Vampire Fiction

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Fevre Dream

Vampires on steamboats. This was one reason I picked up this book, the other being that it’s by George R. R. Martin, author of the Song of Ice and Fire novels. Fevre Dream is certainly a different take on vampires, set against a background so authentic I couldn’t get enough of it. Unfortunate ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Midnight Harvest

This book has such an intriguing setting: the 1930s, first in Spain at the outset of the Civil War, and then in San Francisco. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I’m not necessarily a fan of vampire novels – I’ve read as many bad ones as good ones – but The Chronicles of Saint-Germain (of whi ...

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Laws of the Blood: Deceptions

Though I've read a couple of Susan Sizemore's romance novels, she's gone in an entirely diffferent direction with this series. A romantic element remains, but be warned: these are not kind and gentle vampires. While the books in Laws of the Blood are genre novels, the genre is horror - not romance. ...

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Laws of the Blood: The Hunt

I've heard many positive comments about Susan Sizemore's Laws of the Blood vampire series, and being a tremendous fan of vampire fiction, I was thrilled to find Laws of the Blood: The Hunt, the novel that began it all. But as I began to read my excitement faded and I continued turning the pages only ...

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Dead Until Dark

An unread Dead Until Dark is a smile waiting to happen. This crossover book is appealing on a variety of levels, which makes for a very nice change. Usually, if I have a long list of things I want to point out, they generally have to do with the problems in a book. Not so this one. So with smile in ...