I still can't figure out what happened to my html in goodreads, so I'm sorry that I have no picture of the cover for you, but, really, the cover adds nothing.
So Tara makes an appearance in this book, albeit a small one. And Lafayette dies. I'm really not sure how HBO took this series of books and turned it into True Blood.
Am I the only one who finds Sookie mildly annoying? For example, she's 25 and she keeps pinning bows in her hair.
So here's the bottom line: the books are pretty dumb, but they're an easy read for when you just want to let your mind go. Like on airplanes, or at the beach, or after a long day at work when you really don't want to think anymore.
Here's a review with an awesome picture of Eric: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/108761636
And here's a review that I think is really amusing: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/62013604