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Subject: Need a Vampy Rec.
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 2:04 PM ET
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I love Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse book and am all caught up on them.  Does anyone have a rec. of a series that is somewhat similar?  I love the mix of the ordinary with the supernatural vamps dealings Sookie has to handle.

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 8:05 PM ET
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Have you tried the Dead End Dating series by Kimberly Raye? Or the Queen Betsy series by Mary Janice Davidson? I have not read any of these, but they are on my TBR pile and I can't wait ot read them! (I am on book four of the Sookie series right now. I want to read those before moving on.)

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Date Posted: 9/30/2009 5:10 PM ET
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Hmmm, no I haven't read either of those.  I did read a short story in the Queen Betsy series that was pretty good though.  I think I'll have to check this one out.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 8:06 PM ET
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The Queen Betsy series is very good.   I didn't care for the Dead End Dating series but you might. 

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 9:04 PM ET
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Is that the series about the vampire dating service?  I think I have one of those books....

Date Posted: 9/30/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Erin McCarthy has a vamp series with a comic edge that takes place in Vegas. 

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 12:09 AM ET
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Lilith Saintcrow has a 5 book series- (Dante Valentine), not vamp but  a slightly altered reality on earth where supernatural talents are a marketable skill, whether its psychic and or necromancers, demons, shapeshifters etc.  Dante is a necromancer that markets her skills as a bounty hunter.  Complete with demonic connections (not by choice) including  Lucifer who has an offer he will not let her refuse in the first book of the series " Working for the Devil" .  Having read 100's of vampire and horror I found this to be entertaining enough to buy the next 4 books to finish the series. 

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Date Posted: 10/3/2009 4:17 PM ET
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Kerrelyn Sparks Love At Stake series

Lynsay Sands Argeneau Vampires series

Katie MacAlister Dark Ones series

Tanya Huff  Vicki Nelson series

Rachel Caine Morganville Vampires series

Michele Bardsley Broken Heart Oklahoma series

Kathy Love Young Brothers series

Date Posted: 10/3/2009 5:48 PM ET
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Mooned Called by Patricia Briggs.

 I know it's not a vampire series, but I believe they are featured in it along with shape shifters and other creatures.

This is the first of a series of four books sor far that gets rave reviews. I haven't read it, but my reluctant reader husband loves it. :)

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Date Posted: 10/4/2009 1:33 AM ET
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Sunshine by Robin McKinley.  Okay, it is not a series.  But it is great.

Date Posted: 10/4/2009 10:37 PM ET
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Thanks for all the great reccomendations!

Subject: vamp series
Date Posted: 10/9/2009 10:13 PM ET
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Lindsay sands if you like vampire porn - love bites is very risque.


Patricia Briggs' Iron Kissed series is very good. Werewolves are much hotter than vampires.


Date Posted: 10/13/2009 11:19 AM ET
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I'm reading the Real Vampire series by Gerry Bartlett.  I'm enjoying them because it's about a full-figured (can relate!) vamp named Gloriana St. Clair who is a little bit sassy.  There are 4 books in the series with the 5th coming out in Feb. 2010.  However, if you're looking for scary vampire, this wouldn't be it.  This is more on the funny side.


Date Posted: 10/13/2009 4:36 PM ET
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I had just looked at this series (Real Vampire) and thought it looked good so I'm glad to hear a good reccomendation.  I actually ended up reading Twilight since I had it there to read.  It's ok but once I am done I will be back to series like this and this one may be at the top of my list.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 5:01 PM ET
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I also recommend Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper. I am reading it right now and I love it! It's very funny.

Date Posted: 10/13/2009 5:22 PM ET
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The series by Molly Harper looks really goof.  Def. on my list.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 10/23/2009 11:57 AM ET
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Jeaniene Frost has written a good 4 book series that I really enjoyed.


I totally second the Aregenau vamp series by Lynsay Sands. The Queen Betsy series was good 'fluff' reading while I was waiting for some books to arrive. Didn't like them as much and some scenes were kinda graphic for my tastes, but they weren't too bad.


I liked the Dark Ones series by Katie MacAlister but you should try her Aisling Grey series (dragons and paranormal stuff). I loved those books and she is now writing the silver dragon series that I like just as much.

Date Posted: 10/23/2009 2:29 PM ET
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Thanks for the recs.  I actually have You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister.  So I'll be reading it soon!

Date Posted: 10/23/2009 2:43 PM ET
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Julie Kenner has the Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series.  The first is Carpe Demon.  I really like them, as much as Sookie.  I like the series by Jeaniene Frost as well, but Kenner is funnier.

Subject: Vampire books
Date Posted: 10/24/2009 5:38 PM ET
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Mary Janice Davidson's Queen Betsy series are hysterical, especially now that they have George? think name is that crocheting.

Date Posted: 10/25/2009 7:39 PM ET
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Funnily enough I just started Carpe Demon yesterday!

Date Posted: 10/25/2009 8:00 PM ET
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I'm going to second the recommendation of Robin McKinley's Sunshine. No, it isn't a series, but I was more impressed with it each of the three times I read it. :)

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Date Posted: 10/30/2009 6:49 PM ET
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Christine Feehan has a Dark series, I think 20 books and counting.  They are very hot, and a great story.

Here's her web site.  christinefeehan.com

Date Posted: 11/10/2009 8:10 PM ET
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Queen Betsy is fun.

I just finished I Burn for You - Susan Sizemore its a different twist from any of the other Vamp stories I've read.  But sorry it was snap up from my shelf as fast as I posted it.

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 10:05 PM ET
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Jeanne C. Stein has a good vampire series, too.  A detective who lives in San Diego gets turned into a vamp while on stakeout. 

Terri Garey has a non-vampire series that is also good, her protagonist died for a few minutes and can now see ghosts and has to help them solve their problems to pass on. 

Kat Richardson's Greywalker series has the same sort of basis, slightly different, but her protagonist dies for a few minutes and, afterward, can see beings in a sort of half-world that is connected to ours.  It's a darker series.

Charlaine Harris has another series about a woman who was hit by lightening and can now sense bodies.  She works as an independent consultant, helping find people who are suspected to be in a particular area, but whose bodies haven't  yet been found. 

Laurell K. Hamilton has one series about a vampire hunter, Anita Blake, and another about a Faery Princess, but both are very graphic.

Tate Hallaway writes about the owner of a new age store who dates a vampire.

Kim Harrison has a character who is a witch who works as an agent for an agency in charge of catching illegal supernaturals and her roommate is a vampire.

Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen is half vamp/half werewolf, and also works as a supernatural cop.

Yasmine Galenorn, Kelley Armstrong, Rob Thurman, Eileen Wilks, Carrie Vaughn, Susan McBride, Karen Chance, Vicki Petterson, Jocelyn Drake, Anton Stuart, Illona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Deborah Cooke, Alice Borchardt, JR Ward and Jenna Black all write some sort of supernatural theme book series. 


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