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Subject: Need a Recommendation for Vampire Romance
Date Posted: 4/23/2010 8:08 PM ET
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Nevermind - Ordered The Rogue Hunter.  :)  Hope it's good!



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Date Posted: 4/23/2010 8:32 PM ET
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Usually, I'm not a big neck-biter fan. But Diane Whiteside's entire Texas Vampires series (incl. Hunter's Prey) is very good. The others are 1) Bond of Blood; 2) Bond of Fire; 3) Bond of Darkness.

I recently read Sarah McCarty's "Caleb" (Shadow Wranglers series, book 1) but didn't care for it. She takes a few too many liberties with her vamp's abilities and they stretch way beyond the usual. Also, when they are in the middle of a crisis and they need to be able to do something supernatural, voila! they have that gift! *UGH*

I do recommend Sara Reinke's Dark trilogy: 1) Dark Thirst; 2) Dark Hunger; 3) Dark Passion.

Also featuring vamps but including other supernatural/paranormal creatures (valkyries, lykae/werewolves, etc.), you might like Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. And if you like that, you might like Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series (warriors inhabited by the demons they unleashed from Pandora's box).

Like Meyer's Twilight series, all these stories are set in the real world but with supernatural/paranormal beings interacting with humans and others...

Colleen

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 8:34 PM ET
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I like the light/fun ones - Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks..also liked Kathy Love's first vamp series though the 4th is about a werewolf but the vamps are there as well.

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 8:15 AM ET
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For something on the lighter side, and a shorter read, Margaret St. George's HQ American LOVE BITES is so good - on my keeper shelf.

eta to add link: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780373165827-Love+Bites+Harlequin+American+Romance+No+582

Gail



Last Edited on: 4/24/10 8:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 10:03 AM ET
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Yep Gail, that one is a classic and one of my keepers as well. One of Sands that I like is Accidental Vampire. I thought that one was hilarous.

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 10:19 AM ET
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Black Dagger Brotherhood Series is the best of the genre imo.

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 10:24 AM ET
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I  really like the Dark series by Christine Feehan. 

Date Posted: 4/29/2010 12:01 AM ET
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Thank you guys!!!  I appreciate your awesome feedback!!  I have a couple of vamp books now:  The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands and The Undead Next Door by Kerrelyn Sparks.  I havent begun to read them yet, but from what you all have said I'm anxious to!  Gotta get my paper written first! lol!  Thank you again! And keep your ideas coming,please!  I'm all for romance, and this is a new part of the genre for me! lol! :) P.S. I  think I'll be more likely to like the funny ones, just because with that kind of thing I like humor, but if it's a good love story with an excellent ending, I'm all for that too!



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Date Posted: 4/29/2010 12:13 AM ET
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The Rogue Hunter is way into the series.   Not one I'd recommend to start with.

Date Posted: 4/29/2010 12:19 AM ET
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Okay, I will keep it as a book to read later then.  Thank you! :)