I just finished Dead Until Dark. I tried the sample and it hooked me in with its pretty interesting premise. (Vampires have come "out of the closet" and are acknowledged in the US as a protected class. Of course, a whole new subculture has risen up for vampires and those who want to be with them, known as fangbangers.) So it started out pretty interesting, but I thought it dragged quite a bit in the middle. It ended well, though. Anybody read the subsequent books? Are they similar, better, worse? What do you think?