Archive for Vampire Books
Debut author Cassie Alexander brings readers a new urban fantasy series with vampires, zombies, weres, and more. Edie Spence is a nurse at the County Hospital, and her new assignment to the super-secretive Y4 ward has introduced her to a whole new world of paranormal creatures. It’s all she can do to learn the ropes and escape from each night’s shift unharmed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust on her watch, asking her with his last breath to “Save Anna”, Edie is propelled into an adventure to rescue a young vampire girl. Edie is thrust into an adventure where she kills a vampire, works with a family of weres, and falls in love with a zombie.
Pamela Palmer kicks off a new urban fantasy series centering around vampires with A Blood Seduction. Quinn Lennox has magical powers but doesn’t know it, until she and her brother stumble onto Vamp City, an alternate reality superimposed on Washington D.C. where vampires rule, and humans are the bottom of the food chain. The Vamp City vampires are amoral and quite feral – it’s not a good place for any human to be. Quinn’s separated from her brother in Vamp City, and is desperate to find him – if she can only get away from Arturo Mazza. Arturo’s a vampire, and he’s incredibly drawn to her. In Palmer’s world, vampires don’t just feed on blood, they also feed on fear, and while Arturo wants nothing more than to sleep with Quinn, he also needs to frighten her so he can feed on her terror. He soon realizes that Quinn is no ordinary human, but is a sorceress with powers that can renew the magic of Vamp City. Arturo then betrays Quinn and hands her over to his master, Cristoff. Quinn then has to decide between her growing attraction for Arturo, escape, and rescuing her brother.
Laurell K. Hamilton brings us her 21st Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novel with Kiss the Dead. In this installment of the long-running series, Anita, who is also a US Marshal and Vampire Executioner in the Preternatural Unit, is called in to investigate the abduction of a teenage girl by a group of vampires. When Anita finds the girl, she’s alarmed to find that together with the girl, there is a group of other perfectly ordinary humans who’ve all been recently turned, and who would rather die than serve a master. Anite realizes that there’s a Master Vampire on the loose who’s been turning people into fledglings without tying them to him – a major breach in vampire etiquette. Anita throws herself into the investigation while juggling her complicated love life involving her live-in lovers, were-leopards, Nathanial and Micah, 18-year-old Sin, as well as her vampire lover Jean-Claude.
Obsidian Flame by Caris Roane (Guardians of Ascension Series)
If you’re a fan of J.R. Ward and Lara Adrian, and you’re in the market for a good vampire romance book series, then Caris Roane’s Guardians of Ascension series could be what you’re looking for. The Guardians of Ascension vampires are a group of winged vampires who fight to keep mankind from being overcome by Death Vampires, In Obsidian Flame, the fifth in what will be a seven vampire romance book series, we get to learn Marguerite’s story. Marguerite is a powerful seer who’s been imprisoned in a convent on Second Earth for a century. Only nightly visits from her vampire lover Thorne, Leader of the Guardians, keeps her from going mad from her captivity. When Marguerite is finally freed, she leaves Thorne behind to return to mortal Earth, desperate to embrace her long-awaited freedom. But both Thorne and Marguerite still ache for each other, and Thorne goes to mortal Earth in search of her. But Marguerite’s powerful psychic abilities make her a target for the Guardians’ enemies, and it’s up to Thorn to protect his soul-mate for the sake of humanity – and his own sanity.