Tuesday, June 4, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #16 and Tuesday Teaser


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraphs of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraphs from one of my current reads, Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, a book I purchased quite some time ago.  I know I'm late to the game on this one, but I thought now is a good time to start the Sookie Stackhouse Series since the final book was released last month.  As the saying goes, better late than never.

Read on after the intro for my Tuesday Teaser.
Dead until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #1) (True Blood)
Published by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
 Publication date: 5/1/2001


"I'd been waiting for the vampire for years when he walked into the bar.

Ever since vampires came out of the coffin (as they laughingly put it) two years ago, I'd hoped one would come to Bon Temps.  We had all the other minorities in our little town--why not the newest, the legally recognized undead?  But rural northern Louisiana wasn't too tempting to vampires, apparently; on the other hand, New Orleans was a real center for them--the whole Anne Rice thing, right?

It's not that long a drive from Bon Temps to New Orleans, and everyone who came into the bar said that if you threw a rock on a street corner you'd hit one.  Though you better not.  

But I was waiting for my own vampire."

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? Or have you already read this one?  Have you read the entire series?
Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, is a weekly event where bloggers open to a random page and share a teaser from somewhere on that page--no spoilers allowed.
Here's my teaser from Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
"I got really busy--everyone came to Merlotte's on Saturday night for some portion of the evening--so I lost track of my vampire for a while.  When I next had a moment to check on him, he was talking to Denise.  Mack was looking at him with an expression so avid that I became worried."
~p. 6
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