Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About ‘Bree Tanner’

March 31, 2010 at 9:39 PM (Eclipse)

An “Eclipse” Exclusive:
If you’ve only been watching the “Twilight” movies or read the first two books, don’t be shocked that you have no idea who Bree Tanner is. In fact, don’t be upset if you read “Eclipse” and still have no idea who she is. Tanner is a character introduced a startlingly short amount of time before she dies in “Eclipse” and could be considered (to everyone except Stephenie Meyer) to be a throwaway character.

Dramatic Death Scene:
It turns out Tanner isn’t the best newborn vampire among them all, and she isn’t a big fan of killing innocents and drinking their blood. She tries to join forces with the Cullen clan and adapt to their “vegetarian vampire” lifestyle, but ends up being killed by Felix on the orders of Jane, a member of the Volturi guard (played by Dakota Fanning in the film), in the final battle.

The trouble with the first-person perspective of “The Twilight Saga” is that the reader can’t read what is happening firsthand beyond what Bella Swan sees with her own eyes. Much like “Midnight Sun” gave (some) of the details behind what happened elsewhere in “Twilight,” “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will show what happened in Seattle with Victoria during “Eclipse.” But since much of “Eclipse” is devoted to the characters wondering what exactly was going on in Seattle, seeing it through the eyes of a secondary character like Tanner is a smart companion piece to the book.

Unseen First Life:
Unfortunately for Tanner, the world will never know what happened to her before she became a vampire. She was introduced into “Eclipse” after she was a newborn and “The Short Second Life” will start off the same way. There is a chance of flashbacks telling about her life before becoming a vampire, but the way Meyer described the novella on her Web site made it seem as though Tanner was the narrator solely so the reader could see what went on in Seattle, not to learn her past.

See the whole list at MTV.


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Photo of Alex Meraz in Wal-Mart publicity

March 31, 2010 at 6:12 PM (Alex Meraz)

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3 Brand New Eclipse Stills!

March 30, 2010 at 11:53 PM (Eclipse Stills)

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Eclipse Novella By Stephenie Meyer: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

March 30, 2010 at 11:50 PM (Eclipse)


March 30, 2010


I have a new book coming out. It’s called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Well, it’s more of a novella than an actual book—my version of a short story.

Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it’s a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree’s perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.

 This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.

 At the same time, it came in handy for the Eclipse film. Melissa (Rosenberg, the screenwriter) had a ton of questions about what exactly was going on in Seattle, how Victoria managed things, what Riley was like, etc. I let her read what I had then, and later gave the whole thing to the director, David Slade. David asked if Xavier, Bryce, and Jodelle (Riley, Victoria, and Bree) could read it as well, so all the parties involved would end up having a really strong foundation for their characters before the cameras started rolling. I was pleased that this side of the story would make it into the film and was looking forward to including it in the Guide.

 Then I got the news: my “short story” was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at

One other aspect of this release is the plan to give a more important gift to people who really need it. One dollar of each book purchased in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti and Chile and other parts of the world where people are in great need. We’re going to have an option online as well, so you can choose to make a donation if you want when you read the story online. I hope you will. I think that we can really help a lot of people with this.

I really hope you all enjoy this story. I had a blast writing it. I’m glad that after all this time cooling her heels in my files, Bree finally gets her chance to shine.

Thanks for all the support,


What do you guys think about this?
Are you excited about Stephenie writing another book for her vampire world?
Leave your thoughts in the comments!

You can see the press release for the book HERE.

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Picture of Rob on Bel Ami Set with Fans!

March 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM (Robert Pattinson)

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Robert Pattinson Leaving the Budapest Bel Ami Set

March 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM (Robert Pattinson)

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New Pictures of Robert Pattinson Out in London

March 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM (Robert Pattinson)

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New Photo of Alex Meraz!

March 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM (Alex Meraz)

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Voting for 2010 MTV Movie Awards Now Open!

March 29, 2010 at 4:54 PM (Uncategorized)

Voting for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards is now open, with all things Twi-related in the following categories:

-BEST KISS: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in ‘New Moon’ (Emilie and Rob are also nominated for Remember Me, along with Kristen and Dakota for the Runaways, and Taylor and Taylor Swift in Valentine’s Day!)

-BEST FEMALE BREAKOUT STAR: Anna Kendrick for ‘Up in the Air’

-BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Kristen Stewart for ‘New Moon’ (Dakota is also nominated in this category for ‘The Runaways’)

-BEST MALE PERFORMANCE: Robert Pattinson for ‘New Moon’ and ‘Remember Me’; Taylor Lautner for ‘New Moon’

-GLOBAL SUPERSTAR: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner are all nominated!

-BEST MOVIE: ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ (The Runaways is also nominated)

Phew! Looks like there are some tough choices to make this year!
Get voting! Polls close on April 9th.

You can cast your votes HERE.

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Rob, Kristen, and Ashley Talk ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’

March 29, 2010 at 4:50 PM (Eclipse)

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Release Date for ‘Twilight Saga Eclipse: Official Illustrated Movie Companion’

March 29, 2010 at 4:49 PM (Eclipse)

Release date for ‘Twilight: Eclipse’ movie companion. I think we’ve posted more “Twilight” related updates in the past week than we have in our entire run as a website. If we haven’t filled your heads up with enough “Twilight” details to hold you over until the third installment in Summit Entertainment’s popular vampire series titled “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” arrives in theaters, than here’s another one to add to the plate.

Amazon has confirmed the release date for the “Twilight Saga Eclipse: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion” which will hit retail shelves June 29th, 2010. They also revealed the release date for the mass market paperback edition for “Eclipse” which is May 25th. At the moment, no cover images have been released for either product, but as soon as they are, we’ll have posted right here for you “Twilight” fans to sink your teeth in to.


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Jackson Rathbone at Kids Choice Awards

March 29, 2010 at 4:47 PM (Jackson Rathbone)

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New Eclipse Promotional Photo of Edward, Bella, and Jacob!

March 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM (Eclipse)

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Jackson Rathbone Talks ‘Love-Lust’ in ‘Eclipse’

March 28, 2010 at 10:29 PM (Jackson Rathbone)

FEARnet: In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, you get to work with Catalina Sandino Moreno…

Ah man, Catalina. That was amazing, working with her. I was a huge fan of Maria, Full of Grace and she was lovely to work with.

We’ll finally get to learn a little bit more about your character, Jasper Hale. What we can expect to see from Jasper’s flashbacks and your scenes with Catalina?

Jasper’s back story is that he was turned into a vampire during the Civil War era, so I got to don the Civil War regalia and ride a horse again — I haven’t been on a horse in like two years, so that was really fun. Basically, that’s how I meet Maria, who’s played by Catalina. Maria turns Jasper in order to make him the leader, or trainer, of the army that she needs in the South. Vampire armies are very prevalent in the South in those days. You’ll get to see a lot of deadly training vampire scenes, and a little bit of the love-lust relationship between Jasper and Maria and how it doesn’t really pan out.

Sounds like the type of turning scene your fans are going to love seeing. From the books and films, we know that vampires are turned with bites in various places; we’ve seen Carlisle, for example, bite Esme rather romantically on the neck to change her. So… can you tell us where exactly Maria bites Jasper?

Where does she bite him? Well, I don’t want to give everything away. I’ve got to keep some little secrets. [Laughs] I think people are going to be pretty happy about it.

Read more over at Fearnet

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SM Update: ‘The Host’ in Paperback

March 28, 2010 at 10:27 PM (Uncategorized)

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

It will be released on April 13, 2010. As always, I highly recommend The Host to anyone who has not yet read it. Have a great day!


You can pre-order your copy HERE.

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Director Stephen Daldry a Candidate to Direct ‘Breaking Dawn’

March 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM (Breaking Dawn)

EXCLUSIVE: Add this name to the list of high-end auteurs who are being considered for the director’s chair on “Breaking Dawn”: Stephen Daldry.

Yep, that Stephen Daldry, the man who directed such Oscar fare as “Billy Elliot,” “The Reader” and “The Hours.”

Daldry joins a list that includes Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon and Gus Van Sant, all of whom have been approached about taking on the fourth film in the “Twilight” franchise. Like those three, there are not yet indications Daldry would actually take the gig, but the fact that Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the films, has reached out to him suggests where its intentions lie for the fourth film.

Having already gone indie with Catherine Hardwicke, polished/commercial with Chris Weitz and genre auteur with David Slade for the franchise’s first three movies, Summit clearly wants a high-end prestige filmmaker to handle the fourth picture.

Still, even by those standards, Daldry stands out. He’s been nominated for three Oscars, more than any of the other directors on the short list. In fact, Daldry is the rare filmmaker who’s been nominated for a best directing Oscar for every feature he’s made.

Source: LA Times

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