Vampire Romance

C+
Twilight Fall

I really enjoyed the previous book in Viehl's Darkyn series, so I was disappointed when this sixth installment fell flat. Unremarkable lead characters and an unconvincing romance take center stage in Twilight Fall. The author's talent, however, saves it from being entirely ordinary, as quite a bit ...

B+
Evermore

I've only just recently started reading Viehl’s Darkyn series, even though I’ve been meaning to for quite a while. For the most part I’ve enjoyed the books, but I was particularly pleased after finishing Evermore, which is the fifth installment. It was by far my favorite of the series and th ...

B-
Hungers of the Heart

Hungers of the Heart is the fourth in Jenna Black’s Guardians of the Night series. At first I was so lost it wasn’t even funny, but as I continued to read, I began to put the pieces of the puzzle together. However, I never really got my bearings and I’m sure someone who has read the entire s ...

C-
Because Your Vampire Said So

I have mentioned in a past review that I prefer the lighter side of vampires, so Michele Bardsley's series about soccer mom vampires should be right up my alley. I had not read any of the previous books in the Broken Heart series, and, after reading Because Your Vampire Said So, I'm glad to have mi ...

B
One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave is the second book in the Night Huntress series, featuring a half-vampire named Cat. While at first I thought this was just another average vampire novel, by the end I was intrigued and look forward to reading the next book. I could even look past the fact that the hero has one ...

B-
Midnight Rising

Midnight Rising is the fourth installment of the Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. The plot immediately drew me in and I liked its thoroughly tortured hero, Rio. Because the action is light, the hero and heroine - and their relationship - got the attention they deserved. Although not all great, this ...

D
The Undead Next Door

After reading two really bad vampire romances in a row, I’m ready to take a little break from this genre. The back of The Undead Next Door lists three signs that your new man is “different.” Here are three signs that you need to read a different book: 1. You look at the page number every coup ...

D
Vampires are Forever

I bought one of Sands’ Argeneau books from Borders right before I received her latest to review. I felt a little bold spending money on an author I hadn't yet read – I usually use gift certificates or used book credit to test the waters. So naturally, I really disliked Vampires Are Forever. On t ...

B+
The Bleeding Dusk

Buffy sure did start something, didn’t she? I have read many new paranormal series staring feisty, powerful heroines and their boys. While I’ve been disappointed more often than not, there have been some diamonds in the rough. Gleason’s Gardella Vampire Chronicles is just such a diamond. I am ...

C
Halfway to the Grave

I know all the reasons why people are tired of the endless stream of paranormal novels being pushed in the bookstores. Take a glance at the new paperbacks display in any Borders or Barnes and Noble and you get it. Here's a mystery with a heroine who can sense dead people, here's a chick lit with a ...