"With the sure touch of a master" (Crescent Blues), Charlaine Harris delivers "the sort of vampire thrills that make Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake novels so popular" (Locus). In Sookie Stackhouse-a Southern cocktail waitress with a supernatural gift-Harris has a created a heroine like few others, and a series that puts the bite back in vampire fiction. Now the hit series launches into hardcover for Sookie's biggest twist-filled adventure yet.When cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who he is, but Sookie does. It's Eric the vampire-but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a scared Eric, because whoever took his memory now wants his life.Watch a QuickTime trailer for the HBO original series True Blood.
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1 . Loved it!
Posted March 06, 2012 by Trish Cavalier , Dahlonega, GAThis is my favorite so far. I LOVED the timid, loving Eric, and was disappointed (a little) that he didn't remember what happened while under the spell. I am hoping he will remember in future books and we will have a great mix of the "old" Eric and the "new" Eric. I think the two of them are the REAL love match in this series. After Bill is gone, and even before, there is always that "attraction" between them. If the "old" Eric could only be a little more polished and sweeter............Great book, great series! Much better than TruBlood even though I like the show. Eric on TruBlood fits perfect but the rest.....except for Sam......not so much.
2 . The Best One
Posted July 01, 2011 by Andy S. , NJThis is the best book out of the whole series--hands down.
3 . This whole series is awesome
Posted November 22, 2010 by Denise , WestmontI got hooked on this series. Following the adventures of Sookie, the Vamps, and the 'supes' had me wanting for more. I'm glad there are as many books as there are in this series - I only wish there were more!
Very cool to follow the trials, travails, and love interests of Sookie.
4 . My personal favorite
Posted August 23, 2010 by Danielle , MontanaOut off all the Sookie Stackhouse Novels This is my favorite!
5 . Could not stop reading them!
Posted August 14, 2009 by Laura , PittsburghI loved the series and basically stopped all life so that I could read them all.... Can not compare against the tv series because I am scared to watch it and have it ruin my love for the books.
6 . Best in the Series
Posted January 03, 2009 by wahawaha , Long Island, NYAfter watching the HBO series I purchased the Charlaine Harris Bundle. I just finished reading all of them
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Excerpt from Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
THE NEW YEAR'S Eve party at Merlotte's Bar and Grill was finally, finally, over. Though the bar owner, Sam Merlotte, had asked all his staff to work that night, Holly, Arlene, and I were the only ones who'd responded. Charlsie Tooten had said she was too old to put up with the mess we had to endure on New Year's Eve, Danielle had long-standing plans to attend a fancy party with her steady boyfriend, and a new woman couldn't start for two days. I guess Arlene and Holly and I needed the money more than we needed a good time.
And I hadn't had any invitations to do anything else. At least when I'm working at Merlotte's, I'm a part of the scenery. That's a kind of acceptance.
I was sweeping up the shredded paper, and I reminded myself again not to comment to Sam on what a poor idea the bags of confetti had been. We'd all made ourselves pretty clear about that, and even good-natured Sam was showing signs of wear and tear. It didn't seem fair to leave it all for Terry Bellefleur to clean, though sweeping and mopping the floors was his job.
Sam was counting the till money and bagging it up so he could go by the night deposit at the bank. He was looking tired but pleased.
He flicked open his cell phone. "Kenya You ready to take me to the bank Okay, see you in a minute at the back door." Kenya, a police officer, often escorted Sam to the night deposit, especially after a big take like tonight's.
I was pleased with my money take, too. I had earned a lot in tips. I thought I might have gotten three hundred dollars or more ' and I needed every penny. I would have enjoyed the prospect of totting up the money when I got home, if I'd been sure I had enough brains left to do it. The noise and chaos of the party, the constant runs to and from the bar and the serving hatch, the tremendous mess we'd had to clean up, the steady cacophony of all those brains . . . it had combined to exhaust me. Toward the end I'd been too tired to keep my poor mind protected, and lots of thoughts had leaked through.
It's not easy being telepathic. Most often, it's not fun.
This evening had been worse than most. Not only had the bar patrons, almost all known to me for many years, been in uninhibited moods, but there'd been some news that lots of people were just dying to tell me.
"I hear yore boyfriend done gone to South America," a car salesman, Chuck Beecham, had said, malice gleaming in his eyes. "You gonna get mighty lonely out to your place without him."