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Recommend me a good vampire/werewolf book

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strawberrypenguin Thu 08-Aug-13 13:17:33

That has 'proper' vamps not twilight type pathetic ones!

Have to choose a book for my book group and I love sci-fi/ fantasy but most of the rest of the group doesn't usually read in those genres so I thought vamp/werewolf would be a good compromise.

I've read and liked the sookie stackhouse series and Keller armstrong's 'women of the other world' but I couldn't stand twilight or any of those that claim to be vampire fiction but are actually romance

I don't mind a bit of romance in it a lot of vamp novels have it after all just not for it o be he main point if that makes sense! Thanks

Mumbledore Fri 09-Aug-13 18:37:56

Actually, after re-reading your OP, forget my post! I thought the magic in it might appeal to you but on second thoughts....

elQuintoConyo Fri 09-Aug-13 21:25:52

Yes daftdame Neil Jordan 1984. (77% on Rotten Tomatoes, it is a GREAT film!).
The Company of Wolves is actually in a collection of short stories, 'The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories', 1979. A fantastic book, but no more wolves/vampires.

daftdame Sat 10-Aug-13 15:33:32

Thanks, interesting, I'll have to look it up. Book habit is getting a bit bad at moment though, I'm averaging 2 or 3 a week blush, summer hols......

Moomintime Mon 12-Aug-13 14:03:00

I love the all souls harkness books too, i think it's better written than some of the vampire books, can't wait for the third, whenever that will be...

RabbitIssue Mon 12-Aug-13 14:08:37

I like the Kresley Cole ones, bit raunchy for bookclub though. The romance is them is a bit 'duh' but the stories behind the books and the world she creates is actually really good. Well really good for a erotic vampire story (shows low standards) grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 12-Aug-13 14:12:51

Oh God! The Historian left me wanting to beat myself around the head with boredom! confused
Alice Borchardt wrote some good werewolf type books. None of this whimsycal Twilight shit!
Interestingly, she is Anne Rice's sister.
Anne Rice has recently released a new Werewolf series, and her Vampire books are great. Some are better than others, but the main ones, interview with the vampire, The Vampire Lestat etc are very good. She writes some excellently uncomfortable books. Her Mayfair Witches books come with my highest recommendation.

NanetteCarter Mon 12-Aug-13 14:18:07

I quite enjoyed the Morganville Vampire series...I've read the first couple anyway and they were ok!

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine is the first one

NanetteCarter Mon 12-Aug-13 14:24:43

Perhaps should add it's not my usual thing but I read the Sookie Stackhouse too and preferred these...I realised I didn't actually sound as though I enjoy them!

Has anybody said, 'Salem's Lot' yet?

Skoggy Mon 12-Aug-13 14:35:34

How about the Anita Blake : Vampire Hunter series by Laural K. Hamilton?
There are 22 books now I think. I'm up to 8.
Link on Amazon

GlobalWarning Mon 12-Aug-13 14:39:57

Definitely Anne rice and the vampire chronicles!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 12-Aug-13 15:00:13

Hmmm. Armand.... <<dreams>>

strawberrypenguin Mon 12-Aug-13 15:14:28

Thanks smile always good to have some recommendations. I now have a nice list of books to read, now to find the time...

Heiderose Mon 19-Aug-13 10:53:58

For werewolves you can't go wrong with Rachel Vincent's Faythe Sanders series. I read all of them in 4 days and was very upset that there was no more.

Rachel Vincent

Heiderose Mon 19-Aug-13 10:54:51

Forgot to say they're werecats not werewolves!

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