Vampire Romance

B-
The Vampire's Seduction

Remember those episodes of Angel that were just too fight-y? The ones when all the great interactions between Angel and Cordy or Lilah and Lindsay became lost in a sea of grunts and kicks and stakings? I found myself thinking of those less than stellar moments as I read The Vampire’s Seduction, th ...

C-
The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing

Vampires and satire. What could be more fun? I went into this tale of a reluctant vampire huntress hoping for a fun diversion. While it did have a few funny moments, the book also featured historical missteps that yanked me right out of the story and comedy which did not hit the spot for me at all. ...

C-
All Night Inn

My expectations of All Night Inn by Janet Miller were sky-high. I'm an avid reader of vampire fiction, and I've read some wonderful books by this author under her pseudonym Cricket Starr. All Night Inn was a sure bet, I thought. Unfortunately, I lost that bet. Sharon Colson, a psy ...

B
A Quick Bite

A premise involving a vampire who faints at the sight of blood has the potential to be either a nightmare of silliness or a fun, quirky read. Fortunately, in Lynsay Sands' hands, the tale of Lissianna Argeneau and Dr. Gregory Hewitt is more of the latter. The Argeneau family provides a witty, breezy ...

B
Undead and Unreturnable

Undead and Unreturnable is the fourth Betsy Taylor book, the chronicles of a shoe-obsessed secretary who gets hit by a car and wakes up as undead Queen of the Vampires. This would obviously freak out most people, and Betsy's (mis)adventures as she tries to cope with drinking blood and sleeping all d ...

B
The Hunger

There are some key adjectives to describe this book: Dark, very dark, and did I mention dark? Seriously, anyone with an aversion to rape, torture, blood, violence and evil will need to avoid this book. I have a pretty high tolerance for violence, etc., and even I was a bit taken aback by some of t ...

B
Private Demon

Lynn Viehl's newest book, Private Demon, is a continuation of the Darkyn series. It begins several months after If Angels Burn ended and the story continues at a fast pace with a new hero, heroine, and a host of characters from the first book. Thierry Durand is a vampire on the run. He ...

A-
Dark Lover

The first time I picked up this book, I put it down after reading the back. It was one more vampire book, one more series, one more niftily-named secret group...and the hero's name was Wrath. The book didn't sound bad, but with other books featuring similar elements gathering dust on my shelf, I did ...

B+
The Forbidden

Warning, warning! The Forbidden is not a stand-alone book; author L.A. Banks unapologetically picks up the action exactly where the previous book ends. Not having read any of the previous four books in her Vampire Huntress Legend series, I was immediately and completely lost. The plot starts in t ...

B
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Avon seems to be marketing this one as a "vampire comedy", but despite the book's slapstick-y first few chapters, I'd argue with that designation – a good thing, believe it or not, because the book's humor is undeniably lame. But, thankfully, there's more here than just bad comedy, including a sex ...