Sookie's life has gradually been getting more complicated, and in Bk #7 the tense triangle between Eric, Sookie and Bill produces some unexpected and unwelcome results. Harris gives us a full panoply of vampire politics, with enemies both internal and external. The relationship between Sookie and Eric foreshadows what's to come in the series ending. The after-effects of the vampires' Summit will shake up everything, even Sookie's small hometown.
Not sure if any other reviewers have mentioned this already, but I was intrigued by the introduction of the two alien bodyguards from the Britlingen Collective hired by the King of Kentucky, the tough professional mercenaries Clovache and Batanya. Ms. Harris wrote a short story about them (not a Sookie story). It's called "The Britlingens Go to Hell" and is included in the 2009 "Must Love Hellhounds" anthology, and is a fun read that is quite different from anything else Ms. Harris has written.
**Additional edit** While in the process of re-reading some of my older anthologies, I realized that Ms. Harris did a SECOND short story about side characters in "All Together Dead" - the vampire dancers, Layla and Sean. It's in the 2004 anthology called "Night's Edge" - Ms. Harris' short is called "Dancing In The Dark".
Like the above-mentioned "Britlingens Go To Hell", this short story focuses strictly on Layla and Sean, so Sookie et.al. do not appear at all. It's the story of how Sean and Layla met, fell in love, and became permanent dancing partners. Straightforward and nicely done, and a charming vampire romance (if that isn't an oxymoron, LOL)!