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 is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out.... Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea. The reviewI will not say to much about this book. It is a very entertaining story fitting right on the Harlequin shelf with some vampires. If you really try hard you can make up some double layer meaning behind the story but I think that is more by accident. Characters are properly described. Looks are obviously very important, more than character . There are various holes and flaws in details of the story. I will not be able to read all these books in one go. But they are entertaining enough to pick one up to fill up a hole or after some heavy books if I do not want to think to much about what I read.