IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 Recap

Lost Cause (previously titled ‘Return to Oz’)

Yeah, I’m late again – sorry about that :-/ Here’s what went down in Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) of HBO’s True Blood Season 7:

  • Alexander Skarsgard stars as Eric Northman and Amelia Rose Blaire stars as Willa Burrell in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 Lost CauseKenya (Tonya Wright) is dead – can’t believe I missed that last week! And then there were two left in the Bon Temps police department…
  • Willa (Amelia Rose Blair) is like a pissy teenager this week and as a result Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) releases that bitch in order to get her to shut the fuck up – but not before she spills the beans on her step mommy, Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp). Turns out Mrs. Newlin has a vampire sister, Amber Mills (Natalie Hall) who no one knew about. Enter another pissy teen – thanks to contracting Hep-V – but at least this one wants Sarah Newlin dead. As a result, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) can totally see the pair of them being BFFs.
  • Ginger (Tara Buck) = sex slave to Eric, but without the sex! LMAO
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) throws Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) a huge ‘celebrating the dead‘ funeral party for Alcide (Joe Manganiello) and Tara (Rutina Wesley). As a result, the following happen:
    • James Nathan Parsons and Lafayette Reynolds Nelsan Ellis get cosy in HBOs True Blood Season 7 entitled Lost Cause previously titled Return to OzLala gets laid. But it turns out to be with James (Nathan Parsons), Jessica’s (Deborah Ann Woll) boyfriend, so cue argument here.
    • Also cue revenge sex between Jess and Jason (Ryan Kwanten)
    • Violet (Karolina Wydra) overhears the revenge sex, so I’m guessing there will be some ACTUAL revenge from her next week… Oh, yeah, and Violet is just an general all over bitch this week as well.
    • Sookie gets drunk
    • Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) turns up (after drugging her husband) and proposes a non-alcoholic toast to her dead daughter – because, you know, she’s tots not an alcoholic any more… she’s a V addict instead! So Willa ends up getting stabbed by Lettie Mae and Lala has to evict his own aunty from the party.
    • Bill (Stephen Moyer) is a pouty mopey pants. This results in a whole heap of Civil war flashbacks *yawn*
    • Andy (Chris Bauer) proposes to Holly (Lauren Bowles), who totally says yes and I am crying and laughing at the best awkward proposal EVER.
    • Speaking of Andy, he and Jessica make up.
    • Arlene (Carrie Preston) consoles Sookie. You know, since they have both lost boyfriends to a random gunshot and all. Apparently time and tequila is the secret to getting over the death of a loved one.
    • Keith (Riley Smith) turns up and makes Arlene go all; ‘I’ve gotta tinkle because I’m a human and that’s how we roll.’
    • Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is pregnant and pissy and not really fitting in with the Bon Temps crowd.
  • Eric Northman Alexander Skarsgard suits up in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 entitled Lost Cause and previously titled Return to OzMeanwhile, over in Texas, Eric and Pam are attending a Ted Cruz gala event.
  • Republicunts. This is my new fave word. Yeah, Pam said it. She is awesome.
  • Eric in a Texan outfit. Can’t believe he pulls it off!
  • Sepaking of, Eric is now at Stage 2 of the Hep-V virus. Time is ticking by, will a cure ever be found?
  • As a result of Eric, Pam, Sarah’s parents, Sarah Newlin and the republicunts all being in the same place at the same time, we get a massacre thanks to the Yukuza turning up and spoiling the tea party. RIP Sarah’s parents.
  • Yeah, so Sarah is running for her life and runs straight into the clutches of Eric Northman. But, before he can squeeze the life out of her, the Yukuza turn up as well and he has to dispatch with them first.
  • Bill. Gets out of the bath. Has Hep-V. No wonder he was sucky at Sookie’s party :-(

Bill Compton Stephen Moyer takes a bath in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 entitled Lost Cause (3)

So, what did you think of Episode 5 of True Blood Season 7? Let me know in the comments below!

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IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 Recap

Death is Not the End

Okay, so I’m late again with my recap – but at least this time it’s not because the episode sucked! In fact, this is my favourite episode so far for Season 7. Here’s what went down in HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Episode 4, entitled Death is Not the End:

  • Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) reunite in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is Not the End')Alcide’s (Joe Manganiello) dad gets a call from Sookie (Anna Paquin) about the death of his son.
  • Jason (Ryan Kwanten) calls Hoyt (Jim Parrack) and tells him about the death of his mother, Maxine (Dale Raoul). *insert bawling here* Poor Hoyt has no idea who Jason is thanks to all that heartbreak that occurred in Season 6 and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) glamouring her and Jason out of his head. Seriously, this would have to be one of my all time favourite scenes from True Blood!
  • We lose emo Eric this week – YAY! And we know we are in for a return to the good old days when Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) appears from out between the legs of an airline hostess.
  • Get ready for EPIC flashbacks this week! While Hoyt and Jason was my fave scene, the trip back to the 80s are my fave flashbacks. We return to Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) as they are being punished by the Magister (Zeljko Ivanek) for being so dreadfully boring in Episode 3. They are given a video store (complete with a hidden tunnel that has only just been mentioned. Gee, bet that won’t be important later on… *insert sarcasm here*) and Eric is made sheriff of Area 5 so the Authority can keep an eye on them. Pam is PISSED the whole way through, which is hilarious. And then in walks GINGER (Tara Buck). Except she is all smart and mousy. Although she is still hankering for vampires – even if they aren’t officially out of the closet yet.
  • Tara Buck stars as Ginger in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is Not the End')Sookie Stackhouse spends the entire episode keeping busy in an bid to starve off the sads that come with the death of Alcide. As a result things get done. Like they FINALLY work out the Hep-V vampers are holed up in Fangtasia and a plan is hatched.
  • Speaking of Sookie. Let’s just say Eric walks into the room and Bill (Stephen Moyer) no longer stands a goddamned chance in hell of being with Sookie! Sookie and Eric spend the rest of the episode smoldering about all over the place.
  • Sam (Sam Trammell) and Jason have to tell Rosie (Tess Alexandra Parker) about the death of her beau, Kevin (John Rezig). In the process they give out waaaay more information than they should to a Bon Temps resident who went bat shit crazy just one episode earlier. Is it accidental or are they hoping she will gather the stupid masses and march on Fangtasia. Because it’s sure as shit not something a lot of vampires want to do. Even with Pam and Eric showing up and Eric calling the maker card on Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire), there is only a group of 11 ready to storm Fangtasia…
  • Deborah Ann Woll stars as Jessica Hamby in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is Not the End')Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll) is still all mopey and vamporexic until Sookie arrives and tells Jess to suck it up – and she does, thanks to the free flowing veins of Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis).
  • So it turns out it was Ginger’s idea to turn the video store of Eric and Pam’s into a nightclub – hell, she even came up with the name! That is until Pam glamours her. And so begins the great brain fry that will become the present day Ginger we all know and love…
  • So that tunnel we just heard about? Turns out it was totally needed for Sookie and her meager Hep-V vamp fighting gang to get into Fangtasia without anyone noticing. But, just to be safe, they send in Sam first and Arlene (Carrie Preston) nearly has a heart attack when she leans that her boss is actually a shapeshifter!
  • In the short amount of time it takes for Sam to return back to Sookie, the Hep-V vampers take Arlene upstairs and she becomes their equivalent of a smorgasbord.
  • And then the Bon Temps mob turns up and it all goes to hell in a handbasket pretty quickly. A whole heap of fighting happens now and it gets a bit hectic.
  • Bill wants to totally be the hero but he, unfortunately, is stuck down in the bowels of Fangtasia while Eric is knocking on the door of Fangtasia and claiming his Hep-V card as access. But it’s really the delicious aroma of Sookie and her magical fairy vagina that gets their toe in the door – and it’s just in the knick of time too since Arlene is close to being drained dry!
  • Carrie Preston stars as Arlene Fowler-Bellefleur in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 4 (entitled 'Death is Not the End')Terry (Todd Lowe) returns! It’s only in a death dream Arlene is having though, but at least she gets some sort of closure and Terry convinces her to return to the land of the living. And thanks to vampire Keith (Riley Smith) giving her a blood drink straight from the source, she does return and I am bawling all over again.
  • Vince (Brett Rickaby) gets a glass shard to the brain – go Bill!
  • We end this episode with Eric and Sookie eye fucking each other from across the room.

What did you think of Episode 4 of True Blood Season 7? Let me know by commenting below!

You can read my Episode 5 recap by clicking here.

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IN A NUTSHELL: True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Recap

Fire in the Hole

Sorry I’m so late with this recap, but, seriously, this one sucked sweaty dogs balls! Here’s what went down in HBO’s True Blood Season 7 Episode 3, entitled Fire in the Hole:

  • Anna Camp gets a new religion and a new haircolour in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleWhy are we watching yoga? *checks channel* Why are they playing yoga when they should be playing True Blood? Oh, hang on, is that a brunette Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp)? Noomi *winks* I get it, you don’t want anyone to know who you are…
  • In a bid to woo Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) out of the doldrums, Pam (Kristin Bayer van Straten) and Eric chat about old times. Turns out some important woman called Sylvie (who we we have never heard of before now) made Eric cry back in the 80’s when Tru Blood was first invented and Eric didn’t like the idea of toeing the line. Long story short; Eric had to chose who lived or died: Pam or Slyvie. We know how that story ended even before it started, so the whole flashback was rather pointless, don’t you think? Pam should have just walked in, told Eric to man the fuck up and come and hunt down Sarah Newlin at the beginning. The only thing this whole section had going for it was Pam’s hair and Eric’s bad wig.
  • Alcide (Joe Manganiello) finally gets out the shower and realises Sookie (Anna Paquin) has gone all Carl-stay-in-the-house and gone to visit Bill (Stephen Moyer).
  • There is a whole help of stuff about how  dumb the people of Bon Temps are. This is to lead up to the shithole of an ending but mostly it’s just Sam (Sam Trammell) telling people to calm the fuck down, Adilyn (Bailey Noble) flirting with Holly’s (Lauren Bowles) son while listening in on people’s head conversations and the rest of the towns folk gunning up and gunning down random vampires and shit.
  • Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) gets evicted from her new home at the church after getting the reverend’s wife high on V.
  • Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) and James (Nathan Parsons) get wasted. Turns out James completely swings both ways but when Lala tries to hit on him, James goes all ‘I’ve got a girlfriend‘.
  • Jason (Ryan Kwanten) wants babies, Violet (Karolina Wydra) doesn’t. And, der Jason, she can’t have them anyway. Yet another pointless exercise going on there with this storyline.
  • Bill flashback – oh look, it has nothing to do with anything either…
  • The Hep-V vamps at Fangtasia are looking for another feed and take Holly along with them. Seems they are heading to the same place as all the riled up towns folk of Bon Temps. Yeah, it’s at about this point when I realise we are going to lose another main character.
  • Sookie’s big plan is be be delicious fairy vagina bait for the Hep-V vamps (who are heading there anyway). Not sure how she thinks her and Bill can take down the whole herd, but there you have it; Sookie’s way or the highway! At least the pair of them have a nice chat about how Sookie may not love Alcide as much as Alcide loves her. Bet Bill is pretty happy to have this knowledge now, especially considering how angry Sookie was with him last season…
  • Dale Raoul stars as Mrs Fortenberry in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleR.I.P. Mrs. Fortenberry (Dale Raoul). This occurs when the town folk descend on Jason’s group who are out looking for Sookie. Sam’s vamp bites the dust too, so at least I don’t have to worry about his motives anymore.
  • Back to Sarah Newlin and it seems she has changed her religion along with her hair colour, but, still with a preference for porking spiritual leaders, she is now in bed with her yoga guru. Lucky she also likes alcohol, because while she is fetching another bottle, her guru gets some unwanted visitors who are looking for Sarah-Noomi-NewMe-Newlin. While he admits he knows her, he won’t reveal where she is, so it’s deady-bones for him. Sarah hides in the adjoining room. WHICH ISN’T CHECKED.
  • Joe Manganiello stars as Alcide Herveaux in HBOs True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleEpisode 3 concludes with another pointless death. This time it is Alcide. At least it’s an on camera death (unlike Tara’s). All the Hep-V vamps, Bon Temps crazies, Jason’s group and Alcide arrive at Sookie’s spot in the woods at the same time. A shit fight and shoot out ensues and Alcide cops one right in the forehead. At least Sookie seems sad this time. Bet Bill isn’t though…

So, what did you think of Episode 3 of True Blood? Let me know in the comments below!

You can read my Episode 4 recap by clicking here.

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COVER REVEAL: We Own the Night by Kristen Strassel

We Own the Night by Kristen Strassel

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We Own the Night by Kristen Strassel 
(The Night Songs Collection #3) 
Publication date: September 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Blurb

The Ultimate Manipulation. 

Callie Chabot would stop at nothing to save her ex-boyfriend Blade Bennett from the clutches of vampire clan leader Talis de Rancourt, even if means becoming immortal herself. What she doesn’t know is that Blade has already defeated Talis, and he’s waiting for Callie in the afterlife.

Now Callie only has her creator, Tristan Trevosier, to turn to for guidance. But he’s too wrapped up in the debauchery of the Las Vegas rock scene to give a damn about the particulars of being undead. That’s enough to drive Callie crazy on its own, but female vampires are automatic clan leaders.

Not only does Callie have no idea how to wrangle a vampire clan, but her would-be followers have more to gain from her failure. They instead choose to follow Blade—and he’s hell-bent on making Callie pay for her bad decisions. Since he took out the existing clan leader, that automatically puts him at the helm of what should be Callie’s new clan.

A Master of Deception.

That’s when seasoned rogue vampire, Cash Logan, shows up, shrouded in magic and mystery. No one is sure which side Cash is on, but Callie needs to take a chance on the one vampire who is willing to give her the answers she needs, no matter how dark and frightening they may be. Callie must trust her instincts and form alliances that may backfire. Cash shows Callie that playing nice is no longer an option, and that fixing her wrongs won’t always make everything right.

To take control of her clan, Callie must look to her rival to discover exactly what makes her a leader.

But wait, there’s more! Not only do I have this awesome cover for you, the author has also had the whole series redesigned, so here are the new covers for the previous two books:

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About the Author

KristenKristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house.

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Win a Copy of Metanoia! Scavenger Hunt Starting Now on Summer Chills Event!

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Want to win a copy of my new novel Metanoia? Well why not join in on my scavenger hunt! The rules are below (copied from the Summer Chills Facebook event):

To win a copy of Metanoia, participants must head on over to my website and look for the words highlighted and underlined in green. There are five words in total and can be found in any of the tabbed pages (ie. ‘Blog Tours & Review Polices’), so no one needs to scroll through months of my blog entries looking for the words  Once these five words are found, the first person to unscramble them and post to the Summer Chills event wins the prize.

HINT: The five word phrase is a zombie inspired variant on a quote from a popular kids movie.

In order to win, you must post the five words/quote under the scavenger hunt post on the Summer Chills Facebook event page. Click here to be taken there now! And make sure you hang around as there are plenty of other great giveaways on offer!

Metanoia by Rachel Tsoumbakos Cover (genre: horror/zombie apocalypse)

Blurb

Metanoia.

Definition: n. a spiritual conversion or awakening; a fundamental change of character

Etymology: Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’

Marli Anderson has just one task: assassinate Oscar La Monde, the man she once loved.

As assassin for hire for the prestigious Merrick’s Inc., she is sent back to her home town to kill the man she now loathes beyond all others—her husband. Considering they are on opposing sides of the uprising, Marli anticipates an easy task; ‘closure’ they call it. The fact that she can exact her revenge for his past discretions is just the icing on the cake.

When she arrives, the town has changed. The man she hated is unexpectedly welcoming. And the town’s folk—well, they’re just… different. Someone or something has transformed them all into a bunch of zombies. They appear to be harmless – but are they?

As she begins to uncover details of who may be behind the townfolks’ metamorphosis, Marli is left fighting for the truth. Will she and Oscar be able to unravel the web of deception before it’s too late?

Should she trust her heart or her head? Which is less likely to get her killed?

Either way, METANOIA is a heart-stopping zombie apocalypse adventure that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn until the very end.

 

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COVER REVEAL: The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak

The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak

The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak

 

How cool is this cover?! Yep, I completely love it and can’t WAIT to read it! You can check out all the deets below:

The Shadow Aspect by Melanie Karsak
Publication date: Summer/Fall 2014
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Young Adult, Zombies

Blurb

When Layla took the final step through the labyrinth, she knew she was saving the ones she loved.
She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The unwitting victims of a grudge seething for eons, Layla and the other survivors now find themselves in a war for our world. With vampires lurking and shapeshifters plotting vengeance, Layla must learn who to trust if humanity has any hope of survival: the carnie girl? The quiet doctor? The tarot reader? The stranger with alluring gold eyes? Or the man she loves? And then there are the voices. What does it forewarn if the dead can speak?

When the world burns, mankind’s shadow side rises. Do we deserve to survive?

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 About the Author

Author Melanie KarsakMelanie Karsak grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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Summer Chills Book Sale – Where Romance Meets Horror!

Summer Chills Book Sale - romance vs. Horror genres at only 99 cents!

Do you like your romance novels with a dash of spine tingling horror or do you like your horror novels with a splash of true love?

If so, then the Summer Chills book sale is just the thing for you! Each book is only 99 cents and goes on sale July 11th 2014. My latest book, Metanoia will be a part of this promo, so make sure you check in and join the Facebook event by clicking here. Make sure you check out the impressive list of awesome authors involved in this book promo.

As for my latest book, here’s the blurb for you:

Metanoia by Rachel Tsoumbakos Cover (genre: horror/zombie apocalypse)Metanoia.

Definition: n. a spiritual conversion or awakening; a fundamental change of character

Etymology: Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’

Marli Anderson has just one task: assassinate Oscar La Monde, the man she once loved.

As assassin for hire for the prestigious Merrick’s Inc., she is sent back to her home town to kill the man she now loathes beyond all others—her husband. Considering they are on opposing sides of the uprising, Marli anticipates an easy task; ‘closure’ they call it. The fact that she can exact her revenge for his past discretions is just the icing on the cake.

When she arrives, the town has changed. The man she hated is unexpectedly welcoming. And the town’s folk—well, they’re just… different. Someone or something has transformed them all into a bunch of zombies. They appear to be harmless – but are they?

As she begins to uncover details of who may be behind the townfolks’ metamorphosis, Marli is left fighting for the truth. Will she and Oscar be able to unravel the web of deception before it’s too late?

Should she trust her heart or her head? Which is less likely to get her killed?

Either way, METANOIA is a heart-stopping zombie apocalypse adventure that will keep you guessing at every twist and turn until the very end.

There will be plenty of fun activities to join in on the day which means there will be plenty of chances to win awesome prizes as well. Also, if you are still awake at the tail end of July 11th, then why not check out my radio interview with the awesome Jackie Chin on Zombiepalooza.

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