Archive for vampire book reviews
Samantha Moon is back and kicking as much butt as ever. The federal agent/soccer mom who was turned into a vampire has got to be one of the best concepts for a vampire romance adventure tale ever. When she isn’t tracking down the cause of a mysterious death, she is trying to solve the problems her kids bring to the kitchen. Through it all, there is a down to earth quality to Sam that makes it all work.
In this sixth book in the Vampire for Hire series, a boxer has died under mysterious circumstances. Sam is now a private investigator and has been hired to find out why. While being a vamp does have its disadvantages, it also has its little extras that come in handy for any investigator. Sam is a practical type, and she uses every advantage she has to get to the bottom of this mystery. But that may be the trouble, because at the bottom of this murder is a truth that will more than shake her, it will change everything she thought she knew.
Sam Plays Vampire Games to Win
Of course, we all know that nothing is simple. That includes Sam’s life. It has taken some time for Sam to get used to the whole “undead” situation. She is getting stronger all the time, and just beginning to trust who and what she is. With that trust add the need to readjust her life. She needs to bring some normalcy to it, if you can do that when you are a vampire with kids to feed.
Besides the questions that the murder brings up, there is the question of Fang, her longtime friend and Kingsley her lover. Now it feels like the situations may be changing and the question Sam has is, how does she feel about it? Will it affect her and her family? For Sam, it is always the kids that come first. That doesn’t change when you become a vampire.
If you are looking for a different kind of vampire book, this may be just the ticket. Sam is full-charge mom, hard working independent investigator and a vampire with a unique perspective. This short novella is a great introduction to the character and if you love it as I think you will there are five more to jump into!
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: Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, Book 3)
Author: Faith Hunter
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Genre: Urban Vampire
Jane Yellowrock, a shape-shifting rogue-vampire hunter-for-hire, is now taking blood money from the very vamps she used to hunt. But things start heating up in the Big Easy when weres announce their existence to the world, and revive the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies — vampires. Jane finds herself caught in the crossfire in Book 3 of the Jane Yellowrock series.
Title: The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food
Author: Merlene Alicia Vassall
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Genre: Urban Vampire
Pearl, a temptress vampire living in Washington, DC, discovers that the blood of her next would-be victim, Salaam, lacks that certain something she craves – necromantic energy that comes from eating meat. Yet he may offer her something that she needs even more… Through fast-paced prose peppered with surprises, The Vampire and The Vegan explores the complex relationship between a carnivore and her food in The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I: Food.
“Highland Blood” by Hannah Howell:
When Adeline Dunbar finds an abandoned baby on her doorstep, she sets out to find his clan. Attacked by a group of demon hunters, Adeline tries to flee her rescuer, vampire Lachann MacNachton. But escaping Lachann proves useless – as does denying the primal hunger he stirs deep within her…
“Taken by Darkness” by Alexandra Ivy:
The daughter of a witch, Juliet Lawrence has inherited magical powers – powers that could be quite useful to Victor, Marquess DeRosa, London’s most powerful vampire. But that’s not all Victor desires of Juliet. He wants the unpredictable beauty in his bed – and he is accustomed to getting what he wants…
“Immortal Dreams” by Kaitlin O’Riley:
Beautiful widow Grace Sutton is haunted by recurring dreams of a past life and a mysterious, handsome stranger. When Grace meets Stuart Phillips, Lord Radcliffe – the vampire who has been searching for her for over a century – her sensual dreams soon come true in the most unforgettable way . . .
Yours For Eternity is a sexy book of vampire romance tales.
It doesn’t take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don’t like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn’t need any more clues – these kids are vampires! As Cody struggles to fit into this secretive community, he disrupts centuries of human/vampire segregation, with some serious – and seriously funny – consequences.
In Vampire High, Douglas Rees uses sharp, humorous, and insightful prose to create a world of vampires where the real issue for humans is not the fear of being bitten, but the need to get along.
Title: Shadow of the Vampire
Author: Meagan Hatfield
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Genre: Vampire Romance
Even vampires should never sleep with the enemy.
Vampire princess Alexia Feodorovna has been undead for 125 years, so it’s been a while since any man has made her pulse race. Until Declan Black. One look at his bronzed body and a fire like no other consumes her. Then she discovers that he’s a dragon lord come to take revenge on the vamps who killed his parents. And claim a crystal said to imbue its owner with incredible powers.
Alexia is ordered to torture and kill the dragon lord. Yet with each reckless encounter, she finds herself consumed by his fiery passion. A passion Declan battles, as well. Will he be able to resist the fire of lust she kindles within him and keep revenge in his heart? Or will he risk everything to quench the burning desire and claim the vampire as his own?
Title: Blood Song
Author: Cat Adams
Release Date: June 8, 2010
Genre: Urban Vampire
Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. Guarding a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists is hard enough, but it seems like the entire supernatural world is after this guy too. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.
Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination—something that should not exist—and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead. With the help of a few loyal friends—a sexy mage, a powerful werewolf, and a psychic cop—Celia does her best to stay alive. On the run from her enemies, Celia must try to discover who is behind her transformation…before it’s too late.