Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vampire Releases for September

Below are listed the titles of vampire books published in Sept, 2009 as well as a few I missed in August. Also be sure to check out the SciFiGuy.ca posting of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and SF/F titles.


Must Love Hellhounds
by Ilona Andrews, Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook
Berkley Trade (September 1, 2009)

In these hound-eat-hound worlds, anything goes... and everything bites.
Follow paranormal bodyguards Clovache and Batanya into Lucifer's realm, where they encounter his fearsome four-legged pets, in Charlaine Harris's The Britlingens Go to Hell. Seek out a traitor in the midst of a guild of non-lethal vampire trackers, one that intends to eradicate the entire species of bloodsuckers, in Nalini Singh's Angels' Judgment. Find out why the giant three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades has left the underworld for the real world-and whose scent he's following in Ilona Andrews's Magic Mourns. Embark on a perilous search for the kidnapped niece of a powerful vampire alongside her blind- and damn sexy-companion and a hellhound in Meljean Brook's Blind Spot.



Hot for the Holidays
by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast
Allyson James
Jove (September 29, 2009)

Featuring four all-new novellas of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits, this collection includes a new tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh and a return to the world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight.




The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
by Trisha Telep (Editor)
Running Press (September 22, 2009)

This exciting follow-up to the wildly successful Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance contains 30 short stories of hot blood, midnight pleasures, and inhuman passions. Containing the best names in the field, such as Eileen Wilks, Caitlin Kittredge, Jennifer Ashley, Dawn Cook, and Diane Whiteside, this compilation is sure to arouse attention.

Stop back on September 17th for an interview with Trisha Telep!



Vampires: Dracula And The Undead Legions
by L. A. Banks, Elaine Bergstrom, P.N. Elrod, C. J. Henderson, Nancy Kilpatrick, Paul Kupperberg, Bill Messner-Loebs, Martin Powell, J. C. Vaughn, Dan Wickline, Ken Wolak
Moonstone (September 30, 2009)

Dracula! Vampires! The blood runs red under the moon! In late summer of 2009, Moonstone follows up its fang-favorite monster anthology, Werewolves: Dead Moon Rising, with this second installment in the Moonstone Monsters series, this time focusing on those enigmatic creatures of the night, Vampires! Two extra-sized special Dracula stories serve to open and close this collection of ten all-new vampire tales by some of the industry's favorite horror writers. Vampire stories are timeless and continue to dominate horror-fiction in books, as well as the big screen and television. L.A. Banks, P.N. Elrod, and Elaine Bergstrom are all celebrated for the runs of popular Vampire novels, Martin Powell demonstrates his intimate familiarity with the mythos of Count Dracula... these and other stories contained in this gruesome horror anthology are sure to appeal to an audience that can't get enough of these ages-old bloodsuckers!




Immortal Sins by
Amanda Ashley
Zebra (September 29, 2009)

Three centuries ago, vampire Jason Rourke succumbed to temptation with a wizard's lovely daughter - and that brief taste of pleasure earned him a powerful curse. Trapped within a painting, unable to quench the hellish thirst that torments him, Jason has given up hope of escape until Karinna Adams purchases the painting and unwittingly frees him. At first, Jason plans only to enlist Kari's help in navigating this strange new world so he can find and punish the wizard who entrapped him. But Kari's enticing sensuality and innocence incite a growing need in Jason to touch and taste her, to possess her utterly. For the gulf between them - and the danger that awaits - is nothing compared to a potent, primal hunger that will last for all eternity... 



My Wicked Vampire
by Nina Bangs
Leisure Books (September 29, 2009)

The Castle of Dark Dreams is just part of an adult theme park, right? The most decadent attraction in a place where people go to play out their wildest erotic fantasies. Holgarth isn’t really a wacky wizard, and Sparkle Stardust doesn’t actually create cosmic chaos by hooking up completely mismatched couples. And that naked guy chained up in the dungeon? No way he’s a vampire.

Wrong...dead wrong, as botanist Cinn Airmid is about to find out. It’s up to her to save the night feeder’s sanity, but to do that she’ll have to get close to the most dangerously sexy male she’s ever encountered. And one look in Dacian’s haunted black eyes tells her close will take on a whole new meaning with someone who’s had 600 years to practice his technique. Even a girl with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a few tricks to learn from…



Cursed to Death (Crimson Moon, Book 4)
by L. A. Banks
St. Martin's Paperbacks (September 29, 2009)

Secret government operative Sasha Trudeau arrives at the scene of a murder, only to discover that a Fae creature has been killed—in a whole new kind of way. What is the meaning behind this mysterious ritualistic killing? What did the victim do to deserve it? Sasha fears that the Vampires and Unseelies have formed an unholy alliance…and they’re ready to unleash their darkest arsenal of magick yet.
Teaming up with her mate and fellow Shadow Wolf, Max Hunter, Sasha tries to penetrate the  paranormal community for clues. Meanwhile, members of the Wolf Clan are turning against one another as they race to uncover the meaning behind an ancient Unseelie curse. Even Sasha is not immune to this powerful magick, and soon finds herself drawn to a sensual, dangerous dance—one that could cost her own life…



Damned by Blood
by Evie Byrne (Author) 
Book Three of the Faustin Brothers Trilogy
Samhain Publishing (September 22, 2009)

Power play-or duel to the death.


Mikhail Faustin is the prince of New York. His authority is absolute, his power unquestioned-and his heart is empty. The pain he carries inside leaves him with nothing to offer a mate. When he discovers that Alya Adad is not only his destined bride but also the source of his misery, his fate is sealed. He must claim the woman he despises most. Or die trying.

Alya Adad is the most powerful of her kind born in generations and a prince in her own right. She-s accountable to no man, certainly not to her first lover, Mikhail. Now he has the gall to not only invade her territory, but threaten to take her by force-for a prophecy she doesn-t believe in? She-ll kill him first.

Their battle for the upper hand is no-holds-barred-until she discovers the one thing his pride didn-t want her to know. That she still holds the key to his heart-and his innermost desires. And when a rival vampire clan strikes, letting her guard down is the only way to save him.
Warning: Contains explicit sex and violence, including violence between the hero and heroine. The sexual content includes but is not limited to bondage, blood play, and some rather creative uses for cling wrap. The author and her attorneys caution readers that the use of a taser to resolve relationship issues is a strategy best left in the realm of fiction.



Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
by Gail Carriger
Orbit (September 29, 2009)

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking

Stop back on October 19th for a guest post from Gail Carriger!




The Vampire Book (Dk)
DK Publishing (September 21, 2009)
Ages 9-12

This book helps you get your teeth into all things vampire. Does your child love vampires? Then bring them face to fang with these evil beings. From how to kill a vampire, to famous profiles including Vlad the Impaler, they'll find out everything they ever wanted to know about the world's most evil bloodsuckers. This book is packed with tons of creepy vampire facts and chilling illustrations - no vampire-lover should be without one.




Dawnbreaker (Dark Days, Book 3)
by Jocelynn Drake
Eos (September 29, 2009)

Those of her race fear Mira for the lethal fire she bends to her will -- a power unique among nightwalkers, both a gift ... and a curse.
The naturi despise Mira for what she is -- as they prepare the final sacrifice that will destroy the barriers between the worlds. And once the naturi are unchained, blood, chaos, and horror will reign supreme on Earth.

Mira can trust only Danaus, the more-than-mortal vampire slayer, though he is sworn to destroy her kind. And now, as the day approaches when titanic forces will duel under cover of darkness, destiny draws them toward an apocalyptic confrontation at Machu Picchu. But all is not lost, for a wild card has been dealt to them: a rogue enemy princess who can change the balance of power and turn the dread tide.




Dark Road Rising (Vampire Files)
by P. N. Elrod
Ace (Sep 1, 2009)

Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel "Whitey" Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster-and newly-created vampire-with deadly secrets to hide.

As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Kroun's undead state, he gets caught between his charge's violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat- the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack's vampire immortality.





Vampire a Go-Go: A Novel
by Victor Gischle
Touchstone (September 1, 2009)

Victor Gischler is a master of the class-act literary spoof, and his work has drawn comparison to that of Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Thomas Pynchon. Now, Gischler turns his attention to werewolves, alchemists, ghosts, witches, and gun-toting Jesuit priests in Vampire a Go-Go, a hilarious romp of spooky, Gothic entertainment. Narrated by a ghost whose spirit is chained to a mysterious castle in Prague, Gischler's latest is full of twists and surprises that will have readers screaming -- and laughing -- for more.


V is for . . . Vampire: A Vampire Island Story
by Adele Griffin
Putnam Juvenile (September 3, 2009)

Lexie might be the first vampire ever to run for ninth-grade class president, but she’s determined to make dreamy Dylan notice her, even if it means running against perfect, popular Mina. And things would be going pretty well, if it weren’t for those annoying pixie houseguests! Blix and Mitzi are wreaking backwards-speaking, house-pinkifying havoc, and now they want Lexie to run a smear campaign against Mina. But how will all this dirty campaigning affect Lexie, when she’s trying to shed her evil vampire nature and become human?


Release
by Nicole Hadaway
Vamplit Publishing (Sept. 1, 2009)
available only from ebookundead.com

“Forever.”
That’s the response Ben Gongliewski receives, when he asks Miranda Dandridge how long she’s been a vampire. He doesn’t expect the word “forever” in her reply, but then again, Ben never imagined meeting vampires, let alone demons and werewolves, during his time in the Polish Resistance during World War II. Far from being horrified, Ben discovers that Miranda and her friends have very useful … talents … especially when it comes to saving children from concentration camps. After all, in these desperate times, while the line between good and evil is clear, the one between heroes and monsters is very, very blurred.

The last thing Miranda wants at this point in her immortal life is a human lover, but as she and Ben perform rescue after daring rescue, she can’t help but be drawn to his passion to save his fellow Jews. As the War draws to a close Miranda must choose her love for Ben or her duty to her race. Ben is blindsided by a betrayal that no one sees coming, which leads to a danger where all hell is about to break loose … literally.


Moon Kissed (Silhouette Nocturne)
by Michele Hauf
Silhouette (September 1, 2009)

Escaping from bloodthirsty vampires, Belladonna Reynolds ran straight into the arms of a werewolf. As a man Severo drew her in with his dark good looks; as a beast he astounded her with his insatiable sensual appetite. Whether afraid or aroused, Bella fled to his lair when threatened by an evil monster of the night… Severo tried to keep Bella—his mate—safe from the vampiress who held a malicious desire for revenge against him, but he alone wasn't enough. Now Bella had taken the form of his most cursed enemy. How could he desire the very thing he'd spent his life destroying? And even if he did, what would the werewolf do to Bella on the next full moon?

Also check out Michele's "After The Kiss", available from Nocturne Bites for a followup on Moon Kissed.

To Meet With Darkness
by Boyd Hurtado
Publisher: LuluPublish Date: September 4, 2009

This is the first in a series.



Kell's Legend (Clockwork Vampire)
by Andy Remic
Angry Robot (September 3, 2009)

They came from the north, and the city fell. It is a time for warriors, a time for heroes. Kell's axe howls out for blood. The land of Falanor has been invaded by an albino army, the Army of Iron. A small group set off to warn the king: Kell, a magnificent and brutal hero; his granddaughter, Nienna and her friend, Katrina; and Saark, the ex-Sword Champion of King Leanoric, disgraced after his affair with the Queen. Fighting their way south, betrayal follows battle, battle follows deviation, and they are attacked from all quarters by deadly warriors, monstrous harvesters who drain blood from their victims to feed their masters. As Falanor comes under heavy attack and invasion, only then does Nienna begin to learn the truth about grandfather Kell -- that he is anything but a hero. Ferocious fantasy from a real-life hardman come to claim the post-Gemmell world



Count Dracula: Welcome to Transylvania, Home of Vampires
by Eddie Robson and Nicola L. Robinson
Carlton Books
Ages 9-12

Vampires never die—and Dracula is back in an exciting new format that allows children to experience this spine-tingling tale as never before!
This illustrated retelling includes all the highlights of Stoker’s chilling novel: Jonathan Harker’s first, near-deadly meeting with the count; poor Lucy’s death at Dracula’s hands; and the thrilling, nail-biting chase across Romania as Harker and Dr. Van Helsing attempt to destroy the vampire…once and for all.
As they read, children will enjoy an interactive experience, including an exploding pop-up, a pull-out guide to Transylvania, and a removable map of Dracula’s castle; pull tabs; a board game, and sidebars on how to spot, capture, and kill a vampire. 

Nicola L. Robinson’s evocative art fully captures the story’s dark and gothic atmosphere




The Renegade Hunter: A Rogue Hunter Novel
by Lynsay Sands
Avon (September 29, 2009)

The Argeneau family has a secret . . . one of their own is a rogue vampire!
Nicholas Argeneau was once a successful hunter who went after rogue vampires who broke the immortal law. Except no one has mentioned his name in the last fifty years, not since he turned into a rogue himself. But once a hunter, always a hunter. When Nicholas sees a bloodthirsty sucker terrifying a woman, it's second nature for him to come to her rescue. He had no idea he would also want to kiss her senseless . . .
One minute Josephine Willan is taking in a breath of fresh air, and the next sharp fangs are heading straight for her neck! Luckily, a gorgeous stranger saves her life . . . and gets locked up for his troubles. Can a man who kisses so lovingly and passionately really have committed the crime he's accused of? Jo isn't so sure . . . and she's determined to prove that this renegade hunter is worth fighting for.




Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume III
by Ellen Schreiber, Elisa Kwon, and Rem
Katherine Tegen Books (September 29, 2009)
Young Adult

About the author: Ellen Schreiber was an actress and a stand-up comedienne before becoming a writer and moving to her own Dullsville. She is the author of Teenage Mermaid, Comedy Girl, and all of the books in the Vampire Kisses series. Vampire Kisses is an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice.



Intertwined (Harlequin Teen)
by Gena Showalter
Harlequin (September 1, 2009)

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:

One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human.

With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. But now they're causing him all kinds of trouble. Like, he'll blink and suddenly he's a younger Aden, reliving the past. One wrong move, and he'll change the future. Or he'll walk past a total stranger and know how and when she's going to die.

He's so over it. All he wants is peace.

And then he meets a girl who quiets the voices. Well, as long as he's near her. Why? Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. He's a loner; she has friends. He doesn't care what anyone thinks; she tries to make everyone happy. And while he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it's too late....

Somehow, they share an inexplicable bond of friendship. A bond about to be tested by a werewolf shape-shifter who wants Mary Ann for his own, and a vampire princess Aden can't resist.

Two romances, both forbidden. Still, the four will enter a dark underworld of intrigue and danger but not everyone will come out alive....



Squires, Susan
Time For Eternity
St. Martin's Paperbacks (September 1, 2009)

Once, Frankie Suchet loved Henri Foucault—and it cost her everything. For two centuries, she has cursed the French duke who gave her his blood and then disappeared forever. Today, this sexy vampire is a bartender living in San Francisco. Now Frankie has been granted a chance to go back in time…and kill the man who made her what she is. But becoming “Francoise” again means losing all memory of the risk Henri poses to her future…and her heart.
France, 1794. The Reign of Terror is in full swing. From the first, Henri is an enigma, saving Francoise from an angry Parisian mob. Drawn to his seductive vitality, Francoise discovers there is much more to him than she once knew. Henri’s devotion to rescuing innocents from the guillotine is his sole passion—until he encounters Francoise’s intoxicating blend of innocence and warmth. And as their attraction explodes to dangerous desire, the only way to save each other may be to sacrifice their timeless love…




Retribution (Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles, Book 5)
by Jeanne C. Stein
Ace, September, 2009

With her partner out of town, her family abroad, and her mentor estranged, newly-turned vampire Anna Strong is keeping a low profile.

But now young vampires are turning up dead, completely drained of their life force. And though Anna wants to say no when Williams, her former teacher and now leader of a supernatural enforcement squad, asks for her help, she can't. But soon, she'll wish she did.




Bite Marks: A Vampire Testament
by Terence Taylor
St. Martin's Griffin (September 15, 2009)

A teenage runaway is killed by a sadistic vampire with the pathology of a serial killer, who has stalked her family for over a decade.  Brought back to life to feed on her child, she’s killed again -- but not before reviving her first victim, her firstborn.  The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby whose existence threatens to expose the entire vampire society.
 And they will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn’t happen.
In the downtown art world/club scene of New York City, Steven and Lori, an artist and a writer, are in the middle of a bad break up.  Instead of being able to simply move on, they are stuck with each other, bound by a contract to do a book on vampires.  When they stumble across the real thing, will their feelings for each other intensify as they're reunited to battle monsters they scarcely believe exist?


Night Runner: A Novel
by Max Turner
St. Martin's Griffin (September 1, 2009)
Young Adult

For Zack Thomson, living in the Nicholls Ward isn't so bad. After his parents died, he developed strange and severe allergies, and the mental institution was the only place where he could be properly looked after. As strange as it was, it was home. He could watch as much television as he wanted; his best friend Charlie visited him often enough; and Nurse Ophelia--the prettiest no-nonsense nurse ever--sometimes took him bowling. Of course, that didn't mean he had it easy. His allergies restricted his diet to strawberry smoothies, and being the only kid at the hospital could get lonely. But it never once crossed Zack's mind to leave...until the night someone crashed through the front doors and told him to run. Now he's on a race for answers--about his past, his parents, and his strange sickness--even as every step takes him closer to the darkest of truths.




The Space Vampires
by Colin Wilson
Monkfish Book Publishing (September 1, 2009)

Far out in the asteroid belt, an alien spaceship of colossal dimensions is discovered. Initial investigations of its vast, gothic interior reveal a number of humanoids preserved in a state of suspended animation. At last, there is real proof that intelligent life does exist in other galaxies. But when three of the beings are brought back to Earth, disaster strikes. The humanoids are discovered to be vampires, preying on people's life-fields and sucking the body's energy with a kiss of death. Suddenly one of the vampires-a female of extraordinary beauty and sexual allure-escapes. The desperate hunt to track it down soon develops into a psychic struggle for the survival of the human race.

Reprint of a classic. It was even made into a movie. Originally published in 1976.


 Werewolf, Ghost, and Vampire Jokes You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
by Diane Woo
Tor Books (September 30, 2009)

A zany compendium of ghoulish Halloween humor presents jokes, puns, and riddles about ghosts, mummies, vampires, werewolves, skeletons, and other spooky denizens of the dark. Original.





Below are titles that were not listed with August releases.



Gideon Redoak
by Ann Fraser
By Light Unseen Media, August 15, 2009

England during the reign of Charles I was an unfortunate time to be different.
In 1641, Baron Gideon Redoak takes on adult responsibilities at the age of nineteen, following his father's murder. As he struggles with his duties as a peer and the new head of his family, the countryside around his estate is terrorized by mysterious deaths. Gideon welcomes an offer of assistance from a charismatic stranger, Etienne Corbeau. Corbeau has more than one hidden agenda. He recognizes Gideon's confused feelings toward other young men for what they are. But Corbeau also has far more sinister objectives when he seduces young Gideon and then kills him. Gideon is not destined to rest in peace. He awakens as a vampire, and the agony of his death is merely the beginning of the hell on earth that Corbeau plans for him.
Gideon eventually escapes Corbeau, and only then does he learn the breadth and variety of the shadowy supernatural underworld to which he now belongs. 





Boys of the Bite
by Cecilia Tan
Ravenous Romance (August 4, 2009)

 
Vampires are ever young, ever beautiful, and ruled by the cravings of the flesh. In Boys of the Bite, the gay male side of the vampire's legend is explored in every erotic possibility. From historical settings where vampires move through high society to modern vamps you find at the all-night laundromat, these lusty men know how to hunt, whether for love or just a midnight snack.

Mixing stories by gay male authors like R. R. Angell and Bob Panadero with some of Ravenous Romance's stars of m/m romance like Keta Diablo and Ryan Field, Boys of the Bite gives every reader plenty to get his or her blood pumping.




“Mortal Compass”
by Ann Cory
Samhain Publishing August 4, 2009

There’s always a choice…even if the options are deadly.

Rook Vasser hunts with the fate of his vampire clan riding on his shoulders. Without the clan’s stolen moonstone, an all-out war and his leader’s death are inevitable. Acting on a tip, he heads deep into the Blood Mountains, confident the stone is within his grasp. He doesn’t expect to find it hanging around the neck of a beautiful mortal—or that it will be nearly impossible to get it away from her.









Love’s Eternal Bite
by Dahlia Rose
Sugar and Spice Press (August 22, 2009)

More information can be found at Fang-tastic Books.  Thanks, Roxanne

9 comments:

Erica Hayes said...

Wow, that's a whole lotta vamp action! and all in one month :D

SciFiGuy said...

Wow. It's pretty obvious that vampires still rule the roost. Great list Patricia. I want the "Werewolf, Ghost, and Vampire Jokes You Can Sink Your Teeth Into" book.

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Erica

There can never be too much vamp action!


Hey Doug

Thanks!

That joke book is high on my list as well!

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the time and care you took in making this great blog post.
An excellent batch of books!
Some I hadn't heard of but will definitely read now.
:)
All the best,
@RKCharron
xoxo

Patricia Altner said...

Thanks, RK

I check, and check and check again, but still manage to miss some.

Anyway it's a labor of love and I also have the added benefit of finding out about the new books!

Derek Tatum said...

I saw DK's "Vampire Book" the other day. I doubt it had anything that most of us don't know anyway, but is definitely an attractive book that I'll add to my collection!

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Derek

I haven't seen this book yet. Need to do a more thorough check next time I'm at B&N

Michele Hauf said...

The DK book is YA, isn't it?

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Michele

The pub info says ages 9-12, but that would never stop me (someone waaaayyy beyond 12) from adding it to my collection.

Books aimed at younger readers can be loads of fun!