Missing True Blood Already? Get Your 2015 Calender Then!

August 2, 2014

HBO Releases True Blood Calender for Next Year:

true-blood-2015-wall-calendar-image-2Feel like 10 episodes of HBO’s True Blood Season 7 just isn’t enough? Not sure what you are going to do with your time in 2015 without your regular vampire series fix? Well, HBO has just released a True Blood calender for 2015!

This calender includes pages with Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis, Eric Northman (Alexender Skarsgard) and, of course, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). There is even a month that includes the woman we love to hate so much; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)!

Have your favorite characters and True Blood moments made the cut? Why not check out the images below to find out. Then you can head on over the the HBO Store and order your copy online by clicking here.



Source: HBO Store – True Blood 2015 Wall Calendar

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc.)



True Blood Fangtasia Merchandise – Get Your Discount Now!

July 18, 2014

HBO is Offering 20% Off Fangtasia Merchandise Through HBO.com:

Fangtasia t shirt official HBO True Blood merchandiseWith HBO’s True Blood winding up at the end of Season 7, fans are now scrambling for any merchandise they can get their hands on. To make sure you can get even more for your buck, HBO.com has just announced you can receive 20% off all Fangtasia merchandise purchases through their online gift store!

All you have to do is click here, do some shopping and then type in the discount code FANGTASIA20 when you are at the checkout to get a whopping 20% off your purchase – I’ll race you there!

Source: HBO – Store

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True Blood Cookbook is Packed with Fang-tastic Recipes

April 11, 2012

Announcing the Official Cookbook for HBO’s Hit Vampire Drama:

Truebies and talented cooks rejoice! The official True Blood cookbook will be available to ship on August 29! While the specifics of the book remain as scarce as a vampire in daylight, it has been revealed that the 85 recipes included are centered around authentic Southern comfort food. Maybe there’ll be one called “Ya’ll Gon’ Wish You Ain’t Ate That Corn Bread.” Oh, and another called “Gran’s Pie.” The possibilities are almost as endless as a vampire’s life span. Stick around, folks, I got a million of ’em.

The book also contains 150 full page photos from the show to “give fans a big taste of Bon Temps.” The book is written by Gianna Sobol, an associate producer on the show, and the one and only Mr. Alan Ball. The recipes are by the self-proclaimed Queen of Cajun Cooking Marcelle Bienvenu.

You can pre-order a copy at the HBO Store website. It ships August 29th, just in time for the season 5 finale!

Ture Blood Cookbook


Sources: The New Age & HBO Online Store

Photo Credit: Wetpaint.com



True Blood Merch 20% Off at the HBO Shop!

December 27, 2010

Save 20% Until the End of 2010:

True Blood GlassIt’s true! 

The HBO Shop is offering 20% off any True Blood merchandise from now through December 31st, 2010 at the official online HBO True Blood Store!

In order to receive the 20% discount, use this code: TBLOOD20.

So if you didn’t get that ‘I Love Eric’ tee or Tru Blood pint glass over the holidays, no worries. HBO.com has you covered.

What a great way to end 2010!

Source: HBO, Inc.

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HBO Shop True Blood Merchandise

December 21, 2010

HBO Shop is giving another go for year end savings on True Blood Merchandise from December 20-December 30th, 2010. Be sure to use the code TBLOOD20 at check out.

 Don’t forget to sign up at the Shop the Official HBO Store for savings on True Blood Merchandise.


Sneak Peak at True Blood Comic Issue #6

September 23, 2010

Double Cover True Blood Comic Issue to Arrive Just in Time for the Holidays

True Blood Comic #6 Cover

HBO has finally released the covers for True Blood‘s Comic Issue #6, which is sure to be on every Truebie’s holiday wishlist.

Shipping on December 22nd, the issue will make sure fans of every character (sorry Pam lovers) will be equally pleased come holiday season.

Cover #1 will feature Sookie, Eric, Bill, Jason, Jessica, Lafayette, Tara and everyone’s favorite bar owner Sam.

Cover #2 will showcase the all human trio Jason, Lafayette and Tara.

True Blood Comic Issue #6 second cover featuring Jason, Tara and Lafayette.Of course, you will have to order two or more copies of the issue to ensure you receive one with your favorite vamp, human, fairy or shifter, because HBO will randomly distribute the covers.

HBO’s description of the issue:

“Sookie and Eric, Tara and Sam, Jason and Lafayette—they’ve all spilled their guts, revealing their deepest, darkest secrets—feeding the trickster spirit’s need for shame; hoping he’ll release them when they’re finished. Now it’s Bill’s turn, and the 184-year old vampire’s story of personal regret in post-civil war Louisiana is the most shameful of all! But the sun is coming up, and it’s up to Sookie to uncover the spirit’s true intentions. Will she discover the monster’s secret in time?”

The comic will be 32 pages long and cost $4.99. You can visit the HBO Store for more information.

Source: Store.HBO.com — True Blood Comic Issue #6

(Photo Credit: HBO, Inc.)


True Blood #3 Comic Book

June 24, 2010

The third edition of the True Blood Comic Book series written by Alan Ball, David Tischman and Mariah Huehner is now available for pre-order. The official release date is September 22, 2010.

In this edition Eric’s memory of the Inquisition causes a violent reaction among the locals trapped inside Merlotte’s. It’s another night of great fun for the vile spirit feeding off their raw emotions. But Sam’s figured out a way to trick the Trickster, and, with Tara’s help, he sets a trap.

The Comic book features two different covers which are distributed randomly. If you order two copies you are likely to get one of each cover although that is not guaranteed.

Source:  HBO.com

Photo Credit:  HBO Inc.


True Blood’s Season 2 Soundtrack Track List Released

May 13, 2010

For those of us enjoying the unique musical score of True Blood Season 1, HBOhas released the track list for the Season 2 soundtrack to accompany the release of Season 2on DVD May 25. The soundtrack will include new material and classics as well as an acoustic version of the show’s bluesy theme by Jace Everett, “Bad Things“. If the vampire and supernatural-inspired names of the songs alone don’t tempt you, music by such renowned artists as Beck, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bob Dylan should.

The tracks include –

Howlin’ for My Baby by M. Ward

Evil (Is Going on) by Jace Everett and CC Adcock

Bad Blood by Beck

How to Become Clairvoyant by Robbie Robertson

Shake and Fingerpop by Jr. Walker and The All Stars

Frenzy by the Screamin’ Jay Hawks

Kiss Like Your Kiss by Lucinda Williamswith Elvis Costello

Gasoline and Matches by Buddy and Julie Miller

You Did (Bomp Shooby Dooby Bomp) by Chuck Prophet

You’re Gonna Miss Me by The 13th Floor Elevators

Fresh Blood by the Eels

The Forgotten People (Bon Temps Remix) by Thievery Corporation

New World in My View by King Britt and Sister Gertrude Morgan

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ by Bob Dylan

Bad Things (Acoustic) by Jace Everett

Ain’t No Invisible Man by Jakob Dylan

You Can’t Drive Me Away by Stone Temple Pilots

Dig by Headbone featuring Bubba Kendall

Get your iPods charged for continuous play to get you in the mood for the debut of Season 3 on June 13!  (The Season 2 soundtrack will be available via HBO’s Shop, Amazon, and iTunes.)

(Source: EW.com)

(Photo Credit: Covershut.com, HBO, Inc.)


Ryan Kwanten…DOES NOT Go To The Gym?

October 25, 2009

ryan-kwantenRyan Kwanten of True Blood, is many things; however, high on the list is his extreme fitnessRyan is in simply incredible shape, which he has achieved by NOT going to the gym!

The 32 year-old Australian has led an active lifestyle, which in the past included competing in Triathlons and boxingRyan was state champion in the welterweight division, from the ages of 13-15.  Participating in these sports have left him with a leaner, more natural looking ‘beach body’ effect, compared to the pumped up appearance of someone who purely goes to the gym.

Since moving to Los Angeles, there’s been a change in Ryan’s approach to working out, leading him to do more body weight exercises, such as sit ups, push ups and pull ups.  He also does more interval training and jumps rope, to help with his cardio fitness.  He doesn’t compete in Triathlons any more, but has competed in biathlons in LA, winning it in 2006 and 2007.  He doesn’t believe in using gym equipment for cardio, preferring to run on outdoor trails and the beach.  The variable resistance in this type of exercise ensures that his body cannot grow accustomed to the exercise, which means it burns more fat.

If Ryan has to get extra lean for a particular scene or photo shoot, for 2-3 days beforehand he changes his diet to a ‘paleo diet’, which is mainly based around protein and vegetables, with few refined grains and carbs.  This lessening of carbs means his insulin levels stay stable, which is the key to burning body fat round the clock, as the body cannot use fat for energy when insulin levels are high.

This style of working out, without using a gym, is becoming more popular in Hollywood – it challenges the traditional structure of going to a gym, and keeps workouts more varied and interesting, which makes it easier to stick to a fitness regime.  A trainer who specializes in helping people to achieve this look is Rusty Moore, who has named his technique the Vacation Body Blueprint.  If you want to achieve the fitness of Ryan Kwanten, check out his video and report at: http://vacationbodyblueprint.com

SOURCE: EzineArticles.com

(Photo credit:  TheInsider.com)


A Toast to Tru Blood!

August 17, 2009

trubloodIt’s finally here! Well, almost here, anyway. HBO will begin shipping orders of Tru Blood on September 8, 2009 – just in time for the season finale (*sob*). Wondering what it tastes like? HBO bills it as a uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweetened blood orange drink. Sounds promising! New York Entertainment offers up these tasting notes:

Tasting notes:
• “The grossest thing about Tru Blood is its name. The drink itself is fizzy, tangy, surprisingly drinkable.”
• “Compared to most soft drinks, it’s refreshing and not too sweet. It also foams just like real blood.”
• “It’s kind of got an orange-Hi-C-mixed-with-Sprite kind of taste going for it.”
• “The cane sugar makes it sweet without it being cloying.”
• “While nowhere near as tasty as I imagine the blood of Eric to be, it has a tangy little kick to it. Consistency-wise, I was pretty happy it wasn’t syrupy and thick. Also, no sickly aftertaste like regular blood.”

Interesting description, huh? There are already fan sites devoted to making cocktails with Tru Blood (Google it, they are out there, I promise!). And fans cannot wait to get their hands on this drink! I have pre-ordered mine – a 4 pack retails for $16 plus shipping. A 24 pack retails for $96 plus shipping. The HBO store has the drink available for preorder. Since I’m a cheapy (economical, I like to call myself) I started with a 4 pack. At $4 a bottle, it will be saved for special occasions, like when Bill and Eric come to visit (oh, how I wish that would actually happen!).

The bottle itself is made of glass, with Chinese symbols around the top. Interesting, since the formula was supposed to be perfected in Japan. I’m willing to let that one slide. In my experience, things that come from a glass bottle are usually pretty darn tasty. Apparently it isn’t bad for you either – under 100 calories and the recommended daily amounts of several vitamins. Brownie points in my book!

HBO has done an excellent job of marketing this product, and I think I speak for all of the fans when I say that we are beyond excited to get a hold of this! When mine gets here, I’ll be toasting all of you, as well as the show!


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