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Re: Good vampire series?
« Reply #75 on: May 28, 2012, 02:17:39 pm »
Try the Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells. All five books in the series are out, so you won't have to wait for a new release. You can just read the series from beginning to end. It's a fantastic take on the vampire--very original. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=jaye+wells

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #76 on: May 29, 2012, 12:24:32 am »
    The first three books in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles are great.  Also, Rice's Blood & Gold.  Brian Stableford's Empire of Fear.  Poppy Brite's Lost Souls.  Richard Matheson's I am Legend.  Chelsea Quin Yarbo's Le Comte de Saint-Germain series e.g. Blood Games.




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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #77 on: May 30, 2012, 10:16:24 am »
    I would recommend the Guardians of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy. I think currently there are 8 or 9.
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #78 on: May 30, 2012, 01:17:09 pm »
    That's a hard one since the vampires have pretty much taken over.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #79 on: May 30, 2012, 01:27:35 pm »
    I highly recommend Justin Cronin's The Passage. It's an amazing saga and the book was just incredible.
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #80 on: May 30, 2012, 06:34:03 pm »
    I love Bram Stoker's Dracula,Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot, (one of my all-time favorite books), and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian.




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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #81 on: July 05, 2012, 10:26:27 pm »
    most of the fred saberhagen series are available on kindle now. all are in the 4.99-6.99 range. if you enjoy stokers' dracula, i think you will enjoy the dracula tape (4.99). original story, just from draculas point of view.
    1- the dracula tape
    2- the holmes-dracula file  holmes and dracula team up to save london from an evil plot (4.99)
    3- an old friend of the family  (4.99)
    4- thorn (4.99)
    5- dominion (4.99)
    6- a matter of taste (4.99)
     7- a question of time (4.99)
    8- the further adventures of sherlock holmes: seance for a vampire (7.96)
    9- a sharpness on the neck (4.99)
     the vlad tapes- apparantly an old friend of the family and thorn now packaged together as one book. not on kindle

    there is also a standalone not involving dracula..a coldness in the blood..(6.99) although wikipedia names it as #10
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #82 on: July 06, 2012, 08:46:15 am »
    Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls is superb, one of the finest debut horror novels I have ever read.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #83 on: July 06, 2012, 11:25:09 am »
    I'd be interested to know how you guys like "The Strain"! I thought the sample was really good, but I won't pay the $15, and there are a bunch of folks in line ahead of me for it at the library :P

    I read the whole trilogy.  Book 1 is amazing.  Book 2 is really solid.  Book 3, especially the ending, are a big disappointment.  Part of the problem, and you can see it from as far back as the ending of Book 2, is that Del Torro and Hogan wrote each other into a corner.  Things get so insanely, ridiculously crazy that there's no way to get out the situation without a) another book (at least) or b) "Let's wrap this up in 10 pages with a deus ex machina."  They opted for option B, unfortunately.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #84 on: July 06, 2012, 11:29:02 am »
    I was just checking it out on Amazon ... it looked good till I noticed that the vampire has the same name (Eli) as my sweet 6-month-old baby (see avatar pic). I think I'll have to skip it, or I'll have nightmares about vampire babies :)

    The Vampire child in it is actually a very sympathetic character, and not in an Anne Rice way either.

    I enjoyed "Let the Right One In" (there is a fantastic Swedish film adaptation of it; and a lesser American version.)

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #85 on: July 06, 2012, 11:33:25 am »
    Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls is superb, one of the finest debut horror novels I have ever read.

    I've only read one Poppy Z. Brite novel and I must say she (now he) is an acquired taste, so everyone proceed with caution!  :D

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #86 on: July 06, 2012, 02:23:49 pm »


    If you're looking for  novels with a different 'take' on the vampire legend, I recommend:

    I Am Legend (RosettaBooks into Film) by Richard Matheson



    And Theodore Sturgeon's classic short novel SOME OF YOUR BLOOD  (not on Kindle yet, sadly).

    If you're interested in a series, I also recommend the YA Evernight series by Claudia Gray







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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #87 on: July 06, 2012, 03:22:54 pm »
    I love the Nathaniel Cade series by Christopher Farnsworth. Cade is a secret agent who has been working for the office of the president for the last 150 years. Good fun.

    Book 1: Blood Oath
    Book 2: The President's Vampire
    Book 3: Red, White, and Blood

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #88 on: July 06, 2012, 06:25:08 pm »
    Just got here.

    Did anybody say "Oxymoron" yet?

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #89 on: July 07, 2012, 05:45:56 am »
    I highly recommend Justin Cronin's The Passage. It's an amazing saga and the book was just incredible.

    Seconded. This is what I thought of the second I saw the title. The book is great and the sequel is coming soon (may already be out?). In fact, if I remember correctly, he got an insane advance and then sold the film rights to the book for several million before it was even published.

    Not your standard vampire story really. More of a zombie-style tale, but with vampires. Think I Am Legend.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #90 on: July 07, 2012, 06:28:19 pm »
    Seconded. This is what I thought of the second I saw the title. The book is great and the sequel is coming soon (may already be out?). In fact, if I remember correctly, he got an insane advance and then sold the film rights to the book for several million before it was even published.

    Not your standard vampire story really. More of a zombie-style tale, but with vampires. Think I Am Legend.

    Loved The Passage. The sequal is due in October http://enterthepassage.com/the-twelve/
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #91 on: July 08, 2012, 08:24:42 am »
    Just got here.

    Did anybody say "Oxymoron" yet?

    Probably not. I'd say that any of us posting suggestions here are fans of the genre. ;)

    My favorite vampire novels are 'Salem's Lot; Dracula; The Historian; and 33 A.D., by our own David McAfee. I have The Passage in my TBR list, but got started reading Vince Flynn's novels, which are like eating potato chips. ;)
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #92 on: July 08, 2012, 07:17:21 pm »


    A work friend of mine suggested the Morganville Vampire series. She thought we would like it, which we may, but niether of us have tried it yet. I have read the descriptions.. and there are like 10+ books and going from what I remember.

    May can check them out and see what you think -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Morganville_Vampires

    They are YA aslo though, so if you are looking for something more.. adult.. then those Morganville Vampire books may not be what you want.  :)
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    « Reply #93 on: July 09, 2012, 03:52:31 am »
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #94 on: July 10, 2012, 08:17:16 pm »

    The Dresden files by Jim Butcher
    The Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison
    The Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews
    The Mercedes Thompson books by Patrica Briggs
    and Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris


    Yes, I love all of those. And I'll throw in my recommendation for the Anita Blake series, though I actually like her Merry Gentry series better, but it's not vampires. I'll also add in Larissa Ione's series (4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse), and Kelley Armstrong's books, which are both strong UF.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #95 on: July 10, 2012, 08:49:37 pm »
    Hmm I thought I'd posted in this thread.  ???

    I love the Demons of Oblivion Series:



    Exhumed just came out, so I haven't read it yet.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #96 on: July 11, 2012, 11:52:38 am »
    There are definitely a lot of replies to this post and I might be suggesting a book already mentioned but The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a good one. It's not your average vampire book but I loved it. You might want to check it out. :)

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #97 on: July 11, 2012, 04:52:00 pm »
    There are definitely a lot of replies to this post and I might be suggesting a book already mentioned but The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a good one. It's not your average vampire book but I loved it. You might want to check it out. :)

    The Historian is on the list that I posted, and it happens to be the first book that  both of my daughters and I chose as the first Kindle book each of us read. Although we got our Kindles over a 13-month period, we only recently found out that we had all chosen the same book to read. (The hardback book was big and heavy, so it was hard to have at hand when we wanted to read.)
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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #98 on: September 17, 2012, 05:09:40 pm »
    I tried very, very hard to get into The Historian, but I just couldn't. Lots of people love it, but it just was not for me.

    My favorite vampire novels are 'Salem's Lot, I Am Legend, Renfield, and I, Strahd. Of the four, only I, Strahd comes close to being a paranormal romance, but it's more of a gothic horror than anything else.

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    Re: Good vampire series?
    « Reply #99 on: September 17, 2012, 05:10:05 pm »
    Oh, and thanks for the shout out, Cindy. ;)

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