Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 2009 Vampire Books Releases

Below are listed the titles of vampire books published in November, 2009. If any titles have been left out please let me know and I will add to the December releases post. You will notice two items marked oops! That's because these books were actually published in October and I missed them. My bad!



Apocalypse Happens (Phoenix Chronicles, Book 3)
by Lori Handeland
St. Martin's (November 3, 2009)

From the publisher: Elizabeth Phoenix is one of a select few with the power to battle those who have escaped from the darkest level of hell—demons bent on destroying humanity and reclaiming earth once and for all.  Liz is determined to stop yet another Doomsday. But this time, it’s going to be more difficult than ever because someone she thought was dead isn’t dead anymore…and is bound and determined to destroy Liz and everyone she loves in the upcoming Apocalypse.
Liz has arrived in Los Angeles to ferret out a nest of varcolacs: half human, half dragon creatures who crave the destruction of the sun and moon. But before she can prevent the kind of eclipse that would bring the world to an end, Liz must mine the depths of her own heart. She and her former lover Jimmy Sanducci have some personal demons to battle—and there’s always her mentor, the Navajo shaman Sawyer. Is he on their side or isn’t he? In the end, the three of them must find a way to fight together…or perish alone.


BAR NONE
by Brigit Zahara
Ellora's Cave, November 2009

[sizzling new erotic vampire novella]

From the publisher: After a very upsetting day, Sera heads to Bar None and the solace of the joint’s owners, Nate and Fab, her two best friends who, oh yeah, just happen to be vampires.Beautiful, well built and in possession of breathtaking animal magnetism, both Nate and Fab can have any woman they want. But Nate told Sera that sex with a human fires a vampire’s bloodlust to the point of frenzy, making it clear that a romantic rendezvous with him or the unusually self-controlled Fab is out of the question. Not that Sera, or any other hot-blooded woman, for that matter, wouldn’t be game to take the risk.
What do you do when you’re in love with two men, but one of them won’t touch you because he’s afraid he might “love” you to death? When Sera realizes both guys want her as much as she wants them, she teams up with willpower-wizard Fab to convince Nate that a hot, sexy threesome is well worth the danger.





Darkness Unleashed (Guardians of Eternity, Book 5)
by Alexandra Ivy
Zebra, Nov 3, 2009

From the publisher: A scarred recluse, Jagr makes no secret of his disdain for others' company. But now, as a member of Chicago's powerful vampire clan, he has certain obligations to fulfill. The latest: track down a missing were pureblood and return her to her sister. The problem: Regan Garrett has no intention of complying. And though Jagr agreed not to harm an inch of this stubborn female's distractingly tempting body, he'll gladly kiss her into submission, awakening an urge he hasn't felt in years. Hell, in centuries...Regan vowed never to be at the mercy of another man. That goes double for arrogant, steel-muscled vampires with eyes of ice. All Regan wants is revenge against those who imprisoned her. She doesn't need an ally. She certainly doesn't need a mate. But soon Regan will have to choose - between a lust for vengeance, and a passion as dark and dangerous as the night...



Deep Kiss of Winter
by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
Pocket (October 13, 2009)
[oops! I had this down as a Nov release. It's not]

Two never-before-published paranormal stories to delight the senses and tantalize the imagination!

KRESLEY COLE delivers a breathtaking tale of a brutal vampire soldier about to know love for the first time...and a Valkyrie aching to be touched. Murdoch Wroth will stop at nothing to claim Daniela the Ice Maiden -- the delicate Valkyrie who makes his heart beat for the first time in three hundred years. Yet the exquisite Danii is part ice fey, and her freezing skin can't be touched by anyone but her own kind without inflicting pain beyond measure. Soon desperate for closeness, in an agony of frustration, Murdoch and Danii will do anything to have each other. Together, can they find the key that will finally allow them to slake the overwhelming desire burning between them?


GENA SHOWALTER puts a daring spin on a tale of huntress and hunted...and concocts a sensual chemistry that is positively explosive.
Aleaha Love can be anyone -- literally. With only skin-to-skin contact, she can change her appearance, assume any identity. Her newest identity switch has made her an AIR (alien investigation and removal) agent and sends her on a mission to capture a group of otherworldly warriors. Only she becomes the captured. Breean, a golden-skinned commander known for his iron will who is at once dangerous and soul-shatteringly seductive, threatens her new life. Because for the first time, Aleaha only wants to be herself....




Fade Out (Morganville Vampires, Book 7)
by Rachel Caine
Signet (November 3, 2009)

From the publisher: Without the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their new found freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again...

Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve's castmates goes missing after starting work on a short documentary, Eve suspects the worst. Claire and Eve soon realize that this film project, whose subject is the vampires themselves, is a whole lot bigger-and way more dangerous-than anyone suspected.



How to Be a Vampire: A Fangs-On Guide for the Newly Undead
by Amy Gray and Scott Erwert
Candlewick (October 13, 2009)
Young Adult

[oops! I had this down as a Nov release. It's not]



From the publisher: Welcome to the world of the undead! A comprehensive guide to the vampire lifestyle quenches newcomers’ thirst for lore — and tasteful tips.

For those who join the decadent realm of the vampire, eternal life holds juicy perks — charm and strength, shape-shifting and flying, telepathy and super-powered senses. But then again, one becomes . . . so terribly hungry. Is there an etiquette for feeding without causing a scene? How do you set up your crypt? What supernatural foes will make your blood run co lder? In this elegant, edgy resource, the newly immortal will find everything they need to know, including:

- a quiz to determine your true vampire persona

- ways to turn into a vampire — or when a kiss is not just a kiss; and why you should take a look at your family tree

- a transformation checklist, including canine teeth and UV sen sitivity

- a makeup and fashion guide to looking damned good (or just damn ed)

- knowing your weaknesses, from garlic, stakes, and sunlight to a n obsession with counting

- 10 signs that your boyfriend is a vampire, including super coo lness (body temperature-wise) and a habit of sleeping in

- a field guide to vampiric variations around the world and through history




Immortal (Clare Point)
by V.K. Forrest
Kensington (November 24, 2009)

From the publisher: Magnetic, fearless Fin Kahill has dedicated his life to ridding the world of its most vicious serial killers. Fin is used to roaming the earth freely - not getting stuck in sleepy Clare Point. But when the clan needs him close by, Fin agrees to take a summer job on the town's tiny police force. He expects little excitement - until he meets Elena, an ethereal Italian beauty. As Fin struggles against his feelings for Elena, the peace in Clare Point is shattered by the inexplicable murder of a tourist. The young man's throat has been cut, his body eerily posed. When the killer strikes again, Fin wonders if a member of his own clan is responsible. The only one he can turn to is Elena, but he knows that falling in love with a human can be a deadly mistake. Yet just as Fin edges closer to solving the murders, he discovers Elena may not be exactly who, or what, she appears...





Immortally Theirs   [ebook]
by Ann Cory
Category: Erotica/Menage Erotica/Paranormal
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC, 2009
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2009

From the publisher: When Shayla McDormand first moved into her parent's old mansion, she had no idea two very handsome vampires, Bastian Trabor and Armand Coudray, already occupied it. Over time she gave into their affections and enjoyed all they had to offer. Bastian is all about powerful strokes with his cock and bringing her to a fierce orgasm every time. Armand likes sex to be artistic and savors her body with his tongue. Spoiled but satisfied, Shayla loves everything about them. Until they demand she chooses between them or they will leave and never return.  Bastian and Armand will do anything to compete for Shayla's love. They both want her as their vampire bride. To immortally be theirs. But another entity resides in the house that also wants Shayla.  Can Shayla make up her mind before it's too late? Or will fate decide for her?







Mistletoe Fangs
by Susan Blexrud
DCL Publications, November 15, 2009
[fourth (and final) story in the "Love Fang" series]




Night of the Wolves
by Heather Graham
HQN Books, Nov 24, 2009

From the publisher: When Sarah McKinley is finally able to buy and restore the historic Florida mansion that she has always loved, she dismisses the horror stories of past residents vanishing and a long-dead housekeeper who practiced black magic. Then, in the midst of renovations, she makes a grim discovery. Hidden within the walls of Sarah's dream house are the remains of dozens of bodies - some dating back over a century.

The door to the past is blown wide open when Caleb Anderson, a private investigator, shows up at the mansion. He believes several current missing persons cases are linked to the house and its dark past. Working together to find the connection and stop a contemporary killer, Sarah and Caleb are compelled to research the history of the haunted house, growing closer to each other even as the solution to the murders eludes them.

But there is one who knows the truth.a spirit who follows every move they make. Soon Caleb begins to fear that if he can't stay a step ahead, he could lose Sarah to a killer with an ability to transcend time in a quest for blood and sacrifice.



Three Days to Dead
by Kelly Meding
Dell (November 24, 2009)


From the publisher: They’ll never see her coming. . . .

When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue—in a stranger’s body, with no memory of who she is and how she got there—her troubles are only just beginning. Before that night she and the two other members of her Triad were the city’s star bounty hunters, mercilessly cleansing the city of the murderous creatures living in the shadows, from vampires to shape-shifters to trolls. Then something terrible happened that not only cost all three of them their lives but also convinced the city’s other Hunters that Evy was a traitor—and she can’t even remember what it was.

Now she’s a fugitive, piecing together her memory, trying to deal some serious justice—and discovering that she has only three days to solve her own murder before the reincarnation spell wears off. Because in three days Evy will die again—but this time there’s no second chance. . . .






The Vampire Affair (Silhouette Nocturne)
by Livia Reasoner
Silhouette, Nov 1, 2009

From the publisher: The world knew Michael Brandt as a playboy tycoon. The underworld knew him as a fierce vampire hunter. Armed with a wooden stake and superior strength, Michael targeted the most powerful overlords in a clandestine do-or-die operation…and then tabloid reporter Jessie Morgan uncovered his secret.
Only once before had Michael allowed a woman into his secret lair. Now he'd fight heaven and hell to keep Jessie from the same fate. But he couldn't fight the attraction that drew him to her like a bloodlust. An attraction that might prove deadly…or worse. For Michael was going up against the most powerful of the undead—and that vampire had his fangs bared for Jessie.



Vampire Sunrise: Delilah Street: Paranormal Investigator
by Carole Nelson Douglas
Pocket Nov 24, 2009

From the publisher:




WHEN THE STAKES ARE DEAD -- OR UNDEAD!

Werewolf mobsters and vampires run Vegas, but that's yesterday's news for Delilah Street, paranormal investigator. What's truly fearsome is her bloody discovery of an undead evil rooted in ancient Egypt. Now, with her lover Ric fighting for life after a grim battle, the chips are down.
But Delilah is a born winner who has never let a little danger throw off her game, and she's been learning fast since she came to Sin City. Her affinity for silver is making mirror-walking a real breeze, and being forced to accept the albino rock star sorcerer Snow's Brimstone Kiss has ramped up her powers to a startling new level. With the help of her trusty uber-wolfhound Quicksilver, not to mention the orange demon parking valet Manny, Delilah is determined to solve even more paranormal secrets, and hopefully save the few innocents left in town. But can Delilah win her high-stakes gamble for life and love against ancient gods and lethal supernatural odds?





Vampire Taxonomy: Identifying and Interacting with the Modern-Day Bloodsucker
by Meredith Woerner

Perigee Trade (November 3, 2009)

From the publisher: Our culture today is inundated with beloved blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Referencing a wide variety of well-known bloodsuckers from film, literature, and other media, vampire expert Meredith Woerner provides detailed information about the different types of vampires now roaming the earth, classifying them by their reaction to sun exposure, physiology, attire, and preferred diet. VAMPIRE TAXONOMY will equip readers who meet vamps to answer the question: Should you hand him your heart or stake his before he makes you his next meal?

For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth...

5 comments:

Anna Dougherty said...

I love these release lists! It's like my own personal shopping list and I didn't spend hours shopping! Plus I can hand it to my husband and say any one of these would make a great birthday present.

Martha Lawson said...

Great list!! I did notice an error in your listing! Heather Graham's book is called Unhallowed Ground, not Night of the Wolves! I read Unhallowed Ground and it was terrific.

Michele Hauf said...

I think Unhallowed and Night of the Wolves are actually two separate releases because her website features both covers.

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Anna

Glad you enjoyed the list. Hope you get all the books on your wish list!

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Martha

It's hard to keep up with all the books written my such a prolific author as Heather Graham.

Unhallowed Ground (part of the Harrison Investigation series) is about a haunted house and a serial killer.

Go to http://www.dpozz.com/theoriginalheathergraham/pages/books.html

for the blurb on this book. Since you read it you'll know doubt recognize the story.

I haven't read it but I enjoy ghost stories almost (but not quite) as much as vampire novels.