Author Charlaine Harris took to her Facebook account the other day to mention her disappointment that some asshat in Germany obtained an advanced copy of DEAD EVER AFTER, the final book in her much beloved Southern Vampires/Sookie Stackhouse series and posted spoilers online. As if that wasn’t bad enough in and of itself, so-called fans have read the spoilers and have expressed their disappointment in how Sookie’s story ends, adding further fuel to the burning disappointment that Charlaine is experiencing.
Several authors and readers have commented on the situation in support of Ms Harris. I have not read the spoilers myself, nor any of the crap that these people have posted. I, for one, do not want to have the series ruined for me, thank you very much. I have been reading the Sookie books for years and I’ll continue the journey with the Bon Temps gang right up to the very end of the last page.
Speaking of the end, however, there is some good news that I can share – Apparently DEAD EVER AFTER doesn’t tie up all of the loose ends for all of the characters, and really, how could it? For those of us who simply can’t stand not knowing what happened to all of our beloved Bon Temps peeps, Charlaine decided to take pity on us an release one more Sookie book. It’s not a novel, mind you, but a coda, that deals with the characters alphabetically to tell us what happens with each of them.
Here is the Amazon description:
Release date: October 29, 2013 | Series: Sookie Stackhouse
Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.
This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…
The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.
With so many of my favourite authors posting new covers lately it’s difficult to stay on top of them all. Here is the cover of the first book in Larissa Ione’s new Moonbound Clan Vampires series, Bound by Night, which will be coming out in September.
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when she narrowly survived a massacre: her family’s vampire slaves rebelled and killed everyone in her household. Twenty years later, Nicole now dedicates herself to finding a vaccine against vampirism…and eradicating the gruesome memories that give her nightmares.
Riker, a member of the wild vampire Moon Clan, is haunted by his own demons—his wife Lorraine had been captured and enslaved by the Martin family. It was during a botched escape attempt that she was killed, along with their unborn child. Still wracked with grief and anger, Riker is now fueled solely by the desire to rescue vampire slaves…and slaughter their owners.
When Riker stumbles upon Nicole in a chance meeting, he immediately recognizes her as a member of the Martin family that once enslaved his wife—and she recognizes him as the wild vampire she saw kissing a pregnant slave in the moments before her violent death—an image that has haunted her dreams for years.
When Riker kidnaps Nicole and they spend a night together in a cave on the way back to his clan, suddenly they begin to realize that they aren’t as different from one another as they may have thought—and they’re finding themselves drawn to one another…
Oooo… Check out the cover of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Affliction, book 22 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series! Look for it on bookstore shelves July 2, 2013.
Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake.
Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that’s all changed.
Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.”
Anita makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes
Where will it stop?
Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.
Love the cover of the next Argeneau book, One Lucky Vampire, releasing on September 24, 2013. Visit Lynsay’s site to see the inset page.
Luck be a vampire tonight . . .
When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.
. . . and every night
Who wouldn’t want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He’s barely had time to adjust to his new state before he’s roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he’ll put a stop to whoever’s targeting her. Then he’ll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity.