Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Insatiable vampires and sexy demons

I know, it's demon week, and we'll promptly get to the sexy horned ones, but first a contest!  We're giving away books all week, and today it's two copies of INSATIABLE, the new modern and humorous vampire story by NYT Bestselling author Meg Cabot.  Her publisher has generously donated the books for VampChix to give away.  The cover alone makes me want to read it!  To be eligible to win just be sure to comment today.  As with all the giveaways this week, comment on that day's post, and winners will be announced on Saturday.  But to get the chat started today, tell us if you've read Cabot before, and what titles!

Vampires. This isn’t the first time they’ve taken a bite out of popular culture.  And with INSATIABLE (June 8), #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot blends trend with tradition as only she can to create a fresh, funny, pulse-pounding and poignant update of our darkest eternal Gothic romance, Dracula.
Sick of hearing about vampires?  So is Meena Harper.  But as a writer for Insatiable, the second-hottest daytime soap (thanks to her burdensome if lucrative psychic ability to see into the future and determine how people are going to die), Meena’s being forced to use a vampire story line to boost ratings.  But, just as Insatiable is switching to a vampire theme to attract a younger demographic, a spate of chilling murders-by-exsanguinations grips New York City.

Enter Lucien Antonescu, a sexy, melancholic Romanian history professor / vampire who recognizes that the murders are the work of rogue vampires who have broken away from his order (Lucien happens to be the son of Vlad the Impaler, whom Bram Stoker gave such a bad rep). Lucien's opposition: Alaric Wulf, a sympathetic detective from the Palatine Guard, who hopes to use Meena and her prophetic gift to stop the murders and track down Lucien. Unfortunately for Alaric, Meena is a little in love with Lucien.

Meg Cabot winningly applies her trademark likable fallible protagonists and breezy storytelling.  With
INSATIABLE, she injects some much needed Gothic romance (and humor) back into the vampire oeuvre, and once again stakes her claim as the “master of her genre.”


Visit Meg at her website.

Now, onto the demons!  I got some great recommendations for authors of demon romance and UF.  Here's just a few below.  Shout out your favorite demon books, and I'll add them throughout the day!  [Note:  I had major trouble aligning the pictures below, so please, just ignore that some are in the wrong place.  It looks right in my draft, but the published post does not.  Sigh...]

Jackie Kessler's HELL ON EARTH series, featuring full-length stories, novellas, and an online serial.  Read all about it at her website.
  








Jacquelyn Frank's NIGHTWALKERS series.  For more info check out her website (warning: the lightning is obnoxious; just sayin').  I'm not sure if all the books in this series are demon, so if someone knows, please let me know!

    






Emma Holly does hot, sexy demons in an alternate Victorian universe!  This series is linked but can be read out of order.










Kresley Cole weaves a few demons into her IMMORTALS AFTER DARK series.  These books really are must-not-miss!




    





Well that should be enough to get you romance fans hungry for demons started!  Who am I missing?

28 comments:

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

:( I have no favorites yet since I have yet to read books with a demon theme, but that one book on your list I have. "The Demon's Daughter" by Emma Holly. And funny, all of the others you posted up are on either my wish list or reminders list. LOL. And I have been dieing to sink my little claws into that Meg Cabot book. "Insatiable", it just looks like a good read.

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

The only Meg Cabot books I've read so far are her Princess Diary novels, my little sister was a fan and so I raed them once she was finished with them.

I agree Kresley Cole's Demon books are great!

These should also be added to the list: Larissa Ione's Demonica series and Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong.

Thank you!

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Virginia C said...

I haven't yet read a Meg Cabot book, but your post has made me hungry for "Insatiable"! I'd love to devour this book : )

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tetewa said...

I also enjoy Jackie Kessler's Hell on Earth series! Meg would be a new author for me and her read sounds like something I would enjoy! tWarner419@aol.com

Netti said...

ohhh, Meg Cabot is my oldest daughters favorite ever author. My favorite demon series is The Demonborn series by Rita Herron :)


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Amanda Makepeace said...

I've not read any Meg Cabot books. I found this one while browsing Goodreads--the description hooked me and the cover is gorgeous!

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elaing8 said...

I have not read any of Meg Cabot's books. But I think I did read a short story of hers in an anthology.

I have Jacquelyn Franks books and hear Kresley Cole's books are awesome.I'll have to put her and Jackie Kessler's on my TBR list.
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SandyG265 said...

I haven't read anything by Meg Cabot but I like the idea of a vampire who teaches Romanian history.

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Rain Maiden said...

I have not read any of Meg Cabot's book yet. This one is going on my wish list. I love when there is humor in a love story.

van_pham said...

I haven't read any of Ms. Cabot's book but Insatiable sounds like a fun. thanks for the giveaway!


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Kirsten said...

I borrowed my younger sisters books when I was sick and had nothing else to entertain me. Along them where Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries. They had a certain cuteness but didn't really grab me.

But I never could resist a vampire story and are really interested in this one.

Barbara E. said...

I haven't read any of Meg Cabot's books yet. Insatiable sounds really good, so I'll be checking it out. I agree, the cover is fantastic.

How about Michelle Rowen's The Demon in Me? I'm dying to read that one.

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everlily said...

"Insatiable" by Meg Cabot looks pretty promising. And all of her books and covers are amazing. My fave books by Meg would have to be "Liar, Liar Pants On Fire" and "All-American Girl" both make my "must read" list. But if supernatural romances are your thing then I recommend her book "Jinx". My highschool librarian used to stock the library with her newest publishings :) made me a pretty happy camper.

Michele Hauf said...

I'm wondering if anyone knows...is this Cabot's first adult book? Or has she don't previous titles for adults?

Martha Lawson said...

I haven't read any Meg Cabot's books, but Insatiable sounds great.

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Shauna said...

I've heard great things about this book by Meg Cabot! I'm not sure if it's her first adult or not, hadn't even realized it was or wasn't, because so many people are reading it!! It's on my wanna reads list. :)

Shauna said...

Ooops, and no I haven't read any of hers yet, but loved the movies of a couple of them and have wanted to give them a try. And, I saw someone mentioned Jinx, that one looked good to me too! :)

Victoria said...

I haven't read Meg yet but now I really want to.

Anu said...

I love Meg Cabot books...
I've read a lot of her adult books, and I'm hoping this will be as good as the other series on this site!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Huh, I've never even heard of the author until now but I have to say that is one kick ass cover. It would surely snag my attention

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Huh, I've never even heard of the author until now but I have to say that is one kick ass cover. It would surely snag my attention

Julie said...

I loved Meg Cabot's pre-Princess Diaries series, especially The Mediator and 1-800-WHERE-R-U (written under Jenny Carroll). She knew how to write a kick-ass teenage heroine! Unfortunately for me, she started to concentrate more on Princess Diaries and other YA series after the movies took off, and I read her sporadically after that.

@Michele Hauf: I think her Heather Wells and Queen of Babble series qualify as adult, although more chick lit than romance, technically...

mbreakfield said...

Not all the books in the Nightwalker series focus on demons. That is a great list of reads and I can't wait for the Cabot book.

Rosie said...

I'm really excited to read Meg's new book, Insatiable.

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donnas said...

I love Meg's books and am really looking forward to Insatiable.

Jenn said...

Insatiable is on my wishlist - sounds like a great book!

heatwave16 said...

I haven't read any other of Meg's books, but I agree this cover totally draws you in. I put this book on my wishlist.