Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Halloween: Day 1

It's my favorite month. So to celebrate October I am doing 31 days of Halloween! Each day there will be a new author or blogger talking about their Top Ten vampire books, werewolf books, scariest movies, haunted places, etc. I am starting off this fun celebration with my Top Ten Vampire books with a giveaway.

Top Ten Vampire Books: (which can change anytime)
In no particular order:

Lover Awakened ( Book 3 in Black Dagger Brotherhood or BDB)
This is the first series to EVER make me cry! I was an emotional wreck from each of these books but Zsadist's really got to me and ha d me bawling like a baby. 
 In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

Real Vampires Have Curves (book 1 in Glory St. Clair series)
I love this series. Glory is a plus size vampire! Which I just love and her sire Blade is Scottish and so yummy.
What - did you think all vamps were pale, thin and brooding? Don't I wish.

Gloriana St. Clair is an eternally "full-figured" vampire-she just happened to be bloating when a sexy Scotsman sank his teeth into her. She and said Scot- Angus Jeremiah Campbell III, aka Jeremy Blade-have been on and off again for centuries, currently off. A couple hundred years has taught them how to press each other's buttons-in good ways and bad. 

Glory's headed for Austin and a new business venture: Vintage Vamp's Emporium. After all, she loves clothes, and she is an antique. Only problem is, there's a billionaire techno-freak vampire hunter on the loose. Blade's in total he- vampire mode, and wants Glory to move in with him so he can "protect" her. But it's time for this vamp to explore her own powers.

Halfway to the Grave (Book 1 in Night Huntress series)
I love this book for 2 reasons Bones and chapter 32 all my Night Huntress lovers know what I am talking about. lol!
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, aiming for the father who ruined her mother. Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, captures Cat, and agrees to train her until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. But a group of killers pursue them. Bones is as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

Some Girls Bite (Book 1 in Chicagoland Vampires series)
I love this series. Merit is so kick ass and Ethan is one of those masters you just wanna strangle while kissing. 
I was a grad student until Chicago vampires announced their existence to the world, and a rogue vampire attacked me, scared by the master of Cadogan House. To save me, Ethan Sullivan converted me. The Lord of the Hyde Park manor is tall, green-eyed, full of four centuries worth of charm. Suddenly I am handy with serious weaponry, and pursued by an unknown enemy.

Laney (Book 1 in The Brookehaven Vampires series)
This is one of my favorite series. I devour these books when they release. And they made me want my very own green eyed vampire named Oliver.
In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life-that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he? As Laney's sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure-including a love she didn't know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver's love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn't so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver's most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn...

Caressed by Moonlight (Book 1 in Rulers of Darkness series)
I love this series. The vampires are so different than any I have ever read.
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire would bind them for all eternity. But treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

The Scene (Book 1 in Dylan Hart series)
I love this series. Dylan is such a smart ass. She is one of my favorite heroines.
Irreverent twenty-something, Dylan Hart, has her little black heart set to cashing-in on the blood-drained bodies of seven prostitutes scattered throughout southern California.

In search of the culprit of the media-dubbed Vampire Massacres, journalist Dylan Hart dives head first into L.A.’s sanguinary ‘vampire’ subculture, in an attempt to write her first best-selling novel and pay off her ever growing student debt.

Not your daughter’s vampire story, THE SCENE escorts readers into an all too real sanguinarian lifestyle and drags them through a bloody good mystery. Horrible pun intended.

Unbound (Book 1 in Forbidden Bond series)
This is one of my favorite series. I get so wrapped up in the characters and the world Cat has created.
Betrayal, passion, family secrets, murder, and vampires...

What else would one expect during their freshman year of college?

After her birth, Danielle Vaughn, and her mother were ushered out of town in a surreptitious attempt to save her life; vampire prejudice can be deadly.

Like any normal nineteen year old, her biggest worry in life was blending in and working hard to keep her grades up. Her departure from a small town in search of a higher education causes a domino effect; she quickly finds herself maneuvering through a maze of enemies and lovers who are all hell bent on capturing her at any cost.

Danielle’s life is turned upside down by the return of her father and the society of vampires that shattered her human mother’s life. She must find a way to survive in the new world she is thrust into by a power hungry rogue on the hunt for gifted vampire youth. The hierarchy of the vampire nation is rocked by the existence of a demi-vamp who has challenged their narrow-minded views of the human race.

Savior (Book 1 in Higher Collective series)
I loved this book when it was called The Birth of Jaiden and it's even better now.
This book was formerly titled "The Birth of Jaiden" It now contains a bit of new content, but is still the same story. It has also gone through another re-edit.

Alexander Lucas is a man of faith, casino owner and vampire. He should be living the Reno high life of riches and immortality. Instead, he wakes each night despising the blood on his hands and begging for a reason to continue on.

The last beat of his heart took place shortly after losing his family to a gruesome and violent death. One snowy night, the creature who had been stalking him finally took his life, in turn giving him the gift of immortality. Yet, immortality to Alex is not a gift, but rather a curse to live in eternal pain.

Nearly a century of tortured existence leads him to a dumpster in a dark alley where he finds a reason for continuing on. Nestled between bits of debris and rubbish a tiny infant wails for help. He calls for his best friend and guardian angel, Danielle, who explains to him that he has been chosen to raise this baby, for she would someday become a very powerful, natural witch. She tells him it is now his job to protect her from the enemy who wants her so badly, yet also to be her father.

Thinking this angel is out of her mind, Alex refuses many times until Danielle convinces him that the enemy, Malcolm and his wife Levine, cannot obtain the child and that they are, indeed attempting to find her. He must keep her safe, because if evil hands raise her than she will grow to possess the power to annihilate them all.

Luckily, Alex is not alone, he has The Higher Collective to assist in his mission. With the combined powers of the Vampires, Angels, Dark Angels, Witches and Warlocks, The Higher Collective prepares for a battle to protect the child from the evil she may possibly inherit.

This is the book that started my love of all things paranormal. Especially vampires. I read it every year.
Acting on behalf of his firm of solicitors, Jonathan Harker travels to the Carpathian Mountains to finalize the sale of England's Carfax Abbey to Transylvanian noble Count Dracula. Little does he realize that, in doing so, he endangers all that he loves. For Dracula is one of the Un-Dead--a centuries-old vampire who sleeps by day and stalks by night, feasting on the blood of his helpless victims. Once on English soil, the count sets his sights on Jonathan's circle of associates, among them his beloved wife Mina. To thwart Dracula's evil designs, Jonathan and his friends will have to accept as truth the most preposterous superstitions concerning vampires, and in the company of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, embark on an unholy adventure for which even their worst nightmares have not prepared them.

First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula established the ground rules for virtually all vampire fiction written in its wake. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, decorative stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers, and an attractive addition to any home library.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for my Top Ten Vampire Books in my celebration of 31 Days of Halloween. I hope you have gotten a chance to read these books. If not I hope you give them a try. Now for the giveaway. Tell me your favorite Top Ten or Five Vampire Books: this giveaway in International. Leave your email so you can be contacted if you win.


  1. Vishous by J R Ward
    The Lady Is A Vamp by Lynsay Sands
    Dark Prince by Christine Warren
    One Bite With A Stranger by Christine Feehan
    Master Of Swords by Angela Knight


  2. Night Walker
    Night Thief
    Night Demon
    Dark Lover
    A Discovery of Witches

    There's so many more... this was hard to just list 5!

    lindalou (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

    Thank you for the contest!

  3. Skinwalker
    Blood Cross
    Mercy Blade
    Raven Cursed
    Death's Rival
    Blood Trade

    All are written by Faith Hunter


  4. 1. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
    2. A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands
    3. Bitten By Cupid Anthology
    4. Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands
    5. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. The Taker by Alma Katsu
    Bound by Night by Larissa Ilone
    Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
    Vampire Academy series
    Team Human
    Just to name a few.

  6. Well my fav's are: Actually!
    Lynsay Sands are Argeneau series
    Lynn Viehl: The Darkyn series
    Christine Feehan: The Dark series
    Hannah Howell: All of her Vampire series

  7. OPPS I for got to give my email
    Lynsay Sands/ The Argeneau series
    Lynn Viehl Lynn/ Darkyn series
    Christine Feehan/ The Dark series
    Hannah Howell/ All of her Vampire novels
    Lara Adrian/ The Midnight series