Saturday, April 3, 2010

Literary Lovers Mash-Up: Sookie & Edward Cullen

Today, we have our final story from our Literary Lovers Mash-Up Writing Contest entries. We asked you to write about two literary lovers meeting OR falling in love for the first time in about 500 words.

Today’s entry comes from P.Q. Glisson — whose story reads like a really cool, extremely well-written crossover fan fiction. P.Q. introduces a meeting between Sookie Stackhouse from The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris & Edward Cullen from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I have to admit, the encounter written here is one I’ve imagined myself. Fans of both series will find something to giggle over here. Plus, the story is written in such a way that it’s meant to fit in with the existing story arch of both series.

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Vampire-Inspired Sunglasses

How can you NOT want these ?

Some things just never get old, like vampires or a great pair of sunglasses. So in the interest of things both timeless and timely, we submit designer Sheefun Chan’s eye-popping collaboration with Ann Sofie Back.

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you — these Cullen-approved sunnies are actually are supposed to look like they’re are dripping blood. Of course, Chan isn’t the first to be bitten by the vampire bug and tap the sartorial power of the undead, but even if late to the bloodsucking love-fest, these tinted glasses still manage to pack a serious bite.

And considering the current paleness of our pallor, these might just be the perfect pair to hide behind before venturing out into sun. Be still our Twi-Heart.

Get vamped and pick up your pair at Opening Ceremony.

HBO anounces True Blood comic

Although it's now been officially announced at WonderCon, news trickled out a little early on the HBO website and on Twitter that IDW Publishing will release a six-issue miniseries based on the hit drama True Blood.

What's more, the show's fans may buy the comic through the HBO Shop, which has the July debut issue available for pre-order.

The title is co-plotted by True Blood creator Alan Ball and series writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barnow, and written by David Tischman (Bite Club) and IDW Associate Editor Mariah Huehner. It's illustrated by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown), with covers by Messina and J. Scott Campbell.

True Blood, which debuted on the cable network in September 2008, is based on the bestselling Southern Vampire Mysteries novels by Charlaine Harris. Set in the fictional small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, the critically acclaimed drama details the tense co-existence of humans and vampires -- and the occasional shapeshifter -- focusing primarily on the web of relationships surrounding telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). In its two seasons, True Blood has become HBO's most-watched series since The Sopranos.

The IDW miniseries takes place on a hot, rainy night at Merlotte's bar, where Sookie, Bill, Eric -- really, Eric? -- Sam, Tara, Jason and Lafayette are trapped by a vengeful spirit that feeds on shame, and forced to dredge up dirty secrets and dark memories from their pasts. I'm just grateful Eggs isn't involved. (However, a little Lettie Mae wouldn't be a bad thing.)

The third season of True Blood debuts on June 13.

Pre Order here -ship July 21
  • Alan Ball, David Tischman & Mariah Huehner (w)
  • David Messina (a)
  • J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney, Andrew Currie, David Messina (c)

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creature, comes to comics with IDW Publishing! This six-issue series kicks off in July, and True Blood fans can pre-order exclusively with!

In this tantalizing series spinning out of the hit show, blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte's, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past—those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul!

Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, than in this story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, featuring lush art by David Messina.

True Blood - A Message from Alan Ball: Comic Book Series
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  • Bonus inside every issue: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!
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New revealing review of 'Dead in the Family '

Dead in the Family
Charlaine Harris
Ace, May 4 2010, $25.95
ISBN: 9780441018642

Sookie Stackhouse, like many of Bon Temps, Louisiana residents, remains in shock as much from the torture she received as from the grief she feels following the fae war that left so many Dead and Gone. Among those who died is Sookie’s fairy cousin, Claudine. Much of the surviving Faes went home.

Meanwhile the late Claudine’s triplet Claude asks Sookie if he can move in with her; she unenthusiastically agrees. The Feds want better control of the paranormal two-nature Werewolf packs with designated registries. This upsets the Were population that fears hunting season. Sookie’s lover vampire Eric Northman has problems when his creator the newly named Vampire King Appius Livius Ocella accompanied by Alexei Romanov arrives without warning, an invitation or an explanation,

Dead in the family is a superb entry in the Sookie saga albeit a bit less action (and deaths) than the previous thriller. The story line focuses on what is a modern paranormal extended family and how politics by those claiming the righteous right of patriotism to intrude within the family under the guise of security. Fans will enjoy this thought provoking urban fantasy as Sookie has little time to heal.

Harriet Klausner

True Blood Music Video of the Day: Captive by Liz Durrett

Captive by Liz Durrett
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