Archive For The “Vampires” Category
By Laurell K. Hamilton
I'm Anita Blake, specialist on creatures of the evening. I've dined with shapeshifters, danced with werewolves, and been wooed - yet now not gained - by way of Jean-Claude, the Vampire grasp of the City.
And now a darkly risky vampire named Alejandro has hit city. He wishes me for his human servant. A struggle of the undead has all started. Over me...
By Kresley Cole
Number 1 long island occasions bestselling writer Kresley Cole keeps her electrifying Immortals After darkish sequence with this exciting story, revealing secrets and techniques of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals. . . .
ALL worry THE ENEMY OF OLD
Driven by means of his insatiable desire for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s so much ruthless vampire, plots to grab the Horde’s crown. yet bloodlust and torture have left him close to madness— till he unearths Elizabeth Peirce, the main to his victory. He captures the original younger mortal, desiring to provide up her very soul in alternate for energy, but Elizabeth soothes his tormented brain and awakens inside him feelings Lothaire believed he may well not experience.
A lethal strength DWELLS inside HER
Growing up in determined poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a greater lifestyles, by no means imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal may abduct her from demise row. yet Lothaire isn't any savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in a single month’s time. And but the vampire turns out to soreness for her contact, showering her with wealth and sexual excitement. In a bid to save lots of her soul, Ellie surrenders her physique to the depraved vampire, whereas vowing to guard her heart.
CENTURIES OF chilly INDIFFERENCE SHATTERED
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire past cause, as basically his fated mate might. because the month attracts to a detailed, he needs to choose from a millenniaold blood vendetta and his impossible to resist prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his earlier . . . or chance every little thing for a destiny with her?
By Matthew Beresford
In blood-soaked lore passed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of never-ending fascination: from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this seductive lover of blood haunts pop culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The cultural heritage of the vampire is a wealthy and sundry story that's now ably documented in From Demons to Dracula, a compelling research of the vampire fable that finds why this creature of the undead fascinates us so.
Beresford’s chronicle roams from the mountains of japanese Europe to the foggy streets of Victorian England to Hollywood, as he investigates the portrayal of the vampire in background, literature, and paintings. beginning with the unique Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, and his prestige as a countrywide hero in Romania, he endeavors to winnow out truths from the complicated legend and folklore. From Demons to Dracula tracks the evolution of the vampire as an icon and supernatural creature, drawing on classical Greek and Roman myths, witch trials and medieval plagues, Gothic literature, or even modern works equivalent to Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. Beresford additionally appears on the common influence of display vampires from tv indicates, vintage video clips starring Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, and more moderen motion pictures equivalent to Underworld and Blade. Whether as a demon of the underworld or a light-fearing hunter of people, the vampire has continued in the course of the centuries, the ebook finds, as powerfully symbolic determine for human issues with lifestyles, loss of life, and the afterlife.
A wide-ranging and engrossing chronicle, From Demons to Dracula casts this blood-thirsty nightstalker as a remarkably complicated and telling totem of our nightmares, actual and imagined.
By Michele Bardsley
Undead fathers particularly do comprehend best...
To turn out her journalistic chops, Libby Monroe leads to damaged middle, Oklahoma, chasing down weird and wonderful rumors of wierd goings-on—and discovering vampires, lycanthropes, and zombies. She by no means expects to fall in lust with certainly one of them, yet vampire/single dad Ralph Genessa is just too impossible to resist. simply town is being torn in through a battle among the undead—and Libby could be the in basic terms factor which may carry damaged middle together…
By Rhiannon Frater
Amaliya wakes lower than the wooded area flooring, disoriented, famished and burdened. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry... ... in a brand new, terrible, incredible way... Sating her nice starvation, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no selection yet to escape from her previous existence and travels throughout Texas. Her new starvation spurs her to depart a wake of loss of life and blood in the back of her as she struggles together with her new nature. all of the whereas, her author is staring at. he's historic, he's strong, and what is worse is that he is a necromancer. He has the ability to strength the useless to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is yet a pawn in a twisted video game, and her purely desire for survival is to search out one among her personal variety. but when Amaliya reveals one other vampire, will it suggest her salvation... or her demise?
By Stephenie Meyer
When you really liked the person who was once killing you, it left you no thoughts. How may you run, how may perhaps you struggle, while doing so could damage that cherished one? in case your existence used to be all you needed to provide, how may well you now not provide it? If it was once a person you actually loved?
To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is either myth and nightmare woven right into a dangerously heightened truth for Bella Swan. Pulled in a single course through her severe ardour for Edward Cullen, and in one other via her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous yr of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the last word turning element. Her approaching option to both sign up for the darkish yet seductive global of immortals or to pursue a completely human existence has develop into the thread from which the fates of 2 tribes hangs.
Now that Bella has made her choice, a startling chain of unparalleled occasions is ready to spread with possibly devastating, and unfathomable, outcomes. simply while the frayed strands of Bella's life-first stumbled on in Twilight, then scattered and torn in New Moon and Eclipse-seem able to heal and knit jointly, might they be destroyed... forever?
The magnificent, breathlessly expected end to the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn illuminates the secrets and techniques and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced hundreds of thousands.
By Deborah Harkness
In a glowing debut, A Discovery of Witches turned the "it" ebook of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the highlight and provoking fanatics all over the world. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender student and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates together with her major guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she or he provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting tale of magic and suspense.
By Erik Butler
For the final 300 years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties approximately cultural continuity. although in general represented as a parasitic aggressor from with out, the vampire is in reality a local of Europe, and its "metamorphoses," to cite Baudelaire, a distorted photograph of social transformation. as the vampire grows robust each time and anywhere traditions weaken, its representations have expanded with each political, fiscal, and technological revolution from the eighteenth century on. this present day, within the age of globalization, vampire fictions are extra virulent than ever, and the monster enjoys searching grounds as titanic because the foreign market.
Metamorphoses of the Vampire explains why representations of vampirism begun within the eighteenth century, flourished within the 19th, and got here to eclipse approximately all other kinds of monstrosity within the early 20th century. some of the works via French and German authors mentioned the following have by no means been awarded to scholars and students within the English-speaking international. whereas there are lots of very good reports that learn Victorian vampires, the undead in cinema, modern vampire fictions, and the vampire in folklore, before no paintings has tried to account for the unifying common sense that underlies the vampire's many and infrequently it appears contradictory kinds.
By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Channon (Shannon with C) MacRea has spent years learning the mythical Dragon Tapestry, interpreting outdated English symbolism. One night delectable Sebastian Kattalakis seems to be -- a dragon slayer trapped among worlds -- claims to carry the foremost to fixing the tapestry’s mysteries. Channon follows him right into a remarkable trade global of magic, possibility, and event.
By Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee
Magiere the Dhampir was once created by way of a shadowy, long-forgotten enemy of many names-an enemy who the elf Leesil used to be proficient from early life to kill. They have been introduced jointly through the Fay to forge an alliance that may have the ability to face opposed to the forces of darkish magics. yet as Magiere and Leesil discover the reality, they observe simply how shut the enemy has continuously been...