Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Vampire Releases for October, 2010

I'm still playing catchup but here you have the vampire releases for October 2010. Enjoy!

American Vampire Vol. 1
by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquereque
Vertigo (October 5, 2010)

From the publisher: This volume follows two stories: one written by Snyder and one written  by King. Snyder's story is set in 1920's LA, we follow Pearl, a young  woman who is turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous  revenge against the European Vampires who tortured and abused her. This  story is paired with King's story, a western about Skinner Sweet, the  original American Vampire-- a stronger, faster creature than any vampire  ever seen before with rattlesnake fangs and powered by the sun.
Contains two graphic novels.

Blood Trinity: Book 1 in the Belador Series
by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love
Pocket; Original edition (October 19, 2010)

From the publisher:  Supernatural warriors bound by an extraordinary code of honor face an  ultimate test of loyalty in the exciting new paranormal thriller from New York Times  bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love.Atlanta has become  the battlefield between human and demon. All her life, Evalle Kincaid  has walked the line between the two. Her origins unknown, she’s on a  quest to learn more about her past . . . and her future.When a demon  claims a young woman in a terrifying attack and there’s no one else to  blame, Evalle comes under suspicion. Now she’s on a deadly quest for her  own survival. Through the sordid underground of an alternate Atlanta  where nothing is as it seems to the front lines of the city, where her  former allies have joined forces to hunt her, Evalle must prove her  innocence or pay the ultimate price.But saving herself is the least of  her problems if she doesn’t stop the coming apocalypse. The clock is  ticking and Atlanta is about to catch fire. . . .

Daughter of Darkness
By V.C. Andrews
Pocket Star (October 26, 2010)

From the publisher:

When I was a little girl, Daddy told me never to fear the dark. “We  exist because of the darkness,” he told me. “All of you are daughters of  darkness.”Beloved bestselling author V.C. Andrews’s passion for  vampires comes to spellbinding life in a long-awaited novel of dark  desires as all-consuming—and forbidden—as in Flowers in the Attic.  One night, with the sound of a young man’s scream, high school senior  Lorelei discovers that her stern but loving father, who adopted Lorelei  and her sisters as infants, is no ordinary man. He has raised his  beautiful girls for one purpose: to lure young men into their world of  shadows. Like her sisters, Lorelei has been trained in the art of  seduction and warned never to fall in love. But when she meets a  handsome and charming classmate, she boldly defies her family and  follows her heart—even if love is a poison. . . .

Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress, Book 5)
by Gena Showalter
Pocket Star; Original edition (October 26, 2010)

From the publisher: New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls  with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond  imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for  one woman. . . .Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava  Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now,  working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to  capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to  be real, with the ability to manipulate time. Once the leader of the  entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned  even by his own kind.

To McKell, humans should be nothing more than  sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating  contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but  fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty,  and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will  race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a  price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .

The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy
by Del Toro, Guillermo and Chuck Hogan.
William Morrow (September 21, 2010)

From the publisher: The vampiric virus unleashed in The Strain  has taken over New York City. It is spreading across the country and  soon, the world. Amid the chaos, Eph Goodweather—head of the Center for  Disease Control’s team—leads a small band out to stop these bloodthirsty  monsters. But it may be too late. 
Ignited by the Master’s  horrific plan, a war erupts between Old and New World vampires, each  vying for total control. Caught between these warring forces,  humans—powerless and vulnerable—are no longer the consumers, but the  consumed.

Though Eph understands the vampiric plague better  than anyone, even he cannot protect those he loves from the invading  evil. His ex-wife, Kelly, has been turned by the Master, and now she  stalks the city, in the darkness, looking for her chance to reclaim  Zack, Eph’s young son.    With the future of the world in the  balance, Eph and his courageous team, guided by the brilliant former  professor and Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian and exterminator  Vasiliy Fet, must combat a terror whose ultimate plan is more terrible  than anyone first imagined—a fate worse than annihilation.

Eternal Hunger: Mark of the Vampire
by Laura Wright
Signet (October 5, 2010)

From the publisher:  A dark and sexy debut paranormal romance

In the dark, fear and desire are one...

Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed.  Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to  removing patients' traumatic memories. But as their world's collide,  Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes  hunter and the other, prey. And Sara's only chance of survival is to  surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life.

by Amanda Ashley
Vertigo (October 5, 2010)

From the publisher:

Desire Burns Forever
The clientele  at Shore’s clothing store includes some of L.A.’s sexiest bachelors. But  none of them affects Megan DeLacey as deeply as the dark-eyed stranger  who strides into her boutique one evening—and keeps returning, night  after night. Megan is drawn to Rhys Costain even as she fears him.  Because his reason for being there is clear—he wants Megan, with an  intensity that’s both tempting and terrifying…

For almost five  centuries, Rhys has lived alone, using women as it pleased him and never  wanting more. As Master of the West Coast vampires, it’s his duty to  eliminate the ancient vampire who’s draining humans on his turf, putting  all of their kind at risk. But Megan’s lush beauty and vibrant warmth  is blinding him to a danger that will soon engulf them both—and tear him  from the only woman who can satisfy his darkest hunger…

Hard Day's Knight
by John G. Hartness             
CreateSpace (October 21, 2010)

From the publisher:  In the first volume of The Black Knight Chronicles, detectives Jimmy  Black and Greg Knightwood investigate a series of mysterious  disappearances with the help of the friend, Father Mike. The  investigation is hampered by interference from the police, a dozen  marauding zombies, a middle-aged necromancer, and the fact that our  heroes can only look for clues by night. Because they're vampires.      Vampire detectives kicking zombie butt all over town, what could be  better?

Hunting Memories: A Vampire Memories Novel
by Barb Hendee
Roc Trade (October 6, 2009)

From the publisher: Eleisha Clevon has begun a correspondence with fellow vampire Rose  de Spenser. Both reluctant predators, they venture outside only when the  hunger becomes unbearable, trying not to draw attention to  themselves-and feel guilty when ending human lives.

But Eleisha  has learned a way to draw blood from her victims without killing them.  She wants to share this knowledge with like-minded vampires and create a  haven where they can exist together-and forge a united front against  Julian Ashton, a vampire who has been hunting down and destroying his  own kind...

Laney: The Brookehaven Vampires
by Joann I. Martin Sowles
Brookehaven Publishing  Oct 30, 2010.

From the author:
In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful         life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world.  Who is this         gorgeous and mysterious stranger?  Or, rather, what is he?
As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a         love she didn’t know she longed for.

She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the         rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at         nothing for revenge.  As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the         fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all.  Nobody is safe, especially Laney,         Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her.  With her mortality         at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life         takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…

Memories of Envy: A Vampire Memories Novel
by Barb Hendee
Roc Trade (October 5, 2010)

From the publisher: A reluctant predator, Eleisha Clevon is determined to locate all  vampires still existing in isolation, so she might offer them sanctuary  at her home in Portland-and more importantly, so she can teach them to  feed without killing.

But the beautiful and delicate Simone  Stratford doesn't want to be saved. Made into a vampire in the Roaring  Twenties, she enjoys playing her own elaborate games with mortals,  stoking their passion for her before finally draining them of their  blood. And soon Eleisha and her protector, Philip Branté, find  themselves caught up in one of Simone's games, which turns into a battle  for Eleisha's life and Philip's soul...      

Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods)
by Melissa De La Cruz
Hyperion Book CH (October 26, 2010)

From the publisher: After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to  Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark  on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect  the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods.

As the  Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to  a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of  all vampires.

The Stoker Sisters: Daughters of Dracula 
by Kailin Gow
The EDGE (October 12, 2010)

From the publisher: Two sisters... Born during the time of Jane Austen... Set to marry for  advancement, but escaped their fates by becoming vampires. Now vampires  in the 21st century, hunted by a sect of rogue hunters and governed by  an ancient Romanian and Bulgarian vampire myth, the sisters live in a  small beach town of California where they meet Keegan Knowles, a  mysterious boy. For hundreds of years they've shared clothes, books, and  their home, but will they share the same boy or is it there going to be  war?  Young Adult

by E. F. Watkins
Amber Quill Press, LLC (October 15, 2010)

From the publisher:  (Horror / Vampire) Disgusted with his long, bloodthirsty existence, Jon  Sharpay discovers a fresh     challenge--the last living descendent of  the arch-enemy who nearly destroyed him a century ago. He     travels  from New York City to Princeton University to hunt down Kat Van Braam, a  curator at the     university's art museum. But Sharpay is also being  hunted, by two men: one determined to avenge the death of his pregnant  young wife, the other a foreign agent out to recruit Sharpay's  paranormal skills for an international crime organization.

When Sharpay  meets the brilliant and beautiful Kat, his plans for her expand beyond  mere revenge. Kat is also drawn to 'Dr. Sharpay,' the mysterious Eastern  European scholar, until she learns his true nature and identity. She  fights his enslavement of her will and vows to succeed where her  ancestor failed--to keep this creature from ever harming anyone else.  But will Kat be undone by her own 'sympathy for the Devil'?

The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to Twilight 
by Alain Silver and James Ursini
(Limelight, October 2010) Fourth edition.

From the publisher: In the thirty-five years since The Vampire Film first appeared, new  generations of filmmakers have constantly reinvigorated the genre. After  this book's original in-depth introduction to the vampire myth and a  review of the all the classic adaptations of Stoker's Dracula and Le  Fanu's Carmilla including the narrative and visual traditions developed  by Hammer in England and the Baroque stylists in Italy in the 1960s,  this newest edition will track the form's evolution from such 1970s  reinventions as Count Yorga Vampire and Blacula, The Hunger and  Vampire's Kiss in the Eighties, Interview with a Vampire, Bram Stoker's  Dracula, and the Blade series in the Nineties, through 30 Days of Night,  I Am Legend and the Twilight and Underworld series in the first decade  of the 21st century.

All these films plus celebrated international  examples such as Thirst and Let the Right One In, selected  ultra-low-budget successes, and such hit television series as Buffy, The  Vampire Diaries, and True Blood, are covered in this long-awaited,  completely revised, expanded, and redesigned 4th edition that follows  the vampire figures, both male and female, through the millennium and  beyond. With its comprehensive filmography completely updated to include  over 700 titles, The Vampire Film is more than twice as long and now in  full color with almost 800 illustrations. More than ever, The Vampire  Film is required reading for students, devotees, and new fans of the  genre.

Vampire Uprising (Skinners)
by Marcus Pelegrimas
Harper Collins, Inc. (October 26, 2010)

From the publisher:  A legendary Skinner has passed. Among the articles he  left behind are runes, potions, and powerful weapons to aid in the  ongoing war against the unspeakable creatures that prowl the shadows  outside normal human consciousness. But there is something else: the  remains of a terrifying beast no other Skinner has ever encountered. And  it isn't dead.

Skinners, partners, lovers, Cole  Warnecki and Paige Strobel are well armed with the tools the late Jonah  Lancroft provided. But even his best weapons may not be enough to defeat  the monstrosity they now face. A new terror has risen up to infect them  both with its virulent malevolence, even as Paige confronts the secrets  of her astonishing past. The purest evil walks the world again—the  First Deceiver, humankind's darkest nightmare, the self-proclaimed King  of the Full Bloods.

When Wicked Craves
J. K. Beck
Bantam (October 26, 2010)

From the publisher: Petra Lang is cursed never to love. One touch of her skin unleashes the  vilest demons. Sentenced to death by the Shadow authorities, who fear  she’ll turn her curse against them, Petra is rescued by vampire advocate  Nicholas Montegue. As their bodies merge and transform into mist, Petra  feels an erotic longing.

Nicholas risked his own life to save  Petra, yet he knows he can never give in to the explosive attraction he  feels for her. But the deep yearning they share tempts them. Together,  they must find a way to lift the curse. For only a love this strong has  the power to overcome such monstrous evil.


SandyG265 said...

Thaks for the list. I hadn't heard about Hard Days Knight before. It sounds interesting.

Patricia Altner said...

Hi Sandy

Lots of interesting stuff this month.

Rain Maiden said...

I know it must be a pain to put a list like this together, but I as so glad you chix do!

Michele Hauf said...

Patricia Altner, of Patricia's Vampire Notes, always compiles our fab monthly lists. Three cheers for Patricia! And do stop by her site, as well:


Patricia Altner said...

Thanks, Michele!