The heroine, Sookie Stackhouse, is a telepathic waitress in a small Louisiana town. Vampires have recently 'come out' reveling their existence to the world with the invention of a synthetic blood, allowing them to survive without having to feed on humans...yummy. The books delve into the Vampires and 'Others' who come into Sookie's world.
For me The Southern Vampire Mysteries are always fun, kooky, & crazy reads. They are a great break from the serious and insightful high literature you might be reading in your book club.
Here's me all dressed up like Sookie Stackhouse for Halloween this year.
So go to your local library, book store, or borrow it from your BFF and get to reading!*Be warned that these novels are not for everyone. Some conservative readers might find them too violent, disturbing, and upsetting. Now there, I warned you!