Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Book Boyfriend (6) Eric Northman

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by Missie of The Unread Reader. Its a chance to pay homage to the hotties that haunt the pages of the novels we love. The men who stay in our thoughts late at night, who plague us during our long hours at work, who cause us to stare off into the starry night and sigh, because we want them here with us. Yes ladies, its the Book Boyfriend.
This week's Book Boyfriend has been a LONG time coming. It's a vamp that pretty much needs no introduction. It's the hottest, wickedly evil, unapologetic, and occasionally sweet Nordic God also known as:

Eric Northman

 I've had a thing for this 1000 year old Viking since the first page he was mentioned in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series. Then I pretty much had a swoon-fit when I saw him on Tru Blood played by Alexander Skarsgard. I am sure that many of you guys were as giddy as me on Sunday night when Eric and Sookie (finally!) consummated their relationship! Though I'm just saying, that in the middle of the swampy forest doesn't exactly scream love nest to me. I've loved Eric from the very beginning. His unapologetic manipulating nature is very compelling, if annoying as all hell. He's tall, blonde, and has been my book crush for EVA...

"Sitting here on your bed, smelling your scent," he said in a voice so low I had to strain to hear it. "Sookie ... I remember everything... I can’t believe I felt something so strongly and was so happy for the first time in hundreds of years.”

Then I was so glad when Eric gets to show his gentler side when he loses his memories. Innocent and cute Eric is even more swoon-worthy than normal Eric...if that is even possible. You find out that he's actually a good person underneath all of that snark and anger, and you fall even more in love. He was so scared and child-like you just wanna hug him to you and kiss his forehead...

"We could go back," he said. In the dome light of the car, his face looked hard as stone. "We could go back to your house. I can stay with you always. We can know each other's bodies in every way, night after night. I could love you." His nostrils flared, and he looked suddenly proud. "I could work. You would not be poor. I would help you." "Sounds like a marriage," I said, trying to lighten the atmosphere. But my voice was too shaky. "
"Yes," he said." 

Here's probably one of my favorite Eric/Sookie scenes to date!

Alright, well...I don't know about you but I pretty much need a cold shower right now. Happy Wednesday peeps!



  1. YES, love Eric. Have you seen any of the new season of True Blood? It's getting gooood! :D

  2. @ Belle YESSS!!! I absolutely LOVE IT! Not only do we get to see TONS of Eric, but we occasionally get a glimpse of Alcide!! This season has to be my favorite one yet!

  3. A good solid choice. I have yet to meet a person who DOESN'T fall all over themselves in the face of this hot viking vampire.

  4. Could NOT agree more, I was nearly hyperventilating when they kissed in the episode before last! I was devastated to learn that A.S. accepted an honorary degree at a university not too far from me recently... I could have seen Alexander in his cap and gown! I haven't read any of the Sookie Stackhouse novels but I'm making it my priority.

  5. I fell in love with Eric in the fourth novel. I love his cocky, confident attitude. Then when I saw True Blood and they picked Alexander I couldn't believe how perfect he was for the role. Seriously I think I need a couple of cold showers after seeing him!

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Eric Northman! Did I already say I love him?! I really think Alexander Skarsgard is perfect as him and I can't really imagine anyone else. He's what I pictured anyway. *le sigh* Eric....

    I do love that first pic, it's one of my favorites! He is so SEXY! Lickable in so many ways!:D

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  7. Oh I am definitely an Eric fan! So much sexier than Bill (and way more gorgeous).

  8. OMG...thank you for the early morning eye candy. He has to be the best looking creature to walk this earth :))) I do love his bad boy ways, but also swoon when he is accidentally sweet. You.Are.Awesome!

  9. Eric is, by far, one of the yummiest vampires out there. Even before Alex was cast in the role, the sexy vamp I pictured in my head while reading, was pretty similar. I don't get HBO so I have to wait to watch them but I own the first 2 seasons already and hope to get season 3 this weekend (my anniversary is Aug. 7).


  10. WOW! Andra, look at this place. It's beautiful.

    And I have to say, Eric Northman... MINE. I love his. Those quotes are perfect. He has such a playful and sweet side, and I just love that about him.

    Perfect choice.