Vampire Romance

C+
Jane and the Damned

Curiosity has led to some interesting reads in the past. In this case it was combination of an author I’ve heard to be unique and witty (Janet Mullany), writing about a subject I’m sick to death of (vampires), set in an overdone era (Regency), starring a heroine that made me think “oh good gra ...

C+
Eternal Kiss of Darkness

This is my first Jeaniene Frost novel and it’s one of the hardest to grade that I've come across in some time. Truth is while I enjoyed it for the most part, it took too long for me to actually become invested in the story and two weeks is an awfully long time to spend reading one book. Distracti ...

B
Twice Bitten

I’ve enjoyed the Chicagoland Vampires since the first book, Some Girls Bite, and Twice Bitten is a solid installment in the series. The story flows well and the characters remain their interesting selves, although I was a little disappointed that the heroine, Merit, loses her nerve for a big chunk ...

A
Dead Until Dark

Although I’ve heard the Sookie Stackhouse series praised for years, I was reluctant to dive in. I didn’t think I’d be interested in an open ended series with the possibility of more than one romantic hero. I want to read romance with just a side dish of adventure and I relish those solidly wra ...

A
Lover Awakened

Favorite Romance Audiobook Poll Winner - First place - Favorite Paranormal Romance Audiobook 2011 Narrated by Jim Frangione Although I’m generally not a fan of vampire romance, I’ve now read (or listened to) Lover Awakened five times (a personal record). Declaring that it is a romance favo ...

B-
Blood Born

A war is brewing between human and vampire. Problem is, neither side declared it. Luca Ambrose is one of the rarest of the rare: Born vampire rather than a turned one. His powers are stronger, his senses more acute. For the past several years he has worked as an enforcer for the Council, the gove ...

B-
Lover Mine

You know the oft-repeated sentiment that J.R. Ward’s books are like crack? I may be ready to check into rehab. This one feels overstuffed with multiple storylines, highlights the author’s problems in creating compelling women, and frequently left me with a WTF expression on my face. Needless ...

C+
Sunrise in a Garden of Love and Evil

I know some folks are a little burned out on vampires, but I still enjoy a good vampire book now and again and the cover blurb for Sunrise in a Garden of Love and Evil made me curious. It's part of Dorchester's Publisher's Pledge program, a program designed to promote books it considers particularl ...

B
The Vampire and the Virgin

Yes, I am tired of vampires. Yes, the title The Vampire and the Virgin is silly, but yes, I sat up late happily reading it. Any romance fan who’s been reading the genre for any length of time knows that a very good book can hide behind a very silly title – and that’s exactly the case here. ...

B
Shades of Midnight

I’m very picky when it comes to vampire romances – not just anything will do. Lara Adrian is a paranormal author who usually delivers for me and she continues to do so with Shades of Midnight, the latest installment in her Midnight Breed series. Alexandra Maguire is an Alaska ...