Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Insatiable vampires and sexy demons
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?