Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dead in the Family 5 weeks from debut is #2 on Amazon Best sellers list

Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, March 27, 2010

Dead Witch Walking holds strong at number one, with Dead in the Family moving up to the number two slot. Changes, Book 12 in The Dresden Files series, moves Jim Butcher back into the top 5 list. Rounding out our top 5 this week are Breaking Dawn and a newcomer, Silver Borne.

  1. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Changes by Jim Butcher
  4. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  5. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

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Charlaine to attend book launch party/signing at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale today

A book launch party and signing will be hosted at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale this Saturday. The short story collection, Delta Blues, features best-selling authors, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Ace Atkins and others. The foreword is written by actor and Ground Zero co-owner Morgan Freeman.

Clarksdale-born Blind Mississippi Morris, his harp and his high-energy Pocket Rockets band return for a hot night of blues music!

Some of America's top crime writers celebrate the launch of "Delta Blues," a book of stories set in Clarksdale and the Delta. Writers include Charlaine Harris, Carolyn Haines, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and too many others to mention.

more info here

You can buy a copy here
The Delta Blues limited edition is a full leather binding, using Corona premium bonded leather in burgundy. Both the spine and front cover hold gold foil stamps. The endsheets in this edition are a gold and ebony marbled paper. The interior pages are a 60#, natural colored, chlorine-free stock, 30% post consumer recycled, and the edges are gilded in gold. Each contributor's story is preceded by a unique tip in sheet, featuring the title and author of the story, and including a line for the contributor's signature. At the front, a tip in containing the book title, signed by both editor Carolyn Haines and author of the foreword Morgan Freeman, is numbered (1-100). Contributor signatures include: John Grisham, Charlaine Harris, Morgan Freeman, Ace Atkins, and others.

Numbers are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The earlier you order, the lower your number. HERE

This beautiful edition is $275.

Alan Ball to cast Holly Cleary

Merlotte’s is getting some new blood. True Blood is casting the role of…

HOLLY: A thirtysomething (presumably single) mother of two, Holly applies for a job at Merlotte’s and creeps Arlene out with her oddly prescient observations. Very strong recurring in season 3 with a possible series regular upgrade in season 4.
by Michael Ausiello

We first see Holly on pg 7 of Living Dead in Dallas when Lafayette's body is discovered in Andy's car.

Danielle Gray and Holly Cleary, the two waitresses on the morning shift, came through the back door laughing. Both divorced women in their mid-twenties, Danielle and Holly were lifelong friends who seemed to be quite happy working their jobs as long as they were together. Holly had a five-year-old son who was at kindergarten, and Danielle had a seven-year-old daughter and a boy too young for school, who stayed with Danielle's mother while Danielle was at Merlotte's. I would never be any closer to the two women—who, after all, were around my age—because they were careful to be sufficient unto themselves.
"What's the matter?" Danielle asked when she saw my face. Her own, narrow and freckled, became instantly worried.

"Why's Andy's car out front?" Holly asked. She'd dated Andy Bellefleur for a while, I recalled. Holly had short blond hair that hung around her face like wilted daisy petals, and the prettiest skin I'd ever seen. "He spend the night in it?"
"No," I said, "but someone else did."

Charlaine to visit University of Central Arkansas

Author of Vampire Mysteries Visits UCA-Posted in Campus News on March 26, 2010
New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will hold a free lecture and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on April 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Harris, a Mississippi native who now lives in southern Arkansas, writes the popular Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries novels on which the HBO hit series "True Blood" is based.

The book signing will immediately follow the lecture.
Larry Burns, adviser of the UCA Student Government Association, which helped in bringing Harris to campus, said the author's lecture would be exciting for the UCA community.

"Many people in the UCA community, especially students, are fans of the Sookie Stackhouse series and 'True Blood' on HBO," Burns said. "Bringing Charlaine Harris is a great example of the SGA putting students first and providing an opportunity to meet and hear from a truly relevant and current author. Many students, staff and faculty are really excited to have Ms. Harris here on campus. She’s a great Arkansas author with a great series that is only growing in popularity."

Harris has been a published writer for 25 years. She began her career writing ghost stories and soon decided she wanted to start a series of books, according to her web site. Her first series, Real Murders, about a Georgia librarian, earned Harris an Agatha Award nomination. She also wrote the darker Lily Bard series that was based in Shakespeare, Ark.

Harris has gained most recognition for her Sookie Stackhouse series about a telepathic barmaid who befriends vampires and werewolves in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The series has been published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France and Russia. The HBO show 'True Blood', based on the series, begins its third season this year.

Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is on the board of Sisters in Crime and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

Seating for the lecture is reserved. Two tickets per person may be picked up at the UCA Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Reserved tickets may be picked up during those hours or between 6 and 7 p.m. on April 1. Tickets not picked up by 7 p.m. on April 1 will be released and given away. UCA students, faculty and staff must show IDs when picking up reserved tickets.

Harris’ appearance is funded by the UCA Student Government Association and the UCA Bookstore. - Miranda Grubbs

True Blood Music Video of the Day: David Archuleta - To be with you

David Archuleta - To be with you
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