Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris
I've read them, they're fun. Good mix of suspense, sex, violence, mystery.
Number 9 I haven't read, not in paperback until April 2010.
True Blood, season one and two, are fun to compare to the books. They aren't first-person like the novels, so they range much wider following the other characters, especially Tara and Jason. Some elements are obviously aimed at people who've read the books, to surprise them.
Spoiler: the biggest is the continued existence of Lafayette, but the actor/writers in the show are having a great time with him.