Vampire Romance

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Working Stiffs : An m/m vampire charity romance anthology

Working Stiffs : An m/m vampire charity romance anthology is a collection of thirteen short stories and novellas, and proceeds from sales will go to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.  I generally find anthologies to be a mixed bag and that’s true of Working Stif ...

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Sweep of the Blade

Sweep of the Blade is the swashbuckling conclusion to the romance of Arland and Maude, which began in One Fell Sweep, book three of the Innkeeper Chronicles.  It very much reads like the completion to their love story, so I would recommend starting the saga at its very beginning with Clean Sweep. T ...

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Lover Awakened (#37 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 27, 2006 Lover Awakened is the third book in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Those who have not read the first two books may feel a bit like the new bride at a family reunion, but eventually you'll figure out who's who. A handy gl ...

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

Juliet Lyons’ self-published, Wattpad series has gained mainstream attention and garnered her a contract with Sourcebooks, so potential readers should be aware that Drop Dead Gorgeous, the second book in her Bite Nights series, was previously titled Romancing the Undead.  Depending on one’s moo ...

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Blood Kiss

Every morning for over forty years, my cousin has eaten a chocolate frosted Poptart™ for breakfast. Every morning.  I once asked her if she didn’t get sick of the same thing every single day, and she just shrugged, saying she likes what she likes. If you like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Bro ...

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The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire

Ah, the joys of that first job - you are all fresh-faced and excited, you feel particularly mature in that new pantsuit you just got, and none of the vampires in your new office tried to bite your neck! Wait, is that not like your first job? Yeah, mine neither. It’s a pretty good summary of Gig ...

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How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)

I have to admit - I love books with kitschy, cliched titles. I’m happy to say that I’ve enjoyed most of the books I’ve read that are like that (you can check out my top 10 list if you don’t believe me), and I was hoping that Kerrelyn Sparks’ latest would join that particular group on my pe ...

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Vampire Most Wanted

I would say The Vampire Most Wanted was a good book. As it’s one of the first few books I’ve read by Lynsay Sands, I can’t really say whether or not it measures up to her other works, but I certainly enjoyed it. It wasn’t revolutionary, but it was certainly satisfying. The first thing you ...

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Love Your Entity

Love Your Entity is a tricky book to grade. Most of the time, it walks that fine line between adorable and annoying as readers get to follow the latest round of antics in Chicago's Vamptown. However, since I got more eyerolls than chuckles out of this one, it's not something I'd recommend. ...

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Bound By Night

Vampire romances have become passé in recent years, falling out of favor for new and shiny creatures such as demons, angels, werewolves, and the like. Post-Twilight the sub-genre has become rife for mockery and parody and, given some of what has been published, for good reason. I’m pleased to say ...