Bill and Eric with the help of Sookie and Alcide manage to find Russell only to have the Authority hot on their tail. The VBS (Vampire Big Sister) bond between Jessica and Tara is strained but gives Hoyt new hope that Jessica’s feelings haven’t changed. Patrick and Terry come face to face with the ifrit realize the danger for not only them but also the people they love. Luna and Sam are rushed to hospital while Emma runs to Martha (her grandma) for safety. Jason is on a mission to find out the vampire responsible for this parents death as well as protect himself and Sookie.
Sookie being able to use her fae powers against Russell without being completely terrified
Russell babbles about the Authority and Lilith
The Sam and Luna rushed to hospital and seem to be recovering
The tension and heartbreak in the scene with Hoyt and Jessica
Jason’s dreams/visions about his parents – heartbreaking as well
Alcide waking up in the pink sheets of Sookie bed – happy that the memories aren’t totally gone
Sookie restoring all the memories for the night before – is there still hope for more making out?
Layette’s mother (Ruby) also saw Jesus with his mouth stitched up and knows he needs help
Alcide feeling the need to control the ‘V’ in the were’s and claims his alpha-role – Rikki seconds
Molly (the Authority Tech) fondling Eric a bit to get the iStake off – jealous and funny
Yay for returns to the Fae nightclub – kind of wish there was really a place like this
Russell’s commentary to Roman’s ‘prayers’ before the iStake mishap
Bill glamouring Sookie and wiping her memory of both himself and Eric
Eric glamouring Alcide to protect Sookie but keep his hands off of her
Emma runs to Martha’s house to confirm what she knew all along
The so-called Authority member killing all the humans on the bus that knew about Russell
The girls (Holly, Arlene and Sookie) complaining about their men – slow upkeep?
The Authority being all gracious and welcoming to Bill and Eric’s warrior return
Roman seeming to be drunk in his entrance – oh he’s lost it already (doink doink)
Quoting of the Bible, vampire or otherwise still confuses me – just like church
Terry telling Arlene that he’s cursed and about Iraq but needs to leave her – heartbreaking
Junior the owner of the hunting store the one supplying the shifter-hunters with the bullets
Hoyt being kidnapped by the shifter-hunters after they shot the vampire feeding on him
When I picked up this book over a week ago I didn’t really didn’t know what to expect since never knew it was part of a series. Even without having the pleasure to read the other ones wasn’t lost completely since there didn’t seem to be much inside information that wasn’t explained or inside jokes. What did confuse me was how Christian being gay was some how the best option they had to get them closer together, dying or a terminal illness wasn’t an option for an immortal. Someone needs to teach Gia better white-lies. Yes, I know an immortal just can’t explain to a mortal about ‘vampires’ or ‘immortals’ let alone ‘you are my life-mate, you are mine’ because well any normal girl (myself not included) would probably run for the hills but isn’t that the average reaction but they usually somehow manage their way back to his arms. Anyway I digress, even with the gay angle it was very humorous at points. The Captain Jack points killed me a bit because of all the tension and sometimes naivety on Carolyn’s part about feelings and emotions. And even with Christian pretending his emotions and feelings that were real and telling to the rest of resort thought there would be constant supervision. Even with the shared dreams, which certainly confused Carolyn about her feelings for Christian but never they less where they entertaining and stimulating to read. As well as the romps that followed and her trying best to understand. Always enjoy novels that try to bring their own twist to vampires and this one is no exception with the introduction of nanos which cause the immortality and the evolution of the blood drinking and how mating works. Even very fond of the idea that no matter your age when you are turned the nanos restore your body it it’s perk which is usually somewhere in your twenties. Adore that Carolyn once running away being dragged back, running away again was very curious with questions because the shared pleasure took over. Still want to know more about this idea of the gloves and the feather, kinky. All the while thinking Bethany was a terrible friend which turned out to be the twist that was needed in the end since some things weren’t adding up during the novel. Stupid friends being deceived by the ex is something that happens and chances are being told everything wont stop her from trying to still be with him. It all made sense why Bethany would take her to a place with only honeymooners and tell her to stay away from Christian. Good thing for Genie even while busy and running around with her head cut off was supportive of Carolyn having fun even with a 500 year old vamp..er immortal in the body of a man in his twenties. I wouldn’t complain much either.
Overall it was a good read and will certainly be picking up the rest of the series to read in the future. It was funny, passionate, interesting and another great vampire read with it’s own set of rules. At this point it looks like I better get reading since I’m very much behind and well might be a Argeneau girl by the end of it. And if anything else make you book a trip to St. Lucia to find and vampire of your own, clearly I’ve been looking in all the wrong dark and gloomy places.
Plus should have guess with a name like Christian that he was Italian, that’s a different story. So pick it up and discover these…immortals, knew I would get it correct by the end. Wait then should it be ‘Under an Immortal Moon’?
Eric and Bill continue their soon expiring search for Russell while using Sookie as bait and her talents despite Alcide’s reservations. Tara comes into her role as a vampire with the new understanding that she can’t be hurt anymore. While being forced to take a position at Fangtasia to help Pam run the bar. Terry and Patrick find their friend and begin to understand what happened and that something might be after them. Jason trying to understand what his cousin was trying to tell him about his parents and their death. As well as Jason and Andy are called in to investigate the murder of Sam’s shifter friends.
The oh so hot continuing scene of Sookie and Alcide making out and going to get it on
Lafayette trying to understand what is going on with him after feeling bad about Sookie’s accident
Sookie’s little mental breakdown while talking to Bill, Eric and Alcide about Russell
Now introducing Tara, vampire hotness – Pam’s wardrobe, which was right since didn’t want drag
Finding out that someone in the Authority is responsible for Russell’s release
Tara and Jessica’s talk about being a vampire and makers while becoming friends
Molly the Authority Tech – so funny and oddly cool even announcing the countdown of the iStakes
Sookie bring horror movie logic into where Russell is hiding
Tara resisting Hoyt’s ‘oh please bite me now’ flirting – for the moment
Roman’s speech at the end – long winded but still relevant
Sookie getting sick on Alide but further proof not to drink and make out
The disturbing dream that Jason had about his parents
More awkward Andy nakedness – must suppress with hot Eric hotness; much better
Salome setting up for the demise of Eric and Bill at dawn
Roman blah, blah, blah about Lilith – still thinks there are mix messages in the Authority
Having to figure out what this ifritis when still trying to understand the Authority
Sam having to deal with the death of two of his shifter friends without Luna – does she know yet?
Still not impressed with Hoyt’s ‘goth’ look - wiki-how and youtube tutorials are to blame
The heads with the sewn up mouths that appear – well at lease got somewhat of a Jesus return
The gang that not only shot Sam and Luna but videotaped it – sick and wrong! glad Emma got away
By request I’m re-posting this story. I’m thinking about writing about this character again….
Diary of a Dead Thing
I wrote a vampire story. I hope you find it to your liking.
When I woke I saw no moon only clouds so I got in my car and drove across the city. Perfect night for a stroll, I’ve seen a lot of nights so I know this one will be perfect. I left my car in an abandoned parking lot and started walking through the ghettos back towards home or wherever I end up. I love walking among the urban jungles and their seedy underbellies. Some things over the years have changed but the basic fundamentals of society have not. The rich tread on the poor and the strong prey on the weak. The wealthy stay that way off the labor of others and the laborers stay comfortably dominated through home entertainment and other new gadgets. Here in the ghettos things are a bit rawer although not entirely different. There are the good and bad parts of a city and each section, rich or poor has its predators and one needs to know these things if you’re among them, or in my case, slightly above.
I turn a corner and see the familiar site of hoodlums gathering around a large barrel of fire with their “music” blasting out of some vehicle they own or stole. They notice me walking by and pretend not to care but I know what they saw, I recognize the look in their eyes and sure enough my hunch is correct as I see about four of them start to tail me. They’ve decided to rob me I know that much, but from the gang lingo and signs they’re giving off I’d say they’re working out whether to kill me or not. They’re not reaching for their firearms so I guess they’ve come to the conclusion that a gentleman like me would most likely be missed. I do happen to be well dressed, a black suit with a black tie and a bowler hat carrying a long black umbrella and a briefcase so it makes sense, and being white isn’t helping my case any so yes a sound beating will have to do for the likes of me.
They believe I don’t stand a chance against them. Let them believe. There is no reason that they can see why they should believe otherwise and that is the moment that believing transforms into knowing, I see it in their eyes and their grins, and it’s when one confuses belief with knowledge that the most fatal mistakes are made, not to mention the atrocities, but not tonight not for them. Tonight things play out differently. They see me stop and turn around so they too stop. We look at each other for quite some time it seems. They start to approach without a word slowly and confidently. Hoodlums dress very oddly now days. Back in my time you kept your clothing tight and simple so that in a brawl there was nothing to drag you down. But in this day and age image has taken the place of substance and the meek have indeed inherited the earth. Fools have always preached the end times but this is the closest they’ve gotten yet. My attackers are dressed in miss matched baggy clothing with random bits of fake ridiculous jewelry. It’s very hard to be intimidated by them. Where I’m from it’s very hard to look intimidating when it appears that you can’t put a hat on properly. Oh well, my lithe and tall frame extends it’s long arms out before it in welcome and grinning I say..
“Hello Gentlemen! How can I be of service?”
All they do is snicker and rush me and I welcome them with my open arms as I am crushed by the weight of their first blows. They’ve surrounded me now, knocking me around from one to the other, and .. I welcome it. At one point I feel a couple of ribs crack from one of their knees and I take this opportunity to take something from the hoods pocket and palm it, after that I let them have their fun. The predatory beast inside my soul is screaming at me. It wants to finish them where they stand but I resist it. I could end them right now in so many colorful ways. I have done so many times in the past. But tonight will be different yes, tonight I play a new game. As the flesh and bones of my body rip and crack with every strike I can feel the beast in me howl louder and louder. “No I say! You will still your wailing for now! If you do not remember that I’ve mastered you long ago this is your reminder!”
At this point I realize the attack has stopped and they are rifling through my clothes. My body is broken and sprawled on the ground. I make sure to moan a bit and wheeze some shallow breathing so they don’t panic and think they’ve killed me. Too late for that I’m afraid my young friends, but I let them believe all the same. I let them “know”. They’ve taken my briefcase and my wallet. One of them is pissing on me, am I marked now I wonder? After they have a chuckle they leave me shattered in the street hooting and hollering about their accomplishments.
I contemplate my current state for a while laying in the silence of the ally. It’s not often I get to be a victim so I think on the concept for a bit. In this time I let my breathe cease and just be the dead man I’ve been for over a hundred years. No pretending anymore as the first act of tonight’s macabre play is over and the intermission has begun. I can be myself again for a bit.
My body is dead but besides that there are minimal apparent changes to its structure. All the parts are there but most of them don’t work the way they used to and that’s alright because it doesn’t matter. The only thing that really changed was the blood. The one that made me the thing I am now did so by taking all of mine, and replaced it with hers. It happened the same way to her whenever she was made and again and again on and on back through history. It boggles my mind sometimes thinking of the source of what I am and all before me, the force driving my corpse and sustaining my intellect. Oh well, no one really knows where they’ve come from, not even my kind.
Even though I refill my supply of blood off of men and women and sometimes animals, the potency left in my veins by the one who made me is still very much there and grants me some unique merits. For instance, if my body has been damaged I can repair it, and with a simple thought I send that power flowing through my body. Bones and limbs snap back into place, my torn and bruised flesh mends and reforms itself and in less than half a minutes time, everything is what it once was. My clothes of course are in shambles. They left my hat and umbrella alone though I see. A spot of luck it seems. I pick them both up off the ground and straighten myself out. The Beast, another thing left inside me by my maker, is not only howling for vengeance but for sustenance as well. The perks my blood holds are useful but using them somewhat diminishes the supply, I’ll need more. Where shall I get it?
I find in my sleeve the palmed item from one of my assailants. It’s a wallet, ahhh, just as I thought! Excellent. Let’s see what’s inside shall we?
Well look here I’ve found money. Fifty dollars. What else … a condom … some random cards for tattoo shops and what not. A phone number … mmmm … interesting and here we go … an ID … a student ID. Why the poor lad is still in school, or was. And a government ID as well. Why he’s only seventeen years young. Mr. Sean Coakley, very interesting indeed, having this is well worth what I gave up. What was in my wallet? Nothing but money, about three hundred dollars I reckon and nothing else. What’s the use of having anything else in your wallet when you’re as old as I am? Anyhow it was mostly bait as was the suitcase. The suitcase held a considerable amount more than the wallet, five thousand, seven? They’ll have a ball with it I’m sure. In the mean time, lets go pay Mr. Coakley a visit.
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I’ve been standing outside the Coakley residence for a little over an hour and I’ve learned so very much. Sean it seems is a fake. The house is nice, upper middle class I would say. There is a nice car in the drive way and a swing set in the front yard. There’s even a good sized house for the dog, and there it is huddling inside peering at me. It senses what I am and will not come out. I can smell its fear and see the little thing trembling. A purer breed of canine might have started barking trying to drive me away, “Back you foul unnatural thing! Get away from my territory!” but no not this one. Oh how times have changed. I digress though. It’s time for Sean to learn a lesson about his lot. People, especially young people are very eager to take away from others not realizing what they have. It appears that Mrs. Coakely is the only one in the house tonight. I saw her through a window watching a movie on television looking ever so lonely. I tell the Beast inside me that you need wait no longer for she will be the object of your affections. By the time we are through my pet, a new beginning will unfold for young Sean Coakley and many lessons shall be inflicted upon him. The mess we will make in this grand feeding will not only deprive our young friend of a parent, but the media will most likely reveal this young pups true identity to his street friends.
The pure lust emanating from my Beast fills me up and crashes over me in a wave of hunger and anticipation. That is my cue to let the second act begin and with that, I start walking up the walkway.
After a while just giving into desire isn’t enough, it must be a focused desire, and this new age we’re in gives me enough reasons to focus and inflict what I am upon humanity more than ever.
As I snap the lock on the door and open it a tune comes into my head, I believe it’s called ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ . I always liked that one. When she notices me I’m humming it, and it is shortly after that the screaming starts….
If you’re blue and you don’t know mm mm mmmm mmm …..
Pam starts to take her maker role more seriously when Tara tries to end her life. Finally Eric and Bill are freed from the Authority to track down Russell as well as try to find out who released Russell from his concrete prison. Sookie is worried that Alcide will tell the sheriff that she killed Debbie. Terry and Patrick continue their search for their friend. Andy and Jason wind up in a place they’ve never been before, until Jason spots his cousin and knows just where they are. The Authority tries to use Nora to find out who the traitor in their mists is.
Pam coming to stop Tara from being stupid and trying to roast herself to death in a tanning bed
Eric and Bill finally freed from the Authority to find Russell despite being monitored
Jason trying to be a good brother and hoping he doesn’t have to put Sookie in jail
The awkward moment of Jessica coming out in Jason’s sweats
Pam coming into Fangtasia to find Eric on his throne like the true Norse God he is
Tara making fun of Pam and the ‘as your maker I command you’ – really just want a Fangtasia t-shirt
Seeing the brief vulnerability in Pam in front of Eric before being demanding of him again
Saying the vampire bible was written by someone that was high and it’s just book – oh the bible
Sam’s shifter friends coming to pull him out of the rut but think something is up with that
Alcide telling Debbie’s parents it was Marcus that killed her – as hoped, for the better
Seeing more what haunts Terry’s dreams about his time in the service – also a dislike
Jessica glamouring Andy so he’ll drop the search for Debbie case since her parents left town
Pam checking on Tara while she’s sleeping – be my maker now?
Bill talking to Jessica while looking for a bug – oh someone needs to have the drug talk
The Fae Strip club far more interesting than just other party before Queen Mab freaked out
Being drunk alone can be fun but together is a party and make-out session between Alcide and Sookie
Lafayette mad at Sookie for telling Alcide about Debbie and calling her the angel of Death
The love affair with Salome and the Guardian, it’s not really that interesting to me
Still can’t see Christopher Meloni (Roman) as a vampire – insert Law & Order sound effect here
Sookie trying to turn herself in to Jason about killing Debbie
Bill trying to be all helpful elder-vamp to Tara – umm you still have so much to teach Jessica
Bill wondering about Sookie – care to care out of love and act on it and don’t hide it
The Authority sitting around bickering like old man or children Andy still talking about his butt to Holly and that it’s still the talk of the town – yesterday’s news
Lafayette taking it out on Sookies’s car after their fight – wtf? Killing her won’t make it better
Sookie getting drunk to make the pain and guilt stop – pina coladas and rain so kind of funny
Eric releasing Pam mostly in fear of his own demise – oh bloody tears all around
The Judge taking Andy and Jason out – bags over the head? what’s going on?
Bill thinking it’s best to use Sookie as bait for Russell – oh you care so much
News: HBO has announced that True Blood has been renewed for a 6th season coming June 2013!
Tara comes to terms with becoming a vampire all the while hating both Sookie and Lafayette while finding help from Sam. The Authority recruits Steve as a replacement for Nan as the spokesperson for the mainstreaming movement. As well as see the continuing storyline of the development of Eric and Pam’s relationship along with how Eric meet Bill for the first time. There is softness, quit strength and vulnerability for Pam that is witness even in asking to be changed and the demand for it, but when and what made her so hard and cold which is the Pam we all know. Meanwhile the sheriff force looks into the disappearance of Debbie at the request of her parents who think Alcide had something to do with it.
Tara getting to see what the world looks like to a vampire and its bright possibilities
Sookie standing up and even bringing out the light to stand up to Pam
The tech that sets Eric and Bill up with their ‘don’t mess with the Authority’ stakes with app for that
Sam being there for Tara when she needs someone but doesn’t at the same time
Still adore the flashbacks and getting to see the development of so many relationships
The biblical history of Salome and the dance of the seven veils
Pam’s maker instincts kicking in there a little but will have to wait for the results
Steve Newlin working with that Authority and being deemed the ‘New Nan’ which could be trouble
Holly’s kids posting the photo of Andy asleep naked on the internet
Jason running into an old friend and talk about awkward to the extreme
Terry not being honest with Arlene about where, why or anything about this ‘mission’
The girl letting Jessica know what Jason is just a player and nothing more
Hoyt goth attempt – way to utilize the searches on wikihow for goth
Salome using Eric and Bill for some reason but for what and why
Tara using the tanning bed to try to bring the true death
Eric bum shot, can’t complain there one bit – fangboner for sure