Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide
Michelle Rowen - 2011
Vladimir's Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa's spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society. This ultimate guide will feature everything readers want and need to go even deeper into the world of Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, and Last Sacrifice . . . every heartache, every betrayal, every sacrifice, and so much more!
The Morganville Vampires, Volume 4
Rachel Caine - 2011
The resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again, but when a filmmaker goes missing after starting work on a short documentary about vampires, Clair and her friends are feeling anything but safe.KISS OF DEATHVampire Michael Glass just received the call he's been waiting for all his life. His music has attracted the attention of a heavily connected music producer who wants to cut a demo and play some dates - which means Michael and his friends will have to enter the human world. But between a pack of hateful humans and a savage party of traveling vampires, Michael, Claire, Shane, and Eve may not make it to the show on time...or ever.
Love You to Death Season 2: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries
Crissy Calhoun - 2011
This next volume in a series School Library Journal called “well written and thoroughly detailed,” Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries — Season 2 is the essential guide to the show, featuring insightful explorations of each episode with information on the rich history, supernatural mythology, film references, character development, and much more; chapters on the vampire, werewolf, and doppelgänger lore that inspired the series; and details on the making of the show, the people who put it together, and the fandom that keeps it alive. With photos of the irresistible cast and of the show’s filming locations, this second installment captures the fun, fangs, and fear that make this bloodcurdling show so epic.
The Psychology of Twilight
E. David Klonsky - 2011
You’ve seen the films. Now get inside the heads of your favorite Twilight characters (just like Edward can!) in The Psychology of Twilight.Explore the minds and motives of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and more with a deeper look at the series that’s captured the hearts—and psyches—of millions. Find out:• How Edward and Jacob match up in an evolutionary psychology smackdown for Bella’s—and our—affection• Whether Bella’s motorcycle-riding and cliff diving in New Moon are suicidal—or her salvation• Why vampires and werewolves aren’t so different after all (at least psychologically)• The emotional appeal of love stories like Bella and Edward’s• Why being a part of Twilight fandom is good for your psychological healthSnuggle up on the closest chaise, and get ready to revisit the Twilight Saga—with some professional help.
The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
Stephenie Meyer - 2011
This comprehensive handbook-essential for every Twilight Saga fan-is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.
Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Collection 6-10
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2011
These five novels of human-and inhuman-passions feature vampires, werewolves, and "a heroine as sharp as a stake and slick as a silver bullet" (J.D. Robb).The Killing DanceBurnt OfferingsBlue MoonObsidian ButterflyNarcissus in Chains
Overkill: Snippets of Demonica Life
Larissa Ione - 2011
Free short stories to update readers on the lives of the Demonica characters.Wraith and SerenaTayla and Eidolon - the scene takes place between Sin Undone and Eternal RiderKaden and Andrea - these two chapters are included in the ebook version of Eternity Embraced, but are not in the print short story found in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love BitesLuc and Kar - this scene takes place eight months after the events of Sin UndoneShade and Runa - this scene takes place between Rogue Rider and ReaverReaver - his scene takes place between Rogue Rider and Reaver
Richelle Mead - 2011
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiences in question, her future is on the line. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one. The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside - and within - the school grounds. Now that they're in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Collection 11-15
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2011
Louis Post-Dispatch) presents five novels in her sensational supernatural series featuring Anita Blake, federal marshal and vampire hunter. Cerulean Sins, Incubus Dreams, Micah, Danse Macabre, The Harlequin
A Taste of Midnight
Lara Adrian - 2011
In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals. A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can't forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate's homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport. As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace--and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer's business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature--especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees. Contains a preview of the hotly anticipated nightcap of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, Darker After Midnight!
Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Circus of the Damned, Volume 2: The Ingenue
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2011
HAMILTON'S HEROINE IS BACK! Morgues, by a rule, are pretty quiet places. But in a world of vamps and the rising dead, they can be positively hopping. Join animator Anita Blake as her search for a serial killer takes her to the most dangerous after-hours joint in St. Louis! Collecting ANITA BLAKE: CIRCUS OF THE DAMNED - THE INGENUE #1-5.
The Morganville Vampires, #4-6
Rachel Caine - 2011
In Morganville, vampires and humans have learnt to coexist in (relatively) bloodless harmony. That is until Bishop arrives, a master vampire determines to abolish order, revive the forces of the evil dead and let chaos rule.College student Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. Defending their town against evil forces natural and unnatural, Claire and her friends must forge alliances with old enemies and conquer massive odds . . . or see Morganville and its inhabitants obliterated for good.
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The Laughing Corpse Ultimate Collection
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2011
Hamilton's bestselling Anita Blake series! St. Louis is a city of the damned. The supernatural is commonplace, and the undead enjoy free rein. But whether warm- or cold-blooded, the laws of man still apply--and nobody dispenses justice better than Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter! This time out, a child's parents are gruesomely slaughtered by an unknown entity. With the child missing and time running out for his safe return, Anita is called in to lend her special expertise as an Animator--one who can raise the bodies of the dead. But as she pursues the truth behind his abduction, she descends into a maelstrom of voodoo mysticism and the many dark secrets of her foes, her friends and--inevitably--herself! COLLECTING: ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE LAUGHING CORPSE - ANIMATOR 1-5; NECROMANCER 1-5; EXECUTIONER 1-5
Wolf House - Potter's Story
Tim O'Rourke - 2011
Five stars." A Book Vacation Book Reviews.As Potter leaves Kiera and his friends to go in search of Luke, he makes a lonely journey across the snow-capped mountains of Cumbria. Haunted by the death of Murphy, the capture of Luke and the love that he feels for Kiera, Potter reflects on his past life and the disturbing events that took place at the Wolf House.He remembers his first encounter with the werewolves, how he had to save Murphy and Luke, and capture the serial killer who was murdering the children from the town of Little Hope.'Vampire Hollows' Book 6 in the Kiera Hudson Series now available!'Dead Flesh' Book One in Kiera Hudson Sereis Two now available!
The Complete Vampire Chronicles 12-Book Bundle
Anne Rice - 2011
But that’s only the beginning. Over the course of twelve interwoven novels, Rice crafts a richly imagined, magnificently transporting epic around her chilling, charismatic antihero, Lestat. An aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France who lives to become a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, Lestat rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying existence. Now, with the publication of the complete series in one convenient eBook bundle, there has never been a better time to devour the entirety of The Vampire Chronicles. Gathered here are the ten books that comprise the original saga: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRETHE VAMPIRE LESTATQUEEN OF THE DAMNEDTHE TALE OF THE BODY THIEFMEMNOCH THE DEVILTHE VAMPIRE ARMANDMERRICKBLOOD AND GOLDBLACKWOOD FARMBLOOD CANTICLE . . . as well as the two books of the New Tales of the Vampires: PANDORAVITTORIO, THE VAMPIRE Praise for the novels of Anne Rice “Brilliant . . . [Rice’s] undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review “If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.”—The Boston Globe “Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable.”—The Washington Post “Rice has created universes within universes, traveling back in time as far as ancient, pre-pyramidic Egypt and journeying from the frozen mountain peaks of Nepal to the crowded, sweating streets of southern Florida.”—Los Angeles Times “Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice
Strange Angels Novel Collection: Strange Angels, Jealousy, Betrayals, Defiance
Lili St. Crow - 2011
Crow 4 Books Set RRP: £ 27.96 Brand New Titles in This Set Strange Angels: A Strange Angels Novel Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel Betrayals: A Strange Angels Novel Defiance: A Strange Angels Novel
House of Night #1
Kent Dalian - 2011
But priorities have a way of changing when you are Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood. The magical world of _New York Times_ best-selling authors P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast comes to comics! Over 12 million copies sold to fans in the U.S. with legions of loyal fans worldwide.
The Bite Before Christmas
Lynsay Sands - 2011
She just needs to convince him they belong together, and being snowbound in a secluded cabin will make this a Christmas neither will forget. It's "Home for the Holidays" in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series. Cat and Bones may long to wrap presents and set up a tree, but this Christmas, an evil vampire and long-buried family secrets will threaten to take a bite out of their holiday cheer.
Vampire Kisses: Graveyard Games, Volume 1
Ellen Schreiber - 2011
But the secretive couple soon discovers that Alexander's now full-blooded vampire cousin Claude and his friends are still lingering in Dullsville. And when they all become involved in the same local production of "Cinderella" that Raven is pushed into costume designing, once again their worlds collide. Raven suspects Claude and his dubious crew must be up to something, especially when Claude shows interest in the play's leading lady. Can Raven and Alexander keep a close watch on the gang and still make sure the curtain rises on opening night?
Jeaniene Frost - 2011
Jeaniene Frost's story, One for the Money, features vampires Cat and Bones trying to protect a spoiled heiress with a price on her head and an undead hitman on her trail. Previously published in Death's Excellent Vacation. Also includes the first three chapters from Jeaniene's story in The Bite Before Christmas anthology, as well as a sneak peek at ONCE BURNED, the first novel in the new Night Prince series. Ilona Andrews' story, A Questionable Client, is a prequel to her award-winning Kate Daniels series. In a world beset by magic waves, Kate Daniels works as a mercenary. She is tired, hungry, and there is foul-smelling blood on her boots. All she wants to do is to go home, but when Mercenary Guild offers her a job she can't refuse, she finds herself protecting a man against Russian wizards. Previously published in Dark and Stormy Knights. Also includes first two chapters of FATE'S EDGE, book 3 in the Edge series, and first two chapters of Magic Grieves, a Kate Daniels novella.
Joann I. Martin-Sowles - 2011
Now, after surviving a terrifying night, Laney and Oliver are lying low at Julz's place, relieved to be in each other's arms once again. But fate seems to have other plans...Julz is not happy to have visitors in her home and emotions run high. Laney is pushed to her limits as she watches Carter fight for his life and her relationship with Oliver becomes strained as she discovers secrets about Julz that could tear them apart.As she reaches her boiling point, disaster strikes and her life is shattered. Laney must come to terms with what has unfolded. Will she lose her way and let the darkness consume her or will she find her light in Oliver?Secrets will be revealed. Hearts will be broken. Lives will be lost. Darkness will fall.
One-on-One: Daegan and Gideon Vignette
Joey W. Hill - 2011
It is posted on Joey W. Hill's website under http://storywitch.com/series-cantrips. Two volumes containing ALL the novella and short story character revisits written through 2016 are available for sale in ebook and print, but you can scroll below Cantrips 1 & 2 to find the individual stories still available as FREE downloads in the most common ebook formats.This story details the first time Daegan takes Gideon without Anwyn's participation. It was one of her conditions for Gideon becoming their third marked servant in Vampire Trinity.
Lord of the Vampires: 4-in-1 Bundle
Gena Showalter - 2011
To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance.Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate "The Dark Seducer" had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him.In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm.But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai's memory…but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.The Darkest Angel Lords of the Underworld #4.5An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust—until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation….The Amazon's Curse Atlantis #5Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility. Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free... (Can be found as a whole novel here)The Darkest Prison Lords of the Underworld #3.5Passion and danger collide in this brand-new, eBook exclusive Lords of the Underworld adventure!Once, Atlas, the Titan god of Strength, was the Greek goddess Nike's slave. Now, he is her master. And soon these sworn enemies destined to destroy one another will be forced to risk everything for a chance at love...
Alyxandra Harvey Collection
Alyxandra Harvey - 2011
Alyxandra Harvey 4 Books Set includes:The Drake Chronicles, Books #1-3My Love Lies Bleeding (Drake Chronicles, #1)Blood Feud (Drake Chronicles, #2)Out for Blood (Drake Chronicles, #3)Haunting Violet, Book #1Haunting Violet
Born at Midnight
C.C. Hunter - 2011
Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…
Strange Angels and Betrayals
Lili St. Crow - 2011
Crow’s New York Times bestselling Strange Angels series are published together in one volume for the first time!Sixteen-year-old Dru Anderson exploded onto the paranormal scene in Strange Angels—and fought for her life at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens in Betrayals. Perfectly timed to lead up to the publication of series finale Reckoning, this omnibus edition is a must-have for all Dru’s fans as well as readers of Vampire Academy, House of Night, and The Darkest Powers.
Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel
Richelle Mead - 2011
Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli brings the story to life.
Blood and Snow
Felicity Heaton - 2011
Time seems to be of the essence, but she can't bring herself to admit her feelings to the man who had claimed them so wholly--her captain, Corazon.Corazon has lived through two centuries of war. Tired, disenchanted, and with only his sense of duty to sustain him, he is garnering a reputation for having a heart of ice. But there is one woman at his garrison that can melt the frost within him--Scarlet. Torn between duty as her commanding officer, and his growing love for her, he fights his own personal battle while all around him fight the war.When things take a turn for the worse, can their love for each other sustain them, and can they find a way to end the war and live in peace together at last?length: 100000 words / 418 pages
A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion
Jordan Castillo Price - 2011
Although killing them is no longer an option, he's as determined as ever to stop the spread of vampirism.Wild Bill is a lover, not a fighter-so he's tickled when Michael's new agenda, to dispense condoms and sterile phlebotomy gear among vampires, replaces the old "heads will roll" approach. It takes courage to track down vamps in their own territory and deliver a lecture on safe sex, and more importantly, safe bloodletting. Michael's never been short on audacity...but he's finding that he and Wild Bill aren't the only ones with agendas.
Driving Mr. Dead
Molly Harper - 2011
Miranda's assignment? Driving Collin Sutherland, the world's most fastidious vampire from Washington to Kentucky, so he can deliver a mysterious black case to Council official Ophelia Lambert.Collin, a paranoid, aristocratic vampire with a debilitating fear of flying, refuses to let the case out of his sight. Miranda needs this time on the road to decide whether to permanently cut her ties with the fiance that had an "emotional affair" with a childhood pal, but Collin’s neatnik tendencies are driving her around the bend. The man acts as if leaving a fast food wrapped on the passenger seat is reason for a full-on CDC de-contamination scrub-down of the car. All she can do is promise to stop intentionally doing the things that make his stiff upper lip twitch with irritation. As more and more mishaps occur on the road trip from hell, Miranda and Collin work together to meet his delivery deadline. Hotel rooms are destroyed. Beloved cars are defiled. And somewhere along the line, client-driver hostilities become snarky flirtation. Will Collin and Miranda make it to the Hollow in one piece? And if they do, will Miranda leave old, safe relationships behind for something new and well, just plain weird?
Heather Brewer - 2011
When Joss McMillan witnesses his sister's murder--at the hands of a vampire--his whole life changes. He learns that not only is his family part of the Slayer Society, a group whose mission is to rid the world of vampires, but he is their new recruit. As Joss trains he discovers powers that could make him the youngest, strongest Slayer in history. But there is a traitor in the Society, one whose identity would shake Joss to the core . . . if the traitor doesn't kill him first. Written from the perspective of Vlad's former friend turned mortal enemy--vampire slayer Joss McMillan--this is the first in a series of five books that can be read alongside Vlad Tod or entirely on their own.
Magische Verführung (Gilde der Jäger, #0.6; Gestaltwandler, #0.5, 3.5)
Nalini Singh - 2011
Eine junge Werleopardin verliebt sich in einen mächtigen Wächter ihres Rudels. In den Schluchten des Großstadtdschungels und in den luftigen Höhen über den Dächern der Stadt treiben Gestaltwandler, Vampire und Engel ihr Unwesen. Getrieben von tiefen Gefühlen - Rache, Hass und Leidenschaft. Auf der Suche nach einer Liebe, die alle Grenzen überwindet ... Die packende Vorgeschichte zu Nalini Singhs Gestaltwandlerserie und ihren erfolgreichen Engelromanen. Originaltitel der Novellas: Angel’s Pawn (ebook; wird im Frühjahr 2012 auch in Angel's Flight in Print erscheinen)Angels' Pawn introduces readers to a world of beauty and danger where angels and vampires coexist. The novella is the prequel to Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series. In Atlanta, a vampire hunter is caught between two rival factions and the angel who is manipulating them both. Her only assistance comes from a vampire who may have his own reasons for helping her...Beat of Temptation (in der Anthology An Enchanted Season)Young Tamsyn has always held a special place in her heart for her powerful fellow pack-member Nate. But as a dominant male leopard in the pack, the more experienced Nate doesn’t want to trap Tamsyn into the fierce demands of the mating bond—a bond driven by the animal within—when she’s hardly had the chance to grow into a woman. But Tamsyn knows what she wants for Christmas, and she’s going to get it…Stroke of Enticement (in der Anthology The Magical Christmas Cat)Stroke of Enticement features Zach, a DarkRiver soldier you’ll love, and Annie, a human woman who finds herself tangling with this irresistible cat.
Felicity Heaton - 2011
There, she discovers that she's the latest reincarnation of a goddess and must drink the blood of her immortal protector, Julian, in order to reawaken and continue her three thousand year old mission to defeat Lycaon, the original werewolf. With the help of Julian and an organisation of people with supernatural abilities, Lauren fights for her life, their future and the fate of mankind against Lycaon and his deadly army, but can she succeed when Lycaon has killed all of her predecessors? Can she crack the armour around Julian's heart and seize her happily forever after with him? And can Julian bring himself to trust Lauren with the fragments of his heart after everything he's been through
Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion in the PC and Kristin Cast Vampyre Series
P.C. Cast - 2011
It's a place where magic, religion, folklore, and mythology from multiple traditions merry meet and meld to create something incredible and new.In Nyx in the House of Night—a 2-color illustrated companion to the House of Night series—some of your favorite YA authors, plus a few experts, help you navigate the influences behind the House of Night series in a guide that would get even Damien's seal of approval.Travel with P.C. Cast as she gets her first tattoo in Ireland, climbs the ruins of Sgiach's castle, and discovers the lore that led to the Isle of Skye vampyres. Read Kristin Cast's defense of women in history and mythology who, like Zoey, have made a practice of juggling multiple men. Sit in on a vampyre lecture by Bryan Lankford, the real-life basis for House of Night instructor Dragon Lankford, on the parallels between Wiccan and vampyre circle rituals. Tour Tulsa's House of Night landmarks with local Amy H. Sturgis.Plus:•Karen Mahoney on Nyx and other goddesses of the night•John Edgar Browning on vampires in folklore, fiction, and reality•Jana Oliver on tattoos and other Marks•Ellen Steiber on feline familiars•Yasmine Galenorn on priestesses and goddess worship•Jordon Dane on Zoey's Cherokee heritage•Jeri Smith-Ready on the Raven Mockers and Kalona's less than heavenly inspiration•Christine Zika on the connection between Nyx and the Virgin Mary•Triniy Faegen on the Greek version of the OtherworldNyx in the House of Night also includes an appendix of character names that reveals the myth behind Zoey's last name, which House of Night cats have ties to Camelot, Egypt, and Middle-earth, and more!
Heart of Darkness
Felicity Heaton - 2011
Each kill has stolen a piece of his humanity, pushing him towards the black abyss all vampires hold within their hearts. Now he is teetering on the edge, close to devolving into a beast, and time is running out as he tracks the last hunter to Prague. There he finds a beautiful woman who could be his one chance for salvation, but is it already too late for him?A vampire guard who will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves...Elise is dedicated to her duty. It's the only thing she has left. All that changes when she meets Aleksandr in Prague and her master grants him permission to stay at her bloodline's mansion. She knows all about Aleksandr but none of it prepares her for how she feels when the legendary prince's hunt becomes one for her heart. Elise battles him with all of her strength but can she stop herself from falling for the handsome hunter? When he reveals the depth of the corruption in his soul, will she have the strength to face the pain in her past and do whatever it takes to save him?
My Vampire Love
Jemma - 2011
And so far she's been doing just that. But what happens when her past catches up to her and causes the walls around her to come crumbling down. What happens when she discovers that Eric is hiding a dark secret that can kill her? But more than that, what does she do when she realizes that she is falling in love with him? Sometimes we don't know what we want, until the moment we're about to lose it. A Midnight Society novelRead it through wattpad at this link: http://www.wattpad.com/2253248-my-vam...
Turned at Dark
C.C. Hunter - 2011
She did not believe in vampires, until she turns into one. Should she follow her vampire cousin's lead and walk away from everything she knows, or join Shadow Falls, a camp for special teens?This short story from C.C. Hunter gives readers a look into Della's history.
Brink of Eternity
Caris Roane - 2011
Meet the Guardians of Ascension....Elise Jordan ended an intense relationship with her lover Gideon when she could no longer handle their being worlds apart…literally. Elise, a human living on Mortal Earth, just wasn't cut out for a vampire boyfriend from another dimension. Unfortunately, she never quite got over him—or the explosive passion they shared. But now, after denying her own fledgling powers for years, her increasing supernatural abilities and prophetic visions have become too much for her to deny. She's being called to ascension—where she'll become a winged vampire like Gideon, and face an army of lethal death vampires who thirst for her blood. Now she must harness all her powers in order to protect herself from her darkest enemies…and build a life with the one man who's claimed her soul."Brink of Eternity" is an original Guardians of Ascension short story from Caris Roane.
Belinda Boring - 2011
It is now part of the full-length novel "Mystic Wolves".Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Plans are made but when the enemy strikes another painful blow by entering into the heart of pack property and kidnapping Darcy, Mason declares war. There’s nothing he won’t do to keep his future mate and pack safe. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason’s commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she’ll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength – once given, a blood oath is unbreakable...even if it means risking it all.
A Very Vampy Christmas
Kerrelyn Sparks - 2011
Doesn't hurt that her leading man is Don Orlando de Corazon, the greatest lover in the vampire world! But who is Don Orlando really? Nobody knows, not even Don Orlando. As the couple sets out in search of his mysterious past, "home for the holidays" takes on a new meaning when the recently-turned vamp discovers his own Christmas miracle.
P.C. Cast - 2011
When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon – and a brand new fate. Becoming a Fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world...In 1830’s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling… But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is caught in its focus. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her—or destroy them all?
Gillian Joy - 2011
She was the keeper and the protector of all supernatural beings. What she didn't expect was that it would mean she would have to endure the agonising death of her mother first hand as their supernatural connection brings her to her knees, or that it would mean that she could never be with the man she loved.Blond haired, blue eyed Gabriel was her handsome childhood friend, but would circumstances prevent her from ever being able to explore her true feelings for him?Jesse, the dark alluring but incorrigible vampire would give anything to be with her, but as the guardian Hannah is forbidden to fall in love with the supernatural.With her life in turmoil over her conflicting emotions about Gabriel and Jesse and her frustration at being unable to exact revenge for her mother’s horrific death, Hannah flees her life in an attempt to start over. But can we ever really escape from ourselves? There is no escaping destiny no matter how hard she might try and Hannah must learn to reconcile her commitment to her family with her responsibility as the Guardian and her duty to her heart.
Ancient Blood: A Novel of the Hegemony
Brian McKinley - 2011
When his first one-night-stand, Caroline, turns out to be a true vampire on the run, he jumps at the chance to leave his ordinary life and join her as a "child of the night." The honeymoon ends, however, when Caroline's brutal Creator Sebastian enslaves them on his island estate and Avery must confront the dehumanizing reality behind his dreams. In order to survive, Caroline and Avery take their place as servants in Sebastian's household during a gathering of the most powerful vampires on Earth, the Hegemony, and soon find themselves involved in the myriad schemes, plots, and revenges that form the night-to-night existence of The Order. A society of wealth, power, and inhuman decadence whose existence is protected by human complicity and disbelief, The Order is the immortal aristocracy hidden behind the giant corporations and political leaders of the world. Sebastian, however, has a plan that will change The Order forever and shatter human civilization. A fast-paced thriller that both re-imagines and pays tribute to the traditional vampire, Ancient Blood is a story of love, ambition, sacrifice, and betrayal that is frighteningly human.
The Vampire Files, Volume Three
P.N. Elrod - 2011
Chicago is a rough town, even for the undead. But someone has to clean up the dirty burg, and Jack Flemming is just the vampire for the job. The Vampire Files, Volume Three includes two adventures featuring Chicago's very own vampire P.I. as he cleans up the streets, one crook at a time.
The Depths Of The Darkness
Laurie Bowler - 2011
Growing up an orphan with normal human parents, when Patty’s magic abilities emerge, she is drawn to The Agency.When her friend and mentor, the high witch Matace, is murdered, Patty is unsatisfied with the reports of his death and begins her own investigation. With the aid of Luke, her vampire friend, Patty delves deeper into the dangerous circumstances behind Matace’s death and finds more than she bargained for.As the dangers deepen and the truth behind Patty’s past are revealed, it becomes clear that the fate of the world is at stake and Patty may be the only one that can prevent the world’s destruction. But at what cost?
Felicity Heaton - 2011
When he saves a beautiful human female from the vampire’s grasp, it turns out she’s the lead he’s been waiting for. Amber is a Source Blood and the perfect bait, but for who?As they race to catch the vampire and survive the cruel games he plays, Amber is pulled deeper into Kearn’s world and discovers the painful secrets he hides behind his handsome but emotionless exterior—hurt that she has the power to heal if she is brave enough.Forbidden Blood is a dark, sensual tale of betrayal, revenge and a love that knows no bounds.
Balance of Forces: Toujours Ici
Ali Vali - 2011
After accepting the opportunity to drink the elixir of the sun, Kendal becomes immortal and the Genesis Clan’s slayer. History has taught her the dangers of getting too close to anyone who hasn’t harnessed the power of time.After many years, she returns to New Orleans to finish a job she’s trained for all her life. It’s time for her to face her brother Henri, and it will have dire consequences to mankind if she fails.Piper Marmande believes Kendal has come to take over the company her family has built over generations. As Kendal prepares for the most important battle of her long life, Piper does her best to uncover every one of Kendal’s secrets, making herself a distraction Kendal can’t afford as she hunts Henri and Ora, the vampire who seduced him to a life of darkness.
Catherine Stovall - 2011
Unfortunately, this time the girls may be joined at the hip in a far more horrible way: by death. The girls are kidnapped and held captive by Belle and Matteo, two vampires with a plan. Belle, a sociopath in life and death, is searching for an heir to her reign as the only vampire to hold the secret to surviving the sun. Matteo is a lost soul who would give anything to be loved and to see the light of day. As the four characters' worlds collide, blood is spilled, lives are lost, and rules are broken. Disappointment in love and life bring out the worst in humans but, with vampires, it leads to a chilling tale of romance and terror.
13 Tales of the Paranormal
J.S. Wilsoncroft - 2011
Wilsoncroft, J.B. Sullivan, Jana Boskey, Susan Harris, Roy Hudson, Stephen De Marino, Rebecca Nolan, Jo-Anne McLeary, Caitlin McColl, Dawn Kirby, and Stephanie Greenhalgh bring you 13 Tales of the Paranormal! The chills are creeping up your neck, the unknown watch you from a breath away, and the long dead seem closer than ever…In the modern age, our five senses are constantly bombarded by the world around us: flashing screens, loud noises, barking, yelling, horn honking, billboards, bustling crowds, arrogant bosses, and the constant hustle of a busy schedule. It's hard to even think of having a moment alone.But it is when we are alone, that our sixth sense has a chance to surface. I invite you to take a moment, or two, for yourself to sit down, dim the lights and spend some time with the strange and the weird. Sift through some stories that will have you looking into dark corners, listening to the creeks of the floor, and wondering if the movement of your curtain is the work of something other than a breeze.
S.K.S. Perry - 2011
Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither.Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing dead people is the least of James' worries. It's the trolls, goblins, vampires, and other assorted creepy-crawlies that make being dead a living nightmare.When a Madness Demon kidnaps the Innocent to sacrifice at the Blood Moon ritual, it's up to James and an odd assortment of Otherworld companions to rescue her. If they fail, humanity will be without hope for the next thousand years.To succeed, James must first battle his own inner demons, and come to grips with who and what he has become. After all, when you're dead, wishing you were is kind of counter-productive.
Jill Myles - 2011
This short story tells the tale of that night, and sheds a little light on her masters’ motivations. ZANE'S TALE - Zane has a few changes in his life...but is the vampire happy with his choices? Or does he regret the path he has chosen and the succubus he has left behind? This story takes place between the end of SUCCUBI LIKE IT HOT and the start of MY FAIR SUCCUBI. You do not need to read it to enjoy the series.SLAVE TO HER DESIRES - Immortality is not always a blessing. Turned into a succubus against her will, Olivia Rhodes has lived the past 120 years as a slave to her cruel and vindictive vampire master. She’s escaped him, but he’s closing in fast. Her only hope? The fallen angel that abandoned her when she was turned, David Thornton.But David’s not the cold-hearted monster she’s always thought he was…nor did he abandon her. And when Olivia’s hatred of David turns to desire, will her need for revenge against her vampire master destroy the one beautiful thing in her life, or will she find a way to make David love her despite the creature she’s become?This novella (34,000 words), features a succubus enslaved to her needs, a sleeping beauty, and some explosive sex on a monastery floor. While this novella is set in the world of the Succubus Diaries, it is not necessary to read the series to enjoy the story.
Bring Out Your Dead
Katie MacAlister - 2011
But now he must take on a horde of unhappy zombies and an obnoxious teen vampire if he wants to win the hand of the one woman who can make him whole.Ysabelle is a woman with a past, and not a whole lot of future if a certain demon lord has his way. With zombies, demons, and a little thing like death standing in her way, will she find happiness in the man who’s seen more darkness than she can imagine?
Robin Woods - 2011
Suddenly his head snapped up like he heard something; he craned his neck to listen and then he let out a hiss. He kissed next to my ear and softly whispered, “I think breaking you will be much more fun. I’ll see you soon.” And then he added, as if an afterthought, “Tell him hello for me.” Then I felt his mouth lock onto the base of my neck and something pierce my flesh. It hurt. Despite my panic, after a few moments, my heart slowed, and everything became distorted as the blackness came for me.” After breaking up with her boyfriend, seventeen-year old Aleria “Ali” Hayes finally feels liberated. Unfortunately, her ex’s buddies are not making it easy on her. When his friends harass her one night, a mysterious stranger, Bowen, steps in to rescue her. But just as this new relationship seems to be taking off, Ali is attacked by something far worse than spiteful high school boys. When she awakes, her eyes are opened to a world where gods still walk the earth, where vampires and other immortals fight for supremacy— and where fate may be stronger than free will. Now, Ali must decide who she can trust, and whether the world of mortals is worth saving at all.
Pepper Pace - 2011
Unfortunately her Vampire after-life is a big mystery. The ones that know are out to kill her for being turned by a rogue and her allies happen to be her food. In order to survive the Vampire Nation, Kim will have to outsmart and out think her enemies. Their big mistake; underestimating a black woman with the will to survive. The last thing Kim wants or needs are the three gorgeous men vying for her attention; one chocolate, one vanilla and the last caramel. How do you choose between the gorgeous protector, the charming and tasty food, and the scary dangerous elder? Disclaimer; adult situations, graphic sex and language.
Jon F. Merz - 2011
A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando -- James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.
Jesse Kimmel-Freeman - 2011
Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen year old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.
Devyn Dawson - 2011
Abel finds his sister's journal an intimate insight to Arien's seduction of his sister Allie. In her own words, Allie describes what it was like to meet a vampire and her unknown addiction of vampire venom. Her poetry is both dark and gut wrenching; yet it is raw and beautiful. This is a novelette, a short story in diary format. Note to Reader: This story may include spoilers to "The Legacy of Kilkenny."
Samantha Moon: All Four Novels
J.R. Rain - 2011
Rain, including:MOON DANCE(Vampire for Hire #1)Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.VAMPIRE MOON(Vampire for Hire #2)Private investigator Samantha Moon finds herself hunting down a powerful crime lord and protecting an innocent woman from her ruthless ex-husband — all while two very different men vie for her heart. And as the stakes grow higher and her cases turn personal, Samantha Moon will do whatever it takes to protect the innocent and bring two cold-blooded killers to justice — her own brand of justice.AMERICAN VAMPIRE(Vampire for Hire #3)Private investigator Samantha Moon receives a heartbreaking phone call from a very unlikely source: a five-year-old girl who's been missing for three months. Now on the hunt, Samantha will use her considerable resources — including her growing supernatural abilities — to locate the missing girl before it's too late. And as she gets closer and closer to the horrible truth, she receives devastating news on the home front. Now with her world turned upside down, Samantha Moon is forced to make the ultimate choice of life and death.MOON CHILD(Vampire for Hire #4)Now in MOON CHILD, sequel to AMERICAN VAMPIRE, private investigator Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision—a decision that no mother should ever have to make. A decision that will change her life, and those she loves, forever. And through it all, Sam finds herself in a lethal game of vampire vs. vampire as a powerful—and desperate—enemy will stop at nothing to claim what he most desires.
The Eternal Gift
Candy Crum - 2011
She begins to have visions and see spirits and has trouble controlling bad things from happening when she is angry. Along the way she discovers the terrible truth about who she is and the incredible power that is locked away deep inside her. Her Immortal ancestors want to use her to destroy the vampire race. Vampires want to use her power to destroy her Immortal ancestors. But hiding in the shadows are those who have been watching her since she was born. They want to help Kailah discover who she is and help her learn to use her abilities. They simply want for her to make the right decision before it's too late. Unfortunately for them time is not on their side and the Rogue Vampires have plans for Kailah no one could have imagined.
Frank and The Werewolf Tamer
Tracey H. Kitts - 2011
Turns out, people aren’t clamoring to work with the undead. She goes to the massive theme park, Notte Oscura, as a last resort. What Katherine doesn’t realize is, there’s a lot more waiting for her than just a job.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris Summary & Study Guide
BookRags - 2011
50 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more – everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Dead Until Dark. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
The Best of Times
Arshad Ahsanuddin - 2011
It’s what they do.”Anchorpoint City, 2082. Rory understands. The death of his lover Takeshi is a devastating blow from which he can’t bear to recover. Lorcan takes it upon himself to coax his friend and ally back to life. Then an innocent gesture of affection places them both in the center of an explosive scandal, forcing them to make choices they might otherwise never have considered. Magic requires sacrifice. Will their friendship survive the pressure of Nightwalker politics, or will their relationship be just another casualty of war?This novella falls after Moonlight (Book 3) in story continuity.
A Light to Starve By
Axel Taiari - 2011
Their existence is common knowledge, the army and police patrol the streets looking for them, families barricade themselves at night, and even the Catholic Church has its own task force. The majority of the population has been vaccinated, making their blood highly poisonous. What little remains of the vampire society is now reduced to dealing untainted blood like drugs, living in hiding, owning clean human slaves to drink from, and generally living a pathetic life.Amidst the chaos, a clan-less vampire who has been starving for too long does his best to survive, mugging and stealing goods in order to feed himself. His only real link with humanity is a woman he lost years ago. As he checks up on her one night, he finds her missing, and all hell breaks loose.
Another Sip [Part 1 Intro: The Hunt]
C.J. Ellisson - 2011
If you'd like to start from the beginning, please search for Just One Taste, which is also free and contains the first half of book one, Vampire Vacation.Book Description:Vivian thinks she can control every aspect of a deadly game with her usual manipulations… but what if she can’t? Seven vampires and seven werewolves pay to hunt a supernatural criminal across the cold, vast grounds of an Alaskan resort. The one to catch her, and live through the encounter, will increase their power by feasting on hers.The tiny vampire they track is more than she appears, however. To escape a fate of twelve years in silver chains, she'll do anything to survive the weeklong excursion. This time, the darkness holds more than just the stinging bite of the Arctic—it holds death.Journey along, in this next installment of The V V Inn series, for a wild ride as the tale is told through the eyes of all the new seethe members.Warning! This book contains some explicit sex scenes and is not intended for readers under 18.
Vampires: The Twilight World
Simon Marsden - 2011
His images include sites of perennial fascination, such as Vlad Dracul's ruined palace in the wilderness of Romania, and more recent places of vampire pilgrimage, like the Etruscan city of Volterra in Italy, home to Twilight’s ancient vampire coven. They are accompanied by his authoritative and entrancing text, filled with rare discoveries and travelers' tales, plus extracts from classics such as Bram Stoker's Dracula, and an introduction that charts the secret history of the vampire right up to the darkly romantic figure of today. Stunning, chilling, this title will satisfy gothic devotees and prove a timeless introduction for new fans of the vampire genre.
Pandora / Vittorio the Vampire
Anne Rice - 2011
In Pandora, fledgling vampire David Talbot chronicles the history of Pandora, a two-thousand-year-old vampire, and in fifteenth-century Renaissance Florence, Vittorio finds his world shattered when his entire family is destroyed in an act of unholy violence and embarks on a desperate quest for revenge, in Vittorio, the Vampire, in an omnibus edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Blood Legacy: Origin of Species
Kerri Hawkins - 2011
Although her power has increased exponentially, she has little control over her new abilities. Worse, as memories of the origins of the Old Ones surface, her own memory begins to suffer. Those closest to Ryan watch her internal battle with growing unease as she herself wonders if she has become a threat to all that she loves. When she begins seeing creatures that no one else sees, she does not know if her guilt is manifesting as illusion, or if she is simply losing her mind. Dr. Susan Ryerson monitors her friend's increasing instability. She is not certain if Ryan has been sickened by blood contact with the parent species, or if this is simply the aftermath of Ryan's torture and captivity. But it was a blood mutation that created Ryan and her Kind, giving rise to the myth of the vampire, and now Susan wonders if a second transition is occurring, if in fact Ryan is undergoing a second Change. Which brings to her mind a most terrifying question...into what? Book #4 in the Blood Legacy series.
Fangs and Lullabies
Kallysten - 2011
His first teeth and first steps. School friends and bullies, recess, school plays and science projects. A girl, a crush and a broken heart. These childhood experiences are shared by countless little boys from different horizons.And yet… Jacob is anything but average. For as long as he has been able to understand, a secret has shaped his life, kept even from his closest friends: his father, Andrew, is a vampire. And so is his other father, Nicholas.In a strange era when demons are beginning to appear all over the world and threaten humans and vampires alike, the three of them form quite an extraordinary family. And yet, at the same time, they could hardly be more normal.Two fathers raising a son neither of them ever thought he would have. A Sire and Childe resuming their relationship after years of estrangement. Through snapshots covering Jacob’s life from birth to adulthood, discover this unusual family, and how, in the end, all it takes is love.
The Night Man Cometh
Tony-Paul de Vissage - 2011
Once risen as a vampire, he takes his betrothed into the dark with him, but something goes wrong and Antoinette perishes. Thus, Damien begins a solitary walk down the corridors of time in search of Antoinette’s replacement.Beginning with Konstancza in 15th century Romania where Damien and his garde de nuit serve Voivoide Vlad Drakula, his search extends into the far future to a fateful meeting in a snow-filled Chicago. Until then, Damien meets, loves, and loses each person he thinks may be the one to replace his Antoinette—Kate in Colonial America, who avenges herself against her rapist but prefers to hang rather than become an Undead; Bess, a 21st century Goth, wanting both an Undead lover and a living one and dying for the wrong choice; Michel, a concentration camp guard where Damien and his kind are imprisoned in the human answer to the Vampire Problem; Alyss – descendant of his beloved Konstancza –lost to a rival vampire’s seduction.All could be his but all perish, for when the Night Man Cometh, can Death be behind…?
Jon Kershner - 2011
All he wants to do is run his territory in South Florida with as few complications as possible. When he encounters three young siblings running for their lives, complicated takes on a whole new meaning. Kris knows he shouldn’t get involved. During the day he can be killed just as easy as any human and Kris learned a long time ago that not all monsters come out at night. Going against his instincts, he is forced to use every ally in his arsenal – supernatural and human alike – to protect the three runaways. This is the first book in a series surrounding the Vampire, Kris Grant, as he spends his immortal life trying to do what he does best, survive.
Be Not Afraid
K.R. Morrison - 2011
Evil has overtaken the world, although the world does not know it. God must intervene on the behalf of those who love Him, and a war is brewing that will decide supremacy. God’s plan unfolds, and His subjects must retain their faith in the midst of every evil the Father of Lies can throw at them. Lydia, because of her strong faith, is particularly seized upon by Vlad, a demonic vampire. He brings her to the brink of despair, unknowingly causing her to cling even harder to her Lord and Savior. When she is miraculously saved, Vlad finds and then harasses her friends and family, unaware of the angels and saints who are on the brink of attack against him and his minions.The faithful are tested to the ends of their abilities. Will they be able to stand fast against the power of Death, remembering that God is with them? Or will the Father of Lies rise triumphant?
The Vampire Stalker
Allison van Diepen - 2011
Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.
Moira Rogers - 2011
Even normal things like an ending relationship. Still, when he's asked to work with an outcast witch, he agrees without hesitation. Maybe by protecting her, he'll rediscover his own inner strength. If, indeed, it exists.Sasha Wallace lost her mentor in a vicious attack that left her scarred in spirit as well as body. While she's grateful for the refuge offered by the Red Rock alpha, it's tough living with the pack's suspicion. Even though--or maybe because--she's willing to use her powers to help them fight their war. Except for Dylan. When she's finally free to find a new home, he'll be the only one she regrets leaving behind.Their attraction is a balm to their wounded hearts, until their journey for knowledge brings them face to face with a terrifying vampire. Neither has the strength for this fight--but if they can let go of their pasts and trust each other, they might just be able to do it. Together.Sanctuary UnboundAdam Dubois never planned to leave Maine. New England is a comfortable place for vampires, and his cozy home in the Great North Woods reminds him of a simpler time, a time when werewolves and witches were the things of legends and he was only a simple lumberjack. Hiding from his past failures worked for over eighty years, but a life debt has forced him back into the world--and face to face with a woman who challenges him almost as much as she tempts him.Cindy Shepherd is lonely and Red Rock isn't crawling with available men. When a handsome vampire arrives in cloud of mystery she decides he could sate her sexual frustration. After all, if they're using each other for hot, impersonal sex, there's no danger he'll dig deep enough to learn her secrets.Their casual flirtation turns deadly serious when Adam discovers that the vampire plaguing Red Rock is using Adam's mistakes as a road map. Together, they'll face the darkness, but they must trust each other with more than their lives to secure a future--even if it means sacrificing themselves to save everything they hold dear.
Until the Morning Sun
Kimberly Montague - 2011
As a high school librarian, her life experiences have primarily come through the eyes of characters in novels. She's never really been in love, never travelled the world, and never experienced the adventures and magic life can offer. But all this is about to change when she discovers that her father, who died six years earlier, is not actually dead. Now, she must struggle with the very powerful form of magic inside her as she finds out that the paranormal adventures she's only read about in books are not-so-fictional. With the help of the experienced playboy, Grey, she enters into a new world of vampires, magic, and at long last, love. But can she handle the horrors lurking around every corner when her life tends more toward nightmare than fairy-tale?
Modern Marvels - Viktoriana
Wayne Reinagel - 2011
† † † † †Also starring: Countess Elizabeth Báthory aka The Blood Countess, Varney the Vampire, progenitor of the undead species, & Aleister Crowley, The Great Beast. And Special Guest Star: Count Vlad Dracula, the Prince of Darkness & Lord of the Vampires. † † † † †Paranormal investigators and adventurers.† † † † †Archaeologists of history.† † † † †Vampire slayers!!
Monsters of L.A.
Lisa Morton - 2011
Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback...they're all here, the ones you grew up watching on the silver screen. But these monsters aren't lumbering across a fog-shrouded moor or clambering along the ramparts of a Gothic castle; no, they're here, in sunny modern-day Southern California, in places you know and may have visited. That homeless vet with the rebuilt leg lounging before the liquor store in Santa Monica - could that be Frankenstein's monster? The eerie host making promises at the end of an Orange County amusement park ride - is he really the Devil? Some of these monsters you might recognize instantly - it's hard to disguise a Giant Monster, after all - but you'll never know what to expect in these stories that range from black humor to the farthest extremes of extreme fiction.Each of these twenty never-before-published tales is also accompanied by a brief essay talking about how the story was written, providing some fascinating insight into both the mythology behind the monsters, and the history of Southern California. Before this book is over, you might agree that Los Angeles is really one of the darkest places on earth.
Venice Vampyr: The Beginning
Tina Folsom - 2011
And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman.Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn't have to.Novella #2 (Venice Vampyr: Final Affair)Viola Costa has been given three months to live but she refuses to die a virgin. She travels to Venice where she wants to experience physical pleasure with a man without causing a scandal for her family. Afterward, she plans to take her own life to ensure she exits the world painlessly and with dignity. Unfortunately, the man she meets in a disreputable club couldn’t be a worse choice for her plans.Dante di Santori, a hedonistic vampire, saves Viola from a violent rake. To stop her from seeking out even more dangerous men to find carnal pleasures, he offers her a night of passion in his arms, only to discover she’s a virgin.Viola flees, disdainful of the carnal act and determined to end her life. Horrified, Dante stops Viola from harming herself and proceeds to deliver the pleasure he promised – one kiss and one touch at a time until she’s ready to take all of him, over and over again.Then events force Dante’s hand ...Novella #3 (Venice Vampyr - Sinful Treasure)When vampire rake Lorenzo Conti finds a beautiful woman sleeping in the bedchamber of his newly acquired home, he believes her to be a housewarming gift bestowed upon him by his thoughtful friends. There’s only one thing to do with such a delicious present: ravish her!The mysterious Bianca rushes to Venice upon her father’s death but arrives too late: the house that she believes to contain a priceless treasure has already been sold. Hoping the new owner won’t move in for another few days, she breaks in to search for her father’s elusive treasure.But when Lorenzo discovers her, she has to think fast and find a way to remain at the house to continue her search. And what better way than to seduce the new owner?Total Length: approx. 97,000 words / approx. 450 pages on the NookThese vampire novellas are more explicit and steamier than my other books.
Jon F. Merz - 2011
A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando -- James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.
Dina James - 2011
No one said what you're supposed to do when it kicks it. All Rebecca MacDonnell wants to do is get through high school with grades good enough to win a prestigious scholarship so that she can finally leave her miserable life behind. One evening, after a particularly bad day, she finds out that people other than her aging grandmother need her help, and desperately so. Well, not "people," exactly. Vampires, werewolves, demons, ghosts, goblins, and other things thought only imaginary all need help sometime, and Rebecca was born with the unique ability to heal ethereal beings. She is about to turn seventeen, the age at which her talent will manifest in its entirety, and become a true Healer...if she lives through the event. A war between various ethereal factions is brewing, and Healers are a valuable commodity to any side. Those who wish to harness Rebecca's manifesting healing powers for their own purposes must get to her before her seventeenth birthday. Only two vampires and a rogue werewolf stand between Rebecca and those determined to make her serve them, and the fact that Rebecca has no clue what she's doing doesn't exactly help matters. Neither does being seriously attracted to more than one of those just trying to protect her. For a soon-to-be seventeen-year-old Healer-in-training, that's a lot to handle. Especially on top of her homework.
Tears of the Broken
Angela M. Hudson - 2011
Please see "Dark Secrets" by A.M. Hudson for this book and The Knight of the Rose, now combined. "Powerfully integrated vampire series." An epic romantic fantasy. The entire series is a journey to watch one girl grow and find that love is something you fight for, not a gift you can take for granted, combined with a sexy vampire and a deeper, darker mystery lurking underneath it all. Vampires do not care about the myths people believe. They feed on humans, walk in the daylight, and no, they certainly do not sparkle. The only problem is, they don't usually fall in love with their food, either. But David Knight is about to discover that love knows nothing of morals or laws.When Ara-Rose learns the truth about her boyfriend, David, she will be forced into a world of death and secrecy. Living each day on a path lit by predictability, Ara had never imagined such nightmares could exist. Now, her fate is measured by a choice between eternal love and a normal life, a decision she only has until the end of the summer to make.
Forbidden Desires: Reversal of Fortune
Jennifer Hampton-Kingsley - 2011
While she pursues her education to study abroad, Sara runs into a man that she cannot deny. Drake, a 600 year old vampire prince has waited centuries to find her. The connection they share is undeniable, and Drake's life has suddenly found meaning. Unfortunately, Sara's blood also calls out to another; Aiden, the oldest living Werewolf on record. Sara belongs to the bloodline of Aiden's deceased wife Amelia; a bloodline that was presumed extinct. Aiden will stop at nothing to have another chance to love again. With Vampires and Werewolves on the brink of war, Drake must protect his lifemate and avoid a War with Aiden at all costs.
Poppet - 2011
As a soul eater, he cannot kiss without killing.He crosses paths with Aine while being hunted by the Phoenician priest Gregori, and soon discovers Aine is also on the hit list. Falling for her fast, while trying to discover why she’s also marked for death, the ultimate soul eater’s Armageddon is about to happen.
Jon F. Merz - 2011
Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.THE MADAGASCAR MATTERHitler's plan to ship Jews out of fortress Europe to the remote island nation where they would be systematically eliminated.HJELMA Fixer sent to infiltrate Hitler's inner cordon of supporters who ended up going over to the other side.ZEROThe wise mentor to Lawson, one of the Service's most accomplished Fixers, paired with Lawson to head to Madagascar and put an end to Hjelm once and for all.ESMERALDAAn Enchanter wise in the ways of sorcery and beguiling. Her skills are awesome to behold.Journey back in time to years before THE FIXER when Lawson was still a younger Fixer agent. Join him and Zero as they make their way through the tangled conspiracies of a terrible war, a mysterious island nation, and adventures too incredible to be missed. The novel runs approximately 81,000 words. Praise for Jon F. Merz:"Lawson is more like Jason Bourne than Dracula, making this a vampire mystery with broad appeal." --Booklist"A powerful novel by a man who knows the turf already." -NYT Bestselling author Robert. B. Parker"Jon F. Merz's novels move at a break-neck pace, twisting through a landscape of thrills and terror." -- Douglas Clegg, author of The Infinite and The Priest of Blood"...a fine stalking session in vampire-noir land...a series and talented writer I'll be sticking with all the way." -- Mort Castle, author of The Strangers and On Writing HorrorPraise for Jon F. Merz's THE KENSEI (A Lawson vampire Novel #5):"If James Bond, True Blood and Kill Bill created a mutant hybrid of a book, it would be The Kensei. A bullet train slice 'em, dice 'em mixture of action, suspense, and vampire ninjas. Did I mention vampire ninjas?"--Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Fury and The Darkness"The Kensei is an action novel with real bite. Vampires, Yakuza killers, crooks and animal-monster hyrbids. Jon F. Merz brings his A-game and then ratchets it up to a whole new level of supernatural action. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The Dragon Factory and Patient Zero"In The Kensei, Jon F. Merz seamlessly welds gritty detail with myth and legend to create a thrill ride into the shadow-world lurking beneath modern Japan. Lawson's fight against evil has bone-crunching authenticity. Plus, it has vampires, ninjas, and vampire ninjas. What more could anyone ask?"--Christopher Farnsworth, author or Blood OathAbout The Author:Jon F. Merz is a writer with over a dozen published novels, a producer for New Ronin Entertainment and a trained black belt ninja. He has taught defensive tactics to civilian crime watch groups, police, military units, and agencies like the US Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons.
Tangled Blood Lines
Deborah Noel - 2011
Oldschool vampires have resurfaced, responsible for brutal murders and more blood than anyone can cope with. In "Tangled Blood Lines", Cianna Fitzgerald, a young but "retired" crime scene investigator, finds herself back in a world she walked away from some years ago.She grew up in twentieth century Pennsylvania countryside knowing she possesses superhuman powers from her "Irish pixie" bloodlines. She had retired after a particularly tough case where the victim was her husband's twin brother. After her brief respite from murders and homicides, Cianna witnesses a killing where the murderer is a vampire. Her daughter goes missing soon after the killing. Cianna and the love she had once pushed out of her life, her estranged husband Declan, travel halfway around the world to try to save their child.As the mystery unravels, she learns that although she is a halfbreed, the other half isn't "Irish pixie" as she grew up believing weaving her into a more tangled history and frightening future than she had bargained for.
How to Draw and Paint Vampires: A Complete Art Course Built Around This Legendary World
Ian Daniels - 2011
This book shows both beginners and experienced commercial artists how to compose impressive, spine-chilling, professionally-finished vampire illustrations that also include renditions of the vampires' victims and companions. Author Ian Daniels offers inspiration by presenting spooky gothic illustrations in a wide range of styles, which he supplements with tips and tricks for adding those extra details that give each picture a powerful emotional impact. He also presents a directory of character types from the preternatural world that will inspire students and serve as starting points for their own original creations. The book is filled with atmospheric full-color illustrations and enlightening instructional sketches.
Pro Luce Habere Volume I
Krisi Keley - 2011
The last of these has been the most brilliant light of all, the light of the one sent to tell him that heaven was never really lost to him. But did he destroy all hope for it in attempting to make this angel a human love he could hold forever on earth, or is the mystery of this vampire's salvation yet to be fully revealed? Sometimes the key which unlocks the secret of what's to come is hidden in the past. Take another journey with a vampire, through eight centuries of dark human history which have, all along, been leading him to the light.Volume I: Descent "You continue to see the lie before you, no matter how often it speaks the truth!" Valéry warned Angelina in On the Soul of a Vampire, when she refused once again to see in him the monster he saw in himself. But did the seemingly tragic end of their relationship truly indicate he had the clearer sight? Relive the memory of Valéry's descent into darkness before deciding who was really right.