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Subject: Craving Vampires
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 9:44 PM ET
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I have been in the mood to read something vampire related, preferably with some romance mixed in but that's not required. 

I've already enjoyed Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden, Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson, and Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires. Would like to avoid anything on the same level as Twilight. 

Thanks!

Subject: Yarbro
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 10:49 PM ET
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You might try Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Hotel Transylvania, first (and to me, best) in a long series. It's an older book (1970s), but there was a book club edition, so you might be able to find a copy. It definitely combines Vampire + Romance.

Date Posted: 12/27/2012 1:22 AM ET
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Do come over to the Paranormal Forum.  There is quite a bit of talk of UF (Urban Fantasy) over there.

How about Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series?  Seanan McGuire?  Faith Hunter?  Charlaine Harris?

Date Posted: 12/27/2012 6:31 AM ET
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Robin McKinley's Sunshine.

Date Posted: 12/29/2012 10:45 PM ET
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"Those Who Hunt The Night"  and the sequel  "Traveling With the Dead".  by Barbara Hambly..

Subject: Vampires
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 1:58 PM ET
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I recommend the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton.  It has vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, romance, steamy sex (not a lot of sex in first few in series), and so much more. 

This series gets bloody and at times terribly gruesome, but it is certainly a great read.  Main character is a tiny, but strong woman who kicks butt and practically has a harem of men by later in the series.

 

Date Posted: 1/3/2013 4:32 PM ET
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Probably similar to what you've listed would be P.N. Eldrod's Vampire Files series, starting with http://www.paperbackswap.com/Bloodlist-Vampire-Files-P-N-Elrod/book/0441067956/.

In more the horror/vampire genre I would recommend the first few books of the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Necroscope-Brian-Lumley/book/0812521668/ .  While the series tapers off after a while I still enjoyed the first four or five immensely.

 

 



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Date Posted: 1/4/2013 4:22 AM ET
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I just started reading "Dhampir". In the Noble Dead series. About 3/4 of the way through it, and i am enjoying it alot.
Date Posted: 1/11/2013 6:16 AM ET
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I really like the Darkyn series by Lynn Viehl, it has a medical bent, i.e. vampirism might be a virus.  Each book deals with one of the Darkyn and their human lovers but the thread of the series is very intriguing  IMHO.  The Blood Series by Tanya Huff is another off beat one  female retired private detective teams up with Henry Fitzroy to solve crimes in Toronto. 



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Date Posted: 1/11/2013 1:30 PM ET
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Mary Janice Davidson, Besty the vampire Queen.. funny but fluffy books, good for those days when you dont want anything heavy to read.

Charlie Huston has some vampire books too.

Subject: more vamp
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 3:04 AM ET
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you could try the argeneau series by linsay sands jeff

Date Posted: 3/27/2013 7:48 PM ET
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Black Dagger Brotherhood series - JR WARD

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 12:09 PM ET
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I would have to say the Argeneau series, by Lynsay Sands, is the best I have read so far but the Charlaine Harris, Sookie Stackhouse series, comes in a close second. The Argeneau series is more vampire based than the Sookie Stackhouse series but they both have a great story... Just dont watch the show true blood it will ruin it for you.

 

Date Posted: 4/24/2013 8:31 AM ET
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Kerrelyn Sparks has an amazing vampire romance series