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From Charlaine ...
DEAD EVER AFTER
Posted by " Dallas " at 5:19 PM
I'm very excited about the return of True Blood and hope Season 5 will be another blockbuster success !
Many of you have contacted me about whether I'd be bringing back Talk Blood Radio / Blogtalk Sunday night's following the TB episodes.
I so appreciate everyone's loyalty and generosity but I needed to raise about $700+ last summer (raffle, sponsorships, donations) and that just barely covered all the expenses including the raffle.
I'm just not sure I want all the work the show takes and all the fundraising needed to pay for the darn thing. So I think maybe it's time to stop doing Talk Blood. ;-(
Thanks so much to everyone for all they've done to make it fun to do and such a great live show and podcast.
Special thanks to all my guest hosts from the past 4 years ; The Twitter Sookie (Lisa) formerly known as @SookieBonTemps , Andy & Brian of Camp Blood, Mark Blankenship of The Critical Condition, Jefwithonef of the Houston Press and Meredith Warner of io9.com. I always said the quality of the guests and the wonderful and funny insight they offered us each week really made the show. I just facilitated it ! Thanks also to all the live show callers, the amazing chat room and the wonderful advertisers !
I do plan on doing a little blogging during the season, and I'll see all ya'll out on the Twitterverse.
Maybe for the 1st time in 5 years old Dallas will just put her feet up, grab a cold one and just sit and enjoy the season right along with you.
Thanks so much
Posted by " Dallas " at 2:58 PM
Very nice bit of news
The cable network is developing a supernatural drama, to be named "Grave Sight" after the first novel in the book series.
Charlaine Harris, who wrote the book series that inspired HBO’s True Blood, has another TV deal cooking.
A Syfy spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the cable network snagged the television rights to Harris’ book series,The Harper Connelly Mysteries.
Remember you can download the next Sookie book after midnight using the kindle ( ebook link below)
You do not have to have a Kindle of iPad, you can read a Kindle file on any computer too !
Use this link to order the e book
May 1 - Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008May 2, 6:00 PM - Vero Beach Book Center, 2145 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960May 3 - The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266May 4, 7:00 PM - Barnes & Noble, 1812 Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407May 5 - Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Cir, Lexington, KY 40503May 6, 3:00 PM - Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226May 7 - Bookmarks, Hanes Auditorium at Salem College Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NCMay 8 - That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W Main St, Blytheville, AR 72315May 9, 7:00 PM - Barnes & Noble, 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157May 10, 7:00 PM - Barnes & Noble, 2590 Citiplace Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70808May 11 - Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005May 12, 7:00 PM - Bookpeople, 603 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78703
I love the Sookie Stackhouse series. I’m an unabashed Charlaine Harris fan girl. I know there are a lot of others out there like me. We have our own club. There’s a secret handshake. I know you’re all dying to join (bad pun intended). We’ll be accepting new members from 1st May. (Yes, that’s an awful plug for the publication date of Deadlocked)
However, I, like many other Sookie Stackhouse fans, have felt a sense of longing over the last few books. I’ve wondered where this story is going. I’ve missed the old Sookie. Her trademark wit, humour and Southern grace have been subdued in the last few books, understandably, due to the crushing events in the previous books. I’ve tired a bit of Eric. Yeah, at first I was Team Eric, but now, I dunno. I’m not sure what Sookie sees in him. The constant manipulations, the unreliability of his character and his inability to understand her feelings and her mortality made me doubt him. Even if he is a scorching hot Viking.
As I was getting ready to work on the marketing campaign for Deadlocked I asked Gillian if I could read the manuscript early. I wanted to get a sense of where this book was going. I wanted to get my head around the best way to present this book to Sookie fans. I also wanted to find out what happens to create a trailer—our first ever UK book trailer— for Deadlocked. (I know! I’m excited to share this with you too!)
God, I love Johanna Parker reading Sookie books - if you haven heard an audio book buy one today! Links to all them on the right -->
Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, California has just completed recording of the audiobook version of the hotly anticipated 12th novel in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries series, the inspiration for HBO’s hit series True Blood. The audiobook, narrated by Johanna Parker, will be released May 1.
Trubies rejoice: the next book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series (aka the Sookie Stackhouse series) is almost here. The audiobook of Deadlocked, the 12th novel in the bestselling series by Charlaine Harris, was recently recorded at Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, California. The book was narrated by actress Johanna Parker, who has also been the voice of all 11 previous Sookie Stackhouse audiobooks.
“It was such a thrill to hear Johanna narrate the new book,” says Priscilla Rice, owner of the suburban San Francisco recording studio. “I don’t want to give anything away, but this book is packed with the action and romance Charlaine Harris writes so well.”
This is the first of the Southern Vampire Mysteries to be recorded at Live Oak Studio. Parker was introduced to the San Francisco area recording studio when she directed Alice Walker reading the Color Purple there in 2009. She was impressed with the sound quality of the studio and the expertise of the staff, so she and her publisher, Recorded Books, chose Live Oak Studio to record Deadlocked.
Move over, unofficial True Blood cookbook, the official vampires are bringing all their HBO-approved sexy recipes to the official True Blood Cookbook, to be published by Chronicle in the Fall of 2012. Written by the show's creator Alan Ball and co-written with Karen Sommer Shallett and Marcelle Bienvenu, the book will feature a whole mess of officially official stuff from the show including "photos from the show's four seasons, side stories, and authentic southern recipes for the local fare of the insatiable world of Bon Temps." (Bon Temps is the vampire town, in case you are unfamiliar.) As with its unofficial predecessor, this promises to be a book full of recipes themed to a show in which half of the characters cannot eat food, just real/synthetic blood. Here is a sexy press release:
CHRONICLE BOOKS TO PUBLISH OFFICIAL COMPANION COOKBOOK TO SMASH-HIT HBO® SERIES TRUE BLOOD®
Take a Bite Out of the Bayou in Fall 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – March 13, 2012 – Chronicle Books and HBO are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of The True Blood Cookbook, by series creator Alan Ball (with Karen Sommer Shallett and Marcelle Bienvenu), expected in Fall 2012. The True Blood Cookbook will be filled with photos from the show’s four seasons, side stories, and authentic southern recipes for the local fare of the insatiable world of Bon Temps.
“Millions of fans agree there’s nothing more exciting on television than True Blood, and much of that fun comes from the witty and delicious symbolism food and drink brings to so many scenes,” said Christine Carswell, Chronicle Books’ Publisher. “The True Blood Cookbook will relish the flavors of the True Blood universe with plenty of authentic dish—both on the plate, and behind-the-scenes.”
“This book will be substantial, with recipes that capture the unique ambiance, dark humor, and complexity of characters that make up the magical and offbeat world of True Blood,” states Ball. “In other words, it will be a worthy of ‘Trubies’ everywhere.”
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, the True Blood takes place in Louisiana in the not-too-distant future, when vampires have come out of the coffin, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood that means they no longer need humans as a nutritional source. The show follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soul mate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy®- winning HBO series Six Feet Under®) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris.
Director: Romeo Tirone
Writer: Alexander Woo
Start Date: Approx. January 26, 2012
[TODD JEFFRIES] Seen in flashback to Iraq in 2003, this U.S. Marine joins his squad (which includes Patrick and Terry) on a trip to a small village, where their plans to party and wreak a little havoc go tragically awry. 5 lines, 1 scene (26).
[JEMARCUS KESSLER] Seen in flashback to Iraq in 2003, this Marine Lance Corporal is traveling into a town with his squad (which includes Patrick and Terry) and is preparing for a night of partying and mischief-which goes tragically awry. 7 lines, 1 scene (26).
[IRAQI BOY] YOUNG LOOKING ARAB 18 YEAR OLD. Seen in a flashback to 2003, this Iraqi boy whose village is being blown up by American soldiers speaks out in Arabic to the soldiers. 2 lines in Arabic, 1 scene (28) MUST SPEAK ARABIC OR BE FAMILIAR WITH IT.
[IRAQI MAN] Seen in a flashback to 2003, this Iraqi man whose village is being attacked by American Marines as a lark speaks out in grief and rage after they murder a 12 year old Iraqi boy. 1 line in Arabic, 1 scene (29) MUST SPEAK ARABIC OR BE FAMILIAR WITH IT.
[IRAQI WOMAN] Mother of the Iraqi boy seen in a flashback to 2003, wails with grief. Recurs in episode 505. [Non speaking in episode #504, recurs with lines in episode #505] (29) MUST SPEAK ARABIC.
[ANGELA, LILIANNE, DELILAH] These three impossibly gorgeous, flirtatious, charming women in cocktail dresses greet Judge Clements (an old customer) and Jason and Andy as they take them on a limo ride to a mysterious destination where they find a sensual party in an exclusive club. 4 lines, 2 scenes; 3 lines, 2 scenes; 3 lines, 2 scenes respectively (35).
[LEDA] This radiant, beautiful woman with just a hint of sadness in her face is in the exclusive club. She beckons to Jason and freaks him out a bit by seeming to know a bit too much about him. 6 lines 2 scenes (43).
[DANCER] FEMALE, SCANTILY CLAD. This beautiful dancer in a very exclusive, secret nightclub recognizes Judge Clements and goes off with him. 1 line, 1 scene (43).
[MELANIE] 20s, this female fangbanger goes with Pam to entice a young vampire to feed on her. 2 lines, 1 scene (49).
Episode 3 will be entitled, “Whatever I Am, You Made Me” and he are some casting calls.
[LINDSEY] In her 20s, attractive in a small town kind of way, she’s fixing a flat tire in a narrow country road when a vampire comes upon her. 1 speech & 3 lines, 1 scene. Co-star.
[MOLLY] In her 20s, bubbly, with a retro Bettie Page/Suicide Girl vibe, “cute as a button if buttons had fangs,” she works for the Vampire Authority and outfits two prisoners with complicated deadly devices. Visible tattoos a plus. One-day guest star. Possible recurring.
[MISS JILL STEELER] In her 40s, an ex-teacher, recently divorced and back in town, “she used to be beautiful, now she looks like an attractive, pleasantly plump housewife.” Guest star. This role contains topless nudity.
[BARBARA PELT] In her 50s, a kindly, well-dressed woman, she is Debbie’s (Brit Morgan) mother who is anxiously searching for her missing daughter. She and her husband, Gordon, confront Alcide. Guest star.
[GORDON PELT] In his 50s, a kindly, well-dressed man, he is Debbie’s (Brit Morgan) father who is anxiously searching for his missing daughter. He doesn’t appreciate Alcide speaking ill of Debbie. Guest star.
[DOROTHY] Seen in flashback to 1905, this pretty young prostitute has been glamored and is being drained by two vampires when another vampire saves her. 1 line, 1 scene. This role requires nudity.
[TRACY] In her 20s to 30s, heavily made-up, hair-sprayed and spray-tanned, she owns a small town clothing store and talks trash about Jason to Jessica. One-day guest star.
[CLAUDE] Early 20s. Very attractive, omni-sexual guy (with and without a shirt) A mysterious young man who speaks with a British accent and catches Jessica’s attention and curiosity. Recurring. Must have a British accent.
Really excellent article about Kristin's ( Pam ) animal activism...
THE actress Kristin Bauer, of “True Blood” fame, has an annual ritual when she visits her family home in Racine, Wis.: She takes a black marker and scribbles on the sides of specific products and cosmetics, “Tested on animals.”
This could be my Top TV list this year if you's add Sherlock PBS, Downton Abbey PBS and Being Human UK !!
What did you like best ?
Last year was groundbreaking for me because I came to the conclusion that TV was starting to truly kick the theater's ass in almost every way possible. 2011 has been even better. With HBO pulling all the stops with a strong season of True Blood, a better season of Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones - was it enough to conquer the airwaves?
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