Wednesday, May 26, 2010
SIRIUS XM Launches 'Author Confidential' Series on SIRIUS XM Book Radio Channel with Charlaine Harris -Video
SIRIUS XM Launches 'Author Confidential' Series on SIRIUS XM Book Radio Channel with Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Sookie Stackhouse novels, kicks off exclusive series on which iconic authors sit down for candid interviews and conversations with fans
SIRIUS XM Radio today announced that it will launch Author Confidential -- an exclusive new interview series featuring intimate conversations with iconic authors in front of a live studio audience -- on June 7 on SIRIUS XM Book Radio with inaugural guest Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author whose beloved Sookie Stackhouse novels serve as the basis for HBO's hit show True Blood.
On Author Confidential, Harris sits down with SIRIUS XM Book Radio hosts Kim Alexander and Maggie Linton for a revealing, intimate and in-depth conversation about her career, the Sookie Stackhouse novels (including her latest in the series, Dead in the Family), the True Blood phenomenon and more, bringing listeners inside the modern-day Louisiana world she's created where vampires and humans mingle.
Author Confidential with Charlaine Harris will air June 7 at 7:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM Book Radio, SIRIUS 117 and XM 163. It will replay June 9 at 9:00 pm ET, June 11 at 4:00 pm ET and June 12 at 8:00 pm ET. The new season of True Blood premieres June 13 on HBO.
For a video excerpt of Author Confidential with Charlaine Harris, visit www.youtube.com/siriusxm.
Select quotes from the interview: Charlaine Harris on how the Sookie Stackhouse series began: "I was left looking at turning fifty trying to decide what to do. It came to me that it would be fun to write a book about Louisiana, about a very down home young woman who was dating a vampire and everything kind of built from that kernel."
Charlaine Harris on writing about vampires: "There are all different kinds of ways to interpret the vampire rules. I've tried to bring something different to the genre."
Charlaine Harris on working with True Blood creator Alan Ball: "I
knew that he got me. Not everyone gets the mixture of humor and
horror and blood and death...with a wink, and I knew Alan did."
QR codes are practically unheard of anywhere outside of Japan, but that doesn’t mean that they should be ignored. The trailer for the upcoming season 3 of HBO’s True Blood contains a QR code that sends your mobile phone to the HBO mobi site for the show.
QR codes were never pitched as the next media revolution to save the world, but they’re a cheap and simple additional layer for kids that know what the hell they are. We wish they were used more widely here in the appropriate circumstances, but maybe that day is yet to come.
Doesn'tI think this is the BIGGEST spoiler ever...OMG, I'm not so sure I'm crazy about this storyline -man, does this change Eric ! What think you guys ?
Now, who do you think firstname.lastname@example.org, Lafayette's V source could be ?
Give me a good tease about True Blood's new season. — Holly
MICKEY: Zeljko Ivanek (aka the best guest star of everything) returns as the Magister, and he's cracking down on the illegal V trade in Louisiana. This is a problem for the Queen, since she's tacitly allowing it, and for Eric and Pam, since they're running it.
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Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.
Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But at the service of Bill's less virtuous vampire associates, Sookie is drawn into a series of catastrophes that will put their love to the test.
The latest hit series from 'Six Feet Under' creator Alan Ball, 'True Blood' delves into the meticulously-crafted world of novelist Charlaine Harris. Described by the Emmy®-winning Ball as "popcorn for smart people," the first season of ‘True Blood' caused an overnight sensation — and the new installments only build on his colorful cast of supernatural misfits.
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Posted by " Dallas " at 7:20 AM
There's more than just Dracula, Lost Boys, Fright Night etc. of having the same old vampires of bloodsucking, to fangs to sun burning etc. even in novels, stories, TV shows, comics and movies because there are other breeds of vampires in world mythology such as in Africa, South America, Hawaii, Australia, Asia, New Zealand and even in Native American/Native Canadian myths.
There are some vampires who can walk in the day (Egyptian vampires, some South American, India and other breeds), some can be cannibals (The Wendigo of Native American and Canadian legends which can turn people into vampire people, West Africa, Philippines and other places), some can be awake all the time as they can sleep anytime they want, not all are effected by Garlic and holy objects but can be killed in different ways, some don't need fangs but rather have regular teeth but sharp as razor blades that can still affect a human (Egyptian, Brazilian, Filipino and other breeds), not all are pale but some are different races like black to Hispanic, some breeds can morph into other animals like Snakes to spiders to Tigers in other countries legends etc.
Trust me, I’m a TRUE vampire expert unlike some folks who are fans of Dracula's drones even though I like those kinds of vampires and grew up with them since the 80's as a kid, it wasn't until 98 when I looked up on vampires as a teenager at age 17 that I discovered in books there's more than just Dracula as I read the other legends, looked them up on the net and even rented movies like Life-force, Captain Kronos, The Hunger and more as I learned there's more than just being the same stereotype. There are even Succubi or Succubus creatures which are related creatures to vampires even Incubuses as both incubuses and Succubus’s can sparkle in the eyes of that person they desire as powers in some parts of the world when in human form to seduce a person.
If people thought the Cullen family especially Edward were "different and weird" vampires in the Twilight movies (Guilty pleasures of mine) then they aren't alone because the ones I mentioned in the world myths show about different vampires although the Volturi (Awesome villains even Aros) are the non-sparkling more evil and straight breed of dark vampires who finds other vampires not like them to be like them much like the Spanish Inquisition was. Even in some movies, comics, games, anime and novels they show the different vampires of legends like I mentioned and here are examples proving the Cullen’s aren't the only cinematic vampires to be different.
1. The Hunger (1983): Excellent example of how a vampire isn't the same creature you see in Ann Rice, Buffy, Dracula or Blade! John and Miriam played by David Bowie and Catherine Devenue are of the Egyptian breed of vampires where they have no fangs but sharp as razor blades human teeth that can still infect a human (Much like the ones in Near Dark and Twilight) and walk in the daylight without being killed, but they also have a sharp object to slit throats then suck blood and can age rapidly if not given treatment of more blood. They can be killed in the chest.
2. Lifeforce (1985): Another quality underrated example that not all vampires are restricted to being like Stoker or Ann Rice! This Tobe Hooper cult fave features three aliens who invade Earth in London to turn people into zombies and vampires alike. The three aliens in this movie are of an ancient race of vampires who visited Earth before and became the source/ancestors/birth to the vampires, succubi and zombies of legends and myths including Dracula. The 2 male vampires and succubus leader don't have fangs nor suck blood but rather suck out energy/souls/life-forces as they are Psi-vampires or Psychic vampires but still has Dracula qualities like becoming energy mist, becoming bat-like alien beasts with fangs, sleeping in energy crystals like coffins and can be killed in the torso instead of the heart with a leaded iron metal shaft.