Monday, November 17, 2008

Vampires???

Who doesn't love a good vampire story? LOL

Recently I've gotten hooked on the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris. Here is the description for Book #1: Dead Until Dark

Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next.

In the different places I've read about them, they have been compared to the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books and the Twilight Books. However I haven't read either of these other series. I can only vouch for the Southern Vampire Series. They are good stories. A lot of fantasy, we are talking vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures here after all. A bit of romance, lots of humor (what's funnier than vampire humor I ask you?), a bit of suspense, and just good ol entertainment. Now I know that Vampire/Romance/Fantasy/Suspense/sometimes Quirky Humor books aren't for everyone. But if you like that sort of story you will really like these! They also have a few racy loves scenes in there too, so if that isn't you thing, be warned. They aren't scary though. I can't do scary, for some reason as I've gotten older (I used to love scary movies & such when I was younger) scary stuff gives me nightmares. And I can tell you that I haven't had one of those nightmares since I've been reading these....

Here are the covers for all the books so far in the series...













For those of you who like reading ebooks, Fictionwise has them HERE. And for those of you who like actual books that you can touch Amazon has them HERE.

Right now I'm on Book #5: Dead as a Doornail. I really enjoyed #1-#4. And stayed up really, really late a couple of nights cause I couldn't put them down. I believe that #9, Dead and Gone, is supposed to be released sometime in the near future. I have also seen something about them being made into a series on HBO, called True Blood. Has anyone seen those yet? I'm gonna have to go check that out & see if I can rent them at Block Buster or something....

Okay, I'll let you go now. I just thought with all the book talk here lately, I'd share with you my current reads that have been keeping me up late. :)

8 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

I had no idea those were the books that "True Blood" was based off of! Holy cow! I haven't seen it yet, but I hear it's good.

~laurie said...

I LOVE True Blood. I need to get the books :)

Channon said...

Okay, those go on my Christmas list!

KSee said...

Did not know about the books but love True Blood. Fair warning- can get pretty x rated but what fun and kooky, The cast is great and each week something new or off beat is added.
Now I have to see if these are on audio

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

Dead Until Dark was our WhoDuKnit read for October. It was a fun read!

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insanknitty said...

I guess I have a new series to add to my list... who'd have thunk I'm a vampire story girl... guess so... ;-) Just finished the Twilight series a few weeks ago, and am currently reading the House of Night series that was recommended by a friend... hmmmm new one to add to the list...

Monica said...

My friend just gave me the first one to read. She's a bit vamp-obsessed after Twilight. So far I'm.... unfortunately not too impressed... but I'll keep reading!