Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sookie-True Blood Promotion by Borders and Charlaine book signing Oak Brook, IL Chicago July

Vampire enthusiasts can't seem to get enough of these mysterious creatures, found in abundance in the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris and TRUE BLOOD(SM), the HBO(R) series based on the books. That's why - just in time for the May 5 release of Harris' newest book in the series, "Dead and Gone," and the May 19 DVD and Blu-ray(TM) releases of "True Blood(SM): The Complete First Season" - is giving fans access to unique video content as well as exclusive pieces penned by Harris that will immerse them even deeper into this alluring world. In addition to enjoying special video and author content, fans can conveniently pre-order their copies of the DVD and book at

Video Content on

Beginning today only at, fans of the show and the books can visit to enjoy unique video from the first season provided by HBO including:

  • Behind-the-scenes footage - A sneak peek at the making of the TRUE BLOOD series, including interviews with director Alan Ball and actors Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, and Stephen Moyer, who plays her 173-year-old vampire boyfriend Bill Compton.
  • Character pieces - Video vignettes on favorite TRUE BLOOD characters including Sookie, Bill, Sam, Tara, Jason and Lafayette.
  • Series trailer - Exciting highlights of scenes from the first season of the hit HBO series.

Exclusive Author Content

Understanding that fans often want to delve deeper into the books they love, Borders has teamed with Penguin, the publisher of Harris' novels, to provide fans with special author insider information when they visit including:

  • Chapter excerpt - Advanced access to a unique excerpt chosen by the author - and unavailable anywhere else - of Harris' highly anticipated new release "Dead and Gone."
  • Exclusive Q&A with Harris - In this Q&A, Harris reveals how she feels about her enigmatic leading lady Sookie.
  • Exclusive author essay - Titled "Sookie and Me and HBO," the essay explores Harris' thoughts on HBO's adaptation of her books.
  • Not-yet-published book covers - Fans can get an advance look at yet-to-be released book covers for Harris' other Sookie Stackhouse novels: "Living Dead in Dallas," "Club Dead," "Dead to the World," "Dead as a Doornail" and "All Together Dead."

Author Event - Charlaine Harris Only at Borders July 13-Chicago Area

Harris will be in the Chicagoland market at Borders in Oak Brook, Illinois, July 13 to greet her fans and sign copies of "Dead and Gone."

"We've collaborated with HBO and Penguin to put together an incredible Web page filled with unique video content, book cover images, a special piece written by Charlaine Harris just for Borders and more - all to get fans really excited about the release of Charlaine's newest book 'Dead and Gone' as well as the releases of 'True Blood(SM): The Complete First Season' on DVD and Blu-ray," said Rich Fahle, vice president,

"We're especially thrilled to host Charlaine for a signing and meet-and-greet with her fans at our Borders store in Oak Brook," Fahle added. "This brand is truly exploding and we could not be more pleased to be a destination for all things TRUE BLOOD and Charlaine Harris."


Jenni Lou said...

A few days ago I saw CH was going to be at the Borders in Oak Brook, IL and was so happy! I live rather close to there. I'm going to have to make my way out!