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UPDATE: Latest On The Status of Charlaine Harris and “Deadlocked” (via @EricSookieLover)

For today’s (Day 20) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I figured I’d focus on the books once more, because Charlaine Harris updated her status on Facebook (with a special message for you), and we have an update on where “Deadlocked” is sitting on the New York Times Bestseller List!

First, we’ll share with you Charlaine’s Facebook status:

Thanks to all of you for letting me know you enjoyed the book. I’m hard at work on the last one. I put up a new Book & Blog on my website (www.charlaineharris.com). Got the advanced readering copies for “An Apple for the Creature,” the next anthology I co-edited with Toni L.P. Kelner.

Now let’s see where “Deadlocked” stacks up on the New York Times Bestseller List! A version of this list appears in the June 3, 2012 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 19, 2012.

Below, are the Top 5 Books under Hardcover Fiction, which represents new or just released books and doesn’t take into account ebooks, etc.

This Week Last Week Hardcover Fiction Weeks
on List
1 STOLEN PREY, by John Sandford. (Putnam, $27.95.) When a Minnesota family is murdered, the Minneapolis investigator Lucas Davenport believes a Mexican drug gang is involved. 1
2 1 11TH HOUR, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer. 2
3 2 DEADLOCKED, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $27.95.) The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines. 3
4 THE COLUMBUS AFFAIR, by Steve Berry. (Ballantine, $27.) The daughter of a disgraced journalist is held by a man who wants to force her father to help him discover a secret left by Columbus. 1
5 7 CALICO JOE, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $24.95.) A pitcher beans a promising rookie, ending both their careers; years later, the pitcher’s son brings them together.

If you’re worried and/or are disappointed that “Deadlocked” is slipping in the rankings…don’t be. It’s perfectly understandable. I’m sure many of us have read it by now or have at least purchased it, even if you haven’t read it yet.  It’s okay, #3 isn’t bad either, especially because the book has only been on the shelves for 3 weeks.

If you read Charlaine’s Book & Blog, you might find what she says about some of the books she’s reading interesting and she also talks about Memorial Day and what it means for her. You should definitely check it out!

Thoughts? Please share ‘em below!

via UPDATE: Latest On The Status of Charlaine Harris and “Deadlocked”

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Sookie knows what EVERYONE likes (via @mswriteok)

I have an account at blip.fm and I play all my favorite songs there all time time. Generally I listen to it while I’m writing the posts for Fangathon 2012, and last night an old song came on and I started laughing, because it should be Sookie Stackhouse’s theme song.

This is the 1980s hit “I Know What Boys Like” by The Waitresses. That was my first clue.
Since she was a toddler, Sookie’s telepathy has let her know what everyone thinks all the time, including what they think when she would tell them what she thought about what was on their mind.
So, believe me, she knows what boys–and that is boys of all ages–as well as girls, want, and she knows it all the time.
I am happy she has learned to shield her mind a lot of the time, but the background chatter has got to be annoying.
Anyway, this song details the tricks this girl uses to tease boys into submission.
Without guile, Sookie did this to both Bill and Eric. I’m sure her fairy blood helped, but some of the song lyrics are so funny.
“They get so angry, like pouty children, denied their candy, I laugh right at them.”
You know, at some point, she’s going to get enough confidence in herself to do that very thing to some guy in her life, undead or not.
However, the part of the song that made me laugh out loud is the second bridge.
The singer starts talking to some guy, assuring him in every way possible that he can do anything he wants to her. Really, he can. He can trust her, she wouldn’t lie to him. Seriously. Come on.
“SUCKER.”
And she performs a deep, throaty giggle.
When Bill uses Sookie’s name in his baritone Southern drawl, we’ve heard Sookie imitate it.
“SOOKAH.”
It’s awfully close, and it’s hilarious.
Sookie easily is my favorite character on the series and, hey, she is the star of the books, so I’m hoping as she grows on the series, my favorite Merlotte’s waitress will take a page from The Waitresses songbook and give men as good as she gets.

One Of My Favorite Funny Scenes (via @QueenFaeMab)

One of my favorite scenes that made me laugh is in Season 2 when Daphne is leading Sam to crazy ass Maryann’s orgy.

Sam: Where ya taking me?

Daphne: Don’t be such a nervous Nelly! It’s a surprise.

Sam stops when he hears drumming in the distance.

Daphne: What? You don’t like drums?

Sam: It’s just in my experience, no good can come from drum music. Follow it and all it will lead you to is hippies and cults.

via One Of My Favorite Funny Scenes


True Blood Season 5 Premiere Party Potential (via @TB_PamR)

True Blood 30-Night Fangathon: Night 19True Blood Season 5 Premiere Party PotentialI’m not sure I feel like celebrating the Start of True Blood’s fifth season for any reason other than the fact that it is NOT Season Four. That being said, I enjoyed my recent excursion into the fandom in Phoenix so much that…I am considering a Premiere Party.Now before you get all excited, let’s be clear: I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by HBO, True Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten or Charlaine Harris. This is strictly a fangirl exercise, and it is in the very early stages. The only reason I’m mentioning it at all is because I’m curious about how many truebies in the Phoenix area would be interested in getting together and watching the premiere of Season 5 in one place. So here’s what I need you Phoenix truebies to do: Send me a DM or Mention (@TB_PamR) and let me know if the idea interests you. If it does, and you would be interested in helping organize things I’d like to know that as well (especially if you can go out during the daylight hours -smirks-). That’s it. If enough people indicate they are interested in a Premiere Party by May 31, 2012, I’ll look into it further. If no one expresses any  interest, I’ll throw the idea out with last season’s Manolos.

I’m not sure I feel like celebrating the Start of True Blood’s fifth season for any reason other than the fact that it is NOT Season Four. That being said, I enjoyed my recent excursion into the fandom in Phoenix so much that…I am considering a Premiere Party.

Now before you get all excited, let’s be clear: I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by HBO, True Blood, Kristin Bauer van Straten or Charlaine Harris. This is strictly a fangirl exercise, and it is in the very early stages.

The only reason I’m mentioning it at all is because I’m curious about how many truebies in the Phoenix area would be interested in getting together and watching the premiere of Season 5 in one place. So here’s what I need you Phoenix truebies to do: Send me a DM or Mention (@TB_PamR) and let me know if the idea interests you. If it does, and you would be interested in helping organize things I’d like to know that as well (especially if you can go out during the daylight hours -smirks-). That’s it. If enough people indicate they are interested in a Premiere Party by May 31, 2012, I’ll look into it further. If no one expresses any  interest, I’ll throw the idea out with last season’s Manolos.

via True Blood Season 5 Premiere Party Potential


My favorite members of the cast! (via @LuvBONESnTBlood)

Days are dropping away until the premiere but not fast enough!

I went on this morning to do some research to see if anything new popped up in the land of Skarsgard and Paquin and Google has a new set up. When I typed in Google and besides the list of whatever sites would pop up for him on the right was a little bio. Thought it was cute. So I’m posting it. Everyone knows Alex, but there are Trubies!!! I started to see how many I could find this way but it seems like the dummy I am you can find everyone…lol! So I placed the ones that I feel you can’t have True Blood with out!

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Hopper in Battleship, Michael in Melancholia, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill.

Born: August 25, 1976 (age 35), Stockholm

Height: 6′ 4″ (1.94 m) S

Siblings: Bill Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Eija Skarsgård, Sam Skarsgård, Valter Skarsgård, Ossian

Parents: My Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård

Education: Marymount Manhattan College, Marymount Theatre School, Leeds Metropolitan University

Anna Paquin

Anna Helene Paquin is a Canadian-born New Zealand actress. Paquin’s first critically successful film was The Piano, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1993 at the age of 11 – the second youngest winner in history.

Born: July 24, 1982 (age 29), Winnipeg

Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)

Spouse: Stephen Moyer (m. 2010) (expecting first child)

Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best

Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama, Academy Award for Actress in a Supporting Role Education: Windward School (2000), Hutt intermediate school, Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School, Columbia University

Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer is an English actor who has starred as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood since 2008.

Born: October 11, 1969 (age 42), Brentwood

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Spouse: Anna Paquin (m. 2010)

Children: Lilac, Billy (expecting 2nd child with Anna Paquin)

Education: St. Martin’s School, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Christian Kwanten is an Australian actor. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 on the Australian soap-opera Home and Away. After his stint ended he joined the American teen-oriented drama Summerland portraying Jay Robertson.

Born: November 28, 1976 (age 35), Sydney

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Parents: Kris, Eddie Kwanten

Siblings: Lloyd, Mitchell

Sam Trammell

Sam Trammell is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Sam Merlotte in the HBO vampire series, True Blood, which saw him nominated for a 2010 Scream Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.

Born: January 29, 1969 (age 43), New Orleans

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Partner: Missy Yager (expecting twins)

Education: George Washington High School, University of Paris, Brown University

Rutina Wesley

Rutina Wesley is an American film, stage, and television actress best known for her role as Tara Thornton on the HBO series True Blood.

Born: February 1, 1979 (age 33), Las Vegas

Spouse: Jacob Fishel (m. 2006)

Appears in: True Blood, How She Move, California Winter

Education: University of Evansville, Juilliard School

Nelsan Ellis

Nelsan Ellis is an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright. He is well known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he has been playing since 2008.

Born: November 30, 1978 (age 33), Harvey

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Education: Juilliard School, McAdory High School,

Thornridge High School, Jess Lanier High School

Awards: Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Deborah Ann Woll

Deborah Ann Woll is an American actress best known for her role as Jessica Hamby on HBO’s True Blood.

Born: February 7, 1985 (age 27), Brooklyn

Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)

Education: University of Southern California, Packer Collegiate Institute

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Kristin Bauer van Straten is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her role as vampire Pamela in the HBO series True Blood.

Born: November 26, 1966 (age 45), Racine

Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

“The idea of celibate vampires is ridiculous. To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.” ― Alan Ball

via My favorite members of the cast!.


Vampire I’d like to see on True Blood (via @mswriteok)

There is one Anne Rice vampire, who, in her book held little interest for me, but when I saw him in the “Interview With the Vampire” movie, I was spellbound.

It was the first time I saw Antonio Banderas. I was thunderstruck. He was amazing. Long, flowing black hair, a delicious accent and his total toothiness, his sexiness oozed off the screen and into my bloodstream, never to leave. Yes, Bill and Eric are mighty fine, but good heavens, if Armand the vampire came to me, he could have his wicked way with me all night, every night. Jace Everett can sing “Bad Things” about True Blood vamps, but for me, Armand gets the equally sexy “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac.

 

That song is every bit as tortured as “Bad Things” and Chris’ voice is equal to Jace’s. Easily. Now, say Armand shows up as part of the Authority. I could so deal with that. I could be his and leave both Eric and Bill in the dust. No problem. Look at the guy. He’s as old as Eric but for me, he has the tall, dark and handsome thing going. And, he’d be a vampire to be reckoned with. He could easily take care of that pesky varmint Russell Edgington and be done with  it, take over that nice house in Mississippi and I could movie right in with him. Then, I’d invite Miss Stackhouse over for tea and we could compare notes. After all, my mother was a Fairy, so I’m no slouch in that category myself. That’s my story for today, and I’m sticking to it.

via Vampire I’d like to see on True Blood


TV Guide Spoilers & More (via @EricSookieLover)

For tonight’s (Day 19) fangalicious Fang-A-Thon 2012 post, I thought I’d share some spoilers TV Guide is revealing in their newest issue, which will be released on Thursday, May 31st. The issue is dated June 4-10, 2012.

WARNING: If you don’t want to know – don’t read below!

Below are the scans of Matt Roush’s article in this issue.

Special thanks to askarsgard.com for sharing these scans!

As an added bonusTV Guide also revealed this little spoiler in their Mega Buzz article!

I can’t wait for True Blood to come back. Is Tara dead? Please say yes. I am so over her. — Denny
NATALIE: We literally can’t answer this question, lest Alan Ball has us all staked. But we can tell you that the title of the season premiere is “Turn! Turn! Turn!” which is a song of Biblical extraction about profound change, like, say, dying, becoming a vampire or declaring your true sexuality. All three of these things will happen during this hour, but the question is: To whom? (Answer: Not all to the same person.)

Hmmm…sure sounds like we have a lot to speculate on the next couple of days!

Not to worry though…Michael Ausiello will probably tell us more, once he’s finished watching the first four episodes of True Blood, which he received in the mail earlier today! Check out what he shared on his Twitter page!

ME=WANT *sobs* Wish we could receive these too!

Thoughts and speculations? Feel free to share ‘em below!

via TV Guide Spoilers & More