Debut author Cassie Alexander brings readers a new urban fantasy series with vampires, zombies, weres, and more. Edie Spence is a nurse at the County Hospital, and her new assignment to the super-secretive Y4 ward has introduced her to a whole new world of paranormal creatures. It’s all she can do to learn the ropes and escape from each night’s shift unharmed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust on her watch, asking her with his last breath to “Save Anna”, Edie is propelled into an adventure to rescue a young vampire girl. Edie is thrust into an adventure where she kills a vampire, works with a family of weres, and falls in love with a zombie.
In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! OMG, actor Stephen Moyer who plays Bill Compton on the hit HBO series True Blood gives us the inside scoop on what’s been happening in his life lately – aside from filming Season 5 of the vampire TV show.
As all Truebies know, Moyer is married to Anna Paquin, his co-star who play’s Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood, and the happy couple are expecting their first child together later this year. Moyer, who has two children from previous relationships, is nonetheless excited about his next child – and not in the least bit nervous about his impending fatherhood. “I love it,” says the affable British-born actor.
Moyer shares that while he and Paquin work on the same show, they don’t really talk about work when they’re home, saying that their daily conversation would sound something like, “Hello darling, how was work?”, and the response would be “Fine. Thank you. What do you want for dinner?” Moyer adds that most recently, he and Paquin have been talking about his 13-year-old arthritic dog, who he says is “an angry old man”, and will only do anything if he’s tempted with a “big pile of meat”.
When quizzed about his own eating habits, Moyer says, “I’m a bacon and eggs boy”, and that once he found out that he wouldn’t have too many sex scenes in Season 5, he “went straight back to the chocolate croissants”. Fortunately for fans, there still are scenes where Bill has his shirt off… but that means for Moyer having to get up at four in the morning to get in a run at the beach everyday before starting work. Moyer jokes that he only starts to eat lots of fruit before there’s a scene where he has to strip down, adding that if anyone sees him eating fruit for breakfast, they’ll know that he’s just a few days from having to take his shirt off on set.
The latest news is that True Blood has just been renewed for Season 6, so Moyer will likely have to be eating more fruit and doing a lot more running since one of the big draws are the sex scenes! Read the full interview with Moyer on Yahoo! OMG.
Pamela Palmer kicks off a new urban fantasy series centering around vampires with A Blood Seduction. Quinn Lennox has magical powers but doesn’t know it, until she and her brother stumble onto Vamp City, an alternate reality superimposed on Washington D.C. where vampires rule, and humans are the bottom of the food chain. The Vamp City vampires are amoral and quite feral – it’s not a good place for any human to be. Quinn’s separated from her brother in Vamp City, and is desperate to find him – if she can only get away from Arturo Mazza. Arturo’s a vampire, and he’s incredibly drawn to her. In Palmer’s world, vampires don’t just feed on blood, they also feed on fear, and while Arturo wants nothing more than to sleep with Quinn, he also needs to frighten her so he can feed on her terror. He soon realizes that Quinn is no ordinary human, but is a sorceress with powers that can renew the magic of Vamp City. Arturo then betrays Quinn and hands her over to his master, Cristoff. Quinn then has to decide between her growing attraction for Arturo, escape, and rescuing her brother.
Hello fellow Truebies!
We’ve now had the pleasure of two (count ’em, two!) whole episodes of True Blood Season 5. Are you as enamored with the Season so far as I am? My significant other and I have just finished watching Episode 2 (“Authority Always Wins”) and we both agree that there’s so much going on that we’re a bit confused. Since I’m sure we’re not the only ones, I thought I’d give a quick recap of a few of the main threads in the plot.
Bill, Eric and the Authority. Poor Bill and Eric are in deep trouble with the Authority. In the True Blood Season 5 debut episode (“Turn Turn Turn”), the two are captured by the Authority. Although they mount a daring escape, the two are soon re-captured. The two hapless heroes are imprisoned, tortured and interrogated by the Authority. They are about to experience the True Death, when Bill offers a trade in return for a little longer to live. He and Eric will help the Authority capture Russell Edgington. The Authority, or more specifically the impeccably dressed Roman (Christoper Meloni), agree, and the two live to fight another day. Series creator Alan Ball says that Season 5 is the season of the bromance, and it really does look like Bill and Eric are spending a lot of time together and helping each other out of fixes!
Sookie , Lafayette, Tara. I’m probably not the only one who finds Tara annoying – but I didn’t want her to die! But I’m not so sure that being turned into a vampire is better than dying. Still, Sookie and Lafayette meant well when they asked Pam to turn Tara. Tara’s none too pleased though, and will probably be in foul mood and flashing fang at the drop of a hat for the rest of the season.
Jason and the Reverend Steve Newlin. In the biggest surprise of True Blood Season 5, Steve Newlin re-appears… and declares his love for Jason, coming out as a gay vampire American. OK, I definitely didn’t see that coming! Newlin is obsessed enough with Jason that he even offers Jessica (who is keeping an eye on things for Bill while he’s off with Eric) $20000 in cash to give Jason to him. No one was happier than I that Jessica turned him down flat, saying that Jason was her friend and that she wouldn’t sell him out.
And a whole lot more! Elsewhere in Bon Temps, Sam is taken and tortured by the pack for allegedly killing the packmaster, Alcide admits to being the killer instead, Sam and Luna have a fight and Emma turns out to be a wee little werewolf (such a cute little pup), and Terry’s PTSD is scaring Arlene, and compelling him to work with Patrick to find out who’s been killing off the members of their squad.
So…. lots of balls in the air, and I can’t imagine how they’re going to bring all the threads together… but they’ve done it for the four past seasons, so we’ll just have to wait and see! What we do know is that in this Sunday’s episode (“Whatever I am, You Made Me”), we’ll see Tara on a rampage, Debbie Pelt’s parents looking for their daughter (already neatly disposed off by Sookie and Lafayette), Bill and Eric on their hunt for Russell, and the introduction of Claude, Claudine’s twin brother. (You’ll remember that Claudine was Sookie’s fairy godmother. Eric sucked her dry way back in Season 4.) Check out the preview for the episode!