Dead Until Dark is the first of the series of books that inspired the TBO series True Blood. If you like chick lit, you’ll probably enjoy it. It has that whole Vampire thing going for it with the tall dark handsome stranger who would gladly kill for you added into the mix.
A fantastic guide for general writing as well as writing specific to the superhero genre by an author I really respect. I whacked through it in a day thanks to the easy and cheerful layout. It’s about 70% general writing tips and tricks, 30% developing characters for fantasy and sci fi stories specifically.