A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories) by Charlaine Harris

By Charlaine Harris

Every Sookie Stackhouse brief tale ever written—in one precise volume—from the New York Times bestselling author.

New York Times bestselling writer Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural global along with her “spunky” (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the 1st time, this is each Sookie Stackhouse brief tale ever written— jointly in a single volume.

tales comprise “Fairy Dust,” “One note Answer,” “Dracula Night,” “Lucky,” and “Giftwrap.”

For years, Charlaine Harris has thrilled fanatics along with her secret sequence that includes small-town waitress-turned- paranormal-sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. Now, Ace is happy to republish her moment novel within the sequence in hardcover. during this booklet, Sookie is pursued by means of a really attractive vampire—and a truly lethal monster. With HBO and Alan Ball, writer of Six ft Under, launching an all-new sequence, True Blood, in keeping with the Southern Vampire novels, the call for for Charlaine Harris and Sookie Stackhouse goes to be greater than ever.

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I brushed fingertips against my own lips and drew them away, bloodied. He saw the object of my dismay, and his expression transformed itself into one of fathomless shame. " I demanded as I lowered my gaze, unable to look further at him, to see anything but my own spread fingers, covered with an unknown victim's blood. "Go, please! I cannot—I cannot bear even to think—" His voice was calm and soft but carried an undercurrent of steel resolve. "You must. Just as I had to return. It was too much for me to have come tonight, too soon after your loss.

A madwoman, they said, but my brother had seen something more, and I saw from the expression on his face as he peered through the bars at her that she had already captured his heart. As she did mine that day. As a boy, Bram constantly brought home stray and injured animals; his generosity is as deep and boundless as the ocean that surrounds us. As a man, he has not changed; but now his strays are of the two-legged variety, and just as needy. She was one of his charity cases, Gerda was, abandoned by her father to the sanitorium, deemed intractably mad.

How can this be evil, for two souls who so love each other to unite? We coupled silently, violently; such was my excitement that I soon was spent. At once, she tore herself from me and hurried off into the darkness, leaving me to sink gasping to my knees upon the hearth. Distraught at this abrupt abandonment, I struggled to rise, desiring to follow her, to profess my love and gain reassurance from her; desiring only to be near her. But before I could regain my balance, the front door slammed and I heard familiar footfall: Bram.

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