Charlaine Harris fans will be excited to hear that HBO show True Blood—based on the Sookie Stackhouse books—will be made into a comic, according to an article from USA Today:

Creators of the blood-drenched show have teamed with comic veterans for new stories of Sookie Stackhouse, her undead lover, Bill Compton, and the rest of the sex-crazed cast of mythical Bon Temps, La.

The first issue includes four alternate covers and a story line that traps the cast with an unnamed beast in Merlotte's Bar.

The comic will debut at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. I wasn't surprised to hear that Sookie's coming out in this form, although I did raise my eyebrows at a note at the bottom of the article: "there's even a Tru Blood beverage." Hm. News to me!

A little research shows that True Blood fans are passionate about this "uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweet blood orange drink." A contributor at the True Blood Blog gives her positive impressions of the beverage in a post titled "Your True Blood Party Begins with Tru Blood!" I can't say that I blame anyone who wants to drink a beverage inspired by a TV show (/book). I have definitely bought some Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans and Chocolate Frogs in my day.

Sookie-inspired "synthetic blood nourishment beverage". . . weird or awesome?

Also in BookPage: Read an interview with Charlaine Harris.

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