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Old 10-10-2008, 12:48 AM
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Vampire Books Discussion #1: Have you been bitten yet? (OP updated March 8th, 2009)

Vampire Books

  • Blue Bloods
    Within New York City’s most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

    Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner—and happy that way.

    But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler’s life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.

    Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
    1. Blue Bloods
    2. Masquerade
    3. Revelations

  • Cassandra Palmer (Series)
    Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits-talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk...a lot. The undead are another matter.
    1. Touch the Dark
    2. Claimed by Shadow
    3. Embrace the Night
    4. Curse the Dawn (release date: April 7, 2009)

  • Den of Shadows
    Three-hundred-year-old Risika looks darn good for her age. Thanks to her "blood mother," a vampire named Ather who turned Risika (nee Rachel) into one of the undead back in 1684, she will always look as fresh as a 17-year-old. Now Risika is a world weary night stalker who sleeps in Concord, Massachusetts, by day and prowls New York City by night, in search of fresh blood to slake her inhuman thirst. One of the benefits of living such a long life has been discovering that most of the popular myths about vampires are not true: "Holy water and crosses do not bother me... and silver does not burn me. If someone hammered a stake through my heart, I suppose I would die, but I do not play with humans, stakes or mallets." In fact, there is little in the mortal world that surprises Risika anymore, until she returns from a hunt one night to find a black rose on her pillow--the same flower she was given on the eve of her mortal death. Knowing that the rose is a taunt from Aubrey, a vampire she believes murdered her human brother, Risika decides to confront her nemesis. In a bloody battle with Aubrey, Risika finally unearths her brother's true fate.
    1. In the Forests of the Night
    2. Demon in my view
    3. Shattered Mirror

  • Kate Daniels (Series):
    Future Atlanta is an interesting place to live. One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.

    In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy...
    1. Magic Bites
    2. Magic Burns
    3. Magic Strike (release date: 03/31/2009)

  • Night Huntress, Series!
    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.

    In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side ... and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

    1. Halfway to the Grave
    2. One Foot in the Grave
    3. At Grave's End

  • Vampire Academy
    Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.

    The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.

    After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.

    Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...
    1. Vampire Academy
    2. Frostbite
    3. Shadow Kiss

  • Vampire Diaries
    Elena: the golden girl, the leader, the one who can have any boy she wants.
    Stefan: brooding and mysterious, he seems to be the only one who can resist Elena, even as he struggles to protect her from the horrors that haunt his past.
    Damon:
    sexy, dangerous, and driven by an urge for revenge against Stefan, the brother who betrayed him. Determined to have Elena, he'd kill to possess her.
    1. Awakening
    2. The struggle
    3. The fury
    4. Dark Reunion

  • Vampire Kisses

    In her small town dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven-a vampire-crazed, goth-girl-is an outcast. But not for long...

    The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people-especially the handsome, dark and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.
    1. Vampire Kisses
    2. Kissing Coffins
    3. Vampireville
    4. Dance with a vampire
    5. The Coffin Club
  • Vamps
    When the sun goes down, New York's true elite all head to one place: Bathory Academy, where the young ladies of the finest vampire families are trained in shapeshifting and luring their prey.

    Bathory's reigning queen, Lilith Todd, is the daughter of a powerful vampire businessman, and she knows exactly what she wants from life. She wants to look beautiful for eternity and party till the sun comes up with her gorgeous boyfriend, Jules. And she doesn't want any New Blood upstarts standing in her way.

    Enter Cally Monture, an unexpected threat from a trash zip code. When their first meeting leads to tragic results, Lilith is hungry for revenge.
    1. Vamps
    2. Night life
    3. After Dark

To get us started: What are everyones favourite books featuring vampires?
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I'm not gonna lie, I have an inclination for it. I do like the mythology of it all and am a bit fascinated by it.
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Oh this is a great idea, thanks for starting Andie!

I love all the Vampire genre. It intrigues me.

I have read the twilight books, Southern Vampire Mysteries(Still going) and i do have the Blood Books by Tanya Huff. They are based on the Vampire show 'True Blood.'
I have yet to read the Anne Rice books though, has anyone read them?
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I'm not gonna lie, I have an inclination for it. I do like the mythology of it all and am a bit fascinated by it.
You are the best board for it

So, what books have you read?

Jen, glad you like it. I haven't read the Anne Rice books... not sure why but somehow I just don't seem to get around to it. There is always other stuff I am more interested in. What are your favourites out of the vampire books you've read so far?
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Well, i haven't read the Blood books yet, but i did love 'Blood ties'. I love the Twilight books, but i am enjoying the Southern vampire Mysteries. So i'm not sure which are my fav right now.

Which have you read?


I wonder , is Moonlight based off books?
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:20 AM
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Uhm a list of books that involve vampires
  • Ilona Andrews - Kate Daniels series (mostly shapeshifters, but vampires are featured too)
  • Keri Arthur - Riley Jensen series
  • Jim Butcher - Dresden Files (mostly wizard stuff, but vamopires appear from time to time)
  • Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer series
  • Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress series
  • Colleen Gleason - Gardella Vampire Chronicles
  • Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake series
  • Charlaine Harris - Southern Vampire Mysteries
  • Kim Harrison - Rachel Morgan series
  • Katie MacAlister - Aisling Gray series
  • Karen Macinerney
  • Stephenie Meyer - Twilight series
  • Jennifer Rardin - Jaz Parks series
  • Michelle Rowen
  • Jeanne C. Stein - Anna Strong series

for example

I am not sure about Moonlight
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I've heard of Laurell K. Hamilton, is her stuff any good?
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I've heard of Laurell K. Hamilton, is her stuff any good?
The Anita Blake series is good until about book 8 I'd say. Afterwards it changes dramatically. It has no storyline and turns into something I definitely don't want to read
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Ah, that sucks.
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Ah, that sucks.
Yeah it does, because the beginning was quiet good in my opinion. It wasn't all about sex, it used to have interesting storyline and likable characters. jean Claude was really intriguing for example
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I love that name!

Is book 8 the last book?
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No, she is at 15 or 16 at this point. I *think* the latest release it called Blood Noire

Jean-Claude is a sexy French Master Vamp
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Ah, and you don't think it got any better?

Wow.. 15 or 16 books? Man, thats huge for a series.


Mm.. he sounds hot.
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Oh believe me I've skimmed the books until about 14 I think and afterwards even gave that up. I guess you like to read about a sex in detail, these books are good

It's a very long living series for sure. I think the consensus on the internet is that the books aren't what they used to be.

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Hah, interesting.

I guess sometimes if a book series goes on so long, the plot starts to fade and it becomes something completely different. That's why, i rather book series 10 books or less.
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