Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stephen Moyer : He's got the bite stuff

Out for blood?
Nope, but perhaps just out for some "poppyrock-jive-jazzy-fusion," as Stephen Moyer once dubbed the kind of music he used to make with his old band, and which there may or may not have been some of at the music shop he was spotted at in Toronto not too long ago.
The austere leading vampire from True Blood. Unincognito. In Toronto. At Steve's. On Queen. That would be the audiophile institution that's also a Sherwood Forest of hanging guitars. And before he could even really find where the "poppy-rocky-jive-jazzyfusion" section, he was recognized, pawed, lured into a say-cheese. Browsing, postHBO-stardom? Clearly not what it used to be.

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Dedicated to David Thompson, Charlaine Harris among authors to honor.

Last year, Houston lost a bookseller and publisher who fueled the mystery community with his enthusiasm.
And since David Thompson’s sudden death, a veritable who’s who of mystery authors — all of whom he called friends — have been writing dedications and acknowledgments to him in their new books. For Charlaine Harris, Lee Child, Ace Atkins, Alafair Burke, S.J. Rozan, Robert Crais, C.J. Box, Deborah Crombie, Bill Crider and others, Thompson was the guy who knew them when, the guy who talked up their books to a discerning readership.
Thompson, a longtime employee of Murder By The Book and publisher of Busted Flush Press, died suddenly in his home on Sept. 13, 2010. An undiagnosed condition — sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can affect almost any organ — caused his heart to fail.

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On May 1, 2012, Ace will release the Deadlocked, the next book in Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series.

"On May 1, 2012, Ace will release the Deadlocked "This slipped into press release - this is an early May date for Sookie ! Great !

Charlaine Harris's mega hit series about Louisiana barmaid Sookie Stackhouse will end with book 13 which will be released in May 2013. (HBO's True Blood is based on the series.)
But Harris is already busy with a followup new project, an original graphic novel trilogy. The first book, Cemetery Girl, will be published by Ace Books in 2013. The trilogy is a collaboration between Harris, dark fantasy writer Christopher Golden, and illustrator Don Kramer. Cemetery Girl will combine fantasy and paranormal mystery to tell the story of a teenaged girl with amnesia who has grown up living alone in amid the gravestones.

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Charlaine Harris blogs about True Blood and suggests some books !

As long as I’m covering odds and ends, let me just insert a fact here. I love the TV show “True Blood.” I don’t write it. So all the complaints about the way the plot lines are different from my books, about the physical differences between Anna Paquin and Sookie Stackhouse, about the direction and future of the show . . . they’re lost on me, and a waste of time to express to me, because I don’t have anything to do with the writing of the show or its casting. While I appreciate reader involvement in both entertainment experiences, I can only affect issues regarding the books.
I’m not trying to be ungracious or rude, but realistic. If you have a beef with the way the show is plotted or cast, please send these observations to HBO or to Alan Ball. As I opened my office mail yesterday, I found myself wondering if Alan gets letters about how I write the books.
I think I’ll ask him.
Charlaine Harris

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'Sookie Stackhouse' author Charlaine Harris to write graphic novel trilogy

Charlaine Harris’ extremely popular Sookie Stackhouse series, which inspired HBO’s True Blood, will be coming to an end after book 13 (slated for May 2013). However, she’s already busy writing Cemetery Girl, the first volume in a graphic novel trilogy illustrated by Don Kramer. The upcoming series will follow an amnesiac girl living alone in a graveyard.

Kiss of the vampire True Blood's Kristin Bauer sinks her teeth into her role.

Kristin Bauer plays vampire Eric Northman's icy-hearted progeny Pam De Beaufort on HBO's True Blood. In real life, Bauer loves playing the baddest bitch in Bon Temps. In a recent e-mail interview with City Link, the actress addressed the perks of playing a vampire and recalled the hilarious television role she played long before she developed fangs.

How has your life changed since True Blood went on the air?
Well, I now have to shower and wear some makeup to go to Starbucks. I have to borrow a little from Pam — be a tad more vain, as I could never say, “no” to a fan wanting a photo because I'm not wearing mascara. And I get asked my thoughts on things and I have lots to say about rights and free will, especially regarding animals, as they are truly innocent and voiceless. It is also possible playing Pam has opened the door to my being seen as a “fierce bitch,” I think is the term and I'm all for that typecasting.

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Denis O’Hare Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY, J. EDGAR, and His Return to TRUE BLOOD

American Horror Story is rocking my post True Blood world - how about you ??

FX’s psycho-sexual thriller American Horror Story, from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who moved from Boston to Los Angeles as a means of reconciling personal anguish and getting a fresh start. But, they quickly discover that their new home comes with its own kind of baggage, as numerous heinous and terrifying acts have occurred there, and the property itself seems to have a strange effect on its residents.

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