Tag Archives: Vampires

Revamped by J.F. Lewis

Revamped by J.F. LewisTitle:  Revamped

Author:  J.F. Lewis

Call #:  LEW

Eric lost his strip club, his Mustang, and the love of his life Marilyn when he was left for dead.  With the help of his vampire friends, he is brought back to life and sets out to save Marilyn from Void City’s most powerful demons. But the task may be harder than he imagined when he is forced to delve into the shadowy realm of vampire high society to find out the truth and origin of his unnatural powers.

Recommended by:  John

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Discovery of Witches by Deborah HarknessTitle:  A Discovery of Witches

Author:  Deborah Harkness

Call #:  FSY HAR

I can’t believe I’ve been completely enthralled by a paranormal romance.  But this novel has everything — witchcraft, love, vampires, demons, secret covens, lost spell-bound books – and it all works!  It’s book one of a trilogy.  Guess who’ll be looking for book two.

Recommended by:  Betty

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

Dracula in Love by Karen EssexTitle:  Dracula in Love

Author:  Karen Essex

Call #:  ESS

This re-telling of the classic Bram Stoker novel is presented from the point of view of Mina Murray who, as it turns out, had much more to do with Dracula than was previously thought.  The gothic imagery and flowing Victorian language are true to the original tale while an epic love story is revealed and developed.  Lovers of romance and horror alike will enjoy this book.  Certainly one of the most romantic vampire novels to be published in recent years.

Recommended by:  John

Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice

Queen of the Damned by Anne RiceTitle: Queen of the Damned

Author: Anne Rice

Call #: RIC

An ancient Egyptian queen, turned into a vampire in Egypt’s First Dynasty, arises in modern times. Protected in a statue-like state through the centuries, the consumption of blood revives her. Having killed her pharaoh husband, she becomes the lover of the vampire/rock star Lestat who knows full well that she is the oldest surviving vampire – the queen of all the damned!

Recommended by: John

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

Vampire Lestat by Anne RiceTitle: The Vampire Lestat

Author: Anne Rice

Call #: RIC

One of the best vampire novels ever, this is the autobiography of an aristocrat in pre-revolutionary France who is turned into a vampire by a suicidal alchemist. His subsequent existence as a nineteenth century southern gentleman in New Orleans and a twentieth century rock star is tainted by the memories of his killings and troubled relationships. A must-read for any fan of vampires.

Recommended by: John

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford

Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas FordFirst there was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (“the classic Regency romance-now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem!”), now we have popular essayist and novelist Michael Thomas Ford’s take on Jane Austen.  No zombies here but Lord Byron has turned Jane into a vampire, a vampire who currently owns a bookstore in upstate New York.    That’s right it’s Jane “The Fang” Austen.  Read an excerpt here.