Friday, June 4, 2010

Winners announced for the "Name the next Sookie book" contest!

We know the title of the next Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris will have the word " dead "in it- as do Sookie books! So, for this contest I asked for suggested titles for Sookie #11 based in the way "Dead in the Family" ended.

Our winners have now been chosen by our fangtastic panel of experts !
The winners will receive one of these prizes.
-TruBlood Party Pack 1) 4 pack of Tru Blood, (1) poster, (2) cocktail menus, and (25) branded Tru Blood cocktail napkins.
  -The goodie bag and it's contents given out at the  Ultimate Truebie fan screening event Tuesday night.( book, poster, backpack etc.)
-Dead in the Family bookmark and a signed  bookplate from Charlaine Harris

Drum roll please .....

Top Three choices were:
'Til Dead do us part by ChristenBfromLa
Dead to me by Langdon
Left for Dead by GinaMarie

Please contact me if you are one of the winners.

Thanks to our fabulous judges: Andy Swist (of TB paperdolls fame ) and Twitter folks; @SookieBonTemps and Lafayette @LafayetteTB

I will be posting all the suggestions over the weekend -they are all fantastic!

Delta Blues Anthology now in paperback includes Charlaine Harris's "Crossroads Bargain"

The blues are at home anywhere, but the epicenter is Clarksdale, Miss., the setting for at least a third of the 19 original stories in this virtuoso crime anthology. Despite the common theme, this diverse volume ranges from Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly's What His Hands Had Been Waiting For, a memorably redemptive story set during the 1927 flood of the Mississippi, to John Grisham's long, haunting Fetching Raymond, in which members of a dysfunctional family trek to notorious Parchman Farm, the state penitentiary. James Lee Burke's Big Midnight Special is a powerful story about a Parchman Farm inmate driven too far. Several tales play off the legendary crossroads meeting of the devil and Robert Johnson, including Michael Lister's Death at the Crossroads, Charlaine Harris's Crossroads Bargain, and Daniel Martine's Kidd Diamond. Other contributors include Les Standiford, Ace Atkins, Nathan Singer, Dean James, and Haines

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead

Jordan Galland’s “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead” has one great idea (and it’s not the title). An Off Broadway production, the film tells us, might actually be a vampire play — written and produced by bloodsuckers to gather an unsuspecting audience of potential victims. Now we know why sitting in a downtown theater can feel like living death.
Sitting through the film isn’t as unpleasant as that; it’s more like suspended animation. A toothless satire whose targets include vampire mania, low-rent theater, indie romantic comedies, Scorsese, Shakespeare and “Law & Order,” it plays like a Web series expanded to feature length, or an adaptation of one of the Naked Angels’ staged serial soap operas. There are many jokes, the best of which elicit a knowing smile or maybe a mild chuckle; the one that’s been used to publicize the film during its year and a half on the festival circuit involves not letting your ex-girlfriend suck the life out of you.

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* that's Jake Hoffman on the left, he's son of Dustin

The CW Offers a Double Dose of Vampires with Moonlight and Vampire Diaries on Fridays

As much as I love Supernatural, I really don't mind the CW has moved them over to Fridays in order to pair the vampire TV show Moonlight with The Vampire Diaries.

Moonlight was Alex O'Loughlin's first big TV gig here in the states. The series ran on CBS but tanked in the ratings despite having such a popular star and such a popular concept.

Mick St. John is a vampire private detective. He's cool, charming, and a real do-gooder who only gets his blood from the blood bank. O'Loughlin rocked the vampire role playing it with a bit of old Hollywood noir but I never quite fell for his leading lady, Sophia Miles as Beth Turner.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Eric Your So Damn Hot

Your So Damn Hot