Wednesday, April 21, 2010

E asks 'Which Vampire Gives Better Bedhead? '-Ha!


We've mentioned that True Blood and Twilight differ substantially in the Twitterverse, but now we can't help but notice a stunning similarity between two of our most fave bloodsucking hunks.

Robert Pattinson has been rockin' the bedhead, messy -chic look forever, and it has totally become one of his signature stud-characteristics, right Twi-hards? Messy hair is to R.Pattz what makeup is to Zac Efron—you never see one without the other.

Enter über-sexy Alexander Skarsgård, who's on the cover of fashion mag V Man looking perfect as usual.

True Blood Season 3 promo poster # 5: Have you seen Bill Compton ?

Where, Oh, where could my little Bill gone ?

Not exactly a milk cartoon....

See the cover of the new IDW True Blood comic

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 IDW! 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, in a story co-plotted by True Blood series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). Bonus inside every issue: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina! The comic will ship on July 28th, 2010 and will retail for $3.99.

Thanks Fire Wire

"Dead in the Family" Word-of-the-Day Contest Day # 6

We have just days until the release of Sookie book #10 Dead in the Family and to build excitement and get you guys thinking, I'm going to release a DITF Word of the Day.
We all know how much Sookie loves her Word-of-the-Day calendars so here goes ..
These won't be spoilers - they will just be thinking words for you to mull !

I want you to guess who might have said the word, who the word was in reference to or any other thoughts you have about that word and post your ideas in the comment area -THERE WILL BE PRIZES !

Please order your copy of Dead in the Family today! Or how about sending a copy to a friend or as a Mother's Day gift?

Dead in the Family : Word of the Day #6 C-O-R-P-S-E
Post your thoughts in comments! The comments so far have been great!

Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott

I'm sure you've all pre-ordered our friend Becca Wilcott's new True Blood companion book ( Note* there are folks mentioned in this book that YOU know ;-))

Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion by Becca Wilcott (Book release date: June 1, 2010)

Editor’s Description
This companion to the wildly popular HBO series True Blood is at once an introductory guide to the first two seasons of the vampire saga and a treasure trove for the legions of true believers who follow the show. Created by Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of HBO's cult ensemble sensation Six Feet Under, True Blood surpassed The Sopranos as the largest-ever audience for a cable show at more than 12.4 million viewers a week. It has revitalized the career of Oscar-winner Anna Paquin and has introduced international audiences to Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ryan Kwanten and an extensive, award-winning cast. Exclusive interviews, in-depth biographies of cast members, an episode guide, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes flesh out the fictional characters as well as the actors who inhabit the roles. Some of the underlying themes of the series—such as the politics of race, sexuality, and gender—are explored, and chapters on paranormal phenomena and the literary and cinematic histories of vampires are also included. In addition, this analysis offers an introduction to author Charlaine Harris, whose popular Sookie Stackhouse novels were the inspiration for the television series, as well as a discussion of the role of the fan base and social media in the phenomenal rise of this television sensation.

Book sake does a nice review here

Goodreads interviews Charlaine Harris - post your questions

Big news! Goodreads will soon be interviewing Charlaine Harris for the May newsletter. We are asking all her readers to send in questions for her. Post here or send me a message, and we may be able to include your question for Charlaine.

Charlaine will be discussing the new Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead in the Family, as well as all her other books.

post here

Greatest Vampire Stories of All Time

These printed works tell amazing and timeless vampire stories, many coming with pictures.

1. Dracula : This classic book was the basis for all of the greatest vampire stories of all time. Printed in 1897, it was written by the now legendary Bram Stoker. Told in a series of letters, it follows the exploits of the then unknown Count Dracula. Much like the characters in “Twilight,” this vampire also forms a connection with a young woman named Mina that carries repercussions for all involved. Want to know more? Then read the entire thing at no charge on Google Books.

2. Sookie Stackhouse : Those who don’t read much probably know this great vampire story better as its television counterpart “True Blood” on HBO. Charlaine Harris began this vampire phenomenon by following the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress from the South who is awakened to both the adult and supernatural world and falls in love with a vampire. Charlaine also has other books, bur for those who truly enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse series you can get both the Last Bite and Wake The Dead podcasts.

3. Anne Rice : This author is perhaps best known for the book “Interview with the Vampire,” which was later turned into a film starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as Lestat. Other books of hers that became films include “Exit to Eden,” “The Feast of all Saints,” and “Queen of the Damned.” Her site is full of updates, previews, information on new releases, and more. You can also follow her on Facebook.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Surrender by Entwine

Surrender by Entwine
Thanks, KamaraNoir