Toys R Us Eclipse Contest ~ Correct Link!

Remember we posted not long ago about an Eclipse contest Toys R Us was holding but the link wasn’t working?  We finally have the correct link for you to enter!

Good Luck!

Stephenie Meyer: Edward & Bella & virginity, oh my!


The fansites who got to meet Stephenie Meyer at the fan site junket earlier this summer have posted new excerpts from their 4+ hour long conversation with her.

TwiFans features Stephenie discussing the issue of Edward and Bella’s conflicting views on sex before marriage.

Letters 2 Twilight covers this issue, as well as a few others in their report today.

For the comments: After hearing what Stephenie had to say, how does this change your view of the books?

Twilight Fix – B&E Video

Suffering from lack of Twilight Saga news? Me too. Over at the always fun and always informative Lion and Lamb forums, I came across a brilliant B&E video. You can check it out below. It uses music from another one of my fav vamp outings, the short-lived Moonlight series.

Do you have a fav fan-made Twilight Saga video? If so, post the url in our comments section, and we’ll showcase some of your favorites next week!

Fan Fic Challenges: Entries for The Wedding of Edward and Bella


I apologize for the long delay, but here is the list of entries for the May-June Fan Fiction Challenge: The Wedding of Edward and Bella!

We’re doing something a little differently this time.  We’re letting you vote for a winner!   Voting is open until August 15.  After August 15, two winners will be announced: Reader’s Choice — the one that receives the most votes, and Judge’s Choice — the one we choose as winner.

The link to vote can be found on our fan fiction profile page: http://www.fanfiction.net/~novelnovicetwilight You must be registered and logged in to fanfiction.net in order to vote, and you may only vote once.

All of the entries are linked to from both the poll and our Fan Fiction Community page as well as listed here:

Good luck to all the authors who have entered!

A Twilight Tidbit & a Vampire Baseball Game


Two points of interest in today’s Twi-News update …

* Check out what the Twilight Saga stars are working on now, and find out if Robert Pattinson is the sexiest man alive in Reelz Channel’s latest Twilight Tidbit

* Then, the Seattle Mariners are hosting a Vampire Baseball Night on August 7th in partnership with Dazzled by Twilight! Here are details:

The Seattle Mariners would like to invite you to a special evening at the ballpark in honor of vampires! Your discounted ticket includes a FREE t-shirt only available through this special offer and also provides access to a special pre-game happy hour event for vampire fans only.

This event will take place on Saturday, August 7th, in the Outside Corner (located on the 300-level behind home plate) from 5:10-7 p.m. Enjoy discounted garlic fries, red beverages, and more! There will also be a special merchandise table set up with all things vampire by Dazzled by Twilight. Come dressed as your favorite vampire-related character for a chance to win prizes!

Pricing:
$18 View Reserved (normally $22)
Includes a FREE commemorative t-shirt!

Highlights:

  • FREE Seattle Mariners Vampire Night t-shirt only available through this special offer!
  • Discounted drinks & snacks, including garlic fries and red beverages
  • Special appearance by the Forks High School Cheerleaders
  • Opportunity to purchase unique vampire-related merchandise from Forks’ most
  • “Dazzling” store, Dazzled by Twilight! Learn more about their special tours with in-character guides!
  • National Anthem to be performed by Port Angeles High School’s Vocal Unlimited
  • Come dressed as your favorite vampire-related character for a chance to win prizes!

Interviews, appearances & more in today’s Twi-News Update


* Robert Pattinson and Ashley Greene are set to appear at the Teen Choice Awards next month. Twilight & New Moon are nominated — go vote!

* TwiFans has posted a new part of their fansite junket interview with Stephenie Meyer, and this time they discuss Jasper’s wig, Kristen Stewart learning to knit on the set, and Stephenie’s favorite flashback scene in Eclipse, plus, what Stephenie thought of Bryce Dallas Howard’s performance in Eclipse.

* Think you know The Twilight Saga? Take Reelz Channel’s new Breaking Dawn Quiz to prove your prowess!

* Kellan Lutz has some advice for Kristen Stewart

* Rachelle LeFevre is set to appear in a new TV series, a medical drama called “Off the Map.”

* Metric performs their single “Eclipse (I’m All Yours)” on the Tonight Show:

*ClevverTV interviews Kaleb Nation, the Twilight Guy & author of the Bran Hambric books:

* Our friends at Edward’s Meadow have an interview with Jackson Rathbone’s band, 100 Monkeys:

The Twilight Meadow with purple flowers really exists!


Okay, so, I must confess … one of the things I always thought was a wee bit silly in all three Twilight Saga movies were the purple flowers in the field for the meadow scenes. I know, I know … in the book, it’s described as having all these flowers. But still. Purple flowers? Plus, they filmed the original scene in Twilight in my friend’s backyard, and he watched the set people stick hundreds of fake purple flowers into his lawn — which just makes it sound all the more ridiculous.

But those meadows full of purple flowers really do exist here in the Pacific Northwest!

That’s what my parents discovered this past weekend while visiting Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Forest just outside of Port Angeles. Take a look at the picture of my dad in one such meadow (he’s my mom’s Edward — can’t you see him sparkling?):


It looks just like the movie!

So I hereby retract all my comments about thinking the meadow of purple flowers was silly. It’s totally realistic. Really.