Author of the books that inspired True Blood on HBO and Midnight, Texas on NBC
Two to Tango
Featuring characters who also appeared in All Together Dead, this exclusive double issue includes two novellas by #1 bestselling author, Charlaine Harris: Dancers in the Dark, and her brand new novella, Layla Steps Up.
In Dancers in the Dark, a young woman on the run from a violent stalker finds protection--and temptation--in the arms of a brooding centuries-old vampire.
In Layla Steps Up, a fragile new vampire must finally face and embrace her immortal powers in order to save her maker from an ex-lover with a taste for torture.
Blending supernatural suspense and sizzling seduction, the two intertwined stories in this collection will be sure to please fans of Charlaine Harris’s #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse vampire series and its HBO television adaptation, True Blood.
With these two thrilling novellas, Harris (A Longer Fall) offers fans a fun, dance-filled return to the world of her Sookie Stackhouse series. Dancer in the Dark introduces Layla LeMay, who takes a job as a dancer for Blue Moon Entertainment while hiding out from a dangerous past. Her relationship with her dance partner, vampire Sean O'Rourke, begins professionally, but they quickly fall for each other. As they get closer, Sean figures out that something has Layla running scared and he promises to protect her. Layla Steps Up picks up one year after the explosive finale of the first novella, and finds Layla adjusting to a new life, learning to protect herself instead of relying on others. When the vampire she loves goes missing, she has to toughen up fast in order to save him. Though the characters and conflicts are new, the spirit and human-vampire dynamics of these stories mark them as clearly of a piece with the rest of the series. Sookie Stackhouse fans will enjoy revisiting this romantic, paranormal universe.