Charlaine Harris is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse and Midnight, Texas, fantasy/mystery series and the Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, and Lily Bard mystery series. Her books have inspired HBO's True Blood, NBC's Midnight, Texas, and the Aurora Teagarden movies for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. She has lived in the South her entire life.
Harris outdoes herself in this pivotal eighth Sookie Stackhouse novel (after 2007's All Together Dead), packing the story full of romantic tension and supernatural action. Having barely survived a catastrophic vampire hotel explosion, Sookie's back at work in Bon Temps, La., serving vintage blood and waiting tables at Merlotte's, a vampire bar. Participating in a friend's wedding and fending off the advances of her vampire ex-lover, Bill, and her blood-bonded pal, Eric, leaves Sookie chafing over the recent lack of communication from Quinn, her weretiger boyfriend. When a violent Were power struggle erupts as Vegas vampires attempt to take over Louisiana from disgraced queen Sophie-Anne, Sookie dives into the middle of it, determined to help her shape-changing, blood-drinking friends. Harris provides many fun twists, most significantly Sookie's meeting with her fae great-grandfather, Niall Brigant, which paves the way for a shock ending that will delight longtime fans. (May) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
There are new changes and new angles in Harris's eighth Sookie Stackhouse paranormal mystery (after All Together Dead). Louisiana telepath and cocktail waitress Sookie barely escapes with her life when she becomes enmeshed in a struggle for control of the Louisiana vampires. At the same time, werewolf leaders begin a fight to the death, and Sookie is caught in the middle. Other changes have a more benign nature: she encounters a most charming man, Niall, who announces that he is a prince of the Fey as well as her great-grandfather. He offers her his considerable powers and gives hints into their strange family history. Sookie gets more good news when she discovers her deceased cousin Hadley had given birth to a baby boy four years ago. By the time Sookie meets him, it's obvious that they share a certain supernatural trait. Sookie's fans will love this addition to the "Southern Vampire Mysteries" series. Recommended for public libraries.--Patricia Altner, BiblioInfo.com, Columbia, MD Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
a[A] deliciously fiendisha]increasingly riotous series.a
a"Dallas Morning News"
a[A] delightful Southern vampire detective series.a
aI love the imaginative, creative world of Charlaine Harris!a
aWitha]an audacious wink of her eye Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ridea
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?"Rocky Mountain News"
aFans of Laurell K. Hamiltonas Anita Blakea]should cotton to Sookie Stackhousea
aA style thatas much more fun than Anne Ricea
?"Monroe (LA)" News- Star"
aA thoroughly engaging seriesa
aWitha]an audacious wink of her eye, Harris creates a world that is both a weird possibility and a wild ride.a
a"ANNISTON (AL) STAR"
a[An] increasingly riotous series.a
a"DALLAS MORNING NEWS"
Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels
-It's the kind of book you look forward to reading before you go to bed, thinking you're only going to read one chapter, and then you end up reading seven.---Alan Ball, executive producer of True Blood
-Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of southern life.---Entertainment Weekly
-Charlaine Harris has vividly imagined telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse and her small-town Louisiana milieu, where humans, vampires, shapeshifters, and other sentient critters live...Her mash-up of genres is delightful, taking elements from mysteries, horror stories, and romances.---Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-The series continues to be inventive and funny with an engaging, smart, and sexy heroine.---The Denver Post
-Blending action, romance, and comedy, Harris has created a fully functioning world so very close to our own, except, of course, for the vamps and other supernatural creatures.---The Toronto Star