Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Harlequin announces reprint of Night's Edge anthology which contains Charlaine Harris's best short story !

David, our friend at Murder by Book in Houston writes..


FYI: Harlequin has just reprinted the 2004 novella anthology, NIGHT’S EDGE, which includes Charlaine Harris’s “Dancers in the Dark.” In the story, she names characters after all of the employees working at Murder By The Book in 2004.

In fact, there’s one character named “David” and one named “Thompson.” My favorite line: “David was often booked to strip at bridal showers.” ;-)

All the best,

David Thompson

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True Blood: Blood Work Episode 5 'Never let me go'

Now you guys knew what Brian and Andy might have found funny/interesting from Ep 5 last Sunday night ...they don't disappoint!

Drive-by psychic aggression..hahha

True Blood Helps Increase HBO’s Total Video Streams Viewed By 299%

So we know this - we know the DVDs and the True Blood music soundtrack broke sales records, so when do we hear from HBO that this show has been picked up for a third year ?
Come on HBO..... just say it, we know it's going to happen.

True Blood Helps Increase HBO’s Total Video Streams Viewed By 299%"

With the second season premiere of True Blood on June 14, HBO experienced double digit growth month-over-month in unique viewers of video online, total video streams viewed, and time spent viewing video online. Total video streams viewed on HBO increased 299 percent, growing from 1.6 million streams in May 2009 to 6.4 million in June. Unique viewers of video increased 101 percent, while time spent viewing online increased 182 percent month-over-month.

True Blood Recipe: Ralph and Kacoo's Crawfish Etouffee

( this is what Sookie and Quinn eat in Definitely Dead)

Ralph and Kacoo's Crawfish Etouffee

2 pounds crawfish tails
1 cup oil
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup garlic, mashed and finely minced
2/3 cup chopped green peppers
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 can chicken broth
3 cup water
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
1 teaspoon fancy paprika

In a large skillet, make roux by stirring oil and flour over slow to medium heat. When roux reaches peanut butter color, add chopped onions, celery, garlic and green peppers and saute for 5 minutes.

In another skillet (small) melt butter and add tomato paste. Saute paste in butter until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes, and then mix with roux. Pour in broth, water with melted bouillon cubes and balance of seasonings. Cook for 30 minutes.

Add crawfish tails 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with rice.

Video Anna Paquin on Regis and "not Kathy Lee" this morning !

Fantastic Eric/ Alexander drawing more info

I have been in touch with the artist who did the great speed painitng of Eric/ Alex named Tiia Ohman. She is a wonderful artists and does sell her work and would consider making a print of her Eric drawing if anyone is interested, there would also be the cost of shipping from Finland. ( click ( right) on UK flag for English )

But you can contact her here if you are interested:

Photos: Alex Skarsgard / Eric in Viking costume

I hope HBO will release some nice ones soon..

Vampire-Con August in Los Angeles

Stock up on your garlic, wooden stakes, crucifixes, and holy water filled squirt guns before mid-August, when Vampire-Con will decend upon the New Beverly Cinema and the Music Box Theatre with assorted screenings, balls, and other related events.

For the vampire weary, avoid the following:

  • On the evenings of August 14th & 15th at the New Beverly Cinema, screenings of “Count Yourga, Vampire” (1970), “The Lost Boys” (1987), a sneak peek of “Midnight Son” (2009), “The Hunger” (1983), and a yet to be name 70s lesbian vampire flick.
  • From 10:30am t0 5:00pm, within the darkened confines of the Music Box Theatre, panel discussions on: comic book legend Vampirella; the history of the undead (moderated by Hollywood Gothtique’s Steve Biodrowski with author David J. Skal); and on vampires and sexuality.
  • And on the evening of the 16th, again at the Music Box, Vampirella’s Ball, and 18 and over event which carries an unusual restriction: “Any person under the age of 21 will not be admitted if wearing / carrying masks or any clothing / costume that covers the wrists.” (emphasis mine – anyone care to explain? Does the site of covered wrists turn vampires into frenzy?)

For tickets and further info check out the Vampire-Con website (which can’t be seen through a mirror, by the way – yes, we checked.)


True Blood Music Video of the Day: Spellbound by Lacuna Coil

Spellbound by Lacuna Coil LYRICS

Thanks, americanfairy