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Charlaine Harris

I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
From Dead to Worse is the eighth and latest Sookie Stackhouse – Southern Vampire series and I have to say the best of the series so far. After the last book All Together Dead left Sookie with some very serious changes in her life with all these new supernatural creatures coming in and out of her life. The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard blows—the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit the month before in the up-north city of Rhodes. Now what a summit meeting that was for Sookie and all her supernatural associates because there were a lot of underhanded things going on during that time. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal but that’s just not happening. Sookie’s life is never going to be the same again because she is already in too deep with all the affairs with vampires, were-animals and other supernatural creatures. Too many vampires—some friends, some not—were killed or injured, and her were-bengal tiger boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing.
I was so sad that he would just up and disappear on Sookie like that and I was also a bit angry at him too cause only a jerk would leave his girlfriend after such a big disaster. It’s clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie—friend of the pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, the leader of the local vampire community—is caught up in the changes. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and, once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood flowing, her world will be forever altered. I really didn’t expect a couple of very interesting things that happened to her in this book but that doesn’t mean it was bad. The opposite is true because it was all so good I devoured it all in less than two days and by the end I wanted Charlaine Harris to publish more Sookie Stackhouse novels. I can’t wait for the next novel to come out already since that ending really got me wanting more especially since I read the first chapter of the next book Dead and Gone that is one Charlaine Harris’s website. Here is the description of the books from the back covers and picurest:
FROM DEAD TO WORSE $ 24.95 (Book 8)(359 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99 on Tuesday, March 31st)

The supernatural community in Bon Temps, Louisiana, is reeling from two hard blows—the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made horror of the explosion at the vampire summit the month before in the up-north city of Rhodes. Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But that’s just not happening. Too many vampires—some friends, some not—were killed or injured, and her weretiger boyfriend, Quinn, is among the missing.

It’s clear that things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps of her corner of Louisiana like it or not. And Sookie—friend of the pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, the leader of the local vampire community—is caught up in the changes. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and, once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood flowing, her world will be forever altered….
I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
All Together Dead is one very interesting book that I really enjoyed reading because I could see that Sookie and so other important secondary characters from the previous 6 books have really developed into complex characters. Sookie has really changed since the first book and it really shows with they way she thinks and reacts to all the supernatural and regular problems that go on in this novel. Being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, and preternatural beings has gotten to be nothing out of the ordinary for Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Still, even she has her limits and I wouldn’t blame her if she up and decides to leave everything behind and start a new life with a new name somewhere else. Betrayed by her longtime first vampire love, Sookie must now not only deal with a possible new man in her life—the oh-so-handsome were-bengal tiger Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit in Rhodes. Now that is a twist that I really liked about this book because it brings together all these vamps and were-animals and other preternatural beings together for a big meeting.
The summit, which has attracted undead power players from all over the central U.S., is sure to be a tense situation. Well I could almost feel the tension while reading this book and it was GREAT! It was also exciting to see how Sookie is around all these supernatural creatures gathered for a summit that she would rather be anywhere else. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans and there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. I don’t like the vamp queen of Louisiana because her and her guard Andre are a real threat to Sookie’s life. They are very manipulative about Sookie’s powers and the debt that she owes the vampires for saving her life a couple of times. But with secret alliances and backroom deals the order of the day—and night—Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with because not all of the sides are good for her life. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe that was such a joy to read. By the end of this novel I could tell that Sookie wasn’t the same naive cocktail waitress we all knew in the first book Dead Until Dark and that is both a bit sad but it is also a change to be expected. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
ALL TOGETHER DEAD $ 24.95 (Book 7)(323 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)

Being surrounded by all varieties of undead, changeling, and preternatural beings has gotten to be nothing out of the ordinary for Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Still, even she has her limits. Betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must now not only deal with a possible new man in her life—the oh-so-handsome shapeshifter Quinn—but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit in Rhodes.
The summit, which has attracted undead power players from all over the central U.S., is sure to be a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. With secret alliances and backroom deals the order of the day—and night—Sookie must decide what side she’ll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe…
I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
Now this book Definitely Dead was so hard to wait for to come out because the last book left me so wanting more Sookie Stackhouse. Now there are so many new characters in this novel that I so enjoyed getting to know more about since most of them are paranormal creatures. Sookie’s cousin Hadley, who was turned into a vampire months before, was the consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans before her permenant death, which had it’s own story in the anthology Bite. And now, as the unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk that she didn’t expect. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past or for that matter, Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her, but who could it be who doesn’t want anything getting out about Hadley’s permenant death? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject—Sookie’s first love, Bill.
Here Sookie finds out something much, much worse about Bill than he previous betrayal that makes Sookie hate him so much more than before. After I found out about how Bill came to meet Sookie at the bar where she worked I was right there with Sookie and I wanted to stake Bill in the heart and somewhere else. Whoever it is that wants to keep matters hush, hush, they’re definitely dangerous—and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line. Now I love the new character Quinn the were-bengal tiger who is really tall, muscled and though he has a shaved head I really like him. I think he is such a good new boyfriend for Sookie even though I think she would also be good with Eric but that is going to take some time to develop. Now I really am totally addicted to this series and I devoured this book so quickly that I had to pick up the next book immediately. And again I’m totally loving the cover of this book especially the bengal tiger that Sookie’s riding. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
DEFINIETLY DEAD $ 23.95 (Book 6)(324 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)

As a person with so few living relatives, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse really hated to lose one. But she never guessed that it would be her cousin Hadley—a consort of the vampire queen of New Orleans. After all, technically speaking Hadley was already dead. And now, as unexpected heir to Hadley’s estate, Sookie discovers the inheritance definitely comes with a risk. Someone doesn’t want Sookie looking too deeply into Hadley’s past—or for that matter, Hadley’s possessions. And they’re prepared to do anything in their power to stop her. But who? The range of suspects runs from the rogue weres who reject Sookie as a friend of the pack to the vampire queen herself, who could be working through a particularly vulnerable subject—Sookie’s first love, Bill. Whoever it is, they’re definitely dangerous—and Sookie’s life is definitely on the line…
I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
After reading the fourth book Dead to the World I was wondering a bit how Charlaine Harris would make Sookie’s life more interesting and exciting. I also was wondering if Eric would ever get his memory back about all the beautiful and wonderful moments that he and Sookie spent together in book 4. Well I have to say that this book was just as good as the last because now Sookie’s brother Jason is a were-panther but he can’t transform into a full panther because he was only bitten. Then a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population—and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first. Sookie goes through so much in this novel for her brother but she also has to deal with her own safety at the same time.
There were a couple of new characters introduced in this novel that I enjoyed reading about along with some previous characters that came back in this novel. I learned a lot about Sookie’s relationship with her brother since I know that Sookie would do anything for Jason but I don’t think Jason would do the same for Sookie. I’m not a fan of Jason because he is a self-centered man who doesn’t think of anyone even his own sister but himself first. By the end of this novel I wanted more Sookie and her life full of vampires, werewolves and other were animals. I also have to say that the covers of each new Sookie Stackhouse – Southern Vampire series gets more interesting and I love them. Here is the description of the books from the back covers and pictures:
DEAD AS A DOORNAIL $ 22.95 (Book 5)(295 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)


Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s pretty and well-mannered and has only a few close friends—which isn’t surprising, since not many people can appreciate Sookie’s abilities as a mind reader. It’s not a quality that has the guys beating down her door—unless they’re vampires, werewolves, or other supernatural beings. And now some of them aren’t just friendly—they’re family. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a werepanther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she’s known. But her concern for her brother becomes fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population—and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…

I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
Dead to the World is one of my favorites of the series because things have really gotten interesting for Sookie Stackhouse and her new world of paranormal creatures. She has been betrayed by her first love Bill the vampire and she also has a friendship that is pretty complicated with the werewolf Alcide. Now all Sookie wants this new year is no more troubles from the vampires or werewolves in her life because she’s been hurt so much already and she wants a normal life again. But that kind of changes when she drives home from her cocktail waitress job and finds a naked man running on the road and she doesn’t just drive by and leave him alone. Turns out he hasn’t a clue as to who his is, but Sookie does because its Eric and without his memory he is sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help. Because whoever took his memory now wants his life and that is when Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves.
But there could be a greater danger to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist. I love Eric very much even though sometimes he is such a Viking with no manners towards women but he’s such a fun vampire and I think a good match for Sookie. This was a very exciting novel to read because you have an epic battle between all these paranormal creatures and witches who want to take over. There is a lot of bloodshed in this novel but there is so much emotion between Sookie and Eric that I really want them to end up together someday. I was kind of sad and happy because Sookie and Eric don’t end up together but I know that Charlaine Harris has something special planned for Sookie in the future novels of this series that I really hope have Eric in it also. Here is the description of the books from the back covers and pictures:
DEAD TO THE WORLD $ 19.95 (Book 4)(291 Pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She’s pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself and has only a few close friends because no everyone appreciates Sookie’s gift. She can read minds. Not exactly every man’s idea of date bait. Unless they’re undead. Vampires and the like can be tough to read—just the kind of guy Sookie’s been looking for. Maybe that’s why, when she comes across a naked vampire on the road home form work, she doesn’t just drive on by. Turns out he hasn’t a clue as to who his is, but Sookie does. Its Eric is sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie’s help—because whoever took his memory now wants his life. Sookie’s investigation into why leads straight into a dangerous battle among witches, vampires, and werewolves. But there could be a greater danger to Sookie’s heart—because the kinder, gentler Eric is very difficult to resist…
I love the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character of the series and she is one funny lady. Charlaine Harris is a very good author and I love her books but I only have her Sookie Stackhouser a.k.a. the Southern Vampire Series but she has other books and another series that she writes and which I’ve heard are really good. So far there are 8 published books in the series but the 9th book in the series called Dead and Gone is coming out on Tuesday, May 5. I’ve read the first 7 books before it became it hit HBO TV series called True Blood and though I don’t have HBO I’ve seen the first episode of the show at a friends house. I thought it was pretty good but you know how things are when they turn a book into a movie or TV show. It’s not the same but at least you have a visual of each character so when you read the books again or read future books in the series you have an idea of what each character looks like.
Club Dead is the third book in the series and this is where Sookie’s vampires aren’t the only paranormal creatures in the world. Sookie meets Alcide the werewolf in this novel because he is going to help her find out about her missing vampire boyfriend Bill. I’m liking the new paranormal creatures that are being introduced in this novel because it is more interesting to read about more than one paranormal creature than just one such as vampires. This book was also so great to read because Sookie is a more developed character than the previous two books. Sookie has a new life with more troubles than she can handle but it’s sometimes better than a boring same day over and over life that she was living before meeting Bill. Things are also getting very heated between Eric and Sookie since Bill has been missing and even before he was gone.
Eric is one of my favorite vampires since he is such an interesting character that can be frustrating and funny at the same time. By the end of this book I was not happy with the way thing turned out for Sookie because Bill has betrayed her in the worst way possible for both a human or vampire. So Bill the vampire is in my don’t like list because like Sookie I don’t think I could ever forgive him for his betrayal. Like the previous 2 books in the series I’ve read this book about 5 times since I first bought it. I do this because with each new book in the series I like to read the previous books to get in touch with the characters again. Here is the description of the books from the back covers and pictures:
CLUB DEAD $ 7.99 (Book 3)(258 Pages)

There’s only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and that’s Bill. But recently he’s been a little distant—in another state, distant. His sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him. Next thing Sookie knows, she is off to Jackson, Mississippi to mingle with the under-underworld at Club Dead. It’s a dangerous little haunt where the elitist vampire society can go to chill out and such down some type O. but when Sookie finally finds Bill—caught in an act of serious betrayal—she’s not sure whether to save him…or sharpen some stakes.
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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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