Stephenie Meyer Talks Needing to Finish The Host Sequels

On the Breaking Dawn red carpet Bella and Edward and His Golden Eyes asked Stephenie Meyer about The Host. Apparently she has a ten-year time frame to write the sequels or someone else gets to write them. The book was published on May 2008 and its publication announcement was in late 2007. So loosely speaking we are coming up on the five year mark for the novel depending on when the clock starts ticking.

The Host Novel Giveaway

Are you looking for a good read as summer is coming along. We realize that a lot of the people who visit our site came along after the Twilight movies came out. You’ve probably all read the Twilight novels, but have you read The Host? The Host is currently being made into a movie slated for release in March 2013.

Here’s an interview from back when the novel was released in 2008.

You can find five more videos here.

Tell us what intrigues you most about The Host and we’ll pick a random five winners on Saturday at 11:59 eastern.

Casting Round-Up For “The Host’s” Ian and Jared


Just when you think there couldn’t be enough news about Stephenie Meyer’s leading men, Variety reports that casting is in progress to fill the leading male roles of “The Host.”

From Variety: Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (“One Shot”) and Max Irons (“Red Riding Hood”) will test for the role of Jared, Melanie’s boyfriend. Dane DeHaan (“In Treatment”), Thomas McDonnell (“Prom”), Augustus Prew (“The Borgias”) and Ronan’s “Lovely Bones” co-star Jake Abel will test for the role of Ian, a menacing young man who brutalizes Wanderer before falling in love with her.

The Host Giveaway Take Two

TheHostPBSo yesterday we gave away two copies of the paperback version of the Host. Well, when I got home last night, I discovered that our friends over at Little Brown sent another box. So, we now have more books to give away. Instead of Wolfpack Wednesday, we are doing another The Host giveaway. Judging by yesterday’s response, we didn’t think anyone would mind especially since we have it to give away a few days early from it’s April 23rd release. We’re going to mail everything out on Thursday morning. Remember that we will send things any place in the world. Last week’s Wolfpack Wednesday winner was from Latvia.

This latest version of The Host has a bonus chapter that “is something Stephenie wrote when she was working with the film producers – it was a scene that Stephenie always had in her head, but it couldn’t appear in the book because her narrator was unconscious at the time. The “omitted” chapter would, chronology-wise, fall in between Chapter 58 and 59 of The Host.”

According to the Little Brown press release:

With a 650,000 announced first print run, the paperback edition will feature a special Reading Group Guide that includes a new, never-before-published “bonus chapter,” an interview with Stephenie Meyer, discussion topics and questions, and the author’s annotated playlist.

THE HOST debuted at #1 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list and remained there for more than a year. Meyer’s first adult novel was not only a huge commercial success, with more than 2 million copies sold, it also brought a whole new audience of readers to Stephenie Meyer. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST, appeals to rabid Twilight Saga fans and readers of classic literary suspense alike.

Movie rights to THE HOST have been optioned by Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, the team that produced the film of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Andrew Niccol of Gattaca and The Truman Show will write the script and direct.

So if you would like a copy, just respond with the words “pick me” below, and we will send copies to two random people who reply. We will pick the winners at 11:59pm est tonight, April 14th.

Win a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host

TheHostPBWe have a couple of copies of the paperback version of The Host to give away courtesy of Little Brown. This latest version has a bonus chapter that “is something Stephenie wrote when she was working with the film producers – it was a scene that Stephenie always had in her head, but it couldn’t appear in the book because her narrator was unconscious at the time.  The “omitted” chapter would, chronology-wise, fall in between Chapter 58 and 59 of The Host.”

What’s even better is that we have it to giveaway a few days early from it’s April 23rd release.

According to the Little Brown press release:

With a 650,000 announced first print run, the paperback edition will feature a special Reading Group Guide that includes a new, never-before-published “bonus chapter,” an interview with Stephenie Meyer, discussion topics and questions, and the author’s annotated playlist.

THE HOST debuted at #1 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list and remained there for more than a year. Meyer’s first adult novel was not only a huge commercial success, with more than 2 million copies sold, it also brought a whole new audience of readers to Stephenie Meyer. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST, appeals to rabid Twilight Saga fans and readers of classic literary suspense alike.

Movie rights to THE HOST have been optioned by Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, the team that produced the film of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Andrew Niccol of Gattaca and The Truman Show will write the script and direct.

So if you would like a copy, just respond with the words “pick me” below, and we will send copies to two random people who reply. We will pick the winners at 11:59pm est tonight, April 13th.

Wall Street Journal Has Sneek Peak at Extra The Host Chapter

TheHostPBThe Wall Street Journal has the  goods!

On April 13, author Stephenie Meyer will publish the paperback edition of her best-selling sci-fi book “The Host.” Meyer, the author behind the “Twilight” series of books, will include in the coming version of “The Host” a never-before seen “bonus chapter.” “The Host,” Meyer’s first novel for adults, tells the story of body-snatching aliens who invade the earth. One of these extraterrestrials, who goes by the name Wanda, develops an unusual relationship with Melanie, the woman whose body she has taken over.

Click here for an exclusive excerpt from the paperback:”

The Host Goes Paperback With Bonus Chapter

TheHostPBStephenie Meyer updated her website with this announcement:

“Good news: The Host paperback is now available for pre-order. I have just heard from the publishing company that the paperback release will have a Reading Group Guide that includes the following:

* New, never-before-published “bonus chapter”
* An interview with Stephenie
* Discussion topics and questions
* Stephenie’s annotated playlist”


EDITED: We asked about the bonus chapter and this is what we were told, “The bonus chapter is something Stephenie wrote when she was working with the film producers – it was a scene that Stephenie always had in her head, but it couldn’t appear in the book because her narrator was unconscious at the time.  The “omitted” chapter would, chronology-wise, fall in between Chapter 58 and 59 of The Host. “

The official press release from Hachette Publishers reads:

“Startling and addictive…. An epic story of love, family, and loyalty.” –USA Today

Now in paperback!

The #1 New York Times bestseller

by the author of the Twilight Saga

THE HOST

by Stephenie Meyer

Special Reading Group Guide includes

a New, Never-Before-Published “Bonus Chapter”

On April 13, 2010, Back Bay Books will release the paperback edition of Stephenie Meyer’s worldwide bestseller THE HOST. With a 650,000 announced first print run, the paperback edition will feature a special Reading Group Guide that includes a new, never-before-published “bonus chapter,” an interview with Stephenie Meyer, discussion topics and questions, and the author’s annotated playlist.

THE HOST debuted at #1 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list and remained there for more than a year. Meyer’s first adult novel was not only a huge commercial success, with more than 2 million copies sold, it also brought a whole new audience of readers to Stephenie Meyer. Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST, appeals to rabid Twilight Saga fans and readers of classic literary suspense alike.

Movie rights to THE HOST have been optioned by Nick Wechsler and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz, the team that produced the film of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Andrew Niccol of Gattaca and The Truman Show will write the script and direct.

In less than five years, Stephenie Meyer has become an international literary phenomenon. Her Twilight Saga has sold 100 million copies worldwide. If you missed the opportunity to review THE HOST in hardcover, now is the time to bring this unforgettable story to the attention of your readers”

Now what’s even better, is that the Lexicon will be giving away copies of the paperback edition to some of our lucky readers. We’ll give out details as soon as we get the books!

The Host Products Now Available at Hobo

According to the Hobo Press release:

Hobo will begin selling the first available Host products online today at the Hobo Online Store. Hobo is also working on several retail distribution agreements where the products will be sold.

“Stephenie has been fantastic to work with”, said Chad Swensen, founder of Hobo. “Her extraordinary talent and imagination behind The Host gives us incredible design concepts to work with. Even with Stephenie’s insane schedule with New Moon and Eclipse movie productions, she has worked with us on every detail to make sure the products are remarkable.”

“We are stoked to have Stephenie on board with Hobo”, said founder Jared Hancock. “Her global popularity and worldwide success gives us a huge boost in selling products that will contribute to our cause. A portion of all sales will go to the Hobo Foundation that helps homeless families who have been forced to live on the streets.”

Products include tee shirts and boards. Check it out! Which design is your favorite.

Stephenie Meyer Partners with Hobo

Back a couple of moths ago, we first heard of the Hobo skatebboard company when they created a one-of-a-kind skateboard to auction off for the Save The Book Babe event. ( Side note Pel just had coffee with Faith AKA the Book Babe this weekend and she’s hanging in there, and she has plans for the future.) Well now it seems that the group is expanding their partnership with Stephenie Meyer.

“They started the Hobo Foundation simultaneously with the business. They will give a portion of their profits, when they get some, to the foundation, which will partner with local charities that benefit the homeless. The two briefly considered whether “hobo” might be considered politically incorrect, but they decided the term fit their mission and would appeal to the young people in their target customer base. The company motto is “We share the same streets.”

The charity aspect was a key draw for Meyer, Hancock said. Meyer, who also lives in Cave Creek and is a family friend of Hancock’s, invited him to design a one-of-a-kind skateboard for a cancer-charity auction she was hosting in the spring. The deck sold for $1,500, and she was so impressed that she approached the two men about partnering on a line of gear.

“She knew that by doing that deck for the charity event, people saw Hobo as a company tied to a social cause,” Hancock said.”

Read the rest on AZ Central. Ty to Nigela

The Host Love Letters Contest

In order to celebrate Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel, The Host, a bunch of sites are participating in a blog tour. For our day on “tour” we thought we’d celebrate with love letters written between the major characters in the love quadrangle. We’ll put up the best four letters on our tour day which is June 1st,  and you’ll receive a copy of The Host and some great merchandise from our CafePress store as your prize if your letter wins. Here’s how to enter:

1. Write a love letter from one The Host character to another.
2. You can write from either the male or female perspective in the following pairings:
-Jared and Melanie
-Ian and Wanda
3. There is no minimum length, but the maximum length is 200 words.
4. Each entry must be written letter style with a greeting and closing. The greeting (Dear Whoever) and the closing (Love Whoever) don’t count as part of the 200 words.
5. The love letter may take place in any time period past, present, or future.
6. The winner in each pairing (in other words 4 winners–giving prizes to one male and one female perspective letter in each pairing) will receive a copy of The Host and merchandise from the Lexicon Cafepress Shop (TBA).
7. Send your entries to twilightlexiconcontest@gmail.com
8. The subject of the email must have the pairing listed in the following way:
Jared to Mel
Mel to Jared
Ian to Wanda
Wanda to Ian
9. Any questions, post them on this entry because chances are someone else has the same question and the info could help them.
10. Entries are due by 11:59 pm EST May 25, 2009.