Monday, March 29, 2010

Help me make a BIG Vampy list!!!

So I have this big plan that I am hoping you will all help me with!  I am compiling a list of "vampire" books.  I plan for each entry to have a link to the authors web site so more information can be easily found regarding the novel or series. 

Now, I have A LOT of books with vampires as the main theme but I certainty haven't read them all by far so that's where you come in.  If you have a moment please share one or more of your favorite books or series that has a fairly significant amount of vampire "action." 

The reason I want to compile a list like this is a) I love vampires, b) I have run out of authors/series that have vampires in it and need new reading material, and c) I have spent time looking for lists such as this and have only found one or two good ones out there so I thought I would make my own (with your help of course). 

I am thinking this list should be organized in some particular way.  I could do a traditional alphabetical list by author, series, or genre, or do sub categories such as YA, Horror, Mystery, Erotica, etc.  If you have any ideas on how this list should be organized please feel free to comment with suggestions!  I will launch this list asap and continue adding to it as I discover more and more yummy vampy books!  Thank you for all those who comment and pass on suggestions :)


Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Awesome! Hmm...these are the ones that I can think of right off the top of my head...

-Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
-Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
-Evernight series by Claudia Gray
-The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith
-The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
-Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

Are you looking just for books that are completely based on vampires, or for ones that have vampires as supporting characters as well?

Good luck with the list! :)

Beth said...

Sounds like a great idea! I'm always looking for new books & series to read, and I'm a sucker for vampires.

Hmm, the only one I can think of off the top of my head is the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I'll have to have a good think.

I also have an award for you:

Anonymous said...

-Sunshine by Robin McKinley

-The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

Cool idea!!..:)

Liz said...

Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz
House of Night series by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Jane Jameson series by Molly Harper
Night Runner by Max Turner
Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn

YA Vampire Books said...

Morganville Vampires
Cirque du Freak
Bite Me

just to name a few! Check out my blog under the label "Books" for more vampire books and series! :)

Stephmartin71 said...

Oh boy you are taking on a very big challenge with this :)
Christine Feehan- Dark Carpathian's
Kerrelyn Sparks- Love At Stake's
Marta Acosta- Milagro Casa Dracul
Angelique Armea-Conlan Vamps & Dead Walker Vamps
Sherrilyn Kenyon-Dream Hunters & Dark Hunters
Amanda Ashley- 20 books most are stand alones
Kresley Cole-Immortals After Dark
Michelle Bardsley-Broken Hearts PTA
Gerry Bartlett- Glory St Clair
Karen Chance-Dorina Basarab Senate
Mary Janice Davidson- Undead
Georgia Evans- Brytewood WW2
Nancy Gigeon- Midnight
Colleen Gleason- Gardella Vamps
Heather Graham-New Orleans Vamps
Moly Harper-Jane Jameson
Michelle Hauf- I forget the name
Lori Herter-Demorrissey's
Alexander Ivy-Guardians of Eternity

And thats just up to I in my list and they are all my auto buys when bnooks get released :)
I believe Michelle Hauf has a huge Vampire site, like what you are doing. I hope this helps, Have a great day, Stephanie

Heather said...

how about vampire erotica?

'The Cure' by Edmonton author Susam Phelan

Nancy said...

I do love this idea being that I love vampire movies. Unfortunately, I don't own any vampire books. At least, I can reference this post once I start collecting.

Anonymous said...

This is such a good idea! Here's a few I can remember.

- The Last Vampire (or now, Thirst) by Christopher Pike
- Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
- Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck by Christopher Moore
- The Society of S by Susan Hubbard

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You'd have to find a used copy -

The Light at the End by Skip & Spector

Little Miss Youngblood said...

Oooh! Great idea. I'm always looking for other Vamp books.

Here's what I've got...

Thirst Series - Christopher Pike
Southern Vampire Mysteries - Charlaine Harris
Evernight Series - Claudia Gray
Night Huntress Series - Jeaniene Frost
Love at Stake Series - Kerrelyn Sparks
Vampire Diaries - L. J. Smith
Night World - L. J. Smith
Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter - Laurell K. Hamilton
Undead series - MaryJanice Davidson
Blue Bloods series - Melissa de la Cruz
Immortality Bites - Michelle Rowen
House of Night - P. C. + Kristin Cast
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Garnet Lacey series - Tate Hallaway

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey

Simcha said...

There's Tanya Huff's Blood series, which I don't think anyone mentioned yet.

Mama Bookworm said...

I’ll try not to post repeats.

These are all series books. I just posted the name of the series not the name of the first book.

Argeneau Vampires by Lynsay Sands
Sabina Kane by Jaye Wells (Half vamp/Half mage)
Immortality Bites by Michelle Rowen
Jaz Parks by Jennifer Rardin
Vegas Vampires by Erin McCarthy
Amanda Feral by Mark Henry
Blood Ties by Jennifer Armintrout
Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason
Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
Vampire series by Shannon Drake(also some written using the name Heather Graham)
Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian
Immortally Sexy by Stephanie Rowe
Oldest City Vampire by Nancy Haddock
Riley Jensen by Keri Arthur ~(Half vamp/ Half were)
Vampire Earth by E.E Knight
Vampire Queen by Joey W. Hill
Dark Brethren by Tracey O’Hara
Dorina Basarab by Karen Chance
Vampire Babylon by Chris Marie Green

Hope that helps. If there is anything I can do to help with your list send me an email :)
ChristieIbarra AT Gmail DOT Com

WilowRaven said...

Sorry for any repeats :)

I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Fledgling - Octavia E. Butler
The Strain - Guillermo del Toro
Souless - Gail Carriger

These are some YA ones
Alex Van Helsing - Jason Henderson
Homelanders series - Andrew Klavan
The Drake Chronicles - Alyxandra Harvey

Check out this LibraryThing page for books members have tagged as 'vampire'

JAD said...

J.R. Ward's Brotherhood series (though I just started it) seems thick with vampire mythology; Susan Krinard has a vampire novel too, Dark of The Moon. I haven't gotten around to reading it,yet, but if it's anything like her werewolves, it's got to be great! :)

(And Huzzah, WillowRaven for mentioning I Am Legend! That's one of my favorite stories. :))

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