True Blood and Charlaine Harris Special Features Through

May 1, 2009 by  

true-blood-blu-rayTrue Blood and Charlaine HarrisSookie Stackhouse novels are being promoted by in response to the tremendous success of both Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series and Ms. Harris’ novels.  As the Borders catch phrase on its website states: “Have you been mesmerized by the supernatural Sookie or charmed by Vampire Bill? Now is the time to sink your teeth into the bestselling  Charlaine Harris novels and the first season of the popular HBO show.”

As a result of the undeniable success both the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the HBO TV series True Blood combined with the general public’s fascination with vampires is giving fans access to unique video content as well as exclusive pieces penned by Harris that will immerse them even deeper into this alluring world. In addition to enjoying special video and author content, fans can conveniently pre-order their copies of the DVD and book at in time for the May 5 release of Harris’ newest book in the series, “Dead and Gone,” and the May 19 release of True Blood The Complete First Season DVD and Blu-ray.

Video Content on

Beginning April 30, 2009 only at, fans of the show and the books can visit Borders to enjoy unique video from the first season provided by HBO including:

  • Behind-the-scenes footage – A sneak peek at the making of the True Blood series, including interviews with director Alan Ball and actors Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse, and Stephen Moyer, who plays her 173-year-old vampire boyfriend Bill Compton.
  • Character pieces – Video vignettes on favorite True Blood characters including Sookie, Bill, Sam, Tara, Jason and Lafayette.
  • Series trailer – Exciting highlights of scenes from the first season of the hit HBO series.


Exclusive Author Content

To allow fans of the books to get more in-depth information Borders has teamed with Penguin, the publisher of Harris’ novels, to give fans the opportunity to get inside the head of  Charlaine Harris.  When fans visit Borders they will be given the to read the following:

  • Chapter excerpt – Advanced access to a unique excerpt chosen by the author – and unavailable anywhere else – of Harris’ highly anticipated new release “Dead and Gone.”
  • Exclusive Q&A with Harris – In this Q&A, Harris reveals how she feels about her enigmatic leading lady Sookie.
  • Exclusive author essay – Titled “Sookie and Me and HBO,” the essay explores Harris’ thoughts on HBO‘s adaptation of her books.
  • Not-yet-published book covers – Fans can get an advance look at yet-to-be released book covers for Harris’ other Sookie Stackhouse novels: “Living Dead in Dallas,” “Club Dead,” “Dead to the World,” “Dead as a Doornail” and “All Together Dead.”


(Photo credits:  HBO Inc. and Charlaine