Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Oh crap!

I'm eagerly awaiting Nora Roberts's Circle Trilogy, which will be released back-to-back for three months. Apparently, it has vampires and gods and a whole slew of paranormal stuff going on.

Unfortunately, I learned it also has an evil vampire named Lilith.

Guess whose book(s) feature a vampire queen named Lilith.

You got it!


I shouldn't be surprised; Lilith is a common enough name in the demonology world. Legend has her as the first wife of Adam, or sometimes as a witch. Some cultures describe her as a night demon that harms young boys. Sometimes, she's also portrayed as the concubine of Satan.

In my books, Lilith is the daughter of the first vampire, who, in my mythology, happens to be Judas of Iscariot.

So, I'm interested in finding out how Nora handles her and what she's like compared to my Lilith.

But damn! Is that a bummer or what?

(Maybe my Lilith can challenge Nora's Lilith to a mud-wrestling match!)


Blogger Jana DeLeon soliloquized...

I don't think it's a bummer - I think it shows that your genius has risen to such heights at Nora's. :)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:49:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

*snort* If only!

Ah's much too late to change anyway. Might as well look on the bright side, huh?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 1:57:00 PM  
Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...

I think anyone who reads vampire fiction will be smart enough to realize you were not trying to copy Nora.

Certain names are common in the genre for a reason.

I love the Judas Iscariot twist. It is one of my favorite takes on the origin of vampires. (It doesn't hurt that he was really hot in Dracula 2000.)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger Stacy Dawn soliloquized...

LOL on the mud wrestling.

I don't think it matters either. Even with the same name, your styles and imagery will lend to make each Lilith memorable as individuals

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Thanks, Heather and Stacy. It will be interesting--and now, of course, I'm doubly anticipating the release of Nora's books.

Heather, I'm a little surprised that you'd heard that "take" on the mythology; I'd only come across it after quite a lot of research, just by accident, and not very much in detail. So that's way cool!

Apparently, I'm going to have to see Dracula 2000--I never did! And with Christopher Plummer (my inspiration for one of the characters) and Gerard Butler in it...I don't know how I missed it.

I live under a rock.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger Heather Harper soliloquized...


But at least you live under a rock with a killer t-shirt. ;)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 6:09:00 PM  
Anonymous holli Bertram soliloquized...

Brave woman, to have your character take on one of Nora's in mud-wrestling! Hmmm..might draw quite a crowd, though. Seriously, I'm with Jana. This just proves that great minds think alike. Not to worry

Thursday, August 03, 2006 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger Jaye Wells soliloquized...

"In my books, Lilith is the daughter of the first vampire, who, in my mythology, happens to be Judas of Iscariot."

That sentence alone makes me want to read your book. I love seeing how everyone handles the backstory for their paranormal world. Yours sounds intriguing.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Karen soliloquized...

I can't wait to read your book!

I missed Dracula 2000, too.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen Gleason soliloquized...

Thanks, Karen and Jaye, if you do, I hope you enjoy it!

And hugs to you Holli--maybe you can sell tickets to the mud-wrestling match. :-)

Thursday, August 03, 2006 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Dance Chica soliloquized...

Oh, I don't think the name thing will be a problem. Now if your series was called say: "The Square trilogy" then I think you'd have a problem...LOL.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 3:22:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole soliloquized...

I don't think it's a problem either. I've read Lilith as a vampire (or in other witchy/paranormal stuff) more than a few times before.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Lemmer soliloquized...

I think that Judas as the first vampire is awesome. When I first saw Vampire 2000 I was absolutely blown away - it works out perfectly! Good luck with your story telling...

Friday, August 18, 2006 3:20:00 PM  

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