Vampires

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 ...

A-
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 ...

A
Sunshine

Robin McKinley is already an established fantasy author, retelling some of our favorite childhood tales (Beauty and the Beast and Robin Hood among them) and winning various literary awards in the process. With Sunshine, she delves into the fantastic world of vampires, imbuing it with the skewed suns ...

A-
I Burn for You

I love sinking my teeth into a great vampire book. Sizemore's hunky vamps can visit me anytime! Domini Lancer works hard at her grandfather's private security company. She loves her job and protects her clients very efficiently. Lately, though, her psychic abilities threaten to interfere with ...

B+
The Vampire Viscount

The Vampire Viscount manages to be a number of interesting things in a brief 224-page space. This is a book that may sneak its way onto a number of AAR’s Special Title Listings. It’s a vampire story, which is unique enough for a Regency. It’s also a redemption story, an arranged marriage roman ...

A
Bloodsucking Fiends

Here’s how good Bloodsucking Fiends is: I was reading passages out loud to a friend on a long bus trip when I realized that at least three rows of people around us had been silent for the last 40 miles, apparently listening in. I got embarrassed and drifted off (who was I to inflict my story choic ...

A
Guilty Pleasures

Be warned: the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series is not for the faint of heart. I have to say that, because I've read Kim Newman and Elaine Bergstrom and other vampire stories, and I still cringed at times as I read Guilty Pleasures. The continuing saga of the very normal woman who chooses to make ...

A
Companions of the Night

Companions of the Night has a little bit of everything: action, adventure, suspense, and romance. It is written at the young adult level, so the gore and sensuality are more subdued, but it is fast-paced and interesting enough to keep any adult turning the pages. Kerry Nowicki is sixteen and the ...

C-
Dark Prince

Dark Prince is an excellent example of a book that starts out so well, you're led to believe you've hit on a pretty good thing. Then, about a third of the way through, you realize you've read these same words before, nothing new has happened, and not much action has taken place. By the middle, you w ...