The authorCharlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck. The duck stays outside. The synopsisSookie Stackhouse likes living in Bon Temps, Louisiana, and she likes working as a cocktail waitress at Merlotte's. But she is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature which gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it).The point is: the vampires saved her life. So when one of her bloodsuckers asks for a favour, she obliges-and soon Sookie's in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave, and let the humans go unharmed. But that's easier than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for thing sto turn deadly... The reviewThis book is what I call a brainless read. A book you pick up when you don't want to think about possible deeper meanings behind sentences. Just a little relaxing fun in between. It is sad Sookie has to suffer so much for mu pleasure. Characters in this book are mostly the same as in the first. At least for the main players. Some new supernatural creatures are introduced and a group of people who are trying to get rid of the mainstream vampires promising to be a threat and the cause of some new books in this series.