There are very few book series that have had me anticipating the release date of the next book with tremendous excitement. The Harry Potter books, George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Ice series, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series have all made me want to pack my bags, throw in the extra toothbrush and move in with the characters for the duration. Three years ago, another series made my list: Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries. Sookie Stackhouse had me at, “I’m a waitress.” I actually watched the first two seasons of True Blood back to back before picking up the first book in the series. Of course then my bank account took a small hit as I ordered all of the books then in print – in hardback. My husband and two daughters have been just as enthralled with Sookie and the residents of Bon […]
They’re mad, bad, and dangerous to know. And we couldn’t live without them. (In fiction, that is.)
From the first moment I was introduced to prototypical Bad Boy Vidal in Georgette Heyer’s Devil’s Cub, I’ve been a sucker for the Bad Boy mystique. Though I recovered from my real life addiction (“tortured” used to be a positive guy descriptor for me in college), nothing fulfills my fantasies quite like a Bad Boy tempting a good woman.
My favorite Bad Boys? Vidal was my first and will always hold a strong place in my heart.
I am currently swooning over Don Draper from TV’s Mad Men, early 60’s ad man extraordinare who has it all and nothing at the same time. Men want to be him. Women want to sleep with him. And he couldn’t be more lost and alone. Hey, it works for me, baby.
In case you didn’t follow us at the old blog, you might not know that I am completely geeked out about True Blood, the HBO series based on Charlaine Harris’ addictive Sookie Stackhouse series.
This new trailer has me…well, even more geeked out. Much Sookie, Bill, Sam, and Eric goodness abounds. Okay, I am on Team Eric, but can I also say that I am loving Sam? The actor who’s playing him brings a kind of sweet sexiness to the part that has me mentally re-casting Blue from Ruth Wind’s In the Midnight Rain.
For anybody wanting to catch up before the season two premiere on June 14th, DVDs are out May 19th.
A hint of goodness to come: I’m in touch with HBO, a network that recognizes the value of the AAR audience, and…well, I’ll just say watch this space.