Contest to Win a Stephenie Meyer Signed Eclipse and More

Author Jon S. Lewis has a contest going over at his blog. It’s part of his PR efforts surrounding his new novel called Invasion (which is a pretty good read, I’m about half-way through). He has some Stephenie Meyer signed items as part of the prizes. Jon writes:

“I’m excited about my new book, Invasion, and I need your help to spread the word. But I don’t like asking favors without giving something in return, so one of you is going to end up with my signed copy of Eclipse from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. But that’s not all. You can also win . . .

Grand Prize: A signed copy of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

First Prize: A character named after you or your child/niece/nephew/grandchild in a CHAOS Novel (including an illustration of that character which will appear in the book)

Second Prize: Original Colt McAlister illustration by Kyle Latino from Invasion

Third Prize: A signed poster from Project Book Babe, including Stephenie Meyer, Frank Beddor, Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale and more.”

Check out the full contest details over at Jon’s blog.

Eclipse Cast Heading For July 4th Celebration

According to a Press Release from NBC:

NBC Celebrates the nation’s birthday extravaganza with performances by music superstar Justin Bieber, Grammy® Award winning musician Enrique Iglesias and multi-platinum singer LeAnn Rimes on NBC’s 11th consecutive live broadcast of “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular.” Cast members from the Twilight Saga: Eclipse will also partake in the excitement onboard the Norwegian EPIC. Hosted by Nick Cannon, from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and Alison Sweeney, from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” the show will air in high definition on Sunday, July 4th 9-10 p.m. ET, 8-9 p.m. CT.

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the nation’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display, returns to the Hudson River to illuminate the sky over New York City with a glorious spectrum of colors, shapes and sparkling dazzlers. Featuring more than 40,000 firework shells, American Harmony, the theme of this year’s Macy’s Fireworks display, will take more than 3 million spectators on a high flying journey through the nation’s musical history that is filled with unique harmonies embraced by the entire world.

“Building on last year’s success, Macy’s will again present its 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on the Hudson River,” said Robin Hall, executive producer of the annual event. “Millions of people along the riverfront and millions more watching the primetime special, which this year will be staged aboard the magnificent new Norwegian EPIC, will see a show a mile and a half long and hundreds of feet in the sky saturated with an unexpected spectrum of rich, jewel-like colors.” He added, “There will be huge shells with cores of color that sparkle and astonish. We’ll transform the sky into a tapestry of rich colors produced though an alchemy of ancient art and modern technology; colors that are somehow intensified by the soaring vocal-infused Fireworks score.”

Walmart’s Exclusive New Moon Ultimate Fan DVD

Ultimate fans of Twilight have a reason to howl with excitement:  a sneak peek at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  Walmart announced today it will be the only retailer to carry The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition on standard DVD and Blu-ray, with never-before-seen footage from the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Walmart also will feature “Twilight Saga Shops” in stores – a dedicated shopping experience for Twilight fans to bite into a variety of Twilight­-themed clothing, jewelry, and merchandise, including new items to show their wolf- or vampire-fan pride.

Fans can pre-order The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition, as well as the national two-disc Special Edition DVD or Special Edition Blu-ray, today at  With the new movie and 50 minutes of extra footage and interviews, The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition also contains an exclusive, 7-minute sneak peek of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  It begins with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the production of the newest film.  New interviews with stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, as well as with series-creator Stephenie Meyer, are integrated with revealing on-the-set footage of some of the key scenes and sets from the upcoming movie.  This first-look at The Twilight Saga: Eclipse concludes with the world premiere of an actual scene from the upcoming film.

Walmart’s Twilight Saga Shops, designed for both the “fan-pire” and “wolf-lover,” will open in stores mid-March and will feature a variety of items themed around the Twilight series and favorite movie characters.

Among the items in Walmart Twilight Saga Shop are:

  • Wolf and vampire lover tanks ($7)
  • Twilight Saga themed tees ($9)
  • Jacob Black and Edward Cullen tees ($9)
  • Twilight Saga-themed jewelry (bracelets, pins, key chains, earrings, necklaces) ($5 )
  • Twilight Saga-themed messenger bags ($12) and totes ($9)
  • Twilight Saga books, including “The Twilight Saga: New Moon Official Illustrated Companion Book” – ($13.24)and “Life Story” magazine cover issue featuring Twilight ($8.95)
  • The Twilight Saga New Moon Ultimate Fan Poster – exclusive DVD cover art ($5)
  • Party snacks and beverages to prepare for DVD viewing parties
  • New Moon Special Edition Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray – available 12:01 a.m., Mar. 20
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition Two-Disc DVD ($24.96) and Blu-ray ($29.96) and  The Twilight Saga: New Moon Ultimate Fan Edition with Forks documentary DVD ($29.96)  – all available 12:01 a.m., Mar. 20