Summary: Project Paranormal is an original video program produced by Berkley. Part of the Screening Room, a channel on Penguin's Video & Radio Network, Project Paranormal opens a window to the world of vampires, werewolves and fallen angels. This series includes irreverant man-on-the-street interviews, an insider's look at how these books get their distinctive look, author interviews, and conversations with editors who specialize in paranormal fiction and what they look for in a great read. Look for our Video Podcast in the iTunes Music Store.
Our latest episode of Project Paranormal centers around author Jason Starr, who has taken his suspense background and coupled it with a paranormal element to pen a truly unique werewolf tale. In The Pack, stay-at-home father Simon Burns meets a group of dads at the playground, and their unique relationship leaves him questioning the true meaning of the phrase "male bonding."
This special episode of Project Paranormal finds No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Laurell K. Hamilton celebrating the 20th installment of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, Hit List. Go behind the scenes with Laurell as she details her process in getting this exciting publication on the shelves, and watch as she reunites readers with fan favorite character, Edward.
Sit down with debut author Virna DePaul as she discusses the inside details of her first novel in the Para Ops series, Chosen By Blood.
Laura Wright, author of Eternal Hunger and Eternal Kiss, discusses her inspiration for the series, how she started writing, her love for paranormal romance, and what's next for the Roman Brothers.
Go backstage with Lora Leigh as she discusses her writing process, explains how she stays connected to fans, and gives readers the inside scoop on her newest Breeds novel, Navarro's Promise.
In this spotlight, J.R. Ward fills us in on what's next in the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and the experience of writing Payne's story.
In this episode we visit the Pacific Northwest, which is a favorite setting for some of today's hottest paranormal romance and urban fantasy—and is also the place many of our authors call home. Here Kat Richardson takes us on a tour of Seattle's underground (and her character Harper Blaine's haunts), Devon Monk explains the business of magic in her series, and Meljean Brook reveals her inspirations, discovery, and what's to come in her Guardian series. We'll also sit down with Executive Editor Anne Sowards who discusses the appeal of the Pacific Northwest, and life on Twitter.
In this episode you'll hear from New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd, as she discusses the latest books in her Chosen Ones series. Christina also took time to chat with her editor, Kerry Donovan, about the romance genre, and interacting with her fans. You'll also hear from New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon on her latest book, In Other Worlds, which collects three novellas in one volume for the first time. And Senior Art Director George Long offers a glimpse into the cover design process, focusing on Christine Feehan's Dark Peril.
This special summer episode of Project Paranormal catches up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris, as she details her European book tour and fills fans in on a very special upcoming publication. We also meet Roger Ma, author of The Zombie Combat Manual, who takes viewers through the finer points of defending onself against a zombie attack. Lastly, New American Library senior editor Laura Cifelli fills readers in on the hot new paranormal reads from Berkley and NAL, perfect for dropping in a beach bag this summer.
In this episode we'll explore the phenomenon (and ever trendy obsession) of fallen angels in romance and literary fiction. We check in with #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward who tells us all about her new Fallen Angels series, and also gives us an inside look at the latest novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover Mine, which is in stores now. Also in this episode is a profile of debut novelist Skyler White, who introduces us to the world of And Falling, Fly. We'll also meet her editor Leis Pederson from Berkley who gives us an inside look at her editing process. Also stay tuned for revealing glimpse inside Danielle Trussoni's Angelology, out now from Viking.
Paranormal fiction is full of connections that defy reality, and no one captures that element better than New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz who also writes as Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. She has introduced readers to the fascinating and complex world of the Arcane Society, a secret organization devoted to paranormal research—one that extends beyond time and place. In this episode, we'll also check in with our top editors who share some hot summer reads. We'll also meet popular urban fantasy authors Amber Benson and Anton Strout, who talk about their series and share their thoughts on a writer's life.
This special episode launches season two of Project Paranormal—and what better way to start 2010 than with #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Step into her world as she talks about her iconic In Death series, its protagonist Lieutenant Eve Dallas, and the celebration of the 30th book, Fantasy In Death. Also in this episode, editor Kerry Donovan takes readers through the exciting new books that paranormal fans can look forward to in the coming months. Robb fans also have the opportunity to win an exclusive evidence bag from the lost Eve Dallas files, and a signed copy of Fantasy In Death.
In this episode, Project Paranormal looks at the best books to give—and receive—this time of year. Here we present the ultimate guide to gift giving for all the readers on your list (from paranormal romance to urban fantasy fans), and in this episode we'll also hear from some Penguins on what they hope is—or isn't—stuffing their stockings, take a sneak peak at what's to come in 2010, and check in with some of your favorite authors, who want to wish all readers a happy holiday season.
This special edition of Project Paranormal features Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author of the urban fantasy series starring demon hunter Maxine Kiss. Marjorie provides insight into the inspiration for her books and characters, and a look at what she's working on next. Also featured in this episode is an interview with Sarah Wendell, who blogs at the popular romance site "Smart Bitches, Trashy Books." Sarah talks about what makes romance so appealing, discusses some of her favorite novels, and predicts what to expect in 2010 in the world of paranormal romance. And later on you'll get to hear what fellow fans think will be the next popular paranormal hero.
This episode features the unstoppable #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris and her many series. Dead Until Dark marked the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series and now, nine books later, including the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Dead and Gone, Sookie is still captivating imaginations. And with a hit show on HBO based on the novels, the series shows no signs of slowing down. This exclusive episode about Charlaine Harris will give fans an inside look at the phenomenally popular author and her many works-from Sookie Stackhouse to Harper Connelly and beyond.