Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Charlaine Harris says ...Sookie Companion book is pushed back to September 2011

Readers, just so you know, the new date for the Sookie Companion is September 2011. I'm having Dawn change it below the picture of the cover.
Thanks for your patience. 

Charlaine Harris

'True Blood' Season Four Gains A Werepanther And Faerie Queen

Little did we know that Bon Temps would be doubling the size of its population in the fourth season of "True Blood"! Two new cast members have joined the already humongous cast, but surprisingly enough, they aren't a part of the growing group of shapeshifters and witches moving into town. Instead, they'll round out the group of werepanthers Jason Stackhouse is presiding over in Hotshot and the faeries that Sookie is hanging out with wherever she is.
Deadline reports that "In Treatment" star Dane DeHaan has come on board "True Blood" as Timbo, one of the werepanther teens that Jason is taking care of since Crystal peaced out. Hopefully their relationship is a bit more successful than Sam's with his younger brother Tommy, though we'll see how that all pans out.

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Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2011 : #5 Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Foreman 
Release Date: April 5, 2011
I loved If I Stay so much that I listened to the entire audiobook in a day. And I cried like a baby! I immediately wanted to read the next one. Unfortunately, it hasn't come out yet. I'm counting down the days. I'm crossing my fingers that there will be some ARC's out there. If not, I'll be at the book store the day it comes out getting my copy. 

                             2. Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano
                                       Release Date: March 22, 2011
                                           This book is already getting so much buzz. I've been staring at the cover in lust for weeks. I already have an electronic ARC copy and a print ARC copy. I want to read it immediately, but I put it on my debut authors challenge for 2011 before I got those and I'm forcing myself to wait until 2011. My boyfriend will be in Illinois at a wedding on New Year's and everyone else will be at home. Reading this entire book sounds like a perfect way to ring in the year by myself.

3. Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: February 1, 2011
I've become obsessed with the dystopian trend. I love it. The characters are always so strong. I'm really excited about this one. And, guess what! I won an ARC from Library Thing's Early Reviewers. I can't wait for it to get here so I can devour it. 

                               4. Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie
                                           Release Date: Fall 2011
I know, I know! The first book just came out. But I loved it so much and I'm ready for more! It's going to be total agony waiting for this book to come out. It's one of the best books I've read all year. I have no doubt the next one will be just as exciting. 

5. Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse #11) by Charlaine Harris
Release Date: May 3, 2011
The truth is that I wasn't very impressed with Dead in the Family. I was pretty disappointed actually. It was short and didn't really interest me the way the others had. This one sounds like it will be really good though. I need a Sookie fix that's funny and exciting... and has plenty of Eric. Hopefully, this one will do it for me. 

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'Vampire Diaries' Marathon Starts Tonight: We Recall Damon's Best Season 2 Quotes!

It's not going to be easy to get through the next few weeks without new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (which returns on Jan 27th), but The CW is helping ease our lonely hearts with a week-long marathon of the past 10 episodes starting tonight.

Of course, as tradition has it, we can't submerge ourselves into a week of "TVD" repeats without taking a look back at some of our favorite Damon (Ian Somerhalder) quotes (because let's face it, he's got the wittiest mouth out of all of 'em) and giving our fave writers (we're lookin' at you, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec) some seriously deserved credit. Now, last season's list was full of witty quips and cunning one-liners, but this time around our favorite bad boy's been showing a little more emotion, so we couldn't resist highlighting some of his more heartfelt moments, as well. Check out our top 10 favorite Damon quotes after the jump!

10. The Episode: "By The Light Of The Moon," originally aired Dec. 9
The Setup: Jeremy asks Damon who has their eyes on Tyler Lockwood.
The Quip: "Vampire Barbie asked me if she could handle it and I said, why not? I figured if she screws up, he'd bite her, then I'll be rid of two of my problems."

9. The Episode: "Plan B," originally aired Oct. 21
The Setup: Damon confronts Mason Lockwood.
The Quip: "I look at you and I see myself. A less dashing, less intelligent version."

8. The Episode: "The Return," originally aired Sept. 9
The Setup: Damon tells Stefan he kissed Elena (who turned out to be Katherine), prompting Stefan to ask, "What do you mean you kissed her?"
The Quip: "Well, when two lips pucker and they go [kissy noises]."

7. The Episode: "The Sacrifice," originally aired Dec. 2
The Setup: Elena asks Damon why Elijah spared them.
The Quip: "If I had a dollar for every time some evil vampire surprised me."

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Charlaine Harris quotes at Good Reads

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Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy."
— Charlaine Harris

"You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful."
— Charlaine Harris (Club Dead)

"If there were an international butt competition, Eric would win, hands down—or cheeks up."
— Charlaine Harris (Dead to the World)

"Did we have sex?" he asked directly.
For about two minutes, this might actually be fun. "Eric," I said, "we had sex in every position I could imagine, and some I couldn’t. We had sex in every room in my house, and we had sex outdoors. You told me it was the best you’d ever had." (At the time he couldn’t recall all the sex he’d ever had. But he’d paid me a compliment.) "Too bad you can’t remember it," I concluded with a modest smile.
Eric looked like I’d hit him in the forehead with a mallet. For all of thirty seconds his reaction was completely gratifying."
— Charlaine Harris (Dead as a Doornail)

"Vampires should never say Uh-Oh!!"
— Charlaine Harris

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10 Hottest Vampires of 2010 These bloodsuckers can sink their teeth into us any day.

2010 should go down in history as the year the vampires took over. Twilight, True Blood and Vampire Diaries have commandeered our bookshelves, televisions and movie theaters. Not that we’re complaining. With the emergence of every new vampire tome and flick comes an onslaught of stunning actors who portray these bloodthirsty undead creatures of the night made for our viewing (and fantasizing) pleasure.
Our culture’s latest obsession with these mysterious and alluring vampires may not be healthy for some girls, but it we’d be remiss if we didn’t stop and admit that we can’t help ourselves!
A dream of walking through a moonlit heavily wooded area where a gorgeous (and preferably shirtless) vampire is headed toward us makes our temperatures rise oh-so high. We are mercilessly onboard the bloodsucker bandwagon.
And with that brazen admission, we now bring you the 10 hottest vampires of 2010.

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