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Subject: What are some good vampire series?
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:39 PM ET
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I figured I would hit them all while im in the mood :) I have read the Twilight series and and reading Charlaine Harris's southern vampire series. What else is out there that is good?

Subject: Personally I liked.....
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:16 AM ET
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House of Night Series by P.C. Cast (Marked is the first in this series of 5 soon to be 6 books) Real Vampires Have Curves ( Book 1) (Glory St. Claire Series) Gerry Bartlett - loved all in the series. Books by Amanda Ashley
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 10:47 AM ET
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I have House of Night, but I will check the other ones out! Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:53 PM ET
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Morganville Vampire series -Rachael Caine.

Undead and unwed series- MaryJanice Davidson (these are really funny )

Subject: my favorite Vampire series right now . . .
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:18 PM ET
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is the Dark series by Christine Feehan! 

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 8:26 PM ET
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Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak series is outstanding.  The series is YA, but matures in much the same way as Harry Potter.

Almost forgot one of my all-time favorites!  Fat White Vampire Blues and Bride of the Fat White Vampire by Andrew Fox.  These are great books.  I keep hoping he'll write another, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.



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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:16 PM ET
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for light/funny I liked Lynsay Sands' series through The Accidental Vampire - after that they got a little darker with some unfinished storylines.

kathy love's young brothers

kerrelyn sparks

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 10:16 PM ET
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Don't forget the mother of them all, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, starting  wtih Interview With the Vampire.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 4:19 PM ET
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I have to agree with the above and say The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.  The mother of all vampire books, indeed!

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Date Posted: 6/23/2009 6:47 PM ET
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I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Book 1) by Michele Bardsley

This is a funny series that begins with vampires taking over the town by buying out the humans...except...hee-hee don't wanna spoil it.

I'd agree with all the others above too!

Oh almost forgot the Dead End Dating series by Kimberly Raye.  This is from Amazon to give you an idea about the series. 

  A vivacious vampire with a flair for accessorizing, Lil Marchette is unlike most of her kind. She prefers lively shades of pink to dismal black (soo not her color), plus she’s a hopeless romantic. In need of a steady paycheck to support a compulsive cosmetics habit, Lil starts Dead End Dating (DED), a Manhattan-based matchmaking service that helps smart, sophisticated singles like herself find eternity mates–and may even help her stake a claim to her very own Count Right!

When Lil meets geeky vampire Francis Deville, she knows he’s the perfect first client. If she can hook up Francis–after a little revamping, of course–she will prove her skills to the vampire community and turn DED into the hottest dating service in the Big Apple. But just as her business takes off, Lil meets the (literally) drop-dead gorgeous bounty hunter Ty Bonner, who is hot on the chase of a serial killer. Instantly drawn to the luscious vamp stud, Lil really wants a taste. But as a made vampire, Ty can’t procreate–and Lil will settle for nothing less. Luckily, between “vampifying” Francis and helping Ty solve his murder mystery, Lil has no time for silly romantic entanglements . . . even if Ty is all that and a Bloody Mary chaser!

Date Posted: 6/24/2009 11:11 AM ET
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I had to post all these below so I have a reference point to check out. The others I have already read. Thanks everyone!

 

Morganville Vampire series -Rachael Caine.

Undead and unwed series- MaryJanice Davidson (these are really funny )

Dark series by Christine Feehan

Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak

Fat White Vampire Blues and Bride of the Fat White Vampire

The Accidental Vampire

I'm the Vampire, That's Why (Broken Heart, Oklahoma, Book 1) by Michele Bardsley

Dead End Dating series by Kimberly Raye

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 10:40 PM ET
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My favorite is Patricia Briggs.  Her Mercy Thompson series is great.  Also, she has a new series out, Alpha & Omega.  Only one book is out "Cry Wolf" and it is available in the system.  Great book!!.  I am a newbie at paranormal but of all the books I have read on that subject, I like Patricia Briggs' writing the best.

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 11:02 PM ET
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One author who was writing about vampires before it was cool (even pre-dating Ann Rice) is Fred Saberhagen.    He had a series of novels from Dracula's point of view - my favorite is the Holmes-Dracula file

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 12:10 AM ET
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JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series is awesome and has been my favorite so far!

Subject: Count de Saint-Germain
Date Posted: 6/28/2009 9:34 AM ET
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For an older but very good vampire series that started about the same time as the one Anne Rice wrote, you could try Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Count de Saint-Germain books, starting with 'Hotel Transylvania' - it kept me up till the small hours of the morning because I just couldn't stop reading. I liked the first six or eight books a lot, the later ones less so.
Subject: Christine Feehan
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 9:51 AM ET
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I agree with Ronica...Feehan is one of my favorite authors. The Dark series is excellent....as is her Drake Sisters series and especially the Ghostwalker series.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 3:46 PM ET
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Depends on the age group. Some good series, however I would NOT recommend for young readers, are the Laurell K Hamilton book ( Anita Blake),the Sherrilyn Kenyon( Dark Hunters) Books, Katie McAlister has some humorous ones,  Kim Harrison , Keri Arthur ........  Of course most aren't strictly vampires but have were animals , witches, necromancers, and others involved.

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 3:02 PM ET
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I have to say Vampire academy by Richelle Mead!!!!!

This will take you to all 4 books

http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=138105