Monday, June 14, 2010

Bloody Good Contest

Guess what was on last night? The season premiere of True Blood! My husband and I sipped our O positive Tru Blood blood orange beverage while we watched our favorite show. It was fangtastic!

A few weeks ago I attended the True Blood Ultimate Fan Experience with my mother-in-law and hubby's aunt Beth. We are fans of True Blood on Facebook and registered to receive passes to the event. The fan experience was at 11pm on June 1 across the USA in fifty cities. A late night event, but we are Truebies so we were giddy to go. We arrived at the movie theater and received a free pop (my choice, Coke of course), bought some popcorn, walked the red carpet, and sat in the packed theater to view the finale of True Blood Season Two. Then there was a live via satellite Question/Answer session with the cast. When we left we all got a free swag bag.Photobucket
I didn't get home til 2am! But it was worth the yawning the next day. Very cool HBO offered that for the fans!

Since I've been a lucky winner in so many generous blog contests (my latest, thank you to Candace Granger for the $25 Amazon gift certificate, and you must check out to see who's dancing at Carol's Prints for her recent contest), I've decided to hold another contest here - True Blood style!


You can win not one, not two, but three of the books that the True Blood HBO series is based on. I am giving away the first three books in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. Each season of True Blood is based on a book in the series. They also add lots of awesome plots on their own as well in the series. All you need to do to be entered in the contest is be a follower and tell me your favorite vampire (literary, movie, TV, whatever!).



Speaking of vampires (you know I love them), my mom, sister and I went to Printer's Row Lit Fest in Chicago yesterday. I met Norm Cowie, author of YA book Fang Face. I bought the book and am looking forward to reading it. If it's anything like Norm, it is sure to be a hoot and a holler! Check out the Fang Face website!

Here's Norm, Fang Face, and me.


Contest closes at 10pm CST on Tuesday! Now, who's your favorite vamp? Can anyone guess mine?


Tina Laurel Lee said...

Fun! Checking out Fang Face right now. Totally intrigued by the cover! Thanks for keeping me up on your events. Continuously amazed by your energy.

Christina Farley said...

OMG! You totally crack me up. Love it.

Candyland said...

Ha! Love the picture! Funny, but, I'm not into the whole vampire thing!
*ducks for cover*

Laura Pauling said...

I'm going back a few years but two favorite movies are Interview with a Vampire and The Lost Boys.

Jonathon Arntson said...

If I say Buffy will you believe me? No, you're right. I am going to have to go with Blade. I love action movies.


Susan Fields said...

My favorite vamp is...I can't remember his name, but Brad Pitt played him in Interview with the Vampire.'s been a while since I've seen that movie.

I just saw your dancing video over at Carol's blog. That was awesome!!! But I second Carol's question, what's with all the beds in that room?

Buffy Andrews said...

I was really disappointed in the latest Sookie book. What did you think of it?

Denise said...

Norm is a hoot!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Haha! Tha is so cute. And what a fun experience! I'd love to do something like that. And meeting authors in person? How cool is that?

Thanks for the mention, sweetums. But the star of the show is you. You are so adorable. I'm a bit in awe of you.

Kelly said...

Tina-The cover is awesome! Norm's wife designed it!
Christina- So many fun events in the summer! Tiring, but fun!
Candy - Not everyone is...but I am! :)
Laura- I love The Lost Boys! I need to watch it again. It's been years!
Jon- I've never seen Blade!
Susan - The beds are for the seven dwarves!
Buffy - I've only read the first three books in the series, but I do want to read all of them at some point!
Denise - Thanks for taking me to Lit Fest, sis!
Carol - I love meeting other writerly people! So fun! I know you'd be fun to hang with too!

Anita said...

Kelly, you have the most fun! I want to grow up and be like you! (Except I think I'm a little older, so is that even possible).

I think my fav vampish character IS BUFFY, Jonathon...seriously, I've always been way afraid of them...told you how when I was a kid mom told me just to cover my neck with a blanket and they couldn't get me. Instead of THEY DON'T EXIST SWEETIE! Not til living in effing hot West Teaxs at age of 21 did I sleep w/out blanket on neck.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I don't think I've ever read a vampire book, but it looks like the HBO event was pretty cool.

Hema P. said...

You seriously lead a cool life, kelly! Being not such a fan of vampires (uh-oh did I just earn myself a bloody curse?), I'll watch the contest unfold as a spectator! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Cute picture, Kelly!

I'll admit I've never watched the show. Until yesterday, we didn't have cable. I didn't even know the show originated from a book. But then again, I only read YA. I used to watch Vampire Diaries, but then grew bored of it.

Sounds like a great party!

Angela Ackerman said...

You have enough fun for ten people I tell you! Keep doing what you're doing, because it looks good on you!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kimberly Franklin said...

That must have been so much fun!! I love that show, and Eric is my favorite too!! Great contest!

Denise said...

I like your new "About Me".

Dawn Simon said...

You are so fun--and totally adorable. My favorite vampire is Edward--the book Edward, not the movie one. Sh-hh...don't tell anyone. ;)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love Bill. He's so passionate and devoted to Sookie. He's creepy hot...

I so envy you! You do the coolest stuff. :)

Kelly said...

Anita - One, I think we are the same age! And two, I've NEVER seen Buffy. I know. Crazy.
Sherrie - I read the Twilight books just to see what the hype was about and then True Blood aired and I loved it!
Thanks, Hema!
Stina - I started watching Vampire Diaries but I just haven't found the time to catch up. I have like 15 episodes to see!
Thank you, Angela! I just don't post about my treadmill, washing dishes, and folding laundry...but mostly my life is my household stuff and my family (which are thankfully more fun than laundry)!
Kimberly - How about that Eric scene from Sunday night??!
Denise- Why thank you!
Dawn - I am Team Jacob, but I definitely see Edward's appeal.
Sharon - I love the way Bill says, "Sookie!"

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Girl, you are too cool for words!! I can't believe all of the events and concerts you make it to - you're my hero. Ha ha ha.

I may be a bit nerdy here, but my favorite vampire movie was The Lost Boys. I was so addicted to that movie! *sigh* :-)

Lydia Kang said...

I watched True Blood for the first time last week and I can see why it's so popular. Glad you had a great time!

DEZMOND said...

I've always known you were into Skaarsgard :))

Lola Sharp said...

I already have all her Sookie books, so no need to enter me... but I have been in love with Eric since the first book, years and years ago. I love how they cast him!
(And OMG, the season premiere *fans herself*, no offense to my wonderful, gorgeous husband, but 6 hours with Eric--at THAT pace!- would KILL ME. But I'd die happy. ;)

I smell a bloody good season! Lafayette's lines in the premiere were hilarious! (I love him and am glad they kept him, as opposed to...well, no spoiling.)

Anyway, TEAM ERIC!!!
(though in the books, I kinda like Quinn too, 'cept his mommy issues.)

Awesome job on that vid for Carol, btw! Highly entertaining and nice song choices. :)


Rena said...

My favorite vampire is Bela Lugosi. I am SUCH A WIMP! Love the pictures, Kelly!

Serenissima said...

First off, your dancing video is hilarious. Reminds me of the "where in the hell is matt" videos, which are also awesome.

As for favorite vamp, I'd go with Carlyle in the Twilight series, who's so determined to be a good guy that he practices medicine despite wanting to devour the patients. True saint.

Christina Lee said...

Angel from Buffy all the way (oh and Stephan from Vampire Diaries). Cool contest, girl and I'm going to pass on it (have the books). THX!

Suzanne Casamento said...

I totally want to read those books! I love True Blood. My favorite vampire is Eric. I'm guessing from the picture that yours is too! : )

Kelly said...

Shannon - I loved The Lost Boys, too!
Lydia - I like it because it's campy, funny, and suspenseful. Great show!
Dezmond - But of course! :)
Lola - I know! That scene! I may have to review it again... I just LOVE that show!
Rena - Great old school vampire!
Serenissima - Thank you!! And yes, Carlisle is a good guy (for a vampire ;)

Christina - My mom has the collection of books, so I am through the first three so far!
Suzanne - Go Eric! I think they special made a scene in the last episode for us Eric fans!

SL VĂ©rant said...

I'm Team Eric too. Love me a good vampire...and how much fun was the TB thing??? Great pictures!

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness, you are such a riot! I loved this post ... sounds like you had a blast!

Nishant said...

Glad you had a great time!
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