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Fans of Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake looking for a lighter version of the vampire huntress should cotton to Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic Louisiana gal who really wants to be normal, but suffers from a huge self-confidence problem, a case of permanent bad luck, difficult relatives and a penchant for attracting unsavory characters of the not-quite-human kind. In this fourth quirky installment in this hitherto mass-market series (after 2003's Club Dead), Sookie finds that her bad luck has taken a new turn for the worse. Sookie's love interest, Bill the vampire, runs off to Peru to do research. In his place, Sookie is stuck with Eric, Bill's boss (and head vamp for the district), who appears out of thin air buck naked with no memory of who he is or what he does. Coincidentally, Sookie's brother Jason goes missing. Less coincidentally, but more ominously, a coven of witches (who also happen to be shape-shifters and vampire blood addicts) comes rolling into the nearest big city, looking for trouble. Consistent, well-built characters and a strong, action-packed plot that will keep readers guessing to the end distinguish this frothy fusion of romance, mystery and fantasy.
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Sookie Stackhouse has broken up with Bill, her vampire lover, after he cheated with the vampire who initiated him, but being telepathic, she can't seem to get away from the supernatural. Driving home from work one day, she comes across Bill's sexy boss, Eric, half naked and on the run. When she approaches him, he doesn't remember her or even who he is. She gets him to come back to her house, and a call to his second-in-command, Pam, reveals that Hallow, a witch whose advances Eric spurned, robbed him of his memory. Still hoping to get her hands on him, Hallow is posting signs with his picture on them all over town, so Pam is determined that Eric stay put at Sookie's. Sookie is apprehensive about that, especially after her brother disappears, and she comes to suspect that the coven Hallow runs is responsible. But as her attraction to Eric deepens, Sookie finds she is drawn into the vampires' plot to attack Hallow's coven. The first hardcover in Harris' series is gripping and spicy. Kristine Huntley
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Well I normally love True Blood and of course I mean both TV show and books I found this Ebook more like a bad cut and paste. Not what I wanted or expected.Published 20 months ago by jessica
Started the Sookie Stackhouse series and didn't stop until all 13 were read.
Only to start back at the beginning again.
This was my favorite Sookie Stackhouse book yet. I loved Eric loosing his memory and the relationship him and Sookie had, but I am happy it was done at the end of the book. Read morePublished on June 26 2012 by Khristine
I was satisfied with my purchase. The book I ordered came quickly and without any problems. thanks. I have no complaints.Published on Feb. 14 2012 by JennaK
This series of books provides a nice, easy read while still delivering a great story. Every time I pick one up I find I can't put it back down; they just sneak back into my hands! Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2010 by Crystal
The story for Sookie and Eric was a soap opera plot, but I was pleased with how Harris ended it. The mystery involving Jason Stackhouse was effective and it will be interesting to... Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2010 by Chris
When I bought this book at the local Zellers, I didn't even know there were other books before it until I made it to chapter three or four, but I read on anyway and loved it... Read morePublished on June 26 2005 by Mandy Rosko
I loved this book! It was worth the wait. My only gripe is that I was done reading it in a single 24 hour period-- so that means I have to wait another year for the next one. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Tierney