Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
@BabyGirlColeyXO Last time I talked to them about it they were discussing TV.
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) December 24, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
My present to you tomorrow: a snippet and some art. http://t.co/yIHesuUGNQ
— Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) December 24, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Lara has written her own mini Bane Chronicle based on her city. She plans to write more mini Bane Chronicles because, as she states, "There's still at least 700 years of Magnus' life left uncovered, even after TMI, TID, and TBC." Below is an excerpt of her Bane Chronicle:
"At a time that turned out to be crucial to his future path, Magnus ended up in Tanzania, however, the question becomes: why was Magnus in Tanzania in the first place?"Read more on her Wattpad HERE!
Lara was in a cosplay parade for the Calgary Comic Con & Entertainment Expo. before there were any temporary tattoos out to use as runes, and before there was a Hot Topic Mortal Instruments line. Lena Headey was at the Expo., motivating Lara to specifically dress up as Jocelyn Fray. Plus, how many shadowhunters took photos with Star Wars bounty hunters, or Iron Man? View these awesome photos below!
Lara had started a fan site for Jamie Campbell Bower! She is still working on it and says that "there's a bit of an associated twitter and tumblr. I'm struggling with getting it going because I want it to be a site that Jamie would be cool with and he has such strong views on judging others, gossip, paparazzi, privacy invasion etcetera. It's a challenge to think of what I could put up that he hasn't put up himself that he would be happy to see online." -We're sure your fan site will make JCB happy!
Check out her fan site Bower Power, also on TUMBLR and TWITTER!
Friday, December 20, 2013
Jamie Bamber of Battlestar Galactica to Narrate 'The Bane Chronicles: The Last Stand of the New York Institute'!
Cassandra Clare has shared on her tumblr page that Jamie Bamber from the famous television series, "Battlestar Galactica", will be narrating the final short story of The Bane Chronicles. In her post, Cassie also talked about what is she is currently working on and it has to something to do with the final book of The Mortal Instruments book series!
Shadowhunters if you have not purchased The Last Stand of the New York Institute when it came out on December 17, we highly recommend you do! Read the synopsis to find out why:"As the Bane Chronicles draws to a close, I know you’re all worried. Can we really keep up our excellent track record of Hot Guys Reading You Stories? I’m happy to announce that we can.The actor who will be reading The Last Stand of the New York Institute, the second-last Bane Chronicle, is… Jamie Bamber. You may know him from Battlestar Galactica. (Captain Apollo!) Sarah, who has a creepily encyclopaedic knowledge of Hot British Actors, loves him from the Hornblower TV series in which apparently Jamie Bamber wore a very poofy white shirt, had a lot of feelings and served in His Majesty’s navy. I don’t ask questions.We are so excited to have Jamie Bamber onboard, and can’t wait to hear his interpretations of Magnus, Luke, Valentine, Jocelyn…and Stephen Herondale.(I now disappear back into the depths of copyediting, as City of Heavenly Fire is in the very last stages of having its commas moved and its continuity errors corrected …which with a 200,000 word book is no small undertaking. I will emerge I hope in the New Year, and I’ll be posting some art Christmas Day — Cassandra Jean’s December calendar pages for both the boys and girls!)"
"In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York…and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen—but not the last. It is not long before Jocelyn seeks him out…."
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In case you are wondering whether to go ahead and wake up and go about your day ... OR stay in bed for an extra 30 minutes and read The Last Stand of the New York Institute, let me make this decision for you: snuggle in and READ!
In this newest The Bane Chronicles series, Magnus meets Valentine in battle as the Circle attacks the Downworlders of New York City. In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York...and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen—but not the last. It is not long before Jocelyn seeks him out...
Without spoiling the Shadowhunters out there, here's my non-spoiler review:
Feel free to read this latest installment of The Bane Chronicles before you do anything else today. I'll guarantee you will not regret it. Taking the best elements of the beloved TMI and TID books, this explains some very important plot points we've been desperately missing. Don't be surprised by some beloved characters popping up on this one. I am more and more proud every day to be a fan of Cassie and her writing cohorts, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. You've outdone yourselves again, you talented, talented ladies! Well done!
This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Last Stand of the New York Institute, is written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson.
Most importantly, I want to know what everyone thinks of this latest installment, and honestly I need fans to share their feels (because there are many to discuss). Please go into the comments where we will talk SPOILERS... don't read the comments unless you have already read the story.
HAPPY READING AND DISCUSSING!
Since filming for City of Ashes has been postponed till sometime next year, Jamie Campbell Bower who plays the fierce Jace Wayland in 'City of Bones' hasn't been sitting idle. He's been out causing a stir in the fashion world, not only making a name for himself in acting but also modeling. Daily Mail shared that Burberry has chosen Bower as one of the gorgeous faces to represent Burberry's new Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign.
Jamie Campbell Bower manages to pull off messy hair, couture clothing, all while sporting a nose ring and still looking incredible. He makes both modeling and acting look effortless. Let's not forget about that killer smile!
Check out this behind the scenes video of Burberry's photoshoot below:
It's fantastic to see Jamie recognized for his angelic good-looks and his numerous talents. While he's off impressing the world we're all patiently waiting for him to return to TMI. Like his own life, Jace still has a story to tell!
Which ad shot is your favorite? Comment below to share your thoughts!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Kevin Zegers known for playing Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood in 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' will be taking on a new role in Fox's upcoming show Gracepoint--the U.S. adaptation of the U.K. series Broadchurch. He will play Owen Burke whose described as "a handsome, clever, and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper."
The Hollywood Reporter revealed this about his character's background, "Gracepoint born and bred, he didn't want to go away to college -- he couldn’t afford it and he felt he could do what he needed to do here. But now, with the arrival of a big city journalist, his dormant ambitions are awakened -- getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Anna Gunn) in big trouble. Jonathan Bailey played a similar role in the BBC America series on which Fox's take is based."
Gracepoint follows the events and investigation that unfold in the sleepy seaside town of Gracepoint after the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy. Though the cause of his death remains unsolved -- he was found on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff face -- the picturesque town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
It will be an eight-part series which is adapted from the already existing, and successful British program Broadchurch.
"Zegers joins a cast that includes David Tennant (Detective Emmett Carver), Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn (Ellie Miller), Jacki Weaver (Susan Wright), Kevin Ranking (Paul Coates) and Virginia Kull (Beth Lasseter)."
With an all-star cast and the new addition of our beloved TMI actor I think it's safe to say the show's going to be awesome! Are you looking forward to seeing Kevin Zegers in Gracepoint? Comment below and share your thoughts!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We are opening a new section of the Institute that we feel Tessa and Will would love....The Mortal Library!
Here's our plan. We want to bring you book tours and reviews on our favorite books that we have shelved in our favorite little section of the Institute. From YA to Adult, we are sharing our passion of reading with you!
The first book we'll be delving into is the delicious new adult paranormal romance Savor by Kate Evangelista.
Hold on to your seats, ladies and gents, this is one saucy bit of lit that will keep you craving more! Like all adult books, discretion is advised because there are a few steamy scenes not suited for younger reading audiences. With that being said....
Mature and explicit content. Not recommended for readers below 18-years-old. Yup, you’ve got to be that old to read my story. Consider yourself warned.
I’m Dakota Collins, a tough talking, eye patch wearing, workaholic photography student. Why am I important? Well, maybe because I get to spend an entire month with Vicious, only the sickest indie rock band out there.
You see, I needed a subject for my Spring Showcase introspective in order to graduate. During a chance encounter at a club I’d been sent to cover for the Daily Gossip, our ironically named college paper, the features writer I usually teamed up with introduced me to the band—by accident, I might add. It involved a run in with a scary, bald bodyguard. Anyway, long story short, I signed a contract to take pictures of Vicious.
I should have known their handsome yet way too serious for his own good bassist, Luka Visraya, wouldn’t be able to keep his hands to himself. He’s gorgeous and all, but the way he smiles spelled trouble with a capital L. I’m in for a long month with him around.
Crazy shit happens and then some. So, if you want the skinny on Vicious and the events revolving around my stay at Lunar Manor, read my story.
Again, refer to the warning above.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she lives in the Philippines and writes full-time.
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Savor Exclusive Excerpt:
I lowered my camera. The use of my full name never came with good consequences. I blinked my vision back at her even if I wanted to spend the rest of the night taking his picture. Sweat rose over my upper lip. I may just have found my subject for the Spring Showcase.
The only problem?
I had to find a way to convince him to be in my project. Something told me this wouldn’t be easy. By the way my heart beat in my ears, drowning out the music and Silvia having a fit in front of me, I wanted it too much. I wanted him too much.
“This the guy you were saying?” I showed Silvia the picture I’d taken. This seemed to pacify her because she sidled closer, mesmerized like a moth to a flame.
“Luka Visraya,” she said with a moan like she’d just tasted the most luscious chocolate before taking a long gulp of her cocktail. The name didn’t register. Silvia must have noticed my blank expression because she continued. “He’s the bassist for Vicious.”
Still no pings of recognition in my head.
She slapped her thigh. “Where have you been? It’s weird that you haven’t heard of them. Their songs are on the radio like every second.”
Of course I hadn’t heard of them. I liked listening to country and I hardly kept up with current events.
Okay, I had a name. Luka. Exotic. A bassist. Part of a band I should know about. So he’s famous. I slowly felt my chances of asking him to be my subject slip from my grasp. If he was someone famous, fat chance he’d say yes to a graduating photography student like me. I just about deflated when Silvia mentioned one of their songs. “Oh, I know that one!” By accident. It played in the radio of the cab I rode in to Sacrifice. I stared at the picture of him then lifted my gaze to where he sat. “He’s gone.”
“What?” Silvia whipped around in time to come face to face with a wall of man. “Whoa!” She pushed at him. “Watch it, buddy!”
“Give me the camera,” he said in a threatening tone. Big. Beefy. Bald. The three Bs that made up the quintessential bodyguard.
I clutched my DSLR closer to my chest and looked up at him with my good eye.“And why would I do that?” The patch didn’t seem to intimidate him because he just reached out. So much for my Bond villain aspirations. I moved away from his grubby hand. No one touched my camera but me.
Despite her size, Silvia came between me and the mountain. “We’re here to cover Sacrifice for our college paper. You don’t have the right to take away my colleague’s camera.”
Yeah! You give it to him, Silvy.
Not that I couldn’t take care of myself. But if Silvia wanted to play hero, I wouldn’t stand in her way.
“What seems to be the problem here?” a soft, authoritative voice chimed in. The bodyguard moved aside to reveal the Gothic Lolita.
She stood at just about the same height as Silvia, but she possessed an older aura even if she seemed to be our age.
“She’s been taking pictures,” Baldy said. Lolita’s kohl eyes landed on me then shifted to my camera.
“As I was saying to the big guy,” Silvia explained. “My colleague and I are covering the opening of Sacrifice.”
“For what paper?” Lolita asked without taking her eyes off me. I clutched my camera like an extra appendage. In some ways it was. After losing half my sight, I relied on my camera like an extra eye, seeing the world through its lens. I would rather die than lose it.
“The Daily Gossip,” I said before Silvia could answer just to relieve some of the awkward tension building in me under her gaze.
“We study at Wexler U.”
She tilted her head, crossing her arms.
“Okay,” I quickly stammered out. “I get that the name of our paper sounds like a tabloid, but the Daily Gossip is a cool campus paper.” The last part maybe only I believed since Silvia raised her eyebrow at me, but Lolita and the mountain didn’t have to know that.
No one spoke after that. Even in a noisy club, the silence in our group rang in my ears. Not waiting for the situation to get any more awkward, I plowed forward with my own selfish intensions.
“You know Luka.” I said it more as a statement, but it came out like a question.
“I’m Dakota Collins and I’m graduating this spring. I was wondering if Luka would be interested in—”
“What would I be interested in?” a smooth voice joined our group.
The walls of my throat closed, chocking the rest of what I had to say. All eyes turned to Luka. Silvia dropped her empty glass. It bounced off the bodyguard’s shoe and landed in a clatter but didn’t break. Even with my height, I still had to look up at him.
“What are you doing here?” Lolita admonished. “You should be backstage.”
One side of his lips came up. God. Without the scowl, his face lit up. I had to stop the urge to lift my camera and start snapping away. And his eyes were piercing blue. The kind that stretched over my mother’s farm in the summer. Damn. Seeing him up close, I knew I’d give any one of my kidneys for a chance to take his picture in a formal shoot.
“We have five minutes. Chill, Yana.” He tugged at one of her pigtails.
“Luka,” Silvia managed. “I’m a big fan. Will you sign my chest?”
Bypassing my petite colleague, Luka’s intensely blue gaze studied me. He reached out and I flinched back. His fingers almost grazed my patch. What the hell was the matter with him? Trying to touch my eye patch was tantamount to poking a bandage over a wound and asking the person if it hurts.
Gothic Lolita—Yana—yanked Luka’s arm down. “I’m so sorry!” Her whole aura changed. She went from all business to panicky. “My brother sometimes forgets his manners. He didn’t mean anything about touching your…” She bit her lower lip, maybe trying to keep herself from saying the wrong thing.
That little faux pas cleared my head of the Luka haze and spurred me into action. “Luka, will you let me take your picture for my final project?”
I didn’t know where my courage came from, but I knew if I didn’t take this chance, I’d regret it. I had to have him as my subject. Still not removing his gaze from my face, like my patch transfixed him, he tilted his head to one side very much like his sister did earlier.
“Luka, don’t!” Yana said, but from the consideration on Luka’s face, she was too late.
“You’re a photographer?”
“Yes.” I nodded, in case the word wasn’t enough.
“And you’d like me to be the subject of your project?”
God yes! This time, I could only nod. I didn’t want him to see how eager I was. And I couldn’t live with myself if I embarrassed myself further.
I waited with baited breath.
It seemed everyone in our group waited with baited breath for what the golden god had to say about my brazen request. I soon realized when Luka spoke, everyone listened. The way he pronounced every word precisely yet still spoke so smoothly, like butter on warm toast, captured everyone’s attention. To say he captivated us was an understatement. Something in me certainly wanted to hear him keep speaking. He could read from an accounting textbook in that voice and no one would get bored.
“I need to know that you’re good,” he finally said.
Something about his words seemed to hold a different meaning. I must have missed the alcohol in the soda Silvia had given me. Maybe I was drunk and this was all a blackout dream.
“What are you saying?” Yana faced Luka all the way now, her petite form all rigid.
He unleashed a full on megawatt smile my way. I almost had to cover my eye from it. At my side, Silvia gasped. Her long nails dug into my arm. Like staring at the sun, I couldn’t take my gaze away from him no matter how bad it was for me.
“We’re about to perform. I want you to take several pictures then send them to Yana. If she approves, we’ll see about your request.”
Then, like smoke, he disappeared into the crowd.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
With her hair swept to one side behind her ear it also showed off the touch of some dazzling diamond earrings 24-year-old Lily had chosen to complement the outfit.A deep red lipstick shade gave her an air of smoky sexiness, accentuating the brown tones in the shimmering short dress with a finely cut out silhouette around the shoulders scooping down in a neat V shape. Black boots stretching all the way past her knees and up past her hemline gave the outfit a modern twist, yet still remaining true to the Chanel fashion ethos.
Couture chic: Lily Collins arrives at Chanel's Metiers d'Art fashion show on Tuesday in DallasThe actress daughter of Phil Collins was in the Texan state for the fashion show which Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing has promised is 'going to be a big fashion moment here in Dallas'.
The inspiration for Chanel's Metiers d'Art traveling fashion show this year will come from Dallas, the Texas city where Coco Chanel was once given a warm welcome that included being picked up at the airport in a white Rolls-Royce and being feted at a Western-themed party complete with a catwalk featuring cows.For more than a decade, designer Karl Lagerfeld has picked a city linked to the house for the theme of the show staged each December to highlight the work of its artisans.
Chanel rebooted! Lily poses in front of a classic 50s sportscar in her cute but classic designer outfit from the legendary French fashion house
On Tuesday it was the turn for Dallas, the city that fashion house founder Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel visited in 1957 at the invitation of Stanley Marcus, who led Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based luxury retailer founded by his family.
The show, held at Dallas' Art Deco exhibition venue Fair Park, began with the premiere of a film written and directed by Lagerfeld titled, 'The Return,' retracing the steps of Coco Chanel as she reopened her Paris couture house in 1954 after shuttering it as Europe entered World War II.Her return wasn't well-received by the French press, but was embraced by the Americans. Neiman Marcus was among those that lauded her return, with a special appreciation for the suits that her name is now synonymous with
Other cities that have served as inspiration for the Metiers d'Art show include Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai and Edinburgh, Scotland. The collection, which will be in boutiques in May, highlights the work of the artisans who are part of a Chanel subsidiary company, including a costume jewelry and button maker, a feather and flower maker, a milliner, shoemaker, glovemaker and embroiderers.
Nothing says girl power like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones star Lily Collins. 2013 has been quite a spectacular year for our Clary Fray.
Just like the many fans she has inspired this year, Collins has her own playlist that has kept her jamming. She spoke with MTV about it. From Ellie Goulding to Lorde, 2013 was all about girl power.
"I've been a huge Ellie fan for a while," Collins said. "Her voice is so distinctive and has this amazing mixture of being soothing and relaxing and yet energetic and strong."
Just like us, Collins fell in love with Lorde. "Lorde's voice translates as such an old soul and her lyrics are so true and honest. This beat mixed with her voice is golden."
Go to MTV to see the entire playlist.
The Last Stand of the New York Institute (written by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan) was originally scheduled as the final novella in the spin-off series, but jumped ahead in the publication schedule. Here’s the official description: “In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York…and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen —but not the last. It is not long before Jocelyn seeks him out….”
There’s only one more ebook in the series, and EW will have the final book cover reveal next month. How excited are you to read about the last stand? Share your comments below.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Fantastic job shadowhunters!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has been ranked as the top action and adventure movie on iTunes!
Thank YOU Shadowhunters for making The Mortal Instruments the #1 Action & Adventure movie on @iTunesMovies! #TMIMovie http://t.co/HAQdeaKZ63How many times have you watched the movie since you purchased the DVD or on iTunes? Feel free to leave your comments in the box below!
— City Of Bones (@MortalMovie) December 6, 2013