true blood

June 21, 2010

Beautifully Broken

I could have lived my whole life without the horrific opening moments of Bill Compton holding that bloodied wolf ear in his mouth. Can you say ewww? And note to Russell, King of Mississippi (dude that never stops being funny) needs to learn how to issue an invitation. Of course, Bill’s not a guest. He’s a captive. Last night’s episode delivered a much more even episode than last week’s premiere with stellar moments including Franklin Mott’s introduction, meeting Lafayette’s mother and Eric and Sookie’s interactions just to name a few. I adore Alfre Woodard and the scene she shared with […]
June 19, 2010

Saturday Smackdown: Sookie Stackhouse versus Elena Gilbert

Okay, you had to know this was coming. If we were talking the novels straight up, I’d have to go for Sookie all the way. But in their respective series Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are different enough to make this an interesting match up. So let’s break it down. Comment on your pick for this week’s smackdown and remember, everyone who comments is entered in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to Amazon this week! Sookie Stackhouse True Blood’s Sookie has not had an easy time of it. She’s been stalked by a serial killer, nearly […]
September 19, 2009

Books Turned Television Series

Sookie Stackhouse, Temperance Brennan, Serena va der Woodsen, Aaron Corbet, Richard Cypher, Vicki Nelson, Elena Gilbert and Harry Dresden all have something in common. They were characters in books long before they came to life on television. You’ll find that many of the characters we love on television and in the movies, we loved in books first. Seeking inspiration from the written word is hardly new. Great writing involves powerful visuals and emotional investment. Books also have a built in audience that is likely to tune into the television show. That same audience has preconceived notions about their characters, their […]
August 22, 2009

Saturday Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters are very popular in modern fiction dating back to tales of werewolves that haunted the countryside of Eastern Europe. The classic film The Wolfman from Universal launched an entire franchise of shapeshifting horror and not-so-horrible films including: The Howling, Teen Wolf and one of my all time favorites An American Werewolf in London. But this legacy continued to evolve and include multiple other types of animals from the Sillhouette Nocturne series about large cats to Sherrilyn Kenyons Were Hunters to vampires that become wolves and even going a step further in Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden books where an older […]
August 16, 2009

Sunday Snips and Clips: Back to School

Can summer really be over here? Yes, yes it is. Yesterday morning, I took my daughter to orientation. She’s officially back to school tomorrow morning. While she is not thrilled, I am definitely looking forward to getting 8 full time hours back to myself every day. First up on my agenda: finish Hel’s Belle. So look for some updates on that. I’m also waiting on line edits for Prime Evil. I expect them any day now, I imagine that’s going to keep me pretty busy, too. It’s a great kind of busy in my book. Win Sookie Stackhouse Books Book […]