Charlaine Harris is the author of several New York Times bestselling books. She is married, with children and lives in Arkansas.
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.
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.