#4. Dead Until Dark By Charlaine Harris (Ace Books, 2002)
Dead Until Dark is the first of the Sookie Stackhouse books that spawned the HBO series “True Blood” where this season’s mantra seemed to be all naked, all the time. The raunchiness of these books is one of the few things the TV series stays true to. People get turned on by the idea of otherworldly creatures having their way with them because there is sort of this. You’ll see what she means when you get to a love scene, they are the perfect blend of steamy, dirty and a little bit undead.