With the 11th Southern Vampire Mysteries book, Dead Reckoning, arriving this May, author Charlaine Harris is starting to think about putting an end to the series, which spawned the popular HBO television series True Blood.
In a recent interview with Hero Complex, Harris confessed that the property has taken over her life and that she’ll probably only do two more books in the series, which is also referred to as the Sookie Stackhouse or True Blood series.
“Truthfully, the next two books will probably be the last two books in the series,” Harris said last week. “I still love Sookie, but I’m beginning to want to write something else, and Sookie’s kind of taken over my life. I was able to write other things for the first few years I was involved in Sookie, but then after the start of the television show she took over so much of my time because of my increased publicity obligations that it’s been very hard to write other things, and I really need to do that.”
True Blood: The Complete First SeasonDVD is on sale right now at Amazon for only $12 (that’s 80% off the list price of $59.99). The Blu-ray has also been marked down to only $22.99 (that’s 71% off the list price of $79.98).
Also, Season 2 DVD is on sale for $37.99 (37% off the list price of $59.99), while the Season 2 Blu-ray has been reduced to $45.99 (42% off the list price of $79.98).
I’m not sure how long these prices will last, so if you’ve had your eye on any of these DVDs/Blu-rays, or had planned on getting this as a gift for someone, then I suggest you grab it now. I can’t imagine the prices dropping any lower than this for Season 1 (and probably not for Season 2 either).
True Blood is an hour-long drama on HBO, which stars Anna Paquin as mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse and Stephen Moyer as her vampire lover Bill Compton. The show is based on the Southern Vampire books by Charlaine Harris.
I didn’t start watching the show until after the third season began, but once I jumped on, I was immediately hooked. I think I paid about $40 for Season 1, so for $12 for 12 episodes, you really can’t go wrong.
Both the DVD and Blu-ray Editions for Season 1 and 2 are part of Amazon’s “Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly” program. So, with the purchase of either editions, you get to start watching the show instantly through their Video On Demand service while you wait for your physical copy to arrive (more details below).
Do the math and you know you’ve scored with 8 paperback books for about $4.68 each.
This is the Southern Vampire book series by author Charlaine Harris, which spawned the hit HBO series True Blood starring Anna Paquin as the mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse who falls in love with a vampire.
The box set contains all 8 books to date (see listing below). Harris is also releasing a book of Sookie short stories on October 6 called A Touch of Dead.