Win a Special Copy of Kinley MacGregor’s Sword of Darkness

November 29, 2010

Though True Blood Season 4 is about to begin production, we still have a several month long wait until Season 4 actually premieres. Though talking with fellow fans here on TrueBloodNet.com helps ease the ache of not having new True Blood episodes to watch, I still find myself going to my bookshelf and grabbing my favorite books to read again.

Though anything with vampires and/or were-creatures tends to be my favorite reading material, if a writer I love writes another series, I’m often willing to try it out. In this case, my favorite author Sherrilyn Kenyon wrote an Arthurian legend series called the Lords of Avalon under the pseudonym Kinley MacGregor.

The first book is called Sword of Darkness, and when I read it, I was thrilled by the dark take on the legend of Camelot. In the series, the peaceful land of Camelot is no longer what it once was. Instead, we see Camelot past it’s prime, with the noble knights of the Round Table living in Avalon.

Beyond seeing darkness rule Camelot, there’s another couple of interesting changes to the legend of Arthur. First, Excalibur has an “evil twin” of sorts, the sword Caliburn. Second, Merlin is not a character. Instead, Merlin is a title for magical advisers, and those advisers are all led by the Penmerlin.

The lead characters of the book, Kerrigan and Seren, are quite the interesting pair and wonderful character foils. But in order to learn more about them, as well as meet the paranormal secondary characters who are tons of fun, you have to read the book!

Luckily for us, Sherrilyn Kenyon kindly donated two (2) copies of Sword of Darkness to TrueBloodNet.com to be given away as prizes. And this isn’t the version of the book that can be found in stores. Instead, it’s a special advanced copy that also includes a sneak peek at the next book in the Lords of Avalon series, Darkness Within. Two (2) lucky winners will be chosen to win a copy of Kinley Macgregor’s book Sword of Darkness.

How To Enter For Your Chance To Win a copy of Kinley MacGregor’s book Sword of Darkness.

  • In the comment section below answer the following question: What mythological creature is both sexy and unappealing to you at the same time and why?
  • Please provide a valid email address when you enter so we may contact the winner.
  • Comments must be posted no later then 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 to be eligible.
  • Two (2) winners will be drawn randomly from all eligible entries. The two (2) winners will each receive a copy of Kinley MacGregor’s book Sword of Darkness.

Winners must respond within 48 hours upon notification. Please check both your inbox and spam folders for the notification if you have been chosen the winner. If the winner does not respond within the 48 hours time frame a new winner will be randomly selected.

For further information on the contest rules click here: truebloodnet.com/contest-rules/

Good Luck, everyone!

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Video: Mehcad Brooks in State Farm Ad

November 28, 2010

Mehcad Brooks who played Tara‘s love interest Eggs on HBO‘s True Bloodcan now be seen in the new State Farm ad airing on television stations everywhere.   Co-starring with Selita Ebanks, Brooks appears shirtless as a “replacement” boyfriend after the State Farm representative arrives.  Enjoy!

Source:  Youtube.com– statefarm

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Join Kevin Alejandro and Nathan Barr to Support Equality

November 28, 2010

Stars to appear at Sunset Reception December 4, 2010


Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velazquez) and Nathan Barr (composer) will be supporting Equality California and attending the Sunset Reception at the ocean front home of Jeff Harbor in Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach.  You can meet Kevin and Nathan as well as hear from Executive Director of Equality California Geoff Kors about how to protect the rights and lives of gay youth after the recent suicides.  He’ll also speak about how to continue going strong in 2011 after the recent electoral victories.

The event takes place Saturday December 4th at 3:30pm.  Dress is holiday cocktail attire. There will be holiday hors d’oeuvres, holiday cocktails by Blue Angel Ultra Premium Vodka, and a shuttle provided by Premiere Valet.  Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased here.

Come out and meet two of True Blood’s amazing cast and crew and support a good cause.

Source: Equality California

Image credit: CBS.com and Truebloodnet.com

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True Blood Bill’s Embroidered Thermal Henley

November 28, 2010

Get True Blood Bill’s Embroidered Thermal Henley at Shop The Shows.

True Blood Bill's Embroidered Thermal Henley True Blood Bill’s Embroidered Thermal Henley

The style of the men of True Blood can now be yours with this extremely soft micro waffle weave thermal Henley by American Apparel. It has long sleeves and True Blood embroidered on the nape of the neck. Heather Grey 100% cotton, imported









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Happy Birthday to Ryan Kwanten!

November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday

We here at Truebloodnet.com would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Ryan Kwanten, who plays the fabulous Jason Stackhouse on HBO‘s True Blood.  Kwanten turns 34 today and we hope his day is full of fun and excitement!

Image Credit: Free-extras.com

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True Blood’s Rutina Wesley Glams it up in Edge Magazine

November 27, 2010

Rutina Talks About Her Influences and Making it Big

Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) talked to Edge Magazine recently about growing up in Vegas, it’s effect on her style, her parents and Julliard.

Rutina grew up in Las Vegas and credits both her great taste and style to her mother, a professional dancer.  Rutina’s style is New York to the core and she admits that she feels like despite some risk taking in her fashion she has a good sense of what makes good and bad fashion.  Some of her favorite designers include: Jean Paul Gaultier, Tadashi, and Stacey Bentley to name a few.

Acting Inspiration

When asked which actresses Wesley modeled herself after she names Julia Roberts, Angela Bassett, Meryl Streep and others.  She respects that they always carry themselves with dignity and class while having mastered the art of acting.

Rutina Wesley Edge Magazine

On Tara

When asked about the grit, strength and vulnerability of Tara, Rutina tries to bring it from an honest place.  She says:

“I’ll just take myself to these dark places and use my imagination, to picture what it would be like to grow up in a home that was abusive and volatile, try to think of how that would make me feel. I do always try to come from a place of honesty and humanity, because I don’t want it to be too over-the-top.”

She also credits the amazing writers of True Blood for giving her a sense of where she should be heading with Tara.

Rutina Wesley Edge Magazine

Getting Started in Acting

Acting was not Rutina’s first love. Much like her parents it was dance (check out The Way She Move for some of her amazing dancing). She chose acting because it allowed her more freedom with options such as musicals and theater.  She later got into Julliard by performing all her Shakespeare monologues! She recounts the time as being hard but rewarding having made lifelong friends, meeting her husband and working on her craft.  He father was also there to help her. She recalls that he was always making sure she was reading what she signed and making sure she had a lawyer.

Rutina Wesley Edge Magazine

Her Big Break

Rutina says she was driving out of a Starbucks parking lot when she found out she got the part of Tara on True Blood.  Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette, recommended Rutina for the part and she says she almost crashed her car when she got the call. 

Always humble, when asked if it’s fun being a celebrity she responded with:

” It’s fun. Although I still have a hard time considering myself a celebrity. But in this business if you are being recognized for what you do, it’s a sign that you are doing well. And so far, it has been very good to me and I am enjoying it. I consider myself fortunate.”

For more of Rutina’s interview with Edge Magazine visit their website here.

(Source: Edge Magazine)

Photo Credit: Rutina Wesley fan page on Facebook.

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GQ Celebrates ‘Men of the Year’ with True Blood Actor

November 27, 2010

Fan Favorite Joe Manganiello Scores In the Annual Men of the Year Issue:

GQ Magazine has a long history of stylish, handsome, and intelligent men gracing their pages so it’s no surprise that Joe Manganiello, who plays True Blood‘s hottest new werewolf Alcide Herveaux, was included in GQ’s annual Men of the Year issue celebration. Joe Manganiello, Alcide on True Blood, at the GQ Men of the Year Party

GQ rounded up some of the most sought and lusted-after actors in Hollywood where they gathered at the Chateau Marmont in LA to celebrate.

Though the night’s focus was on honoring all the Hollywood men who achieved greatness in 2010 while looking hot, the party included plenty of gorgeous people of both sexes.

Alongside Manganiello, was fellow onscreen werewolf Taylor Lautner as well as Lautner’s costar, Kellan Lutz, who portrays a vampire.  Not supernatural, but super-charming, were James Franco, who was sporting a mustache for his new role, and James Marsden. All the guys looked exceptionally handsome for the black carpet event with most clad in suits and ties tailored to show off their best assets.

Though it still may be months before we can enjoy ‘Alcide  Herveaux’ on True Blood, with events like these, ladies will get to see plenty of Joe Manganiello before True Blood returns to our a television screens next year.

Source: www.popsugar.com– GQ Toasts Men of the Year Like James, Taylor, Kellan, and More

(Photo Credit: Popsugar.com)

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Photos of Ryan Kwanten in ‘Griff the Invisible’

November 27, 2010

Kwanten Plays a Superhero in new film

Griff the Invisible, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a romantic comedy with a superhero element. 

Griffin is a fictional character, from H. G. Wells’s science fiction novel titled The Invisible Man, which was first published in 1897.  Kwanten plays Griff,  a socially awkward office worker who turns into a superhero at night.  Here are a few pictures of Kwanten in character.




 

No official release date has been set.

Source: comicbookmovies.com

(Photo Credit: comicbookmovies.com)

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Get True Blood The Complete Third Season at 35 Percent Off

November 27, 2010

True Blood Season 3 DVD Set

Amazon has a great deal on True Blood: The Complete Third Season (HBO Series)

List Price: $59.99. With 35% off discount, the new price Price: $38.99

Hurry while this price lasts!

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HBO’s Game of Thrones 3rd Sneak Peak-Updated!

November 27, 2010

Game of Thrones Archery

Game of Thrones Teaser

The third teaser promo for HBO’s highly anticipated new show “Game of Thrones” will run on the network this Sunday, November 29 only. “Game of Thrones” is slated to begin running in the Spring of 2011 but the fan following for the series has already begun and HBO is encouraging that fan anticipation by releasing sneak peak photos, and teaser advertisements. This show is bound to be a spectacular hit with the high quality production values that we expect of HBO and the impressive universe created in the books of George R.R. Martin.

Game of Thrones Promo

In addition, Saturday November 28th there will be a quick promo for the Dec 5 “Making of Game of Thrones” aired. This will be a teaser for HBO’s “Inside Game of Thrones,” a 15-minute exclusive preview that will air before the season finale of “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday, December 5.

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