Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - Dead and Gone

Title: Dead and Gone
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Ace Hardcover (May 5, 2009)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 312
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Library
Series: Sookie Stackhouse #9

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

Chapter 1

“Caucasian vampires should never wear white,” the television announcer intoned. “We’ve been secretly filming Devon Dawn, who’s been a vampire for only a decade, as she gets dressed for a night on the town. Look at that outfit! It’s all wrong for her!”

“What was she thinking?” said an acidic female voice. “Talk about stuck in the nineties! Look at that blouse, if that’s what you call it. Her skin just cries out for contrasting color, and what is she putting on! Ivory! It makes her skin look like a Hefty bag.”


Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps-and nothing about weres.

Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works-and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.

But there's a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.


Paulita said...

I love that the vampires can be as shallow as the rest of us. Here's Mine

JoAnn said...

I'm not usually drawn to vampires, but would like to give this series a try. Nice intro!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I laughed when I read this intro, but me and vampires are not a likely duo:) enjoy Nancy and thanks for joining us this week.