Friday, April 30, 2010

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 15

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #15 windfall
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

True Blood Soundtrack Volume 2 CD available for pre-order

The Vampire Diaries 1x21 "Isobel" Promo

True Blood Music Video of the Day: The Divine Comedy




To Die A Virgin by The Divine Comedy

Thanks ToddMarty

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 14

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #14 cognomen
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

American Vampire Comic #2


I feel like I should offer up a toast to Vertigo, because considering the past twelve months have offered up titles like "The Unwritten," "Daytripper," and "American Vampire," I'd say they're creating some excellent titles for the ages.

Take, for instance, the second issue of "American Vampire." If all we got was the first story by Scott Snyder and Stephen King, I think everyone would have been pleased. 1925 Hollywood is a perfect place for a vampire story, not only because the setting in and of itself is a fascinating one, but because we also get the added metaphor of the Hollywood studios being bloodsuckers in their own right. This issue pushes us right into the aftermath of the fatal party that Pearl attended, beset upon by vampires and then dumped in the desert to die. As Pearl stumbles out of the desert, it's a creepy, ominous moment and it's only the beginning of what's to come.

Pearl's transformation this issue is dreamlike and creepy, and full of hints from Skinner as to just what this evolution of vampire has become. His comparison of the European vampires versus American ones suddenly brings the title of the comic into strong focus, even as Pearl gets her revenge on Chase Hamilton as she gives in to her new nature. Rafael Albuquerque's art snaps strongly into focus here, and he's got a sharp control on his figures. As Pearl and Skinner's reflections warp and weave in the mirror, or when we see Pearl begin her transformation, it serves in sharp contrast to the normal looks of the characters, stretching far away from their normal, every-day looks.

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Alexander Skarsgard is Chile



Alexander Skarsgård participates in a new PSA encouraging people to donate to Chile relief efforts.

True Blood Music Video of the Day: All The Right Moves



All The Right Moves

Thanks,xDeebs

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Charlaine Harris Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel Philadelphia Free Library

Charlaine Harris | Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (A)
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:30PM
Where: Central Library
Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

Dead in the Family is book 10 of Charlaine Harris’s no. 1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series. The basis for the hit HBO series True Blood, the novels follow telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse as she navigates a southern Louisiana world full of vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, and fairies. The books have garnered an Agatha Award nomination and an Anthony Award for best paperback original; the television series has won Golden Globe, People’s Choice, and Emmy awards. Harris is the author of three more mystery series (Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard, and Harper Connelly), as well as the stand-alone mysteries, Sweet and Deadly and A Secret Rage.

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/index.cfm?ID=25378&type=2

Charlaine Harris and the many lives of Sookie Stackhouse- Portland Oregon


Charlaine Harris, candid and straightforward, didn't need to think twice about how "True Blood," the HBO series based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels, has changed her life.

"I have a lot more money," Harris said. "We haven't really changed our way of life. We're trying hard not to."

Harris and her husband have lived in southwest Arkansas for more than 20 years and have no plans to move. It's been a great place to raise their children, and they enjoy it. Why move if you don't want to?

"I'll tell you what the biggest change has been. There's less time to do anything," Harris said. "I didn't realize the business of being Charlaine Harris would take up so much time."

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Harris reads from "Dead in the Family" at 7 p.m. May 12 at Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets are $26 and include a copy of the book. They're available at Bagdad Theater, Crystal Ballroom, and Ticketmaster.

Vampires and werewolves take over pop culture...once again


It’s inescapable. Turn on the TV, go to a website, or even go to your local library, and these days, you’re bound to see some part of a pop culture phenomenon that’s taken hold of the world over the last two years.

The phenomenon, of course, is the resurrection of vampires and werewolves as pop culture forces.

One can’t walk past a magazine stand without 20 magazine covers featuring the stars of Twilight. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner have become overnight sensations thanks to the popularity of the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, particularly among teenage girls. And their mothers.

Read on Georgia State University Signal

True Blood house for sale!

** I've been there 3 times and it's really known as the Ogilvie-Wiener House, I have some great photos of it here

Are you a true blue True Blood fan? Well now you can own a piece of television history!

The beautiful Victorian house featured in the opening credits of the show is currently up for sale. Not only has it been featured on the HBO hit show but it was once known as The Florentine Club where the likes of Ethel Merman, John Wayne, and even Elvis Presley frequented!

It is 7300 square feet historic home that dates back to 1896 and sits on seven lots. The three story structure has a wrap around deck, fifteen foot ceilings and is one of the largest Queen Anne’s available in Northern Louisiana.

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True Blood Season 3 promo poster # 6: Please do not feed the shapeshifters


Please do not feed the shapeshifters
Thank you

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 13

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #13 F#$K a Zombie
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

Dead in the Family NOT in Kindle format ?


Maybe I’ve been under a rock lately, but I was floored to see that the book (that I already pre-ordered for my Kindle) is no longer available! Apparently Penguin and Amazon can’t reach an agreement on eBook pricing leading to no new Penguin books in Kindle format being released as of April 1.

The hardback version of Dead in the Family is only $9.99 if you pre-order is right now… however the eBook version (that is still showing up in my Open Orders…) was $10.80. I gotta say that I will not be pleased if I’m charged more for a digital copy of a book than what the hardback costs. (Which reminds me… have you read Jennifer’s Were We Actually Promised Cheap eBooks? post because you should!).

http://www.25hourbooks.com/2010/04/dead-in-the-family-not-available-for-the-kindle/

Alexander Skarsgard talks Metropia

Skarsgard interview from Tribeca Film Festival last weekend
While promoting the film at the Tribeca Film Festival, Lewis and Skarsgard were on hand to unravel the conspiracy of Metropia. Check out what they had to say about working with director Tarik Saleh, the atypical animation process and more.

read on here

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Satisfaction by Samantha Fox



Satisfaction by Samantha
Thanks, ToddMarty

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bill Compton is missing video trailer

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 12

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #12 hemophilia
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

True Blood new Season 3 poster

True Blood Minisode #1: Eric and Pam audition new dancers for the vampire bar Fangtasia

Eric and Pam audition new dancers for the vampire bar Fangtasia

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Addict Me by The Local NYC



Addict Me by The Local NYC
Thanks, lynnpd99

Monday, April 26, 2010

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 11

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #11 crapanola
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

Fan Art: Sookie Stackhouse portrait by ~haki82


Sookie Stackhouse portrait by ~haki82 on deviantART

True Blood Music Video of the Day:



Satisfaction by Samantha Fox
Thanks, ToddMarty

Sunday, April 25, 2010

True Blood "Waiting Sucks" Season 3 Promo # 6 Sookie

Talk Blood Encore: tonight after the True Blood replay you can listen to an encore presentation of ep 6 "Hard Hearted Hannah"

Live TONIGHT: Come and 'Talk Blood' after True Blood airs tonight. Let's talk ep.6 "Hard Hearted Hannah "
It's Sunday again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the the premiere of True Blood Season 2, Episode 6 "Hard Hearted Hannah"

We are joined tonight by our friends, Brian and Andy from Camp Blood and EiEi will give us the Buzz Report from the HBO True Blood Forum
And to make sure you keep the party going, be sure to join @TrueBloodDallas of Loving True Blood in Dallas and @SookieBonTemps because we're going to Talk Blood on True Blood live on Blog Talk Radio. Here's how tonight is going to flow:

  • 8:00pm CDT / 9:00pm EDT: Watch True Blood with @SookieBonTemps who'll be tweeting live from Merlotte's
  • 9:oopm CDT / 10:00pm EDT: Tweet @SookieBonTemps and tell her what you thought of the show.
  • 9:15pm CDT / 10:15pm EDT: Talk Blood after True Blood chatroom on Blog Talk Radio opens. Join us here.
  • 9:30pm CDT / 10:30pm EDT: Talk Blood goes live! Join in the fun here or call in at 646.929.0825 and tell us what you thought of tonight's episode!
    We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!
    Email 'Dallas' or @SookieBonTemps about the show talkblood@gmail.com




  • Some spoiler photos from the next couple of episodes






    Talk Blood ( True Blood Ep 6) Chatroom transcript

    "Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 10

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #10 Sookieville
    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    ** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

    Kristin "Pam "Bauer interview with WTOP Radio for Earth Day

    What Art Must Have Felt Like & Sookie Stackhouse Book Covers


    MondayMacy at 'All Things Said' blog talks about the great Sookie book cover art!

    This is another installment on my Sookie Stackhouse book obsession. :P I’m totally in love with the book covers and I haven’t been in love like this–on book covers! It’s art. It’s whimsical. It makes me dream. I think it perfectly captures the mystical world of Sookie Stackhouse. Not terrifying, but not ordinarily safe either. It’s not cartoon, but it’s not realism either. It’s magic. It’s love. If ever I have enough money, I will collect all her Sookie Stackhouse prints.

    read on

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: True Blood Beautiful Girls -Nothin' On You by BOB



    Nothin' On You by BOB
    Thanks, saroufim93

    Saturday, April 24, 2010

    True Blood and the drama behind " Bad Things " and the music for the opening credit

    C.C. Adcock, a New Orleans Jazz Festival presented by Shell favorite, came very close to snagging the opening-credits music on the HBO series "True Blood."
    The Saturday Creating Music for Film and Television at the Sync Up Conference, which is running parallel to the New Orleans Jazz Fest.

    Gary Calamar, music supervisor for the show, told the story to a Sync Up Conference audience Saturday (April 24) at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    As fans of "True Blood" know, the series has one of the best opening-titles sequences currently on the tube.

    Hypnotic visuals by Digital Kitchen.

    Jace Everett's "Bad Things."

    Grr.

    "Bad Things" was originally discovered by "True Blood" creator Alan Ball, but was considered just a temporary track as the opening titles sequence neared completion.

    "It was a placeholder," Calamar said. "It was my job to find the song."

    One of the songs seriously considered for the slot was Adcock's "Bleed 2 Feed," which Adcock had personally submitted for the production's consideration.

    "He's a great musician and a great - I don't know if hustler is the right word -- hustler in the best sense of the word," Calamar said.

    Alas, "Bad Things" won out.

    Read on NOLA .com,


    Vampire Wine

    In plenty of vampire lore the description of a vampire tasting blood is similar to a mortal drinking wine. There is a fine bouquet that you find alluring — that first enchanting sip that rolls over your tongue whetting your appetite and the sensual experience of discovering the fusion of fruits, spices and exotic flavors.

    It is an activity that needs to be savoured and relished. It takes a mature, evolved palate to really understand the intricacies of imbibing a glass of delectable wine. So it makes sense that true excellence would be produced by creatures that have been around for centuries, the vampires.

    I discovered Vampire wine over a decade ago. Ever since then, whenever I have the opportunity to travel, I scour the liquor stores looking for this beloved, luscious, ambrosial liquid. Of course the packaging appeals to my gothic senses and I think the bottles are precious keepsakes, but that is not why I love to drink it. It is the best wine I have ever tasted but — no wonder — they have been making wine for ages. They are bound to do it perfectly.


    read on

    "Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 9

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #9 moshup
    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    ** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: My Last Breath



    My Last Breath

    THANKS shezzaree

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    "Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 8 and bonus graphic!

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #8 The Poky Little Puppy
    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    ** these words are taken chronologically from "Dead in the Family" , you might want to look at all of them here

    Charlaine Harris at Washington Romance Writers 2010 Retreat

    Celebrate Earth Day: Bill Compton wants you to recycle !


    Sorry, I missed posting this on Earth Day but of course vampires care about the environment !

    "The Oprah Winfrey Show" set to air its "Twilight"-themed episode

    With "The Oprah Winfrey Show" set to air its "Twilight"-themed episode on Friday (April 23), we can already imagine the talk-show host introducing the cast in her trademark vowel-hugging inflection: "Taay-LOR LAUT-ner! Kris-TEN STEW-art!" Or maybe, "Ro-BERT PATT-inson!" But Twi-Hards will have to wait until the show airs to find out for sure.

    From MTV Oprah today more here

    Elena and Damon dance : Vampire Diaries- Miss Mystic Falls episode

    Aww come on , don't we need to watch this again ? Funny that Damon didn't need to go to classes to learn this dance, huh ? Dalena -HA!

    Vampire Diaries #20 "Blood Brothers" Promo

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Bye Bye Bye by N'Sync



    Bye Bye Bye by N'Sync
    Thanks

    ToddMarty

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    "Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 7

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #7 wrong-side-of-the-blanket
    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Telephone by Lady Ga Ga



    Telephone by Lady GaGa
    Thanks, saroufim93

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    E asks 'Which Vampire Gives Better Bedhead? '-Ha!

    hahah

    We've mentioned that True Blood and Twilight differ substantially in the Twitterverse, but now we can't help but notice a stunning similarity between two of our most fave bloodsucking hunks.

    Robert Pattinson has been rockin' the bedhead, messy -chic look forever, and it has totally become one of his signature stud-characteristics, right Twi-hards? Messy hair is to R.Pattz what makeup is to Zac Efron—you never see one without the other.

    Enter über-sexy Alexander Skarsgård, who's on the cover of fashion mag V Man looking perfect as usual.

    True Blood Season 3 promo poster # 5: Have you seen Bill Compton ?

    Where, Oh, where could my little Bill gone ?

    Not exactly a milk cartoon....

    See the cover of the new IDW True Blood comic


    Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creature, comes to IDW! Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte’s, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past-those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by True Blood series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). Bonus inside every issue: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina! The comic will ship on July 28th, 2010 and will retail for $3.99.

    Thanks Fire Wire http://larryfire.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/cover-to-idws-true-blood-1-comic-book/

    "Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 6

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #6 C-O-R-P-S-E
    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott

    I'm sure you've all pre-ordered our friend Becca Wilcott's new True Blood companion book ( Note* there are folks mentioned in this book that YOU know ;-))

    Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott (Book release date: June 1, 2010)

    Editor’s Description
    This companion to the wildly popular HBO series True Blood is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show. Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of HBO's cult ensemble sensation Six Feet Under, True Blood surpassed The Sopranos as the largest-ever audience for a cable show at more than 12.4 million viewers a week. It has revitalized the career of Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and has introduced international audiences to Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ryan Kwanten and an extensive, award-winning cast. Exclusive interviews, in-depth biographies of cast members, an episode guide, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes flesh out the fictional characters as well as the actors who inhabit the roles. Some of the underlying themes of the series—such as the politics of race, sexuality, and gender—are explored, and chapters on paranormal phenomena and the literary and cinematic histories of vampires are also included. In addition, this analysis offers an introduction to author Charlaine Harris, whose popular Sookie Stackhouse novels were the inspiration for the television series, as well as a discussion of the role of the fan base and social media in the phenomenal rise of this television sensation.

    Book sake does a nice review here

    Goodreads interviews Charlaine Harris - post your questions


    Big news! Goodreads will soon be interviewing Charlaine Harris for the May newsletter. We are asking all her readers to send in questions for her. Post here or send me a message, and we may be able to include your question for Charlaine.

    Charlaine will be discussing the new Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead in the Family, as well as all her other books.

    post here

    Greatest Vampire Stories of All Time

    These printed works tell amazing and timeless vampire stories, many coming with pictures.

    1. Dracula : This classic book was the basis for all of the greatest vampire stories of all time. Printed in 1897, it was written by the now legendary Bram Stoker. Told in a series of letters, it follows the exploits of the then unknown Count Dracula. Much like the characters in “Twilight,” this vampire also forms a connection with a young woman named Mina that carries repercussions for all involved. Want to know more? Then read the entire thing at no charge on Google Books.

    2. Sookie Stackhouse : Those who don’t read much probably know this great vampire story better as its television counterpart “True Blood” on HBO. Charlaine Harris began this vampire phenomenon by following the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress from the South who is awakened to both the adult and supernatural world and falls in love with a vampire. Charlaine also has other books, bur for those who truly enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse series you can get both the Last Bite and Wake The Dead podcasts.

    3. Anne Rice : This author is perhaps best known for the book “Interview with the Vampire,” which was later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as Lestat. Other books of hers that became films include “Exit to Eden,” “The Feast of all Saints,” and “Queen of the Damned.” Her site is full of updates, previews, information on new releases, and more. You can also follow her on Facebook.

    read on

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Surrender by Entwine


    Surrender by Entwine
    Thanks, KamaraNoir

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    Skarsgard on VMAN Magazine cover


    Alexander Skarsgard looks spiffy in a tux on the Summer 2010 cover of VMAN, on stands April 20th.

    The 33-year-old Swede is expected to attend the the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie Metropia this Saturday (April 24) in New York City.

    Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/04/20/alexander-skarsgard-vman-cover/#ixzz0lfvpPAJt

    A Drop of True Blood ..drip, drip !

    I really like this idea of this little stories outside the main events...

    Alright you True Blood fans, if you are anything like I am, you are anxiously awaiting Season 3 in June. However, creator of the series, Alan Ball is a generous soul and has come up with a "taste of True Blood" to help tide us over until then.

    While details on the mini-episodes are a bit sketchy, the trailer alludes to what viewers will see every Sunday, starting May 2nd on HBO. Check it out!

    Read more: http://technorati.com/entertainment/tv/article/videotrue-blood-continues-to-tease-6/#ixzz0lfv3edQl

    "Dead in the Family" Word -of- the- Day Contest Day #5

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #5 Bureau of Vampire & Supernatural Affairs

    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    Four Great Cruises for Vampire Fans

    Anyone want to go to Romania ?

    The movies Twilight and The Vampire's Assistant, the television shows "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," the band Vampire Weekend, the Hot Topic stores that sell vampire attire, the new "X-Men the Vampire Slayers" comic book series, the new book "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"... and the list goes on. Earlier in the year, we thought 2010 was set to be the Year of the Cougar, but we may have spoken too soon. Whether you are bitten by the vampire bug or yearning to put a stake through it's undying heart, you cannot deny this pop culture trend's influence as it has now seeped its way into the cruise industry.

    Recognizing the trend, Cruise Critic has put together a list of the best cruises for vampire-lovers. So if your clients are eager to go "vamp" as they travel, consider the itineraries below.

    The Alaska Twilight Cruise and Convention at Sea
    Passengers will be able to meet stars from the Twilight movies— including Alex Meraz ("Paul" in Twilight), Michael Welch ("Mike Newton" in New Moon) and Jodelle Ferland ("Bree" in the upcoming movie Eclipse)— pose for photos with the actors and enjoy a costume ball. The cruise operator is providings an additional three-day tour to Forks, WA, where the story is set, before the cruise departs.

    River Cruise to Romania, Visit Dracula's Castle in Transylvania
    Looking for a "real" experience with vampiric history and folklore? Take a trip to Transylvania on an Eastern European river cruise into Romania with Viking River Cruises' Eastern European Odyssey River Cruise, and add on a trip to Brasov for a tour of "Dracula's Castle," officially Bram Castle, which once belonged to Vlad the Impaler.

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    True Blood Music Video of the Day: We're Not Thinking



    We're Not Thinking


    Thanks, OutofLineCreations2

    Monday, April 19, 2010

    "Dead in the Family" Word -of -the- Day Contest Day #4

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #4 Pammish

    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    Project Paranormal: Psychic Visions : Ace Editor Ginjer Buchanan talks "Dead in the Family"

    True Blood Season 3 "Waiting Sucks" Promo #5 (Bill Version)

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe


    Everything About You by Ugly Kid Joe

    Thanks - ToddMarty

    Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Talk Blood Encore: tonight after the True Blood replay you can listen to an encore presentation of ep 5 "Never let me go "

    Live TONIGHT: Come and 'Talk Blood' after True Blood airs tonight. Let's talk ep.5 "Never let me go "

    It's Sunday again! We've got a whole night of fun planned starting with the the premiere of True Blood Season 2, Episode 5 "Never let me go "

    And to make sure you keep the party going, be sure to join @TrueBloodDallas of Loving True Blood in Dallas and @SookieBonTemps because we're going to Talk Blood on True Blood live on Blog Talk Radio. Here's how tonight is going to flow:

  • 8:00pm CDT / 9:00pm EDT: Watch True Blood with @SookieBonTemps who'll be tweeting live from Merlotte's
  • 9:oopm CDT / 10:00pm EDT: Tweet @SookieBonTemps and tell her what you thought of the show.
  • 9:15pm CDT / 10:15pm EDT: Talk Blood after True Blood chatroom on Blog Talk Radio opens. Join us here.
  • 9:30pm CDT / 10:30pm EDT: Talk Blood goes live! Join in the fun here or call in at 646.929.0825 and tell us what you thought of tonight's episode!
    We hope you'll call in. And if you can't, tweet @SookieBonTemps who'll be reading and reacting to tweets LIVE!
    Email 'Dallas' or @SookieBonTemps about the show talkblood@gmail.com

  • We are joined tonight by the Pop culture critic for Huffington Post, our good friend Mark Blankenship and he'll give us a taste of what might be in his review this week and what his "Sucker Punch " might be. Find Mark's blog here http://www.thecriticalcondition.com/

    Special thanks to MSBuffy from the HBO wiki who will be giving us our BuzzReport




    New show blog where you can find podcasts of all past shows as well as chatroom transcripts
    http://talkblood.blogspot.com/

    True Blood on Blog Talk Radio is created by fans for fans. Endorsed by but not affiliated with HBO or True Blood

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    Loving True Blood in Dallas : "Dead in the Family" Word of the Day Contest Day #3

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #3 Dinwiddie

    Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

    Interview with Charlaine Harris from Girl.com.au

    Interview with Charlaine Harris from Girl.com

    Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for more than 25 years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field; now she lives in Arkansas. Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, Charlaine was writing poetry and plays by the time she hit college.

    Charlaine is a board member of the influential Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

    Are you excited about coming to Australia for the Hub Production's True Blood events?

    Charlaine Harris: Absolutely.


    The Sookie Stackhouse series has become an international phenomenon; did you expect this kind of success?

    Charlaine Harris: Half of this would have been enough. But I'm loving it, of course.


    Is it hard being compared to other authors in the vampire/romance genre?

    Charlaine Harris: Yes, it is. I like to think my books stand on their own merits. But we all feel that way, and comparisons are inevitable.

    How did you develop the series and where did your ideas come from?

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    Cloe Moretz talks vampires and "Let me in "


    Let Me In is a Hollywood remake of the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In (2008), with Moretz cast as Abby, an ages-old vampire who befriends a lonely, bullied boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee).

    "It was really fun to play Abby," Moretz says, "because she's such a unique vampire. She's the kind of vampire that nowadays you don't really see. Interview with the Vampire and movies like that, they glamorised the vampires. But in Let Me In in playing Abby, I made it a lot rougher. It's not glamorous. It's not a cool thing to be a vampire."

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    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Alas I cannot swim by Laura Marling



    Alas I cannot swim by Laura Marling with True Blood & Vampire Diaries
    Thanks , cupcakemae

    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    Stephen Moyer Says "I'm a Venice-zuelan."

    There are social networks for meeting people, and then there are TV networks – and Stephen Moyer credits the latter with hooking him up with his fiancée, True Blood costar Anna Paquin.

    "It's HBO's fault," the British actor, 40, tells Details in its May issue. "They put us in the same hotel" – though in not the same room, at least "not to begin with," he adds.

    "No, I'm joking. They put us in these hotel suites, and we hung out for a while and got to know each other. The attraction was there, so it was a matter of whether we acted on it or not.

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    A Letter to Anna Paquin

    Ha! Enjoyed every second of this ...




    "A Letter to Anna Paquin"
    Thanks IntenseXInXTents

    True Blood Fan Art


    TRUE BLOOD - Sookie Stackhouse by *strawberrygina on deviantART

    Loving True Blood in Dallas : "Dead in the Family" Word of the Day Contest Day #2

    We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.

    We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #2 : Oneys

    Post your thoughts in comments!

    How to Catch and Keep a Vampire by Diana Laurence

    Who needs a book on dating a vampire?

    Well, Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse to name just two. They are fortunate to have vampire boyfriends. But what the heroines of Twilight and True Blood don’t have and could use is some advice on getting along with them. Everything they and every other red-blooded American girl (and guy) wants to know about finding a dreamy blood-drinker and keeping him is within How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving The Bad and the Beautiful. And who better to introduce mortal readers to the world of dating a 21st century vampire than a few mouth-watering immortals? The cast includes: Ethan, with his aquamarine eyes and supernaturally seductive piano playing. Mordred, classically cruel, dark, and handsome, with a thing for black leather gloves. His entrancingly cute carrot-topped friend Adam, as sweet as Mordred is scary. Gunnar, with his rich, golden hair, and dastardly but delightful knack for getting his way. The experienced and fascinating Colin, with his exquisite latte-colored skin and exotic beauty. The eccentric but gorgeous Aidan, purveyor of ancient magic. And enigmatic Conner, with his deep, dark eyes and protective soul. These undead charmers will win the hearts and minds of readers everywhere, and author Diana Laurence will be their expert guide.

    True Blood Music Video of the Day: Halfway Gone by Lifehouse



    Thanks 7KellProductions

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Loving True Blood in Dallas : "Dead in the Family" Word of the Day Contest Day #1

    Thanks very much to the reviewer that has shared their ARC ( Advanced Reader Copy) of Dead in the Family with me. It will make planning and preparing our radio show much easier.

    I look forward to talking to all of you about the book soon! [Dallas zips lips and grins]

    The exact date and time of our Talk Blood : Dead in the Family show will be announced soon and I hope you will plan to join me and the lovely @SookieBonTemps in the discussion!

    We have 20 days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DIF Word of the Day.
    These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

    I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

    Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

    Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #1 : Bach
    Post your thoughts in comments!

    True Blood: Season 2 Blu-ray Character Perspective - Karl

    Vampire Diaries promo for next week " Miss Mystic Fallas"

    True Blood Recipe : Strawberry Gazpacho

    Will you let me seduce you with... True Blood? No need to be a vampire, no need to be pale and with night preferences. Just follow my rules here and you will have the fuel you need to live... forever... or maybe not ;D.
    Now that there's such a renewed interest for Vampires... I must addmit I have some kind of weakness with the idea of immortality, sun alergy and blood drinking! Let's imagine we had the chance to choose... would you take that path? I wonder if I would... well, maybe if Bill Compton was the one...

    The only problem Vampires have is that they don't eat!!! What kind of foodie would I be if I chose to be one of them? That's why this red potion is neither a True Blood beverage nor a Bloody Mary... it's only a harmless Strawberry Gazpacho!


    Ingredients for 4 servings: 500 grs. of ripe strawberries, 1 garlic clove, 1 ripe tomatoe, 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, 6 fresh basil leaves, water and salt.

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    Eat well and remember to close your bedroom windows at night... one never knows!