Archive for vampire romance books
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.
Title: Deliver Me from Darkness (Paladin Warriors)
Author: Tes Hilaire
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tess Hilaire kicks off a new paranormal romance series with Deliver Me from Darkness. Paladin Warriors are former angels who protect mankind from vampires and demons. But even warriors of the Light are susceptible to the dark, and our hero Roland has fallen further than most. He was turned into a vampire against his will, and has as a result lost all his friends and family. For almost a century, Roland’s lived in the dark, skulking in the shadows, isolating himself and trying to fight his bloodlust. That becomes difficult when Karissa is thrust upon him. Karissa has numerous supernaturals after her, and needs a safe place to stay. Despite his better judgment, Roland is drawn to her, and no wonder. Karrisa’s the last female Paladin, and every male Paladin wants to claim her. Karissa has to overcome her initial fear of vampires (who she thinks are evil), while Roland has to come to terms with his fear of his vampire side hurting her. Roland eventually realizes that Karissa is his soul mate, and will stop at nothing to protect her.
Title: Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguard Vampires #1)
Author: Tina Folsom
Genre: Vampire Romance
Samson’s Lovely Mortal is the first in Tina Folsom’s Scanguards Vampires series. Samson is a single white vampire who’s having trouble with his (ahem) equipment. He’s so worried about his impotence that he’s even spoken to his shrink about his problem. But he’s delighted that his all his difficulties disappear when Delilah crashes through his door. (What else would she be called, with a hero like Samson, after all.) Delilah is an all-too-mortal accountant, and for some strange reason, she’s the only person who Samson can get it up for. Delilah’s also got someone who wants to kill her after her, and Samson has his hands full trying to woo her, save her, and hide the fact that he’s a vampire. Samson’s Lovely Mortal isn’t anything like most of the dark vampire tales out there, but it’s a fun paranormal romance with lots of humor and some erotica thrown in. You’ll finish the book wanting to read the other books in the series!
Twilight fans are up in arms over recent remarks by Anne Rice, the highly-respected author of Interview with The Vampire fame. So just how did this “vampire war” begin? Reports say that Rice posted less than flattering comments about Stephenie Meyer’s brand of vampires on her Facebook page.
Specifically, she said that the vampires in her novels would feel sorry for the vampires in the Twilight novels because they sparkled in the sun, were spending their immortal existence going to school every day in small-town America, and didn’t have the gravitas of her own vampire characters. I’m almost afraid to write this, but what the heck… I have to admit, Rice has a point!
Needless to say, fans of Twilight were up in arms, and Rice got a flood of comments on her Facebook page, mostly vehemently criticising her for her comments. In a subsequent interview, Rice explained that she thought that Stephenie Meyer and Charlaine Harris had “domesticated” the vampire genre. While Rice’s vampires were glamorous, mysterious, and outcasts from society, she felt that the modern-day Harris/Meyer vampires were being watered down so that they could be made to blend in everyday places such as bars and schools.
I’ll bet Rice never expected Twilight fans’ fangs to be out in response her casual comments… but honestly, if anyone deserves to have a say, Rice certainly does! The 70-year old author was the pioneer of vampire fiction, having popularised the entire genre with the release of Interview with the Vampire in the early 1970s.