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Subject: Looking for a new vampire series....
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 2:25 AM ET
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I have read PC Cast (Marked, Betrayed, etc), Charlene Harris (Sookie Stackhouse series), Twilight Series, City of Bones, Ashes/glass....I LOVED all of these books... Can any of you recommend other book series like these??? 



Date Posted: 6/24/2009 5:51 AM ET
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You just joined yesterday?  Welcome to the madness!  :) 

For the more YA side, I'd say try:

Rachel Caine (Glass Houses)

Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy)

Claudia Gray (Evernight)


And then for more adult stuff:

J. R. Ward (Dark Lover)

Karen Chance (Touch the Dark)

Kelley Armstrong (Bitten starts her adult series, The Summoning her YA.  Neither is strictly vampire -- mixed paranormals)


Date Posted: 6/24/2009 8:39 AM ET
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Welcome to the boards! I'm going to second Alexis' Dark Lover suggestion, but it is definitely adult. I'd also recommend Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series, and Gena Showalter's Atlantis series, but both of those are mixed paranormal, not strictly vampires. Two of my favorite series, all-time. :-) Hope that helps!
Subject: I love Vampire books
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 10:01 AM ET
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If you like Charlaine you may like...

"Undead" series by Maryjanice Davidson (funny as heck too)

"Dark Hunter" series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Broken Heart" series by Michele Bardsley

"Dark Ones" series by Katie Macalister

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 10:22 AM ET
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Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian and Atlantis series by Alyssa Day (mixed paranormal)

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 11:54 AM ET
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I am new to paranormal but I love Patricia Briggs' writing.  Her Mercy Thompson series and Alpha & Omega series.  (I think only bk 1 is out).  I am also enjoying Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series.  I thought they would be silly but they are very well-written (about werewolves, though).  And I second J.R. Ward's Dark Lover series.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 12:33 PM ET
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Carol, I'm waiting for the second book in Briggs' Wolf series before I start the first book. What did you think of it? I hadn't read very good things about it mainly that the female lead was kind of annoying but I'm looking forward to it, anyway, since I loved the Mercy books so much and the Wolf series is set in the same universe.
Date Posted: 6/24/2009 1:58 PM ET
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I really enjoyed the Undead series (Maryjanice Davidson).  I loved the sense of humor in this set.  Anyone know of other vampire series that have the same quirky humor to it?

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:14 PM ET
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Kathy Love.  Slightly different humor.

Subject: vampire books
Date Posted: 7/10/2009 5:24 PM ET
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Although not a series I recommend Dan Simmons' Carrion Comfort IMHO one of the best horror novels written of all time.  Other series you might like are Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, vampires are in it although Rachel Morgain is a witch.

Subject: Sherrilyn Kenyon's DH series
Date Posted: 7/11/2009 2:08 PM ET
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I second Angela K.'s recommendation for the Dark-Hunter series. I absolutely LOVE it! I also have gotten 2 of my friends totally addicted to it. You can pick up anywhere in the series, but I suggest starting from the beginning with the "pre-quel" book Fantasy Lover.

Date Posted: 7/11/2009 5:15 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/11/2009 8:18 PM ET
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I really don't agree that the Immortals series is similar to Twilight.

Subject: The Argeneau Vampires by Lynsay Sands
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 10:15 PM ET
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I have read the first 3 of this series and have fallen in love with them.  I could not wait to get the 4th one so I ordered it off of Amazon.  I think this series has humor in it. 

Date Posted: 7/20/2009 11:11 PM ET
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The later (last 3? 4?) Argeneau books turn darker.  Miss the humor of the earlier ones.  The humor was why I read them.


And I watch a website on Vampire fiction to see what's coming out.  Love vampires . com

They have a lot of British books.  And reviews.


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Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:34 PM ET
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Kimberley Raye's Dead & Dating series

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 1:43 PM ET
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I'm on the 4th Anita Blake book by Laurell K. Hamilton and I love them so far.