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Post  Fairy on April 23rd 2011, 12:23 pm

Check out this brief but VERY revealing interview with Charlaine.

http://girlsinthestacks.com/interviews/2011/04/charlaine-harris-is-in-the-house/
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Post  raki on April 23rd 2011, 6:27 pm

Read that interview this morning on tumblr, imagine if she and her editor had went the other way affraid

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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  raki on April 23rd 2011, 8:18 pm

OK I don't want to start another thread, considering that it came from Nameless I thought about not even posting it. But its some good spoilery news on the next book so I guess we can deal with the crappy source... Shrug

Spoiler:
Snarky Sookie is back! In the eleventh book of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Dead Reckoning, heroine Sookie Stackhouse seems to have come through events both horrible and bewildering to a place where she’s still the kind, Southern lady we first met but with an edge and an inner strength that are new. Her quirky sense of humor reflects that with snarkiness that would make Pam proud. Unlike True Blood, the books upon which the TV series is based are told in the first person, from Sookie’s point of view, so the reader is constantly in her head. That’s been painful in the past as Sookie endured heartbreak and torture, but this time it brought this reader to laughter more than once. Her internal monologue as she navigates a new set of crises shows a Sookie who is coming into her own.

Dead Reckoning is very much about Sookie figuring out who she is and what she wants from her life and her relationships. After all she’s been through since meeting her first vampire, and even before, growing up as “Crazy Sookie” who could read minds, she’s realizing that she wants to be proactive, not reactive. Look out world! We’ve seen her struggle with her desire to kill Victor, now the Regent over Louisiana at King Felipe’s bequest. Now, the more she interacts with him, the less of a struggle it becomes, leading to a war council of sorts with Sookie, Eric, Pam, and a pair of new characters plotting against Victor.

Listen to our interview with Charlaine Harris on True Blood Radio.

War isn’t the only thing on Sookie’s mind, though. At one point she wakes up and realizes that she needs to “prioritize my crises” in order to make it through the day. We’ve all had days like that, but Sookie probably wins the prize for Most Supernatural Crises In One Week. Because you want to discover the specifics yourself, here’s a brief rundown of what, and who, Sookie is dealing with this week:

■Eric – Vampire husband, lover, and enigma. He and Pam are fighting about something, and Sookie’s pretty sure it involves her. It does. In a big way. And an impulsive decision she makes to test her feelings for Eric complicates matters even further. But there is a scene to rival the shower scene in book 4. I’m still blushing!
**I can't wait to read this new scene!! -Raki Twisted Evil
■Sam – Unlike the vampires’ Great Revelation, the “twoeys” (shapeshifters and weres) announcement did not go over well. Between the backlash and Victor opening two new bars nearby, Merlotte’s is suffering and Sam is stressing. Fortunately girlfriend (and Alcide’s second in command) Jannalynn is a bright spot in his life as is his friendship with Sookie.
■Alcide – Speaking of the big were, he puts in a most unexpected, hilarious appearance here that has both him and Sookie laughing at the ridiculousness of it. The broader implications, however, worry Sookie.
■Bill – Now fully recovered from silver poisoning, Sookie’s first love is drawn back into her life in an only-in-fiction chain of events that leads to a rather compromising position for the two of them. Sookie doesn’t spend much time analyzing her feelings about him, mostly because she has too many other things to think about, but she isn’t pushing him away, either.
■Claude & Dermot – Her relatives/roommates continue to be a source of both exasperation and unexpected comfort. In exploring the latter, Sookie makes some startling discoveries and finally gets some answers about her Faery ancestry and Gran’s relationship with Fintan.
■Amelia – Sookie’s witchy friend comes to her aid, along with Bob who is no longer a cat. While Sookie values her friend’s willingness to drop everything in order to insure Sookie’s safety, Amelia’s meddling in Sookie’s personal life puts their friendship at risk.
■Sandra Pelt – Sookie killed Debbie Pelt in self-defense back in book 4, but her troubles with the Pelts continue when Debbie’s sister, Sandra, reappears with a vengeance.
In addition to these familiar faces, we (and Sookie) briefly encounter Jason and Tara. Jason is still seeing Michele and staying out of trouble, much to Sookie’s relief, while Tara is about to give birth to twins and, on top of everything else, Sookie is in charge of the baby shower! Bubba also returns and is involved in a significant storyline, and characters from another Charlaine Harris series have a cameo. Some new characters are introduced, including our first elf. Sookie isn’t sure what to think about him, but I suspect she has the wrong impression of his thoughts about her.

Chock full of action, some knock-you-down surprises, some sexiness, and a surprising amount of humor, Dead Reckoning is clearly leading us to the end of Sookie’s story in book 13. Fans and “teams” will have much to debate until the next book comes out, thanks to a somewhat ambiguous ending and a lot of foreshadowing.

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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  Aolani on April 24th 2011, 6:22 pm

Sounds exciting! Cant wait!!!

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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  westexan on April 25th 2011, 10:51 am

Wow, something to look forward too!
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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  raki on April 28th 2011, 8:01 am

Walmarts review...

Spoiler:

Wonder who this Vampire Queen is?! Doesn't she know us sisterwives have dibs after Sookie?!

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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  Aslinn Dhan on April 28th 2011, 9:56 am

Hate to tell the Vampire Queen...HE IS OURS!!!!! nuff said...

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Post  Fairy on April 28th 2011, 8:09 pm

She'd better put up her dukes! The Viking belongs to us!!!!!!
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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  raki on April 30th 2011, 8:47 am

A few quotes from the new book have been popping up around tumblr here are a few...

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“I want you to move in with me,” Eric said. “You can stay in one of the upstairs bedrooms if you want. The one we usually use. You don’t have to stay down in the dark with me. I don’t want you to be alone. I don’t want to feel your fear one more time. It makes me crazy to know that someone is attacking you, and I’m not there.”



“You’re fond of her” i said. “Come on, Eric. You love her. She is your kid”
“Yes i am very fond of Pam,” he said. “I made a great choice. You were my other great choice”
“That’s one of the nicest things anyone’s ever said to me” , i told him, choking up just a little.
“Don’t cry!” He waved his hands in front of him as if to ward off my tears.

“Later, of course, I have spectacular sex in mind,” he said, standing up and walking over to me. “I’ve thought of a position we haven’t tried yet.”
I’m not as flexible as Eric, and the last time we’d tried something real adventurous I’d had a sore hip for three days. But I was willing to experiment.”

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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  Aslinn Dhan on April 30th 2011, 11:22 am

Okay, I debated whether to put this up because one it is EXTREMELY SPOILERY and it is EXTREMELY BIASED so, if you read this, do not snark at me....Just saying.....

http://www.stephen-moyer.net/news/dead-reckoning-a-heretics-review-of-new-true-blood-book

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Post  Barrister on April 30th 2011, 5:56 pm

Wow...Once you read between the lines and get past the snark, you really get a picture of what the next book is about!!!

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Nameless says there is a really hot sexual scene in it...You don't think it could be with Alcide could you? And Eric is being forced into an arranged marriage with the Queen of Oklahoma? (Don't go there mate, they have too much flat land and too many tornadoes) And Sookie gets in Bill's hidey hole to hide out and she is in the all together? Oh dear...Well, it's enough to chew on anyway.....

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Post  raki on April 30th 2011, 8:30 pm

another review that is biased and a bit spoilery...

http://www.sookieverseblog.com/2011/04/29/sookies-dead-reckoning/#more-8135

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As for the sex scene I believe it will be with Eric, not just because I want it to happen...just based on some things I've read on other sites ...all I can say is bring on the 3rd!

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Post  Aslinn Dhan on May 2nd 2011, 10:21 am


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Post  SugarMags on May 2nd 2011, 11:29 am

ooohhh... catching up on all the spoilery....

Can't wait for tomorrow!!! bounce bounce bounce
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Post  Fairy on May 2nd 2011, 7:45 pm

Finally! It's almost here! bounce cheers Viking
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Re: Charlaine Harris Interview

Post  Aslinn Dhan on May 2nd 2011, 7:53 pm

I think the widget actually slowed down a bit...

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Post  Aslinn Dhan on May 4th 2011, 11:48 am

ANyone having trouble getting the book, please PM me and let me know...I can hook you up....

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