The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061980463

Total Pages:384

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Toni Davis's Christmas wish list 1. Springing my best friend from the psych ward. 2. Living somewhere that doesn't have coffins in the basement. Occupied coffins. 3. Finding Mr. Right. Please make him tall, dark, handsome, and alive. This Christmas isn't so merry for Toni. Her best friend's been locked up in a mental hospital ever since she told the police she was attacked by vampires, and the only way for Toni to get her out is to prove that bloodsuckers really do exist. So she's taken a job as a bodyguard for the Undead, but she gets more than she bargained for, especially when she meets Ian MacPhie, a Scottish rascal looking for Ms. Right. Although Ian's nearly five centuries old, he looks and acts like a twenty-seven-year-old hunk. How can a dead man be so damn sexy? Could Mr. Wrong be Mr. Right? One forbidden kiss could lead to an eternity of passion—and all it takes is one moment under the mistletoe . . .

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Dracula

Author:Bram Stoker

Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0307771598

Total Pages:96

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Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character’s life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker’s tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense. Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.

Fledgling

Author:Octavia E. Butler

Publisher:Seven Stories Press

ISBN:9781583228043

Total Pages:320

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Fledgling, Octavia Butler’s last novel, 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. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

Boi Meets Grl: A Vampire Story

Author:David Sloma

Publisher:Web of Life Solutions

ISBN:

Total Pages:134

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The centuries-old, lovesick vampire Count Wildheim donates some vintage clothing to a charity. His servants leave an item of the Count's in a pocket: a necklace his long dead lover Catherine gave him. He wants it back at any cost and sends his vampires on a killing rampage to retrieve it, into the Goth club scene of Montreal, where two club kids are falling in love. Who will stop the vampires? Contains a bonus chapter of "Robot Town" by the author.

A Heart’s Choice

Author:J.L Banks

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1665588403

Total Pages:580

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A Different take on the original vampire story. The story takes place in modern day, a curious forest vampire who has not seen humanity for over a hundred years. Finds friendship and love with one of the humans; that he had sworn to hate. This leads to a story of how Adair gets entangled into the cruelty and hardships that is human society. Yet even with human’s hatred for his kind deepening which could lead to a breakout of war and his home and kind’s hidden existence at risk of being exposed. Adair remains hopeful in returning home to the coven he loves and swears to protect. This novel is the first ever published work of J.L Banks. It is an 18+ novel of betrayal, love, hardship, hatred and Family. Contains mature themes and sexual content. A desperate Vampire’s fight to regain his freedom and return home.

Destined Fate (4 Paranormal Romance, Vampire Tales)

Author:Dale Mayer,Kristen Middleton,Chrissy Peebles,W.J. May

Publisher:Dark Shadows Publishing

ISBN:

Total Pages:N.A

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Some stories have been previously published. Some stories are novellas and some are full length. WARNING: ***All stories are part 1’s to other series*** All your questions won’t be answered in book 1. Read four young adult, vampire stories that will leave you wanting more…Each woman has a destined fate and an extraordinary story to tell. Book 1 – Vampire in Denial By Dale Mayer Blood doesn't just make her who she is...it also makes her what she is. Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can't get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the...blood. Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle--high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He's smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa's dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date. Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what? Warning: This book ends with a cliffhanger! Book 2 picks up where this book ends. Book 2 – Crush By Chrissy Peebles The Crush Saga Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/4eMF8KXEUc4 His precious touch could prove deadly… When Taylor Sparks moves from New York City to Big Bear Lake, California, her life is forever changed when she meets a hot guy with winter-blue eyes named Jesse. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable. But sadly, things aren't adding up. Taylor wonders what her 'crush' is hiding. When her new friend, Fred tells her his suspicions about Jesse being a paranormal creature, Taylor laughs. But when Fred turns up dead, she believes every warning he ever told her. Taylor is shocked to learn that Big Bear Lake isn't just glittering lakes, towering pines, and breathtaking mountains...there's more...way more than meets the eye. Will Taylor dive into a paranormal world she knows nothing about? To be with the one her heart can’t live without? Book 3 – Wicked Kristen Middleton When eighteen-year-old Emily wakes up to find herself being held captive in a barn with four other women and tries to escape, she finds herself being hunted by a dark presence through the deep woods of Montana. Plus a BONUS feature - Courage Runs Red by W.J. May What if courage was your only option? When Kallie lands a college interview with the city’s new hot-shot police officer, she has no idea everything in her life is about to change. The detective is young, handsome and seems to have an unnatural ability to stop the increasing local crime rate. Detective Liam’s particular interest in Kallie sends her heart and head stumbling over each other. When a raging blood feud between vampires spills into her home, Kallie gets caught in the middle. Torn between love and family loyalty she must find the courage to fight what she fears the most and possibly risk everything, even if it means dying for those she loves.

Vampire's Tale

Author:Cynthia Wooten

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1642140597

Total Pages:386

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Her mother died giving birth to her, so her vampire father had to raise her. One night her father never came back to the cave that they were staying in that night. A strange man came into the cave and injected her with something. She awoke in her uncles castle where they raised her until her teen years when she left. Her vampire half took over, and she gained many powers quickly. She had to go from place to place, town to town, because she was constantly being hunted.

The Vampire

Author:Nick Groom

Publisher:Yale University Press

ISBN:0300240813

Total Pages:288

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An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind’s fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition.

The Vampire's Slayer

Author:Leigh Anderson

Publisher:Red Empress Publishing

ISBN:

Total Pages:298

Viewed:940

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Even in a remote convent, she's unable to escape her past... A decade ago, Sister Maria Delphina did something so terrible, she ran away from her life and joined a convent in a remote area of Spain to spend the rest of her life in penance and quiet contemplation. But she couldn't hide forever. A stranger arrives at the convent door begging Delphina for help with a vampire that has killed his people, kidnapped his father, and settled inside his ancestral home. Delphina tries to refuse...until she finds out the man she fears and hates the most–her father, Dom Calmet–is dying after trying to fight the vampire alone. Delphina agrees to go with the man to help him and Dom Calmet one last time. But inside, she fears that she will not be able to escape from the life of a slayer again. Don't miss the entire Calmet Chronicles! The Vampire's Gift The Vampire's Daughter The Vampire's Slayer The Vampire's Lover While the books in the Calmet Chronicles are related, each can be read as a complete, stand-alone novel.

Vikram and the Vampire; or, Tales of Hindu Devilry

Author:Sir Richard Francis Burton

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Total Pages:243

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‘The genius of Eastern nations,’ says an established and respectable authority, ‘was, from the earliest times, much turned towards invention and the love of fiction. The Indians, the Persians, and the Arabians, were all famous for their fables. Amongst the ancient Greeks we hear of the Ionian and Milesian tales, but they have now perished, and, from every account that we hear of them, appear to have been loose and indelicate.’ Similarly, the classical dictionaries define ‘Milesiæ fabulæ’ to be ‘licentious themes,’ ‘stories of an amatory or mirthful nature,’ or ‘ludicrous and indecent plays.’ M. Deriége seems indeed to confound them with the ‘Mœurs du Temps’ illustrated with artistic gouaches, when he says, ‘une de ces fables milésiennes, rehaussées de peintures, que la corruption romaine recherchait alors avec une folle ardeur.’

The Vampire Lestat

Author:Anne Rice

Publisher:Ballantine Books

ISBN:0307575934

Total Pages:496

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#1 New York Times Bestselling author - Surrender to fiction's greatest creature of the night - Book II of the Vampire Chronicles The vampire hero of Anne Rice’s enthralling novel is a creature of the darkest and richest imagination. Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s, he rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his eternal, terrifying exsitence. His is a mesmerizing story—passionate, complex, and thrilling. Praise for The Vampire Lestat “Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires.”—The Village Voice “Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive.”—The New York Times Book Review “Luxuriantly created and richly told.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dracula’s Brethren

Author:Richard Dalby

Publisher:HarperCollins UK

ISBN:0008216495

Total Pages:368

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Neglected vampire classics - including tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa May Alcott and others. Selected by Richard Dalby and introduced by Brian J. Frost.

The Sleeper Awakes

Author:H.G. Wells

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ISBN:2291023101

Total Pages:150

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The Sleeper Awakes is H. G. Wells's wildly imaginative story of London in the twenty-second century and the man who by accident becomes owner and master of the world. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be waked. During his two centuries of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most well known and powerful person in the world. All property is bequeathed to the Sleeper to be administered by a Council on his behalf. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a mythical liberator whose awakening will free them from misery. The Sleeper awakes in 2100 to a futuristic London adorned with wondrous technological trappings yet staggering under social injustice and escalating unrest. His awakening sends shock waves throughout London, from the highest meetings of the Council to the workers laboring in factories in the bowels of the city. Daring rescues and villainous treachery abound as workers and capitalists fight desperately for control of the Sleeper.

'Salem's Lot

Author:Stephen King

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385528221

Total Pages:560

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Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work—in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town. With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.

How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire

Author:Kerrelyn Sparks

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061863068

Total Pages:384

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So what if he's a bit older and usually regards a human female as dinner, not a dinner date? Yes, Roman Draganesti is a vampire, but a vampire who lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop–sided eater for all eternity. Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan either...After witnessing a gruesome murder by the Russian mafia, she's next on their hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her...

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Vol 1)

Author:Ray Friesen

Publisher:Top Shelf Productions

ISBN:1603091165

Total Pages:N.A

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Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 1): Troublems with Frenemies. So what is this book about? It's about a Pirate Penguin named Pirate Penguin and a Ninja Chicken who isn't (ninjas are too sneaky to let you know their real names. Hint: It isn't Harold.) They are the bestest of friends and also the worstest of enemies all at the same time (just like in real life! Only more cartoony of course.) I think you'll like this book, there are about a bajillion jokes inside, and it's filled with action, adventure and arguments. Sometimes the stories are really teeny, about stuff like ice cream or origami, and sometimes the story gets really epic-tastic, filled with spaceships and giant monsters and evil koalas and stuff (just like real life!). Plus, being about pirates, there are at least 17 swordfights (that's the rule with pirates). You'll just have to go ahead and read it to see if you like it, I've run out of back cover room to convince you how awesome it is anyway. (How awesome? SO AWESOME!)

Blood Communion

Author:Anne Rice

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:1524732656

Total Pages:272

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In this spellbinding novel, Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, telling us the mesmerizing story of how he became prince of the vampire world, and of the formation of the Blood Communion, and how his vision for the Children of the Universe to thrive as one, came to be. Lestat takes us from his ancestral castle in the snow-covered mountains of France to the verdant wilds of lush Louisiana, with its lingering fragrances of magnolias and night jasmine; from the far reaches of the Pacific’s untouched islands to the 18th-century city of St. Petersburg and the court of the Empress Catherine. He speaks of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, proud Child of the Millennia, reviled outcast for his senseless slaughter of the legendary ancient vampire Maharet, avowed enemy of Queen Akasha, who refuses to live in harmony at court and who threatens all Lestat has dreamt of . . .

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

Author:Dorothy Scarborough

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:423

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"The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction" by Dorothy Scarborough. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Lost Souls

Author:Poppy Brite

Publisher:Dell

ISBN:0307768287

Total Pages:384

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Vampires . . . they ache, they love, they thirst for the forbidden. They are your friends and lovers, and your worst fears. “A major new voice in horror fiction . . . an electric style and no shortage of nerve.”—Booklist At a club in Missing Mile, N.C., the children of the night gather, dressed in black, look for acceptance. Among them are Ghost, who sees what others do not; Ann, longing for love; and Jason, whose real name is Nothing, newly awakened to an ancient, deathless truth about his father, and himself. Others are coming to Missing Mile tonight. Three beautiful, hip vagabonds—Molochai, Twig, and the seductive Zillah, whose eyes are as green as limes—are on their own lost journey, slaking their ancient thirst for blood, looking for supple young flesh. They find it in Nothing and Ann, leading them on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans. Over miles of dark highway, Ghost pursues, his powers guiding him on a journey to reach his destiny, to save Ann from her new companions, to save Nothing from himself. . . . “An important and original work . . . a gritty, highly literate blend of brutality and sentiment, hope and despair.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

Teeth

Author:Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062084607

Total Pages:480

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The first bite is only the beginning. Twenty of today's favorite writers explore the intersections between the living, dead, and undead. Their vampire tales range from romantic to chilling to gleeful—and touch on nearly every emotion in between. Neil Gaiman's vampire-poet in "Bloody Sunrise" is brooding, remorseful, and lonely. Melissa Marr's vampires make a high-stakes game of possession and seduction in "Transition." And in "Why Light?" Tanith Lee's lovelorn vampires yearn most of all for the one thing they cannot have—daylight. Drawn from folk traditions around the world, popular culture, and original interpretations, the vampires in this collection are enticingly diverse. But reader beware: The one thing they have in common is their desire for blood. . . .