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Subject: More good vampire books?
Date Posted: 7/31/2009 9:24 PM ET
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So I have read Laurell Hamilton, Keri Arthur, Jeannie Frost, and Lara Adrian.  Hamilton was great for the first 5-6 books until her wonderfully tough, no nonsense heroine Anita turned too sex starved.  I have to have a plot.  Anybody have some more recommendations?
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 6:25 PM ET
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Here are a couple of series that I recently read....The Hollows by Kim Harrison Book 1 is Dead Witch Walking....it deals with all  things supernatural and is set in the same kind of alternate reality as Hamilton without all the sex. It is really good one of my favorites. I so know what you mean there with her I have been struggling to finish book 16 but can't seem to get past chap 7 the first 4 chaps were nothing but sex and funny enough it was the same scene for 4 whole chapters.  I would also recommend the Sookie Stackhouse books to you (True Blood Series) those are exceptional books. Not so much vampire but the DarkFever Series is really good too by Karen Marie Moning. And just to add a few more check out Wings of Night series by Maggie Shyne book one is Demon's Kiss...and it you have not read the Twilight Saga it is fantastic.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2009 7:49 PM ET
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I like the Lyndsay Sandsand Kerrelyn Sparks vamps.  I'd suggest reading them in order.  They're light reading, no chomping on the mortals please!. 

Subject: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 11:27 AM ET
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I highly recommend her Count de Saint Germain vampire series, especially the early ones. They started in the 1970s, about the same time Anne Rice began her series, and I'm not sure who came first. These are quite differnt from the Anne Rice books, which I couldn't read after the first one. The first Chelsea Quinn Yarbro one is Hotel Transylvania, which kept me reading all night and left me wishing the Count would come by my house - any time!
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 12:28 AM ET
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I'm a fan of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  :)

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 4:39 PM ET
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I'm reading one now by Heather Graham:  Kiss of Darkness.........I believe she has written others also.........

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 5:18 PM ET
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sunshine by Robin Mckinely-- I loved this book and ahve read loads of vampire books.

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 2:17 AM ET
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Tanya Huff-the Blood series-5 in all.  A female detective with night blindness teams up with a vampire to solve crimes in Toronto.  Was very witty and suspenseful.  I too would vote for the Sookie Stackhouse books, very funny and not so silly as Twilight (wasn't my cup of tea).



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Subject: Vampires with Substance
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 6:53 PM ET
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Check out Octavia Butler's Fledgling. One of few vampire novels that is incredibly well written and involves  Vampires of Colour. Also, less weeping than Anne Rice, (substantially) less racism than the Sookie Stackhouse books (which infuriated me with their lack of social awareness- even vampire fiction should know that racism and homophobia are unacceptable), and less morally pretentious than Twilight.

Happy Vamping :) 

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Date Posted: 8/13/2009 12:50 AM ET
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If you have never read Christine Feehan's Dark series give it a try.  It's a bit sexy, but I have been burning the midnight oil reading them.  There are 20 books so far and yes you can read them out of order.  Try her web site "christinefeehan.com for the books and a short read of each.  Happy hunting.

 

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 6:50 AM ET
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 Dracula by Bram Stoker

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 10:32 AM ET
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Lynn Viehl's Darkyn novels are pretty good. The first one is If Angels Burn.

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 11:23 PM ET
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I agree on Sunshine.  I also like Stephen Dedman's two vamp books, The Art of Arrow Cutting and Shadowsbite.  For lighter, I like Tate Hallaway.  A dark sense of humor rather than some of the lighter vamp romances.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 8:30 AM ET
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If you're into vampires, there are a couple of books not all about them, but including them, that are fantastic. The Georgia Kincaid series is probably my favorite out of those. Definitely not a book for kids, but the main character is preictable (in a good way) whilst the plot remains far from it. Her vampire friends help the plot along, and are generally fun.

 

Sookie Stackhouse, of course. If I had a nickel for every one I know whose raved about them... I'd have several dollars.

 

Moving onto Young Adult, there's the Night World series, which I might post if someone asks nicely. Also the Vampire Academy series, while havign a completely unoriginal series name, also completely BLEW MY MIND. Hell to the yes.

 

Enjoy :D

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 11:51 AM ET
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The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas. I don't think there were any sequels; too bad, as I would have read them.

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Date Posted: 8/14/2009 3:11 PM ET
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Let's not forget Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire

Date Posted: 8/28/2009 8:23 PM ET
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Patrcia Briggs- Mercy Thompson series-and the omega series  LOVE this author

Women of the underworld series by Kelly Armstrong- first book is bitten and it is all things paranormal Not fluff

Katie macallister  deals in all things paranormal esp dragons Fun easy to read

Fluff but funny is Mary janice Davidson Undead series (betsy)

Kitty series by Carrie Vaughn only read the first of the series - liked it though

Date Posted: 8/28/2009 8:28 PM ET
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Fat White Vampire Blues and Bride of the Fat White Vampire, both by Andrew Fox.  I know the titles are goofy, but everyone I've told about these books has fallen in love with them. 

Date Posted: 8/30/2009 1:24 AM ET
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You should try the Wings in the Night series by Maggie Shayne. You can read them out of order. I also agree with the suggestion of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward.

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Mary Janice Davidson's Undead series is great. I wasn't sure how much I was going to like the series by Tanya Huff but I finished all the books in a week! They were surprisingly good.  

Date Posted: 8/31/2009 7:37 PM ET
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stop! my WL is full!

just joking - well, great ideas - I am goign to order lots of books!

Subject: Just one more...
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 12:22 AM ET
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Nobody mentioned Jocelyn Drake's series... 2 books out with more to come... Nightwalker and Dayhunter.  Reminiscent , in some strange way, of the Underworld movies,  lots of action & kickass battles.



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