Every May, I look forward to reading the next book in Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries. If you’ve only seen True Blood , the TV show based on the books, you’re missing out! The books are a great mix of romance and mystery with a cast of paranormal characters that include vampires, shapshifters, fairies, and telepaths. This year, the tenth book in the series, Dead in the Family , will be released. If you haven’t read the first nine, be sure to start now!