When people hear the words “vampire story” two authors come to mind — Bram Stoker and Anne Rice. These writers pioneered the world of vampire fiction, with Bram Stoker basically creating it and Anne Rice redefining it into what most readers know today.
But as we’ve proven in previous lists, Stoker and Rice are not the only authors out there leaving a bite mark in fiction. Below you’ll find a few authors in the two remaining categories of our vampire lists. These writers offer everything from traditional, terrifying and gothic tales, to new, creative and really freaky fiction that fans of vampires are sure to love.
These authors take classical themes and traditional concepts and add vampires. Really, what could be cooler than that?
If you’re after something completely different, you’ll love the twisted tales listed below.
- Dhampir by Barb and J. C. Hendee
- The Way of the Wolf by E. E. Knight
- The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo
- In the Blood by Nancy A. Collins