Thursday, February 26, 2009

Jace Everett Reaps Good Fueled by ‘Bad Things’

For one week in 2006, Jace Everett’s “Bad Things” was downloaded for free by about 210,000 iTunes users – and one of them just happened to be Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball. Country radio ignored the single but Ball ultimately resurrected the spooky-but-sexy song to play under the opening credits of his HBO vampire drama, True Blood.

“He just fell in love with it,” Everett says. “You know, it’s campy. He’s smart enough to know that it’s kind of cool and bad-ass, but it’s also with a wink and a grin. And that’s the kind of show he wanted to make.”

Since True Blood premiered in September 2008, “Bad Things” has been streamed nearly 5 million times on Everett’s MySpace page. He describes it as “basically a rockabilly song with minor chords,” and when he’s asked how they captured that distinctive growl in the production, he confesses, “I don’t know how the hell we got it to sound the way we did, but I’m glad we did.”

With True Blood just starting to air in Europe, Everett is eager to set up an overseas tour. He’s already traveled there twice on behalf of the Country Music Association to introduce international audiences to contemporary country music. (Everett’s writing credits include Josh Turner’s No. 1 hit, “Your Man.”) In the meantime, he’s wrapping an album with producers Chuck Prophet and Brad Jones for an independent Nashville label, Weston Boys Entertainment, with the goal of securing more music placement in Hollywood.

“It wasn’t a publisher, it wasn’t a record company,” Everett elaborates. “It was really an organic thing which should be encouraging to people out there like me, who are struggling to make ends meet in this business. Sometimes if you just put something out there, good things can happen.”

Craig Shelburne

Hottest Vampire Couples

From OK! Magazine- great videos on site

Blame it on Béla Lugosi, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice... the list of those who have brought sex appeal to the undead has captivated readers and movie audiences for centuries — especially when it comes to the undeniable attraction between the bloodthirsty vamp and his mortal victim!

OK! decided to put together some of our favorite vampire couples through the years. Call it our "sexiest couples" list with a biting twist!

Who can deny the sexual heat between True Blood's Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer)? The brooding centuries-old Bill falls for the naive and virginal waitress, Sookie, and to say that sparks fly — well, take a look for yourself!

#2 :
The next hot vampire couple is a blast from the past. David Boreanaz made the undead cool--even something to be desired as the hunky and tortured vampire Angel on t.v.'s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Even Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) herself couldn't help falling in love with this bloodsucker with a debonair flair, spiking the show's ratings and even landing David with his own Vampy spinoff, Angel.

More here

True Blood - Episode 2.05 - Never Let Me Go - Casting Call

True Blood - Episode 2.05 - Never Let Me Go - Casting Call

Here are some more roles for Episode 2.05

[GABE] 30s to 40s, fit, military, big and built, he's a member of the Light Of Day Institute, and is a drill instructor at a Boot Camp for vampire hunters. A man with leather lungs and a Marine's ferocious, remorseless demeanor...RECURRING (10)

[STAN] In his 40s, metro sexual. Godric's lieutenant in Texas, he's a vampire dressed in expensive Western wear. A volatile troublemaker...RECURRING (31)

[ISABEL] In her 30s, an elegant Hispanic vampire, Isabel is Godric's other lieutenant...RECURRING (31)

Source: SpoilerTV

2009 Agatha Award Nominees announced today

* Note: A story from 'Wolfsbane and Mistletoe' has been nominated for best short story.
The nominees for the 2009 Agatha Awards (for traditional mysteries published in 2008) have been announced by Malice Domestic. Winners will be chosen by attendees at the Malice Domestic 21 convention (May 1-3), and will be announced Saturday, May 2.

Our Congratulations to the Nominees!

Best Novel

Donna Andrews, Six Geese A-Slaying (Minotaur Books)

Rhys Bowen , A Royal Pain (Penguin Group)

Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month (Minotaur Books)

Anne Perry, Buckingham Palace Gardens (Random House)

Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want (Minotaur Books)

Best First Novel

Sarah Atwell, Through a Glass, Deadly (Berkley Trade)

Krista Davis, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (Penguin Group)

Rosemary Harris, Pushing Up Daisies (Minotaur Books)

G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer (Midnight Ink)

Joanna Campbell Slan, Paper, Scissors, Death (Midnight Ink)

Best Non-fiction

African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study, Frankie Y. Bailey (McFarland & Co.)

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Kathy Lynn Emerson (Perseverance Press)

Anthony Boucher, A Bibliography, Jeff Marks (McFarland & Co.)

Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories, Dr. Harry Lee Poe (Metro Books)

The Suspicions of Mr. Whitcher, Kate Summerscale (Walker)

Best Short Story

Dana Cameron, “The Night Things Changed” (Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner; Ace)

Jane Cleland, “Killing Time” (Alfred Hitchock Mystery Magazine, Nov 2008)

Carla Coupe, “Dangerous Crossin” (Chesapeake Crimes 3, edited by Donna Andrews and Marcia Talley; Wildside Press)

Toni L.P. Kelner, “Skull and Cross Examination” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Feb 2008)

Nancy Pickard, “A Nice Old Guy” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Aug 2008)

Best Children’s/Young Adult

Peter Abrahams, Into the Dark (HarperCollins)

Sarah Masters Buckey, A Thief in the Theater, (American Girl)

Chris Grabenstein, The Crossroads (Random House)

Nancy Means Wright, The Great Circus Train Robbery (Hilliard and Harris)

Great prices from Amazon to pre-order True Blood DVDs and Dead and Gone today!!!

O.K. , get busy and pre-order today !

These are great prices from Amazon !
We are a little over 2 months out now from the release of Dead and Gone, Book 9 and the Season 1 of True Blood in DVDs and I know you wnat to make sure you get you copy.

The True Blood DVDs will ship May 19 and Dead and Gone on May 5th!
* you can also pre-order the True Blood video in Blu-ray

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Vamp bar names..

Here are some possible vampire bar names, do you have a good one ?

Remember, as Bill says about the name Fangtasia "You have to remember that most vampires are very old. Puns used to be the highest form of humor."

Bucket O'Blood


The Nip and Suck

Long In The Tooth

The Jugular Vein


Ye ole Bloody Brewery

The Bat Cave

The Cozy Coffin

Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea IV : Eric and religion

"Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea " that's a very familiar exclamation to readers of the Sookie Stackhouse books and I decided to take a closer look at churches, religion, the Bible and prayer in the Sookie books.

*Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea Part I : Sookie and faith

*Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea Part II: The Bible

*Jesus Christ, Shepherd of Judea Part III: Prayer

We have a number of references in the books to Eric's religion.

Club Dead , Bk 3

All this while, I'd held the phone clamped to my ear, and when it squawked, I was actually startled. "We got him down in time," Betty Joe said brightly. "The call came in time," I told Eric. He closed his eyes and seemed to be offering up a prayer. I wondered to whom Eric prayed. I waited for further instructions.

Dead to the World, Bk4

"I was never a Christian," Eric said. Now, that didn't surprise me. "But I can't imagine a belief system that would tell you to sit still and get slaughtered."
I blinked, wondering if that wasn't exactly what Christianity taught. But I am no theologian or Bible scholar, and I would have to leave the judgment on my action to God, who was also no theologian.
Somehow I felt better, and I was in fact grateful to be alive.

All Together Dead , Bk 7
(Eric is ordained by the Church of the Loving Spirit)

"Church of the Loving Spirit," she told me, bagging three copies of the CD and handing them to a fangbanger sent by his master to pick them up. "He got his certificate from the online course, with Bobby Burnham's help. He ( Eric) can perform marriage services."

From the BBC: History

The Viking Age was a period of considerable religious change in Scandinavia. Part of the popular image of the Vikings is that they were all pagans, with a hatred of the Christian Church, but this view is very misleading. It is true that almost the entire population of Scandinavia was pagan at the beginning of the Viking Age, but the Vikings had many gods, and it was no problem for them to accept the Christian god alongside their own. Most scholars today believe that Viking attacks on Christian churches had nothing to do with religion, but more to do with the fact that monasteries were typically both wealthy and poorly defended, making them an easy target for plunder.

The Vikings came into contact with Christianity through their raids, and when they settled in lands with a Christian population, they adopted Christianity quite quickly.

Carrie Preston Dishes About 'True Blood,'

Starpulse: 'True Blood' is a little more graphic than I thought it was going to be.

Carrie Preston: Uh, yes, soft porn. It's good though, that's part of why people like it. It's surprising that way.Carrie Preston

What can you tell me about your character Arlene in the new season?

Arlene is one of those people who is not very good without a man. She's definitely on the lookout.

Is something going on with her & Terry (played by Todd Lowe)?

Um, let's just say Terry is definitely interested.

What are some of the things you'd like to happen with Arlene in the new season?

Well, I'd like to see her find love, of course.

More functional, not dysfunctional love.

Exactly, a functional love. I'd like to see Arlene get more involved in the supernatural side of things. I don't know if that's either against the vampires or maybe she joins them or maybe she accepts the vampires. That would be fun to see her mixed up in that. There's going to be a lot more supernatural stuff going on this season from what we've been told. There are more creatures that we're going to get to know

What's it like playing a redhead? Do you dye your hair or wear a wig?

I wear a wig. Obviously because of the books we had to stick with it...everytime they talk about it they talk about her red hair. They presented to me the option of dying my hair, but then I would have had to have extensions because we wanted the hair to be long. I did anyway. I didn't want to do that to my own hair, and I like being a blonde. And they found this fantastic wig with real hair, and we were lucky it just fit well and so that's the one we stuck with. They didn't even build me a new one because this one fit so well. I liked it, and it was working. They gave it a little haircut this season, so she's sporting a little cuter style.

Well you look completely different than Arlene does.

I definitely do, and no one knows that I'm on the show. Yesterday I went to the set because we had a read through of the next script, and still to this day even though we are up to the 16th episode we're getting ready to shoot including the first season, and still people don't know who I am. People I work with! It still takes them a few beats, they'll look at me, 'Hello, what's your name?' I'm like, 'It's Carrie, guys,' and 'Oh, I forgot, I forgot you're blonde' it's very funny.

Lafayette, is he really dead?

Well, I don't know if I can really tell you that. But I know he was a beloved character from the first season.

What about MaryAnn? She's very mysterious. Can you tell us anything about her?

We're going to learn a lot more about her coming in the next season. She's definitely a lot more than what she seems.

You and your husband (Lost star Michael Emerson) both star in supernatural-themed shows.

I know, isn't that interesting.

Do you believe in ghosts or ESP or a sixth sense or any of that kind of pheonomenon?

I do, and I also love those kinds of shows. My all-time favorite show was X-Files. I love any kind of show that has an other worldliness or its elevated or deals with the unseen. I just like to be transported to a different place. Sure, I think that there are spirits among us. I believe in maybe people doing things from the beyond. I definitely have a belief in the other worldliness of life.

Is there any chance your husband could make a cameo on "True Blood" - he would make a great vampire.

Wouldn't he? I know. Alan Ball is a huge fan of Michael's, and he told me as much. I met Alan Ball when I was in his movie "Towelhead." One day we were just standing on the set and I said something about my husband on "Lost" and he said, 'Your husband's on 'Lost?' I'm a huge fan of 'Lost!' At the time (Michael) played the character Henry Gale, and I said 'He plays Henry Gale' and he screamed, 'Your husband is Henry Gale!' He was so excited. So when we started the season of 'True Blood' somewhere along the way Michael came to the set, and (Ball) said 'We have to find something for you on 'True Blood'' so who knows!

I did a cameo on Michael's show. I played Michael's mother when the did the flashback.

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New York Fashion Week Trend Alert: Bloodsuckers

Now we are talking ! These are beautiful and very cool....

I'm forever intrigued by bloodsuckers, but the sexiest monster has once again been popularized with the successes of Twilight and True Blood. I'm actually surprised I didn't see more gothic romance on the Fall runways; then again, we still have London, Milan, and Paris to go. A handful of New York designers delivered sultry, moody looks complete with sharp black outwear, ruffled blouses, lace aplenty, blood-colored tights and tulle, and neck-baring sexiness. Jill Stuart showed a youthful, slightly '80s version that would have garnered any Lost Boy's attention.

from Fabsugar more here

True Blood goes to the Movies: Ryan Kwanten stars in Don't Fade Away

I believe it's still in post production and there will be a release date soon.

Life was easy for Jackson White. With looks, brains, and athletic ability,the world's possibilities seemed limitless. But, when he came to New York City to pursue a career in the music industry, he was so seduced by money and status that he lost track of who he was. Now, with both his personal and professional lives on the edge of ruin, he's been called home to care for his dying father. While in North Carolina, he'll have to confront the friends he lost track of and the girl he never met.

Mischa Barton ... Kat

Ryan Kwanten ... Jackson White

Beau Bridges ... Chris White

Ja Rule ... Foster

True Blood Music Video of the Day : Good Enough

Good Enough by Evanescence [LYRICS]

thanks NocturnaRaven