Vampire Stars

Books about vampires - all genres

Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram Book Magazine, unless noted.


  • Dying Bites
    Author: Barant, D.D.
    $ 6.99 ISBN: 9780312942588 Date: 2009
    A sexy FBI profiler teams up with a member of the vampire elite to put a stopto a series of gruesome murders that is tearing up the streets of Washington, D.C., in this first novel of a stunning new fantasy series.
    Updated 5.15.09
  • Fledgling
    Author: Butler, Octavia E.
    Publisher: Seven Stories $ 24.95 ISBN: 1583226907 Date: 2005
    starKirkus starBooklist
    Butler's first new novel in seven years is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un-human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire.
    Updated 10.24.05
  • Soulless
    Author: Carriger, Gail
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780316056632 Date: 2009
    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets Jane Austen in this wickedly funny debut novel, which kicks off Carriger's new series set in an alternate 19th-century London that not only knows about vampires and werewolves, but accepts them into the upper tiers of society.
    Updated 8.31.09
  • Bottomfeeder
    Author: Fingerman, B.H.
    Publisher: M $ 12.95 ISBN: 9781595820976 Date: 2007
    A man can go missing in New York City. A life can disappear, teeth can sharpen, skin gcan o pale, eyes can reject the sun. People can be human one day, a vampire the next. Set in the Gotham of prostitutes, junkies, and lonely hearts, Bottomfeeder tells the story of Philip, a smart-ass in a dead-end job, whose life takes an unusual turn after he tangles with a vampire. Now, spurred by a bloodlust stronger than his humanity, he haunts the abandoned streets alone, trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy while looking for prey.
    Like his entertaining, empathetic comics and graphic novels, Bottomfeeder displays Fingerman's unerring ear for dialogue and spot-on portrayal of New York's urban subculture -- drawn here in words rather than images -- that have won him legions of fans.
    Updated 12.6.06
  • Fat White Vampire Blues
    Author: Fox, Andrew
    Publisher: Ballantine $ 13.95 (paper) ISBN: 0345463331 Date: 2003
    If Dracula slept with A Confederacy of Dunces, this funny first novel about Jules, a feckless, overweight vampire would be the result. He's watched his neighborhood go to hell--and now, a new vampire is looking to drive him out. Jules must find a way to contend with life's hurdles--without getting a stake through the heart.
    Updated 4.28.03
  • Cerulean Sins
    Author: Hamilton, Laurell K.
    Publisher: Berkley $ 22.95 ISBN: 0425188361 Date: 2003
    Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, learns what it's like to be at the new end of a centuries-old bloodline--and just how far she'll let herself get pushed around by one of the oldest vampires alive . . . or should one say "dead"?
    Updated 3.27.03
  • Already Dead: A Joe Pitt Casebook
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 12.95 ISBN: 034547824x Date: 2005
    The daughter of a prominent New York family is missing, and her Vampyre fascination makes Joe Pitt--private detective and Vampyre--the man for this most dangerous job.
    Updated 10.11.05
  • Already Dead
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 12.95 ISBN: 034547824x Date: 2006
    The daughter of a prominent New York family is missing, and her Vampyre fascination makes Joe Pitt--private detective and Vampyre--the man for this most dangerous job.
    Suggested Reading: Cross Genres
    Updated 12.5.05
  • No Dominion
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 13.95 ISBN: 9780345478252 Date: 2007
    Joe Pitt's life sucks. He hasn't had a case or a job in God knows how long and his stashes are running on empty. What stashes? The only ones that count to a guy like Joe: blood and money. The money he uses to buy blood; the blood he drinks. Hey, buddy, it's that or your neck-you want to choose? The only way to lay his hands on both is to take a gig with the local Vampyre Clan. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 10.23.06
  • Salem's Lot
    Author: King, Stephen
    Publisher: Doubleday $ 35 ISBN: 0385516487 Date: 2005
    With the addition of fifty pages of material deleted from the 1975 manuscript, an introduction by King, and two short stories related to the novel, this edition represents the text as the author envisioned it. Includes lavishly creepy photographs by Jerry Uelsmann.
    Updated 10.3.05
  • Daylight
    Author: Knox, Elizabeth
    Publisher: Ballantine $ 23.95 ISBN: 0345457951
    starPW starBooklist
    Beautifully written, Daylight combines Knox's greatest gifts, her wildly imaginative storytelling and her clear eye for atmosphere and place. The vampires of this book are distinctly Knoxian, as intriguing and intelligently drawn as the angel in The Vintner's Luck.
    Updated 3.31.03
  • Fangland
    Author: Marks, John
    Publisher: Penguin $ 25.95 ISBN: 9781594201172 Date: 2007
    An acclaimed novelist and former producer for CBS's "60 Minutes" reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early 21st-century American professional-class life, this vampire novel is a biting commentary on the way we live and work now.
    Updated 12.28.06
  • Blood and Ice
    Author: Masello, Robert
    $ 24 ISBN: 9780553807288 Date: 2009
    starBooklist starPW
    From the battlefields of the Crimean War to the depths of present-day Antarctica, this gripping novel spans centuries to tell a tale that is at once an edge-of-the-seat vampire thriller and sweeping love story.
    Updated 2.26.09
  • Sunshine
    Author: McKinley, Robin
    Publisher: Berkeley $ 23.95 ISBN: 0425191788
    Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course she wouldn't, when they're vampires. A new direction for an already successful fantasy author.
    Updated 10.2.03
  • Heart of Stone
    Author: Murphy, C.E.
    Publisher: Luna $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780373802920 Date: 2007
    The first title in The Negotiator series. Attorney Margrit Knight has found the perfect man--except he is a gargoyle wanted for murder. When Alban Kround comes to Margrit for help to help clear his name, he reveals he is one of a handful of Old Races--gargoyles, vampires, selkies, and djinn--left living in the human world.
    Updated 10.23.07
  • The Vampire Archives
    Author: Pemnzler, Otto (edt)
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780307473899 Date: 2009
    With stories by Stephen King, D.H. Lawrence, Tanith Lee, and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled.
    Updated 8.31.09
  • Blood and Gold
    Author: Rice, Anne
    Publisher: Knopf $ 26.95 ISBN: 0679454497 Date: 2001
    Out of the pages of the Vampire Chronicles steps the golden-haired Marius, true Child of the Millennia, once mentor to the Vampire Lestat, always and forever the conscientious slayer of the evildoer, and now ready to reveal the secrets of his 2,000-year-long existence in his own intense yet intimate voice.
  • Blackwood Farm: The Vampire Chronicles
    Author: Rice, Anne
    Publisher: Knopf $ 26.95 ISBN: 0375411992 Date: 2002
    In her new novel, Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative--her vampire legend and the lore of the Mayfair witches--to give readers a world of classic deep South luxury and ancestral secrets.
    Updated 7.17.02
  • Bad to the Bone
    Author: Smith-Ready, Jeri
    $ 15 ISBN: 9781416551782 Date: 2009
    The sassy, sexy, and strikingly original follow-up to Smith-Ready's urban fantasy Wicked Game stars a feisty woman with a criminal past who takes a job at a radio station populated by vampire DJs.
    Updated 3.31.09
  • Vamped
    Author: Sosnowski, David
    Publisher: Free $ 24 ISBN: 0743262530 Date: 2004
    A hot beach read, Sosnowski's Vamped is the story of a very different world--one where vampires rule and humans are the near-extinct minority.
    Updated 6.1.04
  • Bite Marks: A Vampire Testament
    Author: Taylor, Terence
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780312385255Date: 2009
    A teenage runaway is killed and brought back to life to feed on her bastard child, by a sadistic vampire who's stalked her family for decades. The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby whose existence threatens to expose the entire vampire society.
    Updated 8.18.09
  • Midnight Mass
    Author: Wilson, F. Paul
    Publisher: Tor $ 25.95 ISBN: 0765307057 Date: 2004
    A new vampire thriller is penned by the bestselling author of The Tomb and the creator of Repairman Jack.
    Suggested Reading: Adult Books for Teens
    Updated 4.21.04

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