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Tag: Vampires

Red-Hot and Bone-Chilling: New Paranormal Romances

by Siobhan
October 21, 2011

Sorry, Twilight fans, paranormal romance is not just for teens.

Vampires, werewolves, demons… whichever tall, dark and (of course!) handsome creature strikes your fancy (sucks your blood, whatever), there's a book for you…

So this Halloween, why not curl up with a novel that's red-hot and bone-chilling at the same time? Here are some great new paranormal romances out this Fall...

 

Never Been Bit

Never Been Bit by Lydia Dare

Read an excerpt online!

"Wickedly sensual! You'll wish you had your own vampyre to make your heart race." —Love Romance Passion, on It Happened One Bite

Also by Lydia Dare:

In the Heat Of the BiteIt Happened One BiteTaming Of the Wolf

Wolf Next DoorTall, Dark and WolfishCertain Wolfish Charm

 

 

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend

Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend by Linda Wisdom

"Fireworks explode in this passionate novel by the inventive Wisdom, who incorporates a veritable potpourri of paranormal characters into this fast-paced tale. Humor, danger and steamy sex make for an exciting read. Maggie and Declan burn up the pages." —RT Book Reviews

Also by Linda Wisdom:

Hex in High HeelsWicked By Any Other NameHex Appeal

 

Mr. Darcy's Bite

Mr. Darcy's Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen

Read an excerpt online!

Having read Mr. Darcy Vampyre, by Amanda Grange and come away with a less than stellar opinion, I was super nervous at reading another Pride and Prejudice fan fiction novel that infused some type of supernatural beings within the plot. Fortunately, Simonsen has made this idea work with Mr. Darcy’s Bite, which seriously impressed me. Unlike another popular vampire work, Twilight, where werewolves appear because of vampires, Simonsen provides an actual realistic explanation for it. The novel is written with fabulous Gothic undertones, creating a dark and spooky reading atmosphere that grips you from cover to cover. The ending was my favorite part! So much so, that I immediately emailed Mary and asked her to write a sequel! [...]

For those of you who are nervous about dipping your toes into the paranormal fan fiction world, may I highly suggest that you start your journey with Mr. Darcy’s Bite? Not only does it top my JAFF list, but it’s pretty high up on my paranormal reading list as well. You won’t be disappointed! —AustenProse.com


Bone-Chilling Books to Put You in the Halloween Spirit

by Siobhan
Art & Photography + Fiction + Humour / October 13, 2011

It's time to put all the warmth and coziness of Thanksgiving behind us, and embrace the cold, dark... Hallowen is just around the corner.

Here are few books to get you into the Halloween spirit ... and awaken the spirits... Mmwhahaha!
 


Plain Fear: ForsakenPlain Fear: Forsaken
by Leanna Ellis
Sourcebooks

A vampire novel set in an Amish community, Plain Fear: Forsaken is a haunting and heartbreaking story. When passions stir and secrets are revealed, Hannah must choose between light and dark, between the one she has always loved and the new possibility of love. But it's more than a choice of passion; it's a decision that will determine the fate of her soul.

"Forsaken exemplifies the ultimate literary juxtaposition of good and evil, and is made all the more powerful by Ellis's ability to paint a vivid and realistic picture Amish life."
—Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author


Dead of Night by Jonathan MaberryDead of Night: A Zombie Novel
by Jonathan Maberry
St. Martin's Press

New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry returns with another creepy tale... A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang... but a bite.

Read an excerpt from the novel online.

"An intriguingly fresh slant on the zombie genre."
—John A. Russo


The Monster's Corner by Christopher Golden The Monster's Corner: Stories Through Inhuman Eyes
Edited by Christopher Golden
St. Martin's Griffin

An all original anthology from some of todays hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories of monster's from the monster's point of view. With contributions by Lauren Groff, Chelsea Cain, Simon R. Green, Sharyn McCrumb, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Kevin J. Anderson, Jonathan Maberry, and many others.

 

Read a Q&A with some of the contributors on ForcesOfGeek.com


Dead Inside: Do Not EnterDead Inside: Do Not Enter
Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse

A Lost Zombies Book

Post Secret meets World War Z in this chilling vision of the fallout following a global zombie pandemic. A gradual mutation of a virulent strain of "super flu" gives rise to millions of the undead, who quickly overwhelm treatment facilities and swarm cities around the world, leaving survivors on their own against a legion of the infected. This chilling story is told through the scraps of paper, scrawled signs, and cryptic markers left by survivors as they struggle to stay alive and find those they've lost in a world overrun by zombies...


The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay BonansingaThe Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Thomas Dunne Books
Also available as an audiobook

Following in the footsteps of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels and the record-breaking new TV show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking Dead books chronicles the back story of the comic book series greatest villain, The Governor.
 

 

Listed to a preview of the audio edition online.

"The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor is a book that's meant for both fans of the comics and fans of the show… Kirkman's mark is all over the book. It takes great advantage of the literary medium in a way that most tie-in books would not.” —TVOvermind.com


Chasing Ghosts, Texas StyleChasing Ghosts, Texas Style
On the Road with Everyday Paranormal

by Brad Klinge, Barry Klinge and Kathy Passero
Thomas Dunne Books

Part high-adventure tale, part autobiography, this page-turner recounts the eerie experiences that convinced brothers Brad and Barry Klinge, founders of Everyday Paranormal and stars of the TV series Ghost Lab on Discovery Channel, that ghosts really do walk among us Brad and Barry Klinge have been investigating paranormal occurrences for the last twenty years, and in Chasing Ghosts, Texas Style , they divulge some of their most exciting ghost encounters and analyze the science behind their paranormal hunts.

"In this enjoyable read, sure to entertain even skeptics, the Klinge brothers recount how they first became interested in ghosts, what led them to start their company, and why they decided to make scientific experimentation the hallmark of their practice." —Publishers Weekly

Here's a clip of the brothers' typical antics on the show:


And now that your jaw is clenched and your fingernails are firmly embedded in your chair... I'll finish this list with a few books that are slightly less terrifying...

 

Ace Your Zombie Exam!Ace Your Zombie Exam!
The Official Ph.Z. Study Guide

by David Murphy
Sourcebooks

The #1 way to get your official PhZ diploma!

Humans, Zombies, we're not that different. We're all hungry for a better life or post-life. That's why the living and living dead alike are turning more frequently to education in order to improve their station, pursuing the highly coveted PhZ. No enrollment necessary — you need only this book and that high-performance noggin of yours.


Day of the DeadDay of the Dead
by Kitty Williams and Stevie Mack
Gibbs Smith

The Day of the Dead Celebration is the most important holiday of the year in Mexico and parts of the American Southwest, a joyful time when families remember their dead. Day of the Dead provides a colorful look at the iconic folk art and family traditions that play a vital role in the event, which happens across the country from October 31 through November 2.


The Book of SkullsThe Book of Skulls
by Faye Dowling
Laurence King

The Book of Skulls presents a cool visual guide to the skull, charting its rebirth through music and street fashion to become today's ultimate anti-establishment icon. From Black Sabbath to Cypress Hill, skater punk graffiti to Gothic tattoos, from high-couture to Hello Kitty and Dali to Damien Hirst, this book is the ultimate collection of cool and iconic skull motifs. Drawing together artwork from music, fashion, street art and graphic design The Book of Skulls is a celebration of one of today's most iconic cultural symbols.

The Book of Skulls

The Book of Skulls

The Book of Skulls


Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

by Dan
August 03, 2011

Retribution

Retribution, the latest Dark-Hunter novel by New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, was published yesterday, and if you're wondering what all the fuss is about, here's the dramatic trailer for the book:

 
You can listen to an audio excerpt from the new book here.