This is a review of the short story “Tacky” by Charlaine Harris. It can be found in the anthology “My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding”.
The protagonist of this story is Dahlia Lynley-Chivers, a vampire who lives in the “Sookieverse” but has very little contact at all with Sookie herself. She appears in a number of short stories and makes a small appearance in the Sookie Stackhouse novel “All Together Dead“.
“Tacky” is the first Dahlia Lynley-Chivers short story.
Dahlia has been chosen to be the maid of honour at her best friend Taffy’s wedding. Having been a vampire for so many long years, Dahlia is unfamiliar with how a modern wedding is carried out.
Taffy who is also a vampire, has done something considered most strange, and is marrying a werewolf. Dahlia doesn’t understand her behaviour, but is willing to stand by her oldest friend and support her in the marriage.
The other bridesmaids, (all vampires of course) aren’t nearly so supportive. Weres! How gross. Eew.
And it’s not just the vamp bridesmaids who have their reservations. Who knows what could happen if the vampire hating humans get wind of this vampire/”human” wedding?
An entertaining read from one of my favourite authors.