Best Romantic Vampire Books

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The Morganville Vampires

by Rachel Caine

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Two of the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampire novels-in one bloodthirsty volume.

Midnight Alley
Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn't offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home, giving a terrifying new meaning to "night school"...

Feast of Fools
The tenuous good-neighbor policy between the vampires and humans of Morganville is turned on its head with the arrival of bad-to-the-bone Mr. Bishop. What the ancient old-school vampire wants from the town is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball that Claire realized the elaborately evil trap Bishop has set for the warm-blooded souls of Morganville.

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Jane Jameson Series

by Molly Harper

Librarian-turned-vampire Jane Jameson juggles her best friend's wedding and her own romantic relationship in the fourth book in Molly Harper's series.
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Broken Heart Series

by JL Redington

After a severe beating that left him near death, FBI Special Agent Sam Richards wakes in the hospital, slowly coming out of a two week coma. Broken and bruised he is nursed back to health by the beautiful and mysterious, Jada Patton, his assigned Physical Therapist. As Sam regains his strength, a friendship develops between he and Jada, one that becomes even more than friends. However, Jada is hiding something, something that makes her sad and keeps her lonely. Sam has to find a way to break through that secretive shell and when he does, he finds their lives intersect in the strangest of ways, causing him to question his feelings and bringing to light suspicions regarding Jada and who she really is. With killers chasing both of them, the only way to keep them safe is for Max to order them into hiding…together…with Sam as the body guard for them both. Running for their lives, Sam must work fast and stay alert as he and Jada quickly head West, away from the hidden dangers in DC. Fighting the anger and mistrust between them, they must learn to work together, or die trying.
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Ravens Deep

by Jane Jordan

Madeline Shaw is drawn into the life of the mysterious Mr. Chambers when she accepts an invitation to stay at Ravens Deep, a beautiful old house, remotely situated on the wooded coast of Exmoor in England.  Soon after her arrival she meets the equally enigmatic Darius. His enchanting nature and their mutual attraction form the basis of a relationship.

But Ravens Deep conceals a chilling secret.

While Madeline deals with a supernatural presence in the house, Darius must protect her from a life few could imagine to be real, and none allowed to survive. Their love promises to destroy them both, and Darius demands that she leave him and return to London.

Still Darius dominates her every thought, and when Madeline discovers his deadly secret, her future seems clear. Despite the terrible legacy steeped in blood and desire, she is compelled to return to Ravens Deep.

From the strong gothic imagery of the moors, to the darker side of city life in London, Madeline and Darius’s connection defies the boundaries of time, combining vampire superstition with a complex and modern love story.

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A Memoir Of Carl

by Jane Jordan

A Memoir of Carl is the conclusive book in the Ravens Deep Trilogy. This is the story of one man's emotional and psychological journey, in which he tries to make sense of the terror that has befallen him. For Carl was bitten by a vampire. He was left for dead, but that mercy did not happen. Instead he was propelled into a dark unknown, where unimaginable horrors force him to realise his sinister nature. Now, he is determined to find the girl that destroyed his life so easily. He believes that only she can make sense of his destiny, and give him the answers he needs. But his quest is hindered by powerful reflections and the unwavering love of Sarah, a ballerina. That dominant emotion keeps him bound, it forces him to hear the echo's and bear witness to the life he left behind. Carl must find a balance within this time, without destroying his one true love, and his destruction can easily come about, if not from the modern world, then from another vampire. But loss is inevitable, and when fate takes Sarah from him, Carls reveals his shocking ulterior motive, why this memoir had to be written. A Memoir of Carl is set against the historic backdrop of Stirling, Scotland and its historic castle, the prestigious London opera house and a gothic stately home. All of which paints a remarkable picture that is rich in detail, and unexpectedly chilling.
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Sweet Blood

by Pete Hautman

Lucy Szabo thinks she knows where the myth of vampires came from. She's sure that that the first vampires ever were dying diabetics. And she should know. She's diabetic herself. When she gets involved with Draco, a self-proclaimed "real" vampire she meets in a Transylvania chat room, her world starts to crash down around her. Soon, her whole life--grades, relationships and health--are spiralling dangerously out of control. Lucy needs to make some important choices to take back control of her life--but is it already too late?
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Finding Fire

by Mallory Crowe

She knew they existed.
But now the truth is more terrifying than she realized.

When Anna sets out to discover the truth behind the tragedy she witnessed, she's unprepared to uncover a world of danger and mystery. As she comes face-to-face with a vengeful, but sexy and intoxicating vampire that proves she was right all along, she realizes that there's a fine line between myth and reality.

Nicolas has no patience for meddling and annoying mortals. After realizing that Anna just might have the answers he's been searching for, Nick decides to use Anna for his own personal gain, putting her fragile life on the line. However, as her calming and irresistible presence overcomes him, Nick is forced to choose between revenge for the past and allowing Anna to be the light in his darkness. But can he find a way to have both?
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Golden Dawn

by Aldrea Alien

Family and blood.


After 1100 years, these simple words mean everything to Herald. His life has been ruled by keeping his siblings safe, keeping them from becoming prey whilst feeding on the weaker. His failures have been many and measured by those he has lost. People like his twin brother.

There has always been another enemy.

Just who the enemy is comes into question when Herald meets the dangerous, angelic creature he is to guard. Wondering where his true loyalties lie is a dangerous thought. No matter whether he chooses family over the heart, it will mean death. 

Only the right choice will ensure the life taken is not his.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

by Patrick Suskind

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. 

Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

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Blood Of Eden Series

by Julie Kagawa

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood 

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever—and possibly end human and vampire existence. 

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago—and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time.  

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

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The Hunt

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Mythago Wood

by Robert Holdstock

Deep within the wildwood lies a place of myth and mystery, from which few return, and none remain unchanged. Ryhope Wood may look like a three-mile-square fenced-in wood in rural Herefordshire on the outside, but inside, it is a primeval, intricate labyrinth of trees, impossibly huge, unforgettable ...and stronger than time itself. Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to the mysteries of Ryhope Wood. On his return from the Second World War, he finds his brother, Christopher, is also in thrall to the mysterious wood, wherein lies a realm where mythic archetypes grow flesh and blood, where love and beauty haunt your dreams, and in promises of freedom lies the sanctuary of insanity ...
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Towing Jehovah

by James Morrow

God is dead, and Anthony Van Horne must tow the corpse to the Arctic (to preserve Him from sharks and decomposition). En route Van Horne must also contend with ecological guilt, a militant girlfriend, sabotage both natural and spiritual, and greedy hucksters of oil, condoms, and doubtful ideas. Winner of a 1995 World Fantasy Award.
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Glimpses

by Lewis Shiner

Ray Shackleford is trying to deal with the death of his father and the collapse of his marriage when the impossible happens. Music that no one has ever heard before begins to play from his stereo speakers. It is only the first step on a journey that will take him to Los Angeles, London, Cozumel, and points far beyond, and bring him face to face with Jim Morrison, Brian Wilson, Jimi Hendrix-and his own mortality.
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Godmother Night

by Rachel Pollack

Set in an alternate world, this modern fairy tale tells the story of two women, Laurie and Jaqe, who become lovers but are separated by Mother Night, a small elderly lady, who is death. Along with her gang of riotous bikers, she cruises through their lives, leaving a trail of heartbreak and joy.
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The Antelope Wife: A Novel

by Louise Erdrich

“A fiercely imagined tale of love and loss, a story that manages to transform tragedy into comic redemption, sorrow into heroic survival.”—New York Times

“[A] beguiling family saga….A captivating jigsaw puzzle of longing and loss whose pieces form an unforgettable image of contemporary Native American life.”—People

A New York Times bestselling author, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and winner of the National Book Award, Louise Erdrich is a renowned chronicler of life and love, mystery and magic, within the Native American community. A hauntingly beautiful story of a mysterious woman who enters the lives of two families and changes them forever, Erdrich’s classic novel, The Antelope Wife, has enthralled readers for more than a decade with its powerful themes of fate and ancestry, tragedy and salvation. Now the acclaimed author of The Plague of Doves and The Round House has radically revised this already masterful work, adding a new richness to the characters and story while bringing its major themes into sharper focus, as it ingeniously illuminates the effect of history on families and cultures, Ojibwe and white.

 

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The Physiognomy

by Jeffrey Ford

At once luxurious and disturbing, this stunning novel presents a major new fabulist whose richly textured prose brings to mind such works as Franz Kafkas IN THE PENAL COLONY, George Orwells 1984, and other classics terrifying beauty.

He pries open the soul with each sweep of his calipers. For in the land of the Well-Built City, study of the bodys shape is a most exacting science. It can determine a persons character, uncover his deepest secrets, even foretell the future. And in the hands of an expert like Physiognomist Cley, this solemn intelligence delivers perfect justice form which fortunes are claimed or lost, careers are shaped or shattered, lives are continued or cut away. A man who commands such titanic forces may ignore the dark pools of arrogance and corruption which lie closer at hand--but only for a time. Very soon, Cley will discover the truth about himself and his profession, as his world of privilege dissolves into a nightmarish odyssey, careening toward a fate not even the great physiognomist can predict.

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Last Call: A Novel

by Tim Powers

In Last Call, the Locus Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award winner by Tim Powers, ex-professional gambler Scott Crane hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended—a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner—are drawing him back to the magical city.. because the mythic game did not end that night in 1969. And the price of his winnings was his soul.

This edition of Last Call includes a special P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

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Anonymous | 2016-02-09 01:49:54
Number 31 was supposed to be Blood

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