Archive for True Blood Books
Title: Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse Book 12)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Vampire Romance
Sookie Stackhouse is back in Deadlocked, the latest instalment of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire series. The book series, which inspired hit HBO TV series True Blood, is still going strong, and Deadlocked is the twelfth in the series. The extremely powerful Felipe de Castro (Vampire King of Lousiana, Arkansas and Nevada) is in town, and Eric’s in a pickle because the body of a woman whose blood he just drank has shown up in his front yard. Sookie’s none too pleased because she had to watch Eric drink from the woman… then she has to work with Bill, (now the official Area 5 investigator) to look into the woman’s murder. Even though Sookie thinks that the dead girl has nothing to do with her, she soon finds out that the girl’s fate is intertwined with her own, as she deals with a devious enemy who wants to take Sookie out. The book is now available for pre-order, and will be released on May 1. You can also read excerpts of the book on Harris’ website.
Have you always felt tempted by the meals whipped up by Lafayette at Merlotte’s? Excited to try Gran’s pecan pie? Well you might get your chance to try authentic Bon Temps cuisine a little later this year! HBO and Chronicle Books have just announced that The True Blood Cookbook will be published in Fall 2012.
The official publication will be by series creator Alan Ball (together with Karen Sommer Shallett and Marcelle Bienvenu). It’s not going to be just a collection of boring instructions on how to make biscuits or gumbo, but will instead include photos from Seasons 1 to 4, short feature stories on the show, and of course the best recipes for delicious southern fare.
Ball is clearly throwing his weight behind this project, and says, “This book will be substantial, with recipes that capture the unique ambiance, dark humor, and complexity of characters that make up the magical and offbeat world of True Blood. In other words, it will be a worthy of ‘Trubies’ everywhere.” Chronicle Books adds, “The True Blood Cookbook will relish the flavors of the True Blood universe with plenty of authentic dish (sic) —both on the plate, and behind-the-scenes.”
No doubt, rabid Truebies will be lining up to get their copies of the cookbook come fall!
Bon appetit honorary Bon Temps residents!
Title: Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Paranormal Romance
All right, admit it. You loved Amnesia Eric in Season 4 of True Blood didn’t you? After all, who can resist a 1000-year-old Viking vampire who’s suddenly vulnerable, child-like, and even giggly? Well if you’re still pining for the innocent, lovable Eric, then it’s time to read Charlaine Harris’ Dead to the World, on which Season 4 was loosely based. Sookie is back in Bon Temps after the Mississippi sojourn, and wants nothing more to do with the treacherous Bill. She’s happy doing her thing at Merlotte’s, and is thrilled that Bill is leaving the country on business. No more vampires or any supernatural creatures for now! But as Sookie is driving home late one night, she runs across Eric wandering around half-naked, with no clue who she is, who he is, or where he is. Sookie finds an Eric who’s vastly different from the ruthless Sheriff of Area 5 whom she knows. He’s frightened and vulnerable, the victim of a coven of witches. Sookie – bless her heart! – takes Eric in, and protects him with the help of other supernaturals in the area. As always, Sookie’s love life takes center stage. She’s incredibly attracted to the new Eric, but she’s not over Bill. Then there’s Alcide, who’s making a play for her, and Sam, who’s always pined for her… What’s a girl to do?
Title: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood Book 1)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Vampire Mystery / Vampire Romance
The True Blood series has given the Sookie Stackhouse books renewed popularity, although truthfully, Charlaine Harris’ excellent series was selling like hotcakes even before it was adapted for the small screen. Dead Until Dark, the first book in the Southern Vampire series, is where it all began. In Dead Until Dark, Harris introduces us to the charming Sookie. She’s a cocktail waitress in a small Lousiana town. She’s just an ordinary gal – except for her “disability”. Sookie can read minds – and isn’t too pleased with the special skill. She’s bombarded by others’ thoughts all the time, and always knows what others think of her. In Sookie’s world, vampires no longer need to prey on humans for sustenance. The ability to produce synthetic blood has allowed vampires to emerge from the shadows and become a legal minority. You can imagine Sookie’s delight when she gets together with the vampire Bill and discovers that she can’t read his mind. He’s the perfect boyfriend since unlike all her previous partners, she’ll never hear his thoughts (flattering or unflattering) about her. But amid her bliss, a number of vampire groupies are murdered, and Sookie has to use her “disability” to solve the mystery. Dead Until Dark is a high-quality, tightly-plotted book, and a worthy debut for this popular series. Harris’ fun writing style brings out the humor and horror in the Southern Vampire world, and you’ll be enamored with her cast of charming characters. Once you’ve read this, I guarantee you’ll want to read the rest of the series!