Archive for good vampire books
Title: Kiss of a Demon King
Author: Kresley Cole
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kiss of Demon King is the sixth novel in Kresley Cole’s popular ‘Immortals After Dark’ paranormal romance series. As with the other books in the series, this one is also a stand alone story. However, there is a cross over of characters from earlier novels and a loose skeleton of a story that flows through the series. So I’d suggest you start with the earlier books, if you’re new to the series.
As for those who are religiously following the series, you’d know that the ousted demon king Rydstrom, was kidnapped by his archenemy sorceress Sabine within the plot of the previous novel in the series – Dark Desires After Dusk. Kiss of a Demon King opens right here.
In Cole’s fictional world demons are destined to have one special mate without whom they are unable to have children. So that is Rydstrom’s fate. He has waited close to 1500 years and still hasn’t found his destined female. Not only that Rydstorm’s kingdom and his loyal subjects are now in the hands of the evil Omort and his sister Sabine and it’s up to him to rescue both from their unlawful hands.
In all the 1500 years that he’s waited for his mate Rydstrom had never once dreamed that his fated mate would be anything but virtuous and noble. Very early in the book Rydstrom realizes that the wicked sorceress Sabine is his fated mate. This book really isn’t about Rydstrom finding his mate but really about the battle of wills that ensues after their meeting.
Cole’s portrayal of their differences and their battle of wits is enough to keep you glued to those pages. Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole has all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic paranormal romance – piping hot romance, clashing well developed personalities, humor, demons, sorceresses and even vampires! This one is a thoroughly entertaining read.
Title: Tempest’s Legacy (Jane True)
Author: Nicole Peeler
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Genre: Urban Vampire
After a peaceful hiatus at home in Rockabill, Jane True thinks that her worst problem is that she still throws like a girl – at least while throwing fireballs. Her peace of mind ends, however, when Anyan arrives one night with terrible news . . . news that will rock Jane’s world to its very core.
After demanding to help investigate a series of gruesome attacks on females — supernatural, halfling, and human — Jane quickly finds herself forced to confront her darkest nightmares as well as her deepest desires.
And she’s not sure which she finds more frightening in Tempest’s Legacy.
Title: The Demon Girl (Volume 1)
Author: Penelope Fletcher
Release Date: January 19, 2011
Genre: Vampire Romance
Rae Wilder has problems…. Supernatural creatures swarm earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, she thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can’t keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control. Find out in Volume 1 of The Demon Girl.
Title: The Bitten (Vampire Huntress Legend 4)
Author: L.A. Banks
Release Date: January, 2011
Genre: Urban Vampire
She is a woman who lives between pleasure and pain – the pure, scintillating pleasure of the flesh and the kind of pain that has rocked the world and left it strewn with chaos set to a hip-hop beat. Her name is Damali Richards. And when she makes love to a master vampire, it changes everything in a struggle between good and evil – with the future of humanity hanging in the balance. In L.A. Banks’ astounding new VAMPIRE HUNTRESS novel, an unforgettable scene of seduction touches off a violent race around the world – and into a realm beneath us. For Damali, once a pawn, has been given a new, pulsating power of her own – having been bitten by lover and vampire extraordinaire Carlos Rivera. Between them, they know how high the stakes have risen. A powerful lord of darkness has hijacked a mystical key containing the blood of Christ. And for a world where blood runs like a river, one drop of this blood will be the end …THE BITTEN.
Title: Black Magic Sanction (Hollows)
Author: Kim Harrison
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Genre: Urban Vampire
Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she’s never faced off against her own kind . . . until now.
Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment—her worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery. Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom. But trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and a lowlife ex-boyfriend-turned-thief. Follow Rachel’s latest adventure in Black Magic Sanction.
Title: The Lion’s Den: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles (Volume 5)
Author: D.N. Simmons
Release Date: January 24, 2011
Genre: Urban Vampire
Darian, Elise and Xander have been through very rough times in the past, but nothing has prepared them for the menace that is causing all kinds of havoc in their territory this time around. Chicago is at the mercy, or lack thereof, of a ruthless gang of supernaturals who seem to take extreme pleasure in other people’s pain. In this game of cat and mouse, there’s no way to tell who’s the predator and who’s the prey in volume 5 of this exciting series from D. N. Simmons,The Lion’s Den: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles.
Some of the most awaited books are set to be released this month. the latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Anita Blake series is due this June, and so are other latest novels from bestselling authors such as Barb Hendee, Alyssa Day and Brian Stableford. Check out what’s coming this June!
Deep In The Woods
by Chris Marie Green
With the 6th, and final, installment of the Vampire Babylon Series, Chris Marie Green brings to conclusion Costin’s search for the “Dragon” and wins him the chance to reclaim his soul.
The members of Limpet & Associates have “possession” of one of the two Underground Masters, Claudius (aka Claudia), and the girls of Queenshill are determined to get to him. Oh, they don’t want to rescue him! They want to kill him. They are tired pf playing second fiddle to Claudius when it comes to Wolfie’s affections and they are determined to rectify the situation for good.
Driven to the secondary Head Quarters as a result of the attack by the “girls”, Dawn is forced to reveal that Costin is gone. He’s already set out to destroy the underground and has left explicit instructions not to follow. Understandably, some of the members are upset and Dawn is extremely worried. He should have been back by now. But back “from where” is the problem. Costin didn’t divulge this information to Dawn, so it`s up to her figure out his intended location and finish the destruction of the Underground, should he be unsuccessful. Under no circumstances is Dawn to make an attempt to rescue Costin. The destruction of the underground is the first and only priority.
With Vampires, Spirits, and Friends (ghosts) readers will most definitely be kept turning page after page, reading installment after installment! And alas, many readers may find themselves, as I have, a little sad that the adventure is over. But do not fret, the ending is a great one and I am sure there will be many more great adventures to come from this amazing author, Chris Marie Green!
Memories of Envy: A Vampire Memories Novel
by Barb Hendee
FROM THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE NOBLE DEAD SERIES…
FOR MOST VAMPIRES, KILLING IS EASY. BUT ONE VAMPIRE THINKS IT’S REALLY FUN.
Reluctant vampire Eleisha Clevon has made a home for herself and other vampires in Portland, Oregon, teaching them to feed without killing. But vampire Simone Stratford wants nothing to do with her. Simone loves to feed, and to play twisted games with her victims before striking.
When Eleisha and her protector, Philip Branté, go to Denver to search for Simone, what they find is far worse—and more seductive—than either one bargained for.
Vampire in Atlantis
by Alyssa Day
New from the New York Times bestselling author of Atlantis Betrayed and Atlantis Redeemed.
“Poseidon’s Warriors are HOT!! Can I have one?”-New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks
The most unexpected of all allies to Poseidon’s warriors has proven to be the fiercest-Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage. But even the strongest alliance can be destroyed when a vampire’s oath crosses paths with a maiden’s quest, and an eleven-thousand-year-old desire is reborn.
The Deadliest Bite
by Jennifer Rardin
I have two choices. Carve Brude’s name into Hell’s bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.
After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania.
So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he’s slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.
Empire of Fear: An Epic Vampire Novel
by Brian Stableford
In an epic novel the Washington Post called “riveting,” Brian Stableford brilliantly imagines a world ruled by a powerful aristocracy of vampires: long-lived, extraordinarily handsome humans who are immune to pain but must drink the blood of their common subjects. The story begins in seventeenth-century London and spans three hundred years-moving from England to the heart of Africa, to Malta, and finally to the New World.
Edmund Cordery, Mechanician to the court of Richard Coeur-de-Lion, believes that vampire beings must have a natural explanation. But when his discoveries make him dangerous in the eyes of his masters, Edmund entrusts his learned secrets to his son, Noell, who in turn becomes a fugitive. When he returns to Europe he faces the awesome might of Coeur-de-Lion and the infamous Vlad the Impaler.
This classic has been translated into five languages and “turn[ed] the typical vampire story on its ear” when it was published, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
by Laurell K. Hamilton
The #1 New York Times bestselling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series continues!
If you’re making a list of today’s hottest paranormal writers, Laurell K. Hamilton belongs at the top…
Word has leaked to Anita Blake that hit men are headed for St. Louis-and that she, Jean-Claude, and Richard are the targets.
“HAMILTON REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST INVENTIVE AND EXCITING WRITERS IN THE PARANORMAL FIELD.”-CHARLAINE HARRIS
Chicks Kick Butt
by Rachel Caine and Kerrie Hughes
When the going gets tough, Chicks Kick Butt!
Chicks are awesome–and never more so than when they are kicking some serious vampire/werewolf/demon/monster butt.
Chicks Kick Butt is an anthology that features one of the best things about the urban fantasy genre: strong, independent, and intelligent heroines who are quite capable of solving their own problems and slaying their own dragons (or demons, as the case may be).
Edited by Kerrie Hughes and Rachel Caine, Chicks Kick Butt features original stories from thirteen authors, eleven of whom are New York Times bestsellers: – Rachel Caine (with a story from her bestselling Weather Wardens universe), L.A. Banks, Rachel Vincent, Karen Chance, Lilith Saintcrow, Cheyenne McCray, Susan Krinard, Jeanne Stein, Jenna Black, Elizabeth Vaughan, Carole Nelson Douglas, P.N. Elrod, Nancy Holder.
Title: Dead Is Not an Option
Author: Marlene Perez
Genre: Young Adult
Dead Is Not an Option is the fifth and final installment in the “Dead Is” series from fiction writer Marlene Perez. As with any final book of a series, it answered a lot of questions, tied up a lot of loose ends and was largely constructed on storylines from earlier books of the series. Although the novel had its own storyline that was thoroughly enjoyable, if you’re only now contemplating Marlene Perez, I’d suggest you start at the beginning. Not because you won’t enjoy this book without the backstory, but because after reading this book you’ll want to learn more about the characters and the events leading to the conclusion.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the book:
“It’s springtime of senior year, and psychic sleuth Daisy Giordano is preparing to say goodbye to Nightshade High. But no college acceptance letters have arrived yet, and she’s beginning to worry about where she’ll end up come fall—and if it will be anywhere near her boyfriend, Ryan. But that’s not the only uncertainty Daisy’s dealing with. There’s a vamps-versus-shifters war going on in Nightshade, and things are so tense that there is talk of canceling the prom. The conflict is carrying over to the Giordano home, since Rose and Daisy are both dating werewolves and Poppy’s new boyfriend is a vampire.
Can the paranormal community in Nightshade finally find peace? And will Daisy and her friends survive graduation? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest explosive installment in the Dead Is series.”
I really enjoyed learning about Daisy’s modern day life and those around her. In the town of Nightshade there are vampires, werewolves, witches, psychics and even some supernatural species I’ve not previously read about. As you can imagine, with that many paranormal folk around, there’s bound to be trouble. And there is.
Several people in the community have been murdered with their throats torn to shreds. This puts a strain on the already tenuous relationship between the vampire and werewolf community. Each accuses the other of the murders and tensions run high as the crimes remain unsolved. On top of that there’s a possibility that the crimes are being committed by the group known as The Scourge, a radical and ruthless group of humans sworn to eradicate the world of all supernatural beings.
Although Daisy is concerned about not yet receiving a college acceptance letter, she’s soon drawn into the war that’s brewing in her hometown. On top of that, she’s having a hard time fulfilling her promise to find a way to free a young woman (whose body and spirit are trapped inside a jukebox) and her fiance (whose body is trapped inside that of a pig). Especially since the witch responsible for cursing the couple has no intention of reversing the spell.
The novel was a good final installment in the “Dead Is” series and one I really enjoyed reading. If you like fun mysteries with a supernatural backdrop you’ll enjoy this book.
I wish there had been more written about Daisy and Ryan’s relationship because they’re really sweet together. However, I really liked the way this book ended. I’d say, Dead Is Not an Option by Marlene Perez is a nice finish to the series and a solid read in itself.