By Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is simply a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. till the vampire of her goals walks into her life-and certainly one of her coworkers tests out....

Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't this sort of vibrant idea.

A enjoyable, quickly, humorous, and beautifully interesting mixture of vampire and secret that's difficult to place down, and shouldn't be overlooked.

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You will die unless you do as I say,” Bill told me. “Sorry, don’t want to be a vampire,” I said, and my voice was weak and thready. “No, you won’t be,” he said more gently. “You’ll heal. Quickly. I have a cure. ” “Then trot out the cure,” I whispered. ” I could feel the pull the grayness was exerting on me. In the little part of my mind that was still receiving signals from the world, I heard Bill grunt as if he’d been hurt. Then something was pressed up against my mouth. “Drink,” he said. I tried to stick out my tongue, managed.

The politically correct theory, the one the vamps themselves publicly backed, had it that this guy was the victim of a virus that left him apparently dead for a couple of days and thereafter allergic to sunlight, silver, and garlic. The details depended on which newspaper you read. They were all full of vampire stuff these days. Anyway, his lips were lovely, sharply sculpted, and he had arched dark brows. His nose swooped down right out of that arch, like a prince’s in a Byzantine mosaic. When he finally looked up, I saw his eyes were even darker than his hair, and the whites were incredibly white.

He didn’t speak right away. I turned my head to the left to look at him. He was closer than I’d thought. His big dark eyes looked into mine. His fangs had retracted; I was a little disappointed about that. “Thank you,” he said stiffly. So he wasn’t thrilled about being rescued by a woman. Typical guy. Since he was being so ungracious, I felt I could do something rude, too, and I listened to him, opening my mind completely.  . nothing. “Oh,” I said, hearing the shock in my own voice, hardly knowing what I was saying.

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Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris
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