Top 10 Quotes from Bon Temps and beyond

dead-ever-after-by-charlaine-harris-cover-3_4_r560Next week, you’ll surely find me curled up with a good book **fingers crossed. May 7th marks the release of Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris, the last of the Southern Vampire series (aka Sookie Stackhouse novels).

In eager anticipation, I’ve put together my very own list of Top 10 Quotes from Bon Temps and beyond. Enjoy and if you have one to add, don’t hesitate to post it in a comment.

10. “That’s what you all keep saying, but it doesn’t seem to get me any happier.” –Sookie after Bill told her he loved her, Dead Reckoning

9. “You’re my favorite breather.” –Pam to Sookie, Dead in the Family

8. “I don’t like having feelings.” – -Eric, Club Dead

7. “Puppy dog eyes. From a six-foot-five ancient Viking vampire.” –Sookie, Dead to the World Continue reading “Top 10 Quotes from Bon Temps and beyond”

Even vampires have to change it up sometimes

ImageI was at one of my favorite local restaurants (The Wounded Goose) the other day and noticed that they have a new item on the menu called “The Vampire Slayer Burger”. With garlic mayo, onions, and extra garlic, it is touted to bring even the oldest vamp to his knees. After a good laugh, my dinner mates and I started talking about how the rules have changed since the days of Buffy.

When did it become generally accepted that vampires are okay with garlic?

Seems like when I was a kid everyone knew the rules. Vampires are hurt by garlic, holy water, and crosses; killed by wooden stakes, sunlight, or beheading. However, it seems that most books in the vampire genre today are bending those rules or making their own. Don’t get me wrong, it can make a story more interesting. After all, who would have ever dreamed that a sparkly vampire would be drooled over by legions of fans?

But it leads me to wonder…are any rules sacred where vampires are concerned? Will someone write a book where vampires aren’t immortal, but have only a day to live? Is there a story somewhere in the works that has vampires who go public and give blood almost as freely as they take it? Oh wait, that one already exists (Southern Vampire novels a.k.a. Sookie Stackhouse).

Who knows? Maybe a couple of years from now we’ll all be salivating over a vampire that turns blue when he’s sad. Then again, maybe he’ll just be a werewolf. 😉

Eeeek! Return of the Giant Spider

Halloween spider decorationWelcome September. The field corn is high, nearly nine feet from root to tassel. You know what that means…Fall.

My favorite time of year, though it never lasts very long. We’re already starting to make plans for Halloween. My sons are dead set on dressing up as Link and Shadow Link from the Legend of Zelda games. It should be pretty cool if I can pull it off. I’m still debating on my costume; although, I’m leaning toward Sookie Stackhouse at 40.

Pretty soon I’ll put the giant spider on the house. I made it last year using a stuffed black trash bag as the body, eyes cut from a plastic red binder, and covered pool noodles for each of the legs. It’s easy to do, but you’ll need TONS of black duct tape.