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Subject: Vampire Fantasy...could you suggest
Date Posted: 6/15/2009 3:08 AM ET
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I loved the Dark Days series by Jocelynn Drake

It says on the book that it is Fantasy so I am posting this here, I am looking for books with vampire fantasy. If anyone has a suggestion I would appreciate it. Thanks

Nikki

 



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Date Posted: 6/15/2009 11:21 AM ET
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This is more of an urban fantasy book, so you should ask your question in the Paranormal forum also.  You might try Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 4:13 PM ET
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bump 6/19

 

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 4:54 PM ET
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I highly recommend Sunshine, by Robin McKinley. A slightly different take on the vampire genre, but eminently satisfying.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 6:51 PM ET
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Sunshine is still one of my faves.

Sookie series (Dead...) by Charlaine Harris.

And do look under the paranormal forum.  Lots of vamps, from sexy to silly to scary to YA.

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Date Posted: 6/19/2009 8:06 PM ET
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I am not sure what you mean by vampire fantasy...I like a lot of vampire books, but they are mostly in a modern setting, and fall under the paranormal genre.

But...

Tanya Huff's Blood series is my favorite.

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 11:37 PM ET
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A long time ago, the great SF pioneer, Jack Williamson, wrote what I have always thought the coolest vampire book. I think the title was Darker Than You Think. It shames me that I can't remember it with certainty because one of these encyclopedias of SF that you see in reference sections of libraries hired me to write a 250 word summary and appraisal. (I think they paid me about 40$ and I guarantee getting all they wanted done in 250 words plus or minus 5 took 40 hours) I would tell you how it ends, but that would ruin it.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:48 PM ET
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I found another series that I liked so it may help someone give me suggestions

The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:44 PM ET
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Ever tried THE vampire novel--Dracula?

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 11:48 AM ET
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Black Dagger Brotherhood would definitely be Paranormal or Romance, rather than Fantasy.  Try Lara Adrian Midnight Breed series.  Very similar to BDB.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 11:54 AM ET
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Paula, for my enlightenment (absolutely nothing facetious here) , please tell me what separates "Paranormal" from "vampire fantasy."

Dr. John T. West, III

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 11:40 PM ET
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I'm kinda confused as to where paranormal and vampire fantasy are different also. I thought that by saying "vampire fantasy" that I would be able to help narrow the books instead of just paranormal which would encompass ghosts, vampires, werebeings, shifters, or witches.

 

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 12:31 AM ET
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Paranormal implies romance.  This is due to the history of the genre, paranormal started as a subset of romance.  And it included vampires. 

Urban fantasy implies fantasy set in contemporary times.   Magic.

Vampires used to be a subset of horror.  Then Anne Rice and Laurell K Hamilton messed up the lines.

Now books are crossing the lines right and left.  SiFi with romance.  Elves with mystery.  Silly vampires.  Erotic with horror.  The bookstores frankly no longer know where to put some of the books.

ETA  I look under both fantasy (urban fantasy) and paranormal for books I'm interested in.  Vampires do show up more often under the paranormal banner.



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Date Posted: 6/24/2009 10:56 AM ET
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A few authors that I really enjoy along this genre are Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and  Keri Arthur.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 2:16 PM ET
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I have found that I like Nina Bangs, Patricia Briggs, Christine Warren

 

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 3:56 PM ET
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Kerryelyn Sparks writes really funny vampire novels (like How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire or Be Still My Vampire Heart).  Also, I second Sunshine by Robin Mckinley.

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 7:24 PM ET
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okay so lets see if i get this now, if the story is a vampuire meeting a mate it is paranormal. If it is about kicking butt and saving the world type stuff its fantasy. Then if the story is about vampires hunting you down and being all ''i want to suck your blood'' its horror''. let me know if i got this yet. lol

 

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 10:17 PM ET
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Yep.  If there is a scene where you have to be careful of the fangs while kissing, then P or YA.  If you have to save the world, then UF.  

And sometimes you get both.   One big clue is if the book is a series and it has one main character through several books (UF) or if it is different couples in each book.

Body count would determine horror.

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 6:57 AM ET
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i read secret life of a vampire (i think thats the title) by Kerryelyn Sparks and loved it, it deffinitly made me laugh. I'll deffinitly be interested in more like that.

I read You Suck by Christopher Moore - it was okay I guess for YA, normally I like this genre but I just couldnt get into the book with the main character still being in the adolecent "oh my god! character was said to be in his 20s i believe. I wouldn't suggest this book personally to any of my friends but some people may find it funny and interesting.BREASTS!" (srry if i offend anyone with that last statement) it just reminded me too much of the stupid 'boys' in high school when the main

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 8:05 PM ET
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Kerryelyn Sparks,  Nina Bangs, and Christine Warren  all show up under paranormal or romance.  Christopher Moore usually shows up in the fiction section.   Patty Briigs under fantasy.   I've found Charlaine under mystery, fiction, and fantasy.

Some of this is due to marketing.  Some of this is due to where their other (prior) books are. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 3:58 PM ET
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How about P. N. Elrod?  I enjoyed the Jack Flemming books greatly!

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Date Posted: 8/12/2009 7:14 PM ET
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And Chelsea Quinn Yarbro! Her Saint Germain is the quintessenrial vampire! And they are not erotic. I would have no problem with my teen daughter reading them. Kim Harrison, ..Lara Adrian...Jennifer Armintrout...Kelly Armstrong...Keri Arthur...Nina Bangs...Michelle Bardsley...Gerry Bartlett...Karen Chance. I could go on and on.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 10:34 PM ET
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I think Sunshine by Robin McKinley is quite good as well. And I'd recommend Barbara Hambly's steampunk vampire series, Those Who Hunt the Night and Traveling with the Dead. And for a variant, The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers.