Vampire Romance

D-
Kiss of Midnight

I am not a huge fan of vampire romances but I have read a few that I really liked. After reading Kiss of Midnight, I realize I prefer vampire-lite to vampire-dark. In vampire-lite the vampire hero sips from necks while inducing pleasure - he doesn't kill his victims and his role with humans is one o ...

A-
Demon Moon

When an author has the ability to make a reader lose herself in a story and to create characters who are so overwhelming that every word or action has a double meaning, you know you have a winner. And if the reader wants to go back and re-read the story a second time because the characters came aliv ...

B+
Rises the Night

First of all, let’s call this series what it is: Regency Buffy. Now, if you’re as intrigued as I was when reading the review of last year’s The Rest Falls Away, the very good news is that what we have here isn’t a rip-off of that great television show, but instead something that takes the be ...

B-
Undead and Uneasy

Betsy and Sinclair get married at the end of this book. I don’t think that counts as a spoiler as the last five books in this series have been building up to this point. And, if you’re like me, you probably wanted to know that before starting MaryJanice Davidson’s sixth book in her Betsy Taylo ...

D
Kiss of Crimson

I seem to be on a roll lately with books that can easily be summed up in one word. Derivative will do the job nicely for this one. See if this sounds familiar: A group of extra large vampire warriors are engaged in a struggle against evil on an epic level. These extra large vampir ...

B-
One With The Night

Although I haven’t read one of her books before, I’ve always heard that author Susan Squires is an intelligent, unusual writer. The blandly titled One With the Night did not prove me wrong, but I was dismayed when misunderstandings marred a quite original and engrossing vampire story. ...

B+
Night Lost

I’ve enjoyed most of the books in the Darkyn series, and this one is no exception. Night Lost features a tortured hero and heroine, which could have been overwhelming, but the author pulls it off wtih aplomb. While this is not truly a stand-alone book, it isn't strictly necessar ...

B-
The Last of the Red Hot Vampires

Katie MacAlister is not for everyone. She has her own, distinct style that I have enjoyed over the years. So, reader, beware! If you have already tried and disliked a previous MacAlister novel, The Last of the Red Hot Vampires is not going to be the one to turn that opinion on its ear. Yes, I liked ...

B
I Only Have Fangs For You

It used to be when you read a vampire novel, you didn’t get much nuance in the way the vampire was portrayed. Basically he was an evil creature. Oh sure sometimes the vamps brooded about the awfulness of their existence, but really all they wanted to do was drink your blood. Once romance noveli ...

D+
Be Still my Vampire Heart

This is the third book in the Love at Stake series. Although I haven’t read the first two, this one is not particularly hard to follow. That's about the heartiest recommendation I can offerly, sadly, even though I’m a fan of vampire romance. In Sparks’s creation, there are ...