So you want to read a vampire story. Your interest is understandable — they are compelling. But before you begin this journey, I warn you, once you start on this path, there’s no turning back. There are legends of a cure of course, but really, once a vampire groupie, always a vampire groupie. What’s worse is you can still maintain a fairly normal life even when half your mind is always thinking, “You know what would make this moment truly awesome? Vampires.” So before you pick up that first tale, remember this warning: Vampires are forever.
Over the next few weeks I will be presenting a series of lists containing authors and the vampire stories they write. For your convenience, these lists will be broken down into four main categories: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Traditional/Classic and Nontraditional/Modern. As there has been a recent boom in the world of vampire romance, we’ll start the lists with stories about love.
THE ROMANCE LIST
Vampires generally have one thing in common: history. Look for these titles and others by these authors who write about the vampires of the past and the women who loved them.
- Blood Moon by Dawn Thompson
- The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Chronicles) by Colleen Gleason
- After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros
Everyone likes a funny story, and what could be funnier than vampires in love? From chicklit to romantic comedy, these authors tell it like it is — with laughs.
- Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson
- A Girl’s Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
- High Stakes by Erin McCarthy
- Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowen
If the past isn’t your thing and you only like a little laughter in your love stories, try these more serious, contemporary novels. Remember, they are romance with bite.
- Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Master of Darkness by Susan Sizemore
- If Angels Burn by Lynn Viehl
- Crimson City by Li Maverick
There are many more vampires out there looking for love, and the authors who tell their stories are too numerous to list. If your favorite author or vampire love story isn’t shown above, share it with us. We’re always looking for another good vampire tale. Or, if romance isn’t what you’re after, tune in next time when we discuss Urban Fantasy. It’s a topsy-turvy world out there and it’s full of vampires!