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Jennifer Estep talks about her favorite paranormal TV shows!

April 21, 2011
I am so excited to have Jennifer Estep stopping by to say "hi" (and a few more words!) to us today! AND *squeal!* she has a giveaway for y'all!! w00t!!

Why is she here? Well, 'cuz she loves me of course! *grin* Yeah, that and she's touring for Tangled Threads (see the list of Tangled Threads tour stops here). Ok, before I take up ALL the space here (& leave none for Jennifer), here she is:

Greetings and salutations! I want to say thanks to Drey for having me on the blog today. Thanks, Drey!
drey: like I would EVER not have Jennifer stop in...

I love to read and write fantasy books, but I also enjoy paranormal TV shows too. Seriously. I watch waay too much TV, and fantasy shows have been some of my favorites over the years. So today, I thought I’d share some of the paranormal shows that I’ve loved over the years:

Charmed: Charmed was all about sisterhood and girl power. More than that, it was just fun, like Charlie’s Angels but with magic. I enjoyed watching the Halliwell sisters grow and change over the years – and kick lots of demon butt along the way.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ah, Buffy. You had to deal with vampires, monsters, and more, along with high school. You didn’t have it easy, but it was entertaining watching your weekly struggles, especially when it came to Spike and how you really felt about him.

Wonder Woman: I remembered loving this show as a kid, and not too long ago, I went back and watched the DVDs. Admittedly, the show hasn’t aged all that well (especially when it comes to the special effects used), but there’s still something magical about the Amazon princess and watching her save the world on a weekly basis.

Xena: Warrior Princess: I loved this show because it was an unabashedly fun and campy send-up of mythology. Plus, Xena was such a great heroine – strong and conflicted at the same time, trying to be a good person as she struggled with her darker nature.

Alias: Okay, okay, so this one is more of a spy show, but there were plenty of fantasy elements, especially the crazy costumes that Sydney Bristow wore every week. But no matter how she was dressed, Sydney always managed to save the day – and look good doing it. LOL.

What about you guys? What are some of your favorite fantasy TV shows and books? Share in the comments.

About Jennifer Estep:
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.

Books in the series are Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, and Venom. Tangled Threads, the fourth book, will be published on April 26, while Spider’s Revenge, the fifth book, will be released in October.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.

The first book, Touch of Frost, will be out in August, while the second book, Kiss of Frost, will hit shelves in December. First Frost, a prequel e-short story to the series, will be out in July.

Visit www.jenniferestep.com for excerpts and more!

Thanks for including me on your blog tour, Jennifer! I loved Tangled Threads and can't wait for Spider's Revenge!

Giveaway!
Jennifer has one copy of her latest Elemental Assassins book for you--Tangled Threads!! This is for US/Canada only. To enter, fill out this form, then comment and share some of your favorite fantasy TV shows and books with Jennifer. Do it before 6pm CST May 4th.

30 comments:

van_pham said...

The only two supernatural shows I watch are Fringe and TrueBlood on HBO.

Tore said...

I love watching Fringe. That is my favorite show. I loved watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer also. Tore923@aol.com

Amy said...

I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X-Files, Charmed, and Supernatural. All of these shows ended except Supernatural, but I like watching reruns too.

Jennifer Estep said...

Van -- I don't have HBO, but everyone seems to love True Blood.

Tore -- Buffy and Angel were two of my favorite shows.

Amy -- I still watch the Buffy and Charmed reruns when I catch them on TV.

holdenj said...

I enjoyed Buffy and Alias too. But more recently, I was a big Lost fan. Still unsure about the end, but some of the mysteries were great.

drey said...

I haven't watched many of these shows. I'm working my way slowly through True Blood because I love the Sookie books, and it's slower than I like because I don't get HBO and I have to wait for the dvds via Netflix... :(

LadyVampire2u said...

Favorite TV shows of past and present: True Blood, Medium, Lost in Space, Beauty and the Beast, V, the Munsters, the Dresden Files, Fringe, Sliders, X-Files, Supernatural, Moonlight, etc.
Favorite book series: You of course and then Charlaine Harris, Laurell K Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Marjorie M Liu, Karen Chance, Chloe Neill, Jim Butcher, Linda Robertson, Karen MacInerney, etc.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

librarypat said...

Really enjoyed Wonder Woman and Xena when they were on. Have enjoyed Merlin and Dr. Who.
Good luck on your blog tour and with the release of TANGLED THREADS.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Mariee said...

My favorite show is Fringe. But I also like True Blood, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Moonlight and The Vampire Diaries.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Pam P said...

Watched all your shows, Jennifer. Right now I'm into Fringe on Fox and Merlin on Syfy. Waiting to see how the new Wonder Woman tv upcoming revamp will be.

drey said...

I enjoyed The Dresden Files too, and I'm sorry to see it go. Battlestar Galactica was AWESOME! :) And I <3 Firefly...

Jo said...

I think it might be more Science Fiction than Fantasy, but I really love Eureka on SyFy. And as a kid watched a lot of X-Files.

lastnerve said...

I gotta say Fringe and Buffy!

Val

SharePoint Intranet said...

This was a lovely post! Thanks !

Jennifer Estep said...

Holden -- Yeah, I wasn't sure about the ending of Lost either.

Drey -- I keep meaning to try the Sookie books.

Ladyvampire -- That's a great list of authors to be included with. ;-)

Librarypat -- Thanks! I appreciate that.

Mariee -- I keep meaning to get the DVDs for Vampire Diaries ...

Pam -- I'm interested in the new Wonder Woman Show too.

Drey -- I really like the Dresden books.

Jo -- I like Warehouse 13 on SyFy.

Val -- Fringe is another show I keep meaning to watch ...

SharePoint -- Glad you enjoyed it.

Austine said...

Let's see.... (I'm a fantasy junkie so I can't list them all) :)

TV - True Blood, Merlin, Vampire Diaries, Buffy

Books (more like authors) - Charlaine Harris, Melissa Marr, Richelle Mead, Jeaniene Frost

~Austine

Taylor Z said...

Hm...I like the new show Being Human. I was also a fan of Moonlight. Good luck on your tour. Happy reading and writing!

Jennifer Estep said...

Austin -- Merlin is another show that I've been meaning to check out ...

Taylor -- Thanks! I appreciate that. I never really watched Moonlight but I love Alex O'Laughlin on Hawaii Five-0.

Julie S said...

LOVED the show Buffy. My current favorite is Supernatural. Great show!

Crystal C said...

I don't know fantasy shows, but I LOVE Tamora Pierce's fantasy books. They're my all-time favorites!!

Kris Summers said...

My favorite fantasy book is Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I don't know any fantasy shows.

latishajean said...

I love these shows so good can't wait to read your books great giveaway thank you so much! Buffy is one of my favorites!

whitewolfreads said...

Firefly! You have no idea how often I've rewatched the show. The day they decided to cancel the show was one of the saddest days of my life (yes I know I'm being a little over dramatic but it was that awesome of a show LOL).

Linda Henderson said...

My favorite was Charmed, I have a lot of the seasons on dvd. I also watched Angel when I could.

drey said...

whitewolfreads: We just watched the whole season a few months ago! There is no such thing as "over-dramatic" when it comes to being sad that Firefly was canceled... :(

Anne said...

Loved Firefly and Buffy. I'm curious to see the new Game of Thrones, but we don't have HBO so I'm going to have to wait for the dvd.
ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

mbreakfield said...

I loved Bewitched, when I was a kid. Then I loved Buffy, Angel, and the Hercules/Xena shows. My favorites, now, are Supernatural,Vampire Diaries, and Smallville.

heatwave16 said...

You picked so many of my favorites: Xena, Buffy, Wonder Woman, Charmed. All excellent shows with great heriones. I also love the couple of new ones of the SyFy channel: Warehouse 13, Santuary, and Being Human.

jeanette8042 said...

One of my favorite fantasy book series is the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

My Name Is Earl Episodes said...

I think the best way is to get students involved in the show, but do not show them a complete episode if possible. This way they’ll want to watch the rest on their own.

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