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Vampire & Werewolves > The genre that won't quit! (and I don't want it to!)

Ok, I have some weird thing about vampires. First of all, on a basic level I find the idea of sucking blood disgusting. I mean come on, yuck but I still am fascinated.. I love LOVE reading about vampires. Not just vampire romance, but other vampires stories. Has anyone read Interview With A Vampire? It's brilliant.

Recently I've read DARK THIRST and A RUSH OF WINGS. These are edgy books.

Now, I need some more recommendations. Also, I"d love to hear why YOU read vampire romance. Are we intrigued by tortured heroes/heroines, do we want to understand immortality, is there something just darkly sensual we just can't explain?

Post your comments! I know you are out there.

Tara

PS: I write vampire romance, though I'm unpublished.
March 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTara Green
I'm one of those who go with the theory that vamps and weres get to be the ALPHA male regular guys don't get to be anymore. They can't help it if they're made that way. I think the shift from romance to romantic suspense left a lot of us missing the relationship building. The para's get to concentrate more on the relationship. The things they have to overcome are strange-drinking blood or turning into an animal-but still the emphasis is on them getting to know each other, falling in love, and overcoming it.
March 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercheri
I read Interview with a vampire. I liked it. I love Laurell k. Hamilton although there is not a lot of romance at the beginning to the series. I also love Lynsay Sands more romance and very good. I think we like vampires because they are always dark and handsome and kind of in control.
March 28, 2008 | Registered Commenteranna howell
Anna - I also reread some of LKH's books before the new one comes out. I usually reread the last two, or go back and read some of the first ones. I also check out from the library her books on cd and listen to them in the car when my kids are not there. Do you read her Merry Gentry series? J
March 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanon
Hi. I'm new to this so bear with me. LKH is one of my all time favorites. Both the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series are great. Lyndsey Sands makes me laugh. If you like LS, try MaryJanice Davidson's Queen Betsy and Wyndham Werewolves. These tie together in the later books. Sherrylyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is very good too. I also like Nina Bangs. Her books have lots of different characters running around.
April 1, 2008 | Registered CommenterJanie Jones
Personally I love a good vampire/ werewolf or even the fey stories that tend to imply that the fey feed off human energy ie sensual, joy or even fear and torture. Which pretty much describes the Merry Gentry series mentioned.

This reply may be a little controversial but, in my opinion, it is the truth even though most of us(including me) loath to admit it.

I really believe that the fascination with these otherworldly beings is a control and/or security issue.Take myself for example, I have been described by a lot of people as being a very dominate personality but did I marry a submissive man? Heck no! hubby is just as dominating and controlling as I am. As much as I hate to admit I have very deep longing that comes out every once in a while where I just want him to take control, to make the decisions just so I can have a break. If you think about it all these novels, or most, the dominating men that take control even when the strong willed woman fights against him. But in the end I think that even the kick tail Anita Blake is thankful in the end. On the security matter, who would not want to know for a fact that her true love will be there for eternity. I know one of my biggest fears is that something will happen to my hubby.

Well there it is. Probably a little to revealing but that is the honest reason why I love this genre.
April 1, 2008 | Registered CommenterRhae
Rhae - great assesment on this genre that you posted on 4/01.
Is anyone out there looking forward to the new Anita Blake book (Blood Noir) that is coming soon? I have it preordered, but right now I think I am more excited to read Sookie Stackhouse's new book (Charlaine Harris the author) and the new JR Ward book coming out this summer. Speaking of series books, how long do you think series books should go on for?
April 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanon
If you like comical vampire you should read the Sookie Stackhouse series of 8 books.
Also another vampire series is by

I have read almost all vampire books love the little blood suckers I was hooked by my first vampire movie, my mother was a great fan of a Michigan program called Shock Theater. I am 59 years old so that was a long time ago.
May 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHarris, Charlaine
Hi this is Anna again sorry it has been a while. Yes I love the Merry Genry series of Laurel K. Hamilton. I reread all her books every time a new one comes out. I love Nina Bangs and Sheryln Kenyon. Also Christine Feehan is good.
May 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel k. Hamilton
Sorry I got the above post wrong.
May 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Howell
I am reading the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and it is wonderful...I would recommend them to everyone.
May 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRose
I have loved vampires since I was a little girl staying up watching old horror movies with my dad, my mom hates horror movies. I have always loved Dracula with Bela Lugosi. Vampires are so mesmerizing and have the power over you and then I love the tortured ones who long to be human again and then I also love the power vampires who make the heroine the mate as well. I love Amanda Ashley, Maggie Shayne, Nancy Gideon, Lori Herter, Linda Lael Miller, Lynsay Sands, Michele Bardsley, Kathryn Smith, Ann Lory, Dawn Thompson, Julia Templeton, Jeanne C. Stein, Kimberly Raye, December Quinn, Christine Feehan, Nina Bangs, Debbie Raleigh to name a few. Janean
July 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanean S.
I love Kresley Cole. I just wish she would write faster.
June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Have any of you read Robin Popps? I love her vampire seres?
August 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStarr W
i love the vampire n werewovles books coz its jst so interesting, the fact that they fall in love with someone they cant have, at the moment am reading, Morganville vampire series, which are ok. i would recommend sumthing by Kelley Armstrong, its nt vampires but werewolves n witches, especially the Elena series, love them cant wait for the next book, Blood and Chocolate is good, n most of u might nt find these good but try the ANGEL series are good. i hope that you enjoy ur reading
August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVampireLover88
I love her series she does phy-changling story line.Her charcter all have deep family bonds They help each couple though there hard ships Also the underline story is just wonderful I can never put her books down.

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August 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNalini Singh

The best vampire series is the black dagger brotherhood by J R Ward. Her books are about alpha male vampires who protect their people. Their dark, violent and possessive. Each book is about one member of the group and the woman their with.

November 16, 2010 | Registered CommenterEmily Keomanyvanh