True Bloods Alexander Skarsgard Highlights From ‘Dead Until Dark’

Awesome! signed copy of the book up for auction here 🙂

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Alex’s highlights from his personal copy of Dead Until Dark. 🙂

Got it scanned and I’m getting ready to put it up on ebay now!

Proceeds go to charity!

And Another:

One more…

It’s interesting how he highlighted Pam. It may show some insight into how he and Kristin developed their character’s relationship.

These, like the scripts, are probably the coolest things out of everything he gave me because of the insight in the character development. He really went through them with a fine-toothed comb and that’s always a good thing to someone who is a fan of the books as well.

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Charlaine Harris Confirms Book 12 Of ‘The Sookie Stackhouse’ Series

OMG!!!! There will be a book 12 of The Sookie Stackhouse Series!!! 🙂

Charlaine said on her facebookpage:

‘Yes, I’m starting the next Sookie. Yes, I write chapters sequentially. The book doesn’t have a name yet. I should have started it in November but I had to take some time off.’

So happy guys!!! 🙂

Charlaine Harris ‘Dead Reckoning’ A Sookie Stackhouse Novel: Sneak Peak

Check out the Sneak peak over at charlaineharris.com! due for release on May 3 2011. Exciting!!! 🙂

Charlaine Harris’s ‘Club Dead’ signed By True Blood Cast Up For Auction

What would make a better Christmas gift than a copy of the third book in the Sookie Stack house series signed by the True Blood cast? This rare collector’s is now up for auction on Ebay.

This copy of “Club Dead” by Charlaine Harris comes with the following signatures:

Alan Ball – show creator/writer/director/producer
Charlaine Harris – Author of the books
Stephen Moyer – Bill Compton
Anna Paquin – Sookie Stackhouse
Nelsan Ellis – Lafayette Reynolds
Rutina Wesley – Tara Thornton
Deborah Ann Woll – Jessica Hamby
Kristin Bauer van Straten – Pam De Beaufort
Denis O’Hare – Russell Edgington
Joe Manganiello – Alcide Herveaux
Sam Trammell – Sam Merlotte

The book was signed by the True Blood cast at Comic Con 2010 in San Diego before they took the stage for their panel.

The book is auctioned off to benefit the Choroideremia Research Foundation. The seller of this book is E.J. Scott, Deborah Ann Woll’s partner, who has Choroideremia and is going blind from it as well as his little brother and 6 year old nephew.

Check out the details and place your bid here.

Visit www.curechm.org for further info on the disease and research.

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New Charlaine Harris Video Interview From SIRIUS XM’s Book Radio

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Charlaine Harris ‘Dead Reckoning’ Cover Revealed

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris released May 2011

So, we just set out eyes on the cover for the next installment of the Sookie Stackhouse novel and it has us a bit perplexed…

Now, for the first time we see our Sookie alone on the cover. We also see the burning pages falling from the sky… possibly a nod to the working title of the book, Dead Letters.

The new title, Dead Reckoning, means predictive calculation based on inference; guesswork.

So, we will begin our investigation on the literary case of Dead Reckoning:

In the synopsis that was listed over the summer on Amazon U.K. it listed the following:

With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit – and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can’t ‘read’ vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his ‘child’ Pam well – and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human – and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .

The only spoilers we know of are from the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con and they were as follows:

Harris says that Eric wants Sookie to become a vampire and tells her so in Book 11. He apparently feels that this is the next logical step. But according to Harris, “Sookie will never become a vampire.”

As you can basically tell from this synopsis and from the spoilers and the cover, there are some points of interest:

1. The coup d’etat of the Felipe/Viktor Regime.
2. Eric wants Sookie to be a Vampire, which will not allow here to be a pawn in Vampire politics, but Sookie will never allow it.
3. Continual issues with the coming out of the Were/Shifter population.

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Charlaine Harris’s ‘Dead In The Family’ Makes Amazon’s Best Books List

Every year Amazon.com rates all of the books released during the last year in their “Amazon’s Best Books” list.  The list includes Top 100 Editors’ Picks, Top 100 Customer Favorites and Top 10 lists in 23 categories such as Romance, Non-fiction, Mystery & Thrillers.  Charlaine Harris, the writer of the series behind HBO’s True Blood, has received yet another honor.  For the 2010 list, the 10th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, ‘Dead in the Family’ came in at No. 4 in the Top 100 Customer Favorite books list and No. 80 on the Editors’ Picks list.  In addition the book was named No. 1 on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Top 10.

This is not the first time that Harris’ books have made the list.  In 2009 ‘Dead and Gone’ made the list at No. 8 and in 2008 ‘From Dead to Worse’ came in at No. 65.

You can view the complete list here.

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‘Dying For Daylight’ The Game : Charlaine Harris Interview


Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series that inspired HBO’s True Blood TV show, has become the latest best-selling author to partner with the casual game studio. Gamezebo sat down with Charlaine to chat about the upcoming hidden object adventure game Dying for Daylight. We were joined by I-play VP of Marketing Tony Leamer as well.

How did the partnership with I-play come about? How did you get interested in making a video game based on your characters?

Charlaine: Well, I’m sure that the fact that True Blood was such a success made people more interested in my work. I-play contacted my agent and we started talking about a way to use some of my characters in a casual game, and we decided to use Dahlia Linley-Chivers whom I’ve written about in several short stories, because she’s very visual and she lives in the same world as the vampires of True Blood, but isn’t connected to them. so it seemed like a really natural thing, and I’ve really enjoyed the process.

Let’s talk a little bit about that process. How involved have you been with the development of the game?

Charlaine: Well, I have very little knowledge of the game development process, so I have enjoyed them asking me what Dahlia looks like and things like that. And then I’ve seen the pictures and parts of the actual game, and given my input at every point on the actual storytelling in the game and in the way that the characters look.

Are you involved in writing any of the dialogue or are you more of a consultant?

Charlaine: I’m there to provide nore of an overall check of the story against the facts in Dahlia’s world.

Why do you think the character of Dahlia is a good choice to base a video game on?

Charlaine: I think Dahlia makes such a great character because she’s very action-oriented, she’s very physical and she’s very visual. She’s all about how she looks, and she wants other people to know how great she looks too. She never hesitates to take direct action, and I think that’s a really good characteristic of someone who is the protagonist of a video game.

Why do you think that supernatural themes and vampires in particular continue to be so popular these days in pop culture?

Charlaine: I can only be glad they are! I’m not really sure why the supernatural is so popular right now. Every five years or so there seems to be a big trend in literature of one kind or another and I think this has been the five years of the vampire. I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but sooner or later something will replace the vampire as the desirable supernatural creature.

So exciting!!! check out more of Charlaine’s interview at source!

True Bloods Joe Manganiello And Allan Hyde Video Interviews At EyeCon

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Charlaine Harris At The ‘If All Arkansas’ Book Event In North Little Rock

“Dead in the Family,” published in May, was her 10th book of the Sookie series. She told the audience that she has completed book 11 and is contracted to write at least two more.

Harris spoke about 10 minutes to the audience, and then opened the floor to questions. Her readers in attendance loved it.

One woman with a British accent wanted to know how Harris got her ideas for the sexy and violent acts in the books, noting that “we all know that Magnolia is not a happening town.”

Harris let the laughter die down and then smiled as she said, “You don’t know my husband.” Again the audience roared with laughter and Harris continued with “and I have a great imagination. Finally, she finished the bit with “my husband would die if he knew I said that.”

Read more at source! 🙂

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