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i need help assessing the best vampire fiction available to woman...

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Heathcliffscathy Sat 25-Jul-09 22:11:52

because i devoured (so to speak) the twilight books.

i am a trueblood addict (have bought the first two books today).

used to do anne rice.

i need to know...what are the BEST vampire books?

otherwise i'm quite erudite...have been known to be highbrow...but have a huge huge weakness for all things vampire...

Flamesparrow Sat 25-Jul-09 22:12:58

I really enjoyed "Sunshine"

Flamesparrow Sat 25-Jul-09 22:13:29

here

janeite Sat 25-Jul-09 22:14:27

Dracula - anything else is second rate in comparison.

AlistairSim Sat 25-Jul-09 22:14:48

I second "Sunshine"

There's also a trilogy called Sonja Blue but I can't remember the author (and am far too lazy to look).

LovingtheSilverFox Sat 25-Jul-09 22:19:50

If you want vampires and sex try Anita Balke by Laurell K Hamilton. Also Poppy Z Brite (I think that's the spelling).

LovingtheSilverFox Sat 25-Jul-09 22:27:54

Sorry soph - Anita Blake, typing badly tonight!

Heathcliffscathy Sat 25-Jul-09 22:37:54

Are these grown up books?

i don't want teen. i don't want funny.

i want epic.

sex is fine too

Threadworm2 Sat 25-Jul-09 22:45:57

Have you read The Historian? Is a good meaty holiday read. Sort of academic/librarian vampire genre.

EsmeWeatherwax Sat 25-Jul-09 23:29:02

If its sex you're after, the later Anita Blake books are the thing. The earlier ones are better though, very grown up! Laurell Hamilton's writing style is quite irritatingly bad though, but they are good stories..

I think the Sookie Stackhouse books are the best of the lot I have to say. But they are quite fluffy, a lot more so than the tv series, which I really like too so far!

Would second the historian too, its really good, although as I remember the ending was a bit pants.

janeite Sat 25-Jul-09 23:34:41

Yes to The Historian.

proverbial Sat 25-Jul-09 23:48:00

I loved the Historian, really pacey read, a page turner.
Must read again, thanks for the reminder! grin

Heated Sat 25-Jul-09 23:58:22

My great aunt, who enjoys paranormal and erotic fiction, lent me this by kresley cole when I was recuperating. It was memorable!

There is also another series which she enjoys by Christine Feehan.

Neither are highbrow!

kikidee Sun 26-Jul-09 21:11:14

My husband has just read Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and absolutely loved it. The blurb on the back says its a disturbing and brilliant reworking of the vampire legend and a deeply moving fable about rejection, friendship and loyalty. He was gripped by it which is unusual for him.

janeite Sun 26-Jul-09 22:31:55

I've just ordered that for dp - thanks for the heads up.

DeFluffMyFanjo Thu 30-Jul-09 21:53:08

Kresley Cole ones I loved, I have become addicted to Paranormal Porn!!

Reading Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost at the moment, very good.

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