Vampires

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The Historian

Can I just say "wow"? Equal parts paranormal, historical fiction, and kick-butt thriller, The Historian is a rare thing – a "literary" novel that doesn’t read like one. What I mean by that – and I'm just being honest here – is that even though the author's prose is sophisticated, her stor ...

B
Undead and Unappreciated

Whew! After reading Ms. Davidson’s last book, Derik’s Bane, I’d begun to worry a little bit. Though she has a proven track record of writing clever dialogue and sharp characters, I was beginning to overdose a little on those very things. In her third novel featuring Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, ...

B
If Angels Burn

Even when I don’t love her books, I admire this author. For many authors publishing with a pseudonym just means a different name on the cover and maybe a different setting or genre - the voice remains the same. Lynn Viehl (or Jessica Hall, or Gena Hale, or S. L. Viehl) manages to do something diff ...

B
Dead as a Doornail

Dead as a Doornail is book five in the Southern Vampire series told in the first-person by telepathic small-town Louisiana bar waitress Sookie Stackhouse. I've enjoyed all the books in this series and am happy to report that Dead as a Doornail is a worthy follow-up to the last in the series, Dead to ...

C+
My Demon's Kiss

I like my vampire heroes to embrace their dark side, to accept their vampire nature, however, the hero of My Demon's Kiss fights against his every step of the way, and for good reason, he viciously kills a friend immediately after becoming a vampire. The romanticized version of vampires is not prese ...

B
Undead and Unemployed

For readers of Undead and Unwed, you know what to expect here. A sarcastic heroine who's so totally not cool with her vampiric status and, horror of horrors, her exalted position as the vampire Queen; a sexy stud of a vampire king and our heroine's consort whether she likes it or not; a troop of fel ...

B
Dead to the World

Who said vampires can't be fun? Charlaine Harris clearly doesn't buy it as she proves once again in the latest entry in her delightful Sookie Stackhouse series. Since bad boys have always held immense appeal for me, fans of the series won't be surprised that I've always had a major Jones for Eric ...

B-
Edge of Twilight

As a newbie in regards to Maggie Shayne, I wasn't sure what to expect. With the explosion of the paranormal market we're seeing vampires and werewolves and shape shifters galore. Where Ms. Shayne's latest Wings in the Night book fell in the spectrum of the creepy and undead was mine to discover. Hap ...

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Undead and Unwed

Undead and Unwed is a riot of a book that, like its heroine, never takes itself seriously and pokes fun at romance, vampire and chick lit clichés. The language is rough, the sex and "almost" sex is a perfect blend of edgy meets funny (and fits the tone of the book), and I haven’t laughed so hard ...

B-
A Girl's Guide to Vampires

The author dedicates this book to Christine Feehan, and I thought of it as the flip side of the Carpathian universe. I enjoyed this book tremendously until about three-fourths of the way through it. Then the heroine, who had been sarcastic and witty, suddenly became annoying, bordering on TSTL. What ...