening to Twilight wedding vow renewals, the weekend is sure to be a big hit for afficionados and fans of the series.”

For more info on this event, please visit the Port Angeles Downtown Website!

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August

20th

EXCLUSIVE VERSION OF FEMALE FORCE: STEPHENIE MEYER with alternate cover!

Bluewater Productions had emailed us to let us know that there will be an Exclusive version of Stephenie Meyer’s Female Force Comic, which was written by Ryan Burton!

Bluewater, Dazzled By Twilight to issue exclusive version of “Female Force”:
Stephenie Meyer.

Bluewater Productions and Twilight-inspired retailer Dazzled by Twilight
announced the production of an exclusive edition for the upcoming release of
“Female Force Stephenie Meyer.”

Dazzled by Twilight, the largest retailer in Forks, Washington, the town
where the fictional characters of Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular Twilight
saga takes place will be the only resource to buy limited-run 32-page
version of the Meyer’s biography comic featuring a custom, alternate cover.
A special edition poster of the cover will also be available through the
store.

Stephenie Meyer’s vibrant storytelling has captured our hearts and the
hearts of millions of readers and moviegoers, and we are excited to offer
this Dazzled by Twilight Exclusive Edition of Female Force – Stephenie Meyer
– direct from the heart of Twilight in Forks, Washington.” said Annette
Root, the store’s owner.

Female Force: Stephenie Meyer, is scheduled for release the same day the movie
hits theaters, November 20th. The Dazzled by Twilight edition can only be
purchased at the retail location (61 N. Forks Ave, Forks, WA) or Dazzled By Twilight’s online store: www.dazzledbytwilight.com.

There you have it! I will have to get my grimy fingers on a copy of this! Perhaps I’ll have a giveaway…

XO


August

17th

Dear Diary (Close Call)

Renee’s visit was the biggest struggle Charlie has had to face since becoming a vampire. Even being trapped in the airplane on the way to Volterra with a bunch of blood-filled humans—when Nessie was kidnapped shortly after Charlie was turned—wasn’t half as much of a struggle for him. Renee’s scent is incredibly intoxicating to Charlie, so enticing.

With regular hunts and by keeping a safe distance from Renee, Charlie was able to control his thirst, thankfully. Edward and I stayed at Charlie’s house for the duration of Renee’s visit, too, just in case. Renee slept in what used to be my room. Edward and I pretended to sleep in the living room on the floor, while Charlie pretended to go to his room at night, but would sneak out the window to hunt, or go to the Cullen’s house. Edward and I would often take turns leaving, too, to check on Nessie. We know she’s safe with our family, but we miss her so easily.

Renee is an extremely light sleeper, which is something I had forgotten about. I do vaguely remember when I used to live with her she would sometimes wake up a few times throughout the night, either to get a glass a water, use the washroom or just turn the TV on in an attempt to make herself sleepy. She has an eccentric mind, and it keeps her up at night sometimes.

Charlie didn’t feel the need to wear his contacts in the middle of the night, when Renee would be sleeping. He can’t stand wearing them during the day, so the night was his time to be free from them. He had no problem putting them in, but it was annoying. Each pair seemed to dissolve at different times, too, leaving Charlie worried they would wear off before he noticed.

I heard Renee clumping her groggy body down the stairs and pretended to be in a deep sleep. Edward was beside me, his eyes shut tight, his body almost too still. I heard her rummaging through the cabinets, the ones she painted years ago, looking for a glass.

“There’s food stuck to this. Gross.” Renee sounded disgusted by Charlie’s glassware. Edward and I laughed softly, making sure we didn’t make any noise. I heard the tap running and her glass filling up, followed by a heavy gulping sound. She placed her glass in the sink, then made her way back upstairs. I jumped to my feet instantaneously when I heard Renee’s loud scream at the top of the stairs. A deep growl escaped from Edward, and in an instant we were by Renee’s side. Her eyes were wide, terrified.

“Charlie, what is wrong with your eyes? They’re blood red!” Renee’s eyes were wide with fear, erasing any signs of grogginess and she tried to take another step backwards, but was already pressed tightly against the wall. She looked as though she wished the wall would suck her in. Edward later confirmed that those were her thoughts, exactly.

I couldn’t tell if she was more afraid of Charlie’s eyes, or how fast Edward and I got to her. Her eyes darted between the three of us: vampires, all completely still, not breathing, crouched in a very inhuman position and our lips pulled over our top teeth.

Great.

One look at Charlie and I could tell his throat was in more pain than ever before. I knew he wouldn’t be able to explain his eyes to Renee, he could hardly look at her. I tried to pull Charlie out of this one. “Dad, go take those contacts out. You look scary, and why are you up anyways? Go to bed.”

I forcibly grabbed Charlie’s forearm and pulled him into his room. We quickly placed a pair of the dark brown contact lenses in his eyes and returned to the hallway, where Renee was still wishing the plaster on the wall would turn to putty and drag her in.

“See Mom, he just had contacts in. During a routine eye exam, Charlie was told her needed reading glasses.” I hesitated, trying to think of a solid story. Renee wouldn’t believe just anything. “The Forks Police Department requires you to wear glasses or contacts if your vision isn’t pretty much perfect, and the guys on the force gave him the red contacts as a gag gift when they found out he needed glasses.”

I have gotten  much better at this lying thing. I guess I haven’t had much of a choice, though. Charlie hasn’t even been with the Forks Police Department since he got shot, but we made Renee believe he was just off for the weekend, for her visit. More lies. More guilt.

To my surprise, Charlie took the story home, answering any questions Renee would probably have. “Well, I ran out of my prescription lenses and couldn’t sleep—so I was going to read the new issue of ‘Ultimate Fishing.’ I could hardly read a word, and wanted to see if the red lenses would help at all. They didn’t, so I was going to head to the washroom to take them out and go back to bed.” Charlie’s voice sounded factual. He finished with an apology. “Sorry I scared you Renee. Didn’t mean to.” He grinned, and Renee’s eyes lit up. Edward’s lips curled up in disgust. Charlie’s beautiful grin made Renee remember things about Charlie that Edward didn’t want to hear.

Renee went back to bed, and Charlie went back into his room. Edward and I went back to the floor in the living room. I could tell that Edward had something on his mind. His eyes were focused on the ceiling and his eyebrows were pulled in closer to his eyes. It took a minute, but I finally got him to talk.

“Bella, Renee is thinking a lot about divorcing Phil. She’s not happy anymore. She’s tired. It seems as though she can’t keep up with his young lifestyle anymore. What’s interesting, though, is that she seems to be missing Charlie . . . a lot. She’s hopelessly attracted to him, I’m certain of that.”

Edward looked confused. He was confused by life. The one’s you love the most always seem to reappear when it’s too late. Charlie and Renee couldn’t be together again no matter how badly both of them wanted it. Charlie would kill her. He doesn’t have the years of discipline behind him that Edward had before falling in love with the human version of myself.

Edward began to think of how close he came to losing me. He turned his gaze from the ceiling onto me. “Bella . . . do you know how lucky I am that I wasn’t too late? It seems as though in life, second chances are sparse. But I got my second chance. I don’t think Renee will get hers, though.” He looked away, his face looked sad and somewhat frustrated by human nature.

I reassured Edward that I would have given him a million chances. Obviously my love for him is unconditional. Renee’s love for Charlie wasn’t unconditional from the start. She can get a divorce but, although Charlie loves Renee, he knows her love for him was never strong, it was never unconditional. Of course, that won’t stop Renee from trying. She’s already scheduled for another visit. She wants as much space from Phil as possible right now.

I’ll update you all on her next visit. We are all hoping this will be the last trip she plans to take to Forks for a while. We’ve had to put off our move, and Carlisle is getting impatient. People are getting suspicious and we need to leave.

On a happier note, Edward and I celebrated our wedding anniversary a few days ago (August 13th). I had one of the best times of my life, and although I asked him not to, Edward spoiled me more than ever before. Stay tuned for my next diary entry, and I’ll tell you all what we got up to for our anniversary!

Bella

EDIT: Looking for a new dark love story to read? I have written a novella called, ‘My Darrling.’ (This is not the Willow series I’ve been working on, rather it’s a small side project.). You can read a preview and purchase ‘My Darrling’ here!

XO

August

17th

Stephenie Meyer Updates Us On Her Summer!

Like most of you, I’ve been wondering what the creator behind all of this Twilight greatness has been up to this summer. I know Stephenie Meyer must be an extremely busy person with a family, hugely successful career, husband and new projects – but she was sweet enough to update everyone on on her official website about her summer! Here’s what she wrote:

August 17,2009

Hey everybody! I hope you all had a great summer. I’m sorry I don’t update more, but it’s crazy how busy you can be without really having anything to update about. I decided to do an end of the summer recap like I did last year—just the books and music and movies I enjoyed most. I love to share good stuff.

First books. I didn’t have a ton of time to read this summer, but I did discover one really wonderful two-book series. Dreamhunter and Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox. It is like nothing else I’ve ever read. The characters are so real, you’ll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situation. More than that, you’ll want to hang out with them. Then the world is so amazing and unique. You will want to go there. You will want to walk into “the Place.” And you will want to sleep in a dream opera.

I also got an early look at a book I’ve been eagerly awaiting: Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins’ phenomenal The Hunger Games. It not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It’s just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you’ve already suffered with them. Suzanne takes the story places I wasn’t expecting, and she’s never afraid to take it to very hard places. Stunning. You won’t sleep when you’re reading this one. It hits shelves September 1st. I suggest beginning in the early morning and clearing your calendar for the day.

Then music. No matter how busy I am, I can always listen to music, so I have a longer list of recommendations here. So, awesome CDs I discovered this summer:

I really should have known about Meese a while ago, but thanks to a mislabeled CD mix, I didn’t realize Meese was responsible for one of my favorite songs until I went to their concert. And then I was glad that I already loved them, because the guys in Meese are possibly the nicest people in the world.

Then some albums that I’ve had for a while now, but that I can’t stop listening to:

Seriously, Elbow owns my ipod right now.

Also musical, I got out to a few good concerts. Meese was with Jack’s Mannequin and The Fray—lovely. If you haven’t seen these guys live, do. And then I got to go see Blue October again. I love their shows. You can’t really know Blue October until you see them live. It’s an amazing experience.

And finally movies. Mostly when I get out to a movie, it’s a kid’s movie. So Pixar’s Up was the highlight of my summer. And then this Saturday I went to see an actual grown-up people movie, yay! Admittedly, I went to see the New Moon trailer on the big screen (yes, I’m a total dork. Who cares? It was worth it). But then I stayed to see Bandslam because the reviews were so good, and I was glad I did. With my hopeless love of music coupled with my total lack of musical ability, I really dug Will. He’s my hero right now. It had a good soundtrack, as one might expect, a lot of very quotable one-liners, and it turned upside down some of those lame female-interaction stereotypes. It’s a good time.

So that’s my “How I Spent My Summer.” I hope you guys had a really good time this summer, and found some great stuff of your own. I love this world full of stories and songs waiting to be discovered! And I also love you, the awesome Twilight (and maybe a few Hosts, too) fandom. I stalk your websites all the time—you guys are hilarious (I recently added LTT to my stalk list; thanks for the laugh lines, ladies). I’m looking forward to seeing some of you in November for a little movie release that I’m excited about. Too many months to go!

Love,
Steph

Oh wow… Letters To Twilight received a shout out by Stephenie herself!!! Congrats to everyone over there writing what is definitely one heck on an entertaining blog! XO



August

14th

New Moon” Star Michael Welch Interview!

New Moon star Michael Welch was interviewed by Buzznet and discussed everything from what he would say if he met Edward and Bella in real life to what is included in his daily routine! Here’s an excerpt:

Ah-nell-ee: If you met Bella in real life, what would you say to her? What would you say to Edward?

Michael Welch: I would tell Bella, “Listen girl. I know you’re caught up in this supernatural love triangle, but why don’t you give Mike Newton a shot? If the werewolf represents the stable option in your life, and the vampire is constantly fighting the urge to drain you of your precious blood, maybe you need broaden your horizons a bit and consider dating a HUMAN BEING! Just a thought.

“Oh! By the way, did you know that Kristen Stewart is playing you in the 4-part bio-pic of your life? Pretty cool huh?… What do you mean you’ve never heard of her? You haven’t seen that terrible movie Panic Room?… Well, what about Into the Wild, In the Land of Women, or The Messengers?… Wow, you need to get out more, Arizona. I’m gonna make you a list of films. You ever seen The Usual Suspects?… No?? Oh boy! You’re in for a treat! Come on, I’ll buy you a soda, then we’re renting some movies!!”

I would tell Edward, “Thanks a lot buddy! You’ve raised the bar to such unreasonable heights, the rest of us guys don’t stand a chance. We can’t sparkle you jerk! Not even Efron can sparkle. How do you think that makes him feel, huh??… Oh great, now you’re making Zac Efron cry Edward! You proud of yourself, huh, you feel like a big man?… Shhh, it’s ok Zac. I’m here for you pumpkin. Great, now I have to give him his juice box… And for goodness sake, would you take Bella out to see some movies? Rent Casablanca or something, or at least take her out to see The Hangover. Jeeze- louise Ed!”

Jolene Tangerine: What do you think would be your vampire power if you had one?

Michael Welch:
Well that depends. Can I create a new power or do I have to choose one that already exists? If I could make my own, I would either want to fly or shoot lasers out of my eyes! Oh yeah. If I had to pick one that already exists, I would either want to see into the future like Alice or be a BA tracker like James. I know I’m not supposed to, but I love James.

Read the rest here…

He is right, Edward has definitely has raised the bar. C’mon guys, you better pull your socks up and take some tips from Edward!

XO


August

6th

Taylor Lautner & Nikki Reed Sign Autographs!

Taylor Lautner and Nikki Reed sign autographs for fans/paparazzi in Vancouver. Twilight-Gossip was lucky enough to get this video footage of them!

Taylor is SUCH a sweetheart! He doesn’t complain and is soo patient. Aw. What a cutie.

XO

August

6th

Interview with ‘The Twilight Saga’ Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg

ET Online has an interview with the Twilight Saga Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg where she dishes on writing for the movies, the New Moon set and even replacing Rachelle LeFevre with Bryce Dallas Howard:

ET: Are you writing for the chemistry between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart?

Melissa Rosenberg: When I wrote ‘Twilight,’ I didn’t know who was starring in it, so I wrote in a vacuum. There was some rewriting that had to be done when we knew who they were, because I had started with more of a comedic edge and it wasn’t appropriate for those actors and the tone. I lean toward the dark comedy, witness “Dexter.” So, going into ‘New Moon’ and ‘Eclipse,’ I knew who I was writing for. I knew who the characters were and what their voices were. It got even easier with ‘Eclipse.’ [Author] Stephenie Meyer‘s created the character’s chemistry; and those two actors brought so much chemistry. I don’t think the movies would have been so successful without those two actors and their chemistry. ‘Twilight’ was beautifully cast.

ET: What was the set of ‘New Moon’ like?

Melissa Rosenberg: ‘New Moon’ was one of the happiest sets I have ever been on. The guy who picked me up, said, “This is a great set. [Director] Chris Weitz is a genius. It is so wonderful.” I was, “Okay, dude, you are overselling.” But I got on the set and it was just delightful. You can tell when it is uncomfortable and they are not connecting. Chris Weitz is just a Zen master. I went to him and I was, “You are so cool and calm. And everyone is so cool and calm.” He said, “You have no idea what it is going to cost me.” My husband is a director and I know what it costs him. You have to tamp down every ounce of panic and frustration in order to project this calmness. I hope Chris got a good vacation between production and post.

ET: What do you think of the recasting of Rachelle Lefevre?

Melissa Rosenberg: I love Rachelle, but Bryce Dallas Howard? It was a shame, but I think Rachelle will go on to do brilliant things. I just love her. I am sure Bryce will be great.

Read the rest here!

XO



August

6th

Classic Novel – Wuthering Heights Get a Twilight Saga Twist

Looks like the Twilight Saga is such a success that even classics are using it to sell more books. One publisher has released a Twilight Saga look-a-like book that says “Bella & Edward’s Favorite Book” on the cover.

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August

5th

Video Of The Eclipse Movie Cast Landing In Vancouver!

Some footage of the Eclipse Movie cast (Minus Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson & Jackson Rathbone) arriving in Vancouver.

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August

4th

It’s OFFICIAL Twi-Fans: Cast heading to Vancouver to film Eclipse!

♥Kellan Lutz heading to Vancouver!

♥Ashley Greene Headed To Vancouver♥

Nikki Reed & Boyfriend Paris Latsis Headed To Vancouver

… and Nikki’s Buttcrack twi-crack!

♥Elizabeth Reaser Heads To Vancouver♥

Xavier Samuel AKA Riley heads to Vancouver

There you have it… it’s official. Eclipse is beginning! I think this is going to be a FUN adventure Twi-Hards. Can’t wait… this is sooo exciting to see them all at the airport and getting ready to film some more of this Saga we all love so much!

Thanks to TwiFans!

XO

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